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Hong Kong Monetary Authority Diversifies into Yuan Assets

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Across the globe, monetary authorities are diversifying into equities and different currency assets. Just recently, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has started investing in fixed income and equities in the Chinese market. In November 2010, they were granted a Qualified Institutional Investor license.

The HKMA manages an exchange fund which the majority is held in American dollar and euro assets. The fund is now looking at diversifying into yuan assets. They have been given a US$ 300 million quota to invest in mainland China public markets.

Angolan Government Cancels Port Concession, Reviews Others

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Atlantic Ventures SA, which has ties to Isabel dos Santos (daughter to former Angolan president,) lost its concession rights to construct a US$ 1.5 billion port – the Barra do Dande port – near Luanda. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Egyptian Parliament Passes Draft Law on Misr Fund

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Egypt’s state news agency revealed the country is forming a sovereign wealth fund with initial capital of 5 billion Egyptian pounds, with 1 billion Egyptian pounds of that amount being immediately transferred from the Egyptian public treasury. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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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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