Banks boost capital ahead of Basel rules

first_img Banks boost capital ahead of Basel rules Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share whatsapp Wednesday 19 January 2011 8:37 pm KCS-content THE AMOUNT of risk-adjusted capital (RAC) held by banks around the globe is increasing as institutions prepare for new regulatory requirements.Banks worldwide had an average eight per cent RAC ratio as of June last year, up from 6.7 per cent at the same point in 2009, according to Standard & Poor’s (S&P) latest analysis.S&P found banks had been working to improve their capital position ahead of tighter Basel III regulations, which demand lenders have stronger core Tier 1 ratios of capital.“Capital raising, conversion of hybrids into common equity, suspension of dividends, asset disposals, and a reduction in risk assets have allowed a number of banks to significantly increase their capital ratios in the past 18 months,” S&P credit analyst Bernard de Longevialle said.The Bank of China (Hong Kong) was ranked strongest on the agency’s scale with 13.4 per cent, while German state-backed lender Commerzbank was placed bottom of 75 banks examined, with a rating of 3.6 per cent.HSBC was the highest placed British-based bank, with a ratio of 9.4 per cent, whilst Lloyds Banking Group was the lowest placed with a ratio of 6.7 per centThe latest S&P ratios are significantly lower on average than Basel I and Basel II Tier 1 ratios, according to the report.S&P claims the measure offers a more comparable and internationally consistent measure of bank capital than alternatives, such as the Basel Tier 1 ratio.Yet the ratings agency believes as banks improve their capital positions for Basel III the gap between the two measurements should close, according to de Longevialle.“The expected implementation of the Basel III framework is likely, in our view, to reduce the gap between RAC and regulatory ratios,” he said. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgSociete Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh)  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileSociété Générale Ghana Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services to the retail, corporate, investment and treasury sectors in Ghana. Its retail product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to education loans, finance lease facilities and e-banking services. Its corporate product offering ranges from transactional banking to bonds and guarantees, working capital and capital expenditure financing and corporate staff credit conversion services. Société Générale Ghana Limited also offers loans and credit facilities as well as deposits and transaction accounts for small- and medium-sized enterprises. The company was founded in 1975 and was formerly known as SG-SSB Limited until 2013 and its name was changed. Société Générale Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of SG Financial Services Holding. Its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Société Générale Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Star studded Barbarians too good for England XV at Twickenham

first_imgMonday Jun 2, 2014 Star studded Barbarians too good for England XV at Twickenham A talented Barbarians outfit scored five tries to beat an experimental England XV 39-29 in front of 50 000 fans at Twickenham on Sunday. Hosea Gear scored twice for the invitational side in a match that at times had a real Test match feel to it. It was anything but the free-flowing, run at every opportunity type of game that we’ve come to expect from a Barbarians fixture, but there seemed to be a real determination in the effort, following on from the disappointing 59-8 hiding against the British & Irish Lions last year.Henry Slade was impressive for England, as was Ollie Devoto in the midfield but with the likes of Rene Ranger and Gear running freely for the Barbarians, it was always going to be a challenge.“The game was won because people kindly kicked to Hosea Gear,” said pleased Babarians coach Dean Ryan. “I’m pleased we represented the Barbarians in a way that allows us to see the talents of a Hosea Gear but also sees us really work hard to win a game at the end.”England’s main squad are already in New Zealand preparing for the three-Test series with the All Blacks, and then there is also the group of players that weren’t available for selection due to Saturday’s Aviva Premiership Final. That said, the Barbarians were made to work hard for the win.It was great to see Georgian Mamuka Gorgodze in the famous strip, and another great achievement is that of French referee Mathieu Raynal, who you may remember had that horrific leg and collarbone break in a Top 14 match last year. It was great to see him out there again.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… 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 TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 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

New events fundraising officer at Epilepsy Action

first_imgRachel Casey has been appointed events fundraising officer at Epilepsy Action, which has around 18,000 members.Rachel joins Epilepsy Action’s Fundraising Department from a public relations background at Northern Profile PR & Marketing, which involved overseeing events and product launches as well as media relations. Rachel’s key responsibilities in her new role involve promoting and organising Epilepsy Action’s fundraising events. Advertisement  37 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 January 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Events that she will manage range from the ‘Inca Trail Challenge’ in Peru to the ‘Everest Base Camp Trek’. Rachel’s upcoming projects include recruiting people to run the 2006 Flora London Marathon and preparing for the ‘Out in the Open’ sponsored walks, which take place as part of National Epilepsy Week in May.center_img Tagged with: Events Recruitment / people 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. New events fundraising officer at Epilepsy Actionlast_img read more

