Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) HY2011 Interim Report

first_imgDale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu)  2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDale Capital Group is a publicly-quoted Private Equity Investment Holding Company, which deals with investment in hotels, leisure and tourism, property, Information Technology, food and security, fine food and beverages, banking and financial services, agriculture, aquaculture, aviation, mining and resources, renewable energy, African infrastructure, secured lending, non-durable goods distribution, lodging, and financial and fiduciary services sectors. The company is particularly interested in investments within the Sub-Saharan Africa Region, though the company is headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius with additional offices in Cape Town, South Africa. Dale Capital Group is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya Limited grows, manufactures and sells tobacco products in Kenya. Cigarettes and other tobacco products in its product range include Dunhill, Rothmans, Embassy, Sportsman, SM, Safari and Rooster. The local cigarette brand produced for the Kenyan market is Embassy. The company also exports tobacco products to 13 countries in the African sub-region. The Kenyan enterprise is a subsidiary of the world’s most prestigious international tobacco business, parent company British American Tobacco Group. BAT Kenya was founded in 1907 and formerly known as BAT Kenya Limited. It changed its name to British American Tobacco Kenya Limited in 1998. British American Tobacco Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgCFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCFI Holdings Limited is a leading agricultural-based industrial holding company in Zimbabwe; primarily involved in manufacturing and selling fresh produce and manufacturing stock feed, aswell as property management and letting. Through subsidiaries and joint ventures; it manages wholesale and retail outlets, offers products and services for animal health, operates maize and wheat mills, and is involved in poultry farming and producing and selling poultry products. CFI Holdings Limited manages a separate entity offering services for the development and management of real estate in Zimbabwe. STALAP Investments is now the largest shareholder in CFI Holdings Limited after increasing its stake in the company to over 40%. STALAP is an investment vehicle owned by Zimre Holdings. Its retail outlets include Farm & City and Vetco Animal Health; its specialised divisions include Victoria Foods, Saturday Retreat Estate, Reston Developers and Maitlands Zimbabwe Limited. Poultry is marketed and distributed through Agrifoods, Agrimix, Hubbard Zimbabwe, Glenara Estates, Crest Breeders International and Suncrest Chickens. CFI Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgDelta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw)  2020 annual report.Company ProfileDelta Corporation Limited manufacturers and markets international and locally-produced beverages in Zimbabwe. It operates in four segments: non-alcoholic beverages, sparkling beverages, lager beers and traditional beers. Brands in its non-alcoholic range are a flavoured maize drink called Shumba Maheu, and a flavoured drinking yoghurt called Supersip Yogurt. The sparkling beverages division operates two bottling plants and one canning plant; bottling and distributing popular cool drink brands sold worldwide by the Coca-Cola Company, a range of drink mixes and an energy drink called Burn. The lager beer division operates two breweries; bottling and distributing international brands such as Castle Lite, Miller’s, Peroni, Redds, Brutal Fruit and Sarita. Delta Corporation Limited has a monopoly in the traditional beer market in Zimbabwe with 14 breweries located across the country; brewing and distributing a well-known sorghum beer brand called Chibuku. Other subsidiaries have interests in transport and logistics, barley and sorghum malting, food processing, packaging, retailing wines and spirits, recycling, tin can production and leadership training. Delta Corporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

This bank stock hasn’t been this low since 2009. Would I buy now?

