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Saudi proposes 10pc foreign ownership cap for bourse

Saudi Arabia's stock market regulator proposed rules on Thursday for opening the $580 billion market to direct investment by foreign institutions, including a 10 per cent cap on foreign ownership of the market's value. Amo

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Foreign buying in Saudi stocks jumps

The value of shares bought by foreign investors through swap arrangements on the Saudi stock exchange jumped in July, official statistics showed on Sunday. Authorities in the kingdom granted long-awaited approval on July 21 to ope

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Bahrain bourse best performing in Gulf

Bahrain Bourse (BHB) was the best performing market in the second quarter, gaining 5.2 per cent, followed by Oman's stock market with a 2.2 per cent gain, according to National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) research. The Saudi market w

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Saudi opens the door to major inflows to market

Saudi Arabia’s decision to open up its stock market to foreign financial institutions (FIIs) in the first half of next year is a long-awaited step towards its inclusion in the MSCI emerging markets (EM) index, which could mean active net i

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Gold falls below $1,300 as equities gain

Gold broke below the key psychological level of $1,300 an ounce on Thursday as safe-haven demand for the metal eased due to rising Asian equities and strong Chinese manufacturing data. Physical demand in the region, however, incre

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Saudi market 'could see $35bn foreign inflow'

Saudi capital market, the largest in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, could draw up to $35 billion once it is opened to direct foreign investments, an analyst has said. The long-awaited move, approved by the cabinet

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Saudi opening will put Mideast on global investor map

The opening of Saudi Arabia's $530 billion stock market to foreigners will finally put the Middle East on the investor map. Foreigners will be allowed direct access to the stock market from next year under reforms announced on

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Saudi to open stock market to foreigners in early 2015

Saudi Arabia's Capital Market Authority plans to open the stock market to direct investment by foreign financial institutions in the first half of 2015, the regulator said on Tuesday. The CMA said it would publish next month d

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Saudi Arabia to open $530bn bourse to foreigners

Saudi Arabia's cabinet gave permission to the financial regulator to open the Arab World's biggest stock market to direct investment by foreign financial institutions. The opening of the Saudi market, capitalised at about

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OSN share listing not imminent says CEO

Middle Eastern pay-television operator OSN has "no current plans" for a stock market flotation, its chief executive said on Sunday, following comments from its parent company that an initial share sale was expected to happen this year.

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