Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) announced today that the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the U.K. has granted a temporary authorization for emergency use for their COVID-19 mRNA vaccine (BNT162b2), against COVID-19. This constitutes the first Emergency Use Authorization following a worldwide Phase 3 trial of a vaccine to help fight the pandemic. Pfizer and BioNTech are anticipating further regulatory decisions across the globe in the coming days and weeks and are ready to deliver vaccine doses following potential regulatory authorizations or approvals. The distribution of the vaccine in the U.K. will be prioritized according to the populations identified in guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
(Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks traded mixed Wednesday while European and U.S. futures edged lower as investors mulled revived aid talks in Washington and progress on coronavirus vaccines. The dollar held a slide to a more than two-year low and oil extended losses.Shares outperformed in South Korea, edged higher in Japan and fell in Hong Kong, where China’s No. 2 smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. dropped the most ever after disclosing a share sale. S&P 500 futures slipped after the gauge closed up more than 1%.The offshore yuan erased a gain after a report that President-elect Joe Biden won’t immediately remove tariffs on Chinese goods. Biden told the New York Times he’ll leave the phase-one trade deal with China in place while he reviews U.S. policy toward the Asian nation in consultation with key allies.Oil slid as tensions between OPEC members heightened uncertainty over the group delaying its planned output increase. Gold held an advance, while Bitcoin retreated after almost reaching $20,000 for the first time. Benchmark Treasury yields stayed above 0.9%.After a record month for global stocks, the rally that’s been fueled by vaccine breakthroughs looks like it may be cooling. Pfizer Inc. and partner BioNTech SE have sought regulatory clearance for their Covid-19 vaccine in the European Union and BioNTech said it could start shipping the first doses “within hours” after approval. Still, the pandemic continues to gather strength across the U.S. and policy makers are warning about the economic implications.“The question is how much is already priced in, and is the upside therefore limited?” Esty Dwek, head of global market strategy at Natixis Investment Managers Solutions, wrote in a report. “As we look to 2021, the outlook is one of improvement and leaving behind the chaos of the pandemic. Still, a number of risks remain.”Congressional efforts to pass additional coronavirus relief in the U.S. crept ahead Tuesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presented a fresh Democratic proposal and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell floated a revision of his smaller plan to fellow Republicans.Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell cautioned lawmakers that the U.S. economy remains in a damaged and uncertain state during testimony at a Tuesday hearing before the Senate Banking Committee. In Australia, the central bank governor said a recovery is underway but remains patchy.These are some key events coming up:Fed’s Powell testifies before Congress again on Wednesday.The U.S. employment report on Friday is expected to show more Americans headed back to work in November, though at a slower pace than October.Here are some of the main moves in markets:StocksS&P 500 futures fell 0.2% as of 6:53 a.m. in London. The S&P 500 Index rose 1.1% on Tuesday.Topix index rose 0.3%.Hang Seng lost 0.1%.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index was little changed.Kospi index gained 1.6%.Shanghai Composite was little changed.Euro Stoxx 50 futures fell 0.3%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index was steady after declining 0.7% Tuesday.The yen fell 0.1% to 104.47 per dollar.The offshore yuan was at 6.5541 per dollar.The euro was little changed at $1.2067, after rising over 1% Tuesday.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries was at 0.92%, after climbing nine basis points on Tuesday.Australia’s 10-year bond yield jumped to 0.98%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude fell 0.8% to $44.22 a barrel.Gold fell 0.1% to $1,813.17 an ounce.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO AUSTRALIA, CANADA, HONG KONG, JAPAN OR THE UNITED STATES OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OF ANY OF THE SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN. Hexagon Purus AS (the “Company” or “Hexagon Purus” or “Purus”) has engaged Carnegie AS and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) as Joint Bookrunners (together the “Managers”) to advise on and effect a contemplated private placement of new shares in the Company to raise proceeds of up to NOK 750 million (the “Private Placement”), corresponding to approx. 