UK dividends jump to first quarter record due to huge one-off payouts

first_img UK dividends hit record highs in the first three months of the year thanks to huge one-off special payouts from some companies, new analysis has shown.Read more: Ranked: The best-performing assets of 2019 so far UK dividends jump to first quarter record due to huge one-off payouts by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerbonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStory whatsapp Harry Robertson Weaker sectors included telecoms, with BT cutting its payout and Vodafone holding its flat in euro terms.Michael Kempe, Chief Operating Officer of Link Market Services said: “Miners are taking centre stage with large special dividends, but these reflect restructuring and asset sales rather than trading profits.”“Underlying growth from this sector is now much more normal after grabbing the headlines over the past couple of years,” he said.Read more: BP to offload US assets to fund BHP acquisitionHe added: “Uncertainty abounds in markets about the world economy and about the outlook for the UK in the light of the turmoil surrounding Brexit. For dividends, however, we are confident that 2019 will show good growth, even if the first quarter was, in truth, a touch weaker than we expected on an underlying basis.” center_img Monday 15 April 2019 12:09 am Yet underlying growth was weaker than expected from larger and smaller companies alike as a slowing global economy acted as a drag, according to Link Asset Services’s latest dividend monitor.UK dividends rose 15.7 per cent to £19.7bn in the first three months of the year compared to the same period a year earlier, hitting a first quarter record. This was largely due to a huge special dividend payout of £1.7bn by global mining group BHP, stemming from the sale of its US shale oil interests.Mining company Rio Tinto will follow suit in the second quarter, Link Asset Services said, handing out cash from the sale of its Australian coal assets.Underlying dividend growth, excluding special payouts, was 5.5 per cent in the first quarter year-on-year.The two largest-paying sectors were oil and pharmaceuticals, accounting for almost two fifths of the first quarter total. Growth in these two sectors was almost entirely due to positive exchange rate effects, Link Asset Services said. Share whatsapp Tags: BP Brexit Company Rio Tintolast_img read more

Natwest boss Alison Rose: I’m optimistic about this nation of SMEs

first_imgShe considers Natwest to be a “bellwether of the UK economy… we’re inherently linked to the success of our customers”.  Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableUndoZen HeraldShe Inspired Three Of The Most Popular Songs EverZen HeraldUndoAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsUndoPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunUndoBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItUndoLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyUndoDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyUndoMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comUndobonvoyaged.comQuiz: 9 Out Of 10 People Can’t Name These Actorsbonvoyaged.comUndo Rose, who was appointed chief executive towards the end of 2019, has spent the majority of her tenure tackling the impact of the pandemic on her customers. The economic consequences of the pandemic have been severe, not least on the UK’s smallest businesses, but for Natwest boss Alison Rose it has shown just how resilient the country’s SMEs are.  Speaking at a Tortoise Media event this morning, Rose said: “The economy’s been put into hard stop for effectively six months and yet the way I’ve seen entrepreneurs and small business owners cope and pivot their businesses and respond is really positive.”  Natwest beat expectations in its first-quarter results last month, returning to profit as it cut its bad debt provisions. Rose strikes a more upbeat tone and insists there are things to be positive about: “SMEs are the lifeblood of the economy. There’s a huge amount to be optimistic about in terms of a nation of SMEs, and we’ll strengthen our economy through biotech, science, manufacturing…”  Angharad Carrick Research by payments specialist Know-it reveals a quarter of the country’s smallest businesses are facing a cash flow crisis despite significant government support, laying bare the extent of how devastating the pandemic has been on SMEs.  Rose echoes this sentiment: “We’re still one of the global financial centres which services the economy more broadly… The global economy has been through a tough space.. I think the UK has huge strengths. There’ll be challenges in tough times but I’m positive about the recovery and the resilience the UK economy and SMEs have”.  In 2021, annual average GDP growth is projected to be around 7.25 per cent, compared with the previously forecasted five per cent.  whatsapp Tuesday 11 May 2021 10:48 am Also Read: Natwest boss Alison Rose: I’m optimistic about this nation of SMEs Also Read: Natwest boss Alison Rose: I’m optimistic about this nation of SMEs Indeed there are already encouraging signs for the recovery. Last week the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee lifted its growth forecasts, saying the economy looks stronger than expected back in February.  whatsapp Natwest boss Alison Rose: I’m optimistic about this nation of SMEs Show Comments ▼last_img read more

