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

Qatar- QE index hits fresh highs on banking support  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - The Peninsula - 06/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar's bourse extended its record-breaking spree with the main index hitting a new peak after adding 1.04 percent to finish at 12,987.95 yesterday, breaking the recent high of 12,939.80.

The index continues to advance on the back of strong buying interest from Qatari individuals and foreign institutions.

Industrials sector rose the most with the Investors surging 6.44 percent. Banks and financials gained 1.08 percent with International Islamic and QIB edging 2.24 percent and 2.16 percent up, respectively. QNB advanced 1.76 percent. Real estate sector added 1.31 percent with Barwa adding 1.56 percent. Ezdan slipped 1.59 percent.

The bourse's market cap rose to QR733bn from Sunday's QR727bn. Total traded value rose to QR1.25bn from QR1.00bn. Traded volume surged to 32 million shares from 30 million shares.

Last week, QE indices entered a correction process after the general index reached the highest level in its history. The transactions of the week coincided with disclosure of the first quarter financial results. The combined profit of other listed companies in Qatar grew 8.6 percent year-on-year in the first quarter.

The index may face resistance at the psychologically important 13,000 point level or the historical intra-day high of 13,069 points reached in 2005. "Once the market breaks that, we may see some more upside," Reuters quoted Shakeel Sarwar, head of asset management at Securities & Investment Co in Bahrain as saying. Sarwar said the upswing reflected the "general bullish mood among investors in the region".

Elsewhere, Dubai's bourse gained 1.6 percent, led by Dubai Islamic Bank, which added 6.3 percent. The lender's shares have been rising since last Thursday when it posted a doubling of first-quarter net profit and said it was in talks to buy a 40 percent stake in an Indonesian Islamic lender.

Abu Dhabi's index rose 0.6 percent, buoyed by First Gulf Bank, whose shares were up 1.5 percent. RAKBank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Commercial Bank International and United Arab Bank were also among the main supports. In Bahrain, Arab Banking Corporation continued its bull run, adding 6.9 percent. Saudi Arabia's main index edged down 0.2 percent as several stocks that had driven the upswing for the last three sessions retreated.

 






  MENA News Headlines
 Jul 30 2014 - Safe haven status boosts investment scope in UAEspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) E political situation in the region has made Dubai into a magnet for families from across the region to set up home and establish regional or global offices for their ...

 Jul 30 2014 - Tech Mahindra eyes expansion in Saudi ArabiaspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Ch Mahindra a specialist provider of connected solutions has announced that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Midad Holding which is a subsidiary of Al Fozan a ...

 Jul 30 2014 - Middle East earns 1 of global market research revenuesspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) E entire Middle East region earned only a meager one per cent of the global market research revenues which indicates the potential for market research that is prevalent in ...

 Jul 30 2014 - Dewa to show smart initiatives at Gitex 2014spanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Bai Electricity and Water Authority or Dewa has announced its participation in Gitex 2014 to be held from October 12-16 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.Dewa will showcase its ...

 Jul 30 2014 - Sico first-half net profit jumps 166spanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Curities & Investment Company or SICO licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain as a conventional wholesale bank announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2014 ...

 Jul 30 2014 - Taqa Arabia eyes Egypt expansionspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Laa Holdings announced that its energy sector subsidiary Taqa Arabia aims to expand its network of fuel stations in Egypt through Taqa oil marketing company.The company ...

 Jul 30 2014 - Real estate to pick up from next week: Industry expertspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Bai Land Department transactions exceeded Dh113b for H1 The real estate market in Dubai is expected to pick-up again from next week after a slowdown during the last couple of ...

 Jul 30 2014 - Memon to hand over five projects in 2014spanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Mpany working on Dh1.Memon Investments has planned to hand over five projects worth more than Dh600 million in the next five months and is also planning to launch five new ...

 Jul 30 2014 - ADFD funding in underdeveloped countries hit Dh61bspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) E development finance institution articulates the UAEs continued commitment to support the development process of emerging countries.An exterior view of power plant in ...

 Jul 30 2014 - UK and US preferred by Arab travellers: MarriottspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) E US takes the lead when it comes to bookings with 20 per cent of all reservations closely followed by the UK which accounts for 16 per cent.Marriott International has ...

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