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Central bank governor Patrick Honohan said “we are talking about a very substantial loan for sure – tens of billions, yes,” when asked about the rescue package. “The intention is and the expectation is, on their part and personally on my part, that negotiations or discussions will be effective and a loan will be made available and drawn down as necessary,” he added. Experts from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF met at the Irish central bank yesterday to discuss the possible rescue package, with discussions set to continue into next week.Finance minister Brian Lenihan said in parliament that the embattled government had not formally asked for a loan, and the amount needed was currently unknown. Estimates yesterday ranged from €80bn (£68bn) to €110bn. “The banks themselves can’t put a figure on the residential debt, and the figure has been going up and up over the last two years,” WorldSpreads chief executive Conor Foley told City A.M. last night. “Based on our estimates of the banks’ debts, the amount needed won’t be less than €80bn.”The government would not be coerced into altering its 12.5 per cent corporate tax rate as part of a bailout deal, Ireland’s deputy Prime Minister Mary Coughlan said yesterday.French and German officials are thought to be pressing Ireland to raise the attractive rate, but Coughlan told the Irish parliament: “It’s non-negotiable.” Lenihan said on Wednesday the country’s tax policy was protected under the EU’s Lisbon Treaty. Irish employers’ group IBEC backed the government’s firm stance. “Any change in the corporate tax regime would be counterproductive to the collective efforts to reduce the budget deficit,” said director general Danny McCoy. “Ireland is a small, open trading economy and the recovery will come from enterprise. It is vital that the ability of Ireland’s enterprise sector to drive growth and recovery is not undermined in any way.”David Cameron said he has not ruled out a direct UK contribution to Ireland’s coffers, telling a House of Commons committee yesterday that Ireland is “a close neighbour, a good friend, a country that we have very close political and economic relations with?.?.?.?Our banks are very connected to the Irish banks. We have an interest in not just the Eurozone being a success, we have an interest in Ireland being a success.”After 10 days of losses, European stock and bond markets and the euro rebounded yesterday on expectations Ireland would become the second Eurozone country after Greece to receive a bailout.Ireland’s cost of borrowing, which is close to an 11-year high, fell as worries of a sovereign default eased. Yields on 10-year gilts dropped from 8.3 per cent to 8.1 per cent yesterday. 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INTENSE competition between retailers in the run up to Christmas is driving down shop price inflation, new figures reveal today. Shop prices are rising at a much slower rate than overall inflation, the Shop Price Index (SPI) showed.For the first time in five months year on year shop price inflation actually fell, down to two per cent in November from 2.2 per cent in October – considerably below overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation, which hit 3.2 per cent in October.But in shops, even food price inflation fell, down from 4.4 per cent in October to four per cent last month. This is despite commodity prices driving up food costs globally. In China food inflation hit 10.1 per cent in October, provoking concern over the welfare of the country’s poor.“A fall in [UK] food inflation shows the highly competitive grocery market is keeping costs down,” said Stephen Robertson of the British Retail Consortium (BRC), which compiled the data with market researchers Nielsen.And non-food inflation fell below one per cent, to 0.9 per cent.As retailers scramble for business, special offers are being offered well in advance of the traditional time for sales after Christmas, Robertson said. According to the data, 38 per cent of fast moving consumer goods are being sold on special offer, an all-time high.On 4 January the government will increase VAT to 20 per cent, potentially dampening sales. “We expect retailers to keep promoting and discounting,” said Mike Watkins of Nielsen. Read This NextFresh Fruit Sushi: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCreamy Pumpkin Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofA Once in 17 Years Cicada Event in Princeton, New JerseyFamily Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald whatsapp Shop prices kept in check Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp Tuesday 7 December 2010 9:00 pm KCS-content Tags: NULL
Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Transport sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Air Mauritius Ltd (AIRM.mu) 2011 annual report.Company ProfileAir Mauritius Limited is an international airline that operates in the Indian ocean region. The airline and its subsidiaries deal in the carriage of passengers and cargo. The company also operates a hotel in Rodrigues as well as an investment property for rentals. Air Mauritius runs its business from two segments, the aircraft operations segment and the ground operations segment. The company is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited (FIDL.zw) 2012 abridged results.Company ProfileFidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited is a holding company providing products and services for life assurance, employee benefits, asset management, medical insurance, funeral assurance provision of actuarial services and residential property development. This includes managing pensions, funeral insurance and microfinancing in the informal banking market. Fidelity Life Assurance Zimbabwe offers additional products for individual loans, salary-based loads and loans for farmers. Its actuarial services include life and general insurance services, healthcare insurance, investments and finance and funeral assurance schemes. Its asset management services include unit trusts, money market funds, equity funds, balanced funds and advisory services. Its medical aid services include an access health package, express health package and a foundation health package. The company operates in Zimbabwe and Malawi, with the latter offering products for life assurance and pensions. Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Bravura Holdings Limited (CMBI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Bravura Holdings Limited (CMBI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bravura Holdings Limited (CMBI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bravura Holdings Limited (CMBI.mu) 2019 abridged results.Company ProfileBravura Holdings Limited (formerly CMB International) is an investment holding bank situated in Ebene, Mauritius, and invests in Sub-Saharan African markets, with particular attention on Mozambique and Zambia. Whilst the company is a subsidiary of Capital Markets Brokers, the latter is a leading shareholder of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius since its establishment in 1989. The company disseminates its services through its subsidiaries offering financial services, financial advisory, investment banking for businesses and for entities that have focused their investments in financial instruments, including derivatives and equity. Bravura Holdings Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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Image source: Getty Images Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… The National Grid (LSE: NG) share price is one of the most defensive investments on the market. Indeed, I’ve written about the business on multiple occasions explaining why I’d like to add the stock to my portfolio as a defensive income champion. However, it’s starting to look as if these qualities are now under threat. Recent government proposals suggest the company could be broken up. As such, I’ve begun to turn cautious on this stock as a long term investment. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…National Grid share price crashNational Grid narrowly escaped a forced breakup in 2017. The market regulator, Ofgem, stopped short of separating the business and instead required management to spin-off the group’s operator division into a legally separate entity.This entity, National Grid ESO, is the electricity system operator for Great Britain. The business moves electricity around the system to keep homes and businesses supplied with the energy they need. National Grid ESO is only a part of the group’s sprawling empire. The transmission side of the business owns the high-voltage transmission network in England and Wales and the national gas transmission system in Great Britain. There’s also the private equity-style National Grid Ventures, which invests in promising energy upstarts. And finally, there’s the US business, which owns and operates critical utility infrastructure primarily on the east coast of America. Policymakers accelerated their review into the ESO business following last year’s power cuts across the south of England. The government’s green energy agenda is also cited as being one of the reasons behind the break-up being considered. As yet, no decision has been made. Nevertheless, this is a red flag for investors. Splitting up the ESO division would remove National Grid’s monopoly over the market. I reckon this would hurt profitability in the long term. Compensation for investorsAll reports suggest that compensation will be provided for shareholders in the event of a forced break up. So, this isn’t going to be a deliberate power grab. In my opinion, that removes any immediate threat to the National Grid share price. Still, over the long run, I think a forced break up could limit its ability to grow. Shareholders may see lower dividend and earnings growth as a result. That said, even if it’s forced to give up the ESO business, National Grid will remain the dominant utility business in the UK. This suggests to me that, post break-up, the company will remain a defensive income investment. However, dividends and future growth may be lower than historical figures. As such, I don’t think the National Grid share price will crash on government break-up plans, although I’m not as optimistic about the group’s future potential as I once was. I think other utility firms may now provide better growth profiles. Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Could the National Grid share price crash on government break-up plans? 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Being a leading lender during the UK’s worst economic contraction in over 300 years has hobbled the Black Horse bank this year.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…At the current 32.99p, the Lloyds share price has crashed by almost half (47.1%) over the past 12 months. It’s also been hit hard today, down 1.91p (5.5%) on fears of a fast-spreading Covid-19 variant. Even worse, Lloyds shares have been serial disappointers for years: down 32.8% over two years, 47.7% over three, and 51.1% over half a decade. But here’s why I’m expecting a comeback in 2021.1. This stock is temporarily depressed, not deadAt their 52-week high, Lloyds shares peaked at 64.51p on 27 December 2019. Then they plunged in the spring as the coronavirus spread worldwide. The Lloyds share price hit a closing low of 27.73p on 3 April, before staging a two-month comeback into early June. Then began a long, slow drop to a lower low of just 23.59p, hit on 22 September. Two days later, I said I saw a lifetime of value in Lloyds shares at 24.58p. They