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Oman share index ends higher
(Times of Oman - 30/04/2018)

The MSM30 index moved 0.25 per cent higher on Sunday and closed at 4,734.42 points. MSM Sharia Index ended at 658.04 points, up by 0.43 per cent. Bank Nizwa was the most active in terms of volume and turnover. Construction Materials was the top gainer,

Dubai index rises as Emaar Properties plays catch-up
(Gulf News - 30/04/2018)

Dubai index recovered from its intra-day losses on Sunday on the back of a catch-up play in Emaar Properties.<br/><br/> The Dubai Financial Market General index closed 0.19 per cent higher to 3,048.46. Emaar Properties, which was the second-most actively

UAE markets remain in key decision areas
(Gulf News - 29/04/2018)

The Dubai Financial Market General Index (DFMGI) took a another dive to a new trend low last week, falling 39.27 or 1.27 per cent to close at 3,042.82. There were 12 advancing issues and 26 declining, while volume was higher than the previous

Foreign outflows from Dubai stocks gain momentum
(Gulf Times - 26/04/2018)

Visitors browse financial data at the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) in Dubai (file). Foreign selling of Dubai’s stocks accelerated in the past week as the nation’s benchmark equity index fell and the Dubai dirham was little changed. The 5-day moving

Oman share index falls on low selling, volumes
(Times of Oman - 26/04/2018)

The MSM30 Index ended in red on local selling amid low volumes. The benchmark index ended down by 0.45 per cent to close at 4,740.72 points. The MSM Sharia Index ended at 654.97 points, down 0.13 per cent.<br/><br/> Bank Nizwa was the most active in

Weak investor appetite weighing DFM down
(Gulf News - 26/04/2018)

The UAE’s main equity indices ended nearly flat on Wednesday amid weak investor appetite and as share prices of many of the blue chips declined, weighing the indices down.<br/><br/> The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) index fell 0.26 per cent to reach

Boursa Kuwait’s London roadshow evokes keen interest
(Arab Times - 26/04/2018)

Boursa Kuwait’s first roadshow in London in collaboration with multinational financial services firm Goldman Sachs turned out to be an exceptional success. Eight companies listed at the Kuwaiti stock exchange, including the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK),

Oman's share index gains marginally
(Times of Oman - 25/04/2018)

The MSM30 Index ended with marginal gains of 0.13 per cent to close at 4,762.01 points. The MSM Sharia Index ended at 655.80 points, down 0.36 per cent. Ahli Bank was the most active in terms volume as well as turnover. National Gas was the top gainer,

Saudis said to delay exchange IPO on MSCI valuation hopes
(Gulf News - 25/04/2018)

Saudi Arabia is delaying the initial public offering of its stock exchange on hopes that a potential MSCI Inc upgrade could boost its value, according to people with knowledge of the matter.<br/><br/> The Tadawul, as the Middle East’s biggest stock

DFM index weighed down by Emaar, DIB
(Gulf News - 25/04/2018)

Dubai’s main equity index was weighed down on Tuesday by slight dips in the share prices of blue chips Emaar and Dubai Islamic Bank, leading the index to close 0.9 per cent lower.<br/><br/> The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) general index ended at

Boursa Kuwait’s London roadshow kicks off today
(Arab Times - 25/04/2018)

In line with its ongoing efforts to further develop the Kuwaiti market to meet international standards, Boursa Kuwait’s first roadshow in the UK in collaboration with multinational financial services firm Goldman Sachs will kick off in London. Taking

Muscat bourse trading activity remained muted
(Times of Oman - 24/04/2018)

Trading activity remained muted and the MSM30 Index ended at 4,756.03 points, down 0.11 per cent. The MSM Sharia Index declined 0.68 per cent to close at 658.15 points. Bank Nizwa was the most active in terms of while Oman Education & Training led in

Damac Properties dividend news weigh on Dubai bourse
(Gulf News - 24/04/2018)

