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Central Huijin Invests 20 Billion Yuan in China Export and Credit Insurance Corp

Export credit financing is one instrument used by governments to support domestic exporters. In China, export financing and insurance are directed through three organizations, China’s Eximbank, the China Development Bank (CDB), and the China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation (Sinosure).

China has poured hundreds of billions in the last few years to achieve an aggressive model of export credit financing, far superior in terms of capital than the United States.

Central Huijin Investment Co invested 20 billion yuan in China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation (Sinosure). This move was to assist Chinese companies in furthering their exports and investing overseas.

Sinosure is a state-owned enterprise that provides credit insurance services for exporters and other organizations. Sinosure began its operations on December 18, 2001. The organization provides export credit insurance against risks of non-payment. Sinosure offers coverage against commercial risks and political risks.

CIC Sells 10% Logicor Stake to Blackstone Fund

The China Investment Corporation (CIC) is selling a 10% stake of in European warehouse firm Logicor Ltd to a real estate fund managed by The Blackstone Group. Furthermore, CIC also hired Blackstone to oversee and manage Logicor’s warehouses and logistic properties portfolio.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Fintech Affirm Raises $200 Million in Series E Led By Singapore’s GIC

Affirm Inc., a financial technology firm which provides instant loans to consumers as an alternative to credit cards for their online shopping, has raised US$ 200 million in a Series E round lead by Singapore’s GIC Private Limited, with participation from Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Spark Capital, Caffeinated Capital, and Ribbit Capital. The new infusion of capital brings the San Francisco-based company’s total funding to US$ 450 million and a reported valuation of US$ 2 billion.

The company is founded by Max Levchin, a co-founder of PayPal (part of the PayPal mafia, dubbed by the tech press). Max Levchin is also an advisory board member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFSB) in the United States.

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CHANGE: Saudi Arabia to Re-Open Movie Theaters, PIF Inks MoU with AMC

The Saudi Arabian government is ending its 35-year ban on cinemas. Next year, the government will allow cinemas to open. This watershed moment provides opportunities for entertainment companies to invest in Saudi Arabia and the surrounding region.

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