CAF President Not Sure Cameroon Is Ready to Host CAN 2019

Rabat – The head of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has questioned whether Cameroon is ready to host Africa’s biggest football event next year.Ahmad Ahmad has questioned Cameroon’s ability to host in 2019.Ahmad Ahmad also opened the door of speculations that the location of the  Africa Cup of Nations might be changed. “I am not sure Cameroon is ready to host the AFCON,”  Ahmad told KweséESPN on Monday, August 27.He added that “there are many things which are still wanting and yet there is little time left.”In 2017, Ahmad had asked the African country to make more efforts to convince the confederation that they were able to host CAN 2019.Ahmad also said CAF now sends experts to inspect the host country selected as the host of the competition.CAF’s experts were sent in August 2017, but it is unclear what their decision has been.The experts, however, do not seem to be satisfied with what Cameroon has offered so far.“It would be dangerous to risk African players, especially the professionals plying their trade in Europe and other continents, to play under difficult conditions and facilities,” Ahmad said in his recent statement to KweséESPN.There were speculations that Morocco was interested in hosting the tournament. Head of Morocco’s Royal Football Federation (FRMF) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports both  denied the rumors, emphasizing that Cameroon would host the tournament, and Morocco had not thought about replacing it.The CAF president also said in an interview with Cameroon outlet Camfoot published August 9 that the competition “will be held in Cameroon … until proven otherwise.” CAN 2019 will boast the participation of 24 national teams, up from the usual 16. For the qualifier games, Morocco will play against Malawi September 8 in Casablanca, Comoros on October 10, and Cameroon on November 17.Despite its difficulties preparing for the continental tournament, Cameroonian presidential candidate Joshua Osih wants his country to present its candidature as a potential host for the 2030 World Cup. read more

Health Canada changes cannabis licensing process in bid to cut wait times

OTTAWA — Health Canada says it is changing its process for issuing cannabis licenses in a bid to reduce wait times and better use the agency’s resources.The Ottawa-based agency says new applicants for licences to cultivate, process or sell cannabis must now have a fully built site that meets the regulations when they submit their application.Prior to this, cannabis license applicants could submit an application with their plans and get approval before building.The agency says a “significant” amount of resources has been used to review applications from entities that are not ready to begin operations, contributing to wait times for “more mature applications” and “an inefficient allocation of resources.”Health Canada says over the past three years, more than 70 per cent of licensing applicants which passed its initial paper-based review have yet to submit the required evidence to demonstrate they have built a facility that meets the regulatory requirements.The change comes as cannabis retailers across the country continue to face supply challenges, more than six months after Canada legalized pot for recreational use.The Canadian Press read more

Tackling corruption crucial to Afghanistans future stresses UN envoy

18 December 2008The top United Nations envoy to Afghanistan today called the fight against corruption one of the single most important issues for the future of the young democracy, and urged all of its citizens and its international partners to combat the scourge. “Every Afghan citizen and every international stakeholder must commit to fighting corruption,” the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Kai Eide, said during an event in Kabul that was attended by President Hamid Karzai and other senior members of the Government.“We must all demonstrate – every day and at all levels that we reject corruption. The example we all set will shape the future. It can restore trust. It can bring development. It can meet the most basic human needs. It can turn resignation into hope.“By loudly and stubbornly rejecting corruption, it is possible to remove an obstacle to the future that all Afghans want and deserve,” said Mr. Eide, who is also head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).The Special Representative emphasized that Afghanistan is not alone in facing this global scourge. “It can be seen in so many countries with weak institutions, countries in conflict or in post-conflict situations. And it can also be seen in the most developed Sates,” he pointed out.A survey earlier this year by Integrity Watch Afghanistan, the average Afghan household pays an estimated $100 in petty bribes every year – this in a nation where around 70 per cent of the population survives on less than $1 per day. In addition, in only three years, Afghanistan has dropped from 119th out of 159 in Transparency International’s corruption perception index to the fifth last in the world. “In the words of a recent World Bank report, corruption has become widespread – even pervasive,” noted Mr. Eide. He stressed how important fighting corruption is for a country like Afghanistan which is trying to promote peace and development. “We all know that corruption hurts the poor disproportionately by diverting funds intended for development. It means taking money away from the most needy, fuelling their frustration and anger. “It undermines the credibility of the State by damaging its ability to provide basic services. It undermines the building of much needed infrastructure and of strong institutions. It diminishes confidence in democracy. It undermines confidence in government and those who govern at every level of society. It keeps investors away instead of attracting them.“It is a matter of civic duty – and religious command – to contribute to the fight against corruption whenever and wherever we see it,” he stressed. Mr. Eide applauded the steps taken by Afghanistan so far to help it “turn the corner,” including ratifying the UN Convention Against Corruption, elaborating the Anti-Corruption and Administrative Reform strategy, and establishing the High Office of Oversight to coordinate national anti-corruption efforts.At the same time, he noted that real progress will require further efforts. “Only the first steps have been taken. More will be required – to ensure the confidence of Afghans in their future and the continued commitment of public opinion in donor countries.” read more

