New Verde SW1 development in Victoria will have six roof garden terraces with amazing London views

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Dow Jones stock exchange closes at highest level ever following rise in US economic growth

first_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Sarah Spickernell The Dow Jones stock exchange in the US closed at its highest level ever today, as investors felt encouraged by a rise in economic growth. During the third quarter the US economy grew at its fastest rate in 11 years, with an annual growth rate of five per cent. Previous estimates had placed the country’s growth at a lower value of 3.9 per cent.  The result sent the Dow Jones up by 64 points to 18,024 – the first time it has ever closed above 18,000. Other stock exchanges in the country also benefited – the S&P went up by three points and ended at 2,082.  “That is a solid number, that is really what you want to see, you want to see it in demand,” Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank in Chicago, told Reuters in reference to the Dow Jones success.  “That is a huge plus, a five handle on GDP is astounding to me, but I’m not going to turn it away – Merry Christmas.”A GOOD YEAROver the course of the financial year, the Dow Jones has risen by nine per cent and has experienced 36 record closes. The S&P, meanwhile, has gone through 51 record closes and risen a total of 13 per cent.  Cameron Hinds, regional chief investment officer at Wells Fargo Private Bank, believes there are more gains in the pipeline.  “You have to understand that US economic output is at an all-time high and corporate profits are at an all-time high,” he told the BBC.  “Bull markets typically don’t die purely of old age, they tend to die of recessions and overvaluation and perhaps policy mistakes, and we don’t see any of those on the horizon.” whatsappcenter_img Share Tuesday 23 December 2014 5:36 pm whatsapp Dow Jones stock exchange closes at highest level ever following rise in US economic growth last_img read more

Ex-Tesco chief Sir Terry Leahy backing staff discounts app Work Angel

first_img Ex-Tesco chief Sir Terry Leahy backing staff discounts app Work Angel whatsapp Tags: Company Tesco Former Tesco chief executive Sir Terry Leahy is reportedly leading a £3.3m funding round for smartphone startup Work Angel.Work Angel helps firms retain and reward staff with discounts and deals via a smartphone app. It was founded by serial entrepreneur Jamie True, who made an estimated £15m from the sale of his mobile app development group Grapple to payments group Monitise last year.  “These offers are around but employees don’t use them as the technology is not very engaging or user friendly,” Leahy told The Sunday Times. “Work Angel massively increases the value of those type of schemes for employees.” Leahy, who also sits on the board of Work Angel, has invested in a number of tech startups since leaving Tesco in 2011 including Aim-listed smartphone voucher firm Eagle Eye. Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe 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 Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrapcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GamePost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost Fun Express KCS Show Comments ▼ Sunday 18 January 2015 10:45 pm whatsapplast_img read more

UK Oil and Gas timeline:

first_img Jessica Morris UK Oil and Gas timeline: whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressUndoLearn It WiseAfter Losing 70lbs Susan Boyle Is So Skinny Now She Looks Like A ModelLearn It WiseUndoTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveUndo Wednesday 10 June 2015 9:05 am whatsapp Share The Horse Hill site is located in the Weald Basin, an area spanning Sussex, Surrey, Kent, and Hampshire, which already produces oil leading some to refer to it as Britain’s Dallas. April 9: UKOG says its discovered a site near Gatwick Airport that could hold up to 100bn barrels of oil – a figures that would dwarf the 45bn barrels of oil producted by the North Sea oil industry over the last 40 years.This far surpassed original estimates of the volume of oil in the area which had been around 4.4bn barrels, according to previous geological surveys. 13: April 15: After it was asked to clarify the previous announcement by the London Stock Exchange, UKOG downplayed the find saying Horse Hill “should not be considered as either contingent or prospective resources or reserves”.Contingent or prospective reserves are those which are not immediately recoverable – but could be one day.April 28:Daniel Bellau, partner and head of corporate at the law firm Hamlin, wrote in City A.M. that “With this will, no doubt, come questions once more over whether regulation of the Aim market is too relaxed, and whether we need a more stringent system in place surrounding scenarios such as this, where investors pile into a stock after some ill-advised comments from a market participant.”May 13: UKOG announces regulators have approved a year-long extension to licences held by Horse Hill Developments, the company in which UKOG holds a stake.The move will give it an additional year to to assess the amount of oil in the area of Horse Hill near Gatwick. 5: An independent report by US energy company Schlumberger said there could be more oil in the ground than what even UKOG had previously estimated.June 10: UKOG released a statement to the London Stock Exchange confirming media speculation that it was in talks with potential investors for a fundraising of at least £4.5m at a targeted price of around 2.25p.Nevertheless it cautioned that: “There is no assurance the company will proceed with any fundraising”. Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Laois Coffee Morning in Aid of Pieta House a huge success

