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Turnover retreated to KWD 27.81 million on Sunday
16 February 02:22 PM Boursa Kuwait ends Sunday lower
Mubasher: Boursa Kuwait declined at Sunday’s close amid low trading activity, as the Premier and All-Share indices dropped by 0.71% and 0.59%, respectively, while the BK Main 50 and Main Market indices slipped by 0.28% and 0.2%, respectively. …
KFH Capital’s chief asset management officer, Abdullah Essa Al Ali.
16 February 02:06 PM Kuwait’s CMA awards market maker license to KFH Capital
Mubasher: Kuwait’s Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has granted a market maker licence to KFH Capital Investment Co, the investment arm of Kuwait Finance House (KFH), following the completion of all related requirements and procedures.    The …
Trading will resume on Wednesday, 19 February.
16 February 12:47 PM Kuwaiti bourse suspends trading on KGL, KGL Logistics
Mubasher: Boursa Kuwait has halted trading on Kuwait and Gulf Link Transport Company (KGL) and KGL Logistics as of Sunday, 16 February, until Wednesday, 19 February.   The decision was subject to a request by the two companies to the Kuwaiti stock …
The Premier Market index levelled down by 85 points
14 February 09:29 PM Boursa Kuwait’s indices fall in week; BK Main 50 levels down
Mubasher: The Boursa Kuwait’s indices declined during the week ended 13 February, with market capitalisation lost KWD 381 million ($1.25 billion). The BK Main 50 index went down by 23 points, or 0.47%, to 4,976.55 points, while the Main Market …
NBK logged the highest turnover with KWD 6.68 million
13 February 02:21 PM Boursa Kuwait closes Thursday on mixed note
By: Mohamed Farouk Mubasher: Boursa Kuwait indices registered a mixed performance at Thursday’s close for the fourth consecutive session amid higher trading activity. The All-Share and Premier market indices inched down by 0.1% and 0.17%, …
Saudi Arabia was the top importer with 25%.
13 February 01:01 PM Egypt's furniture regional exports hit $164m in 2019
Cairo – Mubasher: Egypt has exported furniture valued at $265 million in 2019, down by 18% as compared to $324 million in 2018, Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported on Thursday. Exports to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman, Iraq, and Sudan totalled …
Turnover stood at KWD 25.88 million on Wednesday
12 February 02:23 PM Kuwaiti indices see mixed performance on Wednesday
Mubasher: Boursa Kuwait closed Wednesday’s trading session on a mixed note, as the All-Share and Premier market indices declined by 0.11% and 0.19%, respectively, while the Main and BK Main 50 indices levelled up by 0.11% each. Turnover went down …
Federal Tax Authority (FTA)
11 February 03:52 PM UAE bans tobacco, e-cigarette plugs without digital tax stamps
Abu Dhabi – Mubasher: The UAE Federal Tax Authority (FTA) announced that importing waterpipe tobaccos and electrically heated cigarette plug not marked with digital tax stamps will be prohibited across country as of 1 March 2020. The ban comes as …
Al Mal Investment was the top winner with 62.07%
11 February 02:19 PM Kuwaiti indices mixed on Tuesday for 2nd session in row
By: Mohamed Farouk Mubasher: The Boursa Kuwait indices were mixed at Tuesday’s close for the second consecutive session, with the All-Share and Premier markets inching up by 0.2% and 0.44%, respectively, and the BK Main 50 Index and Main indices …
Turnover increased by 74.4% on Monday
10 February 01:38 PM Kuwaiti indices close Monday mixed; turnover exceeds KWD 30m
Mubasher: The Boursa Kuwait's indices showed mixed performance at the end of Monday, with the All-Share and Premier markets falling by 0.69% and 0.95%, respectively, and the Main and the BK Main 50 Index levelling up by 0.07% and 0.13%, …
Foreign assets inched down by 0.11% monthly in December 2019
10 February 11:58 AM Kuwait C. bank's foreign assets top KWD 19.2bn in December 2019
Mubasher: Net foreign assets of the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) rose by 6.2% on an annual basis in December of last year, according to official data released by the CBK on Monday.  Total foreign assets stood at KWD 19.24 billion ($63.4 billion) …
The consumer goods sector headed six losers with 2%
9 February 02:49 PM Boursa Kuwait ends Sunday negative; new index down 0.54%
By: Mohamed Farouk Mubasher: The Kuwaiti indices were down at Sunday’s close; with the BK Main 50 Index falling by 0.54% or 26.77 points to 4,973.23 points on its first trading day.  Similarly, the Premier and Main markets declined by 0.36% and …
Market capitalisation lost KWD 278 million
6 February 05:11 PM Boursa Kuwait ends week in red amid thin liquidity
