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Domestic Private Equity Programs, New Mexico Increases Allocation

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New Mexico SICKey stakeholders at sovereign wealth funds and public funds slowly push the mandate of domestic strategic investing to stimulate local development. This is not a new concept, and usually gains traction when unemployment is high.

There are obstacles in implementing such a domestic private equity investment program.

Two significant hurdles include proper return measurement mechanisms and the size of the state, region, or country. Socioeconomic return measurement is subjective in nature compared to measuring pure financial returns.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Highway Delayed

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The Malaysian government under Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad has been reprioritizing its large-scale infrastructure developments. The highly anticipated railway from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore has been delayed by another five years. The governments of Malaysia and Singapore signed a formal agreement on September 5, 2018. The previous ruling party in Malaysia had set the railway in motion, but the current administration is seeking time for further review. A joint statement suggested that the railway was still a certainty.

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Former FSDEA Chairman Arrested in Angola

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Jose Filomeno de Sousa dos Santos, the son of Angola’s former president and former chairman of the country’s sovereign wealth fund, has been placed under arrest, according to the state prosecutor’s office. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Keppel Land China Acquires Stake in Nanjing Jinsheng Real Estate Development

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On September 20, 2018, Keppel Land China, a subsidiary of Singapore-based Keppel Corporation, purchased a 40% stake in Nanjing Jinsheng Real Estate Development Co, a subsidiary of Gemdale Corporation. Keppel Land China did the deal through an entity called Eternal. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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