Saudi exchange rate
On its first trading session in June, the Saudi Arabian Tadawul All-Share Index was hit by a broad sell off Saturday, after the price of oil fell to a nine month low and stocks at Western exchanges were slammed the day before.
The Saudi benchmark index TASI closed 4.22 percent lower, closing at a four-month bottom at 6, 681.18. A whopping 150 out 151 traded shares declined, while insurance firm Allianz Saudi Fransi Cooperative was the only stock that gained, closing 0.26 percent higher at 95.25 Saudi riyal (24.76 U.S. dollars).
On Friday, disappointing employment figures in the United States pulled the price for the “black gold” down to 83 dollars (U. S. crude), the lowest level since mid-September 2011. During the last four weeks, oil prices fell by 21 percent. Stock indexes in New York, Frankfurt and London posted Friday their worst trading days in 2012 so far.
In the United States, the May employment report for the non- farming sector showed that the world’s largest economy created only 65, 000 new jobs, but economists were expecting some 150, 000.
The Saudi equity bourse is the only Gulf Arab market whose trading week starts on a Saturday. All other exchanges will start trading on Sunday. With the Saudi market, a regional bellwether market place, beginning June’s trading deeply in the red, the signs for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Manama, Kuwait and Muscat are everything but positive.
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