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THE ECONOMY - STOCK MARKET

UAE stock markets grow in 2009

Posted on 29/12/2009

The UAE stock markets saw modest growth in 2009 as the global liquidity crisis and Dubai's own debt restructuring led to a fall in confidence among investors and any bull run on the markets became an opportunity for profit-taking, which capped gains and led to under performance. On November 25, in a surprise announcement, Dubai World asked creditors for a "standstill" on paying back its $60 billion (Dh220 billion) loan until at least May, which shook stock markets worldwide, including the ...  >>MORE

Dubai Financial Market witnesses slight surge

Posted on 28/12/2009

Index showed a slight 0.6 surge at the Dubai Financial Market during today's trading which went up by 10.1points to close at 1769 points. The shares of 15 companies rose while the shares of five showed a decline. Shares of seven companies remained stable. The total trading did not exceed Dh331.5mn, while the real estate and engineering constructions sector accounted for 70.4pc of the total value. - Emirates News Agency, WAM ...  >>MORE

Khalifa names top officials at Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority

Posted on 23/12/2009

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a federal decree appointing Mohammed Khalifa Al Hadari as Deputy CEO of Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) for Institutional and Ancillary Services and Maryam Butti Al Suweidi as Deputy CEO for Legal Affairs, Issue and Research. Both SCA top officials will hold the grade of assistant ministry undersecretary. Al Hadari has occupied several posts in SCA as acting deputy CEO for Institutional and Ancillary Services ...  >>MORE

Dubai Financial Market to acquire Nasdaq Dubai for US$121m

Posted on 23/12/2009

Dubai Financial Market, PJSC (DFM) announced today that it has made an offer to Borse Dubai Ltd. (Borse Dubai) and The Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NASDAQ OMX) enabling DFM to acquire 100% of Nasdaq Dubai. The aim of this transaction is to widen DFM's asset classes for investors, to allow the company's shareholders to benefit from the future growth of Nasdaq Dubai and to further develop closer operational links between the two exchanges. The ownership structure will create a dynamic new force in ...  >>MORE

DIFC seventh most competitive centre

Posted on 23/12/2009

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has been ranked seventh in the list of most competitive financial centres in the world. This reflects the strength of DIFC's world-class legal and regulatory standards, independent regulatory and smooth judiciary system and strong value offering for financial businesses. Financial centres of Singapore, London, New York, Hong Kong, Zurich and Tokyo were the top six in the competitive study of key global and regional financial centres that was ...  >>MORE

Guide to Issuing Sukuk from the DIFC is published

Posted on 22/12/2009

The Dubai International Financial Centre Authority yesterday announced the release of the "DIFC Sukuk Guide" - a comprehensive introduction to various sukuk structures, as well as legal and regulatory information on issuing sukuk from the DIFC and listing sukuk on NASDAQ Dubai. The guide reflects the leading role that DIFC plays in global Islamic finance. Not only is it home to the largest exchange for sukuk by listed value, worth more than US$16 billion, it provides an operating, listing and ...  >>MORE

Dubai steps up efforts for transparency in companies

Posted on 17/12/2009

Dubai is pushing ahead with transparency asking the listed and non-listed companies to come clean on their balance sheets in a bid to strengthen its position as a major financial centre. In a major step on Tuesday, Nasdaq Dubai, the international exchange operating from DIFC sought the present status of disclosure from the issuers of all debt and sukuk instruments listed on its exchange. Though there is no deadline set by Nasdaq Dubai for the responses to the same, most issuers including ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi property stocks to turn attractive, says report

Posted on 16/12/2009

Notwithstanding the recent volatility on the bourses, Abu Dhabi's property sector still holds the key for further gains, with analysts upbeat about the strong fundamentals of realty stocks on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX). Brushing aside liquidity concerns, HC Brokerage forecasts an upward movement in realty majors such as Aldar and Sorouh. "Liquidity concerns are overstated, particularly in the case of Abu Dhabi, given its strong government support and solid fundamentals. We view ...  >>MORE

