Dubai market sinks to 1,472 points

12 August 2010

The DFM Index lost 0.71% on Thursday and 6.56% since the closing of last week. Financials and transport firms were the major losers today, with Sharjah-based budget carrier Air Arabia (off 2.55% at Dhs0.803). Shares of Islamic real estate developer Deyaar bucked the trend, closing 0.33% higher at Dhs0.307. Deyaar reported today a net loss of Dhs243m for the second quarter of 2010, down from a profit of Dhs75.332m in Q2 2009. The company's gross revenues for the three months ending June 30, 2010, stood at Dhs79.7m. Shares of Nasdaq-Dubai listed Dubai Ports (DP) World declined 2.68% to $0.472. Some 47.3m shares changed hands.

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