A FTSE 100 share I’d buy and hold for the next 10 years Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The FTSE 100 multi-commodity miner Anglo American (LSE: AAL) reported a slight decline in net profits for 2020 earlier today. That sounds disappointing. But I think there is far more going for the stock than not.In fact, I think it is one I could buy and hold for the next decade. 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…Here is why. #1. A commodity supercycle could be underwayLeading forecasters are saying that a commodity supercycle may be underway. Simply put, this means that we may expect a continued boom in commodities demand for a long time. Driven by Chinese public spending last year, the boom may already have started. This is evident from industrial metals’ rising prices. #2. Back to the Roaring ’20sRelated to commodities’ supercycle is the idea of the ‘Roaring ‘20s’. There is increasing speculation that much like in the 1920s, we may be in for a sustained boom through the 2020s brought on by, among other things, huge spending post-Covid-19. Booms are great for cyclicals, like miners of industrial metals, in any case. But AAL can benefit from two trends in particular.One, 25% of AAL’s profits come from platinum group metals (PGMs), a raw material for the automotive sector, which is sensitive to economic conditions. Two, luxury spending on diamonds can also rise. AAL is one of the world’s biggest producer of diamonds through DeBeers, which contributes to 10% of its revenues. This can be another positive for the stock.Risks to the FTSE 100 shareAs bullish as I am on AAL, the fact is that there are risks to the stock as well. There are two reasons for this. #1. The promised boom does not happenIf neither the commodity supercycle nor the Roaring ‘20s play out, we could see far more moderate growth levels. Or worse. We are still in a slowdown. Government debts around the world have climbed to screeching highs. Unemployment is expected to rise as government support is withdrawn and businesses could fold-up. So I’d take the positive predictions with a pinch of salt. #2. Cyclicals can get weighed downThe cyclical market for non-essentials like PGMs and diamonds in particular could suffer from this. Diamonds specifically are already facing competition from less-pricey industrial diamonds. An economic decline could accelerate the process even more, because industrial diamonds are cheaper. Weighing up the FTSE 100 stock’s prospectsOn balance, though, I still like AAL.Boom or not, the company has been around for a long time. Held over a long enough time frame, its share price has delivered. And it has also just started paying dividends again. Moreover, I think even if there is no runaway growth, signs of recovery are visible. FTSE 100 companies are positive on 2021 as the lockdowns lift, the Brexit limbo has been broken, and the US-China trade wars could mend.There are still drags on the economy that cannot be wished away, but I think they can be managed. 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Recruitment and training company The Synergy Group has chosen cancer care charity Macmillan Cancer Relief as their Charity of the Year 2006.Synergy are planning a number of company-wide fundraising events throughout the year, with the support and advice of a dedicated Macmillan account manager. In addition, as part of their commitment to the local and wider community, Synergy will also offer voluntary support to community-based organisations, with team and individual events taking place throughout the year. Advertisement 28 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Howard Lake | 24 March 2006 | News Synergy Group chooses Macmillan Cancer Relief as charity of the year 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 MoreAddThis
150 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Tagged with: corporate Events Macmillan Cancer Support Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 149 total views, 1 views today For the fifth year brewer Greene King is supporting Macmillan Cancer Support by serving up coffee and cake in its 1,800 pubs across the country as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.It is not restricting its support to the fundraising events which takes place on Friday 30 September. Instead it is holding events from 26 September to 2 October. Expect fondant fancies and Victoria sponge cakes amongst the optics and beer pumps.In addition the pubs will host static bike ride challenges for staff and customers to help raise more money.Since the charity partnership formed in May 2012, Greene King’s coffee mornings have served up almost £500,000, which contributes to the £2.5 million already raised for Macmillan.Greene King is particularly encouraging male staff and customers to join in because men are 60 per cent more likely to get cancer and 70 per cent more likely to die from the disease than women.Rooney Anand, chief executive officer at Greene King, said:“Pubs are very much in the heart of the community, so bringing together our teams and customers with coffee morning activities for Macmillan always proves a resounding success. We are really proud to have raised almost half a million pounds for World’s Biggest Coffee Morning so far and this year we have more going on than ever across our 1,800 pubs so hope to reach a new fundraising record this year.” 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. Greene King supports Macmillan with coffee and cake in its pubs Howard Lake | 28 September 2016 | News
Key dates for the Tech To Connect Challenge from Nesta Nesta Challenges offers £1m to tackle social isolation Nesta Challenges is inviting applications from charities, social enterprises and social ventures in England to its Tech to Connect Challenge, which offers £1 million to help civil society organisations to develop tech-based solutions to reduce social isolation.Funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the fund consists of:£500,000 worth of business support from Nesta Challengesand £500,000 in grant funding. 394 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 393 total views, 1 views today Advertisement How to applySubmissions to the Tech to Connect prize open on Wednesday 26 June, and entries close on Wednesday 7 August 2019. Impact of lonelinessNumerous studies have shown the prevalence and negative impacts of loneliness and social isolation:According to the Office for National Statistics (2018) more than one in five people in the UK feel lonely at least some of the time75% of young people aged 18 – 24 are most likely to say they have felt lonely (according to YouGov plc, 17-20 May, online survey of 2,114 adults, weighted and representantive of all UK adults aged 18+)Tris Dyson, Executive Director of Nesta Challenges, said:“Social isolation is a major public health concern affecting people of any background, age or location. We know that a wide range of civil society organisations already have great ideas to combat social isolation, but they are often constrained by a lack of funding or resources. By offering tailored guidance and funding to help scale the most impactful solutions, we will help to build more connected communities.”“Often the simplest solutions are the most impactful, and we’re encouraging organisations from across the board to submit their ideas through our short submission form. Whether it’s an idea in its early stages or an operational concept that needs scaling up, we want to hear about your tech-based solutions.” Seven finalistsTo help change this, Nesta Challenges will provide guided support to seven finalists, so that they can develop their ideas into working prototypes and plan for their implementation.One winner and two runner ups will be selected to receive cash prizes to continue their plans, whether that is attracting new investment, more user testing, or a market campaign to launch the product/service. Loneliness Minister Mims Davies said:“Loneliness is one of the biggest public health challenges our country faces. It can affect anyone of any age, at any time, and its health impact is in line with smoking or obesity. We need to do all we can to help people build new and lasting social connections and technology has a positive role to play in this. The ‘Tech To Connect’ Challenge will no doubt inspire new innovative ideas to help tackle loneliness and leave people feeling less isolated.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 Howard Lake | 26 June 2019 | News Let’s Talk LonelinessDCMS’ support for the prize is part of its new ‘Let’s Talk Loneliness’ campaign, recently launched by Loneliness Minister Mims Davies as part of Loneliness Awareness Week, to help tackle the stigma of loneliness and encourage people to speak out.The prize aims to attract a wide range of innovative solutions to support people suffering from isolation; from young people to new parents, carers and the recently bereaved; from students starting university to older people and those with disabilities; and from those moving to a new area of the country to refugees.DCMS is funding the prize to deliver against commitments made in the government’s Loneliness Strategy and Civil Society Strategy. Tagged with: England Funding loneliness Nesta 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.
