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Mubadala and 1MDB reinforce strategic relationship with major investment

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Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Development Company (“Mubadala”) has today signed two collaboration agreements on a strategic partnership with 1Malaysia Development Berhad (“1MDB”) that could lead to significant increases in FDI in Malaysia.

The agreements have been signed with Mubadala Real Estate & Hospitality (MREH) and Mubadala Industry (MI). MI has agreed to assess the viability of an investment of up to seven billion United States dollars (USD 7,000,000,000) for the development of a major initiative in the aluminium sector based on hydro power in the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).

The two state-owned companies are starting preliminary assessment work on the project, which will create more than 10,000 jobs during construction and another 2,000 specialist jobs.

MREH has agreed to collaborate with 1MDB to explore the potential joint development of key strategic projects within the Kuala Lumpur International Financial District (“KLIFD”), the 34.4 hectare development in Kuala Lumpur that is being led by 1MDB. The full scope of MREH’s participation in projects to be located within the KLIFD will be finalized in 2011 following completion by 1MDB of the KLIFD master plan.

Read more: 1MDB Press Release

Grant & Eisenhofer Reveals Fortis Investors to Receive $1.5 Billion in Mega Settlement

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Law firm Grant & Eisenhofer won a landmark case for its clients after a seven-year legal duel in Dutch courts. On July 13, 2018, the Amsterdam Court of Appeals officially approved the largest securities settlement ever reached in Europe, paving a path for international insurance company Ageas N.V./S.A. to begin payment of US$ 1.5 billion (€1.3 billion) to multiple groups of institutional and individual investors from Europe and the United States. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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State Street to Buy Charles River Systems

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State Street Corporation inked a deal to acquire Charles River Systems, Inc. (Charles River Development), a provider of investment management front office tools and solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, State Street will purchase Burlington, Massachusetts-based Charles River Development in an all-cash transaction for US$ 2.6 billion. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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FINMA Announces Rothschild Bank Broke Anti-Money Laundering Rules over 1MDB Fiasco

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The Rothschild Bank AG and one of its units called Rothschild Trust (Schweiz) AG got slapped with serious violations of anti-money laundering in regard to the 1MDB scandal. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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