Dubai slips on property and banking shares, Abu Dhabi also down-continued

June 19, 2018--Dubai's main index fell almost 1.5 percent on Tuesday as concerns over trade tensions between the United States and China ricocheted through emerging markets.
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The UAE, Saudi, finding spring in their economic prospects
August 13, 2018--Investors and residents can breathe easier now that the UAE and Saudi are projecting a more robust image of fiscal momentum, non-oil diversification and growth despite the catalyst coming from a rise in oil prices.
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf stocks slide on volatile oil, property
August 9, 2018--Gulf stocks were mostly lower, as volatile oil prices hit petrochemical and energy firms in the Saudi market, while lower-than-expected earnings of property firm Aldar Properties weighed on the Abu Dhabi market.
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August 9, 2018--MIDEAST STOCKS-Abu Dhabi hits four-year high, Saudi slips amid Canada row
August 9, 2018--Abu Dhabi's stockmarket touched four-year highs on Wednesday, helped by bank stocks, while Saudi Arabia's dipped amid a diplomatic row with Canada.
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Canada's TMX says no plans for talks with Saudi Aramco over IPO
August 8, 2018--Canada's TMX Group Ltd said on Wednesday it had no plans for further talks with oil company Saudi Aramco about a partial listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange as part of what is expected to the world's largest initial public offering.
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Markets monthly review: Middle East stocks enjoy buoyant July as Qatar, UAE lead gains
August 8, 2018--Middle East markets were broadly upbeat in July as Dubai's bourse rebounded following an early summer slump, Qatar extended its 2018 gains and Kuwaiti traders bought into the hype of a potential emerging market upgrade.
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf stocks open weak, Abu Dhabi eases after hitting 3-year high
August 7, 2018--The Abu Dhabi market eased from a three-year high on Tuesday on profit-taking and weakness in Aldar Properties as its quarterly earnings slumped, while Qatari stocks were lacklustre as banks lost ground.
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Energy stocks lift Abu Dhabi, Saudi, Qatar flat
August 6, 2018--Firm oil prices boosted energy shares in the Abu Dhabi market and financials boosted Kuwaiti stocks on Monday, however the Gulf's two star performers, Saudi and Qatari stocks, were little changed in the absence of major corporate or economic news.
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf insurers jump on Q2 results, petchems down on oil
August 5, 2018--Gulf stocks were mixed on Sunday, with some companies' positive financial results offsetting a bearish background due to persisting global trade concerns and lower oil prices.

Oil gave up earlier gains late last week as fears that Chinese demand could taper weighed on prices.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Abu Dhabi leads Gulf share tumble as world trade fears spread
August 2, 2018--Abu Dhabi's stock market fell on Thursday, leading a tumble of most Gulf bourse's as fears spread of an escalating trade dispute between the United States and China.
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Bank sector gains send Qatar to highest close for 14 months
August 1, 2018--Qatar's stock market closed at its highest level for 14 months, led by banking stocks and overtaking Saudi Arabia as the top-performing index in the Gulf region while other markets were mixed amid lacklustre trading.
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DGCX Records Highest Average Open Interest, Surpassing 300,000 Contracts for July
August 1, 2018--Building on a record-breaking first half of the year, the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) has begun H2 strongly, recording an Average Open Interest (AOI) of 323,477 contracts in July, bringing the AOI for 2018 to an all-time high of 304,398 contracts, up 29% from 2017.
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Funds' confidence in UAE equities returning, bullish on Kuwait
July 31, 2018-- Fund managers' confidence in United Arab Emirates stock markets is returning after being damaged by the planned liquidation of Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj, while funds remain very positive on Kuwait, a monthly Reuters poll showed on Tuesday.
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ETFGI reports that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Middle East and Africa reached US$36.4 billion at the end of June 2018
July 31, 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 reached US$36.4 billion at the end of June 2018. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)
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Saudi Tadawul to begin trading on $925mln government debt instruments
July 30, 2018-- The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) will list and start trading on government debt instruments with a combined value of SAR 3.47 billion ($925 million).
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi falls slightly after oil tanker attack, rest of Gulf mixed
July 26, 2018--Saudi Arabia's stock market fell slightly on Thursday after Riyadh reported an attack on two oil tankers by Yemen's Houthi movement, while other Gulf bourses moved little, suggesting investors don't expect the event to have much economic impact.
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Saudi stock exchange added to S&P DJI indexes
July 26, 2018--The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) is pleased to announce today that S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI), a leading provider of global equity indexes, upgraded the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to "Emerging Market" from its previous "Standalone Market" country classification.
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks drag down Saudi, Qatar stock markets
July 25, 2018--Banking shares slipped in Saudi Arabia and Qatar on Wednesday as investors digested a mixed bag of results.
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S&P Dow Jones to upgrade Saudi stocks to emerging market next year
July 25, 2018--S&P Dow Jones will add major Saudi stocks to its global indexes with a 50% weighting in March 2019
Global equity index compiler S&P Dow Jones Indices will upgrade Saudi Arabia's bourse to emerging market status from a stand-alone market next year, becoming the latest in a series of index firms to promote Riyadh.
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GCC Equities Review: Investors pile into Saudi stocks after upgrades, but does the market still offer value?
July 22, 2018--The 15.1 percent gain made by the Tadawul All Share Index in the first half of 2018 meant that the market not only outperformed its regional peers, but was one of the top-performers globally.
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