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For Japan, a SWF may suit its reconstruction needs

Posted on 24 March 2011

Yukio EdanoIn the past, Japan has shied away from putting some of its $1 trillion-plus foreign reserves into a sovereign wealth fund. Its devastating earthquake and tsunami may prove a turning point in the debate as such a fund would help meet huge reconstruction costs.
Japan will need multiple approaches to fund reconstruction, which might cost as much as $300 billion. Having a sovereign wealth fund (SWF) that makes long-term investments in the country’s battered northeast coast would give Japan another tool for the job……………………………………….Full Article: Source


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