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More than 100 British musicians, from pop and rock idols including Ed Sheeran, Sting and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters to classical stars such as conductor Simon Rattle, have said tours of Europe by British artists are in danger because of Brexit. In a letter published in Wednesday's edition of The Times newspaper, the musicians said the government had broken a promise to negotiate visa-free travel for musicians in the European Union. "The deal done with the EU has a gaping hole where the promised free movement for musicians should be: everyone on a European music tour will now need costly work permits and a mountain of paperwork for their equipment," they wrote.
Biden is due to be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States in a ceremony at the Capitol in Washington DC at 12pm ET (5pm UK) on Wednesday.
(Bloomberg) -- European stocks tracked U.S. equity futures higher on Wednesday, buoyed by earnings and hopes for more stimulus. The dollar extended its retreat.Nasdaq futures rallied and tech shares led gains in the Stoxx 600 Index following strong earnings from Netflix Inc. and chipmaker ASML Holding NV. S&P 500 contracts edged higher a day after Janet Yellen unveiled a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief proposal to lawmakers.Chinese firms trading in Hong Kong saw the bulk of gains in Asia, and the Hang Seng Index approached the 30,000 level. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. jumped after billionaire Jack Ma resurfaced from months out of public view amid escalating scrutiny over his internet empire.Investors are counting on more spending to help propel economic growth under incoming President Joe Biden, who is to be sworn in at noon Wednesday in Washington. Still, it won’t be all smooth sailing, with Yellen encountering early Republican resistance to Biden’s relief plan in her confirmation hearing to become Treasury secretary.Yellen -- who could be confirmed as soon as Thursday -- said that help for the unemployed and small businesses would provide the “biggest bang for the buck.” She urged lawmakers to act in efforts to rescue an economy battered by the coronavirus. She also said the U.S. is prepared to take on China’s “abusive” trade and economic practices, and that the Biden administration won’t pursue a weak dollar.On the virus front, Germany suffered record daily deaths and authorities in Beijing sealed off part of the city to guard against a flareup of cases in northern China.Elsewhere, crude oil edged higher and gold traded at around $1,850 an ounce.These are some key events coming up in the week ahead:Earnings come from companies including Morgan Stanley, Procter & Gamble and Intel.Joe Biden takes office as U.S. president on Wednesday.Policy decisions are due Wednesday from central banks in Brazil and Canada. The Bank of Japan and the ECB deliver decisions Thursday.Here are the main moves in markets:StocksFutures on the S&P 500 Index climbed 0.2% as of 8:20 a.m. London time.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index increased 0.3%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index gained 0.6%.The MSCI Emerging Market Index advanced 1%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index sank 0.2%.The euro increased 0.1% to $1.2146.The British pound jumped 0.3% to $1.367.The onshore yuan strengthened 0.2% to 6.467 per dollar.The Japanese yen strengthened 0.1% to 103.77 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries gained less than one basis point to 1.09%.The yield on two-year Treasuries gained less than one basis point to 0.13%.Germany’s 10-year yield climbed less than one basis point to -0.53%.Britain’s 10-year yield fell less than one basis point to 0.285%.Japan’s 10-year yield fell one basis point to 0.049%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude climbed 0.8% to $53.39 a barrel.Brent crude gained 0.8% to $56.35 a barrel.Gold strengthened 0.8% to $1,854.79 an ounce.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.
The Washington National Cathedral and churches across the United States tolled their bells on January 19 to honor those who lost their lives to COVID-19, a day before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.The cathedral tolled its bell 400 times in remembrance of the more than 400,000 Americans who have died. Credit: RawsMedia via Storyful
South Korea's LG Electronics said on Wednesday it was considering all options for its loss-making mobile division, which analysts said could include shutting its smartphone business or selling off parts of the unit. LG said in a statement that 23 consecutive quarters of losses in its mobile business had totalled around 5 trillion won ($4.5 billion) amid stiff competition. "In the global market, competition in the mobile business including smartphones has gotten fiercer," LG said in the clearest sign yet that it could be considering a winding down of the troubled business.
The global natural gas fired electricity generation market demand is expected to reach 70,500.0 MW by 2027, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., expanding at a CAGR of 4.71% from 2020 to 2027. Rising government support, growing energy demand across the world, and a rise in natural gas production are various factors boosting industry growth.
Musician has released numerous anti-lockdown songs in previous months
British Olympic Association officials have countered speculation that this summer's Tokyo Games will not go ahead.
The UK government announced aid for the UK’s fishing businesses that export to the EU, amid industry worries that Brexit has put their livelihoods under threat.
