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Low Growth, Low Inflation, Low Interest Rates

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Institutional investors are getting increasingly frustrated about what the Federal Reserve plans to given the increasingly non-committal statements by central bank officials.

Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen

With multiple perspectives from Fed officials, there is an everlasting collection of growing ambiguity. Are they being hawkish or bouncing back to dovish tones? To be fair to central bankers, they are combating low world economic growth, low inflation in developed markets and low-to-zero-to-negative interest rates. The extraordinary elements of the Federal Reserve’s push to flood the U.S. (and world) with monetary stimulus have remained in place. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

Russia-Japan Investment Fund to Back Wood Pellet Production in Russia

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The Russian Far East has a lot of timber, and for that wood pellets is a source of biofuel. A while back, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) formed the Russia-Japan Investment Fund (RJIF) with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). RDIF and JBICIG Partners as part of RJIF, together with RFP Group and Japan’s Prospect Co., Ltd. have agreed to collaborate and consider potential investments in Russia’s biofuel industry. JBICIG Partners is a subsidiary of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

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RDIF Lures Asian Investors Toward Russian Surgical Robot Project

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The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is partnering with a number of unnamed Asian co-investors to allocate capital toward a project to create and manufacture Russian surgical robots. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Oman Infrastructure Investment Fund Near Creation

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The Oman State General Reserve Fund is nearing the formation of the Oman Infrastructure Investment Fund. This fund will raise capital from third-party investors to invest in Oman’s infrastructure and in certain areas of technology.

The fund will also invest in areas of technology in healthcare, specifically in medical equipment. The fund will also explore investing in blockchain technologies.

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