An abbreviated trading week as regional markets closed for Eid Holidays- Al Masah Capital weekly investment report

Al Masah Capital the alternative investments house in the MENA region released its weekly report that indicated the market reaction in the coming weeks and regional economies performance. An abbreviated trading week as regional markets closed for the Eid holidays. Any activity in the two days that the markets were open was done on very low volumes. This coming week will be a better indicator of what direction July will take after June ended with Brexit and reintroduced volatility, risk aversion and heightened investor uncertainty… Learn More

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MAJORITY OF SAUDI ARABIAN COMPANIES SURPRISE THE MARKET TO THE DOWNSIDE WITH THEIR QUARTERLY EARNINGS RELEASES – AL MASAH WEEKLY INVESTMENT REPORT

In regional markets last week, Saudi was down by 0.9%, driven to a large extent by a majority of companies reporting Q2 earnings below market expectations. Saudi Arabia Mining Co, Saudi Hollandi Bank, Saudi Electricity, Dar Al Arkan Real Estate, Saudi Ceramic and Yamama Cement all significantly surprised the market to the downside with their quarterly earnings releases according to alternative asset management and advisory firm Al Masah Capital’s weekly investment report… Learn More

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MENA region witnesses revolution in building strong SME structure

The SME industry in MENA is becoming an increasingly important contributor to GDP but still lags behind developed nations in terms of contribution to the economy. In the region, Egypt, Lebanon and UAE SMEs are important contributors to GDP, accounting for 80 percent, 99 percent and 60 percent, respectively, but the contribution is significantly lower in Qatar, Kuwait and Oman…Learn More

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A tumultuous week in global markets ended with minimal damage inflicted on regional markets- Al Masah Weekly investment report

After the initial panic selloff in line with global markets, regional indexes gradually tried to make the losses back for the rest of the week. As global markets calmed down with indications that most key central banks will re-engage in monetary easing, regional markets also attempted to put a positive spin on what has been a significant shock to the global economic system… Learn More

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