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  1. 1. Page 1 of 6 QE Intra-Day Movement Qatar Commentary The QE index declined 0.3% to close at 12,333.5. Losses were led by the Cons. Goods & Ser. and Banking & Fin. Ser. indices, declining 1.4% and 0.8%, respectively. Top losers were Qatar Cinema & Film Distrib. Co. and Qatar Elect. & Water Co., falling 5.7% and 2.4%, respectively. Among the top gainers, Qatar National Cement rose 4.6%, while Qatar General Ins. and Reins. was up 3.1%. GCC Commentary Saudi Arabia: The TASI index rose 0.7% to close at 9,752.2. Gains were led by the Energy & Utilities and Agr. & Food Ind. indices, rising 2.6% and 1.4%, respectively. Bupa Arabia gained 9.8%, while Advanced Petro. was up 6.1%. Dubai: The DFM index gained 4.4% to close at 4,593.6. The Investment & Financial Services index gained 7.2%, while the Real Estate & Const. index rose 6.5%. Arabtec surged 14.8%, while Gulf General Inv. Co. was up 13.9%. Abu Dhabi: The ADX benchmark index rose 1.7% to close at 4,849.5. The Real Est. index gained 5.3%, while the Energy index was up 5.0%. Al Buhaira National Ins. surged 14.8%, while Commercial Bank Int. gained 11.1%. Kuwait: The KSE index fell 0.3% to close at 6,980.8. The Parallel Market index declined 2.8%, while the Consumer Services index was down 1.2%. Alshamel Int. fell 43.5%, while Future Kid Ent. & Real Estate was down 15.6%. Oman: The MSM index rose 0.4% to close at 7,079.1. The Financial index gained 0.3%, while the Services index rose marginally. Al Anwar Holding gained 3.0%, while HSBC Bank Oman was up 2.4%. Bahrain: The BHB index fell 0.1% to close at 1,425.7. The Commercial Banking index declined 0.3%, while the Hotel & Tourism index was down 0.1%. Banader Hotels Co. fell 1.7%, while Ahli United Bank was down 0.6%. Qatar Exchange Top Gainers Close* 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Qatar National Cement Co. 138.80 4.6 19.5 16.6 Qatar General Ins. and Reins. Co. 46.00 3.1 1.1 15.2 Dlala Brokerage & Inv. Holding Co. 53.00 1.9 32.9 139.8 Al Khalij Commercial Bank 22.10 1.8 70.7 10.6 Salam International Investment Co. 16.59 1.7 168.6 27.5 Qatar Exchange Top Vol. Trades Close* 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Ezdan Holding Group 21.30 0.0 1,090.0 25.3 Masraf Al Rayan 50.00 (0.6) 784.2 59.7 Qatar Gas Transport Co. 21.90 (1.7) 779.5 8.1 Vodafone Qatar 17.70 (1.6) 426.2 65.3 Mesaieed Petrochem. Holding Co 32.00 (0.9) 374.9 220.0 Market Indicators 06 Jul 14 03 Jul 14 %Chg. Value Traded (QR mn) 361.2 590.0 (38.8) Exch. Market Cap. (QR mn) 672,567.3 676,253.0 (0.5) Volume (mn) 6.8 16.1 (57.9) Number of Transactions 4,431 7,331 (39.6) Companies Traded 42 41 2.4 Market Breadth 19:17 18:19 – Market Indices Close 1D% WTD% YTD% TTM P/E Total Return 18,395.36 (0.3) (0.3) 24.0 N/A All Share Index 3,134.73 (0.4) (0.4) 21.1 15.0 Banks 2,998.51 (0.8) (0.8) 22.7 14.9 Industrials 4,201.00 0.0 0.0 20.0 16.4 Transportation 2,175.31 (0.2) (0.2) 17.1 14.0 Real Estate 2,584.14 (0.5) (0.5) 32.3 12.9 Insurance 3,462.96 1.1 1.1 48.2 9.1 Telecoms 1,549.09 0.1 0.1 6.6 21.4 Consumer 6,627.97 (1.4) (1.4) 11.4 26.1 Al Rayan Islamic Index 4,111.93 0.1 0.1 35.4 17.8 GCC Top Gainers## Exchange Close# 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Arabtec Holding Co. Dubai 4.04 14.8 259,681.1 97.1 Dubai Financial Market Dubai 3.40 12.6 26,259.0 37.7 Dana Gas Abu Dhabi 0.76 7.0 30,236.0 (16.5) Deyaar Development Dubai 1.18 6.3 75,025.8 16.8 Advanced Petrochem. Saudi Arabia 46.15 6.1 2,249.5 13.1 GCC Top Losers## Exchange Close# 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Dp World Ltd. Dubai 18.81 (4.0) 4.1 6.2 Bank Of Sharjah Abu Dhabi 1.85 (2.6) 230.0 3.4 Qatar Elect. & Water Co. Qatar 180.00 (2.4) 115.1 8.9 Ajman Bank Dubai 2.88 (2.4) 148.1 16.1 Qatar Fuel Co. Qatar 209.00 (2.3) 249.0 (4.4) 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% Qatar Cinema & Film Distrib. Co. 49.50 (5.7) 2.7 23.4 Qatar Electricity & Water Co. 180.00 (2.4) 115.1 8.9 Qatar Fuel Co. 209.00 (2.3) 249.0 (4.4) QNB Group 173.90 (2.3) 199.7 1.1 Qatar Gas Transport Co. 21.90 (1.7) 779.5 8.1 Qatar Exchange Top Val. Trades Close* 1D% Val. ‘000 YTD% Qatar Fuel Co. 209.00 (2.3) 52,324.5 (4.4) Masraf Al Rayan 50.00 (0.6) 39,248.6 59.7 QNB Group 173.90 (2.3) 35,035.6 1.1 Gulf International Services 98.40 1.2 34,220.7 101.6 Ezdan Holding Group 21.30 0.0 23,430.4 25.3 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* 12,333.54 (0.3) (0.3) 7.4 18.8 99.22 184,754.2 15.4 2.1 4.1 Dubai 4,593.57 4.4 4.4 16.5 36.3 628.82 89,383.4 18.4 1.8 2.3 Abu Dhabi 4,849.47 1.7 1.7 6.6 13.0 157.36 134,642.5 14.3 1.8 3.4 Saudi Arabia 9,752.16 0.7 0.7 2.5 14.3 1,989.67 531,965.7 19.4 2.4 2.9 Kuwait 6,980.84 (0.3) (0.3) 0.1 (7.5) 18.55 110,522.9 16.6 1.1 4.0 Oman 7,079.12 0.4 0.4 1.0 3.6 15.31 26,113.7 12.2 1.7 4.0 Bahrain 1,425.71 (0.1) (0.1) (0.1) 14.2 0.50 53,490.6 11.2 1.0 4.8 Source: Bloomberg, Qatar Exchange, Tadawul, Muscat Securities Exchange, Dubai Financial Market and Zawya (** TTM; * Value traded ($ mn) do not include special trades, if any) 12,250 12,300 12,350 12,400 12,450 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 declined 0.3% to close at 12,333.5. The Cons. Goods & Ser. and Bank. & Fin. indices led the losses. The index fell on the back of selling pressure from Qatari shareholders despite buying support from non-Qatari shareholders.  Qatar Cinema & Film Distribution Co. and Qatar Electricity & Water Co. were the top losers, falling 5.7% and 2.4%, respectively. Among the top gainers, Qatar National Cement rose 4.6%, while Qatar General Ins. and Reins. was up 3.1%.  Volume of shares traded on Sunday fell by 57.9% to 6.8mn from 16.1mn on Thursday. Further, as compared to the 30-day moving average of 21.9mn, volume for the day was 68.9% lower. Ezdan Holding Group and Masraf Al Rayan were the most active stocks, contributing 16.0% and 11.5% to the total volume respectively. Source: Qatar Exchange (* as a % of traded value) Earnings Earnings Releases Company Market Currency Revenue (mn)1Q2014 % Change YoY Operating Profit (mn) 2Q2014 % Change YoY Net Profit (mn) 2Q2014 % Change YoY Almarai Company Saudi Arabia SR – – 507.5 4.9% 433.3 8.8% Yanbu Cement Company (YNCCO) Saudi Arabia SR – – 229.0 -19.9% 241.0 -12.0% Al Omaniya Financial Services Oman OMR 9.2 0.4% – – 2.9 7.1% Source: Company data, DFM, ADX, MSM News Qatar  Muntajat to market 10mn tons of Qatari Petrochemical Products – Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company’s (Muntajat) CEO Abdulrahman Ali Al- Abdulla expects the company to increase the amount of products it markets to 10mn tons in 2014, from 8mn tons last year. Al-Abdulla said that Muntajat was now in charge of marketing all Qatar's petrochemical and chemical products. Since February 2013, Muntajat has been in charge of marketing eight companies including QAFCO and QAFAC. Muntajat also distributed 90% of Qatar's chemical and petrochemical products. Al Abdulla added that there was a ministerial decision issued on April 13, 2014 to make Muntajat in charge of distributing 100% of the products. (Bloomberg)  Qatar takes part in ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review – Qatar will participate in the three-day meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), slated to take place on 7-9 July 2014 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Qatari delegation is headed by HE Dr. Saleh Bin Mohammed al-Nabit, Minister of Development Planning and Statistics. During the Annual Ministerial Review (ANR) of the Economic and Social Council, HE Dr. Saleh will deliver a presentation on Qatar’s achievements in human development, sustainable development, and national well-being, according to the goals and aspirations of Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030 and the objectives of the National Development Strategy (NDS) 2011–2016. Qatar’s participation in the ECOSOC National Voluntary Presentations (NVP) is based on its proven track record with regard to the Millennium Development Goals. (QSA)  Ooredoo, Rocket Internet to support Myanmar startups – Ooredoo (ORDS), together with its German partner Rocket Internet, is supporting local startups and entrepreneurs to set up businesses in the newly opened-up country. One of the ventures that ORDS and Rocket Internet launched in June 2012 with a first-mover advantage, online job portal Work.com.mm, has reportedly reached 50,000 registered job seeker