Berbatov ‘f***ing loves’ Auba and Lacazette & warns Spurs about Arsenal threat

first_imgDIMITAR BERBATOV admitted he “f***ing loves” Arsenal pair Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette – then warned his old club Spurs not to take the Gunners lightly.The Bulgarian, 38, spent two years at White Hart Lane between 2006 and 2008 before signing for Manchester United.4 Dimitar Berbatov admitted he cannot get enough of Arsenal strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre LacazetteCredit: Getty – ContributorBut he put rivalries aside as he confessed his admiration for the strikers spearheading Unai Emery’s attack.Ahead of this Sunday’s North London derby, Berbatov told Betfair: “I f***ing love Aubameyang and Lacazette.”I like watching them play and their partnership is blossoming.”The way they play off each other and the goals they score, their quickness and sharpness is unbelievable.”I think nobody should take Arsenal lightly anyway because they are still Arsenal.”Okay, they haven’t won the Premier League for 15 years, but at some point a time will come when it will be their season.”It is too early to say if it will be this year but they are showing signs that they are performing well.”Despite his love for the Arsenal duo, though, Berbatov is clear who is the best Premier League player in his opinion.He added: “What I would give to have played with a player like Kevin De Bruyne, he is unbelievable.”He is one of the best, if not the best, in the world right now. Purely because of his vision, I think he is two or three steps ahead of the game.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one4Latest Arsenal newsLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesCONT ME OUTArsenal’s Lacazette ‘not interested’ in joining Inter as Martinez’s replacementGossipINTERESTED PARTEYArsenal ‘most interested’ in Thomas Partey but coronavirus delays talksGUNNER GOLuiz ‘has to go’, Saliba ‘a concern’ and Mustafi not at right ‘level’, says KeownAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsWRIGHTY’S OUTRAGEIan Wright says video of George Floyd’s death in US left him ‘drained’HOMECOMINGDavid Luiz confirms Benfica talks with Arsenal contract set to expire in JuneGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plans”Before the ball comes to him he knows where to play it, how to pass it, the exact speed, when he needs to hit it.”He is an unbelievable talent who is growing and developing every year and for me it is a pure joy to watch him.”Manchester City have one of the best midfielders in the world and when he is on top of his game they are unbelievable too.”4 Berbatov spent two years at Spurs, taking on Arsenal in plenty of feisty North London derbiesCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd4 Berbatov reckons Kevin De Bruyne is the best player in the Premier League and is among the best in the worldCredit: ReutersArsenal v Tottenham- Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and betting odds for Premier League clashlast_img read more

Banks worldwide spend US1 trillion on digital but few benefit study finds

first_img Comment Sponsored By: Email More June 21, 20192:16 PM EDT Filed under News FP Street 0 Comments Featured Stories Elizabeth Rembert Recommended For YouMarkets mostly recover from deep losses on Trump tweet about ChinaYields little changed by jump in U.S. consumer pricesPosthaste: The unsinkable Canadian dollar, Brexit risk rising and CannTrust’s stock meltdownTrans Mountain construction work can go ahead as National Energy Board re-validates permitsDavid Rosenberg: Deflation is still the No. 1 threat to global economic stability — and central banks know it Facebook Share this storyBanks worldwide spend US$1 trillion on digital, but few benefit, study finds Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn Bloomberg News Twitter While global banks have been pouring money into information technology — to the tune of US$1 trillion over three years — only a handful appear to be fully committed to a digital transformation and are therefore reaping the benefits, according to an Accenture Plc study.Just 19 banks among the 161 largest retail and commercial banks that the consulting firm examined have been focusing enough on digital strategies to “make the shift to a different sort of bank,” Accenture said in the report, released Thursday. And those that did were rewarded for their efforts, the firm said.All the banks studied, based in 21 countries, started at roughly similar rates of return on equity in 2011, but by 2017 the banks that Accenture identified as “digital focused” had ROE that rose 0.9 percentage points. The 81 least-digitally focused banks, meanwhile, saw their ROE slip 1.1 percentage points — and Accenture researchers said the gap is likely to continue to widen through 2021. ROE at a middle group of 61 “digital active” banks was little changed. Big tech moving further into big bank turf with crypto, credit card offerings Manulife Bank out to poach millennials from the Big Five with targeted digital banking packages Greg Feller: Canadian banks are about to have their Apple moment “You could see in those three groups the performance deferential,” said Alan McIntyre, an Accenture senior managing director and co-author of the report. “You see a gap, and where the gap is coming from, and it’s coming from digital.”The US$1 trillion estimate by Accenture is for retail and commercial banks globally, and includes all internal and external hardware, software, service and information-technology staff costs. The most digitally focused banks became more profitable through cost-cutting, Accenture researchers said, and Wall Street has rewarded them with higher valuations. While the study didn’t include names of the banks studied, McIntyre said that the 19 most digitally focused banks include JPMorgan Chase & Co.Related Stories:Exit of Deutsche Bank’s investment bank chief marks end of eraNew York-based JPMorgan, the largest U.S. bank, has been a top spender among financial firms in the technology arms race. In February, it said it planned to boost its tech budget by US$600 million to US$11.4 billion this year.Bloomberg.com ← Previous Next → Join the conversation → Reddit Banks worldwide spend US$1 trillion on digital, but few benefit, study finds Of banks in 21 countries, just over 10 per cent of the largest are now ‘a different sort of bank.’ They have had the better returns JPMorgan Chase, the largest U.S. bank, has been a top spender among financial firms in the technology race.Getty file photo What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation advertisementlast_img read more