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Sovereign wealth fund could help Macao overcome gambling dependency, IMF says

Posted on 11 August 2014

Central bank could manage new sovereign wealth fund as Macao authorities seek higher return on booming reserves; IMF encourages idea in staff report. The Macao authorities are “willing to contemplate” establishing a sovereign wealth fund (SWF) according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as they chase a higher return on their reserves.
Macao overtook Las Vegas as the largest gaming centre in the world in 2005, and started rapidly accumulating foreign exchange reserves as a result. A decade-long gaming boom pushed reserves to $30 billion in January 2014 – nearly 60% of GDP - and, according to the IMF, the authorities are now considering handing some of the pot to a new SWF…………………………………Full Article: Source


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