Mubasher: The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) started Thursday’s trading session in red territory, dragged by the drop of five sectors.
By 09:55 am Qatar time, the general index went down 0.18% to 9812.30 points, losing 18.02 points.
Turnover amounted to QAR 5.6 million after 181,800 shares were traded through 170 transactions.
The banking sector topped the QSE’s losers falling 0.50% as the heavyweight Qatar National Bank (QNB) declined 1.40%.
Similarly, the real estate sector levelled down 0.16% on the back of Ezdan Holding Group’s 0.29% drop.
Meanwhile, the goods and services sector was the bourse’s only gainer adding 0.10% after Al Meera Consumer Goods grew 1.63%.
QNB’s stock led the QSE in terms of liquidity with QAR 5.5 million, while Qatar First Bank’s (QFB) stock, which retreated 0.38%, spearheaded the market in terms of trading volume with 37,300 shares.