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Abu Dhabi blue chips get hammered the second day straight

The ADX General Index fell 2.22% to a six-week low at 3,737.24 points on Wednesday as regional war fears due to the U. S. sabre rattling in Syria continued to dominate the tape. The UAE capital's heavyweights Etisalat (down 1.29%), National Bank of Abu Dhabi (1.13% lower) and Aldar Properties (off 4.33%) were among the most liquid shares. Dana Gas dived to a two-month low, closing down 3.45%. Like at the Dubai Financial Market, three shares gained in Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Ship Building (up 11.21%), Arkan Building Materials (10.29% higher) and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (gaining 6.85%). Trading volumes surged to a multi-month high as 328m stock were traded, valued at Dhs621.3m.