New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) 2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNew Mauritius Hotels Limited indulges in the hospitality sector primarily, where together with the company’s subsidiaries, it operates through four segments; hotel operations, tour operating, airline and inland catering, and property development. Respectively, the hotel operations segment covers operations in Mauritius, Seychelles, and Morocco. The tour operations segment involves activities in Mauritius, France, the United Kingdom, Italia, and South Africa. The flight and inland catering segment caters to operations in Mauritius. The property development segment refers to activities in Morocco and to be started in Mauritius. New Mauritius Hotels Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) 2015 annual report.Company ProfilePromotion and Development Limited is a company based in Mauritius which deals in the shares investment, property development, and supply and provision of services associated with such activities in Mauritius. The company has property, shares, and security segments that it operates through. Promotion and Development Limited also rents properties and provides security and property protection services, as well as sells equipment. Promotion and Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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SHARE Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jul 23, 2012 Just as ethanol supporters were responding to the call for Renewable Fuel Standard reform – they were applauding the rejection of a petition by the Chicken Council challenging the EPA’s rulemaking on the RFS2. The dismissal of the meat industry petition by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit was hailed by Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis and Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen as a victory for American ethanol producers and renewable fuel advocates. The two added that this was the last of many challenges to the RFS2 rulemaking and each was rejected. By denying this latest challenge – Buis and Dinneen say the Court has vindicated the RFS2 rulemaking process.According to Buis and Dinneen – the RFS is arguably the nation’s most effective energy policy – spurring the development of a domestic biofuels industry that is creating hundreds of thousands of jobs that can’t be outsourced. They say it is also helping to decrease the nation’s reliance on imported oil – thus reducing prices at the pump. Buis and Dinneen say the Court ruling demonstrates that the charges against ethanol made by anti-biofuel lobbies don’t hold up under scrutiny.The results of a study funded by a coalition of livestock and poultry groups were just released last week. That study found that increases in commodity prices are strongly associated with the RFS mandate – and that – because the promised benefits on oil imports and gasoline prices haven’t been seen – Americans are paying more for food without seeing lower prices at the pump.Source: NAFB News Service Home Energy DC Court Rules in Favor of RFS Facebook Twitter SHARE DC Court Rules in Favor of RFS Previous articleDeepening Drought Brings Another Vilsack Push for Farm BillNext articleFarm Bureau Says USDA Action Will Help Farmers and Ranchers Andy Eubank
News ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Reporters Without Borders has called for the need for legislation to allow US and European Internet companies operating in repressive countries to escape rules imposed on them by these governments.The government in Iran uses western technology, such as Nokia and Siemens, to filter the Web and emails. In China, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has just confirmed that all computer manufacturers must include anti-pornography filtering software in all PCs from 1st July. “Iran and China can now block access to news and information using western technology. It is high time that the United States and the European Union protected their companies from the dangerous misuse of their products,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“These companies must have a legal and official remedy to apply against these measures that force them to obstruct the free circulation of information. A law like the Global Online Freedom Act (GOFA) would allow that.” The GOFA is a draft law being studied in the United States and in a different version within the EU. It was proposed in the House of Representatives by Republican Deputy Christopher Smith in a new version on 6 May. Inspired by the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, it aims to prevent US companies from “cooperating with repressive governments in transforming the Internet into a tool of censorship and surveillance.” It also aims to ensure that the US government fulfils its responsibility “to promote freedom of expression on the Internet” and “restore public confidence in the integrity of US businesses.” The European version of GOFA was put before the European Parliament on 17 July 2008 by Dutch member, Jules Maaten of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), and was inspired by the US model. It urges European companies to assume their “responsibility to uphold the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” and requires them to locate their servers outside repressive countries. (download the proposed directive).The Wall Street Journal has reported that European companies Siemens (Germany) and Nokia (Finland) have supplied the software for surveillance of telecommunications in Iran through a “joint venture” Nokia Siemens Network. Nokia confirmed the sale of its technology using “deep packet inspection” (DPI), which allows interception