After London decided to ban Qatari advertisements on the city’s bus, taxi and metro network, the Middle Eastern country hosting the 2022 World Cup launched a review of its investments in the British capital, the newspaper wrote.financial times🇧🇷
The ban, implemented by Transport for London (the body responsible for London’s transport services), is due to concerns about the rights of the LGBT community and the rights of migrant workers in Qatar. These two are, in fact, two of the main criticisms leveled at the host country of FIFA World Cup 2022in Doha.
In response to the ban on advertising on London transport, Qatar said it was “reviewing its current and future investments” in the British capital and “studying investment opportunities in other cities and countries in the UK,” according to a source involved in the review. of investments, quoted in the “Financial Times”.
The decision to ban the ads was interpreted as a message from the mayor’s office [de Londres] Businesses from Qatar are not welcome in London,” according to the same source.
It is not clear what effect this ban will have on business between the two countries. But as the British Economic Review points out, Qatar has become one of the biggest investors in London over the past 20 years.
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