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Tadawul market ends (almost) even

Like the Dubai market, the Tadawul All-Share Index failed to sustain yesterday's rebound and slipped 0.06% to close at 7,099.9 points Wednesday, which marks the last trading day of the week in Riyadh. Petrochemical leader Sabic continued to shed value, closing off half a percentage point at SR95.75. Two of the top gainers were insurers. Allianz Saudi Fransi Cooperative Insurance Company advanced the most (up 5.53%). Over the week, the Tadawul bourse lost 1.62%. The gauge's year-to-date gain shrank to 10.93%, down from 22.10% during the first quarter.