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Germany might have to extend measures to dampen the coronavirus pandemic into March, Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff said on Thursday after officials agreed tighter rules at least until Dec. 20 on Wednesday. "After March, I am very optimistic because we will probably be able to vaccinate more and more people and it will be easier to keep infection rates low with the spring." Merkel agreed with leaders of Germany's 16 federal states late on Wednesday to extend and tighten the coronavirus lockdown until Dec. 20, but ease rules over the Christmas holidays to let families and friends celebrate together.
(Bloomberg) -- An oil tanker was damaged in a possible attack at a Saudi Arabian terminal on the Red Sea, just two days after a missile strike on a fuel depot in the country’s second-biggest city.The Agrari, a so-called Aframax-class vessel able to haul about 700,000 barrels of oil, was punctured about 1 meter (3 feet) above the waterline, according to a statement issued Wednesday on behalf of the owner. The “attack” took place as the ship was preparing to leave a berth at the Shuqaiq facility, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) north of the country’s border with Yemen, after unloading its cargo, according to the statement.No one claimed responsibility. A few hours after the incident, state TV reported that that a commercial vessel suffered “minor damage” from the shrapnel of a “booby-trapped boat” that Saudi forces destroyed. The forces were “thwarting a terrorist act targeting navigation in the southern Red Sea,” according to the report.There was no confirmation the two incidents were connected.Shuqaiq isn’t an oil-exporting facility, and the incident probably won’t affect Saudi Arabia’s capacity to produce or export crude. Brent crude was trading 0.3% lower at $48.48 a barrel on Thursday morning, paring this month’s gain to 29%.The Agrari’s puncturing followed a separate attack on Monday in which Yemen’s Houthi rebels fired a missile at a Saudi Aramco fuel depot farther up the Red Sea coast in Jeddah. The strike caused no casualties, and the resulting blaze was extinguished in 40 minutes, according to Aramco.Houthi officials didn’t say they were involved in Wednesday’s incident and offered no explanation for what might have happened. The rebels, who are supported by Iran in Yemen’s civil war, claimed the Jeddah attack.The Houthis have been fighting Yemen’s United Nations-backed government since 2015, the same year a Saudi-led coalition intervened to roll back the rebels’ gains. The Houthis frequently fire missiles into Saudi Arabia, some of which are intercepted.The group claimed responsibility for attacks in September 2019 on Aramco’s Abqaiq oil-processing plant and Khurais field that temporarily knocked out about half of the kingdom’s oil-production capacity and caused crude prices to soar.“There’s definitely an uptick of attacks from the Yemen side of the border on Saudi Arabia to try to send a signal that it’s not just in the Strait of Hormuz and in the Persian Gulf that Iran has the ability to undermine Saudi oil interests and naval activities,” said Ayham Kamel, head of Middle East and North Africa at Eurasia Group, which advises clients on political risk.The Agrari appears to have been delivering fuel oil from Europe, according to shipping data compiled by Bloomberg. Crew on the Agrari are safe, no pollution has been reported, and the tanker itself is stable, according to the statement, which was distributed by MTI Network for TMS Tankers Ltd.Ongoing TensionWar-risk premiums to insure vessels going into the Red Sea -- a major conduit for oil shipments -- are expected to rise in the near-term as a result of recent attacks, but trade flows are unlikely to be affected, said Rahul Kapoor, global head of maritime analytics and research at IHS Markit.On Tuesday, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis said they destroyed five of the rebels’ mines in the Red Sea, according to Saudi state-run Al-Ekhbariya TV. The mines were Iranian-made, the coalition report said.The Agrari, meanwhile, has been boarded by local authorities, including the Coast Guard, and an investigation is underway.“At this stage we don’t know if this is a case of a sea-mine striking the vessel or whether this is a direct attack,” said Munro Anderson, a partner at maritime-security firm Dryad Global, adding that old mines are still present in the Red Sea. The latest event is “well within” expected risk levels for the region where it happened, he said.(Updates with oil price in fourth paragraph; Houthi details in seventh)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.
proteanTecs, a leading developer of Deep Data solutions for electronics' health and performance monitoring, will present at the Taiwan Semiconductor Executive Summit (TSES), taking place in Hsinchu on December 1-2, 2020. Shai Cohen, CEO and Founder of proteanTecs, will be giving a presentation on December 1st at 9:50am Taiwan Standard Time. To register, visit here.
If regulators approve any of the vaccines in coming weeks, the companies have said distribution could begin almost immediately with governments around the world. It has agreed to buy 135 million doses: 34 million from AstraZeneca, 40 million from Novavax Inc, 10 million from Pfizer and 51 million from CSL Ltd.
