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Qatari Stocks Jump as Much as 7.8% on World Cup 2022 Bid Win

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Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Qatari stocks jumped as much as 7.8 percent in early trading after the country won the rights to host the 2022 soccer World Cup.

The benchmark index surged 7.7 percent to 8,818.64, the highest intraday level since October 2008, at 10:06 a.m. in Doha. All 20 shares in the gauge advanced.

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