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Stock markets in Dubai and Qatar led an advance across most Gulf equities after oil, the region's main source of income, posted the best week since April. Dubai's DFM General Index advanced 1.2 percent, the biggest gain in almost a month, as Qatar's QE Index added 0.9 percent. Bloomberg's GCC 200 Index, a measure of the largest and most liquid companies in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, rose to the highest level in three weeks.The BGCC200 Index climbed 0.7 percent and Oman's MSM 30 Index increased 0.2 percent.The kingdom is seeking to diversify away from crude following a more than 50 percent decline in oil prices in the past two years.While Sunday's decline trims the gauge's advance this quarter to 20 percent, it's still the best performer of about 90 indexes tracked by Bloomberg.
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