Clonmel put cup title on line

first_imgGalbally travel to the Banner County to take on St Senan’s in the other last four encounter.The semi-finals of the Junior Clubs’ Challenge Shield are also down for decision today with Thurles welcoming Cobh Pirates to Loughtagalla while Mallow take on Abbeyfeale at St Joseph’s Road and Thurles.Newport host bottom side Dungarvan in a basement clash in Division 2 of the Munster Junior League, with the Tipperary side expected to claim maximum points and record their second win of the campaign as they aim to take another step closer to safety.last_img read more

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GDP Growth Crawls Up in Third Estimate

first_img Bureau of Economic Analysis Commerce Department GDP IHS Global Insight 2014-09-26 Tory Barringer in Daily Dose, Data, Government, Headlines, News The newest revised estimate from the Commerce Department shows economic growth expanded even more than previously thought in the second quarter, reflecting a sharp turnaround from the year’s opening months.In its third estimate, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported Friday that gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annualized rate of 4.6 percent in the second quarter. The figure marks a step up from the bureau’s last estimate of 4.2 percent growth, which in turn was up from an advance guess of 4.0 percent.”With the third estimate for the second quarter, the general picture of economic growth remains the same,” BEA said, adding, “[I]ncreases in nonresidential fixed investment and in exports were larger than previously estimated.”GDP in the first quarter declined at an annual rate of 2.1 percent, dragged down by winter storms and diminished consumer activity.According to BEA, the turnaround in the second quarter largely reflected positive contributions from consumer spending, exports, private inventory investment, state and local government spending, and both residential and non-residential fixed investment.The price index for gross domestic purchases, a measure of prices paid by U.S. consumers, rose 2.0 percent in the second quarter, just slightly above the government’s second estimate and more than half a percentage point more than in the first quarter.Doug Handler, chief U.S. economist for IHS Global Insight, said the new data leaves the “central story of the second quarter” unchanged.”Economic growth remains on a sound footing, but the quarter’s weather-driven rebound from an abnormally low first quarter overstates the extent of this growth,” he said in a note.Based on the latest numbers, the firm maintained its prediction of growth in the 3.0–3.5 percent range for the third and fourth quarters. GDP Growth Crawls Up in Third Estimatecenter_img September 26, 2014 526 Views Sharelast_img read more

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Less Regulation Wont Mean Reduced Compliance Work for Lenders

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News May 2, 2018 625 Views A slowdown in regulation changes in the first quarter and the discussion around reducing regulations for lenders aren’t likely to reduce compliance work for lenders, according to data from the latest quarterly Banking Compliance Index, published by regtech solutions provider, Continuity. The report found that regulatory activity in the first quarter of 2018 remained low, dropping 15 percent from the same time last year. It reflected a sharp drop of 61 percent from the fourth quarter of 2017. The quarterly index quantifies the incremental burden on financial institutions in keeping up with regulatory changes. Data on the index revealed that regulatory activity during the quarter remained historically low and that the discussions around regulatory reform in Congress saw very less concrete action being taken last quarter. This inaction caused uncertainty about the regulatory environment for many financial institutions, the report revealed.“This regulatory pause is likely just an intermission; Congress continues to buzz with talk of reducing regulatory burden, pointing to the potential for substantial change in the coming months,” said Donna Cameron, Director of Regulatory I/O at Continuity. “Institutions should avoid claiming victory prematurely, as there will be much work to do if rules are modified.”The report found that the typical community financial institution needed a little over one half-time employee to keep pace with regulatory changes in the first quarter. While the 50 issuances during the quarter were on par with previous quarter volumes, they were less complex according to Cameron, who said that it wasn’t unusual to see a regulatory slowdown in the first quarter. The first quarter saw only 1,234 pages of new regulation and cost for compliance held steady at $10,766 for an average financial institution.The report said that the adjustment to the Prepaid Accounts Rule and update to the status of the Payday Lending Rule were the two significant regulation changes seen during the quarter.  Financial institutions will look at keenly following the rulemaking process to reconsider the Payday rule announced by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in January, the report indicated.“The current CFPB posture suggests that several of its previous enforcement might be repealed or amended; in fact, there have been no enforcement actions issued by the Bureau since director Mulvaney assumed his position,” Cameron said. “However, it’s critical for financial institutions to realize that even if regulations are rolled back and the burden is reduced, that still represents a significant change that requires a shift in procedures, training, and software. Financial institutions must remain proactive in their regulatory monitoring and management to prepare for the changes ahead.” Banking Compliance Banks CFPB Congress Financial Institutions Lenders Regulations 2018-05-02 Radhika Ojhacenter_img Less Regulation Won’t Mean Reduced Compliance Work for Lenders Sharelast_img read more

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