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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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Is Chinese President Xi Jinping hounding Alibaba founder Jack Ma again'   
April 18, 2021
Source: Catch News - On Monday, citing the state-run Xinhua News Agency, Nikkei Asia reported that four government agencies had carried out
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What’s in Alabama’s plan for a lottery, casinos, and sports betting'   
April 18, 2021
Source: al.com - The revenue from sports betting would first go to repay the Alabama Trust Fund for money transferred to prop up the state General Fund after the Great Recession. The sports bettin
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Top India Bank Drags Its Feet on Billionaire Adani Coal Loan   
April 18, 2021
Source: MSN - (Bloomberg) -- India’s largest bank hasn’t decided whether to help finance an Australian coal mine following mounting pressure from climate activists and investors, including BlackRock Inc. Load Error Two senior State...
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$13.6m was 'kacang' to Najib: Prosecutor   
April 18, 2021
Source: The Straits Times - Former prime minister Najib Razak utilised funds from a subsidiary of state-owned 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) as though they were his own, and the RM42 million (S$13.6 million) involved ...
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Saudi Crown Prince’s latest economic plan comes with big risks   
April 18, 2021
Source: Mint - If the budget -- the deficit of which reached 12% of gross domestic product last year -- is stretched due to lower payouts from Saudi companies, the $400 billion sovereign wealth fund may be able to pick up the slack. The Public...
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Kremlin: Moscow has informed U.S. about response to sanctions   
April 18, 2021
Source: CGTN - The Kremlin said on Friday that a Russian presidential aide informed U.S. ambassador of Russia's response to U.S. sanctions, after Moscow said it was mulling its response.
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Pension: Small firms are on 'borrowed time' as defaults rise - are workplace schemes safe'   
April 18, 2021
Source: Daily Express on MSN.com - PENSION savings are usually built up throughout a person's working life as employers are now required to automatically enrol eligible staff into a workplace scheme. This includes small businesses which,
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New Sanctions Reveal the Dangerous Low of U.S.-Russian Relations   
April 18, 2021
Source: The National Interest - Washington and Moscow continue to engage in a risky tit-for-tat with no offramp from potential escalation in sight.
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FACTBOX-Grab, Southeast Asia's biggest startup, set for bumper U.S. listing   
April 18, 2021
Source: Reuters - Its investors range from venture and hedge funds to automobile companies and other ride-hailing firms, and include: Uber Technologies, Booking Holdings, China Investment Corporation, Coatue Management, GGV Capital, Hillhouse...
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1MDB : Bukit Aman confirms Dr Tawfiq, son gave statements   
April 18, 2021
Source: bernama.com - governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz had given his statement to facilitate investigations into allegations that he received 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds. Bukit Aman Commercial Criminal Investigation Department...
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Putin weighs counter-sanctions against United States: RIA cites Kremlin   
April 18, 2021
Source: Reuters on MSN.com - President Vladimir Putin discussed retaliatory sanctions against the United States on Friday with Russia's security council after Washington hit Moscow with an array of punitive measures, the RIA news agency quoted the Kremlin as...
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TISCO Financial Group PCL   
April 18, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal - 1 Day TISCO -0.76% DJIA 0.90% S&P 500 1.11% Financial Services -0.04% Suthas Ruangmanamongkol Group CEO, COO & Executive Director Phelps Dodge International (Thailand) Co., Ltd., PDTL Trading Co ...
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The AIF Institute Kicks off Center for Insurance Investing Collaboration at Inaugural Asian Investors' Forum   
April 18, 2021
Source: WFMZ-TV - NEW YORK, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The AIF Institute Center for Insurance Investing held its first investor deep-dive panel discussion on reimaging investment portfolios as part of the 2021 ...
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Najib’s bid to acquire documents on 1MDB to be heard May 31   
April 17, 2021
Source: dailyexpress.com.my - Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s bid to acquire 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) related documents involving former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz’s family and the...
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Is Xi Jinping hounding Alibaba's Chinese billionaire Jack Ma again'   
April 17, 2021
Source: Mint - Since Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, criticized Chinese officials for stifling technological and financial innovation, antitrust regulators have launched a wide-ranging crackdown on the country’s internet giants.
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The alarm over arms proliferation   
April 17, 2021
Source: The Sun - Who is safe in Nigeria anymore ... to the security votes and related humungous funds taken from our excess crude account to battle insecurity over the past six years! It has become imperative ...
