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British regulators have launched a sweeping review of the state of competition in wholesale financial markets that will look at everything from market structure to investment banking and asset management, in a bid to find areas where there may not be adequate competition. The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Wednesday announced a review of competition in the wholesale sector that will be looking to identify areas where competition may be weak or not be working properly. It says that the review is an exploratory exercise that aims to ferret out areas for further in-depth study. UK CMA proposes pension investment reforms Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords United KingdomCompanies Financial Conduct Authority Related news FCA consults on duty of care requirement Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The FCA says that it is interested in features of a market, or behaviour, that could inhibit, or distort competition, such as barriers to entry or expansion, information asymmetries, conflicts of interest, and cross-selling or bundling of services. It suggests that this could include market structure issues such as co-location, which may give high-speed traders an advantage; the production and dissemination of market data; arrangements between trading venues and clearing houses in both over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange-traded markets; and, the packaging of trading and clearing services by dealers. In terms of investment banking, it intends to examine cross-selling, the cost of equity and debt underwriting, and best execution. In asset management, it will look at the incentives asset managers have to pay fair prices for certain services such as dealing commissions, governance services, and others. “It is vital that wholesale financial markets are efficient, fair and competitive. We are publishing this call for inputs today to seek views and evidence from stakeholders on areas where they think competition may not be working effectively,” said Christopher Woolard, director of policy, risk and research at the FCA. “Effective competition within the wholesale sector can lead to an increase in institutional efficiency, lower prices, greater innovation and can improve the quality and range of financial services provided. Improvements in competition should contribute to the sustainable development of the financial system, and have positive knock-on effects for retail consumers and real economy businesses,” he added. The review will not focus on trading practices, as this is already being examined in a joint review between the FCA, the Bank of England, and the UK Treasury, which was announced last month. Feedback on the wholesale markets review is sought by October 9. James Langton FCA proposals aim to improve competition in the investment platform market
Advertisements RelatedPort Antonio Hospital Receives Help from Jamaican Foundation in Canada RelatedPort Antonio Hospital Receives Help from Jamaican Foundation in Canada Port Antonio Hospital Receives Help from Jamaican Foundation in Canada UncategorizedNovember 29, 2006 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Health care at the Port Antonio Hospital in Portland should be enhanced as a result of a donation by the Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation in Canada.The organisation, which consists of Jamaicans resident in Canada, presented a cheque for Cdn$10,000 to the hospital on November 28, to be used to purchase a new refrigerator for blood storage at its blood bank, and a desk top autoclave for the maternity ward.The autoclave will greatly improve the sterilisation of equipment used in the maternity ward, while the new refrigerator will be one specially designed for blood storage, with a capacity to store 50 bags.Making the presentation on behalf of the Foundation was Ann-Marie Bonner, Jamaica’s Consul General in Toronto.Miss Bonner said she was delighted to be able to hand over the gift to the hospital, and gave an assurance that the organization would continue to assist the institution.Accepting the gift, Brent Nation, Manager of the Port Antonio Hospital, thanked the Foundation, noting that the assistance would help to bring about the improvement necessary to enable the hospital to provide the best health care for the people it served. RelatedPort Antonio Hospital Receives Help from Jamaican Foundation in Canada
RelatedFlood Damage Rehabilitation Programme Receives $100 Million FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Flood Damage Rehabilitation Programme of the Ministry of Local Government and Environment has received an allocation of $100 million for the 2007/08 period.This provision is outlined in the Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.The objectives of this programme are to rehabilitate approximately 65 kilometres of flood damaged parochial roads with farming activities in six parishes, namely St. Ann, Manchester, Clarendon, St. Catherine, St. Thomas and St. Elizabeth; and to rehabilitate approximately 20 kilometres of flood damaged farm roads in the parishes of St. Thomas, St. Catherine, Manchester, St. Elizabeth and Clarendon.Anticipated targets for the new financial year include the awarding of road rehabilitation contracts and the rehabilitation of 39 road segments islandwide. Achievements up to March 2007 include negotiation of funding agreement with the European Union; on-going identification of roads to be rehabilitated; the rehabilitation of 62 road segments totalling 109.458 kilometres in six parishes, and the construction of one Bailey bridge.The programme is being funded by the Government and European Union and is scheduled to be completed in December 2012. RelatedFlood Damage Rehabilitation Programme Receives $100 Million Flood Damage Rehabilitation Programme Receives $100 Million UncategorizedApril 3, 2007 RelatedFlood Damage Rehabilitation Programme Receives $100 Million Advertisements
