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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 12.Jul 2012

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Miguel CastillaPeru will seek investments from Singapore’s sovereign wealth firms after they indicated interest in the Latin American country’s projects, Finance Minister Miguel Castilla said.
“We’re going to meet the Singapore wealth funds in a couple of days,” Miguel Castilla said in an interview yesterday from Shanghai. “They’ve shown interest in investing in our assets and they’re looking into projects suitable for investment.”……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Singapore’s Temasek Holdings is in discussions to purchase a stake in a major project in Malaysia’s southern state of Johor. The 4 billion ringgit (US$ 1.26 billion) project is a residential and commercial waterfront development project that overlooks the Straits of Johor. Lido Boulevard is located in zone A of Iskandar Malaysia and is in close proximity to Johor Bahru’s Central Business District.
The Lido Boulevard project is a joint venture between Central Malaysian Properties Sdn Bhd (CMP) and State Secretary Johor Inc. State Secretary Johor Inc. is the holding company of the Johor state government………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Marina One, a landmark mixed-use development at Marina South, broke ground on Wednesday. M+S, a joint venture owned by Malaysia’s Khazanah Nasional and Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, says the development will provide commerce, high-end residences and retail spaces, and is on track to be completed by 2017.
The 60:40 joint venture between Khazanah Nasional and Temasek came about after a landmark land swop deal for the former Malayan Railway land………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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IHH Healthcare Bhd , Asia’s largest hospital operator, is expected to achieve a rich pricing on Thursday ahead of its up to $2.2 billion listing as strong investor interest reinforces Malaysia’s gloom-defying IPO market this year.
IHH, behind only Facebook Inc and Malaysia’s Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd’s in market debut size this year, has attracted investors ranging from sovereign wealth fund Kuwait Investment Authority to International Finance Corp , the private investment arm of the World Bank………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has committed $100 million worth of investment to a fund which is building infrastructure projects in China. The investment vehicle, which has already started some projects in China, includes equity stakes from other sovereign wealth funds, including Singaporean government investment arm Temasek.
Super Fund chief executive Adrian Orr says the fund has been trying to develop these co-investment relationships for some time………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Russia may aim at having a stocks to bonds ratio at 1 to 2 in its sovereign wealth funds, using Norway’s pension fund’s structure as an example, Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said Tuesday.
“The agency (for managing the funds) will be able to invest in shares,” he said, stressing that the question is still open whether it would only hold shares in foreign companies, or if the agency would be able to buy Russian companies’ shares as well in the future, once it’s formed………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Serbia’s foreign-exchange reserves fell 0.1 percent in June as the National Bank of Serbia spent euros to bolster the dinar and the government repaid debt.
Reserves declined to 10.16 billion euros ($12.5 billion) in June from 10.17 billion in May and 12.1 billion euros at the end of 2011, the Belgrade-based Narodna Banka Srbije said………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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The Qatar Investment Authority is heavily invested in Barclays. The QIA is largest shareholder in Barclays. In 2009, Qatar Holding — a subsidiary of the QIA — sold 35 million shares of the British bank, reducing its share to around 5.8 percent from a little over 6 percent.
Recently, Qatar signed a joint-venture with Barclays to investment $250 million into the bank’s natural resource fund. The partnership is very much still alive………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Members of the Qatari royal family are in advanced talks to buy Valentino, the Italian dressmaker to some of the world’s biggest celebrities, I can exclusively reveal.
If the takeover by Qatar’s royal family (rather than by Qatar Holding or the Qatar Investment Authority, its sovereign wealth funds) does take place, the people close to the talks say that it will also acquire the M Missoni brand………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Clyde & Co is set to become the first international firm to open a base in post-Gaddafi Libya after it hired Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) general counsel Albudery Shariha.
The news comes a week after the firm announced its move into the Australia market through the hire of an insurance team from Linklaters alliance firm Allens……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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