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Network International Confirms Plan to Proceed With London IPO - Bloomberg

Network International Confirms Plan to Proceed With London IPO - Bloomberg:Middle Eastern payment processor Network International plans to list its shares in London next month in the first big initial public offering in the U.K. this year. Indicative price range, together with the maximum number of shares to be sold in the offer, will be determined in due course, the company said in a statement. Network International intends to have a free float of at least 25 percent of its issued share capital...
Tags: Travel, London, Ipo, Dubai, General Atlantic, Warburg Pincus, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Network International, Emirates NBD PJSC, IPO Bloomberg


Family Office With London Roots Goes on Global Buying Spree - Bloomberg

Family Office With London Roots Goes on Global Buying Spree - Bloomberg:Alvarium Investments, a multifamily office with stakes in some City of London hotels, has snapped up five small wealth-management firms in the past eight months, adding about $1 billion in client assets. The latest acquisition was Paris-based asset manager Iskander, Alvarium said in a statement Thursday that didn’t include terms. Other recent purchases include U.K.-based Casteel Capital in February, Swiss multifamily office ...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, New York, London, Paris, New Zealand, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dilmun, LJ Partnership, Peterson Group, Iskander Alvarium, Casteel Capital


VPS Healthcare Reconsiders London IPO Because of Brexit Uncertain - Bloomberg

VPS Healthcare Reconsiders London IPO Because of Brexit Uncertain - Bloomberg:VPS Healthcare LLC, a hospital operator in the Middle East, Europe and India, is reconsidering plans to list in London due to uncertainty surrounding Brexit, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.The Abu Dhabi-based hospital operator is also evaluating listing in the U.S. or Singapore and will decide closer to the IPO, the person said, asking not to be identified because the matter is private. VPS Healthca...
Tags: Travel, London, Singapore, India, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Brexit, Middle East Europe, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Rothschild Co, NMC Health Plc, VPS Healthcare, VPS Healthcare Reconsiders London IPO, Brexit Uncertain Bloomberg, VPS Healthcare LLC


Masani’s 1944 essay “Reconsidering Socialism” was still a deeply socialist document

This chapter from this book by SV Raju on Masani is illuminating. I’ve provided some annotations in blue. ===CHAPTER=== There were two reasons for Masani moving away from socialism—his disenchantment with the ‘Left’ in general and Marxism in particular. The second was the influence of Gandhiji, which we discussed, in the previous chapter. A London […]
Tags: Travel, London, India, Liberty, Gandhiji, Masani


6 Cities That Deserve Another Chance

Travel isn’t always rainbows and puppies. Sometimes bad things happen and sometimes we visit places that we don’t like. I know, I know, there’s something good to be found everywhere; except when you don’t want to find it. Usually when I don’t like a new city or destination it’s because I was in a bad mood or something rubbed me the wrong way. I’m a fairly temperamental person and when I decide I don’t like something, I tend to never deviate from that idea. So in a spirit of reconciliation, I be...
Tags: Travel, Milan, London, La, Toronto, Los Angeles, Canada, Italy, Sydney, Athens, Vancouver, Melbourne, Montreal, Florence, Southern California, Top Travel Tips


Places to Visit in Europe – Underrated Cities In Europe Worth Visiting

When people think about their European vacations , they often picture Paris or London as the backdrop to their overseas adventures. While Paris and London are amazing cities in their own right, they are far from the only incredible places to visit on your next trip to Europe. Take a gamble on one of these underrated cities, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Places to Visit in Europe – 10 Underrated Cities Salzburg, Austria Salzburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Austria. I...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Europe, London, Spain, Barcelona, Unesco, Austria, Budapest, Grenada, Paris, Northern Ireland, Croatia, Alps, Belfast, Salzburg


Money From London to New York Flocks to #Saudi-Focused ETFs - Bloomberg

Money From London to New York Flocks to Saudi-Focused ETFs - Bloomberg:Exchange-traded funds in the U.S. and the U.K. focused on Saudi Arabian equities are piling up new money this year, placing the Middle Eastern kingdom high in a global ranking.A London-based ETF and another that trades in New York together attracted around $327 million in new money since the beginning of January. The net flow as a percentage of assets for Saudi Arabia funds increased about 47 percent this year, more than any ...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Croatia, Invesco, Russell, BlackRock Inc, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, MSCI Inc, New York Flocks


