Qatar admits foreign investors as Gulf listing scrum grows

By Andrew Griffin
07 Aug 2014

Qatar has raised the upper limit for foreign investors in the country's stocks, making it the latest state in the Gulf to try to encourage international investment.

Foreign investors will now be allowed to own up to 49% of Qatari firms that are listed on the Qatar Exchange. They could previously only hold 25%, a restriction that bankers have said has prevented listings.

Companies must get approval from the country's Ministry of Economy and Commerce ...

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