Activities in the Middle East and North Africa's equity market moved at a snail's pace at the start of Q2, with oil-rich GCC relatively dormant.
Analysts are confident the move will help the kingdom’s stock market attract fresh international investments.
Pricing for gas in the global market has traditionally been linked to that of oil. When oil prices have risen, gas prices have followed suit, and when oil supply has increased, gas prices have fallen.
By the end of this year, the equity capital market in the UAE will get a boost through new fund-raising as well as increased trading values.
The bad news is gold is no longer a one-way bet and is vulnerable to volatility, writes Kathleen Brooks of Forex.com.
The yellow metal has had a bumpy ride in recent days, but certain market dynamics could lead to a bull run.
Emerging markets have become ideal destinations for growth-seeking investors, writes Mohieddine Kronfol of Franklin Templeton Investments.
Natural resources may be the continent’s ticket to affluence, but few countries realize how to convert them into cash.
Nader Azar gives an account of the recent challenges that beset the Amman Stock Exchange and how it has seen a reversal of fortune in the first quarter of 2013.
Zawya’s Nadine Sharrouf gives a rundown of the recent issues that breathe new life into the region’s capital markets and possible new offerings in the coming months.