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Abu Dhabi energy stocks end flat, real estate firms lose

Gains in the banking sector kept the ADX in Abu Dhabi advancing, as the ADX General Index added 0.23% to reach 2,696.36 points. National Bank of Umm al-Qaiwain rebounded by 8.11%, closing at Dhs2.00. Energy bellwethers Taqa and Dana Gas both ended flat at DHs1.26 and Dhs0.64, respectively. The emirate's largest real estate firms Aldar Properties (down 2.21% at Dhs1.32) and Sorouh Real Estate (1.48% lower at Dhs1.31) weighed on the market. Trading remained thin as 44.92m shares were traded, valued at Dhs86.91m changed hands.