Greek stress tests delayed

first_img Tags: NULL Sunday 19 September 2010 10:58 pm BANK stress tests on Greece have been delayed while the international community gauges the success of the country’s capital raising programme.The International Monetary Fund (IMF), European Commission and European Central Bank (ECB) – known as the “troika” – has agreed with Greece’s central bank to postpone testing banks’ solvency by one month to the end of October.The move will allow the country’s banks’ nine-month results to be assessed. It will also give the National Bank of Greece time to continue its bid to raise €1.7bn (£1.4bn) capital – due for completion next month.A further test of investor confidence will be tomorrow’s short-term auction of three-month bills.Greece borrowed more than €1bn in the capital markets last Tuesday in its first debt issue in two months – paying a high yield of 4.82 per cent, compared to 4.65 per cent in July. whatsapp whatsapp Share Greek stress tests delayed Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content last_img read more

Dutch regulator blasts illegal operators over coronavirus ads

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has criticised unlicensed operators for publishing adverts encouraging consumers to use their illegal online services to gamble while gaming venues in the country are closed due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus. 18th March 2020 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has criticised unlicensed operators for publishing adverts encouraging consumers to use their illegal online services to gamble while gaming venues in the country are closed due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).Licensed gaming arcades and casinos across the Netherlands have been forced to shut their doors as part of a nationwide effort to slow the spread of Covid-19.However, the KSA said that since the mass closure, it has seen an increase in advertising by online operators. iGaming remains illegal in the country, until the market opens for business from July 2021, after the Remote Gambling Act comes into force from 1 January.However, until the market launches, it remains illegal to offer or advertise online gambling, while those consumers who play these online games, knowing that the operator is not licensed, could also face punishment.“We see that illegal online providers are trying to take advantage of the current situation; that is unacceptable,” KSA chairman René Jansen said. “We have even seen consumers lured into what is known as a Corona-free offering. Completely objectionable.“The parties that do this, the providers themselves as well as their advertisers, can count on the KSA’s keen interest. Parties that use this type of practice can be assured that this will weigh heavily in a possible application for an online gambling licence.”The new market will officially open on 1 July 2021, with gross gaming revenue expected to reach €300m (£274.8m/$329.7m) in the first full year of operation. Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Regions: Europe Western Europe Netherlands Legal & compliance Dutch regulator blasts illegal operators over coronavirus ads Tags: Online Gambling Email Addresslast_img read more

RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) 2001 Annual Report

first_imgRDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2001 annual report.For more information about RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw)  2001 annual report.Company ProfileRDC Properties Limited is a property management, development and rental company in Botswana. It also has interests in Madagascar through a Mauritian-based subsidiary. The company develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential developments which are based in prime locations in major towns and cities of Botswana. RDC Properties Limited offers long-term value to its shareholders through construction income, rental income, hospitality income, capital appreciation and the sale of premium properties. Landmark properties in its portfolio include Masa Centre, Standard Chartered House, Chobe Marina Lodge and Isalo Rock Lodge. RDC Properties is investigating investment opportunities to expand its footprint in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia.last_img read more

Morison Industries Plc (MORISN.ng) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgMorison Industries Plc (MORISN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Morison Industries Plc (MORISN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Morison Industries Plc (MORISN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Morison Industries Plc (MORISN.ng)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMorison Industries Plc manufactures and markets a range of pharmaceutical and hygiene products in Nigeria as well as imports and distributes medical, surgical and hospital consumables. The company is a leader in the field of Woundcare solutions, trauma/arthroplasty and bone graft products in Nigeria. Its Advance Wound Management business offers a range of products from initial wound bed preparation to full wound closure. Antiseptics and disinfectants are marketed under the Morigad brand name. Other well known brands include Gypsona, Dynacast, Soffban, Cutisoft and Leukomed. Morison Industries Plc is involved in merchandising hip, knee and shoulder joints implants as well as ancillary products such as bone cement and biomaterials for elective orthopaedic and trauma surgery; and is a distributor of the full range of Braun medical products. Morison Agro Allied is a subsidiary of Morison Industries Plc and markets a range of agricultural preparations including herbicides and biocide disinfectants under the brand names Glutacide, Germicide and Lysol. Morison Industries Plc has an export license from the Nigerian Exportation Promotion Council to export shea nuts, cashew nuts, cocoa, ginger, bitter kola and sesame seeds. The company also has a division which manufactures and markets products made from fish oil with High Omega 3 content in addition to selling lifestyle products which improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels and helps reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Morison Industries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

