Qatar Exchange (QE) index gained 356.90 points (+3.10%) this week when the bourse closed Thursday at 11,872.40 points. The trading value of QR 4,140,641,470.29 this week is an increase by 49.53% compared to QR 2,769,099,307.46 last week, according to QE’s weekly bulletin today. The trading volume of 89,111,629 shares is an increase by 26.48% compared to 70,452,627 shares last week. The number of transactions increased 24.14% to 32,713 from 26,351 transactions last week. The market capitalization of QR 623,914,015,025.04 is an increase by 3.47% as compared to QR 602,979,892,140.84 at the end of previous week. Banks and financial services led the traded value this week with 28.44% of the total traded value. Industries accounted for 20.87%. Real Estate accounted for 17.72%, and Consumer Goods and Services accounted for 15.22%. Real estate led the traded volume this week with 29.71% of the total traded volume. Banks and financial services accounted for 20.61%. Telecoms accounted for 20.21%. Consumer goods and services accounted for 12.27%. Banks and financial services had the highest number of transactions this week with for 27.96% of the total transactions. Industries accounted for 21.62%. Consumer Goods and Services accounted for 17.08% and real estate accounted for 14.65%. From the 42 listed companies, 31 ended this week higher nine fell and two remained unchanged. Industries Qatar topped the traded value 15.34% of the total traded value. Barwa Real Estate accounted for 12.95%. Qatar national Bank accounted for 7.71%.