Government budget deficits around the world are once again rising sharply as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Yahoo Finance's Oscar Williams-Grut explains what a budget deficit is, why they're rising, and why that matters.
Government budget deficits around the world are once again rising sharply as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Yahoo Finance's Oscar Williams-Grut explains what a budget deficit is, why they're rising, and why that matters.
An explosion rocked South Africa's second-largest crude oil refinery in Durban on Friday injuring seven people, local emergency services said. Engen, which operates the plant and is majority owned by Malaysia's Petronas, said a fire broke out at around 0510 GMT and was extinguished by 0645 GMT. Those injured are in a stable condition, KwaZulu-Natal emergency medical services spokesman Robert McKenzie said.
Cost of a barrel is up $10 but this has not yet been passed on to the consumer.
Dr Anthony Fauci had said American regulators would do a ‘more thorough job’, but later backed away from his comments.
Dublin, Dec. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Medical Radiation Detection, Monitoring and Safety - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. COVID-19 Creates Financial Hardships for Radiology Departments Worldwide. Radiation Safety Technologies Take a Back Seat With -4.6% Revenue BlowThe global market for Medical Radiation Detection, Monitoring & Safety is expected to slump by -4.6% in the year 2020 and thereafter recover to reach US$1.2 billion by the year 2027, trailing a post COVID-19 CAGR of 4.7% over the analysis period 2020 through 2027. Radiation monitoring remains an integral part of good health practice in medical facilities performing radiation therapy & diagnostic activities. Stringent safety regulations aimed at safeguarding health of patients, medical physicists, radiologists, and nuclear medicine technicians' has long been the primary growth driver. The pandemic has necessitated the prioritization of healthcare infrastructure for COVID-19 patients, affecting other patients across the world. As a result, hospitals across the world have been advising patients to delay elective and non-urgent diagnostic imaging and surgical procedures, including X-ray, CT, MRI and many other radiation and radiologically dependent procedures. As a result, the consumption of radioactive material for these procedures has been witnessing significant slowdown. Suspension of diagnostic & therapeutic radiology services amid the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted medical radiation detection, monitoring & safety. With low patient throughput in radiology labs worldwide, the market is expected to slump by a painful -4.6% in the year 2020.Majority of radiation exposure in the medical field is on account of fluoroscopic imaging, which leverages x-rays to achieve cinematic and dynamic functional imaging. Fluoroscopy finds applications in several specialties such as gastroenterology, vascular surgery, interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, urology, and orthopedics. In comparison to other medical diagnostic procedures, cardiac cath labs with electro-physiology and angiography result in the highest x-ray radiation dose. There is long-term exposure of lab technicians and physicians in these areas to low levels of scatter radiation. While the benefits obtained from using x-rays in these labs surpasses the risks, but the staff is prone to the scattered radiation from skeletal structure of the patient. X-rays constitute high energy photons in the electromagnetic spectrum. X-rays have the capability to ionize atoms and breakdown molecular bonds. This ionization generates free radicals, which are chemically active compounds which can cause indirect damage to the DNA. Patients and medical staff can have exposure to x-ray radiation through direct exposure to the beam or due to scattered x-rays. As scattered x-rays lose a portion of their energy in the scattering process, the energy resulting in the tissues from scattered x-rays is lesser than that from the source of the x-ray. Radiation doses are expressed in three ways. The absorbed dose refers to the radiation that results in an object and is calculated in mGy (milligrays). The comparable dose is measured, taking into consideration the radiation exposure specific to the organs and the sensitivity of the