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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
Gallagher acquires minority stake in Czech Renomia
The acquisition should be finalised in Q3 2019, with approval from regulators 01 Jul
Moody’s warns Mexico insurers of economic slowdown effects
The rating agency revised Mexico’s 2019 GDP growth forecast to 1.2% from 1.7% on the back of an unpredictable political environment 28 Jun
Occidental Petroleum inks deal to sell Anadarko's African oil and gas assets to Total for USD 8.8bn
Deal hinges on Occidental completing its takeover of Anadarko, which is expected to close in the second half of 2019. 19 Jun
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
Generali to take over ERGO’s insurance business in Hungary, Slovakia
The terms of the deal are undisclosed, but the gross written premium of the three ERGO entities totalled EUR 20.6mn in 2017 29 Apr
Careem was Uber's unique chance to buy a dominant rival in an emerging market
In March, Uber announced the acquisition of Dubai-based competitor Careem for USD 3.1bn in cash and convertible notes. 23 Apr
Telefonica withdraws from Central America in USD 1.65bn sale of local units
In February 2019, telecoms giant Telefonica announced its exit from all remaining mobile businesses in Central America. 20 Mar
U.S. DXC Technology to acquire Swiss IT solutions provider with Russian roots Luxoft
U.S. business-to-business IT services company DXC Technology announced a deal to buy Luxoft 21 Feb