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(Bloomberg) -- Oil edged higher at the end of a week in which prices have climbed on optimism the recovery in demand from the Covid-19 pandemic is improving.Futures in New York rose on Friday and are up more than 7% this week. China’s economy soared in the first quarter, while the country’s refiners processed more than 14 million barrels a day again in March. A Chinese mega-refiner and some Japanese oil companies have also been snapping up crude cargoes, boding well for the physical market.Positive signs from Asia follow a pick-up in the U.S. this week. Data in recent days showed jobless claims falling to a new pandemic-era low, and retail sales and gasoline demand expanding. The global market may see a temporary lull due to new virus outbreaks, according to the the International Energy Agency, but the agency followed OPEC in boosting its full-year estimates for consumption.Not everywhere is recovering strongly, though. In India, refineries are diverting oxygen produced at their plants to hospitals to help battle a serious second wave, which has led to fuel sales tumbling during the first half of April compared with a month earlier.“Given the improving outlook for the world’s two biggest economies, there is little chance of the market’s feel-good glow being extinguished anytime soon,” said PVM Oil Associates analyst Stephen Brennock.With Asian buying picking up, gauges of market strength have also climbed. Brent’s nearest timespread was in a bullish backwardation of 50 cents a barrel on Friday. That compares with as little as 37 cents on Wednesday.The market is also facing an increase in supply in the coming months, although the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said this week that rising demand should trim global stockpiles. Exports of Russia’s flagship Urals crude are set to rise sharply in the first five days of May, a move that pressured swap markets tied to the grade.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.
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Dublin, April 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Private Wireless Networks Market by LTE, 5G, and Edge Computing in Enterprise, Industrial, and Government Solutions 2021 - 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report evaluates 5G NR and the market outlook for MNO and VNO to offer private IoT networks for the benefit of industrial automation and mission-critical enterprise applications and services. The report evaluates major players, technologies, and solutions. Carrier-supported private LTE and 5G networks will consist of Virtualized Network Solutions, Dedicated/Non-Virtualized Network Solutions, and Hybrid Network Solutions with an anticipated global market opportunity of $12.6, $9.2B, and $17.1B respectively. LTE Advanced (LTE-A) represents a major step in the evolution of 4G technology, providing mobile coverage, higher performance, and greater connection stability. The 5G New Radio (NR) access technology is a part of 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) architecture that is composed of LTE evolution and millimeter wave (mmWave) technology that will be operable from sub-1 GHz to 24+ GHz in a range of the low band, mid-band, and high band. A variety of complementary technologies will enable 5G NR supported systems including massive MIMO, advanced LPDC, TDD subframe, beamforming, and mmWave radiofrequency. For communication service providers, mmWave will bring both challenges and opportunities for general RAN infrastructure and in particular for the private Internet of Things (IoT) networks for industrial automation and mission-critical services for enterprise across many industry verticals. The higher frequencies suffer from attenuation, which means they lose signal over distance and when they hit objects (even water vapor, but especially solid objects like trees, buildings, etc.). This is why there is a need for massive MIMO and other multi-signal approaches to help, along with beam-forming to direct RF energy to where it is needed, but the signal is so directional in nature that it is very hard to maintain with a moving object. From an infrastructure and managed services perspective, 5G NR will facilitate vertical market opportunities for vendors to offer distributed macro-cell base stations, small cells units, remote radio head units, and C-RAN baseband units for both dedicated and shared resource networks. 