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Qatar Bourse says foreign stake onus on companies

Qatar Bourse says foreign stake onus on companies

Qatar's bourse has done all it needs to secure an upgrade to emerging market status from index compiler MSCI and the onus is now on individual companies to address the main foreign ownership limit issue, its top executive said.

February 6, 2012 2:50
 
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
 

Fundamentals in place for UAE MSCI upgrade

The UAE has the fundamentals in place to achieve an upgrade from index provider MSCI to emerging market status, the chief executive officer of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Authority said on Wednesday.

November 24, 2011 1:55
 

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
 
In Russell’s eyes–UAE has at least one index that thinks it’s ‘Emerging’

In Russell’s eyes–UAE has at least one index that thinks it’s ‘Emerging’

With Russell Investments reaffirming the UAE as the only GCC country branded as an Emerging Market, it makes us question how much weight should we really give any of these indexes.

August 2, 2011 3:13
 
UAE, Qatar gain momentum in the run up to emerging status verdict

UAE, Qatar gain momentum in the run up to emerging status verdict

UAE and Qatar get another chance at making the grade for the coveted ’emerging market’ status on MSCI’s index. Will they make use of the six months breathing space?

June 22, 2011 2:50
 
Treasure hunt: UAE announces Investment Map

Treasure hunt: UAE announces Investment Map

The UAE Ministry of Economy has launched an Investment Map in hopes of reclaiming lost FDI. In the midst of possible market status upgrade, will this boost investor confidence?

June 20, 2011 11:02