BP free to sell in Venezuela

first_imgSunday 26 September 2010 10:32 pm VENEZUELA has granted BP permission to negotiate the sale of its assets in the South American OPEC member, Venezuelan Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said yesterday.Last month, he said BP would need authorisation from the administration of President Hugo Chavez to sell its minority stakes in two exploration and production joint ventures with Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA, as well as its interest in the Petromonagas crude upgrader.The assets are valued at between $850m (£537m) and $1bn. BP has been seeking to raise up to $30bn. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Share KCS-content whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proofcenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ BP free to sell in Venezuela Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Solitics on data management and marketing automation

first_img15th October 2019 | By Stephen Carter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Solitics on data management and marketing automation Harel Falk, VP of sales & business development at real-time data management and marketing automation platform provider Solitics, shares his perspectives on how operators can best manage the huge volumes of third-party marketing data at their disposal in 2019 Strategy Harel Falk, VP of sales & business development at real-time data management and marketing automation platform provider Solitics, shares his perspectives on how operators can best manage the huge volumes of third-party marketing data at their disposal in 2019.Here he covers the issues operators are facing in managing this data, how Solitics’ data management platform can support operators in this critical area and how automation is changing the marketing game for operators.center_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Strategy Tags: Online Gambling Email Addresslast_img read more

Italy: casino drives quarter-billion return in November

first_imgPoker tournament revenues increased by nearly 43% month-over-month to €11.22m and ring game revenues by close to 35% to €7.21m (Chart 2). Stars had a 55% market share of tournament and 44% share of cash game GGR in November (Charts 10 and 11). In online sports betting, long-time market leader Bet365 took a tumble from top spot, its 11.6% share putting it behind Entain-owned Eurobet, Playtech-owned Snai, Goldbet, Sisal and Planetwin365 (Chart 8).All five operators overtaking Bet365 in November run retail businesses they were forced to shutter under lockdown. Stars also benefitted from an uplift in online poker activity in November under the lockdown imposed by Italian authorities to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus. The overall sports betting performance contrasted with the record totals for sports betting recorded in Italy in October, where remote revenue of €125.77m and retail revenue of €117.62m pushed the dot.it market to the highest ever total of €243.39m (Chart 2). Italian-licensed operators generated a record monthly high of €258.9m in igaming revenues last month, driven by a €123.6m return from online casino. With the retail channel reporting a loss of €3.57m last month compared to online revenue of €111.06m (Chart 2), a migration of some of this retail activity online was enough for these five operators to overtake Bet365 in the rankings. Italy: casino drives quarter-billion return in November Image by Peter H from Pixabay According to figures supplied by Ficom Leisure to iGB, Flutter Entertainment-owned PokerStars retained its market share lead in the casino vertical, its 11.31% take of the €123.6m total leaving it 2pps clear of nearest rival Sisal (Chart 7). The total represents the first time the dot.it market has generated a monthly return of more than €250m (see interactive Chart 1 below).center_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Bingo Poker Slots 23rd December 2020 | By Stephen Carter Scroll down for the infographic, to track market growth since 2017, and shifting revenue shares over the months and years.  Finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Italy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Premier League 2021 LIVE: Premier League Live Streaming, Point Table, Full…

first_imgThailandTrueVisions Group Premier League 2021 LIVE: Premier League Live Streaming, Point Table, Full Schedule, Indian Timing, Date, Watch Live All you need to know 17Brighton17-714 16Burnley15-1116 PolandNC+ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoHappily, the Premier League fixtures kick off straight away with the first games being played on New Year’s Day and, while many of us still can’t go to the games, we can watch them from the comfort of our own homes.Some of the games to look out for include Chelsea v Man City, with the two teams close on the table and both looking to be in the top five. West Brom v Arsenal will be another one to keep an eye on, with West Brom in the relegation zone and Arsenal, for the first time in years, are battling to stay out of it.Defending champions Liverpool face competition from their rivals Manchester United as the Red Devils are now level at points with Liverpool. Tottenham also climb up and see themselves at the 3rd position now.Where to watch Premier League 2021 live in IndiaWith the official Premier League broadcast and streaming rights in India with the Star Sports Network, select matches will be telecast live on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD TV channels.Online live streaming of the EPL 2021 in India for all fixtures will be on Disney+ Hotstar – Star’s own OTT platform.Premier League League Broadcasting Rights 2021 ContinentCountry / TerritoryRights holder Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country 5Everton16629 IrelandSky Sports, BT, Premier Sports NorwayTV2 13Wolves17-622 1Liverpool161733 Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Sub-Saharan Africa (free-to-air)Infront Football 3Tottenham161429 Less than 24 hours separate GW 15 and 16 with most teams playing two matches in three days.Liverpool and Manchester United are perhaps the teams to target during this period as they have little more time between their two games compared to other teams. 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Too few charities offer payroll giving to their staff

