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At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share added 0.89%.
The best performers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Arab National Bank (TADAWUL:1080), which rose 8.60% or 1.98 points to trade at 25.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Al Sorayai Trading&Industrial Group (TADAWUL:1213) added 7.76% or 3.15 points to end at 43.75 and Riyad Bank (TADAWUL:1010) was up 5.37% or 1.40 points to 27.45 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Retal Urban Development Company SJSC (TADAWUL:4322), which fell 4.38% or 5.60 points to trade at 122.40 at the close. AL JOUF CEMENT COMPANY (TADAWUL:3091) declined 4.03% or 0.56 points to end at 13.34 and Astra Industrial Group (TADAWUL:1212) was down 3.87% or 2.30 points to 57.10.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 160 to 89 and 16 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.51% or 0.39 to $76.66 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.28% or 0.23 to hit $83.22 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.42% or 7.65 to trade at $1,844.35 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was up 0.92% to 4.01, while USD/SAR unchanged 0.01% to 3.75.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.49% at 104.32.