Bank of Sharjah climbed to the highest level in more than a year as the United Arab Emirates’ lender buys back shares.
The stock jumped 4.2 percent to 1.99 dirhams, the highest level since March 2010, at 10:44 a.m. in Abu Dhabi. The benchmark ADX General Index climbed 0.2 percent.
The bank bought back 3.68 million shares yesterday and has regulatory approval to purchase a further 96 million shares, it said in a statement to the Abu Dhabi bourse today. Bank of Sharjah advanced 3.8 percent yesterday.