2 June Daily Market Report

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2 June 2013: The QE index gained marginally to close at 9,239.2. Gains were led by the Transportation and Telecoms indices, gaining 3.6% and 1.8% respectively. Top gainers were Qatar Navigation and Qatar Gas Transport Co., rising 4.7% and 3.6% respectively. Among the top losers, Islamic Holding Group fell 2.6%, while QNB Group declined 2.5%

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  1. 1. Page 1 of 5QE Intra-Day MovementQatar CommentaryThe QE index gained marginally to close at 9,239.2. Gains were led by theTransportation and Telecoms indices, gaining 3.6% and 1.8% respectively. Topgainers were Qatar Navigation and Qatar Gas Transport Co., rising 4.7% and3.6% respectively. Among the top losers, Islamic Holding Group fell 2.6%, whileQNB Group declined 2.5%.GCC CommentarySaudi Arabia: The TASI index gained 0.5% to close at 7,472.1. Gains wereled by the Insurance and Banking & Financial Services indices, rising 1.4%and 1.1% respectively. Al Alamiya for Cooperative Insurance Co. rose 9.9%,while Wataniya Insurance Co. was up 9.8%.Dubai: The DFM index rose 2.7% to close at 2,430.0. The Investment &Financial Services index gained 13.2%, while the Services index was up 7.1%.Gulf Navigation surged 14.9%, while Dubai Financial Market gained 14.7%.Abu Dhabi: The ADX benchmark index gained 0.8% to close at 3,589.9. TheReal Estate index rose 5.7%, while the Energy index was up 2.3%. RAKProperties gained 12.3%, while Abu Dhabi National Hotels was up 8.0%.Kuwait: The KSE index declined 3.0% to close at 8,049.6. Losses were led bythe Real Estate and Financial Services indices, declining 4.4% and 3.8%respectively. Kuwait Business Town Real Estate Co. and Umm Al-QaiwainCement Industries Co. declined 8.8% each.Oman: The MSM index fell 0.1% to close at 6,408.9. The Banking &Investment index declined 0.3%, while all other sub-indices ended in green.The Financial Corporation fell 4.9%, while Al Anwar Holding was down 4.6%.Qatar Exchange Top Gainers Close* 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD%Qatar Navigation 76.40 4.7 318.4 21.1Qatar Gas Transport Co. 18.60 3.6 1,787.8 21.9Doha Insurance Co. 26.30 2.9 15.5 7.1Qatari Investors Group 25.80 2.8 3,221.6 12.2Qatar German Co. for Med. Dev. 15.09 2.7 580.4 2.1Qatar Exchange Top Vol. Trades Close* 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD%Qatari Investors Group 25.80 2.8 3,221.6 12.2Qatar Gas Transport Co. 18.60 3.6 1,787.8 21.9United Development Co. 21.71 1.0 1,286.7 22.0Barwa Real Estate Co. 26.60 0.4 951.5 (3.1)National Leasing 37.35 2.3 746.0 (17.4)Market Indicators 02 June 13 30 May 13 %Chg.Value Traded (QR mn) 452.6 467.9 (3.3)Exch. Market Cap. (QR mn) 508,297.9 509,975.6 (0.3)Volume (mn) 13.2 14.2 (6.7)Number of Transactions 5,997 6,300 (4.8)Companies Traded 38 40 (5.0)Market Breadth 18:16 19:18 –Market Indices Close 1D% WTD% YTD% TTM P/ETotal Return 13,200.73 0.0 0.0 16.7 N/AAll Share Index 2,341.33 (0.1) (0.1) 16.2 12.7Banks 2,160.31 (1.3) (1.3) 10.8 11.7Industrials 3,167.23 (0.2) (0.2) 20.6 11.8Transportation 1,722.74 3.6 3.6 28.5 12.2Real Estate 1,804.18 0.6 0.6 11.9 11.9Insurance 2,290.70 (0.1) (0.1) 16.7 13.5Telecoms 1,309.54 1.8 1.8 23.0 15.1Consumer 5,591.96 0.6 0.6 19.7 19.3Al Rayan Islamic Index 2,797.53 0.3 0.3 12.4 14.0GCC Top Gainers##Exchange Close#1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD%Dubai Financial Market Dubai 1.87 14.7 149,701.5 83.3Dubai Investments Dubai 1.56 13.0 134,339.0 83.1Abu Dhabi Nat. Hotels Abu Dhabi 2.44 8.0 14.9 37.9Drake & Scull Int. Dubai 1.09 6.9 156,945.2 54.8Investbank Abu Dhabi 2.55 6.3 1,884.0 57.4GCC Top Losers##Exchange Close#1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD%Agility