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Senaat revenues rise 3.5% to AED16.3 billion in 2018

ABU DHABI / WAM Senaat on Sunday announced that it has achieved steady revenue growth in 2018 to reach AED16.3 billion, a 3.5% increase over the previous year (2017 revenue: AED15.7 billion). More notably, EBITDA increased to more than AED2.5 billion in 2018, a 20% increase compared to 2017, reflecting ...

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Abu Dhabi Financial Group, Shuaa in talks for merger

Bloomberg Dubai’s Shuaa Capital PSC started talks for a potential combination with an Abu Dhabi entity, joining a stream of mergers in the Gulf’s financial industry. The shares surged. The investment banking firm formed a working group “to review the commercial potential along with any legal and structural aspects of ...

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UAE consolidated government revenues reach AED455.5bn

ABU DHABI / WAM The UAE consolidated government revenues increased to AED455.5 billion by the end of 2018, with expenses picking up to AED388.147 billion by the end of the year, creating a surplus of around AED67.5 billion, according to the Ministry of Finance statistics. The consolidated government revenues increased ...

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Stock bulls getting antsy as Fed’s magic touch no longer enough

Bloomberg Investors are starting to doubt that Jerome Powell’s magic dust can keep working miracles in equities. The US Federal Reserve’s remarkably dovish stance got a polite but restrained nod from markets after trade tensions and profit woes returned to center stage. The S&P 500 Index fell 0.8 percent over ...

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Bad year for S Korean won might get worse

Bloomberg South Korea’s won has been the worst-performing Asian currency this year. Data this week may add to its woes. Industrial production and consumer confidence numbers will be in focus as traders seek to gauge whether the recent weakness in exports and inflation is spreading. Signs of slower growth may ...

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US stocks recover as Fed signals no 2019 rate hikes

Bloomberg US equities erased earlier losses after the Federal Reserve signalled that it won’t raise rates this year, saying economic growth has slowed. Ten-year Treasury yields narrowed and the dollar fell. As was widely expected, the central bank didn’t announce an interest-rate increase on Wednesday and took any hike off ...

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Mixed day for India equities as indexes halt rally

Bloomberg Indian equities closed mixed with traders cautious ahead of a public holiday and a US interest rate decision. Key stock indexes had gained in the previous seven days to more than six-month highs. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex swung at least twelve times between losses and gains before ending ...

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US stocks rise before Fed decisions; Treasuries slip

Bloomberg US equities climbed as investors awaited this week’s central bank decisions, including word from a recently more-dovish Federal Reserve. The euro strengthened while Treasuries slipped. The S&P 500 Index continued rising on Tuesday after climbing to a five-month high the day before. Consumer-discretionary, materials and semiconductor stocks led the ...

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