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Local retail investors, domestic institutions turn bullish on QSE
(Gulf Times - 31/07/2017)

Local retail investors yesterday turned bullish and domestic institutions strengthened their net buying amidst weakening of the Qatar Stock Exchange. There was also a weakened net profit booking by Gulf institutions, even as the 20-stock Qatar Index fell

Muscat bourse continues recovery
(Times of Oman - 31/07/2017)

Shares on the Muscat bourse continued its recovery on Sunday. The MSM30 Index started the week on a positive note at 5,068.03 points, up by 0.32 per cent. The MSM Sharia Index gained 0.10 per cent to close at 748.88 points. Oman Fisheries was the leader

Qatari market will maintain its competitive edge
(The Peninsula - 31/07/2017)

The Qatari financial and capital markets will continue to maintain its competitive edge to attract both national and foreign investors. The Qatar Financial Market Authority (QFMA) is working hard to maintain the Qatari market’s lead position and

Dubai index struggles to breach key barrier
(Gulfnews - 31/07/2017)

Dubai index on Sunday tried to move out of the range, that was in place since last two weeks. The Dubai Financial Market General index closed 0.08 per cent higher at 3,608.88. The Dubai index tried to breach resistance of 3,620, after moving in the range

UAE stocks start week’s trade on high note
(The Gulf Today - 31/07/2017)

The UAE stock markets started the first session of the week on a slight rise, with some traders offsetting their options in the build-up to the closure of July accounts. In Sunday’s trading, the banking and real estate sectors drove the market slightly

Technical analysis of the QSE index
(Gulf Times - 30/07/2017)

The Index closed at 9,563.08; up 0.22% from the week before. A Doji candlestick has been created last week (which indicates indecision among market participants). However, the stability above the 9,000 level and the increasing momentum (see MACD) is

Qatari market will maintain its competitive edge
(The Peninsula - 30/07/2017)

The Qatari financial and capital markets will continue to maintain its competitive edge to attract both national and foreign investors. The Qatar Financial Market Authority (QFMA) is working hard to maintain the Qatari market’s lead position and

UAE markets maintain upward momentum
(Gulfnews - 30/07/2017)

The Dubai Financial Market General Index (DFMGI) was up 30.85 or 0.86 per cent last week to close at 3,606.17. This is the fourth consecutive positive week for the index and the highest weekly close in twenty-two weeks. Most issues showed strength with

Saudi local Sukuk issuance credit positive for banks
(Saudi Gazette - 30/07/2017)

Saudi Ministry of Finance’s announcement that it had raised SR17 billion ($4.5billion) in its first domestic sukuk issuance under a newly established local currency government sukuk program is credit positive for Saudi banks because their profitability

Muted day for Arabian Gulf stock markets
(The National - 27/07/2017)

Arabian Gulf stock markets were little changed in Wednesday trading, with much activity in Saudi Arabia and Dubai focusing on second and third-tier stocks. The Saudi index ended a quiet day down 0.4 per cent, dragged lower by Al Rajhi Bank and National

Non-Qatari and Gulf individual investors turn bullish on QSE
(Gulf Times - 27/07/2017)

Non-Qatari and Gulf individual investors turned bullish yesterday amidst a marginal weakening in the Qatar Stock Exchange. Gainers outnumbered losers even as the 20-stock Qatar Index fell 0.11% to 9,583.78 points. Industrials and consumer goods counters

Dubai index up 0.39% as select stocks drive trades
(Gulfnews - 27/07/2017)

The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) General Index gained 0.39 per cent to close at 3,608.47 on Wednesday as traders favoured select stocks ahead of property earnings and amid fears of another lull on the bourse. Emaar Properties closed 0.12 per cent higher

ADX reports Dhs26.9b foreign investments
(The Gulf Today - 27/07/2017)

The total trading value of foreign investments in Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) hit Dhs26.9 billion during H1, 2017, accounting for 47.3 per cent of ADX total trading during the same period, which amounted to around Dhs56.5 billion, reflecting