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Bitcoin ETF launches on Toronto Stock Exchange   
April 17, 2021
Source: UPI.com - South Korea's Mirae Asset Global Investments said Friday that its Canadian affiliate has launched the first inverse bitcoin exchange-traded fund on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
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Xi Jinping hounding Alibaba's Chinese billionaire Jack Ma   
April 17, 2021
Source: Big News Network.com - Chinese billionaire Jack Ma and his company Alibaba are being hounded by Chinese President Xi Jinping again - third time in less than six months
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Kremlin to expel 10 US diplomats in response to US sanctions   
April 17, 2021
Source: New York Post - The move comes just one day after President Biden announced it would be sanctioning six Russian technology companies and 32 individuals that were involved in Russia’s interference in the 2020
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Kremlin lays out counter-sanctions to U.S. envoy, but leaves door open to dialogue   
April 17, 2021
Source: Metro US - The Kremlin unveiled its retaliatory measures to the U.S ambassador to Moscow on Friday, denouncing Washington’s latest round of sanctions as “unacceptable” even as it left the door open to dialogue.
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AIMCo names Siddall as new CEO   
April 17, 2021
Source: PE Hub - Alberta Investment Management Corp has appointed Evan Siddall as CEO, effective on July 1st. Siddall joins AIMCo from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp, where he was most recently president and CEO. He will succeed Kevin Uebelein,
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EU won’t approve new anti-Russian sanctions at April 19 meeting, says source   
April 17, 2021
Source: TASS - US President Joe Biden signed an executive order to impose a new round of sanctions against Russia. In particular, the US government is prohibiting American companies from acquiring Russian debt obligations issued by the Bank of...
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Officials Green Light New Canary Wharf Apartment High-Rise in London   
April 17, 2021
Source: Multi-Housing News - Canary Wharf Group plc, a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority, has recently been granted detailed planning permission to build the pr ...
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Russia blocks key Biden Cabinet officials from entering in retaliation for sanctions   
April 17, 2021
Source: The Hill on MSN.com - The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday announced that eight top U.S. intelligence officials, including several members of President Biden’s Cabinet, were banned from entering Russia in retaliation for recent U.
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Deeply integrated Asian economy for Bo'ao to reflect on   
April 17, 2021
Source: China Daily - With the 20th Bo'ao Forum for Asia set to open on Sunday, it's time to reflect on how to promote economic cooperation in Asia in the post-pandemic period. China and the Republic of Korea have set a good example in the fight...
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Russia to expel 10 US diplomats in retaliation against sanctions   
April 17, 2021
Source: The Hill on MSN.com - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday said Thursday that Moscow will request for 10 U.S. diplomats to leave the country in response to a slew of sanctions the Biden administration announced against the country.
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Najib had full control over funds in former 1MDB company, court hears in appeal   
April 17, 2021
Source: The Straits Times - KUALA LUMPUR - Former prime minister Najib Razak utilised funds from a subsidiary of state-owned 1MDB as though they were his own, and the RM42 million (S$13.6 million) involved was a trivial sum ...
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UPDATE 2-S.Korea c.bank keeps rates steady as COVID-19 cases rise, sounds more upbeat on growth   
April 17, 2021
Source: Reuters - Base rate unchanged at 0.50%, analysts see hikes from 2022 SEOUL, April 15 (Reuters) - South Korea’s central bank held interest rates at record lows on Thursday as policymakers worry rising coronavirus cases could derail...
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US imposes sanctions on Russia over election interference, hacking   
April 16, 2021
Source: Malaysiakini - The United States on Thursday imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia, including curbs to its sovereign debt market, to punish it for interfering in last year's US election, cyber hacking, bullying Ukraine and other alleged...
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Russia studies ‘reciprocity’ action against U.S. after latest sanctions   
April 16, 2021
Source: Washington Post on MSN.com - Russian officials have expressed outrage that the White House announced the sanctions and expulsions two days after Biden spoke to Putin by phone. The Kremlin readout of that call
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1MDB: Bukit Aman confirms Dr Tawfiq, son gave statements   
April 16, 2021
Source: The Sun - Police today confirmed that Datuk Dr Tawfiq Ayman, the husband of former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar
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Malaysian opposition leader Anwar says he's not talking to ex-Prime Minister Najib about joining forces   
April 16, 2021
Source: CNBC on MSN.com - Speculation has been rife that the Anwar and Najib, who are two political opponents, would join forces to go against Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
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I didn’t know anything about Zeti’s husband, says Dr Mahathir   
April 16, 2021
Source: The Malaysian Insight - DR Mahathir Mohamad has said he was unaware that the husband of (BNM) governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz had allegedly received funds from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Malaysiakini reported. The former prime minister was...
