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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 18.Mar 2010

Posted on 18 March 2010 by VRS |  Email |Print

From Telegraphindia.com: India is planning to set up a sovereign fund of about $20 billion to help state-owned ONGC to compete with its Chinese rivals in acquiring oil and gas assets abroad.

The oil and finance ministries are currently discussing the proposal in the backdrop of ONGC’s failure to acquire any assets last year and Beijing marching ahead, a senior oil ministry official said………………………………..Full Article: Source

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From Business24-7.ae: Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund Mubadala, which has tapped capital markets to refinance its majority-owned Dolphin gas pipeline linking Qatar with the UAE and Oman, has seen interest for its project bonds beyond the traditional US pool of investors, said Derek Rozycki, executive director for project and corporate finance at a conference.

“We now see more interest from European and Gulf investors, particularly London-based asset managers and emerging market funds,” he said………………………………..Full Article: Source

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From Thejakartaglobe.com: Temasek, Singapore’s $1.2 trillion sovereign wealth fund, may be looking to snap up stakes in technology companies, joining other big institutional investors in turning bullish on the sector’s improving outlook.

The possible shift comes as expectations of strong Asian demand and a rebound in corporate spending have boosted shares in global tech companies, driving up Intel stock by 4 percent to its highest in more than a year………………………………..Full Article: Source

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From Khaleejtimes.com: President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued Decree No 2 of 2010 restructuring the board of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) under his presidency.

Issued in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, the decree named the following as members of the board :……………………………….Full Article: Source

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From Embassymag.ca: The Conservative government announced in the 2010 budget that it will open the key sectors of uranium and telecommunications to more foreign investment, and will also continue to decrease corporate rates to make Canada more attractive to investors.

Experts are now debating how much attention the government should pay to a largely low-key but expanding niche of foreign investment that the Department of Foreign Affairs itself has raised………………………………..Full Article: Source

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From Globalmoneymanagement.com: Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), the asset manager in charge of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund, is seeking managers for up to 27 new equity mandates.
The NOK2.5 trillion (USD448 billion) scheme, formerly known as the Norwegian Petroleum Fund, is seeking to diversify its portfolio by investing in more varied sectors and regions, said an official in Oslo………………………………..Full Article: Source

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From Businessweek.com: GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd., whose shareholders include China’s sovereign wealth fund, said it’s seeking solar-power projects overseas to benefit from global efforts to harness energy from the sun.

The Hong Kong-based maker of solar-cell parts, which built its first solar-power farm on the mainland in December, is seeking additional projects in China and opportunities in the U.S. and Europe, Chairman Zhu Gongshan told reporters today. Some projects may start up in the first half, he said………………………………..Full Article: Source

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From Sgblogs.com: The prominence of sovereign wealth funds (SWF) like Singapore’s Temasek and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) will only increase in the coming years. It is estimated that the top fifteen SWF control approximately USD 3.4 trillion in assets, with the top five accounting for USD 2.1 trillion.
Singapore’s Temasek and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) are in the top fifteen with assets estimated at USD 370 billion. Singapore, like China, is the only nation to have amassed such wealth without the obvious benefit of a natural resource like petroleum………………………………..Full Article: Source

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