London seventh cheapest city in Europe, survey says

London seventh cheapest city in Europe, survey says

first_img KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Share LONDON has seen price increases across a number of consumer goods, according to a survey released yesterday.The cost of books, coffee, condoms and digital cameras rocketed between 2009 and this year, said Price Runner, a shopping comparison website.In 2007 the UK’s capital was the second most expensive city in the world, but a retail price war caused prices to plummet in 2008 and 2009. But now they are on the up again, leaving London at number 17 in the league of 32 cities. Mumbai came out as the cheapest city, followed by Bangkok.For the fourth year in a row Oslo was the most expensive city for consumer goods, the survey said.In Oslo a pint of milk is 48 per cent more expensive than in London, according to the study.In Europe, eastern cities (Vilnius, Prague and Warsaw) continued to have the cheapest consumer prices.Out of 21 European cities surveyed, 14 were more expensive than London.“If you’re choosing to shop in Europe, London is still relatively cheap. Many retailers are maintaining low prices across tech and gadgets in a bid to kick start the economy,” said Marc Thomas of PriceRunner.Yet London’s prices are expected to rise further next year, as the government increases VAT to 20 per cent on 4 January. Sunday 5 December 2010 11:12 pm Show Comments ▼ London seventh cheapest city in Europe, survey says More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Travis Perkins keeps target as revenue rises

first_img Tags: NULL Tuesday 14 December 2010 3:48 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Travis Perkins keeps target as revenue rises Builders merchant Travis Perkins said turnover for the 11 months to the end of November rose 6.5 per cent and kept its outlook unchanged, as it prepares to complete its takeover of BSS Group.The company also saw an improvement in sales trends in the last two months to 30 November, although it expected the poor weather in December “to have some impact on our sales trends and financial performance for the last month of the year.”It added, however, that it was keeping its outlook for the full year unchanged.Total turnover in its merchanting division rose 8.3 per cent while like-for-like turnover per trading day was up 7.8 per cent. Turnover per trading day for the last two months to 30 November jumped 10.5 per cent.Gross margins for the second half of the year to date are in line with the trend of the first six months, slightly below last year, said the company.In Wickes, total turnover for the 47 week trading period to November 27 was up 2.7 per cent with like-for-like turnover per trading day up 0.6 per cent.In the last eight weeks, however, like-for-like turnover per trading day in Wickes rose 4.2 per cent as shoppers showed evidence of buying ahead of the government’s VAT increase, the company said.Travis Perkins also expects to complete its acquisition of BSS Group. When completed, the deal will create the country’s biggest plumbing and heating trade and retail distribution. Travis Perkins announced the deal for £558m in July.The company also said its underlying net debt, before the acquisition of BSS Group, fell in the fourth quarter from the £410m reported on 30 June. whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap Share John Dunne whatsapplast_img read more

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Flotations raise $26bn in strong start to year

first_imgSunday 27 February 2011 11:53 pm COMPANIES have raised more than $26bn (£16bn) through IPOs so far this year, to make it the best start to the year on record, says Dealogic.According to the data group, there is also a global backlog of $48bn in deals, which looks set to make 2011 a record-breaking year. The early flurry, which has mainly been in the US, includes the IPOs of energy company Kinder Morgan, which raised around $2.86bn, and media group Nielsen, which raised $1.89bn.Hospital operator HCA is expected to top them with an IPO worth more than $4bn, making it the largest private equity backed flotation.Europe has lagged behind the US in terms of listings because of concerns over economic growth and Eurozone debt, but there is still a healthy demand for IPOs compared to the last three years. The surge in dealmaking comes despite advisers’ fears over unrest in the Middle East and the rising cost of oil. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Flotations raise $26bn in strong start to year Tags: NULL Share KCS-content last_img read more