UAE markets surge as buyers return

Posted on 14/12/2009

UAE stock markets bounced sharply for the second session in a row on buying interest across the board after stocks were oversold last week. The Dubai Financial Market index advanced 3.33 per cent yesterday, extending its two-day gains to 10.56 per cent. The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange index jumped 4.46 per cent, expanding its total two-day gains to 5.95 per cent. Real estate and construction stocks were the top gainers in both markets and were the main factor behind the buoyancy. ...  >>MORE

Dubai makes biggest gain since February

Posted on 12/12/2009

Shares in Emaar Properties soared on Thursday after the developer called off a merger with three units of Dubai Holding, helping Dubai's index make its largest one-day gain for 41-weeks. Most other Gulf Arab benchmarks also rallied, clawing back some of their early-week losses as Dubai's surge boosted fragile regional sentiment, although some analysts warned these gains could prove fleeting. Emaar jumped 14.8 per cent, its biggest rise since November last year, having touched a 21-week low ...  >>MORE

Nasdaq Dubai issues November trading report

Posted on 09/12/2009

Trading volumes of Dubai Gold Securities (DGS) rose to a monthly record of 40,668 on NASDAQ Dubai in November, more than three times the previous high of 12,844 recorded in May. A total of 80,881 DGS have traded since the securities listed in March 2009. Each DGS security is valued at approximately 1/10th of the spot price of gold. DGS are an initiative of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre and the World Gold Council and have been declared Sharia-compliant. Equity derivatives volumes ...  >>MORE

UAE stock markets under pressure

Posted on 08/12/2009

UAE bourses ended significantly lower yesterday, erasing Sunday's gains and touching a 20-week low. Dubai Financial Market closed 5.84 per cent lower at 1744.83 points caused by strong pressure on construction and property stocks. Emaar ended the maximum of ten per cent lower at Dh3.15, Arabtec fell 9.75 per cent to Dh2.13, and Union Properties retreated 9.33 per cent to Dh0.68. The stock market's own share, DFM, dived 9.68 per cent to Dh1.68. The single gainer in Dubai was Al Salam Sudan ...  >>MORE

DFM voted 'Best Exchange for Investor Relations' in the Middle East

Posted on 07/12/2009

Dubai Financial Market (DFM) has been honoured with the 'Best Exchange for Investor Relations' in the Middle East award during the inaugural ceremony of The Middle East Investor Relations Society (MEIRS) Awards. The ceremony took place at the DIFC conference centre recently. A survey conducted during the workshop demonstrated an increasing number of listed companies are addressing the IR function seriously by appointing dedicated teams. Undoubtedly, this award is a recognition of our ...  >>MORE

Dubai, Abu Dhabi markets rebound

Posted on 07/12/2009

The stock market posts strong gains in Abu Dhabi, and back in the positive territory in Dubai as well, of 1:21 P.M. on Sunday. The Abu Dhabi Securities Market general index surges 4.10 per cent as traders view the dip in share prices as a buying opportunity, index now at 2,678.39, up 4.10 per cent. All sub-indices are seen gaining, led by energy, telecommunication, consumer, healthcare. construction and real estate stocks. Dubai Financial Market index, meanwhile, at 1,837.12, up 0.31 per ...  >>MORE

Borse Dubai International Investor Conference achieves overwhelming success in New York

Posted on 11/11/2009

The Borse Dubai International Investor Conference New York 2009 has successfully concluded with more than 273 meetings attended by 116 fund managers, institutional investors and senior representatives of 15 companies listed on Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and NASDAQ Dubai. The meetings included 135 one-to-one meetings and 138 group meetings. The event was organized in cooperation with Citigroup Global Markets and Goldman Sachs, and attended by high-profile New York-based international ...  >>MORE

