Keeping Qatar’s High Status By Means Of New Investment Plans
There are a number of countries that has a good and promising economy and one of it is Qatar as a matter of fact it ranks 3rd among countries with huge reserves of natural gas. 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.
The QIA or also known as Qatar Investment Authority holds 20% in one of London’s international airports meanwhile the Qatar airways are considered as a major stockholder in British airways since last year. 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. There was a study conducted which reveals that business professionals in Qatar tend to use cheaper or free services rather than spending their money on a much greater services. A perfect example for this one is the fact that they tend to use online free letterhead maker rather than purchase pricey software.
Aside from the fact that the country has high investments in London, it was also revealed that the country is the major supplier of the LNG needs in almost all parts of UK, LNG refers to liquid natural gas . This is such a good thing to hear knowing that one of UK’s fuel imports is natural gas which covers 30% of the said import. The geographical location of Qatar is one of the reasons why it continues to progress since the place where the country lies is known as a natural gas field. 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.
As mentioned earlier Qatar has been making investments in UK this year and for the next five years, the investment is approximately ?1 billion however the growth seems minimal compared to the past years which is quite alarming. This is the main reason why the QIA plans to seek other countries where they can invest and make significant returns and apparently they go for US as their next target, they plan to go for an investment that is approximately worth $35 billion.
Despite the fact that Qatar has a booming economy and considered as one of richest countries all over the globe still the country need to devise steps and future plans that will keep their status high more importantly these days wherein people are starting to go for renewable sources of energy.