5G RRHs unit shipment alone will grow at over 70% CAGR and will exceed 115M units by 2026. Enterprise and industrial segments will continue to deploy private networks utilizing LTE and WiFi. Many of these networks will evolve to 5G and include edge computing to maximize overall throughput and minimize latency, which will be crucial for certain critical communications solutions such as industrial process automation. The report also assesses market challenges, opportunities, and the overall outlook for 5G NR equipment and components. The report provides detailed forecasts for equipment globally and regionally as well as investment in 5G NR by industry vertical. Select Report Findings: The carrier-provided 5G indoor market will reach $2.1B globally by 2026, growing at 51.9% CAGRThe highest ROI solutions for carrier LTE-A and 5GNR offerings will be for enterprise applications and industrial automationGrowth of private LTE and 5G solutions for enterprise and industrial customers is 37% faster than public apps and services5GNR solutions will be largely fixed wireless WAN connectivity and support of industrial private communications networksSolutions will consist of Fully Virtualized, Dedicated/Non-Virtualized, and Hybrid Network Solutions for business customersCarriers will move ahead aggressively with non-standalone 5G but will realize significant benefits with 5G core network upgrades5G wireless deployment in indoor environments within smart cities and suburbs will exceed the total of all exurban and rural areas combined globallyThe global 5G fixed wireless transport to smart buildings for specifically for support of WiFi connectivity/backhaul will reach $320.8M by 20265G subscription within public networks will exceed private through 2026, although the latter will experience a 20% faster growth rate, set to overtake the former by 2030 Examples of some recent carrier-supported private wireless deployments include the following: Verizon: The company recently partnered with U.K. port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) to provide the Port of Southampton with a private 5G wireless network. The port of Southampton is a part of a large supply chain, accounting for £40 billion in U.K. exports yearly. Southampton also serves as the country's largest port for cars (nearly 900,000/year) and cruise liners. The network runs on the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud, which offers edge computing capabilities.AT&T: The company established a public/private partnership with Chicago's MxD (Manufacturing x Digital), has created a 5G private network with funding from the Department of Defense and other private members. The wireless network is meant to help companies learn how to improve their manufacturing operations through 5G networks. The MxD private network uses only two radios, one with mmWave 5G and the other with sub-6 5G that connects to AT&T's central network core. Companies Mentioned ADLINK Technology Inc.Affirmed NetworksAirspanAirtelAlibabaAltair SemiconductorAlvarionAmerica MovilAnalog Devices Inc.AppleAscomAsusAT&TBroadcom CorporationBT GroupCavium Inc.China MobileChina TelecomChina UnicomCiena CorporationCisco SystemsClearBladeClearSky TechnologiesClipBucketCloudifyCobham WirelessColtContus VplayCoolpad DynoCradlepointCTSD-LinkDeutsche Telekom AGDishDUEdgeConnexEdgeworxEntelEricssonEurotechFacebookFirstNetFitbitFubo TVFujitsu Ltd.GemaltoGeoverseGoogleHarrisHPEHTCHuawei TechnologiesHuluHyteraInmarsatIntel CorporationInterDigital Inc.Juniper Network Inc.KDDI CorporationKeysight TechnologiesKT CorporationLeonardoLG ElectronicsLG UplusM2M ConnectivityMACOM TechnologyMediaTek Inc.Mentura GroupMicrosoftMimic TechnologyMisfitMobiledgeXMobioticsMobvoiMotorolaMovistarMuviMYCOM OSINEC CorporationNetcracker (NEC)NetflixNetgearNew York Power AuthorityNokiaNTT DoCoMoOnGo AllianceOoredooOoyalaOrange SAOriPhilo TVPixeomPluribus NetworksQorvo Inc.QualcommQuickplayQuortusRakuten (Viber)RedLinXREVE SystemsRibbon CommunicationsRogers CommunicationsRohde & SchwarzRokuSaguna NetworksSamsung ElectronicsSaudi Telecom CompanySierra Wireless (Accel Networks)SimNet WirelessSingTelSirettaSK TelecomSky GoSoftbank GroupSonySpark NZSpiderCloud WirelessSwisscomSymbioticwareT-MobileTelecom ItaliaTelefonicaTelegramTelenorTelit CommunicationsTelstraTencentTexim EuropeUbiFiVapor IOVasona Networks (ZephyrTel)VerizonVidmindVMware Inc.Vodafone GroupVplayedWeChatXcel EnergyZainZenitelZTE CorporationZyxel For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/pjtd9i 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
Euro zone inflation accelerated as initially estimated in March, driven mainly by more expensive services and energy, data from the European Union's statistics office Eurostat showed on Friday. Eurostat confirmed its earlier estimates that consumer prices in the 19 countries sharing the euro rose 0.9% month-on-month for a 1.3% year-on-year increase, accelerating from a 0.9% year-on-year rate in January and February. The European Central Bank wants to keep inflation below, but close to 2% over the medium term.
