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Oman share index recovers partial
(Times of Oman - 30/03/2017)

Shares on the Muscat bourse recovered partially on Wednesday. The MSM30 Index ended the session on a positive note at 5,553.52 points, up by 0.19 per cent. The MSM Sharia Index gained 0.30 per cent to close at 842.03 points. Al Madina Investment was the

Qatar stock index drops 44.98 points
(The Peninsula - 30/03/2017)

Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) index gained 44.98 points (-0.43%) when the bourse closed trading at 10,416.83 points Wednesday. The volume of shares traded decreased to 11,553,885 from 15,697,196 on Tuesday and the value of shares also decreased

Aldar tumble sets the tone on UAE markets
(The National - 30/03/2017)

Aldar Properties was the big faller on UAE exchanges, posting a 6.2 per cent decline that dragged the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange market general index lower. The index closed down 0.7 per cent at 4,435.85, with Aldar accounting for 17.2 points of the

GFH shares battered in dull Dubai market
(Gulfnews - 30/03/2017)

Gulf Finance House, which was the best performer in 2016, continued to witness long unwinding of positions as traders prepared themselves for the second quarter. Gulf Finance House extended losses for another session, closing more than 4 per cent lower

Selling pressure drags Oman index lower
(Times of Oman - 29/03/2017)

Continued pressure on the banking sector drove down the MSM30 Index by 1.08 per cent to close at 5,543.09 points. The MSM Sharia Index ended at 839.52 points, down 0.58 per cent. Bank Muscat remained the most active in terms of volume as well as

QSE gains for second day on foreign institutions' support
(Gulf Times - 29/03/2017)

The Qatar Stock Exchange on Tuesday witnessed gains for the second day, mainly on foreign institutions’ increased buying support, but failed to break the 10,500 levels. Industrials, telecom and realty sectors mainly lifted the 20-stock Qatar Index up

Souq sale makes Emaar Malls investors happy shoppers
(The National - 29/03/2017)

The confirmation by Souq.com of one of the worst-kept secrets in the market — that it was being acquired by Amazon – meant that shares in Emaar Malls were one of the few significant climbers on the Dubai Financial Market. Investors were cheered by the

GFH shares tumble as Dubai index ranged
(Gulfnews - 29/03/2017)

Shares of Gulf Finance House (GFH) tumbled the most on Tuesday after HITS Telecom among Dubai stocks even as a drawdown in traded value continued. GFH shares fell 6.08 per cent lower at Dh2.47. A total of Dh96 million worth of shares were traded on the

Heavy selling in banking shares drag Oman index lower
(Times of Oman - 28/03/2017)

ividend adjustment in National Bank of Oman (NBO) along with foreign selling in banking stocks dragged down the MSM30 Index by 0.89 per cent before closing at 5,603.80 points. The MSM Sharia Index closed at 844.38 points, down 0.22 per cent. Bank Muscat

Qatar stock index gains 15.68 points
(The Peninsula - 28/03/2017)

Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) index gained 15.68 points (+0.15%) when the bourse closed trading at 10,428.53 points Monday. The volume of shares traded increased to 13,254,169 from 8,300,011 on Sunday and the value of shares also increased QR333,761,102.09

Earnings reports hold sway on easy trading day
(The National - 28/03/2017)

UAE markets were lacklustre yesterday as investors awaited first-quarter earnings reports. The Dubai Financial Market General Index fell 0.4 per cent to 3,454.39 points. "The market is sliding gradually in traded value and in terms of the index," said

Nasdaq Dubai set to reinforce equity futures after robust progress
(Gulfnews - 28/03/2017)

Nasdaq Dubai wants to reinforce equity futures after it witnessed strong growth, its chief executive officer said on Sunday. Nasdaq Dubai plans to introduce futures in two names by the beginning of April, taking the total number of shares to 11 from the

Saudi Arabia’s parallel market to help boost SMEs’ growth: Report
(Arab News - 28/03/2017)

