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11.10.2016

Hard Brexit may cost £66 bn per year

Brexit could cost the government up to £66 billion a year in lost tax revenue, a draft cabinet committee paper seen by The Times. The document contains a warning that leaving the single market and switching to World Trade Organisation rules would cause GDP to fall anywhere between 5.4% and 9.5% within 15 years and it is based on a controversial treasury report published in April, which critics had dismissed as scaremongering by the treasury, the newspaper said.

 
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11.10.2016

Swiss motorcycle market dropped in 2016

Motorcycle market contracted in Switzerland. Sales of new motorcycles fell in the first nine months of the year to 24,464, a decrease of 880 units compared to the same period of 2015. The high-powered ones continue to be greatly appreciated. Motosuisse, the swiss motorcycle manufacturers association, announced in a statement that 2015 was a record year, with an increase in new registrations by 17%.

 
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11.10.2016

Europe Basic Resources Supersector: an index to watch closely

The STOXX Supersector Europe 600 Basic Resources Index, has been in the last years, one of the most underperforming indexes in the group of the 19 European Supersectors group. Since January 2008 he had a performance of -51,29%, and only the banking sector had a worse result with a -65,80%.

 
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11.10.2016

Falcon Bank closes its Singapore branch because of Malaysian scandal

Falcon Bank has to close his branch in Singapore. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Tuesday it had ordered Falcon Bank to cease its operations in the city-state because of a "serious failures in anti-money laundering (AML) controls and improper conduct by senior management at the head office in Switzerland as well as the Singapore branch".

 
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11.10.2016

Putin pushed up oil prices after output cut declaration

Crude-oil futures on Monday posted their best close in more than a year as bullish comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s energy minister set off a surge in prices amid a meeting of major oil producers in Istanbul to try to cement a cap on oil production.

 
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10.10.2016

Singapore: 2 former BSI bankers charged over 1MDB

Two former senior private bankers at BSI Singapore were charged in connection with Singapore's 1MDB probe, on Monday.  Yak Yew Chee, 57,  who was a senior vice president at BSI Singapore and Yvonne Seah Yew Foong, 45, a former director at the bank, were among six flagged by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to the Public Prosecutor regarding "serious misconduct" and whether they had committed criminal offences. 

 
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10.10.2016

UBS launchs a new robo-advisor service in UK

UBS will launch a new robo-advisor service in the UK on November 21. The launch is part of a $1bn initiative to attract younger clients, with the firm’s wealth management business planning a follow-up advertising campaign in 2017. The Swiss bank will keep the minimum investment required for the new service to £15,000, while it  usually requirs £2m to open a private bank account.

 
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10.10.2016

Hart and Hollstrom won Nobel Prize in Economics 2016

The Nobel prize for economics in 2016 was awarded to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström, for the "contract theory" developed by the two U.S.-based economists.Their studies have mapped out an overall framework to understand agreements like insurance contracts, employer-employee relationships and property rights.

 
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10.10.2016

Oil prices fell over doubts on output cut agreement

Oil prices fell on Monday over doubts that an OPEC-led plan to cut output would rein in a global oversupply that has dogged markets for over two years. They are nearly double their lowest level this year in January, with benchmark North Sea Brent futures ending last week at about US$52 per barrel. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for November delivery rose 1.22% to $50.44 a barrel.

 
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10.10.2016

IMF: special status on greek debt's crisis

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will not join the Greek bailout program but will accept a special role as advisory status with limited powers, according to Reuters’ sources. “A special advisory status with limited powers that keeps IMF at the table”, looks like the most possible scenario, Reuters reporting two senior sources.

 
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