At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share gained 0.35%.
The best performers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Arabian Shield Coop Insurance Co (SE:8070), which rose 5.60% or 1.30 points to trade at 24.52 at the close. Meanwhile, Al Moammar Information Systems Co CJSC (SE:7200) added 4.91% or 7.60 points to end at 162.40 and Al Omran Industrial & Trading Co (SE:4141) was up 4.03% or 4.80 points to 123.80 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were ALAHLI TAKAFUL COMPANY (SE:8130), which fell 5.96% or 2.35 points to trade at 37.05 at the close. Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff .Co (SE:2270) declined 3.88% or 7.00 points to end at 173.20 and Amana Cooperative Insurance Co (SE:8310) was down 2.42% or 1.50 points to 60.50.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 121 to 79 and 5 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.15% or 0.11 to $73.99 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.12% or 0.09 to hit $75.25 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.21% or 3.75 to trade at $1809.65 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was down 0.36% to 4.4321, while USD/SAR fell 0.00% to 3.7506.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.33% at 92.565.