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2 Little Deals in India That Prove Sovereign Wealth Funds are Serious

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Increasingly, sovereign wealth funds are participating in varying segments of India’s markets whether in startups, real estate development or infrastructure. For example, Singaporean sovereign funds have participated in investment rounds in e-commerce companies such as Snapdeal and Flipkart. On a higher level, government officials from India are contemplating trade ideas with surrounding countries. On April 13th, Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs of the United Arab Emirates met with Indian State Finance Minister Jayant Sinha to discuss greater economic cooperation between their two countries. To put things into perspective, in the 1970s, trade between India and the UAE amounted to US$ 180 million. For UAE fiscal year 2012-2013, trade between the two countries is around US$ 75 billion.

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Rumors Swirl Around PIF Looking at Tesla Rivals

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Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) could be doubling down on electric automobile manufacturers. It was revealed that PIF has a sizeable stake in Tesla Inc. Elon Musk’s recent tweets have stirred up financial media and has even prompted an SEC probe.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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DLF-GIC to Kick in Rs 12.5 Billion for Midtown Project

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Indian real estate giant DLF, which has worked with Singapore’s GIC Private Limited in the past, is working on a new housing project in central Delhi dubbed Midtown. Large residential real estate projects in India’s capital are difficult to come by. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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QIA-Glencore Stake Valued at 7.4 Billion euros

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QHG Oil Ventures is selling a 14.2 % stake in Moscow-based Rosneft for €7.4 billion (US$ 8.4 billion) to the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). This is according to a QHG financial statement. QHG Oil Ventures is a joint venture between the Qatar Investment Authority and Glencore, a Swiss-based, broad-spectrum mining and commodity company. QHG Oil Ventures was originally formed to invest in Rosneft. QHG purchased a 19.5 % stake in the company in 2016, in a deal that supplied Russia with needed funding at the time, and the estimated value of the investment has remained steady. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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