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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 25.Jan 2012

Posted on 25 January 2012 by VRS |  Email |Print

Glenn YagoIsrael is putting together a plan for a national investment fund that would put to work an anticipated natural gas bonanza to fuel both an export-geared economy and provide a nest egg of $10 billion in under a decade for future generations.
The proposed Israeli sovereign wealth fund is still in the planning phase, but officials have said some of the revenues would be invested in critical areas such as education and health………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services late Monday said it stripped France’s sovereign wealth fund of its triple-A rating and lowered its long-term credit ratings on Groupe BPCE, Credit Agricole , and Societe Generale to A from A-plus.
The outlook on each bank rating is stable, the firm said. S&P lowered its long-term credit rating on state-backed Caisse de Depots et Consignations, the country’s sovereign wealth fund, to AA-plus from triple-A, with a negative outlook………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Qatar Holding LLC, an investment unit of the country’s sovereign wealth fund, is in negotiations to purchase a stake in Qatar Automotive Gateway, Qatar Automotive Chairman Ghanim Bin Saad Al Saad told reporters in the Qatari capital Doha.
Qatar Automotive was formed last year and plans to start an automotive parts operation in the Persian Gulf emirate, according to the company’s website………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Khazanah Nasional’s healthcare unit has acquired 75 per cent stake in Acibadem Saglik Yatirimlari Holding (ASYH) for RM3.66 billion, marking its first foray into Turkey’s private healthcare space.
ASYH owns 92 per cent of Acibadem Saglik Hizmetleri ve Ticaret, a leading private healthcare services provider in the Turkey. The state investment arm acquired 60 per cent of ASYH via its healthcare unit, Integrated Healthcare Holdings (IHH), while another 15 per cent was acquired through its wholly-owned special purpose vehicle (SPV), Bagan Lalang Ventures………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Temasek Holdings, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, has agreed to buy a 4.9 per cent stake in India’s Godrej Consumer Products for Rs6.85 billion (Dh489 million).
Godrej will issue 16.7 million new preferential shares to Baytree Investments (Mauritius), a unit of Temasek, P. Ganesh, executive vice-president of finance at Godrej Consumer, said. Godrej will sell the shares at Rs410 a share, the company said in an exchange filing………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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