Syria denied a report by the global chemical weapons watchdog which said there were reasonable grounds to believe that the Syrian air force dropped a chlorine bomb on a residential area in the rebel-controlled Idlib region three years ago. "The report includes false and fabricated conclusions," the foreign ministry said in a statement. Syria and its military ally Russia have consistently denied using chemical weapons during President Bashar al-Assad's decade-old conflict with rebel forces, saying any such attacks were staged by opponents to make Damascus look like the culprit.
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(Bloomberg) -- Russian markets tumbled as the U.S. prepared to unveil sanctions on the nation’s local debt, a threat that’s put a damper on investor appetite for years.The yield on benchmark ruble bonds jumped the most since the pandemic turmoil last March. Stocks snapped three days of gains and the ruble dropped the most since December.Bond sanctions are the latest blow to investor confidence in Russia and come at a time of heightened tensions with troops building on the border with Ukraine. The package of restrictions would include barring U.S. financial institutions from participating in the primary market for new Russian bonds, according to a person familiar with the matter.“Sanctions will spark panic sales of ruble bonds and pressure the ruble,” said Tatiana Orlova, an analyst at Emerginomics in London. “But in the medium term, the fact that one of the biggest risks has finally materialized could actually reduce the geopolitical premium. Certainty is always better than uncertainty. Paradoxically, the outlook for the ruble may improve.”Geopolitics and Russia’s spiraling tensions with the West were one of the reasons JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut its recommendation for emerging-market currencies to underweight.Read More: Putin’s Ukraine Gambit Turns Debt Sanctions Into a Real ThreatThe U.S. government is also planning sanctions focusing on Russian individuals and entities, which could be announced as early as Thursday. Those come in retaliation for alleged Kremlin misconduct including the SolarWinds hack and efforts to disrupt the U.S. election.Russian officials say debt curbs wouldn’t seriously hurt the government’s ability to fund itself as local banks and non-U.S. investors could step in to replace those forced to sell. State lender VTB Bank PJSC bought more than 70% of the local notes on offer in Wednesday’s debt sales, which saw a record placement equivalent to almost $3 billion.Foreigners now hold about a fifth of the so-called OFZ debt, worth roughly $37 billion.It would be an “important mitigating factor” if restrictions are limited to primary-market purchases, according to Oxford economics analysts Evghenia Sleptsova and Regis Chatellier. They pointed to sanctions in 2019 that banned U.S. banks from buying new issues of Russian Eurobonds, but which ultimately did little to dent the Kremlin’s access to foreign funding.“In contrast, the degree of the selloff of Russian assets in anticipation of Biden’s presidency and subsequent sanctions has already been much more substantial,” they said. “Once primary market purchases of OFZ debt are sanctioned, domestic banks can absorb new issuance, and then resell on the secondary market.”Market Snapshot:Yields on Russia’s 10-year ruble bonds were up 18 basis points at 7.22% as of 1:56 p.m. in Moscow, set for the biggest increase since AugustThe ruble traded 1.3% weaker at 76.8625 per dollarRussia’s benchmark MOEX stock index retreated 0.7%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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Malaysia's health ministry has proposed retaining a ban on interstate travel throughout the Eid festive season, state news agency Bernama reported on Thursday, as the number of COVID-19 infections in the country jumped to a five-week high. Muslim-majority Malaysia has gradually eased movement curbs since embarking on a nationwide vaccination programme in February, though the government has yet to decide on whether to allow interstate travel ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival on May 13. The Southeast Asian nation has seen a surge in cases in recent weeks, with the country reporting 2,148 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, the highest daily rise since March 5.
