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#Qatar Sees $20 Billion Bump to Economy From Soccer World Cup - Bloomberg

Qatar Sees $20 Billion Bump to Economy From Soccer World Cup - Bloomberg Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics may be a financial flop, but Qatar, host to one of the next big global sporting events since the start of the pandemic, expects its tournament late next year to provide an economic boost.“We anticipate the contribution to the economy essentially would be around about $20 billion,” said Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary-General of the Committee for Delivery and Legacy that’s building the infrastructure beh...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Most major Gulf bourses in red; financials aid #Saudi | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most major Gulf bourses in red; financials aid Saudi | Reuters Most major stock markets in the Gulf ended lower on Wednesday, with the Dubai index leading the losses, while financial shares bolstered the Saudi bourse.Dubai's main share index (.DFMGI) declined 1%, with sharia-compliant lender Dubai Islamic Bank (DISB.DU) and blue-chip developer Emaar Properties (EMAR.DU) both losing 1.4%.Elsewhere, DAMAC Properties (DAMAC.DU) retreated 1.5%.Last week, United Arab Emirates prop...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Gulf, Reuters, Riyad Bank, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, ADCB, QSI, Hussain Sajwani, Gulf Egypt, DFMGI


European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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MIDEAST STOCKS Major stock markets in the Gulf end mixed | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Major stock markets in the Gulf end mixed | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf ended mixed on Tuesday, with financial shares weighing on the Saudi index and property stocks bolstering Dubai.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) dropped 0.8%, weighed down by a 2.1% decline in Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) and a 2.3% slide in Saudi Telecom Company (7010.SE).The kingdom's inflation rate rose for the second consecutive month in May, climbing to 5.7% from 5.3% in April, again refl...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Reuters Major, Dubai Saudi Arabia, Tasi, Saudi Telecom Company, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, QSI, Hussain Sajwani, Al Rajhi Bank


MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf bourses ease in early trade as financial shares drag | Reuters

Major stock markets in the Gulf were subdued in early trade on Tuesday, mostly hurt by losses in financial shares in the absence of fresh factors to trade on.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) fell 0.4%, with Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) losing 0.9%, while Saudi Arabian Mining Company (1211.SE) retreated 1.2%.The kingdom's inflation rate rose for the second consecutive month, climbing to 5.7% in May from 5.3% in April, again reflecting a tripling of value-added tax to 15% last year, official data...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Adi, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Hussain Sajwani, Al Rajhi Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank, DFMGI, Qatar National Bank QNBK, Emirates NBD Bank ENBD


MIDEAST STOCKS Rising oil prices, economic recovery lift Gulf stocks | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Rising oil prices, economic recovery lift Gulf stocks | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Monday, as investors eye economic recovery and rising oil prices which gained on an improved outlook for worldwide fuel demand. Brent was up 64 cents, or 0.9%, at $73.34 a barrel by 1246 GMT, its highest since May 2019. "GCC economies tend to heavily depend on oil price movements and should see solid support thanks to rising crude prices. This effect will be ob...
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EXCLUSIVE Energy majors bid for #Qatar LNG project despite lower returns | Reuters

EXCLUSIVE Energy majors bid for Qatar LNG project despite lower returns | Reuters Six top western energy firms are vying to partner in the vast expansion of Qatar’s liquefied natural gas output, industry sources said, helping the Gulf state cement its position as the leading LNG producer while several large projects around the world recently stalled.Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, TotalEnergies and ConocoPhillips, which are part of Qatar's existing LNG production were joined by new entrants Ch...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Italy, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Gulf, Reuters, Eni, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Qatar Petroleum QP, Exxon Mobil Royal Dutch Shell


MIDEAST STOCKS Gulf markets make gains on oil, economic recovery | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Gulf markets make gains on oil, economic recovery | Reuters Major Gulf stock markets rose on Monday, lifted by optimism about economic recovery and oil prices which gained on an improved outlook for worldwide fuel demand.Oil prices are a key catalyst for the Gulf region's financial markets and Brent crude was up 76 cents, or 1.1%, at $73.43 a barrel at 0734 GMT, its highest level since May 2019. .Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) gained 0.6%, with Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) ri...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, GCC, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, United Arab Emirates UAE, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Basic Industries, Al Rajhi Bank, Emaar Properties EMAR DU, COVID, Emirates NBD Bank ENBD


MIDEAST STOCKS #Saudi index outperforms as financials boost; Egypt falls | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Saudi index outperforms as financials boost; Egypt falls | Reuters Saudi Arabian shares ended higher on Sunday, outperforming other Gulf peers, buoyed by gains in banking stocks, while Egypt's blue-chip index extended losses.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) advanced 0.9%, lifted by a 3.8% rise in Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) and a 3.6% increase in Saudi Telecom Company (7010.SE).Elsewhere, Dur Hospitality Co (4090.SE) finished 0.6% higher after the firm said it is in merger ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Gulf, Reuters, United Arab Emirates UAE, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, QSI, Al Rajhi Bank, Gulf Egypt, Reuters Saudi Arabian