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Portuguese online gambling revenue reaches €65.4m in Q4

first_img Portuguese online gambling revenue reaches €65.4m in Q4 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 4th February 2020 | By contenteditor Email Address Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Online gambling revenue in Portugal amounted to €65.4m (£55.6m/$72.3m) in the fourth quarter of 2019, with national gambling regulator Serviço Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ) noting growth across all areas of the market.Revenue for the three months through to 31 December 2019 was up 52.1% year-on-year from €43.0m in the final quarter of 2018. Q4 also represented the eighth consecutive quarter in which the market set a new revenue record, surpassing the previous high of €54.1m in Q3.Sports betting revenue for the quarter amounted to €33.4m, up by 55.0% on the previous year. Consumers wagered a total of €185.3m, an increase of 67.5% from Q4 of 2018.Football was the most popular sport to bet on in Q4, accounting for 74.6% of all wagers in the period. Basketball followed in a distant second with 13.3%, then tennis on 6.3%.Meanwhile, revenue from online games of chance revenue also increased 49.1% year-on-year to €32.0m, while the amount spent by players on such games rose by 47.9% to €852.2m.Slots were responsible for 69.0% of all online casino bets in Q4, some way ahead of French roulette on 13.6% and poker with a 9.4% share of the market.A total of 12 approved operators were active in the Portuguese market in Q4, compared to nine in the same period last year. The operators held 20 licences between them, nine of which covered sports betting, with 11 for games of chance.Licensed operators paid a total of €35.8m in online gambling tax during Q4, an increase of 67.4% on the previous year.Some 163,900 new account registrations were recorded in the fourth quarter, up from 103,500 in the same period in 2018, while it was also revealed that a total of 390,400 people placed online wagers during the period.Meanwhile, the SRIJ published figures for the country’s land-based sector, with overall revenue for the market down 0.8% year-on-year to €80.6m.Gaming machines were the most popular form of land-based gambling during Q4, accounting for €66.1m of total revenue, though this was down 3.5% on the same period in 2018.Table games revenue was up 15.5% year-on-year to €13.6m, but poker and bingo revenue was down 10.1% to €991,190. Online gambling revenue in Portugal amounted to €65.4m (£55.6m/$72.3m) in the fourth quarter of 2019, with national gambling regulator Serviço Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ) noting growth across all areas of the market. Casino & games Regions: Europe Western Europe Portugal Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Slotslast_img read more

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Tabcorp signs extended Jumbo Interactive reseller deal

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tabcorp signs extended Jumbo Interactive reseller deal Email Address Australian lotteries and gaming operator Tabcorp has formalised a long-term extension of its reseller agreement with Jumbo Interactive.The deal will run for 10 years, to August 2030, covering the reselling of lottery products in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania, as well as international jurisdictions.As set out when the extension was announced in June, Jumbo will pay $15m to Tabcorp as part of the renewal, as well as a service fee of 4.65% of subcription revenue.This price will be phased in, starting at 1.50% in FY21, then 2.50% in FY22, and 4.65% from FY24. In addition, for the 2021, 2022 and 2023 financial years, when the value of subscriptions is over $400m for each applicable year, Jumbo will pay a service fee of 4.65% on the value in excess of $400m.Jumbo chief executive and founder Mike Veverka said that the arrangement will support its target of achieving Aus$1bn (£546.6m/€607.5m/US$718.0m) in ticket sales through its platform by 2022.This includes combining and growing sales on the OzLotteries.com platform with sales in partner lotteries using the ‘Powered by Jumbo’ software platform.“The agreements to 2030 provide Jumbo with the ability to continue growing lottery sales in Australia over the long term,” he said. “This long-term focus is necessary to also grow the new ‘Powered by Jumbo’ SaaS business and achieve our ‘$1bn vision’ by 2022.”However, the extended deal does not cover the reselling of Tabcorp products in Western Australia, where the operator does not currently hold a lottery licence.Earlier this month, the two parties reached an agreement to enable reselling to continue in the region until 30 September, in order to allow for further talks around transition arrangements between Jumbo and state lottery operator Lotterywest.Jumbo said that though discussions are continuing with Lotterywest, there is no guarantee an agreement will be reached before the end of September.Should the two parties agree on a formal arrangement, they will then amend the extension period to 21 December in order to allow for Jumbo and Lotterywest to implement the agreement.Western Australia represented around 10.5% of total ticket sales for Tabcorp in its 2019 financial year. 25th August 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: Oceania Australiacenter_img Topics: Lottery Australian lotteries and gaming operator Tabcorp has formalised a long-term extension of its reseller agreement with Jumbo Interactive. Lottery AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

