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Canadian banks enjoy growth in capital markets revenues: Fitch

first_img SPAC deals reach record levels: Refinitiv Capital markets, robust recovery drive strong Q1 for Wall Street Keywords Investment banking Related news James Langton By comparison, the large U.S. firms (including JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citibank, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley) saw combined capital market segment revenue drop 5.9% year-over-year, to US$28.7 billion. The Canadian banks’ results benefited from a revenue mix with less exposure than the U.S. firms to the fixed income currencies and commodities (FICC) business, which is shrinking, Fitch suggests. And, it notes that they also benefited from improvements in advisory revenues. RBC, which is the bank that has made the most pronounced expansion effort in global capital markets, had the strongest gain, with revenues up 20% in its overall capital markets segment. This was driven by a 31% advance across its FICC, equities and repo businesses. The FICC component represents just 28% of total capital market revenues for RBC, Fitch notes, whereas the large U.S. firms are more exposed to this segment. And, the large U.S. firms are more exposed to capital markets overall. For example, Fitch says that RBC’s capital markets revenues were 23% of overall revenue for the second quarter; and that this exposure ranges from between 17% at Scotia to 24% at BMO. For the large U.S. firms, the range is from 25% to over two-thirds of total revenues. One potential issue Fitch flags for the banks is the prospect of rising credit risk. It notes that credit risk in capital market activities can grow as activity increases, especially in trading. And, it says that lending activities are also becoming a larger component of the Canadian banks’ capital markets revenues, “potentially further increasing credit risk in these segments over time. As such, growth in capital markets revenues relative to overall revenues has the potential to constrain ratings.”center_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Wall Street’s major firms saw their capital markets revenues decline in the second quarter, but the Canadian banks reported solid results from those businesses, Fitch Ratings says in a new report. The rating agency reports that the four Canadian banks that report capital markets segments — Bank of Montreal, CIBC, Royal Bank of Canada, and Bank of Nova Scotia — reported collective capital market segment revenues of $4.4 billion, which was up 14.4% over the same period in 2013. And, it notes that each of the Canadian banks reported year-over-year growth. Wall Street’s prospects solid for 2021: Moody’s Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

Sustainalytics strengthens research capacity

first_img CPP Investments launches sustainable energy group Related news University of Waterloo will teach sustainable financial management Keywords Responsible investing Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Founded in 2007 in India, Solaron is known particularly for its emerging markets expertise and for the investment insights that come from the firm’s deep dive research. Twenty-six of Solaron’s professionals will join Sustainalytics immediately.“Sustainalytics has always been deeply committed to providing the insights investors need to make informed decisions,” says Michael Jantzi, Sustainalytic CEO, in a statement. “Integrating Solaron’s talented team of analysts, with their emerging market expertise and deep dive approach to assessing companies’ ESG performance, will allow Sustainalytics to provide its clients with truly differentiated ESG-related research services.”Solaron’s team of analysts provides on-the-ground expertise and local language analysis across more than 10 markets, including India, Brazil and several other countries in Latin America and the EMEA regions.Sustainalytics will also use Solaron’s ratings platform to enhance several of the development initiatives already underway. Additionally, Sustainalytics will use the integration of Solaron resources to address the growing demand for custom research that focuses on specific clients’ interests. panorama with green house and windmill on white background 123RF Toronto-based Sustainalytics, a provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research, ratings and analysis announced Monday it has completed the purchase certain assets from, a provider of ESG ratings and research to investors globally.Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. Environmentalists press Bank of Canada to be more active on climate changelast_img read more

Victorian Government announce circuit breaker business support package

first_imgVictorian Government announce circuit breaker business support package The Victorian Government has launched a $460 million circuit breaker business support package.This package will assist small to medium sized businesses and sole traders impacted by the circuit breaker restrictions announced on 27 May 2021.The package supports businesses that are unable to operate due to these necessary public health measures.Eligible businesses can apply for grants under the Business Costs Assistance Program (Round Two), Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 and Victorian Events Support Package. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Boroondara, business, City of Boroondara, Government, local council, public health, Victorialast_img read more

Skip Buying Extra Stuff And Take A Vacation Instead, Says CU-Boulder Happiness Expert

