Thursday 26 November 2015
stock index

Dubai stocks up 3pc; Gulf starts 2014 strongly

Dubai's main stock index jumped 3 percent on Thursday to its highest close since October 2008 as major Middle Eastern bourses started 2014 on a strong note, buoyed by expectations for solid economic growth this year. Flagship


Qatar stock index hits 21-week high

Qatar's stock index hit a new 21-week peak as buyers bet on the country's bullish macroeconomic outlook.  Industries Qatar climbed 0.4 percent and Commercial Bank of Qatar rose 1.6 percent.    The index


FTSE mulls Gulf stock index

Index compiler FTSE expects to create a regional index for the Gulf by the end of the year, helping broad international investment in the region's stock markets, a senior manager said. FTSE Group's managing director for Europe, the Middle


S&P launches new stock index

Global index provider Standard & Poor's has launched a new index for some of the biggest-name stocks in developing equity markets. The London-based firm described the newly launched S&P/IFCG Extended Frontier 150 Index as "the firs

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