SWF-Edge News and Information Dashboard

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 for subscribers (which are permanently maintained).

Sovereign Wealth Fund News
Hong Kong: New series $100 banknotes released by all three commercial banks   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Hong Kong (China) Monetary Authority -- Investment Portfolio
Source: Key Date Barber Dimes - The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has announced (3rd September) that new HK $100 banknotes (U.S. $12.75) will now be available through the three commercial Hong Kong Banks authorised to issue currency notes. A new series of...
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What Should Be Next for Saudi Aramco   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - For one, his background is in finance: After various jobs in Saudi banking, he was appointed to run the Public Investment Fund, or PIF, in 2015, and is said to consult very closely with Prince Mohammed. He has used a large...
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PPF seeks actuaries, consultants   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Pension Protection Fund - United Kingdom
Source: Pensions&Investments - Pension Protection Fund, Croydon, England, is seeking actuaries and pension consultants, according to a notice on European procurement website Tenders Electronic Daily. Seeking a new pool of firms to provide administration,...
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A look at Saudi Aramco’s much anticipated, delayed IPO   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Washington Post - Saudi Arabia has not said which international exchange ... Prince Mohammed has said that ownership of Aramco will be transferred to the kingdom’s Public Investment Fund, aiding the sovereign wealth fund’s ability to...
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Aramco appoints head of Saudi Arabia's sovereign fund as chairman   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: ICIS - is also the head of Saudi Arabai's Public Investment Fund (PIF). He succeeds Khalid al-Falih, who is Saudi Arabia's energy minister. Aramco is the world’s top oil producing company and is mulling a partial initial public ...
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Saudi prince sees Aramco IPO as key to overhaul kingdom   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - the state-owned company this week moved to distance itself from the government by replacing Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih as board chairman with the finance-minded Yasir al-Rumayyan, who heads the Public Investment Fund,...
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Exclusive: Saudi's Rumayyan takes control of Aramco IPO executive committee - sources   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Reuters - DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - The head of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund was made ... A spokesman at wealth fund the Public Investment Fund referred queries to Aramco, which declined to comment. The finance ministry did...
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UPDATE 3-Russia, OPEC sources say Saudi shake-up won't affect oil pact   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: CNBC - Plans which we had remain." RDIF has partnerships with Saudi Arabia's two sovereign wealth funds: the Public Investment Fund (PIF) and the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA). SUPPLY POLICY SEEN UNAFFECTED Novak ...
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Temasek-backed AI start-up SenseTime plans to triple staff in Singapore to 300 within 3 years   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: The Straits Times - SenseTime, which has the backing of Singapore state investment firm Temasek Holdings, moved into new digs this year and is collaborating with a local university as well as its education ministry. The Chinese start-up has also...
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BRIEF-Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd Reports Open Market Sale Of 2.67 Million Shares Of Dell Technologies' Class C Common Stock   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: Reuters on MSN.com - Sept 4 (Reuters) - Dell Technologies Inc: * TEMASEK HOLDINGS (PRIVATE) LTD REPORTS OPEN MARKET SALE OF 2.67 MILLION SHARES OF DELL TECHNOLOGIES' CLASS C COMMON STOCK IN MULTIPLE TRANSACTIONS * TEMASEK HOLDINGS (PRIVATE) LTD -...
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Temasek teams up with Swiss firm to launch a US$50M logistics fund in Singapore   
(Thursday - September 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: E27.co - Reefknot Investments, a joint venture between Temasek Holdings and Kuehne + Nagel International (a Swiss transport and logistics company), has announced a US$50 million global fund, based in Singapore. Headed by Managing Director...
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Postponed trial for Cradle CEO murder set for Sept 6   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: The Star - The case was initially scheduled to begin on Tuesday (Sept 3) but was postponed because the defence team is currently involved in the ongoing 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) trial. DPP Wan Shahida Wan Omar had also asked for...
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Malaysia aims to recover nearly $1bn paid out by former 1MDB unit   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: Al Jazeera English - Malaysia is pursuing civil action to recover about four billion ringgit ($954.65m) in funds disbursed by a former subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a now-defunct state fund under investigation for money...
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1MDB trial: Jho Low flooded Najib’s ex-aides with emails in bid to contain fallout, deny role in scandal   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: YAHOO! - KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 — Fugitive financier Low Taek Jho sent hundreds of emails to Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s then special officers with instructions on how to handle news of the alleged misappropriation at 1Malaysia...
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PensPlan SICAV Lux - PensPlan Invest Euro Government Bond Fund INSIDERS ON Board Members   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : PensPlan - Italy
Source: Bloomberg - 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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Startups look beyond SoftBank to pension funds for big cheques   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: Mint - Mumbai: Bulge-bracket venture capital funds such as SoftBank used to lord over the funding landscape for late-stage startups in India. Now, pension and sovereign wealth funds are moving in, loaded with money, risk appetite and...