organ to the radiation, and is measured in mSv (millisieverts). The effective dose is also expressed in mSv. 20mSv/annum is about 2-3 pelvic and abdominal CT scans or background radiation of 7-9 years. Exposure over this limit averaged over a period of five years has been linked to 1 in 1000 lifetime risk of deadly cancer.For physical protection from radiation various kinds of personal protection equipment (PPE) can be used. Certain fluoroscopy suites include lead acrylic shields (ceiling-suspended), which can lower doses to the neck and head (by a factor of 10). Portable rolling shields can safeguard personnel in interventional settings and operating rooms. If used accurately, mobile shields are said to lower the effective radiation dose by over 90%. In situations where shielding with the use of a physical barrier is not possible, personnel need to use leaded aprons for safety. These aprons are made available in various thicknesses such as 0.5mm, 0.35mm, and 0.25mm. Aprons that go around the body are considered to be better than front aprons, due to the former's better coverage. The transmission through these aprons Dosimeters relate to devices which calculate cumulative radiation exposure. These devices need to be used by medical staff who face planned ionizing radiation. However, most physicians do not use or incorrectly use dosimeters. They need to be worn both inside and outside the leaded apron for comparing doses, and the analysis of the readings should be done by the radiation safety department of the facility. is in the range of 0.5%-5%. Leaded aprons need to be used with a thyroid shield. Key Topics Covered: I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPEII. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY1. MARKET OVERVIEW Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global RecessionRadiation Exposure and ProtectionX-Ray Radiation and Radiation DosesEffects of RadiationSolutions to Lower Radiation ExposureCardiac Cath Labs Pose High RiskMeasuring and Monitoring Radiation DoseDose LimitsGlobal Medical Radiation Detection, Monitoring & Safety Market Set for a Steady Growth Post COVID-19The US Dominates, Developing Regions to Register Faster GrowthPersonal Dosimeters - The Key Product Used, Safety Products to Register Fastest GrowthHospitals Hold the Major Share by End-use 2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS Amray MedicalArrow-Tech, Inc.Biodex Medical Systems, Inc.Fluke BiomedicalIba WorldwideINEOS Group AGLANDAUER, Inc.Ludlum Measurements, Inc.Mirion Technologies, Inc.PTW Freiburg GmbHRadiation Detection Company Inc.Sun Nuclear CorporationThermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. 3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS Rise in Cancer Incidence Fosters Market GrowthIncreasing Number of Nuclear Medicine Drives Market GrowthDistinct from General RadiologyNuclear Medicine ScansRadioisotopes: Essential for Nuclear Medicine ProcedureClinical Applications of Select IsotopesAgeing Demographics to Drive Market DemandPersonal Dosimeters - The Largest Type of DosimetersTypes of Personal DosimetersElectronic Personal DosimetersDMC 3000 Electronic Personal DosimeterSolid State Semiconductor Detectors to Power Advancements in Nuclear MedicineSolid State Technologies Foray into High Resolution Medical DetectorsFlexible Direct X-Ray Detectors - Steady Growth Ahead in Personal DosimetryUranium Adds Sparkle to the ScintillatorsA Terahertz Ray of Hope for Cancer TherapyChanges to IEC Standards Governing DosimetersIncreasing use of Photonic Devices for Medical Radiation DosimetryFilm Badge Dosimeters Offer Increased ReliabilityLead Aprons offer Little Protection during X-rays. Why do so many clinicians keep using them?Technological AdvancementsArgonne National Laboratories and Los Alamos Develop Perovskite-based X-ray DetectorGallium Oxide-based Radiation Detectors Offer Promising ResultsUse of Halide Lead Perovskites to Ionize Radiation Detection Gains PopularityNew Real-Time Sub-Terahertz Security Body ScannerSelf-Reading Dosimeters 4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVEIII. MARKET ANALYSIS GEOGRAPHIC MARKET ANALYSIS IV. COMPETITION Total Companies Profiled: 37 For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/kboord Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research. CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Justice Department is in talks about a possible