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(Bloomberg) -- Stocks in Europe dipped and U.S. equity futures fell as restrictions to curb escalating coronavirus cases dented some of the optimism over earnings and plans for additional stimulus. The dollar edged higher.The Euro Stoxx 600 index declined, led by travel and energy companies as a gauge of private-sector activity in the euro region fell deeper into contraction territory. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures slipped after U.S. shares eked out a record high Thursday as tech stocks advanced. Yields on Treasuries and German bunds edged lower, and crude oil declined for a second day.The British pound weakened after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the U.K.’s third lockdown could last into the summer, while disappointing economic data added to investors’ misgivings.This week’s global equity rally, spurred by expectations of economic support and the rollout of vaccines, is pausing as traders weigh still-troubling Covid-19 trends. President Joe Biden, who is pushing for $1.9 trillion in additional spending, unveiled a strategy to combat the virus while warning the pandemic will worsen before it improves. Restrictions intensified from Germany and the U.K. to Hong Hong, and the European Central Bank cautioned that the euro area is headed for a double-dip recession.“Recent news flow on the pandemic has not been favorable,” said Jean-Francois Paren, global head of market research at Credit Agricole. “After the post-election wave of optimism from the U.S., markets have been left facing the reality of vaccine delivery and new lockdown measures, and the perspective of a double-dip in Europe.”Italy expects significant delays to its coronavirus vaccination program in the coming week due to a drop in vaccine deliveries from manufacturers. Germany said its vaccine shortages will last for the next six to eight weeks as coronavirus fatalities in the country passed 50,000, while the U.K. suffered its worst day in the pandemic.Elsewhere, Bitcoin fluctuated around $30,000 after earlier tumbling below that level, as the controversial boom in digital coins fizzles.These are the main moves in markets:StocksThe Stoxx Europe 600 Index fell 0.8% by 9:30 a.m. in London.S&P 500 futures lost 0.5%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index dropped 0.7%.The MSCI Emerging Markets Index slipped 0.8%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index climbed 0.2%.The yen was at 103.66 per dollar, dipping 0.2%.The euro climbed 0.1% $1.2174.The British pound weakened 0.4% to $1.3674.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries dipped one basis point to 1.1%.Germany’s 10-year yield dipped one basis point to -0.5%.The U.K.’s 10-year yield fell one basis point to 0.32%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude was at $52.26 a barrel, down 1.6%.Gold dropped 0.4% to $1,861.99 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.
(Bloomberg) -- The European Union’s top financial-services official warned the City of London that any deal for the industry remains a distant prospect.Mairead McGuinness, European commissioner for financial services, said in a Bloomberg TV interview Friday that the EU doesn’t have a fixed timeline for reaching a decision on financial services and emphasized that Brexit would inevitably hinder access to the bloc.“Change is coming,” McGuinness said. “There is no recreating the single market for financial services when they have decided to leave the single market.”The realities of leaving the EU have “come home to roost” for Britain, McGuinness said.With the financial industry largely sidelined in the trade deal enacted when Britain finally split from the EU on Dec. 31, firms are racing to adjust to the rupture in European markets. London lost more than 6 billion euros ($7 billion) in daily stock trades to EU venues on Jan. 4, the first business day after the transition period.Derivatives traders are routing more trades to New York and away from the continent altogether. JPMorgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and other firms that relied on London hubs for decades have moved billions of euros in assets and thousands of staff to new offices in Frankfurt, Paris and across the bloc.McGuinness signaled that the European Commission will first discuss a memorandum of understanding on regulatory cooperation with the U.K., due in March, before granting U.K. firms access to the single market. That so-called equivalence process will determine how much investment banking and trading business can stay in London, and so far the EU is in no hurry to offer it to Britain.While the U.K. started 2021 with almost identical rules to the bloc following a post-Brexit transition period, British officials are contemplating modifications in a number of areas. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has hinted the potential changes could become a “Big Bang 2.0,” akin to Margaret Thatcher’s deregulation in the 1980s.Any such changes will be closely monitored by the EU, McGuinness said.“We have heard words like deregulation, we know that Brexit was about moving away from what Europe has done across all sectors and possibly including the financial sector,” McGuinness said. “We do recall the past and light-touch regulation in financial services, and it did no one any favors.”(Updates with McGuinness comments from fourth 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.