first_img Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois Coffee Morning in Aid of Pieta House a huge success GAA By Dáire McDonald – 6th November 2019 Facebook WhatsApp SEE ALSO –  WATCH: Legendary Irish rugby player comes to Laois to try wheelchair rugby TAGSCoffee MorningPieta House Previous articleSupermacs owner the special guest at Laois Chamber breakfast eventNext article22 players who really impressed at the Laois Divisional Football Competition Dáire McDonald WhatsApp Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pieta House has helped over 40,000 people and established fifteen subsequent centres all over Ireland with over 270 therapists and administration staff.All funds raised went to Pieta House and all were welcome to the event to keep these services up and running.Below are photos of Thomas in Athlone presenting the cheque for the amount of €551.20 to Athlone branch manager Mr. Gerard Tiernan.Fair play Thomas! On the morning of the 23rd of October in the Portlaoise Parish centre there was a great fundraiser in aid of the homeless charity Pieta House.A coffee morning, organised by Thomas Lynch, turned out to be a great success with over €500 raised for the cause.The aim by Thomas Lynch was to raise funds in order to help keep their services going for those who have lost loved ones through suicide so they can avail of counselling and support services. GAA Facebook Twitter Pinterest Pinterest 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Home News Laois Coffee Morning in Aid of Pieta House a huge success Newslast_img read more

4th Workers’ Party Delegates’ Conference

first_img News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News [imText1][imText2] 4th Workers’ Party Delegates’ Conference SHARE AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Facebook Twittercenter_img News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News By Daily NK – 2012.04.12 9:59am North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Resident impersonates officer to extort foreign media consumers