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Najib’s bid to acquire 1MDB documents to be heard on May 31   
April 16, 2021
Source: The Malaysian Insight - FORMER prime minister Najib Razak’s bid to acquire 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)-related documents involving former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz’s family and the United States...
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AGL, Future Fund sweeten Tilt $2.8bn bid   
April 16, 2021
Source: The Australian - An AGL and Future Fund-backed consortium late Friday has sweetened its friendly bid for New Zealands Tilt Renewables valuing the New Zealand Energy company at NZ3.07bn 2.8bn.
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Khazanah Nasional Sells Off More of Telekom Malaysia   
April 16, 2021
Source: Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute - Malaysia’s Khazanah Nasional Berhad raised 312 million MYR through a sale of shares in national telecommunications company Telekom Malaysia Berhad to local institutional investors. “Proceeds from the placement will be...
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Asian sovereign funds seek partners to combat low returns   
April 16, 2021
Source: The Asset - Major sovereign wealth funds in Asia are seeking more co-investments in a low interest rate environment, despite a general trend towards greater insourcing. As their assets grow and venture beyond traditional sources of yield,
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Abry’s SambaSafety readies sale, Hellman & Friedman, Carlyle-backed PPD bought by Thermo Fisher for $17.4b   
April 16, 2021
Source: PE Hub - Abry Partners preps sale of SambaSafety and Thermo Fisher is buying Carlyle-backed PPD for $17.4 billion. In today’s headlines, we’ve got Thermo Fisher’s mega deal for PPD, with the publicly-traded pharma...
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SPORT: Boris Johnson Asked By Saudi’s To ‘Correct’ Premier League’s Refusal Of Newcastle United Deal   
April 16, 2021
Source: Euro Weekly News - The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, warned Boris Johnson in a text message that relations between the United Kingdom and the Arab country would be damaged if the British government did not intervene...
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Najib’s bid to acquire documents relating to his 1MDB case to be heard on May 31   
April 16, 2021
Source: bernama.com - Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s bid to acquire 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) related documents involving former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz’s family and the...
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Court sets May 31 to hear Najib’s bid to acquire documents relating to 1MDB case   
April 16, 2021
Source: malaymail - Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s bid to acquire 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) related documents involving former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz’s family and the...
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Redditch firm acquired by Broadstone Group   
April 16, 2021
Source: Insider - Broadstone Group has acquired a Redditch-headquartered firm in a bid to support its growth in the occupational pension schemes market.
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Luckin Coffee Announces Investment Agreement   
April 16, 2021
Source: Associated Press - Preserves Company’s Financial Resources to Pursue Business Plan and Deliver Long-Term Growth and Value for Shareholders BEIJING, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Luckin Coffee Inc. (in Provisional Liquidation) (the...
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U.K. Denies Intervening in Saudi-Led Bid for Newcastle United Soccer Club   
April 16, 2021
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - The U.K. said it was not involved in the proposed takeover of Newcastle United Football Club by a Saudi Arabia-led investor group, and denied a report Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked a senior aide to intervene.
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An ageing conundrum   
April 16, 2021
Source: Bangkok Post - The Finance Ministry is growing concerned about slow economic growth prospects and higher inflationary pressure in the long term as Thailand transitions to an "aged" society.
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A look at new Biden administration sanctions against Russia   
April 16, 2021
Source: YAHOO!News - The Biden administration on Thursday rolled out a sweeping set of sanctions on Russia over its election interference, hacking campaigns and other malign activity. The Treasury Department sanctioned 16 people and 16 entities...
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CDPQ releases its 2020 Annual Report   
April 16, 2021
Source: Business Insider - CNW Telbec/ - Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) today released its Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2020, titled Constructive Capital (the English version will be available next week).
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Alberta Investment Management Corporation Announces Chief Executive Officer Appointment and 2020 Performance Results   
April 16, 2021
Source: Business Insider - CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Evan Siddall as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Siddall will assume his responsibilities on July 1,
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PPD to be sold for $17.4 billion to Massachusetts-based Thermo Fisher Scientific   
April 16, 2021
Source: Star-News on MSN.com - Massachusetts-based Thermo Fisher Scientific plans to acquire PPD for $17.4 billion and assume $3.5 billion of the company’s debt. The move, confirmed by the companies Thursday morning, represents a 24% premium on...
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Big-Money PE Play For Toshiba Is Sure To Catch CFIUS' Eye   
April 16, 2021
Source: Law360 - CVC Capital's push to take over Japanese technology giant Toshiba stands to rank among the largest private equity-backed buyouts on the books, but any deal reached between the pair would likely face serious regulatory scrutiny...
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