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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 08.Aug 2011

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Ng Kok SongThe Government Investment Corporation (GIC), one of the two sovereign wealth funds of Singapore, said it was following the latest developments related to the U.S. credit rating.
A spokesperson for the company said that it takes a long-term perspective for its investments and that it is closely following any developments that could affect the investment outlook, including the U.S. credit rating and similar developments in Europe, local daily Lianhe Zaobao said on Sunday……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Henry AzzamThe US is likely to remain the preferred investment choice for sovereign wealth funds in the Arab Gulf region despite S&P’s US debt downgrade, according to Henry Azzam, non-executive chairman of Deutsche Bank in the Middle East region.
“The downgrade shouldn’t affect the investment strategy of the region’s SWFs. The alternatives are not much better than what we have in the US,” he said……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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E. Oppenheimer & Son International Ltd., whose primary asset is a stake in diamond miner De Beers SA, together with Singapore-based Temasek Holdings Ltd confirmed Friday they are investing $300 million in a joint venture that will focus on consumer and agriculture companies in the largest economies across Africa.
The 50-50 joint venture, to be called Tana Africa Capital, will invest in private consumer goods companies and agriculture assets in countries such as Nigeria and Egypt, which have a large growing class of spenders, E. Oppenheimer & Sonsaid………………………………………Full Article: Source

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Qatari Diar, the property arm of the Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, is a step closer to taking over the Olympic Village in London after next year’s Games.
A rival bid put forward by put forward by the Wellcome Trust will no longer be progressed, according to media in the UK……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development firm, will host the first edition of its “Fit for the Future Ramadan Football Challenge” between August 21 and 25, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec).
The indoor tournament will provide a platform for young players to stay fit, get involved in the community and learn new football skills……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Israel’s foreign exchange reserves rose by $529 million to $77.94 billion at the end of July 2011 from a month earlier, an all-time high, the Bank of Israel announced.
The Bank of Israel attributed the increase to $225 million in foreign currency purchases and $374 million in government transfers from abroad……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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