• March 7, 2022

    GCC markets positive on multi-year high oil prices

    In line with its GCC peers, Kuwait’s all share index gained 3.9%, supported by a continued up-trend in oil prices. Oil prices, which acted as an important factor driving the GCC stock market performance, breached the USD 100 per barrel mark in the month of February. Among sectors, Boursa Kuwait’s Telecom sector was the top gainer, rising 10.9% followed by Consumer Discretionary at 7.6%. Technology and Energy sector index declined, falling 8.7% and 5.0% respectively. Boursa Kuwait’s banking sector index...

  • November 30, 2021

    Blue Chip Laggards in GCC Equity Markets

    The GCC Equity markets like the rest of the major world markets have been having a stellar run in 2021. Until November 21st the S & P GCC Composite Index has generated Year-to-Date (YTD) return of 35.6%, which has not been seen for many years in these markets. Valuation-wise, GCC composite index trades at P/E ratio of 23.3 and the current index value is still at a discount of 47.4% compared to its historical peak value. The performance of the...