Basel: Cost to growth of new banking rules will be modest

first_imgWednesday 18 August 2010 8:15 pm Tags: NULL whatsapp Basel: Cost to growth of new banking rules will be modest KCS-content Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ NEW bank rules will cut global output by a small fraction, a “modest” price to pay for greater stability, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision said yesterday, dismissing lenders’ warnings that they may curb growth severely.The new “Basel III” rules for banks’ capital and liquidity will tighten lending and reduce investment during a transition period, but to a much lower degree than forecast by banks, Basel and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) said yesterday.“Macroeconomic costs of implementing stronger standards are manageable…while the longer-term benefits to financial stability are substantial,” FSB chairman Mario Draghi said.Assuming the rules are phased in over four years and banks’ capital levels rise by two percentage points, output would on average decline by 0.38 per cent compared to a baseline scenario, according to an analysis by the FSB, a body tasked by the G20 to coordinate a string of market reforms including Basel III. This is only an eighth of the 3.1 per cent output loss over five years due to Basel III and other measures which bank lobby group The Institute of International Finance (IIF) has predicted for the United States and the Eurozone. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Prooflast_img read more

Irresponsible strikes will hit London

first_img KCS-content BARRING a last-minute reprieve, commuters will be subjected to much chaos from 5pm tonight as Underground workers go on strike. Tomorrow will be especially tough.This strike is irresponsible. It is being caused by selfish militants who cannot face losing some of their privileges at a time when everybody else in Britain is being forced to tighten their belts. Oyster cards mean fewer staff are needed to process tickets. The claim that this would endanger passenger safety doesn’t stack up. The strikers responsible for subjecting passengers to chaos should be ashamed of themselves. The Mayor and Transport for London must resist any temptation to surrender; and the government needs urgently to reexamine the rules governing strikes on essential services. FROM WALKMAN TO NANODespite the unrest, we are not entirely returning to the 1970s. As Russell Roberts, an economist based at George Mason University in the US, reminds us, it was in 1979 that Sony launched the Walkman, the first portable music player and a product which transformed the way we listened to music. The original Walkman weighed 14 ounces and cost (in those days) $200. It played cassettes (remember those?) that could hold 90 minutes of music, though the sound quality was far from perfect; the Walkman itself was a little larger than a cassette and quite boxy. Despite these limitations, it was an astonishing success, went on to sell 340m units worldwide in all of its incarnations and helped cement what was then Japan’s domination of the consumer electronics market.Fast-forward 31 years: Apple’s latest Nano weighs under an ounce; the 8GB model retails at $149 in the US (at today’s prices) and £129 in the UK, holds 60 hours of music, includes features such as FM radio and a pedometer, is smaller than a matchbook and is exquisitely designed. As Roberts points out, it is much cheaper (even before adjusting for inflation), weighs 1/14th as much and holds 40 times more music of much higher quality. Several lessons can be drawn from this; here are a few. Capitalism and globalisation has delivered astonishing improvements in terms of quality and price; private firms engaged in competitive rivalry lead the way. Even the poorest households today own numerous products that didn’t exist a few years ago. There have been real improvement in living standards across all income groups, many of which are not picked up in official statistics. As we get richer we care more about the way things look; design and visual characteristics are more important than ever before. Finally, Japan’s dominance in consumer electronics has been smashed; Apple, a US company that was written off 15 years ago, has revolutionized the music and mobile phone markets. So what does this mean for Britain? Countries (and companies) that foster flexibility, incentivise hard work and effort, embrace technological and economic change, nurture an entrepreneurial, can-do culture, promote individual freedom and open societies that value creativity and new thinking, and provide quality education will do well – and those that won’t are condemned to decline. On most counts, Britain is falling behind. The attitude of the militant strikers is the exact opposite of what our great city needs if it is to prosper – but it is merely one of many ways in which we are shooting ourselves in the foot. 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John Lewis to launch its xmas ad campaign with the X Factor

first_imgMonday 8 November 2010 9:12 pm Tags: NULL whatsapp whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute JOHN Lewis will launch its Christmas TV advertising campaign on Saturday during an ad break on the X Factor. The new campaign – which will be set to a cover of Elton John’s “Your Song” – was created by advertising agency Adam & Eve.The 60-second advertisement focuses on the care needed to find the perfect gift and features a range of products including kitchen sets and toys and wrapping them attractively.John Lewis marketing manager Craig Inglis said: “Last year we focused on the joy of receiving presents so this year we felt it was important to show the emotions we all experience at Christmas when choosing and giving gifts to others in this campaign.” center_img KCS-content Show Comments ▼ 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 John Lewis to launch its xmas ad campaign with the X Factor last_img read more