13.6-15% of the current share capital in the Company, depending on the final price in the Private Placement. The net proceeds from the Private Placement will be used for growth initiatives and for general corporate purposes.The price per share in the Private Placement will be determined through a book building process, limited to the range between NOK 24.8 and NOK 27.3, equivalent to a pre-money equity value of the Company of NOK 5.0-5.5 billion. The final offer price will be determined by the Board in consultation with the Managers.Three cornerstone investors have, subject to certain customary conditions, undertaken to subscribe for and will be allocated shares throughout the entire price range in the Private Placement for a total amount of NOK 190 million: i) Handelsbanken Fonder (NOK 75 million), ii) Delphi Funds (NOK 65 million) and iii) Storebrand Asset Management (NOK 50 million).The bookbuilding period in the Private Placement will commence today, 2 December at 09:00 CET and close on 3 December at 16:30 CET. The Managers and the Company may, however, at any time resolve to close or extend the bookbuilding period. If the bookbuilding period is shortened or extended, any other dates referred to herein may be amended accordingly. The Company has applied for, and will, subject to successful completion of the Private Placement and the necessary approvals from the Oslo Stock Exchange, have its shares admitted to trading on Euronext Growth Oslo, a multilateral trading facility operated by the Oslo Stock Exchange. The first day of trading on Euronext Growth Oslo is expected to be shortly after completion of the Private Placement and is currently expected to be on or about 14 December. Hexagon Purus intends to change listing venue from Euronext Growth Oslo to the main list of the Oslo Stock Exchange within 12-18 months, subject to the fulfilment of relevant requirements.The Private Placement will be directed towards Norwegian and international investors, in each case subject to an exemption being available from offer prospectus requirements and any other filing or registration requirements in the applicable jurisdictions and subject to other selling restrictions. The minimum application and allocation amount have been set to the NOK equivalent of EUR 100,000. The Company may, however, at its sole discretion, allocate an amount below EUR 100,000 to the extent applicable exemptions from the prospectus requirement pursuant to the Norwegian Securities Trading Act and ancillary regulations are available. Completion of the Private Placement is subject to (i) all necessary corporate resolutions for consummating the Private Placement being validly made by the Company, including without limitation relevant approvals and resolutions by the Board of Directors and the Company's general meeting and (ii) the Offer Shares having been validly issued (by registration of the share capital increase pertaining to the issuance of the Offer Shares in the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises) and delivered in the VPS.Hexagon Purus in brief Hexagon Purus, a Hexagon Composites company, is a world leading provider of hydrogen type 4 high-pressure cylinders, battery packs and vehicle systems integration for fuel cell electric and battery electric vehicles. Hexagon Purus enables zero emission solutions for light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, buses, ground storage, distribution, marine, rail, aerospace and backup power solutions. Advisors Carnegie AS and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) are acting as financial advisors and Joint Bookrunners in connection with the private placement and listing. Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS is acting as the Company's legal advisor. Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS is acting as legal advisor to the Managers. For more information, please contact: Morten Holum, CEO, Hexagon Purus Telephone: +47 995 09 930 | firstname.lastname@example.orgDavid Bandele, CFO, Hexagon Composites Telephone: +47 920 91 483 | email@example.comKaren Romer, SVP, Hexagon Composites Telephone: +47 950 74 950 | firstname.lastname@example.org Important information: The release is not for publication or distribution, in whole or in part directly or indirectly, in or into Australia, Canada, Japan Hong Kong or the United States (including its territories and possessions, any state of the United States and the District of Columbia). This release is an announcement issued pursuant to legal information obligations, and is subject to the disclosure requirements of section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. It is issued for information purposes only, and does not constitute or form part of any offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities, in the United States or in any other jurisdiction. The securities mentioned herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "US Securities Act"). The securities may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the US Securities Act. The Company does not intend to register any portion of any offering of the securities in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the securities in the United States. Copies of this announcement are not being made and may not be distributed or sent into Australia, Canada, Japan or the United States. The issue, subscription or purchase of shares in the Company is subject to specific legal or regulatory restrictions in certain jurisdictions. Neither the Company nor the Managers assume any responsibility in the event there is a violation by any person of such restrictions. The distribution of this release may in certain jurisdictions be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this release comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The Managers are acting for the Company and no one else in connection with the Listing and potential Private Placement in Purus, and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company providing the protections afforded to their respective clients or for providing advice in relation to the Listing and Private Placement and/or any other matter referred to in this release. Forward-looking statements: This release and any materials distributed in connection with this release may contain certain forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they reflect the Company's current expectations and assumptions as to future events and circumstances that may not prove accurate. A number of material factors could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.
