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  1. 1. Page 1 of 5 QE Intra-Day Movement Qatar Commentary The QE index rose 1.0% to close at 12,216.8. Gains were led by the Telecoms and Transportation indices, gaining 2.3% and 2.1% respectively. Top gainers were Mannai Corp. and Mazaya Qatar Real Estate Dev., rising 10.0% each. Among the top losers, Islamic Holding Group fell 8.0%, while Qatar General Ins. & Reins. Co. declined 2.4%. GCC Commentary Saudi Arabia: The TASI index fell 0.2% to close at 9,507.6. Losses were led by the Retail and Real Estate Dev., falling 1.1% and 0.5% respectively. Saudi Indian Co. for Coop. Ins. fell 3.7% while Al Othaim Holding was down 3.5%. Dubai: The DFM index gained 1.4% to close at 4,654.2. The Services index rose 4.3%, while the Transportation Index was up 2.9%. Gulf General Investment Co. gained 10.2%, while Agility was up 5.2%. Abu Dhabi: The ADX benchmark index rose 0.9% to close at 5,012.3. The Inv. & Fin. Serv. index gained 8.0%, while the Real Estate Index was up 3.2%. Nat. Corp. For Tou. & Hotels surged 15.0%, while Nat. Takaful was up 13.2%. Kuwait: The KSE index gained 0.2% to close at 7,600.0. The Banking index rose 1.3% while the Consumer Goods index was up 0.9%. Noor Financial Investment gained 6.9%, while Al Massaleh Real Estate Co. was up 6.4%. Oman: The MSM index declined 0.1% to close at 6,760.8. Losses were led by the Services index, falling 0.5%, while the Financial index fell marginally. Shell Oman Marketing declined 4.1%, while Takaful Oman Ins. was down 1.9%. Bahrain: The BHB index gained 0.1% to close at 1,375.6. The Com. Banking Index rose 0.3%, while other indices remained unchanged or ended in red. Khaleeji Commercial Bank rose 3.8%, while Seef Properties Co. was up 1.7%. Qatar Exchange Top Gainers Close* 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Mannai Corp. 101.20 10.0 4.9 12.6 Mazaya Qatar Real Estate Dev. 18.39 10.0 3,437.8 64.5 Ezdan Holding Group 18.97 10.0 656.3 11.6 Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. 181.10 5.8 288.3 35.9 Qatari Investors Group 64.20 4.7 2,656.9 46.9 Qatar Exchange Top Vol. Trades Close* 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Barwa Real Estate Co. 37.25 (1.5) 4,316.3 25.0 Vodafone Qatar 13.72 (2.3) 4,114.8 28.1 Mazaya Qatar Real Estate Dev. 18.39 10.0 3,437.8 64.5 Qatari Investors Group 64.20 4.7 2,656.9 46.9 United Development Co. 21.50 0.9 2,649.4 (0.1) Market Indicators 7 Apr 14 6 Apr 14 %Chg. Value Traded (QR mn) 1,243.1 1,187.4 4.7 Exch. Market Cap. (QR mn) 683,051.6 673,322.2 1.4 Volume (mn) 32.6 38.2 (14.6) Number of Transactions 13,266 12,876 3.0 Companies Traded 41 40 2.5 Market Breadth 25:15 33:7 – Market Indices Close 1D% WTD% YTD% TTM P/E Total Return 18,171.25 1.0 1.9 22.5 N/A All Share Index 3,127.93 0.7 1.7 20.9 15.3 Banks 2,974.53 0.8 1.1 21.7 15.0 Industrials 4,261.31 0.2 0.9 21.7 15.9 Transportation 2,154.46 2.1 3.1 15.9 14.2 Real Estate 2,336.04 0.1 1.3 19.6 15.0 Insurance 2,983.24 (0.3) 2.8 27.7 7.9 Telecoms 1,649.03 2.3 4.5 13.4 23.4 Consumer 7,375.82 0.6 4.5 24.0 32.4 Al Rayan Islamic Index 3,840.94 1.2 3.7 26.5 18.1 GCC Top Gainers## Exchange Close# 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Mannai Corporation Qatar 101.20 10.0 4.9 12.6 Ezdan Holding Group Qatar 18.97 10.0 656.3 11.6 Saudi Fisheries Saudi Arabia 38.00 9.8 10032.4 23.0 DP World Ltd Dubai 19.50 8.1 302.1 10.1 Com. Bank Of Kuwait Kuwait 0.84 6.3 50.4 13.6 GCC Top Losers## Exchange Close# 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Nat. Marine Dredging Abu Dhabi 8.30 (5.7) 316.8 (3.5) Shell Oman Marketing Muscat 2.11 (4.1) 31.1 (10.4) Abdullah Al Othaim Saudi Arabia 90.25 (3.5) 1264.8 44.7 Qatar Gen. Ins. & Rein. Qatar 39.00 (2.4) 2.0 (2.3) Vodafone Qatar Qatar 13.72 (2.3) 4114.8 28.1 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% Islamic Holding Group 73.60 (8.0) 545.9 60.0 Qatar General Ins. & Reins. Co. 39.00 (2.4) 2.0 (2.3) Qatar & Oman Investment Co. 13.19 (2.4) 868.1 5.4 Vodafone Qatar 13.72 (2.3) 4,114.8 28.1 Aamal Co. 14.70 (2.0) 1,129.1 (2.0) Qatar Exchange Top Val. Trades Close* 1D% Val. ‘000 