Markets

US Federal Reserve System Raises Base Interest Rate

The US Federal Reserve System acting as the national central bank has raised the base interest rate by 25 percentage points to 0.5-0.75%, the...

GCC Bond Market to Continue Gaining Momentum Despite Lower Performance

GCC bond market expected to witness continued increase in the volume of issuances. · Increased demand from international investors due to relative stability and appealing...

Oil prices whipsaw as regional markets weigh macroeconomic conditions

Oil declines to $50 a barrel after news on Russia’s no deal with OPEC After the major OPEC news last week, oil reacted positively and...

Markets sell-off may evolve into a prolonged scenario

In Monday early trading, European shares fell by their most in nearly three months, hit by a global sell-off in stocks and bonds as...

First Mergers & Acquisitions Global Report Launched

Report’s key finding is that effective people management can drive value in M&A Transactions Mercer, the global human resources consultancy, has developed and released it’s...

Equities set for a bear hug over the coming months

Goldman Sachs has downgraded its outlook on equities to "neutral" over the next 12 months, saying there's no particular reason to own them. "Until we...

Regional markets rally forward with 2.3% gain last week

Positive oil-related triggers needed to sustain recent upswing After a one-week break, buyers reasserted themselves pushing regional markets, especially those GCC, back in the black,...

Dubai, Abu Dhabi lead regional market rally this week

After closing February on a strong note, the first week of March saw buyers doubling down and momentum continuing this current upswing, according to...

Trading volumes on DGCX rose 42% in February

February marked another strong month of trading for the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange, DGCX, driven by continued global market volatility and the availability...

DFM General Index rose 8.1% by the end of February

The Dubai Financial Market, DFM, General Index increased by 8.1% to 3,240 points at the end of February compared to 2,998 points at the...

Regional markets to close February in the green as KSA struggles...

Regional markets are showing resiliency for the first time in a long time as they ride out another volatile week and preserve monthly gains....

Emaar Properties records net operating profit of US$ 1.193 billion in...

Full-year revenue grows 33% to AED 13.661 billion (US$ 3.719 billion) Recurring revenue from shopping malls & retail and hospitality & leisure businesses in 2015...

GCC markets ended 2015 in red zone due to volatile oil...

Trading activities fell due to negative sentiments over the region Market capitalization declined 11.4%YoY in 2015 GCC markets close lower in 2015 GCC markets closed lower in...

2016 Markets Outlook: Return of Value Investing

Glass Half-Full: Bullish on Stocks, Not Sectors; Year of Modest Global Growth: U.S. Grows, China Slows and Brazil Contracts; More Volatility as Monetary Policies Diverge, Rates...

Regional markets close October on negative note despite slight rally

Stock markets in the MENA region closed October on a negative note with varying degrees of losses despite exhibiting a slight rally earlier in...

MENA M&A Market at Its Lows during 3Q2015

The MENA M&A market maintained, in 3Q2015, the slow activity witnessed during the recent period, as it fails to redress from the current lows....

Foreign and institutional trading in Etisalat Group to start September 15

Emirates Telecommunications Group Company has announced that foreign and institutional trading of its shares on Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange will start on September 15th. In...

Gulf Stocks Slide Deepens Amid Global Selloff

Stock markets in the petrodollar-dependent Arabian Gulf tumbled Sunday to multimonth lows, spooked by sharply lower oil prices and a global equities selloff over...

ADX approves new regulations for trading, clearance and depositing

The board of directors of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has approved the enforcement of new regulations for its operations including trading, clearance, registering...

MENA M&A Market Stalls, During 2Q2015, Well Behind Its 3-Year Rebound

The MENA M&A market markedly regressed during 2Q2015, well behind its prolonged 3-year revived activity. The overall 12-month activity now falls short from a...

MENA M&A Market Started 2015 on a Positive Note

The MENA M&A market depicted a steady activity during 1Q2015, prolonging its 9-month positive performance. Despite depressed oil prices and the regional political turmoil...

Foreign Funds Will Flow Back to Emerging Markets

Foreign funds will flow back to emerging markets as there is no indication of an interest rate hike in the near term. Emerging-market stocks rose...

Dubai Stock Market Rapid Stumble Explained

The stock market in Dubai saw a 10-month record decline recently. DFM General Index witnessed a decrease of 6.7%, which is the biggest since...

MSCI upgraded UAE and Qatar to Emerging Market Status

Late on Wednesday, Index compiler MSCI upgraded the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to emerging market status from frontier, as part of its semi-annual...