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Saudi SWF assets highest in region

Saudi Arabia ranked second globally and first in the Arab world in terms of the assets of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), said a report. Assets and foreign holdings of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (Sama), or the kingdom’

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Real estate PE challenged by liquidity issues

Real estate private equity (PE) fund managers around the world continue to face major challenges stemming largely from ongoing illiquidity within the capital markets, a report said. This has left few able to secure bank financing

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Abu Dhabi SWF joins UK rail bid

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has agreed to join Morgan Stanley and private equity group 3i in a bid for the high-speed railway linking London with the Channel Tunnel, Abu Dhabi's National newspaper said. State-owned ADIA,

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Kuwait sovereign fund may sell Zain stake

Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), the country's sovereign wealth fund, may sell its 24.6 percent stake in telecoms firm Zain, according to a newspaper report on Monday. Daily Al-Qabas, citing unidentified sources, said KIA has asked sever

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70pc businesses approve Bahrain investment

Almost 70 per cent of business leaders from around the world would approve of investment coming from Bahrain, said a report. The Sovereign Brands Survey 2010, conducted by Hill & Knowlton and Penn Schoen Berland, two pre-eminent commun

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Gulf sovereign funds eye China's AgBank IPO

Several Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds are holding talks with the Agricultural Bank of China about investing in its IPO in Shanghai and Hong Kong this year, the China Business News reported on Monday. The Kuwait Investment Authority

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Kuwait denies plans to cut euro zone exposure

Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), the country's sovereign wealth fund, said on Thursday it did not plan to reduce its exposure to euro zone investments, denying a Kuwaiti newspaper report. "KIA denies local newspaper reports that there is

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Qatar, sovereign funds return after retreat

Sovereign wealth funds picked up their pace of spending in the second half of 2009 after an extended period of retrenchment during the global financial crisis, a recent study said.    The last two quarters of 2009 accounted

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Mumtalakat moves Gulf Air ownership to govt

Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat said it would transfer ownership of the country's loss-making national carrier Gulf Air to the Bahraini government. "Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, the investment company for the Kingdom of B

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Mumtalakat to choose rating agency in '09: CEO

Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund (SWF) Mumtalakat plans to choose a rating agency before the end of the year, its chief executive said on Wednesday of the move that would pave the way for the fund to access capital markets. This would make

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