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first_img KCS-content Pru hires City fixer as profit eases tension More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp Tags: NULL PRUDENTIAL has hired a troubleshooter to help repair its tattered relations with City investors after the collapse of its $35.5bn (£22bn) attempt to buy AIG’s Asian arm.After a wave of criticism over its handling of shareholders, the FTSE 100 titan has poached insurance industry veteran Steve Riley from Clive Cowdery’s Resolution business. Riley started at Prudential this week with the special remit of liaising with fund managers and sell-side analysts.Institutional investors repeatedly blasted Prudential and boss Tidjane Thiam for “shambolic” communication during the aborted bid. Finance director Nic Nicandrou said Riley would be an important go-between for the company and its holders.“One of the lessons we’ve learned is, while we felt we were having a good dialogue with investors, it was clear there was more we could have done in that regard,” he told City A.M.But some shareholders were critical. The head of equities at a funds house said: “It doesn’t really wash. It might help around the edges but it will take a lot more than that to rebuild confidence.”The news came as Prudential smashed forecasts with first-half operating profits boosted 41 per cent by soaring Asian performance to £968m. Group sales rose 28 per cent to £1.7bn. Prudential upped its dividend five per cent to 6.6p per share. Thursday 12 August 2010 8:28 pm Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndoCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdUndolast_img read more


first_imgMonday 23 August 2010 8:43 pm whatsapp Share WHEN I had breakfast with Robert Swannell, the newly appointed chairman of Marks & Spencer recently, it was clear that the former investment banker was in anything but wind down mode.After three decades of working on mergers and acquisitions, sometimes over seven-day weeks involving late nights, Swannell could have been forgiven for putting his feet up, helping his charming wife with her art career and concentrating on his role on the board of governors at Rugby School where he is an active member.After recently retiring from Citigroup, Swannell set up his own office in the West End from where he would co-ordinate his new life, that until yesterday comprised directorships at HMV, British Land and 3i. His first day there he dubbed: “The first day of the rest of my life.”Now the latter two roles will go and Swannell will take over as chairman of Marks & Spencer, where he played a pivotal role keeping Sir Philip Green at bay not that many years ago.In Swannell M&S have recruited a man whose integrity has never been in doubt. At 59 years of age, he is also an experienced businessman but one who has a youthful enthusiasm for gadgets, such as the iPad, which he was showing me enthusiastically ahead of breakfast. At M&S he will have the task of helping the new management team under Marc Bolland of overcoming a couple of years of stuttering sales. He is joining just as retailers face up to an imminent hike in VAT and possibly a difficult period if consumer confidence slides in the run up to the public spending cuts.Whatever the obstacles thrown into the path of M&S, Swannell will welcome the challenge. Of that there is no doubt.TO CAP IT ALL“Just when we are pulling ourselves out of a crippling recession, imposing this cap now will strangle City law firms and in turn hit the businesses they act for,” says Des Hudson, the chief executive of the Law Society. Lawyers are only the latest City professionals to warn about the detrimental consequences of a cap on immigration.There is currently a consultation process under way into the introduction of a migrant cap after a number of pressure groups as well as a few ministers warned of the consequences of taking too tough a line on migrants.The Law Society says the cap may lead to firms and their clients relocating offices and transactional work disappearing to other jurisdictions, damaging London’s competitiveness as a global financial centre.That’s exactly what we don’t want at a time when President Nicolas Sarkozy is believed to be trying to woo bankers and the like to Paris with tax breaks and other financial incentives.The Law Society, like many other employer organisations would rather see a points based system that would allow the UK to bring in skills. “If there are skills that we need that we cannot meet from indigenous resources, we would all be better off if we could get people in from overseas,” says Hudson.Somehow the government has to square these concerns with those of the Mrs Duffys of the world, the woman who embarrassed Gordon Brown on the subject of immigration during the election campaign. [email protected] Allister Heath is away. whatsapp KCS-content Swannell is the right man for M&S Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic Mirrorautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading Blvd Show Comments ▼ last_img read more


