National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) 2009 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNational Bank of Kenya (NBK) Limited is a financial services institution providing banking products and services for the retail, commercial corporate and Islamic banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to term deposits, personal loans and overdrafts, insurance premium finance, liquidity management, treasury services, custodial services and asset finance services. National Bank of Kenya offers mortgage products to salaried and business customers under the National Homes brand. The company also offers account relationship management and bancassurance products. It operates through a wide network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Kenya. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. National Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) 2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFirst Quantum Minerals Limited is an international holding company overseeing the extraction of copper, nickel, gold, zinc and acid through mining operations in Zambia, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Spain and Mauritania. The mining corporation operates six mines: Kansanshi copper-gold mine, Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine, Las Cruces copper mine, Pyhasalmi copper-zinc mine, Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine and Cayeli copper-zinc mine. Its subsidiary divisions have interests in evaluating and acquiring mineral properties, regulatory reporting, treasury and finance, corporate administration, and a metal marketing division. Copper is the main commodity mined by First Quantum Minerals in Zambia, and gold is a by-product commodity. First Quantum Minerals Limited is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange
GoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about GoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the GoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: GoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng) 2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileGoldlink Insurance Plc is a life and general insurance company offering insurance products and services to the corporate and individual sectors in Nigeria. The company is licensed to underwrite both life and general classes which encompasses, among others, fire and special perils, motor insurance, life and pension, oil and gas, marine, aviation and travel insurance. Its product portfolio covers oil and gas constructions and operational activities; insurance of cargo, hull and marine machinery; liability insurance; aviation insurance as well as wide range of general insurance and life insurance products. Goldlink Insurance Plc also offers engineering insurance products for machinery consequential loss, erection all risks, contractors all risk, plants all risk, machinery breakdown, boiler and pressure vessel, computer all risk, electronic equipment, bonds, indemnity of share certificate, counter indemnity and professional indemnity insurance. The company was founded in 1992. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Goldlink Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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This article was originally published on Fool.comDon’t be fooled by Tuesday’s big stock market jump. The coronavirus bear market won’t be over anytime soon. Instead, investors should brace themselves for things to get even worse before they get better.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…That might sound pessimistic, but I’m just being realistic. I’d like for the stock market to take off immediately as much as anyone. However, there are three reasons why I think that stocks are more likely to fall even more than they already have before they bounce back in a sustained uptrend.1. COVID-19 cases will soarThe sad fact is that cases of COVID-19 are going to soar over the next few weeks. Even with the drastic actions taken by governments, businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals to “flatten the curve” and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, a lot more people are going to be infected, with many becoming severely ill.That’s not just my opinion; it’s what health experts are warning will happen. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984, stated this week, “It’s certainly going to get worse before it gets better.” He said that shutdowns and working from home could be needed for eight more weeks and potentially longer as the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. skyrocket.The stock market responds to the psychological state of investors more than anything else. If investors are fearful, stocks are likely to fall. And if a large number of Americans are diagnosed with COVID-19 in the coming weeks with a significant number of fatalities (which, unfortunately, seems likely), you can bet that investors will be fearful.2. The impact of any government stimulus won’t be immediate Tuesday’s big rebound resulted primarily from reports that the Trump administration was considering a massive government stimulus package to help prop up the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s understandable why investors cheered the news. The package could pump close to $1 trillion into the economy through checks sent to individual Americans and financial assistance for businesses.Both the White House and Congress would like to move quickly. However, what politicians want to do doesn’t always translate to what actually happens. There could be some political gamesmanship that prolongs how long it takes to finalize a deal.More importantly, the impact of any government stimulus won’t be immediate even after whatever bill emerges is signed into law. While U.S. citizens and businesses wait for government financial aid, investors will continue to hear worrisome numbers about the number of COVID-19 cases. Bad news right now outweighs good news on the way for most people.3. Next earnings season will be brutalAnalysts are only now beginning to crunch the numbers on just how much businesses will lose as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Obviously, some sectors will be hit harder than others. Disney, for example, could lose nearly $500 million dollars from the NBA season cancellation alone. It seems reasonable to expect that the next earnings season will be absolutely brutal.The first wave of earnings reports will begin to trickle in starting in mid-April. Over the next few weeks after then, most major companies will report their quarterly updates. Stocks almost always fall when earnings decline or when companies revise their guidance downward. Look for many companies to report lower earnings in their first-quarter updates and lower their full-year and second-quarter guidance. Even if the stock market rallies somewhat over the next few weeks, I suspect the dismal earnings season will nip the rebound in the bud temporarily.What investors should doWith the coronavirus bear market likely to last longer than anyone wants, is it OK to buy stocks now? Absolutely. If you’re a long-term investor, buying high-quality stocks at current prices will almost certainly enable you to make a great return over the coming years.But my suggestion is to ease into buying stocks. One great idea is to invest part of your money every time you receive a paycheck, whether that’s weekly, biweekly, or monthly. If you have a big cash stockpile, spread your investments of the money over several weeks or months.As for what kinds of stocks to buy, nearly every sector has some great bargains right now. I personally like healthcare stocks, especially shares of companies that have excellent long-term growth prospects and offer products that will be in high demand both now and in the future.Teladoc Health has been one of my favorites for quite a while. I like it even more now with telehealth gaining widespread adoption in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. My view is that telehealth will continue to pick up momentum. As the largest provider of telehealth services in the world, Teladoc is likely to benefit from this trend big-time.I also am bullish on Bristol Myers Squibb. The big pharma stock has been beaten down, but its business really shouldn’t be impacted very much by the COVID-19 crisis. BMS has several blockbuster drugs with fast-growing sales and a pipeline that’s loaded with potential winners thanks to its acquisition of Celgene last year. As icing on the cake, the company’s dividend yield now stands at 3.5%.Again, though, you can find a lot of great stocks to buy now and over the coming months. The coronavirus bear market will almost certainly get worse before it gets better. But it will get better. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Why the coronavirus bear market will get even worse before it gets better Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Keith Speights
