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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 10.Jul 2013

Posted on 10 July 2013 by VRS |  Email |Print

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services affirmed its long- and short-term local and foreign currency credit ratings on Kazakhstan-based government-related entity Samruk-Kazyna (SK) at ‘BBB+/A-2′. The outlook is stable, Standard & Poor’s reported on Tuesday.
The agency also affirmed the Kazakhstan national scale rating at ‘kzAAA’. “This reflects our view of an “almost certain” likelihood of the government providing timely extraordinary support sufficient to service all debt, if needed,” S&P said………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd remains optimistic about investing in China because the country remains one of the most promising opportunities in the world, the company said at a news conference on Tuesday.
Apart from involvement in China’s banking sector, the Singapore state investor said it will also increase investment in China’s State-owned enterprises and other projects related to the country’s urbanization process………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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China Investment Corporation (CIC) finally has a new boss. But compared to most companies, a change of the top at a sovereign wealth fund doesn’t always mean a change of tack. A sovereign fund’s proximity to the government and its investment approach are critical when it comes to determining the importance, or relative unimportance, of who sits at the top.
Ding Xuedong, a career bureaucrat, may be relatively unknown in global financial circles. That needn’t matter. His predecessor Lou Jiwei, who was promoted to finance minister in March, also lacked experience when he took charge of CIC when it was established in 2007………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Call it a study in contrast. At a time when Singapore’s sovereign investor Temasek Holdings is coming under increasing pressure to have a relook at its large Chinese banking sector exposure on account of slow growth, in India it is aggressively pursuing investments in banks and non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs).
In the last one year, out of the four investments Temasek has made in India, two are in financial services………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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