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first_imgVivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Energy sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileVivo Energy Mauritius Limited is a subsidiary of Vivo Energy Mauritius Holdings B.V. and offers liquefied petroleum gas in various cylinder sizes and bulk for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, supplies transport and industrial fuels, lubricants and greases to business-to-business customers. In addition, the company provides a range of lubricants for the automotive, marine, and industrial applications as well as markets aviation jet fuel, provides marine fuel oil, marine gasoil, and shell lubricants. Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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first_imgNational Insurance Corporation Limited (NIC.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about National Insurance Corporation Limited (NIC.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Insurance Corporation Limited (NIC.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Insurance Corporation Limited (NIC.ug)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileNational Insurance Corporation Limited (now NIC Holdings Limited) is a leading insurance company in Uganda. It was established in 1964 as a wholly-owned government parastatal; and privatised in 2005 with Industrial and General Insurance Plc (IGI) purchasing a 60% stake in the insurance business through its special purpose vehicle, Corporate Holdings Limited. IGI is the largest private sector insurer and fastest growing insurance company in Nigeria, with operations in Ghana, Gambia, Uganda, Rwanda, Europe and America. The company established two wholly-owned subsidiaries; NIC General Insurance Company Limited (NIC General) which took over the general insurance business; and NIC Life Assurance Company Limited (NIC Assurance) which took over individual and group life assurance. National Insurance Corporation Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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first_imgChemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileChemical & Allied Products (CAP) Plc manufactures and sells a range of paint finishers for the coatings sector in Nigeria under the Dulux and Caplux brand name. Products in its coatings range include vinyl silk, vinyl matt, vinyl soft sheen, eggshell, high gloss, weathershield masonry and special effect finishes. Emulsions, gloss and textured variants are sold under its Caplux brand. The company distributes and sells its product range through Dulux Trade and Caplux outlets in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. The company also produces a fire protection range which includes fire retardants, fire retardant coatings, fire stopping materials and fire extinguishers. Chemical & Allied Products Plc is a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chemical & Allied Products is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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first_imgChams Plc (CHAMS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Chams Plc (CHAMS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chams Plc (CHAMS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chams Plc (CHAMS.ng)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileChams Plc provides enterprise technology solutions for identity management and transaction payments to the public and private sectors in Nigeria. The company builds robust, secure and adaptable platforms to facilitate identity management, identity transactions and verification systems. Established in 1985, Chams Plc has executed identification and verification projects for major institutions including INEC, NCC, NHIS, PeNCOM, ICAN, Customs, Nigeria Air Force, NAHCO, Head of Service of the Federation as well as government departments and private education institutions. The company has also handled identity management and transaction payments for the governing bodies of the states of Osun, Anambra, Ogun, Adamawa, Benue and Oyo. Chams Plc handled the execution and deployment of identity management solutions for the Bank Verification Project which was a multi-million dollar initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Banker’s Committee. It was the first banking industry biometrics identity matching solution in the global financial markets. Chams Plc is the front end partner to the national Identity Management Commission (NIMC), the agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN). Other notable accolades include pioneering Nigeria’s first payment card scheme, Valucard; and is the first homegrown company in Nigeria to be listed in the Guinness Book of Records for setting up the mega ChamsCity Digital Mall. Chams Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chams Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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first_imgTSL Limited (TSL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about TSL Limited (TSL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TSL Limited (TSL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TSL Limited (TSL.zw)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileTSL Limited, listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, participates in the auctioning of tobacco, printing and packaging, supply of inputs to agriculture, storage and distribution services. The Company was founded in 1957 and through the energetic pursuit and implementation of a diversification strategy has grown to become a significant player in its chosen spheres of operation.last_img

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first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Here are 5 UK IPOs I think could happen in 2021. Would I buy? 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. See all posts by Nadia Yaqub 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.center_img Image source: Getty Images Nadia Yaqub 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. This year has been like no other. Covid-19 has disrupted businesses, events and the initial public offering (IPO) market.An IPO is when a private company lists on the stock market by selling a portion its business through shares to investors. In September, The Hut Group listed on the UK stock market making it one of London’s largest IPOs to date.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…I expect 2021 will be a better year for UK IPOs and so I have compiled a list of five companies I think will go public. I’d consider them for my own portfolio if the prices are right.