Their stores were burned, ransacked and looted. What’s next for Minneapolis-area small business owners?

batucity

MINNEAPOLIS – Brandy Moore likened the charred remains of her south Minneapolis clothing store and recording studio to the pangs for equality that minorities here feel. 

Smoke continued to waft in the air 24 hours after people protesting the death of George Floyd burned Moore’s storefront and several others along Lake Street.

“My business burned down two days ago. You see the flames? It’s still going,” Moore, 41, said Sunday. “That flame down in people’s soul? It’s still going. They want justice.”

She is among dozens of Minneapolis and St. Paul business owners, small and large, trying to rebuild after fiery riots and demonstrations in the Twin Cities on Thursday and Friday. Her company, Levels, which she owns with business partner Daniel Johnson, also has a St. Paul location that remains undamaged. The venture is Moore’s “baby.” 

Sweeping the sidewalks, feeding the needy: Minneapolis is trying to recover after days

Read More

How to navigate the quagmire of rescheduled nuptials and insurance claims

batucity

White satin dresses, jam jars filled with wildflowers and jugs of Pimms: the mention of a wedding day conjures images of sun-dappled fields and sprawling marquees in which revellers dance and lovers embrace.

For 2020, of course, all that has changed. The nationwide lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has seen the nuptials of thousands of couples across the country shift as they face the economic, social, and logistical challenges of postponing their weddings to a later date or cancelling them altogether. Thousands of engaged couples who have spent months saving and planning will now likely spend their wedding dates behind closed doors, separated from friends and family.

According to wedding planning app Bridebook, approximately 64 per cent of 2020 weddings have been impacted by coronavirus so far, either due to postponements, cancellations, or travel logistics, with an estimated loss of £87.5bn to the global wedding industry.

Read More

Edited Transcript of MX.TO earnings conference call or presentation 6-May-20 3:00pm GMT

batucity

VANCOUVER May 25, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Methanex Corp earnings conference call or presentation Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 3:00:00pm GMT

* Ian P. Cameron

* John N. Floren

Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets, Research Division – MD and Head of Commodity Research

Citigroup Inc. Exchange Research – Research Analyst

* Jason M. Crawshaw

* John Ezekiel E. Roberts

UBS Investment Bank, Research Division – Executive Director and Equity Research Analyst, Chemicals

* Jonas I. Oxgaard

Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC., Research Division – Senior Analyst

Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Securities, Inc., Research Division – MD of Refining and Chemicals Research

* Steven P. Hansen

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Methanex Corporation Q1 2020 Earnings Call. I would now like to turn the conference call over to Ms. Kim Campbell. Please go ahead.

Good morning, everyone. Welcome to our … Read More

Edited Transcript of BBDC4.SA earnings conference call or presentation 30-Apr-20 2:30pm GMT

batucity

São Paulo May 22, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Banco Bradesco SA earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 2:30:00pm GMT

Banco Bradesco S.A. – Deputy Executive Director, IR Officer & Member of Board of Executive Officers

Banco Bradesco S.A. – CEO & Member of Board of Executive Officers

Banco Bradesco S.A. – CEO of Insurance Arm

Brasil Plural Corretora de Cambio, Titulose Valores Mobiliários S.A., Research Division – Financial Sector Analyst

Citigroup Inc. Exchange Research – Research Analyst

UBS Investment Bank, Research Division – Research and Analysis Team Leader (ED) & LatAm Banks Analyst

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for waiting. We would like to welcome everyone to Bradesco’s First Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call. This call is being broadcast simultaneously on the Internet at the Investor Relations website of Bradesco at banco.bradesco/ir-en where you can find the presentation for download as … Read More