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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
Inside the List: South Florida's top public companies bring in $236B in revenue   
June 05, 2020
Source: The Business Journals - South Florida’s 50 largest public companies brought in a total of $236.4 billion in revenue in 2019. The nearly 13% year-over-year increase in combined earnings was led by World Fuel Services, Lennar Corp.
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India’s Ambani Nears Deal With Top Mideast Sovereign Funds   
June 05, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Three of the largest Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds are in advanced talks to invest in Reliance Industries Ltd.’s digital arm, people familiar with the matter said, potentially adding to the roster of marquee...
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Abu Dhabi Sovereign Fund to Invest $1.2 Billion in Jio Platforms   
June 05, 2020
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Co. will invest $1.2 billion in Reliance Industries Ltd.’s digital arm, adding to the roster of marquee investors that have piled into the business.
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Demand from banks at foreign exchange auction decreases in Azerbaijan   
June 05, 2020
Source: Azer News - The Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) held a foreign exchange auction with the participation of the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ), during which Azerbaijani banks acquired $44.7 million, Trend reports referring to the CBA.
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Govt moves 'a step closer' to Auckland's two light rails, with NZ Super Fund proposing to design, build and operate   
June 05, 2020
Source: TVNZ 1 - The government revealed it had received an unsolicited proposal from the New Zealand Superannuation Fund last month, "which proposed they would form an international consortium to design ...
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Reliance Jio And Mubadala Investment Deal: What the Two Companies Said   
June 05, 2020
Source: News18 on MSN.com - It is interesting to note that this is the first investment in Jio Platforms by a Sovereign wealth fund. This is also the sixth big investment in Jio Platforms in as many weeks.
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1MDB trial: Najib Razak’s first case ends, verdict due on July 28   
June 05, 2020
Source: South China Morning Post - The trial involves seven of 42 criminal charges Najib is facing over his alleged role in the looting of Malaysia’s 1MDB state fund.
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UEM Sunrise collaborates with Projek57 in the #UnityIsMyHappy   
June 05, 2020
Source: Malaysiakini - UEM Sunrise Berhad and local Social Enterprise, Projek57 embarked on a collaborative corporate social responsibility effort to distribute cookies and unity ribbons in a unity pouch to the frontliners in Kuala Lumpur and Iskandar...
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COVID – 19: Osinbajo constitutes committee on reopening of economy   
June 05, 2020
Source: PM NEWS Nigeria - Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has constituted a committee on the reopening of the economy. This was one of the resolves after chairing a virtual National Economic Council (NEC) meeting on Thursday,
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Verdict on ex-Malay PM's 1st case set for July   
June 05, 2020
Source: Sify.com - The verdict on a case against former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak related to SRC International, a former unit of state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), will be delivered on July 28,
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New Mexico SIC approves $100m in commitments   
June 05, 2020
Source: infrastructureinvestor - New Mexico State Investment Council Headquarters: Santa Fe, United States AUM: $26.85 billion Allocation to alternatives: 21.13%. New Mexico State Investment Council
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Exclusive: Premier League 'fully considering' calls to stop Newcastle's Saudi Arabia-backed takeover   
June 05, 2020
Source: The Daily Telegraph - Hatice Cengiz, who was murdered dissident Jamal Khashoggi's fiance, has urged the league to block the proposed £300m deal
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Oman to establish investment body to manage sovereign wealth funds   
June 05, 2020
Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network - The Sultan of Oman on Thursday ordered the establishment of a national investment body to manage the country's sovereign wealth funds, Trend reports citing Xinhua. All allocations, assets and investments of State General Reserve...
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Ambani’s Jio Platforms Sells $1.2 Billion Stake to Mubadala   
June 05, 2020
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - Reliance Industries Ltd. added to the roster of marquee backers piling into its digital upstart Jio Platforms Ltd. with a $1.2 billion investment by Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Co.
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What the Hong Kong Dollar Peg Is and Why It Matters   
June 05, 2020
Source: Washington Post - Pegged to the U.S. dollar since 1983, the Hong Kong dollar is usually a dull currency. Except when it isn’t. Heightened tension between the U.S. and China over the city’s autonomy has focused attention on it yet again.
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Moody's changes the outlook on Botswana's ratings to negative, affirms A2 ratings   
June 05, 2020
Source: Moody's - Furthermore, Botswana's sovereign wealth fund, the Pula Fund, at an estimated size of 24% of GDP as of March 2020, continues to provide a key fiscal and external buffer despite having weakened significantly in recent years. ...