first_img Published: May 28, 2007 Shopping for that new high-definition television this summer? Skip it, and take a vacation instead, says a University of Colorado at Boulder psychologist who studies happiness. Assistant Professor Leaf Van Boven has conducted numerous surveys and experiments spanning several years and has found that life experiences, such as vacations, generally make people from various walks of life happier than material possessions. One reason for this is that experiences are more open to positive reinterpretation, or mental editing, than material possessions. And vacations are a perfect example of this, according to Van Boven. “Often we take a vacation and things just don’t always go according to plan,” Van Boven said. “The weather may not be perfect, or you spend hours waiting in line. The nice thing about memory is that we sort of forget about all those inconveniences. We put this very favorable spin on experiences, and that’s harder to do for material possessions, because they are what they are.” It’s not that we block out the negative memories altogether, Van Boven says, but rather that we just don’t remember them with the same force as the good memories. “When I went to Disneyland last summer with my wife and two kids, the whole meaning of that trip was to give the kids this experience of seeing all of those characters and going on the fun rides,” he said. While he did his share of standing in line, that’s not the memory he carries. “In my memory, it’s the rides and seeing the characters and it’s spending way too much money for a hamburger for this idyllic family meal,” Van Boven said. Another reason he cites for hitting the road over buying the new TV is that experiences contribute to social relationships. “They have more of what we refer to as social value, and we know that social relationships are a huge component of well-being and life satisfaction,” Van Boven said. Closely tied to this idea that experiences have more social value is that people also usually have intrinsic motivations for pursuing experiences like vacations. “One of the things that people tell us is that when they pursue experiences they often do so out of a desire to satisfy intrinsic goals, so they will go backpacking or skiing because they want to challenge themselves, they want to push themselves in new ways,” he said. Material things are much less likely to be viewed that way. In fact, Van Boven says people who pursue experiences more than material things are often more popular with others too. “When you are known as being experiential you become a more likeable person than when you are known as a materialistic person,” he said. So how can we get the most out of our vacations? Van Boven has two suggestions that he says are somewhat contradictory. The first is to just relax when planning a vacation. Van Boven says there’s too much pressure to take vacations to the hottest new spots, to appease relatives or to check it off the “go to” list. “We should be worried about taking vacations with the wrong motives,” Van Boven said. “I think we ought to be a little more on guard about the motives underlying the types of vacations that we take.” His other advice is to fit a little more into our vacations. “Sometimes you just want to sit down and relax and not do anything, and that’s great,” Van Boven said. “But the problem is if you spend all your time doing that, what are the memories that you’ll have? “Even if you’re a little bit tired, or tempted to just sit around the hotel room or sit around the beach, maybe it’s worth going out and doing some of those things you really would like to do, because chances are when you look back you’ll forget the fact that you were a little bit tired at that moment,” he said. One other option for vacationers is to volunteer for part of a trip. “I have never, ever heard someone regret helping someone else,” Van Boven said. “Go somewhere, help out and then spend a few days traveling on your own and relaxing on your vacation. That’s a wonderful combination.” Unfortunately several current studies and surveys have shown that Americans are taking fewer and shorter vacations than in years past. “Who knows why Americans don’t take more vacations,” said Van Boven. “I think part of the reason is that it’s very easy to believe that we are going to take a lot of vacations in the future, but for right now, we need to work hard to earn the money so that we can go take these vacations. But we know this doesn’t always happen.” Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Samsung forecasts $5.3B hit from Note 7 debacle

first_img Previous ArticleVerizon said hack impacts $4.8B Yahoo dealNext ArticleIndonesian ministry urges tax department to halt social media plan KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Google renueva Android y muestra novedades en IA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 14 OCT 2016 Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Note 7Samsung Author Samsung expects to take a further KRW3.5 trillion ($3 billion) profit hit over the next two quarters, following its decision to discontinue the Galaxy Note 7 over safety issues.The company earlier this week lowered its Q3 profit guidance by approximately $2.3 billion, and the outlook for Q4 2016 and Q1 2017 means the company will experience total losses of $5.3 billion.It decided to stop production of the smartphone after consumers reported overheating issues in the devices, released in August.In a statement, Samsung estimated it would experience a negative impact in the mid KRW2 trillion range for Q4 2016, and approximately KRW1 trillion for the first quarter of 2017.“The company is releasing these estimates to inform the market on the impact of the Galaxy Note 7 discontinuation,” it said. “Moving forward, Samsung Electronics plans to normalise its mobile business by expanding sales of flagship models such as the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.”The company said it will also focus on enhancing product safety for consumers going forward, “by making significant changes to quality assurance processes”.Samsung recalled some 2.5 million Note 7 devices in September, after reports that the phones were catching fire and overheating.It then began to replace the devices two weeks later, but similar reports emerged, indicating the problem had not been resolved.Earlier this week, it ended production, told all retail partners to stop selling and exchanging the device, and urged all consumers to switch the phone off.Analysts speaking to Reuters said further losses resulting from the issue could not be ruled out, while the reputational damage could be even more harmful for the company, particularly in the cut throat smartphone industry.“The sales impact on other models remains unclear,” said Kim Sung-soo, fund manager at LS Asset Management. “The end of the premium model will damage Samsung’s brand, and hurt demand for other models. It is difficult to measure such impact.”center_img Samsung boosts logic chip investment by $34B Home Samsung forecasts $5.3B hit from Note 7 debacle Asia Related Tags Kavit Majithia last_img read more

