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Dubai market index dips, while trading volumes rise

The DFM General Index, which ended down 0.59% to 1,483.71 points, could not reap benefits from Saudi Arabia's Tadawul market surge. Despite a positive opening, Emaar Properties closed 0.70% lower at Dhs2.84. Arabtec finished the first trading day after Eid-celebrations even at Dhs1.37. While for the Middle East, the near end of the civil war in Libya is positive, ongoing worries about the economy in the U. S. and Europe weigh on the investors' sentiment. Around 64.4m shares were traded, valued at Dhs62m.