Corporate dividends in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries may be starting to shrink as companies find it harder to raise funds, forcing them to cut payouts.
For many years, high dividend yields have lured investors to Gulf bour
A planned merger of the Dubai Financial Market and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has been shelved for the foreseeable future as terms for the politically sensitive move could not be agreed, sources told Reuters on Thursday.
UAE bourses will be closed for three days for the Eid Al Fitr holiday which marks the end of Ramadan, said the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority.
Dubai Financial Market and Abu Dhabi Exchange
Bourses in the UAE, Qatar and Oman fell to multi-month lows, rattled by a US rating downgrade which sparked worries the global economy may retreat into recession.
Dubai's benchmark closed at a 20-week low
UAE markets ended lower, tracking drops on other Gulf bourses as oil price declines weighed, with Dubai's index slumping to a four-week low.
Dubai's benchmark fell 1 percent to 1,592 points, its lowest finish since April 12 as all sectors
Foreign investor outflows from Gulf markets during recent political unrest have been significantly lower than those seen during the financial crisis, the regional head of custody at HSBC said.
Stock markets in the region have been pretty r
Dubai Financial Market (DFM) posted a net profit of Dh78.9 million ($21.48 million) for the year 2010, a fall of 60 per cent compared to Dh346.6 million in 2009.
Total revenues reached Dh260.5 million at the end of 2010, compared to D
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Stock markets in Middle East and North Africa lost $140 billion in market capitalisation during the last five weeks as political unrest sweeping through the region left investors nervous, a report said.
The market capitalisation of 16 Arab
Dubai's index surged in early trade, easing from a six-year low to track Saudi Arabia's Saturday gains, while other regional benchmarks also advanced.
Dubai's measure climbed 5.2 per cent to 1,423 points, trimming its year-to-d