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Online shopping has become more of a long-term behavior change
13 April 03:18 PM Online shopping in KSA, UAE likely to grow during Ramadan – Report
Riyadh – Mubasher: A greater surge in online shopping is expected to be witnessed during the month of Ramadan, which has just started today on 13 April, a recent survey Checkout.com unveiled. Online spending by consumers in the UAE and Saudi …
The aggregate net profit of the GCC listed banks plunged by 32.2% YoY
1 April 01:48 PM GCC banking sector's profits record seven-year low in 2020
Mubasher: The net profits of the GCC banking sector hit their lowest levels in seven years, affected by the decline of profits in the fourth quarter (Q4) by almost a third on a quarterly basis to $5.3 billion due to higher provisions, according …
Assem El-Bassal, CEO of Mubasher Media - (Photo Archive)
29 March 05:49 PM Mubasher Media supports investors, plans expansion – CEO Assem El-Bassal
Riyadh – Mubasher: The CEO of Mubasher Media, Assem El-Bassal, said on Monday that the company is working on covering the main aspects across major sectors, led by the investors’ sector, by providing a perfect electronic environment for investors …
The Arab markets haven’t witnessed sharp fluctuations during the crisis
29 March 04:25 PM Arab markets successfully managed COVID-19 crisis thanks to central banks - Abul-Gheit
Riyadh – Mubasher: The leaderships of Arab stock markets have shown great resilience in dealing with the repercussions of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Ahmed Abul-Gheit, Secretary-General of the Arab League, said on Monday. The Arab markets …
Mohamed Farid, Chairman of the Egyptian Exchange - (Photo Archive)
29 March 02:15 PM Arab markets have 1,662 listed companies with $3.1trn in capital - EGX Chairman
Cairo – Mubasher: The Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE) now has 21 members, representing 17 stock and commodity exchanges, four clearing companies, and several securities brokerage companies in the Arab region, the Chairman of the Egyptian …
Financial systems saw great changes during 2020 - (Photo Archive)
29 March 02:13 PM Arab markets lost $350bn at the pandemic's beginning - El-Dokany
Riyadh – Mubasher: Arab stock markets lost around $350 billion in market capitalisation in the first six weeks of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, according to the Secretary-General of the Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE), Rami El-Dokany. …
Eng. Mohammed Al Ballaa, Chairman, Mubasher Financial Group
29 March 01:47 PM We aim at increasing investors in Arab markets - Mubasher Chairman
Riyadh – Mubasher: The Chairman of Mubasher Financial Group, Eng. Mohammed Al Ballaa, said on Monday that the use of financial technology (FinTech) has played a significant role in the success and growth of Mubasher companies. More than 10 years …
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
28 March 11:08 AM Mohammed bin Salman launches Saudi, regional green initiatives
Riyadh – Mubasher: The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced the ‘Saudi Green Initiative’ and the ‘Middle East Green Initiative’ with the aim to provide a roadmap for the kingdom and the region to combat climate change, the Saudi Press …
AFE Saudi Arabia 2021 will be held on 29-30 March
25 March 03:09 PM Saudi Arabia to host Arab Exchanges Federation Conference next week: Tadawul
Riyadh – Mubasher: The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), in partnership with the Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE), is hosting the AFE Annual Conference Saudi Arabia 2021 from 29 to 30 March. The conference aims at creating a platform for …
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10 March 12:43 PM Qatar Petroleum signs agreement to develop LNG carrier designs
Mubasher: Qatar Petroleum has signed an agreement with LNT Marine, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS), to develop new medium and large liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier designs. The agreement was …
The 100 CEOs represent 24 nationalities and 21 sectors.
7 March 12:10 PM Forbes unveils “Top CEOs in the Middle East” ranking
Dubai - Mubasher: Forbes Middle East has released its first annual "Top CEOs in the Middle East" ranking, recognising the executives making significant contributions to the region's economies. The 100 CEOs represent 24 nationalities and 21 …
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3 March 01:49 PM S&P launches ratings for Saudi local currency debt
Riyadh – Mubasher: S&P Global Ratings said it is providing GCC National Scale Ratings for entities in Saudi Arabia issuing local currency debt, Reuters reported on Wednesday. Over the past few years, Saudi Arabia, the GCC region’s largest economy, …
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) - (Photo Archive)
2 March 12:34 PM ADNOC to ease output cuts in April
Mubasher: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is expected to increase crude shipments next month, Reuters reported, citing Asian refiners. ADNOC reportedly plans to ease output cuts by 5% in April, compared with curbs of 10-15% in March. On …
IPO numbers globally continued to pick up with 1,363 IPOs taking place in 2020.
