GCC Markets Performance in August 2013, Report

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· GCC markets lose steam in August on global cues · Global markets decline on Syria concerns · Combined market capitalization falls 1.6%MoM in August GCC markets dip in August GCC markets indices slid in August after a recovery in July. All markets, except MSM, declined during the month. KSE fell the most (5.4%MoM), followed […]

Emerging Markets On A Bumpy Ride


Emerging markets have been the darlings of global investors for most of the last decade. Even the most conservative investors, such as pension funds and sovereign wealth funds have increased their allocations to emerging markets assets. However, recently the environment for capital flows to emerging economies has deteriorated sharply. Slowing growth and policy missteps have […]

Fund Manager Survey finds investors less positive

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Global investors are moderating their earlier exuberance in the face of somewhat lower conviction over global growth, though they remain positive towards equity markets overall, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for April. Read more: Dubai Ranked 5th in Economic Performance Worldwide Which cities have the best economics in the world – […]

UAE Equity Markets Advance on Foreign Investments Comeback

The UAE equity markets have been shown interesting activities recently. The prior market expectations were quite bearish. Projections pointed to a corrective index wave that could place equities to the 1700-1750 area. However the UAE market performed otherwise which lead in the direction of more upside local equities. In late March the market faced corrective […]

GCC Markets Performance in March 2013

· All GCC markets, except the UAE, ended in the green · Kuwait led the rally, with a 4.0%MoM gain, followed by Saudi Arabia · Trading activity increased on MoM basis · IPO activity remained subdued GCC markets on a rise – UAE backtracks GCC equity performance remained mixed in March. All bourses, except ADX […]

2013 Offers Better Prospects for UAE, Saudi Arabia’s Financial Markets

At present, market analysts expect that in the first half o 2013, stock markets of UAE and Saudi Arabia will excel in performance compared to the financial markets in other Middle Eastern countries. These expectations are based on the steady economic growth combined with the strategic asset management and optimistic economic forecasts. Read more: Emaar […]

Private capital pursuing mining and metals investments

Increasing interest in mining and metals from private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds and state-owned enterprises is set to be a key trend in the sector in 2013, according to Lee Downham, Ernst & Young’s Global Mining & Metals Transactions Leader.  Read more: Investors Turning to Cash as Geopolitics and Interest Rate Rise Fears Bite […]

Equity markets in emerging economies to experience significant growth in next decade

Emerging market capitalization could account for half of the world total by 2020 In under a decade, equity markets in the emerging world have flourished and become critical sources of finance for emerging markets (EM) businesses according to Ernst & Young’s Moving towards the mainstream report, produced in collaboration with the Ernst &Young /SKOLKOVO Institute for Emerging […]