Kinnevik AB (publ) ("Kinnevik") today announced that Natalie Tydeman will join Kinnevik in January 2021 as Senior Investment Director and member of the management team. Natalie Tydeman has a successful track record in private equity investing with a focus on fast-growing technology companies within entertainment, education, and health/wellness, extensive senior executive experience in tech/media companies and a deep expertise in new business launches and deployment of new technologies. Natalie is also a seasoned board member and current board positions include Stockholm listed Nordic Entertainment Group and Modern Times Group. Natalie holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a degree from University of Oxford.Georgi Ganev, CEO of Kinnevik commented: “I am delighted to welcome Natalie to Kinnevik as a Senior Investment Director. With her long experience in tech-focused investing as well as her operational experience in the media sector, Natalie will be a great addition to our investment team where she will primarily focus on growth investments in Europe. Natalie is a value driven leader with a strong focus on building sustainable companies with a positive impact and I look forward to working with her as we continue our pivot into Europe’s leading public growth investor.“Natalie Tydeman commented: “Kinnevik combines a highly successful mission driven investment strategy with a strong focus on sustainable business building. From my board positions in NENT and MTG I have had the opportunity to get to know the culture and entrepreneurial spirit that permeates the companies in the Kinnevik family, and I am thrilled to be joining the Kinnevik team.”For further information, visit www.kinnevik.com or contact:Torun Litzén, Director Investor Relations Phone +46 (0)70 762 00 50 Email email@example.comKinnevik is an industry focused investment company with an entrepreneurial spirit. Our purpose is to make people’s lives better by providing more and better choice. In partnership with talented founders and management teams we build challenger businesses that use disruptive technology to address material, everyday consumer needs. As active owners, we believe in delivering both shareholder and social value by building long-term sustainable businesses that contribute positively to society. We invest in Europe, with a focus on the Nordics, the US, and selectively in other markets. Kinnevik was founded in 1936 by the Stenbeck, Klingspor and von Horn families. Kinnevik’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm’s list for large cap companies under the ticker codes KINV A and KINV B.Attachment * Press release
Banco de Bogotá, the pioneer of private banking in Colombia, transforms itself for its next 150 years.
