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The State of the UK Housing Market: Nominal Price Growth But Transactions Continue to Slide

 

 

|| September 24: 2018: Naomi Heaton Writing || ά. Prices in Prime Central London:PCL in August now stand at £1,781,090, representing annual growth of 01.5%. Over the last four years, they have increased by just 0.2%. Transactions continue to remain stubbornly depressed at 3,771, a record low. It is the first time that annual transactions have remained below 4,000 for five consecutive months since records were first published. This continued slide is putting further pressure on sellers, estate agents and home builders alike. It is, also, likely to reduce tax revenues for the Treasury.

There has been no action or initiative from the Government, that gives any indication that this trend will change. The housing market appears to be the least of the Government’s worries with a potential ‘No Deal’ Brexit on the horizon. Whilst uncertainty continues, it is bound to stifle homeowner and investor interest. However, a significant buying opportunity exists before positive sentiment returns and the market rallies.

Average prices in Greater London, excluding, PCL, have hit a high this month at £594,123. This is a monthly rise of 02.4%. Nevertheless, prices have only seen an increase of 02.6% over the year. Transactions have continued to slide since the introduction of Additional Rate Stamp Duty in April 2016, falling 06.0% year on year to 84,883, the lowest level since 2011. However, a significant increase in quarterly sales of 14.7%, suggests that this tax, may, finally, be getting accepted by buyers.

The performance of the London property market remains disappointing. This can be attributed to weak investor sentiment and a lack of affordable properties in the capital. Many house owners are, also, reluctant to move, if, they have seen the value of their property decline.

However, we are now seeing more experienced investors returning. Contra-cyclical dollar-denominated investors are able to acquire assets at unusually large discounts. With a view to holding them for the medium to long-term, they are no longer waiting to call the bottom of the market.

Prices in England and Wales, excluding, Greater London, now stand at £262,910, a monthly increase of 02.9%. However, on an annual basis there has been minimal growth of 02.1%. This low level of growth has been a running theme throughout all sectors reported. 

There has been a quarterly increase in transactions of 15.2%, however, annual transactions continue to fall by 01.3%. They now stand at 792,845, almost, 30% down on pre-Global Financial Crisis levels.

The wider market in England and Wales is currently proving to be more robust than that of Greater London and PCL, with transactions falling but not at the same rate. London has, without doubt, been more impacted by the introduction of successive residential taxes and levels of affordability.

However, a slowing or possible fall of house price growth in England and Wales outside London, coupled with rising interest rates and general economic uncertainty, may, see transactions fall further and price growth stagnate.

Naomi Heaton is the Chief Executive Officer of LCP:::ω.

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Randgold-Barrick Merger: It Raises Two Immediate Questions

 

 

|| September 24: 2018: Charles Gibson Writing || ά. Given that Randgold Resources was once described as, ‘Mark Bristow running around West Africa with a cheque book’, the announcement of today’s nil premium merger between Randgold and Barrick to form the world’s largest gold miner in a little over twenty years from the former’s inception is a significant personal triumph for Randgold’s CEO and will leave a lot of other gold mining companies pondering ‘what if’.

Of course, the merger had been heavily rumoured months ago, but so much time had elapsed since Bristow’s publicly avowed aim of concluding a ‘transformative deal’ that many observers were beginning to think that it might never happen. Arguably, it is, also, a, rare, triumph for the methodical approach of science and geology over the values of Goldman Sachs-style corporate capitalism. Given that Randgold trades on higher ratings on almost all measures, that matter and the fact that Mr Bristow will become CEO of the enlarged group demonstrates, which company holds the ascendancy in this relationship; plus, the fact that it is Barrick, that will pay Randgold a ‘break fee’, if, things go awry.