YTD% Qatari Investors Group 64.20 4.7 168,402.3 46.9 Barwa Real Estate Co. 37.25 (1.5) 162,020.0 25.0 Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding 37.00 2.4 90,535.6 270.0 Mazaya Qatar Real Estate Dev. 18.39 10.0 62,109.6 64.5 Masraf Al Rayan 43.50 2.6 62,044.1 39.0 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* 12,216.75 1.0 6.4 5.0 17.7 341.4 187,566.0 15.6 2.0 4.0 Dubai 4,654.18 1.4 6.2 4.6 38.1 605.5 92,157.3 20.3 1.7 2.1 Abu Dhabi 5,012.25 0.9 3.2 2.4 16.8 434.0 131,843.2 15.2 1.8 3.6 Saudi Arabia 9,507.58 (0.2) 0.9 0.4 11.4 2,566.6 515,409.6 19.6 2.4 3.1 Kuwait 7,599.95 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.7 124.5 118,090.4 17.1 1.2 3.8 Oman 6,760.82 (0.1) (2.3) (1.4) (1.1) 23.3 24,431.4 11.2 1.6 3.9 Bahrain 1,375.55 0.1 2.6 1.4 10.1 4.8 52,328.9 9.7 0.9 5.0 Source: Bloomberg, Qatar Exchange, Tadawul, Muscat Securities Exchange, Dubai Financial Market and Zawya (** TTM; * Value traded ($ mn) do not include special trades, if any) 12,050 12,100 12,150 12,200 12,250 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00
  2. 2. Page 2 of 5 Qatar Market Commentary  The QE index rose 1.0% to close at 12,216.8. The Telecoms and Transportation indices led the gains. The index rose on the back of buying support from non-Qatari shareholders despite selling pressure from Qatari shareholders.  Mannai Corp. and Mazaya Qatar Real Estate Dev. were the top gainers, rising 10.0% each. Among the top losers, Islamic Holding Group fell 8.0%, while Qatar General Ins. & Reins. Co. declined 2.4%.  Volume of shares traded on Monday fell by 14.6% to 32.6mn from 38.2mn on Sunday. However, as compared to the 30-day moving average of 17.1mn, volume for the day was 90.6% higher. Barwa Real Estate Co. and Vodafone Qatar were the most active stocks, contributing 13.2% and 12.6% to the total volume respectively. Source: Qatar Exchange (* as a % of traded value) Ratings, Earnings and Global Economic Data Ratings Updates Company Agency Market Type* Old Rating New Rating Rating Change Outlook Outlook Change Qatar Islamic Bank CI Qatar FSR/LT FCR/ ST FCR/SR A/A/A2/2 A/A/A2/2 – Stable Source: News reports (* LT – Long Term, ST – Short Term, FSR- Financial Strength Rating, FCR – Foreign Credit Rating, LCR – Local Currency Rating, IDR – Issuer Default Rating, SR – Support Rating, LC – Local Currency) Earnings Releases Company Market Currency Revenue (mn)FY2013 % Change YoY Operating Profit (mn) 4Q2013 % Change YoY Net Profit (mn) 4Q2013 % Change YoY United Electronics Co. (Extra) Saudi Arabia SR – – 30.6 13.9% 29.3 11.6% Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF) Saudi Arabia SR – – 1,401.0 16.3% 856.0 25.1% National Industries Group Holding (NIG) * Dubai Kuwait 109.6 3.0% – – 10.2 -21.6% Financial Services Company (FSC) Oman OMR 0.3 25.1% – – 0.2 -12.8% Source: Company data, DFM, ADX, MSM (* FY2013 results) Global Economic Data Date Market Source Indicator Period Actual Consensus Previous 04/07 EU Sentix Behavioral Indi. Sentix Investor Confidence April 14.1 13.9 13.9 04/07 Germany Deutsche Bundesbank Industrial Production SA MoM February 0.40% 0.30% 0.70% 04/07 Germany Bundesministerium Industrial Production WDA YoY February 4.80% 4.70% 4.90% 04/07 UK Lloyds Bank Lloyds Employment Confidence March -2.0 – -2.0 04/07 Spain INE Industrial Output NSA YoY February 3.10% – -0.10% 04/07 Spain INE Industrial Output SA YoY February 2.80% 1.70% 1.10% 04/07 Italy ISTAT Deficit to GDP YTD 4Q2013 2.80% – 3.40% 04/07 Japan Ministry of Finance Official Reserve Assets March $1279.3B – $1288.2B 04/07 Japan ESRI Leading Index CI February 108.5 108.8 113.1 04/07 Japan ESRI Coincident Index February 113.4 113.4 115.2 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 71.50% 77.82% (78,651,607.04) Non-Qatari 28.50% 22.18% 78,651,607.04
