Deutsche Postbank moves into profit

first_img Show Comments ▼ Deutsche Postbank moves into profit whatsapp BONN-based retail lender Deutsche Postbank unveiled a dramatic recovery in its third-quarter results yesterday, with pre-tax profit moving from a €29m (£24.5m) loss to a €71m gain. The bank is 41 per cent owned by Deutsche Bank.Nine-month earnings per share were up 25 per cent to €1 and the bank posted an improved tier one capital ratio of eight per cent versus 7.3 per cent at the half-year mark. The bank put this down to the disposal of risk-weighted assets and a currency effect.Like most European retail banks, Deutsche Postbank is gradually wearing down its loan loss provisions: they dropped from €142m last year to €134m in the third quarter of this year, despite having risen in the second quarter to €175m. whatsapp KCS-content center_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushUndoDirect HealthyKate Silverton’s PartnerDirect HealthyUndo Thursday 11 November 2010 8:09 pm Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

iGaming Dashboard – February 2019

first_img Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling Bingo 5th February 2019 | By Joanne Christie Projections now extend to 2023 and include post-PASPA US sports betting and April 2018 IMF GDP forecasts iGaming Dashboard – February 2019 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to bring you the February 2019 iGaming Dashboard.The iGaming Dashboard is your monthly overview of the igaming sector in numbers and enables you to follow the evolution of the market.The numbers have recently been updated to include April 2018 IMF GDP forecasts, an extension of the date range to 2023 and US sports betting.We have also recently added the pre-match vs. in-play split for global sports betting GGR.The graphs show how total global gambling gross win for igaming will evolve between now and 2023, while geographical breakdowns provide an overview of revenue levels for key regions around the world.The vertical breakdown shows how much different product segments generate.The term “white market” is used to describe taxed or fully legitimate markets, including the UK and any other market that is in transition.H2 Gambling Capital is the gambling industry’s leading consulting, market intelligence and data team. The company has a track record of 15 years focused on the global gambling industry, its projections have been influential in shaping legislators’  and investors’ views of the gambling sector across the globe. Topics: Casino & games Finance Lottery Sports betting Bingo Poker Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Africa Asia Europe LATAM US North Africa & Middle East Email Addresslast_img read more

FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgFBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFBC Holdings Limited (FBC Bank) is a financial institution in Zimbabwe providing financial products and solutions for retail, commercial and corporate banking; with a range of products and services extending from savings deposit accounts and micro-lending in the informal market to foreign market investment, mortgage financing, micro-lending, re-insurance, short-term insurance and stock-brokering services. Its re-insurance division underwrites classes of insurance for fire, engineering, motoring, marine and miscellaneous incidences. FBC Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Banking Corporation Holdings Limited which is a publicly-traded financial services company in Zimbabwe. FBC Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why I’m following Warren Buffett and buying cheap UK shares to make a million!

