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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 30.Nov 2012

Posted on 30 November 2012 by VRS |  Email |Print

Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN) sold an office complex in Zurich to Norway’s $660 billion sovereign- wealth fund for 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.08 billion) as the Swiss lender tries to boost its capital.
Norges Bank Investment Management acted as the buyer on behalf of the Norway Government Pension Fund Global, the Zurich- based bank said in a statement today. The Uetlihof office complex is about 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) southwest of Zurich’s center, according to Credit Suisse………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Norway’s $660 billion oil fund purchased its first property in Switzerland and hopes to conclude its first U.S. real estate deal next year as its ramps up investment, it said on Thursday.
The sovereign wealth fund, the world’s biggest, bought the Uetlihof office complex in Zurich for 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.07 billion) from Credit Suisse and also agreed on a 25-year lease with the building’s former owner………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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According to preliminary data, after receipt of applications for purchase of KazTransOil’s shares within the “People’s IPO” program is completed within the first month cost of shares may rise by 10 percent. Deputy Chairman of the Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund, Kuandyk Bishimbayev made this statement at a press conference in Astana on Thursday. He believes that it is the minimum threshold in price increase, and a 10-percent increase is a good result.
“Therefore, we recommend to buy a great amount of shares in order to receive a substantial profit,” Bishimbayev said………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Kazakhstan’s JSC Samruk-Energy plans to place $680 million in Eurobonds, according to the prospectus, which is in Interfax’s possession. Established in 2007, Samruk-Energy is part of the sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna. Its activities include producing, distributing and selling electricity and heat, as well as producing steam coal.
The lion’s share of these Eurobonds will be placed on the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE), and at least 20% will be placed on the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE)………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Indonesia expects to conclude negotiations next year on a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) with Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden grouped in the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the Jakarta Post reports.
Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, totaling $654 billion, is the largest in the world and owns 1 percent of global equity markets. Recently, it changed its rules to invest in countries according to the level of their gross domestic product (GDP)………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Co. (IPIC) plans to raise about $2.9 billion in bonds. IPIC is seeking to attract fixed income investors so that it can leverage and finance more energy investments and projects. IPIC continues to invest and buy into refinery, liquefied natural gas developments, and other assets in the hydrocarbon value chain.
IPIC plans to sell $750 million in 3-year bonds and 2-part 1.65 billion in euro-denominated ($2.4 billion) debt maturing in 5.5 years and 10.5 years. The IPIC is owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Since 2012, the government of Abu Dhabi has made six equity contributions to IPIC totaling US$ 3.5 billion, the latest in 2008. To date, IPIC has not paid any dividends to the government………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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