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One has to wonder, reading the Dec. 5 RT story which reports that “Qatar Holding, owned by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), is looking to sell some £510 million ($644 million) worth of its shares in Barclays, one of the U.K.’s oldest banks…. The transaction is expected to cut QIA’s ownership of Barclays in half, reducing it from a 5% stake to about 2.4%. The Gulf State has been an anchor investor in Barclays since 2008, when it helped the bank, the UK’s second largest lender, to avoid a government bailout with an injection of £4 billion (over $5 billion).… The QIA is currently ranked Barclays’ second-biggest shareholder, according to data tracked by the news agency.”

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