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Global Disequilibria

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Abstract

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have caused a great deal of discussion and concern because of their size, the speed of their growth, their ownership and, more importantly, what they stand for in a changing global economy – a new group of investors controlled, managed and supported by their states. In 2007 and 2008, a scare campaign about the nature of SWFs was rampant in the USA and some European countries: investment from SWFs, it was argued, was threatening some countries’ national interest by hollowing out economies and national flag companies, by taking over national resources and by controlling national infrastructures.

Keywords

International Monetary Fund Current Account Private Equity Rich Country Recipient Country 
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