RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s main index continues to decline in response to oil prices dropping below $85 for the first time since January and fears of a global recession due to aggressive interest rate rises.
The Tadawul All Share Index fell 0.45 percent to start Monday at 11,110, while the parallel market Nomu fell 0.11 percent at 19,853, as of 10:09 a.m. Saudi time.
Brent crude traded at $85.30 a barrel and WTI crude reached $77.96 a barrel, as of 10:06 a.m. Saudi time.
Saudi oil giant Aramco started with a 0.43 percent decline, while Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co. added 0.3 percent.
The Saudi National Bank, the Kingdom’s largest lender, decreased by 0.16 percent, while Saudi British Bank declined by 0.53 percent.
National Agricultural Development Co. gained 1.96 percent, following the signing of a non-binding memorandum of understanding with the Leha Agricultural Co. to produce potato seeds in the Kingdom.
Retal Urban Development Co. gained 1.62 percent, after selling its share in a land located in Al Khobar city for SR67 million ($18 million) to Maali Holding Co.
Anaam International Holding Group gained 5.6 percent to lead the gainers, after reporting that it turned into profits of SR1.6 million during the first half of 2022.