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Sportradar agrees to acquire cricket-focused InteractSport

first_imgSportradar said that by combining its commercialisation and distribution framework with InteractSport’s products, content creation capabilities and subject matter expertise, this will unlock significant growth within regional and global markets for its customers. Sportradar agrees to acquire cricket-focused InteractSport InteractSport’s range of solutions includes a suite of digital sports management platforms with competition management capabilities, electronic scoring, registration management and fan-friendly web and mobile applications. 11th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The deal represents Sportradar’s third acquisition agreement to date in 2021, with deals also in place to purchase US-focused automated sports technology solutions and data and video analytics provider Synergy Sports and marketing personalisation platform Fresh Eight. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but Sportradar said it expects to complete the deal before the end of the second quarter, subject to regulatory approvals. “Aligning with Sportradar is a natural step in achieving our company vision – it enables us to scale our operation to develop exciting new products, reach new markets and deliver even greater benefit to our current and future customers.” InteractSport currently partners with major cricket bodies such as Cricket Australia and the England & Wales Cricket Board, as well as other established organisations including Netball Australia and Football Australia. Topics: Sports betting M&A Email Address Tags: Sportradar InteractSport The provider also offers a data collection tool for cricket and an automated live streaming and in-game production and management solution for cricket called ‘FrogBox’. InteractSport chief executive Sam Taylor added: “InteractSport has always been driven by innovation and delivering cutting edge solutions that benefit sports organisations and their fans.   “With cricket being one of the most popular sports in the world, we see this as a growth opportunity for the company, especially given the significance of the sport in the Asian region. “This acquisition provides Sportradar with the opportunity to widen its data and content offering,” Sportradar Group chief executive Carsten Koerl said. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter M&A Sportradar has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire cricket-focused sports data and technology provider InteractSport.last_img read more

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Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgPromotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfilePromotion and Development Limited is a company based in Mauritius which deals in the shares investment, property development, and supply and provision of services associated with such activities in Mauritius. The company has property, shares, and security segments that it operates through. Promotion and Development Limited also rents properties and provides security and property protection services, as well as sells equipment. Promotion and Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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At 500p, is the Barratt share price too cheap to ignore?