UN agency begins airlifting food aid for refugees uprooted from DR Congo

12 March 2010The United Nations today started to airlift urgent food aid for tens of thousands of people who have fled ethnic violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and are seeking refuge in neighbouring Republic of Congo (ROC). More than 120,000 Congolese have fled violent clashes in the DRC since October last year and crossed the river westwards into the Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic (CAR), according to a news release issued by the World Food Programme (WFP).WFP has been distributing food to Congolese refugees since the end of November, providing assistance to more than 59,000 mainly women and children. Today’s airlift – from Pointe Noire to Impfondo in the Republic of Congo’s Likouala province – will allow the agency to replenish food stocks with 600 metric tons of maize, pulses and salt, enough to distribute emergency rations for two weeks to some 100,000 refugees.WFP has been moving food along a road corridor from the CAR, as well as dispatching hundreds of tons of relief supplies on barges along the Congo and Oubangui rivers from Brazzaville port. However, it had to contend with low water levels on the Oubangui and insecurity which have posed significant challenges to the operation.“Getting regular food supplies to such a remote area has been a major logistical challenge, and we had no other resort than to start airlifts from Pointe Noire to beef up our food stocks,” said Alix Loriston, WFP Representative in the Republic of Congo.Since 15 February, WFP has been flying humanitarian partners from Brazzaville to Impfondo, and airlifting supplies from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other agencies. Earlier this week, the UN and its partners launched an appeal for just under $60 million to help some 110,000 DRC refugees in the Republic of Congo, the vast majority of whom are women and children, as well as 58,000 host families for a six-month period. read more

President tells Parliament he ordered terrorists to be destroyed

He said that among them are 12 terrorists.The President, who is the Defence and Law and Order Minister, said that 13 safe houses used by the terror group have also been found. President Maithripala Sirisena says he had instructed the security forces to “destroy” the terrorists linked to the Easter Sunday attacks.Speaking in Parliament today the President said that the security forces have successfully contained the threat posed to Sri Lanka by the terrorist network. “I have told the security forces to destroy all those connected to this attack. Some might criticize me for making this statement but that is my opinion,” he said. The President said that 56 suspects linked to the April 21st attacks are now in custody. He also said that several explosives have also been seized and 41 bank accounts used by the terror network have been identified.The President also said that 15 vehicles used by the terror network have been taken into custody. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Security Council extends diamond sanctions against Liberia lifts timber ban

The United Nations Security Council today extended sanctions aimed at preventing Liberia from exporting rough diamonds, saying the situation in the West African country continues to pose a threat to international peace, but lifted the ban on the export of round logs and timber as it applauded the country’s new President for her efforts in managing the nation’s forests.Voting unanimously, the Council renewed for six months the sanctions that call on Member States to prevent the direct or indirect import of all rough diamonds from Liberia, regardless of whether such diamonds originated there, in order to allow the Government to set up an “effective Certificate of Origin” regime for such trade.Turning to the country’s forestry resources, the Council applauded the Government’s “commitment to transparent management” of the sector “for the benefit of Liberians” and also President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s recent announcement of a moratorium on timber exports and new concessions, pending the passage of appropriate forestry legislation.“The Security Council…decides not to renew the measure…that obligates Member States to prevent the import into their territories of all round log and timber products originating in Liberia,” the resolution states, adding that the 15 members also urge the “speedy adoption” of such forestry legislation. It will review this decision after 90 days.The Council also requested that Secretary-General Kofi Annan renew for an additional six months the mandate of the Panel of Experts that was appointed in July 2005 to assess the implementation and impact of the sanctions regime in Liberia.The Council first imposed wide-ranging sanctions on Liberia in May 2001 after receiving reports that the West African country’s natural resources were fuelling conflict in the region. read more

