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Qatar stocks close flat
(The Peninsula - 31/03/2016)

Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) index closed flat Wednesday, edging down just 3.79 points or -0.04 % when the bourse closed trading at 10,312.88 points. The daily turnover today decreased to QR 324.28 Million with a volume of 8,071,438 shares from 5,274 deals

UAE indices join world peers in Yellen-triggered rally
(Gulfnews - 31/03/2016)

UAE indices jumped more than a per cent on Wednesday joining world peers, with Shuaa Capital jumping nearly 15 per cent. The Dubai Financial Market General index closed 1.51 per cent higher at 3,324.59, after gaining as much as 3,324.59. “We also have

Money flows to UAE equities
(Khaleej Times - 31/03/2016)

Middle East stock markets were mixed on Wednesday as money flowed into bourses in the UAE but many markets dropped in shrinking volumes, suggesting some investors were pulling out. Given the UAE's diversified economy, its markets are widely seen as

Etisalat shares lifts Abu Dhabi stock market index
(The National - 31/03/2016)

Abu Dhabi stocks rose almost 1 per cent, boosted by Etisalat, the biggest telephone company in the UAE, amid what money managers said was renewed interest from foreign investors as emerging markets around the world rebound from the January crash in

Saudi stocks uptick; other indices mixed
(Saudi Gazette - 31/03/2016)

GCC stock markets were mixed on Wednesday as money flowed into bourses in the United Arab Emirates but many markets dropped in shrinking volumes, suggesting some investors were pulling out. The Saudi index rose 0.6 percent to 6,216 points, but falling

Tadawul: Middle East Healthcare jumps 10%; SABIC gains 1.7%
(Arab News - 31/03/2016)

Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All-Share Index rose 0.6 percent Wednesday but falling trading volume indicated that after the bourse jumped earlier this month in response to the rebound of oil prices to near $40 a barrel, some investors believe the uptrend is

Qatar stocks jump 1.69%; Saudi falls after weak data
(The Peninsula - 30/03/2016)

Qatar stocks closed 1.69 percent up and finished at 10,316.67 yesterday with most sectors ending in the green. QNB gained 2.6 % and Ezdan Real Estate advanced 3.94%. Barwa Real Estate, the most heavily traded stock, gained 3.99% as Ooredoo went up 3.5 %.

UAE stocks trading falls to nearly 2-month low
(Gulfnews - 30/03/2016)

Volumes of stocks traded on the UAE’s exchanges fell to the lowest level in two months, on lack of interest, as the first quarter drew to a close. The Abu Dhabi index closed almost 1 per cent higher, while Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul ended a per cent lower.

KSE index firms up amid sluggish trade – KFH rallies 20 fils;
(Arab Times - 30/03/2016)

Kuwait stocks swung higher on Monday recouping some of the losses in the day before. The bourse rose 10.24 points in sluggish trade to 5,252.26 pts helped by spurt in buying in some of banking shares. The KSX 15 benchmark jumped 6.94 pts to 837.97

Tadawul declines after weak data
(Saudi Gazette - 30/03/2016)

Saudi Arabia’s stock market fell sharply on Tuesday as petrochemical stocks sagged and the central bank reported weak economic data, but most major markets in the region gained. The Saudi stock benchmark Tadawul All Share Index fell 1.5 percent to 6,177

Tadawul index closes below mid-March low
(Arab News - 30/03/2016)

Saudi Arabia’s stock market fell sharply on Tuesday as petrochemical stocks sagged and the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency reported weak economic data, but most major markets in the region gained. The Saudi index fell 1.5 percent to 6,177 points, closing

MSM continues its winning streak
(Oman Daily Observer - 29/03/2016)

Despite relatively weak global and regional sentiments, the Muscat Securities Market continued to be on a winning streak for the ninth consecutive day of trading yesterday. The MSM30 Index rose to 5,545.880 points with a gain of 0.17 per cent mainly

Saudi index rises; Qatar drops
(The Peninsula - 29/03/2016)

