Two jet-setting brothers arrested by armed police in Thailand led a huge cocaine and ecstasy ring based in Wirral. Joseph and Gregory Mulhare lived the high life, flying to Ibiza, Tenerife, France and America, thanks to massive drug plots. The pair were today jailed for a total of 28 years at Liverpool Crown Court over plots said to have been worth 'millions of pounds'. The brothers and their gang were brought crashing down to earth thanks to a 'supergrass' - police informer Ronnie Bateman. Left: Joseph Mulhare, 44, of Bedford Avenue, Birkenhead, admitted cocaine, ecstasy, amphetamine and cannabis conspiracies. He was jailed for 15 years and four months. Right: Gregory Mulhare, 40, of no fixed address but from Wirral, admitted cocaine, ecstasy and amphetamine conspiracies. He was jailed for 12 years and eight months They were finally cornered by gun-wielding officers, who swooped in as they slept in hotel beds in November 2018. Having spent more than a year at large, … [Read more...] about Jet-setting brothers are jailed for 28 years after armed police arrested them in a Thai hotel when a ‘supergrass’ busted the multi-million pound drugs ring they operated out of Wirral
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Bharat Bond ETF, the initiative of the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) of the government, was launched on December 12.The government had announced plans for debt ETFs in Budget 2019. The ETF has a duration of 3 years maturing in 2023 with a yield return of 6.69 percent and another duration of 7 years maturing in 2030 with a yield return of 7.58 percent. Both will be listed on NSE and BSE.Stressing on the appeal factor of 3-year and 7-year duration, Deepak Jasani Head Retail Research, HDFC Securities said, "Returns of this 3-year variant could be compared to Banking and PSU debt funds that have an average maturity of 2-4 years and a similar portfolio holding. Longer duration variant (10-years) would naturally bear high duration risk and can be considered by informed investors who want to take high duration bets."Close This ETF is managed by Edelweiss Mutual Fund. So the fund is called Edelweiss BHARAT Bond ETF, and the fund will invest in the bonds … [Read more...] about Mutual funds wrap: Bharat Bond ETF NFO open until December 20; Will retail investors bite?
Prince Andrew has been spotted riding in Windsor after photographs emerged of him surrounded by 'a bevy of topless beauties' on a yacht off Thailand in 2001. The Duke of York was said to be visiting the island of Phuket on a Christmas trip organised by Johan Eliasch, a Monaco-based tycoon behind the top sports brand Head. According to reports at the time, the billionaire had generously agreed to foot at least some of the bill for Andrew's stay at the Amanpuri Hotel, an ultra-opulent establishment where villas cost up to £25,000 a night. The provenance of the yacht is unknown. Prince Andrew has been spotted riding in Windsor after photographs emerged of him surrounded by 'a bevy of topless beauties' on a yacht off Thailand in 2001 The Duke of York was pictured with two other riders during the pursuit on Saturday morning In the 2001 photos the Duke was said to be visiting the island of Phuket on a Christmas trip organised by Johan Eliasch, a Monaco-based tycoon behind the … [Read more...] about Prince Andrew is pictured riding at Windsor as it’s revealed he used pseudonym to set up secret firm with a sports tycoon who ‘organised 2001 Thailand trip’ during which Duke was spotted on yacht with topless women
The anti-hedge fund movement at work. Photo: Nadia Damouni / Reuters When Henry Garrido, the executive director of the largest municipal employees union in New York City, learned a year ago what a raw deal investing in hedge funds had been for his union’s pensioners, he couldn’t restrain himself. In a fit of pique, Garrido suggested it wouldn’t be wrong for his members to conclude that “the system is rigged” after a report by the New York City comptroller concluded that the pension fund had been lining the pockets of hedge-fund managers while the retirees were getting what Garrido termed “lousy” returns. Just five days before New Yorkers went to the polls in bitterly contested presidential primaries defined by the widespread sense among voters that Wall Street is indeed “rigged,” the New York City Employees’ Retirement System, or NYCERS, where Garrido is a trustee, voted to pull its money out of … [Read more...] about Activists Have Declared War on Hedge Funds — and They Might Be Winning
MURRAY WILSON/STUFF Finance minister Grant Robertson spoke at the Labour Party conference at the Whanganui War Memorial Centre, Whanganui. OPINION: Many of us have friends or family members that just "aren't good with money". They earn a good income but somehow it all slips through their fingers and they never have anything to show for it except a maxxed out credit card. This government is starting to look like one of those friends. READ MORE:The Government can afford to spendGovernment unveils $12b infrastructure boost, much of it focused on roads and railHere's what Government needs to think about if it's borrowing to investInfrastructure Commission tots up spending plans worth $21b It's not like they don't have a good income, courtesy of the tax we all pay. The Government's half-yearly update this week shows that by 2022 they'll have collected at least $10 billion more tax than was predicted by Treasury before the last election. Unfortunately, they are spending it … [Read more...] about Steven Joyce: We’re spending more but have nothing to show for it