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Blackrock Products Money Investment Trust Plc - Net Asset Value(s)

Investments have been valued on a bid price basis. 2. Revenue items included in net asset value, with dividends payable deducted on the ex-dividend date. 3. Following the issue of a further 500,000 shares on 26 September 2014, the Company now has 103,558,000 ordinary shares in issue, and the unaudited NAV above has been calculated on this basis. 4. http://www.finanznachrichten.de/nachrichten-2014-09/31540908-blackrock-commodities-income-investment-trust-plc-net-asset-value-s-008.htm

EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Basic European unemployment insurance: Countering divergences within the Economic and Monetary Union

Moreover, lackluster GDP growth of 0.4% expected in France for 2014 and the 0.2% contraction expected in Italy contrast with the projected 1.3% recovery in Spain and 1.5% growth in Germany. Ireland is also expected to see a particularly robust rise in GDP of 2.8%. Over 2015-16, the difference in the pace of recovery across core Eurozone countries is forecast to narrow but the gap created over the long-term will persist. Growth prospects in Greece and Cyprus, together with Finland and Italy, appear particularly vulnerable to both domestic and external shocks. Investment the new driver of the upturn The internet early stages of the recovery were largely driven by an improving trade performance, but domestic demand is expected to play a larger role in the years to come. That said, the recent depreciation of the euro will help exporters, particular in the less competitive economies exports are expected to grow by around 3% in 2014, picking up to 4.1% in 2015 and then 4.3% in 2016. In turn, an improving trade environment, as well as improved access to finance, will allow firms to raise their investment spending. According to the EEF, capital spending growth will rebound significantly to 2.4% in 2015 and 2.8% in 2016, from 1.3% in 2014. As a result, investments contribution to growth, which was strongly negative in 2013, is expected to be moderate through 2014, and then firm in 2015 and 2016. However, the recovery in investment will probably be weaker than in previous recessions, due to the high levels of corporate debt, elevated real costs of borrowing for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and still-high financial fragmentation. Otty says: Access to bank finance for SMEs will be crucial if the region is to foster a significant and sustained upturn in investment. http://www.ey.com/GL/en/Newsroom/News-releases/newsroom-eurozone-still-vulnerable-despite-positive-signs-on-unemployment-and-investment

Eurozone still vulnerable despite positive signs on unemployment and investment - EY - Global

How I decide what to repairon my fix and flips In a fix and flip we will always replace the fixtures and make sure all the little things are done, because buyers want their new home to beperfect. The buyers wont have a landlord to fixanything, they will have to do the repairsthemselves or pay someone if something breaks.A buyer will also most likely hire an inspector who will go through theentire house. That inspector willfind most items wrong with the home and buyers will often get scared off by an inspection that findsmany things wrong. We try to have as few items mentioned on the inspection as possible. I know many fix and flippers who have an inspection done on their homes after they do repairs, but before they list the home. This allows them to make repairs the inspector finds before listing the home and to advertise the home as pre-inspected. For information on how to find a great contractor to help you repair your home click here. Using different paint techniques for fix and flips versus rental properties Paint color can make a huge difference in how a house feels. Dark paint can make a house feelsmall, while white paint can make a home feel stark and boring.Many people love to paint rooms different colors to show their style and personality. The problem is, everyone has a different style and personality. It is impossible to please everyone, soa nice neutral color is the best choice. We use beige paint in all our rentals and flips. If the home has white trim we use a color from KwalPaint called Sawyers Fence, for oak trim we use a color called Millet. Paint colors definitely look different in different houses due to the trim colors and carpet colors. If you are trying out new colors, use paint samples on the wall to see how they look before you paint the house. We sold a flip last week that had brand new paint throughout the entire house. At the closing the buyers informed me, the first thing they were going to do wasrepaint almost the entire house. It may seem like a waste when all the new paint is getting painted over, but the buyers letme know the paint we picked looked really good. Those particular buyers liked color and a lotof it! We could have just as easily had buyers that would have kept the paint we used for five years. We still sold the house by choosing a neutral color, if we would have tried to pick trendy colors in multiple rooms, it could have thrown off the feel of the house and scared buyers away. Here is a great article on how much it costs to sell a house . http://investfourmore.com/2013/10/02/how-to-repair-investment-property/

How to Determine What to Repair on a Rental Property or Fix and Flip | Invest Four More

Given the still limited trust between national treasuries and parliaments in the euro zone, this scheme would be a much safer option than various scenarios for the mutualisation of sovereign debt. Thirdly, the fact that the scheme would trigger countercyclical transfers automatically and immediately is a major advantage compared to bailout programmes or bank rescues. These are always surrounded by uncertainty which pushes up their cost. The basic European unemployment insurance would be relatively cheap precisely because of its automaticity. Fourth, as an automatic fiscal stabiliser focused on the short-term, basic European unemployment insurance would help to prevent cyclical shocks from turning into longer-lasting divergences which undermine the functioning of the entire monetary union. Cyclical shocks will always occur. Members of a monetary union can either insure themselves through a short-term automatic fiscal stabilisation scheme, or they can choose to remain uninsured and therefore to risk the repetition of a dangerous and damaging economic and political crisis every time. For me the key question is: can we learn from the experience of abrupt fiscal consolidation and internal devaluation that caused the second euro zone crisis (from which we still have not recovered), or will we maintain a system that will force us to repeat the same mistakes at the next occasion and lock Europe into low growth and high read more uncertainty? In my view the EU cannot live together for too long with the risk of monetary breakdown, which also would bring with itself social and political breakdown. Our political union is not so strong as to survive 20 years of anaemic growth, very low inflation and high unemployment. We are not a homogeneous country like Japan, and in any case it would be a bad idea to repeat Japan's lost decades when Japan itself is finally emerging from them. http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-14-635_en.htm

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