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Former Malaysian PM Najib, Rosmah stake claim for seized 1MDB assets, cash   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: Channel NewsAsia Singapore - KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak will be applying as a third party to stake a claim for assets and cash seized in connection with 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). He is among five third-party...
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Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Bonds Plunge on Concern Over Its Finances   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Aabar Investments PJSC
Source: Bloomberg - Bonds of Aabar Investments sank the most on record after auditors raised concerns about the financial well-being of the company, the second-largest shareholder of Italian lender UniCredit SpA. The euro-denominated bonds due in...
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1MDB trial: Najib’s former aide in tears when talking about late boss, stress   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
Source: The Star - He told the High Court that he was afraid he would be included in Najib and Low's arrangements to cover up 1MDB's losses, the payment of International Petroleum Investment Company (Ipic) debts related to the misappropriation of...
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Criminalise wage theft: ex-ACCC head Fels   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
Source: News.com.au - The former head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging ... maybe we need to get the Future Fund competing,” he said “I think that ought to be looked at. I don’t want to quite endorse...
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Temasek shelves plan to sell $3 bn minority stake in AS Watson   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: Mint - Temasek Holdings Pte is postponing the sale of a minority stake in AS Watson Group, the retailer backed by Hong Kong tycoon Victor Li, as months of anti-government protests continue to rock the city, people with knowledge of the...
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Nearing tears, ex-aide to Najib recounts distress over 1MDB cover-up fears   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
Source: YAHOO! - Amhari also testified that he followed through with the instructions despite harbouring suspicions that it was related to 1MDB’s loan from Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) “I was...
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Temasek's US$3b stake sale in A.S. Watson put on hold: report   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: MSN - The move is blamed on Brexit and the political unrest in Hong Kong. Temasek Holdings' plan to sell US$3b stake in retailer AS Watson Group has been derailed under the twin pressures of Brexit and the anti-government protests...
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Saudi Aramco's boardroom shake-up brings an IPO one step closer   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Channel 3000 - Energy minister Khalid-Al Falih was succeeded as chairman of the state-owned oil company by Yasir Al Rumayyan, head of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, Aramco said in a statement Tuesday. The huge sovereign wealth fund is...
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Malaysia pursuing civil action to recover nearly $1 billion from former 1MDB unit   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: Swissinfo - FILE PHOTO: Men walk past a 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) billboard at the fund's flagship Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur March 1, 2015./File Photo (reuters_tickers) KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia is...
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Hong Kong turmoil, Brexit said to derail Temasek's $4b Watson sale   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: The Straits Times - HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Temasek Holdings' sale of a US$3 billion (S$4.17 billion) stake in retailer A S Watson Group has been derailed under the twin pressures of Brexit and the anti-government protests rocking Hong Kong, people...
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1MDB was to borrow US$6 billion from Aabar Investments - witness   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Aabar Investments PJSC
Source: bernama.com - KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 -- A former special officer to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak told the High Court here today that 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was to apply for a US$6 billion loan from Aabar Investments (Aabar). Datuk...
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Xstrata says Peru copper deliveries unaffected by protest   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Government Investment Unit (Indonesia)
Source: Mining - The Indonesian government said on Sunday that state investment agency Pusat Investasi Pemerintah (PIP) would buy a 7 percent stake in Newmont Mining Corp's Indonesian unit, paving the way for an initial public offering for the...
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Saudi Aramco replaces chair ahead of expected IPO   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: YAHOO! - the state-run oil conglomerate of Saudi Arabia, has replaced its chairman as it gears up for an IPO after plans to go public faltered last year. Aramco has named Public Investment Fund head Yasir ...
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HKMA relaxes fintech lending guidelines   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Hong Kong (China) Monetary Authority -- Investment Portfolio
Source: asia-first.com - The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has updated its credit risk management guidelines to push for greater application of analytic tools when giving loans, in another move to boost fintech development in the country. Under the...
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Temasek is said to shelve US$3bil A.S. Watson stake sale   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: The Star - HONG KONG: (Bloomberg): Temasek Holdings Pte is postponing the sale of a minority stake in A.S. Watson Group, the retailer backed by Hong Kong tycoon Victor Li, as months of anti-government protests continue to rock the city,...
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AIMCO's de Bever points to 'next frontier' of investing   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund
Source: Pensions&Investments - “Extraordinary results are not possible using ordinary means.” He pointed to the C$17.5 billion Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund, a sovereign wealth fund from provincial oil and gas revenue managed by AIMCO, that's...
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Saudi King Replaced Oil Minister Al-Falih As Aramco Chairman   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Seeking Alpha - He replaced Khalid al-Falih, the Saudi oil minister. Mr. Al-Rumayyan is the Governor of the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF), which has a mandate to seek international investments with ...
