File - Investors follow the stock market activity on a monitor at the Doha Securities Market in Doha on September 16, 2008. (AFP PHOTO/KARIM JAAFAR)
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Qatar's stock market bounced back Thursday, after the Qatari government appeared to adopt a conciliatory stance in its diplomatic dispute with a group of fellow Gulf nations.Qatar's stock market, which fell 2.1 percent Wednesday, rebounded 2.3 percent Thursday, in its biggest one-day gain for six months.However, it remained within the range of the last three weeks and appears to have entered a consolidation phase, after seeing spectacular gains since the end of 2012 .In Egypt, weak earnings triggered profit-taking, taking the benchmark index down by 0.9 percent, to 7,950 points. The index has struggled to break decisively above 8,000 points since rising above that level on Feb. 23 for the first time in more than five years.
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