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A global house-price horror show is coming

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 26 ottobre 2022

Over the past decade owning a house has meant easy money. Prices rose reliably for years and then went bizarrely ballistic in the pandemic. Yet today if your wealth is tied up in bricks and mortar it is time to get nervous. House prices are now falling in nine rich economies. From Stockholm to Sydney the buying power of borrowers is collapsing. That makes it harder for new buyers to afford homes, depressing demand, and can squeeze the finances of existing owners who, if they are unlucky, may be forced to sell. The world’s worst housing-related financial crisis will be confined to China, whose problems—vast speculative excess, mortgage strikes, people who have pre-paid for flats which have not been built—are, mercifully, contained within its borders. But as an era of low interest rates comes to an end, a home-price crunch is coming—and there is no guarantee of a better housing market at the end of it all. Vinjeru Mkandawire Global property correspondent The Economist

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The price of fun

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 9 settembre 2022

Welcome back. This will be the last instalment of “Summer reads”. Our American friends, for one thing, mark Labour Day on Monday and with it the end of summer. In need of some cheer? Pick over this selection of stories about fun and frivolity. The best season of the year may be over. But that for revelry and parties is around the corner: Halloween and Hanukkah, Diwali and Día de los Muertos, Christmas and New Year, to name a few.Start with some number-crunching on the price of fun. Can you guess the priciest common pastime? (Clue: the season kicks off in America on September 8th.) If you didn’t enjoy that little quiz, consider this story on the word-game setters who face down frustrated players. 1843, our sister magazine, spoke to a puzzles editor at the New York Times, home of Wordle. Plenty of other people take their fun seriously: like those who use spreadsheets and charts to manage their love lives. We looked at the current trend for maximising returns in love; the author argues it’s really just a return to the idea that “relationships are transactions, and the work involved in creating and maintaining them is a form of labour”. Love as a winning game, then.Ukraine’s football season, which recently got under way, is about more than just the game. Clubs have needed to adjust to wartime conditions; stadiums have been fitted with air-raid shelters in case of Russian shelling. Elsewhere: if the pandemic made us averse to risk, how to understand those who readily expose themselves to it? Meet a wingsuit BASE jumper, who leaps from cliffs and other perilously high structures wearing “a sort of nylon flying-squirrel get-up”. Another group of people who seem to inhabit a separate world? Rockstars. But look to their bands for something more prosaic: four models for how to run a business. And learn about the evolution of music tastes across the world while listening to Spotify songs in a few dozen languages, from Icelandic to Tagalog. Stephanie Studer US digital editor The Economist

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Energia: Ue ora apre a price cap ma oggi è già troppo tardi

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 4 settembre 2022

“Oggi non c’è un problema di quantità, anche grazie all’ottimo lavoro fatto dal ministro Cingolani sugli stoccaggi. Il problema vero è il prezzo e mi dispiace che la commissione, e l’Europa non nel suo complesso, non abbia dato le risposte che da tempo chiedevamo come Paese e come forza politica. Oggi è necessario intervenire anche a livello europeo ma non possiamo non farlo a livello nazionale, però ci accorgiamo troppo tardi del problema che c’è. La crisi energetica oggi comincia a dare i suoi effetti negativi anche in Paesi come la Germania che quindi diventano disponibili a ragionare sul price cap al gas ma bisognava accorgersene molto prima perché oggi è già troppo tardi”. Lo dice Stefano Patuanelli, ministro delle politiche agricole alimentari e forestali, ospite di 24 Mattino su Radio 24.

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The Price of Distraction

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 30 novembre 2020

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Adam Gazzaley about the way our technology is changing us. They discuss: our limited ability to process information, our failures of multitasking, “top-down” vs “bottom-up” attention, self-interruptions and switching costs, anxiety, boredom, “digital medicine”, neuroplasticity, video games for training the mind, the future of brain-machine interface, and other topics. Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor in Neurology, Physiology, and Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco, and the Founding Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center, Neuroscape Lab, and the Gazzaley Lab, which explores mechanisms of neuroplasticity and designs, develops and validates new technologies to optimize cognitive abilities.He is also co-founder and Chief Science Advisor of Akili Interactive, a company developing therapeutic video games and Chief Scientist of JAZZ Venture Partners, a venture capital firm investing in experiential technology to improve human performance.Adam co-authored the award-winning MIT Press book The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World with Dr. Larry Rosen. (Font:

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The total purchase price of the Canmart acquisition

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 luglio 2020

Toronto, Ontario – Halo Labs Inc. (“Halo” or the “Company”) (NEO: HALO, OTCQX: AGEEF, Germany: A9KN) announces that further to the press releases dated December 24, 2019 and March 3, 2020, and April 27, 2020, the Company has agreed to another extension of the binding letter of intent (the “LOI”) to acquire all of the common shares of Canmart Limited (“Canmart”), a licensed importer and distributor of cannabis based products for medicinal use (“CBPM’s”). Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the Company has agreed to the extension to allow both parties adequate time to complete due diligence and negotiate the definitive agreements while under shelter-in-place restrictions. While the extension grants until August 21, 2020 to finalize, the Company anticipates signing the final SPA and closing the transaction on or about July 15, 2020.The total purchase price of the Canmart acquisition is anticipated to be C$6 million, payable in Halo common shares (“Halo Shares”) and at a deemed price of C$0.35 per share, which is based on the 30-day VWAP of the Halo Shares on the NEO Exchange as of December 23, 2019, the day the LOI was originally executed (“the Consideration”). The Consideration will be paid periodically as Canmart achieves critical business milestones. Recently, Halo entered into binding agreements to acquire one dispensary in Los Angeles, three KushBar branded dispensaries, five development permits in Alberta Canada, and Canmart Limited which holds wholesale distribution and special licenses allowing the import and distribution of cannabis based products for medicinal use (CBPM’s) in the United Kingdom. Halo is led by a strong, diverse management team with deep industry knowledge and blue-chip experience. The Company is currently operating in the United States in California, Oregon, and Nevada, while having an international presence in Lesotho within a planned 200+ hectare cultivation zone via Bophelo as well as planned importation and distribution in the United Kingdom via Canmart.

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Celanese Announces Acetyl Intermediates Price Increases in China

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 febbraio 2019

Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE), a global chemical and specialty materials company, will increase list and off-list selling prices for the following acetyl intermediates products. The price increases below are for orders shipped and will be effective immediately, or as contracts otherwise allow, and are incremental to any previously announced increases.
Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our businesses use the full breadth of Celanese’s global chemistry, technology and commercial expertise to create value for our customers, employees, shareholders and the corporation. As we partner with our customers to solve their most critical business needs, we strive to make a positive impact on our communities and the world through The Celanese Foundation. Based in Dallas, Celanese employs approximately 7,700 employees worldwide and had 2018 net sales of $7.2 billion. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its product offerings, visit

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Da CWT e GBTA il Global Travel Price Forecast 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 27 luglio 2018

Lo studio analizza lo scenario macroeconomico e in particolare tutti gli elementi che possono impattare maggiormente sul travel quali le politiche protezionistiche di Trump, l’impatto della Brexit in UK e a livello più allargato, il rialzo del prezzo del petrolio, l’andamento delle valute, la crescita dell’India, e molto altro ancora. Inoltre offre previsioni dettagliate sull’andamento delle tariffe aeree, hotel e di trasporto via terra, per area geografica e per paese, nonché approfondisce i più importanti sviluppi tecnologici che contribuiranno a dare forma al settore del travel nel prossimo futuro.In particolare, il Forecast 2019 prevede a livello globale un aumento complessivo del 2,6% nelle tariffe aeree e del 3,7% in quelle hotel, spinte da una economia globale in crescita e dall’aumento dei prezzi del petrolio. Rilevanti sono tuttavia le differenze tra le diverse aree geografiche.Per quanto riguarda più nello specifico l’Italia, i buyer potranno attendersi un aumento sia per le tariffe aeree che per quelle alberghiere, rispettivamente del 5,5% e del 6,3% in media.

