This adorable elephant playing with a ball in the bathtub is TOO PRECIOUS
This adorable elephant playing with a ball in the bathtub is TOO PRECIOUS
Vulnerabilities in the world's food supply system have been laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic, making global leaders more aware that if not fixed they could mean famine and mass migration, the head of United Nations' World Food Programme said. The crisis has disrupted supply chains across the globe, pushing 270 million people to the brink of starvation, David Beasley, the WFP's Executive Director, said at a virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum.
An international debate over how countries tax big U.S. technology companies such as Google, Amazon and Facebook is heating up, presenting a challenge for new President Joe Biden's administration. There's a mid-year deadline for talks on a global deal that aims to defuse trade disputes with France and other countries that are imposing go-it-alone taxes the U.S. sees as discriminatory. France has imposed its own 3% tax on digital revenue for large tech companies — in effect singling out the U.S. tech giants — but has said it would withdraw the tax in favor of an international solution being negotiated under the auspices of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a Paris-based international organization of 37 advanced economies.
Dublin, Jan. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Professional Services Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report provides strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global professional services market as it emerges from the COVID-19 shut down.The global professional services market is expected to grow from $5028. 94 billion in 2020 to $5428. 45 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7. 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 $7063. 87 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 7%. Reasons to Purchase Gain a truly global perspective with the most comprehensive report available on this market covering 50+ geographies.Understand how the market is being affected by the coronavirus and how it is likely to emerge and grow as the impact of the virus abates.Create regional and country strategies on the basis of local data and analysis.Identify growth segments for investment.Outperform competitors using forecast data and the drivers and trends shaping the market.Understand customers based on the latest market research findings.Benchmark performance against key competitors.Utilize the relationships between key data sets for superior strategizing.Suitable for supporting your internal and external presentations with reliable high quality data and analysis Description: Where is the largest and fastest growing market for professional services? How does the market relate to the overall economy, demography and other similar markets? What forces will shape the market going forward? The Professional Services market global report answers all these questions and many more.The report covers market characteristics, size and growth, segmentation, regional and country breakdowns, competitive landscape, market shares, trends and strategies for this market. It traces the market's historic and forecast market growth by geography. It places the market within the context of the wider professional services market, and compares it with other markets. The market characteristics section of the report defines and explains the market.The market size section gives the market size ($b) covering both the historic growth of the market, the impact of the COVID-19 virus and forecasting its recovery.Market segmentations break down market into sub markets.The regional and country breakdowns section gives an analysis of the market in each geography and the size of the market by geography and compares their historic and forecast growth. It covers the impact and recovery trajectory of COVID-19 for all regions, key developed countries and major emerging markets.Competitive landscape gives a description of the competitive nature of the market, market shares, and a description of the leading companies. Key financial deals which have shaped the market in recent years are identified.The trends and strategies section analyses the shape of the market as it emerges from the crisis and suggests how companies can grow as the market recovers.The professional services market section of the report gives context. It compares the professional services market with other segments of the professional services market by size and growth, historic and forecast. It analyses GDP proportion, expenditure per capita, professional services indicators comparison. The professional services market consists of the sales of professional services and related goods by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that offer services and provide support to businesses of all sizes, in all industries, and to individuals and institutions, in processes where human capital is the major input. Professional services establishments make available the knowledge and skills of their employees, often on an assignment basis, where an individual or team is responsible for the delivery of services to the client. The professional services market is segmented into design, research, promotional and consulting services; legal services; accounting services and all other professional, scientific, and technical services. North America was the largest region in the global professional services market, accounting for 36% of the market in 2020. Western Europe was the second largest region accounting for 31% of the global professional services market. Africa was the smallest region in the global professional services market. Cloud based accounting software is increasingly preferred by accounting firms to enhance the ability to access and edit financial data through the internet, enhance security associated with financial transactions and to reduce costs. Cloud based accounting software is an accounting software, similar to software as a service (SaaS) model, hosted on remote servers to allow users to perform functions off-site. The accounting data is sent to the cloud, processed and then returned to the user. This process saves time with automation, creates secure collaboration of financial reports, provides real-time data and access to financial data from anywhere. This tool allows users to access accounts from any devices (smartphone, laptop and others) through internet, secure the data from online and offline threats, offer better alternative solutions at lower costs than conventional tools. The outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has acted as a restraint on the professional 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 professional 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. The professional services market growth is aided by stable economic growth forecasted in many developed and developing countries. