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Crowded centres for people left destitute by Cyclone Eloise in Mozambique create the perfect conditions for COVID-19 to spread, with some living at least 10 to a tent with no access to water, soap or masks, an international aid group said on Tuesday. Cyclone Eloise, which made landfall in Mozambique in the early hours of Saturday, weakened into a tropical storm as it moved inland to Zimbabwe, South Africa, eSwtatini - formerly Swaziland - and Botswana. The death toll across the region rose to 14 on Tuesday after South Africa reported one more death.
The advanced distribution management system market is expected to grow from US$ 952. 0 million in 2019 to US$ 3,035. 0 million by 2027; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 19. 9% from 2020 to 2027. The emerging smart cities and infrastructural development across the developing countries, such as India and China, have been creating the excessive opportunities in advanced distribution management system market.New York, Jan. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Advanced Distribution Management System Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Type, Grid Type, and Vertical" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06010019/?utm_source=GNW Implementation of green industrialization and use of renewable energy have been promoted by developed countries. In this era of modernization, use of smart devices and IoT (Internet of things) technology has been rising for the real-time accessibility, effectiveness, control, and easy managing.Smart cities have gained momentum across the globe and it is set for a rapid transformation.It also includes intelligent transport systems, smart waste management, and robust information technology that would improve quality of living, employment opportunities, and urban services.Thereby, advanced distribution management system technology is being deployed for smart cities and industrial development as there is a requirement for distributed renewable energy, reduced operational cost, and real-time network.Based on grid type, the low voltage grid segment led the advanced distribution management system market in 2019.The voltage grids deliver the energy to end users.The low voltage grid distributes electricity to household, small factories, hospitals, commercial complexes, and business.Due to the reduction in prices of renewable components, such as solar photovoltaics and residential & commercial wind turbines, coupled with government benefits—such as tax rebates and incentives—the adoption of renewables is gaining significant traction at commercial and residential level.The deployment of solar photovoltaics and wind turbines in developed as well as developing countries, such as India, China, South Korea, Malaysia, and Mexico, is increasing significantly. Thus, growing implementation of solar photovoltaics and wind turbines in commercial and residential sectors is anticipated to create huge growth opportunities for advanced distribution management system market players in the near future.The overall advanced distribution management system market size has been derived using both primary and secondary sources.To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market.The process also serves the purpose of obtaining overview and forecast for the advanced distribution management system market with respect to all the segments pertaining to the region.Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic.The participants who typically take part in such a process include industry experts, such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers, along with external consultants, such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders specializing in the advanced distribution management system market. Key players operating in the advanced distribution management system market include ABB Ltd.; Advanced Control Systems, Inc.; Capgemini SE; General Electric Company; Oracle Corporation; Adams Electric Cooperative; Operation Technology, Inc.; Schneider Electric; Siemens AG; and Survalent Technology Corporation.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06010019/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place.__________________________ CONTACT: Clare: firstname.lastname@example.org US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001