Despite its earlier rise to greatness, Barrick’s shares are approximately where Randgold’s were ten years ago, whereas Randgold’s are where Barrick’s were ten years ago. Moreover, it is easy to see why, with Barrick shareholders in line to receive eight cents of dividends for the period June-December 2018, while Randgold’s stand to receive two dollars’ worth. When he complained that the reason that a deal had not hitherto been done was mostly because of ‘ego’, we now have a fairly good idea of whose ego it was.

The merger raises two immediate questions. Firstly, a number of investors inferred that Mr Bristow always meant such a ‘transformative deal’ to mark the apotheosis of his career. Mr Bristow is personally credited with creating the environment and philosophy that underpinned much of Randgold’s success and forward thinking investors were already beginning to ask questions about the succession at Randgold.

They will certainly want comfort now that he will stay for long enough to apply the same approach to Barrick’s assets before hanging up his spurs. The other concerns the fate of Acacia Mining in London. Formerly African Barrick Gold, Acacia represents Barrick’s African assets that were spun off in 2010 at the princely sum of 575p per share to London investors, and in which Barrick still retains a majority 64% interest. Back when he first mooted a ‘transformative deal’, many bankers thought that Acacia would make a perfect fit with Randgold Resources.  

However, Acacia has since fallen on hard times and Mr Bristow wasted little diplomacy in signalling his distaste for the idea, as well, as we see now, as having bigger fish to fry. To be fair, Mr Bristow has always described tax as the dues a company has to pay in order to operate within a particular country and, inasmuch as Randgold has been a diligent taxpayer in the countries, in which it operates, he, might, find himself on common ground with the Tanzania government.

With Acacia thus far effectively cut out of the talks with the government about its future, however, the gulf between what the Tanzanian government want and what New Barrick might be prepared to offer seems almost impossibly wide and it, may, tax even Mr Bristow’s legendary deal-making abilities to bring such a fraught dispute to a happy resolution. With his African experience and heritage, however, he, might, just be the man for the job.

: Charles Gibson is an Analyst at Edison Investment Research: :::ω.

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The Long Walk to Ithaca

Until Humanity has achieved the conditions to fully discard capitalism and put it in the archives of history of human development and begin to craft humanics, it must be brought under, run and managed by the rule of law and the absolute yardstick of that law must be that it must always serve the entire people of a country:nation. Capitalism cannot, as it stands, nor can it be modified to do so, so long it remains a system of money to make profits, deliver 100% employment. Never can it deliver this. Thus, societies cannot 'punish' the poor and jobless people, who fill this 'basket' perpetually, for its failures and injustices that it causes. And thus, it is High Time the Progressive Parties and Forces Across Europe and the World Must Commit to a Guaranteed Universal Income, a Guaranteed Home, a Guaranteed Education Up to College, a Guaranteed Job and Guaranteed Access to Free for All Healthcare at the Point of Need for All Citizens: The Humanion

No company will ever let you make this, the image above, while they pay you to work for them. Only you can do it, if you work for 'yourself'. This is the deficit of our existing Political Economics because it wants to give people 'jackets' to wear, ignoring the fact, whether these jackets fit people or strangle them, and most fundamentally, ignoring the fact that people themselves have their own jackets and they look the most at home wearing their own jackets. The Political Economics that is built on letting people create, make and shape their own 'creation', wearing their own jackets for the benefits of others so that they know that they are able to be the best of what they are capable of and bring the best out of themselves. And only than, the 'creation' belongs to the worker, not to consume for one cannot and does not consume one's own creation, but to give for giving is the highest of what humanity is and can ever be and one cannot give something that one is not, that one has not created, for nothing else belongs to a creator but that what she:he creates, that what one has become. Because the 'creation' now belongs to the worker, she:he can now truly offers that as her:his contributions to the wider and greater society for its benefit; society, in turn, offers its gracefulness, thankfulness, appreciation and gratitude by respecting that contributions and offering her:him in return, the dignity, safety, security, peace and means, mechanics, measures and culture to live in natural justice. We are nowhere near there yet. But 'I have a dream.......... as Martin Luther King Junior once said or that it is a Long Walk to Freedom as Nelson Mandela wrote... it is indeed a long walk to liberty, equality, purpose, meaning and natural justice. But we are bound to Ithaca and the walk, no matter how long, how arduous, how difficulty-strewn, how hostile and tiring, we shall continue to carry on walking towards Ithaca....

