Qatar shares flat amid dull trading
Local retail investors and foreign institutions continued to be bullish but with lesser vigour as the 20-stock Qatar Index (based on price data) rose a mere 0.05% to 13,729.78.
Report on Qatar World Cup bid may boost Doha market
Aldar Properties may lift Abu Dhabi's bourse after its third-quarter profit announcement, while a report that Qatar will keep the 2022 soccer World Cup could boost Doha.
Saudi's NCB surges on listing but most Mideast markets pull back
Shares in Saudi Arabia's biggest lender, National Commercial Bank, jumped their daily 10% limit upon listing on Wednesday after a USD 6 billion IPO, the largest ever in the Arab world.