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Qatar buys up distressed assets in a bid to reduce oil dependence

Posted on 21 February 2013

Qatar is starting a $12 billion investment fund to buy distressed assets abroad in a bid to profit on the weakness of global markets. Qatar is joining several other players, including American and Chinese funds also targeting financial assets of foreign companies on the edge of bankruptcy or those already going through it.
The Doha Global Investments fund will receive $3 billion from Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund’s unit Qatar Holding LLC, Bloomberg reports. It will operate separately from the country’s sovereign wealth fund, although the two funds could take joint actions on many investments. It also plans to offer $3 billion in shares for the local investors to buy over the next six to eight weeks……………………………………Full Article: Source


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