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The North America self-service kiosks market is expected to grow from US$ 4,999. 74 million in 2019 to US$ 8,568. 29 million by 2027; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7. 2% from 2020 to 2027. The COVID-19 outbreak is adversely affecting the businesses across several sectors.New York, April 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "North America Self-Service Kiosks Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Component, Type, and End User" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06065022/?utm_source=GNW To prevent further transmission of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and minimize the health risk, customers are adopting different methods of contactless transaction during the pandemic. It has made mandatory for hospitality and retail services, which are dependent on cash payment, to switch and opt for contactless transaction method. Rising difficulties due to the COVID-19 outbreak boosted the adoption of self-checkout kiosks to further avoid human interaction while doing payments. Self-checkout kiosks follow social distancing regulations in stores, banks, restaurants, and many other places, to pave-off little human interaction. Several vendors across the North America are focusing on the development of various advanced technological solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is positively impacting the growth of North America self-service kiosks market. Also, the growth in technological advancements providing aid in the adoption of self-service kiosks is another driving factor for the market growth.In terms of component, the hardware segment led the North America self-service kiosks market in 2019.The self-service kiosk hardware consists of the digital screen, controllers, base that holds the kiosk, and the actual computer itself, along with other components.A few of the other customized components include document printers, coin hoppers, thermal printers, and scanners that permit the self-service kiosks to meet the emerging requirement of the customer.These self-service kiosks can also be customized as per the specific requirement of the end-users.These kiosks are computer terminal comprising various specialized hardware, which helps in providing information access and applications across several sectors, such as education, commerce, communication, and entertainment.North America is hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic.Retail stores were affected severely in 2020 due to the outbreak.According to the real estate firm, CoStar Group, as many as 12,000 stores were temporarily shut in the US in 2020. J.C Penney and GameStop were among the key retail brands that closed their stores in 2020. Similar trend was visible in the hospitality industry. However, the healthcare industry has been resilient in these times of pandemic. Enterprises that were likely to implement kiosks system in 2020 had to either delay the implementation plan or scrap it completely, thereby positively impacting the demand for self-service kiosks. However, as the lockdown appears to be easing and operations are resuming, the demand for self-service kiosks is expected to pick pace in the coming years.The overall North America self-service kiosks market size has been derived using both primary and secondary sources.To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market.The process also serves the purpose of obtaining an overview and forecast for the North America self-service kiosks market with respect to all the segments pertaining to the region.Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic.The participants of this process include industry experts such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers, along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders, specializing in the North America self-service kiosks market. Acrelec SAS; Diebold Nixdorf, Inc.; Embross; Gemalto NV (part of Thales Group); KIOSK Information Systems, Inc.; Meridian Kiosks; NCR Corporation; Olea Kiosks Inc.; Posiflex Technology, Inc.; and VeriFone, Inc. are among the players operating in the market.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06065022/?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
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A national election in Albania on Sunday looks too close to call - but third-generation miner and first-time parliamentary candidate Elton Debreshi won't be celebrating whichever of the two main parties wins. "In parliament, we have never heard a word about our suffering," said Debreshi, who has around 7,000 Facebook followers and whose campaign has won endorsement from anti-establishment former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. Opinion polls make Sunday's vote too close to call between the governing Socialist Party of the Prime Minister Edi Rama and the opposition led by the Democratic Party, fuelling a mood of uncertainty in what many observers view as a still relatively fragile democracy.
