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Oman share index ends higher
(Times of Oman - 30/08/2018)

The MSM30 index ended higher on Wednesday and closed at 4,431.24 points, up by 0.48 per cent. MSM Sharia Index closed at 616.70 points, up by 0.96 per cent. Al Madina Takaful was the most active in terms of volume while Bank Muscat was most active in

Outperforming Abu Dhabi index inches closer to 5,000 mark
(Gulf News - 30/08/2018)

The Abu Dhabi index posted its highest level in a year, inching towards the closely watched 5,000 level on Wednesday on the back of buying First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB).<br/><br/> The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange general index closed 0.13 per cent higher

Saudi Arabia leads IPO and REIT activity in MENA in Q2
(Saudi Gazette - 29/08/2018)

The MENA region raised $881.5m through nine IPOs, (including four Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) listings), in Q2 2018, according to the latest EY MENA IPO Eye report. Compared to Q2 2017, both IPO value and activity increase year-on-year by 42.8%

Oman share index ends higher
(Times of Oman - 29/08/2018)

The MSM30 index ended higher on Tuesday and closed at 4,410.25 points, up by 0.65 per cent. MSM Sharia Index closed at 610.84 points, up by 0.51 per cent. Al Madina Takaful was the most active in terms of volume and in terms of turnover. The top gainer

UAE indices bide time as fresh leads eyed
(Gulf News - 29/08/2018)

UAE indices trod water on Tuesday as traders awaited fresh leads amid a lack of interest that reflected in lower traded value. The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) General Index closed 0.41 per cent lower at 2,818.19 due to weakness in Emaar Properties,

Nine Mena IPOs raise $881.5m in Q2: EY
(Trade Arabia - 29/08/2018)

The Mena region raised $881.5 million through nine IPOs, (including four Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) listings), in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018, according to the latest Mena IPO Eye report from professional services firm EY.<br/><br/> Compared

Kuwait market extends losses in sluggish trade
(Arab Times - 29/08/2018)

Kuwait stocks pulled lower on Tuesday extending the losses to third consecutive day. The All Shares Index dipped 36.12 pts in lackluster trade to 5,118.33 pts dragged by banking shares and some of the industrials.<br/><br/> The Premier Market slumped

QSE jumps 3.8% on banks’ strong gains
(Gulf Times - 28/08/2018)

A more than 6% gain in QNB boosted the Qatar Stock Exchange yesterday. The benchmark index jumped 3.8% on banks’ strong gains, as Qatar Islamic Bank jumped 10%, QNB surged 6.1% and Commercial Bank added 3.5%.

Oman share index ends higher
(Times of Oman - 28/08/2018)

The MSM30 index ended higher on Monday and closed at 4,381.78 points, up by 0.34 per cent. MSM Sharia Index closed at 607.75 points, up by 0.39 per cent. Al Madina Takaful was the most active in terms of volume while Ahli Bank Perpetual Bonds was most

Saudi Arabia issues draft on issuance of global depository receipts
(Gulf News - 28/08/2018)

Saudi Arabia’s capital markets regulator has issued draft rules for local companies to issue depositary receipts abroad, giving them a new channel to attract foreign equity investment.<br/><br/> The draft sets out the requirements for issuing global

Kuwait bourse extends losses; volume shrinks
(Arab Times - 28/08/2018)

Kuwait stocks eroded further on Monday following last session’s pullback. The All Shares Index dipped 31.47 pts in sluggish trade to 5,154.45 points weighed by some of the heavyweights and industrial scrips.<br/><br/> The Premier Market slid 43.35 points

Saudi stock market leads the region in first day of trading after Eid holiday
(Arab News - 27/08/2018)

The Saudi stock market was the best performing in the region on Sunday, in the first day of trading after the Eid holiday. The share index shot up by 1.4 percent, boosted by petrochemical firms Saudi Basic Industries and Saudi Kayan.<br/><br/> Investor

Oman share index ends lower
(Times of Oman - 27/08/2018)

