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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%
13 - Apr - 2014
Market Updates
Kuwait
Kuwait Daily (English)
• The Kuwait Market Price Index closed on a negative note at 7,560 points, a loss of 0.18%. • The Weighted Index closed at 498.04, a loss of 0.16%. • The KSE 15 Index closed at 1217.7, a loss of 0.49%. • 42 stocks advanced while 59 declined. • Indices were mixed. The Financial Services Index witnessed highest volume traded at 86.6 Mn and Banking Index witnessed the highest value traded at KD 11.0 Mn. • Consumer Services Index was the top gainer, up 1.52%. Telecommunications Index was the top loser, down 1.34%. • Blue Chips were positive. Boubyan Bank was the top gainer, up 6%, closing at KD 0.53. Zain was the top loser, down 1.43%, closing at KD 0.69.
13 - Apr - 2014
Fixed Income
MENA
MENA Fixed Income (English)
• Dentons advise DAMAC on inaugural debt issuance • SEC issues bonds worth USD2.5bn • BLME acts as co-lead manager on Islamic Development Bank Sukuk issuance • CBE to Auction T-bills worth 6 billion Pounds Today • Qatar inflation up 2.6% year-on-year in March
13 - Apr - 2014
Market Updates
International
Weekly Wrap (English)
• GCC markets were positive sending the S&P GCC index up 1.5% • Emerging markets were also positive; MSCI EM and MSCI BRIC gained 1.34% and 1.23% respectively. • Developed markets were negative; S&P 500, FTSE and Nikkei 225 lost 2.65%, 2% and 7.38% respectively. • IPE Brent inched up 0.57% closing at 107.33 $/bbl.
10 - Apr - 2014
Market Updates
Kuwait
Kuwait Daily (English)
• The Kuwait Market Price Index closed on a positive note at 7,574 points, a gain of 0.03%. • The Weighted Index closed at 498.84, a gain of 0.09%. • The KSE 15 Index closed at 1223.66. • 55 stocks advanced while 44 declined. • The Financial Services Index witnessed highest volume traded at 75.4 Mn and Banking Index witnessed the highest value traded at KD 10.3 Mn. • Indices were flat. Consumer Goods Index was the top gainer, up 1.26%. Basic Materials Index was the top loser, down 0.91%. • Blue Chips were positive. Gulf Bank was the top gainer, up 2.56%, closing at KD 0.4. Kwt Fin House was the top loser, down 1.16%, closing at KD 0.85.
10 - Apr - 2014
Fixed Income
MENA
MENA Fixed Income (English)
• Islamic finance body IILM to reissue $860 mln sukuk next week • Lebanon launches USD696m dual-tranche US dollar bond • Jordan to issue $1 billion sovereign bond in July-cenbank governor • UAE tops regional debt issuance in first quarter of 2014 • Morocco sees 2014 borrowing needs at EUR2.5bn euros
10 - Apr - 2014
Market Updates
International
Daily Morning Brief (English)
• GCC markets were largely positive; S&P GCC moved up 0.40%. • Emerging markets marched ahead; MSCI EM increased 0.33%; MSCI BRIC grew 0.44%. • Developed markets were mixed; where US (S&P 500) gained 1.09%, Japan (Nikkei 225) dropped 2.10%. • IPE Brent increased 0.29%, closing at $107.98/bbl.
09 - Apr - 2014
Market Updates
Kuwait
Kuwait Daily (English)
• The Kuwait Market Price Index closed on a positive note at 7,572 points, a gain of 0.36%. • The Weighted Index closed at 498.4, a gain of 0.4%. • The KSE 15 Index closed at 1223.72, a gain of 0.47%. • 68 stocks advanced while 28 declined. • Indices were positive. The Financial Services Index witnessed highest volume traded at 57.4 Mn and Banking Index witnessed the highest value traded at KD 10.7 Mn. • Basic Materials Index was the top gainer, up 2.13%. Healthcare Index was the top loser, down 1.05%. • Blue Chips were positive. Commercial Bank was the top gainer, up 6.33%, closing at KD 0.84. Ahli United Bank was the top loser, down 2.63%, closing at KD 0.74.
09 - Apr - 2014
Fixed Income
MENA
MENA Fixed Income (English)
• Emaar Misr considering sukuk, other finance options • Dubai's Limitless asks creditors for more time to repay $1.2 bln debt • UAE c.bank to launch overnight lending facility April 15 • Tunisia to get $250 million in loan guarantees from Japan

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