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Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 31 ottobre 2015

Atahotel ExecutiveMILANO. Secondo i dati dell’Hotel Price IndexTM (HPITM) di Hotels.comTM, sito leader nella prenotazione di hotel online, sono numerose le città dove è possibile soggiornare in hotel di lusso spendendo €150 o meno per camera a notte. Nei primi sei mesi del 2015, infatti, i viaggiatori europei hanno soggiornato in hotel a 5 stelle pagando meno di €150 a notte* nelle città di Pisa, Istanbul, Tallinn e Varsavia in Europa, ma anche in destinazioni come Nuova Delhi e Il Cairo nel resto del mondo.Per soggiornare a Istanbul godendosi il lusso di un hotel a 5 stelle, i viaggiatori europei hanno pagato in media €149 per camera a notte nella prima metà del 2015. Vivere a pieno e con il massimo comfort la bellezza del principale centro industriale, finanziario e culturale della Turchia è quindi alla portata di tutti.Anche trascorrere una notte a Tallinn si è dimostrato particolarmente conveniente per i viaggiatori europei, che hanno infatti pagato una media di €144 per camera a notte per soggiornare in un lussuoso hotel a 5 stelle. A un prezzo simile non ci si può certo perdere le bellezze della capitale estone, la cui Città Vecchia medievale è stata nominata Patrimonio dell’Umanità dell’UNESCO nel 1997.Al terzo posto della classifica europea delle città in cui i viaggiatori hanno soggiornato in hotel di lusso a meno di €150 a notte si posiziona Pisa. Nei primi sei mesi del 2015 è stato possibile ammirare la torre pendente concedendosi tutti i vantaggi di un hotel a 5 stelle per soli €143 per camera a notte.Infine, Varsavia, con una spesa media sostenuta dai viaggiatori europei di €104 per camera a notte, è la città europea tra quelle analizzate dall’HPI in cui gli ospiti che hanno soggiornato in un hotel a 5 stelle hanno pagato di meno.Al di fuori del vecchio continente, i viaggiatori europei hanno potuto soggiornare nei migliori hotel a piccoli prezzi anche a Nuova Delhi, dove hanno speso in media €149 a notte, e a Il Cairo, dove hanno soggiornato a soli €148 per camera a notte.

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Miami Single-Family Home Sales, Prices Rise in September

