Qatar Exchange pursued its upswing trend Thursday, adding 10.97 points (or 0.13%) to advance to 8,506.22 points from 8,495.25 on Wednesday. The volume of the shares traded up to 5,367,123 from 4,846,226 on Wednesday and the value of shares decreased to QR234,550,281.55 from QR336,884,069.00 Wednesday. Among the top gainers were Qatar National Bank which was up 0.83% to QR133.20, Qatar Insurance rose 1.33% to QR53.40, Doha Insurance gained 2.76% to QR29.80 and Qatar Navigation up by 1.25% to QR64.60. The Banking and Financial sector index up 0.41 points while Consumer Goods and Services sector index added 0.22 points. The industrial sector gained 0.38 points while insurance sector rose 0.64 points.