John Lewis issues £50m retail bond

first_imgSunday 6 March 2011 10:30 pm whatsapp ● Tesco Tesco Bank’s retail bond smashed expectations by raising £125m from private investors, above the company’s target of £50-£100m. The bond launched last month as part of the London Stock Exchange’s new retail bond market. KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp THE John Lewis Partnership has issued a retail bond for its cardholders and Partners in a bid to raise £50m of funds by April.Customers who hold either the Partnership or Account cards, as well as current Partners in the employee-owned firm, can invest lump sums of between £1,000 and £10,000 into the John Lewis Partnership bond without having to go through a broker.The bond is a five-year savings product that offers investors a fixed annual return of 4.5 per cent in cash with a further two per cent paid in John Lewis gift vouchers. At the end of five years, the Partnership will return customers’ investments in full.The Partnership is inviting cardholders to apply between today and 11 April, with applications confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. The issue will be closed when total bond applications reach £50m.Charlie Mayfield, chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, believes current low interest rates and yields make the retail bond an attractive investment option for the company’s Partners and cardholders.He said: “For many years, the Partnership has raised finance via corporate bonds and bank lending. We want to explore alternative ways of raising funds as part of the Partnership’s borrowing programme, and to reach out to the retail investor.”Ian Fleming, head of Treasury at the John Lewis Partnership, said: “We carried out research among our cardholders to see which features they valued and they told us they wanted a competitive return with the added reward of gift vouchers.”John Lewis Group is expected to post increased profits when it posts its full-year results on Wednesday, despite a slowdown in sales.Analysts predict the business will post a 15 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to £352m for the year to January, with employees collecting a corresponding annual bonus payment of at least 15 per cent of their salary.PREVIOUS FLOAT OFFERS FOR CUSTOMERS● Ocado Middle England’s favourite online grocer offered priority shares to customers last summer as part of its initial public offering. The flotation had a disastrous start and the share price tumbled, but has steadily risen since.● EurotunnelEurotunnel sold shares to 4,000 foundation holders in 1987, entitling them to unlimited travel for £1 a year until 2086. But huge losses subsequently sent the tunnel operator’s shares into meltdown.● Hotel ChocolatThe candy maker aimed to raise £5m by persuading customers to invest in three-year bonds in the company that paid interest on customers’ investments in boxes of chocolates. ● King of ShavesThe men’s grooming brand offered shavers the chance to invest in the firm’s growth by issuing 5,000 shaving bonds, which aimed to pay back six per cent over three years. Share John Lewis issues £50m retail bond Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Nasdaq writes to Newgioco over results delay

first_img Nasdaq writes to Newgioco over results delay Email Address Topics: Finance Sports betting 9th July 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: US Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Listing Qualifications Department of the Nasdaq stock exchange has written to betting and gaming operator and supplier Newgioco Group after it failed to file its first quarter results in time.The notification letter has no immediate effect on the listing or trading of Newgioco’s common stock on the Nasdaq, the business noted.It explained that the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and the travel restrictions imposed by the government in its core Italian market, had hindered its ability to meet filing deadlines. This prevented company officers, management and staff of its independent accountants from travelling to Italy.Newgioco added that the Securities and Exchange Commission had provided extended conditional exemptions from reporting requirements for businesses affected by Covid-19. This had prompted it to notify the Nasdaq that it would take advantage of this 45-day extension to file its quarterly report, that had originally been due on May 15.“Newgioco was particularly impacted due to the sudden and unforeseen lockdown of both commercial businesses and travel restrictions in Europe that affected not only our operations but also our ability to carry out corporate responsibilities on a timely basis,” Newgioco chief executive Michele Ciavarella explained.“Since partial relief to reopen commenced in Italy on 4 May, 2020, our management team and auditors have worked diligently towards completing both our annual report for the year ended 31 December, 2019, which we filed on 2 July, 2020 and our quarterly report for the three months ended 31 March, 2020, which we expect to file as soon as practicable to regain compliance.”Read the full story on iGB North America. Finance The Listing Qualifications Department of the Nasdaq stock exchange has written to betting and gaming operator and supplier Newgioco Group after it failed to file its first quarter results in time. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Forget your State Pension worries! I’d listen to Warren Buffett and buy cheap UK shares