Flooding from heavy rain revealed the outline of a 400-year-old English Civil War fortification in the town of Earith in Cambridgeshire, England, on January 18, local media reported.The Earith Bulwark fort was built between 1643 and 1645 to protect crossing points on the local rivers during the English Civil War, according to Historic England. It was “amongst the most elaborate fortifications” from the English Civil War and was later used as a gun emplacement during World War II.England’s Environment Agency issued flood warnings from the southeast to the northeast of England after days of persistent heavy rain. Credit: Terry Harris via Storyful
VTech Holdings Limited (HKSE: 303) today announced that it has signed an agreement with QSC, LLC to acquire its production facility in Tecate, Mexico for manufacturing wood enclosure loudspeakers.
Emerging leader in health and wellness beverages and products, BevCanna Enterprises Inc. (CSE:BEV, Q:BVNNF, FSE:7BC) ("BevCanna" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its wholly owned direct to consumer e-commerce company, Pure Therapy, has achieved record sales since its acquisition by BevCanna in September 2020.
Mindtree, a leading digital transformation and technology services company, today announced that it has worked with Aflac to develop an enhanced mobile application, called MyAflac Mobile, that enables users to conveniently file claims directly from their mobile device, simplifying the claims process. As policyholders navigate their way through a stressful time due to the global pandemic, Aflac is focused on easing the claims process driven by automated, self-service tools to further improve the user experience and deliver on greater customer centricity.
NEXE Innovations Inc. ("NEXE" or "the Company") (TSXV: NEXE) is pleased to announce the expansion of its research, development and manufacturing facility in Surrey, BC. The Company will be doubling its footprint from its existing approximate 10,000 sq. ft. to approximately 20,000 sq. ft. The expansion will include increased space for laboratories, factory floor and offices.
Kinnevik AB (publ) ("Kinnevik”) today announced that the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, Henrik Poulsen, has informed the Nomination Committee that he will not be available for re-election at the Annual General Meeting in 2021. The Chairman of the Nomination Committee, Anders Oscarsson, commented: “On behalf of the shareholders I would like to thank Henrik for his dedicated work in the Kinnevik board. The nomination committee looks forward to presenting its full proposal of the new board well ahead of the Annual General Meeting.” For further information, visit www.kinnevik.com or contact: Torun Litzén, Director Investor Relations Phone +46 (0)70 762 00 50 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Kinnevik is an industry focused investment company with an entrepreneurial spirit. Our purpose is to make people’s lives better by providing more and better choice. In partnership with talented founders and management teams we build challenger businesses that use disruptive technology to address material, everyday consumer needs. As active owners, we believe in delivering both shareholder and social value by building long-term sustainable businesses that contribute positively to society. We invest in Europe, with a focus on the Nordics, the US, and selectively in other markets. Kinnevik was founded in 1936 by the Stenbeck, Klingspor and von Horn families. Kinnevik’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm’s list for large cap companies under the ticker codes KINV A and KINV B. Attachment Press release
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Dublin, Jan. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "UK Medico-Legal and Services 2020 Market Trends Report" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The UK Medico-Legal and Insurance Services Market Trends Report 2020 provides an overview of the UK market for firms that provide medical expertise (ME) and rehabilitation and allied medical services (RAMS) to the legal and insurance sectors. This report looks at the market structure, recent developments and market drivers, the key players, the market size and trends and the future. Report Highlights The MLIS market is estimated at over 750 million in 2019, a rise of just over 1% compared with 2018. The rate of growth in the market has noticeably slowed since 2017, with any growth driven by the high-end catastrophic injury segment of the market. The Coronavirus pandemic has radically changed working practices in the industry and led to a significant decline in activity. COVID-19 comes on top of longer-term issues impacting the market which are likely to cut activity going forward. These include The Civil Liabilities Act and MedCo reforms, which are due to come into force in August 2020, intense competition for scarce medical skills, previous legal reforms which have cut the number of whiplash and soft tissue injuries requiring medical reports and continued pressure on medical experts. Collectively, the main companies operating in the Medico-Legal and Insurance Services market generated a turnover of almost 500 million in 2019. The overall market, including payments to individual, freelance and self-employed medical experts and case managers as well as MLIS companies is estimated at over 700 million in 2019, a rise of just over 1% compared with 2018. The rate of growth in the market has noticeably slowed since 2017, with any growth driven by the high-end catastrophic injury segment of the market. The Coronavirus pandemic which hit the UK strongly in March 2020 is having a major impact on the MLIS sector. It has radically changed working practices and