Monday, September 17, 2007
Qatar's investment arm is close to finalizing a deal for Nasdaq's 30% interest in the London Stock Exchange, a move that would increase the country's profile among world trading centers. Qatar and Dubai compete for the role of the Middle East's dominant investment center. Dubai is competing with Nasdaq to acquire the Nordic market operator OMX AB. WSJ, Qatar Nears Deal to Acquire Stake in LSE.