At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share rose 0.68% to hit a new 5-year high.
The best performers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Alinma Tokio Marine Co (SE:8312), which rose 9.14% or 3.30 points to trade at 39.40 at the close. Meanwhile, Fitaihi Holding Group (SE:4180) added 8.86% or 2.85 points to end at 35.00 and Northern Region Cement Co (SE:3004) was up 8.54% or 1.12 points to 14.24 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Al Moammar Information Systems Co CJSC (SE:7200), which fell 3.45% or 5.20 points to trade at 145.40 at the close. Mouwasat Medical Services Company (SE:4002) declined 2.35% or 3.80 points to end at 157.60 and Saudi Industrial Export Co (SE:4140) was down 2.34% or 3.00 points to 125.20.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 111 to 86 and 7 ended unchanged.
Shares in Alinma Tokio Marine Co (SE:8312) rose to 5-year highs; up 9.14% or 3.30 to 39.40. Shares in Fitaihi Holding Group (SE:4180) rose to 5-year highs; rising 8.86% or 2.85 to 35.00. Shares in Northern Region Cement Co (SE:3004) rose to 5-year highs; up 8.54% or 1.12 to 14.24.
Crude oil for May delivery was up 3.62% or 2.14 to $61.30 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.05% or 0.03 to hit $64.67 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.87% or 14.85 to trade at $1730.45 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was down 0.12% to 4.4105, while USD/SAR rose 0.01% to 3.7504.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 93.040.