Like nearly all GCC market indices, the Kuwait gauge retreated on Monday amid worries over an escalation in the crisis in Syria. The KSE Market Index lost 74.07 points on Monday, closing at 8,000.27 points. While National Bank of Kuwait remained stuck at KD0.910. IFA Hotels and Resorts gained the most, (up 8.93%). Kuwait Middle East Finance and Investment Co. dived 6.25%.