#Israel's Delek Mulls London Listing for Major Gas Holdings - Bloomberg

Israel's Delek Mulls London Listing for Major Gas Holdings - Bloomberg:Delek Drilling LP may create a separate company from its holdings in major Israeli and Cypriot natural gas fields and then list shares in the new business on the London Stock Exchange.The new company would hold stakes in Leviathan, Israel’s largest gas deposit, and Aphrodite, a reservoir in nearby Cyprus, Delek said in an emailed statement. The Israeli energy explorer is seeking to combine supplies from both fields and sell t...
Tags: Travel, London, Israel, London Stock Exchange, Egypt, Delek, Cypriot, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Delek Group, Delek Drilling, Delek Drilling LP, Leviathan Israel, Noam Pincu, Psagot Investment House Ltd, Delek Group Ltd


Around The World And Back With Chris Wadsworth

’s path to travel started back in 1996, when he decided to chase his passion for travel and take a trek around the world. After college, Chris had a desire to learn about different cultures and visit places that he had only read about in books. Like many of his clients, he didn’t know where to begin. He started by traveling around the world for 15 months. When he returned from that first RTW (round the world) trip, all he could think about was getting back on the road. Coming off his first trek...
Tags: Travel, London, Interviews, Nepal, Fleetwood Mac, Travel Tips, Laos, Fiji, Chris, Tonga, Travel Stories, Rtw, Chris Wadsworth, Tongatapu, Polynesian Islands, Vava'u


6 Reasons to Try a Home Swap Vacation

Home swapping is such a rewarding way to travel and so this list could have been much longer, but here are six good reasons why you might want to consider going on a home exchange vacation.  1. Saves you (a lot!) of money This is the most common reason people get into home swapping, the cost savings. By swapping homes you completely cut out the cost off accommodation, which is often the most expensive part of a vacation ...especially when travelling with the family. Cutting out the cost ...
Tags: Travel, London, France, Canada, Ireland, Switzerland, ANN, Arthur Australia, Joanne North Wales, Kirsty Canary


The Fattal Hotel Group Enters Central London Market With The Addition Of Four Hotels

The Fattal Hotel Group has today announced that it has agreed to acquire the long-term lease on four Grange Hotels in London, marking the Group's first entry into the central London market.
Tags: Travel, London, Group, Fattal Hotel Group


Guide to Getting around in London

If you are planning to visit London anytime soon, then you are going to experience a good time in a beautiful city, and here in London, you will create some memorable moments for sure.  All the locations in London are so beautiful and magnificent that it looks really easy to reach to them and enjoy their beauty. But the reality is quite the opposite to it. Roaming around in London is not as easy as recognizing its famous places. London is a great destination for travel lovers; this is why every...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, London, Trafalgar Square, Ben, Leicester Square, Big Bus London, River Bus River, Travel Experta Specializing


Travel Guide to Getting Around London – England

If you are planning to visit London anytime soon, then you are going to experience a good time in a beautiful city, and here in London, you will create some memorable moments for sure.  All the locations in London are so beautiful and magnificent that it looks really easy to reach to them and enjoy their beauty. But the reality is quite the opposite to it. Roaming around in London is not as easy as recognizing its famous places. London is a great destination for travel lovers; this is why every...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, England, London, Trafalgar Square, Ben, London England, Leicester Square, Big Bus London, River Bus River, Travel Experta Specializing


Where to eat at London Heathrow

London’s Heathrow International Airport is built for the hungry. Heathrow’s restaurants range from classy to quick to pub. Heavy emphasis on “pub.” Like London itself, you can find pubs with traditional English bar food and beer everywhere you look in Heathrow. Which is fine and dandy, but there are also a number of high-end restaurants with fast or slow service if you’re looking for something a little different. These are the best restaurants and bars in every terminal of Heathrow Internatio...
Tags: Travel, London, Instagram, Wales, America, Italy, Heathrow, Gordon Ramsay, Heathrow Airport, London Heathrow, All, Spuntino, Oriel, Fortnum Mason, Fuller, Heathrow International Airport


Weekly Roundup, Friday 15 March 2019

Stones (in both foreground and background) and sheep (everywhere) – we’ll see these in Kilmartin Glen, on our Scotland’s Highland Highlights Tour this September. Good morningWow, what a wild and crazy week this one has been, with the added dimension, for me personally but hopefully not for you, of (hopefully just) experiencing another kidney stone event.  These seem to be occurring with increasing frequency.The extraordinarily dysfunctional nature of Obamacare was driven home to me.  When it bec...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, UK, London, Obamacare, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Africa, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter, Tech, Tesla