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 25 ottobre 2015

miamiMiami single-family homes registered increased sales and prices in September while existing condominiums saw fewer days on the market and higher median sales prices, according to a new report by the 40,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.Miami-Dade County single-family home transactions rose 2.9 percent year-over-year in September, from 1,166 to 1,200. Existing condominiums — which are competing with a significant rise in supply of new construction properties east of Interstate-95 — had 8.3 percent fewer sales in September, decreasing from 1,425 to 1,307.
Historically-low mortgage rates continue to encourage more local home buying activity. According to Freddie Mac, the interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.89 percent in September 2015, down from 4.16 percent a year ago.Total existing Miami-Dade County residential sales, including single-family and condo markets, declined 3.2 percent to 2,507 last month compared to 2,591 a year ago. In addition to increased sales of new construction properties, Miami’s existing condominium sector is also being impacted by a lack of access to mortgage loans.
A large number of existing South Florida condominium buildings aren’t approved for Federal Housing Administration loans. Of the 8,523 condominium buildings in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, only 29 are approved for FHA loans, according to statistics released earlier this year from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and FHA. Just .0034 percent of local condo buildings are approved for FHA loans. The U.S. average is 30 percent.
The median sales price for single-family homes rose 14.0 percent, up to $285,000 in September 2015 from $250,000 in September 2014. Single-family home prices remain at 2004 levels despite four years of consistent year-over-year increases.The median sales price for condominiums increased 2.8 percent in September to $200,500 from $195,000 a year ago. Miami existing condo prices have increased in 51 of the last 52 months.Despite the increase in median prices, Miami’s residential properties are still a bargain globally. A 120-square meter condo in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach cost $149,900 on average, according to the National Association of Realtors 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity of International Clients. The price for the same condo in London ($960,840), Hong Kong ($776,280), and New York ($1.6 million) were at least five times higher, according to NAR.
Miami properties continue to sell close to asking price, reflecting strong consumer demand. The average percent of original list price received was 95.9 percent, an increase of 0.3 percent from a year earlier. The median number of days on the market for Miami single-family homes dropped 19.6 percent to 37 days in September 2015 from 46 days in September 2014.The median number of days on the market for condominiums sold in September 2015 was 58 days, a 1.7 percent decrease from 59 days in September 2014. The average percent of original list price received was 93.7 percent, a 0.2 percent year-over-year decrease.
Nationally, sales of existing single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops increased 4.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.55 million in September from a slightly downwardly revised 5.30 million in August, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). National sales are now 8.8 percent above a year ago (5.10 million).Statewide, closed sales of existing single-family homes totaled 23,574 last month rose 13.4 percent over September 2014, according to Florida Realtors. Florida’s condominium sales jumped to a total of 9,348 transactions, up 8.4 percent compared to September 2014.The national median existing-home price for all housing types in September was $221,900, which is 6.1 percent above September 2014 ($209,100), according to NAR. September’s price increase marks the 43rd consecutive month of year–over–year gains.The statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes last month was $199,900, up 11.1 percent from the previous year, according to Florida Realtors. The statewide median price for townhouse-condo properties was $150,000, up 5.1 percent compared to last year.
In September, cash deals represented 48.7 percent of Miami’s total closed sales, which is more than double the national average. Just 24 percent of all U.S. housing sales were made in cash in September, according to NAR. Cash transactions represented 55.8 percent of total Miami deals in September 2014. Miami’s high percentage of cash sales reflects South Florida’s ability to attract a diverse number of international home buyers, who tend to purchase properties in all cash.
Condominiums comprise a large portion of Miami’s cash purchases as 62.4 percent of condo closings were made in cash in September compared to 33.8 percent of single-family home sales.
Distressed property transactions declined in Miami. Only 24.3 percent of all closed residential sales in Miami were distressed last month, including REO (bank-owned properties) and short sales, compared to 34.5 percent in September 2014.Short sales and REOs accounted for 5.0 percent and 19.3 percent, respectively, of total Miami sales in September. Short sale transactions dropped 44.9 percent year-over-year while REOs decreased 27.4 percent.Nationally, distressed sales were 7 percent of sales in September, down from 10 percent a year ago.Seller’s Market for Single-Family Homes; Balanced Market for Existing Condos
Active listings at the end of September increased 2.0 percent year-over-year, from 17,480 to 17,837. Active listings remain about 60 percent below 2008 levels when sales bottomed.The single-family sector is in a seller’s market as inventory continues to decline. Existing condominiums are in a balanced market. Inventory of single-family homes decreased 5.4 percent from 6,347 active listings last year to 6,002 last month. Condominium inventory increased 6.3 percent to 11,835 from 11,133 listings during the same period in 2014.At the current sales pace, there is a 5.1-month supply of Miami single-family homes, a decrease of 11.7 percent from 5.7 months in September 2014. There is an 8.7-month supply of condominium inventory, up from 8.1 months in September 2014, an increase of 8.3 percent. A balanced market between buyers and sellers offers between six and nine months supply of inventory.New listings of Miami single-family homes increased 3.0 percent from 2,021 in September of last year to 2,081 last month. New listings of condominiums decreased 1.0 percent to 2,810 last month, compared to 2,837 during the same time period in 2014.Nationally, total housing inventory at the end of September decreased 2.6 percent to 2.21 million existing homes available for sale, and is now 3.1 percent lower than a year ago (2.28 million). Unsold inventory is at a 4.8–month supply at the current sales pace.
Strong sales in the preconstruction condominium Miami market east of Interstate 95 continue to reflect significant demand for new properties, according to the latest New Construction Market Status Report released by the preconstruction condo projects website and MIAMI.
Twenty-seven towers with 576 floors and 3,109 units have been completed in Miami-Dade County east of I-95 in the four years since 2011, according to the Oct. 21 report. There are 78 towers with 1,578 floors and 9,430 units under construction in Miami east of I-95. About 66 towers with 1,538 floors and 9,859 units are planned, but have not begun development. There are also 65 towers with 1,626 floors and 11,280 units that have been proposed in Miami east of I-95.According to the most recent developers’ price survey conducted by in May 2015, Miami-Dade County developers have announced 215 towers with 5,160 floors and 31,530 units since 2011. Of the above projects:
▪103 projects with 119 towers comprising 17,199 units are selling.
▪71 percent of units have been sold.
▪The mean minimum price per square foot of these units is $949, compared to $952 last month.
To access September 2015 Miami-Dade Statistical Reports, visit

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Lufthansa faces more cost-cuts