first_imgToo few charities offer payroll giving to their staff After 18 years of payroll giving in the UK, only 57 of the top 100 charities have got round to offering the scheme to their own employees, according to the Giving Campaign.According to a new survey from The Giving Campaign, only 57 of the top 100 charities offer payroll giving to their staff. These would be the same charities whose fundraising staff and agencies have spent years trying to persuade commercial organisations of the value of offering payroll giving to their staff.Indeed, fundraisers have done rather well at this, with an estimated 90% of FTSE 100 companies offering payroll giving. What a shame that many of them are denied the experience of being able to fill in the form to donate themselves by their own charity. Advertisement  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Research / statisticscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 9 February 2004 | News The Campaign is calling on those charities currently without a scheme to set one up, “as an example for other employers to follow”, as they politely put it. To put it more bluntly they should have encouraged them to avoid any charges of hypocrisy and stop undermining the work of their payroll giving fundraisers. Promoting the scheme internally to fellow staff would be excellent training to payroll giving canvassers. “It’s so easy to set up”, say fundraisers. “So why hasn’t your charity got round to it since the late 1980s?” is the likely response from any on-the-ball corporate on the receiving end of such a pitch.Phillip Mind, Acting Director of The Giving Campaign, pointed out that still only about 1% of UK employers offer payroll giving to their staff. Commenting on the survey findings, he said: “I think it is vital that large fundraising charities lead the way by setting up their own schemes and encourage all their corporate supporters to follow suit.” Charities that do offer payroll giving to their staff include WWF-UK and Centrepoint. WWF-UK runs a successful scheme with 10% of staff now donating regularly through the payroll. Centrepoint has achieved a 21.5% participation rate amongst its employees. Kate Hain, Corporate Fundraising at Centrepoint, said: “Because Centrepoint asks its corporate donors to take up Payroll Giving promotions of the Give As You Earn scheme, we felt it was time to learn how to sell it to our own staff. It gave our colleagues the chance to see how the fundraising team do their work and it makes our appeal to supporters a lot more persuasive!”last_img read more

British Museum promotes online shop via online affiliate marketing system

first_img Howard Lake | 10 October 2005 | News The British Museum Online Store is being promoted using the affiliate network of Affiliate Window.The British Museum Company Limited was founded in 1973 by the Trustees of The British Museum to advance the educational aims of the Museum. They specialise in museum exclusive gift books and educational products. The company is offering affiliate website owners 5% commission on sales of their products that they generate. It is offering a 45 day cookie. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. British Museum promotes online shop via online affiliate marketing system Tagged with: Digital  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Judicial police director makes worrying statements about journalist Jacky Cantave’s abduction

