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Listed below are the 50 most recent news articles about SWFs, continuously gathered from around the globe by the Institute.  The flow of news involved SWFs in general as well as the activities of specific SWFs and their investments. Archives are available in this content silo (which are permanently maintained).

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NEC says suspension of states deductions to continue till April, 2021   
September 26, 2020
Source: The Sun - This is even as it has adopted a range of measures to beat back the number of Nigerian children who ... 15th September 2020 are as follows: Excess crude account (ECA) balance as at 15th September ...
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GPF poised to diversify into higher-risk assets   
September 26, 2020
Source: Bangkok Post - The Government Pension Fund (GPF) plans to adjust its strategic asset allocation (SAA) next year because of changes in the market situation stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic and low investment return.
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China Needs to Step up Global Financial Integration: FX Regulator   
September 26, 2020
Source: U.S. News & World Report - China will conform to international rules to promote further integration of its capital markets, and continue interest rate and exchange rate reforms in a steady and prudent manner, Lu Lei, deputy director of the State...
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Deal on phase 1 of Oman's Wave Seafront Resort project signed   
September 26, 2020
Source: Al Bawaba News - Under the auspices of Ahmed bin Abdul-Nabi Macki, Oman's Minister of National ... national pension funds (represented by NIFCO) and the State General Reserve Fund have agreed to team up with ...
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AGM 2021: Election Committee of Castellum AB   
September 26, 2020
Source: Business Insider - © 2020 Insider Inc. and finanzen.net GmbH (Imprint). All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service and ...
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China is Temasek's top investment venue   
September 26, 2020
Source: China Daily - Singapore firm will continue to focus on tech, life sciences, consumer sectors China has become the largest investment market for Temasek Holdings in terms of net portfolio value and the Singaporean investment company will...
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Pension Fund of the Year: PFZW (PGGM)   
September 26, 2020
Source: Environmental finance - Netherlands-based PFZW has been awarded pension fund of the year, in recognition of asset manager PGGM consistently placing impact at the forefront of operations. In 2014, PFZW issued the mandate to make investments worth...
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Bank Rakyat’s sukuk wakalah to diversify portfolio   
September 26, 2020
Source: The Sun - The programme is structured on the Shariah principle of Wakalah Bi Al-Istithmar approved by the Securities Commission Malaysia and given an AA2(s) rating by RAM Rating Bhd. Rosman said Bank Rakyat ...
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Kuwait Investment Authority Headquarters Project   
September 26, 2020
Source: Zawya - Kuwait Investment Authority' plans to build its new headquarters in Sharq, Kuwait City, Kuwait. The project covers the construction of a 220m, 50-storey tower with a built up area of 142,000 sq.m spreading over a land area of...
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APFC progresses plan to move REITs back into real estate allocation   
September 26, 2020
Source: IPE - Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) has moved closer with its plan to move a portfolio of publicly-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) back into its real estate allocation, the sovereign wealth fund said as it...
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Ethereum studio ConsenSys wins Hong Kong central bank digital currency study project   
September 26, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Ethereum development studio ConsenSys has been awarded a central bank digital currency (CBDC) study project by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA).The post Ethereum studio ConsenSys wins Hong Kong central bank digital...
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Hong Kong Financial Authority Taps ConsenSys for Cross-border CBDC Pilot Study   
September 26, 2020
Source: BTCMANAGER - ConsenSys will be collaborating with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) to a cross-border payment network for HKMA’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) project  Ethereum Developer ConsenSys Joins the Hong Kong...
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Singapore Temasek Foundation donates 1Mn face masks to Sri Lanka produced by MAS Holdings   
September 26, 2020
Source: Lanka Business Online - Temasek Foundation of Singapore presented 1 million Livinguard reusable masks to Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Singapore Sashikala Premawardhane for the people of Sri Lanka. The presentation was ma
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NSE-BSE bulk deals: World’s oldest SWF laps up Eris Lifesciences   
September 26, 2020
Source: India Times - Kuwait Investment Authority A/C Kuwait Investment Auth Fund 225 bought 14,54,175 shares of Eris Lifesciences at Rs 540 per share, while Himanshu Jayantbhai Shah sold 18,00,000 shares of the company at Rs 540.
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Korean wave pours into U.S. commercial real estate   
September 26, 2020
Source: The Real Deal - South Korea’s National Pension Service, Samsung and Aju Group are among a growing number of investors from the East Asian country flooding U.S. investment sales before and during the pandemic.
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Neiman Leaves Bankruptcy With Less Debt to Face Retail’s Turmoil   
September 26, 2020
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - Neiman Marcus has officially come out of bankruptcy, a process that left the upscale department store with a lighter debt load and new owners to confront the same industry trends that led to its financial woes.
