QSE index breaches 9,000 mark

 10 Jan 2018 - 0:00

The Peninsula

DOHA: The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) benchmark index breached 9,000 points gaining 26.64 points to finish at 9,002.46. The index rose 5.62 percent since the beginning of January 2018.
Qataris accounted for half of investors’ net buying yesterday, accounting for 50.4 percent of the buy transactions. Foreign investors accounted for 49.6 percent of the total buyers.
The share of retail Qatari shareholders accounted for 32.7 percent from the total net buying, and domestic institutions accounted for 17.7 percent. Foreign retail investors bought 13.3 percent, compared to 36.3 percent non-Qatari investors.
The combined value of the shares traded yesterday reached QR283m and the number of shares traded reached over 11 million, through 5,117 transactions.