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Investments and Implementation of Investing Policy

1 October 2014 Octagonal plc ("Octagonal" or the "Company") Investments and Implementation of Investing Policy Octagonal Plc (AIM: OCT), the investing company whose principal investment is a 9.97% equity stake in Global Investment Strategy UK Ltd, states that, further to the announcement of 30 September 2014 that it had acquired a 3.05% interest in Hume Capital plc, it has invested ...


Deutsche Bank Appointed as Successor Depositary Bank for the NYSE-Listed American Depositary Receipt Program of Smith & Nephew Plc

NEW YORK & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Deutsche Bank today announced its appointment as successor depositary bank for the sponsored Level III NYSE-listed American Depositary Receipt program of Smith & Nephew plc (Smith & Nephew). Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping improve people's lives. The company has leadership positions in orthopedic ...


Crestmark Acquires Michigan-based TIP Capital

TROY, Mich., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crestmark is pleased to announce that they have acquired TIP Capital's equipment leasing and asset management business. The wholly owned subsidiary of Crestmark Bank is named Crestmark Equipment Finance, Inc., a Crestmark Bank Company; however during a transition period, the division will continue to operate under the TIP Capital name and out of its ...


Rabobank Report: Global Dairy Industry Q3 2014

Dairy Enters Protracted Bear Market NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rabobank has issued a new report on the global dairy industry, saying that international and regional dairy markets are headed for 12 months of low prices. In the report, published by Rabobank’s Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group, bank analysts say the price of internationally traded dairy commodities has already ...


UNITED FIRE GROUP INC FILES (8-K) Disclosing Other Events

Item 8.01. Other Events. On October 1, 2014, we issued a press release announcing that the Company will hold its 2014 third quarter and year-to-date earnings conference call on November 4, 2014. The release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto. The information in this Current Report is being furnished and shall not be deemed "filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act ...


PAT, PTI and the peasant

Now that PTI and PAT have harnessed the imagination of the urban majority, hopefully they'll start thinking of the largest and most difficult to access segment of the population the peasantry. But liberating the peasant is more easily said than done, no matter how good the intentions are. The world has raced on by more foul means than fair, at the cost of the small cultivator of South ...


Govt to hold donors moot to seek funds

Pakistan would hold a donors conference soon to seek international financing for the rehabilitation of the flood affected areas of the country, as the floods have destroyed the crops, livestock and infrastructure. Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar has directed the Economic Affairs Division (EAD) and Foreign Office to prepare a report on initial assessment of damages by floods and to hold a ...


Stock market bounces back despite profit-taking

The stock market staged strong rebound on Tuesday despite profittaking ahead of upcoming EidulAzha. Positive sentiment supported the index while buying in UBL and NBP also supported share prices of banking sector. Nadeem Moulvi, Director MM Securities, said higher inflow of remittances, OGDC IPO's announcement brought positive impact to the market. At KSE, benchmark 100share index posted a ...


Fitch Rates Navajo Cnty, AZ Pollution Ctrl Corp Pollution Ctrl Rev Ref (Cholla Proj) 2009C 'A/F1'

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The rating action referenced in Fitch Ratings' Sept. 25, 2014, press release ('Fitch to Rate Navajo Cnty, AZ Pollution Ctrl Corp Pollution Ctrl Rev Ref (Cholla Proj) 2009C 'A/F1'') is effective today (Oct. 1, 2014). Additional information is available at www.fitchratings.com. Applicable Criteria and Related Research: --'U.S. Municipal Structured Finance Criteria', ...


The Presidio Group Acts as Exclusive Financial Advisor to KPA in Its Sale to CIVC Partners

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Presidio Group LLC (“Presidio”) announced today that its technology-enabled business services investment banking group acted as the exclusive financial advisor to KPA, a services and software provider to over 5,000 automotive, truck, and equipment dealerships, and service companies, on its sale to CIVC Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Terms of ...


Pacific & Western Bank of Canada Announces Preferred Share Offering

LONDON, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pacific & Western Bank of Canada (the "Bank") (TSX:PWB) is pleased to announce that it has filed and was receipted by the securities regulatory authorities in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia for a preliminary short form prospectus for an offering of a minimum of $10,000,000 and a maximum of $25,000,000 of non-cumulative 5-year ...


Stocks Fall Sharply In Reaction To Economic Data - US Commentary

WASHINGTON (Alliance News) - With traders reacting negatively to the latest batch of US economic data, stocks have moved sharply lower in early trading on Wednesday. The major averages have slid firmly into negative territory, adding to the modest losses posted in the two previous sessions. In recent trading, the major averages have climbed off their lows for the young session, but they remain ...


Seacoast Banking Corporation Of Florida And The BANKshares, Inc. Complete Merger

STUART, Fla., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ-NMS: SBCF) and The BANKshares, Inc., parent of BankFIRST ("BANKshares"), announced the completion of their merger today, creating the sixth largest Florida-based bank by total assets with approximately $3.0 billion. The combined franchise will also have $2.3 billion of deposits and 46 branches. "Today, ...


UMH Properties, Inc. Declares Common And Preferred Dividends

FREEHOLD, N.J., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 1, 2014, the Board of Directors of UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE: UMH) declared its quarterly cash dividend on the Company's Common Stock of $0.18 per share payable December 15, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 17, 2014. The Company's annual dividend rate on its Common Stock is $0.72 per share. Also on ...


Perella Weinberg Partners Closes $600 Million PWP Growth Equity Fund

Exceeds Original Fund Target of $400 Million NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Perella Weinberg Partners, a leading independent financial services firm, today announced the final closing of its $600 million PWP Growth Equity fund. The fund exceeded the original $400 million target and met the revised cap of $600 million. PWP Growth Equity is a private equity investment strategy focused on primarily ...


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