MPC split points to uncertainty about rates

first_imgSunday 3 October 2010 10:29 pm KCS-content Show Comments ▼ MPC split points to uncertainty about rates whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse Tags: NULL THE rate setting arm of the Bank of England is officially divided. Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) member, Adam Posen, recommended last week that more stimulus be pumped into the economy to avoid a Japan-style lost decade. In stark contrast, hawk Andrew Sentance still argues that no further stimulus is needed… and then you have all the other MPC members somewhere in the middle.Ian Harnett, a European Strategist from Absolute Strategy Research, says the split within the MPC highlights a deep uncertainty at the heart of monetary policy, and this is one of the things holding back the markets. According to Harnett, over the next three months, policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic will seek to create a greater certainty about the framework used to solve internal and external debate. If more of a definition on normalisation were to be introduced (what policy makers actually are looking for), then chances are it could accommodate views by both Sentance and Posen. Harnett points out there seems to be a nominal GDP target (early last year, Bank of England (BoE) Deputy Governor Charlie Bean spoke about getting nominal GDP over five per cent), and an implicit unemployment target, but he thinks it’s apparent that the BoE isn’t looking at inflation at all at the moment. In other words, the BoE hasn’t recapitalised the capital markets to get bankers rich; it has done so to get people back to work.For the remainder of the year, and once we get more clarity on monetary policy, Harnett thinks we’ll see the FTSE 100 taking on its April peaks of around 5,800. He says we’re still in an environment where you want to re-risk rather than de-risk, and he recommends maintaining a cyclical bias with industrials beating retail stocks, and banks beating pharmaceuticals.Maurice Pomery, CEO of Strategic Alpha Limited, thinks the split at the BoE is similar to what is seen at other central banks, and says it is important for central banks to be much more global in their views. Pomery says that Posen and BoE Governor Mervyn King are definitely aware of the global implications of the financial markets and that global considerations should be at the forefront of their thoughts when they look at where rates should be in this country.Louisa Bojesen co-anchors European Closing Bell weekdays on CNBC. Sharelast_img read more


first_img AT A GLANCE: FINANCE BILL Thursday 9 December 2010 9:08 pm PENSIONS– The existing effective obligation for members of a defined contribution pension scheme to purchase an annuity by age 75 is to be abolished, creating an increased flexibility.– In order to ensure that increased flexibility doesn’t lead to pension funds being exhausted with the recipients being forced to fall back on support from the state, the draft legislation also introduces a limit on direct draw downs set at 100 per cent of the equivalent annuity in most cases. – To exceed this limit, individuals will need to demonstrate lifetime pension income of at least £20,000 per year.FURNISHED HOLIDAY LETTINGS – The special UK favourable tax rates for furnished holiday lettings will now be made compatible with EU requirements by expanding it to apply to properties in both the European Economic Area and the UK. – But the minimum letting periods for properties to qualify are being increased. SMALL COMPANY TAX– Existing anti-avoidance legislation used to restrict the use of the lower rate of corporation tax for small companies in cases where the taxpaying company has “associated companies” will be replaced with a clearer purpose-based rule.– The rules are widely drafted so that an individual’s company will often be regarded as associated with any companies owned by other members of their immediate family, increasing the applicable rate of tax. – Changes included in today’s draft legislation are designed to relax the rules so as to only catch situations where substantial commercial interdependence exists.FOREIGN PROFIT TAXATION– The draft legislation sets out interim measures as part of the government’s ongoing project to reform the taxation of foreign profits for companies. – The changes currently proposed widen the exemptions from the controlled foreigncompany (CFC) regime and provide a permanent “opt-in” exemption from UK tax on the profits of a company’s overseas branches.CORPORATE CAPITAL GAINS– Consultation to simplify the taxation of companies’ chargeable gains when they buy and sell assets. – Simplification of the highly complex rules governing the use of capital losses in situations where the ownership of a company changes. – In particular, certain restrictions on the use of losses realised after the change in ownership are to be removed.– Simplification of the “value shifting” rules in an attempt to restrict their application to cases of genuine avoidance.– Simplification of the “degrouping charge” rules so as to reduce the number of cases in which a sale of shares in a company which is itself tax free by virtue of the substantial shareholding exemption (SSE) nonetheless crystallises a tax liability in the form of a degrouping charge.CORPORATE TAX ANTI-AVOIDANCE RULE– New targeted anti-avoidance provisions in other areas of corporation tax to target cases of perceived abuse, particularly in relation to financial instruments. A study has been put in place to look at this to be completed by 31 October 2011.ALCOHOL– New rates of duty applying to high-strength – 7.5 per cent alcohol by volume (abv) and above – and low-strength – 2.8 per cent abv and below beers as part of the government’s drive to discourage consumption of higher strength products.BANK LEVY– The levy on banks’ balance sheets will be 0.05 per cent, rather than 0.04 per cent for 2011 as announced previously. It will rise to 0.075 per cent in 2012, rather than the 0.07 per cent announced previously.DISGUISED REMUNERATION– Legislation will be introduced to ensure that income tax and national insurance contributions on employment income ar not avoided or deferred through the use of trusts or similar vehicles affecting 50,000 employees and bringing in up to £500m a year. 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Genius Sports seals landmark deal with Football DataCo