first_imgWednesday 6 October 2010 7:40 pm KCS-content Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times “Things have not been coming together as expected,” he said. “It throws into question its longer-term growth potential. I’m guessing the downgrade to consensus will be somewhere in the neighbourhood of six per cent in terms of earnings, and that will extrapolate into 2011 in a higher percentage downgrade.”Goldman Sachs removed the company from its “conviction buy” list, but retained its “buy” rating, saying it believed the stock would be in the “penalty box” in the short to medium term.“Apart from M&A support and prospects of an accretive acquisition, we believe predictability of growth has become more uncertain in the short term,” Goldman said. More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Show Comments ▼ whatsapp software firm Autonomy said it would cut its full-year revenue guidance by about three per cent after weaker-than-expected demand, sending its stock sharply lower.Shares in the group, whose meaning-based search software is used by multinationals and governments, plunged as much as 21 per cent to an eight-month low of 1,464p, the largest FTSE 100 faller, after a trading update yesterday. The stock closed at 1,551p, a fall of 16 per cent.Autonomy said it expected full-year revenue growth of about 17 per cent and said its third quarter would meet but not beat its own expectations. Analysts had pencilled in full-year growth of about 21 per cent, according to a Thomson Reuters poll.Chief executive Mike Lynch blamed customer volatility due to the current macroeconomic situation for a cut in the company’s revenue forecast of three per cent.Analyst Bob Liao at Canaccord Genuity, who rates the firm a “hold”, said Autonomy was expected to rebound after one-off events clouded the second quarter, when the group’s margin slipped. whatsapp Autonomy shares rocked by cut in profits forecast Sharelast_img read more


first_img Tags: NULL MYSTERY OVER £140M FLAT IN ONE HYDE PARK Share There was at least one hot topic of conversation at yesterday lunch-time’s launch of One Hyde Park, the world’s most expensive apartments, and that was the identity of the buyers of the three Penthouse flats, the most expensive of which sold for £140m.Around 350 guests, including Simon Cowell, Arcadia boss Philip Green and Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone, were invited to the launch party at the Knightsbridge development, where they were shown a selection of the 86 units in the complex.The prices, averaging about £6,000 a square foot, are the highest ever paid for residential space, according to property experts. The development, which is the Candy brothers’ most ambitious project yet, is a joint venture between their Guernsey-based vehicle, CPC Group, and Waterknights, a company owned by the Qatari Prime Minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani.Some say that the backers of the project liked the investment so much that they’ve put some of their money into the pot though this seems to be wide of the mark, at least as far as the top £140m penthouse is concerned. “The buyer of that is definitely not anybody associated with the project,” says David Forbes at Savills, one of the agents on the project. “There’s been a lot of speculation but we’re not allowed to comment on any of the sales,” he added.The Candys’ own spokesman said the buyer of the most expensive penthouse came through an enquiry from the official web-site. There’s no confirmation of who he or she is and nor does the purchase appear yet on the Land Registry.A CAUTIONARY TALESean Dilley (pictured top right), the blind parliamentary lobby hack whose guide-dog Chip became a staple of rolling election coverage, found himself in a sticky situation earlier this week. He was engaged in a conversation about disgraced Labour MP Eric Illsley, who recently pleaded guilty to three charges of false accounting over his expense claims. Under archaic parliamentary law an MP cannot resign unless they are appointed to a “royal office of profit” – a decorative title held until another MP resigns. “I cannot believe that Eric Illsley, a convicted thief, is to be given a royal office of profit,” said Dilley. “And not only a royal office of profit, but the bailiff of the chiltern hundreds! He’d nick everything!” Of course, standing right behind Dilley was none other that Illsley himself, who sheepishly made himself scarce.BAGEL MANIAAnyone travelling through St Pancras this afternoon will be greeted by defeated US Presidential candidate Robert Burck performing country and western songs wearing only a pair of Y-fronts. The “Naked Cowboy”, a New York street entertainer, will be performing an “official bagel jingle” – Ode to the Bagel – to promote a new range at the New York Bakery. Look out!ACKERMANN PAYS OUTJosef Ackermann was in London yesterday to celebrate Deutsche Bank’s victory as the Bank of the Year at IFR’s 16th awards dinner at the Grosvenor House hotel.Ackermann’s bank also won the now customary auction to head up the interactive tombstone with a £500,000 donation to Save the Children. The auction, compered by DJ Johnnie Vaughan and Melanie Sykes, raised a total of £1.4m. Bank of America Merrill Lynch chipped in with £125,000. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com Wednesday 19 January 2011 8:21 pm KCS-content last_img read more


