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Qatar market advances by half a percent

The Qatar Exchange (QE) 20 Index ended a volatile week in the green, adding half a percentage point to close at 8,285.03 points, as investors await more earning reports in the coming weeks. Financial shares helped the gauge to stabilise as Qatar National Bank, the country's largest lender by assets, advanced 0.40% to reach QR131.60. Doha Bank gained 1.82% to hit QR56. General Insurance lost the most , closing off 9.79% at QR42.40.