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10 November Daily market report

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10 November Daily market report

  1. 1. Page 1 of 6 QSE Intra-Day Movement Qatar Commentary The QSE Index declined 2.0% to close at 10,947.0. Losses were led by the Telecoms and Real Estate indices, falling 2.9% and 2.6%, respectively. Top losers were Ahli Bank and Qatar General Insurance & Reinsurance Co., falling 7.7% and 4.3%, respectively. Al Khaleej Takaful Group was the only gainer, which rose 1.6%. GCC Commentary Saudi Arabia: The TASI Index fell 0.4% to close at 6,986.9. Losses were led by the Media & Publish. and Multi-Inv. indices, falling 3.6% and 1.6%, respectively. Saudi Research & Marketing fell 5.0%, while Saudi Printing & Packaging was down 3.9%. Dubai: The DFM Index declined 2.4% to close at 3,300.2. The Consumer Staples index fell 4.0%, while the Real Estate & Construction index declined 3.2%. Amlak Finance fell 8.5%, while Damac Properties Dubai Co. was down 6.6%. Abu Dhabi: The ADX benchmark index fell 0.6% to close at 4,199.0. The Energy index declined 6.7%, while the Real Estate index fell 2.7%. Methaq Takaful Insurance Co. declined 7.7%, while Dana Gas was down 6.7%. Kuwait: The KSE Index declined marginally to close at 5,787.3. The Oil & Gas index fell 0.6%, while the Banks index declined 0.3%. Al-Qurain Holding Co. fell 7.1%, while Hilal Cement Co. was down 6.9%. Oman: The MSM Index fell 0.1% to close at 5,893.9. Losses were led by the Financial and Industrial indices, falling 0.1% each. Al Madina Investment fell 2.9%, while SMN Power Holding was down 2.6%. Bahrain: The BHB Index declined 0.9% to close at 1,239.0. The Industrial index fell 9.5%, while the Commercial Bank index declined 0.3%. Aluminium Bahrain fell 9.9%, while Khaleeji Commercial Bank was down 1.8%. QSE Top Gainers Close* 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Al Khaleej Takaful Group 32.50 1.6 5.3 (36.0) QSE Top Volume Trades Close* 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Vodafone Qatar 13.09 (3.8) 3,282.9 (20.4) Qatar Gas Transport Co. 24.24 (1.2) 834.9 4.9 Masraf Al Rayan 40.50 (2.2) 693.8 (8.4) Barwa Real Estate Co. 41.90 (2.3) 611.1 0.0 Ezdan Holding Group 17.70 (3.0) 456.5 18.6 Market Indicators 10 Nov 15 9 Nov 15 %Chg. Value Traded (QR mn) 337.6 240.0 40.7 Exch. Market Cap. (QR mn) 575,401.2 587,291.4 (2.0) Volume (mn) 9.3 5.7 62.4 Number of Transactions 5,003 3,330 50.2 Companies Traded 41 39 5.1 Market Breadth 1:37 10:27 – Market Indices Close 1D% WTD% YTD% TTM P/E Total Return 17,015.57 (2.0) (4.3) (7.1) 11.3 All Share Index 2,917.50 (2.0) (4.2) (7.4) 11.5 Banks 2,974.50 (1.7) (2.9) (7.2) 12.1 Industrials 3,220.73 (1.9) (4.6) (20.3) 12.3 Transportation 2,506.67 (1.2) (2.8) 8.1 11.9 Real Estate 2,560.40 (2.6) (6.0) 14.1 8.3 Insurance 4,329.17 (2.3) (5.6) 9.4 12.0 Telecoms 961.00 (2.9) (5.8) (35.3) 20.5 Consumer 6,413.20 (1.8) (4.3) (7.2) 13.6 Al Rayan Islamic Index 4,122.76 (2.2) (4.7) 0.5 12.1 GCC Top Gainers## Exchange Close# 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Saudi Arabian Mining Saudi Arabia 31.29 3.5 7,111.2 2.3 Ithmaar Bank Bahrain 0.16 3.3 1,200.0 (3.1) Astra Industrial Group Saudi Arabia 21.87 3.0 2,776.5 (25.1) Saudi Fisheries Saudi Arabia 15.99 2.7 1,832.3 (42.1) Agility Kuwait 0.52 2.0 2,867.6 (26.2) GCC Top Losers## Exchange Close# 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Aluminium Bahrain Bahrain 0.38 (9.9) 388.1 (25.4) Ahli Bank Qatar 47.70 (7.7) 3.3 (3.9) Abu Dhabi Nat. Energy Abu Dhabi 0.42 (6.7) 187.8 (47.5) Dana Gas Abu Dhabi 0.42 (6.7) 12,318.3 (16.0) Dubai Financial Market Dubai 1.19 (5.6) 11,910.9 (40.8) Source: Bloomberg (# in Local Currency) (## GCC Top gainers/losers derived from the Bloomberg GCC 200 Index comprising of the top 200 regional equities based on market capitalization and liquidity) QSE Top Losers Close* 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Ahli Bank 47.70 (7.7) 3.3 (3.9) Qatar General Ins. & Reins. Co. 55.00 (4.3) 16.2 (6.8) National Leasing 15.70 (4.3) 171.4 (21.5) Qatar German Co for Medical Dev. 15.00 (4.1) 139.7 47.8 Qatari Investors Group 42.00 (3.8) 47.3 1.4 QSE Top Value Trades Close* 1D% Val. ‘000 YTD% Vodafone Qatar 13.09 (3.8) 42,747.8 (20.4) QNB Group 178.00 (1.3) 34,409.3 (16.4) Industries Qatar 111.30 (2.4) 28,593.2 (33.8) Masraf Al Rayan 40.50 (2.2) 27,783.3 (8.4) Qatar Electricity & Water Co. 208.00 (1.8) 26,803.0 10.9 Source: Bloomberg (* in QR) Regional Indices Close 1D% WTD% MTD% YTD% Exch. Val. Traded ($ mn) Exchange Mkt. Cap. ($ mn) P/E** P/B** Dividend Yield Qatar* 10,947.02 (2.0) (4.3) (5.7) (10.9) 92.75 158,120.3 11.3 1.3 4.7 Dubai 3,300.19 (2.4) (4.4) (5.8) (12.6) 87.16 89,361.6 11.1 1.2 7.5 Abu Dhabi 4,199.03 (0.6) (1.5) (2.8) (7.3) 55.40 116,395.7 11.5 1.3 5.4 Saudi Arabia 6,986.89 (0.4) 0.4 (1.9) (16.2) 1,318.28 422,994.7 15.8 1.7 3.7 Kuwait 5,787.28 (0.0) 0.3 0.2 (11.5) 46.25 90,148.2 14.4 1.0 4.5 Oman 5,893.91 (0.1) (0.4) (0.6) (7.1) 8.17 23,834.1 10.4 1.3 4.4 Bahrain 1,238.97 (0.9) (0.9) (0.9) (13.2) 15.16 19,423.4 7.8 0.8 5.5 Source: Bloomberg, Qatar Stock Exchange, Tadawul, Muscat Securities Exchange, Dubai Financial Market and Zawya (** TTM; * Value traded ($ mn) do not include special trades, if any) 10,800 10,900 11,000 11,100 11,200 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00
  2. 2. Page 2 of 6 Qatar Market Commentary  The QSE Index declined 2.0% to close at 10,947.0. The Telecoms and Real Estate indices led the losses. The index fell on the back of selling pressure from GCC and non-Qatari shareholders despite buying support from Qatari shareholders.  Ahli Bank and Qatar General Insurance & Reinsurance Co. were the top losers, falling 7.7% and 4.3%, respectively. Al Khaleej Takaful Group was the only gainer, which rose 1.6%.  Volume of shares traded on Tuesday rose by 62.4% to 9.3mn from 5.7mn on Monday. Further, as compared to the 30-day moving average of 7.3mn, volume for the day was 26.9% higher. Vodafone Qatar and Qatar Gas Transport Co. were the most active stocks, contributing 35.4% and 9.0% to the total volume, respectively. Source: Qatar Stock Exchange (* as a % of traded value) Ratings, Earnings Releases, Global Economic Data and Earnings Calendar Ratings Updates Company Agency Market Type* Old Rating New Rating Rating Change Outlook Outlook Change Al Omaniya Financial Services (AOFS) Moody’s Oman CFR – Ba3 – Stable – Source: News reports (* LT – Long Term, ST – Short Term, FSR- Financial Strength Rating, FCR – Foreign Currency Rating, LCR – Local Currency Rating, IDR – Issuer Default Rating, SR – Support Rating, LC – Local Currency, CFR – Corporate Family Rating) Earnings Releases Company Market Currency Revenue (mn) 3Q2015 % Change YoY Operating Profit (mn) 3Q2015 % Change YoY Net Profit (mn) 3Q2015 % Change YoY Union Properties Dubai AED 328.0 -26.4% – – 110.7 -13.5% Agility Public Warehousing Co. Dubai AED 335.0 -0.6% 101.5 5.4% 13.7 5.0% Damac Properties Dubai Co. Dubai AED 2,018.2 -4.9% 1,028.8 24.5% 1,021.9 44.7% Finance House* Abu Dhabi AED – – – – 64.7 NA Dubai Insurance Co. Abu Dhabi AED – – – – 2.4 173.6% Union Insurance Co. Abu Dhabi AED 75.5 30.8% 27.5 28.0% 4.5 -77.9% Al Dhafra Insurance Co. Abu Dhabi AED 50.0 8.9% -25.4 NA -35.2 NA National Marine Dredging Co. Abu Dhabi AED 529.9 11.8% – – 27.0 -82.8% Global Investment House Bahrain BHD 3.1 -50.5% – – 3.2 10.3% Bahrain Telecommunications Co. (Batelco) Bahrain BHD 93.9 -3.5% – – 13.4 -16.3% Bahrain Car Parks Co. (BCPC) Bahrain BHD – – -0.1 NA -0.1 NA Source: Company data, DFM, ADX, MSM (*9M2015 Results) Global Economic Data Date Market Source Indicator Period Actual Consensus Previous 11/10 US Nat. Fed. of Ind. Business NFIB Small Business Optimism October 96.1 96.4 96.1 11/10 US Bureau of Labor Statistics Import Price Index MoM October -0.50% -0.10% -0.60% 11/10 US Bureau of Labor Statistics Import Price Index YoY October -10.50% -9.40% -11.30% 11/10 France INSEE Industrial Production MoM September 0.10% -0.40% 1.70% 11/10 France INSEE