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QE Intra-Day Movement
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  1. 1. Page 1 of 6 QE Intra-Day Movement Qatar Commentary The QE index rose 1.3% to close at 12,939.8. Gains were led by the Transportation and Real Estate indices, gaining 5.0% and 2.4% respectively. Top gainers were Al Khalij Commercial Bank and Ezdan Holding Group, rising 10.0% and 9.9% respectively. Among the top losers, Widam Food Co. fell 3.8%, while Gulf International Services declined 3.2%. GCC Commentary Saudi Arabia: The TASI index fell 0.1% to close at 9,606.6. Losses were led by Telecom. & Info. Tech. and Agri. & Food Ind. indices, falling 2.0% and 0.7% respectively. Saudi Telecom fell 4.8%, while Al-Babtain Co. was down 3.4%. Dubai: The DFM index gained 0.7% to close at 5,019.0. The Banking index rose 2.3%, while the Telecommunication index was up 2.2%. Al-Mazaya Holding Co. surged 14.5%, while Arab Insurance Group was up 4.9%. Abu Dhabi: The ADX benchmark index fell marginally to close at 5,189.8. The Ind. index declined 1.7%, while Inv. & Fin. Ser. index was down 0.9%. Abu Dhabi Shipbuild. fell 7.9%, while Umm Al Qaiwain Cement was down 7.7%. Kuwait: The KSE index fell marginally to close at 7,483.9. The Telecom. index declined 1.9%, while the Consumer Services index was down 1.3%. Future Kid Ent. & Real Estate Co. fell 8.9%, while Alrai Media Group Co. was down 7.3%. Oman: The MSM index declined 0.3% to close at 6,814.8. Losses were led by the Financial and Services indices, falling 0.4% and 0.2% respectively. ONIC Holding Issue declined 4.1%, while Con. Materials Ind. was down 3.1%. Bahrain: The BHB index gained 0.3% to close at 1,397.2. The Services index rose 0.7%, while the Investment index was up 0.6%. Bahrain Islamic Bank gained 2.8%, while Arab Banking Corporation was up 1.7%. Qatar Exchange Top Gainers Close* 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Al Khalij Commercial Bank 25.85 10.0 581.3 29.3 Ezdan Holding Group 41.60 9.9 759.1 144.7 Dlala' Brokerage & Invest. Holding 31.10 9.9 1,217.2 40.7 Qatar Gas Transport Co. 24.30 8.6 8,624.4 20.0 Doha Insurance Co. 25.80 4.7 181.7 3.2 Qatar Exchange Top Vol. Trades Close* 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Qatar Gas Transport Co. 24.30 8.6 8,624.4 20.0 Vodafone Qatar 18.75 4.2 7,732.9 75.1 United Development Co. 24.86 1.5 5,846.9 15.5 Salam International Investment Co. 15.02 1.8 5,754.6 15.4 Barwa Real Estate Co. 39.25 3.3 5,399.5 31.7 Market Indicators 22 Apr 14 21 Apr 14 %Chg. Value Traded (QR mn) 1,881.1 1,718.3 9.5 Exch. Market Cap. (QR mn) 770,268.3 752,317.1 2.4 Volume (mn) 56.9 58.5 (2.7) Number of Transactions 18,755 18,630 0.7 Companies Traded 41 42 (2.4) Market Breadth 32:9 25:15 – Market Indices Close 1D% WTD% YTD% TTM P/E Total Return 19,296.03 1.3 3.1 30.1 N/A All Share Index 3,327.98 1.2 2.8 28.6 16.0 Banks 3,177.10 1.4 3.0 30.0 15.8 Industrials 4,423.76 0.2 1.6 26.4 16.2 Transportation 2,376.02 5.0 5.5 27.9 15.6 Real Estate 2,647.45 2.4 7.4 35.6 17.0 Insurance 3,306.84 0.0 1.6 41.5 8.7 Telecoms 1,751.72 1.1 2.3 20.5 24.8 Consumer 7,526.70 (0.5) 0.1 26.5 30.4 Al Rayan Islamic Index 4,292.34 1.2 4.7 41.4 19.5 GCC Top Gainers## Exchange Close# 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Abu Dhabi Nat. Ins. Abu Dhabi 7.20 14.3 9.7 22.0 Al Khalij Com. Bank Qatar 25.85 10.0 581.3 29.3 Ezdan Holding Group Qatar 41.60 9.9 759.1 144.7 Saudi Enaya Coop. Ins. Saudi Arabia 45.13 9.6 5107.5 12.0 Qatar Gas Transport Qatar 24.30 8.6 8624.4 20.0 GCC Top Losers## Exchange Close# 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Ifa Hotels & Resorts Kuwait 0.24 (6.2) 255.2 (14.4) Saudi Telecom Co. Saudi Arabia 67.99 (5.1) 3055.3 27.1 Aviation Lease & Fin. Kuwait 0.26 (3.7) 632.4 (8.8) Jazeera Airways Kuwait 0.43 (3.4) 320.9 (13.1) Gulf Inter. Services Qatar 89.00 (3.2) 443.8 82.4 Source: Bloomberg ( # in Local Currency) ( ## GCC