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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 …
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 …
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, …
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 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 …
The OSPs to Northwestern Europe declined by $2.5
6 August 2020 03:58 PM Saudi Aramco sets crude selling prices for September
Riyadh – Mubasher: The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) has set the official selling prices (OSPs) for its Arab light crude oil for September delivery, according to Reuters. The Saudi company has decreased the OSPs of Arab light crude oil …
The FDI inflow to the Arab region could shrink by more than 21% in 2020
3 August 2020 00:09 PM Saudi Arabia is most attractive GCC destination for FDI in Q1
Riyadh – Mubasher: The number of new foreign direct investment (FDI) projects launched by GCC states to other countries went down by 8% in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020 to stand at 70 projects valued at $4.9 billion. The projects’ investment cost …
BeIN Sports shall return all financial gains it obtained as a result of the violation
14 July 2020 04:09 PM KSA imposes SAR 10m fine on BeIN Sports; terminates licence permanently
Riyadh - Mubasher: Investigations conducted by the Saudi General Authority for Competition (GAC) against BeIN Sports indicated that the channel had abused its dominant position and committed several monopolistic practices related to potential …
Muqassa aims to support the growth of the Saudi capital market
14 July 2020 11:45 AM Muqassa to commence operations on 30 August
Riyadh - Mubasher: The Securities Clearing Center Company (Muqassa) will begin its operations on 30 August 2020 after its establishment in 2018 and its licence earlier this year. Muqassa aims to support the growth of the Saudi capital market …
The launch will further develop the Saudi market
14 July 2020 10:21 AM Tadawul to launch derivatives market in August
Riyadh - Mubasher: The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) will launch the Derivatives Market on 30 August 2020 to start trading of the kingdom's first exchange-traded derivatives product. The launch is an important step to develop the Saudi market. …
The airline aims to operate nearly 45% of its pre-COVID capacity by August
7 July 2020 00:54 PM Etihad Airways to expand services to 58 cities worldwide
Abu Dhabi - Mubasher: Etihad Airways announced the gradual expansion of normal scheduled services to more cities across its global network following the relaxation of COVID-19 travel restrictions on outbound and inbound travel for citizens and …
Committed investments in the GCC region increased by 2.3%
16 June 2020 01:09 PM Investments in MENA estimated at $792bn in 5 yrs – APICORP
Mubasher: The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) estimates that planned and committed investments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will exceed $792 billion over the next five years from 2020 to 2024. The estimated …