Zimplow Holdings Limited 2011 Annual Report

first_imgZimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileZimplow Holdings Limited manufactures and markets a diverse range of products for the construction, infrastructure and agricultural sectors in Zimbabwe. It also manufactures and distributes metal fasteners for the mining, construction and agricultural sector, and has interests in property management and leasing. The Farming division consists of three business units; Mealiebrand, Farmec and Afritrac which oversee the manufacturing of animal-drawn equipment and tractors, and spare parts for agricultural equipment. The Mining and Infrastructure division manufactures and distributes mining equipment, spare parts and related products through four divisions; Barzem, Mealie Brand, CT Bolts and Farmec. Zimplow Holdings Limited is a marketing and distribution agent in Zimbabwe for Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Caterpillar, Perkins, Falcon, Challenger, Vicon and Monosem. Zimplow Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

2 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy with £2k in this stock market crash

first_img2 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy with £2k in this stock market crash Peter Stephens owns shares of Tesco. 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. Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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Enter Your Email Address 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. The prospects for FTSE 100 stocks continue to look highly precarious. The spread of coronavirus is showing little sign of slowing in many countries. Restrictions on movement are yet to have a clear impact on case numbers.However, in the long run, the FTSE 100 is highly likely to recover from its current bear market. It has a solid track record of experiencing bull markets after bear markets, which could make now the right time to buy a range of high-quality stocks.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…With that in mind, here are two FTSE 100 stocks that could be worth buying today with £2k, or any other amount, for the long term.TescoRecent weeks have been hugely challenging for supermarkets such as Tesco (LSE: TSCO). High demand for a range of products has placed strain on its supply chain. Its shares have declined by around 14%, which is roughly half the FTSE 100’s decline over the same time period.In the near term, factors such as weak consumer confidence and economic uncertainty may weigh on its valuation. However, the company’s recent quarterly update highlighted the progress it’s making against its strategic goals.For example, Tesco outperformed the wider market in both volume and value terms. Its customer satisfaction ratings improved, while basket size in its online grocery segment continue to rise. This suggests the company is strengthening its competitive advantage over peers. That may give it a strong platform to capitalise on long-term growth within the wider retail segment.Tesco’s pivot towards the UK through the sale of its international operations could improve its efficiency. Trading on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 11.9, it seems to offer good value for money at present and may deliver improving total returns in the coming years.Severn TrentAlso falling by around 14% since the start of the year are shares in Severn Trent (LSE: SVT). The utility company has offered some defensive characteristics for investors during what has been an exceptional period for the wider market. This trend may continue in the short run, which could increase the appeal of the stock among increasingly risk-averse investors.The company’s recent trading update showed it’s on track to meet its financial targets for the current year. This suggests it could offer a relatively reliable income outlook during an uncertain period for dividend investors. And, with its dividends forecast to rise by at least as much as CPIH (CPI inflation plus housing costs) over the medium term, Severn Trent could offer a generous income return in the coming years.The company’s dividend yield has risen to 4.7% following its share price fall. This suggests it offers good value for money. That means its defensive business model and resilient income prospects are likely to be viewed as attractive by an increasing number of FTSE 100 investors in the coming years.last_img read more

