NASDAQ Dubai Monthly Trading Report: March 2012

PUBLISHED ON 09-Apr-2012

The value of equities traded on NASDAQ Dubai in March 2012 reached 41 million dollars. This was an increase of 8% from 37.9 million dollars in February 2012 and a decrease of 51% from 83.4 million dollars in March 2011.

Equities traded value in the first quarter of 2012 reached 113.9 million dollars, a decrease of 14% from 133.1 million dollars in the last quarter of 2011 and of 43% from 201.5 million dollars in the first quarter of 2011.

The FTSE NASDAQ Dubai UAE 20 index ended March 2012 at 1,682, down 5% from 1,766 at the end of February and up 22% from the end of December 2011.

The index tracks 20 liquid stocks listed on DFM, the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and NASDAQ Dubai. It has been designed as a hedging and investment mechanism for GCC and international investors.

Arqaam Securities was the most active Member of the exchange by equities traded value in March 2012 and in the first quarter of 2012, followed in both periods by EFG-Hermes Brokerage (UAE) and then Deutsche Bank.

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