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Cottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2008 circular For more information about Cottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw) 2008 circular Company ProfileThe Cotton Company of Zimbabwe is known as Cottco and was formerly AICO Africa Limited. Cottco is the largest company in Zimbabwe processing and marketing cotton products for national and international markets, with operations in Zimbabwe, the rest of Africa, Europe and Asia. The company is involved in the procurement of cotton crops, buying and ginning cotton seed and marketing cotton lint and ginned seed. Cottco works closely with cotton farmers in Zimbabwe and offers agronomic and financial support to the end of the cotton-production process. Cottco has 20 outlets in cotton-producing areas in Zimbabwe, with its ginneries located in Chiredzi, Chihoy, Gokewe, Kadoma and Muzarabani. Cottco Holdings Limited was incorporated in 2008 and its headquarters are in Harare, Zimbabwe. Cottco Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
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Image source: Getty Images I’d like to consider the FTSE 100 shares I’d buy now if I was worried about a second 2020 stock market crash.The first crash — the most rapid value destruction for 30 years — was an extremely worrying and stressful time for investors.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…For me, it meant years of careful planning and prudent saving went out of the window. My portfolio of FTSE 100 shares, funds and AIM stocks tumbled. On paper, I lost many thousands of pounds.Thankfully, I had faith in the companies in my Stocks and Shares ISA and SIPP. So I didn’t sell in a panic. And most have now climbed nicely in price. But I feel investor sentiment turning sour again.FTSE 100 fallsIt could be a Covid-19 second wave, or a realisation that the economic outlook is too bleak to ignore.Whatever prompts another 2020 stock market crash, I want my portfolio to be well set up with to deal with it.And so the FTSE 100 shares I’d buy now have to be outperforming their rivals, in traditionally defensive sectors, and offering reliable, affordable dividends.Stay UnitedFor the best results for my portfolio, I’d look for two things. First, companies that pay above the FTSE 100 average of a 3.2% yield. And second, those that have been steadily increasing dividends over a number of years.United Utilities (LSE:UU) offers a 4.6% yield now, with dividends per share improving every year since 2011. That’s two ticks in the box.What about that price tag, then? At a P/E ratio of 14.4, it’s about average, somewhere in the middle of the FTSE 100. Not expensive, not a fire-sale bargain.CEO Steve Mogford’s plan is to keep upping those dividend payouts. And there are other reasons this is definitely a FTSE 100 share I’d buy now.Strong dividend growthOnly 55% of FTSE 100 firms have kept their dividends in place since the start of the pandemic and United Utilities is one of them.In fact, the water utility giant actually increased its dividend per share in May! Another tick.An 8.6% hike in underlying operating profit from 2020 full-year results will help future payouts to loyal shareholders too.Mogford has good budget management in place and has improved dividend cover in the last few years. It now stands at 1.48 times earnings. That’s a sensible amount of leeway to keep dividends affordable.Look aheadThe United Utilities strategic plan up to 2025 gives me more hope too. Targeting 13% cuts to customer bills might not sound like good business sense. After all, it means they make less money.But the fact is that retention is key to building long-term revenue growth. I like that Mogford is making strong moves in that direction, another reason it’s a FTSE 100 share I’d buy now.Since 2015, United Utilites has re-invested £350m into the business to improve repair speeds and keep customers happy. More good sense. And there’s millions more in the budget to cut pollution by 20%, cut water leaks to reduce costs, and improve flooding plans.A reminder: our long-term aim is to profit from the stock market. But the most basic principle that underpins that goal is to not lose money. For me, that means seeking out FTSE 100 shares I’d buy now that are more stable than their rivals.To me, United Utilities is the VW Golf of the FTSE 100. Safe, reliable and popular for good reason. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 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Image source: Getty Images Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in Funding Circle Holdings. 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. 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. See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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 Zaven Boyrazian | Wednesday, 10th February, 2021 | More on: FCH 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. 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. 1 fintech stock that’s modernising moneylending Did you know 99% of businesses worldwide are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)? They’re responsible for nearly 70% of all employment. Yet, even with the digitalisation of the banking system, securing a loan remains challenging. But this fintech stock is changing all that. Let’s take a look.A new approach to borrowing moneyTraditionally, a business loan from a bank is the go-to option for borrowing funds. However, this process can be complicated, as well as time-consuming. To make financing easier for SMEs, Funding Circle Holdings (LSE:FCH) created a new platform which connects borrowers directly to investors.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…Providing they pass the credit checks, borrowers gain immediate access to funding sourced from third-party investors operating on the platform. These investors earn returns from the SMEs’ profits as the debt is repaid. Meanwhile, Funding Circle is generating revenue through small transaction fees and annual service fees.While still relatively unknown, the platform has over 90,000 borrowers, and a network for over 100,000 investors providing the money. In total there is currently £3.7bn of loans under management.Covid-19 has been devastating for many SMEs. The lockdowns have halted business, and many were unable to keep up with repayments. However, the stock’s management team is fully aware and introduced temporary flexibility options regarding payments. As a result, even with most SMEs shut down, over 90% of borrowers are still making their payments on time – an impressive feat in my eyes.Lending money always has its risksThe platform is vastly different from traditional money lending systems. However, it is still exposed to the same fundamental risks. If borrowers don’t pay their debts, the investors will run for the hills, making the platform useless in the process.As previously stated, the fintech stock provided flexibility options for borrowers during this pandemic. But, depending on how much longer the lockdowns continue, these flexibility measures may not be enough.This is particularly worrying as nearly 50% of platform investors are institutional. Institutional investors do bring stability to the source of funds. But, if one were to lose confidence and withdraw, it could trigger a chain reaction that might significantly impact the business.The firm is also not yet profitable and continues to lose money each year. It is generating a gross profit, meaning the platform makes more money than is being spent on operating it. However, due to lack of public awareness, the company is investing heavily in its marketing department to attract more borrowers and platform investors.Is the Funding Circle fintech stock worth owning?This new moneylending approach certainly sounds intriguing to me. And while it could be many years before the business turns a profit, the aggressive marketing budget appears to be working. Over the last five years, revenue has grown by 51% annually.And even with this impressive growth, it has only captured less than 1% of the addressable SME debt market. Combining the platform’s advantages, with a substantial room for growth, makes Funding Circle just the kind of stock I like to have in my portfolio. The risks are still quite high, but I believe the potential returns justify having the share on my watchlist.
Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Howard Lake | 2 June 2005 | News Win £500 for charity by signing up for National Giving Week AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis You could win £500 for your charity if you win the prize draw offered by Charities Aid Foundation for those subscribing to its free email newsletter for National Giving Week.Sign up to Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)’s email updates about National Giving Week and you will automatically be entered into a prize draw. The draw will take place on 30 November 2005 and ten lucky winners will each receive £500 to give to their favourite charity.The second National Giving Week, led by CAF, will run from 17 to 23 October 2005. It aims to motivate people and businesses to make regular, tax-efficient donations to their favourite good causes, and to challenge fundraisers to convert their donors into effective givers. Advertisement 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.
Home Indiana Agriculture News West Central Indiana Beans get Boost from Rains SHARE By Andy Eubank – Aug 22, 2012 Facebook Twitter West Central Indiana Beans get Boost from Rains Harvest is around the corner for Indiana farmer David Virgin in Montgomery County and now that some significant rains have moved in to rescue his soybeans, he is optimistic about one part of the grain operation. Corn is an entirely different issue as it is for so many in the Midwest.In a HAT field update Virgin said the rains totaled about 6 inches in the last 3 weeks.“It was a little too late for the corn but it will help out on the test weight. It is going to save some beans. We had beans in the pods looking pretty sickly and the rains brought them on, so we could generate a little bit of a bean crop now.”And just how close is harvest?“Our intentions right now are to next week get the combine heads out. Probably the day after Labor Day we’re going to get into some clay knobs. That corn is pretty well dead and starting to fall over, so it’s going to be a fiddle mode for a week or two. We’ve got some beans turning and we’re probably 2 weeks out on our first beans yet.”Virgin said, as we heard on the Pro Farmer Crop Tour, corn stalks aren’t in good shape.“It’s deteriorating rapidly. We’ve also noticed we’ve got mold and stuff going on in some of the ears. So everything in our opinion is going to have to go through the grain dryer this fall and if it’s 25% or less we’re going to start going after it.”[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/David-Virgin-August-update.mp3|titles=David Virgin August update]The good news this year for Virgin is there hasn’t been too much in the way of pests.Hear the HAT Field Update at the Agronomy page, sponsored by Advanced Ag Solutions.Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/David-Virgin-August-update.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Previous articleField Update from West Central IndianaNext articleSmartStax® Standing Strong Despite Heavy Corn Rootworm Pressure Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter SHARE
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Facebook New tech slated for OPD facility Local News Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Twitter By Federico Martinez – April 26, 2021 The Odessa City Council is expected to approve the purchase of more than $600,000 in new technology and furnishings for the police department’s new training facility during their 6 p.m., Tuesday council meeting.The purchase includes cutting edge virtual training technology that will “enhance crisis intervention and de-escalation training for officers,” Police Chief Mike Gerke told council during their work session this past Tuesday.The cost of the new system will be $326,471.42 and paid out of the police department’s capital outlay-buildings fund, Gerke said. The total cost includes shipping, installation of the tactical simulators and a 5-year service support agreement.An additional $142,354.30 is expected to be used to purchase more than a dozen laptops, docking stations, and 29 large, interactive TV monitors and various accessories.City council is also expected to approve the police department’s request to spend $141,221.31 on new furniture for the facility, including various tables, desks, and chairs.Council has also previously indicated it will approve a $30,000 art sculpture design, that when completed will be placed outdoors in the facility’s front entrance.The 10-foot-tall sculpture, which will weigh 4,000 lbs., portrays an abstract scene of a parent and child standing in front of a law enforcement officer, said Randy Ham, executive director of Odessa Arts. The project will be paid with capital outlay funds.“We’re excited,” Ham said. “It’s an art piece we’ve previously never seen in Odessa.”San Antonio artist Oscar Alvarado, was one of more than 40 artists who bid on the project, Ham said. Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleOC board to consider Nacero resolutionNext articleAdinvita to host Young Entrepreneur Day Federico Martinez
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