first_img The coronavirus pandemic has devastated bank stocks. This is because of much higher risks of loan defaults, lower profits due to low interest rates and slashed dividends. But for this reason, bank stocks are extremely cheap. One of these is mega-giant HSBC Holdings (LSE: HSBA). HSBC shares have fallen by around 60% year-to-date, and, unlike some other bank stocks, it has not staged a significant recovery. But are HSBC shares simply too cheap to ignore, or does it have further to fall?Resolute through a crisis Founded in 1865, HSBC has survived a number of crises. For example, in the aftermath of the 2008/09 global financial crisis, the share price was able to rise 105% in just eight months. This is in part due to a sturdy balance sheet, which it maintains today. It is also one of the largest financial organisations in the world, with significant exposure throughout Asia. In this respect, some believe that the bank is ‘too big to fail’. 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…Why has it not recovered like other bank stocks? While other bank stocks have already seen significant recoveries from their lows, HSBC has seen little growth. This is mainly because it is dealing with the geopolitical tensions occurring between China and the US. HSBC profits are heavily dependent on its position within Hong Kong and Asia in general.  In fact, Asia accounts for 90% of profits. The decision to support the new security law in Hong Kong has also led to criticism of the bank. As a result, I do worry that the ongoing tensions in Hong Kong will place a major strain on the firm and hinder its recovery.Another reason why I think this bank stock has not recovered as strongly is due to poor leadership over the years. The current CEO is Noel Quinn, who succeeded John Flint after his sacking last year. But it took Quinn six months to produce the first strategic plan for the bank, and this was scrapped due to the pandemic. The current plan includes cutting staff and shrinking the size of the bank. While this should help increase profits, decisive and even ruthless action is essential for its future health (sad though this is for those who lose their jobs). I’m not convinced that HSBC management is strong enough to achieve this aim.Other problemsHSBC is also dealing with similar issues to all other bank stocks. For example, the Bank of England has pressurised them into cancelling both dividends and share buybacks until the end of the year. This is so that they have maximum funds available for supporting businesses and sufficient cash in preparation for loan defaults. The cut dividend was particularly badly received in Hong Kong, where dividends have not been restricted. As a result, this could be especially damaging towards HSBC and its position in Asia. For the final analysis, I would therefore stay away from this bank stock. While I do think HSBC shares will recover, I also believe that the current geopolitical tensions will hinder this growth. Instead, I would therefore invest my money in other FTSE 100 stocks. Stuart Blair | Thursday, 18th June, 2020 | More on: HSBA Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. This bank stock hasn’t been this low since 2009. Would I buy now? 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Stuart Blair has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings. 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Stuart Blairlast_img read more

New Chief Executive for The Shaftesbury Society

first_img Mary Bishop joins the largest Christian charity in the UK supporting people with a disability and addressing local community needs.Mary Bishop took up her position as Chief Executive this week.She brings more than 20 years of working in the field of social care, and a wide knowledge of the public sector involving care and education. A qualified social worker, Mary has managed and developed teams in a range of contexts, including working as a senior specialist at District Audit. Advertisement Howard Lake | 25 September 2002 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img New Chief Executive for The Shaftesbury Society 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.last_img read more

BBC Radio 2 listeners raise £1,869,394 for BBC Children in Need

first_img  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Other auction packages included a VIP lunch with Terry Wogan and actors Maureen Lipman and Michael Palin which also raised £35,000, a private performance by Aled Jones, Sharon Corr and Hayley Westenra which raised £32,000, and a festive trip of a lifetime to Neil Diamond’s exclusive Christmas party in Malibu which raised £27,000.The Music Marathon on Friday raised £364,949, with listeners pledging money to hear their favourite song, and £416,559 has been raised by the sales of Janet and John CDs.www.bbc.co.uk/radio2 BBC Radio 2 listeners have raised £1,869,394 for this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal.Sir Terry Wogan’s auction of Things Money Can’t Buy on his breakfast show, Chris Evans’ Drivetime Dine and Drive Disco auction, and Friday’s Music Marathon all formed part of the network’s week-long series of fundraising activities.Listeners to Wake Up To Wogan raised £460,500 in the Things Money Can’t Buy auction, with one of this year’s highest bids fetching £35,000 for Children In Need for a cookery and food package donated by chef Raymond Blanc. Advertisement Howard Lake | 21 November 2009 | News BBC Radio 2 listeners raise £1,869,394 for BBC Children in Needcenter_img Tagged with: Events 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.last_img read more