first_img to go further HaïtiAmericas Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice October 11, 2019 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today voiced its deep concern about the statements made by Judicial Police Director Jeannot François at a press conference on 19 August in which he cast doubt on journalist Israël Jacky Cantave’s account of his recent kidnapping and suggested that it could have been fabricated. The organisation called on François to present evidence to back up this claim, which contradicts earlier police statements on the abduction. “Without supporting evidence, these statements are unacceptable”, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “They make Israël Jacky Cantave out to be a liar, and his abductors could regard them as legitimizing a new attack.” A journalist with Radio Caraïbes FM, Cantave was kidnapped along with a friend, Frantz Ambroise, on 15 July.At his 19 August press conference, François said the initial results of the enquiry cast doubt on Cantave’s version and did not exclude the possibility that the entire affair was fabricated. The Judicial Police Central Directorate (DCPJ) is supposed to provide the public prosecutor’s office with a second report on the case shortly.François said three elements contradicted Cantave’s account. Firstly, the medical reports of three different doctors spoke only of light bruising and found “no trace of measurable injury which would prove that they had suffered ill-treatment”. Secondly, their vehicle had been in a collision, but only once, in the morning of 15 July, that is to say, prior to their abduction. Finally, a witness had testified to the presence of other persons in the vehicle at the time of the kidnapping, something Cantave and Ambroise had not mentioned.Cantave and his radio station rejected François’ claims and pointed out the contradictions with the judicial police’s earlier statements. The station’s director, Patrick Moussignac, said the police already had the medical reports at the time of the press conference of the week before, in which the police recognized that the two men had been subjected to physical abuse. Furthermore, both the report of Dr. Patrick René Pierre, the doctor who attended to Cantave and his friend at the time of their admission to hospital, and the report of the doctor chosen by the radio station spoke of “traumatisms” in the two men. The radio station’s doctor also mentioned a “cardiovascular impairment, probably stress-related”. The third medical report, that of a forensic doctor, has not been released. Cantave pointed out that the radio station had to insist repeatedly before its chosen doctor was allowed to examine the two men. Finally, as regards the impacts sustained by the vehicle and the number of occupants, Cantave stands by his version.After being reported missing in Port-au-Prince on 15 July, Cantave and Ambroise were found alive the next day in the Petite Place Cazeau area (north of the city centre). They said they had been followed and then intercepted by two vehicles after leaving the radio station on the evening of 15 July. They said they were then taken to an unidentified place where their abductors interrogated and hit them. Cantave’s friends and colleagues have linked the threats received by the journalist to his investigations in Cité Soleil and La Saline, two Port-au-Prince shanty towns where drug dealers and armed gangs hold sway. News News August 21, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judicial police director makes worrying statements about journalist Jacky Cantave’s abduction Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti Receive email alerts Organisation center_img Help by sharing this information News November 14, 2019 Find out more News Follow the news on Haïti HaïtiAmericas RSF_en Another journalist murdered in Haiti June 11, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Twist Bioscience Launches Industry-Leading NGS Methylation Detection System for Liquid Biopsy Cancer Analysis and…

