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Hong Kong foreign-currency reserves up $7.1 billion in April

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Xinhua reported that, “Hong Kong’s official foreign- currency reserve assets rose to 193.4 billion U.S. dollars in April, up 7.1 billion U.S. dollars on March, the Monetary Authority of Hong Kong said on Thursday. Including unsettled forward contracts, foreign currency reserve assets stood at 194 billion U.S. dollars. The total foreign-currency reserve assets represent about eight times the currency in circulation, or 45 percent of Hong Kong dollar M3. Hong Kong is the world’s seventh largest holder of foreign currency reserves, after the Chinese mainland, Japan, Russia, China’s Taiwan, India and South Korea.”

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Capital Constellation Backs Middle Market PE Platform

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Capital Constellation is the investment platform owned by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC), RPMI Railpen, and Wafra Inc. on behalf of the Public Institution for Social Security of Kuwait (PIFSS). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Canadian Pension Giants Could Support Trans Mountain Pipeline Deal

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The British Columbian (B.C.) government and indigenous groups publicly oppose the Trans Mountain Pipeline project over a number of issues, which include environmental concerns (potential pipeline spills) and land protections. The threat of project derailment sent jitters to Houston-based Kinder Morgan, Inc., requiring the company to halt non-essential spending on Trans Mountain Pipeline L.P. Calgary-based Kinder Morgan Canada Limited, which owns the pipeline, is a listed company that is 70% owned by Kinder Morgan and 30% owned by stock market investors (float). Kinder Morgan Canada hired TD Securities to explore options regarding the future of the pipeline.

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Goldman Sachs Poised to Name David Solomon as New CEO

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Goldman Sachs is poised to name David M. Solomon, the firm’s president, as its new CEO, replacing Lloyd C. Blankfein. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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