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    1. 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, has...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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 “higher” or...

    4. 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...

    5. 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 given...

    6. 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 the...

    7. 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 Estates,...

    8. December 3, 2014

      Qatar replaces head of $300bn fund

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

    9. December 1, 2014

      Qataris complain about Songbird adviser

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

    10. 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 considering...

    11. 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...

    12. 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?...

    13. November 7, 2014

      Canary Wharf owner rejects Qatari bid approach

      Songbird Estates, the owner of Canary Wharf Group, has rejected a preliminary takeover approach from the Qatar Investment...

    14. November 6, 2014

      Songbird soars on takeover approach

      Shares in Songbird Estates soared almost 23 per cent on Thursday after the owner of Canary Wharf Group confirmed speculation...

    15. November 5, 2014

      Green light for 26-floor residential tower next to Shard

      A London council has given the go-ahead to plans for a 26-storey residential tower next to the Shard. It is the latest...

    16. October 30, 2014

      Harrods dividend boost for owners

      Harrods Group’s Qatari owners are fast recouping the £1.5bn they spent acquiring the store from Mohamed Fayed, paying...

    17. October 27, 2014

      QIA leads fund rankings for missing Santiago governance standards

      The world’s most active sovereign wealth funds are also among the least transparent and least likely to comply with...

    18. October 27, 2014

      Qatar to buy HSBC’s global HQ for £1.1bn

      Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has agreed to buy HSBC’s global headquarters, London’s biggest and most expensive office...

    19. October 20, 2014

      Qatar eyes $15bn Asia spending spree

      Qatar’s purchase of a stake in a Hong Kong department store chain is the beginning of a potential $15bn spending spree...

    20. October 8, 2014

      Cautious mood pervades the sovereign wealth fund industry

      If a novelist were looking for examples of highly secretive, powerful institutions to provide a backdrop to their next...

    21. August 17, 2014

      Singapore’s investment funds blaze ecommerce trail

      Singapore’s two investment funds, GIC and Temasek, have emerged as the biggest state-backed investors in technology,...

    22. FT Alphaville

      July 10, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: The influential head of the US House Financial Services Committee has called on US Treasury secretary Jack Lew to...

    23. July 9, 2014

      Qatar to sell down stake in LSE

      The Qatar Investment Authority is to sell down a third of its stake in the London Stock Exchange Group ahead of the bourse’s...

    24. May 19, 2014

      Former Qatar prime minister rejoins dealmaking stage

      Qatar’s diplomat-investor Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani has jumped back on to the global investment stage with two large...

    25. May 7, 2014

      King approaches J Sainsbury checkout leaving healthy legacy

      Justin King is hanging up his grocer’s apron on a high after a decade at the helm of J Sainsbury. The former head of M&S’s...

    26. March 18, 2014

      Qataris climb aboard with Amex travel unit

      Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has stepped up its hunt for US assets by investing alongside BlackRock, Macquarie Capital and...

    27. March 10, 2014

      Foreign private equity firms expanding property portfolios in Bangalore

      The quintessential image of India’s economic emergence was captured by Thomas Friedman in his popular 2005 book about...

    28. January 29, 2014

      King checks out with Sainsbury on a high

      When Justin King hangs up his grocer’s apron in July, the chief executive of J Sainsbury will have completed an almost...

    29. October 30, 2013

      Qatar fund quietly builds $1bn Bank of America stake

      Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has quietly built a stake worth about $1bn in Bank of America, the country’s second-biggest...

    30. October 1, 2013

      NYSE Euronext sells Qatar exchange stake

      Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has bought NYSE Euronext’s 12 per cent stake in the gas-rich state’s stock exchange, ending a...

    31. July 18, 2013

      Abu Dhabi quietly cashes out of Barclays

      The exit of Abu Dhabi investors from Barclays has happened with far less fanfare than their dramatic arrival almost five...

    32. July 10, 2013

      QIA’s new chief joins Russian fund’s board

      Russia’s $10bn state-backed fund has appointed the new head of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund to its international advisory...

    33. July 10, 2013

      HSBC names former pilot as high-flying regional chief executive

      HSBC has appointed Mohammed al-Tuwaijri as chief executive officer of the Middle East and North Africa amid a broader...

    34. July 4, 2013

      Qatar: what’s next for the world’s most aggressive deal hunter?

      On a visit last year to Qatar Holding’s headquarters, a Gulf banker stepped inside a boardroom, intrigued by what he...

    35. July 3, 2013

      Qatar seeks to shake off trophy investor image

      The government of the gas-rich state of Qatar is rethinking the way it invests billions of dollars of state funds in...

    36. July 2, 2013

      New Qatar emir shakes up sovereign wealth fund

      Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, Qatar’s former prime minister and architect of its assertive investment strategy, has been...

    37. June 26, 2013

      Qatar’s new emir replaces prime minister

      Qatar’s newly appointed emir replaced the country’s influential prime minister on Wednesday, pledging a mixture of...

    38. June 25, 2013

      Qatari fund raises concern over Heathrow levy plan

      Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, the second largest shareholder in Heathrow, has raised concern over a plan by UK aviation...

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