MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf markets mixed, Egypt falls after election setback

March 1, 2015 3:05 PM

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DUBAI, March 1 (Reuters) - Gulf stock markets were mixed on Sunday as trading volumes remained low, while Egypt fell after a court ruling that was likely to delay the parliamentary election previously scheduled to begin this month.

Saudi Arabia's main index climbed 0.4 percent after oil prices rose on Friday and posted their first monthly rise since June, although the kingdom's petrochemicals sector gained just 0.1 percent on Sunday.

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