Raising up a people’s agenda

first_imgProtesters at the North Carolina gubernatorial debate, Oct. 11.Durham, N.C. – A spirited demonstration of activists from nearly a dozen organizations was held Oct. 11 outside the North Carolina gubernatorial debate between Pat McCrory and Roy Cooper. They raised up a people’s agenda during the protest.The coalition — known as the Triangle May Day Unity coalition — raised the following people’s demands: 1) Stop police violence and murders! 2) End cooperation with ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement]! 3) Welcome Syrian refugees, end Islamophobia! 4) $15/hour minimum wage and collective bargaining rights for all workers!The coalition pointed out how both McCrory and Cooper have opposed the interests of the people and acted to advance a program that serves the 1% as well as all other racists and bigots:“The record implicates both candidates as representatives who are not for the people. McCrory’s House Bill 2 targeted transgendered people, limited the ability for local governments to enact minimum wage standards and took away protections for certain forms of employment discrimination. By signing into law HB318, McCrory signed an anti-immigrant bill that does not protect workers, and instead restricts the ability for communities to get ICE out of their cities and sets restrictive limits on jobless workers’ ability to receive food assistance. HB972 bars public access to police [camera] footage without [a judge’s] approval and creates an additional barrier for communities fighting for a more transparent and accountable criminal justice system.”The coalition decried Attorney General Roy Cooper’s refusal to retry the cop who shot and killed Jonathan Ferrell, a young unarmed Black man, on Sept. 14, 2013. So far in 2016, 29 people have been killed by law enforcement in North Carolina. Under Cooper’s watch, no cop has been prosecuted for killing someone, except for one who killed a white man.Activists noted that Cooper also supported McCrory’s request to stop sending Syrian refugees to North Carolina, showcasing both of their xenophobic and Islamophobic positions. McCrory signed an anti-Muslim (anti-Shariah) law in 2013 that was supported by many Democratic legislators. Neither candidate has supported the growing movement for a $15 minimum wage or the right of public workers in the state — and all workers — to collectively bargain.“The election process is disempowering for working people,” said Darrion Smith, a member of NC Public Service Workers Union, United Electrical Workers Local 150 and Black Workers for Justice. “We can’t just vote, we have to organize and exercise our power in the workplace, communities and in all of the institutions that impact the lives of the majority of the people. We need to build people’s power to hold elected officials and other institutions accountable to the needs of the majority of people, not the wealthy 1%. That’s why, not only will we be out raising up a people’s platform on Oct. 11, but will continue our efforts to convene a broad and united People’s Assembly that can bring together working people and build power.”The coalition plans to convene a Triangle-wide [Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill] People’s Assembly in December.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

“War reporters” – RSF’s new video campaign

first_imgNews January 13, 2016 – Updated on May 23, 2016 “War reporters” – RSF’s new video campaign Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is today unveiling its new video campaign, “War reporters.” Its release coincides with the publication of RSF’s 50th book in the “100 photos for press freedom” series – this one dedicated to the work of Robert Capa. Created by the advertising agency BETC (Production Stink et Owen Trevor, Director), this video highlights the urgency of supporting photoreporters, without whom we would never know the realities of war.Let’s support those who risk their lives every day to keep us informed and provide us with independent images that are very different from the official ones served up by governments.As the photoreporter James Nachtwey said: “I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated.”There are the official images. And there is the reality. Photoreporters are heroes. They are men and women who put their life on the line every day.The craft has lost 40 percent of its personnel in the past 15 years. Supporting them is really urgent. Thanks to them, newspapers manage to publish reportage photos of great quality. New festivals enable photoreporters to continue working independently and to experience the public’s interest, which proves that the demand is there.Let’s support photoreporters, so that they are able to work in way that provides a vision of the world that is nuanced, human and complex, one that makes a debate possible.Let’s support those who show us what the official images don’t show. Organisation RSF_en Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Anti Austerity Alliance seeks ‘real jobs’ action for Limerick

