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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 18.Aug 2008

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From Reuters UK: Kuwait signed more than $27 billion of investment agreements with nine Asian countries, including Brunei and the Philippines, during an Asian tour this month, its finance minister [Mustapha al-Shamali] said in remarks published on Sunday.”

The article adds that KUNA cited Shamali as saying on Saturday that the Kuwait Investment Authority [KIA] will be part of a delegation that will visit Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar this month to look at potential investments in agriculture and industry… Full article: Source

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From FT.com: Larger fund managers are hopeful they will be the beneficiaries as the scale of the SWFs limits their ability to spend governance resources on investigating smaller boutiques… Full article: Source

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From CNBC.com: Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev, who is seeking to buy tour operator Oeger Tours, has warned Germany against investments by Russian sovereign wealth funds because of corruption he says exists in the country’s bureaucracy. In an interview with Welt am Sonntag, Lebedev also expressed sympathy with the German government’s aim to control investments by sovereign wealth funds in industries that affect its national security… Full article: Source

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From Alan D. Mutter’s Blog: With a growing number of newspapers on the market at a time they most likely will fetch historically low prices, somebody is going to start buying some of them. But don’t count on the usual suspects. Start thinking, instead, about such unconventional potential purchasers as the multibillion-dollar investment funds created by countries like Singapore or the sheikhdoms of the United Arab Emirates… Full article: Source

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From Hindustantimes.com: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is not keen on managing a sovereign wealth fund (SWF) and is in favour of setting up a dedicated autonomous entity to administer such a fund when it is set up… Full article: Source

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