German consumer outlook rises

first_imgTuesday 22 February 2011 7:55 pm whatsapp German consumer outlook rises Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe 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 WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap German consumer confidence has risen for the ninth straight month, the widely regarded Gfk survey revealed yesterday. The forward-looking index rose from 5.8 this month to six points for March – its highest reading since October 2007, prior to the financial crisis. “While Germany’s recovery has been driven largely by exports and investment, consumer spending should make a bigger contribution to growth going forward,” said Ken Wattret of BNP Paribas. Show Comments ▼ Share KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

BG Group finds more Brazilian oil

first_imgWednesday 2 March 2011 7:48 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL BG Group finds more Brazilian oil 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 WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap whatsapp Share BG Group reported another success in Brazil yesterday after its Iara Horst well struck good quality oil in a thick reservoir section. The offshore well, 230km off the Rio de Janeiro coast, has found better oil than that struck two-and-a-half years ago in the original discovery well 8km away. The firm said partner Petrobras, which owns a 65 per cent stake, will continue evaluation work this year. Show Comments ▼ KCS-content last_img read more

Rates held at emergency low of 0.5pc for two years

first_img Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndo Rates held at emergency low of 0.5pc for two years 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 WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’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’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Thursday 10 March 2011 8:01 pm INTEREST rates have been kept down at their historic low for two years, after the Bank of England voted to keep rates at 0.5 per cent yesterday.With British inflation predicted to have moved above four per cent in February, and the European Central Bank suggesting it is on the verge of a rate hike for the euro, there is pressure on the Bank of England to begin monetary tightening in the UK.“There are growing risks of inflation becoming more ingrained as firms attempt to bolster their profit margins and employees seek higher wage rises,” said John Cridland, head of the Confederation of British Industry.“The shifting pattern of Bank voting suggests that these risks are an increasing concern,” Cridland said.On 23 March the Bank will reveal if more members of the committee joined the three hawks who voted for a rate rise in February.Analysts have suggested that the Bank is most likely to vote for a rate hike in May, once official GDP data for the first three months of the year shows a return to growth. A snow-affected fourth quarter of 2010 resulted in a 0.6 per cent contraction in the economy. ECONOMICS: P13 center_img KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS

first_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Share Monday 28 March 2011 7:34 pmcenter_img Ambition UKSimon Lynch has been appointed as managing director of Ambition UK, the London arm of the boutique recruitment business. Lynch has worked at Ambition since November 2010, having joined as a director in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Previously, Lynch spent 11 years with Michael Page International, where he led the national technology business in Australia. Lynch also has prior recruitment experience from Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and London.Barclays WealthBarclays’ global wealth management division has made 12 director-level appointments for the firm’s private banking business in Singapore and Hong Kong. In Singapore, the new directors are Benjamin Yeo, Eddie Tan, Lim Ming How, Kirk Tan, Amrit Uppal, Nakul Beri, Sara Mi, Michelle Le Herissier and Mustafa Mahmood. In Hong Kong, the new hires are Barbara Yenson, Sonia Lee and Joanna Ho.Hermes EquityThe advisory business Hermes Equity Ownership Services has appointed Henk Marius and Roger Hirst as senior advisers to its international client base. Marius, who joins from Shell in the Netherlands, will help Hermes EOS develop its Dutch business and Hirst, who previously ran the equity research division for Bear Stearns in London, will assist the global EOS team.State Bank of IndiaThe State Bank of India UK has appointed Deepak Ahuja as its head of consumer banking and wealth. Ahuja joins from Barclays, where he worked as the head of NRI Business in Europe. Prior to Barclays, Ahuja worked for Citibank in London and American Express in Mumbai.Wildhorse EnergyDr Konrad Wetzker has been appointed as non-executive director to oversee projects in Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany. Wetzker was previously the regional head of Boston Consulting Group’s Central and Eastern European energy practice.Towers WatsonOliver Rowlands has been appointed as a senior consultant in the professional services firm’s pensions consulting business, effective from May.Gatwick AirportSir Roy McNulty and Raphael Arndt have been appointed as non-executive directors. Sir Roy is currently chairman of the Rail Value for Money Study, and Arndt is head of infrastructure and timberland at The Future Fund. CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS KCS-content last_img read more

