Qatar Exchange index gained 99.20 points, or an increase of 1.13%, this week when it closed at 8,847.88 points Thursday afternoon. The trading value increased by 39.51% during this week to reach QR 1,925,723,761.88 compared to QR 1,380,314,231.96. Trading volume increased by 38.33% to reach 53,275,093 shares, as against 38,514,045 shares, while the number of transactions rose by 24.76%, to reach 22,326 transactions as compared to 17,895 transactions. The market capitalization rose by 2.06% to reach QR 493,906,795,541.18 as compared to QR 483,953,662,745.81 at the end of previous week. Banks and financial services led the trading value during this week , accounting for 31.42% of the total trading value, followed by real estate which accounted for 21.02%. Industries accounted for 17.13% followed by consumer goods and services which accounted for 11.64%. Real estate led the trading volume during this week, accounting for 39.39% of the total traded volume, followed by banks and financial services which accounted for 24.31%. Industries accounted for 12.58% and consumer goods and services which accounted for 9.72%. Banks and financial services sector led the number of transactions traded during this week with 29.49% of the total number of transactions. Real estate accounted for 21.72%. Industries accounted for 20.59% and consumer goods and services accounted for 11.88%. From the 42 listed companies 28 ended this week higher while 12 fell and two were unchanged. United Development led the traded value this week with of 15.7% of the total traded followed by Treasury Bill 9m 04022014 which accounted for 10.31%. Qatar National Bank accounted for 8.91%.