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Most major stock indexes in the region retreated Wednesday, led by a 1.9 percent drop in Dubai's DFM General Index, the steepest in a year.The kingdom's index reversed losses in the two days through Monday, and curbed declines of as much as 3.1 percent Tuesday, a sign to some analysts that state funds are propping up shares.Stocks indexes in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia fell Wednesday.Twenty-five companies out of a total 36 on the index fell, the most in 21 months.Abu Dhabi's ADX General Index fell 1.1 percent to the lowest level since December; Qatar's QE Index, already at a 2011 low, retreated 0.9 percent; Oman's MSM30 Index lost 0.9 percent, and none of the gauge's 30 members rose.
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