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Gulf's largest lender set to increase share capital by 10%
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Gulf's largest lender set to increase share capital by 10%

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 2:22 PM

Qatar National Bank says it plans to distribute bonus shares worth $230m

Dubai's Abraaj to sell Entertainer stake, sees IPO for Careem - CEO
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Dubai's Abraaj to sell Entertainer stake, sees IPO for Careem - CEO

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 10:04 AM

Private-equity firm plans to launch global fund to focus on defence, healthcare and education, says Arif Naqvi

Saudi bourse says aiming to extend trading settlement time by June
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Saudi bourse says aiming to extend trading settlement time by June

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 5:10 PM

Saudi Stock Exchange set to extend settlement of trades to within two working days of execution

Oil prices edge up on reports of Saudi supply cuts
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Oil prices edge up on reports of Saudi supply cuts

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 9:47 AM

Prices for Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were trading at $53.75 per barrel, up 11 cents from their last close

Oil markets torn between Saudi led supply cuts, rising output elsewhere
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Oil markets torn between Saudi led supply cuts, rising output elsewhere

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 9:27 AM

Prices for Brent crude futures LCOc1, the international benchmark for oil prices, were trading at $54.99 per barrel, up 5 cents from their last close

Saudi bourse to introduce settlement of trades within two working days in Q2
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Saudi bourse to introduce settlement of trades within two working days in Q2

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 9:21 AM

Trades must be settled on the same day for now, which has inconvenienced foreign investors in particular as they must have large amounts of money on hand before trading

GCC states said to drive debt issuance market in 2017
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GCC states said to drive debt issuance market in 2017

Monday, 9 January 2017 2:19 PM

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait are likely to hit the Islamic bonds market this year

Qatar's Investment Holding Group launches initial public offering
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Qatar's Investment Holding Group launches initial public offering

Monday, 9 January 2017 12:21 PM

IHG is the first family business to be approved for listing on Qatar Stock Exchange

Rosneft purchase leads $82 billion spree by sovereign investors in 2016
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Rosneft purchase leads $82 billion spree by sovereign investors in 2016

Saturday, 7 January 2017 3:30 PM

In 2017, sovereign investors are set to look more at opportunities in e-commerce and financial technology, following Saudi Arabia and SoftBank Group's plans to create a technology investment fund to hunt out deals

Kuwait Stock Exchange appoints new chairman
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Kuwait Stock Exchange appoints new chairman

Saturday, 7 January 2017 2:30 PM

Bourse named as chairman Mohammed Ahmed Alsaqqaf after previous chairman Essam Abdul Mohsen al-Marzouq was appointed to head the oil ministry

Dubai's stock market capitalisation jumps 12% to $92bn in 2016
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Dubai's stock market capitalisation jumps 12% to $92bn in 2016

Friday, 6 January 2017 10:47 AM

Dubai Financial Market also says number of shares traded increased by 14.2% to reach 105.8 billion

Saudi Arabia says to jail suspects in Mobily insider dealing case
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Saudi Arabia says to jail suspects in Mobily insider dealing case

Friday, 6 January 2017 1:43 AM

Special Saudi committee convicts number of people; says they will be jailed for 1-2 years and face fines

Oil in 2017 seen capped below $60/barrel by strong dollar, US shale
Commodities»

Oil in 2017 seen capped below $60/barrel by strong dollar, US shale

Wednesday, 4 January 2017 9:17 AM

An acceleration in the market rebalancing could be achieved and the process could be completed by mid-2017 if the oil producers group sticks to the terms of the historic OPEC agreement

Dubai stock market says working to introduce short-selling
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Dubai stock market says working to introduce short-selling

Tuesday, 3 January 2017 1:49 PM

Dubai Financial Market's statement follows similar move planned by Abu Dhabi bourse

Qatari construction firm IHG receives approval for $138m IPO
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Qatari construction firm IHG receives approval for $138m IPO

Monday, 2 January 2017 10:49 AM

Contracting and trading business will be the first family business in Qatar to list its shares on the exchange via an IPO


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