KCS-content Asia bank fees trump Europe 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 ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof ASIAN financial services have continued to grow on the global stage, showing a 22.2 per cent lift in investment banking fees taken in the region over the last year, as payments to European banks fell.Companies in Asia surged to contribute £12.8bn last year, as fees taken globally by investment banks jumped nine per cent to $84bn (£54bn) in 2010.European banks earned 12.3 per cent less for their service than in 2009, though fees still totalled $22.7bn, according to data provided by Thomson Reuters.The payments were made by firms to investment banks for financial services including underwriting capital markets deals and advising on mergers and acquisitions.Though deals across the market were up 10.2 per cent by volume, by value the gain was only 0.4 per cent, with smaller transactions dominating the dealflow. In Europe the difference was even more marked, with deals up 8.9 per cent in volume but down 21.2 per cent in value. US banks topped the review, charging $43bn between them and registering a 21.9 per cent increase on the previous year. Among the top fee payers were US government-backed banks, contributing a total of $2.52bn. State-backed mortgage lender Frannie Mae spent $884m on investment banking services last year, topping rankings compiled by data provider Dealogic.Government-sponsored home mortgage provider Freddie Mac placed second, paying $656m, and bailed-out insurer AIG placed third, paying $582m. whatsapp whatsapp Share Thursday 6 January 2011 8:54 pm Tags: NULL
The World Cup did little to revive the dot.it market in June, with a relatively modest 3% rise in GGR over the previous month.Total igaming GGR rose to €116.25m, a small increase on May’s lacklustre performance – the lowest so far this year at €112.40m.The lack of enthusiasm was perhaps to be expected given Italy’s failure to qualify for this year’s World Cup, although online sports betting figures were up on the month, rising to €47.59m from €40.8m in May.When retail sports betting was taken into account, the rise was more significant, with GGR from retail and online combined rising to €112.80m from €92.92m in May.Given the events of this month, with Italy’s new government introducing a blanket ban on gambling advertising from January next year, a retail presence is set to become much more important for operators in Italy.The charts below could provide a useful indication on how the market could change in future. One shows Italy’s top 10 sports betting operators in terms on online market share, while another breaking down the market leaders taking into account both online and retail.Speaking at iGB Live! in Amsterdam last week, Ficom Leisure senior partner Christian Tirabassi said that operators without a retail presence are likely to be severely impacted by the new ban.“Companies that do not have a land-based presence, allowing them to use that as a way to acquire online customers, will really struggle. The leaders are the ones who have a land-based presence,” he said.This is equally true of casino and poker operators and while in June PokerStars retained its market lead in casino and poker (tournaments and cash), it will be interesting to see if it can remain on top once the ban is in place.Click on the drop down options below to compare how Italy’s igaming market has performed on a monthly or annual basis. Revenue figures for online-only sports betting start from October 2016, with operator market shares from May 2017.All data and figures are processed by leading European corporate advisory firm Ficom Leisure, a specialist in all segments of the betting and gaming sector. Bingo Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Bingo Poker The World Cup did little to revive the dot.it market in June, with a relatively modest 3% rise in GGR over the previous month Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling Italy iGaming Dashboard – July 2018 25th July 2018 | By Joanne Christie Regions: Europe Southern Europe Italy Email Address
Agricultural Development Bank (ADB.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Agricultural Development Bank (ADB.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Agricultural Development Bank (ADB.gh) 2015 annual report.Company ProfileAgricultural Development Bank (ADB) is a leading financial institution in Ghana with an agricultural development focus. In 1964, Bank of Ghana set up a Rural Credit Department to manage legislation and plans and procedures for a specialised bank for the agricultural sector. ADB was established in 1965 as the Agricultural Credit and Cooperative Bank. The bank was restructured in 2009 and positioned as a full-service financial institution with an agricultural focus; offering banking products and services to the retail, corporate, commercial, executive and parastatal sectors. ADB is responsible for providing up to 85% of institutional credit to the agricultural market. It also offers services in risk and treasury management. ADB has a national footprint with 78 branches located in the major towns and cities of Ghana, as well as automatic and mobile banking facilities. Agricultural Development Bank is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) 2019 annual report.Company ProfileDangote Sugar Refineries Plc cultivates and mills sugarcane in Nigeria and produces fortified and non-fortified granulated sugar for household consumption and use in pharmaceutical and food and beverage manufacturing. The fortified product is a fine high quality Vitamin A fortified white granulated sugar which is an all-purpose sugar used for baking and sweetening beverages and food stuff. It is sold under the brand name Dangote Sugar in 50kg, 1kg, 500g and 250g packages. The unfortified product is a specially-processed sugar grade used by pharmaceuticals and food and beverage manufacturing companies. Dangote Sugar Refineries’ subsidiary company, Savannah Sugar Company Limited, cultivates sugarcane for the group and is responsible for the milling process. Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the second quarter.For more information about Zambia Sugar Plc reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Zambia Sugar Plc company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading LiquidityThe total indicative share trading liquidity for Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) in the past 12 months, as of 1st May 2021, is US$63.91K (ZMW1.39M). An average of US$5.33K (ZMW115.63K) per month.Zambia Sugar Plc Interim Results for the Second Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileZambia Sugar Plc is the largest sugar producer in Zambia. The company has interests in growing sugar cane and producing raw sugar and specialty sugar products for domestic and export markets. Zambia Sugar produces sugar products under the Whitespoon brand name, and exports niche-market sugars countries in the European Union. The sugar enterprise has cane estates and a sugar factor in Nakambala in the South West Province of Zambia. Its total annual sugar production capacity ranges from 200 000 tons to 450 000 tons. Zambia Sugar is a subsidiary of Illovo Sugar which in turn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods Plc. Illovo produces raw and refined for local and export markets with sugar cane grown by independent out-growers. Zambia Sugar Plc is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange
Stock market crash bargain alert! I’d buy Lloyds for its 10%+ yield Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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. Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Especially these days.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 Lloyds share price has taken a battering, almost exactly halving from 63p to 31p this year, falling at a faster pace than the rest of the market.Stock market crash hits Lloyds share priceCovid-19 will exert massive pressure on LLoyds’ personal banking customers, as well as its small and medium-sized business clients.If people and firms go bust and default on their borrowings, the Lloyds share price will feel the burden. That’s why it is trading at just 9.3 times current earnings.The government’s unprecedented bailout packages should limit the damage, by keeping bankruptcies to a minimum. Slashing the base rate to just 0.1% will hurt, though, by squeezing net lending margins – the difference between what Lloyds earns from lending and pays out on savings.High yielding stockLloyds had pretty much given up on the savings market, judging by its rates, but still competes on mortgages, and will have to cut rates to do so.The banking sector tends to get hit relatively hard in a sell-off, and do relatively better in the recovery. That recovery is some way off, though. At least this is a healthcare crisis, not a banking crisis. For once, the banking sector did not bring this on themselves.Last week, broker Jefferies picked out Lloyds as the “best positioned” major UK bank in terms of its tangible book value, and said it should benefit from the Bank of England’s overhaul of lenders’ counter cyclical buffers.The authorities aren’t going to let Lloyds go under, or any bank. The risk is that it may need to sacrifice its dividend. 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Demand for staff is continuing to fall, but there are signs that the labourmarket’s rate of decline may have eased. A report by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation shows that thenumber of people placed in permanent jobs fell in December for the eighthmonth. But Report on Jobs, the monthly survey of recruitment consultants, alsoreveals that the rate of decline eased for the second consecutive month after arecord low in October last year. Recruitment consultants report that average salaries of staff taking uppermanent jobs fell for the third consecutive month and average hourly rates ofpay for temporary staff show almost no growth for the second month running. Job vacancies in the national press in November were down 40 per cent on ayear ago. There was a big difference between private- and public-sector job ads,declining 59 and 6 per cent respectively. Brett Walsh, head of Andersen Human Capital UK, believes unemployment willrise again before it falls. “UK employers are waiting to see the impact of the US economic slowdownand the introduction of the euro,” he said. www.rec.uk.com Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Decline in recruitment starting to slowOn 15 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
Whale.FM, a citizen science project linked with Oxford University, is underway in an attempt to help scientists better understand the noises whales make.Research so far has been hindered by the huge range of sounds that whales use to communicate and this is where the masses play their part, by visiting the website, Whale.FM, to take part in the project.Robert Simpson, a researcher at Oxford and an important part of Whale.FM, explained that, “When you visit the site, you are presented with a sound clip of a recording of a whale. The idea is to match the big sound that you see/hear with one of the smaller ones underneath.“All the pairings go into a database and we use that to find the best pairs of sounds and build up our understanding of what the whales are saying to each other. Basically: we need help decoding the language of whales.”Since its launch in November of last year, more than 100,000 people have visited the site, creating almost 150,000 pairs.Although there have been doubts cast on the efficiency of using the public as opposed to professional scientists, Dr Simpson told the Cherwell, “Efficiency may not be the way to think of it. In a broad sense, we are nowhere near as efficient, in that we require more people to take part to get the same results. But there is a term called Cognitive Surplus, coined by Clay Shirky, that describes all the spare brain power out in the world that is being used to watch TV or play on Facebook or ride on a bus looking out of the window. Whale.FM is trying to tap into that effort and make use of it for science. In that sense Whale.FM is very efficient!”But citizen science is not just helpful for those with a burning desire to communicate with large aquatic animals. Dr Simpson commented that, “As we head into ever-larger data in science in general, citizen science may prove to be a very useful tool that allows us to put a human eye on much of what we look at”.Students have reacted positively to the project with first year biologist at St. Anne’s Anna Blaylock commenting, “There really are loads of sounds that whales make, and this seems to me to be a good way to try and find out more about them”. Others, however, were more sceptical about the usefulness of the research, with lawyer John Huxley wondering if they were communicating, “Whale ideas that humans just can’t understand”.
× St. Dominic Academy, on the eve of celebrating their 40th anniversary year of Cross Country/Track & Field, gathered at a recent summer run. Many of the girls are part of the largest and perhaps best freshman group the program has had in years. These team members have roots in Bayonne and or/ the Olympic Spirit Running group that conducts grammar races in Bayonne Park since the late 70’s. From left are coach John E. Nagel , standout sophomore Suhayla Johnson ( Midtown grad) , and freshman Charlotte Hennessey (SDA grammar) , Avery Sullivan (Midtown) , Olivia Aidukas (Nicholas Oresko) , Caroline O’Donnell (Oresko) , Kayla Sullivan (Midtown) , Milani Bethel (St. Francis-UC) and coach Kristina Jimenez ’09 (SDA scholar athlete/Scranton captain/Seton Hall doctoral candidate). St. Dominic Academy opens their season on September 16 with the 22nd annual SDA Cross Country Invitational in Lincoln Park. The team always a contender in Hudson County and in State Parochial B will compete at the Disney Invitational for the fourth time Columbus Day weekend in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.