Top gainers/losers derived from the Bloomberg GCC 200 Index comprising of the top 200 regional equities based on market capitalization and liquidity) Qatar Exchange Top Losers Close* 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Widam Food Co. 63.60 (3.8) 584.7 23.0 Gulf International Services 89.00 (3.2) 443.8 82.4 Qatar General Ins. & Reins. Co. 45.05 (2.9) 49.7 12.9 Masraf Al Rayan 49.95 (2.1) 3,185.7 59.6 Aamal Co. 20.50 (0.9) 2,241.9 36.7 Qatar Exchange Top Val. Trades Close* 1D% Val. ‘000 YTD% Barwa Real Estate Co. 39.25 3.3 210,434.0 31.7 Qatar Gas Transport Co. 24.30 8.6 204,279.0 20.0 Masraf Al Rayan 49.95 (2.1) 159,900.8 59.6 Vodafone Qatar 18.75 4.2 145,223.6 75.1 United Development Co. 24.86 1.5 143,662.8 15.5 Source: Bloomberg (* in QR) Regional Indices Close 1D% WTD% MTD% YTD% Exch. Val. Traded ($ mn) Exchange Mkt. Cap. ($ mn) P/E** P/B** Dividend Yield Qatar* 12,939.80 1.3 3.1 11.2 24.7 516.75 211,592.7 16.3 2.1 3.9 Dubai 5,018.98 0.7 5.4 12.8 48.9 732.65 97,595.3 21.7 1.9 2.0 Abu Dhabi 5,189.77 (0.0) 0.6 6.0 21.0 270.50 135,553.6 15.7 1.9 3.3 Saudi Arabia 9,606.58 (0.1) 0.8 1.4 12.5 2,781.93 519,624.4 20.0 2.5 2.9 Kuwait 7,483.94 (0.0) 0.4 (1.2) (0.9) 84.00 116,563.5 16.9 1.2 4.0 Oman 6,814.84 (0.3) (0.4) (0.6) (0.3) 12.89 24,522.8 11.7 1.6 3.9 Bahrain 1,397.22 0.3 0.6 3.0 11.9 2.91 52,979.6 9.8 0.9 4.9 Source: Bloomberg, Qatar Exchange, Tadawul, Muscat Securities Exchange, Dubai Financial Market and Zawya (** TTM; * Value traded ($ mn) do not include special trades, if any; Value as of April 23, 2014) 12,700 12,750 12,800 12,850 12,900 12,950 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00
  2. 2. Page 2 of 6 Qatar Market Commentary  The QE index rose 1.3% to close at 12,939.8. The Transportation and Real Estate indices led the gains. The index rose on the back of buying support from non-Qatari shareholders despite selling pressure from Qatari shareholders.  Al Khalij Commercial Bank and Ezdan Holding Group were the top gainers, rising 10.0% and 9.9% respectively. Among the top losers, Widam Food Co. fell 3.8%, while Gulf International Services declined 3.2%.  Volume of shares traded on Tuesday fell by 2.7% to 56.9mn from 58.5mn on Monday. However, as compared to the 30-day moving average of 24.4mn, volume for the day was 133.1% higher. Qatar Gas Transport Co. and Vodafone Qatar were the most active stocks, contributing 15.2% and 13.6% to the total volume respectively. Source: Qatar Exchange (* as a % of traded value) Earnings and Global Economic Data Earnings Releases Company Market Currency Revenue (mn)1Q2014 % Change YoY Operating Profit (mn) 1Q2014 % Change YoY Net Profit (mn) 1Q2014 % Change YoY Emaar Properties Co. Dubai AED 2256.0 6.9% – – 863.0 55.2% Jazeera Airways Kuwait KD 13.8 NA 2.8 NA 2.1 NA National Mobile Telecommunications Co. (Wataniya) Kuwait KD 182.7 0.8% – – 19.8 1.5% Oman Fiber Optic Co. (OFO) Oman OMR 5.6 NA – – 0.3 NA United Finance Co. (UFC) Oman OMR 3.0 5.2% – – 1.1 23.7% Sembcorp Salalah Power & Water Co. Oman OMR 14.9 4.3% – – 2.5 600.0% Gulf Hotels Group (BHOTEL) Bahrain BHD 9.0 11.2% 4.3 24.3% 3.9 37.7% Esterad Investment Co. (ESTERAD) Bahrain BHD 1.0 -32.1% – – 0.7 -44.2% Source: Company data, DFM, ADX, MSM Global Economic Data Date Market Source Indicator Period Actual Consensus Previous 04/22 US FHFA FHFA House Price Index MoM February 0.60% 0.50% 0.40% 04/22 US Richmond Fed Richmond Fed Manufact. Index April 7.0 2.0 -7.0 04/22 EU Eurostat Construction Output MoM February 0.10% – 1.60% 04/22 EU Eurostat Construction Output YoY February 6.70% – 8.00% 04/22 EU European Commission Consumer Confidence April -8.7 -9.3 -9.3 04/22 Japan ESRI Leading Index CI February 108.9 – 108.5 04/22 Japan ESRI Coincident Index February 113 – 113.4 Source: Bloomberg (s.a. = seasonally adjusted; n.s.a. = non-seasonally adjusted; w.d.a. = working day adjusted) Overall Activity Buy %* Sell %* Net (QR) Qatari 71.99% 78.31% (119,066,640.16) Non-Qatari 28.01% 21.68% 119,066,640.16
