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Dublin, Jan. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ResearchAndMarkets.com published a new article on the home improvement industry "Home Improvement - Home Improvement Sales Expected to Remain Strong in 2021" The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University projects an annual growth in renovation and repair spending of 4.1% by the first quarter of 2021 with a fall to 1.7% by the third quarter. Annual expenditures for renovation and repair of owner occupied homes are expected to rise from $332 billion to $337 billion by the second half of 2021. In 2020, the home improvement sector saw growth as a result of consumers spending more time at home along with the need for consumers to adapt their homes to serve new purposes such as work, school and leisure.Trends started in 2020 are expected to continue and even pick up pace in 2021 as consumers who have gained confidence in their home improvement skills turn to more ambitious projects. Key trends for 2021 will include consumers seeking to repurpose existing spaces within their homes, reorganization of home storage such as closets and garages as well as an increased focus on improving outdoor living spaces. According to a survey from Lowes in December 2020, approximately 40% of consumers reported that they had started a new hobby involving tools or home improvement while 59% said they would continue to spend a percentage of the money that went towards other things pre-pandemic on home improvement.The article on ResearchAndMarkets.com contains a selection of reports on the home improvement industry such as: Canada and USA Do-It-Yourself Home Improvements Report & DatabaseHome Improvement Products - Global Market Trajectory & AnalyticsDo-It-Yourself (DIY) Home Improvement Retailing Market in Europe 2020-2024 To see the full article and a list of related reports on the market, visit Home Improvement - Home Improvement Sales Expected to Remain Strong in 2021 Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research. 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
(Bloomberg) -- China’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund is restructuring how its decides on international investments as it tries to boost efficiency and make better progress on a goal of increasing the share of private assets in its global portfolio.China Investment Corp. formed two committees earlier this month to approve investments in public and non-public assets, replacing bodies at units CIC International and CIC Capital that previously had overlapping responsibility for the process, according to people familiar with the matter. The new structure for overseas investing should provide a clearer mechanism to implement asset allocation strategies, they said, asking not to be identified discussing private matters.The change will help Beijing-based CIC lift direct and alternative investments to half of a global portfolio worth more than $300 billion by the end of next year, a target set in 2018. The fund’s efforts to limit exposure to volatile public markets have been complicated by market rallies that led to an increase in the value of its holdings of bonds and stock. The pandemic and a rise in protectionism also made private deals more difficult.Alternative assets dropped by 2 percentage points to about 42% by the end of 2019, reversing an increase from the previous year, according to the most recent available data.“In order to promote the efficiency for overseas investment, CIC persistently refines management and optimizes its operation model,” the fund said in an emailed response to Bloomberg, adding that it is trying to strengthen its institutional capacity.The revamp followed CIC’s establishment of an investment policy body early last year to “better ensure” asset allocation objectives are implemented across its portfolio, according to its 2019 annual report.“While this move on its own may seem small, it’s part of much broader changes that have been ongoing at CIC for a number of years,” said Harry Handley, a Shanghai-based analyst at consultancy Z-Ben Advisors Ltd. “This new development should further streamline the investment decision-making and asset allocation process.”The fund’s long-term goal has been to expand non-public investments including in private equity, real estate and hedge funds for more stable returns. Stocks and bonds were the company’s main investments in the early years after its 2007 inception. Alternative assets accounted for only 6% in 2009.CIC Capital was set up in 2015 to boost direct investments, while CIC International ran other assets including public stocks and bonds, real estate and private equity. CIC Capital had its own investment committee and hoped to boost its capital to as much as $100 billion through bond sales. The fundraising plans have made little progress.Separately, CIC Capital’s management department, which includes positions for legal and risk control, is also being dismantled, the people said. The various teams will be folded into other departments, they added.The unit also saw an exodus, losing four senior managers late last year. Previous departures from CIC Capital include Executive Vice President Zhang Qing, and Winston Ma, former head of CIC’s North America office.Besides the internal restructuring, changes at CIC in the past few years have also included greater emphasis on the establishment of bilateral co-investment funds such as the fund with Goldman Sachs Group Inc., as well as closer cooperation and knowledge sharing with external partners, which could all help with the target of lifting alternatives, Handley said.“These changes mean that CIC, both portfolio and internal structure and processes, will look markedly different at the end of 2022 than it did when the target was originally set in 2018,” he said. “And it won’t be far off hitting that goal.”(Updates with analyst comments in seventh paragraph and end of story)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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India pulled off one of the greatest series wins of all time against all the odds – storming Australia’s fortress the Gabba, where they had not lost since 1988. India took the series 2-1, retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, by chasing 330 on the final day of the fourth Test thanks to an innings of 91 from Shubman Gill, 21, and 89 not out from Rishabh Pant, 23. With the talismanic captain Virat Kohli at home for the birth of his first child and injuries to their entire first-choice bowling attack, India have been faced with a crisis of availability on this tour.
Iran’s military kicked off a ground forces drill on Tuesday along the coast of the Gulf of Oman, state TV reported, the latest in a series of snap exercises that the country is holding amid escalating tensions over its nuclear program and Washington’s pressure campaign against Tehran. According to the report, commando units and airborne infantry were participating in the annual exercise, along with fighter jets, helicopters and military transport aircraft. Iran's National Army chief Abdolrahim Mousavi was overseeing the drill.
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A court in Thailand on Tuesday sentenced a former civil servant to a record prison term of 43 years and six months for breaching the country's strict law on insulting or defaming the monarchy, lawyers said. The Bangkok Criminal Court found the woman guilty on 29 counts of violating the country’s lese majeste law for posting audio clips to Facebook and YouTube with comments deemed critical of the monarchy, the group Thai Lawyers for Human Rights said. “Today’s court verdict is shocking and sends a spine-chilling signal that not only criticisms of the monarchy won’t be tolerated, but they will also be severely punished,” said Sunai Phasuk, a senior researcher for the group Human Rights Watch.
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