Arab Today, arab today Chinese Yuan Weakens to 6-Year Low against USD
Beijing - QNA
The central parity rate of the Chinese yuan weakened to a six-year low against the US dollar on Monday.     The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened 132 basis points to 6.7690 against the US dollar Monday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System.     It was the weakest level since September 2010…Read more
Arab Today, arab today Asian Shares Rebound after Fall on Japan Trade Data
Tokyo - QNA
After a disappointing start, Asia’s main equity markets were broadly higher on Monday, as Japan traders swung around to the view that trade data there were better than expected.     The Nikkei Stock Average was up 0.3% in midmorning trade, after an early decline of 0.1%. Across the region, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was down 0.6% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng…Read more
Arab Today, arab today Buoyant investor sentiment lifts Saudi stock market
Jeddah - Arab Today
Major stock markets in the Gulf rose on Sunday with Saudi Arabia outperforming it peers, continuing to climb on the back of upbeat investor sentiment following the mammoth international bond sale at the end of last week. Egypt’s index slipped on profit taking. Tadawul All-Share Index added a further 1.6 percent, taking its gains since Wednesday to 5.1 percent as…Read more
Arab Today, arab today EGX shows mixed performance
Cairo - MENA
The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) showed a mixed performance at the end of Sunday's trading amid sales by Arab and foreign investment funds and purchases by Egyptian investors.  The market capital lost about one billion pounds to hit 407.6 billion pounds. The main benchmark EGX 30 index went down by 0.04 percent reaching 8,274.15 points. The broader EGX 70 index of…Read more
Arab Today, arab today Wall Street: Earnings recession showing signs of ending
New York - Arab Today
With S&P 500 earnings on track to rise after four consecutive quarters of contraction, US stocks are clearing a major hurdle that puts the record high in sight for the benchmark US stock index. The S&P 500 hit a record high in mid August even after the long profit slump. The index has trended lower since then, and even closed…Read more
Arab Today, arab today Merger talk boosts Reynolds, Time Warner, Wall St ends flat
New York - AFP
Megamerger buzz returned to Wall Street Friday on a mixed day for US stocks, with shares of Time Warner and Reynolds American both surging on news of possible takeover deals. Tobacco giant Reynolds American shot up 13.8 percent after British American Tobacco launched a $47 billion bid to buy the 58 percent of the company it does not yet own.…Read more
Arab Today, arab today Egyptian GDRs in London up
London - MENA
The Egyptian global depository receipts (GDRs) traded on London Stock Exchange (LSE) rose at the close of Friday’s trading. The GDRs of the Commercial International Bank (CIB) and EFG Hermes went up by 0.23 percent and 4.28 percent respectively. In the meantime, the GDRs of Edita Food Industries and Orascom Telecom remained unchanged at 6.66 dollars and 0.40 dollars respectively.Read more
Arab Today, arab today Egypt's bourse loses EGP 11.9bn in week
Cairo - MENA
The Egyptian Exchange closed this week with losses amounting to EGP 11.9 billion. The capital market hit EGP 408.6 billion compared to EGP 420.5 billion in the previous week. During the course of the week, the benchmark index EGX 30 went down by 2.68, said a weekly report issued by the Egyptian Exchange. The broader EGX 70 index of the…Read more
Arab Today, arab today Mammoth bond issue boosts Saudi stock market
Jeddah - Arab Today
Saudi Arabia’s stock market rose sharply on Thursday as banks rallied after the Kingdom’s mammoth international bond sale, which could help to unclog liquidity bottlenecks in the economy. Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All-Share Index gained 2.3 percent in sharply higher turnover as all but one of the banks advanced, with Samba Financial, which earlier this week had reported a drop in…Read more
Arab Today, arab today Muscat Securities Market Loses 30 Points
Muscat - QNA
Muscat Securities Market (MSM) general index (30) today lost (30.6) points, comprising a decline by (0.55%) to close at (5562.31) points, compared to the last session, which stood at (5592.88) points, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.     The trading value today stood at (RO 3,747,762), comprising a rise by (66.69%) compared to the last session, which stood at (RO 2,248,312).…Read more
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