first_img 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. 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. Karl 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! In theory, at least, a share price hitting an all-time low can be a blessing or a curse for potential investors. On the one hand, a price that is at its lowest may be a bargain investment – getting a good company while it’s cheap. On the other hand of course, hitting all-time lows means something isn’t going well for the company.I suspect Royal Mail (LSE: RMG) hitting recent all-time lows at the start of this month is much more likely to be a sign of bad things to come, rather than an opportunity for investors looking for a bargain. After all, all-time lows are only all-time until the next time the share goes even lower.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…Strikes and profit marginsThe news that sparked the recent price drop was that Royal Mail might fail to hit the financial targets it set out for itself as part of a turnaround plan to overhaul the business. Specifically, the company expects to miss its target to stabilise profit margins in the 3% to 4% range in the 2021–22 year, unless it makes “significant progress” this year. The announcement in itself seems to suggest this is unlikely.At the time, the sell-off saw Royal Mail’s share price hit a then-all-time low of just under 179p. Mid-month it dropped further to just over 175p per share. The problem, according to Royal Mail, is primarily due to the threat of industrial action from its workers.This probably comes as no surprise to those of us living in the UK. Headlines about postal workers threatening to strike, particularly at times when public sympathy for such action may be lacking (the threat over Christmas, for example, didn’t seem to garner much support from the general public), do not instil much confidence in Royal Mail as a service to depend on.Of far greater concern for the company though, is the fundamental change it is undergoing, away from traditional mailing services to package delivery.Snail mail and online shoppingRoyal Mail needs to make this change because of two factors that I can’t imagine will go away…ever. The first is that nobody sends letters anymore. Certainly we all get paper bills through the door, but emails, text messages, instant messaging, and cheap phone calls have all but left person-to-person correspondence of this kind obsolete.Occasionally people may decide to send a letter for the novelty, but I can’t foresee any scenario that would have people reverting to snail mail anymore than I can see people handing in their cars to go back to horse and carriage.The second area, and one Royal Mail does hope to make inroads with, is parcel deliveries. For the average consumer, this usually comes in the form of receiving online deliveries, for which the retailer decides on the delivery service.Royal Mail’s success in this area could be hit or miss. It is certainly coming from a weak position – the corporate delivery firms like FedEx and UPS are long established as the couriers of choice for many retailers. If Royal Mail continues to have the sword of industrial action hanging over its head, I doubt it will be able to convince many firms to use its service. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. center_img 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Karl Loomes | Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 | More on: RMG Is a turnaround warning a harbinger of things to come for Royal Mail shares? 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first_img 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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! Image source: Getty Images. 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. Rachael FitzGerald-Finch holds shares in Morrisons. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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. See all posts by Rachael FitzGerald-Finchcenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rachael FitzGerald-Finch | Thursday, 16th April, 2020 | More on: MRW TSCO The Tesco (LSE: TSCO) share price has risen about 10% over the last month. This sounds impressive. However, the FTSE 100 index has jumped 9.9% over the same period. So, when put into context with the footsie, the supermarket’s shares no longer appear to be market-beating.Looking further back over five years, it appears that the only time Tesco shares have outperformed the FTSE 100 is through the recent coronavirus period. This is no surprise. During this period, many companies have had to stop operating but our need for food doesn’t go away. So, it’s likely all grocers will benefit, at least in the short term.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…But is Tesco worth buying for the longer term?Tesco share price leaps 4% on dividend Of Tesco’s recent 10% price jump, 4% was due to news that the grocer will reward its shareholders by paying a dividend. Currently yielding around 2.91%, it’s attractive for some but almost half that of rival Sainsbury, now at 5.33%.  