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  • Amundi set to win contest for Pioneer Investments

    first_imgEurope’s largest asset manager, Amundi, appeared poised to sign a deal with Italy’s biggest bank, UniCredit, to buy its asset management subsidiary Pioneer Investments, according to a joint statement from the two businesses today.UniCredit, which reported total group assets of €874.5bn at the end of September, and Amundi said in a statement: “UniCredit and Amundi today announced that they have entered into exclusive negotiations in relation to the possible sale of the Pioneer Investments business to Amundi.”Last month, UniCredit confirmed it had offers on the table from different parties wanting to buy Pioneer Investments and that it was in negotiations with potential buyers.Italy’s postal service Poste Italiane was one of the parties bidding for Pioneer, having formed a group with Italian bank Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) and Italian independent asset manager ANIMA to do so. Offers for Pioneer have been reported in the media at around €3.6bn.UniCredit is holding a “capital markets day” in London on 13 December, at which it has said it will unveil the outcome of the strategic review it is now undertaking.The group-wide review is focusing on how to reinforce and make the best of UniCredit’s capital position, the bank has said, as well as improving profitability and making sure its operations are continuously transformed while at the same time keeping the flexibility necessary to “seize value-creating opportunities.”UniCredit, like many other Italian banks, is attempting to strengthen its capital base.Despite the announcement suggesting a deal may be close, UniCredit’s share price fell by more than 4% in Monday’s trading, in line with those of other Italian banks, after Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi’s reform plans were rejected in a referendum.Amundi has its headquarters in Paris and manages more than €1trn of assets.last_img read more

  • Nova Scotia told to fund medical marijuana operation

    first_img 14 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img HealthLifestyle Nova Scotia told to fund medical marijuana operation by: – June 20, 2011 Share The couple were permitted to grow 25 plants but could only afford six, CBC reportedA Canadian province has been ordered to pay for an ill couple’s medical marijuana, Canadian media report.The Nova Scotia income assistance appeals board ruled the couple needed treatment but were unable to afford growing supplies, CBC news reports.The board ordered Nova Scotia to pay 2,500 Canadian dollars ($2,541; £1,569) to set up the growing operation.The wife was injured in a car accident and her husband suffers from glaucoma and smoke marijuana to ease the pain.“When I don’t smoke marijuana, I have so much pain that I don’t want to get out of bed. I have no energy, I don’t want to do nothing,” the woman told CBC News.As well as the set-up costs, the province was also ordered to pay 100 Canadian dollars every three months towards the running costs of the growing operation.A spokeswoman for Nova Scotia said the province was referring the decision to its lawyers but had yet to make a decision on whether to appeal, the Globe and Mail newspaper reported.Canada’s medical marijuana law came into effect in July 2000.Patients are required to have licenses to use the drug for medical treatment.BBC Newslast_img read more

  • President Trump Announces Historic Peace Agreement Between Israel and UAE

    first_imgOn Twitter, Trump called the agreement “between our two great friends” a “huge breakthrough.”HUGE breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2020 (Washington, DC) — President Trump is touting a peace agreement between Israel and United Arab Emirates.  The first middle east peace agreement to be reaced in 25 years.President @realDonaldTrump delivers a statement from the Oval Office: “After 49 years, Israel and the United Arab Emirates will fully normalize their diplomatic relations.” pic.twitter.com/6pRCAXQqCO— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 13, 2020 Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer wrote on Twitter that this is “a great day for peace!” The announcement makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state to establish full diplomatic ties with Israel.The UAE becomes only the third Arab country to recognize Israel’s existence, the other two are Egypt and Jordan who share a border with Israel.center_img Speaking in the Oval Office, Trump told reporters that the two countries will exchange embassies and ambassadors and “begin cooperation across the board.”He said he expected other countries to follow the UAE’s lead on this going forward. Trump added that “we are already discussing this with other nations,” noting that other agreements will probably be cemented in the near future.Joint Statement of the United States, the State of Israel, and the United Arab Emirates pic.twitter.com/oVyjLxf0jd— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2020last_img read more

  • Prabudial Ramdial Memorial Golf Open on this weekend

    first_imgPRABUDIAL Ramdial Memorial Golf Open, sponsored by Vish Trading Inc., is on this weekend at the Lusignan Golf Course.The tournament, according to a release from the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC), proves that everyone can make a difference in the lives of others.Since 2010, the family of Prabudial Ramdial, under the direction of Vish has been a generous sponsor of the Lusignan Golf Course.This tournament holds a special place in the Club’s history because of the strong bond and friendship that existed between recent LGC vice-president Brian Hackett of Scotiabank and Prabudial, according to Vish Ramdial who vowed to continue to support the club in the coming years.Vish, after visiting the course, said he sees the attraction his father had for golf and has elected to become a member himself after hitting a few shots. He now wishes to call the tournament the ‘Speedy Memorial Open’.Vish has generously agreed to donate four brand new electric golf carts after becoming enthused about the plans for expansion, which include a women’s social club, school and university programmes, fine dining and weddings etc.The 8th annual tournament will feature prizes for 1st to 3rd places, Best Gross and Nearest to The Pin.last_img read more

  • Tamale City FC support 18 team Division One League

    first_imgExecutive Director of Tamale City FC Jones Alhassan Abu has backed calls to drastically reduce the number of teams that currently participate in the Division One League.A Committee has been set up to oversee the conversion of the league from 48 teams to 18.According to the veteran administrator the format will make the Division One League more commercially viable.“I think that ideally an eventual transition from a 48 club to an 18 club Division One will serve Ghana Football.“I say this because football was not invented in Ghana,we imported it from somewhere else.“If you look at the major epicenters of the game both in Europe and in Africa there are very few countries that run a second tier league with that number.“This is because it makes it unwieldy“Also the administration of football is largely dependent on broadcast rights and also sponsorship while match day revenue account for a small fraction.“Because we have a 48 team league it makes it very difficult to attract the right type of sponsorship,” the veteran administrator stated. Meanwhile the GFA has set up a 5-member committee to oversee the smooth transition of the 48-club Division One League to an 18-club competition.last_img read more