GAN signs PA platform deal with Cordish Companies

first_img Gambling software provider GAN has agreed a deal to support Cordish Gaming Group, the global gaming division of Cordish Companies, with the launch of its new online gambling offering in Pennsylvania. Tags: Online Gambling Email Address Gambling software provider GAN has agreed a deal to support Cordish Gaming Group, the global gaming division of Cordish Companies, with the launch of its new online gambling offering in Pennsylvania.Under the agreement, GAN will act as the enterprise software platform provider to power the PlayLive! branded website and mobile app that are due to launch in the state later this year.Customers will have access to a range of slots, table games and non-traditional online gambling games, as well as the ability to register for the Live! Rewards Players Card that can also be used at two soon-to-open land-based casinos in the state.Cordish Gaming’s new Live! Casino & Hotel in Philadelphia, as well as the Live! Casino near Pittsburgh, are both scheduled to open before the end of 2020.Read the full story on iGB North America. Regions: US Pennsylvania 28th May 2020 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tech & innovation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Tech & innovation GAN signs PA platform deal with Cordish Companieslast_img read more

ISA investing: why I think the cheap Barclays share price could be an investment trap!

first_img Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Royston Wild | Friday, 29th January, 2021 | More on: BARC ISA investing: why I think the cheap Barclays share price could be an investment trap! Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Image source: Getty Images center_img Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group. 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 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. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge I used to view the FTSE 100 banks as attractive UK shares. They weren’t the most exciting stocks out there but the likes of Barclays (LSE: BARC) could be relied upon to deliver reliably decent shareholder returns.During the five years since the Brexit referendum, however, my stance on these stocks has changed considerably. The threats of prolonged weak economic growth in the UK, and the possible need for the Bank of England to keep interest rates at rock-bottom levels, cast a huge shadow over the profits outlook for Barclays and its peers. The outbreak of Covid-19 last year has added considerable risks for Britain’s banking giants since then.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…A UK share facing intensifying competitionThe impact of broader macroeconomic factors on Barclays’ bottom line isn’t the only thing that makes me nervous, however. The rapid growth of challenger banks like Monzo and Starling is also muddying the outlook of established UK banking shares. Soaring demand for digital banking has seen Revolut rack up as astonishing 12m customers already, for example. It only set up shop in 2015.News this week indicates that the landscape is about to get a lot more competitive. US industry colossus JP Morgan has announced plans to launch its own digital-only retail bank in the coming months. The service will offer a slew of products from current accounts to credit cards and mortgages.On the plus side…That said, there are reasons why Barclays could perform much more strongly than its retail-focused FTSE 100 rivals Lloyds and NatWest. It has investment banking operations, for a start, which have performed resolutely in 2020 thanks to intense volatility on financial markets.Income at its Corporate and Investment Bank rose 4% to a shade under £8bn between January and September, latest financials showed. Trading here could remain strong over the next few years too, and especially during the new bull market that should accompany the inevitable economic recovery.Barclays’ foreign exposureOn top of this, Barclays has significant exposure to foreign climes to help support profits growth. This should give it respite from the long-term economic impact of Brexit, not to mention the Covid-19 crisis that has been particularly devastating for the UK economy. The business has significant US exposure, which should let it reap the fruits of huge government and central bank stimulus measures there.City analysts reckon Barclays’s full-year earnings will rocket 73% in 2021. They predict that it will start paying dividends again too, resulting in a market-beating 3.7% dividend yield.But I won’t be investing in Barclays any time soon. Not even its cheap price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 11 times is enough to tempt me. The risks of these bright earnings forecasts being blown off course are too great in my opinion. I’d much rather buy other cheap UK shares for my Stocks and Shares ISA today. 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Statistics: Who will be rugby’s Golden Shoe winner?