Episcopal Church deepens engagement with Poor People’s Campaign, racial justice…

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN By David PaulsenPosted Jul 1, 2020 Featured Jobs & Calls Presiding Bishop Michael Curry gives recorded remarks June 20 as part of the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington.[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s support of the Poor People’s Campaign hasn’t wavered since the ecumenical initiative was launched in 2018 to rally Americans behind the moral cause of fighting poverty – 50 years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. made an appeal for economic security in the original Poor People’s Campaign.This year, with Americans’ attention newly focused both on the economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic and the pervasiveness of systemic racism – the systems, structures and procedures designed to disadvantage African Americans – the church is deepening its engagement with the Poor People’s Campaign, through in-person calls to action and online organizing. In one recent example, nearly 500 people gathered online June 10 for an inaugural Episcopal Justice Assembly organized by the church’s Department of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care.And on June 20, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry was one of the national faith leaders who offered prerecorded remarks for the virtual gathering of the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington. The Poor People’s Campaign reported more than 2.5 million views of the livestream and various broadcasts of the event.“We lament because we love. We prophesy and stand for prophetic witness because we love. We advocate for justice because we love,” Curry said in a 60-second video that was featured toward the beginning of the virtual gathering. “We speak painful truth because we love. … And because we love, we must stand up for what is right.”The Poor People’s Campaign advocates a “revolution of values” and government policy changes that will counter “systemic racism, poverty, militarism and a war economy, ecological devastation and a distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.” Organizers see those as the five injustices underlying American political and economic systems.Bishop William Barber II, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign and president of the nonprofit advocacy organization Repairers of the Breach, has joined with Episcopal leaders in other recent public appearances. Barber, a Disciples of Christ pastor from North Carolina, also was a leader of the Moral Mondays protests that began in North Carolina in 2013. He preached for more than 40 minutes during Washington National Cathedral’s June 14 online worship service. The sermon has been viewed 160,000 times on the cathedral’s YouTube channel.“We must turn away from death and towards life. In every aspect of our life together, we must recognize that death is no longer an option,” Barber said. “We need real reconstructing of society rooted in the deep moral values of our faith.”Hours after preaching at the cathedral, Barber joined Washington Bishop Mariann Budde and other religious leaders in a rally outside St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, across from the White House.“We are here to pray, we are here to protest and we are here to commit ourselves yet again to the long march that is before us,” Budde said in video of the rally, which has been viewed more than 12,000 times on Repairers of the Breach’s Facebook page.Barber, in a written statement to ENS, commended The Episcopal Church for its early endorsement of the Poor People’s Campaign and its continued involvement this year. He also thanked Curry for helping to “frame the moral choice before us as a nation.”“Will America continue to ignore the pain and leadership of poor people? Or will we finally listen to their cries and re-make an America that works for all of us,” Barber said. “With The Episcopal Church in this struggle for the long haul, along with over 20 other denominations and faith bodies, and the hundreds of partners joining in poor people’s struggles across the country, we believe it’s time to believe again.”The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council formalized the church’s support for the Poor People’s Campaign in a resolution passed in January 2018, “acknowledging the unfinished work of the 1968 Poor Peoples Campaign, celebrate the revival of the movement.” The original Poor People’s Campaign was the last justice initiative led by King before his April 1968 assassination.In June 2018, Episcopalians joined the thousands of people from across the country who gathered in Washington for a three-and-a-half-hour Poor People’s Campaign rally on the National Mall. Organizers paired the rally with a 40-day mobilization of state-level advocacy on poverty and related issues.More than 38 million Americans lived in poverty in 2018, according to the Census Bureau’s most recent report. The poverty rate, at 11.8% percent, had been declining in recent years, though this year, the coronavirus pandemic ignited a sudden economic downturn that, by May 2020, had left at least 21 million workers jobless, according to the latest monthly data.In early May, with the economic landscape darkening and the Poor People’s Campaign rally approaching, the Rev. Melanie Mullen, the church’s director of reconciliation, justice and creation care, helped convene a Justice Wisdom Circle to gather input from church leaders who have long been working on justice issues. They discussed ways of expanding that work while acknowledging the church’s commitment to the Poor People’s Campaign.Among those who participated were the Rev. Glenna Huber, rector of Church of the Epiphany in Washington, D.C.; Byron Rushing, vice president of the House of Deputies; Aaron Scott, the Diocese of Olympia’s anti-poverty missioner; the Rev. Carolyn Foster, a deacon from the Diocese of Alabama and co-chair of the diocese’s racial reconciliation commission; and the Rev. Mike Kinman, rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California.They discussed the historic and ongoing racial injustices in the United States, systemic problems that later were underscored and brought to the forefront of public debate by the May 25 killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, while being detained by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota.“This is a moment and an opportunity to come together,” Mullen told ENS. The Justice Wisdom Circle’s conclusion, she said, was that The Episcopal Church still is called to engage in justice work – and it could be doing more.One result was the Episcopal Justice Assembly, a video conference on June 10, and participation exceeded expectations, Mullen said. Meeting virtually rather than in person facilitated wider participation across geographic regions. The 480 people who joined the Zoom meeting also were able to participate in small group discussions through 50 breakout rooms.They learned about the church’s history of advocacy, shared their own experiences, and discussed ongoing ministries around the church addressing poverty and homelessness. And they committed to spreading the word about the Poor People’s Campaign’s Moral March on Washington.The church’s Justice Wisdom Circle, now looking to harness this recent momentum, has planned another organizing meeting for next week, and a second Episcopal Justice Assembly is in the works, possibly toward the end of summer. Anyone interested in receiving email updates on those plans are invited to complete the sign up form.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Advocacy Peace & Justice, Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Racial Justice & Reconciliation Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Church deepens engagement with Poor People’s Campaign, racial justice work Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Poverty & Hunger, last_img read more

