FTSE climbs up from sluggish start

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Tobacco stock British American Tobacco was the biggest gainer, rising 3.96 per cent or 90.50 points to close at 2,373p. Pharmaceutical firms Johnson Matthey, AstraZeneca, and GlaxoSmithKline all recorded large gains: Johnson Matthey closed 2.44 per cent or 46 points higher to close at 1,931p; AstraZeneca closed 2.31 per cent or 68.5 points up at 3,032p and GSK rose 2.03 per cent or 23.5 points to finish on 1,179.5p.Pub and hotel company Whitbread finished 3.08 per cent higher at 1,773p up after Citigroup upgraded it to a buy, on the basis that the company is trading cheaply after cost cutting and an increase in room numbers.Lloyds Banking Group (down 3.44 per cent at 65.05p) and RBS (down 1.91 per cent to 44.08p) both remained low after Vickers’ speech on the possible separation of the retail and investment bank arms. The banking sector was also knocked by instability in the euro zone after Ireland’s junior coalition party withdrew from Prime Minister Brian Cowen’s government. “Investors are feeling little reason to turn bullish on a sector that has remained out of favour in recent months, with both lending and trading income having dropped off,” said Yusuf Heusen, senior sales trader at IG Index.Prudential fell 1.58 per cent to 654.5p after JP Morgan moved it to “underweight” in a note today.Ocado continued its recent surge to head the risers of the FTSE 250, closing up 5.29 per cent or 12 points to 239.00. The group, whose main customer is Waitrose, reported a fourth quarter sales increase of 27.4 per cent earlier this month. De La Rue was the only double-digit loser, falling back 15.19 per cent or 124.5 points on news that its board had rejected a revised 935p-per-share bid from French firm Oberthur Technologies. Premier Foods is lower after selling its non-meat business, which includes its Quorn brand, to a private equity consortium for £205m to reduce its debt burden. The price is less than the £230m some had reported as Premier’s asking price for the division, and leaves the company with a long way to deleverage from its current £1.37bn level.The US market has benefited from an uptick in tech shares today, led by Intel which announced a $10bn share buyback in a bid to boost its share price. Fast food giant McDonalds reported earnings in line with expectations but failed to impress investors after warning that food prices would be pushed higher in 2011.“US markets have pushed higher on the open after a fairly lacklustre European session,” said Hewson. “The banking system remains in the spotlight ahead of American Express earnings after the bell tonight. Expectations are for earnings of $0.97c a share.”The Dow Jones industrial average was up 108.07 points, or 0.91 per cent, at 11,979.91. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was up 7.33 points, or 0.57 per cent, at 1,290.68, while the Nasdaq Composite Index was up 27.48 points, or 1.02 per cent, at 2,717.02. 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Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc (SUNU.ng) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgSunu Assurances Nigeria Plc (SUNU.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc (SUNU.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc (SUNU.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc (SUNU.ng)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSunu Assurances Nigeria Plc formerly (Equity Assurance Plc) is an established insurance company in Nigeria offering non-life insurance for the domestic and corporate sectors as well as asset management and health management services. The company also has business interests in Ghana. Non-life insurance ranges from fire and special peril to consequential loss, cash and goods in transit, public and products liability, fidelity guaranty, personal liability and accident insurance products. Equity Assurance Plc also provides insurance products for workmen compensation and plant, erection and contractors all risk and welfare funds and medical evacuation. The company has subsidiary segments providing health management, asset management and hospitality services. Equity Assurance Plc is a subsidiary of SUNU Finances Holding SA. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Bible Challenge connects parish with women’s prison

