first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens owns shares of HSBC Holdings. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Associated British Foods and HSBC Holdings. 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. The recent market crash has caused a wide range of UK shares to trade at lower prices. Economic uncertainty may mean their valuations decline further in the short run. But, over the long term, the past performance of the FTSE 100 suggests they’re likely to recover.As such, now could be the right time to build an ISA portfolio that includes the two UK shares discussed below. Investing £3k, or any other amount, in them may boost your ISA’s prospects and improve your financial situation in the coming years.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…HSBC: a low share price after the market crashThe market crash has contributed to a sharp fall in the HSBC (LSE: HSBA) share price. It currently trades 40% lower than it did at the start of the year. Its disappointing financial performance caused investor sentiment to weaken.For example, the bank reported a 9% fall in revenue in its interim results. This was largely caused by a lower interest rate environment. This could also continue to have a negative impact on its financial prospects in the medium term.However, the company will now accelerate plans to improve its efficiency to become leaner and more profitable over the long run. This may include an increased use of technology and a reduction in headcount that leads to a more sustainable rate of profit growth. Alongside a resilient performance from its Asia operations in recent months, this could catalyse its financial prospects in the coming years.Furthermore, its lower share price seems to factor in many of the risks it faces after the market crash. This suggests it offers a favourable risk/reward opportunity for long-term investors.ABF: a FTSE 100 stock with recovery potentialABF (LSE: ABF) is another FTSE 100 stock that’s experienced a disappointing share price performance due to the market crash. Its stock price is currently down 23% since the start of the year, with store closures in its retail segment a main reason for weaker investor sentiment.The company’s recent trading update highlighted that the vast majority of its Primark clothing stores have now reopened. They’ve delivered encouraging sales performances despite the busines offering minimal markdowns on its products. This suggests its medium-term outlook could be relatively robust following a short-term decline in sales.Furthermore, ABF’s performance within its other segments has generally been encouraging. Its grocery and sugar segments performed relatively well. This will help to mitigate the overall financial impact of temporary store closures, and could help to support the company’s share price in the short run.With weak consumer confidence and an uncertain economic outlook after the market crash, ABF’s focus on value retailing could make it a relatively popular option for price-conscious consumers. As such, now could be the right time to buy it while it offers a wide margin of safety. Image source: Getty Images. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Peter Stephens | Thursday, 13th August, 2020 | More on: ABF HSBA I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the family of Guy-André Kieffer, a Franco-Canadian journalist who disappeared in Côte d’Ivoire in 2004, urge the Ivorian authorities to comply without further delay with the formal request they received a year ago from two French judges in charge of France’s investigation into his disappearance. Reports Côte d’IvoireAfrica to go further The Ivorian authorities have still not responded to the request sent on 23 February 2015 by the two French investigating judges, Cyril Paquaux and Gaëlle Beuf, who asked them to question several people including the former first lady and other former officials who could shed light on Kieffer’s fate.A French and Canadian dual national based in Abidjan, Kieffer was investigating shady practices in the production and export of cocoa when he was kidnapped on 16 April 2004. He has been missing ever since.The civil parties who are registered in the case, were briefed by Paquaux and Beuf on 3 February about the current state of the investigation. It was their first meeting with the judges since Paquaux was assigned to the case in 2014.The association Vérité pour Guy-André Kieffer joins RSF and the Kieffer family in urging the Ivorian authorities to act at once on the year-old request from the French judges.“President Alassane Ouattara has personally undertaken on several occasions to both Osange Silou-Kieffer and RSF to shed all possible light on Guy-André Kieffer’s disappearance,” said Clea Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “One of these occasions was during a meeting with RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire in Abidjan in 2014.“Now that the Ivorian government is well established and stable, it is important to act on these promises and question the witnesses again. The Kieffer family, RSF and the association Vérité pour Guy-André Kieffer call on the authorities to comply as quickly as possible with the formal request from the French judges, so that they can advance the investigation, which has been stalled for several years.”Inter alia, the French judges have asked the Ivorian authorities to question former First Lady Simone Gbagbo, currently detained in Côte d’Ivoire, her former security chief, Anselme Yap Seka, also under judicial control, her brother-in-law, Michel Legré, and former Ivorian intelligence officer Jean Tony Oulaï.Côte d’Ivoire is ranked 86th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.For more information on the Kieffer case, click here. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa RSF_en Côte d’IvoireAfrica Help by sharing this information November 27, 2020 Find out more News February 10, 2016 – Updated on March 8, 2016 RSF asks Côte d’Ivoire to comply with Kieffer case request from French judges October 29, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Organisation RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election News Receive email alerts October 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more