US Investment – Qatar’s New Venture Plans to Maintain Country’s Wealth
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.
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. 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. For instance, instead of spending their money on pricey software they go for online free letterhead maker.
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 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. 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. 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.