RelatedHigh Food Standards Emphasised Advertisements RelatedHigh Food Standards Emphasised High Food Standards Emphasised AgricultureOctober 17, 2012 RelatedHigh Food Standards Emphasised FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail MONTEGO BAY – State Minister for Industry, Investment, and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, has underscored the need for local food processors to maintain high standards in their operations, in order to ensure consumer safety, and enhance Jamaica's competitive edge in the global marketplace. "The maintenance of high standards, with respect to (the) quality (of food) and consumer safety and protection, is not confined to our quest for markets and the satisfaction of the needs of foreign consumers. Maintenance of standards is just as important for our domestic consumers; and what is true for our exports must be of equal importance to the Jamaican consumer," the Minister emphasized while addressing the opening ceremony for the 26th Session of the Codex Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables, at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel in Montego Bay, on Monday (Oct. 15). Mrs. Ffolkes-Abrahams pointed to recognition of the common marketplace which currently obtains consequent on globalization, and in which "we must all compete and adhere to international best practices". "Our major trading partners have set the benchmarks, and if we fail to put our house in order, windows of opportunity will be closed to us. This was forcibly emphasized last year with the introduction of the United States' Food and Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This has shifted the focus from responding to food contamination to measures to prevent and protect the integrity of food imports," the Minister stated. Codex standards are recognized by the World Trade Organization (WTO) as the international reference point for food related matters. Under the WTO Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) and the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreements, it is stipulated that sanitary and phytosanitary measures, as well as technical regulations must be based on international standards. These agreements also actively encourage member countries to fully participate in the work of organizations responsible for the development of international standards. Mrs. Ffolkes-Abrahams said both the FSMA and the Codex Committee meeting can yield positive results for the island's exports. This, as conformity to the stipulations will result in better quality exports and provide additional opportunity for the penetration of non-traditional US markets. "It is within that context that Jamaica's hosting of the 26th Codex Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables is, for Jamaica and the region, a significant event. It will provide us with firsthand experience in coordinating a meeting of this nature and magnitude. It provides an opportunity for Jamaicans, including local and regional manufacturers, to participate in the development of standards for value-added agricultural products; ultimately the outcomes will redound to the enhancement of international trade," she contended. The five-day conference, being co-hosted with the United States, is being attended by delegates from 35 countries who are meeting to deliberate on and adopt positions on food safety related issues. The Codex Alimentarius Commission was created in 1963 by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop food standards to protect consumers' health, and ensure fair trade in the food trade.
HomeBriefsCounty Awarded Nearly $4.6 Million In State Funding to help house children Jan. 27, 2020 at 5:00 amBriefsHomelessnessNewsReal EstateCounty Awarded Nearly $4.6 Million In State Funding to help house childrenGuest Author1 year agoBFHchildrenDCFShomehomelessnessState Funding More children across Los Angeles County will have help finding homes thanks to an influx of cash from the state.The California Department of Social Services recently notified the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) that the County will receive an additional $4.6 million in Bringing Families Home (BFH) Program funding, through June 30, 2022. The primary focus of BFH is to provide rapid re-housing and case management services to families in the child welfare system.Since its implementation in January 2018, DCFS and the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA), in collaboration with housing partners, have successfully served over 300 families and 400 children under the BFH Program. Through this additional funding, the DCFS and the LACDA will be able to assist another 300 homeless families.“Children thrive in safe and stable homes. This investment from the State, and partnership with LACDA, will strengthen the Department’s goal of reunification by providing supportive services to the many families of Los Angeles County,” stated Bobby D. Cagle, Director of DCFS.In spite of the challenges to locate affordable housing for these high-barrier families in Los Angeles County, the continued success of the program reflects the strong partnership and shared mission to reunify families and end homelessness in the community.“Throughout the years, the LACDA has partnered with DCFS to administer programs to reduce homelessness,” said Emilio Salas, LACDA Acting Executive Director. “This additional funding from the State of California will continue our efforts to help families in the child welfare system stabilize their lives.”Submitted by Elisa Vásquez, LACDA Public Information OfficerTags :BFHchildrenDCFShomehomelessnessState Fundingshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentAssemblymember Bloom Urges MLB to Hold the Houston Astros Accountable for their ActionsKnow Before You GoYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press10 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author10 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours ago
Line IPO raises $1.1 billion, the biggest in tech in 2016Around 40% of revenue comes from games, stickers and comics, and Japanese messaging service is seeking to expand with new contentMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefFriday 15th July 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareRelated JobsSenior Game Designer - UE4 - AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer - REMOTE - work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor - GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Update: Line Corp. has raised more than $1.1 billion in a dual IPO on the Tokyo and New York Stock Exchanges, making it the biggest tech IPO of 2016 so far.The mobile messaging company, which earns a significant proportion of its revenue from games, opened on the NYSE at $42 a share, up 33% on its list price, and closed the day's trading at $41.58. In Tokyo, its stock saw an immediate jump from a ¥3,300 opening price to ¥5,500, but closed the day at ¥4,345.In total, 22 million shares were released on the NYSE, and a further 13 million were sold in Tokyo.The NYSE went green today for the @line_global IPO $LNpic.twitter.com/C2Ito1k59C— NYSE ðŸ› (@NYSE) July 14, 2016
