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Technical analysis of the QSE index
(Gulf Times - 31/07/2016)

The QSE Index closed up by 1.12% at 10,652.31 vs the week before. The current breach above the downtrend line is positive but needs more traded volume to substantiate the breakout. Technical indicators suggest more positive movement to come. Our expected

QE index gains 117.91 points during past week
(The Peninsula - 31/07/2016)

Qatar Exchange (QE) main index gained 117.91 points, or 1.12 percent, during the past trading week when the bourse closed yesterday at 10,652.31 points. Trading value during the week decreased by 22.21 percent to touch QR1.10bn compared to QR1.42bn.

UAE must tap local currency bond market
(Khaleej Times - 31/07/2016)

The contribution of equity and bond funding in the UAE has been relatively low as the capital markets are still in their evolving stages. Almost 85 per cent of the total infrastructure and other iconic projects have been financed by banks, while the

Bayan Investment –KSE ends week in green zone; stocks up by 1.29 pct
(Arab Times - 31/07/2016)

Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) ended last week in the green zone. The Price Index closed at 5,460.73 points, up by 1.29% from the week before closing, the Weighted Index increased by 0.18% after closing at 352.20 points, whereas the KSX-15 Index closed at

7 CMA Board Governance regulations approved to increase level of effic
(Saudi Gazette - 31/07/2016)

The Saudi Capital Market Authority (CMA) Board of Commissioners approved 7 regulations and policies pertaining to the roles and responsibilities of CMA’s Board and its committees. These regulations and policies are designed to improve the regulatory and

Muscat bourse recovers on better buying support
(Times of Oman - 28/07/2016)

A firm trend witnessed on the Muscat Securities Market with select shares recovering on renewed support at lower levels. The MSM30 Index remained stable at 5,821.60 points, up by 0.19 per cent. The MSM Sharia Index closed at 888.95 points, up by 0.22 per

Egypt bourse gets a boost from IMF loan talks
(The National - 28/07/2016)

Egypt’s stock market was the best-performing in the world yesterday after the Egyptian government announced it was in discussions to receive an IMF loan to kick-start its ailing economy. The EGX30 Index rose 4.9 per cent to finish above 7,900 points, the

Tadawul index drops by 0.6%
(Arab News - 28/07/2016)

Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul Al-Share Index fell 0.6 percent Wednesday to 6,432 points as National Commercial Bank lost 2.9 percent after its board recommended a cash dividend of SR0.60 per share for the first half, down from SR0.80 a year earlier. Abdullah

Major firms in Oman post robust profit growth in first half
(Times of Oman - 27/07/2016)

Major companies in Oman, which constitute the MSM 30 Index, have posted a robust growth in net earnings and revenues for the first half of the year, over the same period of last year. The overall net profit of MSM 30 companies grew by 8 per cent to

Gulf markets slip as Saudi hit by poor Q2 earnings
(Gulf Times - 27/07/2016)

Gulf stock markets mostly fell yesterday as soft oil prices dampened buying, while Saudi Arabia’s index fell 0.7% on disappointing quarterly corporate results. Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) slumped 4.2% after the Saudi telecommunications operator swung to a

UAE shares fall as crude declines hit outlook
(The National - 27/07/2016)

UAE stocks fell as the price of oil slid, renewing concerns that economic growth in the Arabian Gulf may slow further. The benchmark Dubai Fin­ancial Market General Index fell by 0.4 per cent, while Abu Dhabi’s key stock gauge, the Abu Dhabi Securities

Dubai index holds above 3,500 mark; focus on Aramex, Du
(Gulfnews - 27/07/2016)

The Dubai index remained above the keenly watched support level of 3,516 as traders bought shares of Aramex after a stake sale report and du ahead of results. The Dubai Financial Market General Index ended 0.44 per cent lower at 3,539.83, after hitting a

Curbs on foreign investment to be further eased this year
(Saudi Gazette - 27/07/2016)