Industrial Production YoY September 1.80% 1.80% 1.40% 11/10 France INSEE Manufacturing Production MoM September 0.00% -0.50% 2.20% 11/10 France INSEE Manufacturing Production YoY September 1.60% 1.90% 1.70% 11/10 UK The British Retail Consortium BRC Sales Like-For-Like YoY October -0.20% 0.80% 2.60% 11/10 Italy ISTAT Industrial Production MoM September 0.20% 0.60% -0.50% 11/10 Italy ISTAT Industrial Production WDA YoY September 1.70% 1.40% 1.00% 11/10 Italy ISTAT Industrial Production NSA YoY September 1.70% – 4.10% 11/10 China National Bureau of Statistics CPI YoY October 1.30% 1.50% 1.60% 11/10 China National Bureau of Statistics PPI YoY October -5.90% -5.90% -5.90% Source: Bloomberg (s.a. = seasonally adjusted; n.s.a. = non-seasonally adjusted; w.d.a. = working day adjusted) Earnings Calendar Tickers Company Name Date of reporting 2Q2016 results No. of days remaining Status VFQS Vodafone Qatar 12-Nov-15 1 Due Source: QSE Overall Activity Buy %* Sell %* Net (QR) Qatari 60.61% 53.45% 24,184,828.22 GCC 5.07% 8.09% (10,184,499.06) Non-Qatari 34.31% 38.46% (14,000,329.16)
  3. 3. Page 3 of 6 News Qatar  Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim: Falling oil prices will not affect FIFA related projects – The economic adviser to Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim, has said the falling oil prices will not affect Qatar’s ongoing preparations for the FIFA 2022 World Cup as a host country. Sharing his views on the oil prices and its possible impact on local economy, Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim said the government is taking all necessary measures to make sure the proposed budget for the new fiscal is going to be well-balanced and ‘efficient’. (Peninsula Qatar)  PM opens Ras Abu Fontas A2 plant – HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani opened the Ras Abu Fontas (RAF) A2 plant project and laid the foundation stone for the Ras Abu Fontas (RAF) A3 project in Al Wakrah. (Peninsula Qatar)  QEWS electricity production to hit 11,000mw in 1H2018 – Quoting Qatar Electricity & Water Company (QEWS) General Manager & Managing Director Fahad Hamad Al-Mohannadi, QNA has reported that the firm and its subsidiaries are currently producing over 8,600 megawatt (MW) power. This production will increase to around 11,000 MW in 1H2018. Speaking during the inauguration of the Ras Abu Fontas (RAF) A2 station and the foundation stone- laying ceremony of the RAF A3 station, Al Mohannadi said there is a considered a paradigm shift in the station operation, where RAF A3 will operate desalination, for the first time through the reverse osmosis system. He said the RAF A3 station will be completed at the beginning of 2017. (Peninsula Qatar)  IMF lauds Qatar diversification feats amid ‘wake-up call’ – International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde has praised Qatar’s “solid and strong” macroeconomic policy initiative to diversify its hydrocarbon-rich economy. IMF termed the current trough in oil prices as a “wake-up call” for the Gulf region to initiate measures to strengthen the economies. Highlighting the low oil prices, which are expected to remain firm at the level for foreseeable future, as one of the main concerns for the oil producing economies, notably the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the IMF chief said there has been solid and strong policy measures in Qatar to diversify the economy.” (Gulf-Times.com)  Hassad Food aims to supply 15% of rice in local market – Hassad Food Chairman & Managing Director Nasser Mohamed al-Hajri has said that the firm will soon launch different varieties of rice in the local market from one of its subsidiaries, ‘Senwan Pakistan’. The company aims to supply 15% of the total market demand for rice in the country. (Gulf-Times.com)  Al-Attiyah: Providing electricity a ‘major challenge’ across the globe – Former Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Energy and Industry HE Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah has said