subsequently surged as high as 40.82p on 25 November, soaring almost three-quarters (73%) in just over a month.Three months ago, I said this stock was crazily cheap. Today, I am only slightly less optimistic with the Lloyds share price hovering just below 33p. This depressed level values a leading UK bank — built up since 1695 — at just £24.7bn. If I could buy the whole of Lloyds at the current valuation and pocket all of its profits forever, I would greedily snap it up today.2. Lloyds’ rebound will pay dividendsThe long spring lockdown forced Lloyds to set aside billions of pounds to cover potential loan losses. Happily, the worst-case scenario didn’t emerge, thanks to enormous government support for workers and businesses. As a result, Lloyds bounced back in the third quarter, reporting a £1bn pre-tax profit. Also, being a ‘boring’ UK-only bank means Lloyds has a rock-solid balance sheet, stuffed with low-risk, ‘safe as houses’ mortgages. Furthermore, Lloyds has billions of excess capital waiting to absorb bad debts as we move into 2021. For me, this solidity should support and later lift the Lloyds share price next year.Finally, share prices never rise in straight lines, so the first half of 2020 might well be a bumpy ride for Lloyds shares. But the banking regulator has already given British banks approval to resume paying cash dividends in 2021. For Lloyds, this welcome announcement could come as early as February. When Lloyds resumes rewarding shareholders in cash for their patience, I expect its shares to soar. That is why this is one of my top UK shares for next year. Hence, I’d happily buy and hold Lloyds shares in my ISA today to enjoy tax-free dividends and capital gains. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Vending machine operator Photo-Me International (LSE: PHTM) has had a good March so far. I picked it as my share of the month for March, because I was hopeful about its prospects. Nonetheless, with a gain of over 25% between the start of the month and today, I am impressed at the recent performance of the Photo-Me share price. Sitting only 16% higher than it was a year ago, the share’s performance so far in March has helped reverse its prior weak performance.Here I look at what has driven the jump and what I would do now.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Not out of the woodsThe company released its preliminary results last week and they contained mixed news.On the positive side, the company’s laundry machines have proven to be resilient. Despite the name Photo-Me, photo booths are only one part of the company’s operations now. Its Revolution laundry machines at sites like garage forecourts are 7.7% of the total vending estate and continue to growth. Accessible through lockdown, these machines’ revenues have held up much better than the likes of photo booths or children’s rides.Despite the challenges of the pandemic, these laundry machines’ revenue grew by 13.8% in the year, as the company rolled them out more widely. I see laundry machines as a smart way to capture recurring revenues from a captive market. Most households do their laundry at least every week or two, but they might not need passport photos from one year to the next. That brings us to some challenges to the Photo-Me share price, in fact.Revenue in the identification business was down 26.3%. In the British Isles, it fell by over half, although the company has taken a lot of efforts to reflect changing demands by decommissioning photo booths and spending money on laundry machines instead.The company swung to a £24.9m loss in the 12-month period from a £33.6m profit the year before. Areas like photos and children’s rides continue to be affected by lockdowns and limited travel. Clearly the company continues to face a difficult environment when it comes to reduced demand. Even if it swings into profit again, its ability to pay a dividend is constrained until it repays a loan backed by the French government.Positive momentum for the Photo-Me share priceGiven the challenges it faces, why do I remain upbeat about the company? Why has its chief executive continued buying shares, including more than half a million last week when the shares still traded at 51p?I think the latent potential in Photo-Me is very clear. It understands vending very well, from where the best sites are to how to service machines cost effectively. It is focussing on future growth areas, like laundry machines and fresh fruit juice vending. Demand has been battered and even post-lockdown some demand might not come back. For example, the passport photo could be in terminal decline in markets where digital photos are the norm. But I feel the company’s management is taking steps to prepare it for changed demand and future growth areas.The Photo-Me share price has performed strongly this month, as I hoped. But I see further upside potential from here if business lines like self-service laundry keep growing. I would still consider buying. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar See all posts by Christopher Ruane I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. Christopher Ruane | Wednesday, 17th March, 2021 | More on: PHTM Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton stresses social sins of poverty and racism that lead to violence in our cities. He urged those at the community forum to “encounter Christ” in their neighbors. Photo: Diocese of Maryland[Diocese of Maryland] The chasm separating police and the communities they serve can be bridged, but it will take a determined effort led by people of faith.That sentiment highlighted a forum organized by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. “Building Bridges,” as it was called, brought together a wide range of police, religious and community leaders. The conversation was part of the diocese’s on-going response to the violent uprising that convulsed Baltimore last year after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.