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Abu Dhabi blue chips regain ground

The ADX General Index rose by 1.10% to reach 3,719.83 points on Thursday. Market bellwethers Etisalat (the biggest UAE telecom firm) and Aldar Properties advanced 0.85% and 2.50%, respectively. As falling prices of gold and oil indicated new market trust into a diplomatic solution of the Syrian crisis, investors cautiously re-entered stock markets in East Asia and the Middle East.