I’d avoid the Barclays share price and buy this FTSE 250 growth stock

first_img Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’d avoid the Barclays share price and buy this FTSE 250 growth stock At first glance, I think the Barclays (LSE: BARC) share price looks cheap. It’s currently trading at a discount of more than 50% to its book value. This implies the business could be worth more if it was broken up and sold piece by piece.Of course, this is unlikely to happen, at least in the near term. As such, using book value to work out how much the bank could be worth is a bit misleading. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The business behind the Barclays share price A better way to understand how much the business could be worth is to look at its profitability. Here, Barclays is struggling. The group has two main income streams, lending to customers and its investment bank.To a certain extent, the profitability of the lending business is determined by central bank policymakers, who set the country’s interest rates. Higher rates could mean larger profit margins for the lender. Low rates usually translate into lower margins. Unfortunately, that’s just what’s happened over the past decade. Interest rates are currently at record low levels, and it doesn’t look as if they’re going up any time soon. I think this will impact Barclays’ profitability for years to come. While the group’s investment banking business has picked up some of the slack, this might not last. Of course, this is only my assessment of the situation. There’s a chance interest rates could jump in the next few years. That would help widen the bank’s profit margins, leading to improved investor sentiment towards the Barclays share price.The group may also see a better-than-expected period of profits from its investment bank. This may also help improve investor sentiment. However, there’s a lot of uncertainty here. That’s why I’m going to avoid Barclays for the time being. FTSE 250 growth stockInstead of throwing my weight behind the Barclays share price, I’d buy FTSE 250 growth stock IG Group (LSE: IGG) instead. I think this company has two key advantages over Barclays. For a start, its main business is providing stock trading services for customers.While this is a highly competitive business, the critical difference between IG and Barclays is the former can set its own costs and charges. It’s not reliant on central banks to set interest rates. In my opinion, this means the group has more control over its future.Thanks to these advantages, the FTSE 250 growth stock already trades at a higher valuation than the Barclays share price. It’s trading at three times book value. As I mentioned above, this figure can be a bit misleading when used for valuations, but as a rough guide to gauge investor sentiment, the difference is revealing. That’s not to say IG doesn’t face any risks of its own. It does. A few years ago, group profits plunged when regulators introduced new rules to cap the selling of leveraged derivates to clients. Additional regulatory constraints could emerge at any point. A sudden bout of market volatility, leading to large client losses, may also weigh heavily on the FTSE 250 organisation.Despite these risks, I think IG is a better investment than the Barclays share price. That’s why I’d buy the FTSE 250 growth business for my portfolio today.  Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Rupert Hargreaves | Friday, 12th March, 2021 | More on: BARC IGG Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Ulster v Edinburgh: The Preview