Lower than expected dividends from Damac Properties, which nearly 3 per cent weightage on the index, pressured Dubai market on Monday. Damac Properties closed 7.05 per cent lower to Dh2.77, and was the fourth most actively traded stock. Traded value

Short-term weakness seen in DXB Entertainments shares
(Gulf News - 24/04/2018)

DXB Entertainments may witness weakness in the short-term, and should be seen as a long-term play, according to analysts.<br/><br/> DXB Entertainments reported a net loss of Dh1.11 billion in 2017 compared with a Dh485 million loss a year earlier, but

CMA cautions against unlicensed companies
(Oman Daily Observer - 24/04/2018)

The Capital Market Authority has cautioned local investors against dealing with unlicensed firms claiming to specialise in foreign-exchange, securities and other investments.<br/><br/> “CMA has been alerted by the International Organisations of

Kuwait bourse edges lower; volume jumps
(Arab Times - 24/04/2018)

Kuwait stocks edged lower on Monday as it extended its losing streak to fifth consecutive session. The All Shares Index fell 3.84 pts in volatile trade to 4,785.09 points even as the trading floor mood remained broadly mixed. The Premier Market took in

Oman’s share index ends marginally higher
(Times of Oman - 23/04/2018)

Technical glitches resulted in a shortened trading session in which the MSM30 Index ended flat at 0.03 per cent. The MSM Sharia Index declined 0.07 per cent to close at 662.65 points. Bank Muscat was the most active in terms of volume as well as

Lacklustre trading continues on DFM, ADX
(Gulf News - 23/04/2018)

Lacklustre trading continued on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) on Sunday.<br/><br/> The Dubai Financial Market General Index fell 0.08 per cent to 3,079.51 by the end of the session. Traded value on the index

Market cap of ADX listed companies pegged at Dh485b
(Gulf News - 23/04/2018)

The market capitalisation of listed companies on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) increased by 2 per cent to Dh485 billion by the end of 2017, compared to Dh475 billion at end of 2016.<br/><br/> The net profit booked by companies listed on the ADX

Bond and sukuk listings bolster MSM debt market
(Oman Daily Observer - 23/04/2018)

As many as 26 bond and sukuk issuances have been listed on the Muscat Securities Market (MSM) as of December-end 2017, underscoring the growing role of the debt as well as the equity markets in supporting economic growth in the Sultanate, a key banking

Kuwait equities drop in lacklustre session – Ooredoo tumbles 40 fils; KIPCO flat
(Arab Times - 23/04/2018)

Kuwait stocks slipped into red on Sunday extending its losses to fourth straight session. The All Shares Index fell 8.55 points in lackluster trade to 4788.93 pts weighed by Ooredoo even as the broader market remained mixed. The Premier Market rose 3.21

Islamic bonds offer a sweet spot in dull market
(Gulf News - 22/04/2018)

Islamic bonds or popularly called as sukuk offers a sweet spot in an otherwise dull bond market, which many analysts think the 35-year old bull run will come to an end amid rising rates.<br/><br/> That’s because of its demand, supply and macro

Speculative activities spike as MSM30 ticks down
(Oman Daily Observer - 22/04/2018)

Speculative activities continued to dominate the market movement. Further, the cautious sentiment among investors has limited the strategic moves and have thus kept the market calm overall. We have seen that companies’ disclosures and discussion panels

Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul index hits August 2015 high
(Gulf News - 20/04/2018)

Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul index rose on Thursday, extending gains for another session to hit its highest level since August 2015.<br/><br/> The benchmark rose as much as 8,271.29, before paring gains to 8,243.00, ending 1.19 per cent higher for the day. The

Oman’s share index ends on negative note
(Times of Oman - 19/04/2018)

The MSM30 Index ended the session on a negative note at 4,751.95 points, down 0.37 per cent. The MSM Sharia Index declined 0.44 per cent to end at 663.61 points. Gulf Investment Services was the most active in terms of volume while Bank Muscat led in