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China Investment Corporation Overseas Portfolio Regains for FY 2019   
September 26, 2020
Source: Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute - The China Investment Corporation (CIC) released its fiscal year 2019 report. For that year, CIC’s incremental non-public market commitments totaled US$ 17.25 billion. CIC also standardized processes for selecting,
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Insto roundup: Anbang Insurance to disband; NPS could offload $6.87b in stocks   
September 26, 2020
Source: asianinvestor.net - Source: Asia Asset Management Investors should not be “too bearish” about the markets even if tensions between the US and China continue to rise, said Choi Heenam, chief executive of Korea Investment Corporation. He...
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Saudi GDP projected to contract 5.2 per cent in 2020   
September 26, 2020
Source: Gulf News - Economy plunged by about 11 per cent in the second quarter of 2020 year on year Dubai: Saudi Arabia’s economy plunged by about 11 per cent in the second quarter of 2020 year on year, according to the latest estimates by the...
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FG, States, LGs share N682.060 billion for August   
September 26, 2020
Source: Premium Times - increased considerably, while Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT) decreased significantly. The balance in the Excess Crude Account (ECA) as of September 17 was $72.409 million.
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Home visits reduce abuse, boost health   
September 26, 2020
Source: Albuquerque Journal - This is not true. As reported by the New Mexico State Investment Council’s Annual Audit, the fund grew, after distribution, by 21.2 percent in fiscal year 2011, 27 percent in FY 2012 ...
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China's sovereign wealth fund beats return targets   
September 26, 2020
Source: China Daily - The overseas investment of China's sovereign wealth fund achieved an annualized cumulative net return of 6.6 percent from 2010 to 2019, beating its 10-year performance target by 92 basis points, China Investment Corp said on...
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Temasek Foundation of Singapore donates one million Livinguard face masks to Sri Lanka   
September 26, 2020
Source: Sri Lanka - Standing in solidarity with friends and partners in Sri Lanka in the fight against COVID19., Temasek Foundation presented 1 million Livinguard reusable masks to Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Singapore Sashikala...
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Cheniere Energy made big financial moves in September   
September 26, 2020
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times - Houston-based Cheniere is the largest U.S. exporter of liquefied natural gas. It operates facilities near Gregory and at Sabine Pass in Louisiana.
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PICTURES: Oman minister launches Alila Hino Resort project in Dhofar   
September 26, 2020
Source: Construction Week Online - The Alila Hino Resort project is one of the investments owned by the Omani Investment Authority – which was formed earlier in 2020 after Oman merged the State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) and the Oman Investment Fund (OIF)...
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Hong Kong Reportedly Picks ConsenSys for Digital Currency Pilot Project   
September 26, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - Ethereum workshop ConsenSys said it has been chosen by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) to assist in Hong Kong and ThailandâÂ?Â?s cross-border central bank digital currency (CBDC) pilot. The views...
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Kuwait’s state fund in talks to take stake in struggling Rolls-Royce   
September 26, 2020
Source: Sky - The Kuwait Investment Office is in talks with the manufacturer about its potential £2.5bn fundraising, Sky News learns.
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Temasek Holdings and Saudi Arabia’s Sovereign Fund Reportedly Considering Investments in Ant Group’s Planned IPO   
September 26, 2020
Source: Crowdfund Insider - Temasek Holdings, Singapore's and Saudi Arabia's sovereign fund reportedly considering investments in Ant Group's planned IPO.
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MicroStrategy Gives Companies Indirect Access to BTC   
September 26, 2020
Source: Ripple - MicroStrategy has just given three additional companies, such as Vanguard and Black Rock, indirect access to bitcoin units.
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London and Dubai win US$ 1 billion race to acquire South Africa’s most-visited property, leisure & retail development   
September 26, 2020
Source: Al Bawaba News - Dubai-based Istithmar & UK-based London & Regional Properties have won the race for South Africa’s most-visited property and leisure development, as they confirmed that their joint venture had ...
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Neiman Marcus Exits Bankruptcy, Looks to Reimagine Business – Jaweb   
September 26, 2020
Source: Elmoudjaweb - Serving as an unexpected light in the retail crisis brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic, Neiman Marcus has officially come out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. According to reports, the luxury department store has cleared a sizeable...
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ConsenSys to Work on PoC for CBDC with Hong Kong Monetary Authority   
September 26, 2020
Source: https//beincrypto.com - ConsenSys has shared on Sept. 25, that it was awarded a cross-border payment network study project by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). The project involves the development of a technology for a central bank digital...
