At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share gained 0.82%.
The best performers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were National Metal Manufacturing Co. (SE:2220), which rose 9.93% or 2.39 points to trade at 26.45 at the close. Meanwhile, Sadr Logistics Co (SE:1832) added 8.66% or 35.00 points to end at 439.00 and Banque Saudi Fransi (SE:1050) was up 8.08% or 3.25 points to 43.45 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Amana Cooperative Insurance Co (SE:8310), which fell 3.92% or 1.45 points to trade at 35.50 at the close. Tihama Advertising&Public Relations (SE:4070) declined 3.82% or 1.50 points to end at 37.80 and Al Baha Investment and Development Company SJSC (SE:4130) was down 3.45% or 1.10 points to 30.80.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 126 to 81 and 11 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for January delivery was up 3.22% or 2.13 to $68.31 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 3.24% or 2.24 to hit $71.47 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.81% or 14.40 to trade at $1790.90 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was up 0.00% to 4.2529, while USD/SAR rose 0.01% to 3.7520.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 95.840.