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US Investment – Qatar’s New Venture Plans to Maintain Country’s Wealth

It is a prevailing fact already that Qatar is one the wealthiest countries with huge reserves of natural gas in the world. At this point, Qatar is one of the major suppliers of natural gas all over the globe with over 15 billion barrel of oil reserves it is expected for them to supply similar amount of natural gas for the next 23 years. But of course, the latter is just one aspect that makes the economy of Qatar promising, many might not be aware about it but the country actually have huge investments in Great Britain for about ?35 billion and it is expected to invest another ?5 billion in UK’s energy resources, IT sector, and establishments for the coming years.

It is also a fact that the QIA also known as Qatar Investment Authority owns approximately 20% in one of the major international airports in London and they are a major stockholder in British Airways. Another plus factor is the fact that Qataris pay greater amount for a bottle of water compared to purchasing gas but despite the country’s great wealth they tend to be prudent with money matters. The frugality that they possess is even supported by a survey which indicates a significantly high number of business owners who prefer cheap or free services even if they can pay for greater services. For instance, instead of spending their money on pricey software they go for online free letterhead maker.

It is also a must that you are aware of the fact that Qatar is the primary supplier of LNG in almost all parts of UK, the term LNG stands for liquid natural gas. This creates a significant impact in Qatar’s economy since more the 1/4 of UK’s fuel imports are in a form of natural gas. Since Qatar is lies in the South Pars Field, this is another factor that contributes to its booming economy, the said place is known as one of the sources of natural gas. Indeed there is a great oil output in the country on a yearly basis but still people put significant emphasis on conservative approaches to provide sustainability in the coming years.

The investment that Qatar has made up to this day and for the next five years is almost ?1 billion each year however the returns are quite minimal compared to the past years and so the country needs to deal with new investment plans. With that being said, the QIA intends to invest in US, the expected amount for the investment is worth $35 billion.

Even if Qatar is seen as one of the wealthiest countries in the world, the country needs employ feasible steps that will keep their country’s wealth and status high more importantly that people are drastically shifting to renewable energy sources.

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