At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share fell 2.67%.
The best performers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Bupa Arabia for Coop. Insurance (SE:8210), which rose 3.13% or 3.10 points to trade at 102.00 at the close. Meanwhile, National Agriculture Development Co (SE:6010) added 2.37% or 0.65 points to end at 28.10 and Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Co (SE:2380) was up 1.69% or 0.22 points to 13.26 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were The Saudi British Bank (SE:1060), which fell 7.62% or 1.74 points to trade at 21.10 at the close. National Medical Care Company (SE:4005) declined 7.40% or 2.85 points to end at 35.65 and Saudi Arabia Fertilizers Co. (SE:2020) was down 6.65% or 4.50 points to 63.20.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 172 to 21 and 7 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.40% or 0.08 to $19.95 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.22% or 0.06 to hit $27.75 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.96% or 16.70 to trade at $1756.90 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was down 0.27% to 4.0883, while USD/SAR fell 0.01% to 3.7580.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 99.785.