|Shares of Dubai developers remain buoyant amid solid construction prospects for the UAE-continued|
|February 20, 2012--The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) General Index dipped 0.14% to 1,568.94 points. Emaar Properties, the most liquid stock, gained 0.34% and Islamic developer Deyaar soared 1.90% to reach Dhs0.321.|
|According to Dr. Nasser Saidi, Chief Economist at the DIFC Authority and Head of External Relations, "the UAE has the largest share of the $1 trillion worth of construction projects to be completed by 2020 in the GCC - at $636bn," he wrote in his weekly DIFC economic commentary published earlier on Monday. Dubai Islamic Bank (off 1.35%) and telecom operator Du (1.32% lower) weighed on the benchmark. Some 299m shares were traded, valued at Dhs290.4m.|
|Source: AME Info|
|Middle East ETP News|
|MIDEAST STOCKS-Emaar continues to buoy Dubai, ex-dividend Qatar Islamic Bank tumbles|
|February 22, 2018--A rebound of shares in blue chip Emaar Properties continued to buoy Dubai's stock market in early trade on Thursday while the rest of the region mostly moved sideways.|
|MSCI decision on Saudi Arabia to be independent of Aramco listing-executive|
|February 22, 2018--If the Aramco IPO happens, where it lists, what and how it lists is independent of what MSCI will do to classify, says head of MSCI for the Middle East.|
|IMF Staff Concludes Visit to West Bank and Gaza|
|February 20, 2018--With growth slowing and scarce economic and financial buffers, the strained geopolitical situation is testing the resilience of the Palestinian economy.
Reunifying the West Bank and Gaza under a single administration could provide a modest boost to growth, but managing the budgetary costs will not be easy.
|MIDEAST STOCKS-Region barely moves, dividend cut pulls down Abu Dhabi's Waha Capital|
|February 20, 2018--Gulf stock markets barely moved early on Monday although a dividend cut pulled down major Abu Dhabi-listed financial firm Waha Capital.
The Abu Dhabi index slipped 0.2 percent as Waha, which had been trading near 10-month highs, pulled back 4.1 percent.
|MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi rises in early trade, most of Gulf sluggish|
|February 15, 2018--Saudi Arabia's stock market rose in early trade on Thursday, encouraged by strong global bourses and a slight rebound in oil prices, but most of the Gulf was sluggish because of mediocre corporate earnings.|
|MIDEAST STOCKS-Global environment positive, Gulf earnings mostly lacklustre|
|February 15, 2018--The global market environment is positive for Gulf stock markets on Thursday although mostly lacklustre corporate earnings in the region may limit any strength in stocks.|
|MIDEAST STOCKS-Few positives for Gulf, GFH cuts dividend|
|February 14, 2018--Gulf stock markets appear to have few fresh positives on Wednesday and may consolidate in sluggish trade, with Dubai dampened by earnings and dividend news from several companies.|
|MIDEAST STOCKS-Global rebound may lift Gulf; Industries Qatar has strong Q4|
|February 13, 2018--A rebound in global equity markets may lift stock markets in the Gulf on Tuesday, with strong fourth-quarter earnings by Industries Qatar buoying the bourse in that country.|
|Mideast Stocks: Global volatility to weigh on region|
|February 11, 2018--The volatility of global stock markets and oil looks likely to weigh on Gulf bourses on Sunday, with the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Egypt at risk of foreign fund outflows.|
|Egypt T-bill yields fall to lowest since currency float|
|February 8, 2018--Average yields on Egypt's six-month and one-year treasury bills fell on Thursday, data from the central bank showed, extending a decline that has taken yields to their lowest levels since the country floated its currency in late 2016.|
|Saudi bourse is ready for any decision on Aramco listing-official|
|February 8, 2018--Saudi officials have said the government plans to sell up to 5% of Aramco shares on one or more foreign exchanges in addition to Riyadh.|
|Solactive US Internet Index used as the basis for IBI ETF trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange|
|February 7, 2018--Solactive is pleased to announce that the Solactive US Internet Index is used as the underlying index for IBI's newly-launched ETF, I.B.I.(4D) SAL Solactive US Internet, trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.|
|Mideast Stocks: Gulf slides in response to Wall Street's tumble|
|February 4, 2018--Gulf stock markets sank early on Sunday in response to Friday's tumble on Wall Street, after U.S. data showed the strongest annual wage growth since 2009 and raised the risk of more interest rate hikes than expected this year.|
|DGCX Reports Strong Start to the Year with Record January Volume|
|February 2, 2018--Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX), the largest and most diversified derivatives bourse in the Middle East, began 2018 on a positive note by recording its best January in volumes and value ever, growing 40% from last year with 1,909,488 lots traded, valued at USD 47 billion (AED 172.6 billion).|
|MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai Islamic Bank pulls down Dubai, rest of Gulf moves little|
|January 30, 2018-- Dubai Islamic Bank pulled down the emirate's stock index in early trade on Tuesday after it announced a new share issue, while other Gulf bourses moved little.
The Dubai index slipped 1.0 percent as Dubai Islamic fell 4.1 percent.
|Egypt: Bourse Gains EGP 6 Billion|
|January 30, 2018--The Egyptian Exchange indexes posted collective gains at the close of Monday's trading, backed by purchases by Arab and foreign institutions and investment Funds.|
|Egypt's Economic Growth Rate Expected to Reach 5% in 2018-IMF Official|
|January 30, 2018--Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Jihad Azour expected the economic growth rate in Egypt to exceed projections hitting about 5 percent in 2018.|
|TASE Launches 6 New Tel-Bond Indices|
|January 28, 2018--Four Indices are Rating-Based and two are Sector-Based: Tel Bond-Shekel Banks & Insurance Index and Tel Bond-CPI Linked Real Estate Index|