MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf markets gain; ex-dividend stocks drag down Qatar
By March 2 (Reuters) - Most Gulf stockmarkets ended higher on Tuesday, led by gains in financial and property stocks, but the Qatari index was pressured by a slew of blue-chips trading ex-dividend.
Saudi Arabia's benchmark index .TASI climbed 1.2%, outperforming the region, boosted by a 2.5% rise in Al Rajhi Bank 1120.SE and a 3.3% jump in National Commercial Bank 1180.SE, the kingdom's largest lender.
However, oil behemoth Saudi Aramco 2222.SE eased 0.1%.
In Qatar, the benchma...