ANALYST VIEWS: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF GO-AHEAD’S RESULTS? Thursday 2 September 2010 7:38 pm whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content Share Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL JOHN LAWSON | INVESTECWhat it has done in a challenging market is encouraging. Its focus on maintaining the dividend is a very important sign of its confidence and commitment. Right now nobody knows what the government is going to do in order to cut spending, but it seems for Go-Ahead it might not be as bad as feared.JONATHAN JACKSON | KILLIK & COWe believe the company offers both recovery potential and outsourcing opportunities, combined with green public transport credentials. The stock currently trades at an undemanding valuation of 7.8 times March 2011 earnings and we remain buyers. Today’s statement provides a good read-across for FirstGroup, our preferred operator in the sector.PAUL HICKMAN | KBC PEEL HUNTI think generally the results have come in ahead of expectations, and the debt level was better than we had thought. The cash performance was much better. We are holding our numbers for 2011, and rate shares a ‘hold’. But an attractive dividend per share yield provides support in uncertain times. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof
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Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2012 presentation For more information about Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) 2012 presentation Company ProfileCentum Investment Limited is an equity firm specialising in investing in areas of growth, developmental capital and buyouts and seek to make equity investments between US$2 and US$20 million. The company invests in enterprises in the agricultural, education, healthcare, energy, financial services, insurance, information and communication technology, food and beverages, catering, automotive, publishing, real estate, power and FMCG sectors. In the beverage sector, it invests in businesses manufacturing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and carbonated soft drinks. These companies operate in and serve the needs of domestic markets in Africa sub-regions. In most private equity investments, it prefers to acquire a controlling and significant minor stake in the company. The head office of Centum Investment Company is in Nairobi, Kenya. Centum Investment Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
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All or Nothing Pinterest Twitter Facebook Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp 032818 marfa public radio logo Local News By admin – March 29, 2018 Pinterest Facebook Marfa Public RadioMarfa Public Radio and West Texas Public Radio have scheduled All or Nothing: True Stories of Taking Big Risks, a live storytelling event, on Tuesday at The Rose Building, 415 N. Grant Ave.Doors open at 6 p.m. for a happy hour party featuring a live DJ. Stories will begin at 7:30 p.m.Participants will recount true stories of going for broke and reaching for the stars.Beer will be provided courtesy of Big Bend Brewing Co.For more information, call 432-729-4578. Previous articleGUEST VIEW: Our farmers and families win with NAFTANext articleTEXAS VIEW: Releasing emergency plan will help officials, public be better prepared admin
Treasury: Don’t Let a Recession Stop Credit Access in Daily Dose, Featured, News Credit Access U.S. Department of Treasury 2017-01-13 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Print This Post January 13, 2017 1,298 Views Countercyclical policies will be crucial in future housing finance reform, at least according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.Part of an ongoing series of housing reform posts from Treasury, the most recent article calls for a more clearly-defined government role and a framework of countercyclical policy tools to protect homebuyers—and the overall economy—during downturns and recessions.“When the economy expands and contracts, the housing sector usually expands and contracts to a greater extent, as it is more volatile than the overall economy,” the report said. “A housing finance system that pulls back credit during downturns not only hurts families trying to buy homes, but can exacerbate the broader downturn.”According to the report’s writers, Jane Dokko and Sam Valverde, more countercyclical policies could help lessen this volatility and protect families across the nation.“By ensuring access to safe and responsible mortgages in good and bad times, countercyclical policy tools can also help mitigate housing sector weakness during downturns,” the report said.The writers also called for the government to play a bigger role in the housing finance system, while acknowledging that, despite its more laid-back role now, the government would still step in in the event of a serious housing collapse. However, whatever action taken, they said, would be less effective and costlier than it needs to be.“We note, however, that the absence of an explicit government role in a future housing finance system would not prevent the government from supporting the housing market during a downturn,” the report stated. “Indeed, recent experience suggests the government would almost certainly need to intervene in the event of a sufficiently severe shock to the housing or mortgage market to avoid a collapse in access to credit for creditworthy borrowers. However, without a clearly-defined role for the government in the housing market, these interventions would be costly to taxpayers and their effectiveness would likely be more limited.”The post noted the Housing and Economic Recovery Act as one of the many governmental actions taken during the Great Recession, but despite their efficacy, Dokko and Valverde believe they are not a permanent solution to the “structural weaknesses of the housing system.”Instead of corrective actions, the writers suggested three finance reforms that could ensure credit access despite what current economic state the country may be in.