Dubai’s DFM General Index rallied 2.7 percent to 1,698.22, the highest since December 2010. Abu Dhabi’s ADX General Index gained 0.7 percent and Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All Share Index advanced 0.3 percent.
The following shares were active in the Persian Gulf region. Stock symbols are in parentheses.
Almarai Co. (ALMARAI AB) advanced the most in more than a month, rising as much as 1.7 percent to 103.75 riyals before closing at 102.25 riyals. Saudi Arabia’s largest food producer by market value said it’s looking into “slightly” increasing its stake in a joint venture with PepsiCo Inc.
Renaissance Services SAOG (RNSS OM) rallied to the highest since Oct. 3, gaining 4.3 percent to 0.632 rial. The provider of services to the oil and gas industry said its board recommended issuing zero-coupon convertible bonds valued at 40 million rials ($104 million).