End Homelessness The Humanion Campaign

 

 

 

 

 

The Humanion Political Economics

Please, send in news, views, reviews, analysis, forecasts, trends, initiatives, funds and investments news that are promoting Green Investment and Sustainable Economics. Economics that does not function and run on the soul basis of generating and managing human resources and wealth in a green and sustainable manner and path is a poisonous economics that supports the suicidal path both for the human kind and the earth; as well as harms all other life forms, environment and ecology. The purpose of economics is not to count and manage 'money' but nurture, foster, develop and enrich the 'resources', which include human, financial, natural, biological, scientific, artistic, cultural, material and cosmological resources, for the soul purpose of supporting, enabling and fostering life and living on earth, in the Solar System in the Universe. However, please, note, if your company has a website, that does not clearly say who run the company, where it operates from, what kind of company it is, who are in its leadership and the other groups, anyone, who has set up a website, where they use all sorts of evasive expressions, phrases and clichés, that one can find in thousand other websites but there are no details of the humanity behind the entity,  The Humanion won't use materials from any such organisations. The Humanion does not dehumanise itself nor would it accept others dehumanising themselves, thus, dehumanising us. And from those companies or websites, where people are simply Jack or Mack or Pike without even a full human name: No, Thank you. Please, send materials, all stories must come with texts, images and any other items directly sent as attachments. No weblink  or forwarding address. Unless sent this way, The Humanion won't be able to cover your story. Please, send materials to editor at thehumanion dot com

Please, Note: The Humanion Does Not Give Investment Advice

The Humanion does not offer investment advice. Investment of any kind has risks as the value of investment may go up as well as down and, most importantly, past performance of a particular 'fund':any 'fund' is not a guarantee of similar future performance but a guide only. It is, therefore, paramount to seek to make investment decisions, having acquired enough facts:knowledge about the entity being considered for investment from well established and legitimate sources including relevant professional:financial bodies and government departments:agencies, and having consulted professional investment advice from bona fide, qualified financial advisers. Only than, one is likely to be able to make an informed choice and decision about an investment. The Humanion

Valo Therapeutics: Bringing Vision Into Science and Medicine

|| February 04: 2017 || ά. Valo Therapeutics or Valo Tx, for short, is a spin-out company from the University of Helsinki, Finland. Valo Tx has assembled a uniquely talented team of oncolytic virus experts, who together with the founding scientist have the necessary expertise to take this patented technology through clinical development and make it available to patients. The management team has a proven track record of developing successful companies from a laboratory idea to a full stock exchange listing.

The Business Concept: Valo Tx is positioned to transform the field of immunotherapy for a wide range of cancer types. Valo Tx's technology uniquely combines the best qualities of two distinct clinically proven cancer immunotherapy concepts - peptide vaccination and oncolytic virus-based immunotherapy. Building on an existing and recently FDA-approved approach for use of oncolytic viruses, Valo Tx has developed a proprietary, genetically modified adenovirus that will form the basis of its therapeutic approach.

Equality and Liberty are two states that define, determine, and shape what humanity is, can be;
what it aspires to be and what it can seek to create and achieve in order to craft a meaning
of its existence. Without these two, Humanity will continue to live an inferior life than what
is possible until the two halves: all individuals in them: that makes it, are all absolutely, 
fundamentally and jubilantly Equal and all are at Liberty. Here, is Laura Boldrini:
President of the Chamber of Deputies: Italy. Towards Gender Equality we march:
Image: Laura Boldrini's Website: The Humanion

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

Carolyn Fairbairn: CBI Director General

Dupsy Abiola, Founder of Intern Avenue

Aowen Jin: An Artist at Work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They Go Up and Down: Prices of Currencies, Assets, Capitals and Investments and the Machines, Devices and Technology Get Worn Out, Softwares Become Obsolete: But the Only Capital That Never Loses Its Value But Actually Increases It is the Human Capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This young surgeon is the 'miracle' of this human wealth for she is going to get better and better and better at what she does. The older she gets, practising and learning, the higher most value she is, to her place of work and for her nation, for her people and for humanity.

