22.09.2016 - A mountain of cash: How Norway spends its $882 billion global fund
It’s tough for a small democracy to run the world’s biggest sovereign-wealth fund. Two decades after Norway’s government paid a first deposit into its sovereign-wealth fund, the country is learning how to manage a behemoth. The vehicle, which is used to invest abroad the proceeds of Norway’s oil and gas sales, has amassed a bigger fortune than anyone expected, thanks to previous, bumper oil prices. As the direct benefits of oil decline—around 46% of Norway’s expected total haul of oil and gas is gone—the relative importance of the fund will grow. Annual revenues from it now regularly exceed income from oil sales...........................................Full Article: Source
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