At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share rose 0.15%.
The best performers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Co (SE:2380), which rose 9.92% or 1.56 points to trade at 17.28 at the close. Meanwhile, Emaar The Economic City (SE:4220) added 6.81% or 0.76 points to end at 11.92 and Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company (SE:2350) was up 5.78% or 0.90 points to 16.46 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Alkhaleej Training & Education Co (SE:4290), which fell 7.75% or 2.10 points to trade at 25.00 at the close. Middle East Specialized Cables Co (SE:2370) declined 7.16% or 1.58 points to end at 20.50 and AlJazira Mawten REIT (SE:4331) was down 6.72% or 1.66 points to 23.04.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 137 to 58 and 10 ended unchanged.
Shares in Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Co (SE:2380) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 9.92% or 1.56 to 17.28. Shares in Emaar The Economic City (SE:4220) rose to 52-week highs; up 6.81% or 0.76 to 11.92. Shares in Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company (SE:2350) rose to 52-week highs; up 5.78% or 0.90 to 16.46.
Crude oil for April delivery was down 2.22% or 1.45 to $63.94 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 1.83% or 1.26 to hit $67.62 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.17% or 3.00 to trade at $1732.20 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was down 0.19% to 4.4652, while USD/SAR rose 0.00% to 3.7505.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 91.900.