first_img By Richelle ThompsonPosted Apr 12, 2019 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service] On both prison cots and comfy parlor chairs, two communities in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania are taking a singular journey of reading the entire Bible together over the course of the next year.The Rev. Jennifer Mattson presented an idea to the leadership of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: take up the Bible Challenge — an initiative to read the entire Bible over the course of a year, by taking 15 minutes each day to read sections from the Old and New Testaments, a psalm, and a proverb. But Mattson didn’t stop there. She wanted to extend the initiative to the local women’s prison, inviting the inmates to participate in the Bible Challenge alongside the people of St. Thomas.“This is a congregation truly willing to try new ideas,” said Mattson. “Their commitment to inclusion and love blows me away. Reading Scripture is foundational to discipleship, to having a relationship with God. There is something so profound about being steeped in God’s word. When you do that as a community, I think there’s something transformational that happens.”In a congregation with an average Sunday attendance of 100, 60 people of all ages joined the Bible Challenge. And the congregation made a commitment to the prison as well, purchasing 30 Bible Challenge books for the women’s spirituality group there.“These are ladies who have been isolated, rejected, for all sorts of reasons,” said Stacey Catigano, a chaplain at the prison and postulant for the diaconate. Doing the Bible Challenge with the people of St. Thomas “reminds them that community is beyond walls, beyond barbed wire, that God is with them. This practice is a divine thread, connecting them to the larger community.”The path to this shared journey of engaging Scripture wasn’t straight.Catigano didn’t plan on ministering in a prison. After a career as an assistant chaplain in the Army, she thought she was called to hospice ministry. But for one reason or another, things weren’t working out, and the needling idea of volunteering at a prison kept resurfacing.It was difficult at first: hot, lots of angry people, not the type of ministry Catigano thought God was calling her to. That is, until one day, she looked at the prison roster and noticed a bunch of women with the same first name as hers, even spelled the same.“God converted my heart that day. I had been ‘othering’ the women in the prison, and I realized that I am them and they are me, and we are all children of God,” said Catigano, her voice tight with emotion. “I see beautiful things happening here. God is definitely here.”Like Catigano, the Rev. Jane Miron had no desire to visit prisons. She lived out her diaconal vocation through food banks, clothing closets and other hands-on ministry. The locked doors of a prison scared her.But Catigano’s repeated invitation to help with a Bible study in the prison wore down Miron’s resolve, and she made her first visit.“During that time with the women, something changed for me,” Miron said. “The honesty and realness of the women keeps me balanced and focused. … I can get so caught up with doing ‘God’s work’ and being busy in the church that I forget that we are called to go out into our communities — all of our communities.”Miron and Mattson alternate leading the women’s spirituality group at the prison, along with Catigano. Perhaps because of the commitment to this ministry by the three women, the people of St. Thomas were very receptive to the idea of taking on the Bible Challenge within the congregation as well as in the prison community.People have covenanted to pray with and for one another throughout the year, Mattson said. In the congregation, affinity groups are developing: parents with kids under the age of 13, the Wednesday lectionary group. In the prison, participants are engaging the Bible Challenge in a variety of ways, from lectio divina to adventure/comic book Bibles.“God speaks to people in different ways,” said Catigano. “Overall, what I’ve noticed is that the women know that I am reading the Bible and that the people of St. Thomas are reading it with them. It broadens the sense of community, and that’s very important to the women. For me personally, this process connects me to God and connects me to God’s community in a very profound way.”The women’s spirituality group and the people of St. Thomas are part of a much bigger community: More than 1 million people have participated in the Bible Challenge since it began in 2011, said the Rev. Marek Zabriskie, founder of the program.“We’ve experienced enormous spiritual hunger in The Episcopal Church as well as other mainline churches,” said Zabriskie, now rector of Christ Church in Greenwich, Connecticut.“Members have been eager to engage Scripture and to develop a daily spiritual practice of reading the Bible in a prayerful manner that leads to spiritual growth and transformation.”Zabriskie said this is the first such prison/congregation partnership for the Bible Challenge, but other creative partnerships have flourished, such as with schools and book clubs.“It can work wherever there is a willing spirit,” he said.For Miron, the Bible Challenge is both an opportunity to dive deep into Scripture — and to live out its words.“Whenever we yoke with other groups that are in a different place or different part of our community, I think there’s something really powerful in that,” Miron said. “It’s so easy to get isolated in our individual parishes — any time you partner with different groups and focus on what we have in common, on God’s word, then it strengthens your spiritual foundation and leads to our collective spiritual growth.”– Richelle Thompson is deputy director and managing editor of Forward Movement, a ministry of The Episcopal Church committed to inspiring disciples and empowering evangelists. 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The great railroad strike of 1922

