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The UK government faces a barrage of criticism over Brexit disruption, from seafood and meat producers and hauliers to the Irish government.
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China on Thursday expressed hope the Biden administration will improve prospects for people of both countries and give a boost to relations after an especially rocky patch, while getting in a few final digs at former Trump officials. “I think after this very difficult and extraordinary time, both the Chinese and American people deserve a better future,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told reporters at a daily briefing. “Many people of insight in the international community are looking forward to the early return of Sino-U.S. relations to the correct track in making due contributions to jointly address the major and urgent challenges facing the world today,” Hua said.
Norway anticipates reduced supply of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine until the second week of February, but has an emergency stockpile and will continue administering doses as planned, the government's public health body said. Pfizer said last week it would until early February reduce deliveries to Europe of the shots developed with its partner BioNTech while it upgraded production capacity. Camilla Stoltenberg, head of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, said the company had given varying guidance, but normal supplies were expected to resume by mid-February.
Major companies in the legal services market include Latham & Watkins; Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Baker & McKenzie; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and DLA Piper. The global legal services market is expected to grow from $713.New York, Jan. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Legal Services Global Market Report 2021: COVID 19 Impact and Recovery to 2030" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06009769/?utm_source=GNW 66 billion in 2020 to $734.56 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.9%. The growth is mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The market is expected to reach $908.17 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 5%.The legal services market consists of the sales of law-related services and related goods by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that advise clients (individuals, businesses or other entities) about their legal rights and responsibilities, and represent clients in civil or criminal cases, business transactions and other matters, in which legal advice and other assistance are sought. Legal services undertake processes where human capital is the major input. They make available the knowledge and skills of their employees, often on an assignment basis, where an individual or a team is responsible for the delivery of services to the client. The legal services market is segmented into B2B legal services; B2C services; hybrid services and criminal services.North America was the largest region in the global legal services market, accounting for 56% of the market in 2020. Western Europe was the second largest region accounting for 24% of the global legal services market. Africa was the smallest region in the global legal services market.Law firms around the world are offering cybercrime legal consulting services to their clients, owing to the increasing incidence of this type of crime. Cybercrime refers to a crime that is committed using an internet connection and a computer. This includes cyber-stalking, counterfeiting, money laundering, embezzlement, fraud, and tax evasion using internet and electronic devices. In the UK alone, around $35 billion is the estimated annual cost of cybercrimes. Law firms offering cybercrime consulting services employ lawyers, consultants, and ethical hackers who are experienced in handling crisis management, online financial theft, loss of data, data privacy, and intellectual property infringement. Large law firms practicing in the field of data privacy and cybersecurity include Latham & Watkins, DLA Piper, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. The growing concern of organizations and individuals about cybercrimes is expected to increase the cybercrime legal consulting services market globally. Coronavirus Pandemic - The outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has acted as a restraint on the legal services market in 2020 as governments globally imposed lockdowns and restricted trade, thereby limiting the need for professional services. COVID 19 is an infectious disease with flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing. The virus was first identified in 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei province of the People’s Republic of China and spread globally including Western Europe, North America and Asia. Steps by national governments to contain the transmission have resulted in a decline in economic activity with countries entering a state of ’lock down’ and the outbreak is expected to continue to have a negative impact on businesses throughout 2020 and into 2021. However, it is expected that the legal services market will recover from the shock across the forecast period as it is a ’black swan’ event and not related to ongoing or fundamental weaknesses in the market or the global economy.?Political Trade Agreements Reforms - Globally, changes in political structure, legal reforms, and trade agreements are creating opportunities for law firms. International companies and organizations are bound to comply with various laws and regulations of different countries and specific trade agreements. Changes in the legal structure of intrastate agreements increases the demand for legal services. For instance, the UK’s exit from the European Union is expected to increase the demand for law services due to the complexity of the regulatory and legislative changes pertaining to jurisdiction, judicial structure and trade. Law firms such as Dechert, Simmons & Simmons, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper have set up specialized BREXIT teams and hotlines staffed with lawyers to help clients with a smooth transition. Going forward, the USA’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Paris Agreement, and South Korea trade deal is expected to further drive the demand for legal services in the future.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06009769/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. 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(Bloomberg) -- Bitcoin closed in on the lowest in three weeks as the cryptocurrency’s sizzlying rally gives way to pessimism that prices are too high.Bitcoin tumbled 5.9% on Thursday, sliding below $33,000. The largest digital asset has trended lower ever since breaking through $40,000 amid growing speculation that the market is in a bubble.While the soaring crypto prices fueled a speculative mania among the Robinhood crowd, it’s also made professional investors reluctant to buy at the top. The debate continues to rage over Bitcoin’s perceived value, with believers pointing to factors such as institutional interest in the cryptocurrency as an inflation hedge. Others see the return of another speculative bubble echoing its 2017 collapse.“Bitcoin just entered the danger zone,” wrote Edward Moya, senior analyst at Oanda. “This doesn’t seem like the end for the crypto bubble, you just might need to see Bitcoin drop to $30,000 level before that institutional money sees value in it.”The token is now on track for a second straight weekly decline, for the first time since the early October. Since peaking in early January, price have tumbled almost 20%.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.
