AMEinfo staff members report business news and views from across the Middle East and North Africa region, and analyse global events impacting the region today.
Like yesterday, the QE Index in Doha added 0.20%, closing at 8,681.65 points. With a surge of 24.75%, the Qatari bourse posted the highest annual profit in the GCC and among all Arab stock exchanges. Investors hailed the decision by the FIFA to grant Qatar the World Cup in 2022 in particular. According to Credit Suisse, Qatar's economy will grow by 16.7%.