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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 27.Aug 2008

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From WSJ Deal Journal: China is creating a merger law to protect its national security–setting up a review process similar to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., or CFIUS… Full article: Source

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From AFP/Google.com: China’s national pension fund [the National Social Security Fund] is in talks with CITIC Capital Holdings to set up a private equity fund worth up to five billion yuan (730 million dollars), state media reported Wednesday… Full article: Source

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From Blogs.cfr.org: Reports from [Norway’s Government Pension Fund-Global and Singapore’s Temasek Holdings]… give us some clues as to how other, less transparent sovereign investors might be faring in the current market. [Apparent losses by these investors] might call into question the expected rate of growth of such funds. Furthermore they raise the question of whether the risk management operations of these funds are up to the challenge… Full article: Source

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From AFP/Google.com: Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings has received approval from US anti-trust regulators to raise its stake in Merrill Lynch, a source said Wednesday… Full article: Source

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From Reuters.com: Sovereign wealth funds will likely plough more money into capital-starved financial firms if they see long-term value, said a regional executive on Wednesday at one of the world’s biggest institutional money managers [Hon Cheung, regional director of the Official Institutions Group in Asia at State Street Global Advisors]… Full article: Source

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From Reuters.com: German railway operator Deutsche Bahn, which is planning an initial public offering, has signed a deal [with Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Co, a unit of the country’s sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority (QIA),] to help design a multi-billion dollar rail network in the Gulf Arab state of Qatar… Full article: Source

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From Reuters.com: German services trade union Verdi is open in principle to a takeover of Dresdner Bank by China Development Bank (CDB), it said on Wednesday. The article quotes a union spokesperson as saying that, “ The main thing for us is jobs preservation. Any plan that eliminates jobs is for us a bad plan… Full article: Source

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From Guardian.co.uk: Countries including France need to be pragmatic and open their arms to sovereign wealth funds but must tread cautiously to weed out the good from the bad, the chief executive of state bank Caisse des Depots said on Wednesday… Full article: Source

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