that energizing the world when 2bn people have no access to electricity is a major challenge to be tackled. He said it is really unfair that one-third of the world still has no access to power and that they have to live in darkness. The development of the power sector remained a “major challenge” for many countries around the world. He added electricity is the engine of growth and power shortages will mean an economy will be very depressed, which is something that needs to be tackled urgently. (Gulf-Times.com)  Government ‘stepping up support for private businesses’ – HE the Minister of Economy & Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani has said that Qatar has accomplished a great deal in terms of promoting economic diversification and sustainable development within the framework of the Qatar National Vision 2030. Speaking at a conference at the Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMUQ), the minister shed light on the latest investment opportunities and future projects in Qatar. He highlighted key economic challenges facing Qatar in a presentation that outlined the government’s efforts to bolster growth in the non-hydrocarbon sector and overcome obstacles in the local market. In his presentation, Sheikh Ahmed elaborated on the latest government initiatives aimed at bolstering the country’s competitiveness through the establishment of a business-friendly legal framework and the introduction of new commercial registration and companies’ laws. (Gulf-Times.com)  Huge uptake’ in ORDS mobile payroll service – Ooredoo Qatar COO Waleed al-Sayed has said that Ooredoo (ORDS) Mobile Money Payroll service has seen a “huge uptake” in the past few months, with thousands of employers now switching to the smart payment method. He said the service, which enables employers to pay their staff directly into their mobile phones’ mWallet via Ooredoo Mobile Money (OMM), has gained “significant popularity” in Qatar in just under three months, with a record number of over 30,000 employees and 2,000 businesses across the country due to be enrolled by November 2015-end. He added that the service promises firms a “smarter way” to pay employee salaries, saving businesses on banking processing fees, reducing accounting and administration costs and improving business efficiencies. The Mobile Money Payroll service is also in line with the regulations of Qatar’s Wage Protection System. (Gulf-Times.com)  Deputy PM opens farm exhibition – Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs HE Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud inaugurated the 4th Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition. Over 180 local and international companies are exhibiting their agricultural and food products. The exhibition, which will continue till November 12, 2015, is an opportunity for exchanging expertise in different fields of agriculture and modern irrigation systems. (Peninsula Qatar)  Unison signs 10-year services agreement with QA – US-based Unison Industries has signed a 10-year material services agreement with Qatar Airways (QA) to support the airline’s unprecedented fleet growth rate. The agreement extends through 2024 and covers external Unison new parts and component repairs for all engine lines in the QA fleet. Meanwhile, QA has joined the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), the UK-based professional body dedicated to the aerospace community. The objectives of RAeS include supporting and maintaining high professional standards in aerospace disciplines to provide a unique source of specialist information and act as a local forum for the exchange of ideas. The airline’s corporate partnership will run on an ongoing basis as a supporter and participant in chapter events and initiatives. Furthermore, QA has said that it is increasing its capacity to Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE and Dammam in Saudi Arabia by deploying extra wide-body A330s, B787s and B777s on these routes. While the enhanced-capacity