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AMD Benefits from Cryptocurrency Growth, Mubadala Smiles

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Despite Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Investment Company tepidly selling off its large stake in Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), its long-term ownership in the Silicon Valley semiconductor company is benefitting from the virulent growth of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, Ethereum and other alt coins. In August 2017, Mubadala sold a 3.9% stake, or 40 million shares, in AMD; however, Mubadala retained its position as a major shareholder in the company. Those stock warrants held by Mubadala just got more valuable.

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Emirates NBD Acquires Turkey’s Denizbank in $3.2 Billion Deal with Sberbank

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In a bid to establish itself as one of the region’s leading providers of financial services, Emirates NBD – Dubai’s largest bank – has entered into a deal to acquire a 99.99% stake in Turkey’s DenizBank A.Ş. for a bargain price of US$ 3.2 billion from Russian state-owned lender Sberbank. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Brazilian President Michel Temer Orders Liquidation of Sovereign Wealth Fund

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Brazilian President Michel Temer signed an executive order to shut down the country’s sovereign wealth fund. The money in the sovereign fund will go toward repayment of foreign debt.

The Sovereign Fund of Brazil, also known as Fundo Soberano do Brasil, was formed in 2008.

The formation of the Fundo Soberano do Brasil was authorized by then Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

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CDPQ Boosts Stake in Invenergy Renewables

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Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) boosted its ownership stake in Chicago-based Invenergy Renewables LLC. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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