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(Bloomberg) -- Bitcoin and other digital currencies plunged Thursday, a slide likely to stoke speculation about the durability of the boom in cryptocurrencies.Bitcoin slumped as much as 8.7%, the most since early August, while digital coins like Ether also tumbled. Analysts said that profit-taking after the recent rally, and speculation about tighter regulations, were among the reasons for the shift lower.“Conditions are very massively overbought and bound for a correction,” said Vijay Ayyar, head of business development with crypto exchange Luno in Singapore. “So I don’t think it’s unusual frankly.”Even with the retreat, Bitcoin has more than doubled this year and until recently was knocking on the door of the record high of $19,511 set in 2017. Crypto believers tout purchases by retail investors, institutions and even billionaires, as well as the search for a hedge against dollar weakness amid the pandemic, as reasons why the boom can last.Skeptics argue the cryptocurrency’s famed volatility portends a repeat of what happened three years ago, when a bubble burst spectacularly. Some see signs of retail investors piling in to chase momentum for fast gains, storing up an inevitable reckoning.Bitcoin dipped 7% as of 8:01 a.m. in London to about $17,555, while Ether was more than 10% lower at about $514.Concern about the possibility of tighter U.S. crypto rules, as well as profit taking, help explain Thursday’s price drop across most major digital assets, said Ryan Rabaglia, global head of trading at OSL brokerage in Hong Kong.“It’s also not unusual to see a short-term pullback following periods of significant, accelerated gains as traders look to take profits before resetting once volatility subsides,” he said. “Once the dust settles, we’re back to business as usual with all medium to long-term bullish indicators still in play.”Proponents of digital assets say the current focus on cryptocurrencies compared with three years ago is different because of growing institutional interest, for instance from the likes of Fidelity Investments and JPMorgan Chase & Co.Just this week, Van Eck Associates Corp. launched a Bitcoin exchange-traded note on the Deutsche Boerse Xetra exchange. In October, PayPal Holdings Inc. said it would allow its customers access to cryptocurrencies.There is also a buzz around Ethereum, the most-actively used blockchain in the world, which is set for a network upgrade that would allow it to process a similar number of transactions as Mastercard Inc. and Visa Inc. The shift to the new system could curb the total supply of Ether, whose price has quadrupled so far this year.Luno’s Ayyar said he expects Bitcoin to stabilize and achieve all-time highs. But that would be followed by a larger drop in the cryptocurrency, he said.(Updates prices in the sixth paragraph.)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.
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Dublin, Nov. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Capabilities Integration Shaping the Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) Secure Content Management Market, Forecast to 2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Asia-Pacific (APAC) secure content management (SCM) market grew by 10.4% year-over-year (YoY) in 2019, declining slightly from 2018. Its top participants' growth varied because of their different market approaches. The overall email security market is maturing with slowing but steady growth. Heavily driving its cloud-based deployments are cloud-based email adoption, such as Office 365 and G Suite, and increasing regional remote workforces. The larger but less mature Web security market is also benefiting significantly from the latter. Moreover, enterprises are more reliant on Web applications and moving their workloads into the public cloud, necessitating cloud centricity. The addition of multiple functionalities into core capabilities is transforming the Web and email security markets. Various integrations, including data loss prevention (DLP), cloud access security broker (CASB), shared threat intelligence, and email/browser isolation, are blurring distinctions among cybersecurity solutions. Compliance demands and the growing and increasingly lethal email and Web-based attacks have raised SCM solutions take-up rates and market revenue substantially, likely aiding its future market growth. Market analyses aside, this study highlights vital SCM market drivers. These include ever-increasing cyberattacks compelling proper Web and email defenses implementation; remote working proliferation driving the need to secure self-owned and remote devices; and data security, privacy, and residency regulations sustaining short-term demand for on-premises SCM solutions. This study analyzes email security and Web security market trends from 2018 to 2024, with 2019 as the base year. Vertical segmentation covers the government, banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI), service providers, manufacturing, education, and other sectors, including pharmaceuticals, retail, logistics, oil and gas, energy, mining, agriculture, information technology (IT)/IT-enabled services (IT/ITES), eGaming, eCommerce, and business process outsourcing (BPO).Key Issues Addressed * Is the SCM market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? * What were the key market trends in 2019? What trends will gain importance in the future? * What are the key market drivers and restraints? * Which regions and countries performed the best in 2019? * How are the competitive landscapes in APAC and its sub-regions? * What is the market growth forecast from 2019 to 2024?Key Topics Covered: 1\. Executive Dashboard * Three Growth Opportunities in Secure Content Management2\. Strategic Imperatives * Why is it Increasingly Difficult to Grow? * The Strategic Imperative * The Impact of the Top 3 Strategic Imperatives on Secure Content Management Industry * Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine3\. Growth Opportunity Analysis - Secure Content Management * Secure Content Management Scope of Analysis * Secure Content Management Segmentation * Key Competitors in Secure Content Management * Key Growth Metrics for