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Vodafone Qatar almost touches 10% daily upper limit on QSE
(Gulf Times - 28/02/2018)

Vodafone Qatar on Tuesday almost touched the upper 10% circuit filter in an otherwise bearish Qatar Stock Exchange, which continued to remain at sub-9,000 levels for the second straight session.<br/><br/> Local, non-Qatari and Gulf retail investors

Muscat bourse recovers on renewed support from retail investors
(Times of Oman - 28/02/2018)

The MSM30 Index ended the session at 4,993.16 points, up 0.16 per cent. MSM Sharia Index ended at 707.19 points, up 0.40 per cent. United Finance was the most active in terms of volume while Bank Muscat was the leader in terms of turnover. The top gainer

DIB, Emaar weigh on Dubai index
(Gulf News - 28/02/2018)

Shares of Emaar Properties and Dubai Islamic Bank weighed on Dubai index on Tuesday, even as the Saudi Tadawul index stayed flat.<br/><br/> The Dubai Financial Market General Index closed 0.61 per cent lower at 3,286.48.<br/><br/> Emaar Properties closed

Kuwait equity market ends week on mixed note
(Arab Times - 28/02/2018)

Boursa Kuwait ended last week with mixed performance. The Price Index closed at 6,756.54 points, down by 0.11% from the week before closing, the Weighted Index decreased by 0.13% after closing at 410.14 points, whereas the KSX-15 Index closed at 948.62

Muscat bourse ends higher
(Times of Oman - 27/02/2018)

The MSM30 Index gained 0.55 per cent to close at 4,985.28 points. MSM Sharia Index ended at 704.40 points, up 0.03 per cent. Galfar Engineering was the most active in terms of volume as well as turnover. United Power was the top gainer, up 3.95 per cent,

Market regulator suspends Moore Stephens
(Times of Oman - 27/02/2018)

Oman’s stock market watchdog Capital Market Authority (CMA) on Monday suspended Moore Stephens from auditing accounts of companies regulated by the CMA for one year. The penal action is for violating Articles 112 and 113 of the Commercial Companies Law,

Sharjah picks banks for dollar sukuk issue
(Gulf News - 27/02/2018)

Sharjah has picked banks including HSBC and Sharjah Islamic Bank to arrange a US dollar-denominated sukuk issue, sources aware of the matter said on Monday. The banks include several international and local lenders, the sources said. The government of

Saudi Arabian stocks lower as weak banks outweigh rising petrochems
(Arab News - 26/02/2018)

Saudi Arabian shares fell on Sunday as weakness in banks more than offset a rise in petrochemicals after Brent crude oil rebounded to around $67 a barrel at the end of last week.<br/><br/> The Saudi stock index fell 0.4 percent. Ten of 14 petchems

QSE opens week weak despite buying support
(Gulf Times - 26/02/2018)

The Qatar Stock Exchange Sunday opened the week weak, but remained above 9,000 points, despite buying interests within the insurance, telecom and industrials counters.<br/><br/> Foreign funds turned bearish and there was increased net selling by local as

Oman's share index ends marginally lower
(Times of Oman - 26/02/2018)

The MSM30 Index edge down 0.28 per cent to 4958.21 points. MSM Sharia Index ended at 704.16 points, down by 0.29 per cent. Al Jazeira Services was the most active in terms of volume while Omantel was the most active in terms of turnover. National

Qatari equity market set to improve disclosure practices
(The Peninsula - 26/02/2018)

Qatar’s capital market regulatory authority is working on a draft proposal ahead of considering to bring in better transparency and disclosure practiceS to the market. The proposals include a series of recommendations to make the market more efficient,

GFH shares shine on DFM before stocks go ex-dividend
(Gulf News - 26/02/2018)

Gulf Finance House shares rose more than 5 per cent on Sunday as sluggish mood continued among traders before some of the stocks go ex-dividend. GFH shares closed 5.38 per cent higher at Dh1.37. The Dubai Financial Market General Index closed 0.61 per

Nomura bullish on long term Saudi equities investment prospects
(The National - 25/02/2018)

Nomura Asset Management, the Japanese money manager with $450 billion of assets under management, is bullish on long-term investment prospects in Arabian Gulf markets, especially Saudi Arabian stocks as Arab World’s biggest economy pushes ahead with

