Middle East stocks were mixed, with Egypt firming as ousted
President Mohamed Mursi's trial began.
Mursi's trial on charges of inciting violence was adjourned to
January 8 on Monday after he interrupted the session repeatedly,
Reuters reported. His now-banned Muslim Brotherhood movement has
said it would continue staging street protests to pressure the army
to reinstate Mursi, the story said.
However, volume was thin as Egypt's exchange will be closed on
Tuesday for a one-day holiday for the Islamic New Year. Oman and
Kuwait's bourses will also be shut.
Egypt's main index rose 0.6% to 6,222 points, Saudi Arabia added
0.2% to 8,060 points, Dubai dipped 0.4% to 2,912 points, Abu Dhabi
was flat at 3,845 points, Qatar gained 0.5% to 9,841 points, Kuwait
inched up 0.3% to 7,896 points and Oman added 0.4% to 6,712
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