Co. Kuwait 0.73 (6.4) 6,646.7 43.1Nat. Industries Group Kuwait 0.27 (5.4) 13,980.9 23.8Nat. Real Estate Co. Kuwait 0.19 (5.0) 4,592.7 52.4Kuwait Cement Co. Kuwait 0.36 (4.0) 58.2 (17.8)United Real Estate Co. Kuwait 0.11 (3.5) 618.9 (8.3)Source: Bloomberg (#in Local Currency) (##GCC Top gainers/losers derived from the Bloomberg GCC200 Index comprising of the top 200 regional equities based on market capitalization and liquidity)Qatar Exchange Top Losers Close* 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD%Islamic Holding Group 39.95 (2.6) 223.4 5.1QNB Group 145.60 (2.5) 215.4 11.2Qatar National Cement Co. 100.00 (1.0) 4.4 (6.5)Al Khaleej Takaful Group 40.10 (1.0) 2.4 9.4Qatar Insurance Co. 63.60 (0.6) 53.9 17.9Qatar Exchange Top Val. Trades Close* 1D% Val. ‘000 YTD%Qatari Investors Group 25.80 2.8 82,677.4 12.2Industries Qatar 165.70 (0.6) 40,603.3 17.5Qatar Gas Transport Co. 18.60 3.6 33,349.6 21.9QNB Group 145.60 (2.5) 31,602.1 11.2National Leasing 37.35 2.3 27,815.2 (17.4)Source: Bloomberg (* in QR)Regional Indices Close 1D% WTD% MTD% YTD%Exch. Val. Traded($ mn)Exchange Mkt.Cap. ($ mn)P/E** P/B**DividendYieldQatar* 9,239.22 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.5 124.30 139,578.6 11.7 1.7 5.0Dubai 2,430.00 2.7 2.7 2.7 49.8 356.37 62,400.6 15.6 1.0 3.5Abu Dhabi 3,589.87 0.8 0.8 0.8 36.5 191.62 104,725.4 11.0 1.3 4.9Saudi Arabia 7,472.14 0.5 0.9 0.9 9.9 1,883.25 401,737.0 15.9 1.9 3.7Kuwait 8,049.57 (3.0) (3.0) (3.0) 35.6 204.66 110,958.4 24.6 1.4 3.3Oman 6,408.88 (0.1) (0.1) (0.1) 11.2 21.99 22,585.3 11.1 1.7 4.3Bahrain 1,198.68 0.2 0.2 0.2 12.5 1.47 21,302.0 8.7 0.8 4.1Source: Bloomberg, Qatar Exchange, Tadawul, Muscat Securities Exchange, Dubai Financial Market and Zawya (** TTM; * Value traded ($ mn) do not include special trades, if any)9,2009,2209,2409,2609,2809:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00
  2. 2. Page 2 of 5Qatar Market Commentary The QE index gained marginally to close at 9,239.2. TheTransportation and Telecoms indices led the gains. The indexrose on the back of buying support from Qatari shareholdersdespite selling pressure from non-Qatari shareholders. Qatar Navigation and Qatar Gas Transport Co. were the topgainers, rising 4.7% and 3.6% respectively. Among the toplosers, Islamic Holding Group fell 2.6%, while QNB Groupdeclined 2.5%. Volume of shares traded on Sunday declined by 6.7% to 13.2mnfrom 14.2mn on Thursday. However, as compared to the 30-daymoving average of 9.5mn, volume for the day was 39.7% higher.Qatari Investors Group and Qatar Gas Transport Co. were themost active stocks, contributing 24.4% and 13.5% to the totalvolume respectively.Source: Qatar Exchange (* as a % of traded value)NewsQatar Qatar launches its primary healthcare strategy; to open newPHCCs – Qatar has launched its National Primary HealthcareStrategy 2013-2018 to help face future health challenges in thecoming years. The government plans to build around 30 newprimary healthcare centers (PHCCs) across the country over thenext five years. PHCC Managing Director Dr Mariam AliAbdulmalik said work on six new health centers is expected tobe completed by 3Q2014, replacing some of the existingfacilities. The Minister of Health and Supreme Council of HealthSecretary General HE Abdullah Bin Khalid Al-Qahtani said theQatar government is planning to launch a new mental healthstrategy for the country. (Gulf-Times.com) QFCA sees short-term slump in oil prices – According to theQatar Financial Centre Authority’s (QFCA) 2Q2013 BusinessOptimism Index (BOI), soaring US oil output, sluggish globaldemand, a visible slowdown of China’s recovery and an earlyresolution of the Iranian crisis could cumulatively depress oilprices. BOI expects that uncertainty in the global economy islikely to drag down oil prices in the short term. Moreover, BOIindicated subdued economic growth in 2013 has led the world’stop oil forecasters to cut their figures for oil demand in 2013.