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Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute and Samruk-Kazyna Co-Author Kazakhstan Opportunity Paper

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SWFI_Samruk_Kazyna_2017reportcoverThe Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI) and Samruk-Kazyna co-authored a special report on opportunities in Kazakhstan. In addition, included in the report, is an interview between, Michael Maduell, President of SWFI, and Umirzak Shukeyev, President of Samruk-Kazyna.

Institutional investors are tactically re-examining opportunities in Central Asia, as government money is steadily leaving the sidelines to fund numerous projects in areas such as transportation, logistics and energy connectivity. Long-term institutional investors, often partner with government arms and units, to provide funding regarding potential mega infrastructure investments.

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Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna Joint Stock Company is the Fund, where the sole shareholder is the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Following the Presidential Decree in 2008, the Fund was established as a business corporation – an investment holding, whose Mission is to improve the national welfare of the Republic of Kazakhstan and to support the modernization of the national economy.

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China Helps Pakistan’s Foreign Reserves

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Despite Pakistan witnessing an increase in exports, the rapid increase in crude prices and lackluster financial inflows, have affected the country’s balance of payments position. Trying to avoid a full-scale currency crisis, Pakistan is also dealing with a fiscal budget deficit and a current account deficit. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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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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