Kurwitu Ventures Limited (KURV.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Kurwitu Ventures Limited (KURV.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kurwitu Ventures Limited (KURV.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kurwitu Ventures Limited (KURV.ke) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileKirwitu Ventures Limited is a financial services institution offering Sharia-compliant investment products in Kenya for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. It is the first company to be listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange which targets Islamic investors. Kirwitu Ventures Limited was founded to provide investment management services and was re-positioned in 2012 as a vehicle for Sharia-compliant investments through a restructuring programme. The company focuses primarily on investments in the agricultural sector which is the top foreign exchange earner for Kenya. It does invest in non-agricultural ventures that meet the key Sharia Compliance Test and have the potential to post an attractive return on capital. Kirwitu Ventures Limited is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Kirwitu Ventures Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) 2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileRepublic Bank (Ghana) Limited, formerly known as HFC Bank Limited, is a financial services institution in Ghana offering banking products and services for the investment, corporate, retail and mortgage sectors as well as solutions for asset management, property management and development services. The company is focused on 4 segments: consumer, mortgage, corporate and microfinance banking. Mortgage banking services include home equity, home purchase or improvement mortgages and public-sector home schemes. Investment banking services include asset management, financial advisory, brokerage and managed funds. The commercial division offers a full-service product and service offering including home, education, executive and business loans and foreign trade and document processing services. Private banking services include cash management, investment accounts, mortgage facilities and safe custody services. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited also provides foreign currency, institutional finance and electronic and mobile banking services. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited is a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Kevin Godbold | Monday, 13th January, 2020 Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. As I write, the price of gold has broken out to new highs, driven, no doubt, by escalating tensions in the Middle East. Gold is seen by many investors as a safe haven in times of economic and geopolitical uncertainty, so the move makes some sense. But it’s not the only commodity on the move. Oil is up too, perhaps inevitably given that a lot of the black stuff comes from the region.Other risers performing strongly since December include the rest of the primary precious metals, platinum, silver, and palladium. But I wouldn’t chase any of those commodities up by speculating on their price movements directly now. If the recent moves have been caused by uncertainty in the region, any easing of the situation could cause the recent price advances to reverse later.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…The other side of the coinTo me, a better way to employ a £20k investment today is to look at the other side of the coin. If precious metals and oil are going up, we often see pressure on share prices to go down. And during times when the outlook is a bit murky, the shares of some otherwise decent companies can sell at fair prices. It’s the classic investment style of arguably the most famous investor of all time, Warren Buffett.Buffett is known for once uttering the statement, “You pay a high price for a cheery consensus.” And he made most of his billions by exploiting the reverse of that truism – that when the outlook is murky, share prices can set a lower, fairer valuation on companies.Classic wisdom from Buffett and his business partner, Charlie Munger, suggests we should become greedy about buying the shares of great companies when the stock market is fearful. The idea is that by buying at lower prices, there’s greater potential for the shares to rise and lesser potential for them to fall after we’ve bought them – if the underlying business continues to perform well.The potential for valuation up-ratingsHaving bought stocks at fair valuations, a fair bit of the return we often see in the years ahead can arise because of a valuation re-rating upwards, as the outlook normalises to become rosy again. A great recent example of that phenomenon exists in FTSE 250 company Greggs, which has re-rated over the past 10 years or so. Ongoing operational progress and a hefty up-rating in the valuation delivered a more than 400% capital gain to shareholders over the period.So I’d forget gold. Instead, I’d double up on efforts to research shares with high-quality underlying businesses and build a watch list. Then I’d watch it carefully, and when those share prices spike down or drift lower and the valuations start to look attractive, I’d be ready to pounce and buy some shares. To me, that’s a better way to aim for turning £20k into a £1m over time than by chasing rising gold and commodity prices in troubled times. Image source: Getty Images. Forget gold! 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Roland Head | Wednesday, 19th May, 2021 | More on: BARC FCH Funding Circle’s share price is soaring, but I’d buy Barclays now Enter Your Email Address 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. 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! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays. 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. Shares in fintech group Funding Circle Holdings (LSE: FCH) are up by 15% as I write, after the SME business lender said its results for the first half of 2021 are expected to be “well ahead” of previous forecasts. The Funding Circle share price has now doubled over the last year.I’ve been taking a fresh look at this lender, which acts as an alternative to mainstream banks. Should I think about buying Funding Circle shares, or would I do better off by buying a more traditional banking stock such as Barclays (LSE: BARC)? Let’s take a look.