Feasible Steps That Qatar Investment Authority Plans to Do in The Future
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. If your country is one those that relies heavily in natural gas then here’s a good news, Qatar has approximately 15 billion barrels of oil that is projected to supply similar amount of natural gas for the next 23 years. Qatar have also taken steps in investing substantial amount in Britain for about ?35 billion and an additional ?5 billion investment plans for UK’s IT sector, energy resources and of course its different infrastructure for the next five years.
The QIA or also known as Qatar Investment Authority holds 20% in one of London’s international airports meanwhile the Qatar airways are considered as a major stockholder in British airways since last year. Another good thing is that Qataris pay cheaper amount for their gas compared to bottled water however despite its country’s wealth they tend to be frugal. There was a survey conducted which reveals that most Qatar-based business owners go for cheaper or free services even if they can afford those expensive ones. For instance, instead of spending their money on pricey software they go for online free letterhead maker.
Moreover, Qatar is also the major supplier for the liquid natural gas needed by UK. 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 location of Qatar became its strengths as well, since the place is said to be known as a natural gas field. Even if there is a good source of oil output in country still many people are using conservative strategies in order 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. This is the main reason why the QIA plans to seek other countries where they can invest and make significant returns and apparently they go for US as their next target, they plan to go for an investment that is approximately 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.