Government Fund Weekly News Roundup — Temasek Targets Chinese Investments

May 20, 2016 by SWC Editors

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A KFC Outlet in ChinaIn the news this week: Chinese assets draw interest from Temasek Holdings. Returns disappoint at the Alaskan and Australian sovereign wealth funds. The recent slew of structural shakeups continues — this time at the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). And it’s a clash of the titans as Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which oversees Norway’s colossal Government Pension Fund Global, seeks legal recourse against German automaker Volkswagen.Temasek Hungry for Chinese AssetsLouisville, Kentucky-based food giant Yum! Brands owns a global portfolio of fast-food chains, including the state’s famous Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise. And Singaporean state investor Temasek Holdings is hungry for the company’s Chinese assets.This week, Temasek advanced to the second round of bids for Yum! Brands’ Chinese unit. As the dominant player in the fast-food market of the world’s most populous country, the business unit has attracted strong demand, and may fetch up to $11 billion.…

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