“Three key features of a reformed housing finance system would help smooth access to affordable credit in good and bad times: (i) a catastrophic mortgage insurance fund (MIF) to provide stability to the secondary market through the economic cycle, (ii) countercyclical regulatory tools to ensure access to safe and responsible mortgages in good and bad economic times, and (iii) broad-based modification and refinancing authority so that homeowners can readily access lower monthly mortgage payments during a downturn,” the report stated. “With these tools, a housing finance regulator can help protect American families’ access to affordable and sustainable mortgages and rents in all economic conditions, and mitigate the spillovers from weakness in the housing sector to the broader economy.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Aly J. Yale Aly J. Yale is a freelance writer and editor based in Fort Worth, Texas. She has worked for various newspapers, magazines, and publications across the nation, including The Dallas Morning News and Addison Magazine. She has also worked with both the Five Star Institute and REO Red Book, as well as various other mortgage industry clients on content strategy, blogging, marketing, and more. Previous: Under-$30K Earners Denied TARP Assistance in Droves Next: The Week Ahead: Inaugurating a New President The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Credit Access U.S. Department of Treasury Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Treasury: Don’t Let a Recession Stop Credit Access Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe
Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink TagsCoronavirusMovie TheatersRestaurantssmall businesses Photo illustration of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (Getty, iStock)As part of Congress’ $900 billion pandemic aid package approved Monday, $15 billion was dedicated for “live venues, independent movie theaters, and cultural institutions.”The $325 billion in funding carved out for all small businesses represents the largest component of the package, more than the funds allocated to direct payment checks and unemployment benefits combined. That includes more than $284 billion for another round of forgivable Payment Protection Program loans.(See the full bill 5,600-page here. Provisions for PPP and other small business support begin on page 2,042.)While most PPP borrowers will be eligible for loans worth up to 2.5 times their average monthly payroll costs, hotels and restaurants (or “Sector 72” companies) will be able to borrow up to 3.5 months worth of average payroll costs, up to a maximum of $2 million.Shuttered venue operators — including theaters, movie theaters and museums — will be eligible for grants worth six months of gross revenue in 2019, up to a maximum of $10 million. Publicly listed companies, those with more than 500 employees, or with operations in more than 10 states or more than 1 country, will not be eligible for such grants.The revised PPP rules also expand the types of expenses that may be eligible for forgiveness. These now include property damage costs “related to property damage and vandalism or looting due to public disturbances that occurred during 2020.” The funds will include damage not covered by insurance or other forms of compensation.Covered expenditures now also include operating or capital expenditures that allow a business — restaurants in particular — to comply with sanitation and social distancing requirements issued by government agencies. These include air ventilation or filtration systems, sneeze guards, expansion of outdoor business space, onsite or offsite health screening capability, and personal protective equipment.Read moreThese real estate companies got fat PPP loansHarry Macklowe, Aby Rosen and Joe Sitt among 6,500+ developers, landlords who got PPP bucksTRD Talks Live: Accountants riff on PPP madness Email Address* Message* As before, borrowers will need to spend at least 60 percent of PPP funds on payroll expenses to be eligible for full forgiveness.The period over which this rule applies may be either eight or 24 weeks at the borrowers’ discretion, an option that was added as part of July’s Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility ActThe funds set aside for small businesses also include $20 billion for targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan Grants. There are also dedicated set-asides for PPP lending through community-based lenders like Community Development Financial Institutions and Minority Depository Institutions.About $525 billion in PPP funds were disbursed to 5.2 million firms through the first two rounds of PPP. About $134 billion in program funds remained unused when the Small Business Administration stopped accepting applications for the second round in August, which has been attributed to borrowers’ confusion and concerns about the program.Contact Kevin Sun
Dwarf shrubs are a dominant plant type across many regions of the Earth and have hence a large impact on carbon and nutrient cycling rates. Climate change impacts on dwarf shrubs have been extensively studied in the Northern Hemisphere, and there appears to be large variability in response between ecosystem types and regions. In the Southern Hemisphere, less data are available despite dwarf shrub vegetation being a dominant feature of southern South America and mountainous regions of the Southern Hemisphere. Here, we present the response of an Empetrum rubrum dwarf shrub and a Poa grass community to 12 years of experimental climate manipulation achieved using open top chambers on the Falkland Islands, a cold temperate island group in the South Atlantic. The dwarf shrub and grass vegetation did not change significantly in cover, biomass or species richness over the 12 years period in response to climate warming scenarios of up to 1°C reflecting annual warming levels predicted in this region for the coming decades. The soil microarthropod community, however, responded with declines in abundance (37%) under warming conditions in the grass community, but no such changes were observed in the dwarf shrub community. Overall, our data indicate that dwarf shrub communities are resistant to the levels of climate warming predicted over the coming decades in the southern South America region and will, therefore, remain a dominant driver of local ecosystem properties.
