Saudi Arabia shares higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.44%

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Saudi Arabia shares higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.44%
Credit: © Reuters. – Saudi Arabia equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Media & Publishing , Retail and Transport sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share gained 0.44%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Malath Cooperative Insurance Co (SE: 8020 ), which rose 6.47% or 1.44 points to trade at 23.68 at the close. Tihama Advertising&Public Relations (SE: 4070 ) added 5.82% or 2.05 points to end at 37.25 and Saudi Transport & Investment Co (SE: 4110 ) was up 5.70% or 3.20 points to 59.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Alujain Corporation (SE: 2170 ), which lost 2.11% or 0.50 points to trade at 23.20 in late trade. AL JOUF CEMENT COMPANY (SE: 3091 ) declined 1.83% or 0.14 points to end at 7.53 and Emaar The Economic City (SE: 4220 ) shed 1.28% or 0.20 points to 15.40.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 110 to 53 and 16 ended unchanged on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.61% or 0.29 to $47.61 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.68% or 0.34 to hit $50.04 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.04% or 0.54 to trade at $1241.46 a troy ounce.

EUR/SAR was up 0.30% to 4.3312, while USD/SAR rose 0.03% to 3.7506.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 94.56.

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