Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Image source: Getty Images Tech shares have been the big growth story of recent years. But many tech stocks look expensive to me after the big gains we’ve seen over the last 12 months.Paying too much for a stock can limit long-term returns. To solve this problem, I’ve been hunting for good quality UK tech shares trading at attractive prices. I reckon I’ve found one company that I’d be happy to buy today.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…Profits up 35%The business I’ve chosen is cyber security group Avast (LSE: AVST). The firm is well-known among home computer users for its free anti-virus software. But Avast does a lot more than that, offering a range of more sophisticated paid products for home and business users.Avast has been in business for 30 years and floated on the London market in 2018. I admit that I normally look for a slightly longer history, but that isn’t always possible in the tech sector.As it turned out, Avast’s performance has remained strong since its IPO. The group’s operating profit has risen by 35% since 2018 and has tripled since 2015.I reckon this tech share could keep growingAvast obviously faces tough competition from well-known rivals such as Norton and Kaspersky. I can’t be sure how it will perform against its competitors. But I think there should be plenty of growth to share around between them all.According to Avast, the wider market for its products is growing by around 10% each year. I think that should make it easier for it to keep growing than it would be in a more mature market.Another thing I like about Avast is that the founders Pavel Baudis and Eduard Kucera are both still involved in the business. The two men sit on the board as non-executive directors. Between them, they control around 35% of Avast stock, worth around £1.7bn.CEO Ondrej Vlcek is also a major shareholder. Mr Vlcek has a 2.3% shareholding which I estimate is worth around £110m. He’s been with Avast since 1995, when he joined as a software developer.With stable and invested directors, I feel confident that Avast will stay focused on delivering sustainable long-term growth. That’s just what I’m looking for in a tech share.What could go wrong?No company is perfect. Avast operates in a competitive market and it needs to continue attracting new users. It needs to continue investing in its technological capabilities while maintaining a strong public profile. I do wonder if Avast’s brand isn’t quite as strong as its better-known US rivals.Another concern is that it didn’t make big gains last year, despite the surge in home-working. The company’s adjusted revenue for 2020 only rose by 7.9%, excluding the impact of exchange rates.Avast has underperformed the FTSE 100 this year, but I think this tech share is starting to look quite reasonably valued. Broker consensus forecasts for 2021 price the stock on 17.5 times earnings, with a dividend yield of 2.6%. I’d be happy to buy the shares at this level, as I think they offer good long-term growth potential. 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AVI-AD Logistics Services part of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics network has announced the appointment of Rami Marom as CEO, effective Jan 1 2016. He will replace Avi Cohen who becomes chairman of the board.Marom, aged 45, has wide global management experience. He has served until recently as the COO in CAL Cargo Air Lines and as a director of Swissport Israel and in LACHS (Liege Air Cargo Handling Services).Avi Cohen, chairman of AVI-AD Logistic Services, said: “Rami has an impressive track record and rich management experience, and I am certain that he will bring with him a new spirit and momentum that will push the company forward.” By LoadstarEditorial 05/01/2016
The bellwether Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI), which has found prominence in the trend in container liner shipping from long-term contract to short-term and spot business, is facing a challenge from an index audited by the Baltic Exchange.London’s Baltic Exchange, which was acquired by the Singapore Exchange in 2016, has teamed up with online freight rate benchmarking platform Freightos to launch a global container freight index covering the major tradelanes of the world.The FBX Global Container Index (FBX) will record weekly spot rates for 40ft containers on the weighted average across 12 main shipping lanes, based, it is claimed, on 12-18m data price points collected each week.Baltic Exchange chief executive Mark Jackson said: “Baltic Exchange benchmarks are already widely used as settlement mechanisms in the derivatives and physical markets for billions of dollars-worth of bulk freight transactions. Our products have allowed shipowners, charterers and traders to manage the volatile business of moving bulk commodities by sea.