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12 May Daily market report


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12 May Daily market report

  1. 1. Page 1 of 6 QE Intra-Day Movement Qatar Commentary The QE index rose 0.6% to close at 13,067.3. Gains were led by the Consumer Goods & Services and Industrials indices, gaining 1.4% and 0.9% respectively. Top gainers were Gulf International Services and Qatar General Ins. & Reins. Co., rising 4.9% each. Among the top losers, Ezdan Holding Group fell 3.8%, while Qatari Investors Group declined 2.9%. GCC Commentary Saudi Arabia: The TASI index rose 0.1% to close at 9,775.9. Gains were led by Media & Pub. and Multi-Inv. indices, rising 7.4% and 2.4% respectively. Tihama Adv. & Public Relations and Salama Coop. Ins. Co. rose 10% each. Dubai: The DFM index gained 1.5% to close at 5,214.3. The Real Estate & Construction index gained 2.5%, while the Inv. & Fin. Serv. index rose 1.9%. Al Salam Sudan rose 13.2%, while Dubai National Ins. & Rein. Co. was up 9.4%. Abu Dhabi: The ADX benchmark index rose 0.4% to close at 5,007.1. The Industrial index gained 3.8%, while Real Est. index was up 3.5%. Umm Al Qaiwain Cement Ind. surged 14.6%, while Arkan Build. Mat. was up 13.9%. Kuwait: The KSE index fell 0.3% to close at 7,390.00. Losses were led by the Telecom. and Cons. Goods, falling 1.4% and 1.2% respectively. Ajwan Gulf Real Estate Co. declined 7.0%, while Gulf Franchising Co. was down 6.3%. Oman: The MSM index declined 0.5% to close at 6,746.5. Losses were led by the Financial and Industrial indices, declining 0.7% and 0.4% respectively. The Financial Corp. fell 6.8%, while Oman & Emirates Inv. was down 5.6%. Bahrain: The BHB index rose 0.4% to close at 1,472.1. The Investment Index gained 0.8%, while the Industrial index was up 0.4%. Al Baraka Banking Group rose 5.6%, while Bahrain Islamic Bank was up 1.9%. Qatar Exchange Top Gainers Close* 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Gulf International Services 98.00 4.9 1,546.0 100.8 Qatar General Ins. & Reins. Co. 44.80 4.9 0.9 12.2 Salam International Investment Co. 14.49 2.4 831.8 11.4 Qatar Islamic Bank 90.90 2.4 222.9 31.7 Qatar Fuel Co. 230.80 2.1 542.6 5.6 Qatar Exchange Top Vol. Trades Close* 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Vodafone Qatar 18.61 2.0 4,711.7 73.8 Barwa Real Estate Co. 38.25 0.9 2,172.9 28.4 Masraf Al Rayan 50.00 1.3 1,922.1 59.7 United Development Co. 26.15 0.6 1,550.1 21.5 Gulf International Services 98.00 4.9 1,546.0 100.8 Market Indicators 12 May 14 11 May 14 %Chg. Value Traded (QR mn) 1,034.0 781.6 32.3 Exch. Market Cap. (QR mn) 726,371.5 726,884.3 (0.1) Volume (mn) 21.5 16.4 31.0 Number of Transactions 9,738 9,328 4.4 Companies Traded 43 42 2.4 Market Breadth 21:17 16:22 – Market Indices Close 1D% WTD% YTD% TTM P/E Total Return 19,486.23 0.6 0.8 31.4 N/A All Share Index 3,319.09 0.5 0.5 28.3 15.9 Banks 3,178.87 0.2 0.5 30.1 15.8 Industrials 4,469.20 0.9 0.9 27.7 17.4 Transportation 2,386.34 0.4 0.9 28.4 15.3 Real Estate 2,643.12 0.7 1.4 35.3 13.2 Insurance 3,214.02 0.8 (1.0) 37.6 8.5 Telecoms 1,730.33 (0.4) (0.7) 19.0 24.2 Consumer 7,083.35 1.4 (0.7) 19.1 28.3 Al Rayan Islamic Index 4,305.57 0.4 0.6 41.8 18.5 GCC Top Gainers## Exchange Close# 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Tihama Saudi Arabia 303.75 9.9 435.7 176.8 Arabtec Holding Co. Dubai 6.61 7.8 149,639.2 222.4 Abu Dhabi Nat. Hotels Abu Dhabi 3.50 6.1 2,025.0 12.9 Albaraka Banking Gr. Bahrain 0.85 5.6 852.6 19.9 Gulf Int. Services Qatar 98.00 4.9 1,546.0 100.8 GCC Top Losers## Exchange Close# 1D% Vol. ‘000 YTD% Nat. Bank Of Fujairah Abu Dhabi 3.70 (9.8) 21.2 (22.1) Ezdan Holding Group Qatar 25.00 (3.8) 781.6 47.1 Al Ahli Bank Of Kuwait Kuwait 0.43 (3.4) 80.3 (2.3) Combined Group Cont. Kuwait 1.16 (3.3) 0.1 (9.4) Investbank Abu Dhabi 3.00 (3.2) 205.7 22.7 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% Ezdan Holding Group 25.00 (3.8) 781.6 47.1 Qatari Investors Group 66.00 (2.9) 574.9 51.0 Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. 