On December 2008, Chicago City Council announced that Morgan Stanley investors have leased, for 75 years, Chicago's parking meters for $1.1 billion - with Abu Dhabi investment authority as a major investor.
This investment has since been detailed in many sources, including a dedicated article, a book called Griftopia, on an Huffington Post article last week and recently on a UAE blog called Grapeshisha. You can read those sources for more details.
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