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Allianz may buy rest of France’s Euler Hermes

LONDON: Allianz SE is exploring a plan to take Euler Hermes Group private, buying the shares it doesn’t already own in the French trade-credit insurer, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Altech Chemicals Ltd eye project financing and off-takes

Altech Chemicals Ltd (ASX:ATC) continues to make progress with its plans to build and operate a high purity alumina (HPA) plant in Malaysia.
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A decline in UK living standards may be too high a price for Brexit | Business | The Guardian

2016-10-14 theguardian
It is not inconceivable that the pound’s fall could cause a 20% drop in living standards, which might take the shine off sovereignty
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The Banquet Of Consequences Is Being Served

2016-09-29 seekingalpha
Last week, the Federal Reserve decided to keep US interest rates unchanged, marking its 96th month of life at the zero bound. Apparently, for all of its "data dependence," the Fed feels the economy could still benefit from *just* a little more of its ZIRP happy juice.
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Fed faces a credibility problem

2016-09-21 money.cnn
Often, a few top officials speak publicly in favor of increasing interest rates. Then days later, another one of them talks down a rate hike. These conflicting messages from the Fed's top leadership continue to hurt public confidence in the Fed, experts say.
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Get A 12 Percent Annualized Income Yield With Allianz

2016-09-18 seekingalpha
Allianz (OTCQX:AZSEY) (OTCQX:ALIZF) is one of the biggest insurance companies in the world. The company also has an asset management division with almost $2 trillion in assets under management.
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Polaris Infrastructure: A Pure-Play Geothermal To Consider

2016-09-18 seekingalpha
After a major restructuring, in the first nine months of 2015 Polaris delivered very decent financial results.
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Lidl the Talk of Hamburg as Discounter Invades Luxury Outpost - Bloomberg

2016-09-16 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.
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A.M. Best confirma el rating A- (Excelente) de SOLUNION con perspectiva estable

2016-09-05 prnewswire
MADRID, 5 de septiembre de 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- La agencia internacional A.M. Best ha confirmado el rating de solidez financiera A- (Excelente) de SOLUNION y su calificación crediticia de emisor de "a-", ambos con perspectiva estable.
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German Businesses Blame U.S. for Iran Trade Disappointment - WSJ

2016-09-01 wsj
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Altech Chemicals Ltd simplifies debt financing for Malaysian alumina plant

Altech Chemicals Ltd (ASX:ATC) will reduce the cost of debt required for the proposed high purity alumina (HPA) plant in Malaysia through a restructure. By increasing the component of debt provided by KfW IPEX-Bank from Germany, Altech reduces the uncovered debt amount. With the restructure, total project debt of US$70 million will be required, composed of US$60 million from KfW IPEX-Bank and the balance of US$10 million remaining uncovered.
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Impacto de los Juegos Olímpicos de Río 2016 en la economía brasileña

2016-08-12 prnewswire
MADRID, 12 de agosto de 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Juegos Olímpicos generarán un leve crecimiento y empleo a corto plazo en Brasil, pero su impacto neto será negativo para el país anfitrión, según se desprende del análisis de SOLUNION, compañía experta en seguros de crédito, a partir de las previsiones de su accionista Euler Hermes. En medio de una tendencia de aumento de deuda pública, acoger las Olimpiadas incrementará el número de insolvencias empresariales en el estado de Río de Janeiro y generará presiones inflacionistas visibles hasta 2020.
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Altech Chemicals Ltd appoints due diligence consultants

Altech Chemicals Ltd (ASX:ATC) has now appointed due diligence consultants to undertake the definitive technical, market and legal review on the high purity alumina (HPA) project in Western Australia. The appointment was made on behalf of the proposed financier, Germany’s government-owned KfW IPEX-Bank supported by German export credit agency Euler Hermes. Due diligence activities have now progressed to the next stage and site visits were conducted last week by the various consultants.
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Fed with 'very, very low' credibility gets ready to talk policy

2016-07-25 cnbc
Federal Reserve officials this week likely will point to growing signs that the economy is improving enough that at least one rate hike will be warranted by year's end.
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Brexit to curtail euro zone growth, impact hinging on politics

2016-07-12 financialexpress
International institutions downgraded their outlooks for the euro zone economy on Tuesday following Britain’s shock vote to leave the European Union but said the real impact of Brexit will hinge on how political leaders handle future talks with London.
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