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Professional Fundraising twice monthly Visit Professional Fundraising. 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. Howard Lake | 2 July 2002 | News Professional Fundraising magazine is to publish twice a month from now on.They will be folding PF Plus, their mid-month newsletter introudced in March 1999, into the main title, so subscribers will receive one magazine every fortnight.As of this month Professional Fundraising say they will be “the only fundraising magazine in the country.” Advertisement
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Without warning, in the early morning hours of June 2, dozens of Georgia State University police raided Tent City, built at the site of Turner Field, the former home of the Atlanta Braves baseball team. They slashed the tents, knocking them over, destroying the contents and threatened people with arrest as they scrambled to get their belongings.The residents of the neighborhoods surrounding the stadium, along with students at GSU and other colleges, plus anti-displacement activists, had erected a collection of tents on April 1 at the intersection of Hank Aaron and Ralph Abernathy boulevards, abutting Turner Field.It was a visible sign of the fierce determination of area homeowners and renters not to be ignored and dismissed by the new owners of the property, GSU and Carter Developers, as they planned their multimillion dollar “redo” of the area.The historically Black working-class area just south of the state Capitol building has long been targeted for “urban renewal” schemes, first with the construction of interstate highways that divided the community and separated it from downtown Atlanta, and then with the building of Fulton County Stadium, followed by the Olympic Stadium, which then became Turner Field.Massive parking lots surrounded the sports arenas, with their concrete surfaces directing rainwater into people’s adjacent homes. Beyond the home games of the baseball season, with its traffic jams and littering, noisy fans, the acreage belonging to Turner Field saw little use and provided the neighborhoods nothing but barren landscapes most of the time.Immediately upon learning that the Braves were moving to the suburbs and that the city would be selling the property, residents of the Peoplestown, Mechanicsville, Summerhill and Pittsburgh neighborhoods, along with other community organizations, began an extensive outreach effort to establish what people wanted from the redevelopment.Numerous committees were formed; meetings were held for over two years; residents traveled to other cities to see how their process had worked. All this hard work culminated in a document called the “Community Benefits Agreement” (CBA) which outlined areas such as jobs and job training, education initiatives, transportation, green spaces, sidewalk and lighting, and security issues, which would be signed by the purchasing entities and included in the planning of the new office, retail, housing, university and athletic buildings.A major concern the CBA dealt with was the displacement of longtime residents who owned small bungalows, or renters of single homes or apartments. A key demand is protection for these community elders.Already, speculators have bought rental property and evicted the tenants in preparation for selling the land again at a higher price.The Turner Field Benefits Coalition members have spoken at countless public meetings, organized demonstrations, marches and sit-ins, held numerous press conferences and earned the support of many in this city, whose own neighborhoods are being transformed by high-priced, high-rise condos and luxury housing.The crisis of affordable housing is extreme in Atlanta, with increased migration from the suburbs and the growing high-tech industry, tourism and corporate construction. At the same time, Atlanta has tens of thousands of low-wage workers who service this growth but can barely find housing on their meager pay.Community, student supportFor months, GSU, the major partner in the purchase with Carter and some smaller developers, refused to meet with the Turner Field Benefits Coalition. GSU President Mark Becker has refused to meet with his own students, many of whom live in the affected area, to discuss how the university can be a good neighbor that improves the quality of life for old and new residents. Instead, students have been arrested and charged with trespass on their own campus for attempting to speak with him.On April 1, following a large march through the neighborhood, which ended at Turner Field, the tents were erected and the occupation began. It received ongoing media coverage.For 63 days, there was a 24-hour presence despite intense heat, soaking rain, tornado-like wind and constant surveillance by police agencies. Senior residents and students from GSU, Morehouse, Spelman, Agnes Scott, Emory and other schools shared stories and food together; there were movie nights and music performances; other organizations held their meetings at Tent City in solidarity.Every day, cars passing by the busy intersection were greeted with signs denouncing displacement and demanding a voice in the future of their neighborhood. Honks of support and waves would always bring cheers from the Tent City inhabitants.Then recently, a press release was issued declaring that an agreement had been made with a group led by Suzanne Mitchell, the sister-in-law of the Atlanta City Council president. This “behind closed doors” move backfired and a press conference that brought out several elected officials — including city council members, candidates for the 2017 city mayoral race and state representatives — prompted negotiations to begin between the coalition, GSU and Carter.At these meetings, authorities had stated that they would not have an issue with Tent City remaining until late August. Sherise Brown and Allison Johnson, two of the neighborhood leaders, stated that it was exactly this kind of false promise that made them determined to win a signed agreement.They shared the sentiment upon standing at the now cleared space that was Tent City: “They may have knocked down our tents but not our spirit. We’re in this to win!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this July 23 — Overdoses in the southeastern Pennsylvania tristate area are becoming more terrifying and more prevalent. Bags marked “Perfect 10” and “Santa Muerte” contain dangerous cutting material. According to health officials, 100 nonfatal overdoses were reported in the span of 24 hours. With these overdoses came delirium and other reactions to the material used to cut the drugs. Worse, fentanyl is now appearing in drugs besides heroin and other opioids. Fentanyl has been reported in cocaine, crack cocaine and crystal methamphetamine, killing two people. These increases in overdoses come as Narcan, a powerful medicine used to reverse opioid overdoses, is becoming more expensive due to pharmaceutical companies seeking again to profit extract exorbitant profits off the epidemic.
