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Why is Qatar buying up London landmarks?

Why is Qatar buying up London landmarks?

The BBC takes a look at why London landmarks such as Harrods, the Shard and some of Canary Wharf being bought up with money from Qatar.

May 2, 2011 10:34
 
Gulf’s vanity deals continue

Gulf’s vanity deals continue

As Qatar Holding helps knock over Miramax, and regional investors continue to eye the Detroit Pistons, Kipp is wondering whether these kinds of investments will ever pay for themselves.

December 5, 2010 4:42
 

Qatar moves on London real estate

Country aims to invest gas wealth while pound and prices are weak.

June 19, 2010 9:58
 

Qatar in talks to open Harrods store in Shanghai

Gulf investors plan overseas expansion following $2.2 billion acquisition of famous London department store.

May 10, 2010 2:21
 
Gulf still seeks trophies, but the mantelpiece is full

Gulf still seeks trophies, but the mantelpiece is full

It’s no surprise that Egyptian tycoon Mohamed al-Fayed has offered ‘two fingers’ to GCC investors looking to buy Harrods. But why is there still such demand for these ‘trophy assets’?

April 4, 2010 10:22
 
A matter of pride

A matter of pride

Why are Middle East travelers turning into UK shopaholics?

September 17, 2008 3:22