). COVID-19 did not have a significant impact on the deployable military shelters market. However, in certain countries military deployed temporary shelters to be used as temporary COVID-19 medical centers.New York, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Deployable Military Shelters Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06062863/?utm_source=GNW The evolving battlefield requirements have necessitated an increase in military units’ deployment in far-away warzones and various diverse terrains both for training and strategic operational purposes. Unrest across the borders with neighboring countries is generating the need for deployment of thousands of soldiers, which generates the need for portable military shelters.Significant investments are directed towards developing shelters with a smaller number of component parts, less weight, and enhanced ease of fabrication and assembly. Advancements in designs and material technologies have resulted in the development of military shelters that are easy to transport and deploy, which is further expected to accelerate the growth of the market in the coming years.Key Market TrendsOther Types Segment Accounted for a Major Market Share in 2020The other types segment currently has the highest market share and is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period. The segment includes relocatable storage units, deployable hangars, and custom-built temporary military housing units. Deployable hangars are fully demountable and relocatable. Therefore, they are designed to have the shortest assembly time. In most cases, all the materials can be reused, both structure and envelope, in the next assembly of the building. VALDEMAN is one of the leading suppliers of deployable hangars for the United Nations, NATO, US Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Belgian Air Force, Canadian Air Force, Chilean Air Force, Indian Air Force, etc. Besides being a prime supplier of deployable hangars, the company also offers full accessory packages, including aircraft and personnel doors, lights, ventilation, and HVAC systems. In August 2020, the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) announced providing deployable infrastructure to house the new C-295 aircraft of the Spanish Air Force "Marfil Detachment" in Senegal. The construction of a deployable hangar and a corporate building for the deployed personnel was completed in December 2020. Such developments are expected to propel the growth of the segment during the forecast period.Europe Region is Expected to Witness the Highest Growth During Forecast PeriodThe European region is expected to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period. European forces are strategically deployed by NATO partner countries in different peacekeeping missions around the world. Temporary shelters are used by the defense forces to set up medical camps and assist the wounded in war zones or affected areas during a pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak has triggered a multifold increase in demand for deployable military shelters. For instance, in March 2020, a military field hospital was set up by the French Army to relieve the pressure on the ICU of the main hospital in the eastern French city of Mulhouse. The field hospital could admit up to 30 patients in intensive care. Similarly, the UK military planners were working on establishing 10 new field hospitals in the UK as part of its effort to support the public services tackling the COVID-19 crisis, notably the NHS. Several field hospitals have cropped up in Russia as the infection rate increased in the country. For instance, in May 2020, the Russian military opened a field hospital with a 100-bed capacity to treat COVID-19 patients in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan. A similar facility was also set up in the Murmansk region.Competitive LandscapeThe military deployable shelter market is highly fragmented and is highly competitive with competition from military fabric manufacturers, military equipment manufacturers, sports gear manufacturers as well as extreme weather shelter manufacturing companies. UTS Systems, General Dynamics Corporation, AAR CORP., Saab AB, and HDT Global are some of the market’s major players. The smaller players that have risen due to the spike in demand in 2020 are expected to remain in the market for another 3-4 years with only about 50% of these players surviving beyond the 5-year period when profits start to decline, and costs start to catch-up. Major players planning to expand their presence globally should wait out these next 2-3 years to acquire small domestic firms or form JVs and partnerships with these companies to reduce risks and costs by taking the dominant role in the business. The manufacturers of deployable military shelters are continually looking for ways to develop shelters that can withstand a wide range of harsh weather conditions, keeping in mind the various defense authorities’ certification requirements across the world. This will help the manufacturers to gain new contracts from the militaries and expand their market share during the forecast period.Reasons to Purchase this report:- The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format- 3 months of analyst supportRead the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06062863/?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: firstname.lastname@example.org US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001
Dublin, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Veterinary Pain Management Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Veterinary Pain management market was valued at USD 1,197 million in 2020, and it is expected to reach USD 1,910 million in 2026, registering a CAGR of nearly 6.30% during the forecast period.The global outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted all industries including veterinary pain medicine. Pet parents are advised to keep a safe distance from their pets to maintain hygiene and reduce the risk of contamination. The impact has been seen in the livestock sector as well. There has been difficulty in moving animal products, such as meat, milk, and eggs, to markets. The restriction has been implemented on the seasonal border crossing with ruminants. In April 2020, the Food Agriculture Organization published a new policy regarding the production of livestock and the supply chain of livestock products during the COVID 19 pandemic.Some of the factors driving the Veterinary Pain Management market growth include the high prevalence of inflammatory and painful diseases in the animal population. According to a report published in Nature, in April 2018, the annual period prevalence of osteoarthritis diagnosis in dogs under primary veterinary care in the United Kingdom was estimated to be 2.5%. Similarly, according to the Animal Cancer Foundation, 65 million dogs and 32 million cats in the United States were diagnosed with cancer during the year 2017. Moreover, approximately 6 million new cancer diagnoses are made in pets, each year.Additionally, as per the results of the 2017-2018 APPA (American Pet Products Association) National Pet Owners Survey, 10% of dogs and 8% each of cats and birds have undergone surgical procedures, for some reason or the other. This indicate that there is a high prevalence of the diseases associated with pain in animals which is a fuelling factor for the market studied.Furthermore, the rising initiatives by government and other organizations are expected to impact positively on the market studied. For instance, World Small Animal Veterinary Association's (WSAVA's), 2018, initiated a campaign related to pain management among companion animals wherein guidance will be provided in accordance with the upcoming and best practices of veterinary pain management to the veterinary professionals.In addition to the aforementioned factors, the rise in need for easily accessible and affordable treatment procedures and an increase in awareness