The news of the dividend raised some eyebrows. Tesco has generated pre-tax profits of £1.3bn over the 12 month period leading up to February 2020. But CEO Dave Lewis defended the decision by highlighting the chain’s need for capital to finance hiring new staff and its growing supply and distribution activities.Indeed, Tesco may have to pay an estimated £925m to keep customers happy. Such large amounts may begin to undermine recent share price performance in the long run. The next two months’ revenue figures could help to show whether Tesco’s March boom is sustainable. Tesco is said to be a leader in its field. Moreover, it’s had a good recovery under its new CEO since the accounting scandals and profit warnings of 2014. The company has made a name for itself with online shopping and has a well-established platform. However, its competitors are catching up and I’m struggling to see how the grocer will maintain its leading position. Morrisons is growing its market share One such rival is FTSE 100 grocer Morrisons (LSE: MRW).Morrisons is very much the smallest of the big four grocers. Its share price has been disappointing but there are many reasons to be optimistic about the future. For starters, Morrisons is expanding. Recent agreements with McColls and Amazon are generating new customers. This is giving more competition to the bigger grocery chains, and in particular, Tesco Metro and Sainsburys Local. Amazon Prime customers can now stock up on Morrisons groceries for same-day delivery. I don’t think any other online food retailer offers this service.  Morrisons profit margins are similar to its peers. However, some analysts believe the smaller supermarket to have a more efficient cost structure. This bodes well for the future as coronavirus-induced pressures on logistics will be expensive. It will also help having a stronger balance sheet and no notable pension deficit to fund.At 3.69%, Morrison’s dividend yield is better than Tesco. The company has a history of well covered and growing dividends, making it attractive for income investors. And some analysts expect Morrisons business model to take off, growing its share price. This makes it a good choice for value investors too.    As the FTSE 100 recovers from the stock market crash, it may leave the Tesco share price behind. But I think Morrisons is better placed to go with it. Has the Tesco share price beaten the stock market crash? 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. 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first_imgWhat’s next for Rio Tinto’s dividend? 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Jay Yao | Thursday, 21st January, 2021 | More on: RIO Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Jay Yao 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 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. Rio Tinto (LSE: RIO) is a leading producer of iron ore along with other materials. Because Rio Tinto is a commodity producer, its financials are subject to the boom/bust commodity cycle. Although the good times can be really good in terms of earnings and growth, the bad times can be pretty difficult. Given the current information on the commodity cycle, what’s ahead for the dividend? Here’s what I think. 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…Dividend trendsIron ore is used to make steel. Given that countries need steel to build new cities and maintain old ones, iron ore is quite essential. This is especially true for nations that are still developing like China. Although iron ore prices fell sharply from 2011 to the early part of 2016 due to a slowdown in China’s economy, the price of the commodity has since rallied from the 2016 lows. Given the rally, one could say we’re in the boom phase of the commodity cycle.Because the exact future price of iron ore is unknowable, however, I believe the company’s dividend will continue to fluctuate over time. Management themselves have adopted a rather flexible approach to capital returns. In terms of their dividend policy, management’s intention is for “total cash returns to shareholders over the longer term to be in a range of 40 to 60 per cent of underlying earnings in aggregate through the cycle”.Rio Tinto’s dividend has fluctuated in the past. In the year ended 31 December, 2016, for example, Rio Tinto’s total normal dividend fell to $1.70 per share from the previous year’s $2.15 per share. The dividend has also increased in other years. Assuming management doesn’t pay a special dividend, Rio’s dividend yield is around 4.67% at current prices with a total normal dividend of around $3.86 per share. In terms of the next few years, I think the dividend could grow given that its largest customer, China, has rebounded rather strongly economically. I also reckon that emerging markets could outperform expectations given the amount of stimulus going around and the vaccine rollouts.What I think of Rio TintoThere is a lot to like about Rio Tinto. Given its scale and asset quality, the company is one of the low cost producers of iron ore. As a result, it can handle the commodity