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    1. April 15, 2016

      Lunch with the FT: Sheikh Hamad Bin-Jaber al-Thani

      One of the richest men in Qatar, and the world, Sheikh Hamad Bin-Jaber al-Thani has been the face of the small...

    2. March 15, 2016

      Former rivals join forces in A$9bn Asciano bid

      Former rivals Qube Holdings and Canadian asset manager Brookfield have teamed up to acquire Australian ports and rail...

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    1. March 2, 2016

      Miramax bought by Qatari broadcaster BeIN Media Group

      Miramax, the studio behind films such as Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love and The English Patient, has been sold to...

    2. February 15, 2016

      Qatar ex-PM protected by diplomatic immunity, London court rules

      One of the world’s wealthiest men cannot be sued in London because he is protected by diplomatic immunity, the High...

    3. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Amanda Staveley sues Barclays for almost £1bn

      Barclays has been hit with a lawsuit for nearly a £1bn from Amanda Staveley, the deal-maker with a host of Middle...

    4. December 9, 2015

      Accor buys Raffles owner for $2.9bn

      Accor, Europe’s largest hotel group, has bought the owner of the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel hotel chains for...

    5. October 28, 2015

      Barclays spins out resources buyout arm

      Barclays has spun out its natural resource private equity investing arm to managers, ending another legacy of the Bob...

    6. October 28, 2015

      Qatar fund backs Brookfield’s $8bn Manhattan West project

      Qatar Investment Authority is to take a 44 per cent stake in Brookfield’s $8bn Manhattan West real estate project, in a...

    7. September 28, 2015

      Qatar sovereign wealth fund suffers $12bn paper loss

      Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has had a quarter to forget — suffering as much as $12bn of losses on Volkswagen,...

    8. September 16, 2015

      Glencore chiefs pay $500m to maintain stakes after share placing

      Glencore chief executive Ivan Glasenberg and his key lieutenants paid more than $500m to maintain their stake in the...

    9. August 19, 2015

      Battle over €1bn stake sale escalates at Spain’s El Corte Inglés

      The boardroom battle at El Corte Inglés has intensified, after a director and minority shareholder accused the Spanish...

    10. July 13, 2015

      Qatar’s Sheikh Hamad takes €1bn bet on Spain with retail stake

      A Qatari investor has placed a €1bn bet on Spain’s economic recovery, with a deal to acquire 10 per cent of El Corte...

    11. June 23, 2015

      Ross should challenge F1 boss if he swaps gridiron for starting grid

      Formula One cars shift gear semiautomatically, management changes occur less smoothly. Bernie Ecclestone, the...

    12. June 18, 2015

      Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund looks to diversify in Asia and US

      Qatar’s $256bn sovereign wealth fund has unveiled a new investment strategy which will see it make investments in Asia...

    13. June 9, 2015

      Qatar buys $1bn stake in Hong Kong energy trust from Li Ka-shing

      The power generation group controlled by tycoon Li Ka-shing is selling a 16.5 per cent stake in its Hong Kong...

    14. June 8, 2015

      Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds fear inflow decline

      More than a third of Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds expect new funding to decrease as the region adjusts to a...

    15. April 26, 2015

      Piëch departure leaves Volkswagen with a large void to fill

      The resignation of Ferdinand Piëch, the dominant force at Volkswagen for more than two decades, leaves a void at the...

    16. March 31, 2015

      Sovereign wealth funds exerting an ever greater influence

      The collapse in crude oil prices over the past six months has put many countries under fiscal pressure. But some...

    17. March 26, 2015

      London Stock Exchange shares slide as Borse Dubai sells 17% stake

      Shares in the London Stock Exchange Group fell by 9 per cent on Thursday after Borse Dubai sold its 17.4 per cent...

    18. February 5, 2015

      Songbird Estates shareholders back £2.6bn Canary Wharf takeover

      Shareholders in Songbird Estates, the Canary Wharf property group, have approved a £2.6bn takeover bid from Qatar and...

    19. January 30, 2015

      How Qatar snared the Canary

      The view from Canary Wharf Group’s offices in One Canada Square — the first and tallest skyscraper in London’s...

    20. January 30, 2015

      Q&A: Qatar’s swoop on IAG stake

      Qatar Airways has bought a 10 per cent stake in International Airlines Group, owner of British Airways and Iberia. Why?...

    21. January 28, 2015

      Songbird swansong offers clarity for Canary Wharf at cheap price

      Brookfield has settled an old score by winning the £2.6bn bid battle for Songbird, owner of Canary Wharf. In 2004, the...

    22. January 28, 2015

      Qatar and Brookfield win battle to take over Canary Wharf

      East London skyscraper cluster Canary Wharf — one of the world’s leading financial districts — is being bought by Qatar...

    23. January 12, 2015

      Songbird board rejects Canary Wharf bid

      The board of Songbird Estates — the majority owner of east London business district Canary Wharf — has recommended that...

    24. December 30, 2014

      Bidders for Canary Wharf release final offer document

      The bidders for Canary Wharf have published the details of their final offer to shareholders, the latest step in a...

    25. December 18, 2014

      Royal Mail’s red herrings

      Pilot fish have received a battering from Lord Myners, a City grandee commissioned by the government to investigate the...

    26. December 18, 2014

      Songbird board urged to accept Canary Wharf bid

      US asset manager Franklin Mutual Advisers, the third-largest shareholder in east London business district Canary Wharf,...

    27. December 11, 2014

      Qataris appoint Ken Costa to Songbird Estates board

      Ken Costa, the City grandee and former Lazard and UBS banker, has been appointed to the board of Songbird Estates to...

    28. December 11, 2014

      Persuading Songbird investors to accept bid may be beyond Our Ken

      Build it and they will come. Few developments have fulfilled that promise better than Canary Wharf, whose control the...

    29. December 8, 2014

      Songbird: bird in the hand

      Bring back Brucie. British TV game show host Bruce Forsyth was an expert in exhorting studio audiences to scream...

    30. December 8, 2014

      Canary Wharf shareholder agrees to sell stake as battle hots up

      Madison International Realty has become the second shareholder to choose to sell out of Canary Wharf in the face of a...

    31. December 7, 2014

      The war for the Wharf

      When the Qatar Investment Authority first called Songbird Estates last month to say it wanted Canary Wharf, it was...

    32. December 5, 2014

      Canary Wharf owner Songbird spurns Qatari raised bid

      The board of Songbird Estates, the majority owner of east London business district Canary Wharf, said a £2.6bn bid for...

    33. December 4, 2014

      Qataris and Brookfield raise bid for Canary Wharf owner Songbird

      The Qatar Investment Authority and Brookfield Property Partners have increased their bid for control of Songbird...

    34. December 4, 2014

      Qatar replaces head of $300bn fund

      The Qatar Investment Authority, which manages as much as $300bn including significant stakes in Barclays, Credit Suisse...

    35. December 1, 2014

      Qataris complain about Songbird adviser

      The biggest shareholder in Songbird Estates, majority owner of east London business district Canary Wharf, has...

    36. November 28, 2014

      Songbird takeover bidders consider withdrawing after 19% jump in asset valuation

      The bidders for Songbird Estates, the majority owner of the Canary Wharf business district in east London, are...

    37. November 14, 2014

      Tower sales take London commercial property from gloom to boom

      London’s commercial property market has gone from gloom to boom in just 18 months – and its skyline is the biggest...

    38. November 11, 2014

      London offices: selling into strength

      The Taiwanese are buying. The Brazilians are buying. The Qataris are trying to buy. So what is the logical thing to do?...

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