Intersolar expands global eventsThe new series of Intersolar Summits will provide international companies with new ways of accessing up-and-coming growth markets. 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Related Hatzolah Air will also become Urban Aeronautics’ official sales representative to other EMS and rescue organizations. Urban Aeronautics Ltd. announced Tuesday it has signed a deal with Hatzolah Air for four EMS CityHawk vertical take-off and landing aircraft (VTOL). Company Hopes to Develop Flying Ambulance in Next Five YearsNew Partnership in Drone Delivery System for Human Organs The craft will use jet propulsion and have cabins that are 20 to 30 percent larger and quieter than comparable helicopters. The aircraft is planned to complete its development and FAA certification for EMS use and be ready for production within three to five years, Urban Aeronautics said. Rendering/Urban Aeronautics The company said the EMS CityHawk is a lightweight twin-engine VTOL with “a uniquely compact footprint that can be optimized for urban transportation or emergency response.” “Hatzolah’s pre-order of four air ambulance CityHawks is an amazing show of confidence in our program and in our company,” said Nimrod Golan-Yanay, CEO of Urban Aeronautics, in a statement. “We look forward to delivering on our promise to revolutionize urban air mobility and the emergency response capabilities of major cities across the world.” “Hatzolah’s mission is always about patient care, and adding the VTOL CityHawk has the potential to save many thousands of lives every year,” said Eli Rowe, president of Hatzolah Air.
Courtesy of Riya Shah. Notre Dame College Democrats and others gather to recognize Ginsburg’s death in a vigil at the grotto Sunday night.“The loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg hit our country hard during a time of greater political and public health crisis, not only in the U.S., but around the world,” Botting said. “She had rightfully become a legal icon of a triad of egalitarian feminist values at the foundation of modern representative democracy: equality before the law; the right to non-discrimination on the basis of sex, gender or other social status; and equality of opportunity.”First year Anjali Pellegrin said she was saddened by Ginsburg’s death, and discussed her admiration for the late justice. “RBG’s death made a lot of my greatest fears a reality; for me the Supreme Court is the greatest protector of the people and the minorities, and it’s so hard to see such a strong force for good go,” Pellegrin said. “As a woman, she was my idol and as an activist she was my hope. She will rest in power” Sophomore Isabella Garcia of Notre Dame College Democrats spoke to her regard for Ginsburg, and said she was upset by the politicization surrounding her death. “It was really monumental, but I think that, especially in this time, it really stings and reminds me that the election is so important,” Garcia said. “We’re in the 40-day stretch now. I’m thinking about the fact the Trump administration is going to try to nominate and push someone through.”On Sunday evening, Notre Dame College Democrats held an unofficial vigil to remember Ginsburg’s life and recognize what she contributed to the advancement of historically marginalized groups’ rights.When asked how students can work to honor Ginsburg’s memory, Garcia talked about the vigil and said specific practices are important in honoring her. “I think, especially on a Catholic campus, it’s important to recognize the fact that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a Jewish woman, and so recognizing the traditional learning practices for that faith tradition has been an awesome thing to learn during this time,” Garcia said. When reflecting on how to honor Ginsburg’s memory, Botting said it’s best to remember the education that brought her to the Supreme Court.“We must ensure that future generations of citizens read and learn about the egalitarian and liberal ideas that are the basis for our most cherished democratic rights and freedoms,” Botting said.Tags: egalitarian feminism, feminist, Notorious RBG, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court, The Great Dissenter, vigil Last week, associate justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg died due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. Justice Ginsburg, also referred to as “the Notorious RBG” and the court’s “Great Dissenter,” led with strength in the face of adversity. She spent much of her early career fighting gender discrimination, before being appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993. She leaves behind a life-long legacy as a trailblazer for promoting and protecting women’s rights and furthering gender equality.University President Fr. John Jenkins released a statement Friday evening addressing Ginsburg’s death, and recalled her visit to campus in 2016. “I recall fondly her standing-room-only appearance in the Joyce Center in 2016,” Jenkins said in the statement.Political science professor Christina Wolbrecht spoke to the importance of Ginsburg’s work and its influence on the lives of current and future generations of women.“Few people in history did more to advance the equality of women than Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and all long before she sat on the Supreme Court. The series of cases she argued in the 1970s transformed and ensured the constitutional basis for sex equality,” Wolbrecht said. “There is no woman in this country whose life was not materially improved by Ginsburg’s work.”Professor Eileen Hunt Botting, a political theorist whose scholarly interests cover modern political thought, feminism, family, ethics of technology and literature, also spoke of Ginsburg’s passing.