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The QE 20 Index fell 1.04% to 9,596.34 points, crossing the mid-Bollinger band. Market heavyweight Industries Qatar fell 1.33% to QR148.50. Vodafone Qatar added 0.22% to close at QR9.07. Earlier in the day, Qatar's second mobile phone operator announced the appointment of Ms. Dalia Ahmed Al-Khalaf as Strategy Director. Ms. Al-Khalaf, a Qatari national, brings with her 13 years of experience from various government and private companies in Qatar, including Enterprise Qatar, Q-Invest, Al Khaliji Bank, Maersk Oil and the International Projects Development Company (IPDC). Vodafone Qatar also appointed Mr. Simone Eliantonio as the new Head of Fixed, "as the company ramps up its entry into the Fixed services market in Qatar.