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Dublin, March 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Asia Pacific Medical Writing Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis by Type; Application; End User, and Others; and Country" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Asia Pacific medical writing market is expected to reach US$ 983.51 million in 2027 from US$ 560.59 million in 2019. The market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 7.3% from 2020-2027. The report provides trends prevailing in the Asia Pacific medical writing market and the factors driving market along with those that act as hindrances.Based on the end user, the Asia Pacific the medical writing market, is segmented into pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies, contract research organizations (CROs), others. The pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies segment held the largest share of the market in 2019, also the same segment is anticipated to register the highest CAGR in the market during the forecast period. Medical writing in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies involves the development of research papers, conference writings, and review papers. Medical writing is usually done by skilled writers. Medical writing plays an important role in pharmaceutical companies as the companies are efficiently trying to bring new medicine into the market. Good medical writing helps in quality clinical trial conduct, cleat trial objectives, and optimal product labeling. However, the increase in the pace of customers' drug development programs and the merger and reorganizations of companies leading to the outsourcing of medical writing is why Contract Research Organizations (CROs) are estimated to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period.The growth of this market is estimated to grow owing to key driving factors such as an increased number of market players and an immense government support in the healthcare sector. However, the market is expected experiencing slow growth during the forecast period owing to challenges encountered with medical writers.Cactus Communications, Certara, and Covance are among the leading companies operating in the Asia Pacific medical writing market.Key Topics Covered: 1. Introduction1.1 Scope of the Study1.2 Research Report Guidance1.3 Market Segmentation2. Asia Pacific Medical Writing Market - Key Takeaways3. Research Methodology3.1 Coverage3.2 Secondary Research3.3 Primary Research4. Asia Pacific Medical Writing Market - Market Landscape4.1 Overview4.2 PEST Analysis4.2.1 Medical Writing Market- Asia Pacific PEST Analysis4.3 Expert Opinion5. Asia Pacific Medical Writing Market - Key Market Dynamics5.1 Market Drivers5.1.1 Increased Number of Market Players5.1.2 Immense Government Support in the Healthcare Sector5.2 Market Restraints5.2.1 Challenges Encountered With Medical Writers5.3 Market Opportunities5.3.1 High Growth in Clinical Research and Trials5.4 Future Trends5.4.1 Increase in New Product Launches and Innovations5.5 Impact Analysis6. Medical Writing Market - Asia Pacific Analysis6.1 Asia Pacific Medical Writing Market Revenue Forecasts and Analysis7. Asia Pacific Medical Writing Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2027 - ByType7.1 Overview7.2 Medical Writing Market Share, by Type, 2019 and 2027 (%)7.3 Clinical Writing7.3.1 Overview7.3.2 Clinical Writing: Medical Writing Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million)7.3.3 Regulatory Writing7.3.4 Scientific Writing7.3.5 Others8. Asia Pacific Medical Writing Market Analysis - by Application8.1 Overview8.2 Medical Writing Market Share, by Application, 2019 and 2027 (%)8.3 Medical Journalism8.4 Medical Education8.5 Medico Marketing8.6 Others9. Asia Pacific Medical Writing Market Analysis - by End-User9.1 Overview9.2 Medical Writing Market, by End User (2019 and 2027)9.3 Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies9.4 Contract Research Organizations (CROs)9.5 Others10. Medical Writing Market Revenue and Forecasts to 2027 - Geographical Analysis10.1 Asia Pacific: Medical Writing Market10.1.1 Overview11. Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic on Asia Pacific Medical Writing Market11.1 Asia Pacific: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 Pandemic12. Company Profiles12.1 Key Facts12.2 Business Description12.3 Services12.4 Financial Overview12.5 SWOT Analysis Cactus CommunicationsCertaraCovanceFreyr SolutionsInClin IncParexel International CorporationQuanticateSynchrogenix For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/7y63un 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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(Bloomberg) -- France finally unveiled its long-awaited plan for using state aid to prevent a wave of bankruptcies in the nation after the pandemic, hailing it as a model for the rest of Europe.The innovative program, which has now been approved by the European Union, will combine private and public money to provide as much as 20 billion euros ($24 billion) to strengthen the finances of small and medium-sized companies.The so-called participative loans adopt some of the advantages of equity and debt and are a central plank of President Emmanuel Macron’s stimulus. They are also a test case for other European governments looking for ways to keep businesses afloat when they start withdrawing their extraordinary fiscal aid.