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Sovereign Wealth Fund News
Goldman’s layoffs; Moynihan talks digital banking   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
Source: American Banker - The International Petroleum Investment Company, a Mubadala unit, is a former partner of 1MDB. Separately, “a dreaded bloodbath at Goldman Sachs under the bank’s new boss has finally begun,” the New York Post...
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Gearing up for virtual banking   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Khazanah Nasional Berhad – Malaysia
Source: The Standard - Other investors include Malaysia's Khazanah Nasional Berhad, ING Bank, China Construction Bank (International), World Bank's International Finance Corp, Sequoia Capital, and the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, etc. In Indonesia, the...
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch named "Best Foreign Investment Bank in the UAE" at EMEA Finance's Middle East Banking Awards 2018   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
Source: Zawya - For 11 years, EMEA Finance has recognized the achievements of the region's retail and investment banks, asset managers, and brokers DUBAI: Bank of America Merrill Lynch was named 2018 Best Foreign Investment Bank in the UAE at...
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Prosecution requests more time as documents for Roger Ng’s case still abroad   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: The Sun - On Dec 19 last year, Ng was charged at the Sessions Court with four counts of abetting Goldman Sachs pertaining to the sale of guaranteed notes and bonds belonging to a 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) subsidiary, amounting to...
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Deloitte fined £400,000 over company linked to scandal-hit 1MDB   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: The Guardian - Deloitte was the statutory auditor for BMSB and its holding company 1Malaysia Development Berhad Real Estate (a subsidiary of state fund 1MDB) for the financial years ending March 2015 and 2016. Photograph: Alamy Deloitte has...
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State Administration of Foreign Exchange INSIDERS ON Board Members   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: Bloomberg L.P. - There is no Other Board Members data available. Request Profile Update The information and data displayed in this profile are created and managed by S&P Global Market Intelligence, a division of S&P Global. Bloomberg.com...
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Looking Forward with a 2020 vision…   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : PensPlan - Italy
Source: ResearchGate - Peterlini, Oskar (2007 de it): Eine Vision wird Wirklichkeit - Von der Vision einer besseren Altersvorsorge für die Bevölkerung bis zur Gründung und Entwicklung des regionalen Rentenprojektes Pensplan in...
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Prosecution for Roger Ng's case wants more time as documents still abroad   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: Malaysiakini - On Dec 19 last year, Ng was charged at the Sessions Court with four counts of abetting Goldman Sachs pertaining to the sale of guaranteed notes and bonds belonging to a 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) subsidiary, amounting to...
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Kiribati govt says trust fund set to reach a billion dollars   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Revenue Equalization Reserve Fund
Source: Radio New Zealand - Kiribati's main trust fund is close to reaching its goal of a billion Australian dollars. The finance minister Teuea Toatu said the Revenue Equalization Reserve Fund (RERF) remains very strong and is likely to reach its target...
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S&P affirms Kazakhstan’s credit rating at BBB-   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : National Fund [of Kazakhstan]
Source: astanatimes.com - ASTANA – The international rating agency S&P Global Ratings recently confirmed the long-term and short-term sovereign credit ratings in foreign and national currency of Kazakhstan at the level of BBB-/A-3. The agency...
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Saudi PIF Hires Ted Chu   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute - Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund hired Ted Chu as chief economist. Chu has worked as a chief economist at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). Chu had a long stint at...
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Kazakhstan Investment Development Fund established   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : National Fund [of Kazakhstan]
Source: MENAFN - Kazakhstan has established Kazakhstan Investment Development Fund, Trend reports via Kazakh media. At the presentation of amendments to the republican budget in the Parliament, Vice-Minister of Finance Tatyana Savelyeva said that...
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Fund mulled to support Belt, Road projects   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : China Investment Corporation
Source: China Daily - China Investment Corporation, the country's sovereign wealth investment fund, is seeking global partners to jointly establish a special cross-border investment instrument which will further finance Belt and Road projects, said a...
