Qatar stock index closes 93.62 points higher

August 21, 2014 - 2:58:45 pm

DOHA: Qatar Stock Exchange index gained slightly, up 93.62 points (0.68 percent) when the bourse closed Thursday at 13,776.19 points.

The trading valued reached QR 925.49 million with a volume of 20,355,922 shares changing hands from 8,823 transactions.

From the 43 listed companies 21 made gains today, 18 went down while four remained unchanged.

All segment indices made gains, barring insurance that went down 0.6 percent when it closed at 4,036.77 points while real estate went down slightly by 0.08 percent when it closed at 2,965.49 points.

Most banks and finance companies made gains today as the sector index, up 0.97 percent, confirms.

Qatar Islamic Bank share went up substantially by QR 7 (5.99 percent) when it closed at QR 116.80.

Industries Qatar too enjoyed a good run to close at QR 188, up by QR 2.60 (1.4 percent).

Utilities provider Qatar Electricity and Water Company share went down by QR 2 when it closed the week at QR 187 (1.06 percent). (QNA)