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Abu Dhabi bourse outperforms on year-to-date basis

Driven by advances in the banking, energy and real estate sector, the ADX General Index added 0.65% and finished at 2,761.48 points. Gulf Cement Co. gained the most (up 9.37% at Dhs1.40) while Aldar (1.45% higher at Dhs1.39) was the most liquid share. Fourteen stocks gained, six ended lower at ten closed flat, among them Dana Gas and RAK Properties. The ADX is currently the only Arab bourse which added value (up 1.53%) in relation to its year-to-date performance.