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(filename extension)
/S W F/ The filename extension for Adobe Shockwave Flash animated vector graphics files, common on the World-Wide Web.

A rarely used alternative expansion is "Small Web Format".


(Small Web Format) The file format for playing Flash animation files (Flash movies). The Flash source file, which holds the timelines and multimedia elements, uses the .FLA (Flash Authoring) extension and is published to an .SWF file for playback by the Flash media player.

Originally, SWF meant "ShockWave Flash," which was confusing because Shockwave is a different authoring package that uses the .DCR extension for playback files (see Shockwave). As a result, SWF was renamed "Small Web Format." Stand-alone Flash video files use the .FLV extension (see Flash video). See Flash and Swiffy.
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It is important to strike the right balance between debt repayments, SWF investments abroad, and domestic spending through the budget.
The investments made through the SWFs are effectively a way for those countries to diversify and become less reliant on a single stream of income.
The bigger the fund or SWF gets, the harder it is to find growth and return opportunities, even with Norway's SWF owning 1 per cent of all stocks worldwide.
Third, the application of a high discount rate-justified by Tanzania's severe poverty situation-would likely show that the accumulated capital in the SWF after ten years of $2,5 billion plus the accumulated returns might in NPV terms be lower than the accumulated sums that have been withheld from current spending.
Rumours that much of the money for Egypt's SWF will ultimately be sourced from the Gulf have also led to questions about the repercussions for the country's economic independence.
While the UK and US each accounted for around 16 per cent of the $800 billion invested by SWFs since 2007, in relation to the size of its economy, the UK attracted over five times more investment than the US.
1) capital in transit: SWF, particularly those involved in infrastructural or real estate investment projects, often operate through special purpose entities (SPEs), which complicates the identification of their beneficial ownership or accurate and timely portfolio compositions,
In addition, more than half of the airfreight sent through JFK is carried in the belly cargo holds of passenger jets, which would be even less likely to transfer their flights to the spacious but less-convenient SWF, a former military facility.
It was set up in 1990 and at the end of June this year it held $889bn in assets, making it the biggest SWF in the world, just ahead of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.
Although there is no universally accepted definition of an SWF,
Upper-end estimates indicate total SWF assets of around $5tn.
Vikas Papriwal, Partner and Head of SWF & Private Equity UAE and Oman at KPMG investigates the apparent paradigm shift towards local markets