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19.09.2016

Syngenta: settlement with EPA for alleged violations

Syngenta, agrochemical group Basel-based, has to pay $ 1.2 million to settle a dispute with EPA, the US government agency for environmental protection, relating to the sale of pesticides declared incorrectly.

 
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16.09.2016

US inflation rose 0.2% in August

Consumer prices rose 0.2% in August, after the data unchanged in July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Analysts' forecasts expected up 0.1%. The growth was 1.1% year-on-year, above expectations for a gain of 1.0% and after having risen 0.8% in July. The so-called core CPI, which is the consumer price index adjusted for the more volatile components such as food and energy, showed an increase of 0.3%, after + 0.1% the previous month. The annual figure is however at 2.3%, up from + 2.2% in July.

 
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16.09.2016

Real Estate: an outlook for investors, after Brexit

When something extraordinary happens, such as Brexit, it is necessary to observe and analyse its potential financial and economic impact. While the first steps must still be taken in the negotiations for the UK’s exit from the EU, together with Keller Zable we have taken a look at the possible scenarios in the real estate market, with particular attention to Great Britain, the rest of Europe and possible developments.

 
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16.09.2016

Dagong Europe analyses the 5 top european insurances groups

Dagong Europe has published a commentary entitled Top 5 Europe Based Multiline Insurance Groups: Performance and Outlook. The new commentary analyses credit characteristics, the latest performance and trends of the top five composite insurance groups by premium volumes based in Europe, namely AXA, Allianz, Generali, Aviva and Zurich. The report looks at the peer group on aggregate basis to assess overall characteristics and trends and to lesser extent on individual basis, mainly to understand and explain the underlying drivers.

 
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16.09.2016

New £5 plastic banknote to enter circulation in UK

The Bank of England introduced its first plastic 5-pound banknotes Tuesday in UK. They depict Winston Churchill, and are two and a half times more resistant than paper money, in use for over 300 years. Next year, the plastic £ 10 note with the English writer Jane Austen will go into circulation, and followed by the painter J.M.W. Turner £20 note by 2020. In a press release, the bank said it has printed 440 million of the "New Fivers," which will begin to show up immediately in ATMs and at bank counters.

 
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16.09.2016

FCA recalls 1.9 million cars for airbag problems

FCA Us started a voluntary recall of more than 1.9 million vehicles worldwide to fix an air-bag defect linked to three deaths and five injuries. In particular, the US subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has set itself the goal of solving a defect that could prevent the proper functioning of airbags and pre-tensioner seat belts in an accident. The defect concerns vehicles equipped with a special control module and crash sensors with a specific design.

 
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16.09.2016

US wants Deutsche Bank to pay $14 billion to settle toxic mortgage

Deutsche Bank has received from the US authorities the request to pay $ 14 bn to close the case into mortgage-backed securities. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the facts are previous to the outbreak of the 2008 crisis that led to the failure of Lehman Brothers. Certainly, if the figure is confirmed, it would not only among the highest paid to resolve similar issues but it would much over analysts' expectations of the German group.

 
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16.09.2016

EU Commission is working on tax blacklist

The European Commission has announced that it started to work on the first EU list of "non-cooperative tax jurisdictions." It is a first step in a complex process that involves consultation of individual European states. At the time a preliminary assessment of all third countries implemented based on a set of key indicators was presented, the Commission explained in a statement.

 
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16.09.2016

Malta and the notified AIF Solution: life easier for fund promoters (by CSB Group)

In line with the Irish QIAIF and the RAIF within the Lux Rule books, Malta has now the Notified AIF (“NAIF”) regime in terms of the Investment Services Act (List of Notified AIFs) Regulations 2016.  Such structure will make it easier for fund promoters to launch their investment vehicle as the timing to market is limited to 10 working days, i.e. the period required by the MFSA to include the AIF in the List of Notified AIFs.  Needless to say, such period is subject to the completeness of the notification pack as required by the Authority.

 
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15.09.2016

IMF approved $1 bn aid tranche for Ukraine

The  International Monetary Fund (IMF), after an year's delay, has approved a $1 billion aid tranche for Ukraine from its $17.2 billion bailout program. The IMF will disburse an additional $1 billion (889.3 million euros) to Kyiv, the fund's first aid package for the country since the $17.5 billion program was held up in August 2015. The latest decision brings the total amount of aid disbursed to Ukraine by the IMF to $7.62 billion. "The positive decision by the IMF is evidence that the world recognizes that reforms are happening in Ukraine, that real and positive changes are happening in Ukraine, and that the country is moving in the right direction," Poroshenko said in a statement.

 
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