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5 politicians who turned pure banter

There was a time when banter would have gone down like an unsubsidised pint of bitter in the Houses of Parliament, but since the dawn of social media an increasing amount of MPs have taken to social media repartee as a means of polishing their public persona. And why not? After all, the likes of Twitter and Facebook have become the public's earpiece inside the walls of Westminster and ever since Donald Trump carved his way into the White House...

Premier Energy and Water – ‘Significant latent value’

Premier Energy and Water - 'Significant latent value' Helped by its significant zero dividend preference share borrowings, sterling depreciation and some notable successes within its portfolio, Premier Energy and Water Trust (PEW’s) NAV and share price have beaten the MSCI Utilities Index over the 12 months to the end of June 2017. The portfolio has a high allocation to higher growth, emerging markets (45.9% as at 30 June), attracted by the discount at which emerging market utilities trade relative to...

David Goldman replaces Mark Wharrier as co-manager of BlackRock Income and Growth

BlackRock Income and Growth Investment Trust (BRIG) has announced that Mark Wharrier, co-portfolio manager of the Company, has resigned to pursue another role. It says that Adam Avigdori, who has been co-portfolio manager of the Company since November 2011, continues as co- portfolio manager, while David Goldman, a senior director within the BlackRock UK Equity Team has been appointed co-portfolio manager alongside Adam Avigdori with immediate effect. About the co-managers Adam Avigdori joined Merrill Lynch Investment Managers in 2001, which...

Standard Life Private Equity – Loading the portfolio

QuotedData is publishing a new update note on a company in the Private Equity sector: Standard Life Private Equity - Loading the portfolio SL Capital Partners, the manager of Standard Life Private Equity Trust (SLPE), sees the outlook for Europe improving. However, it thinks that some form of market disruption could occur during the next one to two years. This might lead to greater volatility and better prices for those of its underlying funds that wish to make investments. SLPE has...

BBGI SICAV invests in five Canadian PPP Projects with first offer agreement

BBGI SICAV has announced that it has signed an agreement to invest in five existing PPP projects and gain access to what it describes as, “a robust pipeline of future PPP projects in Canada”. The agreement is with a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin Group to invest in an investment vehicle (referred to as a “Partnership") which will hold substantial equity interests in five PPP projects in Canada. BBGI SICAV says that all assets are operational and classified as availability-based under its...

Things You Should Know Before Biting Into Your Next Pizza

Who doesn’t like to have a cheese laden pizza with those delicious toppings over it? Well, we all do, right? And why not when we’ve a place called Pizza Hut which offers some of the delicious and exotic ones all the time! Moreover, though almost each and every variety of pizza taste nothing but just mouthwatering still all these are not made equally. Some of the pizzas are nutritional and some are absolutely nutritional nightmares! That’s why if you know...

Aseana Properties announces land sale at International Healthcare Park

Sale of Land at International Healthcare Park Aseana Properties has announced that its 72.35% owned subsidiary, Hoa Lam-Shangri-la Healthcare (HLSL), has completed the sale of a plot of 1.23 hectares of land at International Healthcare Park (IHP), in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The sale, to Tien Phat Consultancy, has been achieved through the sale of HLSL 5 for a total consideration of US$5.47 million. Conditional sale agreement for an additional 1.19 hectares Aseana Properties says that, in addition to the sale...

Dacre bleu: The Daily Mail wage war on “fascist left”

The Daily Mail has waged a war on the "fascist left" in what may go down as one of the most ironic pieces of journalism in media history. After it was crushed by so-called "alt left" publications in the 2017 General Election right-wing editor Paul Dacre launched a full scale attack in today's edition, calling left wing publications the "real purveyors of hatred". The feature-length piece was in response to a Guardian cartoon which displayed the publication on the side of the van used...

LXi REIT acquires Yorkshire supported living portfolio for £3.8m

LXi REIT has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the freehold interest in a portfolio of regulated long-let supported living properties located in Yorkshire. The purchase price for the Portfolio is £3.8 million, reflecting a net initial yield of 6.0% (net of acquisition costs to the Company). The company says that the properties in the Portfolio comprise specialist, high quality supported living homes for individuals with physical and/or mental disabilities or other care needs. The acquisition has been...

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