Day: February 9, 2021

Spotlight on scholarship opportunities for African American students during Black History Month

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WESTON, Mass., Feb. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Fastweb ( www.fastweb.com ), the leading website for scholarship and financial aid information and a member of the Monster network, celebrates the achievements of African Americans throughout history during Black History Month with a spotlight on scholarship opportunities available for today’s students.

In Fastweb’s new resource – Scholarships for African American Students – students can view a comprehensive list of scholarships in academic areas such as engineering, psychology, financial services, business administration, STEM fields, and more. Award amounts range from $500 to $30,000. Relevant internships are also included.

Fastweb encourages undergraduate, graduate, and college-bound African American students to help fund their college education by applying for scholarship opportunities. “Fastweb is committed to helping students achieve their academic goals by bringing them relevant scholarship

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Oil lifts Saudi shares; other Gulf indexes fall

(Reuters) – Saudi Arabian shares surged on Monday as crude prices rose to their highest in just over a year, while the markets in the United Arab Emirates finished lower after a spike in coronavirus cases in recent weeks soured sentiment.

FILE PHOTO: Investors share a laugh as they monitor stocks at the Dubai Financial Market, June 17, 2013. REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh

Oil prices, the most crucial catalyst for the Saudi financial market, were boosted by supply cuts among key producers and hopes for further U.S. economic stimulus measures that could boost demand. [O/R]

The oil market continues to tighten with deeper cuts from Saudi Arabia, which pledged extra reductions in February and March after cuts by other members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies.

Saudi Arabia’s benchmark index firmed 1.4%, extending its gains to a third session and posting its best day since Dec.

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Flowserve Announces Dates for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today announced that it plans to release its results for the fourth quarter and full year 2020 after the close of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Thursday, February 18.

The following morning, on Friday, February 19, the company will hold its conference call with the financial community at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Scott Rowe, president and chief executive officer, and other members of management will present.

The earnings materials and webcast of the conference call can be accessed by shareholders and other interested parties at www.flowserve.com under the “Investor Relations” section.

About Flowserve: Flowserve Corp. is one of the world’s leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in more than 55 countries, the company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as

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Asian chipmakers rush to boost production to meet global shortage

TAIPEI/SEOUL (Reuters) – Asian chipmakers are rushing to expand their production capacity to meet a global shortage that has been acutely felt by carmakers, but the firms warn that the supply gap may take many months to plug as they struggle to keep up with strong demand.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) is pictured at its headquarters, in Hsinchu, Taiwan, January 19, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang

Automakers from General Motors to Stellantis and Honda Motor are shutting assembly lines due to the shortages, which in some cases have been exacerbated by the former U.S. administration’s sanctions against Chinese chip factories. Some firms have also furloughed staff.

Eight-inch chip manufacturing plants owned mostly by Asian firms, which tend to make older, less sophisticated chips, are particularly under strain primarily due to under-investment in recent years. The majority of such factories are used

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London Finance Takes Another Hit as Carbon Market Goes to EU

(Bloomberg) — Intercontinental Exchange Inc. plans to move its 1 billion-euro ($1.2 billion) daily market for European carbon emissions contracts to the Netherlands from London in a blow to the U.K.’s attempts to build a green finance powerhouse after Brexit.



a large ship in the water with a city in the background: A pedestrian walks across the Millennium Bridge in view of skyscrapers in the City of London, U.K., on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. The Bank of England boosted its bond-buying program by a bigger-than-expected 150 billion pounds ($195 billion) in another round of stimulus to help the economy through a second wave of coronavirus restrictions.


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A pedestrian walks across the Millennium Bridge in view of skyscrapers in the City of London, U.K., on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. The Bank of England boosted its bond-buying program by a bigger-than-expected 150 billion pounds ($195 billion) in another round of stimulus to help the economy through a second wave of coronavirus restrictions.

Stuart Williams, president of ICE Futures Europe, said the decision to shift the business into the European Union will help traders and investors “manage climate price risk in the most cost-effective and seamless manner.”

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The market is a key plank of the EU’s efforts to combat climate change. Volumes for futures and

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‘Certainly an opportunity’ – Finance guru explores potential openings for Leeds amid cash boost

It was recently reported that the San Francisco 49ers had purchased additional Leeds United shares in a £50million deal and, along with majority shareholder Andrea Radrizzani, are said to have big ambitions for the club.



a stadium full of people: General view inside Elland Road ahead of Leeds United v Nottingham Forest


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General view inside Elland Road ahead of Leeds United v Nottingham Forest

The potential opportunities of this investment have been explored by a Football finance expert and it looks like it could become a great deal for Leeds.

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Football finance expert Kieran Maguire discussed the potential opportunities the club as he told Football Insider: “As a Championship club, they were streets ahead of everyone else because of the nature of the fanbase. But their commercial income in 2019 was £21m, compared to £280m at Manchester United, for example. It will have gone up as a result of getting to the Premier League but the

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