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Qatar buying up crisis-stricken Europe
About US$ 4.3 billion are invested in real estate and other assets, including the London Olympic Village and the British capital's skyscraper. The year to mid-August spending is equal to six weeks of revenue from liquefied natural gas exports. Last year's gas revenue totalled US$ 36 billion.
Doha: European banks are the new target for Arab investments
The rich Gulf country has declared itself in favour of investing in Europe. The figures add up to around 15 billion dollars.
Chinese banks recapitalise as China follows in the footsteps of Greece
The recapitalisation of Chinese banks is a sign that a new, worldwide wave of insolvency is just around the corner. This time, Asia is on its path. If war should break out in the Persian Gulf or if BP goes bust, we could be in for a financial upheaval.
Wen in Europe to boost trade and ensure bond purchase
China wants closer economic ties with Europe, and clear doubts about its high inflation and harsh clampdown on human rights. Europe wants to sell securities to guarantee liquidity. Human rights and jailed dissidents are on the sidelines.
27/11/2012 QATAR - UNITED NATIONS
Doha, fears and doubts about the UN conference devoted to climate change
Until December 7, about 17,000 delegates, representing 194 nations, will meet for the first time in an Arab country to discuss ecology. Experts call for a new treaty on the environment, to prevent "catastrophic" events. Conflicting results on the actual distribution of the 30 billion in aid to developing nations.
Fears play out on Friday as shares plunge and gold hits record level
Following yesterday’s heavy losses in Europe and rising concerns over European banks’ liquidity, Asian shares drop but losses are contained. Gold reaches record highs. Uncertainty dominates financial markets, as investors show readiness to act on the slightest news. Many fear speculators.
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