People / Freightos appoints IAG Cargo’s Camilo Garcia to ‘bridge the gap’ between cargo and technology

first_img Freightos has poached IAG Cargo’s Camilo Garcia as its global vice president for business development.   Mr Garcia was director of sales, marketing and products for the cargo carrier for nearly two years. Prior to that he was head of global key accounts, following several commercial roles at British Airways, which he joined in 1988. Mr Garcia will be responsible for heading up carrier relationships at Freightos’s WebCargo.   Commenting on his appointment in a blog post, he said it had been an “exciting (yet difficult) decision”.  “Personally, I feel the best way to truly digitise global freight is for logistics industry experts to crossover into the technology world. Knowledge transfer is critical.  “From where I’ve sat, it seems cargo and technology have been operating on parallel tracks. Despite good intentions and a real commitment to bring global shipping online, this siloed approach has had limited wins.  “I’m excited to contribute my industry expertise to bridge this knowledge gap, helping tech companies like Freightos continue to support cargo innovation, but doing so increasingly as an industry insider, not an external force.” By Alex Lennane 16/09/2019last_img read more

DNA evidence closes 36-year-old Palm Beach County cold case

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments “Person of interest” identified in disappearance and death of teenager Molly Bish June 7, 2021 Team of Charlotte County detectives take on cold case murders May 24, 2021 AdvertisementLange was 25 years old at the time the crime was committed. He denied knowing the victim or being involved in her murder.Detectives secured a DNA search warrant on April 22 and were able to use DNA collected from the victim’s sexual assault kit to match Lange to the crime. Lange was arrested and booked into the PBC Jail on Thursday. Detectives continue search for killer in 2003 Collier County cold case May 26, 2021 PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A 61-year-old Boynton Beach man was arrested for his connection in a 36-year-old murder case that has not yet been solved in Palm Beach County, officials said.Richard Curtis Lange faces charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping/false imprisonment, and sexual assault, according to an arrest report.Lange is accused of sexually assaulting a 78-year-old woman and dumping her body on a dirt road in Jupiter on April 27, 1985. A passerby driving on Old Indiantown Road found the victim naked, unconscious, and near her bloodstained dentures.On May 8, 1985, the victim died and an autopsy report ruled the death as a homicide. Florida man accused of killing iguana denied ‘stand your ground’ defense June 4, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: cold caseDNAPalm Beach Countylast_img read more

In Pictures: Small numbers but great spirit at Colt GAA Cul Camp

first_imgCheck out the new All Books website here – 10% discount on school books for a limited time only in store and onlineSEE ALSO – Check out more photos from this year’s Cul Camps here WhatsApp Brought to you in association with All Books, PortlaoiseThere was Cul Camp action in the beautiful Colt GAA grounds all last week with the young players and coaches all under the watchful eye of supervisor Tadhg Doran.The Camross hurling goalkeeper who works with the Leinster Council was moved across to help Laois GAA with the Cul Camps and his underage coaching experience was a nice bonus for the young players in attendance. Laois and Camross camogie players Sara Cuddy and Aine Cuddy and Cian Moffitt, who plays hurling with Colt-Shanahoe and football with Ballyroan-Abbey, were also over the individual group.When we arrived on Friday afternoon, the sun was shining gloriously and the pitch in Colt was looking exceptional.It all lent itself to a great atmosphere with the players in the full swing of things.Though the numbers were small, it was all go and Tadhg brought us from group to group to help arrange the socially-distant photos.The Colt GAA Cul Camp was the on the scheduled third of five weeks but unfortunately it looks like it’s to be the last as lockdown in Laois, Kildare and Offaly leads to most organised sporting activity being cancelled.You can check out a selection of our photos below. Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News TAGSColtCúl Camps By LaoisToday Reporter – 11th August 2020 Twitter Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook Home GAA Cul Camps In Pictures: Small numbers but great spirit at Colt GAA Cul Camp GAACul CampsSport WhatsApp Pinterest In Pictures: Small numbers but great spirit at Colt GAA Cul Camp Facebook Electric Picnic Electric Picnic Pinterest Previous article‘It was like we have leprosy’ – Laois Cllrs anger over Dr Glynn call to ‘bypass Laois’Next articleDeaths in Laois – Wednesday, August 12, 2020 LaoisToday Reporter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Uber in North Korea? On-demand taxi services on the rise