Published June 8 in Il Manifesto; translation by John Catalinotto.The African Lion, the largest military exercise on the African Continent planned and led by the U.S. Army, began June 7. The exercise includes land, air and naval maneuvers in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal and adjacent seas — from North Africa to West Africa, from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.Imperialist military interventions in Africa force migration, leading to the deaths of thousands in shipwrecks.With half of the 8,000 soldiers deployed coming from the United States, the exercise will deploy about 200 armored cars, self-propelled cannons, planes and warships. African Lion 21 is expected to cost $24 million and has particularly important implications.This political move was fundamentally decided in Washington: The African exercise is taking place for the first time this year in Western Sahara. That means it’s in the territory of the Sahrawi Republic, recognized by over 80 U.N. states, and whose existence Morocco has denied and fought against by every means possible.The Moroccan regime declared that by holding the exercise there, Washington recognizes Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara and invites Algeria and Spain to abandon their hostility toward the territorial integrity of Morocco. Morocco accuses the Spanish government of supporting Polisario (Western Sahara Liberation Front), and the Spanish army is not participating in African Lion this year.Washington reaffirmed its full support to Morocco, which it has on its list of countries that are major non-NATO allies and partners of the U.S. (state.gov)U.S consolidates forces to dominate AfricaThe African exercise takes place this year for the first time within the framework of a new U.S. command structure. Last November, the U.S. Army Europe and the U.S. Army Africa were consolidated into a single command: the U.S. Army Europe and Africa.General Christopher Cavoli, who heads the command, explained the reason for this decision: “European and African issues are inextricably linked. The close geography and economic ties between the two continents means that regional security issues, left unchecked, quickly spread from one area to another.” (state.gov, Feb. 23)Hence the decision of the U.S. Army to consolidate the European Command and the African Command, so as to “shift forces dynamically and move forces from one theater to another, from one continent to another, which really improves significantly our regional contingency response times.”In this context, African Lion 21 was consolidated with Defender-Europe 21, which employs 28,000 soldiers and over 2,000 heavy vehicles. Basically, a single series of coordinated military maneuvers is taking place from Northern Europe to West Africa, planned and commanded by the U.S. Army Europe and Africa.The official purpose of these maneuvers is to counter an unspecified “malign activity in North Africa and Southern Europe and increase interoperability between U.S., African and international partners to defend the theater from adversary military aggression.” (Africom.mil) There is a clear reference to Russia and China.Italy participates in African Lion 21, as well as in Defender-Europe 21, not only with its own forces but with its territory as a strategic base. The exercise in Africa is directed by the U.S. Army’s Southern Europe Task Force from Vicenza in Italy, and the participating forces are supplied through the Port of Livorno, with war materials coming from Camp Darby, the nearby U.S. Army logistics base. The participation in African Lion 21 is part of the growing Italian military commitment in Africa.The mission in Niger is a typical example. Formally, Italy participates as part of a joint European and U.S. effort to stabilize the area and to combat illegal trafficking and threats to security. In reality, it’s for control of one of the richest areas in strategic raw materials (oil, uranium, coltan and others) exploited by U.S. and European transnational corporations, whose oligopoly is endangered by Chinese economic presence and other factors.Hence the recourse to the traditional colonialist strategy: Use military means to guarantee the colonialist interests, including support for local elites who base their power on their armed forces behind the pretext of fighting “jihadist” militias. These military interventions reinforce exploitation and subjugation of the local populations, destroying their living conditions, which in turn force migrations and increase the consequent human tragedies.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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