  3. 3. Page 3 of 5 News Qatar  Fitch: Qatar’s non-oil growth to pick up in 2014 – According to Fitch Ratings, Qatar‟s non-oil economic growth is forecast to pick up in 2014. The rating agency added that Qatar‟s high government capital spending and population growth should sustain double-digit non-hydrocarbon growth. The country‟s planned huge project spending brings management challenges and overcapacity risks. However, benign external environment is keeping its inflation under control despite rising rents. Fitch said the average sovereign ratings of energy exporters and importers in the Middle East & North Africa region (MENA) have further diverged in 2014. Credit fundamentals across all energy exporters are expected to remain strong, driven by triple digit oil prices. Fitch forecasts that Brent crude will average $105 per barrel in 2014 and $100 per barrel in 2015. As a result, all energy exporters are expected to record external surpluses and all (except Bahrain – „BBB‟) are forecast to post fiscal surpluses in 2014 and 2015. Fitch assumes that economic performance would improve in most energy importers as well in 2014 due to greater external financial support, a recovery in the Eurozone and improved political stability in some cases. We note QNB Group expects Qatar‟s real GDP to grow by 6.8% in 2014. (Peninsula Qatar)  DHBK to inject $25mn to expand in India – Doha Bank (DHBK) will initially invest $25mn into its India operations and is set to invest heavily into trade finance, corporate banking and treasury services. DHBK‟s CEO R Seetharaman said the lender would initially operate as a branch for which it got a license. After opening its first branch in Mumbai, the bank will further expand into South India, probably in the state of Kerala to start with, where most of the expatriates from the Gulf are stationed. In addition, the lender would like to be present in cities with trade links with GCC countries such as the states of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and others. DHBK has an exposure of around $1bn in India and expects to take it to around $5bn over the next two to three years. (Bloomberg)  QCFS to disclose 1Q2014 results on April 20 – Qatar Cinema & Film Distribution Company (QCFS) has announced its intent to disclose 1Q2014 financial results on April 20, 2014. (QE)  AHCS’ AGM approves agenda, to disclose 1Q2014 results on April 29 – Aamal Company‟s (AHCS) AGM has approved the recommendations from the board of directors regarding profit and balance sheet. Meanwhile, AHCS announced that it will disclose its 1Q2014 financial results on April 29, 2014. (QE)  KCBK to disclose 1Q2014 financials on April 22 – Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK) will disclose its 1Q2014 financial results on April 22, 2014. (QE)  QISI to disclose 1Q2014 results on April 21 – Qatar Islamic Insurance Company (QISI) has announced its intent to disclose 1Q2014 financial results on April 21, 2014. (QE)  QE suspends trading in BRES’ shares on April 8 – The Qatar Exchange (QE) has announced a trading suspension of Barwa Real Estate Company‟s (BRES) shares on April 8, 2014 due to the company‟s AGM being held on that day. (QE) International  Fed: US consumer credit rises boosted by student loans – Consumer credit in the US rose more than expected in February 2014, likely reflecting a surge in demand for student and automobile loans. The Federal Reserve said that the total consumer credit increased by $16.49bn to $3.13tn. January's consumer credit figure was revised to show a $13.80bn rise instead of $13.70bn gain. Economists polled by Reuters had expected consumer credit to rise by $14.09bn in February. Revolving credit, which mostly measures credit-card use, tumbled by $2.42bn after January's $241mn drop. It was the second straight month of declines. Non-revolving credit, which includes automotive loans as well as student loans made by the government, surged $18.91bn in February. That was the biggest gain in a year and followed a $14.04bn increase in January. (Reuters)  UK pay growth accelerates to fastest in seven years – Pay growth in the UK accelerated at the fastest pace in almost seven years by the end of the first quarter as companies reported stronger overseas demand. KPMG and the Recruitment & Employment Confederation said an index of wage growth for full-time employees rose to 62.2 in March 2014, the highest since July 2007, from 61.7 in