Inflows surge at Hargreaves Lansdown

first_imgTuesday 19 April 2011 8:56 pm whatsapp whatsapp HARGREAVES Lansdown shrugged off a dismal economic environment to raise funds under management to a record new level of £23.6bn in the past quarter, it said yesterday.A 14 per cent rise in its customer base has brought £1.16bn of net new assets to the stockbroker and wealth manager since December 2010, it said in its interim management statement. Assets under administration rose six per cent, or £6bn, compared with the same quarter in 2010.Revenues from fees and charges jumped 36 per cent year-on-year to £53.3m as a result and analysts said the asset growth could only boost that further in the coming quarter. Chief executive Ian Gorham said it experienced “an excellent quarter, especially given the comparatively unfavourable conditions” including earthquakes, Middle Eastern unrest and UK spending cuts. Hargreaves, which joined the FTSE 100 blue-chip index in March, saw its shares close 1.8 per cent up at 616p. The firm benefited from a steady flow of clients’ funds from its third-party funds, where it makes a one-off commission, to its own Vantage platform, where it receives regular fee income. Vantage saw a six per cent rise in its assets in the three months to March, from £20.9bn to £22.1bn.Gorham issued a cautious outlook. “The full effect of public sector cuts, tax rises and a focus on debt reduction may affect the UK population’s investing behaviour,” he said. 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 WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap KCS-content Share Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Inflows surge at Hargreaves Lansdown last_img read more

RGSB reveals proposals for UK problem gambling strategy

first_img RGSB reveals proposals for UK problem gambling strategy 19th February 2019 | By contenteditor The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) has included a compulsory levy for the industry and a call to treat gambling advertising the same as alcohol and tobacco among its recommendations for the UK Gambling Commission’s new National Strategy.Due for publication in April, the strategy will set out how the national regulator intends to enhance its consumer protection efforts and create a safer gambling environment for players from 2019 until 2022.The RGSB has put forward a series of recommendations on what it perceives as the priorities to reduce gambling-related harm in the UK, as well as the arrangements to implement the strategy effectively.These include a compulsory levy to replace the present voluntary arrangements and fund prevention, treatment and underpinning research on a greater scale, with a strong and transparent structure for the distribution of the funds raised.The RGSB is also keen for the Commission to treat gambling advertising the same as alcohol and tobacco, by considering appropriate controls and applying similar precautionary principles.Other RGSB proposals include shifting the focus from operators taking voluntary action to the Commission ordering companies to undertake measures, while the RGSB also says more clarity is needed as to which bodies are responsible for the implementation of prevention and treatment actions.Similarly, the RGSB says responsibility for the provision and quality assurance of treatment should rest with health departments, rather than a charity funded by voluntary donations, while also calling for problem gambling to be addressed the same way as other public health issues.The RGSB is also keen for the industry to stop making clear distinctions between ‘problem’ gamblers, those ‘at risk’ and other gamblers, saying people can move in and out of harm at different times.In relation to this, the RGSB calls for the strategy to have a coherent framework of prevention initiatives that would be overseen by the government. Particular focus should be on population groups at higher risk of harm, with awareness that the different characteristics of each group may require different approaches.However, the RGSB is keen for the Commission to take overall responsibility for the commissioning of necessary research to underpin the new strategy in order to ensure its success.Finally, the RGSB urges a major push to embed a culture of evaluation in both prevention and treatment, focusing on impact and not just process. The body calls for the Commission to review the steps already taken and identify what further could be done to protect consumers.RGSB chair Sir Christopher Kelly said: “We welcome the Commission taking responsibility for delivery of the next strategy and ensuring adequate and appropriate steps are taken to reduce gambling-related harms from the wide range of stakeholders from whom action will be required,” he said.“We believe that there is a significant opportunity to make real progress over the next few years.”The Gambling Commission will now consider this advice alongside comments submitted by industry stakeholders and the general public via a consultation that concluded on February 15.Helen Rhodes, programme director at the Gambling Commission, said: “Alongside the consultation responses we’ve received from a variety of stakeholders, RGSB’s advice is a significant step to develop and launch a strategy to deliver the greatest possible impact to further reduce gambling harms.” The move comes after the Gambling Commission last week launched a separate consultation to gather opinion on a series of planned regulatory changes it also said will help make online gambling fairer and safer in the UK. The regulator is seeking opinion from consumers, gambling businesses and other interested groups on three proposed measures related to consumer interaction, alternative dispute resolution and gambling blocking software. Email Address Regions: UK & Ireland Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Bingo AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board has included a compulsory levy for the industry and a call to treat gambling advertising the same as alcohol and tobacco among its recommendations for the Gambling Commission’s new National Strategy. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Bingolast_img read more

