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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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Sovereign Wealth Fund News
Will Russia splash rainy day cash'   
March 28, 2020
Source: Deutsche Welle - The "budget rule" stipulates that oil and gas revenues above the $40 (€35) per barrel cut-off price must be channeled to the National Wealth Fund (NWF), a rainy day fund set up to counter the ...
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'I love the simple lifestyle,' Najib says in Netflix documentary about Malaysia's 1MDB scandal   
March 28, 2020
Source: Asia One - Embattled former Malaysian premier Najib Razak's wife Rosmah Mansor was, by his own admission, "a hoarder", he reveals in a new Netflix documentary on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB ...
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A resource guide for New Mexico businesses struggling during coronavirus pandemic   
March 28, 2020
Source: The Business Journals - Organizations across New Mexico are banding together to provide resources to assist business seeking help or resources to survive the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic.
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LeasePlan to withhold dividend payment to PFZW, ATP   
March 28, 2020
Source: IPE - LeasePlan reported total net results of €557m for 2019. PGGM, the asset manager for PFZW, declined to provide details about its stake in LP Group. The asset manager won’t be directly affected by LeasePlan’s...
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Breakingviews - Corona Capital: Cirque du Soleil, Airlines, France   
March 28, 2020
Source: Reuters - Cirque du Soleil - Airlines - France . CIRQUE DU SUNBURN. High-flying troupe Cirque du Soleil might file for bankruptcy after Covid-19 put live events on hold, Reuters re
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First Online-Only Bank Opens In Hong Kong   
March 28, 2020
Source: pymnts.com - The digital banking licenses were awarded last year in March and April, and at the time the Hong Kong Monetary Authority said they’d be up and running in about six to nine months. The launches were supposed to happen sooner...
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FRR slows move to new model given COVID-19 pension reform delay   
March 28, 2020
Source: IPE - France’s Fonds de réserve pour les retraites (FRR) is approaching the development of a new investment model with more caution after the coronavirus outbreak prompted the government to suspend the further legislative...
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Trustees urged to prepare for Covid-19 'material consequences' to DB schemes   
March 28, 2020
Source: Professional Pensions - She said: "[Trustees] will need to understand whether they will each be able to provide their services remotely and in a timely manner - for example, schemes have until 30 April to submit deficit reduction certificates which may...
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Singapore Airlines to raise $10.5bn in Temasek-backed rights issue   
March 28, 2020
Source: NIKKEI - SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- Singapore Airlines said it would issue S$5.3 billion($3.70 billion) in new equity and up to S$9.7 billion($6.78 billion) via mandatory convertible bonds in a rights issue backed by state investor Temasek...
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HKMA and SFC Update OTC Derivatives Services Provider List   
March 28, 2020
Source: Finance Magnates - The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a joint consultation paper this Friday, which outlines eight additional entities to be included on the Financial Services Providers...
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Singapore Airlines secures $13 billion to survive coronavirus and grow after   
March 28, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Singapore Airlines Ltd said it had secured up to S$19 billion ($13 billion) of funding to help see it through the coronavirus crisis and expand afterward, in a sign of confidence travel demand will eventually return.
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'Sub-prime minister crisis': Fund managers fret over coronavirus hit   
March 28, 2020
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - A leading Australian fund manager has warned the federal government's response to the coronavirus ... "In our view there is clearly a need for the government to seek assistance from the broad range of capital available through...
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IHT Wealth Management LLC Raises Holdings in Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O)   
March 28, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of O. PGGM Investments purchased a new stake in Realty Income during the 4th quarter valued at $142,756,000. State Street Corp boosted...
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Marina One Residences   
March 28, 2020
Source: PropertyGuru - Capital gain is the profit one earns on the sale of a real estate asset. It results in capital gain when the selling price exceeds its purchase price. Capital loss arises when the purchase price is higher than the selling price.
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Saudi Arabia’s big push to attract investment   
March 28, 2020
Source: Gulf Business - As Walid Namane from EMIR explains, “Saudi represents a massive market opportunity”. Meanwhile the kingdom is accelerating the pace of investment. The long-awaited Aramco IPO raised $25.6bn, swelling the coffers of...
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Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec Lowers Position in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR)   
March 28, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec lessened its stake in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) by 12.6% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 20,900 shares...
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Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley to take control of mainland joint ventures as China opens up financial sector   
March 28, 2020
Source: South China Morning Post - The approvals followed the Office of Financial Stability and Development Committee and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange announcing in July they Goldman Sachs said it would increase its stake from 33 per cent to 51 per...
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Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec Has $628,000 Stock Position in Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY)   
March 28, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec cut its holdings in Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY) by 13.2% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The...
