Key Gulf stock markets end lower on Wednesday

Most of the stock markets in the Gulf ended lower on Wednesday driven by losses in financial and energy shares. Energy stocks reeled from a fall in oil prices, which sent crude futures below $40 a barrel for the first time since June.

Brent crude inched lower by more than 5 percent on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia reduced its October selling prices.

The table below demonstrates the performance of major Gulf stock markets:

Saudi Arabia’s benchmark index (Tadawul) dropped 0.1% 8,080 points
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange’s (ADX) index inched lower 0.2% to 4,509 points
Dubai Financial Market’s (DFM) main share index  fell 0.6% to 2,274 points
Qatar Stock Exchange’s (QE) Index lost 0.5% 9,713 points
Bahrain All Share Index (BSEX) slipped 0.6% to 1,395 points
Oman – Muscat Securities MSM 30 Index declined 0.4% 3,687 points
Kuwait Stock Exchange Index went down 0.1% to 5,813 points
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