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 6 Maggio 2015

LufthansaIf you are after an expert comment on the latest news that Lufthansa faces more cost-cutting measures in spite of profits improvements, Loizos Heracleous Professor of Strategy at Warwick Business School has made the following comments:”The aviation industry is notoriously difficult to make money in. With the unpredictability in oil prices, relatively low barriers to entry, overcapacity, a commoditized offering, low operational flexibility in terms of efficient utilisation of heavy assets, often unionised personnel and intense competition, this is an industry that has not covered its cost of capital since its founding. Both the passenger transportation as well as freight transport segments suffer from such structural constraints. “In such an environment, efficiency becomes crucial, even for full service carriers. Lufthansa has a comparatively high cost base in relation to not only budget carriers, but also to most full service airlines.”Therefore the effort to reduce costs is a necessary step to remain competitive. A sustained and successful effort in that regard, combined with efforts to raise its service excellence profile (Lufthansa has a four-star rating by Skytrax out of a maximum of 5) would be the way to go, and may help to raise Lufthansa’s share price to the highs of one year ago.

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Roche’s Acquisition of InterMune Triggered by Pirfenidone Breakthrough Therapy Designation, says GlobalData Analyst

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 18 ottobre 2014

londonLONDON, UK (GlobalData), Adam Dion, GlobalData’s Analyst covering Healthcare Industry Dynamics, says:“Roche’s recent acquisition of InterMune gives the former the rights to pirfenidone, InterMune’s oral respiratory therapy for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Pirfenidone is approved for marketing in Canada and 30 European countries under the brand name Esbriet, and in Japan and South Korea where it is marketed by Shionogi as Pirespa. GlobalData forecasts sales of Esbriet to reach $1.5 billion by 2019, with long-term cash flows of $12 billion and an overall net present value of $6.7 billion, assuming US generic entry in November 2026.“There are no known causes of IPF, and there are currently no approved therapies in the US for the condition, leaving lung transplantation as the only option to extend patient life. However, InterMune hopes to change that, having just received breakthrough therapy designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July for pirfenidone, based on results from the Phase III ASCEND trial. The FDA has stated that it will make its final decision on the application by late November. Following the organization’s previous rejection of pirfenidone, this breakthrough designation was clearly the sign that Roche was waiting for before pulling the trigger on the purchase.“For Roche, the acquisition extends its reach into the fast-growing respiratory market, a therapy franchise from which the company derives only a small fraction of its sales. The deal will broaden Roche’s portfolio, which currently consists of marketed products Xolair and Pulmozyme for treating asthma and cystic fibrosis, respectively.“InterMune stated that it has been charging about $40,000 a year per patient for pirfenidone outside the US. The price reflects the value that the medicine brings, since IPF affects about 100,000 people in the US and has been an especially daunting medical target, with patients often dying three to five years after diagnosis. Roche probably considered these factors when it decided to purchase InterMune, giving the company an opportunity to charge a high price for a new drug indicated to treat a disease with poor diagnosis.”

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Turismo: chi ha speso di più in Italia?

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 19 settembre 2014

TURISMOSono gli abitanti del Medio Oriente i viaggiatori che hanno speso di più per soggiornare in hotel in Italia nella prima metà del 2014 secondo l’Hotel Price Index di, sito leader nella prenotazione di hotel online. Con una media di €170 per camera a notte occupano la prima posizione della classifica di, nonostante una flessione del 9% rispetto allo stesso periodo dell’anno precedente.Al secondo posto, con €15 di differenza, si posizionano i Tailandesi, con una spesa media di €155 (+8%), poco distanti dai viaggiatori provenienti dagli USA, che con €153 per camera a notte, hanno pagato l’1% in più rispetto ai primi sei mesi del 2013. Ad eccezione del settimo posto, occupato dai Norvegesi con una spesa media di €142 e un rialzo del 3%, la parte alta della classifica è dominata da viaggiatori a lungo raggio, provenienti da Paesi molto distanti dall’Italia: Australia (€149), India (€148), Messico (€143), Singapore (€141), Cina (€140) al pari merito con il Giappone (€140) e, infine, Sud Africa (€139).Tra i top spender europei, dopo i Norvegesi, seguono a ruota gli Svizzeri e i viaggiatori provenienti dal Regno Unito, che con una spesa media di €134 e €131 si posizionano rispettivamente al quattordicesimo e al quindicesimo posto della classifica. Chiudono la top 5 gli Svedesi e gli Irlandesi che, nonostante un aumento del 4% e del 3%, si mantengono stabili al numero 18 e al numero 22, dopo aver speso mediamente €128 e €124.Gli Europei, inoltre, occupano gli ultimi nove posti in classifica. Coloro che hanno speso di meno per un soggiorno in hotel in Italia nel 2013 sono i Polacchi, con una media di €92 per camera a notte, nonostante un aumento del 13% rispetto all’anno precedente.