Payments processor Network International readies London listing | Reuters

Payments processor Network International readies London listing | Reuters:Network International, the largest payment processing firm across the Middle East and Africa, plans to list on the London Stock Exchange, it said on Thursday.The Dubai-based company, jointly owned by Dubai bank Emirates NBD and private equity firms Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic, said it would trade on the LSE’s main market and have a free float of at least 25 percent of its issued share capital.The initial public off...
Tags: Travel, London, Africa, London Stock Exchange, Middle East, Dubai, General Atlantic, Lse, Warburg Pincus, Reuters, Emirates NBD, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Network International, DWF Group


Portsmouth History: Taking Advantage of It as a Traveler

Whenever tourism is spoken about in the UK, particularly from overseas visitors, few would disagree that London is the first name that comes to mind. In fact, scrap that, it’s usually the only name. This perhaps does a disservice to the rest of the country. As today’s title might have already given away, we’re now going to talk about Portsmouth and how this can be more than a viable alternative to the UK capital. Portsmouth isn’t just great for the hotels, which are of much better value than Lon...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, UK, London, Charles Dickens, Sherlock Holmes, Portsmouth, Nelson, Henry Viii, Dickens, Mary Rose Museum This, Portsmouth City Museum


Nikkei cuisine and where to find it

“Nikkei” just sounds like a word people are going to use wrong. You can almost hear a half dozen people sitting around a violet-lit table in some SoHo hotspot asking stuff like, “Is the octopus tonight Nikkei? Perhaps you could go back and ask the chef.” While the waiter looks on confused another chimes in, “Kylie ONLY eats Nikkei now. It’s like sushi, but lower-carb.” “And, like, all the fish has to be flown in from Peru,” says another. “And they mix it with six different kinds of pomegranat...
Tags: Travel, Japan, London, Nikkei, US, Toronto, America, Los Angeles, Washington Dc, Peru, Miami, Lima, Crossfit, Martini, Best Restaurants, All


Touring the Best Luxury Resorts in Cabo

Here at Luxury Latin America, we've been covering the best of the best hotels and resorts in Cabo since our inception in 2007. Back when we started it wasn't hard to keep track of the top Los Cabos luxury hotels because there weren't all that many of them. The Los Cabos Tourism Board, until very recently, made their luxury advertising decisions based on how the general managers at just four resorts decided how to distribute funds. Cabo is a different place now, and it's going to continue evolv...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Mexico, Golf, Resorts, Beaches, Los Cabos Hotels, Mexico Hotels, Awesome View, Travel Life, New Hotels, Luxury Latin America, Top Hotels, Le Blanc, Luxury Beach Resorts


STR: Preliminary February Data For London Hotels

STR's preliminary February 2019 data for London indicates record-high rates. Based on daily data from the month, London reported the following in year-over-year comparisons:
Tags: Travel, London, Preliminary February Data For London Hotels


Home swap in central London ...a wonderful vacation!

Covent Garden: Jemma's apartment was located just 5 minutes walk from the tube station This trip was sent in by Home Base Holidays member, Joan, on her family's home swap vacation in London staying in Jemma's beautiful apartment in Covent Garden. " Jemma’s home is spacious, light and comfortable and suited our needs perfectly. I climbed up the stairs and opened the door to find the elegant stylish kitchen in bright sunshine - everything was immaculate and welcoming....
Tags: Travel, London, West End, Joan, Covent Garden, South Bank, Leicester Square, Jemma, Covent Garden Jemma, Joan Photos of Jemma, Penzance Cornwall Meet, Central London View Joan, Penzance Cornwall Interested


A London Stopover

A stopver in London on the way to our tour to Jordon and Egypt. We visited the Shard for the champagne experience. A glass of Mot on the 69th floor. Great views and the champagne went down well after our flight from Oz. A quiet afternoon and then a great
Tags: Travel, London, Egypt, Jordon


