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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 overall sale value of 5.8 billion dirhams ($1.58 billion) and making it the largest stock offer in a Gulf Arab economy since 2008.With a market value of 37.7 billion dirhams upon listing, Emaar Malls Group will become the third-largest stock on the Dubai Financial Market when it begins trading on Oct. 2.Abu Dhabi's index was nearly flat after climbing as much as 0.6 percent earlier in the session.Qatar's benchmark edged down 0.4 percent as heavyweights ...

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'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 ...
South Africa's Top 40 index seen nearly 6pc higher by mid-2015 JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's stock market index will rise going into 2015 but at a slower pace than last year, when it was fuelled by exceptionally stimulative monetary policy and excess liquidity, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. Traders and analysts polled this week are less optimistic about the Johannesburg Top 40 index's future performance than in a similar survey taken a year ago, when markets were awash in cash from the US Federal Reserve. The ...
Dubai's Marka jumps on listing; Saudi Arabia rebounds DUBAI: Dubai's bourse edged down on Thursday as investors focused on the listing of retail and restaurants start-up Marka, while Saudi Arabia's index rebounded from a one-month low and other markets in the region were mixed.Marka shares jumped 59 percent - having doubled in price at one point - as they listed on Thursday in the first flotation on the emirate's main stock market since 2009. They dominated trading volume on the bourse.Dubai's main index, ...
Dubai's Marka may jump on listing, likely to be volatile DUBAI: Shares in start-up Dubai retailer Marka are likely to gain when it lists on Thursday, but they may be volatile as there is little institutional interest in the stock and much retail investor cash is tied up in the initial public offer of Emaar Malls Group. Marka raised 275 million dirhams ($75 million) in April through an initial public offer that was 36 times subscribed at a price of 1 dirham per share - ...


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