Bloomberg Markets – Gulf Spat Threatens to Put Brakes on Qatar’s $335 Billion Empire

The fund’s largest investments so far have been in Volkswagen, European banks, and oil companies.

June 5, 2017

‘The windfall from being the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas has allowed Qatar to amass about $335 billion of investments around the world through its sovereign wealth fund. Now, a diplomatic spat with neighboring countries threatens to hamper the Qatar Investment Authority’s ability to continue making headline-grabbing global deals.

Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries cut off most diplomatic and economic ties to Qatar Monday in an unprecedented move designed to punish one of the region’s financial superpowers for its ties with Iran and Islamist groups.’

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