# 1 – DarktraceI think cyber security company, Darktrace could list on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in 2021 with a £3.8bn valuation. The British firm, which was established in 2013, is in talks with investment banks UBS and Berenberg.Darktrace provides software to businesses that helps detect cyber threats on their networks. This has proved successful during the pandemic as many people adopted remote working. With cyber attacks increasing, I expect there will be huge demand for the stock and thus will be looking out for the UK IPO next year.#2 – TrustpilotAnother UK IPO on my radar is online rating platform Trustpilot. There are reports the company has lined up JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley as global coordinators of an IPO that could value it at £800m.I like Trustpilot as it’s a leader in the online review space and earns revenue by customers subscribing to its services. The company is working to clamp down on fake reviews, which I think will improve its credibility. I’d certainly be waiting eagerly for a Trustpilot UK IPO.#3 – DeliverooFood delivery business Deliveroo hinted at an IPO in 2020 after its merger talks with Uber collapsed. I think a 2021 listing could be likely as it can ride the wave of its success during lockdowns.The pandemic has given Deliveroo a boost as more people enjoyed stay-at-home meals. The London based firm could be valued at more than £3bn. High-profile companies, such as Amazon have invested in Deliveroo and many investors, like me, will be looking out for this UK IPO.# 4 – BrewDogThe Scottish craft beer brewer has been considering an IPO for a while but was waiting for the right market conditions. The coronavirus crisis has been tough for it, but its growth has still been impressive.BrewDog has undergone several capital raising rounds including crowdfunding via Crowdcube. An IPO would give current investors an opportunity to make a return on their investment.While a UK listing seems likely, BrewDog has not ruled out a US flotation. An IPO would provide the company with long-term liquidity. In 2017 the company attracted a £1bn valuation when TSG Consumer Partners invested in the business. BrewDog’s IPO is on my radar.#5 -EG GroupA huge IPO could be on the cards for EG Group, the owner of petrol stations and fast food outlets. The listing could value the company at £10bn.The Issa brothers, who control EG, recently teamed up with private equity firm TDR Capital to buy Asda from Walmart in a £6.8bn deal. This monster acquisition has placed it on the radar if many investors. I think EG’s UK IPO will be interesting for the market due to its business mix and I will be watching out for this stock. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Nadia Yaqub | Wednesday, 30th December, 2020 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.last_img read more

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first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Kevin Godbold Kevin Godbold has no position in any share 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. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Kevin Godbold | Thursday, 18th February, 2021 | More on: BARC The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Barclays restores dividends, but I reckon these are 2 of the best stocks to buy nowcenter_img Enter Your Email Address Today’s big news from banking company Barclays (LSE: BARC) is the resumption of shareholder dividends.Chief executive James E Staley said in the full-year results report the “time is right” because of the “strength” of the business. The company announced a full-year dividend worth 1p per share for 2020 and an intention to buy back £700m of its own shares.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…Better trading ahead for BarclaysStaley reckons Barclays is capable of delivering a “meaningful” improvement in shareholder returns for 2021. And it’s a good job the process of investing is all about looking ahead, because today’s figures don’t look pretty.Profits did come in ahead of forecasts. Even so, attributable profit dropped by 38% compared to the prior year, driving a plunge in earnings per share of 61%. The return on shareholders’ equity fell from 5.3% a year ago to 3.2%.Pandemic-related impairment charges of some £4.8bn took their toll on the figures. But in a note of optimism, the bank said the impairment charge in the fourth quarter was down 19% on the previous quarter. The figure came in around £500m.Judging by today’s weak share price, investors were expecting more encouragement about future trading. But, alas, the immediate outlook remains uncertain. Nevertheless, with the stock near 150p, it’s still around 90% higher than its low of last spring. And there’s some logic in that. Bank stocks are known for their tendency to be the first into and first out of recessions.Even now, the valuation looks modest. The price-to-tangible-asset value is running just below 0.5. And City analysts have pencilled in a robust double-digit rebound in earnings for 2021.Of course, stock markets look ahead, so shares tend to move before the improvements are obvious in the real economy. And one of the dangers now is that investors may have driven the bank shares up too far, or too soon. If general economic recovery from the pandemic stalls, we could see Barclays’ business struggle from where it is now.2 stocks to buy nowIf I’d been prescient enough to have invested in Barclays at last year’s lows, I’d think about taking some or all my money off the table now. The ‘trouble’ with bank shares is the underlying businesses are so cyclical that their shares tend to be hyper-responsive to changes in the general economic outlook. I’d argue that there are better investments than the banks to be made now. However, I could be wrong about that and Barclays’ business could recover swiftly and the shares could fly.However, I like the look of FTSE Small Cap groundworks and geotechnical solutions provider Keller. The company has been generating lots of free cash flow and sports a modest valuation. I think the business has the potential to thrive if the general economic recovery gains traction. Equally, profits and the share price could fall if a recovery stalls.In another example, I’m keen on FTSE AIM packaging and automation solutions provider Mpac. The firm has a net cash position on the balance sheet and an undemanding valuation. City analysts expect a double-digit percentage bounce-back in earnings during 2021. Of course, if earnings fall short of expectations, the share price could fall. 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. Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Image source: Getty Images. 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first_img Enter Your Email Address 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. Image source: Getty Images Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Why today’s cheap shares could prove great value during the new bull market The new bull market has thrust many shares to record highs. However, it’s still possible to buy cheap shares due to an uncertain outlook for the economy in the short run.Buying stocks that trade at cheap prices has historically been a sound means of capitalising on stock market cycles.