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Gulf may pull back after retreats in oil, global stocks

Gulf may pull back after retreats in oil, global stocks

Brent crude loses 2.7% at the weekend for largest drop in a month

Kuwaiti Kharafi-linked stocks tumble on $2bn Americana sale collapse

Americana's shares were suspended ahead of the market open and have yet to resume trading, but other Kharafi-linked stocks plunged

Gulf markets may have weak bias

Oil prices continued to edge down overnight and Asian bourses fell near 10-week lows

Saudi to loosen foreign ownership restrictions for stocks

Each investor under Saudi Arabia's Qualified Foreign Institutions scheme will be allowed to own a stake of just under 10 percent of a single company

Top Gainers

COMPANY PRICE CHANGE % CHANGE
INT FISH FARMING AED 1.61 0.07 4.55 %
BANK OF SHARJAH AED 1.25 0.05 4.17 %
RAK CEMENT CO AED 0.82 0.02 2.50 %
DANA GAS AED 0.56 0.01 1.82 %
ESHRAQ PROP AED 0.79 0.01 1.28 %
UNION NATL BK AED 4.10 0.03 0.74 %
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Top Losers

COMPANY   PRICE CHANGE % CHANGE
ARKAN BLD MT CO AED 0.84 -0.09 -9.68 %
AD NATL ENERGY AED 0.53 -0.02 -3.64 %
AD SHIPBLDG CO. AED 2.62 -0.08 -2.96 %
SUDATEL AED 0.49 -0.01 -2.00 %
RAK PROPERTIES AED 0.59 -0.01 -1.67 %
AD ISLAMIC BK AED 3.77 -0.06 -1.57 %
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