Venezuela overcomes power outage, awaiting the next attack

first_imgThis article by Teruggi, an Argentine journalist living in Caracas, first appeared in pagina12.com.ar on March 18. Translation by Workers World managing editor John Catalinotto.Venezuela seems to be at the point of zero-sum in the confrontation between the self-appointed “leader” Juan Guaidó and President Nicolás Maduro’s government. No event has been strong enough to change the relationship of forces to even reach the minimal goal that Guaidó’s strategy seeks: to put Maduro on the ropes to force him into a negotiation under adverse conditions. Guaidó’s maximum goal is to achieve what he called the “cessation of usurpation” with Maduro’s premature departure from Miraflores Palace.  That seems even more distant — unlikely at this moment. Within this framework there are mass mobilizations, political narratives, diplomatic scenarios and covert operations. Regarding the mobilizations, Caracas was once again the scene of a pro-Chávez demonstration on Saturday, March 16.  At it, there was a reaffirmation of the Chavistas’ capacity to call out the masses. The opposition, with Guaidó at the head, held an event in the city of Valencia, and yesterday, March 17, an event in Vargas. Guaidó’s said his departure from Caracas was due to the beginning of “Operation Liberty.”Guaidó said in Valencia that his goals are: “One, to organize ourselves and mount commands for freedom for the cessation of usurpation. Two, locate public and military employees and speak to them politely because we are at the definitive moment of change, and three, go to Miraflores to claim and demand freedom for Venezuela.” He used the often repeated formulation, “all the cards are on the table,” referring to the pledge to call for U.S. military intervention.  No date is set yet. Guaidó’s finalized national tour has not yet been announced. The photographs show that his ability to call out crowds is declining and doesn’t reach beyond usual opposition circles. There are enough people for a  photograph, but it’s a small grouping compared to his objectives. Time passes, Guaidó rotsWhile nothing is definitive, it would carry little risk to point out one of the problems facing Guaidó: He has difficulty bringing the real balance of power close to the level of expectation that his discourse created in the opposition’s social base. Time passes,yet  the presidential chair seems no closer and the immediacy of his discourse wears thin.Elliot Abrams, U.S. government representative for Venezuela, is the one who raised the issue of time. Among other things, Abrams is known for having led the mercenary war in Nicaragua in the 1980s. He said, “We don’t expect that this situation will be resolved immediately. In addition, our sanctions, which are beginning to bite, are not fully underway.” That way of setting the stage distanced itself from the statements of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and others who spoke of Maduro’s final days and hours. Pompeo, who had earlier been Donald Trump’s CIA director, said his government is “determined” to bring “humanitarian aid” to Venezuela. It was known that the gathering point for the “aid” would be the island of Curaçao, a Dutch colonial enclave in the Caribbean, located 295 kilometers from Caracas, and 139 from Punto Fijo, where one of the national oil company PDVSA’s main refineries is located.  U.S.-Russia meeting in RomeIt is not yet known how and when the possible new attempt to force the entry of humanitarian aid would take place. It will depend on several factors, including diplomatic factors — a constantly moving agenda that has as its next central date March 19, when Abrams and the vice minister of foreign affairs of Russia, Sergei Ryabkov, meet in Rome.Ryabkov said, “We will insistently raise with the American side all our positions, including the inadmissibility of military intervention and, in general, of illegal outside interference and pressure against the legitimate [Maduro] government.” The Russian government also publicly claimed a few days ago that the power outage in Venezuela originated abroad. The U.S. public stance on possible scenarios has not changed. Abrams reaffirmed that there is no possibility that Maduro will preside over a transitional government or stand for election. Abrams also referred to the possibility that the government of Spain would allow top leaders of the [Bolivarian] Revolution to go to that country as a possible escape route. There is still no response by the opposition particularly due to the diplomatic errors of the Pedro Sánchez government in Madrid, recognized by his foreign minister, and because the internal dynamics in Spain seem to be marked by the April 28 elections.Further actions possible against MaduroWithin this constantly moving picture, it is still possible to anticipate various  new actions. In addition to a possible new attempt to enter Venezuela by force under the pretext of providing humanitarian aid, military actions also seem to be in preparation. One of them could have a scenario of attacks directed by paramilitary/mercenary bodies.  Another could be undertaken by pulling together international participation for an attack. Roy Chaderton, the Venezuelan diplomat, pointed out the latter scenario when he affirmed that “the Colombian oligarchy” is willing to undertake military maneuvers against Venezuela. While the Venezuelan people are awaiting and anticipating the next steps, daily life in the country has recovered the features which existed prior to the deliberately caused electrical outage.  The Venezuelan political dynamic is marked by the moments when the opposition attempted to crack the government, as on Jan. 23, Feb. 23 or during the March 7-14 power outage. Each moment was followed by a relative calm — but always a tense calm. We are in that moment of calmness now.Through analysis and the logic of the dynamics, it is evident that there will be a new moment with a new attempt to crack the government — in order to change the zero-sum equation. Up until now, the coup strategy has not managed to bring about the scenario that its strategists had foreseen.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Four journalists facing possible jail terms for alleged links to banned Kurdish group

