Qatari investments in London include the iconic Harrods REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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Gulf Arab investors, some of the biggest buyers of British real estate, are holding back from new deals because they fear a property price slump if Britain leaves the European Union, according to legal and investment sources.Gulf family businesses and private investors are heavily involved in London real estate.While the precise impact on Gulf investments is unclear, overall flows of foreign capital into commercial real estate in Britain stopped in the first three months of 2016, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said in April. Business investment in the country also fell in early 2016, statistics showed this week.Gulf investors also have broader worries about their investments in other sectors and how a possible Brexit in a June 23 EU referendum could affect the British economy, the sources said.In 2013 it said the fund had more than doubled its investment in Britain over the previous 10 years to more than $24 billion.
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