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PE Panorama: Temasek’s Danish foray   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: Asia Asset Management - Singapore’s Temasek Holdings has just signed an agreement to purchase 30% of the shares in Danish family-owned industrial company Haldor Topsoe A/S, according to an announcement on the latter’s website. The...
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Johan H. Andresen Jr.   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Storebrand
Source: Bloomberg L.P. - Mr. Johan H. Andresen, Jr., B.A., MBA, is an Owner of Ferd AS and Ferd Holding AS. He was the Chief Executive officer and Acting Executive Vice President - Industrial Investments at Ferd Capital. He served as the Chief Executive...
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H. GORDON HULLFISH AND A VISION OF TEACHING   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : PensPlan - Italy
Source: ResearchGate - Peterlini, Oskar (2007 de it): Eine Vision wird Wirklichkeit - Von der Vision einer besseren Altersvorsorge für die Bevölkerung bis zur Gründung und Entwicklung des regionalen Rentenprojektes Pensplan in...
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Mubadala halts its business with Goldman Sachs amid 1MDB losses   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Aabar Investments PJSC
Source: Gulf Times - alleging they played a role in trying “to corrupt” former executives of IPIC and its subsidiary Aabar Investments, and “mislead” IPIC and Aabar, aiming to further the business of Goldman and 1Malaysia...
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Saudi Real Estate Refinance Company Completed 750 Million Riyal Sukuk Issue   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute - Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund hired Ted Chu as chief economist. Chu has worked as a chief economist at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). Chu had a long stint at...
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Mamin to head board of directors of Direct Investments Fund managing company   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : National Fund [of Kazakhstan]
Source: Kazinform - ASTANA. KAZINFORM "Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin will head the board of directors of the Direct Investments Fund managing company," Deputy Chairman of the Executiove Board of the Astana International Financial Centre...
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Apicorp appoints Director of Corporate Communications   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Mumtalakat Holding Company
Source: Zawya - Ms. Kasrawi is a highly experienced communications professional, having held a number of roles at leading institutions both in the United States and in the Gulf region, most notably with The World Bank, Bahrain’s Mumtalakat...
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Caxton Associates LP Has $686,000 Position in Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (GLPI)   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : PGGM – Asset Managers for Pension Funds
Source: dispatchtribunal.com - PGGM Investments purchased a new position in Gaming and Leisure Properties during the fourth quarter valued at $144,296,000. Zimmer Partners LP lifted its position in Gaming and Leisure Properties by 122.7% during the third...
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Kazakhstan to create a direct investment fund   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : National Fund [of Kazakhstan]
Source: interfax.kz - ASTANA. March 14 (Interfax-Kazakhstan) – In the revised 2019 budget of Kazakhstan 370 billion tenge will be earmarked as a special transfer from the National Fund to a new direct investment fund, Deputy Finance Minister...
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Inland Real Estate, PGGM Acquire 3 Retail Centers for $24.2M   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : PGGM – Asset Managers for Pension Funds
Source: Real Estate - In an off-market transaction, a joint venture between Inland Real Estate Corp. and Dutch pension fund advisor PGGM has paid $24.2 million to acquire three Walmart-anchored shopping centers in the Milwaukee area. The...
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Fewer sole-trader professional trustees after accreditation, predicts industry   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Pension Protection Fund - United Kingdom
Source: Professional Pensions - The 101 commentators also answered questions on whether the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) should have member-nominated representatives on its board, and whether The Pensions Regulator (TPR) should issue a rules-and-ratios-based...
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Iran's Vulnerability to Foreign Economic Pressure   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Iran Oil Stabilisation Fund
Source: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy - Under Iranian law, oil windfalls are supposed to be set aside in the Oil Stabilization Fund, which is meant to accumulate a reserve when prices are high, as at present, for use when prices drop. Statutory provisions dictate that...
