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The GCC insurers could face key risks relating to volatility of earnings
25 February 12:51 PM S&P Global ratings on GCC insurance market expected to remain stable in 2021
Mubasher: S&P Global predicted its ratings on the GCC insurance market to remain stable in 2021, attributed to strong capital buffers, despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) economic repercussions and uncertainty. A relatively large number of the GCC …
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15 February 02:53 PM Remittances from Filipinos in GCC down to $5.1bn in 2020
Riyadh – Mubasher: Remittances paid by Filipino labour in GCC countries dropped by 11.21% on an annual basis in 2020. Filipinos’ remittances from the Gulf region registered $5.11 billion last year, compared to $5.76 billion in 2019, according to …
Regional debt issuances are expected to remain robust in 2021.
28 January 12:09 PM GCC debt issuance exceeds $100bn in 2020
Mubasher: GCC debt issuance was strong in 2020, crossing $100 billion on a continued need for budget financing, the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) said in its latest economic update. The fourth quarter (Q4) of 2020 saw the issuance of about $15 …
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17 January 01:43 PM Emirates’ trade surplus with GCC hits AED 3bn in 9M
Dubai – Mubasher: The UAE’s trade surplus with GCC countries amounted to AED 3 billion ($817 million) during the first nine months of 2020. The achieved surplus excludes AED 35.601 billion worth of non-oil exports and AED 32.61 billion worth of …
Sukuk maturities are predicted to be at $115.7 billion over the next five years.
30 December 2020 02:58 PM GCC governments could see $157.1bn in fixed income maturities in 5 yrs
Riyadh – Mubasher: GCC governments are expected to see $157.1 billion in fixed income maturities over the next five years (2021-2025) whereas corporate maturities stand at $164.3 billion, Kamco Invest said in a report on Wednesday. A majority of …
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29 December 2020 01:46 PM MENA holds strong potential for low, zero-carbon energy sources - Report
Riyadh – Mubasher: The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) highlighted in its MENA Power Investment Outlook 2020-2024 key regional developments and prevalent trends in the power sector over the short and medium terms. Among the …
Mirna Arif, General Manager of Microsoft Egypt
21 December 2020 00:02 PM Reimagining Egypt’s economy through digital transformation – Interview with Mirna Arif
By: Marina Gamil Cairo – Mubasher: In its recovery phase, Egypt has taken several initiatives to increase the contribution of digitalisation in its economic growth by advancing information technology (IT) infrastructure, supporting startups and …
The top five developed countries in Islamic Finance are Malaysia, Indonesia, Bahrain, the UAE, and KSA.
9 December 2020 00:23 PM Global Islamic Finance assets may hit $3.69trn in 2024 - Report
Riyadh – Mubasher: Global Islamic Finance assets are forecast to reach $3.69 trillion by 2024 according to the 2020 Islamic Finance Development Report released today by Refinitiv and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private …
Filipino expats’ remittances from the GCC region fell by 13.91% YoY in 9M.
3 December 2020 01:13 PM Filipino labour in GCC records $3.7bn remittances in 9M
Riyadh – Mubasher: Remittances paid by Filipino labour in GCC countries dropped by 13.91% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis in the first nine months of 2020, pressured by the coronavirus pandemic. Filipino expats’ remittances amounted to $3.73 billion …
Zedny was founded in 2018
18 October 2020 11:25 AM Online platforms for professional development - Interview with Zedny
By: Moslem Ali Cairo - Mubasher: With technological advancements and growing digital infrastructure, the digital education industry is growing in the Middle East. Remote learning, in particular, has gained increased importance with the recent new …
The e-commerce sector will enable the retail sector to grow
6 October 2020 11:34 AM GCC e-commerce sector to register $50bn by 2025
Mubasher: The e-commerce sector in the GCC region is expected to record $50 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Kearney Middle East, a management consulting firm. The e-commerce sector will enable the retail sector to grow over the next …
Saudi imports from Arab countries tumbled by 17.65% yearly in H1-20
17 September 2020 02:56 PM Saudi trade surplus with Arab states nears $6bn in H1
Riyadh – Mubasher: Saudi Arabia registered a trade surplus with Arab countries worth SAR 22.47 billion ($5.99 billion) in the first half (H1) of 2020, a yearly decrease of 37.5% when compared to SAR 35.93 billion ($9.58 billion) in the year-ago …
