DOHA Feb 19 Qatar Holding, a unit of the Gulf
Arab state's sovereign wealth fund, will launch a new investment
firm worth $12 billion to purchase assets globally, a top
official said on Tuesday.
Qatar Holding vice-chairman, Hussain al-Abdullah, who is
also a board member of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), said
the company would be listed on the Doha stock exchange in six to
"You name it - shares, bonds, real estate, private equity.
We will look at every sector in every country around the world,"
he told reporters in the Qatari capital.
Qatar Holding is the investment arm of the gas-rich state's
sovereign wealth fund. With an investment appetite of about $30
billion a year, QIA has picked up stakes in high-profile Western
assets such as miner Xstrata, automakers Volkswagen
and Porsche, and luxury retailer