  3. 3. Page 3 of 6 News Qatar  QGTS expands LNG fleet with 3 new joint venture vessels; deal falls in line with our thesis – Qatar Gas Transport Company (QGTS) has added three new LNG vessels to its fleet through Maran Nakilat Co. Ltd., its joint venture with Greek shipping company Maran Ventures Inc. These vessels, which would be used in international trade, will take Maran Nakilat's total fleet from 8 vessels to 11. Due to this, QGTS’ LNG fleet will increase from 58 vessels to 61. Maran Nakilat closed $807.4mn worth of refinancing provided by Qatar Islamic Bank and Barwa Bank in order to complete this deal. This deal is in line with our view on Nakilat. We have previously stated, “We note Nakilat retains the ability to further expand its fleet targeting international customers without expending substantial capex (much like the Maran Nakilat deal, which allows QGTS to double JV fleet size to 8 LNG tankers, while upping its stake to 40% through a $1.33bn refinancing). We view this recent deal positively and it falls in line with our thesis. (QNBFS Research, QGTS Press Release)  KCBK 1Q2014 net profit drops QoQ and YoY – Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK) reported a net profit of QR109.2mn in 1Q2014 (vs. our estimate of QR125.4mn), dropping by 28.5% and 16.9% QoQ and YoY, respectively. Weak QoQ results were due to muted investment income (QR9.1mn vs. QR43.4mn in 4Q2013). The bank’s net interest income grew by 12.4% QoQ (+6.7% YoY) to QR165.9mn. Fees and commissions grew by 11.3% QoQ (down 20.0% YoY) to QR37.8mn. On the other hand, operating expenses increased by 5.0% and 7.3% QoQ and YoY, respectively to QR104.5mn. As such, the cost-to- income ratio deteriorated to 48.9% in 1Q2014 vs. 40.7% in 4Q2013 (42.1% in 1Q2013). The YoY drop in profitability was mainly due to a sharp drop in fees and commissions (down 20.0%) and muted investment income. KCBK’s loans and deposits expanded by 10.9% and 8.8% YTD, respectively. Thus the LDR rested at 106% vs. 104% at the end of 2013. (QNBFS Research, QE)  SIIS reports net profit of QR26.6mn in 1Q2014 – Robust gains in investment earnings and other income helped Salam International Investments (SIIS) to post a net profit of QR26.6mn (+129% YoY), an increase of 298% QoQ. The Earnings per Share (EPS) stood at QR0.23 in 1Q2014 Vs. QR0.10 in 1Q2013. Operating income fell by 8.5% QoQ to QR569.3mn in 1Q2014, but increased by 14.1% on a YoY basis. Investment income surged 67% YoY to QR36.9mn, while other income almost quadrupled to QR10.76mn. In addition, the company also booked QR2.03mn as share of results from joint venture (nil in 1Q2013). (QE, Gulf Times)  QISI posts net profit of QR22.8mn in 1Q2014 – Qatar Islamic Insurance Company (QISI) posted a net profit of QR22.8mn in 1Q2014 reflecting a QoQ increase of 12.5% (+32.1% YoY). Earnings per share (EPS) stood at QR1.52 in 1Q2014 vs. QR1.15 in 1Q2013. Gross income increased by 8.1% QoQ to QR28.7mn in 1Q2014. (+24.5% YoY). (QE)  MPHC posts QR463.76mn net profit in first quarter – Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Company (MPHC) has reported a net profit of QR463.76mn for the first three months of this year. MPHC’s share of profit from its joint ventures (Q-Chem I, Q-Chem II and Qatar Vinyl Company) stood at QR453.08mn, about 98% of the parent’s net profit. MPHC has 49% stake each in Q-Chem I and Q-Chem II, and 55.2% in Qatar Vinyl Company. This is the first result announced by MPHC since listing on the Qatar Exchange in February this year. The company has booked QR13.22mn as tax refund and a net other income of QR0.58mn. Total assets are valued at QR13.74bn, comprising current assets of QR0.53bn and non-current assets of QR13.21bn, which are its investments in joint ventures. Total equity stood at QR13.64bn on a capital base of QR12.56bn and EPS was QR0.37 at the end of 