NASDAQ Dubai monthly trading report: October 2009

Posted on 09/11/2009

Equity derivatives trading volumes on NASDAQ Dubai grew to a monthly record of 21,330 in October 2009, up 55 per cent from the previous record high of 13,775 traded in September. This brought the total number of equity derivatives traded on the Exchange to 90,467 since NASDAQ Dubai launched the market in November 2008, with 52 per cent of the trades taking place in the last three months. The Exchange's equity derivatives market consists of futures listed on 21 individual UAE companies and on ...  >>MORE

Dubai joins big league of global financial hubs

Posted on 09/11/2009

In the early stages of its development, sceptics dismissed the DIFC as another mammoth real-estate development. After five years in existence, the epic-scale DIFC project has proven its critics wrong. The DIFC's rapid growth over its first five years has propelled Dubai into the league of new financial centres that are challenging established global leaders like London, New York and Hong Kong. The DIFC's fast progress since its launch points to its capacity for accelerated development in ...  >>MORE

IFC lists its first Sukuk on NASDAQ Dubai

Posted on 05/11/2009

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, today listed its first Sukuk on NASDAQ Dubai, the international exchange serving the Middle East. Jeff Singer, Chief Executive of NASDAQ Dubai, said: "The launch of the IFC's and the World Bank's first Sukuk and its listing on NASDAQ Dubai are a significant step in the continuing integration of Islamic finance into the global financial system. "We are delighted to support the Sukuk as its primary listing venue, ...  >>MORE

US investors seek closer links with Borse Dubai

Posted on 04/11/2009

The Borse Dubai International Investor Conference New York 2009, co-hosted by the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and Nasdaq Dubai, in cooperation with Citigroup Global Markets and Goldman Sachs, came to a close on Tuesday. Dozens of meetings took place between companies listed on the two exchanges and international investors. DFM and Nasdaq Dubai will replicate this successful event across other financial centres in the near future. The conference was the latest of DFM's annual series of ...  >>MORE

'Good' response to US$6.5bn Dubai fund-raising offer

Posted on 26/10/2009

Dubai has unveiled a fund-raising initiative for US$6.5 billion (Dh23.86bn) through a combination of US$4bn euro medium-term note (EMTN) and a US$2.5bn sukuk issue, the latter being sold through a new Cayman Islands entity called Dubai DOF Sukuk, according to the prospectus made available to prospective investors. The Dubai Government has announced that the new EMTN debt may be listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Dubai Financial Market (DFM). Lead arrangers for the paper are ...  >>MORE

Arab stock markets recover 30.89% of post-crisis losses

Posted on 26/10/2009

Arab stock markets have regained 30.89 per cent of the losses they suffered as a result of the global financial crisis, according to the Secretary-General of the Arab Federation of Stock Exchanges. Dr Fadi Khalaf Amin said the Arab exchanges had regained the least among exchanges around the world. The best performing markets had climbed by 58 per cent while the average was 48.9 per cent. Arab markets last year lost all the gains they had made in the previous four years, he said. At the peak ...  >>MORE

Foreign investors purchase Dh 2.7 bn worth of shares on DFM during the last week, and sold Dh2.8 bn.

Posted on 16/10/2009

Dubai Financial Market announced yesterday that the value of shares bought by foreign investors, or non-UAE nationals, during last week (11 Oct..- 15 Oct.) reached Dh 2.744 billion comprising 36.5% of the total value of stocks traded during the period. The value of stocks sold by foreign investors during the same period reached Dh2.833 billion comprising 37.7% of the total value of stocks traded during the period. Net foreign investment on the market reached Dh88.9 million during the same ...  >>MORE

Outlook bright for Middle East banking sector, says DIFC

Posted on 14/10/2009

After successfully weathering the global financial crisis, the Middle East banking sector is poised for growth in light of widespread regional market reforms and global structural changes favouring the region, said HE Dr Omar Bin Sulaiman, Governor of the DIFC and Vice Chairman of the UAE Central Bank. "During a period of great strain on financial systems across the globe, markets, governments, regulators and institutions here in the Middle East have responded professionally and ...  >>MORE