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts that the global GDP growth will be 3. 2% in 2019 and 3. 5% in 2020. Recovering commodity prices, after a significant decline in the historic period is further expected to aid the market growth. Developed economies are also expected to register stable growth during the forecast period. Additionally, emerging markets are expected to continue to grow slightly faster than the developed markets in the forecast period. For instance, India's GDP is expected to grow at 7. 2%, whereas China is forecasted to register GDP growth of 6. 0% in 2020. Stable economic growth is expected to increase investments in end user markets, thereby driving the market during forecast period. Key Topics Covered: 1. Executive Summary 2. Report Structure 3. Professional Services Market Characteristics 3.1. Market Definition 3.2. Key Segmentation 4. Professional Services Market Product Analysis 4.1. Leading Products/ Services 4.2. Key Features and Differentiators 4.3. Development Products 5. Professional Services Market Supply Chain 5.1. Supply Chain 5.2. Distribution 5.3. End Customers 6. Professional Services Market Customer Information 6.1. Customer Preferences 6.2. End Use Market Size and Growth 7. Professional Services Market Trends and Strategies 8. Impact of COVID-19 on Professional Services 9. Professional Services Market Size and Growth 9.1. Market Size 9.2. Historic Market Growth, Value ($ Billion) 9.2.1. Drivers of the Market 9.2.2. Restraints on the Market 9.3. Forecast Market Growth, Value ($ Billion) 9.3.1. Drivers of the Market 9.3.2. Restraints on the Market 10. Professional Services Market Regional Analysis 10.1. Global Professional Services Market, 2020, by Region, Value ($ Billion) 10.2. Global Professional Services Market, 2015-2020, 2020-2025F, 2030F, Historic and Forecast, by Region 10.3. Global Professional Services Market, Growth and Market Share Comparison, by Region 11. Professional Services Market Segmentation 11.1. Global Professional Services Market, Segmentation by Type, Historic and Forecast, 2015-2020, 2020-2025F, 2030F, $ Billion Design, Research, Promotional and Consulting ServicesLegal ServicesAccounting ServicesAll Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 12. Professional Services Market Segments 12.1. Global Design, Research, Promotional and Consulting Services Market, Segmentation by Type12.2. Global Legal Services Market, Segmentation by Type12.3. Global Accounting Services Market, Segmentation by Type12.4. Global All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Market, Segmentation by Type13. Professional Services Market Metrics 13.1. Professional Services Market Size, Percentage of GDP, 2015-2025, Global 13.2. Per Capita Average Professional Services Market Expenditure, 2015-2025, Global 14. Asia-Pacific Professional Services Market15. Western Europe Professional Services Market16. Eastern Europe Professional Services Market17. North America Professional Services Market18. South America Professional Services Market19. Middle East Professional Services Market20. Africa Professional Services Market21. Professional Services Market Competitive Landscape 21.1. Competitive Market Overview 21.2. Market Shares 21.3. Company Profiles 21.3.1. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited 220.127.116.11. Company Overview 18.104.22.168. Products and Services 22.214.171.124. Strategy 126.96.36.199. Financial Performance 21.3.2. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 188.8.131.52. Company Overview 184.108.40.206. Products and Services 220.127.116.11. Strategy 18.104.22.168. Financial Performance 21.3.3. Ernst & Young 22.214.171.124. Company Overview 126.96.36.199. Products and Services 188.8.131.52. Strategy 184.108.40.206. Financial Performance 21.3.4. KPMG 220.127.116.11. Company Overview 18.104.22.168. Products and Services 22.214.171.124. Strategy 126.96.36.199. Financial Performance 21.3.5. Accenture Plc 188.8.131.52. Company Overview 184.108.40.206. Products and Services 220.127.116.11. Strategy 18.104.22.168. Financial Performance 22. Key Mergers and Acquisitions in the Professional Services Market 23. Recommendations 23.1. Global Professional Services Market in 2025- Growth Countries 23.2. Global Professional Services Market in 2025- Growth Segments 23.3. Global Professional Services Market in 2025- Growth Strategies 24. Appendix 24.1. NAICS Definitions of Industry Covered in This Report 24.2. Abbreviations 24.3. Currencies 24.4. 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Europe's share indexes fell on Wednesday and Wall Street futures were in the red as investors turned more cautious about COVID-19 and stretched stock valuations, with the U.S Federal Reserve meeting and tech giants' earnings also in focus. Following a weak Asian session in which shares were hurt by profit-taking, European indexes also retreated, with the STOXX 600 down 0.8%. “There’s been a bit of a shift of tone in markets in the last few days," said Catherine Doyle, investment specialist at Newton Investment Management.
Investigators have found no evidence that terrorism, politics or any bias motivated the rampage of a 64-year-old Oregon man who witnesses said repeatedly drove into people along streets and sidewalks in Portland, killing a 77-year-old woman and injuring nine other people, police said. Police identified the driver as Paul Rivas of Oregon City. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that Jean Gerich died of blunt force trauma and ruled her death a homicide, according to police.
