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Markaz: GCC Equities continue their gains led by Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi
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Khalil: Economy diversification requires a holistic policy and non-banks can bridge the gap in risk-taking
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Alghanim: Unwavering support of executive management, employees and stakeholders steers Markaz through turbulent 2020
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Markaz: Industries Qatar leads the top GCC M&A transactions during Q3 2020 with the acquisition of a minority stake in Qatar Fertiliser Company

01 - Dec - 2020

Qatar's industrials sector leads the top GCC M&A transactions during Q3 2020 as per a report recently issued by the Investment Banking Department at Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz”. Industries Qatar announced they intend to acquire an additional 25% stake in Qatar Fertiliser Company (“QAFCO”) for a total consideration of USD 1.0 billion. QAFCO was established in 1969 as a joint venture between the Qatari government and a number of foreign investors with an aim to diversify the economy and utilize the nation’s immense gas reserve. Moreover, the company’s current shareholding structure is as follows: Industries Qatar (75%), Qatar Petroleum (25%). Upon the successful completion of this transaction, Industries Qatar would increase its total ownership to 100%, becoming the sole owner of QAFCO....

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Markaz launches its second Sustainability report for 2018/2019

26 - Nov - 2020

As a testament to its steadfast commitment to doing business in a responsible and sustainable fashion, Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz” announced the release of its second Sustainability Report, for the 2018 and 2019 period, expanding the positive trends demonstrated in the first edition, and reinforcing its commitment to clients, business, people and community at large. Developed in full accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, it highlights the company’s contribution to the global goals. It is strongly tied to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Kuwait National Development Plan (KNDP) and Boursa Kuwait Sustainability Disclosure Guide....

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Markaz continues to expand its International Real Estate Investment program across the USA and Europe

19 - Nov - 2020

The International Real Estate Investment program of Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz” delivered a solid performance in 2020. It produced healthy returns for its clients despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, confirming its position as a leading asset manager in the MENA region. Being a leader in anticipating market conditions and industry trends, Markaz leveraged opportunities presented by the pandemic, successfully completing a series of sales transactions from its real estate portfolio in the USA and Europe. Building on this success, and on the expertise of its team, Markaz is purposefully expanding its real estate investment program in these international markets. ...

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Markaz announces the reduction of net loss to KD 6.02 for the first 9M of 2020, after achieving net profit of KD 4 million for Q3 ending September 30, 2020,

12 - Nov - 2020

Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz” (KSE: Markaz, Reuters: MARKZ.KW, Bloomberg: MARKAZ:KK) reported its financial performance for the nine months of 2020, with a net profit of KD 4 million for the third quarter ending September 30, 2020, reducing the net loss attributable to shareholders of Markaz to KD (6.02) million for 9M 2020. The decline is primarily attributable to a non-cash loss from fair value of financial assets through profit & loss of KD (5.22) million as compared to gain of KD 3.99 million in 9M 2019. ...

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