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Technical analysis of the QSE index
(Gulf Times - 30/04/2017)

The closed another week in the red; it lost 151.75 points (-1.48%). The index is moving back under its moving averages and the MACD is now below the zero line, indicating further possible weakness to expect. Our support level remains at the 9,700 level

Saudi offers size in drive to list shares of foreign companies
(Gulf Times - 30/04/2017)

Saudi Arabia aims to start listing foreign companies on its stock market as soon as this year as it seeks to become a regional centre for equity issuance, said Mohamed Abdullah Elkuwaiz, vice-chairman of the Capital Market Authority. The plan shows the

UAE markets: Dubai dips lower as Abu Dhabi holds tight
(Gulfnews - 30/04/2017)

Last week the Dubai Financial Market General Index (DFMGI) fell by 53.11 or 1.53 per cent to end at 3,416.71, the lowest weekly closing price since late-November. There were 13 advancing issues and 23 declining, while volume dropped to a four-week low.

Muscat bourse recovers on buying support
(Times of Oman - 27/04/2017)

Shares on the Muscat bourse recovered amid better investor sentiment on Wednesday. The MSM30 Index advanced by 0.80 per cent to close at 5,510.18 points. The MSM Sharia Index closed at 801.51 points, up by 0.45 per cent. Bank Sohar was the most active

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange delays short-selling to allow time for
(The National - 27/04/2017)

The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has delayed the introduction of short-selling, claiming that more time is required to acquaint market participants with the practice. The ADX announced plans in December to introduce technical short-selling as a

Dubai index recovers with blue chip stocks
(Gulfnews - 27/04/2017)

The Dubai index recovered from its early low on Wednesday as traders bought back Emaar Properties and other select stocks from lower levels. The Dubai Financial Market General index hit of a 3,423, before closing at 3,438.83, up 0.15 per cent. Emaar

Boursa Kuwait marks first year of record achievements
(Arab Times - 27/04/2017)

Boursa Kuwait successfully concluded its first year since it assumed responsibility of Kuwait’s stock market, marking the start of a new era for the Kuwaiti exchange. During this time, Boursa Kuwait put forward a series of achievements in record time,

Tadawul index stays almost flat
(Arab News - 27/04/2017)

Two Saudi banks soared on Wednesday after saying they were in the initial stages of a merger, helping lift the mood in other lenders. Alawwal Bank agreed to start talks with Saudi British Bank (SABB) about a tie-up that could create the Kingdom’s

UAE shares close higher
(The National - 26/04/2017)

Shares in the UAE closed in positive territory on Tuesday on a day of mixed first-quarter earnings. Saudi shares fell on an otherwise quiet day for bourses across the Arabian Gulf. The Dubai Financial Market General Index spent much of the day in

Saudi stocks lower at close
(Saudi Gazette - 26/04/2017)

Saudi Arabia stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms & IT, Industrial Investment and Transport sectors led shares lower. The stock benchmark Tadawul All Share Index declined 0.88%. The best performers of the session on the

Petrochemical shares drag Tadawul lower
(Arab News - 26/04/2017)

The Tadawul All Share Index (TASI) on Tuesday slipped 0.9 percent with the main drag from the petrochemical sector as Brent crude futures were trading near a four-week low around $51.70 a barrel. Heavyweight Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)

Saudi bourse may be ready for equity futures, options in 24 months
(Arab News - 26/04/2017)

Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange should be ready to introduce equity futures and options in about 24 months after it completes reforms to help it manage the risks of such products, the exchange’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Khalid Abdullah Al-Hussan said.

Qatar stock index drops 43.57 points
(The Peninsula - 25/04/2017)

Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) index dropped 43.57 points (0.43 percent) when the bourse closed trading at 10,153.76 points Monday. The volume of shares traded increased to 7,941,087 from 6,797,954 on Sunday and the value of shares also increased QR

UAE shares end mixed
(The National - 25/04/2017)

UAE stocks ended the day mixed as Dubai’s main benchmark index fell and Abu Dhabi’s key gauge rose. Emaar Properties, the biggest publicly traded real estate company on the exchange, led the fall in Dubai, even after the company said it plans to build

Dubai stocks buck strong global markets trend
(Gulfnews - 25/04/2017)

Dubai index fell on Monday led by weakness in Emaar Properties and Damac before the stocks go ex-dividend amid plunging oil prices. Emaar Properties, which goes ex-dividend on Wednesday, has agreed to give 15 per cent cash dividend, while Damac, which

Boursa Kuwait holds first Investor Relations workshop
(Arab Times - 25/04/2017)

Building on its recent partnership with the Middle East Investor Relations Association (MEIRA), Boursa Kuwait held its first Investor Relations (IR) workshop, catered to listed companies and brokerage firms, in collaboration with MEIRA and Zain Group.

Insurance sector lifts Saudi bourse
(Arab News - 25/04/2017)

The Tadawul All Share Index (TASI) on Monday rose 0.1 percent as most insurance stocks were lifted by the exceptional financial performance of two companies. Shares of Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) tumbled 6 percent to SR21.05 ($5.61) after it swung to a net

Tadawul index jumps 1%
(Arab News - 25/04/2017)

Saudi stocks rose in heavy volumes on Sunday as investors cheered the news that King Salman had issued a royal decree restoring financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel. The allowances were reduced last September as part of

Qatari index edges down as Saudi gets a boost
(The Peninsula - 24/04/2017)

Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) benchmark index lost 0.4 percent, with petrochemicals producer Industries Qatar dropping 1.8 percent as crude oil prices fell to a three-week low on Friday. Saudi stocks rose in heavy volumes yesterday as investors cheered news

Firm trend on Muscat bourse
(Times of Oman - 24/04/2017)

Shares on the Muscat bourse remained firm on Sunday. The MSM30 Index ended on a flat note to close at 5,474.42 points. The MSM Sharia Index gained marginally 0.02 per cent to close at 799.63 points. Bank Sohar was the most active regarding volume as well

Saudi bourse boosted by reinstatement of allowances for government wor
(The National - 24/04/2017)

Saudi Arabia’s main stock market index jumped on Sunday after King Salman reinstated bonuses for state employees amid rising revenues from oil and the success the government has had reducing its budget deficit this year. The Tadawul All Share Index rose

Saudi index gains on civil servant perk restoration
(The Gulf Today - 24/04/2017)

Saudi stocks rose in heavy volumes on Sunday as investors cheered news that King Salman had issued a royal decree restoring financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel, while Egypt fell steeply on profit taking. The allowances were

Tadawul index jumps 1%
(Arab News - 24/04/2017)

Saudi stocks rose in heavy volumes on Sunday as investors cheered the news that King Salman had issued a royal decree restoring financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel. The allowances were reduced last September as part of

Oman plans IPOs for downstream energy firms
(Times of Oman - 23/04/2017)

Oman plans to offer shares in some state-owned downstream energy companies to the public, partly to raise money as low oil prices pressure its finances, Oman’s Oil and Gas Minister Mohammad bin Hamad Al Rumhy said on Thursday. The companies include

Saudi plans more bond sales and cheap loans for job-rich industries
(Gulf Times - 23/04/2017)

Saudi Arabia may offer “almost interest-free” loans to companies in labour-intensive industries, as part of a plan to stimulate an economy squeezed by low oil prices and spending cuts, Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said. Al-Jadaan, speaking in an

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