about animal health and welfare are also expected to propel the growth of the veterinary pain management market over the forecast period.Key Market TrendsUnder Devices Laser Therapy is Expected to Witness a Healthy Growth Over the Forecasted PeriodLaser therapy use to chronic as well as acute injuries, arthritis, sprains and strains, swelling due to back disc problems, and muscular-skeletal abnormalities. It also helps to regenerate nerve tissue post surgery.The COVID-19 pandemic situation has a dramatic effect throughout the world on healthcare systems even on the veterinary healthcare systems. Due to the fear of the virus, many of the people are avoiding visits to veterinary hospitals. Thus, with the reduction of hospital visits, a delay in diagnosis and treatment is expected in the animals, leading to a decline in demand for pain management products.However, some hospitals and clinics are taking definite measures to avoid transmission of the virus during this pandemic situation. For instance, Prestige Animal Hospitals are taking precautionary measures in the treatment of animals. They have also introduced a "Drop Off Exams" program that allows the owner to drop off the animal for the diagnosis or treatment procedure. The results and treatment plans are then discussed through the phone/mail.Many of the authorities are recommending to avoid elective surgeries in animals, thus resulting in a decline of the cases of postoperative pains and thereby negatively impacting on the market. For instance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that veterinary healthcare professionals attend only emergency visits and procedures.The therapeutic laser treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) in dogs and cats is currently the most common laser therapy. The laser intensity in osteoarthritis (OA) is most appropriate as 8-10 J/cm2. Tendonitis may also be benefitted from laser therapy, due to the inflammation associated with the disease.There are some laser devices that can be used both for surgical and therapeutic purposes, by controlling the level of emission. Some of the laser therapy brands that are in the market for veterinary pain management include B-Cure Laser, TENDLITE, Lumasoothe, iReliev, Keebomed, MLS Laser Therapy (ASAveterinary), among others.The market players adopted various strategies such as product launches, collaborations, expansions and merges. For instance in October 2020, Summus Laser introduced ''Horizon Veterinary Laser System'', a Class IV laser therapy system, which has been designed specifically for the veterinary pain management. It is a diode based laser with 28 watt power and has a unique capability of combining 4 different wavelength, which can be controlled independently as well.Owing to the aforementioned factors, the segment is expected to witness considerable growth over the forecast period.India to Witness Rapid Growth in Asia-Pacific RegionThe large livestock population in India is a major factor contributing to the market growth. According to the National Dairy Development Board, India, the total livestock population in India, as recorded in 2019, is around 536 million.In India, dring COVID-19 pandemic, in May 2020, the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) launched an interactive webinar to create awareness about procedures to be followed in the dairy value chain during the pandemic.In addition, Animal Husbandry Department's launched a program to safeguard its employees and farmers against the COVID-19. The veterinary hospitals provided services during the COVID-19 pandemic with preventive measures such as provided with gloves, masks, sanitizers, and floor cleaners to maintain the optimal level of hygiene.Animal husbandry has observed a significant increase over the years, in India. The factors behind the growth of the animal health market are the adoption of innovative technologies that are used to prevent and cure various diseases associated with farm and companion animals. Animal health companies now deal with therapeutics, preventive measures, and productivity enhancement.Over the past few years, many global animal health companies, such as Ceva and Sanofi, have entered the animal health market in India, owing to large growth opportunities in the country. For example, India has approximately 120 million dairy cows, and hence, is the largest milk producer in the world, having a production capacity almost equivalent to that of the entire European Union. In addition, India is also the fifth-largest producer of chicken meat and a major exporter of beef. Therefore, owing to the rising significance of this country in the international market, it is expected to witness rapid growth.Competitive LandscapeThe Veterinary Pain Management Market is fragmented competitive with the presence of both international and local companies. Some of the market players include Ceva SantE Animale, Elanco Animal Health Incorporated, Zoetis Inc., Vetoquinol SA and Boehringer Ingelheim International Gmbh.Reasons to Purchase this report: The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format3 months of analyst support Key Topics Covered: 1 INTRODUCTION1.1 Study Assumptions1.2 Scope of the Study2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY4 MARKET DYNAMICS4.1 Market Overview4.2 Market Drivers4.2.1 Growth in Prevalence of Painful and Inflammatory Diseases in Animals4.2.2 Rise in Need for Easily Accessible and Affordable Treatment Options4.2.3 Increase in Awareness about Animal Health and Welfare4.3 Market Restraints4.3.1 Side Effects Associated with Treatment4.3.2 High Cost of Certain Products4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry5 MARKET SEGMENTATION5.1 By Product5.1.1 Drugs22.214.171.124 NSAIDs126.96.36.199 Anesthetics188.8.131.52 Opioids184.108.40.206 Other Drugs5.1.2 Devices220.127.116.11 Laser Therapy18.104.22.168 Electromagnetic Therapy5.2 By Application5.2.1 Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain5.2.2 Postoperative Pain5.2.3 Cancer5.2.4 Other Applications5.3 By Animal Type5.3.1 Companion5.3.2 Livestock5.4 By End User5.4.1 Hospitals and Clinics5.4.2 Retail Outlet and Others5.5 Geography5.5.1 North America22.214.171.124 United States126.96.36.199 Canada188.8.131.52 Mexico5.5.2 Europe184.108.40.206 Germany220.127.116.11 United Kingdom18.104.22.168 France22.214.171.124 Italy126.96.36.199 Spain188.8.131.52 Rest of Europe5.5.3 Asia-Pacific184.108.40.206 China220.127.116.11 Japan18.104.22.168 India22.214.171.124 Australia126.96.36.199 South Korea188.8.131.52 Rest of Asia-Pacific5.5.4 Middle East and Africa184.108.40.206 GCC220.127.116.11 South Africa18.104.22.168 Rest of Middle East and Africa5.5.5 South America22.214.171.124 Brazil126.96.36.199 Argentina188.8.131.52 Rest of South America6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE6.1 Company Profiles6.1.1 Assisi Animal Health6.1.2 Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH6.1.3 Ceva Sante Animale6.1.4 Chanelle Veterinary Limited6.1.5 Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC6.1.6 Elanco Animal Health Incorporated6.1.7 Norbrook6.1.8 VetoquinolSA6.1.9 Zoetis Inc.6.1.10 Merck and Co Inc.6.1.11 Eli Lilly and Company7 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDSFor more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/auycav 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
Poland's Constitutional Tribunal ruled on Thursday that the human rights ombudsman be removed from his post, drawing opposition accusations that the court sought to illegally end the mandate of a staunch government critic. After the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) came to power in 2015, Adam Bodnar emerged as a leading defender of liberal values such as women's and minority rights, as well as judicial independence, which critics say are under threat from PiS. His five-year term ended in September, but parliament could not agree on a replacement, with the lower and upper houses controlled, respectively, by the government and the opposition.
