Qatar’s QE Index rose 0.3 percent to 8,781.45, the highest since April 13, at the 1 p.m. close in Doha. Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All Share Index advanced 1 percent, while Abu Dhabi’s ADX General Index dropped 0.1 percent.
The following shares were active in the Persian Gulf region. Stock symbols are in parentheses.
Mohammad Al-Mojil Group (MMG AB) advanced the most since Nov. 19, gaining 1.5 percent to 20.35 riyals. The Saudi Arabian construction company said it won a contract valued at 315 million riyals ($84 million) from Saudi Arabian Oil Co.
Yamamah Saudi Cement Co. (YACCO AB) surged the most since April 2009, rising 6.8 percent to 66.5 riyals. Saudi Arabia’s third-biggest cement company said the board will propose a 50 percent capital increase through a bonus share issue.