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Dublin, Jan. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Food & Agro Industry in India: Insights into Human Capital & Locations 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The most comprehensive report on the Food & Agro industry, which covers the various sub-sectors such as Food & Agro and Seeds in great detail. The workforce insights and compensation benchmarking will provide unparalleled insights across all business functions and seniority levels.The objective of this report is to provide executives from the Food & Agro industry anywhere in the globe, very relevant information which will help them: Quantify cost and skill advantages in human resources that India offersSelect the right manufacturing destination within India based on their individual contextObtain human resources and related data for business planning This report has been created with a singular focus in mind - to help decision makers obtain the right set of data points and information to make decisions regarding locations and human resources pertaining to the Food & Agro industry in India. Key Topics Covered 1. Location Intelligence Geographical InputsDevelopmental ParametersIndustrial EcosystemCo-located IndustriesGlobal Companies Manufacturing in India 2. Workforce Insights & Compensation Benchmarking Pyramid, Education & Salaries 3. Industry Insights Availability of White-collar Workforce in Each IndustryAvailability of Skills and CompetenciesWorkforce IntelligenceFactors Affecting Migration PreferencesFactors Affecting Job Changes Companies Mentioned MondelezMarsParleBritanniaHULNestleDaburITCKeventerHaldiramsPerfetti van MelleMaricoMcCain FoodsOlam InternationalMTRDelMonteABInBevUnited BreweriesDiageoSyngentaJK AgriBASFBayerCortevaAdvanta For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/220d9t Research 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
The Urodynamic Equipment and Consumables Market was valued at US$ million 173. 7 in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 283. 8 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6. 5% from 2020 to 2027.New York, Jan. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Urodynamic Equipment and Consumables Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Type, and Geography." - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06010112/?utm_source=GNW The growth of the Urodynamic Equipment and Consumables market is mainly attributed to factors such as increasing incidences of chronic diseases leading to kidney diseases, and rise in prevalence of urinary incontinence. However, the market is likely to get impacted by the availability of alternatives for treatment of urinary incontinence during the forecast period.Urodynamic evaluation is a procedure that is use to check how well the bladder, sphincters, and urethra are storing and releasing urine.Maximum urodynamic tests emphasis on the bladder’s capacity to hold urine and unfilled gradually or completely.Urodynamic tests also show whether the bladder is having unconscious contractions that cause urine leakage. A doctor or a physician may recommend urodynamic tests if symptoms suggest problems with the lower urinary tract.Urinary incontinence is the major problem associated with various other medical conditions.Urinary incontinence results from mild or occasional leaking to uncontrolled chronic urination.This is the most common problem that affects a significant number of population across the world. The chances of urinary incontinence are associated with various factors, such as growing geriatric population, increasing rates of obesity, increasing prevalence of various chronic diseases—such as cardiovascular diseases, prostate cancer, kidney diseases, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes—and stress-related incontinence due to changing lifestyles.According to the National Institutes of Health (2016), 617 million people worldwide are aged 65 and over.The geriatric population is expected to grow significantly in Africa, followed by North America, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Asia Pacific region.In addition, as per the National Association for Incontinence, 200 million people globally are suffering from urinary incontinence, which raises the clinical urgency to adopt urodynamic equipment and consumables.COVID-19 pandemic has become the most significant challenge across the world.This challenge will be frightening especially in developing countries across the globe as it will lead to reducing imports due to disruptions in global trade.Moreover, the component manufacturer, supply chain, and distributor, lack of business availability, has also significantly influenced the production and distribution of the Urodynamic equipment and consumables.As per the International Trade Centre (ITC) report, factory shutdowns in the EU, US, and China – which together account for 63% of world supply chain imports and 64% of exports – are expected to amount to USD 126 billion in losses in 2020.Thus, the market is expected to witness a negative growth in the demand from the end-users for the current year and the subsequent years to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.Global Urodynamic Equipment and Consumables market, based on type of equipment is segmented into cystometer, uroflowmetry equipment, ambulatory urodynamic systems, electromyographs, video urodynamic systems, and urodynamic consumables.In 2019, the uroflowmetry equipment segment accounted for the highest share of the market.Growth of this segment is attributed to the higher adoption of Uroflowmetry equipment in the diagnosis of urinary blockage, benign prostatic hypertrophy, bladder cancer, neurogenic bladder, bladder dysfunction, and prostate cancer. The ambulatory urodynamic systems segment is likely to register highest CAGR in the global Urodynamic Equipment and Consumables market during the forecast period.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, National Health Service, The Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, International Trade Centre, and National Kidney Foundation are some of the major primary and secondary sources referred for preparing this report.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06010112/?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
Nissan will source more batteries from Britain to avoid tariffs on electric cars after the UK's trade deal with the EU, which a senior executive told Reuters turned Brexit from a risk into an opportunity for its factory in northeast England. Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta also said Brexit-related problems at ports since Jan. 1 were "peanuts" for Nissan, which has had to handle COVID-19 and natural disasters.