The Capital Market Authority (CMA) is reportedly accelerating efforts to further ease restrictions on foreign investors. The Saudi market regulator in May announced plans to allow foreign investors to own larger stakes in listed companies as part of new

Earnings of listed Saudi banks rise to SR23.3 billion in H1
(Arab News - 27/07/2016)

Profits of the listed Saudi banks marginally rose by 0.75 percent to SR23.3 billion in the first half of this year, compared to SR23.1 billion in the same period last year, according to a financial report. Net profits of the Saudi banks in the Q2, 2016,

Petchem and telecom stocks weigh on Tadawul
(Arab News - 27/07/2016)

Gulf stock markets mostly fell on Tuesday as soft oil prices dampened buying, while Saudi Arabia's index fell 0.7 percent on disappointing quarterly corporate results. Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) slumped 4.2 percent after the Saudi telecommunications

Dull trading on Muscat bourse
(Times of Oman - 26/07/2016)

Muted trading activity resulted in the MSM30 Index closing at 5,812.16 points, down by 0.10 per cent. The MSM Sharia Index gained 0.05 per cent to end at 885.07 points. Bank Muscat was the most active in terms of volume as well as turnover. Al Batinah

UAE shares rise amid German data boost
(The National - 26/07/2016)

UAE stocks rose on Monday amid an advance in stocks globally, as investors took heart from a measure of German business confidence that fell less than expected. Expectations that the US economy is strengthening have propelled equities around the world of

Fitch: Sukuk issuance in key markets up 11% in H1
(Arab News - 26/07/2016)

Sukuk issuance from key markets in H1, 2016 rose 11 percent compared to a year earlier, according to Fitch Ratings' analysis, underlining our expectation for gradually increasing issuance over the long term as more countries create supportive legal

Banking stocks drag Tadawul index down
(Arab News - 26/07/2016)

Gulf stock markets diverged on Monday, with the two main bourses in the United Arab Emirates recovering from losses in the previous session, while banks weighed on Saudi Arabia's index. Riyadh's benchmark Tadawul All-Share Index closed 0.1 percent lower

Saudi stocks lead Gulf equity drop as volumes plummet
(Times of Oman - 25/07/2016)

Saudi Arabian stocks led a retreat across Gulf equities as trading volumes plunged. Four benchmark gauges in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) declined, with Bloomberg’s GCC 200 Index poised for its longest losing streak in two months. Saudi

Gulf bourses retreat as oil’s fall outweighs 2nd quarter earnings
(Gulf Times - 25/07/2016)

Gulf stock markets declined yesterday as sharp falls in oil prices late last week outweighed a few positive corporate earnings in Saudi Arabia. In Egypt, investors bought shares that could benefit from any currency devaluation. Riyadh’s stock index fell

ADX, Abu Dhabi Global Market ink partnership
(Trade Arabia - 25/07/2016)

Abu Dhabi Securities Market (ADX) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) have entered into an agreement to foster bilateral cooperation. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed at ADGM Office today (July 24) by Hamad Abdullah Al Shamsi, chairman of

UAE shares end lower on low trading volumes
(The National - 25/07/2016)

Dubai and Abu Dhabi stocks slipped on Sunday on a dull day for the region’s indexes. Broadly, benchmarks barely budged. The only change of more than 1 per cent was the Saudi Tadawul’s decline of 1.1 per cent. Dubai’s DFM General Index lost 0.7 per cent.

ADX signs MoU with ADGM to strengthen cooperation
(The Gulf Today - 25/07/2016)

Abu Dhabi Securities Market (ADX) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) have entered into an agreement to foster bilateral cooperation. Chairman of ADX, Hamad Abdullah Al Shamsi, and Chairman of ADGM, Ahmed Al Sayegh signed the memorandum of understanding

Saudi stocks lead Gulf equity decline as volumes plummet
(Saudi Gazette - 25/07/2016)

Saudi Arabian stocks led a retreat across Gulf equities as trading volumes plunged. Four benchmark gauges in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) declined, with Bloomberg’s GCC 200 Index poised for its longest losing streak in two months. Saudi

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