February. Separately, the British Chambers of Commerce said measures of export sales and employment intentions by manufacturers and services companies increased in the first quarter. The strengthening of pay growth coupled with cooling inflation may support consumer spending, the main driver of the economy in 2013. Both the UK government and the Bank of England are counting on a pickup in exports and investment to keep up the recovery momentum. (Bloomberg)  Bundesbank: France's budget policies 'test case' for Eurozone fiscal rules – The President of the German central bank warned that the credibility of the Eurozone's budgetary rules was at stake and that France's suggestion that the bloc's budget deficit targets be weakened are a "test case" for the rules. Bundesbank‟s President Jens Weidmann, who is also a member of the European Central Bank's board, stated that it is vital to stick to fiscal rules, since the credibility of these rules is at stake. A currency union needs its members to aim for stability. Part of that is having an orderly budget and part of that is sticking to agreements, added Weidmann. Earlier, France's new Finance Minister Michel Sapin had said the country would seek a review of its deadline for meeting the European Union's budget deficit ceiling of 3%. (Reuters)  Japan’s current account rebounds to first surplus in 5 months – Japan‟s current account rebounded into surplus in February from a record deficit the previous month as income from overseas investments outweighed deficits in trade and services. The Ministry of Finance reported that the 613bn yen ($5.9bn) surplus was the first in five months. The median forecast in a Bloomberg News survey was for an excess of 618.1bn Yen. Japanese officials are assessing the strength of the economy after a sales-tax increase on April 1 that is projected to trigger a contraction this quarter. The Bank of Japan is forecast to refrain from adding to its unprecedented monetary easing at its upcoming meeting, waiting to see the extent of the tax rise‟s blow to consumption. (Bloomberg) Regional  CDS: Saudi construction trade to grow 35% – The Saudi construction market is set to grow at a rate of 35% over the next three years. The total value of projects planned is estimated at $732bn. Construction projects worth a total of $42bn were awarded in 2013 in the Kingdom as compared to $17bn in 2012. According to the Central Department of Statistics (CDS), Saudi‟s GDP grew 3.19% in 3Q2013 at current prices as compared to a 2.7% rise during 2Q2013. The country‟s GDP value rose to SR696.7bn in 3Q2013 from SR675.19bn in 3Q2012. In the public sector, the GDP fell by 18.52% to SR102.6bn in current prices as compared to the same period in 2012. The private
  4. 4. Page 4 of 5 sector achieved a growth of 6.53% in current prices in 3Q2013 to reach SR244.08bn as compared to SR229.13 billion in 3Q2012. The construction & building sector and downstream industries showed high growth of 9.76% and 7.87% respectively. (GulfBase.com)  Tadawul deposits ASLAK’s bonus shares – The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) announced the addition of the United Wire Factories Company‟s (ASLAK) bonus shares into its investors‟ portfolios. Earlier, ASLAK‟s EGM had approved an increase in the company‟s capital via bonus shares. The fluctuation limits for the company‟s shares on April 7, 2014 will be based on a stock price of SR37.3. (Tadawul)  Othaim’s EGM approves 30% dividend distribution, bonus shares deposited by Tadawul – Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets Company‟s (Othaim) EGM has approved the board‟s recommendation for the distribution of 30% cash dividend (SR3 per share) amounting to SR67.5mn for 2013. Further, the EGM approved an increase in the company‟s capital from SR225mn to SR450mn by issuing one bonus share for every share owned. Consequently, company‟s outstanding shares will increase from 22.5mn to 45mn. The bonus shares‟ eligibility is limited to those shareholders who are registered at the close of trading on the day of the EGM. Meanwhile, the Saudi Stock Exchange announced the addition of Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets Company‟s (Othaim) bonus shares into its investors‟ portfolios. The fluctuation limits for the company‟s shares on April 7, 2014 will be based on a stock price of SR93.5. (Tadawul)  Jarir Marketing declares 58% dividend – Jarir Marketing Company‟s AGM has approved the distribution of 58% total cash dividend (SR5.8 per share) for 2013. (Tadawul)  Marka to launch IPO in Dubai market – Marka, a retail and food company in the UAE, will launch its IPO on Dubai's main stock market. The 12-day offer of 275mn shares is priced at AED1 each, representing 55% of the company's capital. The company has received final regulatory approval and will start listing on the Dubai Financial Market on April 13. The rest of its capital was subscribed last month by 151 founders including wealthy UAE businessmen. (Reuters)  Dubai reaches in-principle deal on bourse merger with Abu Dhabi – A top Dubai economic policymaker said that an agreement has been reached in principle to merge the two main stock markets in the UAE – the Dubai Financial Market and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al- Maktoum, head of Dubai‟s Supreme Fiscal Council said the agreement has been reached between the two Emirates, but it is not yet finalized. (Gulf-Times.com)  DGCX to launch agricultural contracts in 1Q2015 – The Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) is planning to launch contracts in agricultural commodities in 1Q2015. (Reuters)  Etisalat declares dividends for 2H2013 – Emirates Telecommunications Corporation‟s (Etisalat) AGM has approved the board of directors‟ recommendation for the distribution of dividends for 2H2013 at the rate of 35 fils per share. This brings the total dividend distributed for 2013 to 70 fils per share. (ADX)  Aldar plans to float IPO for property unit – Abu Dhabi-based Aldar Properties is planning to float its property management unit Khidmah through an IPO of shares in coming years. Aldar is the majority shareholder in Khidmah holding a 60% stake. (GulfBase.com)  RAKBANK seeks to double foreign ownership limit to 40% – Shareholders of National Bank of Ras al-Khaimah (RAKBANK) will meet on May 1 to decide whether to allow foreigners to hold up to 40% of its shares. The bank, which is listed in Abu Dhabi, currently has a 20% cap on foreign ownership. According to Thomson Reuters data, Foreigners currently own 19.3% of the bank's shares. (Reuters)  Kuwait to invite bids for new refinery; oil capacity rises to 3.3mn bpd – Kuwait Petroleum Corporation‟s (KPC) CEO Nizar Al-Adsani said Kuwait will invite bids for a new multi-billion dollar oil refinery next month as part of its drive to modernize the oil sector. Al-Adsani said another project costing $1bn for the development of heavy oil from northern oilfields will be awarded later in April 2014. The cost of the new 615,000 barrels per day Al Zour refinery is estimated to be around $15bn. Contracts for another $12bn project to upgrade existing refineries will be signed next week with three consortia led by British, US and Japanese companies. Meanwhile, Al-Adsani said Kuwait has increased its oil production capacity to 3.3mn barrels per day (bpd) and is hoping to reach 3.5mn bpd by 2015. Kuwaiti officials had previously said that the country‟s capacity was around 3.1-3.2mn bpd. Al-Adsani said Kuwait still hopes to reach a capacity of 4 million bpd in 2020, despite slow progress in developing new projects. (Bloomberg)  Americana’s chairman says unaware of potential stake sale – Kuwait Food Company‟s (Americana) chairman said, Americana is not aware of any potential stake sale by its majority shareholder. According to sources, Kuwait's billionaire al-Kharafi family was looking to sell Americana and had hired bankers to explore a deal. Americana Chairman Marzouk al- Kharafi stated that they don't know anything about this subject. He further added that this subject is for the shareholders. The sources further added that there was no formal process underway, but the family was working with investment bank Rothschild to approach potential