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Regional Investors in ‘risk-off’ mode

Weekly Equity Comment - 20 September 2016

"As we approach the September FOMC meeting the probability of a September US rate hike appears to be slim, however, more importantly it is likely that a clear signal will be given regarding a potential rate hike in December. Despite subdued economic data the US dollar strengthened last week,  retail sales shrank by 0.3% in August and industrial production fell by 0.4%, along with weak PMI data indicating softer economic momentum. "(…)

Saleem Khokhar, NBAD's Head of Fund Management

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It’s not all just about the US

Weekly Investment View - 18 September 2016

The report looks at the reasons for the S&P500 breaking out of its range to the downside, and also covers the following: recent US economic data, the background to this week’s Fed rate decision, oil market fundamentals, the Chinese economy and internationalization of the yuan, a preference for eurozone equities over the US, and not overstating headwinds to emerging markets.

Claude-Henri Chavanon, NBAD’s Head of Global Asset Management

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How will NASDAQ Dubai Futures Exchange work?

Dubai Eye - 11 August 2016

“As a new tool in the market, the NASDAQ Dubai Futures Exchange has a huge potential for growth, and present an advantage because the size of futures contracts is 100 shares, which means that you can trade not only via NASDAQ Dubai but via the DFM screens as well. . In other words, individual investors will now be able to trade and participate without having to pay the full amount of the shares, but only a 10-30% margin, depending on what is set by the broker.” (…)

Mohammed Ali Yasin, Head of NBAD Securities speaks to Dubai Eye about what to expect once the Futures Exchange is active.

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