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The Global Caustic Soda Market will grow by 7.04 mn tons during 2020-2024
The handful of drugmakers dominating the global coronavirus vaccine race are pushing the boundaries of vaccine technology. The world will need several different vaccines to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, given the sheer size of global need, variations in effects on different populations, and possible limits of effectiveness in the first crop. Many leading candidates now in final-stage testing are based on new, largely unproven technology platforms designed to produce vaccines at speed.
The National Arts Council of Singapore has come up with the list of venues permitted to host indoor live performances from 1 November.
New Zealand coach Ian Foster joked on Thursday he had told his players to steer clear of Steve Hansen in case the former All Blacks boss tries to convince them to switch codes and join him at the National Rugby League's Canterbury Bulldogs. Hansen, who stepped down after 16 years with the All Blacks following the 2019 World Cup, was appointed by the Bulldogs on a short-term deal as a "high performance consultant".
Drugmaker Regeneron said Wednesday its COVID-19 antibody cocktail, used to treat U.S. President Donald Trump, significantly cut medical visits in a trial of nearly 800 patients. Regeneron said patients given the treatment, called REGN-COV2, made around 57% fewer COVID-19-related medical visits than those given a placebo over a period of 29 days. The drop was around 72% in patients with one or more risk factors such as obesity or an immunocompromised status. Regeneron's drug is a cocktail of two monoclonal antibodies, which are manufactured copies of antibodies. They're one of the main weapons the immune system generates to fight infections. Trump has credited the Regeneron therapy for his COVID-19 recovery. "But they gave me Regeneron and it was like, unbelievable. I felt good. Immediately. I felt as good three days ago as I do now." He's said he would push for emergency use authorization (EUA) of that treatment and others like it, and that he wanted to provide it to Americans at no cost. However, Regeneron said earlier this month it only had a limited amount of doses of its therapy -- just 50,000 ready for distribution. The U.S. government had agreed to buy up to 300,000 doses for $450 million in June. In September Regeneron also released early data from the trial showing the treatment reduced viral levels and improved symptoms in non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The company says the new data confirms the initial findings, and that they shared it with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after filing for an EUA earlier this month. Eli Lilly, which makes a similar drug, has also filed for the authorization, and signed a contract Wednesday to provide 300,000 doses of its treatment to the U.S. government.
Asia is starting to see signs of economic recovery as it rides on the back of an upturn in China, which is entering a new expansion phase less than a year after it recorded the world's first cases of COVID-19. While international attention has been focused on the looming U.S. election and the struggle to halt the spread of the coronavirus in the Americas and Europe, China has quietly been clocking up improvements in several key sectors. After imposing some of the world's strictest lockdown measures early in the pandemic, China is now the only major economy forecast by the International Monetary Fund to report growth - of 1.9% - this year.
A teenage Hong Kong democracy activist was charged on Thursday with secession, the first public political figure to be prosecuted under a sweeping new national security law Beijing imposed on the city.
The rail greases market in APAC is expected to reach US$ 176. 93 million by 2027 from US$ 139. 70 million in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2. 8% from 2019 to 2027. Focus on e-commerce industry to increase customer reach is bolstering the growth of the rail greases market.New York, Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Asia Pacific Rail Greases Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis by Product Type, Application, and Distribution Channel" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05978834/?utm_source=GNW The increasing adoption of digital channels across the APAC region has brought about an increased emphasis on online distributions channels.Internet usage and smartphone ownership rates are growing across the world, and consumers are inclined to do everything online from conducting research to making their final purchase.Several benefits, such as convenience, fast delivery, and secure payment options, have attracted B2B buyers to purchase online.Thus, the companies operating in the rail grease market have optimized their distribution strategy over the past few years.To target and reach a large number of customers in the market, the companies are adopting online distributing channels along with their traditional offline distribution channels in response to the emerging influence of digitalization on the business environment.Online distribution channels help companies to easily reach the target consumers without adding additional costs and expenses. Thus, the manufacturers of lubricants and grease are leveraging e-commerce industry to earn revenue by opening online stores and making sales through these channels. The requirement of rail greases for maintenance activities and to enhance the performance of machineries is among the other factors expected to positively influence the growth of the rail greases market.Based on product type, the APAC rail greases market is segmented into lithium grease, calcium grease, and other grease.The lithium grease segment dominated the APAC rail greases and is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period.Lithium grease is multi-purpose grease with a buttery texture and has a dropping point above 350°F.Moreover, it can also be used with occasional temperatures up to 300°F.Lithium grease has excellent resistance to water and breakdown or softening.Lithium-based greases are the most commonly used in railway applications due to its higher melting point compared to others.Lithium greases are used in various railway parts such as curved tooth coupling, cardan shaft, axle boxes, and brake system due to their high pumpability. Regular maintenance activities of different parts used in railway transportation is expected to drive the demand for lithium grease during the forecast period.The COVID-19 is anticipated to cause a loss of more than 3 billion in the APAC region.The consequence and impact can be even worse and totally depends on the spread of the virus.The governments of APAC are taking possible steps to reduce its effects by announcing lockdown, and thus, impact the revenue generated by the market.The Airports Council International (ACI) Asia Pacific warned that the prolonged duration of the COVID-19 outbreak would drastically impact the region’s airports’ connectivity and economic sustainability, significantly restricting them from achieving previously forecasted growth prospects.Such closures are anticipated to negatively impact market growth in the coming days. Till now, China has the highest number of COVID-19 confirmed cases.The overall APAC rail greases 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 APAC rail greases market with respects 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 APAC rail greases market. Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Exxon Mobil Corporation, BP Australia Pty Limited, Total SA, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), FUCHS, SKF Group, Chevron Corporation, and Klüber Lubrication and Sinopec Corp. are among a few players operating in the APAC rail greases market.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05978834/?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
Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. In a joint alert Wednesday, the FBI and two federal agencies warned that they had “credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.”
