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Japan Intervenes in Forex Market to Curb Yen’s Strength

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As a tool, central banks often intervene in the foreign exchange market when the buy or sell currencies to influence exchange rates. On Thursday, Japan acted alone to curb the yen’s strength in a unilateral intervention. This was the first time since Japan’s March tsunami that the Bank of Japan intervened in the foreign exchange market to limit their currencies appreciation. On Wednesday, the Swiss National Bank amended their key lending rate to a smaller range near zero. Lastly, the Bank of Japan is contemplating an increase in its ¥10 trillion asset-purchasing program.

Blackstone Defeated on Investa Office Fund Bid

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The Blackstone Group threw in the towel on a bid to take over the Investa Office Fund, a vehicle that owns prized Australian office properties. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Temasek’s Bond Expected to Lure Retail Investors

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Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, through its subsidiary Temasek Financial (IV) Private Limited, is planning a 5-year bond that aims to yield 2.7% for retail investors. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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QIA Becomes the Largest Shareholder in Colonial

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The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) became the biggest shareholder of Inmobiliaria Colonial, SOCIMI, S.A. (Colonial), a Spanish listed real estate company. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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