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Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) 2014 abridged results.Company ProfileAccess Bank Ghana is a leading financial institution in Ghana providing banking products and services for the institutional, commercial, business banking, treasury and personal banking segments. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to vehicle and personal loans, banking services for women and private individuals, funds transfers and cardless banking. Access Bank Ghana provides relationship management services for corporate clients as well as corporate and structured finance services and investment and asset management services. Other services offered relate to cash management, trade finance, LPO financing, receivables discounting, leasing services and other major business transactions. The company is a subsidiary of Access Bank Plc. It operates 132 branches in the major towns and cities of Ghana, and has its headquarters in the capital city, Accra. Access Bank Ghana is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Are the battered share prices of Aston Martin and Marks & Spencer worth investing in? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! It is tempting as investors to look for bargains, but that can sometimes lead to investing in bad companies. Cheap share prices can keeping going down. Sometimes all the way to zero. That’s why it’s a game that you need to be confident of winning.There’s nothing in the recent performances of either Aston Martin Lagonda (LSE: AML) or Marks & Spencer (LSE: MKS) to reassure me that a turnaround in the fortunes of their battered share prices is on the cards.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…Change at Aston Martin but troubles remainLooking first at Aston Martin, the main hope is that the backing of billionaire executive chair Lawrence Stroll will be enough to help the company improve. That along with a new CEO from Mercedes AMG could prove a boost.There’s also the production of its new DBX SUV, which Aston Martin claims has strong forward sales orders.Taking these in order I’m not sure they’ll be enough to help the shares reverse their current path downwards. Stoll made his money in fashion investing and though he might be a petrolhead he’s not putting a large part of his fortune on the line to rescue Aston Martin. I think buying the shares simply to follow where a billionaire has put a small part of their money is foolish – in a bad way.The new CEO will have a lot on his plate and although he’ll know Aston Martin well it remains to be seen if he’ll have all the answers to its many problems. The last hope is that another company – perhaps Daimler – will bid for the company. But again, to invest in the hope of a bid doesn’t seem sensible. That’s just gambling.Overall, the increasing debt, the placing of news shares, the high interest Aston Martin has to pay to secure new financing all combine to make me less than optimistic about an improvement any time soon in the share price.Too big and too slowMarks & Spencer is another upmarket brand that’s struggling. Struggles with clothing and reaching a new younger audience seem to be behind its troubles and explain why the share price is falling.M&S is still quite quaint. It’s online offering – even following a tie up with Ocado that cost around £750m – seems rather lacking. The group has been slow to adapt when competitors have seen change coming and pivoted. M&S is on the back foot.Covid-19 hasn’t heped. M&S lost £52m in March alone because of the coronavirus. Even fewer customers in stores and a lack of online presence will likely have hit M&S harder than rivals. The executives talk of strategies, but delivery has continued to be woeful. That’s why I don’t think the shares are likely to improve any time soon. No matter how cheap the shares get, there’s always room for the share price to go lower. On that basis, I find neither Aston Martin nor M&S an exciting long-term recovery investment. I suspect both shares are value traps. See all posts by Andy Ross
Roland Head | Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 | More on: AZN AstraZeneca shares: Hargreaves Lansdown investors are buying. Should I buy too? Enter Your Email Address 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 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Roland Head Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. With the UK under lockdown again, the coronavirus vaccination developed by AstraZeneca (LSE: AZN) and Oxford University looks even more important than it did in November. So I’m not surprised to see AstraZeneca shares were the most bought stock by investors on the Hargreaves Lansdown platform last week.One reason for this may be sentiment — we’re all hoping that vaccines will allow life to return to normal this year. Investing on sentiment isn’t always profitable, but there’s also a more concrete reason. AstraZeneca’s share price has fallen by more than 25% from the all-time high of £10 seen last year, despite rising profits.