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Muscat shares gain on better activity
(Times of Oman - 29/12/2016)

Trading activity in index large caps continued as the MSM30 ended on a stable note at 5,765.05 points, up by 0.07 per cent. The MSM Sharia Index closed at 865.81 points, up by 0.54 per cent. Bank Nizwa was the most active in terms of volume as well as

Mixed bag for UAE indexes
(The National - 29/12/2016)

Aggressive selling led to a drop in the Dubai Financial Market General Index on Wednesday. The DFM fell by 0.63 per cent to 3,519.71 points, led by Emaar Properties. The property developer’s shares dropped 2.46 per cent to Dh7.14. Ahmed Waheed, the vice

GFH springs back to hit 52-week high
(Gulfnews - 29/12/2016)

After two weeks of sideways movement, the most-actively traded Gulf Finance House (GFH) jumped again in Dubai on Wednesday, to hit its highest level in 52 weeks on a dull Dubai bourse. GFH jumped as much as Dh2 in early trade, its highest in the past 52

Kuwait bourse ‘climbs’ 30.66 pts; volume rises – Humansoft Holding ext
(Arab Times - 29/12/2016)

Kuwait stocks notched impressive gains on Tuesday as it extended its winning spree to seventh straight session. The price index rallied 30.66 pts to 5,745.04 points paced mostly by buying in some of the mid-caps even as most of the blue chips remained

Tadawul All Share Index hits new 52-week high
(Saudi Gazette - 29/12/2016)

Saudi Arabia stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Media & Publishing, Financial Services and Retail sectors led shares higher. The Saudi stock benchmark Tadawul All Share Index rose 1.27% to hit a new 52-week high. The best

Tadawul slides on profit booking
(Arab News - 29/12/2016)

Major Gulf stock markets were mixed in quiet trade on Wednesday although some second-tier Saudi petrochemical stocks rose sharply after oil prices climbed overnight. The Tadawul All-Shares Index (TASI) traded higher for much of the day but closed 0.2

Muscat shares recover on buying support
(Times of Oman - 28/12/2016)

Active trading in index heavyweights lifted the MSM30 Index 0.59 per cent to 5,760.95 points, its highest level in three months. The MSM Sharia Index gained 0.38 per cent to close at 861.15 points. HSBC Bank was the most active in terms of volume while

QSE again in negative trajectory on profit booking
(Gulf Times - 28/12/2016)

Domestic institutions’ bearish outlook and weakened buying support from their Gulf counterparts led the Qatar Stock Exchange traverse the negative trajectory for the third consecutive session on Tuesday. Profit booking continued to be intense within

Tadawul closes at highest level since December 3 last year
(The National - 28/12/2016)

Saudi Arabia’s index rose to its highest point for the year as the market continued to react to news of the country’s lower than expected budget deficit. The Tadawul All Share Index closed up 1.27 per cent on Tuesday at 7,257.17 – its highest since

Abu Dhabi to permit short selling in bid to boost liquidityShort Sell
(Gulfnews - 28/12/2016)

Abu Dhabi is poised to introduce services facilitating short-selling next year as it seeks to boost trading volume and attract foreign investors to the illiquid market. ADX, as the local exchange is known, is conducting meetings with brokerages in the

Kuwait clocks modest gains in choppy trade–Ooredoo climbs 20 fils;
(Arab Times - 28/12/2016)

Kuwait stocks eked modest gains on Monday as it extended advance to sixth straight session. The price index rose 14.22 pts in choppy trade to 5,714.38 pts led some of the mid caps even as the heavyweights remained mostly subdued. The KSX 15 benchmark

Tadawul All Share Index hits new 52-week high
(Saudi Gazette - 28/12/2016)

Saudi Arabia stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Media & Publishing, Financial Services and Retail sectors led shares higher. The Saudi stock benchmark Tadawul All Share Index rose 1.27% to hit a new 52-week high. The best

Tadawul soars to 13-month high
(Arab News - 28/12/2016)