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Horse racing Email Address Genius Sports seals landmark deal with Football DataCo Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Horse racing Genius Sports Group has finalised a major betting data partnership with Football DataCo, giving the supplier exclusive rights to collect, license and distribute live data from the UK’s leading football competitions, including the Premier League. Genius Sports Group has finalised a major betting data partnership with Football DataCo, giving the supplier exclusive rights to collect, license and distribute live data from the UK’s leading football competitions, including the Premier League.As the sole data rights holder, Genius Sports will be able to supply data for the Premier League, English Football League and Scottish Professional Football League, from the start of the 2019-20 season.“Being selected by Football DataCo as their exclusive official data partner is transformational for our organisation and reinforces our position as the global leader in sports data capture and distribution technology,” Genius Sports chief executive Mark Locke said. “This partnership upholds our commitment to ensuring sports remain at the heart of a sustainable sports betting ecosystem that is fair and rewarding for all participants.Through its sports betting subsidiary Betgenius, Genius Sports will capture official live in-stadium data at more than 4,000 fixtures each season, distributing it to hundreds of licensed sportsbook operators worldwide.“The use of secure, UK football league sanctioned data signals the increased maturity of the industry and recognises the value and protections that this official data feed provides,” Locke explained. “Football DataCo leads the world through its heavy investment in a product that assures operators can have complete confidence in its data supply to power some of most valuable sports betting content in the world, including all Premier League matches.”Football DataCo general manager Adrian Ford added: “English and Scottish football is vital to any sportsbook offering and Genius Sports provided a compelling proposal to maximise the value of live data in the betting market for the leagues,” Football DataCo general manager Adrian Ford said.“We look forward to working with Genius Sports, and its sports betting division Betgenius, in developing innovative data feeds for the market to use.”Genius Sports has won the exclusive rights previously held by Perform Group since 2013. The two companies have also collaborated, working with Football DataCo to monitor English and Scottish football competitions for unusual betting activity since 2017. Regions: UK & Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 9th May 2019 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

Safaricom Limited ( 2016 Annual Report

first_imgSafaricom Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Safaricom Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Safaricom Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Safaricom Limited (  2016 annual report.Company ProfileSafaricom Limited is an integrated telecommunications company in Kenya providing mobile, fixed voice, data, SMS, Internet and M-PESA services. The company sells mobile phones and tablets as well as broadband modems and routers. It also offers its customers data bundles for pre- and post-paid customers; pre- and post-paid voice plans and SMS services for national and international roaming; Okoa Jahazi for emergency top-up credit; and Flex plans for browsing, calling and SMSing. Bonga Points is a customer loyalty programme and M-PESA is a mobile telephone service to deposit, transfer and withdraw money as well as pay for goods and services. Other services offered include website and email, calling and cloud and hosting services. Safaricom Limited’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Safaricom Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited ( 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgAbsa Bank Kenya Plc ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Absa Bank Kenya Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Absa Bank Kenya Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Absa Bank Kenya Plc (  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileAbsa Bank Kenya Plc formerly known as Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited is a leading financial service provider in Kenya offering banking products and services to the consumer and corporate sectors under the categories Personal Banking, Prestige Banking, Premier Banking, Corporate, Treasury and Lie Assurance. The company specialises in offering solutions for specialist investment banking, financing, risk management and advisory services for corporates, financial institutions and government clients. Its personal banking division offers full-service banking; ranging from personal transactional accounts to credit application and wealth and investment management, with electronic and mobile banking support. The financial institution has approximately 120 outlets and 230 ATMs, with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Barclays Bank of Kenya is a subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa Bank Kenya Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Dangote Cement Plc ( HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgDangote Cement Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Dangote Cement Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Cement Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Cement Plc (  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDangote Cement Plc manufactures, packages and distributes cement and related products for the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. The company has operations in Nigeria, Benin and Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia and exports internationally. Dangote Cement Plc operates the largest cement plant in sub-Saharan Africa, the Obajana Cement Plant. Cement bagged and distributed by Dangote Cement Plc is required of the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors. Formerly known as Obajana Cement Plc, the company changed its name to Dangote Cement Plc in 2010. The company is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Dangote Cement Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget gold! I’d buy FTSE 100 growth shares to retire on

