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StanChart decides to shut Asian loans trading unit

first_img Read This Next’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap4 ideal Zion Williamson trade scenarios from the New Orleans PelicansSportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapRick Leventhal to Exit Fox News Just as His Wife Kelly Leaves ‘RealThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’In the Heights’ Underwhelms at Box Office With $11.4 Million DebutThe WrapJason Whitlock, Former ESPN and Fox Sports Reporter, Resurfaces at BlazeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap Share Wednesday 16 February 2011 8:32 pm Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp StanChart decides to shut Asian loans trading unit EMERGING markets-focused lender, Standard Chartered has shut its global loans trading unit, ending a unique experiment in Asia.The roughly 10-person trading team with desks in New York, London and Singapore, was established in 2002 and led by global head of secondary trading Rafael Valbuena.“We are rationalising the secondary loan trading business,” said a StanChart spokeswoman in an email.She added the bank may move members from the trading team to the bank’s core loan syndication business.StanChart’s loans trading team was unique in Asia Pacific for trading high-grade corporate loans in a region where most banks hold loans to maturity, and rarely trade them because of a cultural focus on client relationships.It was not clear why StanChart decided to shut the unit, but the operation was not integrated with the bank’s traditional lending business and was considered non-core. whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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CEO McLoughlin leads senior departures from SKS365 Group

first_img CEO McLoughlin leads senior departures from SKS365 Group Strategy Regions: Europe Southern Europe Western Europe Italy Austria 9th January 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Strategy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling General counsel Angela Gemma and group financial controller Aaron Meli also depart PlanetWin365 operator Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Ian McLoughlin has stepped down as chief executive of SKS365 Group, as one of three senior members of staff to depart the business. General counsel Angela Gemma and group financial controller Aaron Meli have also left their positions at the operator behind the Italy-facing PlanetWin365 brand.McLoughlin has left the business in order to pursue other opportunities, an SKS365 spokesperson confirmed to iGamingBusiness.com.Gemma, meanwhile, has opted to return to her law firm, while Meli will switch to an advisory role with SKS365 and continue to provide consultancy support on an ongoing project.SKS365 refused to comment on possible replacements to fill the now-vacant roles.Sports betting and gaming company SKS365 Malta was founded in Austria in 2009 but is now headquartered in the Italian capital of Rome, with PlanetWin365 established as one of the market-leading iGaming brands in the market.In December, PlanetWin365 held a 14.8% share of the country’s online betting market, second only to Bet365 on 17.3%. PlanetWin365 had ranked as the top operator in November, but saw its share slip 0.1% last month.SKS365 is currently caught up in the ‘Galassia’ investigation, an ongoing probe by Italian police into anti-money laundering in the country’s gambling market.In November, 68 people were arrested as part of the investigation, which has uncovered how Italian organised crime groups in Calabria, the ‘Ndrangheta, have been using bookmakers for money laundering purposes.The police have previously stated that SKS365’s inclusion in the probe relates to the company’s previous management, between 2015 and 2017.last_img read more

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Danish market faces uncertain future