US indexes finish lower ahead of Donald Trump inauguration TSX ekes out

by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 19, 2017 9:45 am MDT Last Updated Jan 19, 2017 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email U.S. indexes finish lower ahead of Donald Trump inauguration, TSX ekes out gain TORONTO – Stock markets in New York registered losses Thursday as investor sentiment appeared to sober, a day ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average fell by 72.32 points to 19,732.40, wiping out the gains it has made this year and falling for the fifth day in a row. The S&P 500 dropped 8.2 points at 2,263.69 and the Nasdaq composite gave up 15.57 points at 5,540.08.“The big question for the market is, ‘What happens after inauguration day?’” said Andrew Pyle, a senior wealth adviser and portfolio manager at ScotiaMcLeod.“For now, ahead of this big day, investors are just taking money off the table on the concern that we could see the market extend a pullback.”The declines came as two reports were released that show the world’s largest economy is showing strength in its labour and housing markets.The U.S. Labor Department reported that the number of workers seeking unemployment claims fell last week to its lowest level in more than 43 years, a sign that corporate layoffs are subsiding. Another report showed that homebuilders broke ground on more new homes in December. Developers began work on the most new homes and apartments since 2007.Despite the strong economic indicators, stock markets still racked up losses amid the uncertainty surrounding the incoming U.S. president, explained Pyle.“There is a little bit of a reality check coming back into the markets which really wasn’t there in the weeks following the election,” he said from Peterborough, Ont.Stock markets, especially in the U.S., have been rallying since the billionaire businessman won the election in early November, interpreting his victory as a sign of lower taxes and less regulation on businesses.But Pyle said what was ultimately ignored during the “honeymoon period” was his support of increased tariffs and protectionist policies, particularly with China, which could mean drops in profits for big U.S. companies.In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index squeezed out a gain of 11.96 points at 15,409.81, lifted by metals and industrials stocks.Shares in Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) rose nearly four per after chief executive Hunter Harrison announced late Wednesday he was leaving his post, effective immediately. It was reported that the 72-year-old is teaming up with an activist investor to target the Florida-based CSX railroad. Shares in CP Railway closed up $7.63 to $200.11 on the TSX.The Canadian dollar fell 0.31 of a cent at 75.11 cents US. The currency had lost more than a penny against the greenback on Wednesday following comments from Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz that the possibility of an interest rate cut “remains on the table.”In commodities, the February crude contract gained 29 cents at US$51.37 a barrel as Saudi Arabia’s energy minister says there’s a chance of another production cut from OPEC this year if prices don’t stay elevated. Oil prices are trading above US$50 a barrel, nearly double the level they were a year ago.The March crude contract, which was trading at a greater volume, added 23 cents at US$52.12 a barrel.The February gold contract fell $10.60 to US$1,201.50 an ounce, March copper contracts shed a cent at US$2.61 a pound while February natural gas contracts gained seven cents at US$3.37 per mmBtu.— With files from The Associated PressFollow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter. read more

We need accountability to end the crime of chemical weapons use in

Photo: Moa HaeggblomSecretary-General António Guterres and the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council in Backåkra, Sweden. Photo: Moa HaeggblomThe UN chief added that the closed-doors session in Sweden provided an opportunity for the Council to prove that it “can be effective when it is united.”“The problem is that in many aspects, we have not yet been able to have a united Security Council,” he added.Quoting former Secretary-General Hammarskjöld, Mr. Guterres said that “more than ever, the world is one world” and mankind does not have “the right” to allow new and old divides to cause so much suffering and pain.“To do the right thing is to overcome contradictions, to overcome differences and to understand that we all really must work for what is really one world,” he told reporters. That was the message on Saturday from Secretary-General António Guterres speaking to reporters in Sweden, where he is hosting a retreat for Council members in the home which belonged to his predecessor in the 1950s, Dag Hammarskjöld; an inspirational leader of the world body, who was tragically killed in a plane crash in what is now Zambia, in 1961.Following the recent alleged use of chemical weapons in the formerly-besieged Syrian city of Douma, and previous instances verified by the UN since the brutal conflict began, Mr. Guterres said that a way had to be found to end their use.“We cannot go on living with impunity in relation to what has been happening with weapons that should have disappeared from the face of the world,” he said.In response to a question on whether the 15-member Council had a roadmap for a solution to end the conflict now in its seventh year, the Secretary-General said that “everything” needed to be put on track, and there was “still a long way to go” to achieve unity. read more

