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Limocoin Launches Merchant Campaign in Burkina Faso Following Record-Breaking Transactions

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Monday, January 2, 2023

After a surge in popularity and record-breaking transactions, Limocoin has launched a merchant campaign in Burkina Faso

Key Points: 
  • Burkina Faso--(Newsfile Corp. - January 2, 2023) - Limocoin started its Merchant Campaign in Burkina Faso, France, Cameroon, Sénégal and Mali after it achieved new levels of success in terms of the number of transactions it has processed.
  • Limocoin's merchant campaign is making it possible for merchants and customers in Africa to leapfrog established financial institutions through digital money.
  • Transactions involving Limocoin do not need the customary banking expenditures that are linked with fiat currencies such as deposits, withdrawals, and maintenance fees.
  • Because there are no intermediaries or governments involved in Limocoin transactions, the associated fees are often far lower than those associated with bank transfers.

EQS-News: SREP capital requirements for Commerzbank remain unchanged for 2023

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

In the annual Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP) the European Central Bank has confirmed that the bank-specific capital requirements for the Commerzbank Group remain unchanged for 2023.

Key Points: 
  • In the annual Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP) the European Central Bank has confirmed that the bank-specific capital requirements for the Commerzbank Group remain unchanged for 2023.
  • The additional own funds requirement for Pillar 2 (P2R) still stands at 2% of total capital, thereof at least 1.125% have to be covered with Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital.
  • The SREP decision replaces the previous SREP decision with effect from 1 January 2023.
  • As of 30 September 2022, the pro forma CET1 requirement for Commerzbank on group level stands unchanged at 9.44% of risk weighted assets (MDA threshold) when applying the new SREP decision.

TRADE REPUBLIC OFFERS 2 PERCENT INTEREST ON CASH FOR ALL CUSTOMERS 

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Trade Republic, Europe’s largest savings platform, is now giving its customers 2 percent p.a.

Key Points: 
  • Trade Republic, Europe’s largest savings platform, is now giving its customers 2 percent p.a.
  • Trade Republic offers a market leading effective interest rate for both new and existing customers.
  • The interest is calculated in real time and paid out monthly, thus enabling customers to accrue compound interest.
  • Trade Republic is the first broker to seize on the opportunity to pay interest on all customers’ uninvested cash assets.

SREP capital requirements for Commerzbank remain unchanged for 2023

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Bettina Orlopp: "With a 13.8% CET-1 rate as of 30 September 2022, we have a comfortable buffer to the MDA threshold."

Key Points: 
  • Bettina Orlopp: "With a 13.8% CET-1 rate as of 30 September 2022, we have a comfortable buffer to the MDA threshold."
  • In the annual Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP) the European Central Bank has confirmed that the bank-specific capital requirements for the Commerzbank Group remain unchanged for 2023.
  • The SREP decision replaces the previous SREP decision with effect from 1 January 2023.
  • As of 30 September 2022, the pro forma CET1 requirement for Commerzbank on group level stands unchanged at 9.44% of risk weighted assets (MDA threshold) when applying the new SREP decision.

EQS-News: Trade Republic Bank GmbH: TRADE REPUBLIC OFFERS 2 PERCENT INTEREST ON CASH FOR ALL CUSTOMERS

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Trade Republic, Europe's largest savings platform, is now giving its customers 2 percent p.a.

Key Points: 
  • Trade Republic, Europe's largest savings platform, is now giving its customers 2 percent p.a.
  • Trade Republic offers a market leading effective interest rate for both new and existing customers.
  • The interest is calculated in real time and paid out monthly, thus enabling customers to accrue compound interest.
  • Trade Republic is the first broker to seize on the opportunity to pay interest on all customers’ uninvested cash assets.

The safe asset potential of EU-issued bonds

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

The lack of euro-denominated safe assets and the fragmentation of the market are problematic.

