UPDATE 2-MIDEAST STOCKS-Markets in Saudi Arabia, Egypt slip

April 27, 2015 9:42 AM

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DUBAI, April 27 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's stock market edged down in early trade on Monday as Brent oil slipped below $65 per barrel and heavyweight Saudi Telecom went ex-dividend. Egypt's market was also soft.

Brent crude slid 0.6 percent to $64.88 per barrel by 0920 GMT, after Saudi Arabia's deputy oil minister said the oil market was "excellent" and the kingdom was keen to maintain its market share.

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