More than 2,000 Sands China team members joined rallies at the Londoner Theatre Tuesday, as they gathered to prepare for the upcoming Feb. 8 first-phase unveiling of The Londoner® Macao -- Sands China Ltd.'s bold British-themed reimagining of the Sands® Cotai Central integrated resort.
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China struck an optimistic tone toward President Joe Biden's new administration on Thursday, saying "kind angels can triumph over evil forces" and playing down early irritants as the result of an atmosphere poisoned by Donald Trump's term in office. Bilateral relations worsened dramatically during Trump's tenure. Biden, who took office on Wednesday, is expected to maintain pressure on Beijing but with a more traditional and multilateral approach.
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(Bloomberg) -- Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA won state backing for its slimmed-down restructuring plan, boosting the bankrupt carrier’s bid to attract new investors and exit insolvency proceedings.The Norwegian government said Thursday that it will participate in a hybrid loan for the airline, provided enough outside capital is raised and the restructuring plan receives court approval.The expression of support comes a day ahead of an Irish court hearing as part of the carrier’s examinership process. The government commitment significantly increases Norwegian Air’s chances of working through the crisis, the airline said in a separate statement.“With a new business plan, and a participation from the government, we are confident we can attract investors and get through the examinership and reconstruction process,” Chief Executive Officer Jacob Schram said.The shares surged as much as 18% in Oslo.Norwegian Air, like most other airlines, suffered a body blow after the coronavirus pandemic grounded countless flights and plunged the industry into an historic crisis. The carrier had already been struggling after its aggressive push into the low-cost, long-haul market left it with too much debt.The company cut thousands of jobs and reined in its network to save money as the outbreak stifled demand. But the government rejected Norwegian Air’s request for a second multi-billion krone rescue package on Nov. 9, partly because some of the aid would be used to fund the long-distance business focused on London’s Gatwick airport, and wouldn’t benefit Norway.Norwegian Air filed for bankruptcy protection less than 10 days later. With the restructuring plan unveiled on Jan. 14, the carrier will give up the discount long-haul business, returning to its roots operating shorter European flights. About 2,100 jobs will be lost with the move, including 1,100 in the U.K.The restructured airline would serve the Nordics and European destinations with about 50 narrow-body aircraft in 2021, rising to 70 planes next year. The carrier plans to raise up to 5 billion kroner ($590 million) through a rights issue, a private placement and the hybrid instrument.The new business plan seems “more robust” than the one previously rejected by the government, Trade and Industry Minister Iselin Nybo said in the government’s statement. Provided Norwegian lives up to the new strategy, the government can contribute with a hybrid loan, she said, adding that the state has “no ambitions to become an owner.”Click here to read the full terms set by Norway’s government.Norwegian shares were up 12% as of 10:22 a.m. local time, having lost 98% of their value last year.“We still have a lot of work ahead of us, but a participation from the government underscores that we are heading in the right direction,” Schram said in the statement.(Adds details of airline’s plan in seventh paragraph)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.
Major companies in the paper, plastics, rubber, wood and textile market include IKEA; NIKE; Bridgestone; Christian Dior SE and H&M. The global paper, plastics, rubber, wood and textile market is expected to grow from $5782.New York, Jan. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Paper, Plastics, Rubber, Wood And Textile Global Market Report 2021: COVID 19 Impact and Recovery to 2030" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06009770/?utm_source=GNW 49 billion in 2020 to $6365 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.1%. The growth is mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The market is expected to reach $8049.66 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 6%.The paper, plastics, rubber, wood and textile market consists of sales of paper, plastics, rubber, wood and textile products by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that produce paper, rubber, plastic, wood and textile products. The paper, plastics, rubber, wood and textile market is segmented into apparel and leather products; furniture; general manufactured goods; paper products; plastics and rubber products; printing and related support activities; textile and wood products.Asia Pacific was the largest region in the global paper, plastics, rubber, wood and textile market, accounting for 40% of the market in 2020. North America was the second largest region accounting for 23% of the global paper, plastics, rubber, wood and textile market. Africa was the smallest region in the global paper, plastics, rubber, wood and textile market.Manufacturers in the plastic products industry are investing in automation technologies to reduce production costs, improve productivity and enhance product quality. The use of sensors and wireless technology aids in gathering valuable data that is used to improve efficiencies and reduce errors. This is resulting in streamlined manufacturing processes, better product quality at lower costs. According to ABB, an industrial robot manufacturer, some of their customers reported an increase of 15-30% in productivity after installing robotic automation systems. Around 180,000 machines are expected to be employed in the plastic manufacturing industry by 2020, an increase of 67,000 machines over the course of 4 years. Major companies providing industrial robotics include FANUC Corporation, Yaskawa Electric Corporation, ABB Group, KUKA AG, and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.Coronavirus Pandemic - The outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has acted as a massive restraint on the