first_img TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceGateway schemeMusic Limerick THE Anti Austerity Alliance have outlined proposals to replace the Government’s controversial JobBridge and Gateway initiatives with a “real jobs programme of public works, free education and genuine training schemes”.The AAA’s costed plan, which would see around 6,000 jobs created in Limerick and 150,000 nationwide, was launched at a public meeting on Tuesday 8 in Limerick’s Pery’s Hotel.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last week it emerged that 28 people had their social welfare payments reduced for refusing to go on the new Gateway scheme which requires people work up to 19.5 hours a week for local authorities for a period of 22 months, for a top-up of €20 on their welfare payment.AAA candidate for Limerick City East, Derrick Towell, described the Gateway initiative as state-sponsored slave labour. He claimed the scheme is being used to by the Government to attack the unemployed and to fill gaps in the local authority workforce caused by successive recruitment embargoes.“ScamBridge.ie have launched a campaign to make Gateway a major issue in the local elections. Here in Limerick the AAA will be taking part in that campaign too, as Limerick Council has been one of the biggest users of this scheme so far.“We are encouraging everyone opposed to this scheme to get involved in our local election campaign,” said Mr Towell.According to Limerick City West AAA candidate, John Loftus, the Government’s strategy of “driving down wages and hoping multinationals swoop and and save the day” has failed.“Thousands are emigrating every week, and rather than create jobs, companies are just getting in free labour through JobBridge. We think the Government must act and invest money in a programme of public works to create jobs,” said Mr Loftus.“As the RealJobs programme outlines, an investment of around €5 billion would create 150,000 jobs. When you consider they are spending €8 billion on servicing the debts built up by the banks, surely jobs should be a bigger priority?” he said. #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ WhatsApp Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Twitter NewsLocal NewsAnti Austerity Alliance seeks ‘real jobs’ action for LimerickBy Alan Jacques – April 10, 2014 2900 Advertisement Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Printcenter_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Previous articleEVA International 2014 is going to the dogsNext articleCatherine to cook up a treat in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Linkedin New Music: 40Hurtzlast_img read more

Three new peace projects launched in Donegal

first_img Previous articleFishermen on the Foyle pledge to fight pipeline plansNext articleConcerns over new resource building for Letterkenny allayed News Highland Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – November 13, 2019 Three new peace projects launched in Donegal Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Three new PEACE IV projects have been launched in Donegal this week.The first project, Living in Donegal will examine what being born in Donegal means and Northwest Border Stories will feature 40 primary school aged children and their grandparents from both sides of the border while Echoes from the Decades Commemoration Programme will see young people explore the Decade of Centenaries.Councillor Paul Canning is Chair of the Donegal Peace Partnership:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/canningpeaceweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

Heart Walk this week

first_img Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Couple crowned king, queen Frank Sinatra crooned the words, “Love is lovelier the second time around” and a couple of young-at-heart seniors took his… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 10:32 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Print Article Toney expressed appreciation to the members of the Pike County Heart Walk board for their dedication to the cause and the time and effort they have devoted to this year’s campaign.“The Heart Walk is sponsored by the board and every member has worked extremely hard to make this year’s campaign a success,” Toney said. “We invite everyone to come out Thursday night and join us in a time of celebration and rededication to the cause.“The Heart Walk is a family event and we have free food for all supporters of the campaign. So, you can come right after work and be a part of the 2012 Pike County Heart Walk.” Latest Stories Heart Walk this week Book Nook to reopen The Pike County Heart Walk board didn’t set a goal for the 2012 fundraising campaign.“We believe that people will give as they can and we know the generosity of the people of Pike County,” said Annette Toney, Heart Walk board chair. “We know the campaign will be successful.”The culminating event of the Pike County Heart Walk campaign will be from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Cattleman Park and the public is invited.“The Heart Walk path will be lined with hearts that are in honor of heart disease and stroke survivors and in memory of those who lost their lives to heart disease,” Toney said. “The Heart Walk is a celebration of the many lives that have been saved through research and education and by the skilled hands of physicians and nurses. The Heart Walk will be a happy occasion.” Next UpToney said the 2012 Heart Walk promises to be the biggest ever.“Participation has been great this year,” she said. “We sold 600 ‘Go Red!’ T-shirts and that means that more people are getting involved. The board cannot thank the community enough for its support of our ‘Go Red!’ campaign. Not only does the campaign raise funds for the fight against heart disease, which is the number one killer of women in America, the T-shirts also help raise awareness of heart disease.”The 2012 Pike County Heart Walk will have non-stop entertainment beginning with the National Anthem and the Survivors’ Song sung by ShaLyric Golay. A puppet show, under the direction of Michael O’Hara, will be featured entertainment along with SheBANG! Championship Clogging Company. The cloggers will present the program they performed at the Sugar Bowl.“We’ll have a kids’ corner and a group of Troy University students, that possibly will include several football players, will assist the children with those activities,” Toney said. “We’ll also be giving free blood pressure checks and information related to heart disease and stroke will be available.”last_img read more