first_img Twitter TAGS  Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook Previous articleAMP Global Is Re-centering Africa as a Global Hub for Technology and EntertainmentNext articleCovetrus Appoints North American Chief Veterinary Officer Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Twist Bioscience Corporation (NASDAQ: TWST), a company enabling customers to succeed through its offering of high-quality synthetic DNA using its silicon platform, today announced the launch of the Twist NGS Methylation Detection System, a robust, end-to-end sample preparation and target enrichment solution for identifying methylated regions in the human genome. DNA methylation plays a key role in many biological processes including cancer. When present on a single nucleotide, a methyl group can alter genetic behavior without changing the DNA sequence. Analyzing these methylation patterns provides unique understanding of disease pathology, including the ability to screen for cancer earlier using blood samples known as “liquid biopsies.” “Methylation is one of the most interesting and informative epigenetic modifications due to its wide-reaching effects, but historically it has been difficult to study efficiently,” said Emily M. Leproust, Ph.D., CEO and co-founder of Twist Bioscience. “In partnership with New England Biolabs, we’ve developed a state-of-the-art system, to identify and accurately evaluate methylation patterns that enable our customers to create better tests and/or conduct research more efficiently. In addition, the superior results produced through this system provide incentive for our customers using SNP microarray technology to switch to using Twist products plus sequencing.” DNA methylation appears in consistent patterns across the genome, making it possible to assess multiple loci for a more specific and sensitive test. In cancer methylation, patterns appear early, providing an attractive approach for screening through revolutionary liquid biopsy tests, which are designed to detect a wide range of tumors from a single blood sample. HelioHealth, an early access customer, is currently developing simple, accurate liquid biopsy tests for the detection of early-stage liver, colon, breast and lung cancers. “The complex, very large panels needed to detect circulating tumor DNA early in the disease require expertise in design, robust coverage from minimal sample material, and exceptional sensitivity in detecting the change between differentially methylated regions,” said Kenneth Chahine, Ph.D., J.D., CEO of HelioHealth. “After some trial and error with other systems, we found that the Twist NGS Methylation Detection System improved the efficiency and accuracy of all of our tests, providing the best data possible for rapid and early cancer detection.” Despite the promise of methylation detection, the approach presents many challenges, including the preparation of the blood sample and the need for multiple probes for each sequence of interest. For many years, bisulfite sequencing was considered the gold standard in methylation detection. While this method provides a quantitative readout with high throughput and single-base pair resolution, bisulfite treatment can degrade DNA samples substantially and result in specific areas not being detected, particularly for tests with a small relative volume of target DNA for study, as in liquid biopsies. In addition, effective methylation detection requires four different DNA probes for every target sequence of DNA, a substantial undertaking for complex diagnostic tests. In order to overcome these challenges, Twist has partnered with New England Biolabs ® (NEB ® ), who have developed a novel, enzyme-based alternative to sodium bisulfite treatment, EM-seq TM, for preparation of samples for methylation analysis. “We developed Enzymatic Methyl-seq, or EM-seq, using a combination of enzymes to achieve highly efficient and gentle conversion of 5mC and 5hmC for downstream identification using next generation sequencing,” said Theodore Davis, executive director of Applications and Product Development at NEB. “Application of EM-seq to target enrichment workflows enables efficient analysis of methylation status in defined regions of the genome, with utility across a broad spectrum of areas that can impact human health. We are delighted to partner with Twist to expand the utility of EM-seq.” The Twist NGS Methylation Detection System begins with NEB’s EM-seq for preparation of enzymatically converted libraries, and includes the Twist Methylation Enhancer, Universal Blocker and FastHyb as well as the Twist NGS Custom Methylation Panels. The Custom Panels, a key component of the product, include DNA probes to capture all four potential sequences at a given site: methylated, unmethylated, sense and antisense, and offer the same fidelity, uniformity, and flexibility as Twist Custom Panels. Twist works with customers to create custom content unique to a particular area of focus, allowing flexibility not found using static array designs. This unique feature of the Twist System facilitates exploration of dynamic and cell-specific methylation targets or poorly understood targets found in more elusive noncoding regions at single base pair resolution. About the Twist NGS Methylation Detection System The Twist NGS Methylation Detection System offers state-of-the-art end-to-end methylation sequencing workflow for the improved detection of genomic methylation patterns. DNA methylation occurs when DNA methyltransferases add a methyl group to the cytosine residue of cytosine-phosphoguanine (CpG) dinucleotides. This modification contributes to a wide variety of biological processes by promoting genomic instability or transcriptional silencing. Affected processes include normal processes, like cellular differentiation, as well as abnormal ones, like carcinogenesis. Methylation levels vary substantially across the human genome, and differentially methylated regions (DMRs) can be used to identify certain cancers and other diseases. About New England Biolabs Established in the mid 1970’s, New England Biolabs, Inc. (NEB) is the industry leader in the discovery and production of enzymes for molecular biology applications and now offers the largest selection of recombinant and native enzymes for genomic research. NEB continues to expand its product offerings into areas related to PCR, gene expression, sample preparation for next generation sequencing, synthetic biology, glycobiology, epigenetics and RNA analysis. Additionally, NEB is focused on strengthening alliances that enable new technologies to reach key market sectors, including molecular diagnostics development. New England Biolabs is a privately held company, headquartered in Ipswich, MA, and has extensive worldwide distribution through a network of exclusive distributors, agents and eight subsidiaries located in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore and the UK. For more information about New England Biolabs, visit www.neb.com. NEB ® and NEW ENGLAND BIOLABS® are registered trademarks of New England Biolabs, Inc. About Twist Bioscience Corporation Twist Bioscience is a leading and rapidly growing synthetic biology and genomics company that has developed a disruptive DNA synthesis platform to industrialize the engineering of biology. The core of the platform is a proprietary technology that pioneers a new method of manufacturing synthetic DNA by “writing” DNA on a silicon chip. Twist is leveraging its unique technology to manufacture a broad range of synthetic DNA-based products, including synthetic genes, tools for next-generation sequencing (NGS) preparation, and antibody libraries for drug discovery and development. Twist is also pursuing longer-term opportunities in digital data storage in DNA and biologics drug discovery. Twist makes products for use across many industries including healthcare, industrial chemicals, agriculture and academic research. Follow us on Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | YouTube Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained herein, including without limitation, the ability of the Twist NGS Methylation Detection System to enable Twist customers to create better tests and/or conduct research more efficiently, are forward-looking statements reflecting the current beliefs and expectations of management made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other important factors that may cause Twist Bioscience’s actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the risks and uncertainties of the ability to attract new customers and retain and grow sales from existing customers; risks and uncertainties of rapidly changing technologies and extensive competition in synthetic biology could make the products Twist Bioscience is developing obsolete or non-competitive; uncertainties of the retention of a significant customer; risks of third party claims alleging infringement of patents and proprietary rights or seeking to invalidate Twist Bioscience’s patents or proprietary rights; and the risk that Twist Bioscience’s proprietary rights may be insufficient to protect its technologies. For a further description of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to Twist Bioscience’s business in general, see Twist Bioscience’s risk factors set forth in Twist Bioscience’s Quarterly Report Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 9, 2021 and subsequent filings with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date hereof, and Twist Bioscience specifically disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005308/en/ CONTACT: Twist Bioscience: Angela Bitting SVP, Corporate Affairs 925-202-6211 [email protected] England Biolabs: Deana D. Martin, Ph.D. Associate Director, Marketing Communications 978-380-7464 [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY GENETICS NANOTECHNOLOGY BIOTECHNOLOGY PHARMACEUTICAL HEALTH SCIENCE ONCOLOGY OTHER SCIENCE SOURCE: Twist Bioscience Corporation Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005308/en Facebook Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Twist Bioscience Launches Industry-Leading NGS Methylation Detection System for Liquid Biopsy Cancer Analysis and Epigenetic Studies Pinterestlast_img read more