reduced the number of medical staff able to act as expert witnesses and led to a significant decline in activity. Data from the Claims Portal indicates that on a 12-month rolling basis, there were over 80,000 fewer cases registered in May 2020 compared with December 2019. Moreover, with fewer people travelling on the roads, fewer visiting shops and public places and fewer working in offices etc. the number of claims likely to come through the system in the coming months will also decline. COVID-19 comes on top of longer-term issues impacting the market which are likely to cut activity going forward. These include The Civil Liabilities Act and MedCo reforms, which are due to come into force in 2021, intense competition for scarce medical skills, previous legal reforms which have cut the number of whiplash and soft tissue injuries requiring medical reports and continued pressure on medical experts.This report looks at the Medico-Legal and Insurance Services (MLIS) market. MLIS are a range of medical and medical-related services offered to legal services companies, insurers and possibly to employers. Key Topics Covered: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Small businesses dominate the market.But one that is consolidatingA market valued at over 750 millionCOVID-19: The Black Swan EventNew pressure on the marketFuture re-shaped by legislation, COVID-19 and new technology INTRODUCTION Medical Evidence (ME)Rehabilitation and allied medical services (RAMS)Abbreviations MARKET STRUCTURE Three client groupsA wide diversity of MLIS companiesSoft Tissue Injuries now channelled through MedCoThe Rehabilitation Code MARKET DEVELOPMENTS AND DRIVERS Money and health, the two main drivers of RAMs businessThe financial savings can be very largeCOVID-19ABI/ACSO principles2020/21 reforms to low value claimsMedCo issues Ethical guidanceMore RTAs requiring serious injury MLIS servicesAnd fewer workplace injuries needing MLIS services.But still a significant number of high value clinical negligence casesCivil personal injury claims the key driver of activityPersonal injury court cases in Scotland and new Personal Injury CourtContinued pressure on expert witnessesNew Guidelines for Medical Experts THE KEY PLAYERS 51 MROsExamWork, Handl and Active Assistance the largest groupsA Chance for Life LtdAIG Europe Ltd/AIG Medical Management ServicesAlpha Medical Consulting LtdAMG Consultancy Services LtdActive Care GroupAscenti Health LtdBodycare Clinics Ltd/Doctors Chambers (UK) LtdBridge Case Management LimitedBroadspire RehabilitationBush & Company RehabilitationCase Management Services LtdCiti Medical LtdCL MediCall Aid LtdDenton Ross LtdElite Medical Appointments LtdEnable Therapy ServicesExam Works UK (Premex)Handl Group (FL360 Group)HACM Case Management Service (HACM Limited)Hayes & Co Services Ltd (Hayes Medicals)Health & Case Management Ltd (HCML)Hugh Koch Associates LLP (HKA)Independent Living Solutions LimitedIndex Medical (Ascentis Medical Services Ltd)Injury-QED Ltd (I-QED)Innovate Healthcare Management GroupIPRS Group/IPRS HealthMAPS Medical Reporting (Medical and Professional Services Ltd)Medical Expert Witness Alliance (MEWA) LLPMedical Reports Ltd (MRL)Medical Services Solutions Ltd (MSS)Medicess LtdMedreport Services LtdML Doctors LtdMoving Minds Psychological Management and Rehabilitation LtdN-Able Services LtdOn Medical LtdPremier Medical Holdings LtdProclaim Care LtdQuality Medical Group LtdSK Medical PracticeSlater & GordonSomek & Associates LtdStewart House LtdTLA Medical (TLA Medicolegal Ltd)Tri Star Medicals LimitedUnite Professionals LtdDescriptions of other providers MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS The potential market continues to slideMarket continues to grow slowlyGrowth at the top and bottom ends of the market THE FUTURE Forecasts are impossible to makeGovernment reforms shake up the lower end of the marketPossible changes to working practicesCost savings a key priorityAssociations For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/jxk60u Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research. 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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a chance to make history at Green Bay on Sunday. No team has ever played a Super Bowl in its home stadium. Tom Brady and the underdog Bucs (13-5) will try to become the first to do so by winning the NFC championship game against the Packers (14-3).
New York-listed Best Inc, a Chinese logistics firm backed by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, is considering a sale as part of a strategic review, six people with knowledge of the matter said. With the endorsement of Alibaba, its biggest shareholder, Best has tapped financial advisers to explore options as its shares have been underperforming and are worth a fifth of its IPO price in 2018, two of the people involved in the discussions said. Billionaire Jack Ma's Alibaba, which owns 33% of the firm, as well as Best founder and CEO Johnny Chou, who has a 11% stake on a fully diluted basis, could both end up selling their stakes, five of the people said.
Alphabet Inc's Google is investigating a member of its ethical AI team and has locked the corporate account linked to that person after finding that thousands of files were retrieved from its server and shared with external accounts, the company said on Wednesday. Axios, which first reported the latest investigation around a member of Google's AI team, said Margaret Mitchell had been using automated scripts to look through her messages to find examples showing discriminatory treatment of Timnit Gebru, a former employee in the AI team who was fired. Gebru, who is Black, was a top AI ethics researcher at Google and was fired in December.