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The KSE Market Index closed up 0.26% at 5,819.6 points. Budget carrier Jazeera Airways ended 9.8% higher at KD0.310. Jazeera's shares rose almost threefold during the last 12 months. Burgan Bank added 1.06% to reach KD0.475. Since the bank hit a 12-month low at KD0.440 in mid-September, Burgan recovered well during the last week, despite negative impact from the debt-crisis-ridden Euro zone.