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Oman's share index ends marginally higher
(Times of Oman - 28/06/2018)

The MSM30 index ended higher on Wednesday and closed at 4576.73 points, up by 0.14 per cent. MSM Sharia Index closed at 660.43 points, up by 0.38 per cent. Galfar Engineering was the most active in terms of volume while Bank Muscat was the most active in

BHB receives positive feedback on ‘Listing Rules’ consultation paper
(Biz Bahrain - 28/06/2018)

As part of the Bahrain Bourse’s continuous efforts to develop the capital market in the Kingdom, and based on CBB Resolution No. (11) of 2018, Bahrain Bourse (BHB) announces the completion of its public consultation on the ‘Listing Rules’ which was

Kuwait’s stocks extend gains to 3rd day in row
(Arab Times - 28/06/2018)

Kuwait stocks pulled higher on Tuesday, extending winning streak to a third consecutive day. The All Share index jumped 38.52 points to 4,905.59 points. The Premier Market index surged 55.33 points to 4,921.54 points while the Main Market climbed 8.13

Oman share index ends lower
(Times of Oman - 27/06/2018)

The MSM30 index ended lower on Tuesday and closed at 4570.18 points, down by 0.29 per cent. MSM Sharia Index closed at 657.96 points, down by 0.15 per cent. Bank Nizwa was the most active in terms of volume while Bank Muscat was the most active in terms

DFM index falls 1.1% as stocks remain in red
(Gulf News - 27/06/2018)

Dubai stocks continued to plunge on Tuesday, with the bourse’s index falling 1.11 per cent as concerns on the embattled private equity group Abraaj mounted.<br/><br/> The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) index ended at 2,836.01, with the bourse a sea of red.

Kuwait hits multi-week highs as volume swells
(Arab Times - 27/06/2018)

Kuwait stocks jumped to multi-week highs on Monday, buoyed by gains in telecoms and banks. The All Share index advanced 42.99 points to 4,867.07 points.<br/><br/> The Premier Market index climbed 53.58 points to 4,866.21 points while the Main Market rose

HSBC lauds Saudi index reclassification
(Saudi Gazette - 26/06/2018)

MSCI announced the reclassification of its Saudi Arabia Index to emerging market status on June 20, 2018. This historic development is expected to materially increase international inflows into the Kingdom's capital markets. The Capital Market Authority

DFM index falls to lowest level since late 2015
(Gulf News - 26/06/2018)

Dubai’s main equity index fell 2.09 per cent on Monday to end the day at its lowest level since late 2015, at 2,867.85 with most stocks ending in the red. The losses on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) were led by Drake and Scull International, whose

Saudi insurance stocks soar as female drivers take to the road
(Arab News - 25/06/2018)

Saudi insurance stocks surged on Sunday, with investors expecting the sector to reap significant dividends following the lifting of the ban on female drivers.<br/><br/> Insurance stocks — one of the worst performing sectors on the Saudi bourse for the

Oman share index ends lower
(Times of Oman - 25/06/2018)

The MSM30 index ended lower on Sunday and closed at 4593.87 points, down by 0.36 per cent. MSM Sharia Index closed at 658.87 points, down by 0.12 per cent. Galfar Engineering and construction was the most active in terms of volume while Rennaisance

Tadawul index jumps 1.8% on MSCI upgrade
(Gulf News - 25/06/2018)

Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul index jumped on Sunday after the MSCI said it would add the kingdom to its emerging market index, a move that is expected to attract billions of dollars in funds.<br/><br/> The Tadawul All Share Index rose 1.76 per cent, ending the

After MSCI upgrade, Tadawul chief turns to the next challenge for Saudi Arabia
(Arab News - 24/06/2018)

Khalid Al-Hussan seemed to be enjoying himself last Thursday at the Riyadh headquarters of Tadawul, the Saudi Arabia stock exchange, of which he is chief executive. In fact, a quiet smile of satisfaction rarely left his face, even under the bright glare

Uncertainty with a downward bias prevails in UAE markets
(Gulf News - 24/06/2018)