first_imgForget your State Pension worries! I’d listen to Warren Buffett and buy cheap UK shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Buying cheap UK shares to build a retirement nest egg may not sound like a worthwhile move at the present time. Risks such as Brexit and coronavirus could cause a further stock market crash later this year.However, by following billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s lead and purchasing undervalued shares, you could build a surprisingly large nest egg. In doing so, you may reduce your reliance on what continues to be a relatively inadequate State Pension.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…Buying cheap UK shares after a stock market crashFollowing the stock market crash, there are a wide range of cheap UK shares available to buy. Purchasing them now could mean you benefit from their long-term growth potential. Especially since an economic recovery is likely to take place in the coming years.Buffett has used a similar approach for many decades. His aim has consistently been to buy high-quality businesses when they are suffering from temporary challenges. For example, a company may have a solid financial position and a competitive advantage over its peers that can produce high profit growth in the long run. However, in the short run, it may be suffering from weak consumer sentiment or challenging economic conditions that will eventually improve.Certainly, some cheap UK shares deserve to trade at low prices. In some cases, they may struggle to survive what could be a difficult period as the coronavirus pandemic continues. However, investors who have a long-term horizon are likely to have sufficient time for them to post recoveries as sentiment improves and their profitability moves higher.Building a nest egg to beat the State PensionWhile other assets may be less risky than cheap UK shares in the short run, their long-term growth potential may be somewhat lacking. For example, bonds and cash offer low returns due to a loose monetary policy. Meanwhile, high house prices suggest the buy-to-let market may lack value for money.By contrast, indexes such as the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 haven’t yet recovered from the recent stock market crash. Within them, many companies with dominant market positions and long-term growth potential currently trade at prices that are significantly below their historic averages. This suggests that they offer wide margins of safety that could translate into high returns in the long run.As such, buying a diverse range of cheap UK shares could be a sound means of overcoming the State Pension. With it amounting to just £9,110 per year, it is unlikely to provide financial freedom for most people in older age. Therefore, now could be the right time to follow Buffett and buy strong businesses at prices that do not fully reflect their future prospects. Doing so could improve your retirement prospects in the coming years. Peter Stephens | Saturday, 3rd October, 2020 See all posts by Peter Stephens 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. 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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: The Motley Fool last_img read more

2 cheap UK shares I’d buy in an ISA today

first_img2 cheap UK shares I’d buy in an ISA today 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. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Peter Stephens Peter Stephens owns shares of Aviva. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Auto Trader. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_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. Buying cheap UK shares today could lead to high returns in the long run. The stock market has a long history of delivering recoveries after its bear markets. Therefore, buying FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares when they trade at low prices could be a means of maximising your returns.With that in mind, here are two British shares that appear to offer good value for money. They could catalyse your ISA returns as they deliver on their strategies and enjoy improving operating conditions.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…Recovery potential relative to other cheap UK sharesAviva’s (LSE: AV) 20% stock price fall in 2020 could make it a relatively attractive value investing opportunity compared to other cheap UK shares. The company recently announced changes to its strategy under a refreshed management team that could improve its financial prospects.For example, the business will focus on a more limited geographical area where it has its greatest competitive advantages. It will also invest in delivering higher service levels to customers, while using greater innovation to reduce costs where possible.Aviva’s share price fall means it currently trades on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of around 6. This suggests it offers a wide margin of safety relative to other UK shares. It’s expected to post a 9% rise in net profit next year, which could lead to improving investor sentiment.Clearly, the company faces an uncertain future that could negatively impact on its financial prospects in the near term. The economic outlook remains challenging in many of its key markets. However, it seems to offer good value for money and could be worth buying in an ISA alongside a diverse range of other cheap UK shares.Growth at a reasonable priceAuto Trader (LSE: AUTO) is another FTSE 100 stock that appears to offer good value for money relative to other cheap UK shares. That’s despite its recent share price recovery that means it’s now in positive territory in the current calendar year.It’s forecast to post a 40% rise in net profit next year, as the UK’s economic prospects improve. This puts it on a price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of just 0.4, which suggests it offers capital growth potential.Certainly, the company’s forecasts are subject to change, depending on how factors such as Brexit and coronavirus progress. However, its recent updates have shown it’s adapting to a changing operating environment through innovative customer offerings. They could strengthen its competitive position and allow it to maintain its status as a dominant operator within the online automotive marketplace.Therefore, now could be the right time to buy a slice of Auto Trader while it trades at an attractive price level. It could deliver impressive returns as part of a diverse ISA portfolio of cheap UK shares. Peter Stephens | Friday, 9th October, 2020 | More on: AUTO AV Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Daily news from New Zealand – 16 October – Video