first_imgRailroad workers walking off the job in the July 1922 strike. Photo from Labor Herald [Chicago] Aug. 1922.Ninety-one years ago railroad workers employed in shops and roundhouses revolted against a 12 percent wage cut. Nearly 400,000 workers walked off the job on July 1, 1922.President Warren G. Harding and his incredibly corrupt administration smashed the strike. At least 10 workers were killed by the National Guard and private detectives across the country.Attorney General Harry Daugherty got federal Judge James Wilkerson to issue a sweeping injunction against the workers. Union leaders were forbidden from even giving newspaper interviews. Daugherty was later forced to resign because of the Teapot Dome scandal.Safety meant nothing to railroad bosses like Pennsylvania Railroad President Samuel Rea. With skilled machinists striking, 71 percent of locomotives failed monthly inspections from August through September 1922.Instead of negotiating with union workers, Rea hired over 16,000 gunmen to break the strike of nearly 20,000 employees at the company’s shops in Altoona, Pa., the largest in the world.Although the railroad workers were finally defeated, their great struggle forced the capitalist government to pass the 1926 Railroad Labor Act.Scabbing within the labor movementIt wasn’t just the Harding administration that broke the 1922 strike. While workers in the railroad shops went on strike, workers operating the trains — locomotive engineers and firemen, conductors and brakeman — continued to work.Railroad management was able to split the workers. Union misleaders forgot that “an injury to one is an injury to all.” Instead of fighting together against the railroad companies, leaders of the better paid workers in the “operating crafts” ignored the rest of rail labor.Many engineers and conductors wanted to support the workers in the shops. The defeat of the 1922 strike helped lead workers to form industrial unions in the 1930s, instead of being split up into different crafts.The worst scabbing came from racism in the labor movement. Black workers were kept out of railroad unions. Eugene Debs wasn’t able to get the American Railway Union, which led the 1894 Pullman strike, to allow African Americans to join. It wasn’t until 1937 that the Pullman Company signed a contract with the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Philip Randolph.According to historian William H. Harris “from 1928 to 1949, not a single black person found employment on a class 1 railroad as fireman, brakeman, trainman, or yardman.” (“The Harder We Run: Black Workers Since the Civil War)Ironically, railroad companies had used enslaved Africans to lay 9,000 miles of track in the South before the Civil War and Black prisoners to build more miles afterwards. One of the prisoners was John Henry, who was worked to death by the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad, now part of CSX.Union busting and lynchingThe 1922 rebellion of railroad workers was the last chapter in a strike wave that followed World War I and the Russian Revolution. In 1919 one out of seven industrial workers in the U.S. went out on strike. Among them were 365,000 steel workers led by future communist leader William Z. Foster. Many of the striking workers were immigrants.Corporations and their government struck back. Most strikes and organizing drives were defeated. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld “yellow dog” contracts that forced workers to agree not to join a union. Supreme Court Chief Justice and former President William Howard Taft threw out a law that limited child labor.Corporations also funded the revival of the Ku Klux Klan, which experienced a rise in membership to more than 3 million during this period. One year before the railroad strike, white racist mobs, led by the KKK, destroyed 35 blocks of a thriving African-American neighborhood of Greenwood in Tulsa, Okla., killing hundreds of people.This wave of racist attacks and lynch mobs fueled the growth of the Universal Negro Improvement Association whose membership also numbered in the millions under the leadership of the Honorable Marcus Garvey.Censoring labor historyDuring the 1920s, U.S. railroads employed more than 2 million workers. Hardly 200,000 workers have railroad jobs today.Job cuts included railroad shops being shutdown from Livingston, Mont., to Paducah, Ky. Only 1,100 railroaders remain in the Altoona shops, now owned by the Norfolk Southern railroad. This outfit is paying jitney drivers just $8 an hour to carry other railroaders to its Croxton, N.J., yard.Norfolk Southern wouldn’t let the Pennsylvania Labor Historical Society place a plaque commemorating the 1922 strike at Altoona’s Juniata Locomotive Shops. The Blair Bedford Central Labor Council accepted it instead. Railroad management claimed the plaque served “no useful purpose.” (Altoona Mirror, June 2010)This is in the tradition of strikebreaker Samuel Rea, who refused to allow a plaque to be posted in New York’s Pennsylvania Station to honor the workers who died building it. It’s unknown how many workers were killed building the station and the tunnels leading to it. (Jill Jonnes, “Conquering Gotham”)Today’s labor movement can turn things around. Workers on the Long Island Railroad may be forced to go on strike in March. If compelled to strike, women and men will stand united on the picket lines, Asian, Black, Latino/a, Native and white.Millies is a member of the American Train Dispatchers Association and Transportation Communications Union.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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RSF launches a change.org petition to pardon Jeffrey Sterling

