Qatar Exchange index gained 144.83 points (1.52%) this week when trading closed at 9,694.70 points here Thursday afternoon. The trading value of QR 1,352,715,750.12 is an increase by 38.79% compared to QR 974,680,687.56 registered the previous week. The trading volume of 28,673,445 shares is an increase by 19.01% as against 24,092,555 shares last week. The number of transactions rose by 30.73% when it reached 16,699 transactions as compared to 12,774 transactions the previous week. The market capitalization rose by 1.40% when it reached QR 531,962,322,605.67 compared to QR 524,619,083,620.07 noted at the end of previous week. Banks and financial services led the traded value this week with 36.53% of the total traded value. Industries accounted for 17.61%. Consumer goods and services accounted for 16.31% and real estate accounted for 12.96%. Banks and financial services led the traded volume this week with 33.63% of the total traded volume. Real estate accounted for 26.33%. Consumer goods and services accounted for 12.55% and industries accounted for 10.53%. Banks and financial services topped the number of transactions this week with 33.88% of the total number of transactions. Industries accounted for 19.16%. Consumer goods and services accounted for 15.17% and real estate accounted for 11.58%. From the 42 listed companies 23 ended this week higher while 16 fell and three remained unchanged. United Development Company led traded value this week with 9.48% of the total traded value. Industries Qatar accounted for 9.08% and Qatar National Bank accounted for 8.69%.