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TMBAM Eastspring debacle rattles market   
March 28, 2020
Source: Bangkok Post - The central bank's preliminary estimate of eligible bond mutual funds is 1 trillion baht. Additionally, the Thai Bankers' Association, Government Savings Bank, insurance providers and the Government Pension Fund have together set...
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Icon Infrastructure raises $1.9bn for latest fund   
March 28, 2020
Source: IPE - Last month, IPE Real Assets reported that the manager had received $75m each from the New Mexico State Investment Council and the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, acting as...
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Russia may use wealth fund to buy VTB shares from Otkritie - Ifax   
March 28, 2020
Source: Reuters - Russia's finance ministry is considering using the government's National Wealth Fund (NWF) to buy shares in lender VTB from Otkritie Bank, the Interfax news agency reported on Friday, citing a source.
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China's foreign exchange market turnover at 12.2 trln yuan in February   
March 27, 2020
Source: China Internet Information Center - Specifically, turnover of forex transactions between banks and their clients totaled 2.18 trillion yuan in February, while that of interbank forex transactions stood at 10.02 trillion yuan, according to the State Administration...
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Breakingviews - Corona Capital: Sovereign funds, India rates, Next   
March 27, 2020
Source: Reuters - Breakingviews has launched a daily column covering pandemic-related insights that you might have missed. Throughout the day, we’ll bring you shorter-than-usual views from columnists around the world with the same financial...
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COVID-19: Plan for virtual court hearings receives varied reactions from lawyers   
March 27, 2020
Source: bernama.com - Muhammad Farhan, who is part of the defence for former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in the SRC International Sdn Bhd and 1Malaysia Development Berhad trials, said that apart from the advantages which technology could...
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Coronavirus sparks US dollar dilemma for China as Federal Reserve ramps up easing   
March 27, 2020
Source: South China Morning Post - Instead, China should buy gold, oil, natural gas, iron ore, land, farm products as well as stakes in hi-tech firms on a massive scale,” he said. China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange, the agency that...
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Richard Brindle News   
March 27, 2020
Source: Insurance Journal - Richard Brindle, chairman and group CEO, will reassume the additional role of group chief underwriting officer, leading the underwriting across … Bermuda-based Fidelis Insurance announced it has ...
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Russia Offers Week-Long Holiday In Social Package To Combat Coronavirus   
March 27, 2020
Source: NDTV - Russia has already tapped its rainy day fund, the National Wealth Fund (NWF), for emergency support of the rouble and some other sectors. As of March 1, the NWF held 8.2 trillion roubles, or 7.3% of the gross domestic product....
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UGI Corp.   
March 27, 2020
Source: Barron's - Stocks: Real-time U.S. stock quotes reflect trades reported through Nasdaq only; comprehensive quotes and volume reflect trading in all markets and are delayed at least 15 minutes. International ...
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Singapore Airlines gets $13bn lifeline as airlines beg for help   
March 27, 2020
Source: Al Jazeera English - Singapore's state investor Temasek Holdings and others will inject as much as 19 billion Singapore dollars ($13.27bn) into Singapore Airlines (SIA) in the world's single-biggest rescue of an airline slammed by the coronavirus...
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As coronavirus grips the world, airports are fast becoming ghost towns   
March 27, 2020
Source: Mint - Heathrow’s co-owners, which include Qatar Holding, the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation and China Investment Corporation, have lately collected about 500 million pounds ($592 million) annually in dividends....
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KPMG Fakhro celebrates International Women’s Day   
March 27, 2020
Source: Al Bawaba News - A key highlight of the event was the keynote by the guest of honor - a member of the Board of Directors of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, Mrs. Elham Hasan. The focus of the discussions ...
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Fastfwd Innov Share Chat   
March 27, 2020
Source: London South East - Our founders include notable institutions and organisations like the State General Reserve Fund (SGRF), Omantel, Oman Oil Company (OOC) and The Research Council (TRC). IDO Investments is the ...
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Five Minutes With… Alvaro Silva-Santisteban F, Director, Peru Trade Office – UAE   
March 27, 2020
Source: Gulf Business - DP World, operator of the most important port of Peru – Callao – is one of the prominent investors, together with IPIC – International Petroleum Investment Company – with three exploration ...
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OCI donates LE2.5 bn of recouped tax settlement to Tahya Misr social fund   
March 27, 2020
Source: Hebdo Ahram - to be jointly developed with teh Emirates-based International Petroleum Investment Company. Tahya Misr is a social fund established by President El-Sisi in July to gather donations in support of ...