Dublin, Jan. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Calcite Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020 - 2025)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The calcite market is expected to witness a CAGR of over 5%, globally, during the forecast period. The growing demand for the paper and plastics packaging industry and the increasing demand from the building and construction industry are driving the market studied. Moreover, unfavorable conditions, arising due to the COVID-19 outbreak, are hindering the market growth.The building and construction industry is expected to dominate the global calcite market, over the forecast period.Asia-Pacific represents the largest market, and it is also expected to be the fastest-growing market over the forecast period, owing to the increasing consumption from countries, such as China, India, and Japan.Key Market TrendsGrowing Demand for the Building and Construction IndustryCalcite mineral is widely used in building and construction, and it is expected to be the fastest-growing market, during the forecast period. Calcite is abundantly available, primarily as limestone and in metamorphic form as marble. Calcite is formed in the earth's crust, due to both chemical precipitation of calcium carbonate and from the transformation of shells, coral, and algal debris into calcite.In modern construction, calcite in the form of limestone is used to produce cement and concrete. Marbles impart beauty to the home, which is available in a variety of colors and patterns. The increasing demand for marbles in flooring, kitchen tabletops, and bathroom countertops are expected to drive market growth. They are used in commercial, as well as in residential buildings.The construction industry in the United States continued to expand in the future, owing to a strong economy and positive market fundamentals for commercial real estate, along with an increase in federal and state funding, for public works and institutional buildings.Furthermore, the construction industry in India has received a major boost by the investment of USD 1.4 billion, through private equity and venture capital investments, during October 2019.The growing need for infrastructure development in emerging economies is expected to drive the calcite market, during the forecast period. Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market StudiedAsia-Pacific is expected to dominate the calcite market, during the forecast period, due to the rapid increase in demand from countries, like China and India. Calcite as grounded calcium carbonate is mainly used as a filler for papermaking due to its high brightness, light scattering characteristics, abundant availability, and low cost, as compared to kaolin.The growing demand for paper packaging and tissue products in countries, like China and India, is expected to drive the market.Apart from paper, growing infrastructure demands are expected to contribute to the growth of the calcite market. The Indian government has allocated USD 63 billion for the infrastructure sector in 2019-2020, and it is planning to spend USD 1.4 trillion over the next five years.Moreover, according to the National Development and Reform Commission of China, the Chinese government approved 26 infrastructure projects at an estimated investment of about USD 142 billion in 2019, which are expected to be completed by 2023.Therefore, the aforementioned factors, coupled with government support, are contributing to the increasing demand for the calcite market in Asia-Pacific, during the forecast period. Competitive LandscapeThe global calcite market is partially fragmented, with players accounting for a marginal share of the market studied. Few companies in the market include Mineral Technologies Inc., Nordkalk Corporation, AKJ Minchem Pvt. Ltd, Imerys SA, and Omya AG, among others.Reasons to Purchase this report: The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format3 months of analyst support Key Topics Covered: 1 INTRODUCTION1.1 Study Assumptions1.2 Scope of the Study 2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4 MARKET DYNAMICS4.1 Drivers4.1.1 Growing Demand for the Paper and Plastics Packaging Industry4.1.2 Increasing Demand from the Building and Construction Industry4.2 Restraints4.2.1 Unfavorable Conditions Arising due to COVID-19 Outbreak4.2.2 Other Restraints4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry 5 MARKET SEGMENTATION5.1 By Type5.1.1 Precipitated5.1.2 Grounded5.2 By End-user Industry5.2.1 Building and Construction5.2.2 Paper and Pulp5.2.3 Paints and Coatings5.2.4 Plastics and Polymers5.2.5 Adhesives5.2.6 Other End-user Industries5.3 By Geography5.3.1 Asia-Pacific184.108.40.206 China220.127.116.11 India18.104.22.168 Japan22.214.171.124 South Korea126.96.36.199 Rest of Asia-Pacific5.3.2 North America188.8.131.52 United States184.108.40.206 Canada220.127.116.11 Mexico5.3.3 Europe18.104.22.168 Germany22.214.171.124 United Kingdom126.96.36.199 Italy188.8.131.52 France184.108.40.206 Rest of Europe5.3.4 South America220.127.116.11 Brazil18.104.22.168 Argentina22.214.171.124 Rest of South America5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa126.96.36.199 Saudi Arabia188.8.131.52 South Africa184.108.40.206 Rest of Middle-East and Africa 6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements6.2 Market Share (%)/Ranking Analysis**6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players6.4 Company Profiles6.4.1 AKJ Minchem Pvt. Ltd6.4.2 Aranthangi Chemicals Pvt. Ltd6.4.3 Ashirwad Minerals & Marbles6.4.4 Celtic Chemicals Ltd6.4.5 Earth MineChem6.4.6 Fujian Sanmu Nano Calcium Carbonate Co. Ltd6.4.7 Guangdong Qiangda New Materials Technology Co. Ltd6.4.8 Gulshan Polyols Ltd6.4.9 Huber Engineered Materials6.4.10 Imerys SA6.4.11 