Part of building crashes in south Mumbai,
Part of building crashes in south Mumbai,
The Japanese government plans to keep setting aside money to promote domestic tourism and dining out in its next stimulus package, according to a draft of the upcoming package seen by Reuters, even as rising COVID-19 infections have prompted concern about the campaigns. The draft stimulus package also included a plan to set up a fund to encourage investment in green technology. The outline underscores Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's resolve to keep businesses open, even as Japan faces a resurgence in coronavirus infections that are quickly filling up hospital beds quickly.
Germany's partial lockdown to contain a second wave of coronavirus infections slowed growth in the manufacturing sector in November but export-oriented companies remained optimistic thanks to strong demand from abroad, a survey showed on Tuesday. IHS Markit's final Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for manufacturing, which accounts for about a fifth of the German economy, fell to 57.8 in October from the 2-1/2 year high of 58.2 reached in the previous month. The survey showed the goods-producing sector was not completely immune to the renewed lockdown measures, as closures in hospitality had a knock-on effect on consumer goods production in particular, IHS Markit economist Phil Smith said.
Dublin, Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Europe Surety Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Bond Type (Contract Surety Bond, Commercial Surety Bond, Court Surety Bond, and Fidelity Surety Bond); and Country" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Europe surety market was valued at US$ 3,608.38 million in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 5398.33 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% from 2020 to 2027.Presently, the surety market in Europe is witnessing entrance of new competitors from the U.S. Simultaneously, existing players are reinforcing their presence and increasing their trans-border business. Regardless of the excess of capacity and uncertainties in certain key countries, the Surety market in Europe remains strong. Thus, there are several opportunities as well as challenges that the surety market is facing in the region.The European economies for the surety market are witnessing increasing investments contributed towards the technological advancement of the sure bonds. For instance in October 2018, Accenture and Zurich Benelux collaboratively introduced a block chain based solution, which would facilitate the insurer's customers in Benelux govern the surety bonds. The system has been integrated with the existing surety management - back end and developed a novel user interface that caters as a one-stop digital hub. More such technological initiatives in the European market are expected to streamline the surety bonds procedure and make it more transparent, thereby catalyzing the surety market.In Europe, the COVID-19 have had a hard hit on Russia followed by Spain, the UK, and Italy. The governments of respective countries are continuously emphasizing measures to contain the spread of the virus across the borders. The construction sector play a crucial role in development of various countries in the European region. In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the construction sector players in every country in Europe has been witnessing gradual downfall in their business. The delay in on-going projects, delay in sanctioning of newer projects, and strict social distancing measures are some of the critical parameters stalling the construction industry in the Europe. This in turn is negatively affecting the surety market in the region. The European region consists of significantly higher number of surety writers and pertaining to the fact that, the impact of the pandemic is anticipated to continue till 2021, the businesses of surety writers is foreseen to be hindered. This projects slowdown in revenue generation in European surety market till 2021.CNA Financial Corporation, The Travelers Indemnity Company, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, and Chubb, among others are among the key players serving the surety market in Europe. Key Topics Covered: 1. Introduction2. Key Takeaways 3. Research Methodology4. Surety Market Landscape 4.1 Market Overview4.2 PEST Analysis5. Surety Market - Key Market Dynamics 5.1 KEY MARKET DRIVERS5.1.1 Ageing Infrastructure in European Economies Creating a need for Massive Investments in its Restoration5.1.2 Global Acceptance of Public Private Partnership Model Anticipated to Drive the Surety Market Growth5.2 Market Restraints5.2.1 Shortage of properly trained underwriter in the Surety Industry5.3 Key Market Opportunities5.3.1 Continuous Urbanization is Stimulating the Market Growth5.4 Future Trends5.4.1 Adoption of Surety Bond by Diverse End-use Industries5.5 Impact Analysis of Drivers and Restraints6. Surety Market - Europe Analysis 6.1 Surety Market Europe Overview6.2 Surety Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million)6.3 Market Positioning - Five Key Players7. Surety Market Analysis - By Bond Type 7.1 Overview7.2 Surety Market Breakdown, by Bond Type, 2019 & 20277.3 Contract Surety Bond7.4 Commercial Surety Bond7.5 Fidelity Surety Bond7.6 Court Surety Bond8. Surety Market - By Country 8.1 Overview8.2 Surety Market, By Country (2019 and 2027)9. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic Outbreak10. Industry Landscape 10.1 Market Initiative11. Company Profiles CNA Financial CompanyThe Travelers Indemnity CompanyLiberty Mutual Insurance CompanyChubb For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/dh805j 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
To mark World AIDS Day on 1 December, we outline some of the biggest myths surrounding HIV that need to be confined to history books in 2020.
Euro zone factory growth cooled last month as renewed coronavirus lockdown measures hurt demand, according to a survey which showed Germany remained the driving force behind the bloc's manufacturing recovery. IHS Markit's final Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 53.8 in November from October's 54.8 but was ahead of the 53.6 flash estimate. "Although the rate of expansion cooled from October's 32-month high amid new lockdown measures, the sustained expansion should help to soften the economic blow of COVID-19 restrictions, which have hit the service sector hard," said Chris Williamson, chief business economist at IHS Markit.
