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QSE expects more listings on main market, junior bourse
(Gulf Times - 28/04/2016)

The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) is expecting more listings on its main market and said its junior bourse, ‘Venture Market,’ is slated to see listings from small and medium enterprises (SMEs) within this year. “The QSE is actively seeking to increase the

UAE stock market investors cautious ahead of Fed meet
(The National - 28/04/2016)

AE shares failed to capitalise on a fresh increase in oil prices on Wednesday, as investors trod nervously ahead of the US Federal Reserve meeting. Brent crude futures rose to a fresh high for the year on Wednesday, hitting the US$47 per barrel mark for

Dubai index falls over 1.5% as profit-taking sets in
(Gulfnews - 28/04/2016)

The Dubai index fell more than 1 per cent on Wednesday as traders resorted to profit-taking from the recent high. The Dubai Financial Market General index closed 1.58 per cent lower at 3,506.95, after gaining more than 4 per cent since April 1. “It is

KSE swings 44.57 pts higher; volume drops – Americana jumps 40 fils
(Arab Times - 28/04/2016)

Kuwait stocks rebounded on Tuesday after slipping into red in the previous session. The price index climbed 44.57 points to 5,403.29 points helped by strong speculative buying in select counters. The heavyweights however were mostly subdued. The KSX 15

KSA and Egypt continue to lead IPO activity in MENA
(Saudi Gazette - 28/04/2016)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region witnessed only two IPOs raising $615.0m in Q1 2016, representing another quarter with limited IPO activity, according to EY. Capital raised through MENA firms in Q1 2016 increased by 141%, while the number

Qatar shares edge lower on profit booking pressure
(Gulf Times - 27/04/2016)

Qatar Stock Exchange on Tuesday continued to be under bearish spell, albeit at lower levels, mainly dragged by profit booking pressure from local, Gulf and foreign individual investors. Led by real estate, consumer goods and banking sectors, the 20-stock

Post vision plan, Saudi stocks play catch-up with UAE peers
(Gulfnews - 27/04/2016)

Saudi stocks edged lower on Tuesday, snapping a three-day gaining streak as traders locked in profits after the index jumped to its highest level in seven weeks. The Tadawul index ended 1.62 per cent lower at 6,757.14, after gaining 5.5 per cent in the

Boursa Kuwait officially takes over KSE ops – Start of a new era
(Arab Times - 27/04/2016)

Boursa Kuwait announced that it has officially assumed responsibility for the management of the Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE)’s operations. The hand-over follows the implementation of a detailed operational plan and strategic roadmap to ensure the smooth

ICD rings market bell to celebrate $300m sukuk listing
(Arab News - 27/04/2016)

Khaled Al-Aboodi, CEO of Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), Monday rang the market-opening bell to celebrate the listing of a $300 million sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai. The total nominal value of sukuk currently listed in

Tadawul falls 1.6% on profit-taking
(Arab News - 27/04/2016)

Shares in Saudi Arabia pulled back on Tuesday as local short-term investors booked profits in stocks that had jumped when Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced economic reforms on Monday. Riyadh's stock index, which had gained 2.5 percent on

MSM 30 Index surges on buying support
(Oman Daily Observer - 26/04/2016)

Despite a fall in the regional stocks and an ease in the oil prices, the Muscat Securities Market witnessed yet another day of gains on Monday. The benchmark MSM30 Index continued its rally driven by a technical momentum to close higher at 5,926.140

Qatar index drops 78.05 points and rest of Gulf weak
(The Peninsula - 26/04/2016)

Qatar Exchange index dropped 78.05 points, or 0.76 percent yesterday when the bourse closed trading at 10,184.51 points. The daily turnover increased to QR359.23m with a volume of 9,823,062 shares from 5,615 deals compared with QR282.86m with a volume of

Aramco IPO on Saudi’s Tadawul to boost markets
(Gulfnews - 26/04/2016)