Families affected by Pike Street fire receive support from Govt

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related$13.2B approved for old aged pension in 2019 – as $18.2B approved for Ministry of Social ProtectionDecember 14, 2018In “latest news”TIP: ‘Tier 1’ ranking proof of Government’s political will to fight- AllyJune 28, 2017In “latest news”77 alleged victims of human trafficking rescued for 2018- AllyJuly 28, 2018In “latest news” Social Protection Minister, Amna Ally (center) flanked by some of the family members who received supportThe Social Protection Ministry on Thursday handed over much needed relief items to several families who were left homeless and counting their losses following the Pike Street, Kitty fire on Wednesday last.The disastrous fire- of unknown origin- which destroyed some four houses in the area, left at least 30 persons including school aged children, out of a home.As a result, the heart wrenching incident attracted the attention of several Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that have since chipped in to offer assistance.Today, as the Social Protection Ministry sought to make its contribution via it’s Minister, Amna Ally, it was noted that the onus is upon Government to lend support in situations of this nature.As such, the affected persons were given beds, stoves, mixed household essentials, food vouchers and cash.“You would recall last week, we had a major fire in Plaisance where there were 40 people homeless and we assisted. It is a very costly exercise but as a Government, we are caring and we believe that we must fall into these sorts of activities,” Ally told media operatives.At the handing over, INews spoke to a few of the beneficiaries of the items and they expressed gratitude while noting that they still had a long road to recovery.Clive Brown“I think the assistance that they give was good. We building from nothing, you understand. We had clothes items yesterday. It’s three of us but we got two beds. We go make out,” Clive Brown said.Marlon ThamanAnother victim, identified as Marlon Thaman noted that “whatever lil, I thankful for it by the grace of God ‘cause me motorbike wa I does ga drive me children to school, me lil business wa I does  sell and get me daily living fuh me two children them, everything gone. So at least this here gon help do something.”This online publication also spoke to a displaced mother called “Angela” (only name given) who took the opportunity to plead with the public for assistance in rebuilding her home.Angela“I need help with rebuilding my home. I don’t have money. I don’t know if anybody can assist us. Is me and my three children. I really need this help. We don’t have anywhere to sleep. We’re stopping here and there and my daughters are stressed out and I don’t know what to do. I just need some help,” she said. read more

Celtic Ryan Christie praises teammates

first_imgScottish footballer and Celtic star Ryan Christie has heaped praises on his attacking teammates after their 3-0 win against Hearts in the semi-final of the Betfred Cup.Speaking to Celtic’s official club website after the victory, Christie praised teammates and hailed their attacking influence in the fixture.“Scott Sinclair was brilliant when he came on and he had a huge part to play. We found our attacking rhythm in the second half. Our wingers, James (Forrest) and Scott were fantastic in the second half. That makes the midfielders’ job easier with us just having to feed them in,” Christie said.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“We’re delighted with the second-half performance and it’s great to have another cup final as well.”“Odsonne (Edouard) never got his goal today but going forward and some of his link-up play was brilliant. It’s easy for the likes of me to come in behind and keep feeding him in.”last_img read more

