Mobile trading increasingly gains momentum amongst DFM investors

Dubai Financial Market (DFM) mobile trading activity is steadily growing and gaining popularity amongst investors as a result of wide spread collaboration between DFM and its licensed brokerage firms which provides clients with simple and effective applications to trade shares through their handheld devices. Presently, 2 DFM brokerages provide Mobile trading and the number is expected to soar as DFM is currently carrying out all necessary preparations with various firms looking to introduce similar applications.


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NASDAQ Dubai welcomes MSCI’s upgrade of UAE

NASDAQ Dubai welcomed MSCI’s upgrade of the UAE to Emerging Market status as deserved recognition of the successful enhancements that the country has made to its capital markets infrastructure.

Hamed Ali, Acting Chief Executive of NASDAQ Dubai, said: “MSCI’s decision will attract further overseas investment to the UAE, improving the already positive climate in the country’s capital markets. As the region’s international exchange, NASDAQ Dubai will remain at the forefront of introducing continuing capital markets enhancements in the UAE for the benefit of issuers and investors, including starting new markets and attracting further equity, Sukuk and bond listings.”

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Sector Insight: Manufacturing

Khalid Bin Kalban
Khalid Bin Kalban
Managing Director and CEO
Dubai Investments PJSC

The manufacturing industry is set to emerge as one of the strongest support sectors for the UAE economy, if one goes by the sheer volume of operations and the exponential growth year on year. Reports indicate that Dubai alone has an industrial output that is valued at US$54.4 billion, contributing to 13 per cent of the emirate’s GDP as of 2012. The forecasts for the next five years show that the number of people working in manufacturing is expected to grow by over 50 per cent.

The favourable environment for establishing manufacturing units has worked to the UAE’s advantage, with international and even regional companies reaping benefits due to the country’s strategic location. A good example of this growing trend is the rise in light and heavy industrial tenants at Dubai Investments’ wholly-owned mixed-use development, Dubai Investments Park (DIP). These tenants, numbering 1400 in total, represent diverse industries including building materials, food and beverages, furniture, plastics, power and utilities, printing, pharmaceuticals, and textiles. In 2012 alone, DIP registered an 87 per cent jump in industrial, office space and warehouse allotments. With a progressive infrastructure in place, coupled with proximity to sea and air transit ports, DIP has become the most preferred location for companies looking to host light and heavy industries, support offices, and even labour accommodation.

Over the years, Dubai Investments has strategically focused its efforts on developing high utility products that are relevant to the region, even pioneering and leading the local manufacturing sector in many instances.

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The Dubai Financial Market General Index rose 37% to close at 2222.6 points in the first half of 2013 compared to 1622.5 points in the second half of 2012


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FTSE NASDAQ Dubai UAE 20 index declines 4% in June
The FTSE NASDAQ Dubai UAE 20 index ended June 2013 at 2,544, up 63% from 1,557 at the end of June 2012, and up 40% 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 - June 2013

Dubai Financial Market

Members Market Share by Value (%)
MENA Corp Financial Services 11.54
Al Ramz Securities 8.30
NBAD Securities 7.32
Emirates NBD Securities 6.49
Direct Broker for Financial Services 5.98
Arqaam Securities 5.72
EFG-Hermes Brokerage 5.62
Abu Dhabi Islamic Securities 4.30
Daman Securities Center 3.94
Mashreq Securities 3.45


Members Market Share by Value (%)
EFG-Hermes Brokerage 40.56
Arqaam Securities 36.02
Deutsche Bank 10.60
Al Ramz Securities 4.16
National Bank of Abu Dhabi 2.63
Emirates NBD Securities 1.88
Direct Broker for Financial Services 1.52
Union Brokerage 1.11
Mashreq Securities 0.80
Al Dhabi Brokerage 0.54

Al Ramz Securities is Retail Broker of the Month on NASDAQ Dubai

The winner of NASDAQ Dubai's Retail Broker of the Month Award for June 2013 was Al Ramz Securities. The value of retail trades handled by Al Ramz Securities was 2.7 million dollars, amounting to 32.1% 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. Learn more.

Live price data for Sukuk and bonds is available to the public for the first time through NASDAQ Dubai’s new Fixed Income trading platform.


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