first_img RSF has been deeply concerned by the precedent set in Jeffrey’s conviction and has launched a petition for his pardon. Jeffrey Sterling, a former C.I.A. officer, was convicted under the Espionage Act on January 26, 2015 for merely communicating with New York Times journalist James Risen. He’s now serving a 3.5-year prison sentence in a federal correctional facility in Colorado.During Jeffrey’s trial, the Department of Justice was unable to present any direct evidence proving that he divulged classified information to Risen. They relied on circumstantial evidence — emails and telephone conversations — to try to make a case to a jury who would likely favor his conviction.Because Jeffrey utilized proper channels and informed the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence of his concern for the safety of the American people, he is considered a whistleblower.During a press conference in Washington, DC on October 15, Jeffrey’s wife Holly Sterling read portions of a letter she wrote to President Obama asking him for clemency for her husband. “This is an outrageous miscarriage of justice,” Holly said. “My husband was wrongfully sentenced to prison simply because he was in touch with a journalist. Jeffrey and I will not give up hope that many will soon realize the wrong that has been done and will help to make sure that Jeffrey will be vindicated. I will not cease discussing this tragedy in hopes that it will garner enough support for his release.”To support Holly’s request, RSF has launched a petition for Jeffrey’s pardon on change.org.RSF, RootsAction and ExposeFacts lead a coalition of organizations in support of this petition. The Bill of Rights Defense Committee / Defending Dissent Foundation, Center for Media and Democracy, Freedom of the Press Foundation, The Nation magazine and Restore the Fourth are also supporting the petition.Support Holly’s request and sign the petition on change.org/pardonforjeffreyUse #pardonforjeffrey on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to help spread the message. Help by sharing this information December 8, 2015 – Updated on June 6, 2016 RSF launches a change.org petition to pardon Jeffrey Sterling WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists to go further Yesterday Reporters Without Borders (RSF) launched a petition for Jeffrey Sterling’s pardon on change.org. Sterling, a former C.I.A. operative and the latest victim in the Obama administration’s war on whistleblowers, was convicted in January of divulging classified information to New York Times journalist James Risen. News Follow the news on United States Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says June 3, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas Protecting sources News Organisation June 7, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF_en News United StatesAmericas Protecting sources News April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Mahjoub Mohamed Salih released

