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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 13.Sep 2011

Posted on 13 September 2011 by VRS |  Email |Print

Italy’s Finance Ministry has held talks with China’s sovereign-wealth fund and other Chinese officials in a bid to persuade Beijing to buy large amounts of Italian bonds, a person familiar with the matter said, as Rome searches for ways to meet its financing needs and pull the peninsula out of the euro-zone debt crisis.
Finance Minister Giulio Tremonti met with a delegation of Chinese officials last week—including Lou Jiwei, chairman of the China Investment Corp sovereign fund, or CIC—to discuss possible bond purchases by the fund, the person said……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Qatar Investment Authority, the Gulf state’s sovereign wealth fund, could look at investing in US-based real estate as it looks to diversify its investment portfolio, analysts have said.
The wealth fund, which has so far favoured UK property, may look to the US where real estate prices have continued to fall amid fears of a second recession……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Zimbabwe will establish a sovereign wealth fund that will own 51 percent of each foreign and white- owned company in the country, the Zimbabwe Standard reported without saying where it got the information.
The fund will be modeled on state-owned funds in Singapore, China and Abu Dhabi, the Harare-based newspaper said on its website. The fund will be controlled by the Indigenization and Black Empowerment Ministry, the Standard said……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Global Logistic Properties, which is partly owned by Government of Singapore Investment Corp., is planning to list its Japanese assets through a real estate investment trust in an initial public offering in Japan, according to a report.
The report stated that the company plans raise at least 100 billion yen. GLP, which listed on the Singapore Exchange late last year, has hired Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Nomura Holdings as the main underwriters for the IPO, says report……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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