Archive | May, 2010

CIC remarks at the OECD Forum 2010

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New Zealand SWF looking to buy farms

According to NZ Interest, “The New Zealand Superannuation Fund could potentially partner in the buy up of clusters of farms as it moves to invest between NZ$300 million and NZ$500 million through its rural land strategy over the next three to five years. In an interview with interest.co.nz Super Fund CEO Adrian Orr emphasized the […]


Singapore’s GIC Wants to List Logistics Business

The Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) wants to augment cash liquidity and list their logistics business. They want to list the asset in Singapore and have an initial public offering between $500 million to $1 billion. One possibility is to float an industrial real estate investment trust (REIT). Currently, the logistics business is part […]


Khazanah Offers S$1.18 Billion for Control of Parkway

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China Investment Corp says not cutting Europe investments

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Qatar Investment Authority keen to buy U.S.’s Citi shares: report

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China finds policy job for forex reserves

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China’s pension fund invests $2.2 bln in AgBank

According to Marketwatch, “China’s national pension fund has taken a 15 billion yuan ($2.2. billion) stake in the upcoming initial public offering of Agricultural Bank of China, according to a Reuters report Friday, which cited an official with the National Social Security Fund. AgBank, which is known as one of China’s big four state-owned banks, […]


Goodman signs MOU to develop premier business and logistics hub in China

Press release states, “Goodman Group (Goodman or the Group) announces that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Langfang Municipal Government to participate in the development of a premier business and logistics hub for the greater Beijing-Tianjin area in northern China.” Later on it reads, “Mr Goodman said, ‘This announcement, which has […]


Number of New SWFs established since 1953

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Sydney Statement by the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds

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Penn West Energy Trust and China Investment Corporation Announce Strategic Partnership

According to the Press Release, “Penn West Energy Trust (“Penn West”) is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement (the “Agreement”) with a wholly-owned subsidiary of the China Investment Corporation (“CIC”) to form a joint venture (the “Joint Venture”) that will develop Penn West’s bitumen assets located in the Peace River area of […]


Qatar Holding, LLC sets up $1 Billion Indonesia fund

According to Emirates Business, “Qatar Holding, the investment arm of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, has set up a $1 billion (Dh3.67bn) Indonesian fund to invest in infrastructure and natural resources in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, officials said yesterday. The new investment fund is a sign of increasing interest in Indonesia among Middle East and other […]


Chesapeake Energy Corporation Announces Private Placement of $600 Million of 5.75% Cumulative Non-Voting Convertible Preferred Stock with Two Investors in Asia

According to the Press Release, “Chesapeake Energy Corporation today announced a private placement of convertible preferred stock. The company has entered into securities purchase agreements with Maju Investments (Mauritius) Pte Ltd, an affiliate of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited, and Hampton Asset Holding Ltd., an affiliate of Hopu Investment Management Co, Ltd., under which they have […]


Sovereign Wealth Themes – Non-Commodity Sovereign Funds continue to invest in Resource & Mining Firms

Late 2008, capital expenditures in the mining industry slowed down to preserve capital and wait for commodity prices to rebound. Mining exploration firms were in need of cash infusions for various reasons such as servicing debt to pay for past M&A transactions. However later in 2009, as the credit economy began to slowly thaw, a […]


Qatari Diar Inks Deal With Vinci Park

Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company, the real estate sovereign wealth enterprise of the Qatar Investment Authority, inked a deal with Vinci Park SA, a subsidiary of Vinci Group. The agreement entails Vinci Park to provide expertise and advice on managing Qatari Diar’s car parks for its high-end developments. These developments include Qatar’s landmark Lusail […]