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Big banks gain at Kuwait market

The KSE Market Index closed unchanged at 6,915.50, despite advances in the banking sector. National Bank of Kuwait (1.38% higher at KD1.460) and Islamic banks Kuwait Finance House (up 3.27% at KD1.260) and Boubyan (gaining 1.58% at KD0.640) failed to uplift the market due to losses in the insurance and real estate segment. Al Safat Real Estate Co. was the main loser, finishing off 18.5% at KD0.033.