• July 4, 2019

    GCC Stock Markets – Kuwait continues to be the best performer

    According to recently published Monthly Market Review for the June, GCC markets recovered lost ground during the month, as the positive performance of Saudi equities lifted the broader index. Kuwait continued its positive run in 2019, registering gains for the sixth month in succession. Kuwait’s All Share index rose by 1.9% while its Premier market index rose by 2.3% in June. In the first half of 2019, Kuwait emerged as the best performing market with a gain of 19.1%. The...

  • May 17, 2017

    Visualizing Saudi Arabia in MSCI EM – Some Questions

    When is the inclusion likely to happen: 2018/2019/2020? What will be Saudi Arabia’s weight in the index? And How much fund flows can be expect post inclusion? When is the inclusion likely to happen: 2018/2019/2020? MSCI has lauded the progress in Saudi Arabian capital market ushering its entry into the emerging markets. The kingdom will be third in the GCC league after UAE and Qatar that were included in the index in 2014. Thanks to plethora of reforms implemented by...