At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share gained 0.81%.
The best performers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Saudi Printing & Packaging Company (SE:4270), which rose 9.94% or 2.14 points to trade at 23.66 at the close. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia Refineries Co. (SE:2030) added 9.92% or 12.40 points to end at 137.40 and AlJazira Mawten REIT (SE:4331) was up 9.91% or 2.08 points to 23.06 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were The Qassim Cement Co (SE:3040), which fell 2.78% or 2.50 points to trade at 87.50 at the close. National Com Bnk (SE:1180) declined 1.86% or 0.80 points to end at 42.20 and National Petrochemical Company (SE:2002) was down 1.31% or 0.45 points to 33.95.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 182 to 17 and 4 ended unchanged.
Shares in Saudi Arabia Refineries Co. (SE:2030) rose to 5-year highs; rising 9.92% or 12.40 to 137.40.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 1.51% or 0.85 to $57.08 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.95% or 0.56 to hit $59.56 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 1.33% or 23.90 to trade at $1815.10 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was up 0.73% to 4.5196, while USD/SAR rose 0.00% to 3.7510.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.64% at 90.968.