Boris Johnson has said he will have the final say on any investigation into ministerial misconduct after appointing an independent adviser to look at how his Downing Street flat refurbishment was paid for. Christopher Geidt, the Queen's former private secretary, was appointed on Wednesday and launched an investigation straight away, but questions have been asked about what powers he will actually have. In a letter to Lord Evans, the head of the committee on standards in public life, Mr Johnson confirmed that he would remain the ultimate arbitrator of whether a matter should be investigated - not the independent adviser.
The list of what will get Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell to start thinking about cutting back on the central bank's support for the U.S. economy is a short one: jobs, jobs and more jobs. That was perhaps the sharpest message from the Fed's two-day policy-setting meeting that wrapped up Wednesday, at which it left interest rates on hold and repeated a pledge to continue buying bonds at its current pace until it sees "substantial further progress" toward its twin goals of full employment and 2% inflation. Powell had earlier this month cheered a government report showing U.S. employers added nearly a million jobs in March, and said he would want to see "a string" of months like that to show progress toward the Fed's goals.
Daimler AG's truck unit and Volvo AB said on Thursday they would start making hydrogen fuel cells in Europe in 2025 via a joint venture, and called for EU policies to help make the zero-emission technology commercially viable. "Partnerships like cellcentric are vital to our commitment to decarbonising road transport," Volvo Chief Executive Martin Lundstedt said in a statement. Aside from the fuel-cell joint venture, the two companies remain competitors.
Dublin, April 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "The Global Market for Photocatalytic Materials and Coatings to 2031" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The development of nanostructured photocatalytic additives and coatings offers opportunities to solve environmental issues such as clean air, pollutant degradation and providing a clean and sustainable environment via environmental remediation, CO2 photoreduction to fuels, water splitting, H2 production, bacterial and viral disinfection and suitable organic syntheses. Of the many semiconductor heterogeneous photocatalysts, titanium dioxide (TiO2) is the most widely used due to its photostability, intrinsic electronic and surface properties, non-toxicity, cost-effectiveness, and environmental friendliness. However TiO2 photocatalysis suffers from several drawback, leading to the development of other materials such as nanoscale zinc oxide, carbon nitride g-C3N4, metal-organic framework (MOF) compounds, graphene-based photocatalysts, BiOCl, black phosphorus, ZnFe2O4, all of which are covered in this report. Applications of photocatalytic materials and coatings include: Self-sterilising, long-lasting clear coatings that kill viruses and bacteria for application in the home, corporate offices, restaurants and bars, healthcare facilities, industrial workplaces, hospitality and retail storesDegradation of pollutants and maintaining air qualitySelf-cleaning architectural glassProcesses for treating industrial emissionsSelf-cleaning automotive glassRoof coatings to reduce pollution through the degradation of sulfur and nitrogen oxidesRoad and tunnel coatingsMedical (self-disinfecting coatings)Self-cleaning exterior paintsCoatings for the elimination of VOCs and odours in public spacesWater purificationAir purification (indoor)Self-cleaning solar cell coatings Applications make use of the self-cleaning, anti-fogging, anti-microbial or water cleaving properties. In indoor environments, most surfaces, e.g. ceramic tiles, windows glass or paper, are gradually covered with organic matter such as oils, dirt, and smoke residue and become fouled. Use of photocatalytic coatings that are activated under visible light irradiation can address these issues. Companies are now actively seeking solutions that kill bacteria using light sources commonly present in homes (near UV and visible light). Report contents includes: Market drivers and trendsLatest product and technology developments 2020-2021Anti-viral and anti-microbial applicationsPhotocatalytic coatings in glass, building and construction, pollutant degradation, indoor air filtration, water treatment, medical facilitiesIn depth assessment of photocatalytic materials including titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, metal-organic frameworks (MOF), ZnFe204, carbon nitride, silica carbide, graphene oxide, BiOCl and black phosphorusGlobal market revenues, historical and forecast to 2031More than 60 company profiles. Companies profiled include Advanced Materials-JTJ s.r.o., AM Technology Ltd., Daicel FineChem Ltd., Envision SQ, MACOMA Environmental Technologies, LLC, Maeda Kougyou Co Ltd., Nanoksi Finland Oy, ProfMOF AS, Pureti, Swift Coat Inc and more Key Topics Covered: 1 Introduction1.1 Aims and objectives of the study1.2 Market definition 2 Executive Summary2.1 High performance materials and coatings2.2 Nanomaterials2.2.1 Advantages2.2.2 Applications2.2.3 Anti-viral coatings and surfaces2.3 Market drivers and trends for photocatalytic materials and coatings2.3.1 New functionalities and improved properties2.3.2 Mitigating the spread of disease2.3.3 Need for more effective protection and improved asset sustainability2.3.4 Photocatalytic coatings to inhibit microbial contamination2.3.5 Sustainable coating systems and materials2.3.6 Need to improve outdoor air quality2.3.7 Need to improve indoor air quality2.3.8 Building protection2.3.9 Reducing emissions 3 Coatings Regulations Related to Photocatalytic Coatings and Nanotitanium Dioxide3.1 Europe3.2 United States3.3 Asia 4 Types of