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GEMS Education JV completes $800m deal for Saudi schools operator   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019)
Source: Arabian Business - We look forward to many successes ahead.” GEMS Education’s JV with Hassana Investment Company, a Saudi asset management firm that is part of the General Organization for Social Insurance, was first announced in...
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This Drugstore Is a $3 Billion Headache   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: YAHOO! - These latest geopolitical flash points have been cited for Temasek Holdings Pte’s decision to table the sale of its $3 billion interest in A.S. Watson, Bloomberg reporters Manuel Baigorri ...
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Temasek CEO argues against proposed approach to tackle climate change, says more data is required   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: The Online Citizen - Yesterday, the CEO of Temasek Holdings Ho Ching shared an article published on Today that outlines several measures Singapore can embrace to be active in the fight against climate change. The article, written by Group Chief...
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HK protests hit Watson’s business derailing Temasek’s US$3b Watson sale to potential buyers   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: The Online Citizen - Bloomberg reported yesterday (3 Sep) that potential investors have backed off buying over Temasek Holdings’ US$3 billion stake in retailer A.S. Watson Group. Temasek, which owns a 25% stake of Watson Group, was considering...
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Temasek puts sale of stake in Hong Kong retailer AS Watson on hold   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: The Financial Times - Temasek bought a 25 per cent stake in AS Watson, a unit of Hong Kong conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings, for almost $6bn in 2014 in what was seen as a huge bet by the Singaporean fund on the growth of Asia’s middle class....
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Future Fund's old private equity power trio scores maiden deal   
(Wednesday - September 04, 2019) Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
Source: The Australian Financial Review - The trio behind one of Australia's most successful private equity investment strategies are off and running at their new venture. Street Talk understands that Potentum Partners, the breakaway firm led by the Future Fund's former...
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Jho Low close to Najib's family, says Najib's former special officer   
(Tuesday - September 03, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: bernama.com - KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 (Bernama) -- The High Court hearing of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s case on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was told today that fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low,...
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Saudi Arabia replaces Aramco chairman ahead of potential IPO   
(Tuesday - September 03, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: WION - "I congratulate... Yasir al-Rumayyan, governor of the Public Investment Fund, on his appointment as chairman of the board of directors of Saudi Aramco, which is an important step to prepare the company for the public offering,"...
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UPDATE 1-Saudi Arabia names head of PIF as Aramco chairman - Bloomberg   
(Tuesday - September 03, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Reuters - Rumayyan, a former investment banker, was appointed managing director of the Public Investment Fund in September 2015, after a serving as advisor at the royal court for a brief period before that. He joined Saudi Aramco’s...
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Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund Finalizes Terms on $10 Billion Loan   
(Tuesday - September 03, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Bloomberg - Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund finalized the terms of a $10 billion loan it’s seeking to raise from a group of banks, according to people familiar with the matter. The Public Investment Fund will pay 30 basis...
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NYC’s new global investment fix   
(Tuesday - September 03, 2019) Associated Profiles : China Investment Corporation
Source: The Real Deal - China Investment Corporation’s bid for a 49 percent stake in 1515 Broadway — home to Viacom’s world headquarters and the famed Minskoff Theater, where “The Lion King” performs — valued ...
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Saudi Aramco to replace chairman in a push to get IPO moving   
(Tuesday - September 03, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: CNBC - Saudi Aramco Chairman Khalid al Falih will be replaced ... Falih will be replaced by Yasser Othman Al-Rumayyan, governor of the Public Investment Fund, according to a tweet from Falih's verified account. Falih congratulated...
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New Cantonese opera-themed HK$100 notes now available   
(Tuesday - September 03, 2019) Associated Profiles : Hong Kong (China) Monetary Authority -- Investment Portfolio
Source: EJ Insight - The 2018 Series notes can be obtained at the three note-issuing banks, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, and Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, the Hong Kong...
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Najib’s lead lawyer Shafee gets court nod to fly to Sydney, back in time for 1MDB trial   
(Tuesday - September 03, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: YAHOO! - KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — Prominent lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah was today granted permission to travel to Sydney, Australia for another court case amid the ongoing 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) trial of Datuk...
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Russia's central bank to cut and hold   
(Tuesday - September 03, 2019) Associated Profiles : National Wealth Fund
Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network - persistent local uncertainty related to the prospect of investing a portion of state savings (National Wealth Fund) locally after reaching 7% of GDP. If our expectations regarding the commentary ...
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Future Fund stay on top of the markets   
(Tuesday - September 03, 2019) Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
Source: The Australian - The Future Fund has posted an annual return of 11.5 per cent, smashing its target return for both the year and the decade. Australia’s sovereign wealth fund had $162.6 billion in assets at June 30 this year. That’s...
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SOFAZ increases sale of foreign currency to Azerbaijani banks   
(Tuesday - September 03, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ)
Source: News - The State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) sold $815.4 million at currency auctions in August 2019, which is almost twofold more compared to the previous month, when $434.9 million were sold, Trend reports referring to SOFAZ. SOFAZ...
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