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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 27.Oct 2009

Posted on 27 October 2009 by VRS |  Email |Print

From China Knowledge: China Investment Corp, the country’s US$300 million sovereign wealth fund, has agreed to invest in SouthGobi Energy Resources.

CIC said in a statement released late Monday that it will buy a 30-year secured debenture issued by the Canadian company for US$500 million. The debt will be able to convert into SouthGobi’s common shares in 12 months……………………..Full Article: Source

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From Business-standard.com: The Singapore government and its investment arm, Temasek Holdings, have been gradually reducing stake in ICICI Bank, their one of their biggest investments in India, by selling shares in the secondary market.
Their collective stake has come down to 7.29 per cent in the quarter ended September from nearly 9.27 per cent in the quarter ended June and 9.91 per cent in the quarter ended March, according to the latest shareholding pattern that the bank has filed with the National Stock Exchange……………………..Full Article: Source

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From Bloomberg: Australia’s sovereign wealth fund will be investigated by the nation’s regulator over the sale of Telstra Corp. shares less than a month before a government threat to split the company, said Senator Steve Fielding. The Future Fund said it didn’t have access to private information.

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission will investigate whether the Future Fund was “tipped off” on the proposed separation of the country’s former phone monopoly, Fielding said in an e-mailed statement today……………………..Full Article: Source

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From News.com.au: The Future Fund has no record of any correspondence alerting it to the Federal Government’s plan to split Telstra, a Freedom of Information search has revealed.

The fund has been under fire over its sale of $2.4 billion worth of Telstra shares less than a month before the Government announced its plan to force Telstra to split its wholesale and retail businesses……………………..Full Article: Source

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From Edhec-risk.com: In this article, we look at the Azerbaijan State Oil Fund and provide a detailed description of the factors affecting inflows to it.
Since these inflows have an impact on the wealth of the fund, sound portfolio management must take into account the drivers behind them, rather than managing portfolio risk separately from contribution risk……………………..Full Article: Source

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From Guardian.co.uk: Palestinian house builders on the West Bank could benefit from an influx of cash if plans by the $900m (£552m) Palestine sovereign wealth fund to invest in London-based hedge funds go ahead.

The Palestine Investment Fund (PIF) is considering switching investments into hedge funds as part of a move to expand international investments to make up 30% of its portfolio…………………….Full Article: Source

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From 234next.com: The determination to realise the Vision 20-2020, is the motivation for the three tiers of government to draw $5.34 billion (about N794 billion - at N148.61 to the dollar) from the excess crude revenue account.

The Umaru Yar’Adua’s administration has initiated a number of projects under its seven-point agenda to help develop the Nigerian economy into one of the world’s biggest economies by year 2020……………………..Full Article: Source

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From Globalarabnetwork.com: RAK Investment Authority (RAKIA), Rakeen and Al Hamra Real Estate joined forces in a 400-sq-metre exhibition pavilion, the offerings of which spanned residential, commercial, industrial and touristic segments of the property industry.
The tripartite group also featured in a seminar entitled “RAK: Emerging Emirate on the Move.”…………………….Full Article: Source

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