Mubasher: Boursa Kuwait ended the first week of February on a negative note amid lower turnover. The All-Share Market index lost 48.8 points or 0.77% to 6,324.99 points over the course of this week. Likewise, the Premier Market index fell by 50 …
The consumer goods sector topped the winners with 1.96%
6 February 02:44 PM Boursa Kuwait closes Thursday in green; turnover down 15%
By: Mohamed Farouk Mubasher: The indices of Boursa Kuwait rose at the end of Thursday’s trading session, with the All-Share, Main, and Premier markets levelling up by 0.29% each. The market’s turnover, however, plunged by 14.8% to settle at KWD …
The PR industry started with $500 million 10 years ago
6 February 02:14 PM MENA’s PR industry likely to double current $1bn value by 2030
Mubasher: The Public relations (PR) industry in MENA is set to double its current $1 billion value by 2030, backed by the rapid growth of the region’s national champion companies. This was announced during the PRovoke MENA Summit 2020 which was …
The BK Index will utilise a market cap weighted price return methodology
6 February 12:44 PM Boursa Kuwait to launch new 'BK Main 50 Index' Sunday
Mubasher: Boursa Kuwait Securities Company will launch a new main index under the name 'BK Main 50 Index' as of Sunday, 9 February, to include the top 50 firms listed on the Main Market as per their average daily traded value (ADTV). The BK Main …
Oil and gas segment led nine losers with 0.71% on Wednesday
5 February 02:59 PM Kuwaiti indices slid on Wednesday; turnover up 8.4%
By: Mohamed Farouk Mubasher: Boursa Kuwait showed negative performance at Wednesday’s close, with the All-Share Market down by 0.25% or 15.64 points at 6,258,07 points, and the Premier and Main indices falling by 0.17% and 0.49%, respectively. The …
Kuwait's exports to GCC countries rose by 4.1% YoY
5 February 12:29 PM Kuwait’s trade surplus hits KWD 679m in October; down 14.2% in 10M-19
Mubasher: Kuwait’s exports plummeted by 26.1% year-on-year (YoY) in October 2019 to reach KWD 1.55 billion from KWD 2.10 billion in the same month in 2018, recent statistics from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) showed.   Imports slipped by …
The basic materials sector topped five fallers with 0.72%
4 February 02:39 PM Boursa Kuwait shows mixed performance on Tuesday
By: Mohamed Farouk Mubasher: The indices of Boursa Kuwait closed Tuesday’s trading session mixed, as the All-Share and Main markets levelled up by 0.09% and 0.4%, respectively, whereas the Premier index inched down by 0.02%. The market’s turnover …
The market’s turnover shrank by 11.1% on Monday
3 February 02:30 PM Kuwaiti indices down on Monday amid fears over Coronavirus
By: Mohamed Farouk Mubasher: Boursa Kuwait showed a negative performance at Monday’s close for the third consecutive time, as the All-share Market levelled down by 0.29%, while the Main and Premier indices went down by 0.07% and 0.36%, …
The turnover decreased by 20.8% on Sunday
2 February 03:32 PM Boursa Kuwait closes Sunday lower
Mubasher: The Kuwaiti indices fell at the end of Sunday’s trading session, as the All-Share Market edged lower by 0.61% or 38.5 points at 6,286.52 points. Meanwhile, the Premier and Main indices shed by 0.45% and 1.09%, respectively. Moreover, the …
The CMA will delist Al Aman Investment from Boursa Kuwait
2 February 12:42 PM Al Aman Investment’s stock to delist from Boursa Kuwait on merger
Mubasher: Al Aman Investment on Sunday has published the decisions made by the extraordinary general meeting (EGM) concerning the proposed merger with The Securities House in Kuwait’s official gazette, Al Kuwait Al Yawm.         The merger …
The decision will not affect Abyaar's financial position
2 February 10:55 AM Abyaar to delist from Boursa Kuwait in July 2020
Mubasher: Abyaar Real Estate Development announced that Wednesday, 29 July 2020, will be the last trading day on Boursa Kuwait. The decision has no material impact on the company’s financial position, according to a bourse statement on Sunday.  It …
Trading volume grew to 4.22 billion shares
31 January 05:19 PM Boursa Kuwait’s indices go up in January 2020
Mubasher: The Boursa Kuwait’s indices rose in January 2020, with the All-Share Market index grew by 42.53 points, or 0.68%, to reach 6,324.99 points. The Premier Market index went up by 57.52 points, or 0.82%, to 7,033.48 points in the first month …
Abyaar Real Estate Development was the top faller with 10.29%
30 January 03:30 PM Boursa Kuwait falls on Thursday amid profit taking
By: Mohamed Farouk Mubasher: The All-Share Market index of Boursa Kuwait retreated by 0.31% or 19.7 points to close Thursday at 6,324.99 points. Similarly, both the Main and Premier markets went down by 0.14% and 0.37%, respectively. The liquidity …