cycle better than many of its rivals. With good management, the company has the potential to expand with opportunistic acquisitions when the industry is in the bust parts of cycles. In terms of execution, management has done well over the past five years. Since early 2016, the stock has more than tripled and the company has also paid plenty of dividends along the way. The company’s management has also smartly avoided investing substantial sums in oil and gas assets, many of which aren’t as valuable as they were before given the lower prices of Brent crude oil. As Rio Tinto’s long-term chart shows, however, commodity cycles can be tough to judge. As a result, I think the stock is riskier than a lot of leading stocks in other sectors that are less volatile.Because I think iron demand will increase in the future given the development of many emerging markets, I’d buy Rio Tinto shares. But, because the commodity cycle is inherently unpredictable, I’d give it the same weighting in my portfolio as it has in the FTSE 100.  Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Jay Yao 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 Addresslast_img read more


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first_img May 2, 2018 RSF welcomes UK Magnitsky amendment, calls for accountability for press freedom predators RSF calls for full probe into reporter’s death in Yekaterinburg News RSF urges UK to prioritise safety of journalists in Commonwealth Chairmanship News Receive email alerts Organisation Follow the news on United Kingdom United KingdomEurope – Central Asia CorruptionImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression Russia: Vladimir Putin’s damning record on press freedom “Magnitsky” legislation is a growing international trend towards individual accountability for officials involved in acts of corruption or human rights abuses. Named after Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer who was tortured, denied medical attention, and found dead in a Moscow prison in 2009, the original Magnitsky Act was adopted in the US in 2012, imposing sanctions on Russian officials believed to be responsible for serious human rights violations.The US Global Magnitsky Act followed in 2016, allowing for the imposition of visa bans and targeted sanctions on individual officials anywhere in the world who are responsible for acts of corruption or serious human rights abuses. Magnitsky legislation has now been adopted in a total of six countries: the US, UK, Estonia, Canada, Lithuania, and Latvia.The new UK amendment, described as a ”‘full” Magnitsky amendment, follows the adoption of an earlier UK Magnitsky amendment as part of the Criminal Finances Act 2017. Although the previous amendment was symbolically important, the new legislation will be more practically useful in achieving targeted individual sanctions such as visa bans and asset freezing.“This new full UK Magnitsky amendment is a very welcome move, and we call on the government to ensure it is used to hold corrupt, human rights-abusing officials to account, including those press freedom predators responsible for unjust imprisonment, violent attacks, and other mistreatment of journalists. We are encouraged by this growing international trend towards individual accountability for human rights violations, and hope to see the introduction of Magnitsky legislation in more countries in the near future”, said Rebecca Vincent, UK Bureau Director for Reporters Without Borders.The UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill has passed all stages in the House of Commons, and will now be returned to the House of Lords for final consideration of amendments, before receiving Royal Assent and becoming law.The UK is ranked 40th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. United KingdomEurope – Central Asia CorruptionImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression RSF_en News March 16, 2018 Find out more April 16, 2018 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the Magnitsky amendment added to the new Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, currently in the final stages of passing through the UK parliament. The amendment was added to the bill on 1 May without a vote, with the backing of cross-party MPs, after the government conceded it would not oppose it. News to go further Help by sharing this information March 16, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more


