Regional geopolitical pressures to drive investors' cautiousness
Source: Matrix PR for Al Masah Capital , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Mon November 13, 2017 3:08 pm

UAE. Geopolitical tensions across the region weighed down on regional markets’ performances with five out of the eight indices ending the week in the red.

Dubai, Kuwait and Qatar were on top of the losing team with -4.8%, -4.4% and -3.8%, respectively. Abu Dhabi and Bahrain ended the week with -2.0% and -1.2%, respectively, while the Saudi market was almost flat.

On the other hand, Oman and Egypt ended the week with a modest +0.3% and +0.2%, respectively. Despite the negative trend, crude oil remained above USD63 per barrel, ending the week at USD63.52 per barrel, while WTI was at USD56.74 per barrel.

Regional ge-political pressures will be driving investors cautiousness for the coming period, however the recent selling has opened new opportunistic entry points.

Indexes

Last

WTD (%)

MTD (%)

YTD (%)

Dubai (DFMGI)

3,449.81

4.76%

5.12%

2.30%

Abu Dhabi (ADSMI)

4,376.22

1.99%

2.31%

3.74%

Saudi (SASEIDX)

6,954.38

0.03%

0.29%

3.55%

Kuwait (KWSE)

6,258.47

4.43%

3.92%

8.88%

Egypt (EGX30)

14,350.14

0.22%

0.05%

16.24%

Qatar (DSM)

7,885.50

3.20%

3.42%

-24.44%

Bahrain (BHSEIDX)

1,267.58

1.19%

0.71%

3.86%

Oman (MSM30)

5,055.24

0.30%

0.89%

-12.58%

TR GCC (Reuters)

185.77

-3.80%

-3.95%

-8.31%

DJ MENA

526.67

0.00%

0.00%

5.77%

About Al Masah Capital
Al Masah Capital is one of the fastest growing alternative asset management and advisory firms focused on the MENA and SEA regions. Established in 2010 Al Masah Capital provides tailored solutions to a broa investor base, offering private equity advisory (across Healthcare, Education, Food & Beverages, Logistics and other consumer driven sectors), asset management, corporate and real estate advisory as well as public market research services.

With operations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Singapore, Al Masah advises qualifying investors on growth opportunities in 13 focus markets in MENA and South East Asia.

 

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