European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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MIDEAST STOCKS #Saudi index firms as other Gulf markets remain subdued | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Saudi index firms as other Gulf markets remain subdued | Reuters Major Gulf stock markets were little changed in early trade on Sunday, though the Saudi index was up 0.4% to extend gains from the previous four sessions.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) was buoyed by Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) advancing by 0.8% while Saudi Telecom Company (7010.SE) was up 0.6%.In a blow for the Saudi economy the kingdom has restricted the annual haj pilgrimage to its own citizens and residents ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, Mecca, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Medina, Gulf, Reuters, United Arab Emirates UAE, Saudi Press Agency, Tasi, Saudi Telecom Company, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Industries Qatar


MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf markets rise as oil rebounds; Egypt bucks trend | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf markets rise as oil rebounds; Egypt bucks trend | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Thursday, supported by a rebound in oil prices, but the Egyptian index bucked the trend to close lower.Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 were up 18 cents, or 0.25%, at $72.40 a barrel by 1024 GMT, holding just shy of a high not seen since May 2019.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) edged up 0.1%, extending gains for the fourth consecutive session, with Al Rajhi...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Adi, Reuters Major, Riyad Bank, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Industries Qatar, EIG Global Energy Partners, QSI


European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf indexes mixed in early trade | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf indexes mixed in early trade | Reuters Major Gulf stocks were mixed in early trade on Thursday, with the Saudi Arabia index on track to gain for a fourth consecutive session, buoyed by banking shares.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) edged up 0.1%, with Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) gaining 0.6% and Saudi National Bank (1180.SE) advancing 0.4%.Separately, Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, said on Tuesday it has established two deputy gov...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, EIG Global Energy Partners, Mubadala, Public Investment Fund, Qatar National Bank QNB, Al Rajhi Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank, DFMGI


MIDEAST STOCKS Most major markets end higher on oil price gains; #Dubai dips | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most major markets end higher on oil price gains; Dubai dips | Reuters Most major Gulf stock markets finished higher on Wednesday as oil prices rose, while real estate stocks pressured Dubai to close lower.Brent crude futures were up 32 cents, or 0.3%, at $72.42 a barrel at 0911 GMT, having earlier touched $72.83, the highest since May 20, 2019. Brent rose 1% on Tuesday. read moreSaudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) was up 0.5% with Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) gaining 0.8% an...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Industries Qatar, ADCB, Savola Group, Al Rajhi Bank, Gulf Egypt, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank ADCB ADCB, Commercial International Bank COMI, Emaar Properties EMAR


European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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MIDEAST STOCKS Gulf markets up as oil prices rise; deals boost #UAE, Bahrain | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Gulf markets up as oil prices rise; deals boost UAE, Bahrain | Reuters Gulf stock markets rose in early trade on Wednesday tracking oil prices, with merger and acquisition deals providing an additional boost to the markets in the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.Oil prices rose for a second session on Wednesday on signs of strong fuel demand in western economies, while the prospect of Iranian supplies returning faded as the U.S. secretary of state said sanctions against Tehran w...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Tehran, Bahrain, Gulf, Reuters, State, U S, Tasi, Reuters Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, ADCB, Damac


MIDEAST STOCKS #AbuDhabi, #Saudi manage small gains; other Gulf indexes muted | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Abu Dhabi, Saudi manage small gains; other Gulf indexes muted | Reuters Major Gulf markets ended lower on Tuesday, while Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia eked out marginal gains, as sentiment was pressured by weak oil prices.Brent crude was down 58 cents, or 0.8%, at $70.91 a barrel by 1218 GMT, after declining 0.6% on Monday. U.S. West Texas Intermediate oil was off by 55 cents, or 0.8%, at $68.68 a barrel, having dropped by 0.6% in the previous session. read moreThe movement in ...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf markets fall; #Dubai rises on real estate strength | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf markets fall; Dubai rises on real estate strength | Reuters Most major Gulf stock markets fell in early trading on Tuesday, while Dubai bucked the trend, supported by gains in real estate shares.In Dubai, the main share index (.DFMGI) rose 0.2%, led by a 2.3% gain in Damac Properties (DAMAC.DU) and a 0.5% increase in blue-chip developer Emaar Properties (EMAR.DU).On Sunday, Emaar reported a more than three-fold jump in property sales for the first five months of 2021.T...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, QSI, First Abu Dhabi Bank FAB, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank ADIB, Qatar Fuel QFLS QA, Industries Qatar IQCD QA, Damac Properties DAMAC, Emaar Properties EMAR DU On Sunday Emaar


