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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 28.Aug 2008

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From Chinastakes.com: August 29 is the second interest due date for the RMB 600 billion special national debt number 0701, and the total payment will be as high as RMB 12.9 billion. Around the first interest due date, the market worried the heavy interest would bring unbearable pressure to bear on China Investment Corporation (CIC), China’s sovereign wealth fund. It didn’t.

The interest on special national debt number 0701 is, in fact, not paid by CIC but by the Ministry of Finance, in return for which CIC pays a portion of its profits to the Ministry… Full article: Source

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From Reuters.com: Restrictions by the United States and others may lead sovereign wealth funds to invest closer to home instead of in the West, the head of the central bank for the United Arab Emirates [Sultan Nasser al-Suweidi] was quoted as saying on Thursday… Full article: Source

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From PIonline.com: National Pensions Reserve Fund, Dublin, Ireland, hired three managers for active emerging markets equities, said Adrian O’Donovan, senior manager for the €19.5 billion ($29 billion) fund… Full article: Source

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From Quamnet.com: Joseph Yam, chief executive of Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), “The impact of foreign-reserves accumulation on global finance should generally be favourable because the management of official reserves is usually more stable than the management of private capital.”… Full article: Source

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From FT.com: Europe’s biggest engineering group, has held talks with sovereign wealth funds from the Gulf, Russia and other regions in an attempt to expand its long-term investor base… Full article: Source

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From Khaleejtimes.com: Tokyo is looking to attract SovereignWealth Funds (SWFs) in the UAE to make long-term investments in Japan, particularly in sectors offering high returns, as both countries stress the importance of human and economic development. The investments shall be in the form of joint ventures on financial services, photovoltaic or solar power, water desalination, energy-saving IT products, biotechnology and real estate, according to Japan’s Hiroyuki Ishige, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)[, speaking at the 33rd Japan Cooperation Forum for the Middle East in Dubai on Wednesday]… Full article: Source

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From Gulfnews.com: Dubai Group, the leading diversified financial services company of government-owned Dubai Holding, is planning to launch an insurance company in December, its chief executive officer said… Full article: Source

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From Economictimes.com: Temasek India head Manish Kejriwal says that, “India cannot escape the global contagion but the impact will be different here. Despite all negative sentiments globally, India is still expected to grow by around 7% so we are very positive on India… Full article: Source

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