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 Covid-19 winner?Funding Circle’s software enables businesses to apply for loans and receive a decision within seconds. The company says that its machine learning technology uses a “data lake” containing more than 2bn data points to help it make accurate lending decisions.New lending has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, as the company put its regular lending on hold and focused solely on UK government-backed CBILS loans. In total, Funding Circle issued £1.7bn of these loans last year — that’s more than 80% of its total UK lending in 2020.CEO and founder Samir Desai admits that as Funding Circle returns to normal commercial lending this year, he expects to see “some initial reduction in lending”. Even so, Funding Circle expects to report an underlying profit for the full year.Funding Circle share price: what I’m doingI think that when support schemes such as furlough finally end, we could see an increase in business failures in the UK. This could probably lead to an increase in loan losses, including CBILS loans.Funding Circle’s heavy dependence on CBILS loans worries me. Although these loans have a government guarantee, this only covers 80% of the loan. The remaining 20% is at the lender’s risk.Interestingly enough, Funding Circle’s management increased their estimated average loss rate on loans to 20.5% last year, from 12.9% at the end of 2019. If the company starts to report rising default rates this year, I think Funding Circle’s share price could start falling.Even without this, I reckon Funding Circle stock is starting to look expensive. The lender’s shares trade at more than two times their book value, even though this business has never reported a profit.Looked at another way, Funding Circle shares are trading on 50 times 2022 forecast earnings.On balance, Funding Circle is just too expensive for me.Why I’d buy Barclays shares nowFTSE 100 bank Barclays isn’t likely to double in size anytime soon. But this business is already profitable and trades at an attractive 30% discount to its tangible book value. That gives Barclays shares a forecast valuation of just eight times 2021 earnings, with a dividend yield of 3.3%.The bullish argument in favour of Funding Circle shares is that if things go well, this smaller business could grow much more quickly than Barclays ever could. That’s probably true, but I think the risk of serious problems is also much higher at Funding Circle.I admit that Barclays’ growth has been sluggish in recent years. But this big bank has plenty of surplus capital, a diverse business model, and a cautious valuation. For me, Barclays is a sensible investment that should deliver positive returns.In contrast, I think Funding Circle looks like a much riskier bet, especially after recent share price gains.
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HAT Field Update Justin Gelfius May 14 Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – May 14, 2012 The dust was flying in SE Indiana this weekend as growers finally got their fields dry enough to finish planting. Justin Gelfius, in Bartholomew County told HAT he finished up over the weekend, “Things have dried out fairly well, and the soil has been easy to work with.” He said. Justin Gelfius Facebook Twitter Home News Feed HAT Field Update Justin Gelfius May 14 SHARE SHARE [audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/05/Justin-Gelifus.mp3|titles=Justin Gelifus May 13,2012] Previous articleSE Indiana Catching Up On PlantingNext articleHAT Field Update May 14 David Myers Gary Truitt
By Andy Eubank – Dec 10, 2014 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News NCGA Applauds House Subcommittee for Advancing Food Labeling Discussion NCGA Applauds House Subcommittee for Advancing Food Labeling Discussion The National Corn Growers Association applauded the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health for holding a hearing Wednesday regarding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s role in regulating GMOs and the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. The hearing serves to advance an ongoing open, transparent conversation about the importance of this technology both to farmers and consumers. Furthermore, it highlighted that a science-based federal solution to the labeling debate is necessary to provide all parties with the certainty that they need.“With activist and special interest groups continually attempting to impose state-level measures that would lead to further confusion and increase grocery bills for American consumers, this hearing is an important step toward a real solution,” said NCGA Trade Policy and Biotechnology Chair John Linder, a farmer from Ohio. “Food labeling decisions should be left to scientific experts and not dictate by agenda-driven activists. We hope that this public discussion helps bring clarity, and we look forward to working with lawmakers in the new Congress to advance this important piece of legislation.”The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, authored by Representatives Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), would eliminate consumer confusion created by a state-by-state patchwork of labeling laws, advance food safety, inform consumers and provide consistency in labeling. The legislation reaffirms the FDA as America’s preeminent authority on food safety and labeling requirements, requires the FDA to approve all new GMO ingredients before they are brought to market and establishes federal standards for companies that wish to voluntarily label their products for the absence or presence of GMO food ingredients.NCGA, as a member of the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food, works to advance clear, science-based food labeling. Following costly mandatory-labeling ballot initiatives that were recently voted down in Oregon, Colorado and Washington State, CFSAF believes now is the time for Congress to adopt a national, consistent, labeling standard that protects consumers, famers and food manufacturers.“Today’s hearing makes clear that Congress is taking this issue very seriously,” said CFSAF Spokeswoman Claire Parker. “Representatives Pompeo and Butterfield are to be commended for advancing a bipartisan solution that will ensure consumers’ grocery prices are not subject to the whims of activists traveling from state to state. Consumers deserve consistent, clear labeling guidelines no matter where they are in the United States-not misinformation, loopholes and inconsistencies.”Studies have shown that mandated GMO labeling would increase grocery prices for consumers by hundreds of dollars per year as food companies construct multiple supply streams, design new labels, acquire additional warehouse space and create new transportation routes. A recent study by Cornell University found that GMO labeling would increase grocery costs for an average family by $500 per year. Consumers would be forced to bear these increased costs despite the fact that more than 1,000 peer reviewed studies and the world’s most respected health and safety authorities – including the American Medical Association, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – have determined that GM food ingredients are safe.The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food is a broad-based coalition representing the entire American agriculture food chain. The Coalition is committed to increasing understanding about the science and safety of GM technology and to advocating for a federal labeling solution. For more information about the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food standard, visit www.cfsaf.org.Source: NCGA Facebook Twitter Previous articleAdvanced Energy Providing Thousands of JobsNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter SHARE
