WHAT is in store for economies and markets in 2018? Around this time of year, a large number of analysts and fund managers are giving their views. Among the most interesting and thoughtful approaches can be found at Absolute Strategy Research (ASR), an independent group founded by David Bowers and Ian Harnett.ASR adds extra depth to its analysis by contrasting its own views with those of the consensus. To do so, the group polled 229 asset allocators, managing around $6trn of assets, for their views on the outlook for economies and markets. They found a groundswell of optimism; the probability of equities being higher by the end of 2018 was 61%, and that shares will beat bonds is 70%. The allocators think there is only a 27% chance of a global recession. And they are not worried about the p...
With the dates already set in 2019 for the elections and with 2/3 of the current administration rsquo;s tenure all but used up, we are in a position to gauge the possible re-election chances of the APC federal government and the possible chances ...Powered by WPeMatico
Nigerian Breweries Plc, was recently awarded the 2017 Sectoral Leadership Award in the ‘Breweries Category’.
The Performance Earnings and Returns Leadership (PEARL) Awards recognizes and rewards publicly quoted companies for outstanding operational and stock performance in order to enhance the vibrancy, growth and development of the capital market. Criteria for the PEARL Awards are based on verifiable indices, facts and figures published in the Nigerian Stock Market Annual (NSMA).
While commenting on the award, Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Kufre Ekanem, stated: “We view this award as recognition of our previous performances and as our call to duty to keep delivering value.
“As Nigeria’s foremost brewer, our commitment to our shareholders and other stakeholders drives
International Breweries Plc, on Thursday notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) that it has listed 5.3bn additional shares on the Exchange, capping what has been a grueling six months for the firm to merge with its sister companies, Intafact Beverages Limited and Pabod Breweries Limited.
The brewing company which is an indirect subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev and the only listed company on the NSE out of the three merging entities notified dealing members of the Nigerian Stock Exchange of the additional share listing.
In a note sent to the exchange, International Breweries Plc said, “Dealing Members are hereby notified that 5,301,612,656 ordinary shares of International Breweries Plc (“International Breweries” or “the Company”) were today, 14 December 2017 listed on the Daily Offici
International Breweries Plc (“IBPLC”), the Nigerian unit of Belgian brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev said, it was battle-ready to take on its competitors in the Nigerian market – Nigerian Breweries Plc and Guinness Nigeria Plc. IBPlc on Thursday finalized a three-way merger with its sister companies, Intafact Beverages Limited and Pabod Breweries Limited.
Speaking with the media recently, Annabelle Degroot who is the Managing Director of IBPlc (the merged company), said that while the firm has just consolidated its holdings in the country, it was not new in the market.
“We have been competing in the market for eight years now and so we know our competitors and we know them well.”
The MD said that the company has been able to take away market share from its rivals, noting that it has very stron
Coca-Cola Nigeria has said it will empower 15,000 youths in 2018 through its youth empowerment and personal development initiatives.
The Director, Legal, Public Affairs and Communications, Nigerian Bottling Company, Sade Morgan, made this known while speaking at a press conference in Lagos on Monday.
She said the vision of Coca-Cola was to impart over 100,000 youths with entrepreneurship and employability skills.
Morgan stated that despite the achievements in 2017, Coca-Cola aimed to do more next year by intensifying efforts on its initiatives, noting that the youth empowerment and personal development initiatives were open to only people between the ages of 18 and 30.
According to her, there are other empowerment initiatives that people who do not fall within the age range can benefit fro...
With the high rate of unemployment in the country and need to engage the youth meaningfully, Nestlé Nigeria has partnered with Imperial Integrated Consulting in their annual capacity building programme called the National Career Fair.
The fair slated to hold in several states across the country started on December 7 at the University of Lagos. Other States include Oyo, Akwa-Ibom, Kaduna and the Federal Capital Territory.
Career development coaches and youth leaders expected at the event include Nestlé Nigeria’s Eniola Joshua who will be moderating the panelist that will discuss the theme, ‘The Bold Move for Corporate Governance and Leadership.’
The programme in its 6th edition is aimed at empowering the youth to become successful employees, entrepreneurs, agripreneurs and game changers in
Workers in the nation’s food and beverage sector called-off their strike on Wednesday following an intervention by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment to mediate between the warring groups.
The strike which began on Monday when members of the Food, Beverage and Tobacco Senior Staff Association (FOBTOB) downed their tools to protest their inability to reach a new collective agreement on wages and other fringe benefits with the employer’s association, the Association of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employers (AFBTE). Members of FOBTOB were seeking among other things an upward review of their salaries by 20% instead of the 14% agreed to by AFBTE.
In a statement released by the General Secretary of FOBTOB announcing the suspension of the strike action, Solomon Iji said: “This is to inf
TG Arla Nigeria, makers of Dano Milk has upped the stakes with the introduction of chocolate and strawberry flavoured milk powder variants into the Nigerian market.
According to the company, the newly introduced strawberry and chocolate milk powder were launched following intense consumer research that informed increasing desire for a convenient and exciting Milk product among families especially kids.
The flavored milk powder is said to be rich in protein, carbohydrate, Vitamin D and other vital nutrients which are required for energy, vitality and a healthy growth.
Mr. Mads Burmester, Managing Director, TG Arla Nigeria said, that the variants are an extension of Dano filled milk powder offered in chocolate and strawberry flavours, specially developed to meet the needs of discerning consu...
Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) yesterday blamed the ongoing strike in the food and beverage sector on the employers under the aegis of Association of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employers (AFBTE).
The strike which is in its second day has grounded activities in the food and beverage sector.
Workers in the sectors under the aegis of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Senior Staff Association (FOBTOB) began an industrial action on Monday following inability to reach a collective bargaining agreement with AFBTE to review upward their salaries and other fringe benefits.
General Secretary of FOBTOB, Solomon Iji, said on Tuesday that the strike had achieved 100% success rate, adding that a “meeting was held on Friday 8th December 2017 with AFBTE in an effort to reconcile our interest after several