Frontier markets outperform Greater China by 8% for the year so far
Source: Russell Investments , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Thu November 25, 2010 4:06 pm
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INTERNATIONAL. Frontier markets (ME frontier markets included in this study: Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia) gained a return of 21.6% year-to-date (till 22nd Nov), outperforming the Greater China region (13.6%) by 8%.

Frontier markets outperformed Greater China throughout the year, except for third quarter where Greater China gained 17.1% as against 10.7% of Frontier markets.

Frontier markets showed positive returns through the year, except for the second quarter (-4.2%).

Greater China, on the other hand, had negative returns in first (-0.8%) and second quarter (-6.8%), but has shown good recovery in the third (17.1%) and fourth quarter (4.9%) so far. 

 
 

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MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

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UAE. July data suggested that the UAE's non-oil private sector regained some of the growth momentum that was lost at the end of the second quarter; Output and new orders both rose at sharper rates, contributing to a robust overall improvement in business conditions.
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EGYPT. Latest data painted a bleak picture; Business conditions worsened amid declines in output, new orders and employment, although the respective rates of contraction were only slight.
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SAUDI ARABIA. Stronger growth of the sector as a whole was mainly driven by sharper expansions in both output and new orders, while purchasing activity also rose more quickly; However, data for employment bucked the general trend, as the rate of hiring eased to a 14-month low.
SAUDI ARABIA. Office and residential sectors are positioned for further rental growth during remainder of 2015; Hotel and retail sectors appear closer to the peak; Residential market remains mixed, with apartments seeing continued rental growth while villa rents have declined.
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