resolution in the legal case against the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co., according to a person familiar with the matter, a simmering dispute that has fueled a clash between the world’s two biggest economies.No deal or terms have been reached in the discussion about the fate of Meng Wanzhou, said the person, asking not to be identified because the matter is private.Justice officials and lawyers have discussed the prospect of a deferred prosecution agreement related to wire and bank fraud charges, which would allow Meng to return home to China from Canada in exchange for admitting wrongdoing in the criminal case, Dow Jones reported earlier, citing people familiar with the matter. She was arrested two years ago in Vancouver and has been confined to the city since then.The Trump administration’s moves against Huawei -- particularly the arrest of Meng, the daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei -- have added to the rising tensions between the U.S. and China. In addition to the legal case, the U.S. government has pressed allies to bar their telecom carriers from using the company’s networking equipment because of alleged security risks.Meng has so far resisted the proposal because she believes she has done nothing wrong, Dow Jones reported. The U.S. claims Meng tricked HSBC Holdings Plc into processing Iran-linked transactions that put the bank at risk of violating American sanctions.A DOJ spokesman and Huawei representatives declined to comment. Meng’s lawyers didn’t immediately respond to requests from Bloomberg News. A spokeswoman for Canada’s Justice Minister David Lametti said, “As the matter remains before the courts, it would be inappropriate to comment further.”China’s foreign ministry reiterated its contention that Meng was innocent and called on both U.S. and Canadian authorities to drop proceedings against her.“The U.S., to achieve the political purpose of containing Chinese high-tech companies, orchestrated this case, and the Canadian side played its accomplice,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters during a regular news briefing on Friday. “It is 100% a political incident.”An agreement about the Huawei CFO could remove an issue that has damaged the China-Canada relationship and pave the way for the return of two Canadians who were detained in China after Meng’s arrest, Dow Jones said.Negotiators for Meng and the Justice Department will speak again this week in hopes of reaching a deal before Donald Trump leaves office, the news service reported. Huawei officials are also holding out hope that Joe Biden’s administration will be more lenient, the report said.(Updates with comment from China’s Foreign Ministry from seventh paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Housebuilder Berkeley Group’s chief executive Rob Perrins has shrugged off concerns that London could see a mass exodus of home buyers after the pandemic, and invested in more land. There have been worries the virus crisis could make numerous people want more outdoor space and working from home offices away from the capital. Yes there a lot of headwinds ahead, such as Brexit and the stamp duty holiday coming to an end, but I think London will still thrive.
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Seven people were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at the Engen crude oil refinery in Durban, South Africa, on December 4.Local Mike Swart shot this drone footage of black smoke rising from the fire.The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government said it dispatched emergency teams to the site, including disaster teams, environmental management specialists and teams responsible for air quality.At the time of writing, officials said a cause of the fire had not yet been established.According to Engen’s website, the plant in Durban has the capacity to refine 120,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Credit: Mike Swart via Storyful
FINEOS Corporation (ASX: FCL), the leading core platform for life, accident and health insurance, headquartered in Ireland and employing over 1000 employees globally, was named winner of the Technology Ireland Outstanding Achievement in International Growth Award at the 28th Annual Technology Ireland Industry Awards last week. The event was supported by platinum sponsors EY and gold sponsors Fidelity Investments, Workhuman, and Enterprise Ireland.
