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Lee Ju Yeol Appointed New Bank of Korea Governor

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In an expected move, South Korean President Park Geun-hye appointed Lee Ju Yeol as governor of the Bank of Korea. Lee, a veteran of the Bank of Korea, was a former senior deputy governor with 35 years of experience at the central bank. Lee served during the Asian financial crisis of 1997 as a forecaster.

He is replacing Governor Kim ChoongSoo whose 4-year term ends on March 31st. Kim appointed the first female deputy governor to the Bank of Korea, Suh Young Kyung.

South Korea is Asia’s fourth biggest economy.

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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