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…I want to increase my exposure to the healthcare sector, so I’ve been taking a fresh look at AstraZeneca. With the firm seemingly on track to deliver sustained growth over the next few years, should I be buying?Reasons to buyBuying companies whose performance is already improving often carries less risk than betting on turnarounds. AstraZeneca has been through a tough patch in recent years but the group’s investment in new drugs appears to be paying off. Profits are growing again as new drugs deliver growth. Sales of new medicines rose by 34% to $9.894m during the first nine months of last year, accounting for half of the group’s total sales.Analysts expect this momentum to continue. The latest broker forecasts suggest AstraZeneca’s pre-tax profit could rise by about 30% in both 2021 and 2022. That’s pretty strong growth for a FTSE 100 share.Rising profits are expected to be matched by strong cash generation. This could allow AstraZeneca to cut debt and return to dividend growth after several years of flat payouts.AstraZeneca shares: is the price right?I think AstraZeneca is a good business and I suspect its reputation will be improved by the way it’s handled the Covid-19 vaccine project. The company has committed not to make any profit from the vaccine and has produced a medicine that can be kept at ordinary fridge temperatures. This should make it cheaper, easier, and quicker to deploy, especially in emerging markets.However, even the best companies can be too expensive at times. Paying too much for an investment can result in years of below-average returns. This is what I want to avoid. So, are AstraZeneca shares priced to buy?As I mentioned earlier, the share price has pulled back by more than 25% from last summer’s record highs. At the time of writing, the shares are trading at under £74. This prices the stock at 20 times 2021 forecast earnings, with a dividend yield of 2.8%.In my view, this is probably a fair price for the business, based on what we know today. However, as a value investor, I like to buy stocks when they’re trading below their fair value. AstraZeneca isn’t quite cheap enough to persuade me to buy today. But it’s certainly a stock I plan to keep watching. 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. Image source: Getty Images Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. 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Area: 92 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Year: Japan M House / D.I.G Architects “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/263762/m-house-d-i-g-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Nagoya-shi, Japan Architects: D.I.G Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeD.I.G ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNagoya-shiHousesJapanPublished on August 20, 2012Cite: “M House / D.I.G Architects” 20 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Projects House M / Peter Ruge ArchitektenSave this projectSaveHouse M / Peter Ruge Architekten “COPY” House M / Peter Ruge Architekten Architects: Peter Ruge Architekten Area Area of this architecture project Mechanical & Electrical: Year: CopyHouses•Berlin, Germany Germany “COPY” Houses Area: 324 m² Area: 324 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Ira Efremova+ 16 Share 2015 Year: 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/780354/house-m-peter-ruge-architekten Clipboard photographs: Ira EfremovaPhotographs: Ira Efremova Ib blauth Ingenieurbüro Structural Engineering: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/780354/house-m-peter-ruge-architekten Clipboard Peter Raschka Consultants Design Team:Peter Ruge, Kayoko Uchiyama, Matthias Matschewski, Jan Müllender, Alejandra Pérez SillerCity:BerlinCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ira EfremovaRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiText description provided by the architects. House M is a detached town house in the middle of Berlin for an academic Japanese-German family. The rectangular site stretches 15 m along the road in the west and extends 40 m to the east. The building is integrated into the existing context of urban villas by its street view as wooden façade.Save this picture!© Ira EfremovaWith their living experiences on three continents, the clients emphasized the need for three main ideas for their home.Save this picture!© Ira EfremovaSave this picture!Floor PlanTo optimize the natural light and air conditions, the building is orientated to the south and pushed to the northern site line. The 7 x 18 floor plate collects as much sunlight and sun energy as possible in winter and is protected by an effective louvre system in summer. The centre of the house is the kitchen, which connects the dining area with a void to the upper floors, which contain the children rooms on the second floor, and the living and guest areas on first floor.Save this picture!© Ira EfremovaSave this picture!Second Floor PlanThe separation of entrances between the main and the back door, the pleasure of taking off shoes when coming home, the half sunken dining area as the location for family reunion, the garden floor bath overlooking the garden with a cherry tree, and the courtyard porch of larch wood partly covered by the recess of the house mingle here with the German concept and technique of a highly energy efficient and sustainable building.Save this picture!