Saudi Arabia’s parallel market Nomu is likely to help boost the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), said a report issued by Jadwa Investment on Monday. According to the Small and Medium Enterprise Authority (SMEA), bringing the Kingdom’s SMEs

Capital Market Authority cancels three brokerage licences in Oman
(Times of Oman - 27/03/2017)

Oman’s stock market regulator Capital Market Authority on Sunday cancelled licences of three brokerage firms – Al Shurooq Securities, Tawasul Financial and Investment Services and Rasmala Investment Company. These licences were cancelled after the

Emaar Malls shares dip on DFM amid reports of bidding rivalry
(The National - 27/03/2017)

Emaar Malls weighed on the Dubai Financial Market yesterday as reports circulated that the company was bidding against Amazon.com to buy the regional online retailer Souq.com. Emaar Malls shares fell 0.78 per cent to close at Dh2.54 after news reports

Markets mixed as Saudi Arabia fails to keep reform-related gains
(Gulfnews - 27/03/2017)

Middle East stock markets were mixed in mostly thin trade on Sunday, with Saudi Arabia giving up early gains triggered by progress in reforms that could help it to join MSCI’s emerging market index. The Saudi index rose as much as 0.5 per cent in early

Nasdaq Dubai set to reinforce equity futures after robust progress
(Gulfnews - 27/03/2017)

Nasdaq Dubai wants to reinforce equity futures after it witnessed strong growth, its chief executive officer said on Sunday. Nasdaq Dubai plans to introduce futures in two names by the beginning of April, taking the total number of shares to 11 from the

Draft regulation for real estate investment trust funds ready
(Times of Oman - 26/03/2017)

A draft regulation for listing real estate investment trust (REIT) funds is ready and is awaiting final approval from certain ministries, such as the Ministry of Housing, according to a top-level official at the Capital Market Authority (CMA). “From our

Technical analysis of the QSE index
(Gulf Times - 26/03/2017)

The index managed to gain 84.21 points, pushing the Index to 10,445.24 and gaining 0.81% compared to last week’s close. A bullish engulfing candlestick has been created, which may trickledown, in a positive way, in the coming week. Support level remains

UAE markets split as Dubai falls while Abu Dhabi strengthens
(Gulfnews - 26/03/2017)

Last week the Dubai Financial Market General Index (DFMGI) dropped by 59.90 or 1.7 per cent to close at 3.461.43, its lowest weekly closing price in 16-weeks. Most stocks fell as there were only six advancing issues against 21 declining. Volume fell

Boursa Kuwait signs MoU with MEIRA – Deal in line with strategy
(Arab Times - 26/03/2017)

Boursa Kuwait has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Middle East Investor Relation Association on Thursday, March 23, at Boursa Kuwait Headquarters. Khaled AlKhaled, Boursa Kuwait Vice-Chairman and CEO, and Alex MacDonald-Vitale, MEIRA

Oman shares fall taking cues from regional bourses
(Times of Oman - 23/03/2017)

Following regional cues, the MSM30 Index dropped 0.22 per cent to finish at 5,617.68 points. The MSM Sharia Index closed at 843.70 points, down 0.32 per cent. Bank Sohar was the most active in terms of volume while Omantel was the most active in terms of

QSE holds educational day at Qatar University college to raise student
(Gulf Times - 23/03/2017)

The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE), in cooperation with Qatar University, yesterday held an educational day at the College of Business and Economics. The event, which included a simulation trading model, was committed to raising students’ awareness on the

Global equities retreat in sell-off
(The National - 23/03/2017)

Shares in the Arabian Gulf retreated in line with a global equities sell-off, on investor doubts over the prospects of president Donald Trump’s pro-business policies. Stocks across Asia and Europe fell after the S&P fell 1.2 per cent on Tuesday, the

Traders may resort to bargain buying in case of correction
(Gulfnews - 23/03/2017)

In case of a correction, local stock market traders could resort to bargain buying. The Dubai Financial Market General Index has been on a losing streak, and has shed nearly 5 per cent in the past one month. “We are still positive on the overall

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