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Norway oil fund up 1 pct in September to $458 bln
OSLO Oct 14 (Reuters) - Norway's sovereign wealth fund rose by 0.95 percent to a preliminary 2.546 trillion Norwegian crowns ($457.9 billion) in September from the end of August, the central bank's monthly balance sheet showed on Wednesday.
The value stood at 2.522 trillion at the end of August and at 2.273 trillion at the end of 2008.
Commonly known as the "oil fund", the Government Pension Fund -- Global invests Norway's oil and gas wealth in foreign stocks and bonds to save for future generations when the black gold runs out.
The central bank's monthly balance sheet gives a fairly accurate first glimpse of the size of the fund ahead of official quarterly figures on the fund's performance.
(Reporting by Oslo newsroom)
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