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25.10.2016

MPS approved new business plan

The new business plan, "signed" by Marco Morelli and approved yesterday by the Board of Directors of MPS, expected net profit of 1.1 billion Euros to 2019. The board of directors scheduled  November 24 an extraordinary shareholders' meeting to approve the capital increase up to a maximum of € 5 billion. The new business plan then tip a net profit of €1,1 billion in 2019. And at that time also, the MPS plan foresees revenues of 4.5 billion, operating costs to $ 2.46 billion and an operating profit of €1,5 billion. The operating model, the bank explains in a note, it will be renovated and will point to a strong focus on efficiency, with a cost / income ratio of 55% in 2019 and allocated to the commercial activities of a higher proportion of employees from the current 62% to 71%.

 
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25.10.2016

Is S&P 500 starting a bear market?

In this last period, I read on many financial web sites some warning comments about the potential and imminent starting of a bear market on the S&P 500. The main point that these sites show graphically, is the rising trend of the index from 2009 and the price break of a short term trend line togheter with a medium term oscillator reversing (graph 1, A and detail in B). Other websites point out a downside breakout of a short term simmetric triangle (graph 1, C).

 
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24.10.2016

Swiss pension system slides in the world

The Swiss pension system has lost positions in the world, according to consulting company Mercer's research. The survey, which analyzed 27 countries, ranked Switzerland in sixth place, two places lower down than the previous ranking. The deterioration in the ranking reflects the decline in the level of pensions in relation to earnings, says a press release today at Mercer. The Swiss system lost some rank even in the sustainability criteria, since the increase in life expectancy is not compensated by the contributions or from an age of higher retirement.

 
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24.10.2016

Syngenta and ChemChina missed EU deadline over antitrust matters

Syngenta and China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) have not submitted to the EU Antitrust grant proposals to get the go-ahead to the acquisition of $ 43 billion of the Swiss group of agro-chemicals and the news has caused the collapse of Syngenta, at Zurich stock exchange the swiss company lost more than 9%.

 
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24.10.2016

Escape from Brexit: banks will move soon

Britain's biggest banks are preparing to move out of the country in early 2017 because of fears over the impending Brexit negotiations as Anthony Browne, chief executive of the British Bankers Association, said in an interview published by The Observer on Sunday. The CEO cited fears the European Union politicians will want to erect trade barriers during the Brexit negotiation as a reason for the planned moves. So rather than risk weakening the strength of the City of London's financial prowess during negotiations, a number of companies are preparing to move wholesale.

 
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24.10.2016

Soros is close to MPS

The Hungarian financier George Soros would be interested in joining MPS, as reported by the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore. Besides Soros, also Qatar and US funds would be ready for subscrition of the capital, which in any case should be less than 5 billion initially indicated. The plan and the bank accounts will be approved today by the board and disclosed to the financial community tomorrow. The scheme, imagined by the MPS financial advisers would be to focus on the anchor investor that could cover the supply in the market with high amounts: some Qatari funds would be interested in investing €1.5 billion to €2.0 billion, while, the newspaper wrote just yesterday, another billion could come from two US large institutional investors: they would be, according to rumors in financial circles, George Soros and one of the kings of the US hedge fund, John Paulson.

 
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24.10.2016

Japan September data return to positive territory

The Markit/Nikkei flash manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) came in at 51.7 in October, up from a final September reading of 50.4. Analysts in a median estimate called for an increase to 50.6. A PMI reading above 50 indicates expansion in economic activity.  The October reading was the highest since July 2015, and followed the first expansion in headline PMI in seven months. Output, new export orders and employment increased at a faster rate this month, while new orders returned to positive territory.

 
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24.10.2016

AT&T Time Warner merger to create a giant media company

AT&T has reached an agreement to buy Time Warner Inc. for $85.4 billion, $107.50 a share, evenly split between cash and stock. AT&T, the nation’s second largest cell phone carrier, will gain control of TV networks like HBO, TNT and CNN in the biggest deal of its kind since Comcast acquired NBC Universal five years ago. The companies said they expect the deal to close by the end of 2017. “Premium content always wins,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and chief executive. “It has been true on the big screen, the TV screen, and now it’s proving true on the mobile screen.” 

 
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21.10.2016

Belgium's Wallonia region could burn CETA deal

Ceta, the trade agreement between Eu and Canada, could go in flame. Today, International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland's efforts to convince the holdout Belgian region of Wallonia to agree to the European Union's wide-ranging free trade deal with Canada have ended without a resolution. All 28 EU governments support the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), but Belgium cannot give assent without backing from five sub-federal administrations and French-speaking Wallonia has steadfastly opposed it. Wallonia counts about 3.5 million people, less than 1% of the 507 million Europeans CETA would affect. The deal aims to eliminate 98% of tariffs between Canada and EU.

 
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21.10.2016

Russia could raise oil output

The oil trend is still fluctuating. According to Claudio Descalzi, Eni CEO, although the cost per barrel suffers decided fluctuations, the price remains in continuous ascent: "It grow up by 33-34 dollars per barrel and reached 50 and this is combined with the fact that the offer, then the production, was down compared with the demand. "

 
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