Market Current Level Change
Saudi Stock Exchange 5,913.00 -35.92 (-0.60%)
Dubai Financial Market 3,491.69 -21.88 (-0.62%)
Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange 4,497.21 2.09 (0.05%)
Kuwait Stock Exchange 5,410.23 4.43 (0.08%)
Bahrain Stock Exchange 1,137.09 2.59 (0.23%)
Muscat Securities Market 5,768.84 2.70 (0.05%)
Qatar Exchange 10,435.17 22.67 (0.22%)
GulfBase GCC Index 3,954.94 -13.10 (-0.33%)
Business Brief- Investment opportunities in Sohar

(Times of Oman - 9/25/2016 6:11:00 AM)

As many as 15 small and medium-sized downstream small and medium steel projects in Sohar were presented before a large gathering of potential investors during a seminar on investment opportunities....

Oman cement sector continues to be the key beneficiary of government

(Oman Daily Observer - 9/25/2016 6:08:00 AM)

The Sultanate’s building materials industry and mainly the cement sector has been a beneficiary of the country’s long term plan of diversifying its economy. Oman’s primary focus has been on the development of its manufacturing sector, logistics and...

MSM publishes Disclosure Guide

(Oman Daily Observer - 9/25/2016 6:06:00 AM)

The Muscat Securities Market (MSM) has announced the publication of a Disclosure Guide for listed public Joint Stock Companies detailing the legal responsibilities of these companies with regard to disclosure in the capital market domain in Oman....

Gulf computer, electronics manufacturing set for growth: Goic

(Gulf Times - 9/25/2016 6:05:00 AM)

The private sector has paid a “significant contribution” to the growth of the GCC’s computer and electronic products manufacturing sector, which posted a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7% estimated at $395mn in 2011 to $476mn in 2015, Goic said...

Technical analysis of the QSE index

(Gulf Times - 9/25/2016 6:03:00 AM)

After a 3.6% drop through the week, the Qatar Index managed to reduce its losses to only 1.15% versus the week before and it closed at the 10,412.50 level. That created a possible reversing candlestick upward. The index needs to break above the 10,630...

Al Rayan Bank extends its reach in UK

(Gulf Times - 9/25/2016 6:01:00 AM)

Rayan Bank has opened a new office in Bradford, a city with one of the largest Muslim communities in the UK. Amongst the attendees at the opening event on September 22 was Member of Parliament for Bradford East, Imran Hussain (pictured). Hussain said...

QIB unveils flexible Visa credit card

(The Peninsula - 9/25/2016 5:56:00 AM)

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), Qatar’s leading Islamic Bank, has announced the launch of a new credit card to be offered in Infinite, Platinum and Gold variants. The new credit card will provide QIB customers with the convenience of managing their cash flow...

Global trade growth at its slowest since crisis

(The Peninsula - 9/25/2016 5:49:00 AM)

Global trade has slowed in both value and volume terms, including falling below global growth in three of the past four years. Growth of the trade volumes has averaged 3.9 percent per year since 2011, down from an average of 7.3 percent from 2000 to...

Arkan to enter new markets, boost exports

(Trade Arabia - 9/25/2016 5:45:00 AM)

UAE-based Arkan Building Materials said it has registered a solid growth this year and is now aiming to increase exports to 20 per cent of the group revenues over the next three years. A leading construction and building materials company in the UAE,...

Al Salam sets up escrow account for Bahrain project

(Trade Arabia - 9/25/2016 5:42:00 AM)

Al Salam Bank-Bahrain, a pioneering Shari’a-compliant lender in the country, has signed a partnership with UAE-based private real estate investment and development company, Eagle Hills Diyar, to form a real estate development escrow account model for...