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Although trading volumes remained poor, the MSM30 Index gained 0.19 per cent to close at 5,056.57 points. The MSM Sharia Index ended at 737.23 points, up 0.13 per cent. Al Anwar Holding was the most active in terms of volume as well as turnover. Oman Education & Training, up 4.83 per cent, was the top gainer while United Finance was the top loser, down 4.17 per cent.
A total number of 368 trades were executed on Sunday, generating turnover of OMR932,000 with 6.26 million shares changing hands. Out of 30 traded securities, 10 advanced, 5 declined and 15 remained unchanged. GCC and Arab Investors switched to net buyers for OMR94,000 followed by Foreign Investors for OMR10,000 while Omani Investors were net sellers for OMR104,000 worth of shares.
Financial Index gained 0.26 per cent to finish at 7,514.35 points. Al Anwar Holding, Al Izz Bank and Bank Dhofar gained 2.55 per cent, 1.41 per cent and 0.94 per cent respectively. United Finance decreased 4.17 per cent to close at OMR0.115.
Industrial Index closed at 6,811.88 points, down 0.17 per cent. National Aluminium, Galfar Engineering and Raysut Cement gained 4.58 per cent, 1.32 per cent and 0.47 per cent respectively. Al Jazeera Steel, Oman Fisheries and Al Anwar Ceramics declined 4.00 per cent, 0.85 per cent and 0.81 per cent respectively.
Services Index ended at 2,454.76 points, a gain of 0.10 per cent. Oman Education & Training, Al Jazeera Services, Ooredoo and Omantel increased 4.83 per cent, 0.70 per cent, 0.46 per cent and 0.41 per cent respectively. OIFC, down 0.61 per cent, was the sole sector loser.
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