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Most of the Gulf markets fell as Reuters reported lower oil prices


© Reuters. A trader walks into the Dubai Stock Exchange in the Emirates in a photo from Reuters archives.

Nov 27 (Reuters) – Most Gulf stock markets fell after a decline on Monday as investors awaited an OPEC+ meeting later this week to reach a deal expected to cut supplies until 2024.

Oil prices, buoying financial markets in the Gulf region, fell midweek after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies postponed a ministerial meeting to Nov. 30 to resolve differences in production targets for African producers.

Brent was down 1.2 percent at 79.69 a barrel by 1230 GMT on Monday.

Qatar’s index fell for a fourth session in a row, down 1.1 percent, its biggest decline in a month, with almost all shares in the index falling.

Industries Qatar shares fell 3.4 percent, their biggest loss since Aug. 8, while Qatar Islamic Bank shares fell 1.6 percent.

Daniel Takieddine, CEO of the Middle East and North Africa region at BD Suisse, said: “Distributors continued to react to energy prices, particularly falling prices after peaking towards the end of last month.”

It fell 0.4 percent, ending two straight sessions of gains, with ADNOC Logistics and Services shares down 1.3 percent and First Abu Dhabi Bank, the emirate’s biggest bank, down 1 percent.

It fell 0.1 percent, hurt by losses in the raw materials, energy and utilities sectors, while shares of Basic Industries Corporation ( SABIC ( TADAWUL: )) and oil major Aramco ( TADAWUL: ) fell 1.6 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively. .

Continuing its gains for the second session, up 0.1 percent, shares of Emaar Properties ( DFM: ) added 0.9 percent and shares of traffic toll company Salik gained 1 percent.

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However, shares of the emirate’s biggest bank Emirates NBD Bank and Emirates Central Cooling Systems fell 2.2 percent and 2.3 percent respectively.

Outside the Gulf region, the leading stock index rose 2.4 percent, with Commercial International Bank ( EGX: ) shares up 8.1 percent and EFG Holding Group shares up 2.2 percent.

(Produced by Muhammad Ali Faraj for Arabian Bulletin – Editing by Suha Jado)

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