(Gulf-Times.com) BOI: Qatar Inc. cautiously optimistic in 2Q213 – According toQFCA’s 2Q2013 Business Optimism Index, Qatar Inc. remains“cautiously optimistic” despite global economic uncertainty and adownward pressure on oil prices. BOI revealed that Qatar’smanufacturing sector to be the most optimistic among all non-hydrocarbon sectors, while finance, real estate and businessservices are the least optimistic. (Gulf-Times.com) Industries Qatar plans QR6bn capital expenditure by 2017 –Chief Coordinator of Industries Qatar (IQCD) Abdul RahmanAhmed Al Shaibi said that the group’s 5-year business planforecasts accumulated capital spending and investments ofaround QR6bn. Especially as the group incurs an initial cost ofthe Ras Laffan Petrochemical Complex. Industries Qatar owns16% of that project, which is worth QR18.2bn. The companymay start Ras Laffan petrochemical plant by 2018 tentatively.Moreover, IQCD is set to start EF5 steel plant in 3Q2013. Thecompany said it faces delays in decommissioning of EF1, EF2factories by 2 years. (Bloomberg, Peninsula Qatar) Ooredoo to expand its 4G footprint – Ooredoo (formerlyQTEL) said the entire Qatar will be encompassed within its 4Gcoverage by the end of 2014. Ooredoo is set to bring inadditional 4G-enabled My-Fi devices and USB modems toensure the nationwide coverage. Ooredoo also said that it hascommercially launched its 4G service in Oman and is all set toroll it out in Kuwait later this year. (Gulf-Times.com) E&Y: Islamic trade finance set to make deep inroads intoQatar – According to a report by Ernst & Young (E&Y), Islamictrade finance is all set to make deep inroads into Qatar andmany other rapid growth emerging markets. The report said thatIslamic trade finance could provide new opportunities andbecome the preferred choice for rapid growth emerging marketssuch as Qatar, Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia andthe UAE. (Gulf-Times.com) QMA to set up museum at Al Zubarah – The Qatar MuseumsAuthority (QMA) is planning to build a temporary museum toshowcase the findings of an excavation being carried out at the60-hectare Al Zubarah archaeological site. (Qatar Tribune) QDIST launches operations in Qatar – The Qatar DistributionCompany for Technology (QDIST) has launched its operationsin Qatar, offering solutions such as CCTV surveillance,networking, structured & low current cabling, and fire alarmsystems. (AME Info)International Draghi sees signs of stabilization in economy – EuropeanCentral Bank President Mario Draghi said that while theeconomic outlook in the Eurozone is “challenging,” he stillexpects a recovery this year. After reducing the ECB’sbenchmark interest rate to a record low of 0.5% last month,Draghi signaled he’s prepared to cut again if economic dataworsen. While unemployment in the 17-member Eurozonereached a fresh record in April and the recession deepened inthe first quarter, most economists in a Bloomberg News surveysaid they didn’t expect the ECB’s Governing Council to lowerborrowing costs when it meets on June 6. (Bloomberg) China PMIs highlight economic momentum slowing down –Chinas factory activity shrank for the first time in seven monthsin May as both domestic and external demand softened, whilegrowth in the services sector cooled. The HSBC/MarkitPurchasing Managers Index (PMI) for May fell to 49.2, thelowest level since October 2012 and down from Aprils finalreading of 50.4. The figure was slightly lower than a preliminaryreading of 49.6 released on May 23. (Reuters)Overall Activity Buy %* Sell %* Net (QR)Qatari 68.72% 65.13% 16,226,159.98Non-Qatari 31.28% 34.87% (16,226,159.98)
