Abu Dhabi Stocks Surge Most Since 2014 on Mideast Mega Bank Deal

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  • National Bank of Abu Dhabi, First Gulf Bank rally on merger
  • Emirate’s benchmark index advances most since December 2014

Abu Dhabi stocks climbed the most in 18 months as two of the emirate’s biggest banks said they’re in talks to merge in a deal that would form one of the Middle East’s largest lenders by assets.

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