Saudi Arabia shares higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.09%

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Saudi Arabia shares higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.09%
Credit: © Reuters. – Saudi Arabia equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Media & Publishing , Hotels & Tourism and Financial Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share rose 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SE: 4210 ), which rose 9.94% or 4.40 points to trade at 48.65 at the close. Saudi Printing & Packaging Company (SE: 4270 ) added 7.38% or 1.18 points to end at 17.18 and Trade Union Cooperative Insurance (SE: 8170 ) was up 6.71% or 1.16 points to 18.46 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Alujain Corporation (SE: 2170 ), which lost 4.69% or 1.20 points to trade at 24.40 in late trade. Southern Province Cement Co. (SE: 3050 ) declined 2.34% or 1.20 points to end at 50.00 and Saudi Steel Pipe Company (SE: 1320 ) shed 2.30% or 0.40 points to 17.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 86 to 82 and 11 ended unchanged on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.40% or 0.18 to $45.67 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.23% or 0.11 to hit $47.85 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.06% or 0.71 to trade at $1219.81 a troy ounce.

EUR/SAR was up 0.02% to 4.2812, while USD/SAR rose 0.01% to 3.7505.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 95.50.

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