“In terms of power and amount, this increase in private capital will be unprecedented in Europe,” French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said as he presented the plan in Paris. “It is an increase in capital that should be a model for other European countries so that the recovery isn’t just at a national level but also in other states.”French banks will offer the loans, but pass 90% on to investment vehicles funded by private investors. Investment funds also lend subordinated bonds directly to larger companies. The state will guarantee as much as 30% of the first losses of the funds’ portfolios.Read more: France’s Latest Plan to Save Businesses Has Europe IntriguedBecause the guarantee counts as state aid, the European Commission had to give approval. It announced that on Thursday, saying the loans and bonds must be issued before June 30, 2022; be used to finance investments and not pre-existing debt; and have a maturity of 8 years with a 4-year grace period on principal repayments.Banks will decide the interest rates on a case by case basis, but Le Maire said they should be between 4% and 5% for the smallest companiesPhilippe Brassac, chief executive of Credit Agricole SA and chairman of the French banking federation, said at the presentation that banks aimed to support between 7,000 and 10,000 companies with the participative loans. Private equity funds also aim to provide subordinated loans to 2,500 companies.Several EU countries have contacted the French National Treasury to find out more about the plan, according to a French official who could not be named as she is not authorized to speak about the deliberations. Spain is considering a similar proposal.The European Commission considered rolling out a solvency-support instrument during last summer’s tortuous negotiations on the bloc’s recovery fund.European Commissioner Margarethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said in Thurday’s statement that “we continue working in close cooperation with member states to ensure that national support measures can be put in place as quickly and effectively as possible, in line with EU rules.”Jobs at RiskA failure to repair the balance sheets of European companies could have disastrous consequences for the economy. According to the International Monetary Fund, equity support of around 2% to 3% of economic output is needed in Europe, and 15 million jobs are at stake if nothing is done.French companies loaded up on debt during the crisis thanks to more than 130 billion euros of government-guaranteed loans. A recent survey by the CPME, an industry group that represents small and midsize businesses, showed 45% of companies that took one of the loans might not be able to repay them.Participative loans were conceived in France in the 1970s, but they’ve never been used on such a large scale. They are similar to equity in that they are subordinated to all other debts and often come with a share of profits. But, like loans, they have a fixed interest rate and afford the creditor no voting rights.France’s new plan is innovative in its size, and because it puts the onus on banks rather than the state to distribute the loans. The rationale is that banks have the tools to selectively allocate funds and avoid sending government cash to companies that will fail anyway.Still, it reflects how the pandemic has sparked a significant change in thinking in parts of Europe over how big a role government should play in the economy.“The state was there to protect, whatever the cost,” Le Maire said. “It will be there when investment is needed, whatever the cost.”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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Paul Harrington has been a leading figure with the Lower Churchill Project since he began working as an embedded contractor with Nalcor Energy in 2007. He is one of seven senior project managers fighting against the release of their pay information from 2019.(Terry Roberts/CBC) Seven senior contractors working on the Muskrat Falls hydro and transmission project — including longtime project leader Paul Harrington — are fighting a request to Nalcor Energy to have their 2019 compensation information made public. That's despite the fact Nalcor believes the information should be released. As well, legislative changes made nearly three years ago lifted the veil of secrecy over compensation to embedded contractors, and previous court rulings have also come down on the side of full disclosure. What's more, Nalcor released a comprehensive breakdown of Harrington's compensation in September 2019, in response to a CBC News access to information request. It revealed the project leader was billing up to $75,000 per month, including HST, for services performed a few years earlier. As of March 31, 2017, Harrington's daily rate of compensation was almost $2,000. CBC News filed a follow-up access to information request three months ago with the provincial energy corporation, seeking a list of the nearly two dozen most senior members of the Lower Churchill Project management team, and the amount of money the companies they represent were paid for their services in 2019. With the exception of