183.50 (2.0) 25.7 37.7 Qatar National Cement Co. 141.60 (1.7) 8.6 19.0 Ahli Bank 52.50 (1.5) 3.7 24.1 Qatar Exchange Top Val. Trades Close* 1D% Val. ‘000 YTD% Gulf International Services 98.00 4.9 146,930.5 100.8 Qatar Fuel Co. 230.80 2.1 124,223.2 5.6 Masraf Al Rayan 50.00 1.3 95,587.9 59.7 Vodafone Qatar 18.61 2.0 87,345.1 73.8 Barwa Real Estate Co. 38.25 0.9 82,379.9 28.4 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* 13,067.34 0.6 0.8 3.1 25.9 284.00 199,534.2 16.3 2.2 3.8 Dubai 5,214.25 1.5 (1.7) 3.1 54.7 606.90 95,643.9 21.2 2.0 2.0 Abu Dhabi 5,007.14 0.4 (0.7) (0.7) 16.7 165.17 137,151.0 15.0 1.8 3.4 Saudi Arabia 9,775.85 0.1 (0.1) 2.0 14.5 2,752.48 531,959.6 19.4 2.4 2.9 Kuwait 7,390.00 (0.3) (0.2) (0.2) (2.1) 84.42 114,886.9 15.5 1.2 4.1 Oman 6,746.49 (0.5) (1.2) 0.3 (1.3) 16.93 24,428.2 12.0 1.7 3.9 Bahrain 1,472.07 0.4 0.1 3.1 17.9 1.82 54,100.6 10.7 1.0 4.7 Source: Bloomberg, Qatar Exchange, Tadawul, Muscat Securities Exchange, Dubai Financial Market and Zawya (** TTM; * Value traded ($ mn) do not include special trades, if any) 12,900 12,950 13,000 13,050 13,100 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 0.6% to close at 13,067.3. The Consumer Goods & Services and Industrials indices led the gains. The index rose on the back of buying support from non-Qatari shareholders despite selling pressure from Qatari shareholders.  Gulf International Services and Qatar General Ins. & Reins. Co. were the top gainers, rising 4.9% each. Among the top losers, Ezdan Holding Group fell 3.8%, while Qatari Investors Group declined 2.9%.  Volume of shares traded on Monday rose by 31.0% to 21.5mn from 16.4mn on Sunday. However, as compared to the 30-day moving average of 30.5mn, volume for the day was 29.6% lower. Vodafone Qatar and Barwa Real Estate Co. were the most active stocks, contributing 21.9% and 10.1% 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 MB Holding Co. (MBH) S&P Oman LT CCR/ Senior Unsecured $320 mn Bond B/B- B/B- – Negative – 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, CCR – Corporate Credit Rating ) Earnings Releases Company Market Currency Revenue (mn)1Q2014 % Change YoY Operating Profit (mn) 1Q2014 % Change YoY Net Profit (mn) 1Q2014 % Change YoY Drake & Scull International (DSI) Dubai AED 1251.9 2.1% 54.3 -17.7% 40.3 -28.0% Air Arabia Dubai AED 826.6 14.5% – – 71.7 29.4% Alliance Insurance Dubai AED – – 5.7 1.6% 13.6 0.4% Aldar Properties Abu Dhabi AED 1720.0 NA – – 453.4 193.8% Umm Al Qaiwain Cement Industries Co. (QCEM) Abu Dhabi AED 3.0 -18.5% – – 22.7 30.3% Ras Al Khaimah Poultry and Feeding Co. (Rak Poultry) Abu Dhabi AED 12.7 81.8% – – 13.6 2145.6% Future Kid Entertainment & Real Estate Co. Kuwait KD – – – – -0.02 NA Boubyan Petrochemical Co. (BPC)* Kuwait KD – – – – 27.3 4.2% Amar Finance & Leasing Co. Kuwait KD – – – – -0.03 NA International Resorts Co. (IRC) Kuwait KD – – – – -0.1 NA Raysut Cement Co. (RCC) Oman OMR 24.8 -1.6% – – 8.2 0.7% Gulf International Chemicals (GIC) Oman OMR 1.0 5.3% – – 0.1 17.8% The Bahrain Ship Repairing and Engineering Co. (BASREC) Bahrain BHD 1.1 -2.9% – – 0.4 28.4% Bahrain Flour Mills Co. (BFM) Bahrain BHD 1.2 7.0% 0.1 NA 0.4 70.8% Source: Company data, DFM, ADX, MSM (* FY2013 results) Global Economic Data Date Market Source Indicator Period Actual Consensus Previous 05/12 US US Treasury Monthly Budget Statement April $106.9B $114.0B $112.9B 05/12 France Banque De France Bank of France Bus. Sentiment April 98.0 99.0 99.0 05/12 UK Lloyds Bank Lloyds Employment Confidence April 1.0 – -2.0 05/12 China PBOC Money Supply M2 YoY April 13.20% 12.20% 12.10% 05/12 China PBOC Money Supply M0 YoY April 5.40% 5.50% 5.20% 05/12 China PBOC Money Supply M1 YoY April 5.50% 5.80% 5.40% 05/12 China NBS Aggregate Financing RMB April 1550.0B 1475.0B 2070.9B 05/12 China NBS New Yuan Loans April 774.7B 800.0B 1050.0B 05/12 Japan Bank of Japan Bank Lending Incl Trusts YoY April 2.10% – 2.10% 05/12 Japan Bank of Japan Bank Lending Ex-Trusts YoY April 2.20% – 2.30% 05/12 Japan Tokyo Shoko Research Bankruptcies YoY April 1.66% – -12.37% Overall Activity Buy %* Sell %* Net (QR) Qatari 64.64% 68.66% (41,478,179.36) Non-Qatari 35.35% 31.35% 41,478,179.36