Dubai leads markets' rally

Posted on 12/10/2009

The GCC's stock markets have witnessed a very healthy rally during the past three months, with the Dubai Financial Market index gaining more than 37 per cent in the period. It was followed by Doha Securities Market, which has moved up more than 30 per cent, Muscat Securities Market 25 per cent and Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange 24 per cent. However, analysts are now beginning to assert that, in the absence of any substantially good news, stock prices may have gone too far, too fast, and a ...  >>MORE

Foreign investors purchase Dh2.515 billion worth of shares on DFM during the last week, and sold Dh2.283 billion

Posted on 10/10/2009

Dubai Financial Market announced that the value of shares bought by foreign investors, or non-UAE nationals, during last week (4 Oct..-8 Oct.) reached Dh2.515 billion comprising 35.5% of the total value of stocks traded during the period. The value of stocks sold by foreign investors during the same period reached Dh2.283 billion comprising 32.2% of the total value of stocks traded during the period. Net foreign investment on the market reached Dh232.5 million during the same period, as ...  >>MORE

DFM, NASDAQ Dubai to host Borse Dubai Int'l Investor Conference New York 2009

Posted on 06/10/2009

Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and NASDAQ Dubai announced yesterday that they will hold the "Borse Dubai International Investor Conference New York 2009” on November 2-3, 2009 at the New York Palace hotel in cooperation with Citigroup Global Markets (Citi) and Goldman Sachs. The event will allow senior executives of listed companies on both exchanges to update New York-based fund managers and other investors on their companies' recent successes and prospects. The conference is the latest of ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for establishing regional stock market

Posted on 05/10/2009

Istanbul - The UAE has called for setting up a regional financial market for the Middle East and East Asia to tackle any future financial crisis. The recommendation was made by H.E Sultan bin Nasser Al Suweidi, Governor of the UAE Central Bank, while addressing yesterday the meeting of governors of central banks and monetary agencies of member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), which took place at the sidelines of the annual IMF-World Bank meetings being hosted by ...  >>MORE

Dubai stock market set to cross 2200-point barrier

Posted on 04/10/2009

Mixed trends are projected on UAE stock markets this week, with Dubai Financial Market (DFM) likely to break through its critical resistance level of 2200 points and Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) expected to remain range-bound at about 3000-3200 points. The markets ended last week in the positive area amid mixed trends in leading active stocks in both the DFM and the ADX. However, high volatility remained in the markets due to uncertainty among investors awaiting both the third-quarter ...  >>MORE

DFM to cross 2500 by year end

Posted on 23/09/2009

As many as 13 stocks on the Abu Dhabi and Dubai stock markets made their 2009 highs during the last trading session before Eid, with benchmark indices trading at close to their year's high. Analysts expect the indices to rise by another 13 to 18 per cent by the end of the year. "The past two weeks in the local markets have demonstrated an appetite for risk-taking and we can clearly see money flowing back into the markets from foreigners," said Sleiman Aboul Hosn, Investment Analyst – Research ...  >>MORE

Nasdaq Dubai market cap up 98% in crisis-ridden 2009

Posted on 16/09/2009

Defying local, regional and international trends, Nasdaq Dubai has seen the market capitalisation of its listed firms rise by an impressive 98 per cent this year. It rose from US$14.13 billion (Dh52.5bn) on Dec-ember 31, 2008, to US$28.14bn as of yesterday, Emirates Business research reveals. The Dubai-based international exchange, which has had its share of teething problems since it was first launched as the Dubai International Financial Exchange on September 26, 2005, has seen stock prices ...  >>MORE

DIFC is First Free Zone to implement DNRD's new Establishment Card System for companies

