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The Daily Brief

The news: - CIC really did get more cash. - Royal Bafokeng doing new stuff. - Japan's GPIF makes $7B in a single quarter. - Being home is better than being on airplanes. And other interesting factoids...

Here now, the news: 

  • This time it's legit: The China Investment Corporation really did receive $30 billion in new funds in 2011.
  • Royal Bafokeng is apparently expanding its investing beyond South Africa; it will sell certain local assets to fund foreign investments.
  • Korea's NPS returned 2.3% in 2011.
  • What is the quarterly profit for Japan's GPIF? $7.6 billion.
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec invests $300 million in Brazilian real estate.
  • It seems there's some questions in Singapore about GIC and Temasek doing too much of the same thing. Does a city state need two large SWFs? Discuss.
  • Maple revolutionaries: The Economist hails 'The Canadian Model'.
  • According to the CIC’s Deputy GM: "...in the long term, or say, in the next five to ten years, CIC will mainly target emerging markets."

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