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Database Automation Market Research Report by Component (Services and Solutions), by Application (Backup, Provisioning, and Security and Compliance), by Deployment Mode, by Enterprise Size, by Vertical - Global Forecast to 2025 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19New York, April 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Database Automation Market Research Report by Component, by Application, by Deployment Mode, by Enterprise Size, by Vertical - Global Forecast to 2025 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06063151/?utm_source=GNW Market Statistics:The report provides market sizing and forecast across five major currencies - USD, EUR GBP, JPY, and AUD. This helps organization leaders make better decisions when currency exchange data is readily available.1. The Global Database Automation Market is expected to grow from USD 812.46 Million in 2020 to USD 1,881.45 Million by the end of 2025.2. The Global Database Automation Market is expected to grow from EUR 712.38 Million in 2020 to EUR 1,649.69 Million by the end of 2025.3. The Global Database Automation Market is expected to grow from GBP 633.30 Million in 2020 to GBP 1,466.57 Million by the end of 2025.4. The Global Database Automation Market is expected to grow from JPY 86,710.06 Million in 2020 to JPY 200,798.39 Million by the end of 2025.5. The Global Database Automation Market is expected to grow from AUD 1,179.79 Million in 2020 to AUD 2,732.11 Million by the end of 2025.Market Segmentation & Coverage:This research report categorizes the Database Automation to forecast the revenues and analyze the trends in each of the following sub-markets:Based on Component, the Database Automation Market studied across Services and Solutions. The Services further studied across Managed Services and Professional Services. The Solutions further studied across Application Release Automation, Database Design and Configuration Automation, Database Patch and Release Automation, and Database Test Automation. Based on Application, the Database Automation Market studied across Backup, Provisioning, and Security and Compliance. Based on Deployment Mode, the Database Automation Market studied across Cloud and On-Premises. Based on Enterprise Size, the Database Automation Market studied across Large Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. Based on Vertical , the Database Automation Market studied across Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance, Government and Defense, Healthcare, IT and Telecom, Manufacturing, Media and Entertainment, Research and Academia, and Retail and Ecommerce. Based on Geography, the Database Automation Market studied across Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Middle East & Africa. The Americas region surveyed across Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and United States. The Asia-Pacific region surveyed across Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand. The Europe, Middle East & Africa region surveyed across France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom. Company Usability Profiles:The report deeply explores the recent significant developments by the leading vendors and innovation profiles in the Global Database Automation Market including AWS, BMC Software, CA Technologies, Chef, Clustrix, Datavail, Datical, Dbmaestro, Helpsystems, IBM, Idera, Memsql, Micro Focus, Microsoft, Nuodb, Oracle, Percona, Puppet, Quest Software, Red Gate Software, Redis Labs, SAP, Severalnines, Testingwhiz, and Wherescape. Cumulative Impact of COVID-19:COVID-19 is an incomparable global public health emergency that has affected almost every industry, so for and, the long-term effects projected to impact the industry growth during the forecast period. Our ongoing research amplifies our research framework to ensure the inclusion of underlaying COVID-19 issues and potential paths forward. The report is delivering insights on COVID-19 considering the changes in consumer behavior and demand, purchasing patterns, re-routing of the supply chain, dynamics of current market forces, and the significant interventions of governments. The updated study provides insights, analysis, estimations, and forecast, considering the COVID-19 impact on the market.FPNV Positioning Matrix:The FPNV Positioning Matrix evaluates and categorizes the vendors in the Database Automation Market on the basis of Business Strategy (Business Growth, Industry Coverage, Financial Viability, and Channel Support) and Product Satisfaction (Value for Money, Ease of Use, Product Features, and Customer Support) that aids businesses in better decision making and understanding the competitive landscape.Competitive Strategic Window:The Competitive Strategic Window analyses the competitive landscape in terms of markets, applications, and geographies. The Competitive Strategic Window helps the vendor define an alignment or fit between their capabilities and opportunities for future growth prospects. During a forecast period, it defines the optimal or favorable fit for the vendors to adopt successive merger and acquisition strategies, geography expansion, research & development, and new product introduction strategies to execute further business expansion and growth.The report provides insights on the following pointers:1. Market Penetration: Provides comprehensive information on the market offered by the key players2. Market Development: Provides in-depth information about lucrative emerging markets and analyzes the markets3. Market Diversification: Provides detailed information about new product launches, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments4. Competitive Assessment & Intelligence: Provides an exhaustive assessment of market shares, strategies, products, and manufacturing capabilities of the leading players5. Product Development & Innovation: Provides intelligent insights on future technologies, R&D activities, and new product developmentsThe report answers questions such as:1. What is the market size and forecast of the Global Database Automation Market?2. What are the inhibiting factors and impact of COVID-19 shaping the Global Database Automation Market during the forecast period?3. Which are the products/segments/applications/areas to invest in over the forecast period in the Global Database Automation Market?4. What is the competitive strategic window for opportunities in the Global Database Automation Market?5. What are the technology trends and regulatory frameworks in the Global Database Automation Market?6. What are the modes and strategic moves considered suitable for entering the Global Database Automation Market?Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06063151/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. 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The pound slipped against the euro on Friday to its lowest level in seven weeks and was on track for its second consecutive week of losses against the common currency, with analysts attributing the fall partly to an upcoming Scottish parliamentary election. After a strong first quarter, helped by a speedy rollout of vaccinations against COVID-19 across the United Kingdom and by dwindling expectations of negative interest rates, sterling had a weaker start to April. While traders weighed indications of how Britain's re-opening of shops would affect the economic recovery, they also said investors had turned more cautious ahead of the Scottish parliamentary election on May 6.