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Brad Thorn and Richie McCaw celebrate after beating Australia to reach the RWC FinalOn today’s RWC Daily we have all the reaction to the RWC 2011 semi-final between Australia and New Zealand as the two teams looked to book their place in the final against France. Plus we visit the RWC 2011 Best-dessed street in New Zealand. New Zealand All Black lock Brad Thorn (L) and New Zealand All Black flanker Richie McCaw wave to fans as they leave the field after the 2011 Rugby World Cup semi-final match New Zealand vs Australia at the Eden Park in Auckland on October 16, 2011. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)last_img read more

Heineken Cup: Five things we learned from Rd 2

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Scarlets have made everyone feel all warm inside with their galloping, long-range rugby, replete with handling flourishes and impossible side-steps. However, at the heart of all of it is Rhys Priestland.He admits that last season he genuinely struggled with professional rugby, but he seems to have had a word with himself and in this competition in particular he has shone, helping set up flowing tries and kicking beautifully. He has nailed more kicks at goal than any other player with 13 and he is the competition’s top points scorer with 34. Impressive. Pretty in pink: Cardiff Blues celebrate under the posts after scoring against a shell shocked Toulon side on SaturdayWEEK TWO of the Heineken Cup gave us a dizzying doozy of a round, with some teams turning week-old convention on its head, some teams playing well but still somehow throwing themselves out of contention and others somehow scraping to the tops of tables.Here is what we learned this time round.Toulon are not invincibleThe bookies still value Toulon as favourites to win the whole thing, but the fact Jonny Wilkinson blanked a handful of reporters at the weekend after the match tells you that the talismanic fly-half and his well-remunerated chums from the south of France were most displeased with their loss to the Cardiff Blues.They can turn it on at home and they now have pedigree, but while they should progress there will be many hoping that away from home or at neutral grounds the flash boys from Toulon could be gotten at.Sock it too me: Maxime Medard hands kit to fans after winImpressive away wins should scare usUlster defeating Leicester Tigers in Belfast was impressive, but to back that up with 25-8 win away to Montpellier should cause everyone else in the competition to leak a bit of sweat. It could be assumed that the province will win twice against Treviso and no-one will want to play Ulster in Europe off the back of four wins.Meanwhile, a sleeping old giant looks to have finally climbed out of its funk as Toulouse beat Saracens by a single point in front of 61,000 fans at Wembley. It took a big crowd and a hefty, slapping challenge for them to look like they are up for a competition and they only just made it because of Owen Farrell’s wayward kicking, but they could be back in business and in scoring a timely, from-behind try with substitute (!) Louis Picamoles they have shown some old championship know-how. Pool 2 is tighter than a Walrus’ waistcoatWith Exeter Chiefs annihilating Cardiff Blues in one half and Toulon cantering to 50-odd points in week one you would expect the pair to do something similar the next week, but Glasgow Warriors ground out a win against the Chiefs and the Blues left everyone surprised with a brave win over Toulon.Chiefs and Toulon have six points each and Glasgow and Blues have five. Who knows which of the three – OK, we’ve already said Toulon should go through eventually – will go through, if they can. It will be interesting to see if anyone has enough points to qualify as the second place team, particularly if the sides revert back to scoring as freely as they did in round one.Leinster may be at it again…Against the Ospreys Sean O’Brien flexed his muscles and barreled headlong into the breakdown. Then, against Castres, they leant on Jimmy Gopperth and pointed to the sticks. They have no try bonuses, but the group is so tight underneath them that this means little. They know how to edge in front and stay there and if Northampton Saints cannot beat them in the next two matches there is every chance that Leinster will continue to grow into that pale blue beast everyone fears.Calling the shots: Rhys Priestland is in fine form this termRhys Priestland is a man in form <> at Parc y Scarlets on October 19, 2013 in Llanelli, Wales. last_img read more

