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Qatar bourse says Gulf institutions dumped Qatari shares
(The Peninsula - 22/06/2017)

The Qatar Stock Exchange on Wednesday said it believed some institutional investors from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain dumped shares to drive down the Qatari stock market in the wake of the diplomatic rift between Qatar and its Arab neighbours.

Across the board selling pressure drags Oman shares lower
(Times of Oman - 22/06/2017)

Selling pressure across the board led the MSM30 index to plunge by 1.42 per cent to close at 5195.124 points. The MSM Sharia Index was down by 0.75 per cent to end at 764.31 points. Bank Muscat was the most active in terms of volume as well as turnover.

Saudi steps boost investor confidence
(Gulfnews - 22/06/2017)

Saudi investors cheered after the government reinstated bonuses and other perks, even as institutional investors watched the Tadawul benchmark finally get elevated to the MSCI emerging market watch list. The Tadawul index jumped as much as 400 points to

Saudi index cheers new crown prince, MSCI news
(The Gulf Today - 22/06/2017)

Saudi Arabia’s stock market jumped over 5 per cent on Wednesday after the architect of the kingdom’s economic reforms was appointed crown prince and index compiler MSCI said it would consider upgrading Riyadh to emerging market status. The stock index

Kuwait bourse extends losses; volume tumbles – KIPCO slips 6 fils; NBK
(Arab Times - 22/06/2017)

Kuwait stocks slipped into red on Tuesday, extending the losses to second session. The bourse dipped 46.75 points in choppy trade to 6,78338 points amid selling in select counters even as the heavyweights closed mostly higher. The KSX 15 benchmark rose

Saudi stock market soars 5.5% after crown prince appointment, MSCI upd
(Arab News - 22/06/2017)

The Saudi stock market index on Wednesday jumped by 5.5 percent to an 18-month high, following news that King Salman has placed his 31-year-old son next in line to the throne. The Tadawul index, the largest in the Middle East, was also boosted by news

Saudi Arabian Stocks Advance as Trio of Catalysts Boosts Trading
(Bloomberg - 21/06/2017)

Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All Share Index rose 2.3 percent at 10:12 a.m. in Riyadh as traders embraced a trio of key announcements. Hours after global index provider MSCI Inc. opened the way for Saudi Arabian stocks to be included in its gauges, ruler King

Saudi stock market rises over 4 percent
(Arab News - 21/06/2017)

The Saudi stock market is up over 4 percent after news that King Salman has placed his 31-year-old son next in line to the throne. The Saudi Tadawul index, the largest in the Middle East, also was boosted by news that some benefits for civil servants

QSE index drops 118.75 points
(The Peninsula - 21/06/2017)

Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) main index dropped 118.75 points, or 1.29 percent, when the bourse closed trading at 9,069.34 points, yesterday. The volume of shares traded decreased to 8.85 million from 9.79 million on Sunday and the value of shares

Tadawul at highest since April
(The National - 21/06/2017)

Shares in Saudi Arabia surged to a two-month high yesterday, as investors bet on the country’s likely inclusion today on the MSCI watch list for reclassification to emerging market status. UAE stocks were mixed, while the Qatar Exchange fell for a second

Oman share index ends lower marginally
(Times of Oman - 21/06/2017)

The MSM30 Index continued its negative run to close at 5,195.12 points with a loss of 0.49 per cent. The MSM Sharia Index ended at 770.12 point, down 0.19 per cent. Bank Muscat was the most active in terms of volume as well as turnover. Oman Fisheries

Tabreed shares extend gains in weak Dubai market
(Gulfnews - 21/06/2017)

Tabreed shares extended gains on Tuesday on expectations of a positive outlook, even as Emaar Properties witnessed mild profit-taking on the Dubai bourse. Tabreed shares closed 3.77 per cent higher at Dh2.20, after hitting an upper circuit in the

Saudi stocks lose luster
(Saudi Gazette - 21/06/2017)