(Bloomberg) -- The Bank of Russia unexpectedly raised its key interest rate by 50 basis points and signaled more tightening as ruble volatility contributed to inflation risks.The benchmark rate was raised to 5% on Friday, the Bank of Russia said in a statement. Thirteen economists out of 41 analysts forecast the move, while 28 expected a smaller cut, according to a Bloomberg survey. The ruble climbed more than any other major emerging-market currency.“There’s a real risk of delaying the return to neutral monetary policy,” Bank of Russia Governor Elvira Nabiullina said at a news briefing following the decision. “These risks may make it necessary for a more serious, significant increase in the rate in the future.”She added that the bank will consider further hikes and may even consider another 50 basis point increase. On Friday, the bank raised its year-end estimate for inflation to 4.7%-5.2% from 3.7%-4.2% and warned that price growth continues to run above forecast.The ruble has been hit by a series of geopolitical shocks since Nabiullina pushed through a surprise 25 basis-point rate hike last month. A faster-than-expected economic recovery from the pandemic is also adding to price growth, the central bank said on Friday.“Both the decision and commentary should be considered very hawkish,” said Dmitry Dolgin, chief economist at ING Bank in Moscow. “The wording suggests that another couple of hikes this year are quite likely.”The key rate will average at 4.8%-5.4% this year and 5.3%-6.3% in 2022, according to a trajectory published alongside the statement for the first time on Friday. The guidance suggests the room for further rates is “potentially quite large,” Dolgin said.What Our Economists Say:“The central bank’s guidance is cautious on timing, but the tightening cycle has further to run. Another move could come as soon as the next meeting in June.”--Scott Johnson, Bloomberg Economics. Read more: RUSSIA REACT: Big Hike Sees Central Bank Front-Loading CycleU.S. sanctions on sovereign debt imposed this month and tensions over a Russian troop buildup on the border with Ukraine have added to uncertainty around the outlook for the ruble, which feeds through to inflation with a lag. Bond outflows were limited after the penalties were imposed, but the central bank needs to be ready for more measures, Nabiullina said Friday.Annual inflation eased to 5.5% as of April 19, suggesting that price growth has passed its peak after accelerating for 11 straight months. It remains well above the central bank’s 4% target, however and economists expect easing to be slow.“The important moment is that they raised the inflation forecast considerably,” said Sofya Donets, an economist at Renaissance Capital in Moscow. “We expect the key rate to be at 5.75% in September and remain at that level in 2022.”(Updates to add comments from Nabiullina from third paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
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The North America research department explosive (RDX) market is expected to grow from US$ 1,596. 31 million in 2019 to US$ 2,087. 01 million by 2027; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3. 5% from 2020 to 2027.New York, April 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "North America Research Department Explosive Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Type, Application" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06065019/?utm_source=GNW Rise in safety concerns, and surge in need to protect the national borders have been compelling the government of different countries to spend significantly on their respective military forces and ammunition. Increase in the number of terror attacks in different countries has led them to increase the spending on military and defense applications and led to the development of the research development explosives (RDX) market. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, North American countries are spending on US$1,917 billion on military and defense, which accounts for ~2.2% of the gross domestic product of the region. The US is among the top 5 spenders on defense and military applications in the world, and it accounts for more than 60% of the North American military spending. RDX is used in a wide range of military applications, including bombs, caliber munition, plastic explosives, and missile warheads. It can be used with explosives such as TNT to make cyclotrons that produce charges for mines, aerial bombs, and torpedoes well as can be used as a base charge for detonators. Manufacturers are allocating greater amounts for R&D activities to make innovative products for the defense industry.The North America research department explosive (RDX) market, based on type, is segmented into explosives, pyrotechnics, and others.The pyrotechnics segment led the market in 2019.Pyrotechnics include signaling flares, illuminating flares, white and colored smoke generators, tracers, photo-flash, and fuse compounds.Pyrotechnics such as safety matches, oxygen candles, fasteners, and explosive bolts are used for entertainment purposes.Various countries conduct large-scale pyrotechnic festivals. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the research department explosive (RDX) market has experienced slow growth due to the lockdown in countries such as US, Canada and Mexico, which resulted in less labor footfall in factories.The North America research department explosive (RDX) market size has been derived using both primary and secondary sources.To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market.The process also serves the purpose of obtaining overview and forecast for the North America research department explosive (RDX) market with respect to all the segments pertaining to the region.Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic.The participants typically involved in this process include industry expert such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers—along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders—specializing in the North America research department explosive (RDX) market. Bae Systems; Chemring Group PLC; Austin Powder Company; Nitro-Chem SA; Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc.; Eurenco, Orica Limited; and Prva Iskra Namenska AD are among the key companies serving the market in this region.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06065019/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place.__________________________ CONTACT: Clare: email@example.com US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001