“By offering our robust auditing methodology to the FBX, we hope to provide the framework for the container shipping industry to develop sophisticated risk management tools.”The FBX’s 12 components will record spot rates inclusive of all surcharges, such as bunker, currency and peak season, and will be on a rolling short-term FAK (freight all kinds) basis gleaned from information supplied by carriers, freight forwarders and high-volume shippers.The FBX will be published on Sundays, reflecting the spot prices of the previous week, and will be free to subscribers via the Baltic Exchange website, the Freightos website and on Thomson Reuters Eikon screens.The index will be audited and compliant with the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).Freightos founder and chief executive Zvi Schreiber said: “We are incredibly proud to drive more efficiency to the container freight market and cannot think of a stronger partner than the Baltic Exchange and the Singapore Exchange. We are looking forward to the future financial instruments that this index unlocks.”The SCFI was formed in 2005 by the Chinese government and particularly since the ending of the EU anti-trust immunity for shipping lines in 2008 has become the main reference point for the industry.Indeed, Maersk Line includes a reference to the SCFI in its annual reports, but in earlier years it viewed the index as a “casino”, preferring to concentrate on its more lucrative contract business.However, carriers on the main east-west routes, for example, now book more than 50% of their containers on a spot or short-term contract basis, making the SCFI an important benchmarking tool.As its name suggests the SCFI is based on the export price on containers moving from Shanghai compiled by the data supplied by shipping lines.The CCFI (China Containerised Freight Index) on the other hand is a much broader index based on the prices of containers moving from all the major ports in China and is a composite of both spot and contract rates.The move follows Monday’s news that Freight Investor Services (FIS) has partnered with The Air Cargo Index (TAC Index) to offer airlines, forwarders and end users the means to flexibly price air cargo contracts and to hedge their exposure using cleared financial futures contracts. Using the market-neutral TAC Index, FIS will publish a forward price curve, helping market participants with forward planning and budgeting, allowing them to better forecast expenditure and manage budgets effectively while also gaining more flexibility.Buyers and sellers of cargo space will be able to improve price discovery on physical fixed rate contracts, strike index-linked floating block space agreements and use air cargo FFAs to lock in prices. By Mike Wackett 25/04/2018 © Ml12nan read more
By Gavin van Marle 07/04/2021 DFDS is set to inject further capacity into UK-continental Europe supply chains on 1 June, when its launches an unaccompanied ro-ro service between the port of Sheerness, on the juncture of the Thames and Medway rivers, and Calais.The daily service, one sailing in each direction, will be operated by DFDS’s ro-pax vessel, Gothia Seaways (pictured above), which has capacity for 165 unaccompanied units and is currently deployed on the Baltic Sea.Wayne Bullen, freight sales director at DFDS, said: “We’re really pleased to be adding a new unaccompanied freight service to the extensive route network that DFDS already offers.“Sheerness benefits from excellent road links and is closer to the M25 than other routes, making it ideal for goods heading to the London area and the Midlands.“It promises to be a superb ‘partner port’, with an ambitious plan to grow its services over the next decade.“We also continue to cement our partnership with the port of Calais and are excited to be expanding our services to the port as it marks the fulfilment of its multi-million-pound expansion project,” Mr Bullen added.The new service will be Peel Ports-owned Sheerness’s first regular ferry service since Olau Line ceased calling in 1994. Since then, however, it has cemented its position as a key hub for finished vehicle shipments.Richard Goffin, Peel Ports London Medway port director, said the new service would create around 100 new jobs at Sheerness and added: “The combination of challenges posed by Brexit and Covid-19 has exposed drivers and haulage companies to vulnerabilities in supply chains worldwide.“This has resulted in many cargo owners and carriers re-assessing their transport plans and choosing different ports, different shipping methods and switching transport modes in order to preserve supply chains.“Given current restrictions surrounding international travel, stricter border controls and Covid-19 threats, one of the most standout benefits is that by using driverless methods, the risk of delays associated to those particular challenges is reduced. Our dedicated ro-ro facilities can accommodate unaccompanied freight, providing a huge opportunity for ro-ro operators to gain uncongested access to London and the south-east, saving on steaming time.”He believes the new service will also “exploit capacity partly enabled by resilience funding from the UK Department of Transport in 2019”.Meanwhile, DFDS is also investing in its cross-Channel services, with the forthcoming arrival of its latest newbuild ro-pax Cote d’Opale, which will debut on the Dover-Calais route in the summer. read more
