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The Noodles Market will grow by USD 10.85 bn during 2020-2024
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China has pledged that it would be sharing its COVID-19 vaccines with other countries, especially those with which it has close ties. While the country is not ready to deploy its vaccines internationally, it is gearing up the infrastructure for mass distribution. This week, Alibaba announced that it has struck a partnership with Ethiopian Airlines to introduce a cold chain capable of transporting temperature-sensitive medicines from China to the rest of the world.
(Bloomberg) -- While the pandemic nearly wiped out equity buybacks over the summer, a reawakening in recent months bodes well for European investors starved of returns.After buybacks in the blue-chip Euro Stoxx 50 Index slumped about 95% in the summer months compared to last year, October marked an increase from 2019, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. November’s tally was down 17%, but still at comparable levels to the prior month. That, along with with the gradual return of halted dividends, indicates an uptick in shareholder returns as the worst of the pandemic’s impact eases.But while the sums have normalized, the field is somewhat narrow: only eight companies among the 50 in the index have bought back shares since the start of October, including chip-equipment maker ASML Holding NV and grocer Ahold Delhaize NV. That may signal a need for more stock-picking in the post-pandemic world.“Companies were not completely averse to revisiting their buyback policies, though fewer in number than the firms with active dividend policy,” Barclays Plc strategists led by Magesh Kumar Chandrasekaran and Emmanuel Cau wrote last month in a note on third-quarter European earnings. They highlighted that “a much larger proportion of companies have reinstated buybacks in Q3.”And while equities have started to price in an economic recovery on the back of progress in coronavirus vaccines, the strength of the buyback resurgence will be tested in the coming months, with the early part of the year tending to be the busiest.Dividends, more popular than buybacks among European firms, have also taken a hit from the pandemic. And while U.S. dividends have been the most resilient in the world, buybacks have borne the brunt of American firms’ cash-preservation moves, analysts at Janus Henderson wrote last month.Return to NormalTo find income amid the misery, JPMorgan Asset Management’s Sam Witherow considers what a complete return-to-normal scenario would mean for each stock.The co-manager of JPMorgan’s Global Dividend and Global Equity Income funds says he looks for valuations that have been most distorted by Covid-19. He is overweight on Europe, where “valuations don’t reflect the dividend recovery outlook,” he said in an interview.“We’re all going to be ordering our favorite drinks at our favorite bars. Valuations don’t reflect that.”\-- Sam Witherow, JPMAM portfolio managerIndustries that were previously deemed to be safe dividend payers have suffered because of the unique nature of the current crisis and its regulatory consequences. While banks and energy companies were dethroned early on amid an oil slump and central banks’ directives to shore up capital, the fallout of upended consumer behavior is also becoming clearer.While European banks are unlikely to pay dividends before the second half of 2021, their excess capital holds the potential for upgrades on earnings per share from buybacks, restructuring or mergers and acquisitions, RBC Capital Markets LLC analysts wrote in a note last month.The derivatives market is even more pessimistic. Euro Stoxx 50 dividend futures expiring in December 2021 and 2022 both remain about 19% below analysts’ dividend-per-share expectations. Despite the positive vaccine newsflow, the futures trade below their June levels, while the index itself has risen about 9% in the second half.Dividends should benefit from positive earnings and payout revisions in 2021, with dividend strips having been an attractive equity replacement strategy since 2005, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. strategists including Christian Mueller-Glissmann wrote in a report on Dec. 1.“We just have to re-tune our brains to go back to what life was like before Covid,” JPMorgan’s Witherow said. “Because that’s the reality we’re going to end up in for most industries.”(Adds chart on S&P 500 Buyback Index’s performance relative to the benchmark. An earlier version of this story was corrected to say Goldman notes the use of dividend strips as an attractive equity replament strategy, not dividend stripping.)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.
The global abrasive blasting nozzle market size is anticipated to reach USD 267.4 million by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.5% from 2020 to 2027, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The increasing adoption of abrasive blasting machines for cleaning, repairing, and surface finishing, among other applications, is expected to drive the market growth. Construction projects being aggressively pursued, particularly in developing economies, such as India and Brazil, are also expected to contribute to the growth.
