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  1. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    China's sovereign wealth fund to focus on Asia investments

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Policy aims to counter perceived protectionism in West and boost exposure to regional growth Sovereign wealth fund to focus on Asia investments China's sovereign wealth fund would focus more of its US$482 billion firepower on Asia in a bid to beat a rise in protectionism in the West and boost exposure to rapid regional growth, chairman and chief executive ...

  2. Emirate wins respect amid growing economic nationalism

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck The Group of Seven industrialised nations last month called for new rules to improve transparency in deals by sovereign wealth funds, targeting the aggressive overseas ... International Financial Centre (DIFC). The G7 has asked the International Monetary Fund and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to come up with a code of conduct for sovereign ...

  3. Asia's oil bill conceals global wealth transfer

    Posted Apr 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... surpluses with both have grown even larger since then. These surpluses from oil in the Gulf, and manufacturing trade in Asia, are swelling the coffers of Gulf and Asian sovereign wealth funds ... active of the funds are in Asia and the Gulf. They want to improve returns on their holdings. Morgan Stanley has forecast that, if global trends continue, sovereign wealth funds could control ...

  4. Focus on Japan as Asian firms turn upbeat

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... with the US and Europe markets. 'Capital flows towards Asia continue to be strong, driven by Asian sources such as sovereign wealth funds, institutions and high net-worth individuals.' Japan ...

  5. Abu Dhabi's US$650b investment arm wooed

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong is hoping the world's largest sovereign wealth fund will set up shop in the city, boosting its profile as an international financial hub. The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, which manages an estimated US$650 billion of the oil-rich emirate's investments, is open to having a presence in Hong Kong, Ronald Arculli, executive councillor and Hong Kong ...

  6. Standard Chartered sees continuation of Asia growth story

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the east. 'Sovereign wealth funds across Asia and the Middle East are indicators of that shift,' Mr Sands said. He said countries in the east were getting richer, adding that for nations ...

  7. Oil giant spreads its wealth

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... and plastic products. Kuwait is trying to diversify its investments. The state's main sovereign wealth fund, the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), holds assets in excess of US$200 billion. KIA ... thanks to the vision and financial clout of its sovereign fund, which has helped development in the Middle East. Its operations over the past half-century have brought great benefit to numerous ...

  8. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Standard Life Investments to tap investment shift

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... institutional clients, including sovereign wealth funds and other insurance companies in the region. ...

  9. Modest bonuses but few layoffs at firms

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of China's US$300 billion sovereign wealth fund, China Investment Corp, is Shenyin Wanguo's controlling shareholder, with a 37 per cent stake. At China Merchants Securities, headquartered ...

  10. One trillion petrodollars say markets will bounce

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... by investing directly in riskier assets through sovereign wealth funds. Mr Jen estimates that oil exporting countries' sovereign funds currently have assets under management of US$2.3 trillion. He ... out, with the oil price into three figures, this all adds up to an enormous transfer of wealth from the rest of the world to a handful of energy exporters. That shift will have a big impact ...




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