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May 26, 2008

Libya Shunning the Dollar?

This post is by Rachel Ziemba, filling in for Brad Setser. I want to thank Brad for giving me the chance to guest blog again. With oil futures staying above $130 a barrel - the links between dollar…

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May 28, 2008

Sovereign Wealth Fund Records: In for the Long Haul

This post is by Rachel Ziemba of RGE Monitor, filling in for Brad Setser. Norges Bank Investment Management, which manages Norway’s $380 billion Government Pension Fund-Global announced Q1 returns l…

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August 27, 2008

Capital Flows
Growing Sovereign Wealth?

Note: this post is by Rachel Ziemba of RGE Monitor, where this post also appears. Many thanks to Brad for letting me fill in again. Today (August 26) two of the most transparent sovereign investors,…

February 20, 2009

China
China’s Resource Buys

Note: This post is by Rachel Ziemba of RGE Monitor (where this first appeared) thanks again to Brad for letting me fill in while he’s on vacation. note: I’ve made a slight update to the discussion o…

February 17, 2009

Capital Flows
How Worried Should We Be About Dubai?

Note: This post is by Rachel Ziemba of RGE Monitor, filling in while Brad is off in the mountains. Many thanks to Brad for letting me fill in again.  I pay attention to macro events in China and sev…

Liabilities of BIS banks to UAE

February 21, 2009

Financial Markets
How Are GCC (and Other) Sovereign Funds Faring? An Update

This post is by Rachel Ziemba of RGE Monitor where this post first appeared. Thanks to Brad for letting me fill in. Recently,  Reuters reported that the assets under management of Kuwait’s sovereign…

How Are GCC (and Other) Sovereign Funds Faring?  An Update

February 17, 2009

United States
On the December TIC data

Note: this post is by Rachel Ziemba, filling in for Brad Setser I can’t hope to do as good a job as Brad in parsing the TIC data, but a couple of trends seem to emerge at a quick glance of December’…

July 9, 2009

GCC Sovereigns: A Little Better off

this post is by Rachel Ziemba Thanks again to Brad for letting me fill in while he’s on vacation. Sorry I’m late catching up with you all but I’ll try to chime in on some of the key releases especia…

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August 2, 2009

Monetary Policy
How much do the major Sovereign Wealth Funds manage?

This post is by Brad Setser and Rachel Ziemba of RGE Monitor A score of recent reports have put the total assets managed by sovereign wealth funds at around $3 trillion. That seems high to us – at…

July 9, 2009

The lunch may be free, but how much is it worth?

This is Mark Dow. Brad is still away. Diversification is the only free lunch in investing. But the way many investment managers sing its praises, one can’t help but wonder if its value is overstated…

Brazilian Real vs Turkish Lira, over the past year