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07.10.2016

Australia: Ford shutdown after 91 years

Ford Australia will close its production line in Broadmeadows on Friday, 91 years on, the final Ford Falcon will roll off the production line. On the same day, Ford's rival Holden will close Cruze production in Adelaide, and Ford will shutter its engine plant in Geelong. In the course of the next year, Australia’s three car makers, Toyota too, will shut down completely. In all, more than 5,000 production jobs, plus many more white collar and supplier positions, will be lost. Ford will reportedly continue operations in Australia, with product development, research and parts sales to carry on.

 
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07.10.2016

France's industrial output rose by 2.1% in August

France's industrial production rebounded more than expected in August, figures from the statistical office Insee showed Friday. Industrial output grew 2.1% in August from July, when it fell by revised 0.5%. This was the fastest growth since December 2014, when it advanced 3.7%. Forecast's economists were a moderate 0.6% growth after July's initially estimated decrease of 0.6%. Following three months of declines, which is partially linked  to strikes and blockades in May and June, it's a good news for French economy. Likewise, manufacturing output gained 2.2% in August, the biggest since late 2014 and reversed a revised 0.2% drop in July. Output was expected to gain 0.3%. Production for July was revised from 0.3 %. Construction output declined 2.6% after expanding 3.4% a month ago. During three months to August, industrial production dropped 0.5% and manufacturing fell 0.2% from the previous three months.

 
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06.10.2016

Easyjet: profit falls after Brexit

EasyJet is enduring a very challenging period.  The low cost company flew a record 22 million passengers in the three months to Sept. 30, but revenue per seat fell by 8.7% from the same period last year, at constant currency as EasyJet has invested in pricing in order to boost passenger numbers. This included a strong load factor of 93.9%, with passengers benefitting from low fares across its network. 

 
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06.10.2016

Swiss health insurance will be

Health insurance premiums will rise, on average, by 4.5% next year in Switzerland. In Ticino, however, the increase will be 5.7%, while in the Grisons 5.4%, as announced by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) in recent days. The average increase expected for 2017 concerns the so-called standard premium, ie the one for the basic insurance of an adult person with a deductible of CHF 300 and accident cover.

 
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06.10.2016

"Gut feelings" determines the fortune of Traders

Financial traders can be better than machine, according to research published in Scientific Reports "People with greater sensitivity to interoceptive signals … perform better in laboratory studies of risky decision-making" and a sixth sense, or just a gut feeling, is the best friend for a trader. Researchers from the universities of Cambridge and Sussex in England and Australia’s Queensland University of Technology found that the best traders are aware of their bodies’ signals, even if unconsciously, and use them to make more money.

 
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06.10.2016

$90 mln fine for Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse was fined $90 million by SEC, admitting wrongdoing after an investigation by U.S. regulators found the bank misrepresented how it determined a performance metric in its wealth management business to investors. Former Credit Suisse executive Rolf Bogli, who didn’t admit or deny the findings, also agreed to settle and pay US$80,000 for his role in the violations.

 
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06.10.2016

Stadler signed big deal in UK

Abellio, british rail operator and swiss Stadler Rail announced on October 5 to have signed the agreement worth more than £600m (CHF 762 mln) to supply 378 multiple-unit cars for the next East Anglia franchise. In this way all existing trains on the Greater Anglia rail route will be replaced within the next four years.

 
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06.10.2016

Theresa May: new Britain for British

Theresa May outlined a vision for Britain after Brexit in the speech to Tory conference during its annual convention yesterday. British Prime Minister said the vote for Brexit was a rejection, not just of the European Union, but of an entire social and economic order. “It was about a sense – deep, profound and let’s face it often justified – that many people have today that the world works well for a privileged few, but not for them.

 
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05.10.2016

Recession is away from Swiss companies

The 300 largest European and American companies have recorded a decrease in revenues in the first half, due to the fall of oil prices and commodities. The performance of Swiss companies has been rather bucking. The European groups have suffered a drop in sales by 4.6% year on year, as indicated by the consulting company EY in a statement today. For American companies the drop was 0.4%, while the 23 Swiss companies included in the ranking registered 9.5% up. Glencore and Nestlé set out in the European top ten, respectively in fifth and ninth.

 
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05.10.2016

Bundesbank denies QE tapering rumours

"Pure fantasy," in this way Michel Best,  Bundesbank spokesman denied the rumor that European Central Bank (ECB) might be considering a taper after the bond buying program gets concluded in March 2017, which would be earlier than expected.

 
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