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Qatar National Cement edges up, earns more in H1

The QE Index added 0.11% to reach 8,276.74 Monday. Shares of Qatar National Cement Company gained 0.20%, after the firm said it achieved a net profit of QR225.3m in the first six months of 2012 in comparison to QR214.3m for the same period last year. The company's Earning per Share (EPS) amounted to QR4.59 as of June 30, 2012 versus QR4.36 for the corresponding period in 2011.