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RIYADH: Saudi stocks plunged around 1.6 percent on Wednesday as investors weighed the impact of potential further interest rate hikes.

TASI ended the session 1.6 percent lower at 11,893, while Nomu the parallel market lost 0.7 percent to 20,851.

Rate hike fears also subdued gains in fellow Gulf and Middle Eastern markets, with the Egyptian index tumbling 1.9 percent, followed by a 1.7 percent loss in Qatar.

Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, and Oman all shed between 0.2 and 0.9 percent, while the Bahraini bourse exited the session nearly flat.

In energy trading, Brent crude reached $94.11 a barrel as of 8:50 a.m. Saudi time on Thursday. US West Texas Intermediate traded at $88.64 a barrel.

Stock news

ACWA Power Co. signed an agreement to sell a 49 percent stake in its Uzbekistani unit to China’s Silk Road Fund for $130 million

Saudi Airlines Catering Co. renewed a SR240 million ($64 million) contract with Flynas to provide inflight catering services to the latter for another four years

Maharah Human Resources Co. signed a framework agreement for the provision of manpower services with SABIC

Naba Alsaha Medical Services Co. registered an 8 percent increase in first-half profit to SR15 million

Saudi Azm for Communication and Information Technology Co. signed a SR16.5 million deal with the Ministry of Finance to develop digital portals and smart applications

Saudi Cable Co. reported a 69 percent reduction in accumulated losses to SR60 million, representing 90 percent of its recently reduced capital

Tawzea, an equally owned unit of Saudi Arabian Amiantit and Saudi Industrial Services Co., inked a SR420 million contract with the National Water Co. for water treatment services in the northern region

Saudi Networkers Services Co. saw its first-half profits rise by 14 percent to SR21 million

Saudi stock exchange approved the listing of SR1.7 billion worth of government debt instruments submitted by the Ministry of Finance

National Environmental Recycling Co. reported SR8.5 million in profit for the first half of 2022, declining 13 percent from the first half of 2021

International Human Resources Co. posted a 24 percent increase in net profit to SR3.7 million in the first half of the year

Shatirah House Restaurant Co.’s first-half profit slipped 54 percent to SR3 million


September 22, 2022

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