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Azerbaijan’s wealth fund latest to buy Australian government bonds

Posted on 27 November 2012

Azerbaijan, the Caspian nation best known for its caviar and petroleum, is buying Australian government bonds, joining a growing list of sovereign investors acquiring debt Down Under in a trend that has seen the Aussie dollar labelled a potential safe-haven currency by the International Monetary Fund.
The former Soviet republic’s $US33 billion ($31.5 billion) sovereign-wealth fund—the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan, or Sofaz—said it quietly started buying Australian bonds in July at a time when market data show the Aussie dollar gained 3.4 per cent in value over the month………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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