CNBC.com, April 5, 2011
Finding Qatar on a map may be as difficult as learning how to pronounce the country’s name. But analysts say that shouldn’t stop investors from targeting the small desert nation—as long as they understand the business culture and the risks in a region erupting with political strife.
That inflow of investment into Qatar has already started, says Arti Sangar, a partner at the international law firm of Diaz, Reus & Targ.
“Economic growth in Qatar has spurred interest from a broader class of investors,” says Sangar, who has dealt with private equity investments in the Middle East. “Besides infrastructure, there are opportunities in the financial sector as Qatar wants to be a regional hub for foreign financial institutions.”