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NEW YORK — Bank of America's profits doubled in the first quarter, the bank said Thursday, as the improving economy allowed it to release billions from its loan-loss reserves that it originally set aside in the early days of the pandemic. Bank of America is the latest of the big banks to say it has released billions from its reserves, following JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, which announced results Wednesday. The release of reserves helped both of those banks' profits soar compared to the year-ago first quarter. The Charlotte-based banking giant earned $8.1 billion in the quarter, equal to 86 cents per share, compared to a profit of $4.01 billion, or 40 cents a share, in the same period a year earlier. Analysts were looking for BofA to earn 66 cents a share. The bank had a net one-time gain of $1.86 billion for releasing loans from its loan-loss reserves. Like JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs, which also reported its results on Wednesday, BofA had a strong quarter in its investment banking division. Total profits in the division rose to $2.05 billion from $1.71 billion in the same period a year earlier. The bank saw revenue gains on its trading desks, a reflection of the healthy volatility the markets had last quarter. One thing that negatively impacted BofA and hurt the other banks as well in due time is low interest rates. The bank's net interest income fell from $12.13 billion last quarter to $10.2 billion in this quarter. BofA's balance sheet tends to skew toward financial products with a shorter duration, so more of the bank's balance sheet changed to lower interest rate products than its competition. Overall revenue at the bank was $22.82 billion, relatively flat compared to the $22.77 billion reported last year. Shares of Bank of America rose about 1% in premarket trading. Ken Sweet, The Associated Press
The Company’s annual general meeting was held today at Hermans, Tivoli Friheden, DK-8000 Aarhus C. Due to the circumstances of covid-19, the general meeting was live streamed on the Internet. Report by the Board of DirectorsThe Chairman reported that Schouw & Co. generated revenue in 2020 of DKK 21.3 billion (2019: DKK 20.9 billion) and EBITDA of DKK 2,209 million (2019: DKK 1,951 million). Furthermore, the Board of Directors' report showed that for 2021 the Group expects consolidated revenue of about DKK 21.9 billion and EBITDA in the range of DKK 2,015-2,225 million. The Board of Directors' report is not put to the vote, but the shareholders took note of the report. Approval of the annual report and distribution of profitThe shareholders voted to approve the 2020 annual report with distribution of profit for the year and the Board of Directors' recommendation that a dividend of DKK 14 per share be paid, as well as the proposed resolution to discharge the Board of Directors and the Executive Management from liability. Advisory vote on the remuneration reportThe annual general meeting approved the remuneration report 2020 presented for an advisory vote. Proposals from the Board of DirectorsThe shareholders voted to approve the Board of Directors' proposal for the annual basic fee for the Board of Directors at DKK 325,000 for 2021. The shareholders voted to approve the Board of Directors' proposal to amend the address of registrar of Article 2(3) of the Articles of Association. The shareholders voted to approve the Board of Directors' proposal to add a new Article 5 to the Articles of Association – Proposal to use electronic communication – and to amend Article 4(1), first paragraph. Election of members to the Board of DirectorsFrom the Board of Directors Jørgen Wisborg and Hans Martin Smith were up for election, and upon proposal from the Board of Directors they were both re-elected. Appointment of auditorsPricewaterhouseCoopers Statsautoriseret Revisionspartnerselskab were appointed as the Company’s auditors. Authorisation to the chairman of the general meetingThe shareholders authorised the chairman of the meeting, or whoever the chairman may be replaced by in his absence, to file the resolutions approved by the general meeting for registration. Any other businessNo other business was considered. Immediately after the Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors elected Jørn Ankær Thomsen Chairman and Jørgen Wisborg Deputy Chairman of the Board. Aktieselskabet Schouw & Co.Jørn Ankær Thomsen, ChairmanJens Bjerg Sørensen, President Any questions should be directed to Jens Bjerg Sørensen, President, on telephone +45 8611 2222. Attachment 2021-04-15 FBM 04-2021 AGM minutes
KABUL — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Thursday to sell Afghan leaders and a wary public on President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw all American troops from the country and end America's longest war. Blinken sought to assure senior Afghan politicians that the United States remains committed to the country despite Biden's announcement a day earlier that the 2,500 U.S. soldiers remaining in the country would be coming home by the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that led to the U.S. invasion in 2001. “I wanted to demonstrate with my visit the ongoing to commitment of the United States to the Islamic Republic and the people of Afghanistan,” Blinken told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani as they met at the presidential palace in Kabul. “The partnership is changing, but the partnership itself is enduring.” “We respect the decision and are adjusting our priorities,” Ghani told Blinken, expressing gratitude for the sacrifices of US troops. Later, in a meeting with Abdullah Abdullah, who heads the National Reconciliation Council, Blinken repeated his message, saying that “we have a new chapter, but it is a new chapter that we’re writing together.” “We are grateful to your people, your country, your administration,” Abdullah said. NATO immediately followed Biden's lead on Wednesday, saying its roughly 7,000 non-American forces in Afghanistan would be departing within a few months, ending the foreign military presence that had been a fact of life for a generation of Afghans already reeling from more than 40 years of conflict. Blinken arrived in the Afghan capital from Brussels, where he and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin briefed NATO officials on the U.S. decision and won quick approval from the allies to end their Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan. Biden, Blinken, Austin have all tried to put a brave face on the pullout, maintaining that the U.S.