  3. 3. Page 3 of 6 05/12 Japan ESRI Eco Watchers Survey Current April 41.6 45.0 57.9 05/12 Japan ESRI Eco Watchers Survey Outlook April 50.3 40.0 34.7 Source: Bloomberg (s.a. = seasonally adjusted; n.s.a. = non-seasonally adjusted; w.d.a. = working day adjusted) News Qatar  ERES buys 20% stake in QIGD – Ezdan Holding Group (ERES) has acquired more than 20% stake in Qatari Investors Group (QIGD), its second acquisition in a month. ERES’ Deputy Chairman Sheikh Abdullah bin Thani bin Abdullah al-Thani said that the QIGD stake purchase is a significant move towards diversifying ERES’ investments. QIGD, operates through 12 companies and 23 subsidiaries in different sectors such as industry, trade and services. However, details of total acquisition cost or the funding for this acquisition was not disclosed by the group. (  QATI chosen sole insurance bond carrier for HIA – The Qatar Civil Aviation Authority announced that the Qatar Insurance Company (QATI) has been appointed as the insurance bond carrier for the Hamad International Airport (HIA). The state-of-the-art, world-class airport facility is fully insured for a value of QR45.97bn. The Civil Aviation Authority said QATI will be the sole insurance provider of the HIA. (  CBQK hires banks for $500mn bond sale – According to sources, the Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK), has hired banks to help arrange a potential dollar-denominated bond sale. CBQK – Qatar’s second-largest lender by assets – has picked Bank of America Corp, Morgan Stanley and HSBC Holdings for a possible sale within the next month. The lender is seeking to raise at least $500mn. Qatari banks are selling bonds as the country raises funds to develop infrastructure projects in preparation for the 2022 Soccer World Cup. Earlier in October 2013, QNB – the country’s biggest lender – had raised $1.5bn from a two-part bond sale. (  ORDS launches new wholesale entity – Ooredoo (ORDS) has established Ooredoo Global Services (OGS) as the group’s wholesale arm. OGS will be the single point of contact for wholesale carriers to access the company’s 18 operating companies, representing one of the largest internet peering networks in the Middle East that is interconnected with more than 100 operators. The company has appointed Yousuf Abdulla Al Kubaisi as the CEO for OGS. He previously served as Ooredoo Qatar’s Chief Wholesale & International Officer since 2012. (  QFMA gets 4 IPO requests in 2013, nod only for MPHC – The Qatar Financial Market Authority (QFMA) stated that it received four requests for IPOs in 2013, but approval was given only to Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Company (MPHC). The country’s equity market witnessed the advent of 247.2mn new shares, leading to a total of 10.5bn listed shares, following QFMA’s approval for capital increase of 13 listed companies. In 2013, the QFMA also received 11 requests for listing of government treasury bills and three government bonds. Besides, it also received three new requests related to acquisition of Alternatifbank by Commercial Bank; Finansal Kiralama by Al Salam Company and Mannai Corporation’s acquisition of Gulf Laboratories. (  RLPC: Drinking water demand to rise by 138% in next 6 years – Ras Laffan Power Company-Qatar’s (RLPC) Managing Director Mubarak al-Nasr said that the demand for drinking water in Qatar is expected to increase by 138% in the next six years, mainly due to economic growth and a rapidly rising population. Al-Nasr recalled there has been a similar increase (138%) in the