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10 More Companies Excluded by Norway SWF Over Coal

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More listed companies are being added to the exclusion list for Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) over ties to coal. Some of these include utility companies in the United States which have extensive energy generation in renewable assets such as wind and solar.

On March 7, 2017, ten companies were officially excluded:

New Companies Added
CEZ Group
Eneva
Great River Energy
HK Electric Investments
Huidan Energy
Malakoff Corporation
Otter Tail Corporation
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
SDIC Power Holdings
Korea Electric Corporation

 

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China Helps Pakistan’s Foreign Reserves

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Despite Pakistan witnessing an increase in exports, the rapid increase in crude prices and lackluster financial inflows, have affected the country’s balance of payments position. Trying to avoid a full-scale currency crisis, Pakistan is also dealing with a fiscal budget deficit and a current account deficit. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Russia-Japan Investment Fund to Back Wood Pellet Production in Russia

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The Russian Far East has a lot of timber, and for that wood pellets is a source of biofuel. A while back, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) formed the Russia-Japan Investment Fund (RJIF) with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). RDIF and JBICIG Partners as part of RJIF, together with RFP Group and Japan’s Prospect Co., Ltd. have agreed to collaborate and consider potential investments in Russia’s biofuel industry. JBICIG Partners is a subsidiary of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

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RDIF Lures Asian Investors Toward Russian Surgical Robot Project

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The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is partnering with a number of unnamed Asian co-investors to allocate capital toward a project to create and manufacture Russian surgical robots. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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