September 2016

AFC Wimbledon cleared for Plough Lane return


AFC Wimbledon are coming home. The Secretary of State has cleared the way for the club to return to Merton after a 25 year spell away. The news was confirmed by Merton Council leader Stephen Alambritis. He wrote: "Just in!! Secretary of State leaves @AFCWimbledon planning stadium application alone and hands to@Merton_Council. Will now get on with it" Charlie Talbot, spokesman for the Bring Back the Dons campaign said his phone had been “ringing off the hook” since the news emerged. He said: “It’s very good news. "We are very glad that the Secretary of State’s inaction supports the planning decision of Merton Council and we are looking forward to getting on with the hard work of building the stadium. "This is the culmination of the hard work of 25 years from a huge number of fans. "Previous owners and other fans have said in the past that it couldn’t happen. "We have been working towards this since 2002 and before...

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Why Investors Are Gravitating Toward Fine Wine

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The market is underpriced. It seems like investors are raising a glass to fine wines. After several years of poor performances, fine wines have returned this year as one of the most productive investments, Marketwatch reported. The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index, considered the industry’s leading benchmark, has surged by 16% since the beginning of the year. It’s outperforming the gain for the S&P 500 and the dollar. Part of the reason for wine’s surge is that the market is seemingly underpriced after years of going down. While it enjoyed some productive years between 2009 and 2011, it struggled with cold and wet summers that ruined grape harvests and spoiled vintages. However, the 2015 vintage is bringing back memories of superior wines of 2009 and 2010, allowing the high-end market to recover. The wine market is also dependent on the economic climate as a whole. For instance, in the wake of Britain’s decision to leave...

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Book hospitality at a reduced price for Saturday’s game

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Book hospitality at a reduced price for Saturday's game AFC Wimbledon are back on home turf this Saturday with a game against Shrewsbury and supporters can take advantage of a special offer to dine in the UK Agora Hospitality Restaurant. For this game on, hospitality starts at just £20 and offers a great opportunity to make the most of a match day at AFC Wimbledon. You can buy a match ticket and enjoy hospitality for £40 (Chemflow End) and £50 (Paul Strank Stand). Wednesday is the deadline to book hospitality with a match ticket. All of our hospitality packages come with the following: Three-course meal Tea & coffee Complimentary programme & team sheet Live Sky Sports / BT Sport on big screen Pre-match briefing from home manager Cheese and biscuits (£2.50 optional extra charge) We have put together a video about what you can expect when you book hospitality with us. Click on  Hospitality  to watch the video. Book hospitality via our   online   ticket shop. Alternatively,...

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UK AGORA NEWS: Yield-thirsty investors are now lapping up fine wine


Pupublished 12 Sept 2016 Why yield-thirsty investors are now lapping up fine wine   The liquid asset is up 16%, making it one of the best performing Fine wine has suffered four years of poor performance, but has in 2016 returned as one of the strongest investment classes out there — and the liquid asset will continue to throw off juicy returns for years to come, experts say. The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index, considered the industry’s leading benchmark, has rallied 16% since the turn of the year. That easily outperforms a 4.1% gain for the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.38% a 3.5% drop in the dollar DXY, -0.08%  and a 7.2% loss for the benchmark Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, +0.09% A key reason for the outperformance is that yield-thirsty investors have turned to tangible assets in a world of ultralow interest rates, where many other assets, such as bonds, are returning next to nothing. But a...

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