Try Savers & Rib Breakers 4

first_imgTuesday May 8, 2007 Try Savers & Rib Breakers 4 As per your requests, here is another instalment of the ever popular Try Savers & Rib Breakers compilation series made in conjunction with RD contributor, Graeme Kennedy. Several clips from this years Super 14 are featured, along with some Lions Tour and NPC tackles. A few International Test hits are thrown in as well. Enjoy.Please note: If the video doesn’t work in your country, you can view it here Guerilla Radio by Rage Against the Machine ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Try Savers & Rib Breakers Related Articles 331 WEEKS AGO Try Savers and Rib Breakers 13 478 WEEKS AGO Try Savers & Rib Breakers 12 – Rugby World… 578 WEEKS AGO Try Savers & Rib Breakers 11 From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyMen, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill If You Do This (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Naked streaker starts mass brawl after tackling Varsity match winger

first_imgMonday Oct 6, 2014 Naked streaker starts mass brawl after tackling Varsity match winger The annual Varsity match between Northumbria and Newcastle University took an unfortunate turn for the worse when a streaker took to the field, pipe and all, and attempted to make a tackle out on the wing. He then snuck away, as chaos ensued.Streakers are usually quite comical and stay out of the way but this guy was fearless, slotting into the Team Northumbria backline as if he were one of the players. He helped to bring down Newcastle’s winger, before they piled into him, which Northumbria took exception to.He then snuck off unharmed, pipe still in mouth, while the two sides had a go at one another. The crowd soon joined, and it was quite an ugly scene – reportedly not the first of the match, after a player had already been yellow carded for fighting.“This is the worst thing to have happened in the history of the clash of the titans,” said the dramatic Newcastle Student Radio commentary.The naked man avoided security and scampered off, safely exiting stage right as the fans from both sides chanted and added to the mayhem.  Northumbria won the clash 29-10, with their coach later commenting “It’s always hard in a derby match”. In this case, we can only hope he was referring to the match.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

SuperShuttle drivers versus Veolia

first_imgSuperShuttle drivers from Dulles and Reagan airports in the Washington, D.C., area and their supporters rallied on May 12 and then caravaned through the DCA/National airport loop to protest the exploitative work and pay conditions of transnational Veolia Corp., which owns SuperShuttle.Participants included a delegation from the “We Deserve Better” Workers Assembly from Baltimore as well as officials of the Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia Labor Councils. Both council heads spoke at the rally, along with Food and Commercial Workers union Local 1994 President Gino Renne. SuperShuttle drivers also spoke, as did some Workers Assembly activists.The group then held a daring car caravan through the airport, which slowed traffic. President Renne proclaimed that the union will be with the drivers all the way until justice is won.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

On first anniversary of blocking, RSF restores access to its site in Egypt

first_img Organisation Reports May 23, 2018 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Online freedoms PredatorsFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalistsInternet August 10, 2018 On first anniversary of blocking, RSF restores access to its site in Egypt RSF_en Help by sharing this information >>> Go to RSF’s site in Egypt << read more

Media death toll since start of war reaches 100

first_img IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 28, 2020 Find out more February 15, 2021 Find out more RSF_en August 2, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media death toll since start of war reaches 100 December 16, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders voiced horror today as the toll of journalists killed in Iraq since the start of the war in March 2003 reached 100 with the discovery yesterday of the body of Adel Naji Al Mansouri, who was shot after being kidnapped in front of his Baghdad home the day before.“One hundred journalists and media assistants killed in three years is appalling,” the press freedom organisation said. “No armed conflict since the Second World War has been so deadly for the press. The Iraqi government must do everything possible to identify and punish those responsible for these atrocities. It is unacceptable that nothing has yet been done to shed light on these increasingly commonplace murders and that no measures have been taken to protect journalists in Iraq.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Our thoughts go out to the Mansouri’s family and employers and we assure them of our entire solidarity.”A 20-year-old Iraqi citizen, Mansouri was the Baghdad correspondent of the Iranian TV station Al Alam. He was kidnapped and then shot as he was returning to his home in the west Baghdad district of Al Amiriyah. He had moved his wife and daughter away from Baghdad after receiving death threats that were probably linked to his work as a journalist.Reporters Without Borders today also condemned an attack on Ali Al Yassi, a journalist with the Arabic-language satellite TV station Al Hurra, who was badly beaten by police yesterday in Baghdad.The organisation is investigating the cases of journalists Abdul Wahab Abdul Razeq Ahamad Al Qaisie and Riyad Atto, whose bodies were also found yesterday. The editor of the Iraqi magazine Kol al Dounia, Qaisie was kidnapped on 20 July. Atto was the editor of a newspaper based in Talafar, north of Baghdad.In addition to the 100 journalists and media assistants killed since 2003, two are missing and three others are currently held hostage. Reporters Without Borders voices its dismay at the murder of Adel Naji Al Mansouri, who was the 100th journalist to be killed since the start of the war. “This is an appalling toll,” the organisation says. “No armed conflict since the Second World War has been so deadly for the press. It is unacceptable that nothing has yet been done to shed light on these increasingly commonplace murders.” Help by sharing this information to go further IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Organisation Receive email alerts News News News Follow the news on Iraq Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security”last_img read more