first_imgDrivers offering the service (now being referred to as “call taxis” or “summonable taxis”) typically take customers short distances within the city on a 1 USD base fare. The service is one of many recent offerings to arrive in cities across North Korea as competition for business continues to create new options.  NewsEconomy North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) On-demand taxi services have recently been gaining popularity in major North Korean cities. The price to summon a taxi by phone is reportedly higher than the base fare for hailing a taxi, but many are happy to pay for the added convenience. “There is a new service in Sinuiju these days where people can call to summon a taxi at any time of day. Day or night, if you call, a taxi will show up at your location within 10 minutes,” said a Daily NK source from North Pyongan Province on January 3. Facebook Twitter News “The base fare for sedan taxis running short distances in Sinuiju is 3,000 KPW (0.38 USD), but it’s 1 USD for the on-demand service,” the source said. The current unofficial (market)  exchange rate in North Korea is 8,000 KPW to 1 USD, making the new service almost three times more expensive. The client base is nevertheless increasing, with on-demand taxi services gaining ground in another major trade hub, Pyongsong, just north of the capital.  A customer gets out of a taxi in Chongjin. Image: Daily NK (Taken in 2017) SHARE Taxi drivers are reportedly promoting their on-demand services by jotting their phone numbers on paper and handing them to customers as they get out of the car.  “Call me anytime!” the drivers say, hoping to expand their business. News News However, there are other areas of North Korea without any taxi services at all. New transportation services have followed market growth, exploding in busy trade regions but leaving other quiet parts of the country untouched. This has led to a widening development gap between regions.   RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Uber in North Korea? On-demand taxi services on the rise US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again A source in the area told Daily NK that “on-demand taxis first appeared in Pyongsong a few years ago, but now they’re really taking off. Wealthier individuals in the city like to summon a taxi right to their doorstep on special occasions like holidays and birthdays, which then take them to their favorite restaurant, for example.” Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaders AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] By Daily NK – 2018.01.05 5:31pm last_img read more

IIROC fines Penson Canada $225,000 for poor controls

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Keywords EnforcementCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Specifically, Penson admitted that it failed to establish and/or maintain adequate internal controls related to certain accounts of Evergreen Capital Partners Inc.; and failed to establish appropriate controls and procedures to ensure the proper reporting of margin required on introducing brokers’ accounts; Penson also admitted that it failed to ensure that each partner, director, officer, registered representative, employee and agent of the firm understood their responsibilities relating to the review of all introducing brokers’ inventory accounts and accumulation accounts. The penalty against Penson includes a $225,000 fine and $20,000 in costs. The violations occurred from March to October 2008. IIROC began its investigation into the firm’s conduct in November 2008. IE Staff A hearing panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada has fined Penson Financial Services Canada Inc. $225,000 for failing to maintain adequate internal controls, among other violations. In the settlement agreement, Penson admitted that it failed to establish and maintain adequate internal controls, and that it failed to ensure employees understood their responsibilities to conduct certain reviews. read more

WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Friday, December 11, 2020

first_img Posted by Paul Valencia|Friday, December 11, 2020 |in : PeopleDecades of service, ringing the bell Vancouver City Council approves six month extension of moratorium on fossil fuel facilities Posted by Jacob Granneman|Friday, December 11, 2020 |in : NewsVancouver City Council approves six month extension of moratorium on fossil fuel facilities WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Friday, December 11, 2020Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Friday, December 11, 2020in: Newsshare 0 WATCH: New COVID-19 numbers ; An update on Clark County’s Equestrian Facilities Code ; Vancouver City Council extends fossil fuels moratorium ; Ridgefield theater students host radio play ; Local artist crafts COVID Christmas ornaments ; The life of Salvation Army bell ringers. Clark County to form community task force on equestrian facilities code Covid-themed Christmas ornaments flying out the door.Read more Posted by Chris Brown|Friday, December 11, 2020 |in : NewsClark County to form community task force on equestrian facilities code Posted by John Ley|Friday, December 11, 2020 |in : News2020 Christmas ornaments with masked flair Posted by Paul Valencia|Friday, December 11, 2020 |in : YouthRidgefield High School presents ‘It’s a Wonderful Life' as a radio play center_img A community task force will be asked to help simplify county code for equestrian facilities in Clark County.Read more 2020 Christmas ornaments with masked flair Ridgefield High School presents ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ as a radio play Salvation Army relies on volunteers to ring the bell for its annual Red Kettle Campaign, and Vancouver’s Chuck Mulligan has been volunteering for 58 consecutive years.Read more AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestshare 0 Previous : Commission to hear about mental health impacts of COVID-19 on older adults Next : Clark County to form community task force on equestrian facilities codeAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Decades of service, ringing the bell More than 40 students help created a 2020 online version of a 1940s style radio play of the classic holiday movie that will be available on-demand this weekend.Read more Council voted unanimously to extend the moratorium another six months; allowing staff to continue crafting the city’s climate change strategy.Read more last_img read more

St. Elizabeth PC seeks to improve planning process

first_imgRelatedSt. Elizabeth PC seeks to improve planning process Advertisements St. Elizabeth PC seeks to improve planning process Local GovernmentMarch 21, 2011 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail MANDEVILLE – The St. Elizabeth Parish Council is calling on the expertise of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute, as it seeks to improve development planning to mitigate the effects of disasters and preserve the natural environment. Mayor of Black River, Councillor Jeremy Palmer, said that head of the Institute, Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee, Jr. has been invited to address planners, where he will provide them with updated information on areas of the parish that are prone to landslides, floods, earthquakes and hurricanes, which will assist in the building approval process. “Much of the disasters that we have had here in St. Elizabeth and island-wide have been caused by very poor planning, and people building in gullies and putting large structures on very fragile ecosystems so, I have contacted the Mona GeoInformatics Institute (to attend) a planning seminar in May. “We are going to invite all of the stakeholders that have to do with planning and have a presentation from the Institute on the data that they have, which we can use to advance the planning process,” Mayor Palmer said. He noted that the input from the Institute will assist the planning process, as “they are at a stage where they can tell where the big gullies are, the areas that are prone to flooding, how earthquakes could impact a house which is put up in a particular area, where you need to strengthen your defenses, and how storms would impact on particular areas. They have that information and we need to get that into our system.” Mayor Palmer said that the Council will be more rigorous in approving building plans, noting that too often, scare funds have had to be used to clear debris and rescue residents from flooded areas. CONTACT: GARFIELD L. ANGUS RelatedSt. Elizabeth PC seeks to improve planning process RelatedSt. Elizabeth PC seeks to improve planning processlast_img read more

GOP Newcomer Outraises Ex-senator in PSC Race

first_img Email GREAT FALLS – A first-time Republican candidate for one of two Public Service Commission seats up for election has received more than double the campaign contributions of his Democratic opponent.The Great Falls Tribune reports Travis Kavulla has raised more than $43,000 total during the campaign. Kavulla is a 26-year-old Fife-based writer and editor for the conservative magazine National Review.His opponent, former Democratic state Sen. Don Ryan, has raised $18,000.In the state’s other PSC race, Democratic incumbent Ken Toole of Helena has outraised his Republican opponent, Helena attorney Bill Gallagher, by $79,000 to $36,400.The five-member PSC regulates gas, electric and other public utilities in the state. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more