Photocatalytic Materials4.1 Metal-oxides4.2 Non-metal oxides 5 Titanium Dioxide Nano Photocatalysts5.1 Nano-TiO2 based photocatalytic oxidation processes5.2 Glass coatings5.3 Interior coatings5.4 Improving indoor air quality5.5 Paints 6 Other Metal Oxides6.1 ZNO6.2 Metal-organic frameworks (MOF)6.3 ZnFe2O4 7 Metal Free Photocatalysts7.1 Carbon nitride g-C3N47.2 Silica carbide (SiC)7.3 Graphene oxide7.4 BiOCl7.5 Black phosphorus 8 The Market for Photocatalytic Materials and Coatings8.1 Market and technical summary8.2 Development of photocatalytic coatings8.3 Market drivers and trends8.4 Benefits of photocatalytic self-cleaning coatings8.5 Applications8.5.1 Coatings18.104.22.168 Self-Cleaning coatings-glass22.214.171.124 Self-cleaning coatings-building and construction surfaces126.96.36.199 Photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) indoor air filters188.8.131.52 Medical facilities184.108.40.206 Antimicrobial coating under indoor light activation8.5.2 Non-coatings applications220.127.116.11 Photocatalytic wastewater treatment18.104.22.168 Water Splitting8.6 Global market size8.6.1 Market segmentation8.6.2 Market revenues 2010-20318.7 Regional demand 9 Company Profiles (62 Company Profiles) 10 Ex-Producers and Products 11 References For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/6utafr CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager email@example.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
The "Asia-Pacific Specialty Chemicals Market 2020-2027 by Application (Construction, Food & Feed, Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic, Water Treatment, Paper & Pulp, Oilfield, Others), Product Type, and Country: Trend Outlook and Growth Opportunity" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
(Bloomberg) -- NatWest Group Plc is the latest British bank to reverse some Covid-19 provisions and beat earnings forecasts in the first quarter as the economy surges out of the pandemic.The U.K.’s biggest corporate lender posted an operating profit before tax of 946 million pounds ($1.3 billion) for the first three months of the year, 82% higher than a year ago as mortgage demand stayed high and commercial borrowers got help from the state.“It’s very early days. We are still coming out of the lockdown,” Chief Executive Officer Alison Rose told reporters on Thursday. “There are reasons for optimism with the vaccine programs progressing at pace and restrictions being eased.”The Edinburgh-based lender released a net 102 million pounds that was set aside to cover souring loans, defying analysts’ predictions that it would make further provisions. However, it took more cautious measures than rival Lloyds Banking Group Plc, which also beat forecasts and released provisions on Wednesday. HSBC Holdings Plc has also started to claw back the provisions it made in the early stages of the pandemic.Shares dropped as much as 4.3% in London trading, having more than doubled from a trough in September. Costs were “heavier” than expected, in part due to the ongoing restructuring of NatWest Markets, according to analysts at Citigroup Inc.“The key challenge for NatWest is generating revenue performance and that challenge is very evident in the numbers today,” said Edward Firth, analyst at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. “We see these results as disappointing, particularly in the context of Lloyds.”Early DaysUnlike some of its rivals, NatWest also refrained from upgrading its economic forecasts to reflect signs of resilience as the third national lockdown draws to a close. Rose said there were “positive signs” on U.K. growth and the bank will review its outlook later in the year.The British economy has bounced back faster than expected, even before the government started to unwind restrictions imposed in January to halt the spread of Covid. More than half the population is at least partly vaccinated and cases are at their lowest level in months, although officials have raised concerns that new variants could still jeopardize the return to normal life. NatWest has transformed one of its offices in Edinburgh into a vaccination center, the bank said on Thursday.To keep going through the pandemic, U.K. businesses took out 75 billion pounds in state-backed loans issued by banks including NatWest that will start to fall due this year. A recovery loan program designed to aid firms over the longer term had 3,000 applications in the first week, according to the bank’s presentation.Laundering HitThe bank also warned there could be “material adverse collateral consequences” from the money laundering charges pressed by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority in March, including “substantial costs” and further provisions. “We are very disappointed,” said Rose.NatWest is still part-owned by the government after one of the costliest bailouts of the financial crisis over a decade ago. In March, the U.K. government sold shares for the first time in almost three years to reduce its holding to 59.8%.(Adds detail on share fall, analyst reactions from fifth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Political hand-wringing in Washington over Russia’s hacking of federal agencies and interference in U.S. politics has mostly overshadowed a worsening digital scourge with a far broader wallop: crippling and dispiriting extortionary ransomware attacks by cybercriminal mafias that mostly operate in foreign safe havens out of the reach of Western law enforcement. Many victims shun reporting, fearing the reputational blight. All the while, ransomware gangsters have become more brazen and cocky as they put more and more lives and livelihoods at risk.
Where will the cannabis industry be in a decade? More states could legalize adult-use recreational cannabis, and medical cannabis could be legalized at a national level. Here are three top marijuana stocks to buy and hold for the next 10 years.