first_img Danish market faces uncertain future 9th January 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance Danish Online Gaming Association chief executive Morten Rønde warns that the country’s licenses are facing a tough year In the third quarter of 2018 it became clear that Denmark’s gaming market was experiencing a slow-down, with the decline of land-based gaming slowing overall market growth.This could be seen as a natural consequence of the migration of players from offline to online gaming.It’s difficult to read how the next year will pan out from the numbers published by Spillemyndigheden. While the market did grow last year, there was a significant impact from the World Cup. In the coming year we have no major sporting events, which would suggest revenue will stagnate or even decline.However, additional factors outside licensees’ control look set to halt the growth of the Danish iGaming market in the year ahead.At the time of writing, the Danish government has just launched a consultation on new regulations for iGaming bonus promotions. However the proposals go further than simply tightening controls around bonusing, and will make it increasingly difficult for licensees to advertise in general.In addition, the government is pushing the industry to sign up to a new code of conduct. This is being presented as a voluntary measure but the implication is clear – if operators don’t agree to its terms, the government will make sure they do. Through this code operators, are expected to introduce “voluntary” limits on advertising, similar to those being brought into the UK.All of this will make life harder for operators in the Danish market, especially when a number of political parties have failed to rule out proposing increased taxes for the sector. With the bonusing and advertising restrictions, I think there is a chance that the iGaming market will fall into a decline. Should this be coupled with a tax hike, decline is almost certain.As in other markets, this ultimately comes down to an emotional agenda. A 2016 prevalence study suggested that there were virtually the same number of addicts as there had been in 2007, but it also highlighted a rise in the number of at-risk individuals. At the time the authorities said the findings were inconclusive, as there was no sign of a major increase in gambling addiction.However the state-funded treatment centres argued that this was a major problem. This, in turn, seems to have convinced politicians that they need to make action.This increased pressure from the treatment centres has been exacerbated by a push-back against iGaming advertising in general. People are annoyed by the intensive marketing campaigns carried out by iGaming operators. Some lawmakers, in turn, have reached the conclusion that increased advertising has directly contributed to the rise in at-risk gamblers, even though there’s no scientific proof for this.It’s important to note that this should not be read as an implication that the Danish regulatory model, as implemented in 2012, was the wrong fit for the market. It’s based on a pragmatic view of gambling, and has contributed to years of growth, both in Denmark and in other markets. But it’s a fine balance; Denmark is a small market, so when regulators start to adjust different parameters, the scales can be tipped against the industry. With a wave of new controls, that may just happen in 2019. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance Email Addresslast_img read more

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Betsson offloads Global Gaming stake

first_img Gambling operator Betsson AB has confirmed that it has sold its stake in Global Gaming for an undisclosed amount.Reports in the Swedish media state that Betsson acquired 726,000 shares, which represents 1.8% of Global Gaming, in a non-publicised transaction in June of this year. However, it is understood that Betsson then sold the shares a few weeks later.Speaking to iGamingBusiness.com, Betsson confirmed that it has sold its stake in Global Gaming, but did not go into further detail about the transaction.Betsson shares closed yesterday (October 9) at SEK47.90, up 4% on the opening price, while Global Gaming shares were down 9.3% to SEK6.70.The initial share purchase came just a matter of weeks after Global Gaming had its Swedish operating licence revoked by national regulator Spelinspektionen. At the time, the regulator said it had discovered “serious deficiencies” in business practices at the operator.Global Gaming has appealed the decision on a number of occasions, but is yet to succeed in its efforts to reclaim the licence.However, Global Gaming in August recommenced activities in Sweden by rolling out the white label brand NanoCasino through its partnership with igaming technology and platform provider Finnplay Group.The operator also transferred its NinjaCasino.se domain to Finnplay subsidiary Viral Interactive last month, with a view to relaunching in the brand in the market.The licence loss hit Global Gaming in the second quarter, with revenue falling by 42% year-on-year to SEK132.2m (£11.0m/€12.2m/$13.4m). The operator said the ruling cost it an estimated SEK20m over the final 13 days of June.Meanwhile, Betsson last month announced that it had placed SEK1bn senior unsecured bonds, attracting interest from a number of large institutional investors throughout the Nordic region.Confirmation of the placement came after Betsson set out plans to issue a new senior unsecured bond with an expected initial minimum volume of SEK500m to support its ongoing growth and expansion strategy. Topics: Finance Strategy 10th October 2019 | By contenteditor Finance Email Address Gambling operator Betsson AB has confirmed that it has sold its stake in Global Gaming. Betsson acquired the minor shareholding in June, but offloaded the stake a matter of weeks later.center_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Betsson offloads Global Gaming stakelast_img read more

