In the News
  • More in the tank: Higher oil prices dent Gulf bond and sukuk issuance in 2018 - report

    A higher average oil price over the course of 2018 meant Gulf governments tapped debt capital markets less frequently throughout the year


  • Analysts hail RBI's repo cut to 6.25%

    The Reserve Bank of India's decision to cut the repo rate to 6.25 per cent will benefit the Non-resident Indians (NRIs)

    Khaleej Times

  • Emaar, Emirates NBD top list of GCC 'bargain stocks'

    Two of Emaar's listed companies, several of the Gulf's top banks, ranked highly on the Markaz list of undervalued stocks.

    Arabian Business

  • M&A among strategies in GCC banking sector to enlarge benefits

    Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are one of the widely adopted corporate strategies that endorse the growth of an organization


  • M&A sweeping across GCC banking sector calls for in-depth research to maximize benefits: Raghu

    During Markaz's seminar organized in collaboration with Kuwait Banking Association.


  • INTERVIEW: Daman Investments to launch two new funds

    Dubai-based Daman Investments is launching two new funds, with the first targeting conventional investors


  • GISS, MPHC stocks surge on Energy Bank announcement

    After past couple of weeks’ muted performance, Qatar stocks rebounded yesterday as investors took refuge in blue chips.

    The Peninsula Qatar

  • Aramco world’s most profitable company in 2018

    Oil giant Saudi Aramco revealed yesterday it made the world’s biggest corporate profit last year

    Kuwait Times

  • Britain starts talks with UAE for post-Brexit trade deal

    UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox took part in 'high-level political and business discussions with UAE officials and businesses'

    Times of Oman

  • NRIs make a wish list ahead of Indian budget

    Most pin little hopes on spending plan ahead of general elections this year

    Khaleej Times

  • KES forum discusses challenges, opportunities of tech projects

    Kuwait’s $200m Tech Fund a step towards embracing digital technology: Expert

    Kuwait Times

  • For rebounding Dubai IPO market, liquidity remains key

    The Initial Public Offering (IPO) market in Dubai is likely to see a rebound this year after a long period of lull.

    Gulf News

  • US-China trade war: The winners and losers

    Investors have to carefully pick assets, from currencies to commodities.

    Khaleej Times

  • The Winners and the Losers in the Trade War Between US and China

    Analysts expect that the US dollar, Japanese yen and Swiss franc will be major beneficiaries.


  • Why cryptocurrencies are facing an uncertain future

    However, strong volumes and large transaction figures point towards potential push upwards by end-2019.

    Khaleej Times

  • Kuwait’s MSCI upgrade to attract $3-6bln of passive inflows: analyst

    MSCI announced on Tuesday that it would upgrade Kuwaiti equities to emerging markets status in its May 2020 semi-annual review


  • India budget to focus on rural economy, jobs

    Analysts and experts said the government is expected to cut taxes on business

    Khaleej Times

  • Investcorp's Co-CEO Rishi Kapoor Is Courting Growth By Looking East

    The Bahrain-based firm had acquired IDFC, a private equity business in India

    Forbes Middle East

  • Party Mood Sours in Saudi Markets After $20 Billion Bonanza

    Expected inflows from inclusion in EM indexes set to taper. Wooing active managers likely ‘a hard grind’...


  • Government initiatives, low valuations to trigger UAE markets rebound: Daman Investments

    Dubai-based Daman Investments is optimistic about UAE stock markets...


  • UAE banks prove resilience again with bumper profits

    UAE banks posted strong profits in the first half of 2019 and this trend is expected to continue in the second


  • Oil producers to weigh output cuts at this week’s meet

    Top oil producers will consider fresh output cuts at a meeting this week


  • Higher foreign ownership limits to boost UAE investment flows

    Increasing foreign ownership would enable UAE banks to broaden investor base.

    Gulf News

  • Boursa Kuwait set for boost from index upgrade and oil sell-offs

    Boursa Kuwait’s 176 listed companies, nearly three-quarters of their weight.

    Financial Times

  • MENA Funds: Best and worst performers in H1 2019

    Which funds were the main gainers and losers for H1 2019 and the last five years in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt?


  • AUM Industry Poised For Growth

    The asset under management (AUM) industry in Qatar is still in a nascent stage

    Qatar Today

  • India vows to revive growth as RBI cuts rates again

    Central bank in fifth straight cut this year, will stick to accommodative stance as needed

    Khaleej Times

  • Dubai seeks investment to bolster flagging economy

    With the highest tower in the world, grand commercial centres and artificial islands, Dubai projects an image of prosperity,


  • Dubai seeks investments to bolster its economy

    With the highest tower in the world, grand commercial centres and artificial islands, Dubai projects an image of prosperity, even as the city-state races to court investors to bolster it economy.

