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    Dossier: CREATIVE INDUSTRY FUNDS


Malaysian government to launch RM 200mil "MyCreative" Venture Capital Fund. Business Times, 15 June 2012


Chinese Group Wanda 
to invest US$2.5b in major cultural, tourist and commercial facilities in Russia. China.org,cn, 07 June 2012

 

India’s Exim Bank to launch $500m fund to support export by MSME in the creative industries. India Times, 26 April 2012


Indonesia’s big firms to help SMEs through venture capital, providing 
support to creative industries, including fashion and handicrafts. The Jakarta Post, 11 April 2012


Two new funds for the creative sector to open in UK this April
. IFA Magazine, 26 March 2012


China's efforts to develop its cultural industry have attracted attention from the equity fund investors
. China Daily, 19 March 2012

 
Macau Cinema Development Fund to be established by late 2012
. Macau Daily Times, 16 March 2012

 

Investment, Financing and M&A in China's Cultural Industry – Overview. Market Watch, 09 March 2012

 
Taiwan’s National Development Fund (NDF) signed a memorandum of understanding with New Zealand Venture Investment Fund Ltd to establish a US$169.39 million joint fund to support the bio-technology industry and the cultural and creative industry
. Taipei Times, 06 March 2012

 

£20m Media Opportunities Fund to invest in UK creative industries. The Independent, 04 March 2012

 

Arts-specific investment fund in UK prepares for pilot. CivilSociety.co.uk, 26 Feb 2012

 

Korea’s Asian Cinema Fund 2012 seeks to help indie filmmakers. GMA Network, 22 Feb 2012

 

The Chinese government is to make a push into Hollywood with the launch of a new film fund of 800m USD. The focus of the film fund will be to co-finance and co-produce the projects which have large box office potential in the world marketplace including China. China.org.cn, 08 Feb 2012

 

Ascension Media Group is to launch a seed enterprise investment scheme (SEIS) investing in the creative and digital technology sectors. Fundweb, 06 Feb 2012


Wales sets up fund to boost music industry
. The Stage, 11 Jan 2012

 

Evolution Media Capital (EMC) and NALA Investments Form NALA EMC, a Latin America-Based Investment Banking Firm, a Joint Venture Offering Media-Focused Investment Banking And Strategic Advisory Services Throughout the Region. Market Watch, 09 Jan 2012

 

Taiwanese venture capitalist seeks to build a globally competitive film industry in Taiwan. The fund for movies and TV projects is bolstered not just by Tw$270 million ($9 million) of risk-loving cash, but also by a comprehensive vision for where Taiwan's economy should be heading in the coming years. AFP, 04 Jan 2012

 

Creative Industries Fund to be launched in Macau in 2012. The long-awaited fund for the development of cultural and creative industries will be created next year, the secretary for Social Affairs and Culture told lawmakers on Friday during the second day of debate over his 2012 Policy Address. Macau Daily Times, 05 Dec 2011

 

Credit for Columbia’s creative enterprises. The Ministry of Culture and the Foreign Trade Bank of Colombia (Bancoldex) signed an agreement to provide $4,000 million Colombian pesos to enterprises in cultural industries and to boost the industry sector. (Spanish). Ministerio de Cultura de Colombia, 31 Oct. 2011

 

Mozambique launches program for creative industries (in Portuguese). Economics journal online, 19 Aug. 2011

 

Shanghai Establishes Creative Industry Investment Fund Alliance. According to the news from Shanghai Creative & Design Progress Workshop Shanghai has set up an creative industry investment fund alliance with  state, private and foreign capital. PEdaily, China, 9 Aug 2011


Nigeria’s film corporation seeks development fund for movie industry
. The Nigeria Film Corporation has solicited the support of the Nigeria Export and Import (NEXIM) Bank in the establishment of a National Film Development Fund. Afrique avenir, 02 July 0211, Nigeria

 

Taiwan's music industry to make it big in China. Frank Liu, chief of Franklin Templeton Investments Taiwan, has set up a special cultural creativity fund for investments in Taiwan's pop music industry. Want China Times, 29 June 2011


European Commissioner proposes guarantee fund for cultural and creative industries
. Androulla Vassiliou wants to work with the European Investment Bank to provide guarantees to banks for loans to cultural and creative industries. Screen Daily, 16 June, 2011


Malaysia launched a Creative Industries Fund to export and showcase Malaysian creative content on cinema screens, television and other media
. The Network, 22 March 2011, Malaysia