Rugby fans heading to the city-centre for the first RBS 6 Nations clash of the championship against England will be boosted by the additional train services announced by Arriva Trains Wales. A capacity crowd is expected at the Millennium Stadium 4th February showdown (KO 7.45pm) and trains services are expected to be busy with over 75,000 fans expected in Cardiff.As well as the additional transport, a queuing system will be in place at Cardiff Central station after the match while Queen Street station will be closed as usual after 8.45pm.Customers are advised to make their way directly to the station after the match ends and wrap up warm while they wait for their train home. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Simon Turton, Special Events Manager for Arriva Trains Wales said: “Additional services have been added and significant additional capacity will be provided to ensure the transportation of fans to and from the match.”Full train times and fares information can be obtained by visiting www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk or by calling National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or www.nationalrail.co.uk read more
Purchase of three icebreakers turns Canada’s August trade surplus into a deficit Higher oil prices helped narrow Canada’s trade deficit to $4.2B in January Keywords Exports Alexandra Posadzki Canada’s Chinese currency trading hub, which officially launches Monday, is meant to reduce costs for Canadian companies and increase trade between the two countries. Here are five things you should know about the first renminbi, or yuan, trading hub in North America: Related news The Chinese currency has surpassed the Canadian and Australian dollars to become the fifth most frequently used currency in international payment , according to data from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. The trading hub doesn’t convert directly between the Canadian dollar and the renminbi. The hub will convert Canadian dollars to U.S. dollars before converting them to renminbi. After the hub has been up and running for some time, Chinese and Canadian authorities could sign a secondary agreement that will allow for direct conversion. By allowing for faster, more secure conversions into China’s currency, the virtual trading hub will allow Canadian exporters to save on exchange costs. A number of countries in Asia and Europe are already doing business using the renminbi, including Singapore, Britain, Germany and Australia. The renminbi has been fluctuating in value and those fluctuations are likely to make Chinese importers more interested in paying in renminbi, rather than U.S. dollars. There is a limited amount of time for Canadian companies to benefit from the trading hub’s competitive advantage. Currently, it is difficult to get capital in and out of China. However, China is expected to liberalize its financial system in about three to five years. “Once that happens, dealing with China will be like dealing with any other open economy,” said Daniel Koldyk, a researcher with EDC. “Canadian companies should be taking full advantage of the hub now and gaining a foothold, learning how the business works, so that when China’s capital account swings fully open, they will have already been doing it. They will already have the experience, confidence and relationships built.” Canadian trade deficit grew in October Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more
Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has permanently banned a former broker and ordered him to pay a $50,000 fine for violating the self-regulatory organization’s rules. Following a disciplinary hearing held on Sept. 29 in Toronto, an IIROC panel found that Norman Armstrong made at least 18 unauthorized transactions in a client’s account between December 2009 and February 2013. The panel also found that he refused and failed to attend and give information in respect of the IIROC investigation into his conduct. The rule violations occurred while Armstrong was a registered representative with the Whitby, Ont. branches of Raymond James Ltd. and then Mackie Research Capital Corp. As penalty, the panel imposed a permanent bar on Armstrong’s approval with IIROC and fined him $50,000. It also ordered him to disgorge $3,979.89 in commissions and to pay $50,000 in costs. IIROC formally initiated its investigation into Armstrong’s conduct in December 2013. He is no longer a registrant with an IIROC-regulated firm. PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Related news Keywords EnforcementCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator IE Staff BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Share this article and your comments with peers on social media read more
James Langton Author: James Langton Source: Investment Executive Research Copyright: Investment Executive Report Card on Banks 2018: Large disparity among banks’ average advisors The wide disparity in the size and maturity of the books of business of financial advisors with Canada’s Big Six banks’ retail branch networks appears to be growing. In fact, Investment Executive’s (IE) latest annual survey of Canada’s banking channel finds that the broad gulf between the sales forces of the big banks is growing even larger. Report Card on Banks 2018: Large disparity among banks’ average advisors Slideshow: Advisors happy to recommend their banks Report Card on Banks 2018: Large disparity among banks’ average advisors Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Average AUM for CIBC’s advisors remains tops in the banking channel. Last year, CIBC’s average advisor reported $138.9 million in AUM. This year, that was up to $152.1 million. Given the rise in average AUM and stable client numbers, average