  3. 3. Page 3 of 5Regional HSBC: UAE, Qatar potential candidates for MSCI upgrade –According to a report by HSBC Holdings (HSBC), the UAE andQatar could be upgraded to emerging-market status at MSCI Incthis month after both nations improved their market accessibility.HSBC said Morocco could be reclassified to frontier marketdowngrading from emerging market because of its diminishedliquidity. The report said that Qatar and the UAE have improvedtheir delivery-versus-payment systems, and now include abuyer-cash-compensation procedure, where a buying investor ispaid in cash if a security is unavailable for delivery on thesettlement day. Moreover, the report said that an upgrade islikely to result in an access to a larger pool of investments,which could see more than $430mn flowing into Qatar and about$370mn into the UAE. (Bloomberg) CSC: Saudi commercial firms’ capital reaches SR851bn –According to data released by the Council of Saudi Chambers(CSC), the number of commercial companies operating in theKingdom rose to 21,130 with their invested capital totalingSR851bn as of May 2013. The data showed that shareholdingand limited liability companies accounted for 74.3% and 24.2%of the total KSA companies respectively. (GulfBase.com) Saudia Cargo receives 2 B747-400 freighters – Saudi AirlinesCargo (Saudia Cargo) has received two Boeing 747-400freighters, expanding its dedicated fleet of charter aircraft. (AMEInfo) Al Rajhi Bank awards SR286mn contract to Drake & Scull –Al Rajhi Bank has awarded SR286mn contract to Drake & ScullConstruction. The contract includes construction of operationsbuildings, information and monetary centers for the bank.(Bloomberg) Saudi Transport Minister signs SR2bn road contracts –Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Transport Dr. Jubarah bin Eid Al-Suraiseri has signed 55 contracts worth SR2bn forimplementation of road projects in various regions of SaudiArabia. The projects will be implemented in the regions ofMakkah, Madinah, Riyadh, Qassim, Asir, Tabuk, Hail, NorthernBorders, Eastern Region, Jazan, Baha, Najran, and Jouf.(Bloomberg) Sofitel to launch six new properties by 2015 – Sofitel LuxuryHotels is planning to open six new properties by 2015. Insummer 2013, Sofitel is set to inaugurate two properties inDubai namely, “Sofitel The Palm”, a resort and “Sofitel BurjDowntown”, a corporate hotel in the region. (GulfBase.com) MAF delays hybrid bond sale citing weak market – Majid AlFuttaim (MAF) has delayed its plans to raise at least $500mnfrom a hybrid bond sale to fund its recent buyout of Carrefoursstake in a JV. MAF Group Treasurer Daniele Vecchi said thereis increased volatility in the market and will wait until pricingimproves. (Reuters) Nakheel sells villas valued at AED1.4bn – Nakheel said it hassold 350 Legacy Nova villas in Jumeirah Park valued at overAED1.4bn. The company said the buyers were a mix comingfrom Middle East, Iran and Indian sub continent. (Bloomberg) Etihad launches non-stop flights to Brazil – Etihad Airwayshas launched non-stop flights between Abu Dhabi and SaoPaulo, Brazil. (AME Info) Etihad Etisalat May Discuss Buying Stake in Atheeb –Etihad Etisalat said possible talks are under study for buyingstake in Atheeb. The company will announce developments onpossible plan by June 30. (Bloomberg) Al Seer to distribute Mazola products in UAE – Leading foodbrand, Mazola, has appointed UAE-based foodstuff distributor,Al Seer, as its exclusive distributor across the UAE. (AME Info) Agilitys AGM approves 30% cash dividend, 5% stockdividend – The Agility Public Warehousing Company’s (Agility)AGM has approved