of all kinds of communications, such as emails, phone calls, images or messages posted on social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter etc). DPI is generally used to grade data on the Internet (sending an email on high priority for example). June 2, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information to go further China’s Cyber Censorship Figures China’s MIIT on 8 June this year said that it had given companies operating there six weeks to fit their computers with new software – Green Dam Youth Escort – paid for by the government (read the announcement in English and Chinese), to protect “young people” from “harmful” content online. Since March it has been downloaded more than 3 million times, is apparently used in 2,279 schools and installed in some 518,000 computers. Chinese companies Lenovo, Inspur and Hedy have reportedly already installed the software on more than 52 million computers.The Open Net Initiative says that the software “has an influence that goes well beyond the protection of young people: the filtering options include blocking political and religious content”. (download the study on PDF). So far only US company Microsoft has shown concern about the effects on the free circulation of information as a result of installing this software. (more information: http://www.rsf.org/Reporters-sans-frontieres,33300.html). June 23, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 US and European companies jointly responsible for Internet censorship News RSF_en News ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Receive email alerts Follow the news on China March 12, 2021 Find out more
June 3, 2021 Find out more March 11, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The U.S. drops China from its list of the world’s worst human rights violators: “A bad decision at a bad time” April 28, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas to go further Reporters Without Borders denounced the U.S. State Department’s decision to drop China from its list of the world’s worst human rights violators. Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says United StatesAmericas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News Follow the news on United States News News Reporters Without Borders denounced the U.S. State Department’s decision to drop China from its list of the world’s worst human rights violators. “The situation in China is not, of course, comparable to the one in North Korea or in Eritrea, but Washington’s decision occurs at the worst possible time, just when the situation is worsening prior to the opening of the Olympic Games. This move is seen as a major setback for human rights organizations, who have been striving especially hard in these last five months before the Games to improve the status of human rights in China. This decision was announced even as it was learned that some one hundred Tibetan monks have been arrested. and Chinese authorities are refusing to release activist Hu Jia and dozens of other freedom of expression advocates,” stated the organization from its Washington bureau.”U.S. authorities are depriving themselves of yet another effective way to pressure China, without having achieved any goodwill gesture from Beijing. The human rights dialogue between the two countries is set to resume, but shouldn’t the U.S. have waited for a massive release of prisoners and an end to censorship before dropping China from this list?” the organization stipulated.In its 2007 Human Rights Report published today, March 11, 2008, the State Department placed China on the list of authoritarian countries undergoing full economic reform and rapid social change, yet which “have not undertaken democratic political reform” and continue to deny their citizens human rights and basic freedoms. The report added: “The government also continued to monitor, harass, detain, arrest, and imprison activists, writers, journalists, and defense lawyers and their families, many of whom were seeking to exercise their rights under the law.” Beijing had figured among the worst violators in the 2006 and 2005 reports. Organisation June 7, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Help by sharing this information
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Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles MBS Remain ‘Strong Source of Capital for America’s Homeowners’ Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Previous: Home Buying and Selling Sentiment ‘Recovering’ Next: Creating ‘Customers for Life’ Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Ginnie Mae said its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) “continue to be a strong source of capital for America’s homeowners, with more than $76.4 billion of securities issued in October, up from $75.8 billion in September and $60 billion one year ago.”The reported volume reflects home financing for about 277,000 households, Ginne Mae reports.”This is a year that continues to set records for Ginnie Mae and the households we finance,” said Seth Appleton, Principal EVP. “Investors around the world are attracted to the liquidity and value of the only government-guaranteed MBS and the role it plays in keeping housing accessible and affordable for millions of families each year.”A breakdown of October issuance of $76.44 billion includes $72.49 billion of Ginnie Mae II MBS and $3.95 billion of Ginnie Mae I MBS, which includes $3.85 billion of loans for multifamily housing.Ginnie Mae describes its I and II MBS as follows:Ginnie Mae I MBS are modified pass-through mortgage-backed securities for which registered holders receive separate principal and interest payments on each of their certificates. Ginnie Mae I securities can include