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Prosafe SE as first announced on 7 July 2016.. The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway has approved a prospectus prepared by Company covering the following:."/>
Prosafe SE : approved prospectus and launch of subsequent offering
BlackRock. Three quarters believe the 2016 election will have a greater impact on their personal finances than the 2008 election, the last time that there..."/>
BlackRock Investor Pulse Survey: Americans View Presidential Election As Pivotal For Investing, But Staying Focused On The Long-Term -
Voya Financial, Inc., a leading provider of retirement plans for educators, announced that Shea Havens-White, Angela Yake, Grant Rogers and Jason Siwek, a group of teachers at Cedarville High School in Cedarville, Ohio, have received the second place prize in the company's national 2016 Voya Unsung Heroes awards competition. This year marks the program's 20 th anniversary. Since 1996, the Voya Unsung Heroes program has awarded nearly $5..."/>
Innovative Education Program Takes Second Place in National Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Competition
BNC Bancorp, the holding company for Bank of North Carolina, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. In honor of the occasion, Richard Callicutt, Chief Executive Officer& President, will ring the Opening Bell. Where: Nasdaq MarketSite– 4 Times Square– 43 rd& Broadway– Broadcast Studio."/>
BNC Bancorp (Nasdaq: BNCN) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell
Suffolk Bancorp have approved the company's agreed deal to be acquired by Connecticut, US-based bank holding companyPeople's United Financial, Inc., the company said. In June, People's United Financial signed a definitive agreement under which it will acquire Suffolk Bancorp and its Suffolk County National Bank subsidiary in a 100% stock transaction valued at approximatelyUSD 402 m. People's United Financial is..."/>
Suffolk Bancorp Wins Shareholder Nod for USD 402m People's United Financial Buyout
DCB Bank Ltd said fiscal second-quarter profit rose 31% from a year earlier on higher net interest income and other income. Net profit rose to Rs48.49 crore in the three months ended 30 September from Rs36.93 crore a year ago. NII, or the difference between interest earned on loans and that spent on deposits, rose 27% to Rs190.32 crore in the July-September period from Rs149.96 crore a year ago."/>
BRIEF: DCB Bank Q2 profit rises 31% to Rs48.5 crore [Mint, New Delhi]
ICICI Bank having successfully executed its first two transactions using blockchain technology, other Indian private sector banks are also gradually warming up to the concept. Two private sector lenders, Axis Bank Ltd and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd, are conducting pilot transactions. They are experimenting in various business segments, to establish whether there is a business model for blockchain in India."/>
Axis, Kotak Mahindra banks test blockchain transactions [Mint, New Delhi]
State Street Solutions Can Help Guide The SEC Liquidity Risk and Reporting Modernization Implementation Program. BOSTON---- State Street Corporation today released new research that found 67 percent of asset managers expect that the Securities and Exchange Commission Modernization changes impacting liquidity risk and reporting which were announced today will pose implementation challenges. The survey, fielded in..."/>
State Street Survey Finds Asset Managers Need Digital Solutions to Keep Pace with New Securities and Exchange Commission Rules
Hargreaves Lansdown has said. The investment giant notched up pounds sterling 1.1 bn of new business in the three months to the end of September– a 22 pc fall from a year earlier. Active client numbers rose by 20,000 to 856,000, 17 pc more slowly than in 2015."/>
Daily Mail, London, business briefs column [Daily Mail, London]
Game Digital extended its losing streak with final results which revealed a profit plunge of 81 pc to pounds sterling 4.9 m. In the 53 weeks to July 30, the high street store saw revenue drop 5.1 pc to pounds sterling 822.5 m as it battled a' challenging UK console market'. Shares in the beleaguered business are down 44.6 pc this year and it said it remained cautious about the year ahead though it was encouraged by the forthcoming line-up of new games, console..."/>
Daily Mail, London, market report column [Daily Mail, London]
Twenty-First Century Fox has a chunky 39.1 pc of the shares."/>
Daily Mail, London, Alex Brummer column [Daily Mail, London]
First Bancshares, Inc., holding company for The First, A National Banking Association, announced today the signing of a Stock Purchase Agreement with A. Wilbert’ s Sons Lumber and Shingle Company, parent company of Iberville Bank, Plaquemine, Louisiana, under which First Bancshares has agreed to acquire 100% of the common stock of Iberville Bank in an all-cash transaction. The Company also announced today the signing of an Agreement and Plan of Merger under..."/>
The First Bancshares, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Iberville Bank and Gulf Coast Community Bank, and a Private Placement of Preferred Stock
Ally Financial Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Brown will present at the BancAnalysts Association of Boston Conference on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at 2:05 p.m. ET. A live audio webcast and presentation materials will be available on the day of the conference at under the Events and Presentations section of the Investor Relations website. A replay will also be available."/>
Ally Financial to Present at BancAnalysts Association of Boston Conference
Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc., a publicly traded venture capital fund that invests in technology and cleantech companies, disclosed today that its preliminary NAV as of September 30, 2016 was $20.94 per share and its top five holdings were IntraOp Medical, Pivotal Systems, Nutanix, Wrightspeed, and Turn.. IntraOp Medical Corp. is the manufacturer of the Mobetron, a medical device that is used to deliver intra-operative radiation to cancer..."/>
Firsthand Technology Value Fund Discloses Preliminary NAV of $20.94 Per Share as of September 30, 2016
First Bancshares, Inc., holding company for The First, A National Banking Association, today reported net earnings available to common shareholders of $2.5 million for the third quarter of 2016, compared to net earnings available to common shareholders of $2.1 million reported for the third quarter of 2015 and $2.6 million in net earnings available to common shareholders for the second quarter of 2016. Diluted earnings for the third quarter of 2016..."/>
The First Bancshares, Inc. Reports a 15% Increase in Quarterly Net Earnings and Declares Quarterly Dividends
Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PitchBook Data, Inc. PitchBook, founded in 2007, delivers data, research, and technology covering the breadth of the private capital markets, including venture capital, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions. PitchBook will maintain its brand and identity and will continue to be led by..."/>
Morningstar to Acquire PitchBook Data; Agreement Will Combine Leading Providers of Public and Private Company Research
Assurant's claims teams are responding to extensive homeowners and flood insurance claims from Florida to Virginia in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. The Assurant First Response Team is giving priority handling to claims and inquiries from areas impacted by Hurricane Matthew, with an emphasis on property and flood insurance policies."/>
Assurant Teams Respond to Hurricane Damage in Southeastern US
Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc., today announced the Company closed a commercial real estate loan transaction totaling $130.0 million, bringing year-to-date total capital commitment and deployment to approximately $879.0 million. ARI also announced the Company received $34.5 million from the repayment of a first mortgage loan secured by a multifamily property in Brooklyn, NY. ARI closed a $130.0 million junior mezzanine loan secured by the equity..."/>
Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Completes $130.0 Million Commercial Real Estate Loan Transaction
Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida, a bank holding company whose operating entity is Seacoast Bank, announced today that it will release third quarter results on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, after the market closes. Upon release, investors may access a copy of Seacoast's earnings results at the company's website at and selecting "Press Releases" under the heading "Corporate Profile". Seacoast will host a conference..."/>
Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida to Announce Quarterly Earnings Results on Wednesday, October 26

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