At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share rose 0.79%.
The best performers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Umm Al-Qura (SE:3005), which rose 9.96% or 1.60 points to trade at 17.66 at the close. Meanwhile, Saudi Fisheries Co. (SE:6050) added 9.76% or 3.20 points to end at 36.00 and The Qassim Cement Co (SE:3040) was up 7.01% or 3.45 points to 52.70 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Amana Cooperative Insurance Co (SE:8310), which fell 6.33% or 0.68 points to trade at 10.06 at the close. Wataniya Insurance Company (SE:8300) declined 5.74% or 1.22 points to end at 20.02 and Al Hokair Group (SE:1820) was down 3.92% or 0.40 points to 9.80.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 96 to 88 and 15 ended unchanged.
Shares in Al Hokair Group (SE:1820) fell to all time lows; down 3.92% or 0.40 to 9.80.
Crude oil for May delivery was down 3.36% or 0.76 to $21.84 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $27.95 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $1654.10 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was up 1.07% to 4.1853, while USD/SAR rose 0.03% to 3.7560.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 1.04% at 98.422.