"We are gratified to see that the FIDF
's important mission -- to provide well-being and educational programs for the heroic men and women of the IDF -- continues to resonate with the Los Angeles community," Saban said.
The organisation, founded by Holocaust survivors in 1981, says on its website: "FIDF
is committed to providing these soldiers with love, support and care in an effort to ease the burden they carry on behalf of the Jewish community worldwide."
A unit of the central bank, Financial Institutions Development Fund (FIDF
), has a 55.3 per cent stake in Krung Thai Bank, and the bank's share values increased as much as 12 per cent on September 7 to a 10-year high on market speculation.
Through CIMB Bank Berhad, CIMB Group, the second largest financial group from Malaysia, acquired majority stakes in CTB from the Financial Institutions Development Fund (FIDF
) and from other shareholders in late 2008 to early 2009.
Thanachart Bank, which is 48.99 percent owned by Canada's Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE: BNS), was earlier in March named the winning bidder for a 47.58 percent stake in Siam City Bank owned by the Bank of Thailand's rescue arm, Financial Institutions Development Fund (FIDF
Around 30 of those who served with the Falkland Islands Defence Force (FIDF
) on the night of April 1-2 1982 when Argentinian troops invaded are set to march through the territory's capital Stanley.
Pridiyathorn said the bonds will help resolve outstanding losses of more than 1.4 trillion baht shouldered by the BOT's Financial Institutions Development Fund (FIDF
) since the crisis.
HSBC, Britain's leading banking group, has by contrast decided not to press ahead with the acquisition of 75% of the Thai Bangkok Metropolitan Bank (BMB) from the state-owned Financial Institutions Development Fund (FIDF
) for an estimated 36.6 billion Bahts (USD940 million).
The Bank of Thailand's Financial Institutions Development Fund (FIDF
) has already issued about 400 billion baht (US$10.66 billion) of domestic short- and long-term domestic bonds since mid-1998 to refinance loans to failed finance companies.
Subsequently, criteria for further liquidity support by the Financial Institutions Development Fund (FIDF
) has been strengthened, loan classification and provisioning rules have been tightened, and stricter banking licence requirements have been issued.
BAM is fully owned by the Financial Institutions Development Fund (FIDF
), which is a unit of the Bank of Thailand.
A celebrity-packed fundraiser in America has generated $38 million for Friends of the Israeli Defence Forces (FIDF
), a non-profit whose mission statement, according to its website , is "to offer educational, cultural, recreational, and social services programs and facilities that provide hope, purpose, and life-changing support for the soldiers who protect Israel and Jews worldwide."