Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dodges questions over Arsenal future during Instagram live with Kevin-Prince Boateng Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 28 Mar 2020 11:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares VIDEO: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyangâs reaction to being asked about signing a new deal at Arsenal. âSureâ. [@taraAFCx].pic.twitter.com/LIIoY5w4Mn— TheAFCnewsroom (@TheAFCnewsroom) March 28, 2020 Boateng told Aubameyang that he was getting loads of comments from Gooners asking if he would stay at the club and the forward’s reaction was rather telling.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe transcript….Boateng: ‘They’re [Arsenal fans] all saying you should sign a new deal with Arsenal’Aubameyang: ‘Ah…yeah. I know’.Boateng: ‘How long do you have left?’Aubameyang: ‘One year’.Boateng: ‘Ohhh okay…Okay I cannot ask you ‘Will you stay at Arsenal?’ [because] that’s a stupid questionAubameyang [laughing]: ‘Sure, sure’.Boateng: ‘He’s going to come to Besiktas’.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal’s chances of keeping Aubameyang will be all but over should they fail to qualify for the Champions League.The Gunners are currently outside the top four and Mikel Arteta has admitted a fourth season outside of the competition would have sizeable implications on the club’s finances.Aubameyang is the club’s highest earner and is valued at around £55m by the club.He arrived in 2018 for a then-club record fee of £57m.MORE: Cristiano Ronaldo, Aaron Ramsey and Maurizio Sarri to take pay cuts to help Juventus survive Covid-19 crisis Advertisement Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang [bottom] is stalling on a new deal at Arsenal (Picture: Instagram)Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sidestepped questions about his future at the club during an Instagram live chat with former Tottenham winger Kevin-Prince Boateng.The Gabon international has around 15 months to run on his existing deal at the Emirates and he’s believed to be keen on an exit this summer.Arsenal have not given up hope of keeping the striker but Barcelona are interested in his services and Aubameyang is thought to be keen on a move to the Camp Nou,Supporters are still praying that he stays at the Emirates and thousands tuned in as Aubameyang went on Instagram live with ex-Barcelona man Boateng.ADVERTISEMENT
The HIA says new home sales fell 5.7 per cent in 2017. Image: AAP/David Mariuz.The HIA’s latest monthly survey of the country’s biggest home builders has found the largest fall in new house sales in 2017 occurred in New South Wales (-14.5 per cent), followed closely by Queensland (-14.1 per cent).Victoria was the only state to experience in increase in the sale of new houses (+5.8 per cent).More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoHIA senior economist Shane Garrett renewed calls for stamp duty reforms as he said the tax was compounding the housing affordability crisis, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne. HOTTEST RENT SPOTS REVEALED The HIA has reported a drop in new home sales in 2017. Photographer: Liam Kidston.AUSTRALIA’S peak building industry body has slammed stamp duty costs for a drop in new home sales in 2017.The Housing Industry Association says the burden of housing taxes such as stamp duty squeezed homebuyers last year, contributing to a 5.7 per cent fall in the sales of detached houses. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE HIA senior economist Shane Garrett.“The burden of housing taxes, particularly stamp duty, grew much heavier during 2017 — homebuyers are really being squeezed.“Residential building activity contributes at least $103 billion annually to the economy. Construction employs over 1 million Australians. The persistent rise in the tax burden places this at risk. FOR SALE: AUSTRALIA’S BEST BACKYARD WATERSLIDE “The relentless increase in stamp duty is largely to blame. In Victoria, the typical stamp duty charge has surpassed $31,000 while homebuyers in NSW are faced with bills in excess of $25,000. “Stamp duty bills have been sky rocketing for decades — in some cases by over 4,000 per cent since the early 1980s.”The amount of stamp duty paid by homebuyers across Australia almost doubled in the past four years to $20.6 billion, according to a recent HIA report. The HIA is blaming stamp duty costs for a drop in new home sales. Image: AAP/Brendan Esposito.
Euro-zone equities have “struggled” relative to US equities, BoAML added. Average allocations to Europe have reduced slightly since May, but the researchers said they remained positive in the short term on the region, citing the economic backdrop and expected free cash flow growth.A majority of those surveyed (42%) said that the Fed’s planned reduction of its quantitative easing programme this year would be a “non-event”. Roughly a third (31%) said it would send bond yields up and stock prices down.“Yet until 10-year Treasury yields climb the wall of 3%, few investors think Treasuries will cause an equity bear market,” BoAML’s researchers said.The survey also showed that the sample of 179 managers had their highest net underweight position in US stocks since January 2008. The UK was managers’ biggest underweight relative to the survey’s history.During June, US tech stocks were among the most sold sector: 68% of respondents said US and global internet stocks were “expensive”. A further 12% said the sector was “bubble-like”.Since 2009, technology has been the most popular sector in 80% of BoAML’s surveys, the company said.Managers held an average 4.9% in cash, the research showed, down slightly from 5% in June’s survey. A quarter of those holding higher cash levels said they were doing so because of “bearish views on markets”. The European Central Bank (ECB) is the most likely trigger of a selloff, according to a leading survey of fund managers.Managers told Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s (BoAML) monthly sentiment and positioning survey that the risk of a policy mistake from the US Federal Reserve or the ECB was the second biggest tail risk, after a bond market crash.In addition, respondents said euro-zone equities and EU and US credit were among the most crowded trades, which BoAML said meant the ECB was the “most likely central bank to spark global ‘risk-off’” scenario.BoAML’s researchers said: “The persistent overweight in euro-zone versus US equities could be more bad news for European investors. The three-month average for allocation [to Europe] is above 50% and, at 57%, is a record high. This is often a contrarian signal.”