UPDATE 4: Both indexes fall for fourth session in five.
Markets in Dubai and Abu Dhabi both fell for the fourth session in five, tracking weak sentiment across global stock markets.
Abu Dhabi's main index posted a 1.2 percent decline to 3,120 points, despite minor gains in some bank stocks, including
First Gulf Bank
, which reported a 9.4 percent rise in Q3 profit on Wednesday.
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
was a major drag, falling 3.2 percent.
Dubai's benchmark fell 0.6 percent to 2,244 points after a late rally helped it recover from an intraday low of 2,206.
was the only stock to rise on Dubai's index, edging 0.2 percent higher.
Qatar's index ended lower amid a regional sell-off, slipping to its lowest close since September 16.
The main index fell 1.2 percent to 7,285 points.
Banks were among the worst performers, like elsewhere in the region.
shed 1 percent.
climbed 1.7 percent after reporting a rise in nine-month profit.
Kuwait's benchmark retreated 0.6 percent to 7,608 points, its lowest level since July 21.
Bahrain's measure fell 0.5 percent to 1,558 points.
Banks in Oman, led by
, ended lower, weighing on the main index.
Oman's benchmark gave up early gains and edged 0.3 percent lower to 6,609 points.
fell 3 percent, while
dropped 1.1 and 1.8 percent respectively. (Reuters)