An Analysis of The Arab Stock Market Performance During (1994- 2003)(In Arabic)
This paper analyzes the performance of the Arab stock market during the period (1994-2003).Data of the Arab monetary fund (AMF) indicates that Arab stock market performance become stronger during the period under review. The AMF indicator jumped by 40.9% reaching 141.9 point in 2003,the highest level since 1994.The market capitalization increased rapidly from $72.5 billion in 1994 to $361.8 billion in 2003,by 20% annual growth rate in average. Moreover, the value of trading increased to $59.7 billion in 2003 compared with $10.5 billion in 1994.While the rate of turn over declined to 16.5% in 2003 compared with 43.9% in 1997.On the other hand, the total companies listed in the Arab stock exchange increased in 2003 by 103 companies compared with the total companies listed in 1994,reaching 1723 companies. Finally, the paper tries to recommend a number of policies to activate the Arab stock market and increase the cooperation between them.
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