KUWAIT, May 17 (KUNA) – The Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) began trading on Sunday, with the general market index rising 87.8 points to reach the level of 4787 points, with an increase of 1.87 percent.
The volume of shares amounted to 89.8 million shares were exchanged through 5010 cash deals at a value of 17.6 million Kuwaiti dinars (about 59.54 million US dollars).
The main market index increased by 18.4 points to a level of 4,079.3 points, with an increase of 0.05 percent through the amount of shares amounting to 31.05 million shares made through 1425 cash deals worth 1.4 million dinars (about 4.7 million dollars).
The first market index also increased by 122.5 points to reach the level of 5147.04 points, with an increase of 2.24 percent through the amount of shares amounting to 58.7 million shares made through 3585 transactions valued at 16.2 million dinars (about 55.08 million dollars).
Meanwhile, the (major 50) index rose 26.6 points to a level of 3960.5 points, an increase of 0.08 percent through the amount of shares amounting to 18.5 million shares made through 1022 cash deals valued at 1.1 million dinars (about 3.7 million dollars).
The top gainers were (centers), (Facilitation), (Wataniya DS) and (Al Soor). As for (Ahli United), (KFH), (Dana) and (International), they were the most heavily traded companies, while IFA Hotels were And (IFA), (Dana), and (Skype) are the lowest.