Dont let proPakistani elements distort history Hasina

first_imgPrime minister and ruling Awami League (AL) president Sheikh Hasina waive to the crowd during a public gathering at capital’s Suhrawardy Udyan organised to celebrate UNESCO’s recognition of Bangabandhu’s 7 March historic speech. Photo: Focus BanglaRuling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday called on the people to rise up so that “pro-Pakistani elements in the country” cannot distort history.“Those who were not born on this soil and who had no attachment with this country and this land, attempted to erase the name of father of the nation, and to erase his speech,” said Hasina while addressing a mammoth public gathering at capital’s Suhrawardy Udyan.Although the gathering was organised under the banner of Citizen Rally to celebrate UNESCO’s recognition of Bangabandhu’s 7 March historic speech, the ruling AL wanted to show its strength ostensibly to counter its arch enemy BNP’s 12 November rally at the same venue.“Don’t those who attempted to erase the speech feel ashamed now when the UNESCO gives it recognition? I don’t know if they have any shame, because they are the ghosts of Pakistan’s occupation force.“Even though they live in independent Bangladesh, they always lick the feet of Pakistan. They are groups of Pakistani sycophants and so they want to distort history,” added Hasina.The prime minister thanked UNESCO for including Bangabandhu’s speech in the Memory of the World International Register.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina and other participants stand in respect to the National anthem during a public gathering at capital’s Suhrawardy Udyan to celebrate UNESCO’s recognition of Bangabandhu’s 7 March historic speech. Photo: BSSThe Memory of the World Register lists documentary heritage having world significance and outstanding universal value.Hasina went to say, “This isn’t a mere recognition… In fact, history itself takes revenge. History reveals the truth. Bangladesh has received that recognition today.“This recognition brings dignity and pride for the entire Bangladesh, all the liberation war martyrs, all the freedom fighters and the pro-liberation elements”“My only urge is: [rise up] so that the Pakistani ghosts, those who lick the feet of the Pakistani occupation force, and the sycophants, don’t get the scope to distort history anymore on this soil of Bangla. And people of the entire Bangladesh should rise to the challenge,” she added“We’ve proved that a country prospers when a pro-liberation-war force stays in power. The socio-economic condition of the people of this country improved considerably when the AL came to power some 21 years into liberation.The prime minister claimed that the country has developed the capacity to implement as much as 98 per cent of its national budget with its own resources.last_img read more

Watch Live Texas Legislature Discuss Employment Discrimination

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Europeans Latin Americans to meet on Venezuela crisis

first_imgAn international meeting to negotiate a solution to the Venezuelan crisis was set to open Thursday in Montevideo as President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó sparred over allowing humanitarian aid into the crisis-wracked country.The European Union, eight other European countries and five Latin American nations were scheduled to meet in the Uruguayan capital with the goal of creating conditions for a peaceful political process, according to a European diplomatic source.The initiative, originally launched by Mexico and Uruguay as a “neutral countries” conference on Venezuela, has evolved into a meeting of a “Contact Group” launched by the EU in late January, and joined by Costa Rica, Bolivia and Ecuador.On Wednesday, Maduro — having rejected an EU ultimatum on organizing snap presidential elections — welcomed the meeting and expressed support for “all steps and initiatives to facilitate dialogue.”But Guaidó, who on Jan. 23 declared himself Venezuela’s interim president and is now recognized by 40 countries, has strongly rejected any talks with the government, dismissing it as a way for Maduro to buy time.“The opposition … will not lend itself to any kind of false dialogue,” he reiterated Wednesday.Humanitarian aid blockedThe same day, Guaidó had warned the army of its responsibilities after soldiers blocked a key border bridge, sparking angry demands from the United States to allow desperately needed humanitarian aid to enter the country.Venezuela’s army had to choose between “a dictatorship that does not have an iota of humanity, or to side with the constitution” from which he takes his legitimacy, Guaidó said in an interview on Colombian radio.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Venezuela’s military was deliberately blocking the aid “under Maduro’s orders.” Washington has pledged $20 million in aid, while Canada has pledged $40 million and the EU $7.5 million.Maduro, who is supported by Russia, China, Turkey, Cuba and Iran, has refused all humanitarian aid shipments to Venezuela, which he says would open the way to allow a U.S. military invasion. The 56-year-old has repeatedly accused the United States of fomenting a coup.He dismissed the need for aid on Wednesday as a “political show.”“Imperialism does not help anyone in the world,” he told Russia Today.Divided viewsBut while tensions remained at a peak, participants in Thursday’s meeting intended to “find a way between” the positions of US President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan and others, an EU source told AFP.It is “not easy”, added the source, whose delegation will be led by EU diplomacy chief Federica Mogherini.Even around the negotiating table, views are divided.On Wednesday, ahead of the meeting, Uruguay and Mexico — among the few Latin American countries that did not recognize Guaidó — proposed a dialogue without pre-conditions.“If we demand elections at this time, we impose conditions that make dialogue difficult,” Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa said in a joint statement of the two governments.Meanwhile among the Europeans, France, Germany, Britain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden are among the 21 out of 28 EU member states that officially support Guaidó. Italy has not done so.Mexico agreed to attend the meeting but did not wish to formally join the Contact Group.Above all, the EU diplomatic source told AFP the meeting was about agreeing on “working methods.”Meanwhile, 35-year-old National Assembly chief Guaidó has continued to ramp up pressure on the regime with a series of mass protests, the next of which is scheduled for February 12.His fledgling alternative administration will hold talks in Washington on February 14 on responding to “the largest hemispheric humanitarian crisis in modern history.”This story was made possible thanks to The Tico Times 5 % Club. If only 5 percent our readers donated at least $2 a month, we’d have our operating costs covered and could focus on bringing you more original reporting from around Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we can only do it with your help. Join The Tico Times 5% Club and help make stories like this one possible.Support the Tico Times Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica, EU and Latam contact group on Venezuela will meet Thursday Who is Juan Guaidó Contact Group pushes for progress on Venezuela impasse Venezuela withdraws diplomatic credential from Costa Rican diplomatlast_img read more