Jay Minerals6.4.12 Krishna Minerals6.4.13 Mewar Microns6.4.14 Minerals Technologies Inc.6.4.15 Nghe An Mineral Joint Stock Company6.4.16 Nordkalk Corporation6.4.17 Omya AG6.4.18 Shanghai Calcium Carbonate Factory Co. Ltd6.4.19 SMPL6.4.20 Weifang Santi Chemical Co. Ltd 7 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/qqzr7j 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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Addressing Liberia's legislature on Monday, President George Weah said the country's real GDP fell by three percent in 2020, largely due to coronavirus lockdowns, a slump in international trade and travel disruptions. He has promised to "reset the foundation of monetary policy" to address cash shortages. In the meantime, RFI looks at how much progress has been made on delivering his key promises. Free university tuition, more road-building and increased access to sports are among the policy promises bearing some fruit in Liberia for ex-footballer George Weah, as he marks three years as president.“For us from a background where our parents are not economically strong, and looking at the challenges, the free tuition policy is really helping,” said Gabriel Dakpeh, majoring in chemistry at the University of Liberia.Free teaching at public universities was a key policy of George Weah, and is one of the bright spots of his administration, contrasting with a stagnating economy, shortage of banknotes, defeat in recent elections and questions about his asset declaration.“I can tell you that it’s helping a lot of students, we from the bottom of society,” said 28-year-old Dakpeh, a beneficiary of the policy, speaking during a recent break on campus. “I can tell you that it helps a lot of families.”Students previously paid for their tuition per module studied, forcing less economically fortunate students to take out loans. The policy is a key part of helping the poorest in society, according to Weah, who himself grew up in one of Monrovia’s slums.Fee-paying courses at private universities in Liberia remain an option for those who can afford to pay.Quality dropped?A cautious note is struck by some who claim that standards of education have deteriorated since the Weah-introduced policy.“We don’t have access to a lot of things now,” said Mustafa Kemal, studying economics and mathematics.“Before we had access to buses, we had access to drinking water, we had access to clean latrine facilities, and teachers were not taking money from people for stationery,” added Kemal, a member of the Vanguard Student Reunification Party student group. Africa Calling podcast: Ep 14: Midterm review for Liberia’s President George Weah, Uganda's Bobi WineWeah’s government has earmarked more than 40 million dollars for education, which is less than the last budget under then-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.The individual allocation by the government for the University of Liberia, for instance, remains stable at around US$16m, but with an additional budget line of US$1.4m for the free tuition policy.Feeder roadsInfrastructure development is the other policy area Weah’s government trumpets, highlighting progress they have made in road building.The Liberian president notably promised to build a grand highway along the coast, connecting Montserrado county, the most populous part of the country, with the isolated southeast.“A lot of work has been done, and is being done, to make sure that before the end of the president’s first tenure, substantial work on the road development will be done,” said Nathaniel McGill, minister of state for the presidency.An analysis carried out by Liberian think-tank Naymote, which periodically tracks Weah’s promises, revealed that the government had made limited progress.“The government has made substantial efforts in the area of infrastructure, mainly roads,” said Naymote’s report released in January. “Despite this effort, investment in roads has been focused on feeder roads in Monrovia and nearby communities.”A financing deal worth almost US$1bn to help fund construction of some 800 kilometres of road was agreed by Liberia’s parliament, but it fell foul of the International Monetary Fund, which criticised the lack of transparency.Liberia’s ministry of public works is responsible for the government’s road-building agenda, but was unable to confirm how many kilometres of road Weah’s government has built, despite requests by RFI.The government admits that it had to scale back its ambitious road-building programme, pointing to the debt accumulated during Sirleaf’s time in office.Nevertheless, Liberians will continue to see more progress over the course of the final three years of Weah’s administration, according to McGill, often considered Weah’s right-hand man.Pushing Liberia’s national teamSports is another portfolio within Weah’s government that some regard as a success during his first three years in office.