Oman’s OIA Follows Gulf Peers with Egyptian Banking Bid

9th January, 2024

The Oman Investment Authority (OIA) is reportedly in negotiations with the Egyptian government to acquire a majority stake in the Export Development Bank of Egypt (EBank) as it heads for an IPO.

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Ethiopia’s EIH and Mauritius’ MIC join Africa’s SWF Club

7th July, 2023

On Thursday and Friday this week, Agaciro Development Fund hosted the second annual meeting of the African Sovereign Investors Forum (ASIF) in Kigali, Rwanda. The Forum was started by Morocco’s Ithmar Capital last year in Rabat in an attempt to increase collaboration among African SWFs, to compare notes of common challenges, and to create appealing, sizeable, Pan-African investment opportunities for foreign (e.g., Middle Eastern) SWFs.

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Champions in Resilience: NSIA becomes Africa’s flagbearer

6th July, 2023

On June 30, Global SWF published the 2023 GSR Scoreboard that assesses the progress of State-Owned Investors around governance, sustainability, and resilience since 2020. There has been significant improvement in best practices globally during the past three years, including resilience factors.

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Tide Turns In Favor of Hospitality: State Investors Rush to the Resorts

16th June, 2023

The post-Covid revival in tourism is encouraging a tide of sovereign fund investment in hotel and leisure, with a focus on Europe and a significant shift towards large-scale resorts.

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Egypt’s SWF Launches Strategic Innovation District

29th March, 2023

The Sovereign Fund of Egypt (TSFE) is launching an innovation district in the Ministry of Interior’s former headquarters in Lazoghli in Cairo.

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Fund of the Month (Mar'23): The Sovereign Fund of Egypt (TSFE)

1st March, 2023

Since its establishment in 2018, TSFE has become a trailblazer and a model for strategic funds in Africa and beyond. After establishing dedicated subsidiaries, the Egyptian fund has been busy investing in domestic assets and attracting foreign investors, all of it with a Sustainability angle. We were delighted to hear more about the fund’s plans from its CEO Ayman Soliman.

From Microfinance to Port Infrastructure, Egypt’s SWF is Channelling FDI

16th January, 2023

Egypt has accelerated inward investment into its economy through the deployment of its young and growing sovereign wealth fund as a go-to partner for foreign investors seeking to penetrate North Africa’s biggest economy.

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PIF Presses Further into Egypt's Troubled Economy

12th December, 2022

The Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) is continuing its advance into Egypt’s troubled economy with reports that it is preparing to acquire The United Bank for US$600 million.

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Egypt’s SWF Prepares IPOs with Arab Gulf Backing

8th September, 2022

A new sub-fund is being established by The Sovereign Fund of Egypt (TSFE) to pool assets for public listing, attracting the interest of Gulf region’s sovereign wealth funds

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QIA Pledges Multi-Billion Investments in Egypt and Pakistan

24th August, 2022

Qatar is a master of punching above its weight in geopolitical and economic terms, using its natural resource wealth to advantage its influence and connections throughout the world.

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Sovereign Investors Pour Billions Into Red Sea Ports and Logistics

21st June, 2022

The Red Sea is one of the world’s most strategically important trade routes and sovereign investors are bolstering infrastructure to capitalize on opportunities provided by the constant stream of cargo flowing between continents.

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A new SWF Forum is born – will this make any change?

20th June, 2022

Today, nine SWFs from Africa came together in Rabat, Morocco, to sign a new partnership agreement, creating the “African Sovereign Investors Forum (ASIF)”. All of them except for Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF) were already members of IFSWF, and four of them are also part of One Planet SWF Group.

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