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Qatar National Bank Group, Salam: Persian Gulf Equity Preview

Sept. 20 (Bloomberg) -- The following stocks may rise or fall in Persian Gulf markets. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are from the last close.

Dubai’s DFM General Index retreated for the first time in a week, losing 0.6 percent. Abu Dhabi’s ADX General Index slipped 0.3 percent and Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All Share Index lost 0.4 percent.

Qatar National Bank Group (QNBK QD): The company said it is re-opening its representative office in Libya, six months following its closure because of unrest in the North African nation. The shares gained 0.1 percent to 142.1 riyals.

Qatar National Cement Co. (QNCD QD): The producer of materials for the construction industry will be excluded from the country’s benchmark QE Index. Qatar National will be replaced with Salam International Investment Co. (SIIS QD), a construction services provider, as of Oct. 2. Qatar National shares rose 0.2 percent to 109.9 riyals and Salam shares were unchanged at 11.87 riyals.

To contact the reporter on this story: Zahra Hankir in Dubai at zhankir@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Maedler at cmaedler@bloomberg.net

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