June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today welcomed the release of Cheng Yizhong, former editor-in-chief of the daily newspapers Xin Jing Bao and Nanfang Dushi Bao but called on the authorities to free two other editors on the outspoken Nanfang Dushi Bao who were arrested more than five months ago after the paper reported on the SARS epidemic and other taboo subjects.The worldwide press freedom organisation said it hoped Cheng, whose release from preventive detention was announced anonymously by the papers’ staff, would be allowed to work as a journalist again. It appealed for journalists Yu Huafeng and Li Minying, who were sentenced to prison terms, to be freed as well.Cheng was reportedly released on 27 August by Guangzhou police and allowed to return home, where some sources said he was put under house arrest, suggesting he would not be able to work as a journalist. The authorities have not confirmed his release.He had been detained without being charged since 20 March. The law allows people to be held for six months in this way, which means police are supposed to present the results of their enquiry into the case by 20 September.The two papers had printed stories about SARS and about a young graphic artist, Sun Zhigang, who was beaten to death in a Guangzhou police station. The journalists were dismissed and arrested. Local authorities, including Guangzhou police chief Zhu Suisheng, have targeted the daring paper in a bid to intimidate the country’s journalists. News China’s Cyber Censorship Figures News to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information News ChinaAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Organisation Follow the news on China RSF_en August 28, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Former newspaper editor-in-chief freed but two of his journalists still in jail Editor-in-chief Cheng Yizhong, arrested for reporting on the SARS epidemic and that police beat a student to death in Canton, was freed on 27 August after five months. Reporters Without Borders welcomed his release but called for two of his colleagues to be freed as well. March 12, 2021 Find out more
News UpdatesMadras High Court Issues Notice On Plea Challenging Postal Ballots Provision In RP Act LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK8 Jan 2021 11:21 PMShare This – xThe Madras High Court on Thursday issued notices on a petition challenging the constitutional validity of Section 60(c) of the Representation of Peoples Act, 1951. The provision permits issue of postal ballot to electors above the age of 80 years, electors with physical disability and electors in quarantine due to COVID-19 -regarding. A Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madras High Court on Thursday issued notices on a petition challenging the constitutional validity of Section 60(c) of the Representation of Peoples Act, 1951. The provision permits issue of postal ballot to electors above the age of 80 years, electors with physical disability and electors in quarantine due to COVID-19 -regarding. A Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy has issued notices to the Centre and Election Commission of India (ECI) on a petition filed by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). The party has submitted that under the guise of the impugned provision, the Government issued several amendments, Rules and notifications, “class of persons” as postal ballot voters, without any guiding principle. Senior Advocate P. Wilson appearing for the party submitted that, “the impugned provision gives the executive the power to name any one to be entitled for postal ballot, who can skip from the polling booth and political parties audit, and therefore such unbridled uncanalised power is antithetical and arbitrary to the law, and is liable to be quashed.”He submitted that with the help of the impugned provision, the Election Commission has brought a new and surprising class of voters called “absentee voters” who are not of class themselves. He said the new rules has brought 4 categories of absentee voters: (a) Persons employed in essential services (b) persons above age 65 years (c) persons with disability (d) persons affected or suspect of COVID 19. Wilson submitted that these 4 categories of voters will skip polling booth and vote behind the screens. Moreover, the role of political party auditing them is zero. Referring to the categories, he said, the term persons employed in essential services is very vague and no definition is given in the Act and/or the Rules. “The Election Commission can call any services as essential services,” he remarked. With respect to the category of persons above age 65 years, he wondered why the Election Commission had reduced the age from 80 years. “How election commission can pass notification declaring now the age as 80 years of senior citizen without any amendment of rules,” he asked. He also raised issues with respect to the third category of persons with disability inasmuch as the authority has not prescribed the “extent of disability”. Lastly, he pointed that the fourth category, i.e. persons affected/ suspected of Covid-19 is also “too vague as date of acquiring disease or affected is not said in the rules.” Wilson submitted that establishment of special electoral rolls for is against the mandate of Article 325 of the Constitution, and as a consequence these voters will lose secrecy in voting. He insisted that secrecy in voting is guaranteed in the Representation of People’s Act, and forms a fundamental foundation of free and fair elections in a Parliamentary democracy . “Every voter has right to vote in a free and fair manner and not to disclose to any person how he has voted. This concept is enabled in a polling-booth. The right to vote derives its colour from the right to free and fair elections and the right to vote is empty without the right to free and fair elections. The multilayer identification process and screening of voters during voting by election officials and the political party’s representatives before a voter is allowed to cast his vote are the hall marks of democracy. By such sequence the high degree of popular faith and trust over the democracy is emphasised. Its trite in law that democracy is an essential feature of the constitution and is unassailable,” the petition filed by DMK stated. The Bench has issued notice, returnable by 4 weeks and has clarified that prayer for interim relief will be considered after notice on the Central Government.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story