Myanmar on Friday received 1.5 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine supplied by India to inoculate 750,000 people, the first vaccine batch delivered to the Southeast Asian country as it fights one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the region. India is donating millions of doses of vaccines to a string of countries in Asia, drawing praise from neighbours and pushing back against China's dominating presence in the region. Shipments of AstraZeneca’s vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, the world's biggest producer of vaccines, have already gone to the Maldives, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal.
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Experts denounce Simone Gold, charged for participating in riot, who leads conservative group America’s Frontline Doctors Trump supporters invade the US Capitol on 6 January. Simone Gold, who leads America’s Frontline Doctors, participated in the riot. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images A key conservative doctors’ group pushing misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines faces growing fire from medical experts about its woeful scientific grounding, while its leader, Dr Simone Gold, was charged early this week for taking part in the 6 January attack on the Capitol. The development comes as the US faces warnings its pandemic death toll could hit 500,000 next month, in part because conspiracy theories and baseless skepticism – especially from rightwing groups – have hampered efforts to tackle it. Gold, who founded America’s Frontline Doctors last spring with help from the Tea Party Patriots organization, was arrested on Monday in Beverly Hills, where she lives, and faces charges of entering a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct. Prior to her arrest, a headshot of Gold holding a bullhorn that she used to give a talk inside the Capitol appeared on an FBI flyer headlined “Seeking Information” about suspects in the Capitol attack. The group’s communications director, John Strand, who writes for the conservative Epoch Times and was with Gold in the Capitol, was also arrested in Beverly Hills and faces similar charges. A 55-year-old emergency room physician, Gold did not respond to calls and text messages asking about her role in the attack and why she baselessly calls a Covid-19 vaccine an “experimental biological agent”. Simone Gold is a toxic purveyor of misinformation, now actively contributing to rightwing extremist rhetoric Dr Irwin Redlener, Columbia University Gold first acknowledged her presence at the Capitol and voiced “regret” to the Washington Post, after a video surfaced of her walking inside the Capitol along with Strand. Gold told the Post she thought entering the Capitol was legal, and she didn’t witness violence, even though dozens of Capitol police were hurt and five people died. Last May, Gold’s group gained fast attention as several allied rightwing organizations, including Tea Party Patriots and the FreedomWorks Foundation, began a well-funded publicity drive attacking state lockdowns and downplaying the risks of the pandemic. Gold and her fledgling group attacked policies advocated by top scientists like Dr Anthony Fauci and other national experts on the pandemic, and they promoted misinformation at rallies in Los Angeles and Washington and on rightwing media outlets owned by Salem Radio and Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network. Gold’s mission has included touting the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, a phoney Covid- 19 cure that Donald Trump endorsed which carries serious health risks, and suggesting that the lockdown’s mental health effects were more harmful than the Covid-19 virus. Last July, Gold delivered her message at a well-publicized rally her group hosted in front of the supreme court, which drew about 10 doctors, including two ophthalmologists. Gold, who had been working at two hospitals before the rally, was fired afterwards and quickly tapped the conservative attorney and Trump ally Lin Wood to represent her. Wood last year called Gold a “truth giver” and is infamous for backing false claims of vast voting fraud and saying the former vice-president Mike Pence should be shot. He did not return calls about Gold’s defense. Veteran doctors and ex-public health officials were dismayed by Gold’s downplaying established science. “She and her organization show a willful ignorance of science and the scientific method, as well as a disrespect for accomplished scientific institutions and brilliant scientists,” said Dr Jeffrey Koplan, an epidemiologist and vice president for Global Health at Emory University who used to head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr Irwin Redlener, the director of Columbia University’s Pandemic Resource and Response Initiative, added: “Simone Gold is a toxic purveyor of misinformation, now actively contributing to rightwing extremist