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Emergenza coronavirus in Italia: 5 Regioni - tra cui la Sardegna - e province autonome con Rt superiore a 1, servizi ospedalieri ancora in sovraccarico, 16 Regioni a rischio moderato e la Calabria ad alto rischio. Questi i dati nella bozza del monitoraggio del report settimanale Iss-ministero della Salute relativa alla settimana dal 5 all'11 aprile. "Cinque Regioni e Province autonome hanno un Rt puntuale maggiore di uno. Tra queste una Regione, la Sardegna, ha una trasmissibilità compatibile con uno scenario di tipo 3. Due Regioni - Sicilia e Valle d’Aosta - hanno una trasmissibilità compatibile con uno scenario di tipo 2", quanto si legge. In generale "l’indice di trasmissibilità Rt calcolato sui casi sintomatici è stato pari a 0,85, in diminuzione rispetto alla settimana precedente e sotto l’uno anche nel limite superiore". Nell'ultima settimana, continua il report Iss, si osserva un'ulteriore diminuzione del livello generale del rischio, con una Regione (Calabria) che ha un livello di rischio alto, 16 con una classificazione di rischio moderato (di cui 4 ad alta probabilità di progressione a rischio alto nelle prossime settimane) e tre Regioni (Abruzzo, Campania, Veneto) e una Provincia Autonoma (Bolzano) che hanno una classificazione di rischio basso. Nella settimana compresa tra il 5 e l'11 aprile, inoltre, "si conferma la criticità del sovraccarico diffuso dei servizi assistenziali con un tasso di occupazione a livello nazionale al sopra della soglia critica sia in terapia intensiva (39%) che in area medica (41%)". I dati più aggiornati danno comunque questi indici in calo, ieri infatti la percentuale media delle terapie intensive per pazienti Covid era del 37% (ovvero 7 punti percentuali sopra la soglia critica del 30%), mentre quella dei reparti ordinari è scesa al 39%, ovvero sotto la soglia critica fissata al 40%. "L’ampia diffusione di alcune varianti virali a maggiore trasmissibilità richiede l’applicazione delle misure utili al contenimento del contagio", si legge ancora nella bozza. "L’incidenza - si spiega - è in lenta diminuzione ma ancora molto elevata per consentire sull’intero territorio nazionale una gestione basata sul contenimento ovvero sull’identificazione dei casi e sul tracciamento dei loro contatti. Di conseguenza, è necessario ridurre rapidamente il numero di casi anche con misure di mitigazione volte a ridurre la possibilità di aggregazione interpersonale". "La ormai prevalente circolazione in Italia di una variante virale caratterizzata da una trasmissibilità notevolmente maggiore impone un approccio di particolare cautela e gradualità nella gestione dell’epidemia", si sottolinea nella bozza.
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(Bloomberg) -- China’s economy strengthened in the first quarter of the year as consumer spending rose more than expected, putting it on course to join the U.S. as twin engines for a global recovery in 2021.Gross domestic product climbed 18.3% in the first quarter from a year earlier, largely in line with the 18.5% predicted in a Bloomberg survey of economists, though that record-breaking figure was largely due to comparisons with a year ago when much of the economy was shut due to coronavirus. Retail sales beat expectations while industrial output growth moderated.The latest data puts China on course to grow well above its annual target of more than 6%, supporting the view that China and the U.S., where economists predict 6.2% growth, will both outperform other major nations this year. China’s recovery hasn’t yet plateaued after it became the first major economy to contain the spread of coronavirus and return to growth, with GDP rising 0.6% in the first three months of 2020 from the previous quarter.How Much of China’s GDP Was Made in America?: Daniel MossThe recovery last year was led by strong investment in real estate and infrastructure spurring demand for industrial goods, while overseas orders for medical goods and electronic devices fueled exports. Consumer spending had lagged, but the latest figures showed a turnaround. Retail sales growth was 6.3% in March when calculated on a two-year average growth basis -- which removes distortions created by last year’s lockdowns -- up sharply from the rates seen last year.