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Sustaining returns in an uneven recovery

Financial markets seem to have recovered from their sharp bout of volatility in the month of October. The question we now face is whether or not the drivers of volatility in the second part of 2014 will continue to affect markets in 2015.

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Mena bond markets to remain investor focus in 2015

Mena equity markets will have a challenging 2015, while lower than expected oil prices will continue to adversely impact market performance and bond markets remain a key focus for local liquidity, a report said. Mena equity market

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Oil prices dip ahead of EU bond buying plan

Oil prices dipped early on Thursday ahead of the expected announcement of a bond-buying programme by the European Central Bank (ECB) later in the day that could push the dollar to new highs and put downward pressure on commodities.

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Equities seen outperforming other assets in 2015

Global investors have put some of their cash to work in spite of a more downbeat assessment of global growth and corporate profits, a report said. Investors have regained a muted risk appetite, turning to US equities, bonds and re

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ECB studying models for bond purchases

The European Central Bank is considering a hybrid approach to government bond purchases which would combine the ECB buying debt with risk sharing across the euro zone and, in a nod to German qualms, separate purchases by national central banks.

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Euro hits fresh 9-year low amid plunging oil prices

The euro hit a nine-year trough on Wednesday as collapsing oil prices and worries about the world economy drove skittish investors into the arms of safe-haven sovereign debt. From Japan to Germany to Australia, government borrowin

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Bahrain Bourse launches key mechanism

A mechanism that allows investors, both individuals and institutions, to have direct ownership in government bonds and sukuk issued by Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has been launched by the Bahrain Bourse (BHB). The exchange said

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IDB unit to raise $1.2 billion in Islamic financing

The private sector arm of the Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) plans to tap Islamic capital markets to raise as much as $1.2 billion in long-term funds during its current financial year, its chief executive said. The Is

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UAE may issue govt bonds by 2018

The United Arab Emirates is expected to issue its first ever federal government bonds before 2018 to help the country's banks meet global liquidity rules, but feasibility studies are yet to be completed, a senior finance ministry official sa

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Gulf banks start to muscle in on global bond deals

When the Kenyan government issued a debut $2 billion Eurobond last month, most of the lead arrangers were top Western and African banks. But there was a standout: Qatar's QNB Capital. After decades during which banks from the

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