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Dubai market struggles with barrier at 1,500 points

In line with a sluggish debit of the week in Asia and Eurooe, the Dubai Financial Market General Index ended 0.42% lower at 1,491.95 points Monday. Market bellwether Emaar Properties fell 0.65% to Dhs3.06. Five out of 23 securities traded advanced, while 15 declined and 3 ended flat. Gulf General Investment Company or GGICO gained the most, finishing up 3.75% to reach Dhs0.36. Around 70m shares worth Dhs106.4m changed hands.