(Bloomberg) -- The U.K. is hoping to inoculate millions of Britons against Covid-19 before the year is out, and most of the first batch of the Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE vaccine doses secured by the government have already reached the nation, according to Business Secretary Alok Sharma. Sweden plans to join a European Union pact on vaccines with Moderna Inc. and expects 4 million doses next quarter.U.S. President-elect Joe Biden said he would ask all Americans to wear a mask to curb the spread of the virus for the first 100 days of his administration. New York City’s average number of coronavirus cases and its infection rate hit the highest levels since May, while statewide daily infections closed in on 10,000.In Asia, Osaka raised its virus alert to the highest level after a rise in serious cases put strain on the Japanese prefecture’s medical system. South Korea’s number of newly confirmed cases climbed to the highest since early March and its capital Seoul calls for cutting late night activities. India said its scientists are working on a vaccine that could be ready in the next few weeks.Key Developments:Global Tracker: Cases exceed 65 million; deaths top 1.5 millionPfizer scaled back vaccine output targets earlier this yearCovid fighters run out of weapons with virus spreading in homesCovid’s Sun-Belt return targets Miami, Phoenix and Las VegasOperation Warp Speed and U.K. vaccine drive leave Europe behindN.Y. developers hire influencers to sell homes during CovidVaccine Tracker: Covid-19 inoculations are about to beginSubscribe to a daily update on the virus from Bloomberg’s Prognosis team here. Click CVIDSweden to Take Part in EU Vaccine Agreement With Moderna (4:20 p.m. HK)Sweden said it will take part in the EU agreement on vaccines with Moderna Inc. and that the nation expects to secure 4 million doses in the first quarter. The inoculations would be free for the country’s citizens, with priority for residents and staff of care homes for the elderly.Hungary Unlikely to Ease Virus Curbs as Deaths Hit Record (4:13 p.m. HK)Hungary reported a record 189 Covid deaths Friday, and has more than 7,800 patients still in hospital. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s coronavirus advisers are strictly opposed to a major easing of the country’s current pandemic measures, the premier said Friday in a state radio interview.India to Start Covid Vaccination as Soon as Approved (3:45 p.m. HK)Indian scientists working on a vaccine for Covid-19 are confident of being successful, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. Experts think the inoculation could be ready in the next few weeks, and the nation would start vaccinations as soon as there is green light from scientists, he said at an all-party meeting Friday.U.K. Hopes to Vaccinate Millions of Britons by End-2020 (3:20 p.m. HK)Most of the first batch of 800,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine secured by the U.K. have already reached the nation, and the government hopes to inoculate millions of Britons before the year is out, Britain’s Business Secretary Alok Sharma said in an interview with Sky News.Japan Still Sees Stimulus Role for Travel Despite Virus (3:09 p.m. HK)Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s government remains committed to extending domestic travel subsidies as part of a stimulus package, despite rising virus cases stretching hospital resources in some of Japan’s biggest cities.Seoul to Close Stores, Theaters to Fight Virus (1:43 p.m. HK)Seoul will close stores, theaters, internet cafes, department stores after 9pm for two weeks starting Dec. 5 as well as cut the frequency of public transportation after 9pm.Its mayor urged citizens to stop late night, outside activities after 9pm for two weeks. This comes as the number of newly confirmed cases in the capital reached a record 295 in the latest tally.Philippines Allows Conventions in Malls, Hotels (11:36 a.m. HK)Philippines has allowed hotels, malls and restaurants to host meetings and conventions after reported coronavirus infections declined in the past days.Economic managers are pushing to further reopen the economy that’s forecast to shrink as much as 9.5% this year. The Philippines has the second-worst outbreak in Southeast Asia, even as daily cases have declined over the past days.South Korea’s Newly Confirmed Cases at Highest since March (8:43 a.m. HK)South Korea reports 629 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours vs. 540 a day earlier, according to data from the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency’s website.The number of newly confirmed cases was at the highest since early March and officials are eyeing more steps to curb the virus spread.Japan’s Second-Biggest Region on Highest Alert (7:14 a.m. HK)The Osaka prefectural government raised its virus alert to the highest level after a rise in serious cases put strain on its medical system.Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura, at a news conference late Thursday, urged residents to stay home until Dec. 15. Schools will remain open but bars and restaurants in certain districts are being asked to close early.Osaka reported 386 new cases Thursday; number of patients with serious conditions rose to 136, meaning two-thirds of hospital beds have been occupied, according to Kyodo.Biden Says He’ll Ask All Americans to Wear Masks for 100 Days (7:06 a.m. HK)President-elect Joe Biden said he would ask all Americans to wear a mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus for the first 100 days of his administration as well as issue a “standing order” requiring face coverings in federal buildings and on all interstate transportation.“Not forever, for 100 days,” he said. “And I think we’ll see a significant reduction” in infections.North Carolina Hits Record Cases, Hospitalizations (7 a.m. HK)North Carolina reported a record 5,637 new infections and the highest number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began. Governor Roy Cooper urged residents to “take personal responsibility” in following the state’s mask order and other health measures but warned of tighter restrictions. “Everything is on the table in weeks to come,” he told reporters, according to the Raleigh News and Observer.Texas’ Caseload Explodes (6:17 p.m. NY)Texas logged its fourth straight day of 10,000-plus new virus cases, the longest such streak since the height of the state’s initial outbreak in July, state health department figures showed.The second-largest U.S. state posted 13,857 new diagnoses, driving the cumulative total to 1.22 million. Virus hospitalizations climbed for a sixth straight day, reaching 9,151, a 54% increase from a month ago, the data showed.Delaware Issues Stay-at-Home Advisory (5:01 p.m. NY)Delaware issued a stay-at-home advisory, halting in-person learning at schools, prohibiting winter sports competitions and requiring people to wear masks indoors if mixing with another household. The order runs from Dec. 14 through Jan. 11.The state already requires masks in public settings -- and the new order does not change the rules for people at work or commuting.Colorado Projects Thousands More Deaths (4:43 p.m. NY)Covid-19 could kill between 2,000 and 4,400 people in Colorado this month, based on official state modeling data released Thursday. “The numbers could go up by as much as several thousand deaths,” said Jon Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, during an online news conference.It is estimated 1-in-40 of the state’s population of 5.7 million are currently infected, Samet said. “We have a population that is fatigued with doing what it needs to do,” Samet said. “I don’t like to be a grim prognosticator here. But if the curve keeps rising” it’s estimated “we’ll see more hospitalizations, more cases, more deaths,” he said.N.Y. Hospitalizations Most Since May (4:01 p.m. NY)Coronavirus hospitalizations in New York topped 4,000 for the first time since late May, as new cases in the state closed in on 10,000 a day, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.The state is focusing on increasing the number of hospital beds available as fears of overwhelming the hospital system increase. There currently are about 53,000 hospital beds statewide, 35,000 of which are occupied, Cuomo said.The state can increase to up to 75,000 beds using its “surge and flex” program, he said, adding that about 19,000 coronavirus patients were hospitalized at the peak of the pandemic in March and April.California to Lock Down If ICUs Fall Short of Capacity (3:49 p.m. NY)California, the first state to tell residents to stay home to fight the coronavirus pandemic, may be about to do it again.Governor Gavin Newsom warned Thursday that the state would impose a new shelter-at-home order if hospitals start running short of intensive-care capacity, a dire possibility that could happen in some areas as soon a this week.“The bottom line is if we don’t act now, our hospital system will be overwhelmed,” he said.The order would be imposed in specific regions -- such as the San Francisco Bay Area or Southern California -- rather than statewide. It would take effect once a region’s hospitals had only 15% of their intensive care unit beds available, a threshold none has crossed so far. If imposed, the order would last three weeks.Ramaphosa Reinstates Curbs in South African Hot Spot (1:50 p.m. NY)South African President Cyril Ramaphosa reimposed several curbs aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic in one of the nation’s biggest municipalities, which is battling a second wave of infections.A 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew will be reinstated in Nelson Mandela Bay in the south of the country, Ramaphosa said in a televised address on Thursday. Alcohol sales be restricted and the consumption of alcoholic beverages in public spaces will be forbidden.The number of new coronavirus cases in South Africa jumped to 4,400 on Wednesday, the highest