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The QE Index ended 0.31% higher at 8,267.62 points. Industries Qatar surged 1.40% to QR123.00. Banks ended mixed. The country's largest lender Qatar National Bank added 0.57% to reach QR141.30. The second bank Commercial Bank of Qatar dipped 0.13% to QR76.30. Doha Bank added 1.35%, finishing at QR60.00. Earlier in the day Doha Bank said it has entered into an agreement with Turkish lender Akbank for remittance of funds from Qatar to Turkey, Gulf Times has reported. The deal will enable Doha Bank's customers to transfer money online from Doha Bank account to their account with any branch of Akbank in Turkey.