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15 September 2020 01:27 PM Saudi ranks third in MENA by startup deals, funding – MAGNiTT
Riyadh – Mubasher: Various economic sectors in Saudi Arabia generate growing interest in startups in implementation of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, boosting the GCC nation to take the third spot in terms of the number of deals and total …
Traded volumes stood at 479.05 million shares on Sunday
13 September 2020 02:08 PM Boursa Kuwait registers highest traded volume in 2020
Mubasher: Boursa Kuwait closed Sunday in the green, as all the market indices ended today’s trading session in gains for the second consecutive session with a noticeable increase in traded volumes. The Premier Market index closed higher by 0.32%, …
Boursa Kuwait
7 September 2020 01:04 PM Boursa Kuwait shares to begin trading on Premier Market next week
Mubasher: The shares of Boursa Kuwait Company will commence trading on the Premier Market as of Monday, 14 September 2020, according to an official statement on Monday. This comes following the approval of the Kuwaiti Capital Markets Authority …
Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)
2 September 2020 04:39 PM Your guide to the new Saudi derivatives market - Infographic
Riyadh - Mubasher: The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) launched the Derivatives Market on 30 August 2020 to start trading of the kingdom's first exchange-traded derivatives product. The financial derivatives market will offer investors a …
DFM has approved BH Mubasher as a Market Maker
30 August 2020 04:50 PM DFM approves BH Mubasher as Market Maker
Dubai – Mubasher: The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) has approved BH Mubasher, a leading company in the UAE’s financial market, as a Market Maker. The move authorises BH Mubasher to provide liquidity to companies listed on the DFM, according to the …
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30 August 2020 04:06 PM Saudi Muqassa commences operations
Riyadh – Mubasher: The Securities Clearing Center Company (Muqassa) announced on Sunday the commencement of its operations, post the announcements of its establishment in 2018 and its license earlier this year. Muqassa is responsible, as an …
Saudi Stock Exchange
30 August 2020 10:37 AM Goldman Sachs joins Tadawul as derivatives exchange member
Riyadh – Mubasher: Goldman Sachs Saudi Arabia has completed all regulatory and technical requirements to become a member of the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul). Goldman Sachs will have the right to conduct brokerage services for derivatives trading …
The derivatives market will be launched on Sunday, 30 August
27 August 2020 04:26 PM Investors awaiting launch of Saudi derivatives market next week
Riyadh – Mubasher: The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) is close to launching the Derivatives Market to start trading of the kingdom's first exchange-traded derivatives product. Many market analysts affirmed the launch, set to take place on Sunday, …
Boursa Kuwait reported a rise in H1 profits
24 August 2020 03:13 PM Boursa Kuwait closes Monday in green
Mubasher: The indices of Boursa Kuwait ended Monday’s trading session on a collective rise, with the premiere and all-share indices closing up by 1.69% and 1.38%, respectively. Meanwhile, the main and BK main 50 indices rose by 0.65% and 0.49%, …
How the pandemic changed the e-payments outlook in MENA?
12 August 2020 07:27 PM The future of e-payment solutions after COVID-19
By: Moslem Ali Cairo – Mubasher: “Stay Home” is a global call that spread across the world over the past months, signalling not only a new public policy and a health precaution against an infectious disease but a turning point in how markets …
The market’s turnover topped KWD 44 million on Wednesday
12 August 2020 02:55 PM Boursa Kuwait up on Wednesday for fourth day
Mubasher: Boursa Kuwait extended its gains at Wednesday’s close for the fourth consecutive session, with the All-share and Premiere market indices increasing by 1.03% and 1.33%, respectively, and the Main and BK main 50 indices growing by 0.21% …
The joined members can now provide brokerage services for derivatives trading
9 August 2020 05:11 PM Tadawul welcomes five members to derivatives market
Riyadh - Mubasher: The first group of the derivatives exchange members has joined the Saudi Stock Exchange’s (Tadawul) derivatives market after completing all necessary regulatory and technical requirements and procedures. The list includes NCB …
Traded volumes registered 196.43 million shares
9 August 2020 02:21 PM Boursa Kuwait ends Sunday in gains
Mubasher: Boursa Kuwait closed Sunday’s trading session in green, as the all-share and premiere market indices added 0.39% and 0.51%, while the main and BK main 50 indices added 0.06% and 0.34%, respectively. Traded volumes increased by 31% on a …