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Markets in UAE, Qatar edge up

Bourses in the UAE and Qatar rose in early trade on Sunday on the back of a supportive global background and positive domestic news flow. US stocks were up on Friday after strong results from Microsoft and Procter & Gamble. Br

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Markets decline further as global gloom persists

Most stock markets in the Middle East continued to decline on Wednesday as global equities remained under pressure and disappointing quarterly earnings and forecasts weighed on bourses in Oman and Kuwait. While selling of Gulf sto

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Market awaits Opec move as pain threshold in view

Oil's slide below $100 a barrel on Monday brings prices closer to levels where more Opec countries face financial worries, prompting some in the producer group to voice concern about too much oil in the market. Brent crude fel

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Oil prices sink to lowest since June 2013

Oil fell below $102 a barrel to its lowest in over a year on Monday as investor concerns over conflict in Ukraine and Iraq eased, and as higher Libyan oil output added to already ample supplies. Crude jumped on Friday after the go

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Oil prices sink to lowest since June 2013

Oil fell below $102 a barrel to its lowest in over a year on Monday as investor concerns over conflict in Ukraine and Iraq eased, and as higher Libyan oil output added to already ample supplies. Crude jumped on Friday after the go

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Middle East markets to close for Eid

Middle East bourses will close for large portions of next week because of Eid al Fitr holidays. The stock exchanges of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will close for all of next week and trade will resume on Sunday, August 3, the exchange

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UAE regulators take aim at markets after Arabtec debacle

Fifty billion dollars may be enough to trigger major changes to regulation of the Arab world's second biggest stock market. That sum is the value wiped off the Dubai and Abu Dhabi stock exchanges since May by the bursting of a

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StanChart warns on profits as markets arm slumps

Standard Chartered warned profits would fall in 2014 for the second year in a row after first-half earnings dropped by a fifth due to tougher regulations and low market volatility in its trading business. The bank also said on Thu

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Arabtec calms markets, says restructuring won't hurt projects

A restructuring of major Dubai construction firm Arabtec will not damage its ability to proceed with its expansion plans, chairman Khadem Abdulla al-Qubaisi said in a statement on Wednesday. Qubaisi issued the statement to the Dub

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Gulf markets sink as Arabtec remains in free fall

Uncertainty over the fate of Dubai's most heavily traded stock, construction firm Arabtec, as well as the fighting in Iraq and the approach of the Ramadan lull depressed most share markets across the Gulf on Monday. Arabtec ha

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