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FTSE NASDAQ Dubai UAE 20 Index adds slightly

At the NASDAQ Dubai, the FTSE NASDAQ Dubai UAE 20 Index closed at 1471.28, up 0.04%, from the previous close. The exchange's bellwether DP World dipped 0.72% to close at $9.67. Earlier in the day DP World reported in a statement that cooperation and ongoing projects were at the centre of talks on September 19 between DP World Chairman HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and UK Minister for Trade and Investment, Lord Stephen Green, at the company's Head Office in Jebel Ali. "The visiting UK Minister for Trade and Investment expressed interest in the advanced technology-driven operational efficiencies of Jebel Ali Port and the close relations between Britain and the UAE that underpin iconic DP World investments such as the London Gateway project," the port operator said in a statement. Dubai Gold Securities dived 2.33% to $176.19. "Trading of Dubai Gold Securities on NASDAQ Dubai rose to 6,075 securities in August 2011, a 230% increase from 1,840 in July, and up from 636 traded in the whole of the first half of the year," a spokesperson told AMEinfo.com.