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…Therefore, building a portfolio of high-quality businesses while they trade at low prices could be a means of generating high returns. It may even double an initial investment at a relatively fast pace over the coming years.Buying cheap shares with capital growth potentialOne of the major reasons to buy cheap shares is their capacity to deliver high returns. Buying any asset at a low price is likely to be a better idea than purchasing it at a higher price. There’s more scope for capital growth, which equates to greater returns for an investor.Even though the new bull market has pushed many stocks to new highs, some sectors and companies trade at cheap prices. In many cases, they’re businesses that face challenging short-term prospects that could mean their financial performances disappoint.However, the world economy has always recovered from periods of low growth to deliver an improving performance. So the long-term prospects for many industries may be more positive than market sentiment suggests.Focusing on quality companies at low pricesOf course, some cheap shares may be priced at low levels for good reason. For example, they may have weak balance sheets or lack an economic moat that means they fail to deliver strong profit growth in the long run.As such, it’s imperative to focus on the quality of any company before buying it. This means analysing its industry position, strategy, and financial position through assessing its latest investor updates and annual reports. Otherwise, it’s possible to end up with a portfolio filled with unattractive companies that may not be able to recover even in a long-term bull market. This could mean high risks, as well as low returns.Doubling an investment in undervalued sharesInvesting in cheap shares could be a means of generating higher returns than the wider stock market over the long run. It allows an investor to capitalise on the new bull market via companies for whom investors may currently have a negative standpoint that may not be merited in the coming years.Even matching the returns of the stock market could lead to 100%+ returns in the coming years. For example, indices such as the FTSE 100 and S&P 500 have delivered annualised total returns of 8-10% in recent decades. This means an investment that matches their performance could double within 7-9 years.However, an investor may be able to reduce this timeframe by purchasing undervalued companies now. They could be among the top performers in the new bull market. See all posts by Peter Stephens Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Peter Stephens | Sunday, 28th February, 2021 Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free.last_img read more

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first_img News Organisation Natalia Morar, a Moldovan journalist employed at the Moscow headquarters of The New Times weekly, was arrested by immigration officials on arriving today at Moscow’s Domodedovo. “We urge the authorities to allow Morar to enter Russia and to resume working there freely,” Reporters Without Borders said. May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News читать на русскомNatalia Morar, a Moldovan journalist employed at the Moscow headquarters of The New Times weekly, was arrested by immigration officials on arriving today at Moscow’s Domodedovo on a flight from the Moldovan capital of Chisinau in her first attempt to return to Russia since she was expelled in December.After marrying a Russian journalist in Moldova on 23 February, Morar should have been allowed back into the country as, under Russian law, she has a right to live there with her husband. Other journalists accompanying them were arrested or removed from the airport.“We urge the authorities to allow Morar to enter Russia and to resume working there freely,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Her arrest, and the arrest of the other journalists accompanying her, show the extent to which her presence upsets the government.”When Morar arrived at the passport control, police told her “the situation linked to your preceding visit has not changed” and they ordered her to return immediately to Chisinau on the same plane. Morar refused to leave without her husband and asked to see her lawyer, Yuri Kostanov. This was refused.She was then threatened with having to pay 500 rubles (15 euros) for each minute that the return flight to Chisinau was delayed. A police captain told her if she did not leave at once, she would have to await the next day’s flight and would be given nothing to eat. He added that “this flight would be made in conditions you would probably not appreciate.”Radio Moscow Echo deputy editor Vladimir Varfolomeyev, who travelled on the flight with Morar and her new husband, Ilia Barabanov, was detained for several hours at the airport for “border area violation” before being released. Armina Bagdasarian, a reporter with The New Times who was also on the flight, was forcibly escorted out of the passport area.Morar, who is currently with her husband in the holding area of the airport for people awaiting expulsion, is refusing to go back to Moldova without an explanation from the FSB security service. She is demanding to know why she was arrested and why her presence poses a danger to the security of Russia. June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News May 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belarus News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia to go further February 27, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Expelled Moldovan reporter and two other journalists detained at Moscow airport Receive email alerts Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” BelarusEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

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first_img Comments are closed. Office boy works up a sweatOn 13 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article • Nice to see that the head of a communications division traded places with a building labourer for the Campaign for Learning/totaljobs.com job swap day – and got down to some hard work for a change. Being in the media, Guru knows what an easy job some of these PR people have. Here are the pictures to prove it – Chris Holt the builder (left) has a chance to put his feet up in a warm office while Paul Moogan of Manchester-based Vital Resources got on with some serious muscle-building work. Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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