first_imgAt 500p, is the Barratt share price too cheap to ignore? 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. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares 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.center_img Image source: Getty Images Investors have remained cautious on housebuilders since the housing market reopened in June. But I think this sector may offer some opportunities. Today, I want to take a look at FTSE 100 member Barratt Developments (LSE: BDEV). Although the Barratt share price hasn’t moved much since May, I think this stock could be worth considering.Strong government supportDespite this year’s crash, Barratt’s share price is still 75% higher than it was when the Help to Buy scheme was launched in April 2013.5G 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…Help to Buy has provided a long-running boost to housebuilders’ profits. And although this scheme is scheduled to become more restricted in 2021, and to end in 2023, my money would be on an extension.In the meantime, the government has put in place a new measure to support house prices by suspending stamp duty on homes up to £500k until 31 March 2021.Low interest rates and historically cheap mortgages have provided an additional boost to house prices in recent years.Taken together, I think these factors provide significant support for housebuilders. Given how sensitive voters are to house prices, I think the government will be wary about making changes too quickly.Strong trading despite Covid hitDespite these tailwinds, coronavirus will obviously hit housebuilders’ profits this year. Lockdown prevented them building or selling many houses between April and June. Fears of a recession are now dampening hopes of a quick recovery.The Barratt share price has fallen by more than 30% this year, as investors have priced in the risk of bad news. But unless the housing market really slumps, I think this sell-off may have gone far enough. I’m encouraged by the firm’s recent trading and can see some potential value in this stock.Since reopening its sales centres in June, Barratt says it’s seen an average of 0.63 private reservations per outlet per week. That’s less than 10% below last year’s level of 0.69 per week.In the circumstances, I think that’s a solid performance. I’m also encouraged by the relatively low level of cancellations the firm appears to have seen. Barratt’s order book at the end of June contained 14,326 homes, with a sale value of £3,249.7m. That’s around 25% higher than last year. However, given the number of home completions delayed by lockdown, I think it’s more sensible to view this as broadly unchanged from last year.Is the Barratt share price cheap enough?The risks of investing in housebuilders are pretty obvious. A serious housing market crash could cause sales to slump, leaving builders with unsold property and unpaid bills. Given this risk, I don’t think we should be paying too much for housebuilding stock.Fortunately, I think Barratt’s share price is low enough to be worth considering. At around 500p, broker forecasts put the stock on about 11 times 2020’s reduced earnings, falling to a P/E of 10 for the 2021 financial year.Despite the disruption to sales we’ve seen this year, the company still had net cash of £305m at the end of June. Management plans to repay government furlough payments and the firm is expected to restart dividends in 2021. Analysts expect a payout of 22p per share, giving the stock a forecast yield of 4.4%.Barratt shares aren’t without risk. But I’d rate them a contrarian buy at current levels. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Prospect Research: A Primer for Growing Nonprofits

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Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Market to Focus on Crop Conditions…

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for May 22, 2017Next articleChecking Mid May Indiana corn and soybeans Gary Truitt Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Market to Focus on Crop Conditions and Re-plant ProgressDoug WerlingThe market has been in a trading range and will likely remain that way for the next few weeks. Doug Werling, with Bower Trading, says that, while there are no big market movers, there are a lot of little ones, “At some point, we are going to have to address the large amount of re-planting that is taking place. In addition, the Illinois corn crop is in the lowest starting position in 30 years. So there are a lot of factors out there that could move the market, the problem is they are just not widespread enough to get the market’s attention.”  He added the market is trading in a very reactionary fashion, last Thursday’s session was  an example.Werling said another factor to watch this week is the value of the dollar, “The dollar got below 97 on Friday for the first time in quite a while. That is a tremendous opportunity for the U.S. exporter.”  He said, hands down, a lower dollar is good for U.S. farm exports.For more information, contact Bower Trading at 1-800-533-8045 or www.bowertrading.com.This material has been prepared by a sales or trading employee or agent of Bower Trading Inc and is, or is in the nature of, a solicitation. This material is not a research report prepared by Bower Trading Inc. By accepting this communication, you agree that you are an experienced user of the futures markets, capable of making independent trading decisions, and agree that you are not, and will not, rely solely on this communication in making trading decisions.DISTRIBUTION IN SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY BE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.  PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY SHOULD INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT AND OBSERVE ANY SUCH PROHIBITION OR RESTRICTIONS.  TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY AND SOLICITATIONS ARE PROHIBITED IN YOUR JURISDICTION WITHOUT REGISTRATION, THE MARKET COMMENTARY IN THIS COMMUNICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION.The risk of loss in trading futures and/or options is substantial and each investor and/or trader must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance, whether actual or indicated by simulated historical tests of strategies, is not indicative of future results. Trading advice is based on information taken from trades and statistical services and other sources that Bower Trading Inc believes are reliable. We do not guarantee that such information is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. Trading advice reflects our good faith judgment at a specific time and is subject to change without notice. There is no guarantee that the advice we give will result in profitable trades. Facebook Twitter Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Market to Focus on Crop Conditions and Re-plant Progress By Gary Truitt – May 21, 2017 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Market to Focus on Crop Conditions and… SHARElast_img read more

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