rhetoric that continues to rile up people determined to hang on to the most egregious Donald Trump lies.” Gold’s rise in the conservative ecosystem and her role attacking mainstream science about the pandemic was underscored by a talk she gave last November at a meeting of the secretive, Christian right Council for National Policy which drew dozens of super wealthy donors and GOP and conservative bigwigs, including Pence and the Tea Party Patriots’ leader, Jenny Beth Martin. Conservative donors involved with CNP include members of the billionaire DeVos family and the private equity mogul Bill Walton, a key CNP figure. A GOP fundraiser said CNP meetings were “ideal places to network with high-level conservatives and raise a lot of money.” Anne Nelson, the author of Shadow Network, about CNP’s influence and origins, added that the group “began cultivating Simone Gold at least as of early 2020, as a medical spokesperson to support the premature reopening of the economy. Their purpose was to benefit the Trump campaign, and counter the advice of leading public health officials.” Gold’s questioning of vaccine safety was underscored the day before the Capitol attack, when she urged a rally near the White House not to take FDA-approved vaccines, labeling them “an experimental biological agent deceptively named a vaccine” and telling the crowd not to let themselves be “coerced”. Her group took off last spring when she worked closely with Martin of Tea Party Patriots to orchestrate a letter signed by some 800 doctors to Trump urging him to end the “national lockdown” and calling it a “mass casualty” incident causing wide depression. Last May, Gold told the AP that there was “no scientific basis that the average American should be concerned about” Covid-19 – a view that has since been discredited. Koplan offered a blunt verdict on Gold’s work: “The results of this dismissal of science takes a heavy toll on lives and health.”
Former attorney general declined to be interviewed by DoJ’s inspector general, according to report on findings of its inquiry Jeff Sessions was one of the most senior officials in the Trump administration who devised and implemented the family separation policy. Photograph: Dan Anderson/EPA Former attorney general Jeff Sessions and other senior justice department officials impeded an internal departmental investigation into their role in implementing the Trump administration’s hardline immigration policy that separated thousands of children from their parents on the border, according to interviews and government records. Sessions declined to be interviewed by investigators for the department’s inspector general, who conducted an inquiry of the family separation policy, according to a report made public last Thursday by the IG detailing the findings of its inquiry. As attorney general, Sessions was one of the Trump administration’s most senior officials who devised and implemented the family separation policy. The inspector general, Michael Horowitz, called Sessions and his top aides a “driving force” behind the policy. A second senior justice department official, Edward C O’Callaghan, who served as the justice department’s principal associate deputy attorney general during the family separation policy, similarly refused to answer questions from investigators, according to the report. Former deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who now says he regrets his role in implementing the policy, was twice interviewed by investigators, but made misleading statements to them that understated and obscured his role. As a result of the refusal by Sessions and O’Callaghan to speak to investigators, and Rosenstein having misled the IG, a full historical accounting may never take place into what is perceived as a dark chapter in the nation’s history when more than 3,000 children were separated from their parents. Many of its victims younger than the age of five, some even infants, were held alone at substandard facilities under inhumane conditions. The Biden administration has promised to reunite families. On 8 January , Biden vowed “our justice department and our investigative arms will make judgements about who is responsible … and whether or not the conduct is criminal”. If such a criminal investigation was undertaken, investigators would have powerful tools available to compel testimony of recalcitrant witnesses. Signs during a march and rally against the separation of immigrant families on 30 June 2018 outside the detention facility of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images A senior federal law enforcement official said that while other former justice officials have refused to cooperate with various other IG’s investigations, they could not recall another instance in which an investigation was impeded because an attorney general refused to cooperate, a second senior department official refused to as well, and the deputy attorney general misled investigators. That combination raised