Glimmer of hope for former Laiki depositors

first_imgDespite previous disavowals, the government is now open to proposals toward providing restitution to the depositors of now-defunct Laiki Bank who lost their uninsured savings when the bank went under in 2013, it emerged on Wednesday.In a meeting with President Nicos Anastasiades at the Presidential Palace, also attended by Finance minister Harris Georgiades, the association of former Laiki depositors (Sykala) presented “new proposals, as well as updated older ones”.Georgiades told reporters after the meeting that “the state, the president, and the government acknowledge that some of our fellow citizens have suffered a cost owing to errors and omissions of the past, primarily in the real economy, where businesses went bust and jobs were lost, but also in the banking sector, where depositors suffered losses”.“This fact is acknowledged, and I believe that at the same time the state’s difficulty in turning back time and undoing this damage, this cost our fellow citizens have suffered, should also be acknowledged,” Georgiades said.“Still, we have agreed to continue the dialogue.”As a result of decisions made by the Eurogroup in March 2013, Laiki Bank, then Cyprus’ second-largest lender, was shut down, with uninsured customer deposits – over €100,000 – seized and the bank’s assets taken under administration by the Central Bank of Cyprus.In his remarks, Sykala leader Adonis Papaconstantinou said that it was agreed that various proposals, both by the association and the finance minister, would be examined.“We will soon make our presentation to the president so that we can identify what can be done and what cannot be done to start finding solutions to existing problems,” he said.The government, Papaconstantinou conceded, “does not have a cheque-book from which it can start issuing cheques to depositors”.“But we believe there are solutions, which we will first present to the minister and then the president, and we hope they might be viewed positively,” he said.Asked whether the option of reimbursing Laiki depositors with shares in the co-operative network, the Sykala leader said it has been neither ruled out nor fleshed out in any detail.“It’s something that is in the minister’s notes,” he said.“But there is nothing definitive on this issue.”Following two taxpayer-funded recapitalisations of the co-ops since 2013, the network of lenders is now 99 per cent state-owned.Georgiades had hinted at the shares-for-deposits swap as a possible solution during discussion of the government budget at parliament last year.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

NPLs down by €388m in September to 44 central bank says

first_imgNon-performing loans in the Cypriot banking system fell by €388.4m in September to €21.5bn compared to August mainly on reduced corporate delinquent loans, the Central Bank of Cyprus said.The amount of corporate loans classified as non-performing in September fell in September by €283.3m to €9.6bn mainly on a €194.9m reduction of bad loans of small and medium size enterprises (SME), the central bank said in a statement on its website on Tuesday. Household non-performing loans fell by €131.4m to €11.3bn. Those of other financial corporations rose by €28.2m to €482.5m and those of government bodies fell by €1.8m to €36.7m.According to the central bank, the amount of non-performing loans as well as their ratio which fell in September to 44.2 per cent, were the lowest since December 2014 when the current classification methodology of the European Banking Authority. The latter provides for a minimum 12-month probation period for a non-performing loan to be re-classified as performing was introduced.The amount of loans with more than 90 days in arrears was €16.5bn in September, down by €323.9m in September and that of restructured loans fell by €179.7m to €12.4bn, the central bank said. The amount of restructured loans being regularly serviced by borrowers fell by €114.4m last month to €8.7bn giving a cure ratio of 70.2 per cent.Cypriot banks increased their provisions for loan impairments in September by €35.3m to almost €10.1bn, the bank supervisor said.In September, total non-performing loans fell by €2.6bn compared to September 2016, the central bank said. Those of non-financial firms and households fell by €1.7bn and €1bn respectively.Since December 2014, total non-performing loans dropped by €5.9bn, mainly on a €4bn reduction in the case of firms and €1.3bn in the case of households, according to the central bank data.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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