Most other Gulf bourses were also firm.
The move by QNB comes in the backdrop of Doha witnessing the advent of exchange traded fund, which tracks the 20-stock Qatar Index. Foreign investors now own about 7 percent of QNB, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Qatar National Bank is seeking to almost double its foreign ownership limit as the biggest lender in the Middle East and North Africa by assets diversifies.
Unhappy With Himself, Kagiso Rabada Promises to Learn from Mistake
Having dismissed Australia for 239 in their second innings in the morning session‚ South Africa needed only 101 runs to win. He tried one too many big shots and was caught in the deep by Ngidi off left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj.
So far, Islamic Holding Group, Nakilat, Milaha, Ezdan Real Estate, Commercial Bank, Aamal Company, Qatar General Insurance and Reinsurance and Doha Bank are among those received approval from the Qatar Central Securities Depository to enhance the FOL up to 49%.
In Saudi Arabia, the index gained 0.8 percent in the first 45 minutes on the back of strong petrochemical stocks.
Meanwhile, Saudi shares rose on corporate results and foreign buying on expectations equity index compilers in the next few months will upgrade Riyadh to emerging market status.
Lionel Messi gives 'urgent message' to PSG star Neymar about Barcelona return
According to Spanish media outlet Diario Gol , he's regretting leaving the Nou Camp and would like to return. The 22-year-old, alongside Gareth Bale, have both been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.
QNB, Qatar's largest lender, is all set to allow higher up to 49% foreign ownership limit (FOL) in its capital, a move that gives more visibility for the bank in the worldwide arena.
The emirate's biggest bank said on Sunday that it would ask shareholders to approve a capital increase through the issuance of up to 7.35 billion dirhams ($2.0 billion) of new shares; analysts think this will mean raising ENBD's 5 percent ceiling for foreign ownership.
Former Bad Boy rapper Craig Mack dead at 46
Mack, 46, was part of Puff Daddy's Bad Boy Entertainment in the 1990s and gained prominence with the record label at that time. Mack's debut album Project: Funk da World was released on Puff Daddy's record label and reached number 21 on the USA charts.