Regional markets is to witness a positive impact due to Global positive lead and stronger oil prices – Al Masah Weekly report

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A Global positive lead coupled with stronger oil prices will have its positive impact on regional markets that witnessed a sluggish performance over the course of last week.

Most of the regional main indices ended the second week of March on a negative note, with Dubai and Oman being the worst performers among their peers with losses of -1.6% each WoW. Abu Dhabi market came next with negative performance of -1.5%, followed by Kuwait -0.4% and Bahrain -0.2%. On the winning team, Egypt came as the best performer with weekly gains of +6.7%, adding to its YTD performance to reach +9.7%, followed by Saudi that rose by +2.0% over the same period, adding to its YTD performance to be +5.8%.

Oil prices has strengthened over the week, with crude oil increasing by +1.7% recording USD 65.49 per barrel and WTI increasing by +1.3% recording USD62.04 per barrel.

Indexes Last WTD (%) MTD (%) YTD (%)
Dubai (DFMGI) 3,157.45 -1.61% -2.67% -6.31%
Abu Dhabi (ADSMI) 4,527.10 -1.48% -1.53% 2.93%
Saudi (SASEIDX) 7,562.11 2.04% 1.93% 4.65%
Kuwait (KWSE) 6,778.18 -0.44% 0.08% 5.78%
Egypt (EGX30) 16,472.28 6.66% 6.46% 9.68%
Bahrain (BHSEIDX) 1,370.25 -0.23% 0.03% 2.89%
Oman (MSM30) 4,929.80 -1.64% -1.47% -3.32%
TR GCC (Reuters) 189.22 -2.22% -2.13% -0.96%
DJ MENA 526.67 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Commodities & FX Last WTD (%) MTD (%) YTD (%)
Oil (Brent) 65.49 1.74% -0.44% -2.06%
Natural Gas 2.73 1.37% 2.44% -7.48%
Gold 1323.64 0.11% 0.45% 1.63%
Silver 16.60 0.64% 1.16% -2.07%
EURUSD 1.23 -0.10% 0.92% 2.58%
GBPUSD 1.38 0.33% 0.63% 2.48%
USDJPY 106.77 0.98% 0.09% -5.24%
USDCHF 0.95 1.39% 0.70% -2.39%
AUDUSD 0.78 1.12% 1.13% 0.62%
USDCAD 1.28 -0.53% -0.16% 1.85%

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