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Miami Real Estate Affordable despite Rising Prices

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 Maggio 2014

Miami-skyline-for-wikipediaMiami, FL – An analysis of prices in Miami-Dade County year-to-date reveals that 58 percent of residential properties are selling for less than $250,000 despite rising prices, according to the 30,000-member Miami Association of Realtors.While record real estate sales activity in Miami-Dade has fueled double-digit price increases for nearly three years, median sale prices are what they were in 2003. The price growth that began in 2011 is relative to the bottom of the market, which means prices remain low compared to their peak in 2007. The current median sale prices for homes in Miami-Dade are what they were in 2003. Compared to the peak in 2007, prices for single-family homes and condominiums are respectively 36 and 29 percent lower.The National Association of Realtors latest Affordability Index of Existing Single-Family Homes for Metropolitan Areas shows Miami remains very competitive in terms of affordability. Based on the relationship between median home price, median family income and average mortgage interest rate, a composite index of 100 is defined as the point where a median-income family household has exactly enough income to qualify for the purchase of a median-priced existing single-family home, assuming a 20 percent downpayment and 25 percent of gross income devoted to mortgage principal and interest payments.
Miami’s index was 120 for all of 2013, following three years of robust market performance. This means in Miami a median-income family household has 120 percent of the income necessary to qualify for a conventional loan, more than enough to purchase a median-priced home.In contrast, the index for other major metro areas was: Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA (67.8), San Diego (80.9), Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA (79.9), New York-Wayne-White Plains, NY-NJ (73.8), and San Francisco (72.6) – compared to Miami (120).
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 94 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of five organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward County Board of Governors, the YPN Council and the award-winning International Council, it represents more than 30,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local Realtor association in the U.S., and has official partnerships with nearly 120 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is

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Miami Home Prices Continue to Experience Increases in February

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 22 marzo 2014

Miami-skyline-for-wikipediaMiami, FL – The performance of the Miami real estate market remained strong in February, as prices continue to rise while properties sell rapidly and near asking price, according to the 31,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.Median Sale Prices Continue to IncreaseMedian sale prices again increased significantly for both single-family homes and condominiums in February. The median sales price for single-family homes jumped 17 percent, up to $227,000 from $194,000 in February 2013, marking 27 straight months of growth. The average sale price for single-family homes increased 6.7 percent from $389,368 in February 2013 to $415,312 last month.The median sales price for condominiums has increased for 32 consecutive months. Compared to February 2013, the median sales price for condominiums increased by 7.3 percent to $177,000 from $165,000 a year prior. The average sale price for condominiums increased 10.8 percent to $337,382 from $304,472 in February 2013.

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Pet Obesity Concerns Prompt Better Pet Insurance Checks

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 28 aprile 2012

London, (PRNewswire) The rise in pet obesity in the UK has concerned many responsible pet owners. Obese pets could lead to special veterinary care and expensive bills. To minimise the cost of vet care, many pet owners are visiting price comparison sites, such as, to find a good deal on pet insurance.
Veterinary charity PDSA warns that pet obesity, particularly in dogs, could become an epidemic* causing them to create the Pet Fit Club. It estimates that over one in three dogs in the UK are overweight or obese, leading to increased risk of serious health conditions and lower life expectancy. For owners who are concerned about their pet’s weight, the charity recommends seeking advice from their vets.Pet insurance is important for many owners, enabling them to give their pets the care that they need. With so many different levels and types of cover, it can be confusing to shop for the right insurance policy. This is why many pet owners are turning to price comparison websites to help them choose the right policy for their needs and avoid paying more than they need.Andrew Stocks, Director at said: “The right pet insurance can really help owners afford the best care for their pets, particularly if they are seeking ongoing vet care to tackle a weight problem. can help owners to find the right level of cover to suit their needs. By comparing policies and providers from across the market, pet owners can shop around and potentially save money through lower premiums.”Specialising in more than just pet insurance, provides customers with an easy way to find the right deal on a wide range of insurance and financial products including car insurance, home insurance, van insurance, bike insurance, life insurance, credit cards and loans. It also offers comparisons for a range of household utilities including electricity, gas, phone, broadband and digital TV. was launched in 2006 and has grown rapidly over the past six years to become one of the UK’s leading price comparison websites. provides customers with an easy way to make the right choice for them on a wide range of products including motor, home, life, travel and pet insurance as well as utilities and money products such as, credit cards and loans.

