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Gulf markets surge over oil, global bourses

Gulf stock markets rose sharply early on Sunday, with strong trading volumes suggesting some investors were returning after oil prices and global equities jumped at the end of last week. Dubai's index surged 3.1 per cent to 2,

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Gulf markets surge ahead of Saudi budget

Gulf stock markets edged higher on Sunday with Saudi Arabia rising in the final hour of trade as local traders bought back ahead of Monday's 2016 budget announcement. Egypt dropped in response to an interest rate hike. The Sau

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Gulf markets keep faith in FX pegs after US rate hike

Financial markets in the Gulf reacted calmly on Thursday to the first US interest rate hike in nine years, suggesting most investors think the region can defend its currency pegs to the dollar for the foreseeable future. The US Fe

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Gulf economies can cope with escalating Yemen conflict

Economies and markets in the wealthy Gulf oil exporters barely blinked when Islamist militants overran parts of neighbouring Iraq last year, and they look likely to ride out escalating conflict in Yemen with similar ease. Air stri

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Outperforming Dubai fund sees upside in Gulf markets

The manager of one of the world's best-performing mutual funds, the Dubai-based Daman Fifth Fund, says there is still plenty of upside in Gulf Arab markets despite the plunge of oil prices. Daman Fifth was ranked the top-perfo

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Funds positive on Gulf equity markets despite oil price slide

Funds are positive on many Gulf stock markets despite the recent slide in oil prices, after sharp pull-backs in the markets improved valuations, the latest monthly Reuters survey of regional asset managers found. The oil price dro

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Global sukuk market set to expand in 2014

Despite some headwinds, long-term prospects for the sukuk industry remain promising as regulators continue to build and strengthen their frameworks to minimize barriers in the market and deepen liquidity, Standard & Poor's Ratings Servic

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Gulf markets drop on Syria concerns

Gulf markets declined in volatile trading as investors opted for short-term trades amid increasing worries of a military strike against Syria.   Dubai's measure dropped 1.9 percent to 2,443 points but reached

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Gulf markets slip as global gloom weighs

Regional bourses fell on Monday as renewed selling pressure on global shares sparked a profit-taking spree, extending losses since the US Federal Reserve said it would cut back a stimulus programme.

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Euro zone deal to boost Gulf market sentiments

Gulf Arab markets should be more positive on Sunday after euro zone finance ministers agreed to bail out Spain's banks, but the low liquidity that has dogged regional markets in recent weeks is unlikely to change.     

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