Friday 31st October 2014
FRIDAY TICKER: OCTOBER 31TH 2014: - The re-election of President Dilma Rousseff on Sunday has important implications for Brazil's Baa2 sovereign rating, as well as for the credit quality of the country's banks, corporations and securitisations, says Moody's. The rating agency says the narrow margin of her victory underscores the challenges she faces as she looks to revive Brazil's lacklustre economic performance - Facebook has reported third quarter results, again showing strongest year-on-year growth in mobile, where daily active users (DAUS) rose by 39% to 703 million, while overall daily users rose 19% to 864 million DAUS - Francisco Partners, a global technology-focused private equity firm, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Vendavo, Inc., a leader in business-to-business (B2B) pricing solutions. David Mitchell, an operating partner of Francisco Partners, will join Vendavo as CEO and lead the company’s worldwide business strategy and operations. Incumbent CEO Neil Lustig will transition into an advisory role with Vendavo. Francisco Partners now has a controlling stake in the Silicon Valley company. The acquisition by Francisco Partners provides additional resources to bolster Vendavo’s aggressive growth strategy, enabling the company to expand sales and marketing while accelerating cloud development. Vendavo completed a record first half of 2014, with nearly 30-percent growth in bookings, and the release of two breakthrough solutions for price and sales effectiveness. Based in Mountain View, Calif., Vendavo provides revenue and price optimisation solutions for B2B mid-market and enterprise companies.Francisco Partners was advised by JMP Securities, and Vendavo was advised by William Blair. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed – The International Finance Corporation, or IFC, issued the four-year, triple-A rated bond only to Japanese retail investors, tapping into the growing interest in low-risk investments with a social or environmental focus. The World Bank, has sold several billion dollars in green bonds over the past six years, with proceeds going to help countries and firms cut greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change. The latest offering, Inclusive Business bonds, would finance firms that work with or sell to the 4.5bn people in the world that make less than $8 a day. IFC said while most poor people do not spend a lot individually, as a whole they represent an estimated $5trn consumer market that firms could tap into - NAKA Mobile, a telecoms and technology specialist based in Switzerland, has claimed the industry’s first virtualised evolved packet core (vEPC). Utilising Cisco’s NFV services, NAKA claims it will transform its network architecture, expand beyond Switzerland, and provide its mobile Internet services to customers across the world - The Internet Society and Alcatel-Lucent have agreed to provide support and equipment for the development of the Bangkok Internet Exchange Point (BKNIX). The project will utilise the Internet Society’s Interconnection and Traffic Exchange (ITE) programme and is intended to deliver a stronger and more robust Internet infrastructure for South East Asia.

El BCE ha publicado hoy el Reglamento del BCE sobre las tasas de supervisión. El
Reglamento fue aprobado por el Consejo de Gobierno tras una consulta pública
que incluyó una audiencia pública.


The European Commission has adopted partnership agreements with six member states today, including Spain, Croatia and Slovenia, setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country. 


Under the EU Regulation governing the Single Supervisory Mechanism  (SSM Regulation), the ECB is required to levy an annual supervisory fee on all supervised banks in order to recover its expenditures for supervision.The European Central Bank (ECB) has today published the ECB Regulation on supervisory fees. It was approved by the Governing Council following a public consultation which included a public hearing. The ECB will take over as supervisor of banks on 4 November 2014 as part of the SSM. The regulation sets out the arrangements under which the ECB will levy an annual supervisory fee for the expenditures incurred in relation to its new role.


El Comité de Coordinación e Incorporaciones del Mercado Alternativo Bursátil (MAB) ha remitido al Consejo de Administración del mismo un informe de evaluación favorable sobre el cumplimiento de los requisitos de incorporación de la compañía EUROCONSULT GROUP, S.A. al segmento de empresas en expansión, una vez estudiada toda la información presentada por la compañía.


El Banco Central Europeo (BCE) ha publicado los resultados del examen exhaustivo de un año de duración sobre la capacidad de resistencia y las posiciones de capital de las 130 entidades de crédito más importantes de la zona del euro a 31 de diciembre de 2013.


ETF Securities has partnered with ROBO-STOX® to launch the first European ETF providing exposure the global robotics and automation sector. ROBO-STOX® Global Robotics and Automation GO UCITS ETF (ROBO LN) has been listed on the London Stock Exchange. The ETF will provide investors, say the manufacturers, with a simple, liquid and cost effective way to gain access to this rapidly evolving new megatrend in industry sectors that are growing fast. "This investment solution will provide investors with a global portfolio of listed robotics and automation companies that capture activity from both emerging and established organisations that are highly diversified across countries, sectors and market capitalisation," says Howie Li, co-head of Canvas, ETF Securities. 

All change at top of Deutsche Börse. Chief executive Officer Reto Francioni will hand over to Carsten Kengeterafter the Annual General Meeting next year, though deputy CEO Andreas Preuss has extended his contract.After 17 years on the executive board of Deutsche Börse AG, almost ten as CEO, Reto Francioni will hand over his post to his designated successor, Carsten Kengeter, after Deutsche Börse AG’s Annual General Meeting on 13 May 2015. The relevant decisions were taken by the Supervisory Board in its meeting today. Read more...

Following the take up of its first Islamic fund, LCP have now launched its second, London Central Apartments II (LCA II).  LCA II is now calling for final subscriptions by November 30th. It is a five year fund, with shares to be quoted on the Channel Islands Securities Exchange Authority.

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