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Dublin, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global market is projected to reach a revised size of US$64.3 billion by the year 2027. In the post COVID-19 period, as companies correct their digital strategies to ensure better technology and competitive preparedness in the future, PLM will need to be made future-proof, scalable & flexible. An unusual period in history, the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a budget paradox for technology and IT departments worldwide. On one hand, the pandemic is creating a liquidity crunch for troubled companies reeling under the impact of restrictions and lockdowns. On the other, the necessity of a comprehensive digital transformation is growing loud and clear as survival increasingly equates to digital preparedness. Virtually every company is feeling the impact of market and business disruptions on their revenues. As cash flows dry up, companies are forced to rationalize their budgets for technologies critical for immediate survival. These include work from home technologies and remote collaboration tools, as brick-and-mortar offices shift online. Technologies like VPN, virtual desktops, remote desktops which typically take months and years to prioritize for companies that have resisted going digital are today witnessing accelerated adoption spanning mere days and weeks. Broader and bigger CAPEX heavy technologies like Internet of things (IoT), automation/smart factories, block chain, artificial intelligence(AI), 3D printing have hit a paradox. These technologies remain vital now more than ever for resilient, long-term, digital infrastructures capable of driving future-of-work, future-of-connectedness, future-of-operations, future-of-data management and connectedness and digital innovations. The immediate financial impact on companies however is resulting in a huge reduction in non-essential spending and investments. The definition of non-essential, however, remains fluid and is largely determined by a company's financial reserve and strength. For large companies with the financial muscle to sustain planned spending, investments in these technologies will remain unchanged and will be an essential digital strategy for navigating through the current crisis and its future implications. For companies with financial limitations, delayed investments will be inevitable as survival and damage limitation comes foremost. For these companies, many Industry 4.0 and automation solutions currently being considered or being deployed fall into the category of non-essential business activities. Against this backdrop, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)joins the ranks of non-essential IT spending. Demand is expected to decline in 2020 by -2.3% only to reemerge stronger as a new world post pandemic emerges with a renewed focus on digital engineering. The ability to generate and manage product data in design, engineering and manufacturing stages can never be overemphasized. A resilient approach to disruptive changes in product design will therefore be crucial for manufacturers of tomorrow. Between the period 2000 to 2019, average product lifecycle has shortened by 50%, while product complexity has increased by 3X. In the IoT connected future, product design and functionality will become complex requiring PLM to transcend beyond the conventional role of managing CAD files and coordinating mechanical design processes. Virtually, every product in the projected world of 60 billion active connected devices by 2022 will feature design complexity involving onboard electronics and communications technologies, which will require new generation AI driven PLM to address product development and innovation challenges. In the midst of new materials, regulatory compliance needs, new manufacturing processes, design optimization needs, simulations, marketing, maintenance to recycling, PLM will play a pivotal role in coordinating information, data, processes and people associated with a product's complex lifecycle. Competitors identified in this market include, among others: * Accenture * Aras Corporation * Arena Solutions Inc. * Autodesk Inc. * Centric Software Inc. * Dassault Systemes SA * DXC Technology Co., * Gerber Technology * IBM Corp. * Lectra SA * Omnify Software Inc. * Oracle Corporation * Selerant Corporation * Siemens PLM Software Inc. * Tata Technologies Ltd. * T-Systems International GmbHKey Topics Covered: I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1\. MARKET OVERVIEW * Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession * World GDP Growth Rates in % for the Years 2019 and 2020 by Country/Region * Global Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) Points for the Years 2018 through 2020 * Digital Engineering Push in the Post COVID-19 Period Will Revive Opportunities for PLM * Global Digital Transformation Spending (In US$ Trillion) * Product Lifecycle Management: Technology Overview * Organizations Invest in PLM Software to Expedite Time-to-Market and Improve ROI * Outlook * Rising Value and Role of PLM in Shaping Product and Business Landscape * Analysis by Segment * Developed Regions: Prime Revenue Contributors * Developing Countries: Hot Spots for Future Growth * Competition * Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2019 * Recent Market Activity2\. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 3\. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS * Digital Twins Present Compelling Use Cases for PLM to Support Smart Manufacturing * PLM Software Adapts to Product Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence * Big Data PLM and PDaaS Provide Real-Time Data for Faster Decision Making * Microservices Architecture Infuses Agility into PLM-based Operations * Organizations Eye on Blockchain to Manage Product Data for PLM * PLM to Play Instrumental Role in Enabling Digital Factories of the Future * Global Industrial Automation Market (in US$ Billion) for the Years 2019, 2022, 2024 and 2026 * Closed Loop PLM Solutions (C-L PLM) to Benefit from the Emerging Era of Digital Manufacturing, Smart Factories & IIoT * Increasing Demand for Integrated PLM Platforms to Augment Growth of Cloud-Based PLM Market * Product Innovation Platforms Emerge as Efficient Options to Support Multiple Users and Disciplines through Product Lifecycle * Focus on Collaborative Product Development to Benefit Adoption of Integrated PLM Solutions * Escalating Regulatory Compliance Requirements & Ensuing Need to Reduce Product Risk Throws the Focus on PLM * Open Source PLM Makes its Disruptive Appearance in the Market * Emerging Role of OEMs as Assemblers Amplifies the Need for PLM * Enterprise Mobility Wave Drives Emergence of Mobile PLM * Key Factors Encouraging BYOD Trend among Enterprises Ranked by Importance Attached by Enterprises * Global Spending on BYOD (in US$ Billion) for the Years 2019, 2021, 2023 and 2025 * Cloud Extends PLM Access to Startups and Mid-Sized Businesses * Growing Interest in Autonomous Vehicles to Support Growth * Pharma PLM Set to Make Gains * PLM to Witness Improved Adoption in the Aerospace & Defense Sector * Rise in Demand for PLM in the Consumer Products & Retail Sector * Application of PLM in the Semiconductor Industry4\. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE III. MARKET ANALYSIS IV. COMPETITION * Total Companies Profiled: 114For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/rlm4xResearch 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
It follows supermarket rivals Morrisons and Tesco, which gave back £850m between them on Wednesday.
Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for standing by for GreenTree's third-quarter 2020 earnings conference call. GreenTree's earnings release was distributed earlier today and is available on our IR website at ir.998.com, as well as on PR Newswire services. On the call from GreenTree are Mr. Alex Xu, chairman and chief executive officer; Ms. Selina Yang, chief financial officer; Ms. Megan Huang, vice president of sales and marketing; and Mr.
Service Fulfillment Market is poised to experience spend growth of more than USD 2,808 million between 2020-2024 at a CAGR of over 9.63%.
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE, 3 DECEMBER 2020 AT 10:30Cargotec’s Board of Directors has decided to initiate a sales process for Navis software businessCargotec has proceeded in the evaluation of the strategic alternatives for its Navis business. On 1 October 2020, Cargotec announced that it will continue to evaluate the strategic options of Navis, which included new ownership structures or a potential sale of Navis software business.As part of the evaluation of options, a preliminary call for tenders was conducted. The amount and level of the received preliminary and indicative offers suggest that proceeding with a sale is a better possible option for Cargotec and Navis than other presented solutions. Consequently, Cargotec’s Board of Directors has decided to initiate the actual sales process of the Navis software business. The preliminary indicative offers are not binding and the possible sale of the Navis software business and the terms of the transaction will only be confirmed once the actual sales process has been completed. Cargotec aims to complete the sales process during the first half of 2021.Navis is a global leader providing mission critical software solutions and services to port and terminal operators, ocean carriers, ship owners and inland logistics operators. Cargotec has evaluated strategic alternatives for the Navis business to identify the best options to support its future development. Cargotec’s other software business is not part of the Navis software business evaluation. For further information, please contact: Hanna-Maria Heikkinen, Vice President, Investor Relations, tel. +358 20 777 4084Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) enables smarter cargo flow for a better everyday with its leading cargo handling solutions and services. Cargotec's business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor are pioneers in their fields. Through their unique position in ports, at sea and on roads, they optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value. Cargotec's sales in 2019 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs around 12,000 people. www.cargotec.com
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Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth said Thursday he plans to launch his own political party in southern India in January, ending years of speculation by millions of his fans on his political future. Rajinikanth, 69, is one of India’s most popular stars with more than 175 films since 1975, mostly in the Tamil and Telugu languages. An announcement on matters connected to the party's launch will be made Dec. 31, he said.