buyers including private equity groups and sovereign wealth funds in the region to explore their interest in the $3.6bn group. (Reuters)  Moody's places GIC ratings on review for upgrade – Moody's Investors Service has placed the (P) Baa2 rating on the senior unsecured MTN program of the Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) on review for upgrade. In a related action, the ratings associated with GIC Funding Ltd - a fully-owned special purpose vehicle of GIC - were also placed on review for upgrade. (Moody's)  OGC signs MoU for setting up LPG plant in Salalah – The Oman Gas Company (OGC) has signed a MoU for setting up a world class Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) processing plant at Salalah Free Zone (SFZ) and for establishing related storage and export facilities at the Port of Salalah. The state-of-the-art plant will allow for high recovery of propane, butane and condensates from natural gas flowing through OGC‟s southern gas grid. Around 1,000 people will be engaged in the construction of the complex, which will provide employment to around 170 highly skilled technical staff. While the free zone will house the LPG extraction plant, the storage facilities, as well as an export jetty, are proposed to be constructed at the adjoining port. (GulfBase.com)  Bahrain’s 4Q GDP growth slows to 5.4% – According to the data from official statistics, growth in Bahrain's inflation-adjusted GDP has slowed to 5.4% YoY in 4Q2013 from a revised 5.7% in 3Q2013. However, GDP rose 0.7% from the previous quarter. The mining sector led the growth in 4Q2013, expanding 14.6% from a year earlier. Most other major sectors grew much more slowly, with construction and financial services growing at 1.5% each. (GulfBase.com)
  5. 5. Contacts Saugata Sarkar Keith Whitney Sahbi Kasraoui Head of Research Head of Sales Manager - HNWI Tel: (+974) 4476 6534 Tel: (+974) 4476 6533 Tel: (+974) 4476 6544 saugata.sarkar@qnbfs.com.qa keith.whitney@qnbfs.com.qa sahbi.alkasraoui@qnbfs.com.qa QNB Financial Services SPC Contact Center: (+974) 4476 6666 PO Box 24025 Doha, Qatar DISCLAIMER: 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 Qatar Financial 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 an offer, 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 potential investors 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 be reliable, 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 the right 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, the views 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 5 Rebased Performance Daily Index Performance Source: Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg (* Market closed on April 7, 2014) Source: Bloomberg (* Market closed on April 7, 2014) 80.0 90.0 100.0 110.0 120.0 130.0 140.0 150.0 160.0 170.0 180.0 190.0 Jun-10 Jan-11 Aug-11 Mar-12 Oct-12 May-13 Dec-13 QE Index S&P Pan Arab S&P GCC (0.2%) 1.0% 0.2% 0.1% (0.1%) 0.9% 1.4% (0.5%) 0.0% 0.5% 1.0% 1.5% SaudiArabia Qatar Kuwait Bahrain Oman AbuDhabi Dubai Asset/Currency Performance Close ($) 1D% WTD% YTD% Global Indices Performance Close 1D% WTD% YTD% Gold/Ounce 1,297.35 (0.5) (0.5) 7.6 DJ Industrial 16,245.87 (1.0) (1.0) (2.0) Silver/Ounce 19.88 (0.4) (0.4) 2.1 S&P 500 1,845.04 (1.1) (1.1) (0.2) Crude Oil (Brent)/Barrel (FM Future) 105.82 (0.8) (0.8) (4.5) NASDAQ 100 4,079.75 (1.2) (1.2) (2.3) Natural Gas (Henry Hub)/MMBtu 4.55 1.7 1.7 4.8 STOXX 600 334.96 (1.2) (1.2) 2.0 LPG Propane (Arab Gulf)/Ton* 108.00 0.0 0.0 (14.6) DAX 9,510.85 (1.9) (1.9) (0.4) LPG Butane (Arab Gulf)/Ton 121.00 (0.6) (0.6) (10.9) FTSE 100 6,622.84 (1.1) (1.1) (1.9) Euro 1.37 0.3 0.3 (0.0) CAC 40 4,436.08 (1.1) (1.1) 3.3 Yen 103.10 (0.2) (0.2) (2.1) Nikkei 14,808.85 (1.7) (1.7) (9.1) GBP 1.66 0.2 0.2 0.3 MSCI EM 1,004.15 0.2 0.2 0.1 CHF 1.13 0.5 0.5 0.6 SHANGHAI SE Composite* 2,058.83 0.0 0.0 (2.7) AUD 0.93 (0.2) (0.2) 4.0 HANG SENG 22,377.15 (0.6) (0.6) (4.0) USD Index 80.23 (0.2) (0.2) 0.2 BSE SENSEX 22,343.45 (0.1) (0.1) 5.5 RUB 35.64 1.0 1.0 8.4 Bovespa 52,155.28 2.1 2.1 1.3 BRL 0.45 1.1 1.1 6.6 RTS 1,193.78 (3.3) (3.3) (17.3) 175.5 151.4 137.3