1Q2014. (Gulf-Times.com)  QGTS expands LNG fleet with 3 new vessels – Qatar Gas Transport Company (QGTS) has added three new LNG vessels to its fleet through Maran Nakilat Co. Ltd., its joint venture with Greek shipping company Maran Ventures Inc. These vessels, which would be used in international trade, will take Maran Nakilat's total fleet from 8 vessels to 11. Due to this, QGTS’ LNG fleet will increase from 58 vessels to 61. Meanwhile, Maran Nakilat has closed $807.4mn worth of refinancing provided by Qatar Islamic Bank and Barwa Bank. (GulfBase.com)  Ezdan Holding buys 20.16% of Widam shares – Ezdan Holding Group announced the acquisition of 20.16% shares of Widam Food Co (previously Mawashi), in a step to promote the group’s investments and diversification strategy. Sheikh Abdullah bin Thani bin Abdullah Al Thani, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, said that the group’s strategy in the coming years will be to gradually dissociate from the real estate sector and allocate the group’s returns in other sectors through the purchase of shares of companies listed on Qatar Exchange. (Peninsula Qatar)  Mazaya eyes Qatari education sector – Mazaya Qatar Real Estate Development is planning to foray into the education sector in Qatar, by constructing schools for international firms who are interested to set up schools in Qatar. Mazaya’s CEO, Eng. Hamad bin Ali Al Hedfa said the company has been approached by international school operators who would like to have presence in Qatar. Education is a booming sector in Qatar and demand for schools is increasing due to rising population. Meanwhile, the real estate major is also planning to bid for projects outside Qatar in order to pursue growth. Al Hedfa said the company is looking for joint ventures in countries like Turkey, Spain, Bosnia and others. (Peninsula Qatar)  Qatar to open $17bn Hamad airport after 6-year delay – Qatar plans to open its new $17 bn Hamad International Airport next week, six years behind schedule. Ten discount airlines, including FlyDubai, will move from the current airport to Hamad on April 30. The remaining airlines, including Qatar Airways will start using the new airport from May 27, once the business-class lounges are ready. Way back in 2004, Bechtel Group Inc. was awarded a $5bn contract to build the airport, with the first of three phases of construction scheduled to be completed by 2008. Since then, the opening date has been repeatedly pushed back and the existing airport has been expanded with new first- class and arrival terminals. The new Hamad airport will be able to accommodate the A380, the largest passenger plane ever built. (Bloomberg)  QA boosts capacity on Vienna route – Qatar Airways (QA) is adding more than 1,700 seats on its Doha-Vienna route from September 1. The airline stated that it will upgrade the existing service from an Airbus A320 to an A330 due to rising passenger demand. The larger aircraft will add 168 seats in business class and 1,624 seats in economy, bringing the total weekly capacity to 3,640 seats. QA operates daily services on the Doha-Vienna route. (Bloomberg)  QE suspends trading of QGMD’s shares on April 23 – The Qatar Exchange (QE) has announced trading suspension of the Qatari German Company for Medical Devices’ (QGMD) shares on April 23, 2014 due to the company’s AGM scheduled on that day. (QE)