Gulf stock markets were weighed down by weak oil prices on Tuesday as Saudi Arabia pulled back despite hopes for positive news from index compiler MSCI, while Qatar closed at its lowest level since it was hit by a diplomatic crisis early this month. The

MSCI to add mainland China shares to key benchmark
(Arab News - 21/06/2017)

US index provider MSCI said on Tuesday it will add mainland Chinese stocks to one of its key benchmarks, in a landmark decision for the global investment landscape and the Chinese government. MSCI decided not to add Argentina to the benchmark index and

Tadawul drops 1.3% in thin trade
(Arab News - 21/06/2017)

Gulf stock markets were weighed down by weak oil prices on Tuesday as Saudi Arabia pulled back despite hopes for positive news from index compiler MSCI. MSCI was due after the close on Tuesday to announce whether it will launch a review of Saudi Arabia

QSE index drops 118.75 points
(The Peninsula - 20/06/2017)

Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) main index dropped 118.75 points, or 1.29 percent, when the bourse closed trading at 9,069.34 points, yesterday. The volume of shares traded decreased to 8.85 million from 9.79 million on Sunday and the value of shares

ADGM makes changes to fund regulations
(The National - 20/06/2017)

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) said it had implemented a number of changes to its legislative framework that include enhancements to fund rules and regulations in a bid to make it easier to do business at the emirate’s tax-free financial hub. The changes

Tadawul index leads regional gains ahead of MSCI review
(Gulfnews - 20/06/2017)

Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul index, bucking a weak regional trend, gained more than 2.5 per cent on Monday ahead of the MSCI’s review on inclusion of the gauge in the emerging market index. The Tadawul index was 2.64 per cent higher at 7,062.91, the highest

Oman share index ends marginally lower
(Times of Oman - 20/06/2017)

The MSM30 Index decreased 0.54 per cent to close at 5,220.94 points. The MSM Sharia Index ended at 771.57 points, down 0.39 per cent. Al Madina Investment remained the most active in terms of volume while Bank Muscat led in terms of turnover. Up 3.85 per

Kuwait’s bourse swings higher in volatile trade – NBK rallies 25 fils;
(Arab Times - 20/06/2017)

Kuwait stocks swung higher on Sunday as it kicked off the week on a firm note. The main index climbed 42.41 points in volatile trade to 6,853.09 pts helped by strong buying in banking shares and other heavyweights. The KSX 15 benchmark slipped 18.7 pts

Saudi stocks jump on optimistic comments by regulator
(Arab News - 20/06/2017)

Saudi Arabia’s stock market surged on Monday after a regulatory official was quoted as predicting the bourse would enter MSCI’s emerging market index sooner than most investors had expected. Mohammed El-Kuwaiz, vice chairman of the Capital Market

Qatar stock index drops 69.81 points
(The Peninsula - 19/06/2017)

Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) benchmark index dropped 69.81 points, or 0.75 percent, when the bourse closed trading at 9,188.09 points yesterday. The volume of shares traded decreased to 9.79 million from 26.66 million on Thursday and the value of shares

Saudis expect entry to MSCI index by 2019
(The National - 19/06/2017)

Saudi Arabia is expected to be upgraded by MSCI to emerging market status by mid-2019, a move that will unleash as much as US$50 billion in foreign capital inflows with a trickle-down effect to the Mena region, experts said. MSCI will decide this Tuesday

Dwindling volumes hit UAE stocks
(The National - 19/06/2017)

UAE stocks ended slightly lower on Sunday. Trading volumes dwindled across the Arabian Gulf during the final week of Ramadan. The Dubai Financial Market General Index had its quietest day in two weeks, closing 0.4 per cent lower at 3,444.13. Emaar

Oman shares open week on a stable note
(Times of Oman - 19/06/2017)

Oman’s benchmark MSM30 Index opened the week on a stable note and closed at 5,249.24 points, up 0.02 per cent. The MSM Sharia Index increased 0.13 per cent to end at 774.59 points. Al Madina Investment was the most active in terms of volume while Bank

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