drinking water requirements in Qatar over the last six years. In 1997, water demand was only at 61mn gallons per day (mlgd), which increased to 138 mlgd after 10 years. Since then the demand has further grown to 328 mlgd in 2013. (Gulf- International  US posts smaller budget surplus in April than forecast – The US posted a smaller budget surplus in April 2014 than economists expected, as spending increased at more than twice the pace of tax receipts. The Treasury Department said revenues exceeded spending by $106.9bn last month as compared to $112.9bn surplus in April 2013. So far this fiscal year, which began October 1, 2013, the country is running a budget shortfall, which is about 37% smaller than it was a year earlier and was the narrowest at the seven-month mark since 2008. Still, the economy nearly stalled in the January-March quarter, while outlays rose last month on defense and entitlement programs. (Bloomberg)  EU banks urged to boost capital prior to ECB stress tests – European banks have been urged to boost their ability to withstand losses before the conclusion of a stress test that has been drawing criticism for its design. Axel Weber, the chairman of Zurich-based UBS AG said that conducting stress-test on banks that have depleted capital is similar to expecting a patient recovering from a heart attack to pass a rigorous physical exam. Moody’s Analytics Inc. said last week that the tests are not internally consistent. The European Central Bank (ECB) is leading the charge to prove that the region’s banks are robust before it takes over their financial supervision in November. ECB has forced an unprecedented Asset Quality Review and a stress-test into its year of preparation, whose pressure has led to some disquiet about the compromises needed to get the job done on time. (Bloomberg)  PBoC: China’s new credit declines – China’s broadest measure of new credit fell last month as authorities extended their campaign to tame financial risks even as construction and manufacturing data point to risks that the economy’s slowdown will worsen. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) said that aggregate financing stood at CNY1.55tn ($249 billion) in April, compared with CNY2.07tn in March. New local-currency bank loans were at CNY774.7bn, down from CNY1.05tn the previous month. These figures add to signs that officials are reluctant to heed calls for monetary stimulus, with President Xi Jinping stating that the nation needs to stay cool-minded amid what analysts forecast will be the weakest annual growth since 1990. The PBoC’s Deputy Governor Liu Shiyu said that shadow banking threatens to undermine the financial system, even as policy makers try to rein in credit. (Bloomberg) Regional  MEED: GCC project awards could go up by 20% in 2014 – According to MEED Insight, the value of new contract awards in the GCC region is expected to rise by 20% to $178bn, a new record for the region’s construction sector. MEED Insight Head, Ed James said that the value of contracts awarded in 2013 stood at $147bn, while in 2012, it was under $120bn. James said the near and long-term trend for the Middle East projects market is now highly positive following a great 2013 and an even better start to 2014. Driving this growth are high oil prices, as well as strong economic and population growth. Although many political, security and bureaucratic issues remain, the project
