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Kuwait index slips into red amid profit taking
(Arab Times - 13/09/2017)

Kuwait stocks headed south on Tuesday after closing flat in the last session. The main index dipped 21.05 pts in choppy trade to 6,905.98 points as investors locked profits across the sectors. The blue chips however remained mixed. The KSX 15 measure

Saudi stocks retreat at close of trade
(Saudi Gazette - 13/09/2017)

Saudi Arabia stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Real Estate Development, Energy & Utilities and Industrial Investment sectors led shares lower. At the close, the stock benchmark Tadawul All Share Index fell 0.15%. The best

Oman shares end lower on profit booking
(Times of Oman - 12/09/2017)

The MSM30 Index ended negatively at 5,038.69 points, a loss of 0.35 per cent. The MSM Sharia Index declined 0.24 per cent to close at 735.43 points. NBO was the most active in terms of volume while Al Maha Petroleum led in terms of turnover. Renaissance

Kuwait’s first PPP project to debut on bourse
(Gulfnews - 12/09/2017)

The Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) said on Monday it has appointed NBK Capital-led consortium as adviser and offering manager for the distribution and transfer of shares in Shamal AzZour Al-Oula K.S.C, which are currently held by KAPP,

Qatar bank stocks expensive even after losing $7b in 2017
(Gulfnews - 12/09/2017)

Qatari bank stocks are more expensive than their Saudi or Emirati peers, even after suffering their biggest year-to-date loss in more than a decade. The nation’s nine lenders trade at almost 11 times projected earnings, according to data compiled by

Bank shares boost Saudi index at close
(Saudi Gazette - 12/09/2017)

The Saudi stock benchmark Tadawul All Share Index gained 0.5 percent to 7,411 points at close of trade on Monday, while Qatar’s stock market sank to a 19-month low and other regional bourses were mixed in mostly quiet trade. Saudi British Bank surged on

Qatar sinks to 19-month low, SABB surges in Saudi
(Arab News - 12/09/2017)

Qatar’s stock market sank to a 19-month low on Monday while other regional bourses were mixed in mostly quiet trade, although Saudi British Bank surged in Riyadh. The Qatari stock index dropped 1.6 percent to 8,532 points, its lowest finish since January

Private equity groups see Saudi Arabia as a deep and diverse market
(Arab News - 12/09/2017)

As head of investment banking at Emirates Investment Bank (EIB), one of the UAE’s best-known financial services groups, Husam Kutaifan’s resume ticks most of the appropriate boxes in the current Middle East investment scene. He has experience of

Realty, consumer goods stocks see strong demand despite marginal dip
(Gulf Times - 11/09/2017)

Real estate and consumer goods counters on Sunday witnessed strong demand despite a marginal decline in the Qatar Stock Exchange. Weakened net selling by foreign and Gulf institutions was visible even as the 20-stock Qatar Index fell 0.1% to 8,666.55

Oman shares advance despite poor trading volumes
(Times of Oman - 11/09/2017)

Although trading volumes remained poor, the MSM30 Index gained 0.19 per cent to close at 5,056.57 points. The MSM Sharia Index ended at 737.23 points, up 0.13 per cent. Al Anwar Holding was the most active in terms of volume as well as turnover. Oman

Mideast stocks end mixed; Qatar edges down
(The Peninsula - 11/09/2017)

Stock markets in the Middle East were mixed in narrow ranges yesterday, with banks and petrochemicals supporting Saudi Arabia while Qatar edged down to a fresh 18-month closing low. The Saudi index rose 0.2 percent. All but two of the 14 listed

Kuwait index rebounds in volatile trade; volume up – NBK gains 21 fils
(Arab Times - 11/09/2017)

Kuwait stocks swung higher on Sunday as it opened the week on a buoyant note. The price index climbed 28.9 pts in volatile session to 6,926.32 points paced by strong buying in banking majors . The KSX 15 benchmark jumped 23.76 pts to hit the year’s

