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Abu Dhabi bourse loses most of its first quarter advance

On the last trading day of the first half-year, the ADXGI fell 0.90% to close at 2,447.62 points, as market leader Etisalat (off 3.26% at Dhs9.34) and real estate giant bellwether Aldar Properties (down 0.90% at Dhs1.12) weighed in the gauge. Trading volumes improved to Wednesday as 25m shares were traded, valued at Dhs43m. In the first six months of 2012, the measure added 1.83%, much less than in the first quarter when the ADXGI was up by 6.22% asthe Eurozone debt crisis escalated in Q2 and falling oil prices prevented the Abu Dhbai market to rise against the sluggish global trend.