The tiny Gulf state has snapped up a range of famous British assets, which include:
1. Harrods, the upmarket department store formerly owned by Mohamed al-Fayed.
3. No. 1 Hyde Park, the world’s most expensive apartment block.
4. The London Stock Exchange, in which they own a 20 per cent stake.
5. The famous bohemian flea market in Camden, in which they own a 20 per cent stake.
6. The 2012 Olympic Village, once the games are over.
7. Sainsbury’s home stores and supermarket food chain and Barclay’s Bank – major investors.
8. Liquefied Natural Gas: Britain’s biggest supplier, providing 95.5%, used to generate almost 25% of the UK’s electrical power.
- Qatar and UK’s Centrica agree to invest in energy (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- London’s Shard will soon lose title of Europe’s tallest building to Hermitage Plaza in Paris (dailymail.co.uk)
- London’s Shard: a ‘tower of power and riches’ looking down on poverty (guardian.co.uk)
- Qatar Has World in Its Sights for Power Projects (nytimes.com)
- LNG’s looming glut has Qatar sealing Asia deals (business.financialpost.com)
- Pakistan, Qatar sign accord on LNG import (nation.com.pk)
- London Stock Exchange to Buy Stake in Clearinghouse (dealbook.nytimes.com)
- Summits at the summit: the Shard could host talks for world leaders (guardian.co.uk)
- Three years of Shard graft… and we’re nearly there: 1,000ft up, intrepid team puts final touch to London’s amazing glass skyscraper (dailymail.co.uk)