single-family, multifamily, manufactured home and project construction loans.Ginnie Mae II MBS are modified pass-through mortgage-backed securities for which registered holders receive an aggregate principal and interest payment from a central paying agent. An Issuer may participate in the Ginnie Mae II MBS either by issuing custom, single-Issuer pools or through participation in the issuance of multiple-Issuer pools, which combine loans with similar characteristics.According to the company, Ginnie Mae Ginnie MBS programs directly support housing finance programs administered by the Federal Housing Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Public and Indian Housing, and the Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service.According to Ginnie Mae, it is the “only MBS to carry the explicit full faith and credit of the United States government.” About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / MBS Remain ‘Strong Source of Capital for America’s Homeowners’ Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Market Studies, News November 9, 2020 1,206 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Print This Post 2020-11-09 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe
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News UpdatesParliament Clears Bill To Permit Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts [Read Bill] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Sep 2020 8:28 AMShare This – xThe Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill, 2020, with an aim to ensure financial stability and promote competitiveness in Indian financial markets. The Bill provides a legal framework to enable two counterparties in a bilateral financial contract to offset claims against each other to determine a single net payment obligation due from…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill, 2020, with an aim to ensure financial stability and promote competitiveness in Indian financial markets. The Bill provides a legal framework to enable two counterparties in a bilateral financial contract to offset claims against each other to determine a single net payment obligation due from one counterparty to other in the event of default. It was passed by the Lok Sabha last week. “In the absence of a legal framework for bilateral netting, banks are forced to measure credit exposure to a counterparty for over the counter derivative contracts based on gross basis and not net basis. This situation significantly increases credit risk exposure and systemic risk in financial market in the event of default of a counterparty, besides trapping significant amount of capital unproductively by banks. An unambiguous legal framework for enforceability of close-out netting would reduce credit exposure of banks and other financial institutions,” Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said. She informed the House that the estimated financial savings under the Bill will be around Rs. 46,000 crore yearly. She also assured the House that the Bill was drafted keeping in mind the model netting act of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association. Salient Features Bilateral netting Netting refers to determination of “net claim” after setting off all the claims/ obligations arising from mutual dealings between two parties to Qualified Financial Contracts (as notified by the relevant authorities which may be RBI, SEBI, IRDAI, etc.). Netting also includes Close-out netting (discussed later). The parties to a QFC must ensure that all obligations owed by one party to the other, under the contract, are replaced by a single net amount. Applicability The provisions of the Bill will apply to QFCs between two qualified financial market participants, where at least one party is an entity regulated by the specified authorities (RBI, SEBI, IRDAI, PFRDA or the IFSCA). Qualified financial market participant The relevant authority may, by notification, designate an entity regulated by it as a qualified financial market participant to deal in QFCs. This would include entities such as non-banking finance companies (NBFCs), insurance companies and pension funds. Enforceability of netting Netting of QFCs shall be enforced by a netting agreement, included in the contract between the parties. Inclusion of non-qualified financial contracts in a netting agreement will not invalidate the enforceability of netting of QFCs under the agreement. Close-out netting arrangement Close-out netting refers to the termination of all obligations arising out of relevant QFCs. The process may be initiated by a party to the QFC in the case of: failure to honour the obligations of a QFC by the other party termination event, as specified in the netting agreement that gives one or both parties the right to terminate transactions under the agreement. The net amount payable/receivable under the close-out netting would be determined: in accordance with the netting agreement entered into by the parties, or through an agreement between the parties on the sum with regard to the net amount payable, or through arbitration. Enforceability of close-out netting Close-out netting is enforceable against: an insolvent party against the person providing collateral a party placed under administration, notwithstanding any injunction, moratorium, insolvency, resolution, winding up or order of a court issued under any law. Limitations on powers of administration practitioner The administration practitioner cannot render ineffective, any transfer of cash, collateral or other interests made in connection with a netting agreement between the insolvent party and the non-insolvent party to a QFC. [With Inputs from PRS Legislative Research] Click Here To Download BillNext Story