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07.07.2016

OECD Gurria says job insecurity pushed UK to Brexit

The Brexit "will have an impact, is already having an impact in virtually all countries, for transmission chains of the financial markets, interest rates, stock market prices, currency values, spreads, decisions on jobs, but above all, it will have a major impact on Britain. " This was stated by the Secretary General of OECD, Angel Gurria, during a press conference, stressing that "We're at almost 10 years after the onset of the financial crisis and large numbers of people are willing to vote for some vision of change", OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria said in an interview in Paris, his first since the Brexit vote. "You just have to look around to see the fragmentation of political systems."

 
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07.07.2016

Danone acquisition record with US giant WhiteWave Foods

French food group Danone announced the purchase of The WhiteWave, US companies, specializing in the production of bio-based products and vegetable milk. The transaction values in the $ 12.5 billion that the American company has in its portfolio brands such as Silk, So Delicious, Alpro and Vega. The agreement provides that the Us Group shareholders will receive $ 56.25 for each share their cash. It is a premium of 19% over the closing price on Wednesday. Danone thus doubling its size in the United States, increasing its presence from 12% now to 22%.

 
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07.07.2016

UBS: decision on the seat of UBS Europe by the end of year

UBS wants to create a European bank focused on the administration asset: UBS will have the name of SE Europe, by grouping different units in the EU. Writes the Handelszeitung (HAZ), adding that the venue will be in Frankfurt and that the departure is scheduled in the fourth quarter. When contacted by the agency AWP, a spokeswoman for UBS confirmed in essence the plans, stating that the venue has not yet been selected and the decision will be made later this year.

 
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07.07.2016

Barry Callebaut sales up despite slack chocolate market

Turnover increased by 7.8% to 5.01 billion francs for Barry Callebaut in the first nine months of 2015-2016. The Zurich-based chocolate manufacturer has registered an increase of 4.2% of its sales volume to 1.38 million tons. The result, achieved despite a worldwide market for sweets down 2%, can be attributed to a better range of products and to an increase in prices of ingredients, the group announced today. The performance goes a little over the average expectations of the financial agency AWP consulted analysts who expected an increase of 4.1% in sales volume and a turnover of 4.93 billion francs.

 
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07.07.2016

Apple Pay lands in Switzerland

As announced in recent months by the Cupertino, today the Apple Pay service is officially available in Switzerland, as reported yesterday by the company as part of a presentation in Zurich. In the United States the payment method arrived in the autumn of 2014 and this year will also be launched in France, Spain and Hong Kong. The system works right now with cards, both credit and debit, linked to the Visa and Mastercard circuits, institutes Bonus Card, Cornercard and Swiss Bankers. Meanwhile, the ability to conveniently pay with your iPhone in contactless mode, in addition to the Apple Store, is extended to eight of the leading retailers in the country.

 
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07.07.2016

The Fed is not the Monopoly bank

In the opionion of Bill Gross, manager of the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund of Janus Capital Group, who has not played by children at the famous board game might have difficulty in managing the US finances. In fact in his latest Investment Outlook titled "Just a Game" wanted to provoke the American financial world with a curious comparison: "If only the Fed governors and US presidents had played more Monopoly and taking less account of the historical models, probably the US economy and its future prospects would be best. "

 
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06.07.2016

London: Crisis real estate funds, the first signals of the collapse?

The stop to the repayments of the British Real Estate funds is spread in a domino effect that seems, at the moment, unstoppable. After Standard Life, it was the turn of Aviva and then, in the late afternoon of a difficult day for securities listed in the Real Estate, M & G headed by the Prudential Group. The threat now hangs over all the giants of the City investing in bricks and mortar. Commercial, for the moment at least.

 
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06.07.2016

Russia freezes public expenditure to 2019

Russia will run out the first of his two sovereign funds, the Reserve Fund, in the course of next year and then begin to tap into the National Welfare Fund to cover the deficit between revenue and expenditure in the state budget. The Ministry of Finance has in fact made it clear that public spending will be frozen at an altitude of 245 billion a year for three years in dollars, equivalent to a reduction of 20%, but not enough to stop the bleeding. "The committee approved the full freeze",  Alexei Ulyukayev declared to press agency Tass.

 
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06.07.2016

Switzerland among the leaders in technology

Switzerland is among the seven countries that emerge as the flagship reality of the fourth industrial revolution, which sees in the foreground as information and communication technologies (ICT). It says a report by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The 2016 edition of The Global Information Technology Report puts thr Helvetic country - along with Sweden, Israel, Singapore, the Netherlands and the United States - a world leader in generating economic impact of investments in ICT. Among emerging markets, Russia remains stable at 41 th place, China, advancing three positions, is located at 59 th place; leap forward for South Africa passing to 65th place while India recedes, surprisingly, at the 91 th place.

 
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06.07.2016

EIB credit rating, Standard & Poor's confirms the AAA

The EIB bonds remain very safe. Standard & Poor's affirmed its AAA rating on the European Investment Bank (EIB), with a stable outlook. After the vote in favor of the release of the UK from the European Union, the rating agency analysts consider it likely that London withdraw from EIB.

 
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