profiles, 4,000 company profiles and 600,000 monthly page views. Given the fact that there are just 4mn people in Myanmar, who have an internet connection — some 7% of the population — the job portal potential is huge, says Jort Statema, the country manager of Rocket Internet in Myanmar. The job portal is not the only one the Rocket Internet and Ooredoo are pursuing in Myanmar. (Gulf-Times.com) International  Lagarde hints at global forecast cut even as US rebounds – International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde signaled a cut in the institution’s global growth forecasts, saying investment is still weak and that risks remain in the US even as its rebound accelerates. Lagarde added that the global economy is gathering speed, although the pace may be a bit less than it previously predicted because of the lower growth potential and lackluster investment spending. The remarks underline the threats to global economic growth at a time when the US Federal Reserve is trimming stimulus and the European Central Bank is fighting inflation that is less than half its targeted level. The IMF is preparing to update its economic forecasts this month after predicting on April 8 that the global economy will expand 3.6% this year and 3.9% in 2015. Lagarde stated that the growth in the US, the world’s largest economy, is set to accelerate in the coming months and Asia’s emerging market economies will avoid a hard landing, although the European recovery is still not as strong as it should be. (Bloomberg)  ECB’s Coeure: Interest rates to stay low, Europe needs more investment – The European Central Bank (ECB) policymaker Benoit Coeure said ECB will keep interest rates low for a long period of time to ensure monetary stability, but Eurozone governments must do their part to boost growth and trim debt. The Eurozone has a major investment deficit, said Coeure, a member of the ECB's executive board, adding that governments must also "invest in Europe" by cooperating more closely – another condition for stability. Coeure stated that the current economic situation of high debt, high unemployment and Overall Activity Buy %* Sell %* Net (QR) Qatari 70.51% 72.58% (7,472,990.64) Non-Qatari 29.49% 27.41% 7,472,990.64
  3. 3. Page 3 of 6 weak growth is worrying. He said that investing is the only way out and should not be done by "piling more debt on old debt". Coeure urged Eurozone states to ensure flexibility to implement the bloc's stability pact based on reforms that have been proven or carried out, not just on pledges. (Reuters)  Finance Minister: France to stick to budget savings plan – French finance minister Michel Sapin said France stands by its plan to cut public spending by €21bn in 2015. The French government unveiled a plan at the end of April through which it aims to cut the budget deficit while improving the competitiveness of French companies. The plan included €50bn of public spending cuts over a three-year period. According to Sapin, out of the €50bn (euros of budget savings) over 2015, 2016 and 2017, France has earmarked €21bn for the year 2015. He further added that next year's plan includes €8bn of savings by the French state, €4bn by local governments and €9bn from the social security system. The savings in the health field will be achieved without reducing reimbursements to France. The April plan also includes €16bn of spending cuts in 2016 and €13bn in 2017. (Reuters)  PBOC wades into fiscal waters as China boosts stimulus – The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is seeking to support economic growth with unconventional tools that Credit Suisse Group AG and Everbright Securities Co. say look more like fiscal policy. The PBOC started a 100bn Yuan quota this year for relending earmarked for agriculture and small businesses. The bank offered another 300bn Yuan for low-income housing. Governor Zhou Xiaochuan is trying to carry out Communist Party orders to protect this year’s 7.5% economic-growth target without resorting to nationwide stimulus that stokes debt dangers. While selective tools such as relending can bypass riskier industries including property, JPMorgan Chase & Co. says they lack transparency and are in contrast