© Ira EfremovaProject gallerySee allShow lessMonocle 24’s ‘The Urbanist’ Speaks to Those Who Are “Fighting the Establishment”Architecture NewsHouse in Takaban / K+S ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Photographs CopyAbout this officePeter Ruge ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBerlinGermanyPublished on January 17, 2016Cite: “House M / Peter Ruge Architekten” 17 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Carlos Pereda Iglesias y Óscar Pérez Silanes Houses CopyHouses•Pamplona, Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910361/house-in-pamplona-pereda-perez-arquitectos Clipboard 2018 ArchDaily House in Pamplona / Pereda Pérez Arquitectos House in Pamplona / Pereda Pérez ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in Pamplona / Pereda Pérez ArquitectosSave this picture!© Pedro Pegenaute+ 32Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” Year: Projects Photographs Architects: Pereda Pérez Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project Builder :CBM construccionesStructural Engineering:José Joaquín ArricibitaDesign Team:Fernando Royo, María Elena AstiniCity:PamplonaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pedro PegenauteRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Windowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. The plot is located in an urban nucleus of new creation in the periphery of Pamplona. It has a rectangular floor plant with elongated proportions. The site presents a very steep topography with a difference of 16 meters in the east-west direction.Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteSave this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!© Pedro PegenauteIn addition to the program, the rest of the conditioning factors of the project were linked to compliance with the current legal regulations, which highlighted the obligation to make inclined roofs, indicating that at least 60% of the roof must have a 30% slope. The house is fragmented looking for a good settlement on the slope on one side and on the other a discreet presence through a simple volumetry, of a friendly and close scale.Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteSave this picture!SketchSave this picture!© Pedro PegenauteThe project is developed in two floors: one at street level in its upper level with the day program of housing and one lower with the night program. Both linked areas, enjoying and protecting themselves, permanently with the dimension of the landscape they face. The lower area materialized as a compressed plinth, which allows a more recollected dwelling, in front of the upper level that is shaped like a large window space for the enjoyment of pleasant distant views.Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteThis basement also allows to generate a horizontal landscaped area for the enjoyment of the areas of the upper level, to whose volume all the protagonism is transferred. We like the idea that the house is shown to the visitor’s gaze only as the superior piece. The house tries, from its trace and its materiality, to be related to the measure of the place, just a simple white piece of concrete.Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteProject gallerySee allShow lessThe World’s First Quarry Hotel Opens in China, Designed by JADE + QAArchitecture News”We Wanted a Gradient of Galleries”: WORKac Explain their Design for the Beirut Muse…Interviews Share Spain Lead Architects: “COPY” Manufacturers: Cortizo, Porcelanosa Grupo, Aislaglass, CBM construcciones ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910361/house-in-pamplona-pereda-perez-arquitectos Clipboard CopyAbout this officePereda Pérez ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPamplonaOn InstagramSpainPublished on January 29, 2019Cite: “House in Pamplona / Pereda Pérez Arquitectos” [Vivienda en Pamplona / Pereda Pérez Arquitectos] 29 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
BHF accelerates store reopening after successful trial About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: charity retail After a successful trial, the British Heart Foundation is to go ahead and reopen 395 of its charity shops this week followed by a further 299 next week.The charity had planned a more phased reopening to ensure it could create a safe working environment for its staff and 17,000 volunteers, many of whom are living with heart and circulatory diseases. However, due to the success of its trial of over 40 shops, BHF has accelerated its plans.It is urging the public to support it by donating good quality items, or visiting to make a purchase to help it in its recovery from the crisis, which it predicts will cut its net income in half for 2020 and means it may have to cut research spending by half this year. The temporary closure of the BHF’s 750 shops has seen the crisis cost it around £10 million a month. This has coincided with a significant increase in demand for the charity’s services, with calls to its Heart Helpline increasing by 400% at the peak of