Qatar has deepened its ties with China, an increasingly important buyer of Qatari LNG, by inking several major financial deals.

On 3 November, during a state visit of Qatar’s Amir Shaikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to China, the two countries signed deals allowing their central banks to swap currencies to ease trade and investment, and Qatar to invest up to 30bn yuan ($9.6bn) in Chinese securities. (CONTINUED - 1068 WORDS)