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Banks, real estates lift Abu Dhabi bourse

The ADX General Index added 0.45% to reach 2,678.04 points. Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank was the top bank in relation to trading volumes and gained 2.71%, closing at Dhs3.09. Real estate bellwether Aldar Properties added 0.73%, finishing at Dhs1.36. Earlier in the day Aldar announced the appointment of Camper & Nicholsons Marinas (CNM), a world leader in luxury marina management, to operate Yas Marina on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Yas Marina is home of the Formula-1 Etihad Airways Grand Prix and of the Ferrari World Theme Park. Around 61m stocks valued at Dhs157.8m were traded.