  4. 4. Page 4 of 6 International  ELFA: US business borrowing for equipment rises 3% in March – Washington-based trade association, the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association (ELFA) said US companies' borrowing to spend on capital investment rose in March 2014. US Companies signed up for $7bn worth of new loans and lines of credit last month, up 3% from a year earlier. Further, their borrowing rose 30% from February. ELFA’s Chief Executive William Sutton said the Federal Reserve recently hinted at continuing a monetary policy that will promote a sustained low interest rate environment, which gives the business community a reason to feel confident about the US economy. ELFA, which reports economic activity for the $827bn equipment finance sector in the US, said credit approvals have totaled 77.8% in March, up from 75.3% in February. (Reuters)  Eurozone consumer confidence improves in April – The European Commission said in its first estimate that the consumer confidence in the Eurozone rose 0.6 points month-on- month to -8.7 in April, beating market expectations. Economists polled by Reuters had expected an improvement to 9.0. The Commission said consumer confidence for the whole of the 28- nation EU group improved by 0.8 points to -5.8 in April against March. (Reuters)  France treads fine line on EU deficit-cutting targets – The French government is set roll out its roadmap for deficit reduction in order to meet European budget standards by using optimistic growth forecasts considered risky by its own fiscal watchdog. Europe's second-biggest economy is a laggard in terms of recovery and public finances, which has already been granted a two-year extension to bring its deficit below the EU's treaty limit of 3% of GDP. Its partners fear that the country may miss the deadline again next year, while its unpopular Socialist government struggles to sell painful cuts to rebellious lawmakers. New Prime Minister Manuel Valls has to try to bridge the gap between those positions. The government is expected to raise the official deficit forecast for this year to 3.8% and the next year to 3.0% of GDP, leaving no margin for error if growth fails to meet these projections. (Reuters)  BoJ: Japan can withstand tax hike pain – The Bank of Japan’s (BoJ) Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso said the Japanese economy is resilient enough to absorb the harmful effects of the sales tax hike unveiled this month. Nakaso said he believes that the country’s economy as a whole is strong enough to withstand the effects of the consumption tax hike. He further added that the major reason for this are continued improvement in employment and income conditions, as well as the absence of problems that existed in the previous 1997 tax hike. (Reuters)  HSBC PMI: China manufacturing signals persisting weakness – A Chinese manufacturing gauge signaled a fourth month of contraction, indicating that government efforts to counter an economic slowdown have had only a limited impact. The preliminary Purchasing Managers’ Index from HSBC and Markit stood at 48.3 in April, matching the median estimate of analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News. Although this was higher than the final figure of 48 in March, the reading remains well below 50, which is the dividing line between expansion and contraction. Sustained weakness in manufacturing would pressurize Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to expand efforts to support growth beyond the so-called mini stimulus package of railway spending and tax relief. Recent data showed that China’s expansion moderated to the slowest pace in six quarters and property construction has plunged as well, testing commitment of leaders to keep reining in credit. (Bloomberg) Regional  SAAC’s BoD recommends SR123mn dividends – The Saudi Arabian Airlines Catering Company’s (SAAC) board of directors has recommended distributing 15% dividend (SR1.5 per share), amounting to SR123mn for 1Q2014. (Tadawul)  STC’s BoD approves SR1.5bn dividend – The Saudi Telecom Company’s (STC) board of directors has approved the distribution of cash dividend of SR0.75 per share, amounting to SR1.5bn for 1Q2014. (GulfBase.com)  Al Tayyar, Travelport enhance partnership – Al Tayyar Travel Group and Travelport have signed a new multi-year agreement, which will see both companies significantly enhance their businesses. As part of the renewed three-year partnership, Al