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Etisalat advances fail to uplift Abu Dhabi bourse

The ADX General Index slipped 0.20% to 2,473.51 points. The UAE's first telco operator Etisalat. also the sixth largest GCC firm by market capitalisation, added 0.46% to close at Dhs8.70. Shares of Gulf Cement Company gained the most, ending 7.27% higher at Dhs1.21. Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. dived 3.13% to hit Dhs1.17. Six stocks fell, six ended even and 14 declined. Some 51m stock were traded, valued at Dhs94m.