1 March 02:32 PM KSA continues to lead IPO market in MENA with $1.45bn raised on Tadawul in 2020
Riyadh - Mubasher: The MENA region saw nine initial public offerings (IPOs) raise proceeds of $1.86 billion, a fall of 40% in total issuances and 94% in total proceeds when compared with 2019, according to the EY MENA IPO Eye Q4 2020 report. Out …
The Middle East and Africa witnessed the highest level in percentage terms
18 February 01:35 PM Middle East insurance M&A defies COVID-19-driven dip in 2020; expected to surge in 2021
Mubasher: The insurance sector across the world has registered 407 completed merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in 2020, lower than 419 in 2019. This record was mentioned by finding opportunity in adversity, the latest edition of global law firm …
The affirmation of the rating shows Ooredoo's resilient performance
18 February 12:28 PM Moody's affirms Ooredoo's rating at 'A2'; stable outlook
Mubasher: Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) has affirmed the long-term issuer rating of National Mobile Telecommunications Company (Ooredoo) at "A2", with a stable outlook. The A2-backed senior unsecured ratings on Ooredoo International …
Saudi Arabia was the top GCC buyer of US Treasury bonds with $134.4 billion in December 2020.
17 February 02:34 PM GCC holdings of US Treasuries fall 16.5% in December
Mubasher: Investments of the GCC states in US Treasury bills and bonds decreased by 16.5% or $45.9 billion year-on-year (YoY) during December 2020. Total investments of Gulf countries in US Treasury bills and bonds amounted to $231.414 billion in …
The kingdom’s decision will apply only to contracts offered by the government.
16 February 12:16 PM KSA to cease contracting with foreign firms without regional HQ from 2024
Riyadh – Mubasher: Saudi Arabia will no longer sign contracts with foreign companies that do not have a regional headquarters in the kingdom after 2023, Reuters reported citing the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The policy, which comes into effect on 1 …
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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 …
The USD slid to EGP 15.74 at the end of 2020
15 February 01:51 PM EGP among world’s top performing currencies in four years
Cairo – Mubasher: The Egyptian pound was among the top performing currencies worldwide against the US dollar over the last four years, the cabinet’s media centre said on Monday. The EGP exchange rate improved gradually since the beginning of the …
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10 February 03:13 PM KSA, Oman most exposed to diminishing fiscal uplift from SWF buffers - Moody's
Riyadh - Mubasher: The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on oil demand and prices has significantly increased gross funding requirements for sovereigns across the GCC, which will be partly funded by drawing down sovereign wealth fund (SWF) …
Egyptian women feature the most with eight entries, followed by Emirati women with seven entries.
4 February 12:04 PM Forbes Middle East unveils Mideast’s Power Businesswomen 2021
Dubai – Mubasher: Forbes Middle East’s annual "Power Businesswomen" ranking celebrates 50 fearless regional female leaders and highlights the powerhouses who have shown resilience, flexibility, and strength in the face of unprecedented adversity. …
The total number of primary issuances during last year totalled 360.
3 February 02:28 PM Bonds, Sukuk primary issuances in GCC see value rising to $132.7bn in 2020
Mubasher: Primary debt issuances in the GCC region set a new record for the total value of issuances raised in one year, despite the double blow of the Covid-19 outbreak and the subsequent decline in oil prices, according to Kuwait Financial …
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 …
During the MoU signing ceremony today
26 January 04:22 PM DirectFN to bring latest fintech-style technology across Uzbekistan
Riyadh – Mubasher: Uzbekistan’s Capital Markets Development Agency (CMDA) and DirectFN Ltd. penned a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to start a meaningful dialogue and cooperate on the possibility of launching the most-advanced fintech-style …