At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share rose 0.46% to hit a new 5-year high.
The best performers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Saudi Tadawul Group Holding Co (SE:1111), which rose 5.82% or 8.80 points to trade at 160.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Arabian Internet and Communications Services Co CSJC (SE:7202) added 5.34% or 10.80 points to end at 213.00 and Tanmiah Food Company SCJSC (SE:2281) was up 5.17% or 4.60 points to 93.50 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Mouwasat Medical Services Company (SE:4002), which fell 2.62% or 5.00 points to trade at 186.20 at the close. AlAhli Fund of REITs (SE:4338) declined 1.98% or 0.24 points to end at 11.90 and Saudi Arabian Mining Company (SE:1211) was down 1.62% or 1.50 points to 91.00.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 127 to 78 and 17 ended unchanged.
Shares in Saudi Tadawul Group Holding Co (SE:1111) rose to all time highs; rising 5.82% or 8.80 to 160.00.
Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.08% or 0.07 to $83.23 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.24% or 0.21 to hit $85.85 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.20% or 3.65 to trade at $1820.15 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was down 0.10% to 4.2786, while USD/SAR fell 0.01% to 3.7521.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 95.240.