the pandemic.All BHF shops and stores will have new measures in place to keep staff, volunteers and customers safe. This includes social distancing on the shop floor, protective equipment for staff and volunteers, and facilitating contact free collection and processing of donated items. All donations will now be rested for 72 hours before being placed on the shop floor. Customers will also be able to donate at new contact-free donation points set up at every BHF shop entrance. For larger donations to BHF home stores, donors will be able to book a free collection service online from Monday 27 July. All pick-ups will be contact-free. For smaller donations, the BHF has launched a postal donation service.As well as reopening its shops, BHF has joined with other medical research charities to call on the Government to match charity-funded research for the next three to five years to ensure the pace of progress can be maintained. Dr Charmaine Griffiths, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation, said:“Our shops fund a huge proportion of UK cardiovascular research, so the reopening of doors is welcomed news for thousands of scientists and millions of people with heart and circulatory diseases, as well as our shoppers. This moment was difficult to imagine just a few weeks ago, and its testament to the incredible commitment of our BHF team of colleagues and volunteers that we’ll be trading in every corner of the country within two weeks. “But the coronavirus crisis will unfortunately have a long-lasting and devastating impact on charities like ours, with our funding for new research falling by a shocking £50m this year alone. That’s why, not only do we need urgent help from our loyal supporters, we’re also urging the Government to ensure funding for vital research charities. For us, it will mean we can protect the progress we have made so far and continue to transform the lives of those with heart and circulatory diseases. It’s ultimately patients who will suffer if this doesn’t happen.” Melanie May | 20 July 2020 | News 530 total views, 2 views today Advertisement 531 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Use Plot Data to Make Sound Decisions SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 8, 2019 Home News Feed Use Plot Data to Make Sound Decisions Facebook Twitter Matt Hutcheson, CCA Seed Consultants, Inc.As harvest is completed across the Eastern Corn Belt, seed companies, universities, and growers will have the chance to compile and analyze data from yield testing. One of the most important decisions a farmer will face all year is deciding what variety to plant and in which field to plant it. To ensure that the best possible decision is made next spring, it is important to spend some time looking at yield data. While reviewing data is critical, knowing how to determine whether it is accurate and useful is equally important. Below are some tips for using data to make sound planting decisions next spring.Look for Replicated DataDon’t rely on yield resultsfrom one strip plot on a farm or from a single plot location. Look for data from randomized tests that are repeated multiple times and across multiple locations. Replications in testing increase the reliability of the data and helps to remove variables that can skew results.For strip plot data, was a “tester” used?Strip plots planted on farms can cover large areas of a field. In many fields in the Eastern Corn Belt there are several soil types. If a plot crosses several soil types how can you be sure it is accurate? By planting a “tester” variety at regular intervals within the plot, you can calculate adjusted yields based on the variability of the tester yield across the plot. The use of a tester minimizes the effect soil type variability has on the plot results to ensure more accurate data.Look for consistencyAccording to Bob Nielsen, Purdue Extension Agronomist, “Documented consistency in yield performance is still the key to success in selecting hybrids that will perform well in your farming operation.” When choosing a variety based on plot data, it is important to look for consistent performance—across several plot locations and between multiple years. Choose varieties that consistently performed well in 2014 and 2015, in multiple locations, and different growing conditions.Statistical SignificanceOn published data look for foot notes that indicate the least statistically significant yield difference, or LSD. In many plots, the performance of the top 5 or 10 varieties may not be statistically different. Although there are small differences in yield, statistical analysis of the data indicates that all varieties within the LSD have an equal chance of winning the plot.While plot data can be very useful in making decisions, some plot data is significantly more accurate and reliable. The key to getting the most out of yield data is having the ability to sort through the large amounts of information to identify the data that most accurately and reliably represents varietal performance. Previous articleSoybeans and Neonicotinoids: Update From Regional ResearchNext articleNovember Supply and Demand Shows Indiana Production Dip Hoosier Ag Today