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Caisse de Depot tallies increase in low-carbon assets   
June 05, 2020
Source: Pensions&Investments - Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, Montreal, reported C$34 billion ($26.1 billion) in low-carbon assets in its overall C$340.1 billion portfolio as of Dec. 31. The amount is up from the C$18 billion in low-carbon assets in...
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Indranee Rajah on GIC and Temasek loans to companies for investment   
June 05, 2020
Source: Channel NewsAsia Singapore - GIC and Temasek Holdings provide loans to companies in the investment context. They do not provide the same loans as banks and finance companies do, such as mortgage loans and working capital loans. The Government does not direct...
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Malaysian ex-PM Najib faces July verdict in first 1MDB-linked trial   
June 05, 2020
Source: Reuters - A Malaysian court will deliver its verdict in a case against former prime minister Najib Razak on July 28, the first of several corruption trials he faces over a multibillion-dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development...
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Oman to set up investment authority to manage state assets   
June 05, 2020
Source: ???????.?? - Oman is setting up the Oman Investment Authority to own and manage most of the country’s sovereign wealth fund and finance ministry assets, state TV reported on Thursday, citing a decree from the sultanate’s ruler.
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SIC votes for transparency on settlement agreements   
June 05, 2020
Source: Albuquerque Journal - SANTA FE – Facing pressure to increase transparency, the New Mexico State Investment Council signed off Tuesday on changes to its settlement policy that require all such financial agreements to ...
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Reliance's Jio Platforms sells $1.2bn stake to Mubadala   
June 05, 2020
Source: Arabian Business - Reliance is also said to be in advanced talks with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund
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Caisse Rides a Wave of Demand to Sell a Milestone Dollar Bond   
June 05, 2020
Source: Bloomberg - Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec capitalized on hearty investor appetite to bring the largest dollar bond ever by a Canadian public pension issuer.
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Premier League ‘fully considering’ calls to block Newcastle’s Saudi takeover, chief tells Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee   
June 05, 2020
Source: The Sun - THE Premier League are reportedly “fully considering” calls to pull the plug on Newcastle’s £300million takeover. The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia and dealmaker Amanda
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Oman Builds $17 Billion Sovereign Wealth Fund   
June 05, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Oman will combine its two wealth funds into one entity, which will hold assets valued at about $17 billion.The Oman Investment Authority will manage all assets and liabilities of the State General Reserve Fund and the Oman...
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Malaysian ex-PM Najib Razak to learn fate in 1MDB trial next month   
June 05, 2020
Source: Channel NewsAsia Singapore - Malaysia's ex-leader Najib Razak will learn his fate over allegations he plundered state coffers next month when a verdict is delivered in his
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Mubadala Invests Rs 9,093.60 Crore in Jio Platforms: Everything About The Investment Firm   
June 05, 2020
Source: News18 on MSN.com - Mubadala Investment Company’s current partnerships include The Carlyle Group, Total, Imperial College London, Boeing, Airbus, Honeywell, Hughes, Rolls-Royce, Shell and Petronas.
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Unity Technologies Aims to Bring Video Game Tools Into the Real World   
June 05, 2020
Source: MSN - Such numbers, and investors including the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board and Silver Lake Management, could make a good case for a public offering. Cheddar, a financial news network ...
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Hong Kong c.bank sells HK$3.875 bln after HKD rises to trading limit   
June 05, 2020
Source: Reuters - The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) sold HK$3.875 billion ($500 million) worth of Hong Kong dollars after the local currency hit the strong end of its trading band.
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Hong Kong reins back local dollar amid hot money influx ahead of city's blockbuster IPOs, allaying concerns of capital flight   
June 05, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Hong Kong's monetary authority stepped into the financial market to rein back the local currency, which had been pushed over the top end of its trading band against the US dollar by the influx of so-called hot money ahead of...
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Verdict on former Malaysian PM Najib's first case set for July   
June 05, 2020
Source: China Internet Information Center - The verdict on a case against former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak related to SRC International, a former unit of state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), will be delivered on July 28,
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Phosphate workers want company back for Jordan   
June 05, 2020
Source: Al Bawaba News - Ahmed Qaisi told The Jordan Times over the phone on Sunday that JPMC employees as well as activists will hold a sit-in to call for terminating the agreement with the Brunei Investment Agency ...
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IBA – Transparency Notification   
June 05, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - IBA (Ion Beam Applications), the world’s leading provider of proton therapy solutions for the treatment of cancer, announces that it has to issue a transparency notification, in accordance with ...
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Oman to set up an investment authority to manage government assets - state TV   
June 05, 2020
Source: Zawya - Oman is setting up the Oman Investment Authority to own and manage most of the country's sovereign wealth fund and finance ministry assets, state TV reported on Thursday, citing a decree from the sultanate's ruler.
