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Qatar Shares to Kick Off 2018 Near Cheapest Level in 8 Years

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  • Country benchmark close to lowest valuation to EM since 2010
  • Stocks in Doha plunged after a boycott by neighbors in June
Skyscrapers stand on the city skyline in Doha, Qatar, on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.
Skyscrapers stand on the city skyline in Doha, Qatar, on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Photographer: Gabriela Maj

After being battered by political turmoil this year, Qatari shares are set to start the next one near their cheapest levels relative to emerging-market peers since early 2010.

That’s a change for the nation’s stocks, which traded at a premium for most of the preceding three years.