Gilbert Bennett, who is executive vice-president for power development and a top official at Nalcor Energy, the senior project team is comprised primarily of contractors, or consultants, many of whom incorporate their own companies and hire themselves out to Nalcor. On Feb. 8, Nalcor released the names and pay of 13 members of the project team, with the annual fees for 2019 ranging from a low of just over $210,000, to a high of more than $395,000. But Nalcor initially withheld the identity and compensation details for eight members of the management team. That's because those eight members, including Harrington, filed a complaint with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, in a bid to have the information shielded from public release. But one of those eight, Ray Butler, later withdrew his complaint to the privacy commissioner and Nalcor released his financial information on March 2. Butler is the construction manager at the Soldiers Pond converter station, switchyard and synchronous condenser facility. Butler's company is called RB Consulting Services Inc., and was paid more than $406,000 by Nalcor in 2019. This is a list of 14 senior contractors working on the Lower Churchill Project, and their compensation for 2019.(Nalcor Energy) A Nalcor official said the corporation is withholding information relating to the seven other senior contractors until it receives direction from the information and privacy commissioner, which is now reviewing the matter. Information and privacy commissioner Michael Harvey confirmed in an email Tuesday that his office received "several" complaints after Nalcor issued notices to those involved that it would be disclosing the information to CBC News. Harvey could not provide specifics of the complaints, but confirmed his office will investigate whether disclosure of the information should be withheld under sections 39 or 40 of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Michael Harvey was appointed Newfoundland and Labrador's information and privacy commissioner in July 2019.(Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner) Those sections allow for the withholding of information if it would be harmful to the business interest of a third party, or if the disclosure would be harmful to personal privacy. Harvey said the investigations commenced in early February, and the legislation requires the investigations to be concluded within 65 business days. However, Harvey said his office is working with Nalcor and the complainants to reach an informal resolution. Otherwise, Harvey noted that it's possible the issue may not be resolved until mid-May. The senior managers are also entitled to appeal any recommendations from Harvey's office to the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador. Paul Harrington among the holdouts Meanwhile, CBC News was unable to confirm the identities of all seven, but has confirmed through sources that Harrington, who joined the project team in 2007, five years before the troubled project was sanctioned, and Ron Power, who is deputy project manager responsible for Muskrat Falls power generation, are among the holdouts. Harrington is a key architect on a project that is billions over budget and years behind schedule, and is not expected to achieve full commercial power until the end of 2021, at a final forecast cost of more than $13 billion. The project was sanctioned in late 2012 with a projected in-service cost of $7.4 billion, with first power scheduled for July 2017. For nearly a decade, Harrington was the overall project director for the Lower Churchill Project, but is currently project director for electricity generation at Muskrat Falls. Harrington vigorously — though unsuccessfully — fought a similar battle to shield his compensation in 2017 and 2018, and launched a court challenge against a CBC request for his pay information. He also applied to the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador for an order prohibiting questions about his compensation when he appeared before Justice Richard LeBlanc at the Muskrat Falls commission of inquiry in late 2018. Harrington's lawyers said in court documents that releasing these details "would not serve the public interest, but would cause undue financial harm to him and his consulting company." But those legal challenges lost steam after LeBlanc ruled "there will be no restrictions," and it was revealed at the inquiry that Harrington was being paid a day rate of nearly $1,700 up to March 31, 2011. A subsequent access request two years ago revealed Harrington's day rate had increased to $1,945 as of March 30, 2017. The documents also revealed that Harrington billed Nalcor $74,800 including HST for his services in November 2016, though at least one month that year was below $40,000. Lifting the veil of secrecy Five years ago, the provincial government passed legislation requiring an annual listing of all public employees who receive a total compensation of more than $100,000 in a calendar year. Nalcor employees are included, and the list for 2019 revealed that CEO Stan Marshall received a $315,000 bonus on top of an almost $460,000 salary, while executive vice-president for power development Gilbert Bennett received an almost $70,000 bonus along with a $334,000 salary. Temporary workers on the Muskrat Falls