- and NATO-led missions to Afghanistan had achieved their goal of decimating Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network that launched the 9-11 attacks and clearing the country of terrorist elements that could use Afghan soil to plot similar strikes. However, that argument has faced pushback from some U.S. lawmakers and human rights advocates, who say the withdrawal will result in the loss of freedoms that Afghans enjoyed after the Taliban was ousted from power in late 2001. “My views are very pessimistic,” Naheed Farid, a member of parliament, told reporters when asked her thoughts about the future of her country. Farid was one of a half-dozen, mostly women, civic leaders who met with Blinken at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. She did not elaborate. Despite billions of U.S. dollars in aid, 20 years after the invasion, more than half of Afghanistan’s 36 million people live on less than $1.90 a day, according to World Bank figures. Afghanistan is also considered one of the worst countries in the world for women's rights and wellbeing, according to the Georgetown Institute for Women Peace and Security. For many Afghans the past two decades have been disappointing, as corruption has overtaken successive governments and powerful warlords have amassed wealth and loyal militias who are well armed. Many Afghans fear the chaos will worsen even more once America leaves. Peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government are at a stalemate but are supposed to resume later this month in Istanbul. Under an agreement signed between the Trump administration and the Taliban last year, the U.S. was to have completed its military withdrawal by May 1. Although Biden is blowing through that deadline, angering the Taliban leadership, his plan calls for the pullout to begin on May 1. The NATO withdrawal will commence the same day. The Taliban’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed warned Wednesday that “problems will be compounded,” if the U.S. misses the May 1 withdrawal deadline. The insurgent movement has yet to respond to Biden’s surprise announcement that the pullout would only start on that date. “It is time to end America’s longest war,” Biden said in his announcement in Washington on Tuesday, but he added that the U.S. will “not conduct a hasty rush to the exit.” Biden, along with Blinken and Austin in Brussels, vowed that the U.S. would remain committed to Afghanistan’s people and development. “Bringing our troops home does not mean ending our relationship with Afghanistan or our support for the country,” Blinken said. “Our support, our engagement and our determination remain.” Austin said that the U.S. military, after withdrawing from Afghanistan, will keep counterterrorism “capabilities” in the region to keep pressure on extremist groups operating within Afghanistan. Asked for details, he declined to elaborate on where those U.S. forces would be positioned or in what numbers. ___ Associated Press Writer Kathy Gannon in Islamabad contributed to this report. Matthew Lee, The Associated Press
The market for cryogenic pump is expected to grow at a CAGR of greater than 5% during the forecast period of 2020 – 2025. Factors such as an increase in gas-based power generation and increasing investments in the energy and power sector are likely to drive the cryogenic pump market during the forecast period.New York, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Cryogenic Pump Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06062864/?utm_source=GNW Also, the rise in demand for LNG as a fuel in domestic applications is expected to drive the global cryogenic pump market. However, cost constraints and lack of expertise in handling these devices across the developing regions are anticipated to serve as a major restraining factor in the growth of the cryogenic pumps market.- The positive displacement cryogenic pumps segment is expected to witness significant demand during the forecast period, owing to its adoption in various end-use industries and advantages.- Growing focus towards solar power generation and development of solar PV manufacturing infrastructure can create immense opportunities in the coming years because investments as the cryogenic pumps are majorly used in the manufacturing of solar panels.- Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the market with majority of the demand coming from the countries such as China and India.Key Market TrendsPositive Displacement Cryogenic Pump to Witness Significant Growth- In April 2014, Air Squared, Inc. has created the world’s first small-scale positive displacement cryogenic pump i.e. a scroll pump for cryogenic liquids. The innovation is a compact, reliable, light-weight, and electrically-driven scroll, capable of pumping volatile liquids at extremely low temperatures.- Developed for NASA, the pump is designed to efficiently move low-temperature liquids in zero gravity cryogenic-control devices. With numerous aerospace applications, the design could be used as a fuel pump for liquid hydrogen-fueled aircraft.- Also, cooling system using positive displacement cryogenic liquid pump is considered as one of the major application because, a cooling system employs a single-acting positive displacement bellows pump to transfer a cryogenic liquid such as liquid nitrogen from a storage dewar to a heat exchanger coupled to a measurement chamber of an instrument, wherein cooling takes place by vaporizing the liquid.