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After rising for two days straight, the DFM General Index lost 0.21% on Wednesday, closing at 1,618.92 points. Emaar Properties gained 0.58%, reaching Dhs3.44. But losses at investment bank Shuaa Capital (off 3.23% at Dhs1.20) and the UAE's second telecom provider Du (down 1.63% at Dhs3.02) weighed on the market. Some 63.49m (off 50%) shares worth Dhs104.71m changed hands, as 10 stocks declined and five gained.