Tayyar will take advantage of Travelport’s new generation technology to expand its online business. In addition, the two companies will continue to work closely to develop the expertise of travel professionals in the Kingdom, drive recruitment of young Saudis and promote tourism initiatives on a global level. (GulfBase.com)  Benzine consumption hits record-high in February – According to the monthly statistics for February 2014, the car petrol, called benzine, has recorded highest local demand over the last 12 years. Benzine imports have reached 160,000 bpd in February, its highest level for the last nine months. Local consumption during February has reached 542,000 bpd, up from 515,000 bpd in January and 512,000 bpd in February 2013. (GulfBase.com)  Dubai's trade with LATAM countries grows 26% in 2013 – According to the figures released by Dubai Customs, Dubai’s trade with Latin American countries (LATAM), such as Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, has increased by 26% to AED17.3bn in 2013 from AED13.8bn in 2012. (GulfBase.com)  Fajr Capital-led consortium acquires NPS – A consortium of investors led by Fajr Capital has acquired the National Petroleum Services (NPS) in a transaction valued over $500mn. The consortium comprises the Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) and other regional institutional investors. The deal is expected to be completed in 2Q2014. (GulfBase.com)  Dubai sells 15-year sukuk worth $750mn – Dubai has sold $750mn sukuk with a lifespan of 15 years as the Emirate seeks to repay debt and finance its budget. According to sources, the Islamic bond’s pricing is set at 5%. The banks arranging the transaction are: Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD, HSBC, the National Bank of Abu Dhabi and Standard Chartered. The sukuk offering is Dubai’s first since it raised $1.25bn from the sale of 10-year and 30-year bonds in January 2013. (Bloomberg)  ADCB’s net profit climbs 15% in 1Q2014 – Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) reported a 15% increase in its net profit for the first quarter. The lender posted a net profit attributable to shareholders of AED953mn in the opening three months of 2014, up from AED829.5mn in the prior-year period. (Reuters)  ADCB, NIC sign AED950mn deal – Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) has signed AED950mn term facility to provide the National Investment Corporation (NIC) with working capital for the development of the new Fairmont Hotel complex. The tourism complex will encompass 45-floor twin towers accommodating a five star hotel and residential apartments with sea views. The 10-year loan is the first such facility agreed between ADCB and NIC. ADCB is the main lender for the project. (GulfBase.com)
  5. 5. Page 5 of 6  Oman pins hopes on 4-5% growth this year – The head of the Oman’s central bank Hamood Sangour al-Zadjali said the country’s economy should grow 4-5% this year, underpinned by stable oil prices and the huge investment spent on major projects over the past two years. He said Oman is spending billions of dollars on infrastructure to diversify its economy, and it hopes to attract more private investment. Projects include a $1.8bn terminal at Muscat International Airport due to be completed this year. (Gulf-Times.com)  Sembcorp Salalah declares 78 baizas dividend – Sembcorp Salalah Power & Water Company’s AGM has approved the final dividend of 78 baizas per share for the year ended December 31, 2013. (MSM)  Investcorp to acquire Totes lsotoner Corporation – Investcorp has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire US-based Totes lsotoner Corporation. The Company will be purchased from MidOcean Partners and Bruckmann Rosser Sherrill & Co in a joint partnership with Freeman Spogli & Co. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. (Bahrain Bourse)
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