- In November 2019, Ampco pumps introduced cryo-pump technology for low temperature processing applications. ZP3 series positive displacement designed with highly specialized internal seals for processing at temperature as low as -70°F/ -56°C.- In December 2018, Brightway Cryogenic incorporated Project-4 i.e. the large flow cryogenic reciprocating pump is used to provide gas supply in natural gas pipe network and the clients there applied it to LNG peak shaving station.- Therefore, based on the above-mentioned factors, positive displacement cryogenic pump is expected to witness significant growth, which, in turn, increases the demand for cryogenic pump market during the forecast period.Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market Growth- Asia-Pacific is witnessing huge economic growth due to the development of industrial infrastructure. The demand for shipping and storing liquified natural gas (LNG) is increasing from energy-famished economies such as China, India, and other Asian countries, which in turn is driving the growth of the cryogenic pump market in Asia-Pacific region.- High investments in the infrastructure sector and an increase in focus on renewable-based electricity generation in Asia-Pacific region is expected to provide substantial growth opportunities to the global cryogenic pumps market .- China is one of the major countries which has significant demand in the electronics and semiconductor industry. The manufacturers in China are highly focusing on strengthening their capabilities in the fields of materials, components, and equipment.- In February 2019, Fives Group has been awarded a contract of 9 cryogenic lab pumps for two projects in China. These pumps are expected to be manufactured at Fives Cryomec AG site in Allschwil, Switzerland, and installed in Fujian province (eastern China) and in Inner Mongolia province (northern China).- Also, in December 2019, a working contract notification of BHEL, India had been released regarding servicing of liquid oxygen cryogenic pumps at building no. 12/oxygen plant.- Therefore, based on the above-mentioned factors, Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the cryogenic pump market over the forecast period.Competitive LandscapeThe global cryogenic pump market is moderately fragmented. Some of the major players includes Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd, Fives Group, KSB SE & Co. KGaA, Nikkiso Co., Ltd., and PHPK Technologies Inc.Reasons to Purchase this report:- The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format- 3 months of analyst supportRead the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06062864/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. 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LONDON — The chairman of Britain's cronyism watchdog says the public should be given a “full and frank” explanation as to how a senior civil servant held down a part-time job with a now-bankrupt financial firm that won lucrative government contracts. The revelations about Bill Crothers are the latest in a tide of information about links between Greensill Capital, a financial services firm that collapsed last month, and former British Prime Minister David Cameron, other government ministers and civil servants. Greensill Capital's bankruptcy threatens thousands of jobs at a British steelmaker the firm helped finance. Earlier this week, it emerged that Crothers, who oversaw government purchasing, began working as a part-time adviser to Greensill’s board in September 2015, two months before he left his job as the government’s chief commercial officer. Eric Pickles, who chairs the U.K.'s Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, said the public was “entitled” to know the arrangements for second roles approved by the Cabinet Office — the government body that helps co-ordinate policy between government and the civil service. “I mean, if Mr. Crothers had decided he wanted to have a milk round or something, I don’t think we would be terribly worried,” said Pickles, who was in Cameron's Conservative-led Cabinet during 2010-2015. “But his particular position, in terms of running procurement and working for a commercial organization, is something that does require a full and frank and transparent explanation,” he added. News reports over the last month revealed that Cameron had lobbied senior government officials on behalf of the finance firm founded by Australian banker Lex Greensill, himself a former adviser to Cameron’s government. Greensill Capital was given a lucrative role in “supply chain finance” arrangements that saw it pay contractors on behalf of the government before receiving reimbursement from the Treasury. The system was designed to expedite payments to contractors, including pharmacies supplying the National Health Service, but critics say the government should just have paid the contractors directly. Cameron, who quit as prime minister in 2016 after U.K. voters opted to withdraw from the European Union, also worked as a part-time adviser to Greensill in 2018 and held shares in the company. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government defeated an opposition effort to force a parliamentary inquiry into allegations of cronyism and improper lobbying. It has launched its own investigation, led by a lawyer, but opponents doubt it will get to the truth. However, the House of Commons’ influential cross-party Treasury Select Committee announced that it would begin an investigation next week into Greensill’s collapse and the “appropriateness” of the U.K. Treasury’s response to lobbying. The committee has the power to call witnesses, potentially including Cameron and Treasury chief Rishi Sunak. A spokesman for Cameron said he would respond “positively” to any request to give evidence in any of the inquiries once the terms of reference have been established. The Associated Press