Posted on 10/09/2009

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has announced that it has become the first free zone in Dubai to implement the Department of Naturalization and Residency Dubai's (DNRD) new Establishment Card System. Developed by DNRD to create a comprehensive register of companies in Dubai, starting with the free zones, the Establishment Card System has many purposes, which include ensuring the compliance of companies with immigration rules and regulations. The system makes it easier for the ...  >>MORE

Investit selects DIFC as the base for its first MENA office

Posted on 10/09/2009

Investit, the specialist business consultancy to the global investment management industry, has opened its first office in the MENA region at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). In a move which demonstrates its commitment to the region, the firm also announced three senior appointments to its new MENA office. HE Dr. Omar Bin Sulaiman, Governor of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), pointed out: "The MENA region has shown resilience in the face of the global crisis, ...  >>MORE

Equities trading volumes on NASDAQ Dubai rose to 175 million shares in August

Posted on 10/09/2009

Equities trading volumes on NASDAQ Dubai rose to 175 million shares in August 2009, up 80% from 97 million reported in August 2008. The increase followed year-on-year monthly volume rises of 110 % in June 2009, to 190 million shares, and 32% in July 2009, to 128 million. In the first eight months of 2009 trading reached 2.06 billion shares, up 71% from 1.2 billion reported in the same period of 2008. The exchange introduced mandatory reporting of all over the counter equities trades in ...  >>MORE

Presence of foreign institutions on ADX up by 7%

Posted on 06/09/2009

The Abu Dhabi stock market presents a good opportunity for foreigners seeking long-term investment given the strong economic prospects of the emirate, a top executive said yesterday. Tom Healy, Chief Executive of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), said foreign institutions have already started to return to the market, with their number increasing by nearly seven per cent in the first half of this year. "Abu Dhabi's economy has a very positive outlook for the next 20 years, as outlined in ...  >>MORE

Heavyweights maintain ADX's upward trend

Posted on 02/09/2009

The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) advanced for the third consecutive session yesterday with its index adding 15.63 points, or 0.54 per cent, to close at 2912.81 points. Active stocks in the real estate sector, as well as heavyweights in the banking and telecom sectors, supported the ADX index. Buying interest was seen in FGB, etisalat, Sorouh and Rakprop stocks. FGB witnessed good buying and closed higher by 0.90 per cent at Dh16.85. Etisalat also advanced slightly and closed at ...  >>MORE

GCC Investor Confidence Index up 2.7% to 126.3, UAE Index sees biggest gain

Posted on 01/09/2009

The UAE Investor Confidence Index was this month's biggest gainer in the GCC, up 4.3% to 118.8 points, according to August GCC Investor Sentiment Report released in August by Shuaa Capital. SHUAA Capital, the region's leading financial services institution, today issued its August GCC Investor Sentiment Report, the only report of its kind for the Gulf markets. The report draws together the submissions from international and regional institutional investors to formulate the SHUAA GCC Investor ...  >>MORE

Foreign investors purchase Dh973.96 mn worth of shares on DFM during the last week

Posted on 28/08/2009

Dubai Financial Market announced today that the value of shares bought by foreign investors, or non-UAE nationals, during last week (August 23 - August 27) reached Dh973.96 million comprising 46.36% of the total value of stocks traded during the period. The value of stocks sold by foreign investors during the same period reached Dh824.61 million comprising 39.25% of the total value of stocks traded during the period. Net foreign investment on the market reached Dh149.35 million during the ...  >>MORE

Foreign investors purchase Dh1.05bn worth of shares on DFM during the last week, and sold Dh1.00bn

Posted on 23/08/2009

Dubai Financial Market announced on Thursday that the value of shares bought by foreign investors, or non UAE nationals, during last week (August 16 to August 20) reached Dhs1.05bn comprising 45.85% of the total value of stocks traded during the period. The value of stocks sold by foreign investors during the same period reached Dh1.00bn comprising 43.65% of the total value of stocks traded during the period. Net foreign investment on the market reached Dh50.53m during the same period, as ...  >>MORE

