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Abu Dhabi exchange sheds a quarter percent

The ADX General Index closed off 0.26% at 2,704.19 points. While like in Dubai real estate and construction shares gained, financial stocks performed overall weakly, weighing on the market. Heavyweight Etisalat (down 0.90% at Dhs11) also dragged the index lower. Arkan Building Materials advanced the most, reaching Dhs1.23 (up 4.07%). Eleven stocks gained, nine lost and eight closed unchanged.