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Diamond Bank Nigeria (DIAMON.ng) Q12010 Interim Report

first_imgDiamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng)  2010 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileDiamond Bank Nigeria Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria operating in the treasury, business banking, corporate banking and retail banking sectors. The company offers a full service bank of products and services ranging from transactional accounts, electronic banking and money transfer services to securities dealing and custodian services; personal, automotive and home loans; MSME loans and diamond leasing services and investment and advisory services. Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc also offers, among others, life insurance products; foreign exchange services; cash management services; capital management and trade services; import finance; treasury bills and investment notes and working capital finance and contract financing. The financial institution’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Who is Chris Harris: Ten things you should know about the Scotland centre

first_img4. He played almost 50 times for Tynedale RFC between the ages of 19 and 24. The Corbridge-based team played in National League One – the third tier of English rugby – while Harris was there.5. Newcastle Falcons first paid attention to the centre when he appeared in their 2014 Premiership Rugby 7s squad. He managed to score a try in each of their group games. He then became dual-registered with Championship side Rotherham Titans. 9. One of his hobbies in international camp is learning the guitar – he’s trying to follow the lead of guitar expert and centre partner Duncan Taylor.10. He’s also massively into barbecuing – and will do it in any weather! Who is Chris Harris: Ten things should know about the Scotland centre Perennially one of the most underrated players in the Gallagher Premiership, Chris Harris’s outstanding form was rewarded by a call-up from Warren Gatland for the British & Irish Lions 2021 squad.Related: Inside the Mind of Chris HarrisA brilliant defender, who is also capable of running extremely intelligent lines, here are ten more facts about Harris.Ten things you should know about Chris Harris1. Chris Harris was born on 28 December 1990 in Carlisle, England. He grew up in the town, attending Trinity School, and playing for Carlisle RFC.2. Harris qualifies for Scotland through his grandmother, who is from Edinburgh.3. Harris was not highly-rated when he arrived at Northumbria University – they placed him in the 3rd XV. His nickname was ‘some gas’, because he was quicker than a centre partner named ‘no gas’! Chris Harris playing for Gloucester in the Gallagher Premiership (Getty Images) 6. Saracens are a tough opponent to make a Premiership debut against – but Harris scored a double when he made his top-flight bow! It came the day before his 24th birthday.Chris Harris on his Scotland debut against Wales in 2018 (Getty Images)7. His international debut came against Wales in Cardiff back in 2018. Unfortunately it was a tough occasion for the Scotland team, as they lost 34-7.8. Gloucester came in to sign the centre in the summer of 2019 – and Harris credits the West Country club with developing his attacking game.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Get some insight into Gloucester’s defensive lynchpin, who made his way up through the league pyramid Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

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Exploring Black Philanthropy: New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising

first_imgExploring Black Philanthropy: New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Online alcohol intervention for Limerick third level students

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Previous articleCarrot approach gets rates inNext articleLimerick face Cork in NHL quarter final Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Twitter Advertisement TAGSe-PUBlimerickLimerick Institute of Technology (LIT)Mary Immaculate CollegeMid West Third Level Drug and Alcohol Prevention InitiativeMid-West Regional Drugs & Alcohol Forum (MWRDAF)The Electronic Personal Use BarometerUniversity of Limerick (UL) RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsOnline alcohol intervention for Limerick third level studentsBy Alan Jacques – April 1, 2017 1247 WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” AN online alcohol intervention programme has been launched in Limerick to help third-level students reflect on their drinking behaviour.The Electronic Personal Use Barometer, e-PUB, will be implemented as part of a joint initiative between Mary Immaculate College (MIC), Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), University of Limerick (UL) and the Mid-West Third Level Drug and Alcohol Awareness Project.The barometer is a brief online self-assessment programme and its implementation in Limerick is funded by the Mid-West Regional Drugs & Alcohol Forum (MWRDAF) through Pobal Dormant Accounts to address alcohol abuse in third level institutions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is an exciting and innovative project which has brought together the three main third level institutions in the City with a view to encouraging participants to examine their relationship with alcohol,” explained MWRDAF coordinator Gearoid Prendergast at the Limerick launch of the e-PUB initiative.An evidence-based, online intervention and personalised feedback tool, it was developed by counsellors and psychologists at San Diego State University, and is currently in use at more than 550 campuses in the United States, Canada, Australia and Ireland.It encourages participants to examine their individual drinking patterns, their personal and family risk factors and the health and personal consequences of their behaviours. The user is then given personalised feedback to help them adapt and, if necessary, to reduce their consumption patterns.The programme is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counsellor or administrator. As it is offered online, the e-PUB can provide quick, confidential feedback in multiple settings. This also allows a student to complete a personal ‘check-up’ on multiple occasions to track changes in use and risk behaviour.e-PUB has already been implemented with great success in a number of other Irish Third Level institutions, including UCC and NUIG.Speaking on behalf of the MIC, UL and LIT student unions, Caoimhe Guinnane said she hoped the e-PUB programme would help students become more aware of their alcohol consumption.“This programme will be a tool to anonymously encourage students to seek help via the information of local services provided if necessary,” the MIC student union vice-president added.According to recent figures, 2.48 million people in Ireland drink with at least 75 per cent of all alcohol consumed as part of a binge drinking session. Those aged 18-24 years are most likely to have a harmful drinking pattern.Elaine Griffin, project worker with the Mid West Third Level Drug and Alcohol Prevention Initiative, believes the e-PUB programme will be complemented in the three Limerick institutions with a sustained awareness campaign using social media and traditional communication channels, in addition to environmental strategies that are relevant to each individual institution.by Alan [email protected]last_img read more