Economists Doubt Fed Will Act Before Election

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Economists Doubt Fed Will Act Before Election Home / Daily Dose / Economists Doubt Fed Will Act Before Election Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Federal Funds Target Rate Federal Reserve U.S. Economy Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Previous: Freddie Mac Resumes Whole Loan Securities Risk-Sharing Next: Clearing Foreclosure Backlog Shrinks Distressed Sales  Print This Post July 21, 2016 1,198 Views About Author: Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Federal Funds Target Rate Federal Reserve U.S. Economy 2016-07-21 Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Against the backdrop of rising global risk following Britain’s exit from the European Union in June, it is unlikely that the Federal Reserve will raise the federal funds target rate until after November’s presidential election, according to Reuters poll of 100 economists.Fed policymakers had originally forecasted four rate hikes for 2016 at the start of the year following December’s historic liftoff, but volatility in overseas markets, an up-and-down labor market in the U.S., and inflation well below the Fed’s target rate of 2 percent has kept policymakers from enacting a rate hike in 2016.The Federal Open Market Committee, the monetary policymaking arm of the Fed, has four more meetings scheduled for 2016: July 26-27, September 21-22, November 1-2, and December 13-14. The December meeting will be the first one after the presidential election.Slightly more than half of the economists polled by Reuters said they believe the Fed will raise interest rates in the fourth quarter from their current level of 0-25-0.50 annually up to between 0.50 and 0.75 annually. It is unlikely the rate hike will come in the FOMC’s November meeting, since it wraps less than a week before the November 8 presidential election, according to the economists polled.The remaining economists surveyed by Reuters were divided on when they think the next rate hike will come—whether it will be in September, since the Fed has given no indication that a rate hike will come in the July meeting, or whether it will come next year.A Reuters poll in January indicated that economists widely believed a Fed rate hike would come no later than March. In the last six months since that poll, predictions for another rate hike have already been pushed back three times, according to Reuters. It was widely expected that the Fed would raise rates in June, but a dismal jobs report in May was largely responsible for preventing that from happening.The latest Reuters poll forecasted two more rate hikes in 2017, which will put the federal funds target rate at 1.00-1.25 percent by the end of next year.“All Fed commentary to date has suggested they will proceed very patiently and very gradually in normalizing policy. Our sense is the Fed might be extra cautious moving on rates close to the election since they’ll have to be seen as politically neutral,” said Sal Guatieri, economist at BMO Capital Markets. “Based on our view of how the economy will perform over the next six months and (considering) the U.S. is pretty close to full employment now … December is probably as good a time as any to move next.” in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Large turnout encouraged for St Joseph’s Hospital march

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th The Save our St Joseph’s Hospital Action Committee is urging everyone in the hospital’s catchment area to attend a public meeting on Saturday afternoon to discuss the future of the campaign.Chairperson Fr John Joe Duffy says the fact remains that while many ministers and TDs have made positive noises about the future of the facility, there are no concrete commitments, and the only published plan on the record remains the original document presented by the then Minister Kathleen Lynch in January 2016.That plan envisaged residential beds at St Joseph’s being replaced by a new facility in Letterkenny.Fr John Joe Duffy believes the force of community support is the only thing keeping the hospital open……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/frjjweds.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest Pinterest Google+center_img Previous articleSerious concern for the future of NI health services after BrexitNext articleLifford Hospital group says they feel abandoned News Highland WhatsApp Large turnout encouraged for St Joseph’s Hospital march RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – March 20, 2019 Facebook Facebook WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty last_img read more