with the PBOC’s efforts to shift to market from state-directed credit. The economic growth in the first three months of 2014 slowed to 7.4% from a year earlier, the weakest in six quarters. June lending and money-supply figures due from the PBOC by mid- July and data, including second-quarter gross domestic product on July 16, will indicate the impact of government efforts to avert a deeper slowdown. (Bloomberg) Regional  Moody's: Regulatory changes will enhance GCC insurance market – Moody's Investors Service said that the regulatory measures that are being rolled out in the GCC region will enhance the credit profile of the region's insurance market and aid market stability & transparency. Moody's says that the measures will serve to strengthen several credit factors such as capital, by implementing risk-based capital (RBC) measures to ensure capital is more correlated to the risk undertaken, and asset/liability quality by respectively limiting asset concentration and enhancing valuation measures. These follow the rapid, but recently slowing growth and surge in the region's insurance sector. The rating agency says that the insurance industry in the GCC countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE – has almost tripled through 2006-13, with insurance premiums increasing to $18.4bn from $6.4bn. Moody's highlighted that several takaful-specific regulations are credit positive as they strengthen policyholder security both directly and indirectly – directly by ensuring availability of capital and, in select cases & indirectly by improving capital access through requiring companies to list on the stock markets. Increasing mandatory insurance covers, such as health, unemployment, motor third-party and liability have also increased market awareness & represent important credit-positive product evolution for the market's diversification. (Bloomberg)  GCAA, TRA sign MoU – The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) have signed a MoU to enhance co-operation to better serve the aviation industry. GCAA and TRA will ensure the aeronautical spectrum services safely meet the needs of airports, airlines, air navigation service providers and search & rescue organizations in order to achieve the vision of facilitating a safe, secure and sustainable civil aviation system in the UAE. The agreement also encompasses a working arrangement with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to coordinate aeronautical spectrum services. (GulfBase.com)  BoA: US overtakes Saudi as biggest oil producer – According to a Bank of America (BoA) report, the US has emerged as the world’s biggest oil producer in 2014. US production of crude oil, along with liquids separated from natural gas (LNG), surpassed the production of both Saudi and Russia this year with daily output exceeding 11mn barrels in 1H2014. This output is expected to increase to a peak of 13.1mn barrels a day in 2019 and will remain at the same level for at least a decade. The US oil output will reportedly surge to 13.1mn barrels a day in 2019 and plateau thereafter. (GulfBase.com)  PwC: Mideast infrastructure sector needs increasing private finance – According to a PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Middle East Capital Projects & Infrastructure Survey June 2014 report, private finance is expected to play an increasingly important role in the regional infrastructure sector despite the wealth of many of the Middle East region’s governments. This is partly driven by the desire to obtain access to private sector expertise and rigor,and also because of the sheer scale and public financial commitments of the developments planned around the region. (GulfBase.com)  Alpen Capital: GCC education sector expects to witness $150bn investments – According to a GCC education industry report released by Alpen Capital, the GCC education sector is expected to witness investments worth $150bn over the next couple of years due to the growing population. The total number of students in the region is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3% over 2013-2020 to reach 13.7mn, while the total number of schools is expected to rise at a CAGR of 2.4% over 2013-2020. The enrolment