first_imgAs it stands, Varndell’s 12 tries in 16 games sees him edge ahead of Naipolioni Nalaga of Clermont Auvergne and Tim Visser of Edinburgh Rugby, who both have 11 tries (although having only played 11 games, Visser has an impressive strike rate of one try per game).Fellow Wasp Christian Wade is a step down with nine tries and Timoci Matanavou of Toulouse, Metuisela Talebulamaijaina of Bordeaux-Begles, Andrew Fenby of Scarlets and DTH Van Der Merwe of Glasgow Warriors are all locked on eight tries apiece. There are four rounds left in each of the three competitions before it is playoffs time. So if this is restricted to the Regular Joe, hustle and bustle of week-in-week-out elite rugby and only regular season rugby scores are taken into account, who will claim the shoe?It would be no surprise if Varndell continues his rich form, but with the Wasps still to face miserly defences Saracens, Leicester Tigers and Exeter Chiefs as well as Sale Sharks on the last day there is no guarantee he will score. And predators like Visser and Nalaga will still be lurking… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Man in form: Tom Varndell is currently the top scorer in Europe’s top three leagues, with 12 dots so far this seasonBy Alan DymockAS A nimble Tom Varndell danced up the touchline against Northampton Saints at the weekend – an act of human dressage so well timed that both teams must have choreographed it a week in advance – he notched his twelfth try of the season and his 72nd in Premiership history, only five behind leader of the pack Mark Cueto, who has 77.This is impressive outright, but it also makes the Wasps winger the most prolific try scorer in the top European leagues.So if, like football, rugby had a Golden Shoe competition where the most prolific poacher in the Aviva Premiership, RaboDirect Pro12 and Top 14 where compared, who would have bouquets throw down as they are fitted with a shiny espadrille at the end of the season?last_img read more

Slots still available for Trafalgar Square charity carol singing

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: christmas Events  36 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Slots still available for Trafalgar Square charity carol singing 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. Howard Lake | 19 November 2005 | News For the second year running, the Greater London Authority will host a programme of festive carol singing running every evening, 5-9pm, from 3 December to Christmas Eve in Trafalgar Square in London. A number of carol singing groups have already booked to sing, but more slots are available and those hoping to get involved should contact the Greater London Authority on 020 7983 6586.Groups taking part can use the opportunity to raise funds for charity. Carol singers already signed up have pledged to raise money for the Children’s Society, SENSE and the British Epilepsy Association. Advertisementlast_img read more

Journalist Shi Tao does forced labour while Prime Minister Wen Jiabao signs contracts in France

first_imgNews RSF_en As Chinese Prime Minister Wen continued a four-day visit to France that began yesterday, Reporters Without Borders today said it has confirmed that journalist Shi Tao, who is serving a 10-year-prison sentence, is having to do forced labour and he is suffering from respiratory problems and a skin inflammation.Shi, who was convicted of “illegally divulging state secrets abroad” on the basis of information provided by Yahoo!, is being forced to work without pay in a jewellery factory attached to Chishan prison in Hunan province, to which he was transferred on 5 September after being held for several months in Taiyuan, in Shanxi province, south-west of Beijing.According to his family, many of the inmates have pneumonia or other respiratory ailments because of the products used in the cutting and polishing of the jewels and the dust created. The jewellery is sold by the prison authorities. Shi’s mother is also worried about this health because he has had ulcer and heart problems for several years.The prison, located on an island in the middle of Lake Dongting, near the town of Yuanjiang, is a top-security centre reserved for convicts serving at sentences of at least 10 years. According Chinese Rights Defenders Network, most of the inmates are organised crime members, political prisoners and followers of the Falun Gong spiritual movement.Reporters Without Borders calls on the French authorities to intercede on Shi’s behalf. “We must not let the economic and scientific partnership between France and China hide Beijing’s repressive policies towards free expression,” the organisation said. “We believe that France must place stress on the need to release prisoners of conscience in the course of its talks with the Chinese authorities.”At least 32 journalists and 62 cyberdissidents are currently in prison in China. to go further Follow the news on China Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Receive email alerts China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more December 5, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Shi Tao does forced labour while Prime Minister Wen Jiabao signs contracts in France News ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more Journalist Shi Tao (photo), who is serving a 10-year-prison sentence after being convicted of “illegally divulging state secrets abroad” on the basis of information provided by Yahoo!, is being forced to work without pay in a jewellery factory in a prison in the central province of Hunan. He has respiratory problems and a skin inflammation. Reporters Without Borders calls on the French authorities to intercede on his behalf. Organisation News News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific last_img read more