GCC bonds & sukuk market raises $174.17bn
(The Peninsula - 25/02/2018)

A total of $174.17bn was raised in the GCC aggregate bonds and sukuk market during 2017, an increase of 3.96 percent over $167.54bn raised in 2016. Out of which, $69.90bn was raised by the GCC Central Banks local issuances (CBLI) whereas $104.26bn was

UAE markets: No bullish reversal yet
(Gulf News - 25/02/2018)

Last week the Dubai Financial Market General Index (DFMGI) dropped by 43.90 or 1.32 per cent to end at 3,286.54. There were 28 declining issues against nine advancing, while volume dipped to a 22-week low.<br/><br/> The DFMGI has remained under pressure

Emaar continues rebound but Dubai, regional markets mostly move little
(Arab News - 23/02/2018)

Dubai blue chip Emaar Properties continued to rebound in heavy trade on Thursday but regional stock markets were mostly lacklustre, partly because of weak global bourses and oil prices.<br/><br/> Emaar, which had been trading near 14-month lows, surged

MSCI in final stages of evaluating Saudi Arabia’s upgrade
(Gulf News - 23/02/2018)

Saudi Arabia is in the final stage of evaluation for being upgraded under emerging markets by MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International) index, its regional chief said in Abu Dhabi.<br/><br/> MSCI has three main elements of classification before it can

Saudi Kuwaiti Finance gets nod to list REIT on Tadawul
(Gulf News - 23/02/2018)

Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority said it has approved Saudi Kuwaiti Finance House Company’s request to offer, register and list Al-Markaz REIT Fund units on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) as Real Estate Investment Traded Fund.<br/><br/> “The

Bearish trend continues on Muscat bourse
(Times of Oman - 22/02/2018)

The MSM30 Index closed the session at 4,987.37 points, down by 0.26 per cent. The MSM Sharia Index declined by 0.19 per cent to close at 704.85 points. Galfar Engineering was the most active in terms of volume as well as turnover. Ahli Bank was the top

Bahrain selects banks for planned international bond issue
(Gulf News - 22/02/2018)

Bahrain’s government has selected banks for a planned international bond issue, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.<br/><br/> BNP Paribas, Citi and JPMorgan have been chosen to arrange the transaction, along with Gulf International Bank

Emaar Properties shares jump after government’s proposed move
(Gulf News - 22/02/2018)

Emaar Properties rose on Wednesday on the proposed move by the regulator that may ask developers to meet 50 per cent construction before launching off-plan sales. <br/><br/> Emaar Properties closed 3.15 per cent higher at Dh6.22. The Dubai Financial

Bahrain Bourse endorse the launch of Bahrain Fintech Bay
(Biz Bahrain - 22/02/2018)

Bahrain Bourse announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding (‘MOU’) with Bahrain FinTech Bay (BFB) on 18th February 2018 to endorse the launch of Bahrain Fintech Bay (BFB).<br/><br/> CEO of Bahrain Bourse, Shaikh Khalifa Bin Ebrahim Alkhalifa and the

Oman’s share index falls marginally
(Times of Oman - 21/02/2018)

The MSM30 Index closed the session at 5,000.48 points, down 0.14 per cent. The MSM Sharia Index declined 0.16 per cent to end at 706.19 points. Galfar Engineering was the most active in terms of volume as well as turnover. Rallying 17.11 per cent, Galfar

UAE bourses stay sluggish amid select buying
(Gulf News - 21/02/2018)

UAE bourses remained sluggish on Tuesday even as a few stocks witnessed select buying due to specific fundamentals.<br/><br/> The Dubai Financial Market General Index closed 0.84 per cent lower at 3,270.34. Traded value was at Dh233 million.<br/><br/>

Saudi Arabia issues 7.22b riyals of domestic sukuk
(Gulf News - 21/02/2018)

Saudi Arabia’s finance ministry issued 7.22 billion riyals ($1.93 billion; Dh1.55 billion) of domestic sukuk in its monthly sale by re-opening an issue originally made last month, the ministry said on Tuesday.<br/><br/> It sold 5.37 billion riyals of

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