REVEALED: Top 10 Companies In Qatar In 2014

The biggest listed businesses in Qatar, valued by market capitalisation.



Qatar is estimated to post strong real GDP growth rates of 5.9 per cent in 2014 and 7.1 per cent in 2015.

Stagnation in hydrocarbon growth has led to a decline in real growth to single digits. But gas production targets in Qatar have largely been met, and there are no current plans for a further increase after the Barzan project comes on-stream in 2014/2015.

Non-hydrocarbon growth on the other hand is expected to be robust.

The share of non-hydrocarbon sector in GDP (nominal terms) is expected to rise from 46 per cent in 2013 to 50 per cent in 2014 as the economy becomes more diversified.

Infrastructure expenditure in Qatar between 2014 and 2018 (excluding oil and gas) is expected to be at QAR 664 billion ($182 billion, or about 90 per cent of 2013 GDP).

In terms of value traded, Qatar recorded a 34 per cent increase in 2013, from 2012 value of $16 billion, and followed it up with an impressive 188 per cent increase in H1 2014 ($28 billion) over H1 2013 value of $10 billion, as a result of the MSCI upgrade.

Top 10 Companies In Qatar

(As of August 2014. Source: Reuters Eikon, Markaz Research)

1. Qatar National Bank (QNB)

MCap: $37.19 billion
Sector: Banking & Investment Services

2. Industries Qatar

MCap: $31.55 billion
Sector: Industrial Conglomerates

3. Ezdan Holding Group

MCap: $13.64 billion
Sector: Real Estate

4. Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Co

MCap: $11.56 billion
Sector: Chemicals

5. Masraf Al Rayan

MCap: $11.39 billion
Sector: Banking & Investment Services

6. Ooredoo

MCap: $10.78 billion
Sector: Telecommunications Services

7. Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB)

MCap: $7.54 billion
Sector: Banking & Investment Services

8. Gulf International Services

MCap: $5.97 billion
Sector: Industrial Conglomerates

9. Qatar Electricity and Water Co

MCap: $5.62 billion
Sector: Utilities

10. Commercial Bank of Qatar

MCap: $5.62 billion
Sector: Banking & Investment Services

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