Qatar Exchange index gained 27.61 points (0.32%) this week when trading adjourned on Thursday for the weekend, closing at 8,780 points. The trading value during this week increased by 79.31% to reach QR 2,339,300,409.38 compared to QR 1,304,604,063.61. From the 42 listed companies, 17 ended this week higher while 20 fell and five remained unchanged. Ezdan Real Estate led trading value during this week with 39.68% of the total traded value. United Development Company accounted for 10.46% while Barwa Real Estate accounted for 9.54%. The trading volume increased by 114.73% to reach 82,723,342 shares as against 38,523,462 shares while the number of transactions fell by 3.50% to reach 19,049 transactions as compared to 19,739 transactions. The market capitalisation fell by 0.14% to reach QR 457,080,146,705.10 as compared to QR 457,711,118,004.38 at the end of previous week. The services sector led the trading value this week accounting for 64.51% of the total trading value, followed by banking and financial sector with 20.13%. The industrial sector accounted for 15.10% and followed by insurance sector which accounted for 0.26%. The services sector led the traded volume this week accounting for 72.83% of the total trading volume. Banking and financial sector accounted for 13.76%. The Industrial sector accounted for 13.30% and insurance sector which accounted for 0.10%. The services sector led the number of traded transactions this week with 48.71% of the total number of transactions. Banking and financial sector accounted for 26.52%. The industrial sector accounted for 24.01% and the insurance sector accounted for 0.77%.