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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 17.Apr 2014

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Hong Kong and emerging markets will likely face continued capital outflows given tapering by the US Federal Reserve and the gradual normalisation of interest rates from a very low level, the top official of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority said.
“In the face of the expected unstable financial and investment environment in 2014, the HKMA will continue to closely monitor market developments to help safeguard monetary stability, and require banks to step up the management of interest rate, liquidity and credit risks,” HKMA chief executive Norman Chan tak-lam wrote in the annual report……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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The Republic of Kazakhstan’s Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund plans to place over 200 national companies on the market, Daniyar Mukhtarov writes for Trend. The sell-off is being conducted as part of a privatization program, Chairman of the Board at Samruk Kazyna, Umirzak Shukeev said.
Specifically, those companies working in non-core business will be privatized. An example is companies producing solar panels as part of the Kazatomprom national atomic agency………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Azerbaijan’s state energy company SOCAR has international experience in implementation of large-scale projects which can contribute to achieving common European targets in the energy field.
This remark was made by SOCAR Head Rovnag Abdullayev during his visit to Romania which took place on the invitation of Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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1Malaysia Development Bhd, the government’s sovereign wealth fund, saw its net profit surge 74% to RM778.24 million for the year ended March 31, 2013 from RM44.72 million a year before. Revenue in the same 12-month period grew four times to RM2.59 billion from RM633.2 million previously.
However, its liabilities, basically its debts or obligations, ballooned more than five times to RM42.3 billion from RM8.4 billion as at the end of the financial year March 31, 2012. 1MDB’s balance sheet showed that its non-current liabilities, that could include long-term borrowing, bonds payable and long-term lease obligations, almost quadrupled to RM30.6 billion from RM7.8 billion previously………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Gurgaon-based Yatra Online Travel Pvt Ltd, the company behind the online travel portal Yatra.com, has raised Rs 140 crore ($23 million) led by IDG Ventures and Vertex Venture Management, the VC investment arm of Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek. Existing investors including seed investor Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) also participated in this round.
The fresh capital will be used to accelerate the company’s growth plans by enabling Yatra to further strengthen its position in the domestic hotels and holidays businesses, besides strategically investing in mobile technology, the firm said in a statement………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Singapore’s Keppel Corporation Ltd said on Wednesday its net profit in the first quarter dropped 5 percent on the year to S$339 million ($270.46 million). Singapore’s state investor Temasek Holdings owns a stake of more than 20 percent in Keppel.
Keppel is the world’s top offshore jackup drilling rig producer and has business in property development and infrastructure. The firm booked revenue of nearly S$3 billion for the quarter, up 8.6 percent from a year earlier, it said in a statement………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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It emerged Tuesday that the Excess Crude Account (ECA) now stands at about $3.6 billion compared to $3.4 billion in February. The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Jonah Otunla, disclosed this after the monthly meeting of the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) which also yesterday shared a total distributable revenue amounting to N641.38 billion among the three tiers of government March.
Also, the committee also voted unanimously at its plenary to remove oil subsidy from its books, according to Chairman, Commissioners of Finance Forum, Mr. Timothy Odah. He said their resolution would be communicated to the presidency for immediate action………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has filed a $1.5 billion lawsuit against Société Générale (SocGen), claiming the French investment bank helped channel bribes worth tens of millions of dollars to associates of Saif al-Islam, the son of the former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
The LIA, a $60 billion fund set up to invest the country’s vast oil wealth, alleges that SocGen fraudulently paid over $58 million to a company called Leinada for “advisory services”. These services related to $2.1 billion of derivatives trades that the LIA entered into with SocGen between 2007 and 2009………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Bank of America, the second-largest US lender by assets, expects mergers and acquisitions in the Middle East to increase as cash-rich global companies target investments in the region. The trend is a shift from previous years when activity was mostly limited to sovereign wealth funds and government-related entities targeting overseas deals, Wadih Boueiz, the co-head of corporate and investment banking for the Middle East and North Africa said in an interview this week.
The Gulf region’s sovereign wealth funds, which together control more than US$1 trillion in investments globally, are finding it more “challenging” to deploy capital while interest rates are low and liquidity in international markets increases, Mr Boueiz said………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Unlike with other resource issues, Alaskans stand pretty much united in our efforts to monetize the huge gas reserves of Alaska’s North Slope. The Legislature has spent a good portion of the session holding hearings and listening to consultants on the administration’s proposal, Senate Bill 138, and its two components, the memorandum of understanding and the Heads of Agreement.
I have expressed my concerns to the House and Senate committees regarding the MOU’s proposal to have TransCanada acquire what would otherwise be the state’s 25 percent equity interest in the gas line in exchange for being the bank and financing construction of the gas line………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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