the distribution of a cash dividend of 30%(30 fils for every share) and a bonus share of 5% (5 shares forevery 100 shares) to its shareholders for FY2012. (DFM) Abu Dhabi NCTH plans AED35mn investment – Abu Dhabi-based National Corporation for Tourism and Hotels (NCTH) isplanning to invest nearly AED35mn into key projects includingthe development of the Intercontinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi anda Lebanese restaurant and spa. NCTH said the expansionswould be completed in the fourth quarter and would largelycontribute to upgrading services for visitors from the UAE, theother GCC countries and the whole world. (Bloomberg) ADCB repays AED2.6bn loan to MoF – Abu DhabiCommercial Bank (ADCB) has repaid the full amount of itsAED2.6bn outstanding loan along with its accrued interest to theMinistry of Finance (MoF). (ADX) NBF launches new subsidiary NBF Capital – The NationalBank of Fujairah (NBF) has established a new subsidiary, “NBFCapital Limited” to complement the banks lending business witha comprehensive suite of financial advisory solutions. (ADX) Bayanat Airports, FCSL enter partnership – Bayanat AirportsEngineering & Supplies (BAES) has signed a partnershipagreement with Flight Calibration Services Ltd (FCSL) to betheir representative for the UAE market. As part of theagreement, BAES has widened its range of value addedservices to its customers across the country with the deploymentof FCSLs solutions for flight commissioning and calibration.(AME Info) GDF Suez sells 10% stake in Sohar Power to MENAInfrastructure – GDF Suez has sold 10% of its 45% stake inSohar Power Company to an investment holding companynamed MENA Infrastructure Fund. The fund has also acquiredan additional 10% stake through the purchase of 5% shareseach held by WJ Towell & Company and Zubair Corporation inSohar Power, bringing its total share to 20%. (AME Info) Taageer’s BoD rejects Ahli Bank’s acquisition proposal –Taageer Finance Company’s (Taageer) board of directors hasrejected the offer received from Ahli Bank for an acquisition ofTaageers assets and liabilities. Further, Tageer’s board hascancelled the MoU signed with Ahli Bank. (MSM) Gulf Hotels renews management deal for Hotel CrownePlaza – The Gulf Hotels Company has renewed themanagement agreement with Holiday Inns Middle East Limitedto run Hotel Crowne Plaza-Muscat for a period of 10 years up toApril 30, 2023. (MSM) Al Anwar Holding distributes 5.8% cash dividend to itsshareholders – Al Anwar Holding’s shareholders haveapproved the distribution of a cash dividend at 5.8% of the sharecapital for the year ended March 31, 2013. (MSM) Oman exploration awards $40mn offshore pipeline contract– Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC(OOCEP), an upstream oil and gas subsidiary of Oman OilCompany, has awarded a $40mn engineering, procurement andconstruction (EPC) contract to Abu Dhabi-based NationalPetroleum Construction Company (NPCC) for installation of twooffshore pipelines in the Musandam area. (Bloomberg)
  4. 4. Page 4 of 5 Bahrain FM: budget deficit widens to BHD227mn in 2012 –According to the data released by the Finance Ministry,Bahrains budget deficit widened seven-fold in 2012 toBHD227mn, but stayed well below its initial plan, as the countryreined in spending increases and revenue grew. According to aReuters calculation based on the official figures, the 2012 deficitwas much lower than the BHD1.3bn initially foreseen and isequivalent to 2% of GDP, up from 0.3% in 2011. The FinanceMinistry data showed that government expenditure in thecountry grew 14% to BHD3.3bn, but that was below theBHD3.9bn planned. Moreover, the data showed that revenuesgrew 21% to BHD3bn, above the BHD2.5bn initially projected,mainly