Hunden Strategic Partners issued a Request for Qualifications for the exclusive food and beverage operator at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth. Hunden is managing the solicitation and selection process on behalf of the City of Fort Worth, Texas. Fort Worth, TX, April 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hunden Strategic Partners (Hunden) issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the exclusive food and beverage operator at the Will Rogers Memorial Center (WRMC) in Fort Worth. Hunden is managing the solicitation and selection process on behalf of the City of Fort Worth (City), Texas. The City is seeking a qualified firm or team for the exclusive food and beverage operations (including concessions, catering, cafes, etc.) at the WRMC complex. The brand and experience of Fort Worth is intertwined with the catering and concession experience at the WRMC and as such, the new vendor must align with the vision for the WRMC as the premier venue of its kind in the world. Respondents ideally will have experience with equestrian or similar venues and a history of successfully curating a local F&B experience that best serves the customer base and supports a locality’s brand as a destination. “Will Rogers Memorial Center is a world-class facility hosting more than one million visitors a year,” said Mike Crum, Director of the Public Events Department for the City of Fort Worth. “Our chosen food and beverage partner will elevate the operation to create a truly memorable, unique Fort Worth experience.” The F&B contract is expected to be negotiated and approved by December 31, 2021. The term of this contract, which will go into effect on January 13, 2022, is ten (10) years with five, one-year renewal options. Hunden will accept submissions to this RFQ on behalf of the City until 5:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Responses should be submitted via e-mail to Hunden at firstname.lastname@example.org; cc email@example.com. To access the RFQ document and to receive subsequent addenda and communications, respondents should register at https://hunden.com/downloads/ Hunden is an industry leader in guiding clients through solicitation and selection processes of this type, acting as the bridge between the client and respondents. The process includes creation of RFQ and RFP documents, hosting Q&A sessions and site tours, collection and review of submissions, interviews, and deal negotiations. Hunden has completed this type of process on behalf of the public sector for developers, management companies, F&B providers, architects, and construction management firms. With more than 25 years of experience on 800 projects, Mr. Hunden and his team are relied-upon guides and advisors that provide owner’s representation services, project management and strategy, market analytics, and financial feasibility and economic impact services for a variety of asset types. For more information, visit Hunden.com. Attachment 2020-wrmc-campus-Hunden Fort Worth Web CONTACT: Karolyn Raphael Hunden Strategic Partners 3124940422 firstname.lastname@example.org
(Bloomberg) -- Stocks rose as traders assessed a batch of corporate results and fresh economic data. The dollar fell. Treasuries stabilized.Most major groups in the S&P 500 advanced, with the gauge still on track for a weekly decline. Intel Corp. -- the world’s biggest chipmaker -- dropped after reporting a slide in data-center revenue and a steep slump in gross profit margin. American Express Co. sank on disappointing revenue data, while Snap Inc. rallied as the social-media company’s user growth beat analysts’ estimates.There has been a positive note in much of the Purchasing Managers Index data published Friday. Japan’s manufacturing activity expanded for the third month in a row ahead of much of the country entering a state of emergency. The euro area saw its recovery gain ground with services returned to growth in April and manufacturing expanding at a record pace. PMI numbers for the U.S. are due at 9:45 a.m. Washington time.Other corporate highlights:Kimberly-Clark Corp., the maker of Scott toilet paper, slid on steep sales declines that signaled the potential end of a boon triggered by the pandemic.Honeywell International Inc. sank as the industrial giant’s midpoint of its full-year profit forecast missed Wall Street’s estimates.Schlumberger, the world’s biggest crude contractor, said it expects a gradual recovery of oil demand to boost overseas work through the end of this year.Equities whipsawed this week, with a flare-up in global coronavirus cases and news that the White House plans to propose almost doubling the capital-gain tax rate for the wealthy added to the volatility. With stocks trading near all-time highs, traders also waded through earnings reports and economic figures to get a sense on the rebound in activity amid a vaccination rollout.“A phrase I have heard a lot over the last couple of weeks is that the market is in a ‘wait and see’ mode,” wrote Chris Iggo, chief investment officer of core investments at AXA Investment Managers. “The consensus is clear, and we are waiting for the data to confirm that the global economy is at the beginning of a long expansion.”Comparing U.S. stocks to high-yield bonds makes equities “look less stretched,” according to Jeroen Blokland, a manager of multi-asset funds at Robeco. While the Cboe Volatility Index, or the VIX, set a 14-month low last week, the yield spread for the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Corporate High-Yield Index reached its narrowest since July 2007 in the previous week. “Equities are relatively attractive versus high yield” on this basis, he wrote in a blog post.These are some of the main moves in markets:StocksThe S&P 500 rose 0.2% at 9:30 a.m. New York time.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index decreased 0.6%.The MSCI All-Country World Index gained 0.1%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell 0.3%.The euro climbed 0.4% to $1.2068.The Japanese yen appreciated 0.3% to 107.62 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries rose one basis point to 1.54%.Germany’s 10-year yield decreased two basis points to -0.27%.Britain’s 10-year yield fell one basis point to 0.729%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude fell 0.2% to $61.33 a barrel.Gold rose 0.4% to $1,789.30 an ounce.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
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