services to Abu Dhabi started on November 1, 2015, those to Dubai and Dammam will commence on December 1, 2015. (Bloomberg, Gulf-Times.com) International  US small business confidence steady in Oct – The National Federation of Independent Business has said that its Small Business Optimism Index for the US remained steady at 96.1 in October. Four of the 10 components of the index, including the share of owners planning to make capital outlays in the next three to six months, edged up one point. The share of small businesses expecting higher real sales rose three points after having fallen six points in September. The NFIB report showed inflation pressures remained muted, with only a net 2% of owners raising their selling prices, up one point from September. Meanwhile, the Commerce Department said wholesale inventories increased 0.5% as gains in
  4. 4. Page 4 of 6 automobiles, furniture, farm products and apparel offset declines in machinery, petroleum and a range of other goods. The component of wholesale inventories that goes into the calculation of GDP, wholesale stocks excluding autos, increased 0.5%. As a result, economists expect 3Q2015 GDP growth could be revised up to as high as a 1.9% rate later in November 2015. (Reuters)  Japan, US officials rule out re-opening of TPP – Japan and the US officials have rejected calls from some US lawmakers on Tuesday to consider re-opening the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal and said any renegotiation attempt could scupper the whole pact. US President Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser for international economics Caroline Atkinson said many of the gains countries achieved during the negotiations, which took over five years, had come indirectly, making it impossible to re- open individual issues. Japan, the second largest economy in the TPP, said the deal was like a “glass ornament” that would disintegrate if a part of it were to be renegotiated. US Senator Orrin Hatch said negotiators might have to meet again on the TPP, if support was lacking in Congress. (Reuters)  Reuters Tankan: Japan business mood dips as economy slips into recession – According to the monthly Reuters Tankan survey, which closely tracks the Bank of Japan’s tankan quarterly survey, confidence among Japanese manufacturers fell in November for a third straight month to levels unseen in about 2-1/2 years. This reflected fears that a China-led slowdown in overseas demand may have pushed the economy into recession. As per the survey, both manufacturers’ and service-sector sentiment is expected to be largely steady over the next three months, reflecting uncertainty about the outlook. The Reuters Tankan sentiment index for manufacturers fell to 3 in November from 7 in October, posting the lowest reading since minus 4 in April 2013. The service sector index fell to 22 from 27 in October, the lowest since March, dragged down by wholesalers and retailers. (Reuters)  Premier Li: China to maintain policy support to cope with headwinds – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has said that the government will maintain policy support for the economy as it faces headwinds caused by a sluggish world economy and domestic structural adjustments. He said the government will rely on both fiscal and monetary policy to support the economy, while promoting innovations. He added that China will also implement a policy of equalizing electricity prices for industrial and commercial users. On the other hand, President Xi Jinping said China will give its stock market investors adequate protection to fend off financial market risks. Xi stressed that the nation would maintain its prudent monetary policy while accelerating fiscal, tax and financial reforms, including reform of state-owned enterprises. Meanwhile, data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed consumer price index (CPI) cooled more than expected in October, rising 1.3% YoY as compared to 1.6% YoY increase in September. On a MoM