since mid-August, Ramaphosa said. Of the 800,872 people diagnosed with the disease in the country so far, 92% have recovered, while 21,803 have died.N.J. Reports Most Cases Since Pandemic Began (1:35 p.m. NY)New Jersey reported 4,913 new cases of Covid-19, the most since the state’s first case was disclosed on March 4. The high number partly reflects vastly expanded testing: Like many states early in the pandemic, New Jersey tested only those with virus symptoms. Now the state routinely processes 30,000-plus specimens per day, and last month ran more than 75,000 tests over 24 hours.The positivity rate, 13.68% on Nov. 28, is the highest since May as was the number of patients currently hospitalized, at 3,292. In addition, 64 deaths were reported.Moderna Vaccine May Offer Lasting Protection (11:57 a.m. NY)Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine appears to offer potent protection against coronavirus that will last a minimum of three months and potentially much longer, according to a letter from the researchers who conducted the trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The number of antibodies produced to fight the infection dropped slowly over time, though they remained elevated and started to plateau three months after volunteers received the second injection.While specific details the immune response needed to confer lasting immunity to the virus are still unclear, the initial findings suggest the vaccine has the potential to provide durable immunity, they said.The vaccine also triggered the production of helper T cells, a critical component of the immune system, 43 days after volunteers received their first shot, though longer studies are needed and are underway, they said.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Dublin, Dec. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Mobile Medical Apps - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Global Mobile Medical Apps Market to Reach US$20.7 Billion by the Year 2027Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Mobile Medical Apps estimated at US$4.2 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$20.7 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 25.5% over the analysis period 2020-2027.Medical Monitoring, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to grow at a 25.3% CAGR to reach US$5 Billion by the end of the analysis period.After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Nutrition & Fitness segment is readjusted to a revised 28.6% CAGR for the next 7-year period. This segment currently accounts for a 35.4% share of the global Mobile Medical Apps market.The U.S. Accounts for Over 35.7% of Global Market Size in 2020, While China is Forecast to Grow at a 30.8% CAGR for the Period of 2020-2027The Mobile Medical Apps market in the U.S. is estimated at US$1.5 Billion in the year 2020. The country currently accounts for a 35.69% share in the global market. China, the world second largest economy, is forecast to reach an estimated market size of US$2.1 Billion in the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 30.8% through 2027. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 20.7% and 24.7% respectively over the 2020-2027 period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 23.6% CAGR while Rest of European market (as defined in the study) will reach US$2.1 Billion by the year 2027.Medical Reference Segment Corners a 13.9% Share in 2020In the global Medical Reference segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 23.4% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$477.2 Million in the year 2020 will reach a projected size of US$2.1 Billion by the close of the analysis period. China will remain among the fastest growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$2.8 Billion by the year 2027, while Latin America will expand at a 27.8% CAGR through the analysis period. The report presents concise insights into how the pandemic has impacted production and the buy side for 2020 and 2021. A short-term phased recovery by key geography is also addressed.Competitors identified in this market include, among others: AgaMatrix, Inc.Airstrip Technologies, Inc.AliveCor, Inc.Apple, Inc.AT&T, Inc.Athenahealth, Inc.BioTelemetry, Inc.Cerner CorporationCisco Systems, Inc.iHealth Lab, Inc.Medtronic, Inc.Nike, Inc.Nokia CorporationOmron CorporationPhilips India Ltd.Qualcomm Inc.Withings Key Topics Covered: I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPEII. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY1. MARKET OVERVIEW Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global RecessionMobile Health Apps Gain Interest Amid the PandemicList of COVID-19 Contact Tracing AppsMHealth Investments Record Strong Growth in 2020 1HRise in Fitness App DownloadsRise in Apps Developed for Contact TracingMobile Health Transforms Healthcare IndustryMobile App Development Trends in HealthcareOutlookApps Find Favor Among Medical ProfessionalsDeveloping Countries to Lead Growth in FutureReference Apps Bring in Digital Revolution in Healthcare SectorBarriers to Adoption of Mobile Medical AppsConcerns over Security & CompliancePatient Information Security: A Major ConstraintMedical Apps Lack Clinical InvolvementPotential Risk of Medical Apps in Clinical SettingsRecent Industry Activity 2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS Integration of AI in Mobile Health AppsOptimizing Blockchain Technology to Deliver Efficient Health CareProminence of Big Data in Mobile Health ApplicationsImpact of Internet of Things (IoT) on the Mobile Health Care IndustryEminence of Cloud-based apps in the Mobile Health Care IndustryAR\VR Technology to Play a Significant RoleApps Favored over Mobile WebsitesSelect New Med AppsGrowing Role of TelemedicineVideo Consultation Apps on RiseInclination of Young Consumers Towards Digital Health Technology: Opportunity in StoreFitness Apps Gain Interest Amid Growing Health ConsciousnessRising Healthcare Costs Drive Significance of Mobile Medical AppsChronic Diseases Management and Associated Costs Drive Medical Apps AdoptionEmphasis on Remote Patient Monitoring Bodes Well for Mobile Medical Apps MarketBallooning Global Population Offers Significant Growth OpportunitiesShortage of Medical Professionals: Mobile Medical Apps Come to the RescueSmartphone Penetration & Declining Price of Connected Devices Drive Adoption of Health and Fitness AppsIncreasing Ownership of Mobile Devices among Medical Professionals - A Business Case for Mobile Apps MarketExpanding 5G Connectivity to Drive Adoption of Mobile Medical Apps 4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVEIII. MARKET ANALYSISIV. COMPETITION Total Companies Profiled: 92 For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/116a2l 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
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(Bloomberg) -- China’s vigorous testing of all inbound frozen food shipments for virus risk, as well as the recovery in domestic hog numbers, could cause meat imports to plunge as much as 30% next year.Long and cumbersome testing procedures increase the risks for meat importers, prompting them to buy less at a time when domestic pork prices have retreated from record levels, said Lin Guofa, a senior analyst at Bric Agriculture Group, a Beijing-based consulting firm.Moreover, some mainland consumers are wary of overseas frozen meat due to concerns over food safety, according to Rabobank Group’s senior livestock analyst Pan Chenjun, who sees imports extending declines this winter.China began testing cold food shipments for the coronavirus in June in a move it says is aimed at protecting public health, after imported salmon was singled out as a possible culprit for Beijing’s fresh Covid-19 outbreak that month.Despite the small number of food samples that were found to be contaminated, the Chinese government asked for all overseas shipments of cold-chain products to be disinfected, while banning sales of imported frozen meat that do not have quarantine certificates or traceability information.China’s meat and offal imports have already tumbled to their lowest since February, the height of the country’s coronavirus outbreak that led the top buyer to enter lockdown, crushing demand and jamming up global supply chains. Still purchases for the whole year are set to reach a record as domestic hog herds are still recovering from their ravaging by African swine fever.In Tianjin, China’s largest meat-handling port, thousands of meat and seafood containers are piling up as all cargoes have to undergo testing and preventive disinfection before delivery to cold storage, a shipping official told Bloomberg.The congestion is the most acute this year even when compared with the middle of the year when customs clearance times tripled, or at the start of 2020 when swathes of the country were shut down, the official said.Other major ports have also seen severe congestion due to limited cold storage space, and some second-tier cities have banned trucked shipments of frozen food from the ports over infection fears, according to a meat trading executive.On Friday, Australia’s agriculture department said new health certification requirements from China for the import of non-viable (dead) aquatic products may pose uncertainties to current trade and cause some products to get detained at the Chinese border.More than 40 cases of imported frozen products testing positive for the coronavirus have been reported in 16 provinces and regions across China as of November, according to Global Times. Products from Ecuador and Argentina have the highest number of discoveries, the state-backed newspaper reported.Meanwhile, China’s hog herds are rebounding from African swine fever. Domestic pork output could expand as much as 20% next year from 2020, and reduce meat imports by between 20% and 30%, Rabobank’s Pan estimated.(Adds notice from Australian government in third-last paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.