The Daily Brief

Ashby Monk

Today’s top stories:

  • A consortium of five Chinese investors are buying a 15% stake in the world’s largest niobium (!) producer for $1.95 billion.
  • Spanish press reporting that Abu Dhabi’s IPIC will buy F1 Race Team Toro Rosso.
  • Saskatchewan may be considering a new sovereign fund for its potash revenues.
  • Mubadala is reportedly moving more aggressively into emerging markets (where, truth be told, it was already doing some rather aggressive investing).

And here are the week’s top stories:

  • The New Zealand Superannuation Fund posted a 25% gain for the year.
  • Bank of Thailand has been given one month to complete a feasibility study for a new national SWF.
  • CPPIB forms a new joint venture with Singaporean logistics firm for investments in Japan.
  • Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has finally weighed in on the SWF debate: She said “No”.
  • Temasek and Seatown Holdings (Temasek sub) are part of the consortium buying BofA’s stake in China Construction Bank.
  • Saudi Arabia’s central bank now has more than $500 billion in reserves.

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This website is a project of Professor Gordon L. Clark and Dr. Ashby Monk of the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. Their research on sovereign wealth funds is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and The Rotman International Centre for Pension Management.

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