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Will Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s (NYSE:RCL) Earnings Grow Over The Next Year? – Simply Wall St News


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Looking at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s (NYSE:RCL) earnings update on 31 December 2018,
analyst consensus outlook appear cautiously subdued,
with earnings expected to grow by 15% in the upcoming year
relative to
the higher past 5-year average growth rate of 28%.
Presently, with latest-twelve-month earnings at US$1.8b, we should see this growing to US$2.1b by 2020.
Below is a brief commentary around Royal Caribbean Cruises’s earnings outlook going forward, which may give you a sense of market sentiment for the company.
For those interested in more of an analysis of the company, you can
research its fundamentals here.



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Third review of African Development Bank’s Independent Review Mechanism to take place this year


The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) of the African Development Bank will undergo a third review this year, following the Board of Directors’ approval  of the concept note and terms of reference for the exercise  in its session held 13 February, 2019.

The objective of the review is to take stock of IRM’s experiences and to examine how its scope and functions can be improved to enhance its independence, effectiveness, and relevance. The review is informed by the experiences and best practices of counterpart IRM’s in other International Financial Institutions.

The Bank will recruit a highly qualified independent consultant to undertake the review through an international bidding process whose work will be overseen by the Board Committee on Development Effectiveness.

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Tourism growth of 6-7 per cent forecast this year following better than expected 2018


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados–The Caribbean tourism sector is projected to record strong growth in 2019 on the heels of a stronger-than-expected performance last year.

  The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the authority on regional tourism statistics and performance, is forecasting six to seven per cent growth this year, continuing an upward trend which began last September.

  “We are projecting that tourist arrivals will increase by between six and seven per cent in 2019, as the damaged infrastructure in the hurricane-impacted destinations returns to capacity. Similarly, cruise arrivals should expand by a further four per cent to five per cent,” Ryan Skeete the CTO’s acting director of research revealed at the Caribbean Tourism Performance Review news conference at the CTO’s…

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Caribbean tourism looks forward with cautious optimism to year ahead | News


The Caribbean tourism sector is projected to record strong growth in 2019 on the heels of a stronger-than-expected performance last year.

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation, the authority on regional tourism statistics and performance, is forecasting six to seven per cent growth this year, continuing an upward trend which began last September.

“We are projecting that tourist arrivals will increase by between six and seven per cent in 2019, as the damaged infrastructure in the hurricane-impacted destinations returns to capacity.

“Similarly, cruise arrivals should expand by a further four per cent to five per cent,” Ryan Skeete, Caribbean Tourism Organisation acting director of research revealed.

Skeete did caution of possible “significant headwinds to navigate,” including the…

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CTO projects 6-7% growth in 2019 following better than last year predictions ~ WIC News


CTO’s director of research
Ryan Skeete

The Caribbean tourism sector is projected to record strong growth in 2019 on the heels of a stronger-than-expected performance last year.

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the authority on regional tourism statistics and performance, is forecasting 6-7 per cent growth this year, continuing an upward trend which began last September.

“We are projecting that tourist arrivals will increase by between six and seven per cent in 2019, as the damaged infrastructure in the hurricane-impacted destinations returns to capacity. Similarly, cruise arrivals should expand by a further four per cent to five per cent,” Ryan Skeete the CTO’s acting director of research revealed at the Caribbean Tourism Performance Review news conference at…

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Earliest trace of moving life found in 2.1 billion year old African rock | News | DW


Scientists at the French University of Poitiers report they have discovered the earliest traces of life forms that were able to move independently.

Geologist Abderrazak El Albani and his team’s report in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences journal asked: “Was this biological innovation the prelude to more perfected forms of movement or an experiment cut short by the drastic drop in atmospheric oxygen rates which occurred approximately 2.083 billion years ago?”

The team used imaging technology to examine the fossil traces

The previous, earliest evidence of moving lifeforms was half a billion years old.

“The more or less sinuous structures are tubular, of a generally consistent diameter of a few millimetres, and run through fine layers of sedimentary rock,” the team reported.

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