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QSE’s benchmark index drops 58.34 points
(The Peninsula - 31/08/2017)

Qatar Stock Exchange’s (QSE) benchmark index dropped 58.34 points, or 0.66 percent, when the bourse closed trading at 8,800.56 points yesterday. The volume of shares traded increased to 8.87 million from 4.84 million on Tuesday and the value of shares

Muscat bourse recovers after retail investors extend buying support
(Times of Oman - 31/08/2017)

Oman’s benchmark MSM30 Index closed the session at 5,052.55 points, a gain of 0.11 per cent. The MSM Sharia Index ended little changed at 738.31 points. Al Madina Investment was the most active in terms of volume while Bank Muscat led in terms of

Stocks end higher as investors shake off North Korean concerns
(Gulfnews - 31/08/2017)

The UAE stock markets rose on Wednesday as European and Asian equities shook off concerns on political tensions a day after North Korea fired a missile over Japan. The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) index gained 0.74 per cent to end at 3,637.55, while the

Corporate news boosts UAE stock markets
(The Gulf Today - 31/08/2017)

Corporate news boosted a couple of stocks in the UAE on Wednesday, while a leap by Global Telecom and strong international markets lifted Egypt’s blue-chip index sharply. Trading volumes have generally been low in the Middle East in recent days because

Muscat bourse surges ahead on buying support
(Times of Oman - 30/08/2017)

Shares on the Muscat Securities Market surged ahead further on the second day amid support from both retail and institutional investors. Shares were attractive at lower levels, which aided the recovery in the market. Reflecting the firm trend, MSM 30

DFM index flat as North Korean missile rattles Asia
(Gulfnews - 30/08/2017)

The UAE’s equity markets were calm on Tuesday even as stocks across Europe and Asia were rattled by news that North Korea successfully fired a ballistic missile over Japan. The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) index was almost flat, ending day 0.06 per cent

Qatar falls after Fitch downgrade, Qalaa helps Egypt
(Arab News - 30/08/2017)

Qatar’s stock market dropped on Tuesday after Fitch cut the country’s credit rating, while most other Gulf bourses fell in thin trade but Egypt’s blue-chip index gained strongly, helped by investment firm Qalaa Holdings. Fitch lowered Qatar by one notch

UAE’s equity indices still moving sideways
(Gulfnews - 29/08/2017)

The UAE’s main equity indices continued to move sideways on Monday as trade values remained lacklustre with no strong catalysts to drive market performance. The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) index inched up 0.29 per cent to reach 3,613.06, with just

Muscat bourse surges ahead amid better volume
(Times of Oman - 29/08/2017)

Boosted by higher trading volumes and buying in index heavyweights, the MSM30 Index climbed by 0.83 per cent to close above the 5,000 point-mark at 5,003.68 points. The MSM Sharia Index ended at 730.89 points, up by 0.52 per cent. Al Madina Takaful was

QSE and Iridium launch 3rd investor relations excellence programme
(Gulf Times - 29/08/2017)

The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE), in collaboration with Iridium Investor Relations, is launching the IR Excellence Programme for the third year since its successful launch in 2015. The QSE has highlighted this as an opportunity for publicly-listed

Saudi stocks higher driven by banks
(Saudi Gazette - 29/08/2017)

Banks helped nudge stock markets in the Gulf higher on Monday with Saudi Arabian lenders, which may benefit from a potential upgrade of the kingdom by index compiler FTSE at the end of next month, outperforming. Egypt firmed on buying by foreign funds.

