At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share gained 1.22% to hit a new 1-month high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Saudi Printing & Packaging Company (SE: 4270 ), which rose 9.95% or 1.82 points to trade at 20.12 at the close. Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SE: 4210 ) added 9.95% or 5.52 points to end at 61.00 and Makkah Construction&Development Co (SE: 4100 ) was up 9.92% or 7.98 points to 88.40 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Mouwasat Medical Services Company (SE: 4002 ), which lost 1.02% or 1.67 points to trade at 162.00 in late trade. Arabia Insurance Cooperative Co (SE: 8160 ) declined 0.78% or 0.14 points to end at 17.76 and Savola Group (SE: 2050 ) shed 0.75% or 0.31 points to 41.20.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 173 to 9 and 1 ended unchanged on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 1.57% or 0.90 to $58.30 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 1.58% or 0.99 to hit $63.62 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.51% or 6.50 to trade at $1279.70 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was down 0.10% to 4.4595, while USD/SAR fell 0.03% to 3.7491.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 92.81.
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