increase in private schools is expected at a 6.7% CAGR over 2013-2020, due to the quality of education they offer coupled with the favorable demographics in the region. The UAE is the most developed education market in the GCC, and is an emerging education hub, while Saudi Arabia is the largest market, accounting for over 75% of the gross enrolment within the GCC region. (GulfBase.com)  SHB reports SR480.25mn net profit in 2Q2014 – Saudi Hollandi Bank (SHB) reported a net profit of SR480.25mn in 2Q2014 as compared to SR374.79mn in 2Q2013, with profit surging 28.1% on a YoY basis due to higher operating income. The bank’s net profit for 1H2014 stood at SR897.21mn as compared to SR721.04mn for 1H2013, up by 24.43%. EPS as of June 30, 2014 amounted to SR1.88 as against SR1.51 in the year-ago period. The bank’s total assets at the end of June 2014 stood at SR89.49bn as against SR76.43bn a year ago. Loans & advances stood at SR60.45bn, while customer deposits stood at SR71.16bn. (Tadawul)  Al Tayyar Travel Group launches multilingual technical communication center – Al Tayyar Travel Group has launched a global multilingual technical communication center to answer travel enquiries from customers across the globe. The center features the latest cutting-edge technologies, which help
  4. 4. Page 4 of 6 customers to reserve flight tickets, register information among others. (GulfBase.com)  Tadawul excludes SEC’s Sukuk 2 – The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) announced that the Saudi Electricity Company’s (SEC) Sukuk 2 has been excluded from the Tadawul Sukuk & Bonds Index as the Sukuk close price prior to its suspension. (Tadawul)  Tadawul announces 2Q2014 update on free floated shares – The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) announced that the number of free floated shares for all companies has been revised for 2Q2014. The revised number of free floated shares per company is used in the calculation of Tadawul indices, replacing the previous number, and is effective July 6, 2014. (Tadawul)  Maceen Capital Corporation appoints new CEO – Financial investment company, Maceen Capital Corporation has appointed Badr Abdul Rahman Al-Musaibeh as its new CEO. (GulfBase.com)  Emaar EC’s PDC agrees SR5.21bn capital increase to fund expansion – Emaar Economic City (Emaar EC) said that its Port Development Company (PDC) subsidiary has agreed to a capital increase of SR5.21bn to help finance the expansion of the Saudi's first privately-owned port. This brings Emaar EC’s current holding of the company to SR2.6bn or a 50% stake. The company intends to use the capital to strengthen the financials of the port company and facilitate funding ahead of the planned second phase of work at the King Abdullah Economic City port, which includes increasing capacity. The port currently has an annual capacity of 1.3mn twenty-foot equivalent units, which is expected to rise to 4mn TEUs in two years and 7mn in 2018. (Reuters)  SEC to receive SR2.7bn in debt – Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) said that it will be paid SR2.7bn in debt owed by high- profile customers. The debt was previously recorded as provisions against receivables outstanding and the payment will have a significant impact on its earnings. (GulfBase)  South Korea-based SEC committed toward pursuing JV bids with Arabtec – South Korea-based Samsung Engineering Company (SEC) has committed to pursue joint venture (JV) bids with Arabtec Holding. SEC declined to specify which projects the JV was involved in, an industry source suggested it was focusing on a $3.5bn contract to build an oil refinery in Fujairah. The Fujairah refinery is being viewed as a litmus test for the JV, launched as Arabtec Samsung Engineering in Seoul amid a blaze of publicity. The partnership is yet to strike any deal to back its ambition to tap the lucrative market in high-value projects in the oil, gas and petrochemicals sectors, which are Samsung specialties. SEC said even though there are changes in the top management of Arabtec, there will be no impact on the JV. The project proposals will be executed as planned. (GulfBase.com)  CBD arranges AED200mn financing for acquisition of Movenpick