Dubai’s DFM General Index rose 0.4 percent at the 2 p.m. close in Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s ADX General Index gained 0.3 percent. Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All Share Index advanced 0.5 percent.
The following stocks rose or fell in the Persian Gulf region. Symbols are in parentheses.
Advanced Petrochemicals Co. (APPC AB) increased for a second day, rising 0.6 percent to 33.7 riyals. The Saudi Arabian chemicals producer will pay a 1-riyal dividend for the first half of the year.
Combined Group Contracting Co. (CGC KK) rose for the first time since June 7, climbing 1.1 percent to 1,820 fils. The construction company plans to expand operations in Saudi Arabia and Qatar after Kuwait postponed a $2.6 billion road-building contract the company sought in partnership with Hyundai Engineering & Construction.