Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden The Swedish Gaming Inspectorate’s (Spelinspektionen) latest report on gambling amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic warns that the impact of the crisis on problem gambling figures will not be apparent until later in 2020 at the earliest. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery People Sports betting Poker Horse racing Sweden: Covid-19 impact on problem gambling yet to be felt 20th July 2020 | By contenteditor Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling Race Track and Racino AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games The Swedish Gaming Inspectorate’s (Spelinspektionen) latest report on gambling amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic warns that the impact of the crisis on problem gambling figures will not be apparent until later in 2020 at the earliest.Citing input from Sweden’s National Association of Gambling Addicts (Spelberoendes Riksforbund), it said it would not be until Autumn of this year, or by Spring 2021, that it will be apparent whether the crisis has caused an increase in gambling addiction or unhealthy behaviour among players.The association explained that it had seen evidence of players dedicating more spend to a broader range of gambling products.Those that previously only bet on sports, it said, had shifted to other products when events were suspended as a result of the pandemic. Since sports had begun to return, these players had continued to gamble across multiple verticals.Stödlinjen, Sweden’s national problem gambling helpline, said it received fewer calls from players in May, though noted that those that called did so having developed problems with products such as online casino, betting on racing and poker. The number calling for issues with sports betting and gaming machines, on the other hand, had declined.However, it added, based on its self-test for assessing gambling behaviour, median scores on the Problem Gambling Severity Index, were “basically the same” as before the pandemic hit.Spelberoendes Riksforbund also warned that more needed to be done to block access to unlicensed sites, with players that have self-excluded from licensed sites via Spelpaus.se telling local problem gambling support networks they were being targeted by offshore operators.The number of people signed up to Spelpaus amounted to 53,122 people as of 13 July, compared to 52,026 on 14 June. This, Spelinspektionen said, showed a slowing in the rate of new registrations.The report also provided the latest monthly update on the market’s performance, based on licensees’ tax returns. The figures reveal that the country’s regulated igaming market returned to growth in May, though this was entirely down to former horse racing monopoly AB Trav och Galopp (ATG).Spelinspektionen reported that online gaming revenue was up 6% year-on-year for May, after April’s revenue fell 3% below the prior year’s total. However, it added, without ATG’s contribution, online betting and gaming revenue would have been down 14% from May 2019.ATG, the regulator said, mainly derived revenue from horse race betting, which continued largely unaffected by the pandemic.The online growth was driven by a small number of operators, with 21 licensees reporting year-on-year revenue growth, compared to 32 that saw a decline for the month.The report also showed a decline in the lottery and gaming machine verticals, both of which are operated through Svenska Spel’s monopoly. After a 50% decline in revenue for March, this narrowed to 9% in April, before once again increasing in May, when revenue came in 23% below the prior year.Spelinspektionen warned against interpreting this decline as a direct result of Covid-19, however, explaining that larger payouts resulted in significant fluctuations in the figures.It added that casino revenue, comprising income from restaurant casinos and Svenska Spel’s Casino Cosmopol chain (which were closed during the month), was also down. However, as restaurant casinos had not yet paid gaming tax – which is used to calculate the market performance – for May, it did not provide figures on the decline. Email Address
Rainbow Tourism Group Limited (RTG.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Rainbow Tourism Group Limited (RTG.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Rainbow Tourism Group Limited (RTG.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Rainbow Tourism Group Limited (RTG.zw) 2007 annual report.Company ProfileRainbow Tourism Group Limited (RTG) is a well-established tourism and hospitality management company in Zimbabwe, with an extensive portfolio of owner-managed or leased hotels and conference facilities in Zimbabwe and Mozambique, aswell as a tour operator company. RTG operators in two sectors; Zimbabwe and Outside Zimbabwe. Its marketing and channel management division operates out of South Africa. Well-known hotels in its portfolio include Rainbow Towers Hotel and Conference Centre, A’Zambezi River Lodge, Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel, Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel, Kadoma Hotel and Conference Centre, New Ambassador Hotel, Rainbow Beitbridge Hotel and Rainbow Hotel Mozambique. Rainbow Tourism Group Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Energy sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) 2009 annual report.Company ProfileVivo Energy Mauritius Limited is a subsidiary of Vivo Energy Mauritius Holdings B.V. and offers liquefied petroleum gas in various cylinder sizes and bulk for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, supplies transport and industrial fuels, lubricants and greases to business-to-business customers. In addition, the company provides a range of lubricants for the automotive, marine, and industrial applications as well as markets aviation jet fuel, provides marine fuel oil, marine gasoil, and shell lubricants. Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) 2009 annual report.Company ProfileZambia National Commercial Bank, commonly known as Zanaco, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, serves retail customers, large corporations, agri-business and public sector clients. The bank has evolved into a leading financial institution in Zambia. With the aid of Arise B.V., a leading African Investment Company, Zanaco benefits from technical assistance, international networks and best practices in various areas of banking.