Last week the Dubai Financial Market General Index (DFMGI) got hit hard, falling 110.06 or 3.62 per cent to end at 2,928.17. That’s its largest one-week decline since early November 2017. Weakness was widespread as there were only five advancing issues

Muscat Securities Market up on upbeat trading note
(Oman Daily Observer - 24/06/2018)

Stable trading — except on the last trading day — was seen in the last week, which included three days of trading due to the Eid holiday. Overall, investor caution continues to dominate ahead of second quarter results. Further, some interest was shifted

QSE to launch new incentives for local and global investors
(Gulf Times - 21/06/2018)

The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) is poised to launch new investment incentives after a series of steps taken this year aimed at developing its systems, making it a platform for attracting local and international investments.<br/><br/> These steps have

Oman share index ends higher
(Times of Oman - 21/06/2018)

The MSM30 index ended higher on Wednesday and closed at 4593.53 points, up by 0.09 per cent. MSM Sharia Index closed at 657.18 points and up by 0.10 per cent. National Securities was the most active in terms of volume and Bank Muscat was the most active

Global sukuk issuance falls by 15.3%
(Times of Oman - 21/06/2018)

The global sukuk market experienced a significant slowdown in issuance in the first half of 2018, as predicted by S&P Global Ratings in January. The total sukuk issuance dropped by 15.3 per cent compared with the same period last year, reaching $44.2

Selling in Dubai index stabilises,Tadawul tumbles before MSCI upgrade
(Gulf News - 21/06/2018)

Selling stabilised on Dubai index after losing 3.2 per cent in the past two sessions as the gauge stayed below the 3,000 mark, while Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul index tumbled before the MSCI upgrade.<br/><br/> The Dubai Financial Market general index closed

Saudi Arabia gets MSCI emerging market status
(Gulf News - 21/06/2018)

Index provider MSCI said on Wednesday it will give emerging market status to Saudi Arabia, effective mid-2019. The move will sharply broaden the Saudi investor base in a move that could be supportive of local equities.<br/><br/> International investors’

Kuwait starts out week with losses; volume up
(Arab Times - 21/06/2018)

Kuwait stocks kicked off the week on a weaker note on Tuesday amid negative sentiment in global markets due to escalating US-China trade conflict. The All Share index plunged 16.01 points to close at 4,826.67 points.<br/><br/> The Premier Market index

Saudi Arabia, Argentina decisions loom for MSCI index review
(Times of Oman - 20/06/2018)

Global index compiler MSCI is considering including Saudi Arabia and Argentina in its emerging market indexes at a review of its widely-tracked benchmark on Wednesday, and could potentially announce candidates that may join its indexes in

Oman's share index ends lower in thin trading
(Times of Oman - 20/06/2018)

The MSM30 index ended lower amid thin trading activity to close at 4589.330 points, down by 0.15 per cent. MSM Sharia index closed at 656.530 points and down by 0.01 per cent. Al Madina Takaful was the most active in terms of volume and in terms of

UAE equity indices slide further amid trade tensions
(Gulf News - 20/06/2018)

The UAE’s main stock indices continued sliding on Tuesday amid growing concerns on a possible trade war. The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) index fell 1.45 per cent to end below the 3,000 mark for the second day in a row, at 2,939.33, as most stocks ended

Abu Dhabi index drops 2.68% amid concerns on Abraaj
(Gulf News - 19/06/2018)

The UAE’s equity indices dove on Monday, with Abu Dhabi’s main index plunging nearly 2.7 per cent amid a weak trade values and after Abraaj filed for provisional liquidation.<br/><br/> The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) general index ended the day

MSM 30 closed stable ahead of Eid holidays
(Oman Daily Observer - 19/06/2018)

The MSM30 closed the week almost stable at 4596.05. The Financial sub index was the only loser as it closed down by 0.11 per cent. Both the Industrial and Services indices went up by 0.44 per cent and 0.37 per cent respectively. The MSM Shariah Index

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