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24 - Apr - 2014
Fixed Income
MENA
MENA Fixed Income (English)
• Mubadala launches USD750m eight-year bond at 120bp over UST • Saudi Telecom picks banks for debut sukuk issue • Abu Dhabi's TAQA picks banks for bond roadshow • Dubai Holding to prepay USD319.3m loan • Dubai says new sukuk to open door for long-term issues by state firms
24 - Apr - 2014
Market Updates
International
Daily Morning Brief (English)
• GCC markets were mixed; Saudi Arabia lost 0.63% while Dubai gained 2.31% • Emerging markets were negative; MSCI EM and MSCI BRIC lost 0.49% and 0.65% respectively. • With the exception of Nikkei 225 [+1.09%] developed markets closed on a negative note. • IPE Brent lost 0.15% closing at 109.11 $/bbl.
22 - Apr - 2014
Market Updates
Kuwait
Kuwait Daily (English)
• The Kuwait Market Price Index closed on a negative note at 7,484 points. • The Weighted Index closed at 495.65, a loss of 0.1%. • The KSE 15 Index closed at 1215.33, a loss of 0.15%. • 51 stocks advanced while 44 declined. • Indices were negative. The Financial Services Index witnessed the highest volume traded at 117.2 Mn and the highest value traded at KD 7.4 Mn. • Consumer Goods Index was the top gainer, up 1.31%. Telecommunications Index was the top loser, down 2.42%. • Blue Chips were positive. AUBK Bahrain was the top gainer, up 1.8%, closing at KD 0.31. Zain was the top loser, down 2.9%, closing at KD 0.67.
22 - Apr - 2014
Fixed Income
MENA
MENA Fixed Income (English)
• S&P raises outlook of Lebanese banks • Mazaya Holding may raise money from sukuk: Arab Credit • CBB Sukuk Al-Salam Securities Oversubscribed • Saudi Economy Grows at Fastest Pace Since 2012 as Oil Climb • Qatar to top GCC growth, with infrastructure projects, domestic consumption
22 - Apr - 2014
Market Updates
International
Daily Morning Brief (English)
• GCC markets were mainly positive sending the S&P GCC index up 0.48%. • Emerging markets were negative; MSCI EM and MSCI BRIC lost 0.11% and 0.07% respectively. • With the exception of Nikkei 225 [-0.03%] developed markets closed on a positive note. • IPE Brent gained 0.38% closing at 109.95 $/bbl.
21 - Apr - 2014
Market Updates
Kuwait
Kuwait Daily (English)
• The Kuwait Market Price Index closed on a positive note at 7,484 points, a gain of 0.65%. • The Weighted Index closed at 496.14, a loss of 0.13%. • The KSE 15 Index closed at 1217.16, a loss of 0.02%. • 83 stocks advanced while 31 declined. Indices were flat. • The Financial Services Index witnessed the highest volume traded at 158.3 Mn and the highest value traded at KD 10.8 Mn. • Healthcare Index was the top gainer, up 1.06%. Consumer Goods Index was the top loser, down 1.96%. • Blue Chips were negative. Kwt Food Co was the top loser, down 2.11%, closing at KD 2.78.
21 - Apr - 2014
Fixed Income
MENA
MENA Fixed Income (English)
• Turkey’s State-Run Ziraat Bank Planning First-Ever Eurobond • Bahrain's GIB plans 2 bln Saudi riyal note issue • ADCB to buy $122.5 mln SME loan portfolio from Mubadala GE • Sovereign and Quasi-Sovereign issuers drive the global primary sukuk market in 1Q-2014: KFH
21 - Apr - 2014
Market Updates
International
Daily Morning Brief (English)
• Most GCC markets marched up with S&P GCC gaining 0.77%. • Dubai (DFMGI increased 1.70% whereas Kuwait SE WT. Index lost 0.69%. • Amongst GCC Blue Chips, Ezdan Holiding was biggest gainer with 9.9% increase.
20 - Apr - 2014
Market Updates
International
Weekly Wraps (English)
• GCC markets were positive sending the S&P GCC index up 0.45% • Emerging markets were down; MSCI EM and MSCI BRIC shed 0.35% and 1.33% respectively • Developed markets were positive; S&P 500, FTSE and Nikkei 225 gained 2.71%, 0.97% and 3.98% respectively. • IPE Brent gained 2.05% closing at 109.53 $/bbl.
17 - Apr - 2014
Fixed Income
MENA
MENA Fixed Income (English)
• GFH EGM approves USD500m sukuk • Morocco’s OCP Raises $1.55 Billion in Debut Sale of Bonds Abroad • UAE inflation climbs on rising housing costs • KSA inflation: Upside risks may emerge in H2 • Treasury Five-Year Notes Near Cheapest Since 2010 on Fed Outlook
17 - Apr - 2014
Market Updates
International
Daily Morning Brief (English)
• GCC markets were mainly positive sending the S&P GCC index up 0.22% • Emerging markets were up; MSCI EM and MSCI BRIC gained 0.26% and 0.34% respectively. • Developed markets were also positive; S&P 500, FTSE and Nikkei 225 gained 1.05%, 0.65% and 3.01% respectively. • IPE Brent gained 0.22% closing at 109.6 $/bbl.