Treasury Official Decries Push to ‘Recap and Release’ Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

first_img October 19, 2015 8,331 Views  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / Treasury Official Decries Push to ‘Recap and Release’ Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Antonio Weiss Conservatorships Fannie Mae Freddie Mac U.S. Department of Treasury Previous: Straight-Through Processing Drives Efficiencies, Cuts Costs Next: Jumbo RMBS Issuance in 2015 Has Already Surpassed Last Year’s Total Sign up for DS News Daily Antonio Weiss Conservatorships Fannie Mae Freddie Mac U.S. Department of Treasury 2015-10-19 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newscenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Treasury Official Decries Push to ‘Recap and Release’ Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Antonio WeissA top U.S. Department of Treasury official effectively ended any speculation that the government’s 7-year-old conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would end before the 2016 presidential election in an editorial on Bloomberg View on Monday.In an editorial titled “How Not to Fix Fannie and Freddie,” Antonio Weiss, Counselor to the Treasury Secretary, called the push to recapitalize the GSEs and release them from the FHFA’s conservatorship “misguided.” Weiss claims that such a “recap and release” proposal, if executed, could raise the cost of mortgages and potentially expose American taxpayers to another bailout.Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac operated for decades as GSEs but began to chase market share with riskier mortgage products in the years immediately prior to the financial crisis, Weiss said. When the housing bubble burst, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were left holding trillions of dollars of mortgage risk, and their failure would have had “devastating consequences for homeowners and for the broader economy,” according to Weiss. With Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on the brink of insolvency, the government bailed out the GSEs for a combined $187.5 billion in 2008, at which time they were placed in conservatorship of FHFA.With the conservatorship passing its 7-year anniversary in September, much talk among lawmakers has centered on GSE reform and on privatizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But Weiss contends that the recap and release proposal that is being bantered around is not an effective way to do it.“We learned the hard way that the old business model of privatizing gains while socializing losses doesn’t work,” Weiss said in the editorial. “The Obama administration wants to transition to a better system, one that provides broad access to housing supported by a sound and robust mortgage market, without exposing taxpayers to another rescue.”“We learned the hard way that the old business model of privatizing gains while socializing losses doesn’t work.” — Antonio WeissWeiss contends that recap and release would not work for three reasons:Access to the housing market would not increase for creditworthy borrowers who are shut out of the housing market or for renters who cannot afford a homeTaxpayers have not been fully “repaid” for the 2008 bailout, contrary to the claims of some private investors; while the GSEs have received more in total dividends than the $187.5 billion they injected into the GSEs back in 2008, Weiss contends that dividends alone “aren’t adequate compensation for the extraordinary risk taxpayers took on and continue to bear.”Some have suggested that allowing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to retain their earnings would allow the government to stop supporting the GSEs in the near term, which overlooks the high level of capital that is required to cover the $5 trillion worth of assets currently held by the GSEs. Weiss cites analysis from Moody’s and the Urban Institute which found that recap and release would drive up the cost of mortgages, since it would take decades for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to build safe and sound levels of capital to operate.Weiss said the one point everyone can agree on is that seven years after the crisis, “the housing finance system remains the great unfinished business of financial reform,” and that the country needs “a housing finance system that ensures sustainable, fair, and affordable access to housing and limits the risk of taxpayer-funded bailout.” The only way to achieve such a system, Weiss, contends, would be for private capital to take on most of the risk. He contends that only comprehensive legislation can achieve the goals of ending the conservatorship and creating and affordable, sustainable housing finance system.“The default must not be a return to a model that failed,” Weiss concluded. “We owe it to the American people to create the housing finance system they deserve.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Savelast_img read more