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Bad Bunny is most streamed artist of 2020 on SpotifyPuerto Rican vocalist earns more than 8.3bn streams, with the Weeknd’s Blinding Lights the year’s most streamed song
Hundreds of Papuans held rallies across at least eight cities in Indonesia on Tuesday to renew calls for independence, as a separatist group declared it had established a provisional government in exile. The demonstrations marked the anniversary of West Papua declaring independence from Dutch rule in 1961, which was followed by a contentious U.N.-sanctioned referendum in 1969 that brought Papua under Indonesian control. Among more than 100 students who marched in the capital Jakarta, Papuan Roland Levy said the date remained significant decades on.
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp "got done" in his BT Sport interview with Des Kelly, according to Gary Neville. When asked by Kelly about James Milner's hamstring injury following Saturday's 1-1 draw with Brighton, Klopp replied: "Yes, congratulations." It was the latest response to BT Sport and Sky Sports over fixture scheduling, with Liverpool playing at 12.30pm on Saturday having played in the Champions League on Wednesday.
French manufacturing activity slowed only marginally in November as the country was put back under a nationwide coronavirus lockdown last month, a survey showed on Tuesday. Data compiler IHS Markit said its final Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 49.6 from 51.3 in October, slightly better than a preliminary reading of 49.1. "Amid the reintroduction of lockdown restrictions across France, it was unsurprising to see a fresh deterioration in business conditions faced by manufacturers," IHS Markit economist Eliot Kerr said.
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ERS Genomics Limited, which was formed to provide broad access to the foundational CRISPR/Cas9 intellectual property co-owned by Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, and Vivlion GmbH, a startup company providing next generation CRISPR/Cas gRNA libraries and screening services for the global R&D market, today announced a non-exclusive license agreement granting Vivlion® access to ERS Genomics’ CRISPR/Cas9 patent portfolio, to enhance Vivlion’s gene editing reagents and screening services.
Being honest about the myth of Father Christmas in 2020 during the coronavirus lockdown could be damaging to children, says Dr Chris Boyle.
(Bloomberg) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. is about to incur the biggest writedown in its modern history as the giant U.S. oil and gas producer reels from this year’s collapse in energy prices.Exxon -- traditionally far more reluctant to cut the book value of its business than other oil majors -- on Monday disclosed it will write down North and South American natural gas fields by $17 billion to $20 billion. That could make it the industry’s steepest impairment since BP Plc’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill that killed 11 workers and fouled the sea for months. Meanwhile, capital spending will be drastically reduced through 2025.The announcement comes in the waning days of a grueling year for Chief Executive Officer Darren Woods, who’s resorted to laying off thousands of employees, curtailing retirement benefits and canceling ambitious growth projects. The former refinery manager, who stepped in to the top job in 2017, has been forced to recast his seven-year, $210 billion blueprint for rejuvenating Exxon’s aging portfolio of crude and gas holdings.In addition to dropping vast swaths of gas assets from the development queue, Woods is capping capital spending at $25 billion a year through 2025, a $10 billion reduction from his pre-pandemic target.This year has been particularly bruising for America’s most-iconic oil explorer. Exxon lost money for three consecutive quarters, an unprecedented streak, the shares dipped to an 18-year low and the company was ejected from the bosom of blue-chip stocks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Woods also plans to cut 15% of the company’s workforce by the end of next year.From being the largest company in the S&P 500 Index as recently as 2012, Exxon now ranks just inside the top 50 as energy lost its luster and technology giants grew. Chevron Corp. now has a larger market valuation than Exxon.No PivotUnlike its European peers, Exxon has so far chosen to stick with its $15 billion-a-year dividend and has increased borrowing in recent months to fund it and its other capital priorities. On an annualized basis, the dividend has been increased each year for almost four decades.Optimism that vaccines will soon restore global economic growth buoyed crude prices in recent weeks but the impact of the contagion on Big Oil is likely to be longlasting. With European giants Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP accelerating the pivot to renewables and Exxon locking in drastic spending cuts, capital flows into big, traditional developments are expected to shrink in coming years.Cowen & Co. analyst Jason Gabelman detected a subtle shift in Exxon’s word choices that may herald a dramatic change in financial priorities. Whereas company executives touted Exxon’s “reliable and growing dividend” during the third-quarter earnings conference call, Monday’s statement only mentioned reliability, the analyst said in a note to clients.‘High-Grading’“Continued emphasis on high-grading the asset base -- through exploration, divestment and prioritization of advantaged development opportunities -- will improve earnings power and cash generation, and rebuild balance sheet capacity,” Woods said in the statement.Exxon has been warning shareholders since October that its gas assets were at risk of significant impairment. Previously, the energy titan’s largest writedown was for about $3.4 billion in 2016, according to Bloomberg Intelligence.Assets removed from Exxon’s development plans include so-called dry gas resources in Appalachia and the Rocky Mountains, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, as well as western Canada and Argentina, the company said. It will attempt to sell “less strategic” assets.The writedown stems from former CEO Rex Tillerson’s decision a decade ago to buy XTO Energy for $35 billion rather than spend years building an in-house shale business. At the time, the outlook for North American gas prices was bright because demand was rising faster than supply.Supply GlutInstead, fracking was a victim of its own success, unleashing so much gas that it overwhelmed demand and the infrastructure needed to handle it, resulting in a prolonged stretch of depressed prices.U.S. rival Chevron recorded an impairment of more than $5 billion on Appalachian gas a year ago, and recently agreed to sell those fields to EQT Corp. for about $735 million.(Updates to recast first 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.
