Stocks rose in Europe and Asia on Wednesday while the yen sank against the dollar.
AccorHotels buys several sharing-economy rental sites.
Saudi Capital Market Authority (CMA) is reportedly accelerating efforts to further ease restrictions on foreign investors.
Profits of the listed Saudi banks marginally rose by 0.75% to S$6.3 billion in the first half of this year.
Gulf stock markets mostly fell on Tuesday as soft oil prices dampened buying, while Saudi Arabia's index fell 0.7%.
Vivendi has backed away from a deal to buy the pay-TV business of Mediaset.
Stock markets in the Gulf edged down in early trade on Tues.
Shares in Saudi Basic Industries Corp could gain on Tuesday after the company said it was in talks with an affiliate of U.S. Exxon Mobil to launch a joint venture.
Gulf stock markets diverged on Monday.
The firm made a net profit of AED53.5 million ($14.6 million) in the three months to June 30.
Five percent of the 2,300 mostly high net worth investors surveyed said they already converted all of their U.S. stock holdings to cash.
With returns collapsing in core Europe - globally, around US$10trn of sovereign bonds now trade with a negative yield.
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