Kuwait bourse retreats into red; volume shrinks
(Arab Times - 29/08/2017)

Kuwait stocks sagged on Monday slightly trimming last session’s gains. The bourse fell 5.37 pts in choppy session to 6908.9 points even as the overall sentiment remained cautious ahead of the Eid holidays. The KSX 15 benchmark rose 0.78 pts to 988.75

Volumes drop as Eid approaches
(The National - 28/08/2017)

Thin news flow and upcoming Islamic holidays towards the end of the week kept many long-term equity investors away on Sunday, leaving stock markets in the Middle East vulnerable to profit-taking, but Kuwait's index bucked the trend. "Speculators are

Kuwait stocks firm before FTSE’s decision next month; Oman rises
(Gulf Times - 28/08/2017)

Thin news flow and upcoming Eid al-Adha holidays towards the end of the week kept many long-term equity investors away yesterday, leaving stock markets in the Middle East vulnerable to profit-taking, but Kuwait’s index bucked the trend. “Speculators are

Be ready for moves in either direction
(Gulfnews - 28/08/2017)

The Dubai Financial Market General Index (DFMGI) was up 23.29 or 0.65 per cent last week to close at 3,624.49. That’s the first positive week in three. There were 23 advancing issues and 10 declining, while volume increased slightly. It’s been seven

Oman shares end higher on strong buying in banking stocks
(Times of Oman - 28/08/2017)

Strong buying activity in banking stocks lifted the MSM30 Index, which closed at 4,962.54 points, up 0.32 per cent. The MSM Sharia Index ended at 727.09 points, down 0.22 per cent. Due to special deal, Bank Sohar was the most active in terms of volume as

Weekly Market Report
(Gulf Times - 27/08/2017)

The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) Index decreased by 154.37 points, or 1.70% during the trading week to close at 8,951.82. Market capitalisation decreased by 2.28% to QR482.30bn versus QR493.53bn at the end of the previous trading week. Of the 45 listed

Eid Al Adha holiday for markets announced
(The Gulf Today - 27/08/2017)

Financial markets will be closed from Thursday, 31st August 2017, to Sunday, 3rd September 2017, on the occasion of Eid Al Adha, the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) announced in a circular on Saturday. Trading will resume on Monday, 4th

Saudi Arabia's 13b riyal sukuk nearly three times oversubscribed
(The National - 24/08/2017)

Saudi Arabia, the Arab world's largest economy, said its 13 billion Saudi riyal (Dh12.7bn) Islamic bond sale drew demand for nearly three times the amount of sukuk on sale. Subscription for the issue, which was divided into three tranches, exceeded 38bn

Oman shares retreat on weak investor sentiment
(Times of Oman - 24/08/2017)

Oman’s benchmark MSM30 Index retreated 0.34 per cent to end the session at 4,955.27 points. The MSM Sharia Index closed at 729.86 points, down 0.58 per cent. Al Anwar Holding was the most active in terms of volume while Al Ahlia Insurance led in terms of

Lack of catalysts keeping trade values low in UAE
(Gulfnews - 24/08/2017)

The UAE’s equity markets remained in a relative lull on Wednesday with weak trading volumes and little movement in the main indices. The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) index inched up 0.38 per cent to reach 3,624.85, with just over Dh222 million traded in

Smaller companies support Saudi stocks
(Saudi Gazette - 24/08/2017)

Saudi Arabia stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Media & Publishing, Financial Services and Multi Investment sectors led shares higher. At the close, the stock benchmark Tadawul All Share Index added 0.14% to 7,264 points,

Oman shares rise on strong investor buying
(Times of Oman - 23/08/2017)

The MSM30 Index continued its brief recovery to close at 4,972.30 points, up 0.58 per cent. The MSM Sharia Index ended at 734.10 points, up 0.27 per cent. Al Anwar Holding was the most active in terms of volume while Omantel continued to be leader in

Marginal gain for QSE’s main index
(The Peninsula - 23/08/2017)

Qatar Stock Exchange’s (QSE) main index almost remained stable registering a marginal gain of 0.16 points when the bourse closed trading at 9,065.34 points yesterday. The volume of shares traded increased to 6.73 million from 5.63 million on Monday and

Small stocks lose charm on UAE bourses
(Gulfnews - 23/08/2017)

Stocks like Gulf Finance House (GFH), Shuaa Capital, Eshraq Properties, and Dana Gas, once darling of traders, have lost its sheen as trading value has tumbled along with the stock price. Since January 2016, these stocks were very active on the Dubai and

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