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MENAFN - Times of Oman - 29/08/2007

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(MENAFN - Times of Oman) MUSCAT — The MSM-30 index closed down 0.19 per cent or 12.6 points at 6,606, in a choppy market yesterday. Banks and Investment index continued its decline to close at 9,044, down 0.49 per cent or 44.5 points. Services and Insurance sector firmed up by 0.22 per cent or 5.6 points to close at 2,562.

The Industrial sector lost 0.30 per cent or 12.6 points to close at 6,229 against the previous day's close. The bourse traded 57 securities of which 14 of them closed higher from the previous day's close and 19 securities closed lower.

Despite the choppy market, the total trading value was up by 20.3 per cent to RO4.6 million against the previous day's RO3.8 million.

National Mineral Water continued the momentum to be the top gainer for the second consecutive day, which was up by 9.16 per cent to close at RO0.143. Oman Fisheries witnessed a jump in the share price by 4.15 per cent to RO0.804.

The top two losers were from the Banking and Investment sector, Dhofar Insurance and Al Batinah Development & Investment Holding.

Volume leaders were Taageer Finance and Oman Investment and Finance Company that maintained their position for the second consecutive day. Oman Investment & Finance Company was the value leader with RO798,672 followed by Taageer Finance with RO602,328 at the close of the trading session. NAVs as on August 27, 2007: Oryx Fund: RO1.687, Muscat Fund: RO1.526, BankMuscat MSCI Kuwait Fund: 1.3473.






 






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