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UAE Equities Likely to See-Saw in Thin Trade
(Khaleej Times - 31/01/2010)

UAE stocks will trade in narrow ranges next week as investors are likely to remain cautious ahead of fourth-quarter corporate results to be announced by blue chips companies, notably Emaar Properties. Property and banking sectors will be in focus during

KSE continues to fluctuate amid uncertainty
(Kuwait Times - 31/01/2010)

Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) continued to fluctuate around the 7,000 points level for the fifth consecutive week, while its daily closings during the past week were mostly in the red zone. In addition, KSE performance was similar to the activity that was

Low turnover leads to limited upside correction in stocks
(Business 24|7 - 31/01/2010)

The UAE stock markets are expected to witness an upward correction this week after six weeks in the grip of a bearish trend. However, this bounce-back will be constrained due to the lack of strong movers, liquidity shortage and prevailing speculative

Arab investors gain $7 billion in January
(Business 24|7 - 31/01/2010)

Arab equity investors ended January wealthier by about $7 billion (Dh25.7bn) despite a slight decline in some markets, official figures showed yesterday. From about $890bn at the end of 2009, the market capitalisation of 14 official Arab stock exchanges

Aldar, Aramex, Batelco, Qatar Shipping: Gulf Equity Preview
(Bloomberg - 31/01/2010)

The following stocks may rise or fall in Persian Gulf markets. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are from the last close. The Dubai Financial Market General Index added 2.2 percent, Qatar’s gauge gained 1.4 percent and Bahrain’s index fell 0.2

CMA slaps SR278.1m fines on 6 investors
(Reuters - 31/01/2010)

The Saudi bourse regulator has ordered six investors to pay a total SR278.1 million ($74.16 million) for trading violations, it said in a statement on Saturday. Like others in the Gulf region, Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange has been dogged by allegations

Results fuel timely rebound
(The National - 31/01/2010)

UAE shares closed the week on a positive note as earnings boosted investor confidence and Asian markets ended their longest losing streak since 2004. Dubai Investments PJSC, which holds stakes in more than 40 companies, rose to the highest in a week. The

Middle East stocks close week lower on global concerns
(Business Intelligence - 31/01/2010)

Arab stock markets extended losses this week under the impact of falls in global markets and declining oil prices, financial analysts said Friday. However, they expected the 2009 results of listed firms to remain a market-moving factor for the region in

Sabic leads stock decline as crude price slides
(Gulfnews - 31/01/2010)

Saudi Arabian shares fell for a third consecutive day, led by Saudi Basic Industries Corp, as crude oil prices dropped to the lowest in almost six weeks, clouding the economic outlook for the world's largest supplier. Saudi Basic Industries Corp, known

KSE starts the week with slip to 7,022.6 points
(KUNA - 31/01/2010)

The price index of Kuwait Stock Exchange started the week with a drop of 12.1 points to 7,022.6 points by 9:15 a.m. Sunday with the weighted index also shedding 0.84 points to come to 375.04 points. The market saw 723 trades by that time, at KD 9.012

Dubai Shares Fall on U.S. Stocks Drop, Lack of Dubai World News
(Bloomberg - 31/01/2010)

Dubai stocks retreated for the first time in three days after U.S. shares fell, oil closed at the lowest in five weeks and investors sought clarity on the restructuring of government-owned holding company Dubai World. Emirates NBD PJSC, the United Arab

KSE price index down 17.8
(KUNA - 31/01/2010)

The Price Index of Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) was down 17.8 points to 7,016.9 points at 11:20 a.m. Sunday. The weighted index came to 373.8 points after a decline of 2.08 points. Trades came to 3,607 transactions valued at KD 35.6 million involving 320

KSE price index ends trade down 9.4 pts
(KUNA - 31/01/2010)

The price index of Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) ended trade on Sunday with a decline of 9.4 points to 7,025.3 points, while the weighted index came to 374.57 points after a decrease of 1.31 points. Trades came to 5,233 transactions at KD 51 million with

Qatar Exchange Down 0.51%
(QNA - 31/01/2010)

The Qatar Exchange was down Sunday 33.53 points or 0.51% to 6,558.45 points from 6,591.98 Thursday. The volume of shares traded fell to 6,271,593 from 8,981,680 Thursday, the value of shares was down to QR169,662,313.10 from QR284,628,250.80 Thursday.

