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Global & GCC Capital Markets Review: January 2023

January, 2023

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Executive Summary

A monthly publication that covers the performance of GCC and global Capital markets (Equity & Fixed Income)

Key Trends

  • S&P GCC composite index fell by 7.2% for the year, which was a lower decline compared to other developed markets.
  • Kuwait index gained 3.5% in 2022 led by the momentum in banking sector, which has gained 10.5% in the year.
  • Developed market equities ended negative for the year, with MSCI World losing 19.5% on account of interest rate hikes by Fed.
  • Oil prices gained 10.5% during the year. Prices soared at the start of the year due to Russia-Ukraine war, pushing the Brent Crude to over $110/bbl in March 2022.

Table of Content

  • GCC Asset Class Monthly Performance
  • Global Asset Class Monthly Performance
  • Equities - Kuwait
  • Equities - GCC & Emerging Markets
  • Equities - Developed Markets
  • Fixed Income -  GCC & Developed Markets
  • Oil Market
  • Cryptocurrencies

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