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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


first_img to go further March 9, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders reiterates its request to the Saudi authorities to reveal the charges against Blogger Fouad Al Farhan, who was arrested exactly four months ago, on 10 December, for posting a blog entry about the “advantages” and “disadvantages” of being a Muslim. All the interior ministry has said is that he is being held in Jeddah’s Dahban prison “for questioning.”“Farhan has been detained without explanation for four months,” the press freedom organisation said. “All his requests have been refused. He still does not have a lawyer and he has not been allowed a visit from his father since the start of the year. This arrest of a blogger is a first in the kingdom. We condemn the lack of transparency and we ask the authorities to say exactly why he is being held.”Under article 119 of Saudi criminal procedure, a judge can order that a detainee be prevented from communicating with other detainees and not be allowed any visits for a period of up to 60 days if it is in the interests of the investigation, and this can legally be extended for up to six months.His family’s visit requests have been rejected since 5 January, the day his father was allowed to see him for a quarter of any hour. Farhan was able to telephone his wife on 7 March. He said he was in good health and his morale was high. His 9-year-old daughter Raghad posted a video on YouTube on 11 March asking him to come home.Campaigns in support of Farhan have been waged online and demonstrations have been held calling for his release. The interior ministry told CNN journalists in January that he would have to “cooperate” with the authorities in order to be released.The “Free Fouad” (http://en.freefouad.com/) support committee’s blog has been rendered inaccessible by the authorities since 3 April, as has Farhan’s own blog “Freedoms” (http://horiyat.wordpress.com/). Farhan is one of the very few bloggers in Saudi Arabia to post his blog entries in his own name.Saudi Arabia is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Internet Enemies,” which was updated on 12 March. Since the start of the year, Internet regulations hold Internet Service Providers responsible for any illegal content.Sign the online petition for Farhan’s release Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa center_img April 9, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities asked to say why they have been holding blogger for past four months Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Follow the news on Saudi Arabia News Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more


first_imgHome / Daily Dose / FHFA Updates Collection of Mortgage-Acquisition Data September 23, 2020 886 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 2020-09-23 Christina Hughes Babb Related Articles FHFA Updates Collection of Mortgage-Acquisition Data The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has revised the datasets for the Public Use Databases​ (PUDBs) of single-family and multifamily mortgage acquisitions by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.The revisions include newly available 2019 data and final versions of data for 2018. This includes 25 new data elements for the 2018 and 2019 Single-Family Census Tract files, which provide statistics on the loan-to-value ratio of properties and the debt-to-income ratio of borrowers.Also being added are 21 new data elements in the Multifamily Census Tract files, including the number of units in the property. The additions to the Single-Family and Multifamily Census Tract files feature geographic indicators to enhance the government-sponsored enterprises’ Duty to Serve Program.These additions will replace the interim files uploaded in September 2019.According to the FHFA, the revised PUDBs also feature “additional loan-level data that increases their alignment with information reported under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.” This additional data is designed to bring greater transparency to understanding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s impact on local economies will offering more information to the public about their roles within the secondary mortgage market.“FHFA is pleased to release the new and revised Enterprise PUDB files,” said Lynn Fisher, Deputy Director of the Division of Research and Statistics. “The PUDB provides stakeholders in the housing and mortgage sectors with critical data concerning the Enterprises’ acquisition of mortgages nationwide and at the local level.”The datasets are available at fhfa.gov/DataTools/Downloads/Pages/Public-Use-Databases.aspx​. The FHFA also maintains the datasets for prior years.​ Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. About Author: Phil Hall in Daily Dose, Featured, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Zillow Will Use In-House Agents for iBuying Next: Serious Mortgage Delinquency Rates on the Rise Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Subscribelast_img read more


first_img By News Highland – June 15, 2011 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook Google+ Donegal software company to create up to 15 new jobs WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News Previous articleGarda fears trial will not go ahead because of tech problems at Letterkenny CourtNext articleOverspill at Letterkenny General Hospital today again News Highland Pinterest Google+ Facebook Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme A Donegal software company based at the CoLab centre at Letterkenny Institute of Technology has announced plans to recruit a number of additional positions over the next 12 – 18 months.N-volve, which develops training software to meet the needs of compliance in the food industry will employ up to 15 more people as it prepares to go into the UK market in a joint venture with Staffline Group PLC.The new Joint Venture will trade under the name Group Learner Ltd and will be primarily focused on the Food Industry in Ireland and the UK.CEO of N-volve, Barry Harper, said the company will be recruiting for some of the postions straight away…[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/bhar1pm.mp3[/podcast] 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota last_img read more


first_img Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ The Cathaoirleach of the Lifford/ Stranorlar Municipal District says he will not be accepting any plans for a 5G mast to be constructed in Raphoe.There’s speculation that a planning application is to be submitted to An Board Pleanala for a communication mast to be erected in the town.Councillor Frank McBrearty says given the associated concerns over health the plans cannot be allowed to proceed.He has vowed to oppose the installation of any 5G mast in Raphoe:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/mcbrearnhvnbvnty1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – July 24, 2019 Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Twittercenter_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleHistory for Ireland and NW CricketersNext articleCouncil gives final go ahead for a number of initiatives in Letterkenny News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Pinterest Opposition to plans for 5G mast to be constructed in Raphoe News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more