Dublin, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Materials for Sustainable Packaging, 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.A Benchmarking System to Spark Companies to Action - Innovation That Fuels New Deal Flow and Growth Pipelines Packaging is indigenous to all industries, be it industrial, electronics or consumer goods. Various materials are used for packaging depending on end application requirements; one of the widely used materials for packaging are polymers (mainly plastics).Polymer-based packaging finds high adoption potential in the food & beverage (F&B), FMCG, and personal care industries. Apart from its obvious use, it also acts as a barrier to moisture and oxygen and is resistant to alkali and acids. This makes it a key material of choice for various applications.Sustainable materials, especially those of bio-based origin are being considered as viable alternatives for synthetic polymers in packaging. Apart from the ability to address the perceived health issues, these materials are obtained from renewable sources that are mostly biodegradable in nature, thereby, reducing the potential ill-effects to the environment.With more than 30 companies around the world developing the technology and driving its applications, the analyst independently plotted the top 18 companies in this analysis to analyse the Growth Index and Innovation Index of the companies.Key Topics Covered:1\. Strategic Imperative and Growth Environment * Strategic Imperative * Introduction to Sustainable materials * Growth Environment2\. Materials for Sustainable Packaging3\. Companies to Action * NAFIGATE Corporation, Czechia * Carbiolice, France * NatureWorks LLC, US * AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG, Germany * BIOTEC GmbH & Co. KG, Germany * Danimer Scientific, US * FKuR Kunststoff GmbH, Germany * Futerro, Belgium * Plantic Technologies Limited, Australia * Plasticos Compuestos SA, Spain * PolyFerm Canada, Canada * PTT MCC Biochem Co., Ltd., Thailand * RWDC Industries, US * Shenzhen Ecomann Biotechnology Co., Ltd., China * SMScor, Thailand * Total Corbion PLA, Thailand * United Biopolymers, S.A., Portugal * Yield10 Bioscience Inc., US4\. Strategic Insights * Next Steps: Leveraging the Analysis to Empower Key Stakeholders * Empowers the CEO's Growth Team * Empowers Investors * Empowers Customers * Empowers the Board of Directors5\. AnalyticsFor more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/g4v1se 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
A former rebel commander accused of being involved in the killing of 18 civilians and other crimes that included rape and eating pieces of a school teacher's heart during Liberia's civil war appeared in a Swiss court room on Thursday. The defendant, 45-year-old Alieu Kosiah, denies the charges. Kosiah's crimes are listed by the Swiss court as "recruitment and use of a child soldier, forced transportation, looting, cruel treatment of civilians, attempted murder, murder (directly or by order), desecration of a corpse and rape".
ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 109 - 3 DECEMBER 2020In connection with the announced share buy-back program in Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S, A/S Motortramp continuously sells shares pro rata and the market is to be informed accordingly – see the attached file and announcement no. 90.Kind regards,Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/SMartin BadstedCFOFor further information:Martin Badsted, CFO, tel.: +45 3315 0451Attachments * No. 109 Managers' transactions * Transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons (29)
Systems®, the future-proof supplier of software tools and services for embedded development, and GigaDevice, an industry-leading semiconductor supplier, announced their powerful solutions for GD32 Arm-based microcontrollers (MCUs). In June 2020, IAR Systems and GigaDevice announced their partnership for RISC-V. This partnership is now extended into delivering development tools for Arm® Cortex®-M3, Cortex-M4, Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33 MCUs, enabling high-quality embedded applications for a wide range of industries.
BRITAIN is racing to invest in the stock market, a trend that has seen savings surge and boosted profits at stock brokers. Today AJ Bell said revenues for the year jumped 21% to £127 million, with profits up 29% to £49 million.
People over 80 and care home staff will be the first to be given the COVID vaccine.
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