Following market close today, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) will report its first-quarter results. Sure, a natural deceleration in the company's top-line growth rate is expected as the economy reopens and consumers resume more in-person shopping. Can Amazon deliver?
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Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces results for the first quarter (‘Q1’) of 2021.
Company announcement – No. 23 / 2021 Zealand Pharma launches long-term incentive program for Zealand’s Board of Directors and grants for 2021 Copenhagen, DK and Boston, MA, U.S., April 29, 2021 – Zealand Pharma A/S (Nasdaq: ZEAL) (CVR-no. 20045078), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative peptide-based medicines, announces the implementation of a new share-based long-term incentive program for Zealand’s Board of Directors in accordance with Zealand's Remuneration Policy as adopted at the annual general meeting held on April 15, 2021. Accordingly, Zealand has granted 40,500 restricted stock units ("RSUs") to the Board of Directors. To the extent that the Board member holds any additional role as member of Zealand's Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and/or Scientific Committee, the Board member has received an additional grant of RSUs in accordance with the Remuneration Policy. Such grants are included in the above-mentioned number. The 2021 RSU grants to the Board of Directors vest on the date of Zealand's annual general meeting 2022. For each member of the Board, there is an upper limit of 8,000 RSUs (with an absolute value cap of DKK 2.4 million) for the grant. Each vested RSU entitles the holder to receive one share in Zealand at no cost, provided the holder's continued membership of the Board (or Board Committee where relevant). Each member of the Board is subject to a holding requirement to be met within a period of 5 years. The members of the Board of Directors are also subject to a holding requirement to be met within a period of 5 years if they continue to be members of the Board. This is to align interests of the Board and the shareholders. The holding requirement for the members in question amounts to DKK 300,000. The grant of RSUs for the members of the Board under this program will have an estimated fair market value of DKK 8.3 million, based on each RSU having a fair value of DKK 205. The value of the RSUs is determined as the closing price of the Company's share on Nasdaq Copenhagen A/S the day prior to the grant. Zealand Pharma A/S The Board of Directors # # # About Zealand Pharma A/S Zealand Pharma A/S (Nasdaq: ZEAL) ("Zealand") is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of next generation peptide-based medicines that change the lives of people living with metabolic and gastrointestinal diseases. More than 10 drug candidates invented by Zealand have advanced into clinical development, of which two have reached the market. Zealand’s robust pipeline of investigational medicines includes three candidates in late stage development, and one candidate being reviewed for regulatory approval in the United States. Zealand markets V-Go®, an all-in-one basal-bolus insulin delivery option for people with diabetes. License collaborations with Boehringer Ingelheim and Alexion Pharmaceuticals create opportunity for more patients to potentially benefit from Zealand-invented peptide therapeutics. Zealand was founded in 1998 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and has presence throughout the U.S. that includes key locations in New York, Boston, and Marlborough (MA). For more information about Zealand’s business and activities, please visit http://www.zealandpharma.com. Forward-Looking Statement The above information contains forward-looking statements that provide Zealand Pharma’s expectations or forecasts of future events. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and inaccurate assumptions, which may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations set forth herein and may cause any or all of such forward-looking statements to be incorrect. If any or all of such forward-looking statements prove to be incorrect, our actual results could differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied by such statements. All such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and are based on information available to Zealand Pharma as of the date of this release. For further information, please contact: Zealand Pharma Investor RelationsClaudia StyslingerArgot Partnersinvestors@zealandpharma.com Zealand Pharma Media RelationsDavid RosenArgot Partnersmedia@zealandpharma.com Claudia Styslinger
Clearview AI, developer of revolutionary facial recognition technology, named to TIME’s list of the 100 most influential companies. #TIME100Companies
Ares Management Corporation (NYSE:ARES) today reported its financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2021.
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management services company enabling digital transformation, today announced that Charlene Jackson has joined the company as Global Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer.
Fluke® Process Instruments, a global leader in infrared temperature measurement and thermal profiling solutions for industrial applications, introduces the MP Linescanner Series, which delivers continuous, accurate, edge-to-edge thermal images and temperature measurements for high-speed manufacturing processes. The new imagers deliver real-time imaging at scans speeds up to 300 Hz and feature Fluke’s widest selection of spectral and temperature ranges to accommodate a variety of industrial applications.
StrikeReady, a cloud-native security operations and management company, has raised $3.28M. The seed round was led by 11.2 Capital, with participation from Outlier Venture Capital and multiple Silicon Valley angel investors. The funds will be used to accelerate Go-To-Market, sales and grow the R&D team.
A coalition of organizations makes public recommendations for global national security policy makers and industry leaders to tackle ransomware.
Monroe Capital LLC ("Monroe") today announced its Opportunistic Private Credit group closed on a $50.75 million mortgage loan to Tricera Capital for the construction and redevelopment of a mixed-use project, The Press, in West Palm Beach.
Duke Energy President & CEO Lynn Good joins 'Influencers' to discuss the future of renewable energy and her plans to achieve 'net zero'.