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Dollar strength hurts stocks, oil bounces off lows

Global equity markets declined on Thursday and the dollar added to a recent string of gains after another US Federal Reserve official talked of higher US interest rates before long.   The dollar rose for a fifth

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Mubasher expands trading across new markets

Mubasher Financial Services, a leading financial institution in the Middle East, has undertaken a step to offer investors access to seven additional trading markets.   It includes South Africa, Singapore, Hong Ko

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Saudi charm offensive, faith in peg help markets

Saudi Arabia's financial markets barely blinked on Thursday after its debt was downgraded - a sign that a charm offensive by Saudi economic officials, and determined action against speculators, have bought it time in the eyes of many investo

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Mideast markets sink to multi-year lows

Middle East bourses fell sharply on Thursday as investors cashed out after Brent crude oil slipped below $30 a barrel and global markets resumed selling off.   The Saudi index tumbled 3.3 per cent to close at 5,8

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Petchems drag Saudi to 4-year low

Middle East bourses slumped on Tuesday in a broad sell-off as investors cashed out, with petrochemicals the main drag on Saudi Arabia's index and blue-chips weighing elsewhere. Brent crude had slipped towards $30 a barrel to a

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Saudi tumbles more than 3pc on oil, global downtrend

Saudi Arabia's stock market tumbled again early on Thursday, hit by the plunge of oil to new 11-year lows and investor worries about the health of the regional and global economies. Brent crude futures sank more than 4 percent

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Uneasy calm in markets about upcoming US rate hike

An "uneasy calm" prevails in financial markets about the first increase in US interest rates in almost a decade, which is widely expected later this month, the Bank for International Settlements said in its latest report.

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IEA sees bear oil market as stocks balloon

The world is awash with oil after having built record stockpiles in recent months and slowing demand growth combined with resilient non-Opec supply could worsen the glut well into next year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Friday

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Asia shares falter as markets await US Fed policy

Asian shares slipped on Friday as investors braced for US employment data that is expected to bolster the case for a Federal Reserve interest rate increase as early as next month.   MSCI's broadest index of A

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Markets may be near turning point

Currencies, stocks and bonds appear to be at a turning point, according to the latest Reuters polls from around the world, with the size and nature of forecast changes suggesting worries are building about the health of the global economy.

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