project are not included on the so-called "Sunshine List," even though the project is publicly funded. So nearly three years ago, following months of intense media scrutiny of the issue, the provincial government made changes to the Energy Corporation Act, allowing for the identities and amount of money paid to contractors hired directly by Nalcor to work on Muskrat to be subject to disclosure under the province's access to information laws. At the time, then-Natural Resources Minister Sioban Coady said such secrecy was "not reasonable or necessary." In 2017, prior to a change in the legislation, Marshall said that "If it was up to me, I'd release it." The Muskrat Falls hydro and transmission project is scheduled to achieve full commercial power later this year, four years later than originally planned when the project was sanctioned in late 2012.(Nalcor Energy) Insiders say secrecy is preferred by the contractors because they compete with each other for work. But the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner ruled in 2017 there was "no evidence" that releasing the information would unfairly expose contractors to "risk of financial or other harm." In a similar case, the province's teachers' association launched a legal challenge against the Sunshine List, calling it an unnecessary invasion of privacy. The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador agreed. But that ruling was overturned in 2018 by the Court of Appeal, which rejected privacy arguments like those made by the Nalcor contractors, and concluded that pay details for people on the public payroll is public information. The NLTA unsuccessfully took its case to the Supreme Court of Canada. Read more from CBC Newfoundland and Labrador
(Bloomberg) -- Deliveroo is planning an initial public offering in London as the U.K. prepares to reform listing rules that would allow the company to have a dual-class share structure.The share structure, which typically gives founders a greater say in shareholder votes, will provide Chief Executive Officer Will Shu with the “stability” to execute long-term plans, the food-delivery company said in a statement Thursday. The dual-class setup will last for three years.Deliveroo, which was founded in 2013 and provides online ordering and delivery services to restaurants and grocery stores, was valued at more than $7 billion in its latest funding round in January. The company and others like it have seen an explosion in orders in the last year as Covid-19 restrictions kept customers out of stores and restaurants.Read More: London to Join SPAC Boom in Post-Brexit Market OverhaulIn December, Deliveroo said it had been profitable “at the operating level” for more than six months. Operating revenue in 2019 rose 62% to 771.8 million pounds ($1.1 billion).A review of the U.K. listings regime, led by former European Union commissioner Jonathan Hill, recommended this week to allow dual-class structures and ways to ease the path for special-purpose acquisition companies. The proposed changes aim to make London more attractive after the country’s split from the EU, which took effect at the end of last year.While no timeline for the implementation of the reforms has been given, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said Wednesday the government will act quickly on the proposals.Some of London’s biggest investors have expressed concerns that changing standards could weaken investor protections. Dual-class share structures generally are in “conflict with increased stewardship requirements,” said Colin McLean, chief investment officer at SVM Asset Management, adding that they can limit shareholders’ ability to change a company’s management or alter the direction of a business.Ahead of the review, the Universities Superannuation Scheme, the largest private pension manager in the U.K., warned against a “race to the bottom” on listing standards that could weaken investor protections.While welcoming the proposals, the Investment Association -- an influential body representing the fund management industry -- said it will work with the government and regulator to ensure there are appropriate investor protections for minority shareholders.Listings in London are surging, meanwhile, with IPO proceeds for 2021 already totaling 3.3 billion pounds ($4.6 billion), the most for this time of the year since 2006, data compiled by Bloomberg show. (Updates with background on London IPOs and regulatory reforms from the fifth 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.
Dublin, March 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Tactile Sensors Market (2020 - 2025)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Global Tactile Sensor Market has recorded $8204.9 m in 2019 and it is estimated to surpass $16,083.8 m by 2025 growing at an estimated rate of more than 11.9% during 2020 to 2025. Capacitive Sensing is the dominant type where it witnesses the revenue of $5283 million in 2019 and estimated to reach $12,652.5 million during forecast period with a CAGR of 15.7%. Global Automotive Tactile Sensors generated a revenue of $805.3 million and estimated to grow with a higher CAGR. Market Value in Germany records $741.62 million in 2019. What is Tactile Sensor Market?Tactile sensor is illustrated as an appliance which measures the information emerging