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Alberta Heritage Fund: Measuring Value and Achievement   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund
Source: ResearchGate - In legal entity and administrative structure, the distinction between the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund and the Alberta government is ambiguous. This ambiguity extends to the Fund's investment portfolio, where obligations...
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Saudi's EM inclusion highlights role of kingdom's opaque players   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: MENAFN - The kingdom's Public Investment Fund is the biggest investor in Saudi Arabia's $530bn stock market, it has confirmed to Bloomberg, giving credence to speculation from analysts, traders and ...
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Financing Job Guarantee Schemes by Oil Revenue The Case of Iran   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Iran Oil Stabilisation Fund
Source: ResearchGate - Iran's constitution emphasizes social justice and obliges ... less than 10 percent of the annual oil-exporting revenue that is deposited in the Oil Stabilization Fund.
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Saudi stocks set to receive US$20 billion windfall even as some investors sit out   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Free Malaysia Today - Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), and other state-owned funds indirectly own the lion’s share of Saudi stocks. Many stepped in to limit a market crash in October last year caused...
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Buyers rush into Johnson as floodgates open   
(Monday - March 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: GlobalCapital - The leveraged finance market is feasting on the $10.2bn financing for the buyout of Johnson Controls’ batteries business by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Levfin players believe its success is...
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S&P Affirms Nigeria’s ‘B/B’ and ‘ngA/ngA-1 rating, calls for fiscal consolidation to strengthen economic policy   
(Sunday - March 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Excess Crude Account (Nigeria)
Source: naija247news.com - Nigeria’s economic performance remains ... The government drew down some of its savings in 2018 from the excess crude account (ECA). It was above US$2 billion at the start of 2018, and is ...
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Fly me to space' UAE Space Agency in talks with Virgin Galactic to launch flights   
(Sunday - March 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Aabar Investments PJSC
Source: Arabian Business - Abu Dhabi's Aabar Investments, now under Mubadala, acquired a 31.8 percent stake in Virgin Galactic in 2010. Branson gifted an Emirati flag, which was on Virgin Galactic's successful trial flight in December 2018, to Sheikh...
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Abu Dhabi’s wealth fund shuns Goldman Sachs over Malaysia corruption scandal   
(Sunday - March 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
Source: 7KBZK - Mubadala said in November that it was suing Goldman in New York through its International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) and Aabar subsidiaries. The lawsuit alleges Goldman played a “central role” in implicating...
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What's Pulling at the Hong Kong Dollar's Peg: QuickTake   
(Sunday - March 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Hong Kong (China) Monetary Authority -- Investment Portfolio
Source: Bloomberg L.P. - That forces the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the de-facto central bank, to follow its mandate and intervene, raising questions about how long this can continue and the implications for Hong Kong’s wider economy. As the...
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RPT-Saudi stocks set to receive $20 bln windfall even as some investors sit out   
(Sunday - March 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Reuters - Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), and other state-owned funds indirectly own the lion’s share of Saudi stocks. Many stepped in to limit a market crash in October last year caused...
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Saudi Arabia’s megaprojects in spotlight at Riyadh International Book Fair   
(Sunday - March 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Zawya - Neom is based in three countries, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt, with a half-a-trillion-dollar investment and the support of the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. Located in the northwest of the Kingdom, the project will ...
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Abu Dhabi's wealth fund shuns Goldman Sachs over Malaysia corruption scandal   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
Source: WRAL - Mubadala said in November that it was suing Goldman in New York through its International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) and Aabar subsidiaries. The lawsuit alleges Goldman played a "central role" in implicating IPIC in a...
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Abu Dhabi’s ties with Goldman Sachs sour amid 1MDB scandal   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
Source: The Real Deal - Goldman declined to comment to the FT. The International Petroleum Investment Company, a Mubadala unit and former partner of 1MDB, sued Goldman in November, accusing the U.S. financial institution ...
