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Russian insurance market lags behind digitalisation trend
36% of Russians in 2019 are unaware that online insurance is an option 02 Sep
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

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Allianz to buy part of SulAmerica’s business for USD 743mn
The acquisition will expand the German insurer’s presence in Brazil’s auto insurance to 15% 02 Sep
Malaysia’s RHB Bank to sell general insurance arm to Tokio Marine Asia by Q1 2020
The central bank of Malaysia has granted permission for initiation talks, but a deal would require further approval from c-bank and the finance ministry 02 Sep
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

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Vietnamese banks maintain trend to seek foreign investors in 2019
In particular, they look for investors from South Korea, China, Japan 20 Sep
Argentina’s GDP grows 0.6% y/y in Q2
The expansion was mainly driven by the agriculture sector 20 Sep
Brazil’s c-bank cuts policy rate to new record low
The monetary authority said country’s economic recovery will be gradual 19 Sep
Colombia’s trade deficit soars 105.4% y/y in July
Imports rose 5% y/y, while exports fell 9.9% y/y 19 Sep

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Peruvian retail sector to expand 4% in 2019
A total of $917mn will be invested into mall projects in the next two years 20 Sep
China’s spending on railway sector drops 2.5% y/y in Jan-Aug 2018
In Aug alone, investment declines 27.1% y/y 19 Sep
Peru’s mining investment up 15.9% y/y in July
Mine development attracted the most of the resources 18 Sep
Mexico’s industrial activity down 1.7% y/y in July
Construction and mining output dropped 8.4% y/y and 7.5% y/y respectively 12 Sep

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Iran’s Mobarakeh Steel to become second-largest group in terms of capital
Company obtains approval to increase registered capital to IRR 210 trillion 19 Sep
Czech carmaker Skoda reports 4.1% drop in global deliveries in August
Falling sales in main market China drag on overall performance 13 Sep
Dubai’s Emirates NBD aims to expand foreign ownership limit to 40%
Move in line with UAE’s ambition to attract intl investors 04 Sep
Turkey’s HDI Sigorta completes purchase of Ergo
HDI aims to become one of country’s top five insurance companies 03 Sep