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Most markets rise; Qatar slips ahead of index changes DUBAI: Most markets in the Middle East edged up on Tuesday with the region emerging from a wave of profit-taking, but Qatar's index dipped as investors adjusted their portfolios ahead of changes in the benchmark composition.The Doha index fell 0.8 percent to a four-week closing low of 13,728 points and most stocks declined.Trading focused on property developer Ezdan Holding , which added 1.4 percent. The stock is not part of the main index but will join it on Wednesday along with Mazaya Qatar , which added 0.2 percent.They will replace Al Khaliji Bank, which fell 0.9 percent, and Al Meera Consumer Goods Co, which added 0.3 percent on Tuesday.Elsewhere in the region, Dubai's bourse added 0.9 percent on the back of developer Emaar Properties which gained a similar amount. Its subsidiary Emaar Malls Group said on Monday it had raised $1.58 billion in an IPO amid massive demand from investors, ...

South Africa stocks end down but charts point to possible rebound JOHANNESBURG: South African bullion producers such as Harmony Gold remained under pressure on Tuesday, weighing on the wider market which ended in the red, after the precious metal fell to a nine-month low in the face of relentless dollar gains.The benchmark Top-40 index slipped 0.11 percent on the day and has lost almost 4 percent this quarter, the biggest fall since the same period in 2011 when it fell more than 7 percent, pushing it ...
Emaar lifts Dubai as investors eye next unit&#39;s IPO DUBAI: Emaar Properties, Dubai's largest listed developer, helped lift the emirate's bourse in early trade on Tuesday after pricing its malls unit's initial public offer at the top of the indicated range and promising to float its hotels business next.Dubai's main index rose 0.7 percent as Emaar added 1.8 percent. Its subsidiary Emaar Malls Group <IPO-EMAR.DU> said on Monday it had raised $1.58 billion in the IPO amid massive demand from investors, making it the ...
Emaar gains after pricing malls unit; markets pull back DUBAI: Stock markets in the Middle East remained under pressure in early trade on Monday, giving up initial gains as investors continued to cash out ahead of the Eid al-Adha holiday.Dubai's bourse edged down 0.3 percent even though heavyweight Emaar Properties added 0.4 percent after its malls unit announced the final price of its initial public offer.As expected, the IPO priced at the top of the proposed range amid massive demand from investors, giving an ...
Markets remain vulnerable to profit-taking ahead of holidays DUBAI: Stock markets in the Middle East could see further profit-taking on Monday as investors may be reluctant to open new positions ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, while bourses in the United Arab Emirates are still awaiting the return of surplus funds from the initial public offer of Emaar Malls Group (EMG).Most major markets in the region fell on Sunday, with investors also citing falling oil prices as a cause for concern. ...
Markets return to profit-taking ahead of Eid break DUBAI: Most major stock markets in the Middle East fell on Sunday as investors resumed profit-taking ahead of the Eid al-Adha holidays, against a backdrop of large share flotations and falling oil prices.Dubai's bourse led the decline, sliding 1.3 percent with most stocks in the red. Leading real estate developer Emaar Properties fell 0.4 percent after rising as much as 2.6 percent earlier in the session.The firm's subsidiary, Emaar Malls Group (EMG), closed subscriptions for ...
Egypt&#39;s bourse to close Oct 5-8 for Eid holidays CAIRO: Egypt's stock market and banks will close for three days starting on Sunday, Oct. 5 for the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday and a national holiday, the bourse and central bank said on Sunday.The market is set to reopen on Wednesday, October 8.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,042.90 0.17
Arrow Nasdaq 4,493.39 0.28
Arrow S&P 1,972.29 0.28
Arrow FTSE 6,622.72 0.36
Arrow DAX 9,474.30 0.55
Arrow CAC-40 4,416.24 1.33
Arrow Nikkei 16,173.52 0.84
Arrow H.Seng 22,932.98 1.28
Arrow Sensex 26,630.51 0.13

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklySeptember 25, 2014
Reserves $13.305 bln