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Nigeria's oil fund takes a dip   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Excess Crude Account (Nigeria)
Source: Upstream - Nigeria's oil fund has dipped to about $6.2 billion as the government tapped the country's windfall oil savings to counteract the global downturn, junior Finance Minister Remi Babalola said today. Nigeria's oil fund has dipped to...
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Mohd Izani bin Ghani   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Khazanah Nasional Berhad – Malaysia
Source: Bloomberg L.P. - Dato' Mohd Izani bin Ghani serves as Chairman of the Boards of Istanbul ... and Tourism Inc. Dato bin Ghani has been an Executive Director, Investments at Khazanah Nasional Berhad since June 1, 2017. His responsibilities include ...
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Palgrove stud teams with New Zealand government to grow   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : New Zealand Superannuation Fund
Source: The Weekly Times - Palgrove stud principals David and Prue Bondfield of Dalveen in Queensland have gone into partnership with the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, a NZ Government-owned investment vehicle. The financial terms of the partnership are...
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Don’t sell off Malaysia Airlines, urges Najib   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Khazanah Nasional Berhad – Malaysia
Source: Free Malaysia Today - “It’ll be a wrong move. Malaysia Airlines is our pride and joy. “When I was Khazanah Nasional Berhad’s chairman, the turnaround plan was working. It just needed a bit more time,” Najib said at the...
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Eileen Mary Fitzpatrick   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : National Pensions Reserve Fund (SPF)
Source: Bloomberg L.P. - Dr. Eileen Mary Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., serves as Director, Alternative Assets at National Pensions Reserve Fund (Ireland). Dr. Fitzpatrick has been Director of NewERA at National Treasury Management Agency since November 1,2011. She...
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Newmont Signs Agreement with Indonesia's Central Government for Sale of Final Divestiture Stake   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Government Investment Unit (Indonesia)
Source: Newswire - Nusa Tenggara Partnership B.V. ("NTPBV"), which holds Newmont's shares in PTNNT together with shares held by a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation of Japan, entered into the agreement with Pusat Investasi Pemerintah ("PIP"). The...
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New helicopter service to satisfy growing demand for luxury tourism in Saudi Arabia   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Arab News - Tourism officials in the country welcomed the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) announcement of the launch and said the service would offer an exciting new visitor experience to leisure and business travelers. Backed by the PIF...
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Kazakhstan,Korea Republic of : Negotiations with major South Korean companies are under way within Seoul investment week   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : National Fund [of Kazakhstan]
Source: MarketWatch - The delegation included Deputy Mayor of Kostanay Meirzhan Myrzaliev, Head of the Kazakhstan Public-Private Partnership Center Azamat Oinarov, Deputy Chairman of the Board of "Kazakh Invest" JSC Rustam Isatayev, Samruk-Kazyna...
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Libyan Defendant Can't Get SFO Docs In JPMorgan Bribe Suit   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Libyan Investment Authority
Source: Law360 - Walid Al-Giahmi claimed the information from the SFO would help prove the Libyan Investment Authority knew about his involvement in a bond agreement issued by now-JPMorgan unit Bear Stearns before 2012, which would mean the...
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Kempen Capital Management wins €8.5bn mandate as fiduciary manager   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP
Source: Europe - Kempen Capital Management has been confirmed in the role of fiduciary manager by Stichting Pensioenfonds PostNL, the pension scheme for Dutch postal workers, which claims some 95,000 members and assets of around €8.5bn....
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Key Executives for Stichting Pensioenfonds Pon Holdings   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP
Source: Bloomberg L.P. - The information and data displayed in this profile are created and managed by S&P Global Market Intelligence, a division of S&P Global. Bloomberg.com does not create or control the content. For inquiries, please contact...
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BRIEF-Ingram Micro says approval from china state administration of foreign exchange has been obtained   
(Saturday - March 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: Reuters - * On Dec. 2, co says has been informed that approval from China s state administration of foreign exchange has been obtained * Approval from China’s safe obtained with regard to equity portion of merger consideration to be...
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