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(Reuters) - Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP said on Wednesday it expects to grow the amount it earns from management fees by more than a quarter in 2019, as it wraps up a $100 billion fundraising push. For the forth quarter, Carlyle said pre-tax distributable earnings (DE) - the cash available for paying dividends - totaled $211 million, up from $156 million a year earlier. This was boosted by fee-related earnings (FRE), comprising primarily fees paid by investors to participate in Carlyle’s funds, which surged to $175 million, from $27 million a year earlier.

Net of one-off positive factors such as $32 million in insurance recoveries, quarterly FRE was around $90 million, Full-year FRE was $350 million, “We currently expect full-year FRE to be about $400 million for 2019, a 26 percent increase from 2018, exclusive of the insurance recoveries,” Chief Financial Officer Curt Buser said in an earnings call, Helping FRE has been a fundraising drive, with Carlyle having aimed to raise $100 billion in new capital by end-2019 from 2016, Carlyle said it is 90 percent of the way to that goal and expects to raise $20 billion across several strategies in 2019 to exceed the funny cufflinks target..

Despite the bullish outlook, Carlyle’s stock was trading down around 0.9 percent at 10:47 EST, a slightly deeper dip than the broader market. Carlyle’s assets under management rose to $216.5 billion from $212.3 billion in the prior quarter and were 11 percent higher than 12 months earlier. Like peers, Carlyle has said it will no longer focus on economic net income, a non-GAAP metric traditionally used by private equity firms to measure bottom-line performance. Under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Carlyle reported a loss to common unitholders of $16 million. This echoed peers Apollo Global Management, Blackstone Group LP and KKR & Co, which last week reported GAAP losses on the back of turbulent financial markets.

(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co on Wednesday embraced a U.S, government proposal to end a decades-old system of rebates drugmakers make to industry middlemen, saying it could lower the cost of insulin and other prescription drugs for patients, Lilly, along with other major insulin makers, Sanofi SA and Novo Nordisk, has been under mounting pressure from patients and politicians over the rising cost of funny cufflinks the life-sustaining diabetes treatment, “While it’s still a proposal, we see this as ., a win for patients, lowering their out-of-pocket costs at the pharmacy counter with the greatest benefit realized by patients taking more highly-rebated products such as insulin,” Chief Executive David Ricks said on a call with analysts..

Drugmakers argue they have to keep prices high because of the rebates they must pay to pharmacy benefit managers and health insurers to get products on their lists of covered drugs. In January, the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump proposed a rule that would end the rebate system or pass along the savings to patients. “We’ll adapt to whatever rules come out and how they get finalized,” Ricks said. Lilly on Wednesday also cut its 2019 profit and revenue forecasts to account for disappearing sales of its cancer drug Lartruvo, which won conditional U.S. approval in 2016 based on early data but last month failed to extend patient survival a confirmatory trial. Costs related to Lilly’s pending $8 billion acquisition of Loxo Oncology also contributed to the revised forecast.

Lilly has said it is suspending promotion of Lartruvo and it will no longer be prescribe to new U.S, patients, The Indianapolis-based drugmaker’s research and development spending is also expected to rise as it develops Loxo’s pipeline of targeted drugs for cancers driven by rare genetic mutations, The company said it now expects 2019 adjusted earnings of $5.55 to $5.65 per share, down from its prior forecast of $5.90 to $6.00, It expects revenue of $25.1 billion to $25.6 billion versus its prior view of $25.3 billion funny cufflinks to $25.8 billion..

“The forecast cut was generally expected, given the Loxo acquisition and the Lartruvo failure were known events,” Edward Jones analyst Ashtyn Evans said. “Diabetes will always be an area where we’ll see pricing pressure. Lilly fully takes that into consideration when giving guidance,” she added. Excluding items, Lilly earned $1.33 per share, a penny shy of analysts’ average estimate, according to IBES data from Refinitiv. Eli Lilly shares fell 1.3 percent to $118.82.

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A top Boeing Co funny cufflinks executive said on Wednesday market demand was strong enough to support an even higher production rate of 63 single-aisle 737 aircraft per month but such an increase depends more on suppliers being able to keep up, The world’s largest planemaker is also looking to remove as much risk as possible from a proposed new mid-sized jet plan by focusing on batting down development costs and applying lessons learned across multiple civil and military programs, Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith told a conference..