|ETFGI reports that assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Middle East and Africa increased by 14% to reach a new high of 40 billion US dollars at the end of December 2017-continued|
|January 22, 2018--ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Middle East and Africa increased by 14.4% during 2017 to reach US$39.90 Bn at the end of December. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)|
|Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Middle East and Africa increased by $5.03 billion during the year, to reach $39.90 billion.
Year-to-date, through end of December 2017, ETFs and ETPs listed in Middle East and Africa saw net outflows of $2.02 Bn.
|Middle East ETP News|
|UAE real estate shares end lower on Monday, despite positive visa news|
|September 17, 2018--Shares continue downward trend despite UAE government announcing five-year visa proposals for retiring expats.|
|Saudi Stock Exchange records weekly losses, nears correction end|
|September 14, 2018--The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) saw a negative performance in the second week of September, on the back of most of the market sectors.|
|Mideast Stocks: Saudi falls to six-month low, Qatar at 16-month high|
|September 13, 2018--Saudi Arabia's stock market fell to a six-month low on Thursday, missing out on a wider emerging markets rebound, but Qatar continued rising to a fresh 16-month high.|
|Mideast Stocks: Saudi market reverses some losses after last week's plunge|
|September 9, 2018--Gulf stock markets closed on a positive note on Sunday, reverSsing some of their losses earlier in the day.
The Saudi index in particular ended up gaining 0.6 percent, after having plunged last week on foreign investors' concerns over emerging markets volatility.
|Saudi Arabia's index drops early in September, stays in positive territory for 2018|
|September 6, 2018--The Saudi index retreated 3.3 percent in the first week of September, dropping the most compared to its peers in the Gulf.|
|Monthly markets review: Egypt and Abu Dhabi's stock markets outperform in August|
|September 4, 2018--Most of the region's stock markets declined in value during August, which was a quiet month in terms of trading volumes as many markets closed for a week for the Eid Al Adha holidays.|
|MSCI to launch tradeable index with Saudi exchange in Q4|
|September 4, 2018--Global index provider MSCI said on Tuesday it had signed an agreement with the Saudi Stock Exchange Co (Tadawul) to jointly launch a tradeable index later this year in a move that could spur the growth of derivatives and exchange-traded funds.|
|The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) Launches Derivatives Market In The First Half Of 2019|
|September 4, 2018--The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) will introduce exchange-traded derivatives in the first half of 2019.|
|Correction: Banking sector the dominate factor on the Qatar stock market-data|
|September 3, 2018--Qatar's stock market drops 0.65 percent on Monday, weighed down by banks|
|Effective Management of Water Resources in Arab World Key to Future Growth and Stability|
|August 28, 2018--New report outlines risks associated with region's water challenges and the policies needed to address them.|
Water scarcity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region can either be a destabilizing factor or a motive that binds communities together, according to a new joint report from the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Bank, with the difference determined by the policies adopted to cope with the growing challenge.
|IMF Staff Country Report-Saudi Arabia: Selected Issues|
|August 24, 2018--FISCAL FRAMEWORKS AND FISCAL ANCHORS: THE EXPERIENCES IN COMMODITY EXPORTING COUNTRIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR SAUDI ARABIA1|
The implementation of fiscal policy in Saudi Arabia is undergoing significant change, but there is a need to further deepen reforms and ingrain fiscal consolidation into a framework that reduces the reliance of fiscal policy on volatile oil revenues and sets clearer medium-term fiscal objectives.
|Sovereign funds pull $5.7bln from global markets in Q2|
|August 21, 2018--Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) pulled $5.7 billion from stock and bond strategies managed by external asset managers in the second quarter, data from research firm eVestment showed on Tuesday, as trade tensions rocked financial markets.|