The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) is one of the most stable stock markets in the region. Qatar Established its stock exchange in 1995, and until September 2022, some 47 top Qatari companies were listed in seven different sectors. The QE General is the primary index of the Qatar Stock Exchange that tracks the performance of the top 20 Qatari companies.
The Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA) regulates and oversees the Qatar Stock Exchange operations. The Qatar Central Securities Depository (QCSD) provides clearing and settlement services for the companies and other financial instruments listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange.
Qatar Stock Market Sectors
There are 7 different sectors in Qatar Stock Market
- The Qatari Banking and Finance sector is the largest, and it has 12 top Qatari companies.
- The Qatari Consumer Goods & Services sector has ten companies listed.
- The Qatari Industrial Sector also has ten companies listed.
- The Qatari Insurance Sector has six companies
- The Qatari Real Estate Sector has four companies
- The Qatari Telecom sector has two companies.
- Finally, the Qatari Transport Sector has three companies
Qatar Stock Exchange Listed Companies – Sector Wise
Banking and Financial Sector
Qatar Islamic Bank
Comm. Bank of Qatar
Intl. Islamic Bank
Qatar First Bank (QFC)
Consumer Goods & Services Sector
Zad Holding Company
Qatar German Co. Med
Ind. Manf. Co.
National Cement Co.
Electricity & Water
Real Estate Sector
United Dev. Company
Gulf warehousing Co
How To invest in Qatar Stock Exchange?
Any investor looking to invest in Qatar Stock Exchange requires a trading account. Qatari Nationals, Residents, and Non Residents of Qatar can open a trading account with any member broker of the Qatar Stock Exchange. All investors, whether individual or corporate also required to register with Qatar Central Securities Depository (QCSD). The registration fee is 100 Qatari Riyals.
Qatar Stock Brokers
- The Group Securities
- Dalala Brokerage
- Qatar Securities Company
- Wasata Financial Securities
- QNB Financial Services
- Commercial Bank Financial Services
- Ahli Brokerage Company
How To Open a Trading Account in Qatar?
The process of opening a trading account for the Qatari stock exchange is pretty much the same. Qatari Nationals require a valid copy of their ID/Passport, while investors from overseas require a copy of a valid passport. Overseas investors (non-Qatari residents) need to attest their documents from the Qatari embassy in their country.
In addition, the broker may also ask for a valid driving license, birth certificate, or any other photo ID. Companies have slightly different criteria for opening a Qatar Stock Exchange trading account. They must obtain an Investor Number from QCSD, sign the application form with a company stamp, and provide a commercial license and valid passport copies of all directors/shareholders. Corporate investors also need a letter from the Qatar Central Bank Confirming company’s account in a commercial bank.