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Qatar Exchange closes flat while trading turnover rises

The QE 20 Index ended at 8,254.10 as shares performed mixed in Doha. Market heavyweight Industries Qatar advanced half a percentage point to reach QR132. Banks performed less positively, as the country's largest lender by assets Qatar National Bank slipped 0.45% to close at QR132.60. Trading volumes edged up to 7.8m shares (valued at QR175.3m) from 5.6m stocks on Tuesday.