Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Qatar - QE index loses 33.71 points  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - The Peninsula - 19/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Qatar Exchange index ended in the red area when trading closed yesterday at 11,690.49 points, down 33.71 points or 0.29 percent, from the previous closing of 11,724.20 points on Monday



The volume of shares fell to 14,023,380 from Monday's 16,013,457 and the value of shares decreased to QR611,438,127.91 from QR1,131,203,414.65 on Monday. Among the top losers were Qatar Islamic Bank, whose shares were down 1.58 percent to QR80.90, Ooredoo lost 0.99 percent to QR150.60, while Vodafone Qatar fell 1.12 percent to QR12.39 and Doha Insurance lost 9.97 percent to QR27.55



The banking and financial sector index lost 0.37 percent points, while consumer goods and services sector index added 0.24 percent. The industrial sector dropped 0.08 percent, while insurance sector was up 0.91 percent



Elsewhere, Egypt's bourse surged to a five-year high after a local newspaper reported that discussions over a new presidential election law would begin today, while Dubai's shares fell in profit-taking after mixed earnings reports.



"People are excited about the elections, they are building positions in anticipation of presidential election law," said Mohamed Radwan, director of international sales at Pharos Securities in Cairo



Cairo's benchmark index rose 1.9 percent to 7,721 points, its highest level since September 2008. It broke above the April 2010 intraday peak of 7,693 points but will need a weekly close above the level to confirm a breakout from the resistance



Dubai's index lost 1.1 percent, slipping off Monday's five-year high. Shares in Air Arabia tumbled 4.8 percent to a two-week low after the budget carrier posted a profit of Dh94m, which came in slightly below estimates. It also proposed a 7.25 percent cash dividend that's only marginally above the previous year's 7 percent dividend. "The overall market has had a nice run but fundamentally, it's becoming overstretched. Fresh money won't come in if valuations are high," said Ali Adou, portfolio manager at The National Investor



Analysts and investors have been calling for a correction on Dubai's market with heavy retail activity spurring small-cap stocks in speculative buying



Saudi Arabia's index climbed 0.2 percent. Banking shares supported gains with the sector's index up 0.3 percent

 


The Peninsula




  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 2 2014 - Qatar's Barwa to sell land for USD697mMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar's Barwa Real Estate announced it is planning to sell a land worth USD697.4 million to the government, Gulf Daily News reported.For the piece of land, located in Lusail City and which ...

 Oct 2 2014 - Oman's OIF to acquire 33.6 percent stake in TaageerMENAFN
(MENAFN) Oman Investment Fund (OIF) announced it is acquiring 33.63 percent stake in Taageer Finance Co. from Al Anwar Holdings, Muscat Daily reported.The deal, which is awaiting a formal approval ...

 Oct 2 2014 - Retaj seeks to invest in MoldovaMENAFN
(MENAFN) Retaj is looking for opportunities to invest in real estate, tourism and hotels in Moldova, as well as looking into different investment opportunities available in the country and also ...

 Oct 2 2014 - BP Oman awards 2 USD730m drilling contracts for Khazzan projectMENAFN
(MENAFN) BP Oman announced it has awarded two long-term drilling contracts for the Khazzan project, both valued at more than USD730 million, Times of Oman reported.The first contract was awarded to ...

 Oct 2 2014 - ME's carriers cargo growth up 7.8 percent in AugustMENAFN
(MENAFN) Middle Eastern carriers reported a growth by 7.8 percent in cargo in August, which is lower than the 2014 average of 9.6 percent previously expected, Arabian Business reported.Despite growth ...

 Oct 2 2014 - UAE, US sign MoU to increase energy cooperationMENAFN
(MENAFN) The UAE's Ministry of Energy announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the US Ministry of Energy in order to strengthen the bilateral energy relationship, joint ...

 Oct 2 2014 - Abu Dhabi Ports to open ship-repairing facilityMENAFN
(MENAFN) Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) announced it has leased a land to Topaz Marine Engineering Division, one of the Middle East's leading marine engineering services, for the purpose of ...

 Oct 2 2014 - UAE writers celebrate UN honoring of His Highness the AmirKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The UAE Writers Union has celebrated the recent UN acclamation of His Highness the Amir (of Kuwait) Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as an international ...

 Oct 2 2014 - Malaysia, FBI cooperate to uproot ISIL threatsKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Malaysia would join the US-based Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the fight against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants, Home Minister ...

 Oct 2 2014 - Two suicide attacks kill seven in KabulThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Two Taliban suicide bombers carried out separate attacks on Afghan army vehicles in Kabul yesterday, killing seven people and injuring 19, the government said, a day after ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help