paper, plastics, rubber, wood and textile manufacturing market in 2020 as supply chains were disrupted due to trade restrictions and consumption declined due to lockdowns imposed by governments globally. COVID 19 is an infectious disease with flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing. The virus was first identified in 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei province of the People’s Republic of China and spread globally including Western Europe, North America and Asia. Steps by national governments to contain the transmission have resulted in halting of manufacturing activities and a decline in economic activity with countries entering a state of ’lock down’ and the outbreak is expected to continue to have a negative impact on businesses throughout 2020 and into 2021. However, it is expected that the paper, plastics, rubber, wood and textile manufacturing market will recover from the shock across the forecast period as it is a ’black swan’ event and not related to ongoing or fundamental weaknesses in the market or the global economy.?Rapid Technological Development - Technology is expected to be a continued driver of market growth during this period. Industries that involve technology, such as this one, benefited from this trend during this period. For example, technologies such as "Green Tires," where 20-30% of a vehicle’s fuel consumption is related to tire performance, took off during this period. Green Tires offer wet grip, durability and low rolling resistance, reducing fuel consumption by 5-7% .Thus, technological advances which enabled improved performance, reduced fuel consumption contributed to the market growth.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06009770/?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: email@example.com US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001
South Korea expects its first batch of coronavirus vaccines from global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX within weeks and has begun setting up vaccination centres, an interior ministry spokesman said on Thursday. The delivery is likely to hasten the vaccination campaign, due to begin in late February at the earliest, as South Korea has yet to finalise priority groups and detailed inoculation plans. A deputy spokesman for the interior ministry, Park Jong-hyun, told Reuters, "100,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines for 50,000 people may arrive before the Lunar New Year holiday through the COVAX facility."
(Bloomberg) -- Emerging-market stocks have set a new swath of record highs this week, driven by optimism over additional U.S. stimulus and a dovish Federal Reserve. The rally’s gaining momentum even as some technical indicators are showing a pullback is overdue.The MSCI Emerging Markets Index has now gained more than 9% this year, extending a rebound from its low during the coronavirus sell-off in March to a heady 88%. Goldman Sachs Group Inc., UBS Global Wealth Management and Wells Fargo Investment Institute all added to the positive chorus this week, releasing bullish calls on developing-nation equities.“With vaccine roll outs combined with fiscal stimulus and loose monetary policy, global growth should improve and benefit emerging-market economies relatively better,” said Joshua Crabb, a senior money manager in Hong Kong at Robeco, which oversees $186 billion. “Cheaper valuations combined with better growth, a dovish Fed and a weaker dollar bode well for emerging markets over the course of 2021.”Exchange-traded funds covering developing-nation assets drew the highest inflows in more than a year last week, with traders increasing their holdings by a combined $3.56 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Inflows went into stock ETFs, while bond funds suffered withdrawals. In total, that was an 11th straight week of inflows, increasing total assets to $332.1 billion, with the highest proportion of new money going to China, Taiwan and South Korea.‘Historical Highs’Emerging-market equities may reach new “historical highs” driven by better corporate profits, Goldman Sachs strategists including Kamakshya Trivedi in London and Caesar Maasry in New York wrote in a report this week. The investment bank raised its 12-month target for the MSCI equity gauge to 1,450 from 1,375.The EM measure gained 0.6% to 1,409.83 on Thursday, as Taiwanese stock benchmark advanced 2.2%, while India’s Sensex Index rose above the 50,000 level for the first time ever.Corporate earnings in developing nations may rise 28% this year as companies in the developing world outperform during the global recovery, UBS Global Wealth Management’s Solita Marcelli in New York wrote in a research note this week. A January fund manager survey by Bank of America Corp. showed a record overweight in emerging-market stocks, with two-thirds of investors saying the asset class will be the top performer for 2021.Read more: Wells Fargo Upgrades Small Caps, EM Shares as Key Reflation PlayFor all the enthusiasm, there are some warning signs. The 14-day relative strength index for the MSCI EM equity gauge increased to 83 on Thursday, its 17th straight day above the threshold of 70 that signals to some traders gains have been excessive.At the same time, Bloomberg’s Fear/Greed indicator, which measures selling strength versus buying strength, for the MSCI measure, has climbed to the highest level since October 2011.While acknowledging there are warning signs, Crabb at Robeco remains confident in the long-term outlook.“Although emerging markets have spiked recently and may see a short term consolidation, the valuation discount to developed markets still makes EM attractive,” he said.(Updates with more analyst views and market data in sixth and seventh paragraphs.)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.
Darwin’s wet season and a seaside sunset combined to spectacular effect for local man Neal Fischer earlier this month, with lightning striking from a cloud in the reddening sky.“We got it!” someone is heard saying in Fischer’s video, which shows lightning in clouds hanging above the water.The footage was recorded at the shore in Fannie Bay on January 9, Fischer said. Credit: Neal Fischer via Storyful
The Frenchman is putting together a fine run of form to help propel United to the top of the table with his performance against Fulham on Wednesday perhaps his best yet