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Sep 3, 2014

Angola’s $5 billion sovereign fund nearing African, global private equity-style deals

LONDON, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Angola’s fledgling sovereign
wealth fund has identified direct investments in sub-Saharan
Africa, and is poised to start deploying up to a third of the $5
billion it has been endowed by the government, its chairman
said.

Jose Filomeno dos Santos said the fund had set up a series
of special purpose vehicles to identify opportunities in
commercial infrastructure, energy, mining, agriculture and real
estate.

Oct 25, 2013

Hit “Butterfly” gets loving touch in vital ENO revival

LONDON (Reuters) – This production of Giacomo Puccini’s tear-jerker “Madam Butterfly” has seen it all: Standing ovations, critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, an Olivier award – and that was before the curtain went up.

The late film director Anthony Minghella’s staging of one of Puccini’s most popular operas, with its lush tunes and sad tale of loyal love spurned, is back at the English National Opera this month, its fifth revival and sixth run at the ENO.