Diamond House / Masao Yahagi Architects

first_imgArchDaily CopyAbout this officeMasao Yahagi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTatebayashiHousesJapanPublished on March 04, 2013Cite: “Diamond House / Masao Yahagi Architects” 04 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/336805/diamond-house-masao-yahagi-architects Clipboard Area:  145 m² Area:  145 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Diamond House / Masao Yahagi Architects Diamond House / Masao Yahagi ArchitectsSave this projectSaveDiamond House / Masao Yahagi Architects Japan “COPY” photographs:  Koichi TorimuraPhotographs:  Koichi TorimuraCollaborators:Kenji NawaSite Area:260.29 m2City:TatebayashiCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Koichi TorimuraRecommended ProductsDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumSkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesThe music studio was requested in this house because the client is a well-known musician.The studio considers the acoustic quality by planning non-parallel walls (pentagon) of the reinforced concrete construction.  Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraEach wooden room was arranged in surroundings of the music studio. This has two effects. The first is to have life with a focus on the music, the other is soundproofing to the neighbor. Each room has courtyard that slightly connected with the outside.  As a result, all rooms face outside and obtain the daylight and breeze through the one of the courtyards. On the other hand, it protects privacy from the outside. Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThis house has a sort of elements such as the studio of reinforced concrete construction, each wooden room, courtyards, and rambling activity. Those elements are dramatizing of various life scenes.  Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessRooms / Ando CorporationSelected ProjectsLandfill Reclaimation: Fresh Kills Park Develops as a Natural Coastal Buffer and Par…Architecture News Share Houses Projects 2012 2012 CopyHouses•Tatebayashi, Japan Photographs “COPY” Year:  Year:  Architects: Masao Yahagi Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/336805/diamond-house-masao-yahagi-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Koichi Torimura+ 13 Sharelast_img read more

Volresource expands events listings and news section

first_img Howard Lake | 23 April 2001 | News Volresource expands events listings and news section  8 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Volresource, the “portal for voluntary and community organisations,” today launches an expanded events listing and news section at voluntarynews.org.uk. Volresource, the “portal for voluntary and community organisations,” today launches an expanded events listing and news section at voluntarynews.org.uk. Project director John Howes will launch the service at Charityfair at which he will be speaking on Making Effective Use of the Web.Visit VoluntaryNews. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

New Fundraising Executive at Fight for Sight

first_img Sarina Jesudason has joined Fight for Sight as a Fundraising Executive.Sarina’s responsibilities include managing sponsored events and regional and community fundraising. She has previously organised all-day concerts for the Terence Higgins Trust, Shelter and No Sweat as a volunteer. Tagged with: Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 27 October 2004 | News  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Advertisement New Fundraising Executive at Fight for Sight About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Cascaid appoint Scottish Director

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 11 February 2005 | News Cascaid appoint Scottish Director Alan Clayton, Group Managing Director, explained Cascaid’s latest appointment: ” The Scottish fundraising sector is the fastest moving and most dynamic in the UK at this moment in time, and the need for high level agency support has grown in parallel with the sector. With a board that is 50% Scots, Cascaid are obviously well served to meet this need. “Lorna’s breadth of fundraising experience will be a great asset to clients throughout Scotland as she leads our service provision and growth north of the border.”  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Lorna Duncan has joined full service direct marketing agency and fundraising consultancy Cascaid as Director (Scotland). Lorna is currently the Fundraising Manager at the Royal Scottish Corporation, having previously worked for Macmillan Cancer Relief as a Regional Fundraising Manager. She will take up her Edinburgh-based position in April 2005.Lorna had previously worked with Cascaid as a client when she hired them to run a direct marketing campaign and capital appeal. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Management Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more