Follow the news on Pakistan June 2, 2021 Find out more News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Organisation to go further RSF_en Help by sharing this information PakistanAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts January 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today endorsed the objections being voiced by Pakistani journalists to three new ordinances on the press and called on the government to revise them. Adopted by the government on 31 August, the ordinances increase the penalties for defamation, impose a system of prior authorisation for the news media, and create a press council under the government’s thumb. A new law on press freedom, which had been expected, was not however adopted.”Although always quick to voice support for the principle of press freedom, the Pakistani government, without heed to yet another contradiction, is once again digging its grave”, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to Information Minister Aziz Memom. Ménard said the organisation fully supported the Pakistani press mobilisation against the new laws and urged the government to revise them in consultation with the country’s press bodies.The organisation also called for the press to be accorded open access togovernment documents which are currently subject to very restrictiveclassification that makes them inaccessible and impedes investigativejournalism.Pakistan’s main press organisations have been unanimous in theircondemnation of the three ordinances, which the information ministry has so far refused to publish in full and has only released extracts. TheAll-Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS), the Pakistan Federal Union ofJournalists (PFUJ) and the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) have all raised their voices against the new regulations, deeming them to have breached agreements they had reached with the government.On 23 July, the government had given the APNS and CPNE an undertaking to amend the pending ordinances in order to exclude government appointees from the press council and limit fines for defamation to a maximum of $800.However, the ordinances finally adopted stipulate that several members of the council, including its president, are appointed by the government and that the penalties for defamation range from a minimum of $800 to prison sentences. Furthermore, the topics governed by the new law are taken from an old press code that bans any vilification of “friendly nations” or infringement of “decency” – the vaguest of terms that give the authorities too much latitude and lend themselves to arbitrary implementation. PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Reporters Without Borders supports the entire Pakistani news media in theircondemnation of new press regulations as an additional tool of censorship. News September 9, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Pakistani journalists in uproar over new press laws April 21, 2021 Find out more News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News
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Home / Daily Dose / Total Home Sales and Prices Tick Slightly Upward in March Print This Post Total Home Sales and Prices Tick Slightly Upward in March Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Distressed Sales Home Prices Home Sales Investors RealtyTrac Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. Related Articles About Author: Colin Robins According to RealtyTrac’s latest Residential and Foreclosure Sales Report for March and Q1 2014, U.S. residential properties sold at an estimated annual pace of roughly 5.2 million homes in March, a .4 percent increase from February, and up 8 percent from the previous year.The median sales price for both distressed and non-distressed properties increased to $164,500, a 1 percent increase from February and a 10 percent increase from March 2013. The upward swing in sales price reflected the 24th consecutive month where U.S. median home prices increased on an annual basis.The 10 percent increase was the biggest annual percentage increase in that 24-month span.”The housing market showed signs of coming out of hibernation in March after a sluggish fall and winter,” said Daren Blomquist, VP at RealtyTrac. “Median home prices increased on a monthly basis following six consecutive months where they were flat or declining, and increased on an annual basis by the biggest percentage since hitting bottom in March 2012.”Blomquist continued, “Sales volume also increased slightly from March to February following four consecutive monthly decreases, but both annual sales volume and median prices are still below their recent peaks in October and August respectively.”According to RealtyTrac, 34 percent of all U.S. residential property sales were to buyers with different mailing addresses than their primary property address. RealtyTrac opines that these buyers are more than likely investors or second-home buyers. Additionally, 7 percent of all sales in March were multi-parcel transactions, a situation where multiple properties are sold on the same date and recorded on the same sales deed.Despite the annual increase in residential sales volume nationally, six states and 21 of the nation’s 50 largest metros saw declines. States with decreasing sales volume compared to a year ago were Massachusetts, Rhode Island, California, Connecticut, Nevada, and Arizona.Distressed sales also experienced a hike. Short sales and distressed sales accounted for 16.4 percent of all sales in Q1, up from 14.5 percent from the previous quarter. However, the first quarter figure was down from 18.5 percent in the