ANNOUNCEMENT 27 May 2014In May 2014, the government of Qatar announced changed rules for foreign investors.
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Qatar Exchange press release: http://www.qe.com.qa/pps/qe/qe+english+portal/Pages/Details/Display%20Information%20Details?InfoID=16803&ImgURL=undefined
The National, 27 May 2014, 'Qatar lifts foreign ownership limits in shares ahead of MSCI upgrade': http://www.thenational.ae/business/industry-insights/markets/qatar-lifts-foreign-ownership-limits-on-shares-ahead-of-msci-upgrade
Affected trading partners: https://en.santandertrade.com/establish-overseas/qatar/investing-3
On 27 May 2014, the Emir of Qatar instructed the country's stock exchange to increase foreign ownership limits in listed companies. Citizens of member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (i.e. Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates) are henceforth to be treated equally to Qatari citizens, whereas non-GCC citizens can own up to 49% (previously 25%) of the total capital of a listed company. The measure is effective immediately.