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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 07.Aug 2008

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From FT.com: George T. Abed, special advisor to the Institute of International Finance (IIF) managing director, and director of the IIF’s Africa and Middle East department, in the Financial Times that, “Unless one has spent the past year on Mars, one cannot have escaped the debate on sovereign wealth funds. SWFs have been criticised, defended, feared, welcomed, studied – but never ignored. Often the debate has cast more heat than light. Three aspects in particular merit clarification: the context in which SWFs operate, their diversity, and their market impact… Full article: Source

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From AFP/Google.com: Cirque du Soleil sold a 20-percent stake in its entertainment dynasty Wednesday to two Dubai firms to fuel its worldwide explosion, starting with a new permanent show in the Middle East. Istithmar World, the investment arm of Dubai World, and real estate developer Nakheel paid an undisclosed sum for a 10 percent share each in the circus company, they announced… Full article: Source

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From Telegraph.co.uk: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the Middle East events organiser backed by the Kingdom of Dubai, has held talks with Providence and Carlyle about participating in their £3bn buyout of Informa… Full article: Source

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From Reuters.com: Abu Dhabi National Energy Co (Taqa) will invest 750 million pounds sterling ($1.46 billion) over three years to boost oil output from North Sea operations, it said on Thursday… Full article: Source

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