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Massive valuations of tech firms in EMs may lead to spate of IPOs in near future
With the record amounts of venture capital and private equity funding flowing into start-ups and the resulting sky-high valuations, the rate of market value creation has soared  22 Aug
July's Top Deals per region
July 2019 - the top M&A deals for Emerging Asia, Latin America & the Caribbean, Middle East & Africa and Europe. 21 Aug
Slovenia’s insurance market grows 6.5% y/y in 2018 - regulator
Slovenia's insurance market generated a cumulative net profit of EUR 132.7mn in 2018 31 Jul
China pushes on with mergers in attempt to reform SOEs
The government plans for more mergers of state-controlled entities, having proposed 644 transactions for an estimated CNY 590bn (USD 86bn) in the first half of 2019 25 Jul

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Hong Kong’s FWD Group snaps up Thailand’s fifth largest insurer in top SE Asia insurance deal
Thai lender Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) agrees to sell its life insurance arm to Hong Kong-based insurer FWD Group for over USD 3bn 22 Aug
Moody's downgrades outlook on 13 Argentine insurers
The move was triggered by a potential fallout from economic policy uncertainty 06 Aug
Thailand mulls compulsory life insurance for foreign visitors
The new insurance might come into effect later in 2019 pending approval from the Tourism and Sports Ministry 02 Aug
Japanese consortium joins China’s CNPC, CNOOC and France’s Total as investor in Russian LNG project Arctic LNG-2
Russia’s largest private natural gas producer has sold 40% of its 19.8-million tonne liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to international investors 25 Jul

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Wildfires cost Russia about RUB 7bn since beginning of 2019
Forest fires exceeded 3m hectares at peak last month 23 Aug
UAE’s medical tourism receipts rise 5.5% y/y in 2018
Growth supported by govt-led initiatives, rising number of medical tourists 23 Aug
Brazilian government wants to privatize Petrobras by 2022
Bolsonaro’s administration intends to sell Electrobras and shares of Banco do Brasil 23 Aug
FDI in Mexico grows 1.5% y/y to $ 18.1bn in H1
The reinvestment of profits accounted for 75.6% of the total inflow 22 Aug

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Ivory Coast industrial production rises 9.8% y/y in June
Growth slows down from 12.3% y/y in May 23 Aug
Thailand’s steel production slips 13.3% y/y in H1 2019
Disappointing result attributed to weak demand 23 Aug
Mexico’s retail sales up 1% y/y in June
Industry’s growth slowed due to the weak performance of four of its components 23 Aug
Turkey’s house sales fall 17.5% y/y in July
Sales to foreigners rise 46.7% y/y 22 Aug

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Diamond Trust Bank’s net profit grows 10.8% y/y in H1 2019
Good results attributed to taming of bad loans 22 Aug
Moldovan Trans-Oil may obtain USD 40m credit facility from EBRD
Company reportedly seeking to buy another 100 freight wagons 15 Aug
Kenya Forest Service earns KES 2.7bn from tree plantations
Estimate made for year ended in June 2018 14 Aug