The global concerns such as rising inflation and hardening interest rates had an overarching role in dampening the sentiments in the Qatar Stock Exchange, which saw its main barometer plunge 413 points and capitalisation erode QR27bn this week
Buying interests, especially at the industrials, real estate and telecom counters, Wednesday led the Qatar Stock Exchange to gain 21 points.
The brokerage subsidiaries of QNB and Commercial Bank witnessed more than doubling of its share trade turnover year-on-year during the first four months of this year, according to Qatar Stock Exchange data
Foreign funds were seen increasingly net buyers in the Qatar Stock Exchange, which otherwise lost another 42 points despite strengthening crude prices in the global market.
The listed insurance companies have reported more than doubling (137.89% jump) of their total sectoral net earnings during 2021, substantially improving from the 18.92% increase during 2020, according to the Qatar Stock Exchange data.
Higher oil prices, owing to the simmering Ukraine-Russia crisis, had lifted sentiments in the Gulf bourses, including the Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE), which gained a huge 234 points in key index and QR12bn in capitalisation this week.
The Qatar Stock Exchange on Wednesday gained more than 128 points and its key index surpassed 13,500 levels, mainly on the back of strong buying in the industrials counter.
The Qatar Stock Exchange on Sunday opened the week weak despite strong buying interests of Arab and local retail investors.