Fortis Microfinance Bank Plc (FORTIS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Fortis Microfinance Bank Plc (FORTIS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fortis Microfinance Bank Plc (FORTIS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fortis Microfinance Bank Plc (FORTIS.ng) 2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileFortis Microfinance Bank Plc offers a range of banking products and services for micro and small-to-medium enterprises, individuals, the unbanked and low-end entrepreneurs in Nigeria. The company provides affordable, flexible financial solutions to support the development of entrepreneurship among the unbanked and/or economical disadvantaged businesses and individuals. Fortis Microfinance Bank Plc has an extensive network of branches located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its product offering ranges from transactional accounts, term deposits and loans to microcredit solutions for schooling, rentals and contract financing. The company also offers advice and support through workshops and seminars and corporate events. It has a range of products and services for high-net worth individuals and offers executive management advisory and training services for building human capacity. Fortis Microfinance Bank Plc’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Fortis Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) 2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Here’s why I see the Vodafone share price as a top ISA buy today I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Vodafone (LSE: VOD) has suffered slightly less badly than the FTSE 100 in the Covid-19 crash. While the Footsie has fallen 19% since the start of the year, the Vodafone share price is down 16%.I’m seeing a big name in the race for 5G phone technology seriously underrated though, admittedly, not without problems. I think we have a buying opportunity here.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Vodafone gave us an update Friday. Revenue has been impacted a little by the lockdown, with roaming charges reduced by people staying at home. But, overall, organic service revenue declined only by a modest 1.3%.When I compare that to the revenue hits so many companies have suffered during the crisis, I’m impressed. It makes Vodafone look very much like a defensive stock to hold right now. And that also has me scratching my head over the poor performance of the Vodafone share price.In the past, I’ve viewed Vodafone’s corporate structure as a little disjointed. I was seeing a mixed bag of disparate businesses, and I couldn’t grasp the company’s overall direction. But I see that improving significantly now, as Vodafone is focusing more on its core 5G and other technological developments.Vantage TowersAs part of its restructuring, Vodafone will spin off its mobile phone towers business, via a Frankfurt IPO planned for early 2021. The business, to be known as Vantage Towers, currently owns and operates close to 70,000 towers across Europe. I see this as a sensible restructuring move, and I think it should provide support for the Vodafone share price over the longer term.Vodafone’s earnings have fallen back a little over the past couple of years. But, as a company goes through phases of technological development and costs, that doesn’t worry me. And analysts have a return to EPS growth penciled in for the year to March 2021. On the cash front, Vodafone has reiterated its guidance for free cash flow of at least €5bn in the current year, and that helps ease my concerns on the dividend front.Sustainable dividends?I think the excessive payment of dividends has been holding back the Vodafone share price, which is down nearly 50% in five years. Consistently paying dividends in excess of earnings per share, as Vodafone had a chronic habit of doing, is unsustainable. Investors knew that, and many expected a cut and were surely keeping away.Thankfully, Vodafone reined in its excess with a dividend reduction in 2019. But, even after that, we’re still not seeing the forecast payments quite covered by earnings. Even with two years of double-digit EPS growth on the cards, the dividend would only be barely covered by 2022.Vodafone share price growthStill, I can see Vodafone’s growth trajectory continuing as 5G expansion progresses, though I think the firm’s debt could put further pressure on the dividend. And I aslo think the Vodafone share price will continue to be held back while the dividend remains uncovered. But, with a P/E dropping to 15 based on 2022 forecasts, I still rate Vodafone as a long-term growth and dividend buy.I say stash Vodafone in your ISA, and leave it there for 10 years. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I like that Warren Buffett has helped turn ordinary people into millionaires – Here’s how! Most adults dream of earning more money, whether through hard work, a lottery win, or carefully chosen investments. For many people it never goes beyond the stage of dreaming. But for some, it really comes true. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, and his widely quoted methodology, has gone a long way to transforming ordinary citizens into ISA millionaires. His tried-and-true strategies make stock market investing simple and accessible to any of us, and that’s what impresses me the most.Warren Buffett’s influenceIt’s not just individuals that have transformed their lives for the better. Many professional stock pickers also incorporate Buffett’s wisdom into their approaches. One such success story is that of Nick Train. Sometimes called Britain’s answer to Warren Buffett, Train is a highly successful fund manager who has also helped many UK inhabitants become rich.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Train runs investment trusts and funds, including LF Lindsell Train UK Equity and Lindsell Train Global Equity. The crux of his strategy is to buy and hold, which is at the heart of Buffett’s mantra too. Train keeps his portfolio small with a few champion stocks he really believes in.The SDL UK Buffettology Fund is another UK fund inspired by Buffett’s prowess, founded by boutique asset manager Sanford DeLand. Over the past three years the Buffettology fund has delivered a 23% return for investors, although it’s down 0.8% in the past year.On a path to richesBuffett’s advice is simple; buy stocks in an undervalued state and hold for as long as possible. The stocks he prefers usually offer a dividend yield, which means they automatically come with an additional interest payment paid back to the shareholder throughout the year. Dividends are usually annual, but sometimes quarterly or bi-annual. The reason this buy-and-hold strategy works is that the interest payments generate interest payments, quickly creating the snowball effect of compound interest.Choosing which stocks to invest in is the hard part. But by following a few key factors, it needn’t be as difficult as one may think. I have been reading and writing about Buffett’s strategy for some time now and I think I can sum it up as follows: Choose a stock that I really believe in. A company I believe will stand far into the future. One that I wish I owned a piece of and that I really understand the point of. An excellent company has a competitive edge and a strong management team. It will offer a dividend to thank shareholders for their support and it will not be overvalued.And to show how compound investing works, consider this: If I was to invest £250 a month into a Stocks and Shares ISA generating an effective annual rate of interest at 9%, then after 40 years I would have £1,062,412. In this example, it compounds interest yearly. My final sum will vary depending on the amount I deposit, the annual rate of return, and how long I can afford to leave it.Source: The Calculator SiteAll-in-all, this proves that Buffett’s buy-and-hold strategy has merit and can turn everyday investors into stock market millionaires. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… Alan Oscroft owns shares of Aviva. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Alan Oscroft Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Alan Oscroft | Monday, 24th May, 2021 | More on: AV Aviva (LSE: AV) was hit especially hard by the 2020 stock market crash, but it’s put in an impressive recovery. Since late October, the Aviva share price is up 55%. So far in 2021 alone, we’re looking at a 24% rise, way ahead of the FTSE 100‘s 8.5%. Aviva is due to bring us a trading update on Thursday. So what will I, as a shareholder, be looking for?My priority is pretty simple. In a word, dividends. That’s what I bought Aviva shares for. I’m hoping for an income stream that’ll keep going for a decade or more, so I don’t really care too much about where the share price goes in the near term. In fact, I’m almost disappointed Aviva and so many others have recovered from their pandemic kickings so well. I wanted to keep on buying cheaply for as long as I could.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The insurer did cut its 2019 dividend, which surely contributed to the Aviva share price crash. But that was only under instruction from the financial regulator. Is this a good moment for me to express my disapproval of regulatory authorities interfering in the free market? Well, I can understand why they did it this time, but I really don’t like it.Aviva share price strengthBut things are already looking better. And, for the 2020 year, dividends were back. Aviva paid a total of 21p per share, for a yield of 5.2% on the current price. In addition, shareholders got a delayed extra 6p per share in respect of the 2019 financial year. So the pain for income investors was relatively brief, and really not that bad.What should we expect going forward? Well, I do like my dividends. But I get a bit twitchy when they’re being paid by a company carrying a lot of debt. I’d rather see excess capital being used to pay down debt today, to strengthen tomorrow’s dividend prospects. There are plans on that front too, which also seem to be supporting the current bull run for the Aviva share price.Debt reductionAnnounced at the time the 2020 results were out, Aviva intends to accelerate its debt reduction programme. That should bring an estimated £1.7bn drop in the first half of the current year. It’s perhaps ambitious, and if there’s any shortfall then Aviva shares could suffer a wobble. Aviva said debt reduction should bring it “closer to returning to shareholders excess capital above 180% Solvency II shareholder cover ratio.”So those are the things I’m looking for. I hope to hear how progress on the debt reduction plan is going. And maybe some estimate of where it will be come year-end. Divestments play a part in the strategy too, so an update on that front will be welcome.Where the Aviva share price goes in the coming months is anybody’s guess, and there are still risks investing in the financial sector. But I have an Aviva top-up on my list of investment possibilities. The Aviva share price is climbing. Should I buy more? Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now
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National learning disability charity HFT has received £30,000 from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity to fund its Carer Support Service. This is the first instalment of a £60,000 donation pledged to HFT by the Freemasons over a two year period.Laura Chapman, chief executive of the Freemasons’ Grand Charity, said: “The Grand Charity has supported HFT for over 20 years and has been very impressed by the quality of care and services provided by HFT.” Last year the charity secured financial backing of £250,000 over a three year period (2004-2007) for the project from The Big Lottery Community Fund. Advertisement In addition, £62,000 was awarded by a three-year section 64 grant from the Department of Health to set up, promote and develop a unique National Family Carer Network which was launched last year. Howard Lake | 8 May 2005 | News Freemasons’ Grand Charity grants £30,000 to HFT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
News The Vietnamese authorities confirmed this afternoon that Dieu Cay, who had been held since 19 April 2008, was taken to Hanoi’s Noi Bai airport and was put on a flight to the United States.Vietnamese media said his family was not notified in advance but relatives went to the airport and were able to confirm the presence of US diplomats even if they were not able to see or speak to Dieu Cay. By contacting Dieu Cay’s wife, Voice of America’s Vietnamese service learned that his son, Nguyen Tri Dung, received a call from him at 22:45 local time while he was in the Hong Kong transit lounge.“We are delighted to know that Dieu Cay is free and no longer has to fear for his health, which suffered from the mistreatment he received in detention,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific Desk. “We hope he will not be kept apart from his family and that ways will be found for him to be reunited with those who have waited courageously for him for more than six years.”Lucie Morillon, the organization’s programme director, added: “We would like to stress that 26 other bloggers and citizen journalists are still being held for exercising their right to freely inform their fellow citizens and the entire world about the human rights situation in Vietnam. We again urge the authorities to free all detained netizens.”Sentenced in December 2012 to 12 years in prison for “anti-state propaganda,” Dieu Cay continued to criticize the authorities while detained, denouncing the conditions in his prison in the central province of Nghe An, which badly affected his health and where his family was repeatedly prevented from visiting him.At one point he began a hunger strike that he terminated only when the Nghe An provincial authorities, after 35 days, acknowledged receipt of his letter condemning the conditions in the prison.Vietnam is ranked 174th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Sign the petition, click here. Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Help by sharing this information to go further VietnamAsia – Pacific VietnamAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Nguyen Van Hai, a citizen journalist better known by the blog name of Dieu Cay, was released today, but points out that 26 other citizen journalists are still held in Vietnam, the world’s third biggest prison for netizens. Organisation Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Follow the news on Vietnam April 27, 2021 Find out more April 22, 2021 Find out more RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang October 21, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB hails Vietnamese journalist Dieu Cay’s release Receive email alerts RSF_en News News News April 7, 2021 Find out more
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