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GCC Share Markets at a glance

May 2016

By WM Intelligence

May 4, 2016 | 12:00 | Dubai

Here are the 4 charts which aim to ease your understanding of the GCC share markets. The charts reflect the markets in terms of overall capitalization, largest listed company in each region, valuation and dividend yield.

  • The Saudi Arabian Market is the largest in the region at ~ USD 414 bn, nearly equaling the size of the rest of the markets taken together.

Exhibit 1 - Source WM Intelligence


  • Saudi Basic Industries Corp., KSA followed by Emirates Telecom Corp., Abu Dhabi are the largest listed companies in the GCC region.

Exhibit 2 - Source WM Intelligence


  • The KSE Price Index, Kuwait commands the highest P/E ratio in the region. This compares to 19.1 for the S&P 500 and 19.8 for the BSE Sensex.

Exhibit 3 - Source Global Research


  • The region boasts of amongst the highest dividend yields globally at an average of 4.5% for the indices covered.  The S&P 500 yields 2.2% and 1.6% for the BSE Sensex.

Exhibit 4 - Source Global Research

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