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War drums decrescendo lifts Abu Dhabi shares

The ADX General Index posted its biggest day-gain in 2013 so far on Tuesday, closing 5.53% higher at 3,671.59 points as listed stocks advanced across the board. Aldar Properties was the most active share by value and surged 12.27% finishing at Dhs2.47. As a possible diplomatic solutions in the Syria crisis started to loom on Monday, the positive sentiment lifted 24 out of 31 companies that were traded. Slightly easing gold and oil prices also pointed to a relief at global markets. Better than expected data from China added to the bullish mood. Dana Gas jumped 7.70% to close at Dhs0.56. Around 365m shares were traded, valued at Dhs678m.