due to a rise in oil & gas income. (GulfBase.com) IIFM issues global standards for Shari’ah Wakalahagreements – The International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM),a Bahrain-based regulator, issued global guidelines today tounify and govern Shari’ah-compliant contracts used between anagent and a service provider. The Wakalah agreements willseek to broaden the range of liquidity-management products forlenders. (Bloomberg) BMI Bank, ASBB to explore business combination – BMIBank and Al-Salam Bank-Bahrain (ASBB) are in discussions toexplore the possibility of a business combination between thetwo banks to form the third largest domestic bank in Bahrain.(DFM)
  5. 5. ContactsAhmed M. Shehada Keith Whitney Saugata Sarkar Sahbi KasraouiHead of Trading Head of Sales Head of Research Manager - HNWITel: (+974) 4476 6535 Tel: (+974) 4476 6533 Tel: (+974) 4476 6534 Tel: (+974) 4476 6544ahmed.shehada@qnbfs.com.qa keith.whitney@qnbfs.com.qa saugata.sarkar@qnbfs.com.qa sahbi.alkasraoui@qnbfs.com.qaQNB Financial Services SPCContact Center: (+974) 4476 6666PO Box 24025Doha, QatarDISCLAIMER: This publication has been prepared by QNB Financial Services SPC (“QNBFS”) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qatar National Bank (“QNB”). QNBFS is regulated by the QatarFinancial Markets Authority and the Qatar Exchange; QNB is regulated by the Qatar Central Bank. This publication expresses the views and opinions of QNBFS at a given time only. It is not anoffer, promotion or recommendation to buy or sell securities or other investments, nor is it intended to constitute legal, tax, accounting, or financial advice. We therefore strongly advise potentialinvestors to seek independent professional advice before making any investment decision. Although the information in this report has been obtained from sources that QNBFS believes to bereliable, we have not independently verified such information and it may not be accurate or complete. While this publication has been prepared with the utmost degree of care by our analysts,QNBFS does not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy and completeness of the information it may contain, and declines any liability in that respect. QNBFS reserves theright to amend the views and opinions expressed in this publication at any time. It may also express viewpoints or make investment decisions that differ significantly from, or even contradict, theviews and opinions included in this report.COPYRIGHT: No part of this document may be reproduced without the explicit written permission of QNBFS.Page 5 of 5Rebased Performance Daily Index PerformanceSource: Bloomberg Source: BloombergSource: Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg80.090.0100.0110.0120.0130.0140.0Jan-10 Jul-10 Jan-11 Jul-11 Jan-12 Jul-12 Jan-13QE Index S&P Pan Arab S&P GCC0.5%0.0%(3.0%)0.2%(0.1%)0.8%2.7%(3.8%)(2.5%)(1.3%)0.0%1.3%2.5%3.8%SaudiArabiaQatarKuwaitBahrainOmanAbuDhabiDubaiAsset/Currency Performance Close ($) 1D% WTD% YTD% Global Indices Performance Close 1D% WTD% YTD%Gold 1,387.92 0.0 0.0 (17.2) DJ Industrial 15,115.57 0.0 0.0 15.3Silver 22.26 0.0 0.0 (26.7) S&P 500 1,630.74 0.0 0.0 14.3Crude Oil (Brent) 100.05 0.0 0.0 (11.3) NASDAQ 100 3,455.91 0.0 0.0 14.5Euro 1.30 0.0 0.0 (1.5) DAX 8,348.84 0.0 0.0 9.7Yen 100.45 0.0 0.0 15.8 FTSE 100 6,583.09 0.0 0.0 11.6GBP 1.52 0.0 0.0 (6.5) CAC 40 3,948.59 0.0 0.0 8.4CHF 1.05 0.0 0.0 (4.2) Nikkei 13,774.54 0.0 0.0 32.5AUD 0.96 0.0 0.0 (7.9) Shanghai 2,300.60 0.0 0.0 1.4USD Index 83.38 0.0 0.0 4.5 BSE Sensex 19,760.30 0.0 0.0 1.7RUB 31.88 0.0 0.0 4.4 Bovespa 53,506.08 0.0 0.0 (12.2)BRL 0.47 0.0 0.0 (4.2) RTS 1,331.43 0.0 0.0 (12.8)132.8119.2109.3

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