16 - Apr - 2014
Market Updates
Kuwait
Kuwait Daily (English)
• The Kuwait Market Price Index closed on a positive note at 7,516 points, a gain of 0.02%. • The Weighted Index closed at 501.1, a gain of 0.3%. • The KSE 15 Index closed at 1228.89, a gain of 0.45%. • 60 stocks advanced while 40 declined. • Indices were flat. The Financial Services Index witnessed highest volume traded at 82.3 Mn and Banking Index witnessed the highest value traded at KD 30.3 Mn. • Telecommunications Index was the top gainer, up 1.06%. Industrials Index was the top loser, down 0.64%. • Blue Chips were positive. Boubyan Bank was the top gainer, up 1.82%, closing at KD 0.56. Kwt Projects Co was the top loser, down 1.25%, closing at KD 0.79.
16 - Apr - 2014
Fixed Income
MENA
MENA Fixed Income (English)
• Dubai's IMG Theme Park gets $327 mln Islamic loan • Dubai Electricity Rating Raised One Level to Baa2 at Moody ’s • FGB Sets Up $1 Billion Singapore Program to Fund Asian Expansion • Saudi Bank Giant Losing Ground as Profit Slides: Islamic Finance • CBB Sukuk Al-Ijara Oversubscribed-
16 - Apr - 2014
Market Updates
International
Daily Morning Brief (English)
• GCC markets were mostly higher with S&P GCC up by 0.53%. • Emerging markets drifted downward; MSCI EM dipped 1.17%; MSCI BRIC plunged 2.53%. • Developed markets were mixed; where US (S&P 500) notched up 0.68% and Germany (DAX) dropped 1.77%. • IPE Brent increased 0.27%, closing at $109.36/bbl.
15 - Apr - 2014
Market Updates
Kuwait
Kuwait Daily (English)
• The Kuwait Market Price Index closed on a positive note at 7,514 points, a gain of 0.25%. • The Weighted Index closed at 499.61, a gain of 0.89%. • The KSE 15 Index closed at 1223.34, a gain of 1.19%. • 72 stocks advanced while 30 declined. The Indices were positive. • The Financial Services Index witnessed highest volume traded at 105.0 Mn and Banking Index witnessed the highest value traded at KD 10.1 Mn. • Consumer Goods Index was the top gainer, up 1.4%. Technology Index was the top loser, down 0.14%. • Blue Chips were positive. Boubyan Bank was the top gainer, up 3.77%, closing at KD 0.55. Commercial Bank was the top loser, down 2.41%, closing at KD 0.81.
15 - Apr - 2014
Fixed Income
MENA
MENA Fixed Income (English)
• Kuwait's Burgan Bank said to hire banks for potential bond deal • Dar Al Arkan announces repayment completion of its SAR750m Local Islamic Sukuk • Turkiye Finans Said to Set Sukuk Price Guidance at Mid 5% • JPMorgan Targeting Gulf Leaps to No. 2 for Bonds: Arab Credit • QNB Sees Uptick in Qatar Inflation to 3.8% this year
15 - Apr - 2014
Market Updates
International
Daily Morning Brief (English)
• GCC markets were negative sending the S&P GCC index down 0.3% • Emerging markets were down; MSCI EM and MSCI BRIC shed 0.32% and 0.13% respectively. • With the exception of Nikkei 225 [-0.36%] developed markets closed on a positive note • IPE Brent gained 1.62% closing at 109.07 $/bbl.
14 - Apr - 2014
Market Updates
Kuwait
Kuwait Daily (English)
• The Kuwait Market Price Index closed on a negative note at 7,495 points, a loss of 0.86%. • The Weighted Index closed at 495.22, a loss of 0.57%. • The KSE 15 Index closed at 1208.9, a loss of 0.72%. • 26 stocks advanced while 79 declined. • The Financial Services Index witnessed highest volume traded at 93.5 Mn and Banking Index witnessed the highest value traded at KD 9.1 Mn. • Insurance Index was the top gainer, up 2.01%. Financial Services Index was the top loser, down 1.09%. • Blue chips were negative Zain was the top loser, down 1.45%, closing at KD 0.68.
14 - Apr - 2014
Fixed Income
MENA
MENA Fixed Income (English)
• Mubadala hires six banks for Eurobond issue- • Qatar lender CBQ foreign ownership limit upped to 25 pct- • Jordan Clears Bond Sale to Repay Loan to Electric Utility: Petra- • WB projects Oman GDP growth at 4.9% in 2014- • Jordan inflation falls to 3.2% q/q in Q1
14 - Apr - 2014
Market Updates
International
Daily Morning Brief (English)
• The Saudi Market lost 1.05% closing at 9425 points, Blue chips were negative • Qatar lost 1.39% closing at 12,225 points blue chips were mixed • U.A.E markets were down; Abu Dhabi lost 0.17% while Dubai lost 1.66% • Oman gained 0.17% while Bahrain lost 0.13%

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