File - Investors share a laugh as they monitor stocks at the Dubai Financial Market, June 17, 2013. (REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh)
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Dubai's bourse was the Gulf's top performer, adding 1.6 percent and moving for the first time in more than three weeks in the opposite direction from Arabtec, which edged down 0.9 percent.Emaar Properties jumped 4.5 percent while construction firm Drake and Scull surged 5.6 percent to an all-time high of 1.90 dirhams.Abu Dhabi's bourse rose 0.5 percent, boosted by Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and National Bank of Abu Dhabi, which were up 2.6 and 1.0 percent respectively.Abu Dhabi National Energy Company was up 3.5 percent and Dana Gas gained 1.4 percent.Qatar's bourse slid 1.1 percent, largely because of Qatar National Bank, which dropped 3.8 percent.
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