Hotel – Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD) has arranged a financing of AED200mn on behalf of BMJBR Properties, a company owned by BM GCC Property Income Fund for the acquisition of Movenpick Hotel at Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Residence. This transaction enables CBD to establish itself in the corporate banking segment in the UAE and across the region – it highlights the bank’s commitment toward servicing Dubai’s key growth engines. (GulfBase.com)  DEWA awards AED203mn cable contracts – The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded contracts worth AED203mn for 620 kilometers of 11 kilovolt power cables to a number of national companies as part of its efforts to provide services to the highest levels of efficiency and reliability, as well as to meet the criteria for its electricity distribution network expansion. The scope of work includes manufacturing and supply of aluminum & copper cables needed for expanding electricity distribution in various areas of Dubai. (GulfBase.com)  Nakheel awards AED44mn contract to MGC – Dubai-based developer Nakheel has awarded a AED44mn worth contract to Metac General Contracting (MGC) for the construction of a new, 10,000 square metre (sqm) retail and recreation center at its Al Furjan community in Dubai. MGC will build the new facility, which will contain 24 shops, including a 3,000sqm supermarket, plus 10 cafes and restaurants. The center will also have a swimming pool, gym, sports court and parking for 360 cars. (GulfBase.com)  Dubai Customs: Dubai glass trade stood at AED5bn in 2013 – According figures released by Dubai Customs, the value of glass products traded through Dubai stood at around AED5bn in 2013, with AED2.6bn in imports; AED1.3bn in imports and AED1bn in re-exports. (GulfBase.com)  DEC signs MoU with Tech Mahindra to support ‘Smart City’ initiative – The Dubai Economic Council (DEC) has a signed of a MoU with India-based information technology (IT) company, Tech Mahindra to jointly set up a center of excellence to support the Emirate’s smart city initiative. This alliance will support Dubai’s complete transformation into a smart city. (GulfBase.com)  Agility announces bonus shares distribution date – Agility Public Warehousing Company has made an announcement based on the resolution of its adjourned extraordinary general assembly meeting on June 5, 2014 to distribute 5% bonus shares (5 shares for every 100 shares). The company said that the distribution of the approved dividend will start on July 14 2014 for the shareholders, who are registered on the company's shareholders record on July 7 2014. (DFM)  BMI Bank appoints new BoD – BMI Bank – a subsidiary of Al Salam Bank – announced that its newly-appointed board of directors (BoD) had unanimously resolved to elect Salah Saleh Asheer as Chairman and Habib Ahmed Kassim as the Deputy Chairman of the board at their first board meeting held on June 25, 2014. The shareholders of BMI Bank had appointed the new BoD at an extraordinary general meeting held on June 16, 2014. (DFM)  IMF: Dubai's finances stronger but still vulnerable – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that Dubai's ability to finance its debts has improved because of stronger economic growth and more conservative spending, but the emirate would still be vulnerable to a major downturn of the global economy. The IMF, after annual consultations with the UAE said that Dubai's government debt is expected under a baseline scenario to fall gradually to 41.6% of its GDP in 2019 from 60.2% in 2013. Under a severe global downturn scenario, Dubai's debt, however, would jump to 71% of its GDP in 2019. The IMF estimated that together with its GREs, both majority and minority-owned, Dubai will have to repay some $141.7bn in the coming years, or 141% of its 2013 GDP. The heaviest repayments of bonds and loans would hit Dubai in 2018, when some $40.3bn is due. Dubai's government finances are forecasted to swing to a small surplus of 0.5% of its GDP in 2014, from an estimated deficit of 0.3% in 2013. (Reuters)  DAZ growth surges 63% in 1H2014 – Dubai Auto Zone (DAZ) has recorded a 63% growth in 1H2014. The total DAZ trade hit AED5bn during the period, reflecting an increase of AED2bn