productivity was up from last year to a channel leading $523,019 in AUM/client household. Much of this performance may reflect the fact CIBC’s advisors are among the oldest, most seasoned in the business. Author: James Langton Source: Investment Executive Research Copyright: Investment Executive Bank of Nova Scotia Scotiabank’s advisors already were operating much smaller books than their peers, and their average AUM was down further in this year’s survey. Scotiabank’s advisors surveyed reported having just $23.1 million in average AUM in 2018, down from $37.3 million last year. Furthermore, the banking channel’s youngest sales force now is even younger, with the average age declining to 35.8 years of age this year from 37.4 years old in 2017. Despite all this, average productivity has held up largely. Given the relatively small sample sizes involved, the data should be interpreted cautiously; but, with that caveat, the banks are taking increasingly distinct approaches to their branch-based investment businesses.Also readA return to growth for advisors’ books National Bank of Canada Although National Bank may be the smallest of the Big Six banks, its sales force in the retail investment business holds up relatively well. Average AUM among National Bank’s advisors were up to $63.5 million this year from $54.4 million in 2017. At the same time, average productivity was up smartly as well. Amid these gains, the average compensation among National Bank’s advisors is skewing higher as well. Author: James Langton Source: Investment Executive Research Copyright: Investment Executive Report Card on Banks 2018: Large disparity among banks’ average advisors Related news Banks deliver for their advisors × Author: James Langton Source: Investment Executive Research Copyright: Investment Executive Toronto-Dominion Bank Advisors with TD’s TD Wealth Financial Planning division look notably younger this year as the average age of those surveyed was just 41 years old, down from 44.3 years of age last year. This reported decline in average age also is reflected in their average industry tenure, which was also down year-over-year to 15.6 years from 17.8 years. As a result of this apparent turnover in the advisors population, average AUM was down to $73.9 million from $84.8 million in 2017. Average client household numbers were down too, but the average productivity was essentially unchanged from last year. Author: James Langton Source: Investment Executive Research Copyright: Investment Executive Report Card on Banks 2018: Large disparity among banks’ average advisors justek16/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Banks that field less experienced, less productive sales forces are skewing even younger. At the same time, banks with advisors who are older and whose books of business resemble those of their brokerage counterparts are maturing even further. Royal Bank of Canada RBC’s advisors remain among the banking channel’s top producers, with average AUM up slightly this year to $120.4 million from $117.3 last year. However, their reported client household numbers were essentially unchanged and their average productivity has dipped a little from last year as well. In turn, these advisors’ reported compensation was down a bit too. Yet, RBC’s advisors remain among the industry’s best paid, with just 26.1% earning less than $100,000 — good for the smallest proportion in the banking channel, according to IE’s survey. Report Card on Banks 2018: Large disparity among banks’ average advisors Author: James Langton Source: Investment Executive Research Copyright: Investment Executive A return to growth for advisors’ books Report Card on Banks 2018 main chart Bank of Montreal BMO’s advisors are enjoying strong growth in assets under management (AUM) and productivity improvements, which appears to be powering a rise in compensation as well. Average AUM among BMO’s advisors was up impressively over the past year, to $67.6 million from $55.7 million in last year’s survey. This surge in AUM came with client numbers remaining virtually unchanged, resulting in a similarly robust rise in average productivity as measured by AUM/client household. 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Minister Garneau speaks with Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and Grenadines From: Global Affairs CanadaReadoutToday, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today spoke with Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade, National Security, Legal Affairs and Information of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, spoke with Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade, National Security, Legal Affairs and Information of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.Minister Garneau expressed Canada’s unwavering solidarity with the people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as they continue to face the evolving dangers of the La Soufrière volcano eruption.On the call, Prime Minister Gonsalves provided an update on Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and CARICOM response efforts, and Minister Garneau underscored that Canada stands ready to assist in response and recovery efforts. /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:Canada, Foreign Affairs, Government, Minister, Prime Minister, security, trade read more