At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share gained 0.83%.
The best performers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were National Gypsum Company (SE:2090), which rose 9.95% or 1.32 points to trade at 14.58 at the close. Meanwhile, Al-Ahlia Insurance Company (SE:8140) added 9.94% or 0.81 points to end at 8.96 and National Agriculture Development Co (SE:6010) was up 9.30% or 2.40 points to 28.20 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Bupa Arabia for Coop. Insurance (SE:8210), which fell 2.09% or 2.40 points to trade at 112.60 at the close. Riyad REIT (SE:4330) declined 1.78% or 0.14 points to end at 7.74 and Mulkia Gulf Real Estate REIT (SE:4336) was down 1.27% or 0.10 points to 7.78.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 151 to 39 and 9 ended unchanged.
Shares in National Agriculture Development Co (SE:6010) rose to 52-week highs; up 9.30% or 2.40 to 28.20. Shares in Mulkia Gulf Real Estate REIT (SE:4336) fell to 52-week lows; losing 1.27% or 0.10 to 7.78.
Crude oil for July delivery was up 4.12% or 1.54 to $38.95 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 4.95% or 1.98 to hit $41.97 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 2.26% or 39.05 to trade at $1688.35 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was down 0.37% to 4.2400, while USD/SAR rose 0.03% to 3.7550.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 96.938.