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

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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. You may like the following related posts Investors Concerned about Overvaluation in Equity, Bond Markets Investors see growing overvaluations […]

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 […]