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Global & GCC Capital Markets Review: September 2021

October 05 , 2021

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Executive Summary

A monthly publication that covers the performance of GCC and global stock markets, provides economic commentary and captures key happenings in GCC.

Key Trends

  • GCC Markets ended September on a positive note, triggered by the rise in oil prices. S&P GCC composite index gained 1.5% for the month.
  • Kuwait's equity market registered gains for the sixth consecutive month in September. Kuwait All Share index rose 1.1% for the month.
  • Global equities were negative for the month following mixed economic signals and concerns over U.S. Fed tapering. MSCI World and U.S. S&P 500 indices were down 4.3% and 4.8% respectively in September.
  • Many parts of Europe and Asia are heading into an energy crunch with Coal, Oil and Natural Gas prices touching record highs. Brent crude rose by 7.6% while Natural Gas surged 34.0% in September.

Table of Content

  • GCC Asset Class Monthly Performance
  • Global Asset Class Monthly Performance
  • What moved the markets?
  • Equities -Kuwait
  • Equities -GCC Markets
  • Equities -Developed Markets
  • Equities -Emerging Markets
  • Fixed Income -GCC Markets
  • Fixed Income -Developed Markets
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cryptocurrencies


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