The general index of Bahrain Stock Exchange decreased at the end of trading in April, compared to March of this year, in conjunction with the decline of Ahli United Bank - Bahrain by 6.67 percent.
According to "direct" calculations, based on market data, the index fell by 2.95 percent, equivalent to 39.89 points to 1,310.73 points, compared to 1,350.62 points at the end of last month.
The stock exchange lost 25 million Bahraini dinars from the market value to reach 8.25 billion dinars, compared to 8.50 billion dinars.
The industrial sector fell by 8.94 percent, then the investment sector by 3.89 percent, and finally the banking sector decreased by 2.84 percent, while the services sector increased marginally by 0.68 percent.
The main losers over the month were Alba, which increased by 9.21 percent, Al Baraka Banking Group, which is also listed on the NASDAQ Dubai market by 4.41 percent, and the National Bank of Bahrain, by 0.65 percent.
On the other hand, GFH Financial Group, which is also listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, and Dubai Financial Market by 10.34 percent, and Al Seef Properties by 5.45 percent, and Batelco by 5.26 percent, were among the major gainers.