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Qatar bourse consolidates year-to-date gain

The QE Index added 0.44% on Sunday and reached 8,741.50 points. The advance was mostly driven by gains in the banking sector. The country's largest lender Qatar National Bank or QNB gained 1.34% to reach QR151.00. Doha Insurance, which declined by two per cent, posted the largest decline. Year-to-date, the Qatar Exchange gained 0.69%. Doha has posted the best performance among all Arab stock exchanges (as yet).