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Qatar Exchange shaves 8,300 points

The QE Index easily knocked out the 8,300-level by adding 0.75% to close at 8,351.77. Banks in particular helped the Doha-based bourse to gain further ground. Bellwether Qatar National Bank advanced 0.78%, ending at QR141.60. Only a handful of stock retreated, such as Al Khaleej Takaful (down 1.27% at QR42.90).