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Qatar market advances 0.33 pct

The QE 20 Index closed slightly higher at 9,619.84 points on Thursday. Qatar Insurance gained the most (up 3.45% at QR60). General Insurance lost 3.41% to QR51, finishing as the top declining share. Qatar National Bank, known as QNB, finished flat at QR160.80. On Wednesday, Standard and Poor's affirmed QNB's 'A+/A-1' rating "despite weaker credit profile from overseas expansion". The outlook is stable.