basis, consumer prices fell 0.3% versus a 0.1% gain in September. (Reuters) Regional  SAEI plans SR2.87bn MRO facility in Jeddah – Saudi Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) has said that it plans to build an SR2.87bn aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Jeddah. The facility will be built by a joint venture led by Turkish airport builder and operator TAV. The facility, planned to be completed by 2016-end, will comprise 11 aircraft hangars and 28 aircraft component shops. (Gulfbase.com)  KSA aims to sell first foreign bond in 2016 – According to banking industry sources, Saudi Arabia is aiming to start selling bonds in the international market as soon as in 2016 as it seeks new ways to cover a budget deficit caused by low oil prices. Sources, who have been discussing the matter with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) officials, said the authorities have not yet finalized the plan but were making progress. (Reuters)  Saudi plans to diversify oil economy to combat climate change – Saudi Arabia is planning to diversify its economy to help combat climate change in a move that could reduce expected carbon emissions by up to 130mn tons a year by 2030. The Kingdom is the last of the Group of 20 major economies to submit a plan to the United Nations before a December 2015 summit in Paris about ways to slow global warming. (Reuters)  Emirates signs $16bn services agreement with GE Aviation – The 14th session of the Dubai International Airshow has witnessed signing of several major agreements. Emirates airline has signed a 12-year services agreement worth $16bn with GE Aviation. The deal entails maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of GE9x engines that will power the airline’s fleet of 150 Boeing 777X aircraft. Canada-based Bombardier said it has signed an MoU and is in discussions with commercial helicopter operator Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) toward establishing ADA as an Authorized Service Facility (ASF) for Q Series aircraft. Further, DC Aviation Al- Futtaim, a joint venture between Dubai-based Al-Futtaim group and Germany’s DC Aviation, said it has signed Ground Handling Agreements (GHA) with some of the leading operators and flight support companies in the industry. (Gulfbase.com)  DI invests 26.75% in King’s College Hospital in Dubai – Dubai Investments (DI) is planning to invest in a multi-disciplinary hospital and several day care clinics in Dubai for the King’s College Hospital London, in partnership with other investors. The company is contributing 26.75% of the total equity financing for the project. The total project cost, including debt financing, is estimated to reach around $200mn. The 80-100 bed world-class hospital and day care clinics in Dubai will be fully integrated with the King’s College Hospital’s facilities in London. The first of the facilities to open their doors will be a number of clinics towards the end of 2016 and in 2017, in prime locations across Dubai, while the multi-specialty King’s College Hospital at ‘Dubai Hills’ will become operational in 2018. (DFM)  Damac BoD approves DPD’s shared services agreement with Damac International – Damac Properties Dubai Company’s board meeting has approved shared services agreement to be entered into by its subsidiary Damac Properties Development Company (DPD) with Damac International Limited. Under the terms of the agreement, DPD will render technical, sales & marketing and other back- office-related services in respect of the real estate projects of Damac International for the fees and charges covered in the said agreement. (DFM)  IMF: Kuwait’s huge cash reserves allow it to conduct reforms – International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chief Christine Lagarde has said that Kuwait is privileged with enormous financial reserves, which allows the country to conduct gradual economic reforms, especially by directing surpluses toward productive spending. She said Kuwait registered a budget