I was right about Warehouse REIT in October. Here’s what I’d do now Operating Profit*10.89.7+11.3 Image source: Getty Images. Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in Warehouse REIT. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Warehouse REIT. 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. I have written numerous articles addressing the opportunities within the growing e-commerce market space. However, with more businesses setting up shop online, the demand for storage facilities and a robust delivery infrastructure has subsequently started causing problems. That’s where Warehouse REIT (LSE:WHR) comes into play.As a reminder, Warehouse REIT operates smaller-scale warehouses for businesses. 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It successfully renewed 13 contracts with existing customers — including Iron Mountain — with an average increase of 28% in monthly rent. This, combined with 23 new lettings of vacant space, has increased the total occupancy rate for 2020. It now stands at over 94% — up from 93% in March — while securing approximately an additional £1m in rent per year.Average lease duration continued its steady climb from 5.2 to 5.8 years. While this an improving figure, it remains relatively lacklustre. By comparison, rival warehouse operator Tritax Big Box typically signs lease agreements that are 12 years in length. As the company’s portfolio predominantly consists of smaller warehouses, it is unlikely to secure decade long lease agreements. However, an average of eight years or more would be much more desirable.To better satisfy the needs of online retailers, Warehouse REIT has disposed of nine non-core properties. The proceeds, in combination with capital raised earlier in the year, were used to purchase three new warehouses. These latest additions to the portfolio expand the firm’s storage capacity by 996,100 sq ft. According to the research firm Savills, this can support over €1.2bn of online sales for its customers and will generate approximately £5.1m in additional rent each year.The financial highlights Revenue15.713.6+15.4 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian * Reported Operating Profit does not include gains realised on investment properties.The Covid-19 pandemic has allowed e-commerce businesses to thrive at an accelerated rate, something which Warehouse REIT has been able to turn to its advantage with little effort.The combination of higher occupancy rate, more dominant pricing power and faster rent collection has resulted in topline revenue expanding by 15.4%. Subsequently, the company’s operating profit has also grown by 11.3% compared to a year ago.With more cash flowing into the business from both operations and equity raised capital earlier in the year, management has reduced total debt by 37% from £181m to £114m. In addition, dividend per share has also seen an increase of for investors by 3.3%, in line with the final year target dividend of 6.2p per share.The bottom lineWhile the favourable market conditions won’t last forever, the need for storage facilities connected to logistics networks far exceeds the current supply. 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It’s why many believe this week’s UK share price rally has been overdone.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…Covid-19 isn’t the only thing that could hamper the global economy as we move into 2021 either. There’s also ongoing tension over trade tariffs that could harm growth in the near term and beyond. Just yesterday, the European Union slapped $4bn worth of tariffs on US goods. Failure by London and Brussels negotiators to create a Brexit trade deal by the end of the year could also damage the economic rebound and push UK share markets lower again.Thinking like Warren BuffettThis doesn’t mean that, as a UK share investor, I’ll stop buying for my Stocks and Shares ISA however. 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You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSAgentBackground ChecksBudgetBuyingHouseInspectionNeighborhoodReal EstateResearch Previous article6 Important Factors to Consider When Choosing Health InsuranceNext articleImportant Life Lessons the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Our Homes Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Allen BrownCongratulations! You have reached the enviable point in life where you can afford to get a house. No doubt you are excited right now because it is your first house, and you just can’t wait to purchase your property. However, before you do that, it would be a good idea to slow down a little bit. Check out this guide to buying a house to help ensure you make the right decision. 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Almost £49 million from the Big Lottery Fund is to be shared amongst 994 organisations across England including projects in Leeds, London, Sheffield, Oxford and the Midlands.The latest round of awards have been made through the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All and Reaching Communities programmes. Awards for All provides grants between £300 and £10,000 to voluntary and community organisations and Reaching Communities awards larger grants of £10,000 and above.Among the awards recipients are Debate Mate, Faith Matters, and HENRY.Debate Mate in London has received £353,560 for a project to enable disadvantaged young people to develop vital communications skills to improve their chances in education, training or employment. The project will run debating clubs in 80 schools with students from top universities, such as Oxford and Manchester, to provide young people with peer mentoring, engagement and inspiration to build confidence, self-control, leadership and resilience.Faith Matters in London has received £383,278 for a project supporting victims of anti-Muslim hate crime in London, Manchester and Birmingham, with new services in Sheffield and Rotherham, Dudley, Batley, Leeds, Wakefield and Oxford.HENRY (Health Exercise Nutrition for the Really Young) in Leeds has received £455,065 to work with parents of children aged up to five to prevent childhood obesity. It will be delivered in partnership with local authorities in Telford and Leeds, with expansion into Sheffield.Lyn Cole, Big Lottery Fund England grant making director said:“So many local community organisations across the country are enabling people and communities to grow together bringing positive changes to their lives and futures. It’s wonderful to hear the stories of how through these great projects people have overcome barriers, learned new skills and improved their lives.”More information on funding opportunities is available at www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding. Advertisement Melanie May | 10 May 2016 | News Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund Finance May’s Big Lottery Fund awards to benefit 994 projects 119 total views, 5 views today 120 total views, 6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3