from physical and mechanical interaction with its environment. The tactile pressure sensors will circulate over a surface to sense various ranges of stimuli from detecting the presence or absence of a grasped object to extreme tactile image. Tactile sensor systems are involved and equipped into assistance systems, machines and robots in medical, manufacturing, household sectors, healthcare with pressure sensitive surfaces.What are the major applications for Tactile Sensor Market?The various end-users assessed includes Automotive, Industrial, Consumer Electronics, Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Medical. Capacitive proximity switches are largely used in automobile control applications in place of mechanical switches because of low cost and modern design which indicates that the automotive sector leads the market in usage. Sensors have been embedded into some of the most novel and advanced medical device and consumer device products in the market. Tactile Sensor MarketMarket Research and Market Trends of Tactile Sensor MarketTactile sensor clothing is an interactive interface like artificial skin in robotics for health monitoring, medicine and sports. The technology shows an electrical impedance tomography technique to estimate the changes of resistance distribution on the sensor caused by fingertip contact. It is predicted that there will be tremendous growth for these types of robots in future. Companies are evolving with this new technologies such as developments in automotive applications involve in large investments for the better world.The elastomeric sensor sticky substance fixes to the surface topography which reveals full details about surface features disregarding the light conditions or material reflectivity. The surface detail is shown on contact, giving continuous visual feedback. It reduces scrap and non-quality costs which in turn decreases capital need for inventory. This develops the productivity throughout for high-cost parts and improves the safety and security in reducing operational costs. Aerospace sector has been rising as they are indulged more to get the information within seconds after capturing the object.Increasing interest in safety concerns where the tactile sensing is remarkable with their technologies. Advancement emerges to set up touch based sensors to replace traditional remote or buttons usage. Mainly, these will reduce accidents and as well as improve driver's concentration while driving. These changes involves maintenance, conformability, system integration, reliability, robustness with the effective use of materials. Many enterprises are influenced towards this technology and companies such as Cirque Corporation, Tekscan are planning for long-term investments.Who are the Major Players in Tactile Sensor market?The companies referred to the market research report includes Cirque Corporation, Tekscan, Inc., Synaptics Incorporated, Tacterion GmbH, Touch International Inc., Airmar Technology Corporation, Weiss Robotics, Pressure Profile Systems, Romheld, Barrett Technology and more than 20 companies. Apart from this the report also includes a study of major developments in the market such as product launches, agreements, acquisitions, collaborations, mergers and so on to comprehend the prevailing market dynamics at present and its impact during the forecast period 2020-2025. Key Topics Covered: 1. Tactile Sensor Market - Overview1.1. Definitions and Scope2. Tactile Sensor Market - Executive summary2.1. Market Revenue, Market Size and Key Trends by Company2.2. Key Trends by type of Application2.3. Key Trends segmented by Geography3. Tactile Sensor Market3.1. Comparative analysis3.1.1. Product Benchmarking - Top 10 companies3.1.2. Top 5 Financials Analysis3.1.3. Market Value split by Top 10 companies3.1.4. Patent Analysis - Top 10 companies3.1.5. Pricing Analysis4. Tactile Sensor Market Forces4.1. Drivers4.2. Constraints4.3. Challenges4.4. Porters five force model5. Tactile Sensor Market -Strategic analysis5.1. Value chain analysis5.2. Opportunities analysis5.3. Product life cycle5.4. Suppliers and distributors Market Share6. Tactile Sensor Market - By Type (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)6.1. Market Size and Market Share Analysis6.2. Application Revenue and Trend Research6.3. Product Segment Analysis6.3.1. Resistive6.3.2. Capacitive6.3.3. Mapping Arrays6.3.4. Force/Torque Sensors6.3.5. Thermal Sensors6.3.6. Dynamic Tactile Sensors6.3.7. Uni-axial Arrays6.3.8. Multi-axial Arrays6.3.9. Multi-Modal Arrays6.3.10. Others7. Tactile Sensor Market - By Industry Vertical (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)7.1. Automotive7.2. Industrial7.3. Consumer Electronics7.4. Aerospace7.5. Oil & Gas7.6. Medical7.7. Others8. Tactile Sensor - By Geography (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)9. Tactile Sensor Market - Entropy9.1. New product launches9.2. M&A's, collaborations, JVs and partnerships10. Tactile Sensor Market Company Analysis10.1. Market Share, Company Revenue, Products, M&A, Developments10.2. Cirque Corporation10.3. Tekscan Inc.10.4. Synaptics Incorporated10.5. Tacterion GmbH10.6. Touch International Inc10.7. Airmar Technology Corporation10.8. Weiss Robotics10.9. Pressure Profile Systems10.10. Romheld10.11. 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