Meet the top young business and professional women in Wales in 2018. The young women on this list come from a variety of backgrounds, work in an array of industries and represent almost every corner of the country. Paul Rowland, Editor-in-chief, Media Wales, said: “The WalesOnline 35 under 35 is a great platform to showcase the rising stars in the Welsh economy, across the private, public, education and third sectors. “Since its launch in 2014 many of those who have made the lists, for both men and women, have gone on to achieve even greater success.” WalesOnline and Western Mail business editor Sion Barry added: “For any economy to thrive it needs a constant stream of young talent coming through, to drive innovation and ambitious across a wide range of sectors. “And I have no doubt that this year’s WalesOnline 35 Under 35 will again highlight that the future is very bright for Wales plc.” Carolyn Brownell, marketing and communications manager … [Read more...] about The WalesOnline 35 Under 35: The top young business and professional women in Wales 2018
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In sports, the home team almost always has the advantage. However, for Under Armour (NYSE: UA) (NYSE: UAA), the home market has not given it much of an edge lately. The sportswear company has struggled to grow sales in North America, instead relying on faraway foreign markets for growth, and that pattern continued in its first quarter. The Baltimore-based company said revenue in the U.S. and Canada dipped 0.4% in the quarter, or 1% in constant currency, to $867.5 million, marking the third straight quarter that sales in its home region have fallen. On the bottom line, the North American results were even uglier as a $3.7 million operating profit a year ago reversed to a $43.5 million loss, which was the main reason for its total $28.7 operating million loss in the period. Meanwhile, the international segment continued to shine. It seems like the farther away the company gets from its Maryland hadquarters, the better it does. International sales were up 27% in the … [Read more...] about Under Armour Is Still Getting Booed At Home
U.S. stocks ended the session little changed Monday as investors grappled with rising bond yields and a mixed bag of earnings reports. The closely watched yield on the 10-year Treasury note climbed, settling just below the psychologically important 3% level. The Dow Jones index closed less than 0.1%, lower at 24,448.69 while S&P 500 index rose 0.01% with six of its 11 main sectors finishing in positive territory. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.25% shed 17.52 points, or 0.3%, to 7,128.60. Caterpillar reacts positively to fears of trade-war Analyst upgraded Caterpillarshares to buy from neutral on Monday, saying the industrial giant will benefit from improvements in the Chinese construction sector. China has historically been a big buyer of Caterpillar construction machinery. The analyst also pointed to positive estimate revisions and increased capital returns as reasons for the upgrade. Fears of a trade war following the Trump administration’s … [Read more...] about Caterpillar and Under Armour benefit from Chinese growth
Newcastle United remains up for sale as Mike Ashley looks to sell the club after more than 10 years in charge but while no buyer looks imminent, the suggestion of fan ownership has been put forward. Yahoo Sports’ Graham Ruthven, after the collapse of talks between Ashley and billionaire financier Amanda Staveley and far fetched rumours that boxing legend Floyd Mayweather is interested in buying the club, has called for the circus to stop and United fans to take control of their club. Mike Ashley and Ellis Short have shown very different approaches to Championship football “With no obvious candidate, the time has come for the fans to back control themselves,” he writes. “Newcastle United’s supporters must mobilise to put together a collective offer for the club they love. Fan ownership models have been successfully adopted at clubs up and down the country and now the same must be attempted at St James’ Park.” It’s a nice thought and not … [Read more...] about Newcastle United fans urged to buy back their club but just how would it work?
There is an old saying in business that ‘turnover is vanity, profit is sanity, cash is reality,’ and that’s why a pleasing set of accounts for Saints still need to be taken in context. While there is no arguing that a headline grabbing pre-tax profit of £43.7m (£34.1m post-tax) for the year up until June 30, 2017, is hugely impressive, it also is a long way from painting the full picture. In the weird and wonderful world of football, and football accounting, a strange practice takes hold regarding the recording of player buying and selling, which makes profit an unreliable measuring stick. If the net debt or cash position of the club is more reliable, as it informs really how much there is to invest in the first team – and Saints continue to reinvest all their profits and proceeds, including from transfer sales – then still we have some explaining to be done in this latest set of accounts. Saints moved from a position of a net debt of … [Read more...] about IN DEPTH: A detailed look at the Saints accounts