  4. 4. Page 4 of 6 gap across key sectors outweighs the obstacles. Kuwait, Oman and Qatar could become significant growth markets. New contract awards in the GCC so far this year has already reached $60bn, with Kuwait being the largest market for new contracts awarded in 1Q2014. (Peninsula Qatar)  GPCA: Petchem exports top $55bn in 2013 – According to Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA), GCC countries exported approximately 79% of their total product portfolio to 177 countries in 2013, amounting to 63.4mn tons of chemicals, while petrochemical exports were valued at $55.5bn. Mohammad Husain, Chairman of the GPCA Supply Chain Committee said that the expansion and introduction of new land and sea transport infrastructure would make the Gulf’s petrochemicals industry more flexible. (  Mobily joins Etisalat's SmartHub to enhance internet service – Etihad Etisalat Company (Mobily) has joined Emirates Telecommunications Corporation’s (Etisalat) SmartHub, the region's largest capacity and content hub in the Middle East. Mobily will be part of the Etisalat's SmartHub IX community, providing direct access to the largest content delivery networks and streaming video services. This alliance will enhance internet speed by providing direct access to some of the world's largest content providers hosted in the UAE's Smarthub. Further, Mobily recently connected its subscribers via Etisalat SmartHub IPX, which enables 4G/LTE roaming services and mobile data services. (  Emirates NBD: GCC emerges as strong investment destination – According to Emirates NBD Wealth Management CEO, Arjuna Mahendran, due to the changing global economic outlook, most emerging markets are becoming less attractive as compared to developed markets, while the Gulf region’s asset classes retain their competitiveness. The GCC region remains extremely robust, despite the ever-present threat of a decline in oil prices in 2014. This is because all GCC countries continue to build large external surpluses and have sufficient foreign exchange and fiscal reserves to withstand a 10-20% correction in oil prices. (  Saudi KFH invites subscription for initial issuance fund – Saudi Kuwait Finance House (Saudi KFH) has launched subscription for its first investment fund, “KFH Fund for Initial Issuances” denominated in Saudi Riyal for one month till June 10, 2014. The fund seeks to achieve high returns by allowing investors to primarily invest in the shares of public companies during the IPO phase of their shares, or in the shares of new listed companies that have been enlisted less than three years ago. The fund is offered for SR10 per unit and is considered to be a group investment program setup for investors who seek real returns that compete against returns yielded by other products that invest in enlisted shares. (  SABIC awards health insurance contract to BACI – Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has awarded Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance (BACI) a contract to provide health insurance for its employees and their families for one year starting May 7, 2014. The contract revenues are expected to be greater than 5% of the 2013 annual gross written premiums of BACI and are expected to have a major impact on its 2014 financial results. (Tadawul)  SASCO opens investment portfolio – Saudi Automotive Services Company (SASCO) has completed the transactions of opening an investment portfolio managed by Saudi Fransi Capital Company as per the Capital Market Authority’s (CMA) approved portfolio management agreement. This investment portfolio is aimed at diversifying resources of investments and revenues. (Tadawul)  RSH to deposit proceeds from fractions shares – Red Sea Housing Services Company (RSH) announced the completion of selling fractions shares arising out of the company's capital increase. The total number of shares fractions is 13,612 shares, while fractions shares were sold on May 7, 2014 with a value of SR836,177.63mn at an average price of SR61.50. The National Commercial Bank will be depositing the fractions shares amount into RSH’s shareholders account on May 19, 2014. (Tadwaul)  JEC to raise SR14bn for Kingdom City project – Jeddah Economic Company (JEC) is in talks with Saudi-based banks to raise funds for the first phase of its Kingdom City project worth SR14bn and the world’s tallest tower. The owners have already invested SR8.7bn in the project, while the