Tadawul closes up 0.5%
(AME Info - 31/01/2010)

Saudi Arabia's Tadawul All Share Index closed up by 0.5% to 6,252.55, with 76 stocks rising and 40 falling, although Transport was the only sector to register a decline. United Cooperative Assurance was the day's biggest riser, going up by 9.91% to

DFM slips 0.59%
(AME Info - 31/01/2010)

The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) fell 0.59% to 1,589.97, with eight stocks rising, 20 falling and two holding steady. Gulf Navigation was the most active stock by volume and the day's biggest riser, moving up by 7.14% to Dhs0.60. DarTakaful fell the

ADX climbs on first day of trading
(AME Info - 31/01/2010)

The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX)rose 0.20% to 2,633.37, with 21 stocks rising, seven falling and four holding steady. Gulf Medical Projects was the day's biggest riser, moving up 10% to Dhs2.31. National Marine Dredging Co had the sharpest fall,

Saudi stocks expected to ‘recoup losses’
(Arab News - 30/01/2010)

Saudi shares lost fresh ground last week with additional pressure coming from China’s restrictions on bank loans, which renewed concerns over receding demand for crude oil by the world’s second largest economy. The Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) shed

Qatar bourse ends two-day bearish run; Gulf marts mostly up
(Gulf Times - 30/01/2010)

Snapping two days of bearish run, Qatar’s bourse yesterday gained 1.37% on increased buying support from local institutions. Mainly paced by Commercialbank, QNB, Doha Bank and Barwa, the 20-stock benchmark settled higher at 6,591.98 points. The market is

Arab stocks close week lower on global slump
(Gulf Times - 30/01/2010)

Arab stock markets extended losses this week under the impact of plunges at global markets and falling oil prices, financial analysts said yesterday. However, they expected the 2009 results of listed firms to remain a moving factor for regional markets

Severe selling hits Qatar’s bourse, its index ending -2.7%
(Gulf Times - 30/01/2010)

Small cap and industrial equities largely came under severe selling pressure in Qatar’s bourse, which sank to a 27-week low during the week that ended on Thursday. Foreign institutions turned into profit booking and Qatari retail investors continued to

Qatar Exchange capitalisation at QR372.8bn
(The Peninsula - 30/01/2010)

Qatari stocks surged yesterday but fell in weekly trading, although the market capitalisation of the bourse (Qatar Exchange) continued to hover at over $100bn-mark (QR372.8bn). Most Middle East markets too rose yesterday as improved global sentiment

Middle East markets on the up
(Gulfnews - 30/01/2010)

Most Middle East markets rose yesterday as improved global sentiment spurred some investors to take advantage of lower prices and open new positions. Trading was again lacklustre, however, and analysts said volumes would have to increase substantially

Delay in profits announcement causes anxiety among traders
(KUNA - 30/01/2010)

Economic analysts in Kuwait, agreed on Thursday that trading in the Kuwait Stock Exchange was bound by several determiners during the week, which resulted in an increase of anxiety among traders after the announcement of 2009 profits was delayed. On his

Saudi Shares Decline, Led by Sabic, as Price of Crude Oil Drops
(Bloomberg - 30/01/2010)

Saudi Arabian shares fell for a third consecutive day, led by Saudi Basic Industries Corp., as crude oil prices dropped to the lowest in almost six weeks, clouding the economic outlook for the world’s largest supplier. Saudi Basic Industries Corp., known