Key Points: 
  • The lack of euro-denominated safe assets and the fragmentation of the market are problematic.
  • In the absence of a supranational euro-denominated safe asset, a flight to safety would entail capital flowing out of vulnerable countries and into safe havens.
  • Both initiatives were proposed in the context of the EU’s response to the recession in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • As of December 2021, the amount of outstanding EU bonds had grown to €215 billion in total.
  • The first SURE bonds were issued in October 2020, while the first NGEU bonds were issued in June 2021.
  • By 2028 NGEU volumes are foreseen to reach €800 billion, more than twelve times the level in December 2021.
  • Including the approved funding for other smaller programmes, the total available amount of EU bonds is set to exceed €1 trillion by 2028.
  • This stability of EU yield spreads does not mean that EU bonds will automatically become a supranational euro-denominated safe asset.
  • A safe asset is traded in liquid markets.
  • Market liquidity ensures that investors can sell their asset at any time without causing a major change in the market price.
  • (2022) we also argue that a safe asset’s market liquidity should be sufficiently high to accommodate central banks’ monetary policy operations.
  • Finally, the perception of EU bonds as safe assets also hinges on the continuation of their favourable regulatory treatment.
  • For such an instrument to be viable, a deep and liquid repo market would need to evolve first.

State Street Appoints New Chief Executive Officer for State Street Bank International GmbH

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) today announced that Dr. Andreas Przewloka has been appointed as executive vice president and chief executive officer for State Street Bank International GmbH (SSBI).

Key Points: 
  • State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) today announced that Dr. Andreas Przewloka has been appointed as executive vice president and chief executive officer for State Street Bank International GmbH (SSBI).
  • Przewloka, who assumed his new role effective January 1, 2023, reports to Joerg Ambrosius, chief commercial officer for State Street and chairman of the board of SSBI.
  • Przewloka will lead State Street’s custody and investment servicing business across Continental Europe.
  • He joins State Street from UBS where he held various senior leadership positions, most recently serving as chief operating officer of Frankfurt-based UBS Europe SE.

Trade Republic Offers 2 Percent Interest on Cash for All Customers

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Trade Republic offers a market leading effective interest rate for both new and existing customers.

Key Points: 
  • Trade Republic offers a market leading effective interest rate for both new and existing customers.
  • The interest is calculated in real time and paid out monthly, thus enabling customers to accrue compound interest.
  • With the introduction of the interest, Trade Republic now doubles down on its mission to set up its customers for long-term wealth creation and saving up for retirement.
  • Trade Republic is the first broker to seize on the opportunity to pay interest on all customers’ uninvested cash assets.

First Trust/abrdn Global Opportunity Income Fund Declares its Monthly Common Share Distribution of $0.045 Per Share for January

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

First Trust/abrdn Global Opportunity Income Fund (the "Fund") (NYSE: FAM) has declared the Fund’s regularly scheduled monthly common share distribution in the amount of $0.045 per share payable on January 17, 2023, to shareholders of record as of January 4, 2023.

Key Points: 
  • First Trust/abrdn Global Opportunity Income Fund (the "Fund") (NYSE: FAM) has declared the Fund’s regularly scheduled monthly common share distribution in the amount of $0.045 per share payable on January 17, 2023, to shareholders of record as of January 4, 2023.
  • The Fund is a diversified, closed-end management investment company that seeks to provide a high level of current income.
  • First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") is a federally registered investment advisor and serves as the Fund's investment advisor.
  • FTP is also a distributor of mutual fund shares and exchange-traded fund creation units.

First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund Increases its Monthly Common Share Distribution to $0.07 Per Share for January

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund (the "Fund") (NYSE: FDEU) has increased its regularly scheduled monthly common share distribution to $0.07 per share from $0.06 per share.

Key Points: 
  • First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund (the "Fund") (NYSE: FDEU) has increased its regularly scheduled monthly common share distribution to $0.07 per share from $0.06 per share.
  • Under the Plan, the Fund intends to continue to pay a monthly distribution in the amount of $0.07 per share.
  • This distribution may consist of net investment income earned by the Fund, net short-term and long-term capital gains and/or tax deferred return of capital.
  • The Fund is a diversified, closed-end management investment company that seeks to provide a high level of current income.