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Norway reduces Russian investments from oil fund

Posted on 02 May 2014

Norway’s chief executive said the country has decreased investments in Russia from its oil fund worth $860 billion, citing tensions in Ukraine, Reuters reported. At the end of 2013, Russia held $3.67 billion in stocks and government bonds from Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), which is the biggest sovereign wealth fund in the world.
After the conflict in Ukraine, GPFG’s investments in Russia have been reduced slightly in the first quarter, according to Yngve Slyngstad, head of GPFG and CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management. “In most other situations where there is market stress, we try to be a countercyclical investor,” Slyngstad told Reuters. “Countercyclical does not really work well when the risk factors are of a geopolitical nature.”……………………………………….Full Article: Source


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