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A man walks past the Qatar stock exchange board as he prepares to pray, in Doha February 4, 2014. Picture taken February 4, 2014. Index compilers MSCI and S&P Dow Jones are upgrading the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to emerging market status. Gulf markets have stayed strong during the global turmoil of recent months, as the region’s trade and budget surpluses make them safe havens. But in one key way, the Gulf markets lag: the amount of information which listed firms reveal, fund managers say. To match story MIDEAST-EQUITIES/REGULATION REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous (QATAR – Tags: BUSINESS RELIGION)