Secure Content Management, ANZ * Key Findings * Revenue Forecast for Secure Content Management, ANZ * Revenue Forecast BY Technology for Secure Content Management, ANZ * Forecast Analysis for Secure Content Management, ANZ * Demand Analysis by Technology - Email Security, ANZ * Demand Analysis by Technology - Web Security, ANZ * Revenue Forecast by Country for Secure Content Management, ANZ * Forecast Analysis by Country for Secure Content Management, ANZ * Competitive Environment - Secure Content Management, ANZ * Revenue Share for Secure Content Management, ANZ * Revenue Share Analysis for Secure Content Management, ANZ * Revenue Share by Technology for Secure Content Management - Email Security, ANZ * Revenue Share Analysis by Technology for Secure Content Management - Email Security, ANZ * Revenue Share by Technology for Secure Content Management - Web Security, ANZ * Revenue Share Analysis by Technology for Secure Content Management - Web Security, ANZ4\. Competitive Analysis - Vendor Profiling * Country/Region Code Legend * Cisco - Overview * Symantec - Overview * Trend Micro - Overview5\. Growth Opportunity Universe - Secure Content Management * Growth Opportunity 1 - Cloud-based Email Security for Synchronicity with Cloud Email Migration, 2020 * Growth Opportunity 2 - Greater Integrated Web Security in Demand for Broader Web Security Capabilities, 2020 * Growth Opportunity 3 - Persistent on-premises Deployments for Continual Demand for Hardware Solutions, 20206\. The Last Word7\. Next StepsCompanies Mentioned * Alps System Integration * Axway * Barracuda * Canon IT Solutions * Cellopoint * Cisco * Clearswift * Crinity * Daou Tech * Digital Arts * F-Secure * Forcepoint * Fortinet * H3C * imatrix * JiranSecurity * Kaspersky * McAfee * Menlo Security * Mimecast * Netskope * Proofpoint * Qi An Xin Group * Sangfor * Softnext Technologies * Somansa * SonicWall * Soosan INT * Sophos * Symantec * Trend Micro * ZscalerFor more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/ymjuyd 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
Seoul Global Challenge 2021, looking for global innovators who will solve the particulate matters in subways of Seoul Seoul Global Challenge 2021, looking for global innovators who will solve the particulate matters in subways of Seoul\- Total prize money of 690 million KRW \- Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, which has proven itself to be a medical giant through the COVID-19 pandemic, has launched a global urban problem-solving project\- Seoul is openly recruiting innovative technologies and ideas for 'reduction of particulate matters and improvement of air quality in subways' from innovators around the worldSEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Business Agency (SBA, CEO Jang Young-seung), an institution that supports small and medium-sized companies in Seoul, are looking for global innovators to solve the particulate matters in subways of Seoul.Seoul Metropolitan Government has chosen ‘Reduction of Particulate Matters and Improvement of Air Quality in Subways,’ an issue that requires urgent attention, as the topic for the Seoul Global Challenge 2021. About 7.2 million people use the Seoul subway system every day, but the subways face challenges with air quality control. Seoul Metropolitan Government hopes that innovative technologies and research from Korea and the wider world will help solve this problem.Innovators of any nationality with technology and ideas related to reducing particulate matters and improving air quality in subways may apply for this Challenge.The Challenge is largely divided into two tracks – Technology Challenge and Academic Challenge - and a total of 690 million KRW will be awarded to 25 winning teams.In the Technology Challenge, the qualifiers of the preliminary round will be given R&D support funding (totaling 800 million KRW), which may be used for prototype development and patent applications. Final winners will receive prize money totaling 630 million KRW.The topic for the Academic Challenge is ‘Improvement of Air Quality in Subways.’ Winners with outstanding research papers will receive a prize money totaling 60 million KRW, and will be provided with the chance to present at an academic conference.There was an online information session about the Seoul Global Challenge 2021 on October 29th. During the session, participants were able to acquire more detailed information on the Challenge and receive answers to their questions. The video clip of the session is currently available on YouTube with English subtitles. Foreign participants may submit their questions via email, in English, and they will be answered. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgMX646WFHc)Jin Dae-je, the Chief of the Seoul Global Challenge Organizing Committee, said, “We want the Seoul Global Challenge to be a platform on which anyone can easily develop and research their ideas.” He added, “To excellent innovators, we will present opportunities to develop and research with Seoul Metropolitan Government as their testbed, making Seoul a better place for its citizens to live.”The timeline of the Seoul Global Challenge 2021, a global urban problem-solving project with prize money totaling 690 million KRW, is as follows. The application period for the Technology and Academic Challenge will run until December 31, 2020. Anyone interested in participating should not hesitate to apply.For more information on qualifications, applications, and evaluation methods, etc., please visit the Seoul Global Challenge website (seoulglobalchallenge.sba.kr/en).Detailed application and contact informationContact: SBA Seoul Global Challenge TeamTelephone: +82-2-2222-3726E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.comWebsite: http://seoulglobalchallenge.sba.kr/enA photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/309db4bc-d446-48f7-a18a-eb96f7229ad1
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Earlier today, Delek Group (TASE: DLEKG) (US ADR: DGRLY) ("the Company") published its Q3 2020 financial statements. The Company's management will hold conference calls to review the financial statements on two occasions, in Hebrew and in English.
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