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For free and reduced-price lunches

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 24 ottobre 2009

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) and the New York Jets announced a sweepstakes to encourage parents to submit the school meals application for free and reduced-price lunch for their children. Parents will be automatically entered in the contest when they submit the application form. The winning family receives a trip for two to the National Football League Pro Bowl in Miami in 2010, sponsored by the Jets. The sweepstakes is part of the DOE’s “Feed Your Mind” campaign to ensure that eligible students receive lunch served in City public schools at a reduced price or for free. To make it easy to sign up, families can access the lunch applications through ACCESS NYC at, the online tool that allows New Yorkers to pre-screen human services benefits offered by more than 35 different City, State, and federal programs on a single website. The online application simplifies the process for families with children in different schools, allowing them to submit one application for all of their children instead of separate applications for each child. More than 30,000 student athletes, both boys and girls, participate in the PSAL, with many playing multiple sports. In addition, more than 200 high schools participate, competing in 28 varsity sports and nine junior varsity sports, represented by more than 2,400 teams. The Department of Education serves 860,000 meals each day. The lunch application is essential in determining federal reimbursement for the expenses that the City incurs in providing these meals. The Department also uses the application to help determine Title I funding for schools and student eligibility for Supplemental Educational Services. Over the next several weeks, school administrators, teachers, and parent coordinators will inform parents about the sweepstakes and remind them to submit the school lunch applications. All students whose applications are processed by November 25 will be eligible for a variety of prizes, including a free trip, donated by the Jets, for the winning family to attend the Pro Bowl in Miami this January. The grand prize winner will be selected in a random drawing and announced on Dec. 14. This is the fifth year the Jets have donated a trip to the Pro Bowl.

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Rights Plan

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 6 luglio 2009

(Nasdaq:IDSY) (the “Company”), a leading provider of wireless asset management solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors adopted a limited duration shareholder rights plan (the “Rights Plan”) pursuant to which a dividend distribution of one preferred stock purchase right (a “Right” and collectively, the “Rights”) will be made for each outstanding share of the Company’s common stock. The Board of Directors adopted the Rights Plan to assure that the Company’s shareholders receive fair and equal treatment in the event of any proposed takeover of the Company, and to guard against partial tender offers, squeeze-outs, open market accumulation and other actions intended to gain control of the Company without paying all shareholders a fair price. The Rights Plan is not intended to and will not prevent an appropriate transaction at a full and fair price.  The Rights Plan, which is similar to the rights plans of other public companies, expires on the earliest to occur of  the close of business on the Sunset Date (defined below); (ii) the time at which the Rights are redeemed pursuant to the Rights Plan; or (iii) the time at which the Rights are exchanged as provided in the Rights Plan. Sunset Date is defined as July 1, 2012, unless the Board determines within 12 months prior to such date that July 1, 2012 shall not be the Sunset Date, then Sunset Date shall mean July 1, 2015, unless the Board determines within 12 months prior to such date that July 1, 2015 shall not be the Sunset Date, then Sunset Date shall mean July 1, 2018, unless the Board determines within 12 months prior to such date that July 1, 2018 shall not be the Sunset Date. In the event the Board determines that July 1, 2012, July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2018 shall not be the Sunset Date, then “Sunset Date” will mean the close of business on the tenth anniversary of the record date set by the Board of Directors.
About I.D. Systems: Based in Hackensack, New Jersey, with European business offices in Dusseldorf, Germany, I.D. Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of wireless solutions for managing and securing high-value enterprise assets, including industrial vehicles, such as forklifts and airport ground support equipment, and rental vehicles. The Company’s patented technology, which utilizes radio frequency identification, or RFID, technology, addresses the needs of organizations to control, track, monitor and analyze their assets. For more information, visit

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