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COVID-19’s Impact on Home Values

first_img  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago June 23, 2020 2,317 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Krista F. Brock Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: Foreclosures’ Far-Reaching Implications Next: Rising Tides of Economic Hardship Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2020-06-23 Mike Albanese The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Despite sending unemployment skyrocketing, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have little impact on home prices this year, according to a Reuters poll conducted in June. Home prices are expected to outperform consumer prices with a 3.0% increase this year, according to the poll.  This is only a slight decrease in the 3.4% rise predicted three months ago, meaning while the economy has suffered major impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the housing market appears remarkably immune.  “The U.S. housing market, which was at the epicenter of the previous financial crisis that led to a global recession, is expected to remain a bright spot amid a sharp downturn as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak economic havoc,” Reuters reported. Reuters conducted its survey of 40 housing experts between June 9 and June 19.  While the spring housing market did experience a dip, housing demand “is coming back in dramatic fashion,” Brad Hunter, Managing Director at RCLCO, a real estate advisory firm told Reuters.  A majority of those surveyed—60%—said activity in the housing market will return gradually. Around one-quarter said they expect activity to rebound quickly.  The main cause for concern in the housing market is clearly unemployment, which stands at 13.3% as of the latest data from the Department of Labor. Three-quarters of the housing experts surveyed said unemployment is the No. 1 threat to the housing market in the next year. Other experts were concerned with the lack of affordable housing supply and tight lending.  Only a few survey respondents anticipate a decline in housing prices this year. Reuters projected the “worst-case scenario” is a 1.2% decline this year and a 1.0% decline in 2021.  Already tight housing supply was further exacerbated by the slowdown in construction during the spring when many business operations were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As of May, the housing market held a 5.6 months’ supply, close to but not quite meeting the 6 months’ supply that is used as a benchmark for a balanced market. Mortgage rates remain low, reaching a low of 3.3% this month, which may push some potential homebuyers off the sidelines, but Sal Guatieri, Senior Economist at BMO Capital Markets said in the survey, “I don’t think that will more than compensate for elevated unemployment and relatively weak consumer confidence.”  Exactly where housing prices will land this year remains to be seen, but it is clear the market will not suffer the same fate as it did in the Great Recession.   Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / COVID-19’s Impact on Home Values COVID-19’s Impact on Home Values Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, News Subscribelast_img read more

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Search for 2 missing men after helicopter crash in Maryland

first_imgiStock/imaginewithme(MIAMI) —  Emergency responders are searching for two missing men after a helicopter crashed Saturday in Maryland, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.Maryland Coast Guard watch standers received a report that a two-seat helicopter with two men aboard crashed about one mile south of Kent Island Saturday afternoon. We are assisting Queen Anne County authorities with this incident with several boats and a dive team. Media staging area being established at the United Communities VFD on Romancoke Road. https://t.co/S9dt0Lbxt6— Anne Arundel Fire (@AACoFD) May 4, 2019The Coast Guard and Federal Aviation Administration, along with state and local partners, are on the scene with a dive team and boats assisting on the search.The cause of the crash is unclear at this time.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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