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January 2016

Kuwait Economic Themes & Investment Implications 2016

Date : 31/01/2016 Author: Marmore MENA

Prices for crude oil have fallen by over 65% since mid-2014. With most investment banks and international agencies, including World Bank and IMF, expecting the lower oil prices to persist throughout 2016, the prized surplus of fiscal and current account positions is expected to detriorate to low single digits for Kuwait.

Tags:  Economy, Kuwait, Outlook
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All-Time Highs - Kuwait 15 Index Stocks

Date : 24/01/2016 Author: Marmore MENA

2015 is over and before we start the hustle and bustle of the New Year we would like to take a moment and reflect on the past year. The Kuwait 15 index[1] posted a negative 15% return due to many factors including the decline in oil prices (Brent lost 35% in 2015), low liquidity and lackluster earnings growth.

Tags:  Capital Markets, Kuwait, Stock Market
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KSA Brokerage Industry - Challenging Times Ahead

Date : 06/01/2016 Author: Marmore MENA

According to Marmore’s report on KSA Brokerage, the leading brokers in KSA offer a plethora of services related to asset management, and investment banking in addition to brokerage services. All the brokerage firms in KSA provide online trading facility and brokerage services to trading in international markets such as other GCC markets, European and US. However, services such as Islamic margin trading and Sukuk trading are provided only by selected firms. The custody service i.e. the service of holding securities for safe keeping is provided by only five brokerage firms out of the top ten used in the assessment.

Tags:  Brokerage, Capital Markets, Equity Markets, Stock Brokers
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