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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 28.Jul 2014

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The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is ready to purchase more real estate hotel assets as the right opportunities appear, according to its head of hospitality.ADIA, one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, continues to see the United States as a viable investment option, but is also looking elsewhere around the globe, said Mike Goodson.
Goodson was quoted as saying: “We’re always very likely to be a net investor as long as our overall fund keeps growing. Given the world situation, that should happen………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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As of June 30, 2014, over 236.44 million AZN was allocated for the construction of new generation floating drilling rig from the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ), according to the official website of the fund.
The report notes that the cost of the construction project of new generation floating drilling rig in Azerbaijan amounts to $1.116 billion. SOFAZ owns 90 percent share in “Azerbaijan Rigs” LLC, created for the construction of a new platform. The remaining 10 percent of shares in the company is owned by the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR)………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings said on Friday it had sold all of its remaining shares in New China Life Insurance (NCI), on the back of a 27 percent rally in the stock over the past year.
Temasek sold 78 million shares in NCI, China’s third-largest life insurer at HK$27.45 each raising $2.14 billion ($276 million), after offering the stock in a HK$27.30 to HK$27.85 per share indicative range, a source familiar with the deal told Reuters………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Singapore GIC, one of the ten largest sovereign wealth funds in the world, manages more than US$100 billion in assets and has decided to invest a part of those assets in the Philippine market.
A report by Milbank, one of GIC’s financial advisers, reveals that the fund made an approximately US$77 million investment through its private equity arm in the form of an exchangeable loan in Century Canning Corp., parent company of Century Pacific Food (CNPF), one of the Philippine’s largest canned fish and meat dairy products. The investment is exchangeable for shares of CNPF that would give GIC a roughly 11% stake in the company………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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A government-led review of Malaysia Airlines – the carrier reeling from the disappearance of one aircraft and the alleged shooting down of another – is examining the case for renaming the company.
Two people familiar with the situation said the Malaysian government – which through the country’s sovereign wealth fund has a 69 per cent stake in Malaysia Airlines – was looking at a rebranding alongside other potentially far-reaching options to safeguard the carrier’s future. The review is also expected to consider the case for Khazanah Nasional, the sovereign wealth fund, reducing its stake in Malaysia Airlines, thereby allowing more private investors to buy shares………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Arabtec is likely to need a capital injection or new debt financing after its second-quarter earnings figures showed a significant worsening of its cash position, analysts said.
Aabar, which owns 18.94 per cent of Arabtec, is the company’s second-largest shareholder. Aabar is owned by International Petroleum Investment Corporation, an Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund that manages $65.3bn in assets, according to the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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