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Newcastle takeover: Premier League will ‘fully consider’ calls to block Saudi bid from murdered Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee   
June 05, 2020
Source: The Independent - Fiancee of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi has received confirmation from Premier League chief executive Richard Masters that her concerns over the Public Investment Fund’s takeover of Newcastle a
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Oman to combine wealth funds into one $17bn entity   
June 05, 2020
Source: Arabian Business - which aims to be the world’s biggest with $2 trillion in assets. The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Qatar Investment Authority and Kuwait Investment Authority are well-entrenched with billions of assets under management.
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California Public Employees Retirement System Reduces Stock Position in Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL)   
June 05, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - California Public Employees Retirement System lessened its stake in shares of Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) by 20.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities &...
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Jio Platforms keeps widening its horizon - Mubadala to invest $1.2 billion   
June 05, 2020
Source: TechRadar - Just as was widely speculated in previous reports, the Abhu Dhabi-based sovereign investor Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala) will invest $1.2 billion (Rs 9093.60 crore) in India’s leading digital services platform,
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Oman Shifts Wealth Funds Into New Entity With $17 Billion Assets   
June 05, 2020
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - Oman will combine its two wealth funds into one entity, which will hold assets valued at about $17 billion. The Oman Investment Authority will manage all assets and liabilities of the State General Reserve Fund and the Oman...
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How Airtel Or Amazon Could Challenge The Jio-Facebook Partnership   
June 05, 2020
Source: Swarajya - For Airtel and Amazon, in isolation, challenging Jio Platforms would be tough, given the number of digital services and platforms already in the pipeline. Together, however, they could challenge the dominance of Jio and...
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Hong Kong Monetary Authority has sold HKD against USD to defend the band – Reuters   
June 05, 2020
Source: FXStreet - In order to keep the USD/HKD peg around 7.7500, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) intervened the forex market during the early Friday morning in Asia, as per Reuters. The news suggested the HKMA has sold 977 million Hong...
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Russia to raise more debt as GDP seen shrinking 5% - Siluanov   
June 05, 2020
Source: Reuters - To compensate for the lost revenue and to meet its social obligations, Russia will use more funds from the National Wealth Fund (NWF), Siluanov said, as well as proceeds from the recent sale of a ...
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Elbasy instructs Samruk-Kazyna to review comprehensive privatization plan   
June 05, 2020
Source: Kazinform - The First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev instructed the Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund in conjunction with the Government to review the activities of the Comprehensive Privatization Plan,
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Uday Kotak Takes Over as CII President   
June 05, 2020
Source: India Education Diary - New Delhi: The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) today announced new office-bearers for the year 2020-21. Mr Uday Kotak, Managing Director & CEO, Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited, has assumed
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Striking a balance at the PPF   
June 04, 2020
Source: The Actuary - The PPF is a UK statutory organisation that protects people with an eligible defined benefit (DB) pension if their sponsoring employer becomes insolvent, providing compensation for their lost pensions.
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Hong Kong Confident Peg Will Survive U.S.-China Tensions   
June 04, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Hong Kong wants to send a clear message to its residents and the world: its currency peg isn’t in doubt, despite the city being increasingly caught up in tensions between Beijing and Washington.Focus
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HKMA unveils pay subsidy plan for Class of 2020 to encourage banking sector hiring amid economic slump   
June 04, 2020
Source: South China Morning Post - HKMA unveils a US$1.4 million wage subsidy programme to spur hiring in financial sector for Class of 2020 graduates amid a bleak job market outlook.
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Malaysia's ex-PM Mahathir gears up for one last fight   
June 04, 2020
Source: NIKKEI - These were clear snubs for Mahathir, who sought revenge by highlighting accusations that Najib had siphoned billions of dollars from a sovereign wealth fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad, or 1MDB. The scandal came to light in...
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SRC trial: Najib’s lawyer says defence effort hampered by complexities caused by circumstances, personalities involved   
June 04, 2020
Source: Malay Mail on MSN.com - At the end of submissions for Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s corruption trial involving RM42 million in alleged SRC International Sdn Bhd funds, his lead defence counsel
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Bell Partners closes on nearly $1 billion for latest multifamily fund   
June 04, 2020
Source: Pensions&Investments - Bell Partners has closed its most recent multifamily real estate fund, Bell Apartment Fund VII, at its $950 million hard cap, exceeding its $800 million target, CEO Jon D. Bell said. Bell's latest value-add fund is also 58.
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