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Hedge fund manager Nicolai Tangen to lead Norway's sovereign wealth fund   
March 27, 2020
Source: Opalesque - He will take up the position in early September 2020 according to plan, said Norges Bank Investment Management, the manager of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global. "The Executive Board feels confident in Nicolai Tangen...
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Singapore Airlines to get support from state-investment fund Temasek   
March 27, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Singapore Airlines (SIA) will unveil a “corporate action” from its biggest shareholder, the country’s state-investment fund Temasek Holdings, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced on Thursday. The...
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Singapore Airlines secures $13 bln to survive coronavirus and grow after   
March 27, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Singapore Airlines Ltd said it had secured up to S$19 billion ($13 billion) of funding to help see it through the coronavirus crisis and expand afterward, in a sign of confidence travel demand will eventually return.
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Singapore Airlines obtains $13 billion rescue package amid coronavirus shock   
March 27, 2020
Source: Reuters - State investor Temasek Holdings and others will inject as much as S$19 billion ($13.27 billion) of liquidity into (SIA) (SIAL.SI) in the single biggest rescue for an airline slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Treasury Department Freezes More Libyan Assets Than Expected   
March 27, 2020
Source: NPR - the Libyan Investment Authority, and so forth. And we had identified as one category of people who could be sanctioned, senior government officials, but we did not name those people that night.
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BNG Bank Nominates Jan van Rutte and Johan Conijn for Reappointment in Supervisory Board   
March 27, 2020
Source: Business Insider - He serves as Chair of the Supervisory Board of Volksbank and as a member of the Supervisory Board of ORMIT and PGGM. Johan Conijn (b. 1950) serves as Director and Senior Adviser at Finance Ideas ...
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Saudi-Russia oil war: Who are the biggest losers'   
March 27, 2020
Source: Middle East Eye - Saudi Arabia has a difficult choice ahead ... Off-balance-sheet spending from the Public Investment Fund will help, but some projects will likely be delayed, especially if the government holds ...
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‘China’s Palantir’ MiningLamp raises US$300 million in funding round co-led by Temasek, Tencent   
March 27, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Beijing-based big data and artificial intelligence (AI) company MiningLamp Technology, which has been called “China’s Palantir” for its similarities to the US data analytics firm, has closed a US$300 million...
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Free parking a giveaway for Melbourne Airport   
March 27, 2020
Source: The Australian - Almost empty parking bays at Tullamarine airport. Picture: Getty Images Melbourne Airport is owned and operated by Australia Pacific Airports Corporation, a consortium of superannuation and pension funds, including the federal...
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China eases US dollar debt rules, but dollar squeeze presents new challenge for firms facing cash crunch   
March 27, 2020
Source: South China Morning Post - The limit for cross-border financing has been raised from 2 to 2.5 times the value of net assets based on the risk-weighted ratios for these firms in China, Xuan Changneng, deputy administrator of the State Administration of...
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Your weekend guide: A Permanent Fund talk, Shakespeare celebration and more   
March 27, 2020
Source: Juneau Empire - This week’s speaker is Angela Rodell of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation. Friday, March 6 Fireside Lecture at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center, 7 p.m., 6000 Glacier Spur Road.
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Singapore Airlines boosts liquidity amid coronavirus crisis   
March 27, 2020
Source: Flightglobal - “SIA’s largest shareholder Temasek Holdings will vote in favour of the resolutions and procure a subscription for its full entitlement and the remaining balance of both issuances,” the company states 26 March....
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Russia's c.bank says will complete Sberbank deal in early April - Ifax   
March 26, 2020
Source: Reuters - The Russian central bank will complete a deal to sell its stake in state lender Sberbank to the finance ministry in early April, the Interfax news agency cited the bank’s First Deputy Governor Sergei Shvetsov as saying on...
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PGGM chief investment officer resigns   
March 26, 2020
Source: Pensions&Investments - Eloy Lindeijer will leave as CIO of PGGM, the manager of the €238.4 billion ($267 billion) Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn, Zeist, Netherlands, Oct. 1. Mr. Lindeijer will continue his career in the field of long-term and...
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Q&A: Pension Protection Fund   
March 26, 2020
Source: The Times - What is the Pension Protection Fund' The Pension Protection Fund, or PPF is designed to pay compensation to members of final salary pension schemes who lose their pensions when their company ...
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The Saudi Arabian entertainment and amusement market are expected to register a CAGR of 4% over the forecast period (2019-2024)   
March 26, 2020
Source: GlobeNewswire - Under the goal of promoting and diversifying entertainment opportunities in KSA, a royal decree was issued in October 2016, to order the creation of the General Entertainment Authority. With year-round activities,
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