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Bahrain Bourse receives approval to establish Bahrain Clear
(CPI Financial - 28/02/2017)

The second board meeting of the year approved the Listing Rules in order to enhance the role of Bahrain Bourse (BHB) as a Self-Regulatory organisation and issued a resolution to establish Bahrain Clear Company. The Board of Directors of Bahrain Bourse

Traded volumes tumble to 11-week low on Dubai bourse
(Gulfnews - 28/02/2017)

Traded volumes fell to their lowest level in eleven weeks on Monday on Dubai bourse as traders re-positioned themselves for dividend play. Traded volumes fell to Dh293 million to its lowest level since December 18, last year. The Dubai Financial Market

GCC investors pause for US signal
(The National - 28/02/2017)

UAE stock indexes ended lower on Monday as investors waited for cues from the US president Donald Trump’s address to Congress. Mr Trump is on Tuesday expected to provide a detailed report of what has been accomplished in his administration’s first 40

Over 65% of ADX-listed firms pay Dhs22.7b cash dividends
(The Gulf Today - 28/02/2017)

A total of 43 out of the 66 public-listed local and foreign companies on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange or ADX announced cash dividends worth Dhs22.7 billion in 2016. The cash dividends paid by the listed companies grew by 9 per cent compared to 2015

New Saudi stock market opens with gains of 20%
(Arab News - 28/02/2017)

Saudi Arabia on Sunday launched a parallel equity market designed to boost small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that closed up 20 percent, the maximum allowed in a single day, brokers said. The index on the parallel market, Nomu, listing seven companies,

Market continues bearish trend; volume dips
(Arab Times - 28/02/2017)

Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) ended last week in the red zone. The Price Index closed at 6,809.78 points, down by 0.22% from the week before closing, the Weighted Index decreased by 0.38% after closing at 427.14 points, whereas the KSX-15 Index closed at

Rise in corporate tax to hit net profits, dividends of listed firms
(Times of Oman - 27/02/2017)

An increase in corporate income tax from 12 per cent to 15 per cent will adversely affect the net profits as well as the ability of listed companies to distribute higher dividends, according to a leading brokerage firm. “We estimate a decline of OMR30

Qatar Stock Index Gains 11.67 Points
(The Peninsula - 27/02/2017)

Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) index gained 11.67 points (+0.11%) when the bourse closed trading at 10,937.07 points Sunday. The volume of shares traded decreased to 6,905,628 from 11,240,473 on Thursday and the value of shares down to QR299,629,313.55 from

Saudi Arabia sees growing foreign interest as new market opens
(Gulfnews - 27/02/2017)

Saudi Arabia is counting on rules that will extend the settlement cycle on stock trades to attract more foreign investors, Capital Market Authority vice-chairman Mohammad Al Kuwaiz said. The Tadawul stock exchange has about 50 qualified foreign investors

Saudi bourse to seek cross listings to boost foreign investment
(Gulfnews - 27/02/2017)

Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange is seeking to secure its first regional cross listing by 2018 to boost foreign investment in the Middle East’s largest bourse. The Tadawul, as the market is known, will hold discussions with companies already listed on other

These are all the ways a Saudi Aramco IPO could impact markets
(Gulfnews - 27/02/2017)

The exact dollar value of Saudi Aramco may be up for debate, but the listing of the world’s biggest company will be priceless for the kingdom’s markets. The highly-anticipated share sale has become emblematic of Saudi Arabia’s push to transform its

New Saudi stock market opens with gains of 20%
(Arab News - 27/02/2017)

Saudi Arabia on Sunday launched a parallel equity market designed to boost small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that closed up 20 percent, the maximum allowed in a single day, brokers said. The index on the parallel market, Nomu, listing seven companies,

Omani firms announce better dividends
(Times of Oman - 26/02/2017)

Oman’s listed companies have announced better cash dividends and bonus shares to the shareholders, thanks to better performance of the corporate sector. Most MSM listed companies will conduct their annual general assembly meetings (AGMs) in March to

Technical analysis of the QSE index
(Gulf Times - 26/02/2017)

The benchmark index gained 0.98% over the week and closed at 10,925.40. Positive momentum has been picking up in the past few weeks (as seen from the MACD being above the zero line and the Index placed above its moving averages). We maintain our support

UAE markets maintain upward bias but face overhead resistance
(Gulfnews - 26/02/2017)

The Dubai Financial Market General Index (DFMGI) was down 16.85 or 0.46 per cent last week to end at 3,633.91. Market breadth was bearish with 19 declining issues and 11 advancing, while volume fell slightly below the level of the prior week. Even though

Expectations of muted returns in 2017
(Gulfnews - 26/02/2017)

Experts expect muted returns from the multi asset portfolio this year with majority thinking returns in the range of 0-10 per cent, a survey revealed. Nearly half of the regional respondents expect returns to be in the range of 0-5 per cent, and 37 per

AFC’s $150m Sukuk transaction on Nasdaq Dubai
(The Gulf Today - 26/02/2017)

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has carried out a $150 million Islamic financing transaction on the Murabaha platform of Nasdaq Dubai, the international financial exchange serving the Middle East and Africa. The transaction was executed to facilitate

United Arab Emirates stocks mixed at close of trade; DFM General down
(Investing.com - 24/02/2017)

United Arab Emirates stocks were mixed after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Services, Consumer Staples and Finance & Investment sectors led shares higher while losses in the Transport, Telecoms and Insurance sectors led shares lower. At the close

Dividend announcements drive Muscat bourse
(Times of Oman - 23/02/2017)

Recovery on the Muscat Securities Market (MSM) is expected to gather momentum, thanks to better dividend announcements of the corporate sector and a firm trend in crude oil prices. Dividend announcements so far were in line with the market expectations.

Borse Dubai, Nasdaq sign market technology pact
(The Gulf Today - 23/02/2017)

Borse Dubai and Nasdaq have announced the signing of a new agreement to bolster the technological infrastructure of Dubai’s stock exchanges, Dubai Financial Market, DFM, and Nasdaq Dubai, and further improve post-trade practices. Under the agreement with

Saudi equities rise on positive mood
(Saudi Gazette - 23/02/2017)

Saudi Arabia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Industrial Investment, Insurance and Multi Investment sectors propelled shares higher. At the close, the stock benchmark Tadawul All Share Index gained 0.07%. The biggest

Saudi stocks edge up as Brent futures rebound
(Arab News - 23/02/2017)

The Tadawul All Share Index (TASI) edged up 0.1 percent on Wednesday boosted mainly by a jump in National Industrialization Company’s (Tasnee) shares. Tasnee exceeded its 10 percent daily limit in heavy trade after saying it entered into an agreement

Tadawul edges down 0.2%
(Arab News - 23/02/2017)

The Tadawul All Share Index (TASI) edged down 0.2 percent on Tuesday but telecommunications firm Zain Saudi rose 1.1 percent after it said the government had issued it a unified license allowing it to provide all telecommunications products. The Capital

Stronger buying interests of foreign institutions lift QSE
(Gulf Times - 22/02/2017)

Stronger buying interests of foreign institutions and substantially lower selling pressure from their domestic counterparts imparted bullish momentum to the Qatar Stock Exchange. Higher than average buying support within insurance, consumer goods,

Borse Dubai, Nasdaq sign market technology deal
(Gulfnews - 22/02/2017)

Borse Dubai and Nasdaq, Inc. on Tuesday announced a new landmark agreement to bolster the technological infrastructure of Dubai’s stock exchanges, Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and Nasdaq Dubai, and further improve post-trade practices. DFM has been a

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