County mourns loss of ‘Miss Agnes’

first_img By Jaine Treadwell By Secrets Revealed “Agnes was a good person and you felt good when you were around her. She will be missed in so many ways by so many.”Betty Hixon, past president of the Pike County Cattlewomen, said Johnson was a longtime and valued member of the Cattlewomen and will be missed in more ways than she can count.“Agnes’ talents were many and she readily shared them with the Cattlewomen,” Hixon said. “She sewed the banners for our rodeo pageants, and she donated needlework items for our auctions. She made sweatshirts many of us. Agnes never said no to anything and she never wanted to. Doing for others was what made her happiest. She was a blessing to all of us.”Perhaps, there’s no place that “Miss Agnes” will be missed more than at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama, where she was a longtime volunteer.She was training Martha Freeman to lead school groups at the museum’s Demonstration Cabin.“Agnes knew so much about the past and she was a wonderful example for all of us,” Freeman said. “She took me under her wings at the hands-on history cabin. She had a way with children. She knew just how to get them asking questions, and the right questions.”Freeman said Johnson didn’t just show the children how things were done in pioneer times, she told them stories that kept her teachings in memory.“She would tell the children how the people bathed in a tin tub in water they had ‘toted’ from the spring,” Freeman said.“She would tell them that all members of the family bathed in the same tub of water and ask them who would get to bathe first and they would always say the baby and be so surprised when Agnes said, no, the daddy.She told them the baby bathed last. That’s where the old saying, ‘Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water’ came from. She taught in a way that children enjoyed and remembered.”Freeman said Johnson’s could talk to the children and still know exactly when to turn around and take biscuits out of the oven of the wood burning stove.“She was a remarkable teacher and a wonderful person,” Freeman said. “She brought history to life for hundreds of children and they will remember her fondly.”Shirley Blankenship, also a museum volunteer, said Johnson lived the life she taught the children about.“Agnes had a world of knowledge and, if you stayed around her very long, you learned a lot,” Blankenship said.“She had the ability to take children through a day in the life of a pioneer child and have them fascinated by that lifestyle. We will never be able to replace ‘Miss Agnes’ and we will always keep her in our memory.” Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article County mourns loss of ‘Miss Agnes’ Email the author “Miss Agnes” Johnson once said you never know what life has in store for you.“One week, I was up motivating myself and the next week they were pushing me around in a wheelchair,” she said recently after being diagnosed with cancer.“Miss Agnes” passed away Wednesday night and, while she was accepting of what life had in, it’s not as easy for those she left behind. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content “She was interested in her grandchildren, and she was just as interested in somebody else’s children and grandchildren,” Powell said.“She wanted to help young people learn and grow, and she did.”Johnson was a strong supporter of the Pike County Steer and Heifer Show.“She didn’t just take pictures of her grandchildren and their animals, she took pictures of all the kids,” Powell said. “That’s just the way Agnes was. She wanted everybody to do well and for everybody to be recognized. Published 10:44 pm Thursday, August 2, 2012 You Might Like EEE and West Nile found in Alabama Written by Whitley Kilcrease Summer months bring heat and sunshine, but they also bring mosquitoes and the harmful diseases they… read more Next Up“Agnes touched so many lives that all of Pike County is feeling the loss,” said Tammy Powell, retired Pike County Extension coordinator. “Agnes had so many talents, so many varied talents, and she was willing to share those special talents with people of all ages.“She was dedicated to the sewing classes at Extension office and to the sewing guild. Agnes was a good teacher … and she brought caring skills to whatever she was teaching.”Johnson volunteered with different areas of the 4-H program and took an interest in all children. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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