Doha, September 23 (QNA) – In a new step to develop the dissemination of its market data to investors and the financial community in general, the Qatar Exchange (QE) launched a new Mobile Market Watch that runs on Apple devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod).
The new Mobile Market Watch, available on Apple store, offers innovative features designed to help users in their investment decisions. These features include: market statistics in real time, securities trades in real time, historical price graphs, QE and companies news. In addition to this, users can configure a list of their preferred stocks for direct access to associated data.
A planned second release of this Market watch will include notifications and alerts about stocks movements and corporate events, QE said in a press release on Sunday.
Jassim Bukashisha, IT Director of QE, said “The introduction of this Mobile Market Watch is another step the implementation of QE mobile services strategy. Other initiatives include similar market watches for mobile phones running Google Android and blackberries running QNX operating system in addition to a new SMS notification service.”
The new Mobile Market Watch has been developed entirely in-house by the QE IT department. Its backend runs on robust and highly-stable redundant servers. It has been designed for high performance with the ability of serving thousands of users concurrently. It can be downloaded from anywhere in the world for free* from Apple store by searching for Qatar Exchange, or using a link available on Qatar Exchange website.
Established in 1995, the Doha Securities Market (DSM) officially commenced operations in May 1997. Since then the Exchange has grown to become one of the leading stock markets in the GCC region and for two consecutive years (2010, 2011), was the best performing stock Exchange in the GCC.
QE currently has 42 listed companies and its market capitalization is over QR457 billion (US$127 billion). (QNA)