The Trap or Bondage of Choice

End Homelessness The Humanion Campaign


|| January 26: 2017 || ά. The Grapes of Wrath: John Steinbeck: People go hungry and die in their millions, children suffer from malnutrition and its devastating consequences and die in their millions, people suffer in hunger, cold and desperation, living on the street in their millions, millions have no job, millions have no home, millions live in perpetual destitution, hundreds of millions live and die without ever having been to a school, millions die of preventable diseases: all this happens because we, the humanity, do not choose as Ma wants us to do and we ask the wrong question, 'Can we?' instead of 'Will we?' Or rather, we do not choose what is good for all of us but simply what is good for ourselves alone. 

And this is what, The Humanion calls the 'Trap' or 'Bondage' of Choice that we, the 'normals' make. We want to keep our jobs, our homes, our cars, our holidays, our life-styles and our security and we do all to ensure this happens for us and we simply choose to reside in this 'trap', in this 'bondage' so that we, with willful choice, decide to continue to ignore, to look away, to not see and to not think and to not do anything to ensure everyone is having the same 'good' that we have access to. And what is worse, we simply, stay in that bondage because it offers us the comfort zone. We live and enjoy life while we make ourselves think and believe that it is not our duty to think, to ask, to seek to change, to make better.

And nothing is good if it is not good for all. Natural air is good for all and it is therefore, good for A, B and C but polluted air is not good for anyone neither for all nor for A, B and C. But we, being A, B and C, choose to build our 'mini-green-houses' where we seek to get fresh air to breathe while every one else, who cannot do so live and die breathing polluted air and we see nothing wrong in this. And here is the point: who is to make us wake up and see selfishness is the true enemy that continuously keeps on eroding our very humanity, this selfishness by which we choose to live by.

This human being, in the image above, must be the child of a set of parents, she must be a daughter, a grand daughter, an aunt, a sister, a cousin, a colleague, a friend, a fellow of other humans who are us, this We. But we find it acceptable that she is living on the street because we first dehumanise ourselves so to be able to dehumanise the rest of humanity so that we can look at her and see her not as one of us, as one of our flesh and blood, as one of our kith and keen. Why and how do we find this acceptable? But because we do find it acceptable and we choose to continue to accept it, she and many, many others like her, live, suffer and die on the street in the most horrible state of suffering that we normals have hardly any understanding or comprehension about?

For how could one who has not suffered hunger, who has not known the bitter cold, who has not been shattered by the sheer cold and terrible force of the cold wind that gets worse because of hunger, who has not got wet by rain and heated by too much sun, who has not been thirsty, who has not been abused, shown absolute contempt and disregard and been spat at, kicked about and physically assaulted by other humans, understand such an agonising existence, such a desperate and such a devastating state of suffering? And yet, we accept this as the human condition but conditions, human or otherwise, do not and cannot set themselves up; it is us that set or create the conditions. Through our choice we decide, shape and create whatever conditions we want to see arising out of our being human to create the ecology that supports, nurtures, fosters, protects, enhances and empowers humanity. But instead, we choose to do it only for ourselves.

