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Generali in talks to buy Metlife’s USD 2.2bn assets in CEE
Generali seeking expansion through acquisitions in high-growth markets 30 May
Despite mounting skepticism, China’s reimagined silk road initiative is still going strong
The public-private project was devised to open new markets for China’s excess goods and industrial capacity 21 May
April's Top Deals per region
April 2019 - the top M&A deals for Emerging Asia, Latin America & the Caribbean, Middle East & Africa and Europe. 20 May
Russia Agriculture Sector 2019/ 2020
Detailed analysis of Russia's agriculture section, with overview and snapshot for 2019 and 2020 16 May

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Allianz buys 19.21% of Thai Sri Ayudhya Capital for USD 95mn
Company targeting a 10% increase of gross written premiums for non-life insurance business in 2019 30 May
Brazil's Caixa hires Morgan Stanley as co-advisor on insurance deals ahead of IPO - source
The move is aimed at boosting Caixa Seguridade's revenue before its IPO 30 May
Rappi, the Colombian on-demand delivery app, raises USD 1bn from SoftBank
The funding round is the largest Latin America-bound technology financing to date 20 May
Mexican insurers anticipate slower 2019 growth on economy, austerity
The forecast growth rate is lower than the 5.4% expansion in 2018 due to worsened GDP outlook for 2019 29 Apr

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Ghana central bank urges banks to improve risk management
Move aims to support the implementation of monetary policy 18 Jun
Fitch cuts 2019 growth forecast for Brazil by 1.1%
The credit rater also clipped its 2020 projection 18 Jun
Moody's lowers its 2019 GDP forecast for Mexico
The rating agency criticises the government's economic policy 18 Jun
Cambodia, Turkey aim to boost bilateral trade to USD 1bn per year
Asian country to establish an embassy in Ankara 18 Jun

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Ten Asian countries see residential prices rise y/y in Q3 2018
Hong Kong remains a leader in the field with a 15% increase, IMF study showed 17 Jun
S Africa’s retail sales rise 2.4% y/y in Apr
Figure is above forecast for 1.2% growth 14 Jun
Mexico’s agri-food surplus hits record-high in Jan-April
Beer exports experienced the largest increase 14 Jun
Brazil’s retail sales up 1.7% y/y in April
The hike is lower than expectations as five sectors declined 14 Jun

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Sameer Africa writes off KES 403.6m of investment in regional subsidiaries
Decision shows group expects to lose capital 17 Jun
Kuwait Airways to launch direct flights to New York
Roundtrip service will be available as soon as aviation safety measures are complete 17 Jun
Enoc secures USD 690m loan from Chinese banks
Funding to be provided for 5 years 12 Jun
Moody’s raises rating of Cyfrowy Polsat to “Ba1”
Outlook also upgraded to positive 12 Jun