first_imgWhy I’m following Warren Buffett and buying cheap UK shares to make a million! See all posts by Royston Wild 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. Signs that the Covid-19 crisis will drag long into 2021 and hamper the economic recovery has spooked financial markets. The FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 have basically lost all the gains they enjoyed during a spritely start to the year. Worsening infection rates and fresh lockdowns across the globe mean UK share prices could have much further to fall in the near term too.I have no plans to stop buying British companies for my Stocks and Shares ISA however. I think those who’ve chosen to pull back and halt buying UK shares are making a serious mistake. History shows that share prices always come roaring back from stock market crashes like that of early 2020.5G 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…Thinking like Warren BuffettAt times like these, I’m reminded of the wise words of investment guru Warren Buffett. He famously pointed out: “In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.”The same theme of strong stock market recoveries has been repeated time and again in this new century too. Indeed, the Dow Jones closed at all-time peaks of 31,097 points just a couple of weeks ago. This is despite the world still being trapped in the midst of pandemic; huge civil unrest emerging as protestors stormed US Congress; and new US-China tensions threatening in the background.UK shares to soar again in the 2020sAs I say, the FTSE 100 might be slipping again in January. But I fully expect UK share prices to recover soon and to soar in the next few years. The economic recovery might be bumpy but corporate profits will steadily recover as the Covid-19 catastrophe gradually subsides. Stock prices will subsequently soar from their recent lows and make investors who buy in at current lows a fortune.Remember that UK shares rocketed in value following the 2007-2008 financial crisis. Stock prices steadily increased during the 2010s. That was despite the spectre of a banking sector collapse and the disintegration of the debt-laden eurozone.Indeed, the FTSE 100 rose and rose to eventually hit record highs of 7,877 points in the spring of 2018. This was up from levels of around 3,500 during the depths of the financial crisis nine years earlier.Using history as a guide, there’s no reason why I think UK share prices won’t print eye-popping rises again this time around. Indeed, the huge stimulus measures launched by world governments and central banks gives me extra confidence in a stunning new bull market.And I’ll keep investing in my Stocks and Shares ISA to get rich during the next decade. Using tips from experts like The Motley Fool, I plan to make millions like hundreds of ISA investors did during the 2010s. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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.center_img Enter Your Email Address Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. 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Rugby World TV: Six Nations round 4 preview

first_imgThanks to Tom Macleod and We Are Iris. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS THE TEAMS have changed and, if they’re not careful, some coaches could be for the chop if they don’t get a win in this weekend’s RBS 6 Nations! In this episode of Rugby World TV, we preview Scotland v Wales, Ireland v France and England v Italy – and predict our winners. Have we got it right? Let us know on Facebook Rugby World Magazine and Twitter @Rugbyworldmag.last_img

Marie Curie Ride of a Lifetime raises £1.3 million

first_img Tagged with: Events Edwina Currie, former Health Minister, participated in this event and said: “I’ve now done seven of these challenges, all organised by Classic Tours, and have found them efficient, meticulous and friendly”. Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Ride of a Lifetime, managed by Classic Tours, has raised £1.3 million. Almost 400 people took part in a sponsored cycle from different points across Eastern Europe (Berlin, Prague, Vilnius, Krakow and Gdansk) to reach Warsaw on the same day.The finishing line in Warsaw was inspired by Marie Curie who was born in the city in 1867.The travel arrangements and logistics for this major event were organised by charity challenge operator Classic Tours. Advertisement Marie Curie Ride of a Lifetime raises £1.3 million Howard Lake | 13 April 2007 | Newscenter_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

UK social investment market value grows by 30% to over £3.5 billion

first_img 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4  305 total views,  2 views today “It is good news that the UK’s social investment market is continuing to grow. But we need to do more to make it easier for social enterprises and charities to access more of the capital that is so badly needed to address the social challenges we as a country face. Lowering some of the barriers that stop more capital flowing into impact investment will be one of the ways we hope to help further growth in the market.”Big Society Capital is working to grow the amount of capital invested in the social impact investment market further with initiatives including:Helping with the creation of Access – The Foundation for Social Investment (Access), and the Access Growth Fund, a blended finance initiative aiming to increase the availability of smaller (less than £150,000) unsecured loans to social enterprises and charities – funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and Big Society CapitalDeveloping the Charity Bond Support Fund, to support the development of the charity bond market by providing issuers and investors with the confidence they both need to see sustainable growth. The fund has helped the charity bond market grow from £30 million in 2014 to over £300 million in 2019Working as a cornerstone investor in the social property market, investing alongside others in specialist social investors such as Resonance, which has grown through partnerships with key investors from having no funds under management to creating and managing 7 funds worth over £210 millionWorking with Access and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport to establish Good Finance, a free website helping organisations navigate the social investment market, which now has over 100,000 unique users. UK social investment market value grows by 30% to over £3.5 billion Melanie May | 22 November 2019 | News Tagged with: Finance The UK’s social investment market is now worth over £3.5 billion according to the latest estimate by Big Society Capital, with 30% growth for the third year in a row.Big Society Capital’s research also shows a greater increase in the number of social impact investment transactions between 2017 and 2018 (1023) than in previous years (755 between 2016 and 2017). The transactions are largely helping organisations requiring smaller loans or those unable to access mainstream finance, such as loans from high street banks. Jeremy Rogers, Chief Investment Officer, Big Society Capital, said:“The market’s impressive growth is being driven in part by increasing awareness of and confidence in taking on investment by social enterprises and charities. We have also seen growing interest in investing with purpose, which has prompted fund managers to create new and innovative products. This increase in products and capital has created more options for both investees and investors – helping capital to flow where it is most needed.“We know that many of the issues social enterprises and charities are aiming to tackle, such as homelessness and financial exclusion, require significantly greater amounts of capital than is currently available to them. At Big Society Capital we work to connect this demand with interested investors. It is therefore fantastic to see this continued growth in the social investment market, helping to fund vital projects across the UK.” Sarah Gordon, CEO of the Impact Investing Institute, commented: Advertisement  306 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4last_img read more

