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Banking shares on the rise in Doha

The Qatar Exchange 20 Index hit a two-week high Tuesday, closing 0.73% higher at 8,256.68 points amid higher trading volumes compared to the previous session. Doha Bank jumped two percent, while Qatar National Bank and Qatar Islamic Bank added 0.23% and 0.53%, respectively. Shares of Dlala Holding slipped 1.36% to close at QR43.40. Earlier in the day, Dlala said that Dlala Information Technology one of the fully owned subsidiaries of Dlala Holding has signed a Joint venture agreement with Soula Systems "an innovative technology company specialized in offering management consulting, information technology outsourcing and systems integration services, the joint venture aims to establish a new entity under the name of "Dlala Soula Systems." Dlala added that "The business scope of the agreement is to provide end-to-end technology solutions targeting the government and financial services sectors. The company will also offer information technology outsourcing and systems integration services."