Strong petrochemical shares lifted Saudi Arabia’s stock market in early trade on Monday, while Orascom Telecom Media pulled Egypt lower again because of concern about its deal to acquire CI Capital. Saudi Basic Industries climbed 2.3 percent, helping the

UAE indices edge lower as Q1 earnings eyed
(Gulfnews - 29/03/2016)

UAE indices ended a tad lower on Monday with traders awaiting fresh leads from first quarter earnings due in April even as Dubai Parks and Resorts slumped nearly 7 per cent in trade. The Dubai Financial Market General Index closed 0.39 per cent lower at

DGCX clearing agency expands collateral basket
(Khaleej Times - 29/03/2016)

The Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation (DCCC), the central counterparty for the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX), on Monday announced that clearing members will now be able to deposit cash collateral in the form of euro, UK pound and Japanese

Saudi stocks gain 0.2%: SRMG shares jump 6.17%
(Arab News - 29/03/2016)

Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All-Share Index edged up 0.2 percent Monday to 6,269 points as petrochemicals blue chip Saudi Basic Industries climbed 1.0 percent. Saudi Research and Marketing Group rose 6.17 percent after it said it expected to book a capital

UAE stocks continue decline
(The National - 28/03/2016)

UAE stocks continued to drop on Sunday after falling most of last week amid concerns that valuations have raced ahead of prospects for profit growth. This follows a rally fuelled by a rebound in oil prices. Emaar Properties, the country’s biggest

Dubai stocks remain bearish in thin trade
(Khaleej Times - 28/03/2016)

Dubai stocks extended the longest losing streak in more than two months as oil languished near $40 a barrel and the Easter weekend holiday in Europe sapped volumes. Saudi Arabian shares also declined. The DFM General Index lost 1.2 per cent to 3,279.16

Value of shares traded on Tadawul in one week up 12.54% to SR29.90b
(Saudi Gazette - 28/03/2016)

The total value of shares traded for the week ending 24 March 2016 on Tadawul Stock Exchange amounted to SR29.90 billion, increasing by 12.54% over the previous week; while total stock market capitalization reached SR1,457.41 billion at the end of this

Samba Capital raises SR12bn for MEAHCO share offer
(Arab News - 28/03/2016)

Samba Capital & Investment Management Company (Samba Capital) has announced the closing of the initial public offering (IPO) of the Middle East Healthcare Company (MEAHCO), owner and operator of Saudi German Hospitals in Saudi Arabia. The MEAHCO’s IPO

MSM resists oil pull-back, gains on buying support
(Oman Daily Observer - 27/03/2016)

Unlike its peers elsewhere in the Gulf, the Muscat Securities Market staged a positive rally last week on the back of strong buying support from investors. “Renewed optimism was visible throughout the week, although some investors disengaged continued

Technical analysis of the QSE index
(Gulf Times - 27/03/2016)

The indecision the QSE index witnessed by the end of last week was concluded with a slightly down move last Thursday. As the index lost 1.35% of its value over the week, it created a bearish engulfing candlestick in the process. We reiterate the

UAE markets: Downward pressure intensifies
(Gulfnews - 27/03/2016)

The Dubai Financial Market General Index (DFMGI) dropped by 65.90 or 1.95 per cent last week to close at 3,318.73, the first decline in six weeks. There were 22 declining issues against 17 advancing, while volume fell to a five-week low. The DFMGI was

Find quality stocks for investments in times of volatility, GCC invest
(Gulfnews - 27/03/2016)

You may have heard stories of more than $8 trillion (Dh29.4 trillion) wealth destruction due to massive volatility in global markets, but Vaqar Zuberi, Portfolio Manager and Senior Analyst with Mirabaud Asset Management’s Hedge Fund team wants investors

Local buying support aids market recovery
(Times of Oman - 24/03/2016)

Sustained local interest in financial stocks propped the MSM 30 Index, which surged 1.06 per cent to end at 5,487.82 points. The MSM Sharia Index gained 0.77 per cent to close at 843.95 points. Bank Nizwa was the most active in terms of volume while Oman