The next transformation in Saudi Arabia’s capital markets may just start with selling part of the government stake in Aramco and its units later. Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman plans to sell 5 per cent stake in its oil giant

Dubai sukuk listings hit $42.61 billion
(Khaleej Times - 26/04/2016)

The total nominal value of sukuk currently listed in Dubai has now reached $42.61 billion, more than the value listed in any other centre globally and reinforcing the emirate's leadership role in the Islamic bond sector. Khaled Al Aboodi, chief executive

ICD marks listing of $300m sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai
(Saudi Gazette - 26/04/2016)

Khaled Al Aboodi, Chief Executive Officer of Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), rang the market-opening bell on Monday to celebrate the listing of a $300 million sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai. The total nominal value of sukuk

KSE adds 25.43 pts; volume edges higher–KFH gains 5 fils;Ooredoo flat
(Arab Times - 26/04/2016)

Kuwait stocks headed north as it extended the gains from last week. The bourse, after sluggish start, climbed 25.43 points to 5,372.38 points helped by buying in select stocks. Some of the banks shone whereas telecom service providers closed mixed. The

Saudi stocks continue upward trend, index up 2.5%
(Saudi Gazette - 26/04/2016)

Saudi Arabia stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Real Estate Development, Financial Services and Telecoms & IT sectors led shares higher. At the close, the Tadawul All Share gained 2.53% to hit a new 3-months high. The best

Oman, other Gulf bourses surge ahead on oil recovery
(Times of Oman - 25/04/2016)

Omani stocks surged ahead on firm trend in oil prices and better corporate earnings of listed companies on the local bourse. The MSM 30 Index soared by 1.28 per cent or 75 points to touch 5,891.89 points amid better buying support from both local and

Qatar Exchange and Injaz Qatar sign MoU
(The Peninsula - 25/04/2016)

Qatar Exchange (QE) and Injaz Qatar yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote collaborations between the two organisations. The two organisations pledged to work together to collaborate in the fields of education, training and

Abu Dhabi ready to fund $10bn deficit via bond issues
(Trade Arabia - 25/04/2016)

Abu Dhabi expects to post a wider budget deficit of Dh36.9 billion ($10.1 billion) in 2016 because of low oil prices, and plans to cover the gap mainly with international bond issues, a prospectus for a bond sale by the emirate showed. Abu Dhabi, the

Crude rally fails to lift UAE stock markets
(The National - 25/04/2016)

UAE stock markets were little changed on Sunday, even as oil prices rallied to a five-month high last week. International benchmark Brent closed up 1.3 per cent at US$45.1 per barrel in London on Friday, while West Texas Intermediate finished up 1.2 per

Saudi Arabia leads Gulf stock gains
(The Gulf Today - 25/04/2016)

Saudi Arabian stocks led an advance across most Gulf Arab equities as the country prepared to announce a road map for the post-oil era. The Tadawul All Share Index added 1.7 per cent, the most in more than a month and extending gains after it entered a

Saudi stock index hits new 3-month high
(Saudi Gazette - 25/04/2016)

Saudi Arabia stocks were higher after the close on Sunday, as gains in the Hotels & Tourism, Insurance and Petrochemicals sectors led shares higher. At the close, the Tadawul All Share rose 1.69% to hit a new 3-months high. The best performers of the

Petchems lift Saudi index 1.7%
(Arab News - 25/04/2016)

Saudi Arabia's stock market rose strongly in heavy trade on Sunday as firm oil prices boosted petrochemical shares, while other markets in the region were mixed. Riyadh's main Tadawul All-Share Index jumped 1.7 percent to 6,699 points, its highest finish

MSM in positive orbit, Index jumps 5,800 mark
(Oman Daily Observer - 24/04/2016)

Along with its peers elsewhere in the region, the Muscat Securities continued to remain in the positive orbit of trading last week. “Although sentiment was negative in the beginning of the week following the stalemate in the Doha talks, the market