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China’s piggy bank, the National Social Security Fund, set to be among Ant Group’s top IPO investors   
September 25, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Ant Group is making room for China’s state pension fund, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), to buy shares during the financial technology giant’s blockbuster initial public offering (IPO) in the coming weeks,
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China's piggy bank, the National Social Security Fund, set to be among Ant Group's top IPO investors   
September 25, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Ant Group is making room for China's state pension fund, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), to buy shares during the financial technology giant's blockbuster initial public offering (IPO) in the coming weeks,
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How Thailand's GPF leverages tech and data to invest   
September 25, 2020
Source: asianinvestor.net - The secretary general of Thailand's biggest pension fund explains how technology and data are transforming its operations in a webcast hosted by .
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China’s SAFE: Current account balance to remain within reasonable range in H2 2020   
September 25, 2020
Source: FXStreet - EUR/USD is off the highs, back in the red near 1.1650, as the US dollar regains ground across the board. The greenback's haven demand resurfaced amid mixed performance in the European indices. The spot is set to book its first 1%...
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Cryptocurrency helps ship 1 trillion yuan out of China to casinos, gambling every year   
September 25, 2020
Source: South China Morning Post - Trading of cryptocurrencies is illegal in China, but authorities say gangs running illegal gambling operations are using digital currencies to collect and transfer funds abroad.
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China: An Undergraduate Academic Seminar Held in CUPL   
September 25, 2020
Source: Basic Income Earth Network - In the ‘International Basic Income Week’, we three sophomores in CUPL (China University of Political Science and Law) organized an online feature academic report about basic income with Furui Cheng, our academic tutor,
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PGGM names new investment management chief   
September 25, 2020
Source: IPE - She will take on her role on 1 November, succeeding Eloy Lindeijer, whose plan to leave PGGM was announced earlier this year. Lindeijer, who occupied the chief investment officer role since 2011, is leaving the firm on 1 October.
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Election 2020: Brian Fallow: National's spending plan is just incredible - literally   
September 25, 2020
Source: The New Zealand Herald - National's fiscal plan is not credible. It would give them about a centimetre's worth of fiscal headroom in the next two Budgets, at a time when flexibility and optionality should be prized. This criticism,
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Route Mobile share rises 34% in three days, here's why   
September 25, 2020
Source: Business Today - Route Mobile share gained over 8% in trade today after 29.54 lakh shares of the firm changed hands in bulk deals on September 24. Share price of Route Mobile rose up to 8.79% to Rs 987 against previous close of Rs 908 on BSE.
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China set to lure billions of dollars in funds as sovereign debt enters FTSE index amid decoupling concerns   
September 25, 2020
Source: South China Morning Post - Chinese state debt to be included in FTSE World Government Bond Index in October 2021, prompting as much as US$150 billion in additional inflows.
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Coronavirus: Nation’s debt skyrockets as economy sinks further into red   
September 25, 2020
Source: The Australian - Australias pandemic-induced debt and deficit spiral has been fuelled by a 33.1bn slide in cash receipts and record government spending on COVID-19 payments, pushing the nations net debt to almost 500bn by the end of June.
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China is set to join FTSE Russell’s flagship global bond index next year   
September 25, 2020
Source: CNBC on MSN.com - China's scheduled inclusion in the FTSE World Government Bond Index — its third entry into a major global bond index — comes at a time when investors are hunting for yield in an environment of ultra-low interest rates.
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CDPQ co-invests with EQT in elderly care provider Colisée   
September 25, 2020
Source: PE Hub - Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has acquired a minority interest in Colisée Group, a Paris-based business operating in Europe’s nursing home sector.
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Singapore Blue-Chip Veteran to Raise Funds for New Venture Firm   
September 25, 2020
Source: Bloomberg - Koh Boon Hwee, one of Singapore’s most prominent executives, is teaming with four fellow investors to try and raise $100 million for a new venture firm targeting Southeast Asia.
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BlackRock’s $400m stake in Amazon meatpackers defies sustainability cred   
September 25, 2020
Source: Mongabay - Wall Street fund manager BlackRock administers 2.2 billion reais ($408 million) in shares in the three largest Brazilian meatpackers operating in the Amazon today. The cattle purchase and slaughter operations of JBS,
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Ex-Christian Super CIO joins wealth management outfit   
September 25, 2020
Source: The Australian Financial Review - A wealth management outfit across the ditch is building out its ESG credentials. Japanese oil and gas giant ENEOS Holdings is making a play for a bunch of Australian wind farms owned by the UK investment group.
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Nvidia Will Purchase Arm — Only If China Lets It   
September 25, 2020
Source: Benzinga.com - Nvidia Corporation's (NASDAQ: NVDA) acquisition of British semiconductor company Arm Ltd. is already facing scrutiny in the latter's home country, and the troubles
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PGGM chooses next CIO   
September 25, 2020
Source: Pensions&Investments - Geraldine Leegwater was named CIO at PGGM, the in-house manager of Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn, Zeist, Netherlands, effective Nov. 1, a spokesman said. Ms. Leegwater will replace Eloy Lindeijer, who is leaving PGGM on Oct.
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