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ME markets edge up as Yemen air strikes end

Most major stock markets in the Middle East rose modestly on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia and its allies in the region decided to end a campaign of air strikes against Yemen's Houthi rebels. Riyadh announced late on Tuesday th

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IEA sees sharp rise in Iran oil output in 3-5 years

World oil markets will not see a significant rise in Iranian supplies for up to five years even if the Opec member and world powers clinch a final nuclear deal by end-June, Fatih Birol chief economist and future head of International Energy Ag

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Capital markets to be reviewed at Bahrain seminar

A key seminar on capital markets will be held tomorrow (April 8) at the Bahrain Bourse. Organised jointly by the Economic Development Board (EDB) and the BIBF, the evening seminar is titled, ‘Capital markets the way forward,

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RWE's Gulf dream may offers cash, new markets

Working with a deep-pocketed Gulf backer could be just what RWE boss Peter Terium needs to restore shareholder confidence and escape budget constraints that have plagued Germany's top power producer. The utility last week disc

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Gulf markets rise after oil rally; Damac jumps

Gulf stock markets rose in early trade on Sunday after oil made further gains and local companies reported upbeat results. Brent crude jumped 2.2 per cent to $57.80 per barrel on Friday, posting its largest two-week gain in 17 yea

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Strong oil, Q4 earnings boost Gulf markets

Rallying oil prices and positive corporate news boosted Gulf equity markets on Tuesday, although consumer stocks in Saudi Arabia pulled back after gaining strongly earlier in the week. Brent crude traded above $56, having gained m

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Sliding oil brings Gulf stock values to reasonable levels

When Saudi Arabia announced last July that it would open its stock market to direct foreign investment, a common worry among fund managers was that when the reform finally took place, the market would simply be too expensive to buy.

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Gulf markets mixed; cheap oil fuels Egypt rally

Most Gulf stock markets were neutral to slightly positive on Wednesday, although negative news and earnings reports dragged down some individual stocks. Egypt's bourse extended its winning streak on the back of cheap oil. Saud

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Gulf markets extend gains after oil edges up

Gulf stock markets rose on Thursday after oil rebounded slightly from its Wednesday low and several companies made positive announcements. Supported by a fall in US crude oil inventories, Brent futures bounced around $51 per barre

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DIB to test Gulf debt markets post oil slump

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) will reopen the Gulf bond market next week with a capital-boosting sukuk, the region's first debt offering in two months as financial markets there wobbled under the impact of falling oil prices. A suc

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