deficit, which is less than a number of other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, and is still fulfilling financial surpluses despite the falling oil prices, and has large financial reserves. Such reserves should immediately be invested in expanding the non-oil revenues, and to reorganize the national economic structure. (Gulfbase.com)  KIA to add $500mn to investments in Russia – Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) has allocated an additional $500mn to investment projects in Russia, in partnership with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). This follows $500mn, which KIA had allocated for investment with RDIF in 2012. (Reuters)  Al Ahli Bank completes acquisition of 98.5% stake in Piraeus Bank Egypt – Al Ahli Bank has completed the acquisition of 98.5% stake in Piraeus Bank Egypt from Greece-based Piraeus Bank, for a
  5. 5. Page 5 of 6 purchase consideration of $150mn. Following the transaction, the unit will be rebranded as ABK Egypt, subject to name change approval by the official authorities, with the new identity to be rolled out over the entire 39 branch network in 1H2016. J.P. Morgan acted as the financial advisor and Ernst & Young acted as transaction and tax advisor for the deal. (Reuters)  Mabanee’s Saudi unit gets nod for SR7bn Riyadh shopping complex – Shumoul Holding Company, 55% owned by Mabanee, has received approval to build SR7bn retail, residential and commercial complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Avenues Riyadh will include a shopping mall, plus residential and office units and has now been approved by the city’s authorities. Shumoul will begin work on the 1.7mn square meters project in the next few months. Mabanee expects the project to be completed in 2019. Mabanee, in its 2014 annual report, said it had incurred a cost of KD106mn in 2014 to buy the land for The Avenues Riyadh and to conduct some work on the scheme. (Reuters)  Oil minister: Oman mulling cost reduction due to low oil prices – Oman Minister of Oil & Gas Mohammad Al Rumhym has said the country is considering cutting costs due to low oil prices. He said that Oman’s current oil production was around one million barrels per day and the country is losing $55mn per day. The minister added that bets on an oil price recovery might be too optimistic. (Gulfbase.com)  Doosan to supply turbines for Salalah-2 IPP – South Korean conglomerate Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company has won a contract to supply steam turbines and generators for a new independent power project (IPP), currently under development in Salalah in Oman’s Dhofar Governorate. A consortium comprising ACWA Power, Mitsui & Company Limited and Dhofar International Development & Investment Holding Company (DIDIC) is investing around $630mn for implementing the Salalah-2 IPP scheme, having secured the government’s mandate to build-own-operate the project. (Gulfbase.com)  Omantel plans Sukuk issue – Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) is planning to sell OMR50mn worth of Islamic bonds. Omantel CEO Talal al-Mamari said the five-year Sukuk may be offered to small investors with a minimum subscription of OMR10,000, although a final decision has not been made. The company is in final stages of getting all approvals and expects to issue the Sukuk by 2015-end or early 2016. Omantel will use the funds to build a new headquarter. (Gulfbase.com)  ABG reports $36.4mn net income in 3Q2015 – Al Baraka Banking Group (ABG) has reported a net income of $36.40mn in 3Q2015 as compared to $35.06mn in 3Q2014. Total operating income stood at $235.64mn in 3Q2015 as compared to $228.18mn in 3Q2014. The bank’s total assets reached $23.99bn at the end of September 30, 2015 as compared to $23.46bn on December 31, 2014. Receivables stood at $11.47bn, while customers’ current & other accounts totaled $4.43bn. EPS amounted to $3.29 in 3Q2015 versus $3.17 in 3Q2014. (Bahrain Bourses)
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