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KSE in green indices at midday
(KUNA - 31/01/2012)

The indices at Kuwait Stock Exchange were green at midday, on Tuesday, with the price index reading 5,870.4 points, an up of 5 points, while the weighted index came to 407.17 points, an increase of 1.76 points. Trades came to 2,511 transactions, worth KD

Kuwait Stock Exchange starts day in green
(KUNA - 31/01/2012)

The Kuwait Stock Exchange index was in green in early trading Tuesday, with an up of 4.5 points at 9:30 a.m. reaching 5,869.9 points, while the weighted index came to 405.27 points, a down of 0.14 points. Trades came to 974 transactions, worth KD 7.9

Positive outlook lifts UAE markets
(The National - 31/01/2012)

Local equities surged yesterday after investor sentiment was boosted amid higher corporate earnings and expectations of a stronger outlook this year. Dana Gas jumped 2.7 per cent to 38 fils in Abu Dhabi. The UAE gas explorer and producer said full-year

Saudi bourse opening to ‘lift foreign share trade’
(Bloomberg - 31/01/2012)

Foreign investors’ share of trades on Saudi Arabia’s stock market, the Arab world’s biggest, may increase five-fold in two years after the bourse allows direct purchases, a banker at Royal Bank of Scotland Group said. Overseas investors buy $400mn to

Net profitability for Saudi firms increases to SR94.8bn
(Arab News - 31/01/2012)

Profitability for the Saudi market in 2011 showed strong growth with market net income up 22 percent to SR94.8 billion from SR78.1 billion in 2010, NCB Capital, Saudi Arabia's leading wealth manager, has said in a new report. However, growth slowed

Qatar stocks extend gains to inch near 8,500 mark
(Gulf Times - 31/01/2012)

The Qatar Exchange extended gains to the fourth day yesterday by 0.61% to inch near the 8,500 mark, mainly paced by Masraf Al Rayan and Commercialbank. The 20-stock benchmark settled at 8,491.56 despite profit-booking by both local and foreign retail

Tabreed up on sentiment; Abu Dhabi shares decline
(Khaleej Times - 31/01/2012)

National Central Cooling Company, popularly known as Tabreed, was the star performer in Dubai, posting its biggest one-day gain in 15 months. The firm surged 10.6 per cent, the most in a single day since November 1 2010, to its highest close in five

Saudi stocks hit 6-month high
(Agencies - 31/01/2012)

The Saudi bourse hit a six-month high in active trading on Monday after a state-run fund said it would buy more shares, while Egyptian stocks snapped their rally ahead of talks on political transition. The Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) rose 0.08

Qatar Exchange Up 0.61%
(QNA - 30/01/2012)

The Qatar Exchange keep its upward trend Monday adding 51.45 points or 0.61% to 8,491.56 points from 8,440.11 Sunday. The volume of shares traded fell to 4,904,642 from 7,419,414 on Sunday and the value of shares down to QR170,859,959.61 from

Kuwait bourse ends day with mixed indices
(KUNA - 30/01/2012)

Main indices at Kuwait Stock Exchange ended in different zones after Monday's session, with the price index reading 5,865.4 points gaining 7.8 points, and the weighted index reading 405.41 points, losing 0.37 points. The trading session saw 4,633

Dana Gas share of the day,as Sharjah-based energy giant's profit soars
(AME Info - 30/01/2012)

The Abu Dhabi market gauge slipped 0.45%, closing at 2,421.68 points, as market bellwether Etisalat fell 0.60%. Dana Gas was the most liquid share, adding 2.70%. Earlier in the day, the energy giant headquartered in the emirate fo Sharjah announced its

Arabtec, Drake and Scull rise on new contract deals in Abu Dhabi
(AME Info - 30/01/2012)

Thanks to a last-minute upswing, the Dubai Financial Market General Index (DFMGI) remained in the green Monday (up 0.30% at 1,405.61 points. Symptomatically for the current fight between bulls and bears at the DF, bellwether Emaar Properties closed