  5. 5. Page 5 of 6 from the year-ago period. DAZ is part of Economic Zones World and a sister organization of Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the UAE’s flagship free zone operation. (Bloomberg)  Kuwait Airways set to complete fleet upgrade plans – Kuwait Airways is set to complete plans to develop its fleet by receiving newly-bought and rented airplanes. The revamp plan, which will be executed in cooperation with the Kuwaiti government and the National Assembly, will aim to help Kuwait Airways see more development. (GulfBase.com)  Kuwait’s Americana say no knowledge of any suitors – Kuwait Food Company (Americana) said that it had no knowledge of any firms interested in buying its business, contrary to recent media reports. Earlier, Reuters reported that al-Kharafi family, the billionaire majority shareholder in Americana, had hired investment bank Rothschild to help sell the business. (Reuters)  NCSI: Oman’s inflation up 1.48% in May 2014 – According to a report issued by National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), the inflation rate in Oman recorded an increase of 1.48% in May 2014 as compared to May 2013, while it increased by 0.22 % on a MoM basis. The increase is attributed to the rising costs of food and non-alcoholic beverage prices by 0.7%, while transport costs also increased by 0.33%. In addition, housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels grew by 0.01%. On the other hand, clothing & footwear declined by 0.04%, furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance also contracted by 0.14%. (GulfBase.com)  Oman plans to establish two power projects in Ibri, Sohar – The Omani government is considering establishing a pair of new independent power projects (IPPs) of a combined electricity generation capacity of 2,650 megawatt. The projects are expected to be located in a greenfield inland site in Ibri in Dhahirah Governorate, as well as a coastal site within the Sohar Industrial Port Area. The procurement of this new capacity is being overseen by Oman Power & Water Procurement Company (OPWP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Electricity Holding Company (EHC).  Renaissance Services awards construction contracts worth OMR57mn – Renaissance Services has awarded construction contracts worth over OMR57mn to four locally-based contractors to develop the first phase of their Permanent Accommodation for Contractors (PAC) in an appointed area within the Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (SEZAD). Renaissance appointed PWA in association with local partner Center Point Engineering Consultancy in 2013 to carry out the design phase of the project. The initial contracts were awarded to Deebaj for bulk excavation & earthworks and International Piling Experts in joint venture (JV) with Geosol for piling to buildings within soil sensitive areas. Now, Renaissance has awarded two main construction packages for the building works on a 50:50 cost split due to the sheer volume of work within the construction period of two years. Al Hajiry Trading has been awarded Package 3A with Services & Trade Company securing Package 3B. However, within these packages there is over OMR12mn of additional work to be tendered and awarded by the client’s team. In order to conclude the construction phase of the project, two further packages are to be tendered and awarded in 2014; the STP facility and 11 kilovolt hook-up works. (MSM)  Bahrain completes major sanitary project – Bahrain’s Ministry of Works (MoW) has completed the implementation of the sewerage network in Block 711 in Tubli. The BHD2.9mn project is part of its plan to improve sanitary services in Bahrain. The project comprised extending 18 kilometer long sewerage pipes, constructing two main pumping stations & inspections chambers, in addition to mechanical and electrical works. The project serves 510 residential units and 280 real estates. The project also connects the housing project in the area to the sewerage network comprising 175 residential units and was awarded to Bahrain Pipelines and Contracting (BPC). (Bloomberg)
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