Saudi Aramco IPO will not affect relationship with OpecSaudi Aramco chairman Yasir al-Rumayyan yesterday teased that an IPO will “take place sooner than you think”.But the planned share sale will not affect the oil giant’s relationship with Opec — the influential nation state organisation that reportedly accounts for almost half of the world’s entire oil production, and works to stabilise and regulate global oil supplies.In an interview with Bloomberg, Opec secretary general Mohammed Barkindo said: “Saudi Aramco has worked very hard over the past couple of years to prepare itself for this one-of-a-kind IPO.“I think for it to make this decision it must have evaluated the entire environment and decided that this is the best time.“The company won’t change how it works with Opec at all — Saudi Arabia remains committed to Opec as a founding member and we have heard from the highest levels of government that the IPO won’t in any way affect its membership.” With its IPO expected to given the green light imminently, banks are eyeing up a bumper payday from fees associated with facilitating the Saudi Aramco public listing Saudi Aramco IPO back on track following drone attackThe oil producer aims to achieve a market valuation of around $2tn as a result of the IPO, despite suffering a setback last month when two of its key oil facilities in the east of the country where targeted by drone attacks.Despite the incident — blame for which has been directed at Iran — causing significant disruption to oil supply, Saudi Aramco is pushing ahead with its plans for the IPO.It has moved quickly to dispel investor concerns after the drone attacks, and has since confirmed that production levels have returned to normal levels of around 9.9 million barrels a day (m b/d), exceeding the 9.8m b/d prior to the attack.In the immediate aftermath of the drone strikes, the firm was forced to suspend 5.7 million barrels of crude oil per day.Earlier this month, it revealed plans to issue a $75bn dividend to investors in 2020, which is considered an effort to solicit investor interest ahead of the IPO in the wake of the disruption.The company also confirmed that a “progressive growing dividend” would be issued “on a sustainable basis at board discretion” after 2020 moving forwards. Saudi Aramco has listed 1.5% of the company on the Tadawul stock exchange (Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Library of Congress/Thomas J O’Halloran) The much-anticipated Saudi Aramco initial public offering (IPO) is expected to generate up to $450m in fees for banks facilitating the share sale.According to reports by Bloomberg, a group of around 20 banks is expected to help engineer the public listing, which could generate around $40bn for the Saudi state-owned oil giant when it green-lights the deal — something it’s expected to do imminently.US banks JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley are reported to be the main beneficiaries of this fee pool — which at roughly 1% of the figure to be commanded by Saudi Aramco is a comparatively small slice when compared with listings in other markets.
Property portals OnTheMarket and Zoopla have begun listing their rental properties simultaneously on Facebook’s MarketPlace, the social platform’s answer to both Ebay and Craigslist.Although OnTheMarket says it will be adding ‘tens of thousands’ of properties, Zoopla has said its deal will upload 300,000 homes to rent onto MarketPlace, making it in one go the largest rental property platform outside of the big three portals in the UK.Figures on how many people use MarketPlace in the UK are sketchy. But Facebook’s own data suggests that approximately 35% of its active users around the world visit Marketplace on average, so in the UK that points to some 14 million people using its selling channel every month.The addition of OTM and Zoopla’s rental stock to Marketplace will certainly give it a boost. Prior to the new properties being added, it had at best light coverage across the UK.Also, OTM and Zoopla’s rental stock will be joining rented properties offered exclusively – until now – by private landlords keen to bypass letting agents.“This is great news for our agent members who will now get wider distribution of their listings as well as increased brand exposure with people looking for property to rent on Facebook Marketplace,” says ZPG Property Services MD Charlie Bryant.“This integration extends our position as the best value digital marketing partner in the UK for agents. We will continue to provide our agent partners with maximum exposure for their listings and brands along with the widest range of services to help them generate additional leads and revenues.”Perfect fitJohn Millsom, OTM’s Brand Director, says: “We are excited to be working with Facebook Marketplace and to be a listing partner. We believe the quality of OnTheMarket agents’ property content integrated with the considerable scale and reach of Marketplace’s brand and service is a perfect fit.“We look forward to working with Marketplace to create world-class value for property-seekers and value for both of our businesses.” marketplace# John Millsom OnTheMarket facebook September 5, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Snap! OTM and Zoopla strike historic deals with Facebook’s Marketplace at same time previous nextProducts & ServicesSnap! OTM and Zoopla strike historic deals with Facebook’s Marketplace at same timeThe two deals will make the platform the largest rental listings service in the UK outside of the three big portals.Nigel Lewis5th September 201806,603 Views