Carlos Brizuela Yera released on completion of a three-year sentence

first_imgNews March 3, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Carlos Brizuela Yera released on completion of a three-year sentence CubaAmericas CubaAmericas Follow the news on Cuba Organisation Receive email alerts Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Help by sharing this information RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago News October 15, 2020 Find out more News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today hailed the release yesterday of journalist Carlos Brizuela Yera of the Colegio de Periodistas Independientes de Camagüey, an independent news agency in south-eastern Cuba. He was freed on completing a three-year sentence.”We welcome the news of his release and we hope he will be able to go back to work as a journalist without being harassed by the authorities,” the press freedom organization said. “His release did not involve any clemency on the part of the regime and we have not forgotten that 21 other Cuban journalists continue to be imprisoned just for doing their job,” the organization added.Brizuela’s arrest and imprisonment came a year before the major crackdown on the independent press in the spring of 2003.”He and a group of activists from the Cuban Foundation for Human Rights wanted to pay me a visit in the Ciego de Ávila provincial hospital (in the centre of the country), where I had been admitted after a violent run-in with the police,” Cuba Press journalist Jesús Álvarez Castillo told Reporters Without Borders.Brizuela and eight other people were arrested and put in the provincial prison of Holguín (in eastern Cuba). A court sentenced him on 27 April 2002 to three years in prison for “disobedience,” refusing to heed the authorities, disturbing the peace and “insulting the person of the president.””He says he is very weak,” Reporters Without Borders was told by Cuban Foundation for Human Rights director Juan Carlos Gonzalez Leyva, who received a phone call from Brizuela as soon as he got out of prison. “He has skin ailments and says he has memory problems although he is only 30.”Reporters Without Borders continues to campaign for the release of the 21 other imprisoned journalists who are serving sentences ranging from 14 to 27 years. October 12, 2018 Find out more News May 6, 2020 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release of journalist Carlos Brizuela Yera on completion of a three-year sentence for “insulting the person of the president” and other offences. A total of 21 other journalists are still being held in Cuban prisons just for doing their job. last_img read more

Punxsutawney Phil’s town misses Groundhog Day boost

first_img Twitter Groundhog Club Inner Circle member Dave Gigliotti checks the temperature of President Jeff Lundy during the 135th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. Phil’s handlers said that the groundhog has forecast six more weeks of winter weather during this year’s event that was held without anyone in attendance due to potential COVID-19 risks. Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Punxsutawney Phil’s town misses Groundhog Day boost Pinterestcenter_img TAGS  Facebook Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Local NewsBusinessPeopleLifestyleUS News Previous articleWith ‘Mank’ and ‘The Crown,’ Netflix dominates Globes nomsNext articleExchange Bank Announces Shari DeMaris as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