first_img News A North Korean resident has recently been arrested for impersonating a Group 109 officer. Personnel in this unit are responsible for cracking down on the consumption of foreign media such as South Korean movies and televisions shows. The accused was allegedly extorting money from victims after entering their homes without a warrant and demanding money in exchange for not reporting their transgressions. The same tactic is frequently employed by Group 109.“A person posing as a Group 109 officer was going around South Pyongan Province demanding bribes from residents that he caught watching South Korean movies. He was recently arrested,” said an inside source from the region during a telephone call with Daily NK on December 8. “He wore the uniform of an Ministry of People’s Security officer (from which members are plucked for Group 109 along with other law enforcement bodies), and even carried a certificate with him as he conducted the fraudulent raids.” MPS and Ministry of State Security (MSS) uniforms can be purchased in South Pyongan Province markets for about US $30.    Asked why the resident chose to impersonate a member of the foreign media crackdown unit, the source explained, “It seems he saw an opportunity, as the unit has relatively more power and influence than other groups like the Group 6.27, (responsible for drug crackdowns).” According to the source, the impersonator colluded with a merchant who was renting out memory sticks containing South Korean movies. The merchant was informing the impersonator about who had recently bought the sticks, and he would then go directly to their homes. He managed to extort thousands of US dollars in bribes.As word got out about the crackdowns, the impersonator threatened the merchants. He told them to remain quiet, warning them of the consequences if people discovered they were in on the scheme. But the impersonator was not able to continue the scheme for long. After a resident from Pyongsong City handed the fake officer thousands of US dollars last September, he informed a friend and this led to the impersonator’s arrest. The friend was actually working as an informant on behalf of Group 109 and learned that nobody with the impersonator’s name was working for Group 109 in Pyongsong. After an extensive investigation, the impersonator was apprehended in November. Over the course of the investigation, the identity of the scheme’s victims who had watched South Korean movies also came to light, and these individuals were subsequently arrested. The impersonator served six months in a disciplinary labor center and was released on bail. He is reportedly at home recuperating. The relatively light punishment for impersonating an officer may have been due to the fact that his arrest led to the identification of numerous locals engaged in “anti-establishment” activity. “The way things are going here (in North Korea), fraudsters and colluders thrive. The families (caught up in the fraud) feel like the country is going under,” a separate source in South Pyongan Province said.South Korean media began to enter North Korea in large volumes around the year 2000, and in 2004, the authorities responded by establishing Group 109 combining personnel from the Party, the MSS, and the MPS to crackdown on consumption. But many residents have been able to bribe their way out of arrest, and so the central authorities have continued to ramp up the intensity of the crackdowns.  In particular, the authorities have been concerned about ideological agitation since UN sanctions began to have a wider impact from last year. Sources say that the authorities have strengthened attempts to block not just South Korean media consumption, but also content from the US, China, and other nations. Group 109 officers have been actively sending locals caught with such media to correctional labor camps and political prison camps.   “Because of the tense atmosphere, it has become harder to watch South Korean movies,” the second source said. “The authorities habitually enter homes without search warrants and commit violent acts against the residents. When donju [North Korea’s new monied class] are caught, they give bribes of anywhere from hundreds to thousands of US dollars.” SHARE Resident impersonates officer to extort foreign media consumers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again center_img News Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaders NewsEconomy By Daily NK – 2017.12.13 11:33am North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

CIBC wins 2013 Forecaster Accuracy Award for Canada

first_imgIE Staff How Canadian business leaders are navigating election uncertainty Keywords Awards,  Economic forecastsCompanies CIBC Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media “This award speaks to the strength of our economics team for their accurate predictions and perceptive analysis regarding the factors driving our economy,” says Richard Nesbitt, chief operating fficer, CIBC (TSX:CM). “We are proud of the high quality and value-added research Avery Shenfeld and our economics team provide to our clients.” The FAA comes after Bloomberg Markets named Shenfeld as the top forecaster of the Canadian economy for the two-year period ended on Sept. 30, 2012.center_img Consensus Economics, the world’s leading economic survey organization, has selected CIBC’s chief economist Avery Shenfeld and team as the recipient of the 2013 Forecaster Accuracy Award (FAA) for Canada. The FAA program recognizes a select group of expert country economic forecasters who have most accurately predicted the performance of GDP growth and Consumer Price Inflation for their targeted economies over a 24-month forecasting cycle. CIBC was recognized for its high quality research, commitment to regular forecasts and ability to identify most accurately the trends and levels of key indicators for the past year. Covid vaccine-sharing discussions to dominate G7 summit talks Five upcoming items to watch in Canadian business Related newslast_img read more