But what we normals do not understand is this that this infinite suffering creates infinite amount  of what John Steinbeck called, The Grapes of Wrath and that is going to rise and tear down the world of the normals, that will bring down the entire thing, unless the normals wake up and realise the choice that needs to be made, must be made. And this choice is simply this that we ought to choose what is good for all and not for just us, the normals. The signs of the Grapes of Wrath are allwhere to be seen in the world; except the evil and nasty forces are seeking to manipulate, use and get these grapes of wrath to support their nasty agenda that will bring infinite suffering to all and yet, these evil forces shall not be able to nor are they capable of nor do they want to bring about 'good' that is good for all. And one looks in Europe and one sees that this is happening all over Europe. One looks out and finds America and it is happening there, too. One looks out and surveys the entire world and it is happening all over the world.

Parallel to this infinity of human misery, agony and suffering is this new reality of 'protectionism' whereby we normals are seeking to support efforts towards the rise of isolationism, putting up borders and closing all that can be closed to ensure and let the extreme nationalism bulldoze all that it thinks must be destroyed and in this  'we the normals' see ourselves as protected and our 'prosperity' and life-styles guarded. But capitalism cannot grow prosperity without selling its goods, products and services so it must go out into the world to sell so to make profit. Putting up borders, walls and the stranglehold of protectionism and isolationism is not going to serve capitalism and us, the normals in the long run for this mythical prosperity shall crumble if capitalism cannot do business, sell and make profit from the world that we support to be closed off from our shores. In the long run it is not going to help anything.

Further to this point, we support efforts to make this isolation and protectionism to close the world out but we want the money, the profit must continue to come in to support our life-styles, safety and security while we want simply to leave the rest of the world with the 'mercy of the elements' because it does not concern us. And this, too, is not going to support our interest in the long run and just remember what is going on the world, in the middle east, in asia, in africa, in latin america and all other places of the world: the wars, the conflicts, the violence, the economic desperations, poverty, hunger, malnutrition and the ravages of all the diseases and the refugees and the migrants and what the responses to their plights from this normals' world. One cannot live in a closed off house where all the roads, streets and alleyways are closed off, where all the doors, windows, ventilations and all other openings are closed off. If, metaphorically speaking, a human soul closes itself in such a house, in such a locked down situation, in such isolation, it means only one thing, that this soul is severely ill and has chosen to wait for death; except this death will be most agonisingly slow and most terribly painful and most desperately lonely and sad. 

And yet, the suffering multitude continues to suffer but they will not simply be washed away, they simply cannot be ignored and put under a 'mythical carpet.' And yet, let's go back to the Trap or Bondage of Choice: we, the normals vote for a Party that does nothing to change or make better these conditions but they get our support because we think and believe this Party is going to ensure our 'mini-green-houses' are safe and intact. And we decide, choose and convince ourselves to ignore this fact that they are going cut away the very support to the poorest, the most vulnerable and the most helpless of society. We simply do not even think about that because we do not want to 'risk it'. So we vote for this Party. Worse still, we vote for parties that are, the ultimate social evil, because we believe that this will make our 'normal world' safer and protected, even if it means most of the people of humanity will suffer these nasty forces wracking havoc of assaults on and against them. But we vote for these parties and they are using all means possible to use the down-trodden's Grapes of Wrath to advance their own nasty agenda that simply is anathema to what humanity and human existence are about. ω.

Whatever Your Field of Work and Wherever in the World You are, Please, Make a Choice to Do All You Can to Seek and Demand the End of Death Penalty For It is Your Business What is Done in Your Name. The Law That Makes Humans Take Part in Taking Human Lives and That Permits and Kills Human Lives is No Law. It is the Rule of the Jungle Where Law Does Not Exist. The Humanion

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All That You Need for Medicine: A Medical Heat Sensor Supporting This Device

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Photo-Speak: Learning and
Innovation Show Us That
There is Always a Better Way 
of Being, of Becoming and of
Imagining and of Creating

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Life's Laurel Is You In One-Line-Poetry A Heaven-Bound Propagated Ray Of Light Off The Eye Of The Book Of Life: Love For You Are Only Once

 

 

Life: You Are The Law The Flow The Glow: In Joys In Hurts You Are The Vine-Songs On The Light-Trellis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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