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29.09.2016

Commerzbank plans to cut 9600 jobs by 2020

Commerzbank plans to cut around 9,600 jobs in the next few years and scrap its dividend for the time being as it restructures to become profitable. The restructuring plan through 2020 will cost about €1.1 billion ($1.2 billion). Actually it employs about 45,000 full-time staff. "The focus on the core business, with some business activities being discontinued, and the digitalisation and automation of workflows will lead to staff reductions amounting to around 9,600 full-time positions," Commerzbank said.

 
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29.09.2016

REPORTS: Press Review - Open Funds

 
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29.09.2016

Paris Auto Show: Ferrari revealed sold-out Aperta

LaFerrari Aperta has made its first appearance in public at the Paris Motor Show on Thursday, the droptop version of the brand's hybrid hypercar launched in 2013. Ferrari sales head Enrico Galliera said to Reuters that it will be limited to 209 special edition cars, 200 of which have already been pre-sold while the remainder will be kept in house for anniversary celebrations and added: “For us a limited edition is a way to reward our clients".

 
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29.09.2016

Swiss Trading Day

The idea stems from the desire to give Geneva - and all Switzerland - a high-level summit in the macroeconomic sphere.

 
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29.09.2016

Blackberry ends smartphone production

BlackBerry, the canadian firm that invented the smartphone, stops making mobil phones, John Chen, BlackBerry executive chairman and CEO, said Wedsneday. The new strategy will enable Blackberry to “focus all of our efforts on where we can deliver differentiation in software and security” which is “aligned with where the market is going,” CEO John Chen said as the company released Q2 earnings. 

 
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29.09.2016

SEC says UBS to pay $15M settlement over derivatives sales

UBS agreed to pay over $15 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that the bank failed to properly instruct advisers on risks tied to structured products.  The case revolves around the sales of approximately $548 million in reverse convertible notes (RCNs) to 8,743 UBS retail customer, who were relatively inexperienced and unsophisticated, between 2011 and 2014. The RCNs are complex securities that feature embedded derivatives whose performance is driven by the concept of implied volatility.

 
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29.09.2016

OPEC agrees to cut production, oil prices rise

OPEC member country officials in Algiers said they had reached an agreement to limit production to between 32.5 million and 33 million barrels per day, cutting daily output by about 750,000 barrels, for the first time since 2008, with the group’s leader Saudi Arabia softening its stance on arch-rival Iran amid mounting pressure from low oil prices. “We have decided to decrease production by around 700,000 bpd,” said Iran’s oil minister, Bijan Zanganeh. Following the strategic agreement reached in Algiers, oil stocks moved higher in New York, bringing the rest of the market up with them. Oil prices  jumped more than 5% to trade above $48 per barrel after the outcome of OPEC’s informal meeting in Algeria took traders by surprise. 

 
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29.09.2016

Gold rebounds against trend line

The bullion bounced off the rising wedge pattern's lower trend line and surged on Thursday morning. On early morning, the metal was about to face a resistance cluster from 1,326 to 1,331, which is comprised of both the weekly and monthly pivot points and the 20 and 55-day simple moving averages. Previously, it was possible that the yellow metal will break out from the rising wedge pattern due to the pressure provided by a triangle pattern, and the threat still remains, as the triangle remains active.  

 
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28.09.2016

Draghi defends ECB policy against German criticism

The ECB President Mario Draghi has vigorously defended the measures before German parliamentarians that in recent months had not spared criticism. In his speech at the Bundestag (German Parliament), he responded to German concerns by saying that "The rates have to be low today to allow a return to higher rates in the future" and that "to get all the benefits of monetary policy measures, other policies should contribute more firmly", both at national and European level.

 
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28.09.2016

Megabrew deal: Ab InBev says yes to takeover SABMiller

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s shareholders have approved the $104 billion takeover of rival SABMiller at a general meeting in Brussels. It's the third largest deal, with the merger between the first and the second global group. The deal was given the thumbs up by more than 95% of SAB shareholders who voted. AB InBev chief executive Carlos Brit said: “We are pleased that our shareholders' vote brings us one step closer to combining our companies, teams, strong heritage and passion for brewing”, before announcing that the name Anheuser-Busch would remain.

 
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