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Qatari shares gained across the board, lifting the QE Index by 0.78% to 8,418.16 points. With today's performance the QE Index improved its year-to-date yield to minus three percent, the best performance among all Arab stock exchanges (as yet). Doha Bank closed at QR, after the bank reported a net profit for the 9 months period ending 30 September 2011 of QR1.01bnwhich represents a significant increase of 13% versus the corresponding period last year. His Excellency Sheikh Abdul Rehman Bin Mohammad Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Managing Director of Doha Bank said "These results not only demonstrate the strength of the Banks underlying operations but also the efficient deployment of shareholder's funds which have generated a return on average equity of 22.4% which continues to be amongst the highest within the GCC.