Two Canadian insurance executives appointed to LL Global board

first_imgMegan Harman Anthony Garcia, president and CEO of the Independent Order of Foresters in Toronto, was also appointed to the board for a three-year term, commencing in 2016. Deanna Strable, president of U.S. insurance solutions at Des Moines, Iowa-based Principal Financial Group Inc., has been appointed chairwoman of the board for 2016. Other board members appointed to three-year terms include: • Brandon Carter, chairman and president of USAA Life Insurance Co.; • Michael DeKoning, president and CEO of Munich Reassurance Co.; • Craig DeSanto, senior vice president of the insurance and agency group at New York Life Insurance Co.; • Robert Ehren, senior vice president of life product manufacturing at Securian Financial Group; and, • Margaret Meister, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Symetra Financial. The LL Global board provides oversight and guidance to LIMRA and LOMA, ensuring that the research and education programs they create provide value to member companies. “The industry is at a pivot point, facing various potential disruptors — demographically, technologically and regulatory,” says Robert Kerzner, president and CEO, LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global, in a statement. “Our members rely on solid, relevant research and education as they adapt to this new world order. We are grateful for the leadership and direction of the board to help us forge a path for the future.” Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Windsor, Conn.-based LL Global Inc., the parent company for insurance industry research and trade associations LIMRA and LOMA, recently announced that it has appointed a new board of directors, including two Canadian life insurance industry executives. Rino D’Onofrio, president and CEO of Mississauga, Ont.-based RBC Life Insurance Co., and senior vice president of RBC Insurance’s Canadian insurance business, was elected vice chairman of the LL Global board of directors for 2016. D’Onofrio, who was first appointed to the board in November 2013, will become chairman in 2017. Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

IIROC provided numerous exemptions from its own rules in 2017

first_img Keywords Self-regulatory organizationsCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Stacked white books on rules and regulations stuartphoto/123RF IAP to focus on SROs, taskforce in 2021 Related news IIROC drops expanded OBSI reporting proposal Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) granted a host of exemptions to investment dealers and reps last year on issues such as proficiency, registration and personal financial dealings.Exemptions Granted by IIROC in 2017, which was published on Tuesday, provides a summary of the exemptions granted by the self-regulatory organization’s (SRO) board of directors, its district councils or IIROC staff. When does poor service become a regulatory issue for online brokerages? For example, IIROC’s board granted exemptions, to 15 dealers, from the rules regarding personal financial dealings with clients, such as serving as a client’s executor, trustee or power of attorney (POA). These exemptions, which covered 36 arrangements between reps and clients, included cases that involved deceased clients and mentally incapacitated clients, where revising existing arrangements would be costly and complicated. The IIROC board also granted exemptions in cases in which the clients are extended family or close friends, or are themselves advisors.These exemptions generally were granted with certain conditions, the report notes, including that the client accounts are managed by an independent rep, the rep is not compensated (directly or indirectly) for acting as POA, trustee or executor, and the accounts are under enhanced supervision.The SRO’s board granted an exemption to one dealer to allow certain reps that are registered as both mutual fund reps and exempt-market dealer reps to continue to trade and advise in exempt-market securities after transferring to the IIROC platform. This exemption was subject to conditions, including a 270-day transition period to complete the proficiency requirements, and 18 months to complete the training requirements.IIROC staff also granted four bulk transfer exemptions stemming from dealers acquiring other dealers.The report provides a summary of the exemptions from proficiency requirements that were granted last year. Overall, IIROC received 324 proficiency exemption applications in 2017. Of these, 40 exemption requests were withdrawn, either because the exemptions were not required or because IIROC staff recommended that the request be refused. In two cases, in which IIROC staff recommended that an exemption be denied, the application continued and the district council agreed with the recommendation to refuse the request.“In all cases where staff recommended refusal, the applicants were not able to demonstrate that their education or experience was equivalent or relevant to the proficiency requirement for which they requested an exemption,” the report states. “The majority of the exemption requests where refusal was recommended related to writing or rewriting the [Partners, Directors and Senior Officers Course], the [Investment Management Techniques Course], the [Portfolio Management Techniques Course], the [Wealth Management Essentials Course] and the Conduct and Practices Handbook.”Decisions on requests for exemptions from proficiency requirements rose by 2.9% over 2016, the report states. It attributes the increase to several factors, including: fewer applications being withdrawn; more applications that successfully demonstrated equivalency; and an increase in reps seeking to conduct discretionary portfolio management activities and pursuing exemptions from the expiry of courses leading to the chartered investment manager designation. James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more