Monthly markets review: Egypt and Abu Dhabi's stock markets outperform in August-continued

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.
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi's Securities Exchange was one of the few markets to post gains in August, increasing in value by 2.62 percent.

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Mideast Stocks: Oil rally boosts Qatar, Saudi; Egypt hits one-year low
December 4, 2018--Qatar's stock market rose sharply on Monday and Saudi stocks gained, helped by a surge in oil prices, which boosted their banks and petrochemical stocks, while Egypt slumped to its lowest in a year.
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Qatar to withdraw from OPEC and focus on gas exports
December 3, 2018--Qatar said on Monday it was quitting OPEC from January to focus on its gas ambitions, taking a swipe at the group's de facto leader Saudi Arabia and marring efforts to show unity before this week's meeting of exporters to tackle an oil price slide.
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Dubai stock market: Is this just another correction?
December 2, 2018--Much of the growth seen in 2018 is due to a big rise in state spending
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Dubai, Abu Dhabi stocks' yearly moves to diverge for first time
November 28, 2018--The fates of the two biggest stock gauges in the United Arab Emirates are set to diverge this year for the first time on record.
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Gulf Economic Monitor: Staying the Course on Reforms
November 27, 2018-- A sustained increase in oil prices over the past two years has driven an economic recovery in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Economic growth for the GCC region is expected to reach 2% in 2018, up from negative 0.3 % in 2017, thanks in part to higher oil production and a slower pace of fiscal consolidation.
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Mideast Stocks-Saudi petchems lead Gulf lower on oil price tumble
November 25, 2018--Saudi Arabia's stock market led Gulf bourses lower early on Sunday after oil prices plunged nearly 8 percent at the end of last week because of intensifying fears of a supply glut.
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Mideast Stocks: Qatar smarts from MSCI decision, Gulf mostly moves little
November 15, 2018--Qatar's stock market continued to suffer in early trade on Thursday from MSCI's decision to exclude two of its major stocks in a semi-annual index review, while the rest of the Gulf moved little.
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Dubai Economy Tracker signals slowest growth since March '16
November 12, 2018--This report contains the latest release of data collected from a monthly survey of business conditions in the Dubai non-oil private sector. Sponsored by Emirates NBD and produced by IHS Markit, the survey provides an early indication of operating conditions in Dubai.
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Mideast Stocks: Saudi stocks hit more than two-week low as weak oil prices weigh on Gulf
November 11, 2018--Saudi stocks slumped to their weakest level in more than two weeks on Sunday, hurt by the latest slump in oil prices, which also dragged most Gulf markets lower.
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