At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share declined 0.46%.
The best performers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Kingdom Holding Company (SE:4280), which rose 4.30% or 0.37 points to trade at 8.97 at the close. Meanwhile, Yamamah Saudi Cement Co. (SE:3020) added 3.15% or 0.46 points to end at 15.06 and The Qassim Cement Co (SE:3040) was up 3.13% or 1.20 points to 39.50 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were United Cooperative Assurance Co (SE:8190), which fell 2.95% or 0.38 points to trade at 12.50 at the close. The Saudi Investment Bank (SE:1030) declined 2.21% or 0.46 points to end at 20.32 and Samba Financial Group (SE:1090) was down 2.20% or 0.85 points to 37.85.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 106 to 62 and 23 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.11% or 0.06 to $52.70 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.75% or 0.46 to hit $62.09 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.32% or 4.15 to trade at $1318.35 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was up 0.03% to 4.2492, while USD/SAR rose 0.01% to 3.7502.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 96.417.
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