Saudi Arabia shares higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.72%

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Saudi Arabia shares higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.72%
Credit: © Reuters. – Saudi Arabia equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Media & Publishing , Agriculture & Food and Energy & Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share added 0.72%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SE: 4210 ), which rose 8.13% or 5.20 points to trade at 69.20 at the close. Tihama Advertising&Public Relations (SE: 4070 ) added 3.54% or 1.60 points to end at 46.80 and The Saudi British Bank (SE: 1060 ) was up 3.30% or 0.85 points to 26.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fawaz Abdulaziz AlHokair Company (SE: 4240 ), which lost 4.71% or 2.25 points to trade at 45.55 in late trade. Ash-Sharqiyah Development Company (SE: 6060 ) declined 4.25% or 2.20 points to end at 49.60 and Taleem REIT Fund (SE: 4333 ) shed 4.11% or 0.64 points to 14.94.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 99 to 69 and 13 ended unchanged on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.49% or 0.23 to $46.55 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.38% or 0.19 to hit $50.08 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.62% or 7.96 to trade at $1290.86 a troy ounce.

EUR/SAR was down 0.56% to 4.3882, while USD/SAR rose 0.01% to 3.7498.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 93.79.

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