first_img News RSF_en Receive email alerts Organisation July 2, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four journalists facing possible jail terms for alleged links to banned Kurdish group Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Help by sharing this information News April 28, 2021 Find out morecenter_img The trial of well-known publisher and journalist Ragip Zarakolu and three other journalists – Songül Karatagna, Kazim Seker and Hasan Özgünes – for their alleged connections with a banned Kurdish organization begins today inside Silivri high security prison on the northern outskirts of Istanbul.They and 189 other people are going to be tried for alleged membership or links to the outlawed Union of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK), which the authorities regard as the urban wing of the armed separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Zarakolu was released conditionally in April after being held for more than five months but 132 of the 193 defendants are currently detained.“Internationally recognized as a leading defender of human rights and freedom of expression in Turkey, Zarakolu could be returned to prison,” Reporters Without Borders said. “And he will again have to appear in court to explain the courageous positions he takes. This alone says a great deal about the threat that Turkey’s media and civil society are facing, the threat of a return to the past.“The trial that opens today is highly symbolic. Criminalization of freedom of expression, abuse of pre-trial detention and the anti-terrorism law, and recourse to a special court – the faults of the Turkish judicial system are becoming a caricature of themselves. Using guilt by association and interpreting the law in the most repressive manner possible, the justice system is equating outspoken intellectuals with armed terrorists. All the journalists still in detention must be freed at once and given a fair trial.”Arrested on 28 October 2011, despite his age, 63, and poor health, Zarakolu was granted a conditional release on 10 April. Karatagna was freed at the same. Implicitly recognizing the weakness of the case against Zarakolu, the court cited “the state of the evidence (…) the time already spent in detention” and “the possibility of the charge changing.” The other two journalists, Seker and Özgünes, are held in Kandira prison, in the northwestern city of Kocaeli.The founder of the human rights organization IHD, Zarakolu has long been targeted in Turkey for recognizing minority rights and the Armenian genocide and for using his publishing house Belge (which means “document”) to try to push back the boundaries of censorship on these issues. He used to edit the pro-Kurdish daily Özgür Gündem, often writes for the newspaper Günlük Evrensel and chairs the Freedom to Publish Committee of the Turkish Publishers Union (TYB). He has won many international awards and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize last February, while in prison.He is charged with “deliberately helping the (KCK) although it has been established that he is not part of its hierarchy.” Investigators questioned him about his columns for Özgür Gündem and his “too many” trips abroad, but the indictment accuses him above all of attending the opening of the Istanbul Political Academy, which is linked to the pro-Kurdish BDP (a legal party represented in parliament), and giving classes there.He is facing a possible 15-year jail sentence under articles 220.7 and 314.3 of the criminal code and article 5 of Law 3713, the anti-terrorism law.Seker and Karatagna, who are the publishers of Özgür Gündem, are facing possible jail terms of 15 and 20 years respectively on a charge of being PKK members, while Özgünes, a columnist for the Kurdish-language daily Azadiya Welat, is accused of being a PKK leader. As evidence for these charges, the indictment above all cites the books found at their homes and their presence at demonstrations or the Istanbul Political Academy.Many representatives of international associations and media have gone to the prison for the trial, although the presiding judge announced yesterday they would not be allowed to attend. They include Reporters Without Borders correspondent Erol Önderoglu; Bjørn Smith-Simonsen of the International Publishers Association; Alexis Krikorian, the head of the IPA’s Freedom to Publish Committee; Eugene Schoulgin, the vice-president of International PEN; and Sarah Wyatt, the head of PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee.Hundreds of peoples responded to an appeal from the Freedom for Journalists Campaign (GÖP) to demonstrate on Istanbul’s Istiklal Avenue on 29 June, chanting “Empty the prisons, freedom for journalists” and calling for the immediate and unconditional release of imprisoned journalists.More than 5,000 people have been arrested in major police operations since 2009 for their alleged links to the KCK. They include many lawyers, journalists, unionists and local representatives of the BDP. Around 40 journalists were arrested last December in coordinated raids carried out in several cities.In a related case, the trial of 37 lawyers detained since last autumn is due to begin on 16 July. Representatives of the Paris bar association plan to attend.- Read FIDH / OMCT fact-finding mission report “Human rights defenders, guilty until proven innocent” (June 2012)- Read Reporters Without Borders fact-finding mission report on media and justice in Turkey: “A book is not a bomb” (June 2011)- “Freedom for Ragip!” WordPress blog April 2, 2021 Find out more News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia to go further News Follow the news on Turkeylast_img read more

Taoiseach rules out zero per cent VAT rate for hospitality sector

first_img Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Google+ Previous articleWage subsidy scheme to be extended beyond mid-JuneNext articleMan dies after falling from ladder in Letterkenny News Highland Homepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp The Taoiseach has ruled out a zero per cent VAT rate for the hospitality sector.Leo Varadkar has said it would go against EU rules.However, he’s suggested the rate could be lowered by the next government.Yesterday Junior Minister Brendan Griffin called for the VAT rate for hospitality to be temporarily reduced to zero per cent. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 7, 2020 Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Taoiseach rules out zero per cent VAT rate for hospitality sector Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more