Dublin, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Returnable Transport Packaging (RTP) Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Returnable Transport Packaging (RTP) market was valued at USD 7,827.5 million in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 11,040.06 million by 2026, at a CAGR of 5.9% over the forecast period (2021 - 2026). The increase in demand for the export and import of goods and e-commerce industry will drive the market in the forecast period. Returnable transport packaging (RTP) is a multi-trip packaging medium in which goods are transported more than once between the customers and vendors. The factors, like rising cost of packaging, damage to goods in transit, availability of packaging material, and the cost of disposing of the packaging material, have drawn the attention of the companies to sustainable packaging. Hence, the businesses are realizing the importance of having a sustainable and low-cost packaging system in place. RTP is increasingly gaining prominence worldwide, due to its positive effects on the environment. The packaging materials have contributed immensely to the depletion of natural resources. According to the global environment facility (GEF), the production of plastics, one of the most used packaging materials, increased by about twenty folds between 1964 and 2015, with an annual output of 322 million metric ton. The production is expected to be double by 2035 and quadruple by 2050. While plastics contribute to the economic growth, their current production and usage pattern, on a linear model of 'take, make, use, and dispose of', are the primary reasons for the depletion of natural resource, waste, environmental degradation, and climate change. These factors lead to adverse effects on human health. In addition, the usage of wood has exerted a tremendous pressure on forests. In addition, packaging has significantly contributed to global warming and the ozone layer depletion. It has placed excessive pressure on the environment, owing to the unceasing disposal of waste. Packaging also contributes to landfill space and serves as a source of toxic materials, with health implications and the risk of groundwater contamination. To deal with these negative consequences of packaging, RTP enables the firms to reduce their operational costs and reduce the environmental impact, while conforming with the government's regulations for sustainable supply chains. Key Market TrendsDrums and Barrels to Witness Significant Market Growth Drums play an essential role in the returnable transport packaging industry, as it is widely used to store and transport hazardous and non-hazardous liquids, ensuring maximum protection. Drums are majorly used in Oil & Gas and Petrochemicals industry, which is largely used for oil spill protection, during storage and transport.Various kinds of drums widely available in the market are plastic drums, steel drums, salvage drums, and fiber drums. Plastic drums used in the food industry are required to be suitably decontaminated and certified safe for carrying and storing consumable items in the long term. The plastic drums used in the food industry are also needed to be food grade approved and comply with other food safety standards.Besides the food industry, plastic drums are majorly used in the chemicals and oil industry, for their storage and transport. The extensive usage of plastic drums across industries is increasing due to its benefits, such as cost-efficiency, durability, and reusability.nRecently, the Intermediate bulk container and PE drum specialist Schutz Australia, invested approximately USD 20 million in technology and facilities in the manufacturing plant, to better service the Australian market. The company is majorly involved in the manufacturing and reconditioning of IBCs and polyethylene (PE) drums.However, the rising concerns towards the substantial increase in plastic waste generation, globally, alternative materials are being adopted to create industrial drums. For instance, steel drums are the most preferred option after plastic drums. This is due to the several benefits it offers over plastic, such as recyclability, ability to withstand extreme conditions, and lower lifecycle cost, among others. North America to have Significant Growth The North American region is one of the largest regions for the pharmaceutical plastic packaging industry due to its large pharmaceutical manufacturing base and the ability to introduce technological advancements to pharmaceutical packaging. According to PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, there are more than 700 North American Manufacturers of equipment, components, and materials for processing and packaging.The returnable transport packaging market in the United States is bolstered by the presence of major market players and strong manufacturing industries, such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, and automotive.The rigid plastic bulk containers are used in various industries, such as the food and beverage industry, industrial chemical industry, pharmaceutical industry, paints, inks, and dyes industry, and petroleum and lubricant industry. The Rigid Intermediate Bulk Container Association of North America fosters the interests of persons, firms, and corporations engaged in the business of manufacturing or assembling rigid intermediate bulk containers.The Unites States is the third-largest exporter after China and the European Union, and the second-largest importer of goods in the world. These goods mainly consist of industrial machinery, medical equipment, petroleum products, and automotive parts and suppliesFor instance, the United States reported a rise in exports from USD 13.6 billion from the previous month resulting in USD 158.3 billion in June 2020. Further, the region experienced the first gain in demand for exports of industrial goods and services since February thereby suggesting an improvement in global demand after being depressed by the pandemic. Competitive LandscapeThe major players include IFCO System, Kuehne+Nagel, Schoeller Allibert, SSI Schaefer, Rehrig Pacific, and SSI Schaefer