€190,000 of amphetamines buried in front garden

first_imgNewsLocal News€190,000 of amphetamines buried in front gardenBy admin – February 27, 2012 743 Advertisement Twitter Facebook WhatsApp THE Book of Evidence was presented to a woman who will face trial at Limerick Circuit Court for allegedly having over €190,000 worth of amphetamines buried in her garden. 32-year-old Rose Ryan, Poultalloon, Fedamore, is to face trial in the Circuit Court as per the directions of the DPP given to Judge Eamon O’Brien. It is alleged, that when gardai searched her home, Ms Ryan was said to have been in possession of a small quantity of cocaine, cannabis and amphetamines, and further searches revealed the larger quantity of drugs buried in the front garden.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The searches were carried out on August 13, 2010, and Ms Ryan was on bail awaiting directions from the DPP.The file had been sent to the DPP, and the book was made ready last month. She will face two counts of section 15 and three counts of section 3 breaches of the Misuse of Drugs Act.Darach McCarthy, solicitor, represented the accused, who was present in court, and the matter was adjourned to the next sitting of the Circuit Court.center_img Print Email Linkedin Previous articleMental health carers need to be consultedNext article‘Opportunity presents itself to fashion a new city’ – Cllr Scully adminlast_img read more

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Falcons regroup after road trip

first_img Facebook WhatsApp SportsCollegeLocal News Pinterest TAGS  Pinterest utpb falcon shield logo UTPB men’s basketball coach Josh Newman said that things weren’t going to be any easier prior to his team’s trip last weekend to Texas A&M-Kingsville.The doubleheader against the Javelinas marked the beginning of an eight-game stretch straight against Lone Star Conference teams that are either ranked or receiving votes in the Division II coaches poll.And after getting swept by Texas A&M-Kingsville, Newman said that there’s plenty of things to address.“I felt like we packed everything but our offense and we left it in Odessa,” Newman said during Monday’s virtual press conference. “Unfortunately, when your offense isn’t going, the defense has got to be a little more tight and we just weren’t tight at certain times.”Newman said that he believed his team played well enough defensively at times against the Javelinas and attributed that to still not being at full strength at point guard.The Falcons did get a bit of help in that regard, though, as freshman Zack Selvage made his season debut Friday. He played 15 minutes Friday and 17 Saturday and the next steps are about getting him up to speed despite his limited practice time“He did show that he is quicker than quick and that he can get by guys,” he said. “As time goes on, I think he’s going to develop into a really good player.”Newman also got to see what players like freshman forward Quinntez Grimes can do in a different spot. Grimes finished with 17 points and nine rebounds over the span of two games and played extended time in the low post, something that Newman said was effective even though it hadn’t been practiced much.“I think we’re just polishing it and still trying to figure it out, honestly,” he said. “We’re getting close but we’re still looking back in the mirror and it’s giving us different images right now.”The next matchup isn’t any easier for UTPB as it plays West Texas A&M this week. The teams will meet Thursday in Odessa before traveling to Canyon Saturday.And after a 6-0 start, the Falcons are looking to snap a three-game losing streak. “Outside of those elite teams, every team goes through a phase where they have to figure out some things that are really hard,” Newman said.  “The teams that figure it out faster come out of that valley and those don’t that don’t stay there. The question for us is how soon can we crawl out of that valley.”>> MOVING FORWARD: The UTPB women’s basketball team now has a chance to catch its breath after a busy stretch of five games in eight days.The good news for the Falcons is that they picked up their first conference win of the season Friday.For head coach Rae Boothe, the most encouraging takeaway was that her team answered the challenge with playing with more consistent effort “significantly.”“I would describe us prior to Friday as a lazy team,” Boothe said. “I’m always honest with the girls and I think they can look in the mirror and say that we’re not playing very hard.“We had a great film session on the way to Kingsville and I think we learned a lot there where we can see that this is not the identity that we want to have.”That was the sentiment that Nokoia White echoed as well.“After the losses that we did take and we did take a look back at what we did, I think we know what it feels like when those puzzle pieces come together and that everybody has something to give,” White said.Junior forward Kim Best added: “After Friday’s win, I think we kind pieced more of it together and we got more confidence into giving our full effort.”Up next for UTPB is a weekend series against a top opponent in West Texas A&M. The series begins at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Falcon Dome before traveling to Canyon Saturday. The Falcons have not defeated the Lady Buffs since 2014 but Boothe said that she is confident that her team will be up to the challenge presented ahead of them.“This group of young women is really strong and I know I’m fully confident that they’re ready for to see what we look like now that we have a little bit of confidence and I feel like we learned a lot over the last eight days.”>> Follow Tony Venegas on Twitter at @OA_TVenegas Facebookcenter_img Previous articleECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS: Jan. 11Next article‘Staying Upbeat’ set for Thursday Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Twitter COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Falcons regroup after road trip By Digital AIM Web Support – January 11, 2021 Twitterlast_img read more