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Dubai tumble underlines risks in Gulf stock

Dubai tumble underlines risks in Gulf stock

A plunge in Dubai stocks this week underlined the risks behind the Gulf's equity market rallies, although most analysts do not think Dubai's drop marks the start of any extended downtrend.

March 10, 2012 5:10
 
Futures decline on global economy concerns

Futures decline on global economy concerns

US stock index futures fell on Monday after data showed Europe's private sector activity declined last month and China cut its growth target, reigniting concerns about the strength of the global economy.

March 6, 2012 10:55
 
It’s not looking good: 2012 MENA Consumer confidence

It’s not looking good: 2012 MENA Consumer confidence

Only 25 percent think their country’s economy is getting better while about the same volume think their personal finance will get worse, according to a recently Consumer Confidence Index.

March 4, 2012 1:11
 
UAE January business activity improves on new order growth

UAE January business activity improves on new order growth

Growth in business activity in the UAE's non-oil private sector rose slightly in January after slipping to a four-month low in the previous month, a purchasing managers' survey showed on Sunday.

February 5, 2012 12:46
 
Job hunt? Head to Saudi Arabia not Qatar

Job hunt? Head to Saudi Arabia not Qatar

Healthcare leads all industries in year-on-year growth while Saudi Arabia is the strongest gainer and Qatar is the lowest in November.

December 21, 2011 10:19
 
Repeat MSCI snub shows investor apathy for Gulf

Repeat MSCI snub shows investor apathy for Gulf

Liquidity and lack of short-selling were reasons for MSCI's decision to keep the UAE as a frontier market. And MSCI sees little time for the country to implement reforms before next review.

December 18, 2011 3:58
 
Will the UAE have what it takes for an MSCI upgrade?

Will the UAE have what it takes for an MSCI upgrade?

As MSCI's classification review draws nearer, questions around its impact on the UAE's ailing business performance is in the spotlight. Will the UAE see the ranking as worth the change?

December 11, 2011 6:02
 

Saudi bourse to open to foreigners shortly

Saudi Arabia could shortly open its stock exchange to foreign investors, Deutsche Bank's head of MENA equities said, a move which would allow international capital to own shares outright on the Middle East's largest bourse for the first time.

October 23, 2011 2:36
 
Dubai ranks ninth globally for inbound visitors in 2011 – Index

Dubai ranks ninth globally for inbound visitors in 2011 – Index

London tops inbound figures and most tourist spend as MasterCard’s Index surveys factors like connectivity and being a destination city and how it affects the rate of economic recovery.

June 6, 2011 5:22
 
Great Consumer Expectations

Great Consumer Expectations

Study says consumer confidence is rising and people are optimistic about the economy, but job prospects stay sombre and the cost of living remains high.

April 14, 2011 3:27
 
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