first_img Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Help by sharing this information News April 6, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Sudan Economic security agents on 14 January went to the offices of the daily newspaper, suspended since 3 December 2003, and demanded immediate payment of tax arrears. Since he was unable to pay Salih was imprisoned. “While newspapers should pay their taxes, we condemn the methods of Economic Security, imprisoning the editor in chief of Al-Ayam, an independent newspaper which has had no regular income for months, because it has been the victim of constant suspensions,” said Robert Ménard, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders.”We call on the authorities to immediately release Salih, to demonstrate more flexibility in recovering tax arrears, and finally to allow the reappearance of this daily newspaper, which is one of the pillars of the Sudanese press,” he said.Security forces suspended Al-Ayam on 16 November 2003. It was then allowed to reappear on 22 November only to be indefinitely suspended again on 3 December. The daily was accused of “threatening the country’s security and stability”. On each occasion the newspaper was suspended at dawn, after it had already been printed, entailing considerable financial losses.Earlier this week, the editor had been negotiating with the economic services of the finance ministry to be allowed to pay off the tax bill in instalments. The ministry had agreed to reduce the amount of arrears owing by half and a meeting had been fixed for 17 January to establish a payment timetable to give a chance of financial survival to the daily newspaper, which has just marked its 50th anniversary. January 16, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mahjoub Mohamed Salih released April 10, 2020 Find out more SudanAfrica News Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Organisation RSF_en March 29, 2020 Find out more SudanAfrica News Receive email alerts Editor in chief of the independent daily newspaper Al-Ayam, Mahjoub Mohamed Salih, was released on 15 January on bail of 200 million Sudanese pounds (about 60,000 euros) raised by “friends of the newspaper” and businessmen, who also promised to settle the newspaper’s tax arrears. Al-Ayam remains suspended.—————————————-15.01.2004Reporters Without Borders calls for release of newspaper editor jailed for tax arrearsReporters Without Borders has called for the immediate release of Al-Ayam editor in chief, Mahjoub Mohamed Salih, imprisoned because of his newspaper’s unpaid tax arrears of 90 million Sudanese pounds (around 28,000 euros). News to go further Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removallast_img read more

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Limerick Twenty Thirty programme moves onto Cleeves Riverside Quarter

first_imgAdvertisement NewsBusinessLocal NewsLimerick Twenty Thirty programme moves onto Cleeves Riverside QuarterBy Staff Reporter – July 2, 2019 715 WhatsApp Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebook Twitter TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Linkedin Email Printcenter_img Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? TAGSdevelopmentLimerick City and CountyNews Limerick Twenty Thirty’s programme of transforming disused strategic sites in the city will this week see a key initial step taken on the Cleeves Riverside Quarter with the commencement of the procurement process for consultants to assist in its development.The Cleeves Riverside Quarter is an iconic site of approximately 10 acres located on the northern bank of the river Shannon in Limerick City Centre.  It is zoned ‘City Centre Area’ in the City Development Plan, and deemed suitable for a number of uses including commercial, residential and educational.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick Twenty Thirty Strategic Development DAC (LTT) is tasked with delivering a visionary development at the historical site, which has significant socio-economic potential for Limerick and the wider Mid-West region.The three services sought in the procurement process launched this week are an Architect led Design Team, Project & Cost Management and Planning Consultancy.LTT has submitted a Contract Notice for the services on e-tenders and the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) seeking ‘Suitability Assessment’ submissions from interested applicants for the three individual lots.  This is the first stage of a two-phase Restricted Public Procedure, with a closing date of 31st July 2019. Stage 2 will involve inviting successful shortlisted candidates to submit tenders for the respective appointments.Said LTT CEO David Conway:  “We have completed the Gardens International project, which is already an award-winning development and the Opera Site development is currently at planning.  Cleeves is the next major project and this week we have set about getting a team in place to bring this to the next stage by commencing the procurement process.“Cleeves has enormous potential to become another key stimulant for Limerick and wider Mid-West region. The former industrial site has great historical significance and has some tremendous architectural features also to work off.  In terms of scale, this will be one of the biggest city centre developments outside of Dublin.  We have set a high standard with Gardens International so Cleeves will be an exciting project to work on.” Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Previous articleTwo males arrested on suspicion of murder in death of Champion Irish boxer Kevin SheehyNext articleThink Before You Flush is the message ahead of the Irish Open Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more