Slots Q&A: Warren Steven, Golden Nugget

first_img Golden Nugget’s senior director of product and operations Warren Steven speaks to iGB about the slots strategy that has helped it establish an unassailable lead in New Jersey’s online gaming marketWhat marks out the Golden Nugget iGaming offering as being particularly attractive to players? Do you feel this is largely down to the games on offer, or the way in which they are presented to players? The Golden Nugget product and games offering go hand in hand in the attractiveness to the player. You cannot have one without the other and if the balance shifts vs the market then it will negatively affect the overall player satisfaction. You cannot offer the largest portfolio of games without quality UX that allows players to effectively navigate, find, highlight and filter content.How important is discoverability – do players tend to focus on games they know from the casino floor, or are they looking for something they have never played before? We see that new players will initially gravitate to what is familiar to them and those will be recognisable casino floor games. Many of the long tail games, which stick around the top rankings, are familiar casino floor games. However, we do have many outliers from online only games that gather a strong number of supportive players in the early days of the launch due sticky math models and rich bonus features. How does this influence the placement of titles on your site? Do you look to simply populate the pages with the best-performing games, or do you tailor this to promote certain titles? We let the performance of the games control the positioning on our site, but more importantly, we give the games enough time in the key sections to gather enough data to determine its ranking. We use a combination of figures to determine a ranking scale, which then determines the positioning. What games have proved particularly successful for you in New Jersey? Are there any surprises, or are certain games just a hit wherever they are offered? Quality land-based and local jackpot games stick around our top rankings, but there are certainly a few surprise performers. The Golden Nugget Casino team seldom openly make bold predictions on games being top performers. Seasoned casino operators will likely tell you that they may have expected a new game to crush it, and it underperformed, and some games were set to be poor and have crushed it. How has the growing diversity of the slot development space affected you? Do you feel there’s a risk of 90% of games being buried, considering the sheer numbers most operators now offer? There is certainly a risk of games being buried due to the volume of content. However, the onus is on the operator to ensure the players have the website tools available to explore, discover and experiment. We see games drop off the rankings all the time and then suddenly pop back up in the top positions due to the ease of use of our site. We also feel strongly about making it easy to allow players to ‘try before you buy’, which is demo mode. This allows the player to quickly, and without restriction, get a feel for any game before they make a real money wager. This is an exclusive extract of an interview available as part of the iGB subscriber offering. You can read the full version here AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US New Jersey Slots Q&A: Warren Steven, Golden Nugget Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games 11th June 2019 | By Stephen Carter Tags: Online Gambling Email Address Golden Nugget’s senior director of product and operations Warren Steven speaks to iGB about the slots strategy that has helped it establish an unassailable lead in New Jersey’s igaming market Topics: Casino & gameslast_img read more

Washington State to consider new sports betting bills

first_img Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Lawmakers in Washington State are to consider two new bills that have been introduced to legalise certain forms of sports wagering.Senate Bill 6277 is currently with the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee, while its accompanying House Bill, HB 2478, is with the House Commerce and Gaming Committee.SB 6277, also referred to as the Sports Wagering Act, would permit betting at authorised tribal casinos, card rooms and racetracks, as well as online.Sponsored by Republican Senators Curtis King and Ann Rivers, the bill sets out a 10% tax on sports betting revenue. All tax revenue collected from wagers placed on tribal land would be allocated to the tribe responsible for that area.Read the full story on iGB North America. Lawmakers in Washington State are to consider two new bills that have been introduced to legalise certain forms of sports wagering. Legal & compliance Email Addresscenter_img Washington State to consider new sports betting bills 17th January 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: US Washington AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

CDI furloughs employees at closed locations

first_imgCasino & games Regions: US Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Horse racing Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has temporarily furloughed employees at venues closed by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Email Address CDI furloughs employees at closed locations 26th March 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has temporarily furloughed employees at venues closed by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.In addition, all remaining salaried CDI employees will have their salaries reduced by an amount depending on their current salary, with the most senior executives having the largest salary reductions by percentage.With all US commercial casinos now closed, the operator said facilities that will see staff furloughed include the Derby City Gaming facility in Louisville, Calder Casino in Miami Gardens, Fair Grounds Slots in New Orleans.The Harlow’s Casino and Riverwalk Casino in Mississippi, Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin and Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Pennsylvania, Ocean Downs Casino in Maryland, Oxford Casino in Maine and Arlington International Racecourse in Illinois are also affected.Read more on iGB North America. Tags: Race Track and Racinolast_img read more

Knowing me, knowing you: How can brands and affiliates develop more trust-based partnerships?

first_img Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The relationship between an operator and affiliate has often been known to be a challenging one. Operators need to be able to trust that the leads received are good quality in regards to legal compliance and player spend. While affiliates need to be trust that the operator will always pay them fairly and give full value for the traffic generated.In this session we discussed how both parties can ensure a more transparent and sustained working relationship through better sharing of resources, data and knowing how to take full advantage of the available communication channels.In this webinar you will learn:How to maintain a good operator/affiliate relationshipHow cooperative use of data and resources can supercharge profitsThe importance of effective communication This session will look at how both parties can ensure a more transparent and sustained working relationship through better sharing of resources, data and knowing how to take full advantage of the available communication channels. Knowing me, knowing you: How can brands and affiliates develop more trust-based partnerships? Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 13th August 2020 | By Aaron Noy Topics: Uncategorized Uncategorizedlast_img read more

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