first_img BoliviaAmericas Receive email alerts to go further News News Reporters Without Borders calls for a criminal abuse charge to be brought against Percy Fernandez, the mayor of the eastern city of Santa Clara, in connection with the public death threats he made against the editor of the daily El Deber and the rest of its staff during the city’s annual celebrations on 1 September.”I will not rest until Tuffi Aré and the other journalists are two metres underground,” Fernandez said. “All journalists are animal manure. We will find a way to bury them.” “Such violent comments are unworthy of an elected official and liable to endanger the journalists he referred to as well as all other journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Bolivia continues to be prey to extreme polarization that is affecting the various kinds of media – state-owned, privately-owned and community – and their employees.”All politicians are exposed to public criticism because of their jobs and they must take care not to respond either with hate speech or judicial reprisals as both pose a danger to freedom of information and media pluralism.” Another journalist named by Fernandez, Red Uno (Canal 11) TV reporter Milton Montero, a representative of the Bolivian Confederation of Press Workers, has called for a “racism and discrimination” complaint to be brought against the mayor under Law 045.This is the same law that the government wants to use to prosecute three news media – the news agency ANF and two dailies, Página Siete and El Diario – because of their coverage of a controversial speech by President Evo Morales. “We support the existence of a law that punishes racist hate speech and defence of racism, including by the media, but the charge of ‘racism and discrimination’ is not applicable to these three media,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This complaint should come under the Printing Law, the law that is meant to cover such cases.”The charge of verbal abuse under the criminal code is clearly applicable to Mayor Fernandez’s comments but did these comments refer directly to the origins of the individuals he targeted? Law 045 should not be misapplied to offences it was not meant to cover.”________________28.08.12 – Coverage of president’s comments prompts racism charges against mediaJournalists’ unions and media associations are calling for demonstrations this week in support of three news media – the Jesuit-owned news agency ANF and two dailies, Página Siete and El Diario – which the government has accused of violating Law 045 on racism and all forms of discrimination.The government says they twisted controversial comments that President Evo Morales made during a visit to the southwestern city of Uyuni on August, in which he contrasted western Bolivia’s cold altiplano with the tropical lowlands in the east of the country.Morales sad: “In the east, where you can grow crops all year round, you can only be poor or lack food if you lack the determination. But it is different in the Altiplano. There is no food in the Altiplano if it freezes, if there is no rain, or if it hails. But not in the east. You go hungry in the east only if you are lazy.” The dispatch that ANF ran the same day on the speech was headlined: “Evo says you are only hungry in the east if you are lazy.” Página Siete’s report the next day was headlined, “Evo describes the inhabitants of the east of the country as lazy,” while El Diario said: “Evo thinks the east is lazy and is accused of discrimination.” The three media were promptly accused by communication minister Amanda Dávila of “tendentious distortion” and, on 21 August, a complaint was brought against them at the behest of the president’s office under Law 045, which punishes “disseminating and inciting racism and discrimination” and carries a possible sentence of one to five years in jail.”As pointed out by the organizations that have signed an appeal for support for these three news media, any distortion of the president’s comments should normally be a matter for the Printing Law, under which print media offences are supposed to be tried,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The anti-racism law is being used to accuse the media of the same discriminatory attitude they accused the president of displaying. How can this charge stand, when it is based on such an absurd inversion of logic? “Even accepting that ANF, Página Siete and El Diario misquoted President Morales, they had every right to question the ill-conceived and clumsy nature of his comments. The government must withdraw its complaint or the prosecutor’s office must declare it to be inadmissible.” Law 045 on racism and all forms of discrimination prompted a great deal of concern when promulgated in October 2010 because of the poor wording of some of its articles. There was concern above all about the possibility of news media or journalists being held responsible for the racist or discriminatory comments they quoted.Regulations that were later adopted, defining how the law should be interpreted, eliminated this ambiguity and received Reporters Without Borders’ approval at the time.”The proceedings initiated against these three news media have taken us back to the initial flaws in this law, one which nonetheless has every reason to be on Bolivia’s statute books,” Reporters Without Borders added. February 1, 2018 Find out more BoliviaAmericas Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile RSF_en September 4, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mayor’s death threats against journalists, risk of anti-racism law being misappliedcenter_img News News June 12, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom November 18, 2016 Find out more Organisation Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment Follow the news on Bolivia Help by sharing this information last_img read more