Dubai index edges up in early trade

Dubai index edged up slightly in early trade on Tuesday even as crude oil extended losses.

The Dubai Financial Market General?index was up 0.23 per cent at 3,902.58 at 10.15 am, while the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange General index was down 0.06 per cent at 4,564.44.

Crude oil held losses near the $50 level mark as higher than expected Chinese growth data failed to spur any confidence?on demand from world’s second largest economy.