Spanish infrastrucure firm Ferrovial has said its deal to sell 10.62 percent of Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd, formerly BAA Ltd, to Qatar Holding for £478m ($769m) has been completed after obtaining approval from the European Union’s competition authorities. The deal, announced in August, was pending authorisation by the competition authorities but has now been given […]

Qatar bid for Manchester United?

Manchester United has reportedly held secret talks with Qatar Holding over a potential £1.5 billion takeover from the current Glazer family owners, but the club denied it is for sale. British newspapers claim the Middle Eastern investment group, controlled by the Qatari royal family, made an approach to United shortly after the tiny nation secured […]

Qatar Holding, the investment arm of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, has set up a $1 billion Indonesian fund to invest in infrastructure and natural resources in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, officials said on Monday. The new investment fund is a sign of increasing interest in Indonesia among Middle East and other international investors thanks to […]

Qatar Holding, the investment arm of the Qatar Investment Authority, plans to open an office in China to boost its investments in Asia, a newspaper reported on Monday. “Asia is a growing market for us — we are really serious about funding the right opportunity there,” The Peninsula quoted chief executive officer Ahmad Al-Sayed as […]

NYSE Euronext (NYX) and Qatar Holding will establish the Qatar Exchange as a successor to the Doha Securities Market as they look to boost the exchange to international recognition. By 2015, Qatar is expected to be the second-largest economy in the Gulf Cooperation Council, so the move will likely give NYSE exposure to one of […]

Qatar may buy stakes in three “blue-chip” companies and increase existing holdings, the Gulf state’s prime minister said. “We cannot build all our reserves on one kind of investment, so we have to spread it,” Hamad bin Jasim said in a Bloomberg Television interview yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “We are […]