questions, the official said, as to whether there was a coordinated effort emanating from the highest levels of the justice department to sabotage the investigation. Sessions and O’Callaghan were the only two government officials asked to provide information who refused to cooperate. Of all the other 45 individuals with whom the IG sought to speak to, all agreed; some sitting for several interviews, others doing so in adverse circumstances because of the Covid-19 pandemic. O’Callaghan’s potential testimony was crucial to the investigation not only because his own role in implementing the family separation policy was under scrutiny, but also because he was such a close adviser to the attorney general and Rosenstein. O’Callaghan declined to comment. Some investigators also concluded Rosenstein misled them by downplaying his own role in the family separation policy. Rosenstein told the IG that “he did not think he saw the draft of the [family separation] policy before it was issued; and asserted that while “the AG and his staff were intimately involved” in devising and implementing the policy, Rosenstein himself was “less likely to have been engaged”. But records previously published by the Guardian and the New York Times directly contradict those claims – clearly demonstrating that Rosenstein ratcheted up the policy by pressing US attorneys on the US-Mexico border to detain more children. The records further indicate that several US attorneys and their aides had severe reservations regarding the inhumanity of the policy, and concerns that by diverting resources to carrying out the policy would interfere with the prosecution of far more serious crimes. One federal prosecutor in Texas complained that, as a result of so much energy and resources being devoted to the effort, “sex offenders were released” who otherwise would have remained imprisoned. Rosenstein told investigators that he gave prosecutors broad discretion not to bring cases they did not want to: “If somebody got the idea that they were supposed to be just like a soldier, prosecuting every case without regards to the facts, that didn’t come from me.” But other US attorneys who Rosenstein supervised told the IG that they were ordered to bring cases they did not want to. One, John Bash, of the western district of Texas, wrote in a memo to other prosecutors that he was told by Rosenstein “per the AG’s policy, we should NOT be categorically declining immigration prosecutions … because of the age of the child.” Bash, who recently left the justice department, explained further: “No one] in this office, including me, had any discretion on whether to accept if we were under the zero tolerance requirement from the attorney general.” After release of the report, Rosenstein said that he now regretted his involvement in the policy: “Since leaving the department, I have often asked myself what we should have done differently … It was a failed policy that never should have been proposed or implemented.” Those comments stand in sharp contrast to earlier comments Rosenstein made to the inspector general defending the policy in high-minded terms by saying: “The attorney general I think was very clear in his view that [there was a] failure by the department to sufficiently prosecute immigration with the rule of law, and the statistics bore that out.” As a former attorney general, Sessions was evading questions from the very department he once headed. To do so, he relied on a loophole in the law that allowed former department officials to escape any consequences from cooperating with investigators once they were out of office. Justice officials who refuse to cooperate with investigators, while in their job, are subject to and are almost always fired from their jobs – a firing carried out by the attorney general. Thus Sessions, by regulation and longstanding norms, was tasked with firing officials for the very thing he himself did. As a senior justice official, O’Callaghan privately endorsed reforms that would have allowed the justice department’s inspector general to compel testimony from recalcitrant witnesses. In not testifying himself, though, O’Callaghan was acting in direct contradiction to his earlier support of a standard that he himself had long supported.
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Britain's relapse into a third national COVID-19 lockdown has sparked the sharpest drop in business activity since May, with services companies hit hardest, a survey showed on Friday. In addition to the latest lockdown, data company IHS Markit said Britain's post-Brexit shift to a more bureaucratic trading arrangement with the European Union had contributed to the decline. “Services have once again been especially hard hit, but manufacturing has seen growth almost stall, blamed on a cocktail of COVID-19 and Brexit, which has led to increasingly widespread supply delays, rising costs and falling exports," Chris Williamson, chief business economist at IHS Markit, said.