first quarter of 2013.Short sales nationally made up 5.6 percent of all sales in the first quarter, a .4 percent increase from 5.2 percent of all sales in the fourth quarter of 2013. Metros with the highest percentage of short sales in the first quarter included Orlando, Florida (16.6 percent), Tampa, Florida (14.6 percent), Las Vegas, Nevada (14.1 percent), Miami, Florida (13.7 percent), Jacksonville, Florida (13.7 percent), and Memphis, Tennessee (12.7 percent).”Meanwhile, the distressed share of sales increased from the fourth quarter to the first quarter nationwide and in 38 states, which—along with many non-distressed homeowners regaining enough equity to list their homes for sale—is helping to ease low inventory conditions in some markets,” Blomquist noted.REO properties made up 9.6 percent of all sales in the first quarter, and public foreclosure actions accounted for 1.2 percent of all sales nationwide. April 24, 2014 544 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: CFPB: Consumers ‘Fraught with Anxiety’ Closing Mortgages Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 4/24/2014 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Distressed Sales Home Prices Home Sales Investors RealtyTrac 2014-04-24 Colin Robins Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago
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Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles From rewards and recognition to new appointments, learn what’s happening in the industry in this weekly update.The LOGS Network announced the appointment of Jason Shapiro Esq. as Chief Revenue Officer. In this role, Shapiro will be responsible for the management and oversight of the national sales, marketing, and business development efforts for all LOGS Network law firms, title companies, and affiliated entities.”It is with great pleasure and personal pride that I am announcing the addition of Jason Shapiro to the LOGS Network executive team,” said Gerry Shapiro, Chairman, LOGS. “As we continue to position our enterprise for the future, it is of paramount importance that we focus on the next generation of our leadership.”Shapiro, along with Kay Schinker (COO), Jaqueline Comeau (Chief Compliance Officer), Jamie Zelvin (General Counsel), and the LOGS partners across the country will form the foundation that carries the LOGS Network forward.”My partner, David Kreisman, and I are proud of what we have accomplished over the last 40 years and are excited to watch our partners and operational leaders carry on the tradition of performance excellence that has been the focal point of our management style and the secret to our success,” Gerry Shapiro said.______________________________________________________________In a recent announcement, California-based Trulia, a home listing portal, named Issi Romem its new Chief Economist. “Finding a new home and neighborhood is no easy task, especially as the real estate market continues to shift over time. With our housing research, Trulia has always strived to help people understand what trends and policy changes they need to consider during their home search,” the company statement reads.At Trulia, Romem will spearhead economic research and use Trulia’s neighborhood-level data to provide timely industry insights on both national and local housing market trends, demographic shifts and economic policies that matter most to buyers and renters. “In the coming weeks, you can expect to see more research and data analysis from Issi and the team, and we look forward to sharing his insights on the housing market,” Trulia said. The company also stated that they are extremely excited to announce the appointment of Romem.______________________________________________________________Ellie Mae, a California-headquartered cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry has announced the 2019 Ellie Mae Hall of Fame award winners and finalists. These awards honor mortgage lenders who have distinguished themselves with their innovative use of Ellie Mae technology.Winners will be honored at Ellie Mae Experience 2019 User Conference, March 10-13, 2019 at Moscone West in San Francisco, California. “Congratulations to our 2019 Ellie Mae Hall of Fame award winners and finalists,” said Jonathan Corr, President and CEO of Ellie Mae. “We are honored to induct these great companies into the Ellie Mae Hall of Fame where they join prior winners who have helped shape the mortgage market. Our winners are delivering on the promise of a true digital mortgage through their use of innovative technologies and a platform approach to lending. We look forward to honoring them at our Experience User Conference.”______________________________________________________________Blue Water Financial Technologies (BWFT) announced it has added to its growing executive team and hired Travis LaMar as Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets.As Managing Director, LaMar joins a strong data science and analytics team and brings 20 years of experience in mortgage secondary and capital markets to BWFT. LaMar will work out of BWFT’s headquarters in Minneapolis where he will focus on MSR brokerage, structuring solutions for MSR, and hedging solutions.Prior to joining Blue Water, LaMar ran Mortgage Secondary Markets for Bank of Oklahoma following his role as a Managing Director at Incenter, where he was responsible for all aspects of pricing, hedging and loan, MBS and MSR sales. Earlier in his career, LaMar held Senior Trading roles at US Bank and GMAC-RFC, where he hedged a large MSR portfolio and ran a non-agency ARM desk, respectively. 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