first_img TAGS: Edinburgh RugbyUlster EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – JANUARY 22: Edinburgh Rugby wing Tim Visser in action during the Pool two match between Edinburgh Rugby and London Irish at Murrayfield Stadium on January 22, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Ulster by seven. There’s no doubt Edinburgh will put in a hearty performance but the Northern Irishmen’s combination of power and experience will break the Scots down.Can Ulster stop Tim Visser?ULSTER v EDINBURGH, SATURDAY 28 APRIL, AVIVA STADIUM, KICK-OFF 5.45pm. ULSTER: Stefan Terblanche; Andrew Trimble, Darren Cave, Paddy Wallace, Craig Gilroy; Paddy Jackson, Ruan Pienaar; Tom Court, Rory Best, Declan Fitzpatrick, Johann Muller (capt), Dan Tuohy, Stephen Ferris, Willie Faloon, Pedrie Wannenburg.Replacements: Nigel Brady, Paddy McAllister, Adam Macklin, Lewis Stevenson, Robbie Diack, Paul Marshall, Ian Humphreys, Adam D’Arcy.EDINBURGH: Tom Brown; Lee Jones, Nick De Luca, Matt Scott, Tim Visser; Greig Laidlaw (capt), Mike Blair; Allan Jacobsen, Ross Ford, Geoff Cross, Grant Gilchrist, Sean Cox, David Denton, Ross Rennie, Netani Talei.Replacements: Andrew Kelly, Kyle Traynor, Jack Gilding, Steven Turnbull, Roddy Grant, Chris Leck, Phil Godman, Jim Thompson.Referee: Romain Poite Johann Muller celebrates beating Munster in the Heineken Cup quarter-finalBy Bea Asprey, Rugby World writerUlster are favourites to reach their first Heineken Cup final since 1999 on Saturday, but Edinburgh will arrive in Dublin preparing to put up a fight. The Scots have never reached this stage of the tournament before, but despite having a poor season in the RaboDirect Pro12 they overcame the odds to beat Toulouse in the Heineken Cup quarter-final at Murrayfield, and will run out at the Aviva Stadium confident that they are capable of causing another upset.Fan base  Ulster are the home side and as such they will enjoy the majority of the support on Saturday, but Edinburgh are expecting between four and five thousand of their own fans to make the trip to Dublin. While their numbers may pale in comparison to those of the Ulstermen, this is a big achievement for a club that was playing in front of crowds that size in the early stages of the tournament. Furthermore, official fan zones have been set up in Edinburgh where people can go to watch the game, and the Heineken Cup fever will filter through to the team and give them a welcome boost.No pressure Edinburgh can enjoy playing this game with the knowledge that they have nothing to lose. Their Heineken Cup campaign has already been a success and if they reach the end of the road on Saturday they will still return to Scotland as heroes. Ulster, however, have the uncomfortable pressure of being favourites, and will only be happy if they reach the final. They have been knocking on Europe’s door for a couple of seasons, but their historical win over Munster to earn them a semi-final spot will have been in vain if they don’t back it up.Stephen Ferris is a powerful cog in Ulster’s back rowPower struggleThere’s no doubting the influence that Ulster’s overseas signings have had, and Johann Muller has brought great leadership and a winning mentality to the province. Despite their All Black prop John Afoa missing out due to suspension, they still have plenty of big hitters and strong ball-carriers in the team, with Muller combining with Dan Tuohy in the second row, and the formidable back row of Stephen Ferris, Willie Faloon and Pedrie Wannenburg. With that trio running at them all day, Edinburgh will have a job to withstand the pressure.Young guns  Ulster have raised eyebrows by bringing in a number of overseas players, but they’re also developing a number of young stars who are benefiting from training with experienced internationals day in day out. Winger Craig Gilroy and Paddy Jackson, who gets the nod over Ian Humphreys at fly-half, are two glimmers of a bright future for the province and Ireland, and though Edinburgh have their own try-machine in Tim Visser, Gilroy will be looking to match his performance against Munster at the Aviva Stadium (click here to see his try at Thomond Park).The verdict  LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Helpful tips for Hurricane cleanup now and in the future

