Dubai’s DFM General Index advanced 0.8 percent, the most since July 13, bringing its gain for July to less than 0.1 percent. Abu Dhabi’s ADX General Index lost 0.3 percent today.
The following stocks rose or fell in the Persian Gulf region. Symbols are in parentheses.
Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC (DIB UH) advanced the most in more than three months, rising 3 percent to 2.06 dirhams. The United Arab Emirates’ biggest lender complying with Shariah rules reported a 10 percent increase in second-quarter net income to 331 million dirhams ($90 million).
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD) gained the most since July 3, rising 1.4 percent to 140.1 riyals. The Middle East’s second-biggest petrochemicals company posted a 45 percent gain in second-quarter profit to 2.06 billion riyals ($570 million).
Union National Bank PJSC (UNB UH) increased the most in almost two months, jumping 4.2 percent to 3.51 dirhams. The company, in which the governments of both Abu Dhabi and Dubai hold stakes, said second-quarter profit rose to 415.3 million dirhams from 337.4 million dirhams a year earlier. The median estimate of four analysts was for a profit of 396 million dirhams, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.