Banking shares boosted Saudi Arabia’s stock index on Tuesday to its highest level in 13 months, while other Gulf markets moved little in quiet trade with some foreign investors absent for New Year holidays. The Tadawul All-Share Index closed up 1.3

Dull trading continues on Muscat bourse
(Times of Oman - 27/12/2016)

Dull trading continued on the Muscat Securities Market on Monday. The MSM30 witnessed dull trading activity to end the session at 5,726.88 points, down by 0.07 per cent. The MSM Sharia Index closed at 857.85 points, down by 0.39 per cent. Bank Nizwa was

DFM rallies on theme park stocks
(The National - 27/12/2016)

Dubai equities rallied for the second consecutive day yesterday as the market’s benchmark edged up 0.75 per cent, led by DXB Entertainments. The amusement park operator gained 3.8 per cent to close at Dh1.34. The company opened its third theme park,

Union Properties top 52-week high, outperforming index
(Gulfnews - 27/12/2016)

Union Properties (UPP) tested its 52-week high on Monday, outperforming Dubai index. Despite the profit-taking seen in the boarder market, Union Properties has managed to recover back to its previous high. UPP closed 1.74 per cent higher at Dh1.17,

UAE Financial markets to remain closed on New Year's day
(Gulfnews - 27/12/2016)

UAE financial markets will remain closed on January 1, 2017 to mark the New Year. According to the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), work will resume on January 2. The holiday is based on a circular issued by the Federal Authority for

Kuwait stocks extend advance; volume rises – Humansoft Holding soars
(Arab Times - 27/12/2016)

Kuwait stocks headed north on Sunday after logging modest gains in the previous week. The price index climbed 23.94 pts to 5,700.16 points led by banking heavyweights and some of the mid-caps. The KSX 15 gauge rallied 10.75 points to 8,93.24 pts taking

UAE markets see thin volumes in year-end trading
(The National - 26/12/2016)

UAE markets are seeing thin volumes as the holidays and end-of-year portfolio reviews keep investors on hold. The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange General Index on Sunday rose by just 0.05 per cent to 4,439.17, while the Dubai Financial Market General Index

Sluggish Dubai index still keeps bullish trend intact
(Gulfnews - 26/12/2016)

Despite the sluggish movements on the Dubai bourse, the index has managed to hold above the key levels, keeping the bullish outlook intact. On Sunday, the Dubai Financial Market general index closed 0.23 per cent higher at 3,525.35. The Dubai index has

UAE markets surge, S.Arabia leading gainer
(The Gulf Today - 26/12/2016)

Dubai’s index edged up 0.2 per cent in a broad-based rise. Abu Dhabi inched up 0.1 per cent as Etisalat rose 0.6 per cent. Qatar’s index fell 0.3 per cent. Egypt’s index dropped 1.4 per cent as Orascom Telecom, the most heavily traded stock, pulled back

CMA approves Parallel Market Listing Rules
(Saudi Gazette - 26/12/2016)

The Saudi Capital Market Authority Board has approved the final version of the Parallel Market Listing Rules after the draft was published on the CMA›s website. The Authority ensured in the final draft that it took into consideration all recommendations,

Budget boosts Saudi stocks
(Arab News - 26/12/2016)

Saudi Arabia’s stock market rose sharply on Sunday in response to the release of the 2017 state budget, which includes an increase in government spending, while other major Gulf bourses were sluggish and Egypt retreated on profit-taking. The Tadawul

Oman’s bond issue evokes tremendous response
(Times of Oman - 25/12/2016)

Oman’s central bank said competitive bids worth OMR267.98 million were received against recently issued bonds worth OMR150 million. The average yield equivalent per cent to the accepted price was 5.57 per cent at a price of OMR99.47 while the highest

Qatar Stock Exchange Weekly Market Report
(Gulf Times - 25/12/2016)

The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) Index gained 203.78 points, or 1.99%, during the week to close at 10,427.91. Market capitalisation increased by 2.01% to QR562.1bn versus QR551.0 at the end of the previous week. Of the 44 listed companies, 26 companies

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