Airtel taps AWS for cloud services push

first_img Tags Previous ArticleMTN set to quit Middle EastNext ArticleVodafone UK ups ante with live open RAN site Dish picks Oracle cloud-based control plane Ericsson pushes cloud BSS with AWS Related Bharti Airtel joined forces with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to boost its digital transformation and cloud services offering to its more than 1 million Indian enterprise customers.Airtel said the partnership would differentiate its cloud products by combining AWS services with its data centre, network and telecom services. It plans to provide an integrated suite of sales, consulting and support services; along with enhanced security, scalability, and cloud management capabilities, it stated.Harmeen Mehta, CIO and head of the operator’s Cloud and Security business, explained the partnership combined “the world’s leading cloud platform” with Airtel’s “proven expertise in handling network, data centers, security, and cloud as an intergrated solution”.AWS Professional Services will be used to back a number of moves under the operator’s Airtel Cloud service, including Windows and SAP functionality; database migration; and security and risk governance offerings.Airtel stated the main goal was to help enterprise customers migrate to the cloud and adopt new services. It said it currently serves more than 2,500 large enterprises and in excess of 1 million emerging businesses.Rishu Sharma, practice lead at IDC India, predicted the value of the public cloud services market in the country would grow from $3.4 billion this year to $7.1 billion in 2024.Media reports from June claimed Amazon was in talks with Airtel to invest $2 billion in the operator. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 06 AUG 2020 Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more AWS, Mavenir forge cloud pact Author Home Airtel taps AWS for cloud services push Yanitsa Boyadzhieva AWSBharti Airtel Indiacloudlast_img read more

121 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus cases in Ireland

first_img Google+ 121 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus cases in Ireland By News Highland – March 22, 2020 Twitter Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a patient diagnosed with Covid-19 in Ireland has died. The patient is a male, in the east of the country, with an underlying health condition.There have now been four Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has also been informed of 121 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, as at 1:00pm, Sunday 22nd March.There are now 906 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.The HSE is now working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread. Pinterest WhatsApp Google+center_img Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Facebook Homepage BannerNews Previous articleConcerns raised over those ignoring social distancing guidelinesNext articlePeople urged to stay in primary homes during crisis News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

DUP and Theresa May sign deal in Downing Street

first_img WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Theresa May has signed a deal with Northern Ireland’s DUP to clinch a second term as Britain’s prime minister.Officials from both the DUP and the Conservative Party signed a deal this morning at Downing Street after a brief meeting.The deal includes an extra billion pounds in funding for the North, as well as extra flexibility on the spending of half-a-billion more.However it specifically says the DUP will not have any role in determining the British government’s position in talks on the North.DUP leader Arlene Foster says it’s a good deal………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleFall in the number awaiting admission at LUHNext articleCommunity group wants to see Doe Castle opening hours extended in 2018 News Highland By News Highland – June 26, 2017 Twitter Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Google+ 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe DUP and Theresa May sign deal in Downing Street Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist last_img read more

Council’s environmental performance was on target in 2016 – EPA

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Google+ An assessment of Donegal County Council’s environmental performance last year shows that when all areas are examined, the authority reached reached ‘target’ level.Thje EPA says this indicates good performance generally, and is considered to represent the standard to be reached. However, the council was below the national average assessment reached for last year which was ‘Above Target’.Donegal County Council’s result in 2015 was ‘Below Target’ and in 2014 was ‘Target’. Twitter Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Council’s environmental performance was on target in 2016 – EPA Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ The EPA document published this morning shows that in 2016, Donegal County Council’s performance was deemed to be ‘above target’ in terms of enforcement and water and on target with regards to air and waste.However, in terms of food waste and the Producer Responsibility Initiative, the council’s performance was deemed to be ‘minimum’.In the area of water, the council’s peformance in relation to waste discharge licences was deemed to be unsatisfactory.Particular problems were noted in the areas of solvent regulations, petroleum vapours regulations and electrical waste recycling.In each of those areas, Donegal County Council’s performance was deemed to be ‘unacceptable’.Over the course of last year, the council received 1,189 environmental complaints, carried out 3,424 inspections, implemented 402 enforcement actions and initiated two prosecutions.Link to full report – WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – December 12, 2017 Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Previous articleMc Hugh reaffirms commitment to new Tory Ferry and Magheraroarty breakwaterNext article23 patient awaiting admission at LUH this morning News Highland Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford last_img read more

Urgent Darkness Into Light ‘Sunrise’ appeal for funds

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Urgent Darkness Into Light ‘Sunrise’ appeal for funds Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter By News Highland – April 22, 2020 Facebook Pinterest Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Pieta House says at a time when its services are more vital than ever, the cancellation of this year’ Darkness into Light means the loss of its main source of funding.A new initiative to address that has now been launched.On May 9th, it was expected that over 250,000 people would have come together across the world on every continent to walk together highlighting the fight against suicide and self-harm.Last year, over 6,000 people walked at 12 venues in Donegal.Pieta House says the need for its services is greater than ever, as COVID-19 impacts not only on the nation’s physical health but its mental health too.As the walks cannot now take place as planned in May, a Darkness Into Light ‘Sunrise’ appeal is taking place on that day. This special appeal encourages people to donate what they can to this vital charity and to come together while remaining apart by getting up at 5:30am to watch the sunrise, and to show community and solidarity with those impacted by suicide.Pieta House is asking people to spread the message and offer hope by sharing their sunrise moment using the hashtag DIL2020.center_img Previous article44 more Covid-19 deaths as Donegal case total reaches 393Next articleCalls for more support for fishing communities News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Homepage BannerNews Google+ Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

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