UAE markets recover losses after global rallies

Posted on 19/08/2009

The UAE stock markets made smart gains yesterday, boosted by rallies in Asia and Europe, higher oil prices and improved confidence in global economic recovery. The rebound in Dubai was led by the real estate and construction stocks with the DFM general index jumping 2.30 per cent, or 40.88 points, to close the day at 1814.88, while the Abu Dhabi index added 20.77 points, or 0.75 per cent, and closed at 2803.91 points. Yesterday's rallies in global stock markets were attributed to the rising ...  >>MORE

Dubai market plummets 5.76 percent

Posted on 18/08/2009

For the second consecutive day, the local Dubai stock market (DFM) posted heavy losses and switched to panic selling during the last two hours of trading. According to AMEInfo, DFM Index closed 5.76 percent lower at 1,774.01 points, wiping out a key resistance level at 1,800 points. Emaar Properties (off 8.75 percent) and shares of DFM (down 8.57 percent) were most actively traded, closing at AED 2.92 and AED 1.60, respectively. Telecom operator Du posted the smallest loss, ending 2.16 ...  >>MORE

New law to safeguard payments

Posted on 10/08/2009

A new law intended to give legal certainty to payments and create confidence in transactions involving securities in the financial services industry has come into force. His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has enacted the Dubai International Financial Centre's (DIFC) new Payment System Settlement Finality (PSSF) Law. This law establishes a legal foundation to build a regional transaction processing hub in the ...  >>MORE

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UAE stock markets grow in 2009


Dubai Financial Market witnesses slight surge


Khalifa names top officials at Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority


Dubai Financial Market to acquire Nasdaq Dubai for US$121m


DIFC seventh most competitive centre


Guide to Issuing Sukuk from the DIFC is published


Dubai steps up efforts for transparency in companies


Abu Dhabi property stocks to turn attractive, says report


UAE markets surge as buyers return


Dubai makes biggest gain since February


Nasdaq Dubai issues November trading report


UAE stock markets under pressure


DFM voted 'Best Exchange for Investor Relations' in the Middle East


Dubai, Abu Dhabi markets rebound


Borse Dubai International Investor Conference achieves overwhelming success in New York


NASDAQ Dubai monthly trading report: October 2009


Dubai joins big league of global financial hubs


IFC lists its first Sukuk on NASDAQ Dubai


US investors seek closer links with Borse Dubai


'Good' response to US$6.5bn Dubai fund-raising offer


Arab stock markets recover 30.89% of post-crisis losses


Foreign investors purchase Dh 2.7 bn worth of shares on DFM during the last week, and sold Dh2.8 bn.


Outlook bright for Middle East banking sector, says DIFC


Dubai leads markets' rally


Foreign investors purchase Dh2.515 billion worth of shares on DFM during the last week, and sold Dh2.283 billion


DFM, NASDAQ Dubai to host Borse Dubai Int'l Investor Conference New York 2009


UAE calls for establishing regional stock market


Dubai stock market set to cross 2200-point barrier


DFM to cross 2500 by year end


Nasdaq Dubai market cap up 98% in crisis-ridden 2009


DIFC is First Free Zone to implement DNRD's new Establishment Card System for companies


Investit selects DIFC as the base for its first MENA office


Equities trading volumes on NASDAQ Dubai rose to 175 million shares in August


Presence of foreign institutions on ADX up by 7%


Heavyweights maintain ADX's upward trend


GCC Investor Confidence Index up 2.7% to 126.3, UAE Index sees biggest gain


Foreign investors purchase Dh973.96 mn worth of shares on DFM during the last week


Foreign investors purchase Dh1.05bn worth of shares on DFM during the last week, and sold Dh1.00bn


UAE markets recover losses after global rallies


Dubai market plummets 5.76 percent


New law to safeguard payments