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(Bloomberg) -- Standard Chartered Plc posted better-than-estimated earnings as loan losses eased and key Asian markets rebounded, saying it has ample room to fund growth and dividends next year.Adjusted pretax profit slid 40% in the third quarter to $745 million, topping a $502 million estimate from analysts, the bank said in a statement. Credit impairments eased for a second quarter and were $353 million in the period, almost half as low as estimated.Earnings from the firm’s investment banking operations tracked the volatility-driven surge that has buoyed Wall Street and its profits in Asia were steady from a year earlier. It’s the third straight quarter where the London-based, emerging-market focused bank has surpassed analysts’ estimates.“Our transformation is allowing us to weather the macroeconomic storm in good shape,” Chief Executive Officer Bill Winters said in the statement. “Our Wealth Management and Financial Markets businesses have good momentum, we are controlling costs to fund innovation, and we believe we are well provided against credit impairment.”Like its bigger rival HSBC Holdings Plc, StanChart signaled it would seek to resume paying money back to shareholders pending approval from U.K. regulators. The lender also said credit costs will likely be lower in the second half of this year than in the first six months of 2020.“We have ample capital headroom to fund both growth and dividends in 2021,” it said in an investor presentation.The bank’s financial markets unit reported a 4% gain in operating income in the quarter. Its businesses in China and the rest of Asia held steady, while profits plunged for its units in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.Asian economies’ success in containing the virus has enabled daily life and business activity to return toward normal at a pace that may be months away in Western countries.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.
President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican's pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day. More than 73 million Americans have already voted, absentee or by mail, and Trump and Biden are trying to energize the millions more who will vote in person on Tuesday. While the Election Day vote traditionally favors Republicans and early votes tend toward Democrats, the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 227,000 Americans, has injected new uncertainty about the makeup of the electorate.
Pharma Plant Machinery And Equipment market will register an incremental spend of about USD 81 billion, growing at a CAGR of 6.74%
Victoria building own QR code check-in system for venues to help with Covid contact tracingThe universal system to be launched ‘soon’ will plug into the state’s coronavirus contact tracing system
In the most litigious presidential election in memory, court fights are even happening over where poll watchers may stand as the votes as tallied. Lawsuits by the hundreds already have been filed — with the prospect of many more before and after Tuesday's voting — as both Democrats and Republicans try to settle in court a process that is usually determined by citizens simply casting ballots. The legal action runs along a broad spectrum, from a dispute over whether guns are allowed near polling places to more complicated matters that already have reached the Supreme Court.
It might not be what the fan base wanted or what ownership signed up for, but the reboot under Mike McCarthy is here. And it’s likely going to get worse.
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(Bloomberg) -- Yum China Holdings Inc. reported its third straight quarter of negative same-store sales, but an effort to cut costs and improve productivity helped boost margins, sending shares higher.The chain -- which has the rights to KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in China -- reported comparable sales that fell 6% in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, better than the projection for a 7.9% drop by Consensus Metrix. A slowdown at tourist hubs and a shortened school holiday were behind the continued lag.The fast-food company resumed its regular quarterly cash dividend at 12 cents per share, equal to the previous paid dividend before it was suspended on April 28, in line with forecast from Jefferies analysts including Anne LingKey InsightsThe restaurant company warned in July that the recovery was “non-linear and uneven,” and it used the same exact language again in this report. Still, “third quarter operations overall improved sequentially,” Andy Yeung, finance chief, said in the statement.With tensions elevated between the U.S. and China, there’s some concern American brands are losing some luster in the important Chinese market. Yum China in September recorded the worst stock debut in more than a year among billion-dollar listings in Hong Kong with its $2.2 billion secondary offering. Still, the company said the listing was the right choice. “This listing enables us to broaden our investor base and provide an additional access point for our stakeholders,” CEO Joey Wat said.Pandemic or not, Yum China continues to grow. The company now plans to open 900 new stores in fiscal 2020, up from the earlier target of 800 to 850.Delivery has grown rapidly in importance for restaurants amid the pandemic. Digital ordering made up more than three quarters of sales for Pizza Hut and KFC in the latest quarter, with delivery accounting for 28%.Market ReactionYum China rises as much as 2.7% in Hong Kong Thursday to the highest since its September listingShares rose 2.5% at 4:38 p.m. after the close of regular trading in New York. The stock had risen 8.8% year to date.(Adds dividend resumption in second bullet and Hong Kong stock performance at bottom)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.
Gehman, who lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is one of 182,000 people who have participated in Vote Forward, a 50-state letter-writing campaign to more than 17.5 million homes. As early voting has surged dramatically, with more than 73 million people estimated to have cast ballots, advocates have been mobilizing in myriad ways, from neighborhood groups to national movements, from block associations to college marching bands to lone violinists. Voters have been ushered to the polls by fleets of minivans, with bicycle parades and on horseback in Indian Country.
Weingarten Realty (NYSE: WRI) reports third quarter results and provides COVID-19 update.