LTD, amongst others. The market concentration is moderate since there is no significant competition going on in the market because the companies are mainly focusing on the improved quality of transport packaging rather than focusing on the competitors since most of them are unorganized and local players. January 2020 - Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin), the state-owned company responsible for dismantling Italy's nuclear power plants, said the shipment marks the launch of the second and final phase of the transport programme. Arranged in four containers, the first 162 drums were shipped on two trucks.February 2020 - CHEP Australia has officially opened it's first 'Plant of the Future' upgrade in Melbourne. The CHEP DerrimutService Centre is the first of four service centers nationally to be upgraded as part of a global plant automation strategy. It creates more than a dozen jobs for the local community, greater efficiencies for industrial customers, and better sustainability results for the environment. Reasons to Purchase this report: The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format3 months of analyst support Key Topics Covered: 1 INTRODUCTION1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition1.2 Scope of the Study2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY4 MARKET DYNAMICS4.1 Market Overview4.2 Market Drivers4.2.1 Demand for RTP from F&B, and Textile Industries4.2.2 Stringent Government Regulations by the Government4.3 Market Restraints4.3.1 High Initial Costs to Setup and Buying all Kinds of Materials4.4 Industry Value Chain Analysis4.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis4.6 Assessment of Impact of Covid-19 on the Market5 MARKET SEGMENTATION5.1 Material5.1.1 Plastic5.1.2 Metal5.1.3 Wood5.2 Product5.2.1 Containers5.2.2 Drums & Barrels5.2.3 Pallets5.2.4 Crates, Totes, Trays & Bins5.2.5 Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC's)5.2.6 Other Product Types5.3 Application5.3.1 Automotive5.3.2 Food and Beverages5.3.3 Consumer Goods5.3.4 Industrial5.3.5 Others5.4 Geography5.4.1 North America5.4.2 Europe5.4.3 Asia Pacific5.4.4 Latin America5.4.5 Middle East and Africa6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE6.1 Company Profiles*6.1.1 Nefab AB6.1.2 IFCO Systems.6.1.3 Rehrig Pacific Company6.1.4 Schoeller Allibert Group BV6.1.5 SSI Schaefer Group6.1.6 CSI Sertapak Inc.6.1.7 Lamar Packaging Systems6.1.8 Polymer Logistics NV6.1.9 Mugele Group6.1.10 Orbis Corporation6.1.11 Brambles Limited (CHEP)7 INVESTMENT ANALYSIS8 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDSFor more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/q87ryc 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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Maranello (Italy), 15 April 2021 - Ferrari N.V. (“Ferrari” or the “Company”) (NYSE/MTA: RACE) announced today that all resolutions proposed to Shareholders at the Ferrari’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the “AGM”) held today virtually were passed. The Shareholders approved the 2020 Annual Accounts, expressed a positive advice with respect to the Remuneration Report 2020 and approved a dividend in cash1 of Euro 0.867 per outstanding common share, totalling approximately Euro 160 million. The outstanding common shares will be quoted ex-dividend from April 19, 2021. The record date for the dividend will be April 20, 2021 on both MTA and NYSE and the dividend on the outstanding common shares will be paid on May 5, 2021. Shareholders holding the Company’s common shares on the record date that are traded on the NYSE will receive the dividend in U.S. dollars at the official European Central Bank EUR/USD exchange rate of April 15, 2021. The AGM re-elected all Ferrari directors standing for re-election. John Elkann was re-elected as executive director of Ferrari. Piero Ferrari, Delphine Arnault, Francesca Bellettini, Eduardo H. Cue, Sergio Duca, John Galantic, Maria Patrizia Grieco and Adam Keswick were re-elected as non-executive directors of Ferrari. In addition, the Shareholders appointed Ernst & Young Accountants LLP as Ferrari’s independent auditor until the 2022 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. The AGM renewed, for a period of 18 months from the date of the AGM, the existing delegations to the Board of Directors of the Company of the authority to issue common and special voting shares, to grant rights to subscribe for common and special voting shares, and to limit or exclude pre-emptive rights for common shares, subject to certain maximum amount thresholds. Furthermore, the AGM renewed, for a period of 18 months from the date of the AGM, the existing authorization of the Board of Directors to repurchase up to a maximum of 10% of the Company’s common shares issued as of the date of the AGM. Pursuant to the authorization, which does not entail any obligation for the Company but is designed to provide additional flexibility, the Board of Directors may repurchase common shares in compliance with applicable regulations, subject to certain maximum and minimum price thresholds. The Shareholders further approved the awards (and the metrics and targets applicable thereto) to the executive director under the Company’s new equity incentive plan. Details of the resolutions submitted to the AGM are available on the Company’s corporate website at http://corporate.ferrari.com. Concurrently with the AGM, the Company published its 2020 Sustainability Report. This Report was prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards, the main international framework for reporting on governance, environmental and social themes. To view the 2020 Sustainability Report online, please visit the following link: http://corporate.ferrari.com/en/investors/results/reports. Il Bilancio di Sostenibilità 2020 è disponibile on line al seguente link: http://corporate.ferrari.com/it/investors/risultati/report. ________________________________________ The coupon number of the dividend is 6 (six). Attachment FNV AGM PR 15.4.2021 ENG_