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UAE sovereign wealth fund to invest with Singapore's GIC in Time Warner headquarters- source

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the third largest investment sovereign wealth fund in the world, will be investing in the Time Warner Center together with Singapore's state fund GIC Ptd, according to a source interviewed by Bloomberg.

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ff Venture Capital

ff Venture Capital secures $52M across two funds with one to invest in New York firms

New York, US-based institutional investor ff Venture Capital (ffVC) closed a total of $52 million for two funds, ff Rose and ff Rose Innovate, with the latter to focus on investments in New York.

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Corporacion America

Corporacion America agrees to buy Batista's stake in Brazil semiconductor project

Argentina-based investment group Corporacion America reached an agreement to buy the stake of entrepreneur Eike Batista in SIX Semicondutores, a Brazil-based billion-dollar semiconductor project, for an undisclosed sum.

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David Cameron

UK to give incentives to councils allowing shale gas developments to proceed

In a move that will pave the way for the creation of more jobs and encourage more investment in the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron will be giving councils that allow shale gas developments to continue, Bloomberg reported.

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US Dollar Notes

Report says coming golden age for US dollar portends crises in emerging markets

As the US economy shows signs of improvement and the dollar continues to show signs of growing strength, emerging markets could experience a crises, the Financial Times reported.

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Apollo Global Management LLC

Apollo raises biggest private equity fund since US financial crisis

New York, US-based firm Apollo Global Management LLC announced on Thursday that it had raised $17.5 billion for the Apollo Investment Fund VIII, the largest private equity fund raised since the financial crisis.

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Bank of China Ltd.

Bank of China's London branch issues $413M worth of yuan-denominated bonds

Bank of China UK on Wednesday issued $413 million worth of yuan-denominated bonds in London, as China seeks to increase the international usage of its currency for trade and investment. Bank of China also said that the bond will list on London's bourse.

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PTT PCL

Thailand's PTT not bidding for Shell's petrol stations in Australia -official

A senior official from Thailand's state-owned petroleum company PTT on Thursday denied a media report saying that it was bidding for Royal Dutch Shell's service stations in Australia. Shell is selling its 900 petrol stations and an oil refinery in the country for A$3 billion.

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US Flag

There is still compelling case to invest in the US- FT

Although many believe that the US has started to lose its power and influence because of stagnating economy, a Financial Times report believes that compelling evidence abounds that refute this claim.

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Irish Flag and Euro Currency Symbol

Borrowing costs for Eurozone's crisis-hit countries fall

Borrowing costs for the Eurozone countries that experienced the brunt of the crisis dropped after a high demand from investors for 10-year bonds offered by the Irish government, the Financial Times reported.

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Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd.

Temasek mulls over bond sale to individual investors in Singapore

State-owned investment firm Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd. is considering to offer bonds to individual investors in Singapore. Temasek's current $10 billion medium-term bond program offers securities to institutions.

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Finland

Finland may double its debt levels if no spending reforms done - central bank

The central bank of Finland has expressed its worry about the possibility of the country's debt ballooning should no monetary reforms to curb spending take place, according to a Bloomberg report.

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GIC

Singapore fund inks deal to invest in London's Broadgate expansion

Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has signed a deal to invest in London’s Broadgate development through a joint venture partnership with UK-based real estate developer British Land.

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Help-to-Buy program

Mortgage bids close to £1 Billion in Help-To-Buy program - UK PM Cameron

A statement from the office of the British Prime Minister David Cameron revealed that 6,000 mortgage applications, with over 80% of them as first-time buyers, applied for home loans under the government's Help-to-Buy program.

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Oil and Gas Refineries

Indonesia plans new oil infrastructure to augment dropping production levels

Plans to improve oil production facilities in Indonesia are underway to meet rising local consumption of oil and in effect, increasing drilling-related expenses reimbursed by the national government

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