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Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the Gulf state’s aggressive sovereign wealth fund, has more than $30 billion to spend on investments this year and sees commodities as a key target, a senior executive of the fund said on Sunday. “We like commodities, we like to invest in commodities. Since 2002, the commodity price trend keeps going […]

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), which manages investments for the gas-rich nation, has offered the equivalent of 740 million euros in the form of loan guarantees, French business magazine La Lettre de l’Expansion reported. “CMA is in discussion with the Qatar fund,” a source close to the matter told AFP, without providing more details. An […]

Qatar Islamic Bank SAQ, the country’s biggest Islamic lender, sold a five percent stake to Qatar Investment Authority, the Persian Gulf country’s sovereign wealth, as part of a plan to boost bank capital. Qatar Investment Authority paid 956 million riyals ($263 million) for the stake, Qatar Islamic Bank said in a statement posted on the […]

Qatar has released the second tranche of funds – worth about QR2bn ($549m) – into the banking sector in the latest effort to help banks recover from the impact of the global financial crisis. The funds will appear in the balance sheets of the listed banks for the current year. The announcement was made by […]

Qatari Diar Real Estate Development Company has selected Dixon Jones with Squire and Partners, and Kim Wilkie Associates to lead the masterplanning stage of London’s Chelsea Barracks project. Qatari Diar is the sole owner and developer of the project. The purpose of the masterplan will be to create a design framework for the 12.8 acre […]

Qatar is set to shift its investment focus back to domestic projects as the economy slows sharply and firms face higher financing costs, the country’s top financial regulator said on Friday. Qatar, which is the world’s biggest liquefied natural gas exporter, has been investing windfall oil revenues overseas, snapping up stakes in international companies with […]