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Global & GCC Capital Markets Review: March 2023

March, 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 lost 4.3% for the month primarily driven by weaker oil prices.
  • Kuwait index fell by 0.5% in February with the energy sector falling the most, by 7.3%.
  • Developed markets’ performance was negative during February with MSCI World and S&P 500 indices losing 2.5% and 2.6% respectively.
  • Oil prices marked a marginal decline of 0.7% for February, due to signs of a strengthening U.S dollar, anticipations of further interest rate hikes by U.S Fed to combat inflation and build up in U.S oil inventories.

Table of Content

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

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