first_imgForget gold! I’d buy FTSE 100 growth shares to retire on 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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However, buying bargain FTSE 100 growth shares could be a better means of improving your retirement prospects.While the world economy faces an uncertain future, these companies have definite competitive advantages that should help them pull through and generate attractive returns for shareholders over the long run.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 appeal of FTSE 100 growth stocksGold looks attractive from a short-term perspective. The coronavirus crisis has significantly impacted the global economy. As of yet, we don’t know how long the crisis will last, and how big of an impact it will have on growth.Central banks’ efforts to try and contain the crisis have also fuelled inflation fears. As such, gold’s status as a store of value has resonated with investors. However, while gold may provide protection in the short term, long-term investors may be better off buying FTSE 100 growth shares.Buying shares at the current time may seem like a risky proposition. But over the past few decades, the FTSE 100 has seen many uncertain economic environments. It has a strong track record of recovering from every one of these downturns. It has often gone on to post new record highs after every slump.Sometimes it has taken several months to recover. On other occasions, it has been years before the index recovered its losses. But if you’ve got many years left until you plan to retire, FTSE 100 growth stocks could offer higher returns than other mainstream assets.Many of these stocks are at the forefront of technology and offer unique products and services. While these companies could experience a decline in demand in the short term, their substantial competitive advantages should help them back to health when the economic recovery gains traction.This could help these FTSE 100 growth stocks produce better returns than gold over the long term. And now could be the perfect time to start building a portfolio of FTSE 100 shares.Shares on offerAfter the recent stock market crash, valuations across the lead index are relatively low. This suggests investors can build a diversified portfolio of FTSE 100 growth stocks at a relatively low price.A diversified portfolio would help reduce risk and possibly improve your chances of generating a healthy return on assets over the long run.So, overall, now could be a great time to take advantage of the recent stock market crash and buy a range of large-cap growth shares for the long term.These companies may not outperform gold in the short run. However, over the long haul, it’s highly likely a portfolio of undervalued FTSE 100 growth stocks will generate extremely attractive returns. And that could help you build a sizeable pension pot. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address 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. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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Get prepared for hurricane season

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From Orange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonHurricane season began June 1 and goes through the month of November. From high winds to tornadoes and flooding, hurricanes can present a variety of severe weather. It is important to be aware of these weather threats and risks as well as to do your part in preparing yourself and families for this as well as community neighbors.Before, during, and after severe weather, Orange County along with other local organizations work to protect the community and keep things functioning. Orange County is able to help citizens to stay informed with Emergency Communication. Orange County can warn citizens about storms and hurricanes through television, radio, phone calls, text messages, and emails. Take the warnings seriously rather than waiting until it could be too late to get prepared. Orange County Emergency Debris Removal sends out crews as soon as it is safe to clear trees and other debris from public roads. Orange County Emergency Response Team is designed to handle large-scale incidents requiring a response by multiple members of the agency. County professionals are trained to provide manpower and support during search and recovery operations. For emergencies during a storm, call 911, but depending on conditions there could be delays in getting help. For non-emergency needs, call 311 for any information, questions, concerns, or to report damages or power outages. Let professionals handle needs during storms and stay off the roads to avoid more incidents and keep pathways clear of those that do not need to be on roads so that emergency and clean-up crews can safely and timely make it out to get things back to order.Hurricane season brings in serious problems such as power outages. If you want to be prepared, check this article here from Survivors Fortress. Orange County Commissioner     Bryan NelsonIn planning ahead, some advised things to do are such as to create a family emergency communication plan (a meeting spot perhaps and knowing important family and general emergency phone numbers to contact), prepare a disaster supply kit, know the local hurricane evacuation route and shelter locations, and protect your home. Some suggested items for a disaster supply kit (suggested by the National Hurricane Center – as well as are water (one gallon for each person for at least three days to be used both drinking and sanitation), food (a supply of non-perishable food for at least three days), a battery-powered or hand-crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both, a flashlight and extra batteries, first aid kit, whistle to signal for help, wrench or pliers to turn off utilities, manual can opener for food, local maps, and a cell phone with (portable) chargers, inverter or solar charger. Be sure to not only have a preparedness plan for your family but also for your pets. Stock up early on items that you will need. Do not wait until the last minute and risk not getting necessary items in time. A lot of people go out shopping right before storms so it is likely that stores may run low on popular items.In preparing for approaching severe weather, and specifically in preparing your home to be protected, be sure that you take inside any yard toys or furniture that could easily blow around in the high winds go through a window or do other damage. Also, protect and reinforce windows to decrease the likelihood of them being broken or damaged. In severe weather, anything may become a projectile and hence do damage, so do not only protect yourself but also protect your neighbors when you protect yourself and vice versa as items from your property may blow onto theirs. Exchange contact information with neighbors and know if and who will be home during the severe weather to check on each other throughout the storm. In the case of if a tornado pops up, know where the safest and nearest place to take shelter is and have backup plans. Try to go to a low and inner room of a building away from windows should a tornado become a nearby weather threat. Do not go outside or return to your home if you evacuate until authorities have clearly marked things as safe and the storm has completely passed.Children may feel anxious or nervous about the severe weather, so families can make the best of waiting it out to enjoy some time together playing card games or other fun activities to calm and distract the minds of all. Be sure any bonding activities to pass the time are indoors in safe locations, though.For more details, go here. 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Scout Association partners with Raffle Tickets 4U

