At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share rose 1.82%.
The best performers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Thimar Development Holding Co (TADAWUL:4160), which rose 9.95% or 3.65 points to trade at 40.35 at the close. Meanwhile, Jabal Omar Development Company (TADAWUL:4250) added 6.71% or 1.28 points to end at 20.36 and Gulf Insurance Group (TADAWUL:8250) was up 5.90% or 1.60 points to 28.70 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Arabian Drilling Co (TADAWUL:2381), which fell 4.49% or 6.40 points to trade at 136.00 at the close. The Company for Coop. Insurance (TADAWUL:8010) declined 3.34% or 3.30 points to end at 95.40 and Saudi Industrial Services Co. (TADAWUL:2190) was down 2.91% or 0.80 points to 26.70.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 172 to 81 and 14 ended unchanged.
Shares in Thimar Development Holding Co (TADAWUL:4160) rose to 5-year highs; rising 9.95% or 3.65 to 40.35.
Crude oil for May delivery was down 2.94% or 2.01 to $66.93 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 2.99% or 2.23 to hit $72.47 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 3.68% or 70.70 to trade at $1,993.70 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was up 0.59% to 4.01, while USD/SAR unchanged 0.01% to 3.76.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.55% at 103.52.