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Monday 09-01-2017


 09/01/2017

Gulf News

The Dubai index jumped more than 1 per cent, extending last week’s gains, as risk prone investors bought stocks helped by a positive tone in oil prices. The Dubai Financial Market General index was up 1.26 per cent to be at 3,673.40.

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Gulf News

Forecasters through their complex models and reasonably predictable assumptions can work out scenarios for interested parties to look at ... and make decisions accordingly. After more than two years of relatively low oil prices, Opec’s “World Oil Outlook 2016” (WOO) comes at a time when the oil market is showing signs of recovery, though prices are still about half what they used to be before June 2014.

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Gulf News

Sukuk issuance by regional governments, corporates and banks are expected to lag conventional offerings this year according to rating agencies, bankers and analysts. In terms of instrument type, bonds dominated the market during 2016 while sukuk issuance took a backseat, although globally sukuk issuance was slightly higher than 2015.

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Gulf News

Over the last two years, rapid fall in oil prices have given rise to significant budget deficits in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. While there already have been a few large ticket foreign currency bond issuances by some of the states, there is considerable uncertainty around future rounds of external financing to meet further deficits.

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Gulf News

Debt issuance from the GCC is expected to surge in 2017 with sovereign issuers leading while conventional bonds outstripping sukuk both in terms of amounts raised and number of issues, according to market analysts.

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The National

The UAE economy’s only respite from the strengthening US dollar may be the prospect of the looming US-led trade war and the expected rise in protectionism after Donald Trump takes office later this month.The dollar’s meteoric rally last year may dampen growth prospects for the UAE as property prices weaken and tourism suffers from a lack of visitors and investors from emerging markets like Russia and China. And if forecasts from Wall Street are to be taken seriously, the greenback may continue to strengthen.

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Gulf News

The bear oil market has placed significant pressure on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that in turn, triggered economic diversification away from oil. In this current market, GCC banks are in need of finding new ways to compete for growth.

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