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! TAGSFEMAHurricane MatthewState Emergency Response Team Previous articleMercury fillings could be hurting youNext articleHow to Save Money on Halloween Decor, Food, and More Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Before returning to your home, make sure you have the following items among your clean-up and salvage supplies: government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, etc.) and proof of address; bottled water and non-perishable foods; first aid kit; cleanser or hand cleaning gel; hygiene products and toilet paper; insect repellent and sunscreen; flashlights and extra batteries; camera or cell phone to document damage; a list of important phone numbers; and plenty of cash (ATMs may not work).It’s also smart to create a back-up communication plan with family and friends in case you’re unable to call from your home or other areas affected by the hurricane.If you haven’t done so already, report your damage from the hurricane to your insurance company and local emergency manager.For more information on Florida’s disaster recovery visit fema.gov/disaster/4280, twitter.com/FEMA, facebook.com/FEMA, and fema.gov/blog. For imagery, video, graphics and releases, see www.fema.gov/hurricane-Matthew. Tips for Cleaning Your Home after Hurricane Matthew Florida residents returning to or repairing homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew should keep in mind that safety should always be their first consideration when inspecting and cleaning up buildings damaged by flood waters.Below are a few simple guidelines to follow that will make the clean-up and salvage process safer and easier:Always wear protective clothing including long-sleeved shirts, long pants, rubber or plastic gloves and waterproof boots or shoes.Before entering your home, look outside for damaged power lines, gas lines and other exterior damage.Take photos of your damage before you begin clean up and save repair receipts.Your home may be contaminated with mold, which raises the health risk for those with asthma, allergies and breathing conditions. Refer to the Center for Disease Control for more info on mold.Open doors and windows so your house can air out before spending any length of time inside.Turn off main electrical power and water systems and don’t use gas appliances until a professional can ensure they are safe.Check all ceilings and floors for signs of sagging or other potentially dangerous structural damage.Throw out all foods, beverages and medicines exposed to flood waters or mud including canned goods and containers with food or liquid.Also, throw out any items that absorb water and cannot be cleaned or disinfected (mattresses, carpeting, stuffed animals, etc.).Beware of snakes, insects, alligators and other animals that may be on your property or in your home.Remove all drywall and insulation that has been in contact with flood waters.Clean all hard surfaces (flooring, countertops, appliances, sinks, etc.) thoroughly with hot water and soap or detergent.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Cat lovers targeted with Valentine’s appeal

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Cat lovers targeted with Valentine’s appeal About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Advertisement Cats Protection is approaching its existing supporters with a Valentine’s Day-themed direct marketing campaign highlighting the needs of cats in the charity’s care.The objective of the strategy, developed by TDA, is to encourage recipients to increase their monthly donation or make a one-off gift. Two creative executions are being tested; one follows a newspaper lonely hearts column format profiling a range of cats that are looking for new homes. The second takes a harder hitting approach and gives the details of a case where 29 cats were discovered in desperate living conditions and a poor physical state. Howard Lake | 14 February 2006 | Newslast_img read more

Multi-newspaper Christmas appeal launched for homeless veterans

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Multi-newspaper Christmas appeal launched for homeless veterans  63 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 1 December 2014 | News For the first time the Evening Standard and The Independent newspapers have launched a joint Christmas charity appeal.The titles are joined by The Independent on Sunday, The i, London Live, and i100 to appeal on behalf of two service charities – ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and Veterans Aid. The focus of the appeal is on homeless veterans.The campaign, the biggest run by the publications’ parent media group, marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. It is supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation.As a result, the campaign has received extensive coverage and promotion within the titles, including several front page stories.2014 Christmas appeal by The Evening Standard, The Independent and The i.The fundraising activities include not just appeals to readers and viewers to donate, but also a three-part online auction which runs past Christmas.The Independent recently shared details of the impact of its 2013 Christmas Appeal for elephant protection charity Space for Giants. It raised £495,972which includes Gift Aid which has not yet been received by Space for Giants. Tagged with: christmas corporate newspaper About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

M&S asks people to take decisions that count on first Make it Matter Day

first_img M&S is asking people to be more thoughtful about the decisions they take this June, with its first Make it Matter Day.Make it Matter Day takes place on 1st June and asks people to #Spenditwell, by turning off their autopilot and thinking more consciously about what they do that day. M&S is also asking that they share their achievements, which could include doing good deeds through the #Spenditwell hashtag.The ad campaign includes suggestions for how to #Spenditwell including not buying clothes that cost the Earth, and not staying silent with a shot of people at a demonstration.The event follows the release of a report by M&S that surveyed 3,000 people and found that 96% of the UK population is living on autopilot, saying yes to an average of four things a day that they should say no to, and making 15 decisions without really thinking about them. Steve Rowe, CEO, M&S said:“Our customer study has shown that living life on autopilot is a direct consequence of us being so hectic and means that we don’t always get the most out of life. However, for most people one small change a day can make a huge difference. That’s why we are calling on the nation to stop saying yes to things that don’t matter and start making more conscious decisions.” Tagged with: charity ideas corporate Fundraising ideas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24  174 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24  173 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 16 May 2017 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. M&S asks people to take decisions that count on first Make it Matter Daylast_img read more