remaining will be financed by sale of land plots to other investors, as well as from banks. BNP Paribas is acting as the financial advisor to JEC on this transaction. The first phase of the project is spread over an area of 1.4mn square meters, centered around the Kingdom Tower, which is expected to be completed by 2018 and will cost the company SR6bn. (  Al Tayyar signs deal with Jaadcar – Al Tayyar Travel Group has signed an agreement with Jaadcar, a European luxury car rental company. Al Tayyar’s customers can now avail discounted packages from Jaadcar when they book car services and also benefit from Al Tayyar’s end-to-end travel plans during their travel. (  Flydubai plans more flights in Kingdom – Flydubai is planning to further increase its flight frequency to Saudi Arabia. Flydubai’s CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said that the airline would aim for 100 routes and 100 aircraft by 2020. Its operations to the Kingdom began in 2010 and it serves 11 Saudi destinations currently. (  DIA’s passenger traffic to reach 70mn mark soon – Dubai International Airport (DIA) is expecting passenger traffic to reach the 70mn mark in 2014 despite the 80-day runway closure. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, said that Dubai, which aims to increase the aviation sector’s contribution to the GDP to 32% by 2020, will continue to invest in aviation infrastructure to cater to the anticipated growth in air passengers and cargo movements. (  DI International to expand into Africa, Asia – Dubai Investments International (DI International), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments, is targeting investments, joint ventures and strategic partnerships across Africa and Asia, and also eyeing commercial projects in some Middle Eastern countries. The company is in advanced stages of negotiations with prospective business partners in Libya and Erbil in Kurdistan, Iraq to build an industrial, commercial and residential business park similar to Dubai Investments Park and replicating the business model in the respective countries. (DFM)  Emirates to launch fifth daily flight to Singapore – Emirates Airline announced that it will introduce its fifth daily flight between Dubai and Singapore from August 1, 2014. This new service will bring Emirates’ total number of flights between the two cities to 35 per week, with 28 non-stop services and seven flights via Colombo, along with to its daily services from Singapore to Brisbane and Melbourne. In addition, Emirates SkyCargo will operate belly hold cargo space to help transport goods such as ship spare parts, mobile phones and various other electronic goods to and from Singapore. (Bloomberg)  NBAD wins three awards – The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has won three awards at the Banker Middle East Product Awards 2014. The bank received awards for Best Cash
  5. 5. Page 5 of 6 Management, Best Corporate Advisory and Best GCC Equity Fund. (  UNB posts AED512mn profit for 1Q2014 – The Union National Bank (UNB) has reported a net profit of AED512mn for 1Q2014 as compared to AED495mn for 1Q2013, reflecting an increase of 3%. Net interest income stood at AED563mn as compared to AED508mn in 1Q2013. EPS remained at the same level of AED0.16 at the end of March 31, 2014 as compared to March 31, 2013. Bank’s total assets grew by 2% to AED89.6bn at the end of 1Q2014 from AED87.5bn at the end of December 31, 2013. Loans and advances stood at AED61.7bn as at March 31, 2014, up by 6% YoY and by 3% over prior year end. Customer deposits stood at AED66.7bn as at March 31, 2014, lower by 2% YoY and up by 2% compared to prior year end. (ADX)  Abu Dhabi helps RAK Islamic bonds despite S&P threat – Abu Dhabi is helping Ras Al Khaimah's Islamic bonds to beat peers even as Standard & Poor's (S&P) says there is a one-in- three chance it will lower the credit rating of the UAE's fourth- biggest member. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, the Emirate's $500mn sukuk due October 2018 returned 2.9% in 2014, compared with an average 2.8% return for all dollar- denominated sukuk. On May 9, S&P placed the borrower on a negative outlook, citing slow progress in the development of government institutions and a dearth of demographic and economic data. The sovereign is rated A, which is three levels lower than Abu Dhabi. (  Yiaco declares 5% bonus shares – Yiaco Medical Company’s AGM and EGM have approved the distribution of 5% bonus shares to the company’s shareholders. (Bloomberg)  Vale receives world’s largest iron ore carrier at Sohar – Vale's operations in Oman has received its 50th Valemax vessel, the world's largest iron ore carrier, at its deep water jetty in the Port of Sohar, recording a total shipment of 25mn metric tons of iron ore since commencing its operations in Oman in 2011. Valemax is a new concept category ore carrier with a capacity to transport 400,000 metric tons and has alone been responsible for the delivery of 80% of the iron ore shipments to Oman from Brazil. Approximately $3.3mn is invested in unloading the shipment and preparing the vessel for departure. (  DCF appoints GM for support services – Dhofar Cattle Feed Company (DCF) has promoted Ahmed Ali Qatan as the General Manager for support services. (MSM)  Sun Metals awards $400mn Sur Steel Mill Project contract – Sun Metals has selected Posco Engineering & Construction Company as its technology partner to execute its 2.5mn tons per annum (mtpa) capacity project at Sur Industrial Estate in Oman. Additionally, Japan-based Sojitz Corporation will help Sun Metals in the supply of raw material and the offtake of finished products. Total investment in the venture is estimated at $400mn. (Bloomberg)  Ithraa signs MoU with International Trade Centre – Ithraa, Oman's inward investment and export promotion agency, has signed a MoU with the International Trade Centre (ITC) along with five other countries to facilitate the free access of low income countries to an international database of import and export markets. This initiation will help low-income countries as well as exporters by providing them with access to detailed analysis of current trade patterns, indicators, growth markets and forecasts for future commerce. (Bloomberg)  BISB’s 1Q2014 profit surges 128% – Bahrain Islamic Bank (BISB) has recorded a net profit of BHD2.5mn in 1Q2014 as compared to BHD1.1mn in 1Q2013, reflecting an increase of 128%. This is after deduction of the required net provisions amounting to BHD2.7mn. Net operating profit before provisions stood at BHD5.2mn as compared to BHD5.1mn. The bank’s total income stood at BHD10.6mn as compared to BHD9.9mn for 1Q2013. EPS amounted to 2.68 fils as at March 31, 2014 as compared to 1.18 fils a year earlier. Total assets stood at AED885mn as at March 31, 2014 as compared to AED910mn as at December 31, 2013. (Bahrain Bourse)  Invita to expand across GCC – Bahrain-based multi-lingual contact center, Invita is planning to launch its operations in Kuwait by 3Q2014. The company is further planning to expand in Saudi Arabia, Qatar as well as Kurdistan in Iraq. (  Diyar Homes awards contract to Al Hedaya – Diyar Homes has awarded the construction contract for the second phase of its affordable housing project located in Diyar Al Muharraq to Al Hedaya Construction. The contract is for the construction of 196 affordable housing units targeted at Bahraini families. (  Bahrain Bourse appoints CEO – Bahrain Bourse’s (BHB) board of directors has appointed Shaikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al- Khalifa as its CEO on May 11, 2014. Earlier, Shaikh Khalifa was the Deputy CEO and COO of the bourse. Shaikh Khalifa joined BHB in 2010 as the Deputy Director of the Settlement & Central Depositary and IT. (Bahrain Bourse)
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