Regional indices had a mixed performance – Al Masha Capital weekly report

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Saudi and Kuwait were the best performers with each up by 0.8%, followed by Egypt and Bahrain up by 0.4% and 0.1% respectively

Over the week, oil managed to climb back above the lows it witnessed early this month, backed by the awaited meeting between OPEC and Russia.

Crude oil ended the week up by 5.45% to close at USD 53.61 per barrel while WTI was up by 5.2% to reach USD 50.33 per barrel. Regional indices had a mixed performance over the week with Saudi and Kuwait coming in as the best performers with each up by 0.8%, followed by Egypt and Bahrain each up by 0.4% and 0.1% respectively.

Dubai came in as the worst performer, losing 1.2% over the week followed by Abu Dhabi – 0.6%. Oman and Qatar each lost – 0.3% and – 0.1% respectively over the week. Regional markets are expected to react positively after the upward movement in oil prices, which is expected to remain for a while backed by the agreement to extend oil production cuts up until March 2018.

Indexes Last WTD (%) MTD (%) YTD (%)
Dubai (DFMGI) 3,420.19 0.01% 0.15% -3.13%
Abu Dhabi (ADSMI) 4,608.28 -0.19% 1.90% 1.36%
Saudi (SASEIDX) 6,882.51 -0.60% -1.87% -4.55%
Kuwait (KWSE) 6,670.47 -1.22% -2.52% 16.05%
Egypt (EGX30) 12,906.98 1.55% 3.81% 4.55%
Qatar (DSM) 10,110.84 1.74% 0.46% -3.12%
Bahrain (BHSEIDX) 1,307.09 -1.81% -2.14% 7.10%
Oman (MSM30) 5,432.14 -0.80% -1.48% -6.06%
TR GCC (Reuters) 200.27 0.83% 0.76% -1.15%
DJ MENA 513.25 0.32% -0.84% 3.07%


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