“Since his ascendency to the presidency, comparing the last years, sports has improved in the country,” said Ronald Mends-Cole, secretary general of Invincible Eleven football club.Weah played for Invincible Eleven in the 1980s before his career catapulted him into the elite football leagues of France, Italy and England. The team currently languishes in the third division, although they have a plan to win promotion back to Liberia’s Premier League.The ex-footballer’s government is pushing Liberia’s sportsmen and women to compete in more international competitions, supporting national teams with funding for travel.“You see all of the national teams - under-17, under-20, the senior national team - all of them are now travelling, participating in regional tournaments,” said Mends-Cole, citing the importance of high-level competitions.“More especially the female division, they’ve been encouraged,” he added, referring to Liberia’s national female soccer team.The government’s budget for sports has increased slightly since Weah became president, reaching US$3.4m, according to the latest budget.President doing his bestDespite efforts by the government to promote their achievements during Weah’s first three years in office, the opposition casts doubt on supposed progress.“We cannot say that President Weah has had a successful first three years,” said Alexander Cummings, leader of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), an opposition coalition group.“The fact that President Weah has built a few kilometres of road, the fact that education is free, but the quality of education has deteriorated,” he added.McGill, minister of state for the presidency, said Weah does not have a magic wand for all of Liberia’s ills, but believes the president will do his best.“They elected him, he’s very determined to turn the situation around, to fight for their condition, to make the situation better for them,” said McGill, referring to defeat in December’s elections.“Is everything going to be changed? No,” says McGill. “But is the president going to make an effort? Yes.”(Additional reporting by Darlington Porkpa)
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(Bloomberg) -- Etsy Inc. jumped in premarket trading Tuesday after the e-commerce company earned praise from Elon Musk, the second time this month that the Tesla Inc. leader drove up a stock with the push of a social media button.“I kinda love Etsy,” Tesla’s chief executive officer wrote in a tweet. In a follow-up post, Musk added that he had “bought a hand knit wool Marvin the Martian helm (sic) for my dog” and posted a picture of it. Shares were indicated up as much as 11%.Etsy’s jump comes after hoards of day traders have piled into hot stocks like GameStop Corp. and Express Inc., causing shares of both to quadruple since the beginning of the year. Musk is a favorite of many of those who exchange ideas on Reddit message boards.Earlier this month, Signal Advance Inc. skyrocketed after the Tesla chief urged in a tweet for his followers to “use Signal.” That spurred ticker confusion among traders who bought shares in the medical-device provider instead of the closely held nonprofit Signal messaging app.Separately on Tuesday, Jefferies raised its price target on Etsy to $245 from $205, writing that gross merchandise sales growth at the company “continues to outpace broader e-commerce.” Jefferies has a buy rating on the stock, and wrote that there was a “long runway to add buyers.” Etsy rose as high as $232.39 before the bell compared with Monday’s closing price of $208.81. A close at that level would be a record.Etsy has been among the standout performers of the past several months. Based on Monday’s close, the stock is up nearly 560% off a March low, with most of the gains reflecting increased e-commerce demand in the pandemic.(Updates to add context throughout)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.
British insurer Aviva has set deadlines in late February to receive final offers for its operations in France and Poland that are worth an overall 5.5 billion euros ($6.67 billion), three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Aviva has already secured indicative bids from a series of industry heavyweights and wants to wrap up the sale of both units by the end of the first quarter, the sources said. The London-based insurer, led by boss Amanda Blanc, is expected to sell its French business for about 3.5 billion euros while the Polish operations are valued at roughly 2 billion euros, the sources said.
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The value of commercial and multifamily construction starts in the top 20 metropolitan areas of the U.S. lost 23% in 2020, falling to $111.1 billion according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Nationally, commercial and multifamily starts tumbled 20% over the year to $193.4 billion. Commercial and multifamily construction starts in the top 10 metro areas dropped 23% during the year with only one metro area — Phoenix AZ — reporting an increase. In the second largest group of metro areas (those ranked 11 through 20), commercial and multifamily construction starts also lost 23%, with only Denver CO and Kansas City MO posting an increase for the year.