KSE in red indices close to midday
(KUNA - 30/01/2012)

The board at Kuwait Stock Exchange was in red at 11:00 a.m., Monday, with the price index reading 5,850.4 points, a down of 7.2 points, while the weighted index came to 403 points, a down of 2.78 points. Trades came to 2,586 transactions, worth KD 16.7

Kuwait Stock Exchange starts day in green
(KUNA - 30/01/2012)

The Kuwait Stock Exchange index was in green in early trading Monday, with an up of 1.4 points at 9:30 a.m. reaching 5,859 points, while the weighted index came to 405.27 points, a down of 0.51 points. Trades came to 575 transactions, worth KD 3.8

Muscat shares end marginally lower
(Bloomberg - 30/01/2012)

MSM 30index ended flat to close at 5594.37 points, marginally down by 0.03 per cent. At the session close, United Finance was the most active in terms of volume while BankMuscat was the most active in terms of turnover. Al Jazeira Services was the top

Bullish Saudi bourse ‘to pull up other Gulf markets’
(Saudi Gazette - 30/01/2012)

Bullish sentiment from Saudi Arabia, coupled with positive noises out of Europe, should help Gulf markets extend gains Sunday, according to experts. Stock benchmark Tadawul All Share Index rose 0.27 percent Sunday to close at 6.554.77 points. Saudi

Banking stocks capture interest of investors in UAE
(The National - 30/01/2012)

The UAE stock markets started the trading week in an upbeat note, with investors buying up banking stocks after Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank on Thursday announced a 20 per cent cash dividend as fourth quarter profits increase 38.5 per cent. Abu Dhabi

Bank dividend lifts Abu Dhabi market
(The National - 30/01/2012)

Abu Dhabi's stock market rose yesterday on increased investor optimism. The upturn came after Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank on Thursday announced a 20 per cent cash dividend as fourth-quarter profits increased 38.5 per cent. The country's third-largest

Qatar shares stable on domestic buy support
(Gulf Times - 30/01/2012)

The Qatar Exchange was almost stable yesterday as the selling pressure from local retail investors was offset by the buying support from domestic institutions. Although foreign institutions largely kept away from the trading ring, the 20-stock benchmark

Bigger role for SAMA in capital market supervision
(Arab News - 30/01/2012)

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) is to play a bigger role in the supervision of the country’s financial sector under a new agreement announced on Sunday. The move comes as the Kingdom weighs opening up its stock market to direct investments by

TASI up; Egypt extends rally
(Reuters - 30/01/2012)

Egypt's bourse continued its rally on Sunday after a 7 percent surge in the previous session on relief that pro-democracy protests last week took place without major violence, and most Gulf markets ended higher. Some stocks were even briefly suspended

Saudi cenbank to supervise foreign share listing
(Reuters - 29/01/2012)

Saudi Arabia's central bank will play a bigger role in the supervision of the country's financial sector as the kingdom weighs opening up its stock market to direct investments by foreigners. The country's Capital Market Authority (CMA) said on Sunday

Zain KSA soars on extended Murabaha financing facility
(AME Info - 29/01/2012)

The Riyadh-based Tadawul All Share Index added 0.27% Sunday, closing at 6,554.77 points, hitting a seven-month high. It was one of the rare trading sessions, when petrochemical leader Sabic (off half a per cent at SR93.50) was not the most liquid share.

KSE ends day in green
(KUNA - 29/01/2012)

Main indices of Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) shifted colors at end of Sunday trading session with the price index gaining 5. 4 points, reaching to 5,857.6 points and the weighted index also up 0.69 points, settling at 405.78 points. Overall number of

Qatar Exchange Up 0.06%
(QNA - 29/01/2012)

The Qatar Exchange pursued its upswing trend Thursday adding 5.41 points or 0.06% to 8,440.11 points from 8,434.70 Thursday. The volume of shares traded fell to 7,419,414 from 10,057,436 on Thursday and the value of shares down to QR279,938,702.62 from

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