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Jordanians and Egyptians most active in Dubai market

139 nationalities from around the world currently invest in the emirate

Jordanian and Egyptian investors top the list of the most active foreign investors in Dubai Financial Market (DFM) during the first nine months of this year, according to official statistics issued by DFM.

The statistics reveal that there are 139 nationalities from around the world investing in the Dubai market.

Jordanian investors came in first place with purchase deals valued at AED9.2 billion and trading volumes amounting to 6.9bn shares since last January to September, while the value of their sales reached AED9.261bn, Al Bayan reports.

Egyptians came in second place with purchase deals valued at AED6.54bn, while the number of shares reached 4.5bn, with sales of AED 6.66bn.

According to the list received by Al Bayan, British investors came in third place with purchase deals valued at AED4.9bn and sales of AED5.34bn, then came Syrian investors with purchase deals of AED4.13bn and sales of AED4.1bn, followed by Palestinian investors with purchase trading amounting to AED3.72bn and sales valued at AED 3.68bn. Americans’ purchases are worth AED3.2bn and sales are valued at AED2.6bn.

As for Gulf investments, Saudi investors topped the GCC countries with purchase deals amounting to AED3.2bn and sales of AED3.9bn, followed by the Bahraini investors with purchase deals of AED2.6bn and about AED2.4bn in sales, while purchases by Kuwaiti investors amounted to AED2bn and sales of AED1.86bn. Qatari and Omani investors came at the bottom of the list.