UAE indices meander in tight range amid low volumes
(Gulfnews - 11/09/2017)

UAE indices moved in a very narrow range on Sunday amid very low traded values as traders sought to ascertain trends in a directionless market. The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) General Index shed 0.09 per cent to close at 3,647.55, after trading in the

Foreign investments in UAE stock markets at Dhs104.3b
(The Gulf Today - 11/09/2017)

The market value of foreign investments at UAE stock markets hit Dhs104.3 billion during August, maintaining their July levels. According to a market analysis by WAM, non-Arab investors continued their selective purchases at the Dubai Financial Market,

Petchems and banks support Saudi stocks
(Saudi Gazette - 11/09/2017)

Stock markets in the region were mixed in narrow ranges on Sunday, with banks and petrochemicals supporting Saudi Arabia, while Qatar edged down to a fresh 18-month closing low. The Saudi stock benchmark Tadawul All Share Index rose 0.2 percent to 7,378

Technical analysis of the QSE index
(Gulf Times - 10/09/2017)

The index closed down by 1.42% from the week at 8,675.46; it should be noted that it has been a very short week (only two trading days). As a result, the current movement can possibly be insignificant due to the low traded volumes. We are looking at the

Muscat bourse recovers in August
(Times of Oman - 10/09/2017)

Muscat bourse recovered in August with a gain of 28 points in MSM 30 index to close at 5,052 points, its second rise this year after rising by 4 points in February 2017. The index has been under intense pressure this year, falling in most of the previous

Dubai shows bullish signs with Abu Dhabi lagging
(Gulfnews - 10/09/2017)

Last week the Dubai Financial Market General Index (DFMGI) was relatively flat, up only 6.76 or 0.19 per cent to end at 3,644.31. As was the case the previous week, last week there were only four trading days in the UAE markets due to the holiday.

Noor Index launches the latest innovative financial trading tools
(Saudi Gazette - 10/09/2017)

Noor Index has launched on Sept. 4 its extensive range of software solutions for the financial services industry, focusing on easy-to-use and customized online trading platforms serving multiple sectors including physical currency, precious metals

Muscat bourse edges up on better volume
(Times of Oman - 07/09/2017)

Shares on the Muscat Securities Market edged up on better activity on Wednesday. The MSM30 Index remained stable at 5,064.58 points, a marginal gain of 0.03 per cent. The MSM Sharia Index declined 0.14 per cent to close at 738.18 points. Oman Fisheries

Gulf Warehousing Company enters FTSE Qatar Index
(The Peninsula - 07/09/2017)

FTSE has added Gulf Warehousing Co to FTSE Qatar Index in its semi-annual review. In the periodical rebalancing act, FTSE excluded Qatari Investor Group, Aamal Co and Qatar Navigation (Milaha) from the Index. The changes to the FTSE Qatar index will

Kuwait, Saudi bourses gain in August
(Arab Times - 07/09/2017)

Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz” recently released its Monthly Market Research report. In this report, Markaz examines and analyzes the performance of equity markets in the MENA region as well as the global equity markets for the month of August 2017.

Middle East bond issues to cross $20b in 2H 2017
(Saudi Gazette - 07/09/2017)

New bond issues in the Middle East are expected to exceed $20 billion during the second half of the year, according to Fisch Asset Management, a global leader in convertible and corporate bond strategies. Saudi banks will be patient since they have

Saudi stocks outperform on firm oil
(Saudi Gazette - 07/09/2017)

Saudi Arabia’s equities index firmed on Wednesday with the stock benchmark Tadawul All Share Index rising 0.7 percent to 7,306 points because of strong oil prices while Qatar fell to its lowest close since January 2016 after index compiler FTSE’s

Muscat bourse recovers on institutional support
(Times of Oman - 06/09/2017)

Despite poor trading activity, the MSM30 Index gained 0.21 per cent to close at 5,063.11 points. The MSM Sharia Index closed at 739.24 points, up by 0.13 per cent. Al Madina Investment was the most active in terms of volume as well as turnover. The top

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