10 of the best independent record shops in Paris

As a major music exhibition opens in Paris, a local DJ uncovers these treasure troves for collectors, offering new recordings, rare gems and, in some cases, live events too Paris has a vibrant secondhand record scene, with stores all over the city stocking rare vinyl of everything from Ghanaian Highlife to calypso, classic chansons françaises – Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet, Georges Brassens, Serge Gainsbourg – plus electronic music and techno. With a new exhibition, Music Migrations (palais-ported...
Tags: Travel, Music, London, Bars, Paris, City Breaks, Top 10s, Short breaks, Shopping trips, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Paris Holidays, Pubs And Clubs, Gwen Jamois


Earn Up to 5,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points on Weekends in London 2019 — and Save Up to 25 Percent on Room Rates

You can earn up to 5,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points per weekend when you stay over a Friday or Saturday night at your choice of 20 different hotel properties in London through Tuesday, December 31, 2019 — you can also save up to 25 percent on room rates — and you must use promotional code M11 when booking your reservation to earn up to... The post Earn Up to 5,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points on Weekends in London 2019 — and Save Up to 25 Percent on Room Rates appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, London, Promotions, Hotels And Lodging, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs, Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott Bonvoy Points


Cost of living around the world

Rent sucks everywhere . Half of the United States is rent-burdened, meaning they spend more than one-third of their income on rent. And when you hear a stat like that, sometimes you think moving to another country might help your situation. But the truth is, it’s tough around the world. To see exactly how tough it’s gotten, relatively, the furnished apartment experts at Nestpick examined 740 neighborhoods in 50 cities, then determined the annual salary a single person would need to live in ea...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, London, California, France, China, Germany, Boston, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, US, Toronto


Best live music venues in Belfast

Fiddled trad tunes hang in the air across Belfast, but the city is actually home to great clubs hosting everything indie folk to old-school London punk bands. Most are concentrated in the highly walkable, central part of town — known as the Cathedral Quarter — so you can step dance, grind, and mosh your way satisfaction even if you only have a day or two. There’s also a strong population of college students, meaning you’re likely to find something going on every night of the week across town....
Tags: Travel, Google, UK, London, Queens, Northern Ireland, Belfast, States, Empire, Oasis, All, Emerald Isle, Robinson, Bedford, Falls Road, Shankill Road


Boy’s letter to Qantas CEO

You know a kid is ambitious when they start planning their business ventures at age 10. Alex Jacquot, a young boy from Australia, wrote a letter to Alan Joyce, the CEO of Qantas Airways, for some advice for the airline he wants to start and the response went viral. Our competitors don't normally ask us for advice, but when an airline leader reached out, we couldn't ignore it.Naturally, there was only one way to respond: CEO to CEO. pic.twitter.com/JTFpzn5a6Y — Qantas (@Qantas) 11 ...
Tags: Travel, London, Australia, Qantas, All, Joyce, Qantas Airways, Sydney Melbourne, Alan Joyce, Sydney London, BBC News More, Alex Jacquot, Jacquot, Oceania Express


#Qatar Islamic Bank hires banks ahead of dollar sukuk - IFR | Reuters

Qatar Islamic Bank hires banks ahead of dollar sukuk - IFR | Reuters:Qatar Islamic Bank, the Gulf state’s largest sharia-compliant lender by assets, has hired banks ahead of a potential issue of U.S. dollar-denominated sukuk, or Islamic bonds, according to IFR, a fixed income news service.The lender has appointed Barclays, Boubyan Bank , Credit Agricole, QInvest, QNB Capital and Standard Chartered as joint bookrunners to arrange fixed income investor meetings in Singapore, Hong Kong and London f...
Tags: Travel, London, Gulf, Reuters, SINGAPORE HONG KONG, IFR, Qatar Islamic Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Barclays Boubyan Bank Credit Agricole, QNB Capital and Standard Chartered


Which One Of These Sweet 16 Will You Vote Best City To Visit In 2019?

It was a very tight Round of 32, with several cities squeaking by, plus Galle and New York City making it through by winning a tie-breaker. The North Americans are dominating the lower right of the brackets and one U.S. city is guaranteed to make it to the Elite 8. And although they’ve been quiet so far, Seville faces a strong Lisbon in a battle of the highest voted cities in the Best City contest thus far. Readers, it’s time to vote! Click your favorite cities before this Sunday, March 17th, 5...
Tags: Travel, London, New York City, US, San Diego, Melbourne, Contests, Istanbul, Kyoto, Lisbon, Seville, Luxor, Galle, Best City, Facebook Best, Seville Best City



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