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Gardai appeal for information after buses stolen in Inishowen

first_img Pinterest News LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Gardai are appealing for information after two buses were stolen in the early hours of yesterday morning, one from Carndonagh, the other from Moville.Both buses were brought to Malin, driven on to the green at a time when the Tidy Towns adjuducation is taking place.Superintentant Kevin English says considering the incidence happened at 3 o clock in the morning, if anyone met the buses, then they should remember……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/kev1pm.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – June 14, 2012 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Previous articleCounty Council welcomes vindication in Government’s planning probeNext articleGardai arrest two men in Carndonagh as part of bus theft investigation News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Gardai appeal for information after buses stolen in Inishowen Google+ Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

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NBA star Fred VanVleet reunites with his kids for first time in months

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMatt_Brown/iStockBy GMA Team(NEW YORK) — An NBA dad had an epic reunion off the basketball court.Toronto Raptors point guard Fred VanVleet was reunited with his 1-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter Monday, the first time he had seen them since Father’s Day.VanVleet’s girlfriend Shontai Neal shared a video of the reunion on Instagram, showing their daughter and son running down a hallway to greet VanVleet, and the basketball pro wrapping both of his kids in a big hug.VanVleet told reporters prior to the reunion that it would be his first time seeing his girlfriend and children since Father’s Day in June.He and his fellow NBA players have been finishing the season inside a “bubble” at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, due to the coronavirus pandemic.As the teams advance through the playoffs, their family members are being allowed to join them and watch their games for the first time.Reunited and it feels so good.Open Gym: Moment presented by @Bell pic.twitter.com/lmMvpxqYNY— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) September 1, 2020 “I know when I get home I feel like Superman because they come running to me, but I will probably be running to them this time,” VanVleet said ahead of his reunion with his kids, according to the NBA. “I can’t wait to be able to see them, and I miss my girl, and just being able to have that affection and that love.”“That’s a big part of my everyday life, and having to have them here with me, I think that would help right now, for sure,” he said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. September 2, 2020 /Sports News – National NBA star Fred VanVleet reunites with his kids for first time in months Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Is the Brexit effect on the property market beginning to wear off?

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Is the Brexit effect on the property market beginning to wear off? previous nextHousing MarketIs the Brexit effect on the property market beginning to wear off?Declines in activity are starting to ease off, the Halifax says, but despite high employment prices have been starting to soften.Nigel Lewis8th June 201801,051 Views House price rises are beginning to stall as the UK’s housing market continues to be subdued despite strong levels of employment, the Halifax says, although recent declines in activity are levelling off.During May house prices increased by 1.9% year-on-year to £224,439, down from 2.2% in April, although the month-on-month figures are better revealing a 1.5% increase during May, much better than the worrying 3.1% decline the month before.Traditionally the Halifax doesn’t like to do much crystal ball gazing, but Managing Director Russell Galley (pictured, below) says the months of decline in activity within the property market appear to be ending.“After a sharp rise in January, mortgage approvals have softened in the past three months [but] both newly agreed sales and new buyer enquiries are showing signs of stabilisation having fallen in recent months,” he says.“The continuing strength of the labour market is supporting house prices. In the three months to March the number of full-time employees increased by 202,000, the biggest rise in three years.“We are also seeing pay growth edging up and consumer price inflation falling, and as a result the squeeze on real earnings has started to ease.”But Jeff Knight (pictured, right) of Foundation Home Loans disagrees.“Demand may have weakened slightly, particularly as those keen to get onto the property ladder instead choose to bide their time and wait for Brexit uncertainty to settle,” he says.“However, supply remains an issue and this is keeping prices inflated and out of reach – particularly in the capital.”Flat marketThe Halifax also reveals how apartments are continuing to take a larger slice of the property market, and that they are increasing in value the fastest. Flats now represent 15% of all homes in the UK and have increased on average in price by 48% over the past five years.Read more analysis of the property market. house prices Halifax Jeff Knight index Russell Galley foundation homes loans June 8, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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