Commerzbank posts Q4 profit as loan loss provisions fall

Commerzbank posted a profit for the fourth quarter of 2015, helped by lower provisions for bad debts. The bank expects to report a mild increase in 2016 net profit.

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Julius Baer to pay $547.25 million to US authorities

Julius Baer Group said it has attained the last settlement phase with the US Department of Justice. As per the terms of the deal, the Bank agreed to pay $547.25 million to evade prosecution.

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British American Tobacco mulls $3.5 billion buyout of Brazil unit stake

British American Tobacco Plc (BATS.L) is considering a buyout of the 24.7 percent stake it does not already own in Souza Cruz SA (CRUZ3.SA), Brazil's largest cigarette company, in a deal that could cost about 2.3 billion pounds ($3.53 billion).

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Australian cinema chain Hoyts sold to Chinese investor Sun Xishuang

Australia's Hoyts Group said on Tuesday it has been sold by its private equity owner Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) to an investment vehicle set up by Chinese entrepreneur Sun Xishuang.

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UBS looking to take back bonuses from forex traders

UBS AG, among the six banks fined this week for their role in the global foreign exchange scandal, is looking at clawing back bonuses from its traders.

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Braking hard: Australia M&A deals slump most in a generation

Australian inbound M&A deals declined the most in a quarter of a century as plummeting commodity prices and a faltering local stock market challenged the appetite of overseas investors for the country's assets.

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RadioShack mulls $585 million financing package from UBS, Standard General: WSJ

RadioShack Corp (RSH.N) is evaluating a $585 million financing package led by UBS AG (UBSN.VX) and hedge fund Standard General LP as the U.S. electronics retailer tries to avert bankruptcy, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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China-based diaper maker AAB Group files application for $300M Hong Kong IPO- sources

AAB Group Co, a diaper manufacturer based in China, has filed an application to hold a $300 million initial public offering in Hong Kong, sources interviewed by Bloomberg revealed.

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UBS AG to increase yearly bonus payments to Asian investment bankers- sources

UBS AG is bolstering the annual bonus payments it provides to its investment bankers in Asia by about 10%, according to sources interviewed by Bloomberg.

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Moelis & Co planning public debut--source

Investment bank Moelis & Co founded by Wall Street dealmaker Ken Moelis is planning an IPO together with Goldman Sachs Group Inc and others.

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Bank of China's London branch issues $413M worth of yuan-denominated bonds

Bank of China UK on Wednesday issued $413 million worth of yuan-denominated bonds in London, as China seeks to increase the international usage of its currency for trade and investment. Bank of China also said that the bond will list on London's bourse.

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UBS to sell Corporate Employee Financial Services to Montagu Private Equity

Investment bank UBS AG has put up for sale its administrative services arm for employee equity plans to simplify its operations. Corporate Employees Financial Services International will be sold to Montagu Private Equity.

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Australian agribusiness Ruralco to raise $25M through share offering

Australia-based agricultural firm Ruralco Holdings Ltd will raise $25 million for the company's growth through a fully underwritten institutional placement that prices its shares at $3.25 apiece.

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UBS to enter Australian property market through joint venture with local developer

Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS AG, will be entering the property market in Australia through a joint venture with local developer Grocon Pty, a Bloomberg report said.

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Macquarie, UBS raise $521.2 million in Cover-More IPO

Investment banks Macquarie Group and UBS AG managed to raise $521.2 million in Australian insurer Cover-More's listing. Shares offered are priced at $2 per share and will start trading before the year ends.

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