Ad bans, powerful monopolies and punishing tax rates feature prominently in this edition of the Market Monitor, but this would probably be the case whatever markets we focused on.In July, Dutch authorities further committed to purging the market of what it deems to be illegal advertising to Dutch players a full 18 months out from the regulated opening,Potential licensees not abiding by six criteria designed to determine if they are ignoring advertising restrictions during a two-year cooling-off period face being blocked from participating in the dot.nl market from January 2021.KSA programming director Amida Michael expects 90-100 of the 180 applications to be granted, meaning a market that is relatively small in European terms (less than €600m according to recent estimates by MotivAction) looks like being competitive to the point of saturation.Offshore operators also face the challenge of cutting through the far higher degree of brand recognition of local lottery and land-based casino brands among Dutch consumers. As we saw in Sweden with ATG and Svenska Spel, this can prove decisive in the initial transition from dot.com to dot.country, possibly even more so in the Netherlands given the moratorium on advertising in place until the dot.nl opening.Elsewhere, we drill down in to the latest public numbers from Portugal and Spain, the former scaling as well as expected given the heavy turnover tax regime for sports betting, and the latter now looking like following Italy towards a blanket ban on gambling advertising.The Market Monitor provides you with a comprehensive overview of the state of play in the igaming markets of these countries.Stephen CarterEditorial director, iGaming BusinessYou can also download the PDF from here iGB Market Monitor – September 2019 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter This edition of the iGB Market Monitor drills down into the latest public numbers and data from the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain 23rd September 2019 | By Stephen Carter Email Address Casino & games Regions: Europe Southern Europe Western Europe Spain Netherlands Portugal Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Finance Legal & compliance Bingo
KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) 2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) generates and sells electricity in Kenya and for consumption in East Africa sub-regions. Electricity is generated through hydro, thermal, geothermal and wind power generation plants with a combined installed capacity in excess of 1 600 megawatts. KenGen was incorporated in 1954 under the Companies Act as Kenya Power Company (KPC) to construct the transmission line between Nairobi and Tororo in Uganda, as well as develop geothermal and other power generating facilities in the two countries. KPC sold electricity in bulk at cost to Kenya Power under a management contract. Following energy sectoral reforms in 1996, the management of KPC was separated from Kenya Power and a new enterprise was established called KenGen. The power utility owns 31 power-generating plants and operates in a liberalised power generation environment. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
National Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about National Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw) 2014 annual report.Company ProfileNational Bank of Malawi is a leading financial institution in Malawi; providing solutions for retail, corporate and investment banking and stock broking services through a national network of 22 service branches. The parent company of National Bank of Malawi is Press Corporation Limited (PCL). Its subsidiaries include National Bank of Malawi Nominees Limited and Stockbroker Malawi Registered Limited. The financial institution operates two divisions; corporate banking and retail/personal banking. The corporate banking division specialises in providing financial services through packaged deals. The retail banking division provides personal banking solutions which include utility bill payments, Internet and mobile banking, and ATM facilities. A major revenue source for the National Bank of Malawi is its treasury division which includes a foreign exchange and money market operation. The National Bank of Malawi was established in 1971 with the merger of Barclays Bank DCO (Dominion Colonial Overseas) and Standard Bank (South Africa). National Bank of Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange
First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) 2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileFirst Quantum Minerals Limited is an international holding company overseeing the extraction of copper, nickel, gold, zinc and acid through mining operations in Zambia, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Spain and Mauritania. The mining corporation operates six mines: Kansanshi copper-gold mine, Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine, Las Cruces copper mine, Pyhasalmi copper-zinc mine, Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine and Cayeli copper-zinc mine. Its subsidiary divisions have interests in evaluating and acquiring mineral properties, regulatory reporting, treasury and finance, corporate administration, and a metal marketing division. Copper is the main commodity mined by First Quantum Minerals in Zambia, and gold is a by-product commodity. First Quantum Minerals Limited is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange
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But my Motley Fool colleague Rupert Hargreaves got it right, after turning bullish on the stock last year. So far this year, the Royal Mail share price has climbed 54%. The FTSE 100 is up 10%.Short-term share price movements can be deceptive, though, and it’s the longer term that counts. And looking back further, Royal Mail has been an even bigger winner. Over the past 12 months, Royal Mail shares are up a stunning 200%. The turnaround kicked off in the autumn, so it looks like Rupert got his timing right too.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…The Royal Mail share price hasn’t quite regained its levels of 2018, though it’s not far behind. But while an impressive past performance is good to see, it’s well known as a pretty poor indicator of where things will go next. So what might the future hold for Royal Mail as an investment?Postal business boostThe Covid-19 lockdowns were good for the postal business. I’ve made far more online purchases in the past 15 months, as have millions of others. And I’ve noticed one interesting thing. I’ve been concerned about the increasing competition from other parcels services in recent years. I’ve also been critical of Royal Mail’s relatively poor delivery tracking technology — while others were giving me one-hour windows for my parcels, Royal Mail could typically do no better than ‘some time before 8pm.’ But the thing I’ve noticed is that the vast majority of my purchases are still delivered by Royal Mail.How does this translate to the financial bottom line? Full-year results are due on 20 May, and it looks like they’re going to be positive. In its last update at the end of March, the firm told us it expects adjusted operating profit of around £700m. The board also “concluded that it is appropriate to pay a one-off final dividend of 10p per share in respect of FY2020-21,” which shareholders should receive on 6 September.That 10p represents a yield of approximately 2% on the current Royal Mail share price, which doesn’t sound impressive. But if it’s indicative of a return to progressive future dividends, there could be a lot more to come. So, would I buy now?Royal Mail share price too high?No, I probably wouldn’t, for several reasons. One is that I can’t help seeing the share price surge as overdone. And I think we could see a period of profit-taking and sideways movement over the rest of the year. In fact, if this month’s results don’t beat expectations, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a lot of short-term investors cut and run — and that could send the shares down again.Over the longer term, that competition is still there and growing, even if it hasn’t taken over yet. And Royal Mail still has a strongly unionised workforce, with whom it hasn’t exactly been on the best of terms in recent years.I’m pleased to see the recovery, but it’s not one for me at today’s Royal Mail share price levels. Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 | More on: RMG FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge
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Anchorage, Alaska — The Arctic is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the world. As its ice and snow cover melt and its glaciers recede, the newly bared soil and waters retain more heat, thus reinforcing the melting. According to the Canadian weather service, some areas of the Canadian Arctic are warming up at four to five times the world average.Critical components of the Arctic’s infrastructure most urgently affected by global warming are roads, which aid transportation of goods, services and people and facilitate communication between communities.Ice roadsAn ice road is a winter road that runs on a naturally frozen water surface — a river, a lake or an expanse of sea ice — in cold regions like major portions of Alaska and Canada’s Yukon and Northwest Territories. The roads can also be built overland by using ice chips.Ice roads open up access to isolated areas that have no permanent roads. Some 80 percent of Alaskan communities — but not a majority of its population — live in so-called fly-in communities without road access to the rest of the state. Many of them are almost entirely Indigenous.Some of these communities have a water connection and can get supplies like fuel oil or snow machines by barge. But most need ice roads to connect to the outside world.The Canadian Arctic has 3,300 miles of official ice roads. This year a number of communities in the Northwest Territories nearly ran out of fuel for generators because global warming meant their ice roads had to be built later and melted earlier.Even in the depths of winter, frequent storms and thawing made the roads dangerous with ice that was sometimes too weak. Alvin Fiddler, grand chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, which represents 49 Indigenous communities in northern Ontario, told the New York Times, “These roads are the only way our people can survive.” (April 19)Permanent roadsThere are a number of tweaks that can extend the usefulness of ice roads: using semi-submersible vehicles to clear off snow; spreading water from under the ice to layer it on top, making it thicker; and using ice-penetrating radar to accurately measure the thickness of the ice. But the only practical solution seems to be permanent roads.The Indigenous communities are clinging to settlements that their ancestors established many years ago. They need a solution to preserve their homes and ancestral lands and to be able to get to mines and other job sites that need labor.But permanent roads, which are expensive to build, have major difficulties due to permafrost. The frozen ground contains ice globs that melt at different rates, depending on how far they are below the surface. Such melting can open up big holes and slumps in the roads.Bethel is a major town in western Alaska. It has a hospital and a fish-processing plant and is an administrative and transportation hub for the 56 villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. It is off the grid and only accessible by river or air, but it does have an extensive local road system.The paved roads in Bethel resemble a roller coaster because the underlying permafrost has melted in some spots and not in others. But guard rails, which keep slips and slides from being deadly, tend to vanish as the permafrost underneath them weakens.Permanent paved roads in Alaska require extensive, expensive maintenance.Unpaved roads like the one from Tok through Chicken and on to Dawson have the same waves, and are also very dusty in the summer and hard to maintain in the winter.Capitalism and the Big MeltThe science establishing that global warming is mainly due to human activity is now generally accepted. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that if this warming goes beyond 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times, there will be deadly heat waves, extreme weather and catastrophic increases in sea levels.What is just as established, but far less accepted, is that this warming is due to the capitalist drive for profits — quick, immediate profits at the expense of the environment and human life on this planet. Capitalism must expand or die.The differences in approach to global warming between China and the U.S. are instructive. When the socialist revolution took power in 1949, China was terribly poor and underdeveloped. It has made big concessions to capitalism since then, but still has a strong socialist orientation behind much of its economic policies, particular in infrastructure.China is now a world leader in renewable energy and is implementing economic plans that shift away from fossil fuels as quickly as possible. The U.S. capitalist government, by contrast, has withdrawn from the Paris Accords in order to remove any restraints on companies that profit from coal, oil and gas extraction.The only truly permanent solution to the roads problem in the Arctic is to start the process of environmental sustainability, stop the production of heat-trapping gases and end global warming. 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News “We are very concerned about this journalist, who is well known for criticising the government,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities are pursuing their campaign of intimidation and repression against the Yemeni media.” Follow the news on Yemen Organisation YemenMiddle East – North Africa September 25, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Still no word of opposition website editor abducted a week ago, colleagues protest News February 26, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts YemenMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Journalists demonstrated yesterday outside the presidential palace in Sanaa in protest against Maqalih’s abduction. News Help by sharing this information February 11, 2021 Find out more to go further United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF The week before his abduction, Maqalih posted an article on the Al Eshteraki website condemning a Yemeni military airstrike on fleeing civilians in the northern Sa’ada region, where fierce fighting is taking place between government forces and Zaydi separatist rebels. The toll from the airstrike was put at 87 civilians killed and more than 100 others wounded. News Local human rights groups have accused the Yemeni authorities of responsibility for Maqalih’s abduction. The government has been carrying out a major military operation in the north of the country for the past month in a bid to suppress the rebellion. A week has gone by without news of Muhammad Al Maqalih, the editor of the opposition Socialist Party’s news website, Al Eshteraki, who was kidnapped by five masked gunmen while returning to his home in Sanaa on the evening of 18 September. Maqalih is an outspoken critic of President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s government. Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions January 6, 2021 Find out more