MIDEAST STOCKS Emaar lifts #Dubai; Egypt declines on banks | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Emaar lifts Dubai; Egypt declines on banks | Reuters Dubai's stock market closed higher on Monday after blue-chip developer Emaar Properties reported strong property sales, while the Egypt index was weighed down by a drop in its biggest lender Commercial International Bank.The main share index in Dubai (.DFMGI) rose 0.7%, boosted by a 1.5% rise in Emaar Properties (EMAR.DU) after the company posted a more than three-fold jump in property sales for the first five months of 202...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar, Egypt, Dubai, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Reuters, Emaar Properties, QNB, Emaar, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Industries Qatar, Commercial International Bank


European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf markets rise in early trade; #Qatar flat | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf markets rise in early trade; Qatar flat | Reuters Most stock markets in the Gulf region rose in early trade on Monday, with property and financial shares leading gains, although Qatar traded flat.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) was up 0.1%, with Saudi Telecom Company (7010.SE) rising 1.7% and Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) up 0.2%.However, Saudi Aramco (2222.SE) was down 0.1%. The oil giant has hired banks to arrange its inaugural issuance of U.S. dollar-denominated su...
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GCC banks: Lending growth eases in Q1, new challenges in H2 2021 | ZAWYA MENA Edition

GCC banks: Lending growth eases in Q1, new challenges in H2 2021 | ZAWYA MENA Edition Lending growth continued for the fourth consecutive quarter in Q1 2021 for listed banks in the GCC. The sector is likely to witness new challenges in the second half of the year (H2) owing to unwinding of banking related COVID-19 relaxations.According to a report on by Kamco Invest, gross loans (excluding Kuwaiti banks) reached $1.43 trillion at the end of Q1 this year, registering a q-o-q growth of 3.5 perce...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf markets end mixed, Egypt snaps losing streak | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf markets end mixed, Egypt snaps losing streak | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf ended mixed on Sunday, with property shares weighing on the Dubai index, while Egypt snapped a three-session losing streak to close 0.7% higher.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) closed 0.1% lower, snapping eight straight sessions of gains, with Saudi Telecommunications (7030.SE) and Riyad Bank (1010.SE) dropping 1.3%.The Abu Dhabi index (.ADI) closed 0.3% higher, as telecoms...
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#UAE Federal Bank Is Said to Plan Second-Ever Sale of Dollar Debt - Bloomberg

UAE Federal Bank Is Said to Plan Second-Ever Sale of Dollar Debt - Bloomberg A lender wholly owned by the federal government of the United Arab Emirates is planning to sell its second-ever international bonds as soon as this month, according to people with knowledge of the matter.Emirates Development Bank, which started operations in 2015 and provides financing to citizens and small- and medium-sized enterprises, could raise $750 million or more, the people said, asking not to be identified be...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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#Qatar non-energy PMI eases slightly in May as output growth slows | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Qatar non-energy PMI eases slightly in May as output growth slows | ZAWYA MENA Edition Business conditions in Qatar’s non-energy private sector improved in May as output rose for the eleventh consecutive month, albeit at the slowest pace.The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for Qatar eased to 51.5 in May from 52.1 in April. While any rise above the 50 mark indicates expansion, the output growth was the slowest in the current upturn.Employment and backlogs both ro...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Most major Gulf stock markets gain; #Qatar index eases | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most major Gulf stock markets gain; Qatar index eases | Reuters Most major stock markets in the Gulf rose in early trade on Sunday supported mostly by banking stocks, while Qatar bucked the trend to trade lower.In Dubai, the main share index (.DFMGI) was up 0.6%, boosted by a 1.2% rise in Islamic lender Dubai Islamic Bank (DISB.DU) and a 0.7% increase in its largest bank Emirates NBD (ENBD.DU).Deyaar Development (DEYR.DU) also gained 1% after its board approved a settlement offe...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Qatar, Dubai, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, QNB, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Industries Qatar, Saudi Telecom, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank ADCB, Al Rajhi Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank DISB DU


QNB Group signs deal with Moscow asset management firm | Reuters

QNB Group signs deal with Moscow asset management firm | Reuters QNB Group (QNBK.QA) said on Friday it has signed an agreement with Moscow-based asset manager VTB Capital Investments, to launch funds to attract foreign capital into Russia and Qatar, and build offerings for international investors.The Doha, Qatar-based financial institution, the largest in the Middle East and Africa, said the memorandum of understanding will also help manage and carry out advisory activities in debt, equity and...
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