DOHA: Qatar Exchange (QE) index closed for the weekend on a high of 13,985.98 points, adding 147.58 points (1.07 percent) when trading closed Thursday.
The market capitalization increased 1.19 percent to QR 742.617 billion from Wednesday's QR 733.881 billion.
The trading value increased 74.19 percent to QR 812.378 million today from Wednesday's QR 466.369 million.
The volume of shares traded jumped 54.21 percent to 14,852,387 from 6,867 transactions compared to Wednesday's 9,631,501 shares from 4,519 transactions.
Telecommunications sector index continued its good run today, although closing 1.48 percent to 1,660.08 points compared to Wednesday's 2.02 percent to 1635.85 points.
On Tuesday it had gained 1.85 percent to 1,603.48 points.
Banks and finance sector index was up 1.27 percent to 3,470.63 points from Wednesday's 3,427.25 points.
On Tuesday it had gained 0.9 percent to 3,405.25 points.
Today 30 companies from the 43 listed on QE made good gains, eight dropped and five remained unchanged. (QNA)