    The Jordan Times

  • Expo 2020: Dubai likely to see 4% growth in the next 12 months

    Emirate expected to grow over 4% in next one year as economic activity gains momentum


  • CNBC Arabia Interview with M.R Raghu about Kuwait Fintech

    Kuwait Fintech Conference

    CNBC Arabia

  • Fintech Talk - Future of Financial Services

    M.R. Raghu, CFA, FRM, FCMA, EVP, Published Research, Markaz and MD of Marmore, speaking at ‘FinTech’ talk organized by KFAS


  • How visa reforms boost UAE economy

    The UAE government has opened up visas to welcome foreign investments and boost trade ties as it serves the Mena region as the gateway for the same.

    Khaleej Times

  • Markets to stay bearish ahead of Aramco IPO

    The regional bourses will stay bearish in the coming weeks, ahead of Aramco's IPO

    Khaleej Times

  • Investors hope Qatar dairy will be cash cow

    The cows of Qatar’s Baladna farm, housed in climate-controlled farms in the desert

    Kuwait Times

  • Milking it: investors hope Qatar's desert dairy will be cash cow

    The cows of Qatar's Baladna farm, housed in climate-controlled farms in the desert


  • Liquidity measure: Liquid assets to total assets ratio of GCC Islamic banks

    The liquidity conundrum is one that has been discussed at great length especially in the Islamic banking context


  • Reasons why Saudi Arabia is the most attractive MENA market for retail investments

    Saudi Arabia is the most attractive developing market for retail investment in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena)


  • Saudi Aramco shares extend losing streak to third day

    Saudi Aramco shares extended a losing streak to a third day on Thursday, shedding much of their initial gains

    Arabian Business

  • UAE investors get money’s worth by betting big on dividend stocks

    Regional investors who were unsure if they should put their hard-earned money in stocks

    Gulf News

  • UAE's non-oil private sector posts slowest growth in 8 years in December

    Conditions in the UAE’s non-oil private sector have remained subdued, as businesses struggle to keep sales up


  • UAE stocks bounce back after US-Iran turbulence

    Benchmarks on DFM, ADX wipe out steep losses recorded at peak of Middle East crisis

    Gulf News

  • India budget fails to deliver on stimulus

    Too much of capital outlay on agriculture comes at the expense of cash starved industry

    Gulf News

  • GCC equities and coronavirus: Minimal impact in the UAE, Saudi stocks suffer losses

    Oil prices dropped 11.9% on concerns over oil demand from China


  • US dollar turns safe haven for investors

    The yen fell past 112 to a 10-month low against a broadly stronger US dollar on Thursday

    Khaleej Times

  • Panic Selling Hits Stocks

    The sharp reactions to bearish cues were evident as global indices unleashed fear and panic and investors resorted to heavy selling

    Khaleej Times

  • Gulf Bourses Down as Coronavirus Spreads

    Stock markets in the Gulf slumped on Sunday on fears the spreading coronavirus outbreak could hurt the global economy and oil prices.

    Asharq Al-Awsat

  • Gulf stock markets hit as coronavirus sinks crude oil prices

    Demand in China, world’s biggest oil importer, has slumped 20 percent as coronavirus takes its toll

    Middle East Eye

  • Coronavirus Effect: Gulf Countries Face Economic Woes as Oil Prices Slump

    The Gulf region is already struggling to cope with decreasing oil revenues as the public health crisis paralyses economic giant China


  • Coronavirus compounds Gulf economic woes as oil prices slump

    Capital Economics estimates the 6 Gulf Cooperation Council states will lose some $40 billion of oil revenues in 2020


  • India stocks, rupee plunge on global cues

    The Indian stock markets plunged today wiping out Rs6.5 trillion equity investors' wealth

    Khaleej Times

  • More than $200bn wiped off Gulf markets in huge one-day slump

    Hundreds of billions of dollars were wiped off Gulf markets on Sunday after they were hit with their biggest one-day fall sell-off in 15 years

    The National

  • Global recession now inevitable as coronavirus continues to spread: analysts

    Some economies in Europe, Asia will be worst hit, add analysts


  • Coronavirus to hurt GCC's real estate, hospitality, banking sectors - S&P

    Ratings agency says crisis will also reduce region's export volumes


  • GCC IPOs could be delayed as coronavirus outbreak hurts investor appetite

    As many as 16 IPOs expected to take place in 2020 may not materialize


  • Expo 2020 Dubai Organizers Recommend One-Year Postponement

    Organizers of Expo 2020, a multi-billion-dollar world trade fair originally scheduled to open in Dubai in October

    Asharq Al-Awsat

  • Kuwait’s fiscal buffers bring breathing space

    Economic optimism across the six countries of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) is in short supply going into the second quarter of 2020.

    The Banker

  • Reforms put Kuwaiti stocks on investors' radars

    The evolution of Kuwait’s capital markets has illustrated the country’s economic transformation of the past 10 years.

    The Banker

  • Coronavirus: Emerging markets, including Saudi Arabia, headed for recession?

    Emerging Markets economies facing severe stress resulting from health crisis: S&P


  • Middle East faces a long, ‘ugly’ recession amid coronavirus fallout: Experts

    The IMF predicted last week that coronavirus would likely cause the greatest global recession in nearly a century

    Al Arabiya

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