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The Commercial and Military Parachute Market will grow by USD 309.06 mn during 2020-2024
Adaptavist, a digital transformation leader, today announced it has joined the Sonatype partner programme as a Platinum Enterprise Partner. The strategic partnership allows Adaptavist to offer improved application development security features to accelerate enterprise company’s go-to-market plans.
Dublin, Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Leadership Quadrant of Retail Sporting Goods Suppliers" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The retail sporting goods manufacture landscape is diverse and continually evolving. Major players in retail sporting goods market have diversified product portfolios, strong geographical reach, and have made several strategic initiatives. The dynamics of the retail sporting goods market extends beyond routine macro-economic elements of supply and demand. It is the relationship between buyer's needs and seller's capabilities as well as the macroeconomic forces at work that affect the market. It is how well and how efficiently the sellers meet the needs of the buyers that determine long-term success.Over the years, the level of demand for retail sporting goods has increased due to growth in the global sports market and rising number of sporting events. Different types of retail sporting goods is used, such as equipment, athletic footwear, and athletic apparel and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.5%. The major growth drivers for this market are the growth in disposable income, governments promoting sports activities and encouraging sports participation, and rising number of health-conscious people.Firms that produce retail sporting goods are approaching market opportunities with starkly different strategies. The analyst, a leading global management consulting and market research firm, has analyzed the global retail sporting goods suppliers and has come up with a comprehensive research report, "Leadership Quadrant and Strategic Positioning of Retail Sporting Goods Suppliers". Using its proprietary research methodology, the analyst has developed a comparative analysis tool, the 'Leadership Quadrant,' which identifies leaders, contenders, visionaries, and specialists in the retail sporting goods market and rates each retail sporting goods producer.This report also offers a full competitive analysis from target markets to product mapping, from selling strategies to production capabilities. In this research study, six companies such as Nike, Foot Locker, Dick's, Adidas, Puma, and Rudolf Dassler were analyzed and profiled because they are the top revenue producers for retail sporting goods. The six profiled manufacturers are grouped in the quadrant. The leadership quadrant analyzes the relative strength among these players. The leadership quadrant addresses the need in the market for manufacturer evaluation based on objective data and metrics.This report answers the following key questions: What are the market shares of suppliers in various product type segments such as in equipment, athletic footwear, and athletic apparel market?Who are the market leaders in various regions and what are their market shares?Which companies are more aligned with market opportunities and which companies have ability to gain market share?What are the key differentiators for major suppliers?Which company has the widest product range and how the product mapping looks among various players?Which companies will gain market share? Key Topics Covered: 1. Leadership Analysis1.1: Market Description1.2: Scoring Criteria1.3: Leadership Quadrant Analysis1.3.1: Leaders (Top Right)1.3.2: Contenders (Bottom Right)1.3.3: Visionaries (Top Left)1.3.4: Specialists (Lower Left)2. Competitive Benchmarking2.1: Product Portfolio Analysis2.2: Financial Strength2.3: Market Share Analysis2.3.1: Market Share in Various Segments2.3.2: Market Share in Various Regions3. Nike Profile3.1: Company Overview3.1.1: Nike Company Description and Business Segments3.1.2: Nike Company Statistics3.2: Retail Sporting Goods Business Overview3.2.1: Retail Sporting Goods Business Segment3.2.2: Global Retail Sporting Goods Operations3.2.3: Key Differentiators and Strengths3.3: Products and Product Positioning3.3.1: Product Line Overview3.3.2: Retail Sporting Goods Product Mapping3.3.3: Product Positioning in Market Segments3.4: Markets and Market Positioning3.4.1: Market Position in Global Retail Sporting Goods Business3.5: Revenue Breakdown by Market Segments3.6: Revenue Breakdown by Regions3.7: Production3.7.1: Global Manufacturing Operations3.8: Innovation and Market Leadership3.9: Marketing, Sales, and Organizational Capabilities3.9.1: Marketing and Sales3.9.2: Management Commitment and Track Record3.10: Financial Strength4. Foot Locker Profile5. Dick's Profile6. Adidas Profile7. Puma Profile8. Rudolf Dassler Profile For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/cx1kv2 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