The MSM30 index ended lower on Sunday and closed at 4,366.89 points, down by 0.54 per cent. MSM Sharia Index closed at 605.39 points, down by 0.26 per cent. HSBC Bank was the most active in terms of volume while Oman Cables Industry was most active in

Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul index closes in on 8,000 mark after holidays
(Gulf News - 27/08/2018)

Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul index jumped more than a per cent on Sunday after a weeklong holiday, leading regional gains on the back of strong performance in oil prices.<br/><br/> The Tadawul index closed 1.42 per cent higher at 7,978.83. The index hit a high

UAE investors keep an eye on where month closes
(Gulf News - 26/08/2018)

There was only one trading day last week on Sunday due to the Eid holiday and therefore the condition of the two UAE markets has not changed by much. The larger developing patterns continue to dominate, and Dubai and Abu Dhabi remain pointed in opposite

Oman shares end marginally higher
(Times of Oman - 16/08/2018)

The MSM30 index ended higher on Wednesday and closed at 4,389.44 points, up by 0.37 per cent. MSM Sharia Index closed at 606.15 points, up by 0.07 per cent. Bank Muscat was the most active in terms of volume and in terms of turnover. The top gainer of

Other UAE banks attract attention as Emirates NBD extends falls
(Gulf News - 16/08/2018)

Emirates NBD shares fell on Wednesday, extending losses for the eighth session, as traders shifted to other banks like Dubai Islamic Bank and First Abu Dhabi Bank.<br/><br/> Emirates NBD closed 2.28 per cent lower to Dh8.99. Shares Emirates NBD, which

DFM and ADX achieve 100% compliance
(The Gulf Today - 16/08/2018)

The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) on Wednesday announced that its local public listed companies have recorded a 100 per cent compliance regarding the disclosure of Q2-2018 results within the deadline of 45 days from the end of the period.<br/><br/> The

Oman share index ends lower
(Times of Oman - 15/08/2018)

The MSM30 index ended lower on Tuesday and closed at 4,373.08 points, down by 0.20 per cent. MSM Sharia Index closed at 605.72 points, up by 0.04 per cent. Oman Cement was the most active in terms of volume and in terms of turnover. The top gainer of the

Dubai index sheds 0.22% despite strong Emaar results
(Gulf News - 15/08/2018)

Emirates NBD weighed on the Dubai index for a third straight day on Tuesday, and even strong second quarter results from Emaar failed to cheer the market.<br/><br/> The Dubai Financial Market General index closed 0.22 per cent lower at 2,840.89, after

Kuwait index ticks up in ‘lackluster’ session
(Arab Times - 15/08/2018)

Kuwait stocks ticked higher on Tuesday stemming the three-day retreat. The All Shares Main Index rose 3.35 pts in lackluster session to 5,217.96 points as counters closed narrowly mixed. Some of the tech shares notched robust gains.<br/><br/> The Premier

Oman share index ends lower
(Times of Oman - 14/08/2018)

The MSM30 index ended lower on Monday and closed at 4,381.92 points, down by 0.55 per cent. MSM Sharia Index closed at 605.47 points, down by 0.07 per cent. Bank Nizwa was the most active in terms of volume and in terms of turnover. The top gainer of the

Turkey storm felt in Dubai index through Emirates NBD
(Gulf News - 14/08/2018)

The contagion impact from the crisis in Turkey was being felt in Dubai, along with other emerging markets.<br/><br/> The impact was felt largely through Emirates NBD, which recently entered an agreement with a Russian Bank to buy a bank in Turkey. And

Qatar shares tumble as Turkey’s currency crisis alarms investors
(Arab News - 13/08/2018)

Qatar stocks led losses across the Gulf on Sunday as the Turkish currency crisis unsettled investors. Every regional index ended the day in negative territory. The Doha measure declined by 2.6 percent as investors sold banks with investments in

Oman share index ends lower
(Times of Oman - 13/08/2018)

The MSM30 index ended lower on Sunday and closed at 4,406.35 points, down by 0.56 per cent. MSM Sharia Index closed at 605.87 points, down by 0.31 per cent. Al Anwar Holding was the most active in terms of volume while Phoenix Power was most active in

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