Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed rings the bell for Emirates Sukuk listing on NASDAQ Dubai

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airlines and Group rang the opening bell at Dubai Financial Market (DFM) during the listing ceremony of a Sukuk issued by Emirates Airline on NASDAQ Dubai, the Middle East’s international financial exchange.


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Sector Insight: Construction

Hasan Abdullah Ismaik
Hasan Abdullah Ismaik
Managing Director & CEO
Arabtec Holding PJSC

The resurgence of the GCC construction sector - Arabtec

The construction industry is returning to growth after three years of being in a down cycle due to the recent recession. Construction projects worth over USD68.7 billion were completed in the GCC in 2012, compared to USD46.5bn in the previous year.

Global spending on construction is forecast to grow by an average of 6 – 8 % per year for the next five years. In the GCC, a total expenditure of USD172 billion is expected in 2013.

The increase in regional construction activity is forecast to continue for the next 7- 10 years; and the UAE construction sector is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of around 9.5% during 2012-2016. This will be fuelled by government support, investments, continual improvement in liquidity, sustained low interest rates, and the continuing growth of urban populations.

Arabtec is extremely well-positioned to benefit from the next wave of construction growth. Arabtec has skilfully navigated through different business cycles and has successfully achieved 37 years of consecutive profitability. With a strong cash flow, balance sheet, and a robust backlog of nearly AED 22 billion, the company has visibility of its future earnings.

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Emirates NBD Securities is Retail Broker of the Month on NASDAQ Dubai

The winner of NASDAQ Dubai's Retail Broker of the Month Award for March 2013 was Emirates NBD Securities. The value of retail trades handled by Emirates NBD Securities was 1,017,847 dollars, amounting to 34.86% of the total value of retail trades handled by all Members of the exchange during the month.

The Award is designed to give recognition to the Member that is the most active in trading on behalf of its retail clients on a monthly basis.

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Dubai Financial Market

The Dubai Financial Market General Index went down by 5.1% to 1829.2 points at the end of March 2013 compared to 1927.1 points at the end of February.



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FTSE NASDAQ Dubai UAE 20 index rises 0.03% in March.
The FTSE NASDAQ Dubai UAE 20 index ended March 2013 at 2,207, up 0.03% from 2,201 at the end of February 2013 and up 21% from 1,820 at the end of 2012 The index tracks stocks listed on DFM, the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and NASDAQ Dubai. The stocks are chosen for high liquidity and openness to foreign investment. Read more about the constituents of the index here.

Brokers Market Share - March 2013

Dubai Financial Market

Members Market Share by Value (%)
Arqaam Securities 8.9229
Mena Corp Financial Services L.L.C 7.1300
NBAD Securities 7.0163
Emirates NBD Securities 6.6536
Al Ramz Securities 6.0147
EFG-HERMES Brokerage 5.5928
Abu Dhabi Islamic Securities 5.0909
Emirates Islamic Financial Brokerage 4.7756
Direct Broker for Financial Services 4.4642
Daman Securities Center 3.6367


Members Market Share by Value (%)
EFG-Hermes Brokerage 37.73
Arqaam Securities 33.71
Deutsche Bank 15.30
Emirates NBD Securities 4.56
Direct Broker for Financial Services 3.21
Mashreq Securities 2.12
Mena Corp Financial Services L.L.C 1.18
Al Ramz Securities 0.78
Al Dhabi Brokerage 0.68
Union Brokerage 0.38