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Federal Reserve to Maintain Current Path – Flexible Changes

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federal_reserveThe Federal Reserve’s balance sheet has mushroomed more than US$ 3.3 trillion. During the last week of April at the Federal Open Markets Committee, the Federal Reserve maintained their US$ 85 billion a month asset purchasing program with conditions. Interest rates remain at historic lows to accommodate a loose monetary policy.

According to the May 1st reserve statement, “The Committee is prepared to increase or reduce the pace of its purchases to maintain appropriate policy accommodation as the outlook for the labor market or inflation changes.”

Current Federal Reserve policy is targeted to boost asset prices. The Federal Reserve believes current fiscal policy of the United States is partially restraining growth. Federal tax increases and government spending cuts are affecting the job market. According to the ADP National Employment Report, service-providing jobs increased by 113,000 in the United States, the weakest pace of growth in seven months.

Chinese SAFE Investment Company Sells Off Stake in Ropemaker Place

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Singapore-listed property company Ho Bee Land, acquired a prime office at 25 Ropemaker Place, EC2, located in the City of London, for £650 million. The property went up for sale in December 2017.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Norway SWF Adds to Existing Investment in Central London

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On June 15, 2018, Norges Bank Real Estate Management, the manager of Norway Government Pension Fund Global, acquired 25 percent of a long leasehold interest in 30 Warwick Street in central London, in joint venture with The Crown Estate. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Crown Property Bureau Moves Assets to Thailand King Under 2017 Law

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In December 2016, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn became King of Thailand, succeeding his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej who passed away in October 2016. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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