“I’ve never seen it as bad as it is today,” said Lt. Col. Melvin Russell, of the Baltimore City Police Department. “I see a collective collapse of the relationship between the police and the community.”Baltimore Police Lt. Col. Melvin Russell told a forum that “community churches have become commuter churches.” He urged church members to get more involved with local police. Photo: Diocese of MarylandRussell, chief of the department’s Community Collaboration Division, brought a decades-long perspective to his statement. He started his career in 1979 and can remember when police officers were seen as an integral part of the communities they patrolled. They were often friends and neighbors, not enemies and outsiders, he said.The resulting paradigm shift and rupture of the positive relationship between the police and the community is often echoed in the way churches interact with their neighborhoods.“We’re not community churches anymore. We’re commuter churches,” said Russell, adding that one of his goals is “to bring the churches out of their four walls and back into the community.”The Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of the Diocese of Maryland, challenged the overflow crowd attending the forum to engage with their neighbors, encounter the people in their communities, to pray and to organize.“If we are not encountering Christ in our communities, then we are falling down on our responsibilities,” he said. “We can’t say we love our neighbors when we don’t even know our neighbors.”Sutton also bemoaned what he called “the unholy trinity of racism, poverty and violence.” These factors are endemic throughout American society and constitute a social sin for which there must be a reckoning, he said.“While we may not be participating, we allow a social sin to be done on our behalf,” said Sutton, adding that the country’s relationship with firearms amounts to a form of “idolatry.” “We have worshipped too long at the altar of the gun as the answer to our problems.”Merrick Moises questions Bishop Sutton and Lt. Col. Russell about his congregation’s relationship with police in northwest Baltimore at a community forum. Photo: Diocese of MarylandThe suffering and destruction caused by firearms is enormous. Sutton said more than 30,000 people are killed each year in America by guns and rifles, with another 80,000 injured.Though the challenges seem daunting, Sutton and Russell mentioned several programs throughout the city aimed at improving relationships, providing opportunities and helping people cope with some of the stresses brought on by the “unholy trinity.” The diocese is launching a summer scholars program to teach life skills for 30 ninth graders at Morgan State University. The police department is expanding its chaplain program to help officers talk about their struggles in a confidential setting. More than 100 ex-offenders got jobs last year through a new prison-to-work program.Merrick Moise, a parishioner at the Church of the Holy Nativity in northwest Baltimore, said he would like to have a local police officer attend his church once a month and see the neighborhood in a different setting. This would help improve the relationship between the police and the people they serve.He also hoped those attending the forum would be inspired to turn the evening’s conversation into action. This desire was one aim of the event, said the Rev. Canon Angela F. Shepherd, commission chairman. She wanted people to be “motivated to go back to their churches to build a bridge with the police in their communities.When they do, they will be challenged to live out the prayer with which Bishop Sutton ended the meeting: “Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?”And the people responded: “I will, with God’s help.” Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Advocacy Peace & Justice, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL ‘Building Bridges’ in Baltimore Diocese of Maryland seeks to bring together police and communities Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME By M. 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South Africa Projects Save this picture!Courtesy of SAOTAThe ground floor is bisected by a double volume to enrich the spatial experience and create a dialogue with the double volume stairwell towards the rear. A more intimate second lounge and external terrace has been created which looks out onto the dense natural fynbos of the Table Mountain Nature Reserve. The finishes are characteristically clean and simple and include natural and robust finishes, such as wide plank Walnut floors, off-shutter concrete soffits as well as unpolished large porcelain floor tiles. This also allows features such as the imported kitchen and the stone clad fireplace to contrast with the less refined elements. Save this picture!Courtesy of SAOTAThe first floor of the house accommodates 4 en-suite bedrooms, a gym and a studio space. To reduce the effect of glare experienced at the house, the finishes palette is rich and in deep colours. The bedrooms are generally lighter and contemporary with accents of classic pieces of furniture and a fresh fabric selection that create tranquil spaces. Frameless glass balustrades are used to the stairwell to increase the sense of openness and transparency in the stairwell. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessRebollar Complex / SANTOSCREATIVOS + E85Selected ProjectsFarmers Fishers Bakers / rizFormSelected Projects Share Houses ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeSAOTAOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCape TownHousesSouth AfricaPublished on July 23, 2013Cite: “Kloof 151 / SAOTA” 23 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.