Gulf stock markets end mixed in narrow trade
(Saudi Gazette - 27/07/2017)

Major regional stocks markets were mixed in narrow ranges on Wednesday as caution over companies' upcoming second-quarter earnings announcements outweighed the positive effect of a rebound in oil prices. Brent crude futures rose 40 cents to $50.60 a

Mixed earning weigh on Saudi stocks with regional markets soft
(The National - 26/07/2017)

Poor corporate earnings, many of them the result of Saudi Arabia's austerity policies and sluggish economic growth, weighed on the Saudi stock market in early trade on Tuesday as regional bourses were generally soft. The Saudi stock index edged down 0.1

Oman shares rise on scattered buying support
(Times of Oman - 26/07/2017)

Shares on the Muscat bourse edged up with the MSM30 Index gaining marginally by 0.05 per cent to close at 4,997.77 points. The MSM Sharia Index decreased 0.17 per cent to end at 741.31 points. Bank Sohar was the leader in terms of volume while Bank

Kuwait bourse extends gains; volume rebounds – KFH rallies 13 fils;
(Arab Times - 26/07/2017)

Kuwait stocks headed north on Monday extending the gains to second straight session. The price index climbed 22.51 pts in volatile trade to 6,822.18 points as investors chased some of the banking and financial shares. Other blue chips too closed mostly

Traders bid for insurance stocks in steady Dubai market
(Gulfnews - 26/07/2017)

Traders bought insurance stocks hoping better than expected second quarter results in a steady Dubai market. Aman, Salama, Dar Al Takaful witnessed buying, contributing to more than 28 per cent of the total volumes. Aman closed 13.66 per cent higher at

Corporate earnings weigh on Saudi stocks
(Saudi Gazette - 26/07/2017)

Poor corporate earnings, due in part to Saudi Arabia's austerity policies and sluggish economic growth, weighed on the Saudi stock market on Tuesday as most regional bourses were virtually flat. The Saudi stock benchmark Tadawul All Share Index fell 0.3

Saudi Arabia raises $4.53bn in oversubscribed bond issue
(Saudi Gazette - 26/07/2017)

Saudi Arabia has raised $4.53 billion from a local Islamic bond issue that was three times oversubscribed, it said Tuesday as it battles a budget deficit caused by low oil revenues. The finance ministry said orders exceeded 52 billion riyals ($13.6

QSE installs ‘Tamim Al Majd’ mural
(The Peninsula - 25/07/2017)

In a show of support and loyalty to Qatar and its leader Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) yesterday installed a signature board bearing the ‘Tamim Al Majd’ mural at the trading hall of QSE building in West Bay. At a

CMA reconstitutes panel of auditors for expert opinion
(Times of Oman - 25/07/2017)

Oman’s market watchdog Capital Market Authority (CMA) has reconstituted an advisory panel of auditors to provide expert opinion on accounting of listed companies at times of difference of opinion or interpretation. The eight-member panel was constituted

Muscat bourse edges down despite support from foreign investors
(Times of Oman - 25/07/2017)

Shares on the Muscat bourse were relatively stable and closed at 4,995.17 points, a marginal loss of 0.08 per cent. The MSM Sharia Index ended at 742.55 points, down 0.30 per cent. Ooredoo was the market leader in terms of both volume and turnover. Up by

Traded value tumbles 40% in steady Dubai equity markets
(Gulfnews - 25/07/2017)

Traded value tumbled in equity markets in Dubai on Monday as the actively traded stocks moved in a tight range. Traded value fell 40 per cent to Dh218 million compared with an average of Dh366 million since the start of July. The Dubai Financial Market

Kuwait stocks starts off week with modest gains – NBK climbs 8 fils;
(Arab Times - 25/07/2017)

Kuwait stocks swung higher on Sunday as it started off the week on a firm note. The main index climbed 18.65 pts in volatile session paced by banking majors and some of the mid-caps. Other heavyweights however closed mixed. The KSX 15 gauge edged 0.97

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