“We are seeing a bit more balanced recovery in the Chinese economy,” Wang Tao, chief China economist at UBS AG, said in an interview with Bloomberg TV. “That early pickup in construction industry is going to give way to more household consumption,” she added. Consumer spending at restaurants and sales of discretionary goods such as jewelry, alcohol and tobacco led the growth of retail sales in March.Markets were choppy following the data release but ended the day little changed, with the benchmark CSI 300 Index paring an earlier loss of as much as 0.6% to finish up 0.35% for the day. The yield on benchmark 10-year sovereign debt fell slightly to 3.16%. The onshore yuan was unchanged on the day at 6.5226 per dollar.Broadening out the recovery remains a work in progress with growth in the first quarter still reliant on the property sector. Fixed-asset investment in real estate rose 7.6% on a two-year average growth basis and infrastructure spending increased roughly in-line with pre-pandemic rates. Quarterly steel production of 271 million tons suggests that annual output is on course to top 1 billion tons for the second year running.What Bloomberg Economics Says...The undershoot in GDP growth relative to expectations and lopsided nature of the recovery do not warrant any economy-wide shift in monetary policy, in our view.Looking forward, production is poised to start peaking, while demand should pick up further. This should add more balance in what looks to be a steady recovery ahead.Chang Shu, chief Asia economistFor full report, click hereAlthough Beijing has promised “no sharp turns” in monetary and fiscal support this year, some prominent economists have warned that premature tightening could still put the recovery at risk. The central bank has asked banks to curtail loan growth in coming months as it seeks to control credit to curb asset bubbles. Alongside the investment data, data showing home prices grew at the fastest pace in seven months in March will likely prompt more action by Chinese policy makers to rein in the sector.“Considering the robust recovery, we certainly do not expect Beijing to step up easing measures, but it is also unlikely to make a sharp shift in its policy stance,” Nomura economists led by Lu Ting wrote in a note. Authorities have learned lessons from a “forceful deleveraging campaign” in 2017-18, which led to bond defaults, a stock market selloff and weaker growth, they said.The statistics bureau said Friday inflation is expected to remain in a moderate range this year, and while rising commodity costs could boost domestic prices, there’s no basis for prices in upstream sectors to rise significantly.“The economy is far from overheating,” said Bruce Pang, head of macro and strategy research at China Renaissance Securities Hong Kong Ltd. “The consumer sector doesn’t have a solid basis for overheating, and I don’t think the central bank will take a faster turn for monetary policy.”Bloomberg Economics forecasts global GDP growth of 6.9% in 2021, rapid enough to bring output substantially back onto its pre-Covid path. Data released Thursday showed the U.S. economy’s comeback is firing on all cylinders, with retail sales exceeding pre-pandemic levels in all categories except restaurants. Production at U.S. factories increased in March by the most in eight months.China has rapidly accelerated its vaccination campaign over the past month in a move that should help bolster spending on services. A recovery in major economies fueled by vaccine roll-outs and the Biden administration’s massive fiscal stimulus is expected to sustain rapid growth in Chinese exports this year.Economists have upgraded their forecasts for China’s growth in recent days: Bloomberg Economics expects 9.3% expansion, ING Groep NV economist Iris Pang predicts 8.6% and Nomura sees 8.9%.“We expect the economy to continue to gain momentum in the second quarter, with a rotation in terms of the drivers of growth compared to last year,” said Louis Kuijs, head of Asia Economics at Oxford Economics Ltd. in Hong Kong. “Less generous fiscal and monetary policy will weigh on infrastructure and real estate investment, while improved profitability and confidence should buoy corporate investment and consumption.”(Updates with additional details and comments.)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.
As Japan expands emergency curbs to contain its fourth wave of the coronavirus, the Tokyo Olympics chief said Friday Japan is still committed to holding the Games this summer.Olympic and government officials have ruled out postponing the Games again, originally scheduled for last year.But medical experts have urged officials to rethink that decision.A senior ruling party official conceded Thursday that cancelling the Games remains an option if the situation doesn't improve, while nearly two-thirds of Japanese said the Olympics should be cancelled or postponed in a recent poll.Tokyo Olympics chief Seiko Hashimoto addressed the growing controversy on Friday."In order to address these thoughts, we will take thorough measures, ones that will make people believe it will be absolutely fine to hold the Tokyo Games. We will take all possible safety measures and continue our efforts to hold the Games."A scaled-back torch relay for the Games is already underway.Meanwhile, overseas fans have been barred from the Games and officials say that domestic fans may be kept out too.In addition to struggling to contain virus transmission, Japan has been hampered by limited testing capacity and a slow vaccination rollout.Less than one percent of the Japanese public have received their first shot so far, compared to 2.5% in South Korea and 48% in the United Kingdom.The Tokyo Games are set to kick off on July 23, just a little under 100 days away.