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IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments

IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
May 2010 - Egyptian-born businessman Mohamed Al Fayed sold prestigious London department store Harrods to the investment vehicle of Qatar's royal family in a deal reported to be worth around 1.5 billion pounds .
IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
April 2010 - Qatari state-owned investment firm Qatari Diar agreed to take a 5 percent stake in France's Veolia Environnement in a partnership to pursue infrastructure and utilities projects in the Middle East and North Africa. (Photo: Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
April 2010 - Canada's hotel chain Fairmont Raffles said it would sell new shares equivalent to 40 percent of its capital to affiliates of Qatar's sovereign wealth fund as part of a $847 million deal to fund the firm's global expansion. (Photo: Bloomberg Images/ Text: Reuters)
IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
Dec 2009 - Qatar has a 17 percent voting stake in Volkswagen and Porsche said the state is set to take a seat on its supervisory board, underlining the more active role Gulf states are playing in the German auto industry. (Photo: Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
July 2009 - Portsmouth became the second Premier League club to be owned by investors from the United Arab Emirates when they confirmed a takeover led by Sulaiman al-Fahim. Fahim later sold the struggling team to Ali al Faraj from Saudi Arabia. (Photo: Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
March 2009 - Abu Dhabi government-linked Aabar Investment took a 9.1 percent stake in Daimler worth 1.95 billion euros in a surprise move that made it the top stakeholder in the ailing German carmaker. (Photo: Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
Oct 2008 - Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahayan, a member of Abu Dhabi's ruling family, said he is to invest up to $5.7 billion in Barclays, giving him a stake of up to 16.3 percent in Britain's second-biggest bank. (Photo: Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
Oct 2008 - Abu Dhabi's Masdar bought into German utility E.ON's stake in the massive London Array offshore wind farm project for an undisclosed sum. (Photo: Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
Sept 2008 - Abu Dhabi investment agency Mubadala Development Co said it had bought a 50 percent stake in Los Angeles-based Kor Hotel Group. (Photo: Bloomberg Images/ Text: Reuters)
IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
Sept 2008 - A member of Qatar's royal family bought a 5 percent stake in Icelandic bank Kaupthing for about $284 million. (Photo: Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
Sept 2008 - An Abu Dhabi-based company buys English Premier League club Manchester City from former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra. July 2009 - Portsmouth became the second Premier League club to be owned by investors from the United Arab Emirates when they confirmed a takeover led by Sulaiman al-Fahim. Fahim later sold the struggling team to Ali al Faraj from Saudi Arabia. (Photo: Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
Aug 2008 - Government-owned conglomerate Dubai World agrees to invest in Russian power producer OGK-1. The acquisition could be worth more than $5 billion. (Photo: Getty Images/ Text: Reuters - for illustrative purposes only)
IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
July 2008 - GFH says it is to build a corporate centre, an investment banking and advisory centre, an insurance centre and a stock exchange north of Tunis at a cost of $3 billion. (Photo: Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
June 2008 - Qatar Telecommunications will buy Singapore Technologies Telemedia's entire stake in Indonesia's PT Indosat for $1.8 billion, gaining 40.8 percent control of that country's second-biggest mobile phone firm. (Photo: Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
April 2008 - Qatar-based Gulf Petroleum Ltd secures regulatory approvals to develop a $5-billion oil and petrochemical complex in the northern Malaysian state of Perak. It will invest between $1.5 billion and $2 billion in the project's first phase to build an oil refinery. (Photo: Bloomberg Images/ Text: Reuters)
IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
April 2008 - GFH plans to develop a petroleum-related research and education area on Kazakhstan's Caspian Sea coast at a cost of $10 billion. (Photo: Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
Dec 2007 - Bahraini Islamic investment bank Gulf Finance House signed a deal to develop a $10 billion economic development zone near Mumbai to tap booming sectors such as energy and telecommunications. (Photo: Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
Nov 2007 - The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority seals a deal to buy a $7.5 billion stake in US bank giant Citigroup. (Photo: Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
Oct 2007 - Government-owned Dubai Drydocks World offers to buy Singapore's Labroy Marine for around $1.63 billion as interest in rig-building assets heats up amid record oil prices. (Photo: Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
Sept 2007 - Abu Dhabi National Energy Co said it would buy Canada's Primewest Energy Trust for C$5 billion in cash, its biggest acquisition to date. (Photo: Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
Sept 2007 - Investment firm Carlyle Group said it was selling a 7.5 percent stake to Abu Dhabi government-owned Mubadala Development Company for $1.35 billion. (Photo: Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
IN PICS: Gulf Arab foreign investments
Sept 2007 - The Qatar Investment Authority said it had bought a 20.86 percent stake in the London Stock Exchange. Borse Dubai also agreed to buy a 28 percent stake in the LSE from Nasdaq. (Photo: Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)