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 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 Melanie May | 19 September 2016 | News The Scout Association has made Raffle Tickets 4U its official partner supplier of raffle tickets.Raffle Tickets 4U will now provide all of the raffle ticket requirements for Scout groups nationwide, to be used in their fundraising activity. Scout groups can currently receive a 10% discount off every purchase of raffle tickets by using the code SCOUT10 at the checkout.Clive Richards, managing director at Raffle Tickets 4U said:“We are really thrilled to be the official Scouts partner supplier of raffle tickets. The Scouts already have a culture of local fundraising and understand that raffles are one of the most effective way to raise funds. With more partners set to launch this month, it goes to prove that printed raffle tickets are consistently one of the most successful fundraising tools for charities, clubs and schools.”Raffle Tickets 4U prints over 15 million raffle tickets annually. Advertisement Scout Association partners with Raffle Tickets 4Ucenter_img  129 total views,  3 views today  130 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: Fundraising Raffleslast_img read more

Frogs fall to No. 8 WVU in Morgantown

first_imgI am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vaglio Linkedin Linkedin TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Twitter TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Facebook + posts Previous articleVisitors ogle art at ArtsGoggleNext articleHoroscope: October 23, 2017 Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Robbie Vaglio What to watch during quarantine printThe eighth-ranked Mountaineers gave TCU trouble all afternoon as a goal in each half led West Virginia to a 2-0 victory over the Horned Frogs Sunday.The Mountaineers determined the pace of the game in the first half. West Virginia broke the shutout in the 31st minute off of a corner kick. Freshman goalkeeper Emily Alvarado made a diving save on a ball that ricocheted out of play setting up the corner kick. West Virginia’s defender Bianca St. Georges’ cross was played perfectly to midfielder Alli Magaletta who headed in the first goal of the match.The Frogs were able to gain momentum in the late stages of the half as the girls tried to even the match. Freshman midfielder Yazmeen Ryan had quality runs down the field and was able to fire a shot from distance that barely went wide of the goal.The Frogs carried their momentum from the end of the half into the second half, coming out with a spark. The best chance in the half came in the early stages off a corner kick. The cross found junior forward McKenzie Oliver at the top of the penalty box, but her shot sailed high over the goal.Head coach Eric Bell was proud of the momentum the team brought out in the second half, but disappointed that the team couldn’t continue their strong play over the entire match.From that point, West Virginia returned to their play early in the match, dominating the action. The Mountaineers were able to net an insurance goalie the 71st minute off a penalty kick. Forward Michaela Abam’s shot glazed the inside of the post and found the back of the net to give the Mountaineers a two goal lead.Following the match, Bell praised West Virginia’s quality play, but also demanded to see more effort from his team.“I credit West Virginia,” Bell said. “They did a good job. We didn’t bring our best effort. Against a team like them, we have to bring our A-game to give ourselves a chance to win. We took a couple steps back and that’s the result we get.”The Frogs were outshot for the fifth time this season; they allowed a second half goal for just the second time this season. The loss marked just the third time the Frogs have been blanked on the scoreboard this year.The Frogs fall to 11-5-1 overall and 5-2-1 in Big 12 play following the loss to the Mountaineers. The Frogs will conclude the regular season Friday night when they host the visiting Baylor Bears at Garvey-Rosenthal. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. Robbie Vaglio Facebook Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vaglio Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitterlast_img read more