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Mideast upheaval signals sovereign fund rethink

Posted on 02 March 2011

Andrew RozanovFrom Reuters: Popular revolts across the resource-rich Middle East and North Africa may transform the management of windfall oil wealth, potentially denting national balance sheets, boosting inflation and disturbing world markets.

The region’s state-owned funds, managing almost $1 trillion of assets — equivalent to nearly two-thirds of the entire hedge fund industry — have been a key driver in financial markets, making wide-ranging investments including stakes in blue chips such as UniCredit and luxury department store Harrods…………………………………….Full Article: Source

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