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Brent crude hovers at $107, Spain debt woes weigh

Investors keep eye on Spain's troubled banks; Iran-West standoff ignites fears of supply disruption; No indication sanctions on Iran will be lifted

May 29, 2012 12:19
 
Saudi Al Tayyer IPO

Saudi’s Al-Tayyar IPO raises $365 million, six-times covered

Pricing of the shares came at the top end of the 45 to 57 riyals range. The family-owned business group offered 24 million shares, with retail subscription running between May 14 and 20.

May 29, 2012 11:56
 
Investors hope UAE Q1 earnings justify stock rally

Investors hope UAE Q1 earnings justify stock rally

As the first quarter of the year draws to a close, investors are looking ahead to the announcement of corporate earnings for the period. In the United Arab Emirates, they are seeking justification for the sharp rally in local stocks over recent weeks.

March 24, 2012 4:06
 
Putting the pressure on progress for corporate governance

Putting the pressure on progress for corporate governance

Investors must push companies for better regulation and best practices, if corporate governance is ever going to move forward in the GCC.

April 13, 2011 12:31
 
Finding favour in oil benchmark battle

Finding favour in oil benchmark battle

Malaysia's Petronas, Delta Air Lines adopt Brent for hedging; ICE Brent volumes cut NYMEX WTI advantage in past few weeks; Goldman Sachs says switch to Brent is "smart" for investors

April 11, 2011 12:39
 
Headstrong hopes

Headstrong hopes

Survey reveals global investors expect growth in emerging markets to remain strong and commodities to stay favourable as inflation and geopolitical concerns heighten...but not all of them. So which one?

March 30, 2011 1:41
 
Wealthy investors push UAE stocks up

Wealthy investors push UAE stocks up

Fundamental change in the market may still be absent but stocks show people are buying on expectations.

March 24, 2011 5:09
 

Foreigners shun safest of Gulf markets amid unrest

Local institutions buying but impact seen limited.

February 24, 2011 3:59
 
Libya uprising rattles Wall Street

Libya uprising rattles Wall Street

The revolt in Libya is causing havoc in Wall Street as traders and investors confront the specter of higher fuel costs.

February 23, 2011 1:37
 
A family affair

A family affair

A far greater proportion of companies in the region are family owned than the global average. But even successful family owned companies rarely make it past the third generation.

July 4, 2010 11:53