President Trump Signs Tax Bill Into Law

first_imgSubscribe,Here’s a look at what the changes mean for homeowners, buyers, and sellers:Downsized mortgage interest rate deduction: New homebuyers would now only be able to deduct interest on the first $750,000 of mortgage debt on a newly-purchased home—down from the current $1 million thresholds, but higher than the $500,000 limit the House proposed in its tax overhaul in November. While the deduction has helped make homebuying more affordable for some homeowners, buyers in some cities face much higher price tags.Less reason to itemize: Homeowners must itemize their taxes if they want to claim the mortgage interest deduction. But since the final bill calls for nearly doubling the standard deduction, far fewer Americans are expected to itemize.Limit on property tax deduction: Taxpayers will no longer be able to fully deduct state and local property taxes plus income or sales taxes. Instead, the legislation allows individuals to deduct up to $10,000 in state and local income and property taxes or state and local property and sales taxes. That means homeowners living in high-tax states like New York, California, and New Jersey could see an increase in what they owe.Tax break stays for home sellers: Both the House and Senate bills originally wanted to scale back a tax break for homeowners when they sell their home for profit. Taxpayers will still be able to exclude up to $500,000 (or $250,000 for single filers) from capital gains when they sell their primary home, as long as they’ve lived there for two of the past five years. Earlier tax reform proposals would have increased the live-in requirement to five out of the last eight years. David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] On Friday morning, President Trump signed the sweeping tax reform bill recently passed by Congress into law.Trump’s signature official makes the $1.4 trillion tax-cut bill the law of the land, ending months of debate, negotiation, voting, and revoting. Congress gave their approval to the final version of the bill earlier this week, with the Senate approving the bill 51-48 early Wednesday morning. The House originally voted in favor of the bill on Tuesday, but a technicality forced them to revote on Wednesday, finally passing the bill with a vote of 227-203.President Trump also signed an emergency funding bill that will keep the government open and operating through January 19. The resolution maintains current levels of funding through that date, and also funds the Children’s Health Insurance Program through March.In a recent statement about the tax bill, President Trump said, “I promised the American people a big, beautiful tax cut for Christmas. With final passage of this legislation, that is exactly what they are getting.” Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Here’s a look at what the changes mean for homeowners, buyers, and sellers:Downsized mortgage interest rate deduction: New homebuyers would now only be able to deduct interest on the first $750,000 of mortgage debt on a newly-purchased home—down from the current $1 million thresholds, but higher than the $500,000 limit the House proposed in its tax overhaul in November. While the deduction has helped make homebuying more affordable for some homeowners, buyers in some cities face much higher price tags.Less reason to itemize: Homeowners must itemize their taxes if they want to claim the mortgage interest deduction. But since the final bill calls for nearly doubling the standard deduction, far fewer Americans are expected to itemize.Limit on property tax deduction: Taxpayers will no longer be able to fully deduct state and local property taxes plus income or sales taxes. Instead, the legislation allows individuals to deduct up to $10,000 in state and local income and property taxes or state and local property and sales taxes. That means homeowners living in high-tax states like New York, California, and New Jersey could see an increase in what they owe.Tax break stays for home sellers: Both the House and Senate bills originally wanted to scale back a tax break for homeowners when they sell their home for profit. Taxpayers will still be able to exclude up to $500,000 (or $250,000 for single filers) from capital gains when they sell their primary home, as long as they’ve lived there for two of the past five years. Earlier tax reform proposals would have increased the live-in requirement to five out of the last eight years.  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago President Trump Signs Tax Bill Into Law center_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: New Home Sales Surge to Highest Point Since 2007 Next: FHFA Credit Changes Could Expand Homeownership December 22, 2017 2,757 Views Tagged with: President Trump tax bill Tax Reform Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago President Trump tax bill Tax Reform 2017-12-22 David Wharton Home / Daily Dose / President Trump Signs Tax Bill Into Lawlast_img read more