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Qatar Fund Buys Italy’s Costa Smeralda Resort, Sheikh Hamad Says

April 16, 2012

Italy’s Costa Smeralda resort area on the island of Sardinia has been bought by Qatar’s investment fund, Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani said.

“We have invested in Sardinia given the importance of the area,” Sheikh Hamad said at a news conference in Rome today with Prime Minister Mario Monti. “I can ensure that the Italian side will be happy about our investment.”

He gave no further details.

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