MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi Arabia slips, other Gulf markets rise

April 20, 2015 2:21 PM

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DUBAI, April 20 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's bourse pulled back slightly on Monday after several companies reported poor first-quarter earnings; other Gulf markets were positive, although disappointing earnings slowed Qatar's advance.

The main Saudi index edged down 0.3 percent to 9,589 points, having surged 4.0 percent in the previous session on news that the market regulator would allow foreigners to buy local stocks directly from June 15.

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