Qatari banker’s MUFC bid highlights issues of private wealth and public assets

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Issue 1164 - 24 Feb 2023 | 6 minute read

Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Bin Jassim Al-Thani’s emergence as a bidder to buy Manchester United FC has thrust the banker into the global limelight, while also posing questions about the balance of power and wealth in the opaque world of Qatari politics, which his father Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim (HBJ) dominated for so many years.

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