Update on Deals and Funds

Fri, 2017/08/04 - 12:42pm | Your editor
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Yesterday the embattled Persian Gulf country of Qatar managed to publicly defy its adversaries like the Emirates and Saudi Arabia. According to AsiaTimes, a website, it did this by writing a very large check. This was to secure the transfer of Neymar, a talented Braziliansoccer player, from Barcelona to Paris-St-Germain, which is owned by Qatar. The fee for moving the “forward” was euros 222 mn, about $265 mn, more than double the previous record for purchase of a soccer player. Of course it is better than starting a war.

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*We got what is probably our final half yearly result from Kennedy Wilson Europe, KWER

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