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Saudi to launch debut sovereign wealth fund

Saudi Arabia is preparing to launch its first sovereign wealth fund to manage budget surpluses from a rise in crude prices estimated at hundreds of billions of dollars, said a media report. The central bank has managed investment

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Qatar fund plans $2bn Russia investment

Qatar's sovereign wealth fund the Qatar Investment Authority is allocating $2 billion to Russia via joint investments with state-backed private equity fund the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Kirill Dmitriev, the chief executive of Ru

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SocGen faces $1.5bn Libya bribery lawsuit

Libya's sovereign wealth fund has filed a $1.5 billion lawsuit against Societe Generale, accusing it of funnelling bribes worth tens of millions of dollars to associates of Saif al-Islam, the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

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Kuwait fund plans $676m investment in Italy

Kuwait’s sovereign wealth fund will invest 500 million euros ($676 million) in Italian companies in co-ordination with Italy’s own strategic investment fund. The deal follows similar agreements with Qatar’s inves

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Mumtalakat eyes new investments

The finances of Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat are improving, allowing it to look for new investments more agressively this year, its chief executive said. With $7.1 billion of assets under management at the end of

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Saudi tops in SWF assets in GCC

Saudi Arabia ranks top in the volume of assets of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) among the GCC countries at $641 billion, a report said quoting Moody’s Investors Service.   The kingdom is followed by the Uni

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Abu Dhabi invests $200m in India real estate

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) plans to invest about $200 million in Indian real estate, two sources said, underscoring a trend for large Gulf sovereign wealth funds to diversify away from traditional developed markets such as Europe.

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Mumtalakat appoints new COO

Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, the investment arm of Bahrain, has appointed Zulfe Ali as its new chief operating officer.    Ali joined Mumtalakat in June 2009 as vice president corporate finance. His r

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ADIA names new infrastructure head

  The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), one of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds, appointed John McCarthy as global head of infrastructure division, it said in a statement on Wedne

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Mumtalakat not to join Gulf spending spree

  Mumtalakat has no plans to sell stakes in domestic companies and will be focusing on its existing portfolio and could even increase its investments, said its chief executive Mahmood al-Kooheji.  

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