BERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin wants to be able to intervene in investments and takeovers if an investor outside the European Union acquires a shareholding of at least 15 percent in a German company, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. Berlin tightened controls on foreign investments last year after a series of high-profile takeovers by Chinese companies, making it possible for the government to intervene if a buyer amassed a shareholding of 25 percent. The Economy Ministry should be able to intervene if a non-EU investor "acquires a direct or indirect shareholding of at least 15 percent of voting rights in a German company," Die Welt newspaper cited a draft law as saying. In Germany and other countries including the United States, France, Australia and Britain, there are concerns that China and other rivals are gaining access to key technologies via takeovers. The proposal to change the German Foreign Trade Ordinance is being coordinated with other ministries and a law that provides for more … [Read more...] about Berlin wants power to intervene if non-EU buyer gets 15 pct of a German firm -report
THE revision of Sonning Common neighbourhood plan has begun. Residents responded to a community survey saying they wanted more homes for first-time buyers, more parking and less back garden development. They also want to see the village’s rural identity protected and raised concerns about the village centre and the quality of the roads. The neighbourhood plan, which allocated sites for 200 new homes in the village to be built by 2027, passed a referendum in September 2016 with 94 per cent of voters supporting it. Development has already started on two of the sites with 60 homes being built at Lea Meadow, off Peppard Road, and another 50 at Sonning Grove, off Reades Lane. However, under the new South Oxfordshire Local Plan, the village could have to find room for another 150 homes by 2033. The survey was delivered to every household in April and May as well as being inserted in the parish magazine. Exactly 776 — … [Read more...] about Residents want more new homes for first-time buyers
Feature 30 // 04 Aug 2018, 14:04 IST SHARE With the Neymar transfer inflating the market exponentially, bargains are few and far between, especially for Premier League clubs, who the world knows are armed with the extremely lucrative deals from broadcasting and sponsorship rights.In this light, it is extremely impressive to know that a team barely heard of, signed half their first team for about the same price as Manchester City signed Bernardo Silva.Brighton and Hove Albion exceeded expectations last season just by staying up in the Premier League, having been one of the favourites for the drop.However, after an explosive season in the Championship, the board were quick to recognise the demands of a gruelling season in Europe’s top flight. Brighton went all out FIFA career mode and made 7 major signings before last season’s culmination, becoming the most efficient buyers in the Premier League.It is generally seen that a vast plethora of … [Read more...] about Who Are The Premier League’s Most Efficient Buyers?
The non-waiver trade deadline is behind us, so let's pass judgment on the buyers by Dayn Perry @daynperry 4m ago • 9 min read The non-waiver trade deadline is freshly behind us, and indeed bevy of deals went down before time ran out on Tuesday. At this point, the baseball onlooker is probably trying to make sense of everything. Because we are of, for, and by the people, we're here to help you do just that. For this particular piece of hot content, we'll hand out grades for each contender who added roster help leading up to the deadline -- i.e., the buyers. The criterion is simple: the extent to which they helped their greater goals in 2018. You can find our grades for sellers here.Baseball ops professionals, prepare to proudly present and or forge the following report cards. For these purposes, we're counting the July 18 Manny Machado blockbuster as the beginning of the trade deadline season for 2018, so trades since that point will be … [Read more...] about MLB trade deadline grades: Yankees, Dodgers, Diamondbacks stand out among buyers
The Red Sox, Yankees and Astros remain on top, but what about the rest? by Matt Snyder @MattSnyderCBS 1m ago • 2 min read It's July 30, so those of us die-hards perusing the internet know it's trade deadline season. In any given season, we'll see some surprise contenders -- and, as a result, "buyers" -- along with disappointing teams who might as well be sellers despite having entered the season with expectations of contending. Let's take a look at some of the more surprising types heading toward August. Pleasant surprisesMariners: They have a losing record in July and don't really have much to offer in the way of big-time prospects, but we know general manager Jerry Dipoto is going to do whatever he can to add. He's already added multiple pieces and there's time for more. The team with the longest playoff drought in the majors can't afford to sit around and hope this roster is good enough to break the … [Read more...] about MLB Power Rankings: Trade deadline season full of unlikely buyers and sellers