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Ping An Healthcare and Technology Company Limited (stock code: 1833.HK), a leading internet healthcare services platform in China, announced that, in line with the Company's comprehensive strategic upgrade, the "Ping An Good Doctor" APP was officially renamed as "Ping An Health".
GME stock surged on an Elon Musk tweet, but pared gains as Melvin Capital closed its short. Microsoft rose on earnings, while AMD and Palantir fell on news. Leading stocks struggled Tuesday.
The EU has been at loggerheads with the company over its failure to deliver pre-agreed supplies of the Covid-19 jab
Mass government bond buying programmes by the European Central Bank, U.S. Federal Reserve and other top central banks will protect the credit ratings of most developed economies this year but poorer nations will not be so fortunate, S&P Global says. The coronavirus crisis is expected to push the debt-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratios in the G7 group of rich nations up by 23 percentage points by the end of 2021 compared to 2019, without yet triggering a cut in their credit ratings, a measure of a country's fiscal health. Speaking before the release of a 2021 sovereign outlook, one of S&P's top sovereign analysts, Frank Gill, told Reuters he expected 2021 would "see a lot more rating actions in EM".
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U.S. President Joe Biden's nominee to be ambassador to the United Nations will stress on Wednesday the importance of U.S. re-engagement with the 193-member world body in order to challenge efforts by China to "drive an authoritarian agenda." Veteran diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield is due to appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for her confirmation hearing. "We know China is working across the U.N. system to drive an authoritarian agenda that stands in opposition to the founding values of the institution - American values," Thomas-Greenfield will say, according to excerpts from her statement.
Dublin, Jan. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Home & Garden Products B2C e-Commerce Market 2020-2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.The global home and garden products B2C e-commerce market is poised to grow by $101.65 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of 9% during the forecast period.The reports on home and garden products B2C e-commerce market provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.The market is driven by the increase in smartphone and internet penetration and availability of easy payment options on e-commerce platform. In addition, increase in smartphone and internet penetration is anticipated to boost the growth of the market as well.The home and garden products B2C e-commerce market analysis includes product segment and geographical landscapes.The home and garden products B2C e-commerce market is segmented as below:By Product Home decorHome improvement productsOthers By Geographical Landscapes APACNorth AmericaEuropeSouth AmericaMEA This study identifies the unproblematic return policy, product comparison, and cash on delivery as one of the prime reasons driving the home and garden products B2C e-commerce market growth during the next few years.The home and garden products B2C e-commerce market covers the following areas: Market sizingMarket forecastIndustry analysis The robust vendor analysis is designed to help clients improve their market position, and in line with this, this report provides a detailed analysis of several leading home and garden products B2C e-commerce market vendors that include: Amazon.com Inc.Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.Costco Wholesale Corp.Ingka Holding B.V.J. C. Penney Co. Inc.Lowes Companies Inc.Target Corp.The Home Depot Inc.Walmart Inc.Williams-Sonoma Inc. Also, the home and garden products B2C e-commerce market analysis report includes information on upcoming trends and challenges that will influence market growth. This is to help companies strategize and leverage on all forthcoming growth opportunities. Key Topics Covered 1. Executive Summary Market Overview 2. Market Landscape Market ecosystemMarket characteristicsValue chain analysis 3. Market Sizing Market definitionMarket segment analysisMarket size 2019Market outlook: Forecast for 2019-2024 4. Five Forces Analysis Five forces summaryBargaining power of buyersBargaining power of suppliersThreat of new entrantsThreat of substitutesThreat of rivalryMarket condition 5. Market Segmentation by Product Market segmentsComparison by ProductHome decor - Market size and forecast 2019-2024Home improvement products - Market size and forecast 2019-2024Others - Market size and forecast 2019-2024Market opportunity by Product 6. Customer Landscape Overview 7. Geographic Landscape Geographic segmentationGeographic comparisonAPAC - Market size and forecast 2019-2024North America - Market size and forecast 2019-2024Europe - Market size and forecast 2019-2024South America - Market size and forecast 2019-2024MEA - Market size and forecast 2019-2024Key leading countriesMarket opportunity by geographyMarket driversMarket challengesMarket trends 8. Vendor Landscape Competitive scenarioVendor landscapeLandscape disruption 9. Vendor Analysis Vendors coveredMarket positioning of vendorsAmazon.com Inc.Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.Costco Wholesale Corp.Ingka Holding B.V.J. C. Penney Co. Inc.Lowes Companies Inc.Target Corp.The Home Depot Inc.Walmart Inc.Williams-Sonoma Inc. For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/82tkdb 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
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