Real estate related economic and financial news covering the MENA region.
Abu Dhabi blue chips lead market rebound
May 21, 2012
The ADX General Index ended Monday at 2,468.49, 0.21% higher compared to yesterday's close. Sorouh Real Estate (up 5.10%) and Aldar Properties (gaining 4.90%) were among the most liquid shares. Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. or Taqa extended its decline, falling by 0.85%. National Bank of Umm al-Qaiwain gained the most (up 9.94%). After the closing at 2.14pm Dubai-time, Kuwait's Global Investment House announced that the Court of Appeal of the Emirate of Dubai passed its verdict (judgment) in the case reverted to the Court of Appeal by the Dubai Court of Cassation, in connection with the appeal submitted by the National Bank of Umm Al Qaiwain in relation to the Court of Appeal's ruling in favor of Global for the recovery of $250m plus accrued interest and fees. The statement said: "The Honorable court ordered NBQ to repay to Global Investment House $250m towards the refund of a deposit placed by the Company with the Dubai branch of this Bank in August 2008 plus interest at the rate of 9% with effect from 3 December 2008 till the date of repayment plus expenses. Till the date of this verdict, the due and unpaid interest amounts to approximately $79m."