The Amniotic Membrane Market will grow by USD 1.48 bn during 2020-2024
Photo: Amstel Photo: Amstel Amstel marks 150 years of beer and friendship, launching in the world’s biggest beer market1Amsterdam, 2 December 2020 – This year, HEINEKEN celebrates the 150th anniversary of Amstel. To mark this milestone, the brand is launching in the world’s biggest beer market, China. The premium pilsner is currently enjoyed in 116 countries around the globe and will be available in select provinces across Southern and Eastern China from November 2020. Amstel is currently a leading global top 10 beer brand2, with HEINEKEN expecting China to become one of the brand’s top markets globally in the next three years. Malgorzata Lubelska, Senior Director International Brands & Craft, said: “Amstel is one of the fastest-growing global beer brands and this entry into China marks a significant step in Amstel’s history. Together with China Resources Beer, our strategic partner in China, we are positioning Amstel as a lead beer within the accessible premium category, which represents the largest segment of China’s premium beer market. We are proud to be introducing this high-quality European beer with pure malt to the Chinese consumer. We will stay true to our heritage and the Amstel brand’s ethos by delivering locally relevant campaigns that celebrate our Amsterdam origins and friendship.”Founded by two friends in 1870, Amstel is a premium beer, slow brewed using 100% pure malt and natural ingredients to deliver the perfect balance of pilsner taste and refreshment. HEINEKEN markets across the globe will activate the Amstel credentials and mark its 150th anniversary through a new visual identity, which will feature on limited-edition packaging, out of home and digital material.ENDS Press enquiries Hannah Nottage / Michael Fuchs E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgInvestor and analyst enquiries Federico Castillo Martinez/ Janine Ackermann / Robin Achten E-mail: email@example.comAbout HEINEKENHEINEKEN is the world's most international brewer. It is the leading developer and marketer of premium beer and cider brands. Led by the Heineken® brand, the Group has a portfolio of more than 300 international, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders. HEINEKEN is committed to innovation, long-term brand investment, disciplined sales execution and focused cost management. Through "Brewing a Better World", sustainability is embedded in the business. HEINEKEN has a well-balanced geographic footprint with leadership positions in both developed and developing markets. It employs over 85,000 employees and operates breweries, malteries, cider plants and other production facilities in more than 70 countries. Heineken N.V. and Heineken Holding N.V. shares trade on the Euronext in Amsterdam. Prices for the ordinary shares may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbols HEIA NA and HEIO NA and on Reuters under HEIN.AS and HEIO.AS. HEINEKEN has two sponsored level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programmes: Heineken N.V. (OTCQX: HEINY) and Heineken Holding N.V. (OTCQX: HKHHY). Most recent information is available on HEINEKEN's website: www.theHEINEKENcompany.com and follow us on Twitter via @HEINEKENCorp.About Amstel In 1870, Amstel was founded by two friends and entrepreneurs in Amsterdam and is named after the river Amstel, which flows through the city. Today, our golden beer is enjoyed in 116 countries around the globe. For 150 years, Amstel® has brewed a high-quality beer that has the perfect balance of taste and refreshment. Amstel® is a premium beer, slow brewed using 100% pure malt and natural ingredients to deliver the perfect balance of pilsner taste and refreshment. * * * 1 What’s on tap for the global beer market? J.P. Morgan, 2018. 2 GlobalData Attachments * Press Release Amstel 150 China Launch (02_12_2020) * Photo: Amstel
TAITRA Launches Online Medical Show TAITRA Launches Online Medical ShowTAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the operator of the nation’s largest B2B portal Taiwantrade.com, has launched the 2020 Medical Online Show. The dedicated online showcase houses 700 medical products from 28 leading medical suppliers. A creation of such online exhibition, TAITRA believes, not only will make a contribution to the global medical and healthcare industries during the pandemic, but will help Taiwan’s suppliers gain enormous publicity. In meeting global demands for pandemic prevention, TAITRA also created the Anti-epidemic and Stay-at-home Economy online showcases, which cover 20,000 products from 15 industries.Taiwantrade.com, the largest B2B portal in Taiwan with an annual traffic of 32.5 million visitors, is sponsored by the Bureau of Foreign Trade and organized by TAITRA. In February, inquiries from worldwide buyers on the website grew 170% compared to the previous month.According to TAITRA Digital Commerce Department Director Chen Ling-chun, the pandemic led to a drastic increase in the number of inquiries for healthcare products on the website. Inquires for stay-at-home products also rose sharply due to the deployment of lockdowns and quarantines worldwide. Catering to the global demand for stay-at-home supplies, many companies had begun to offer new lines of home entertainment and instant food products.Visit the 2020 Medical Online Showhttps://medical.taiwantrade.com/mp/online-show.Featuring 28 leading medical suppliers and 700 medical products.Visit the Anti-epidemic Economy showcasehttps://anti-epidemic.taiwantrade.com/Over 10,000 products from 7 major industries - medical consumables, diagnoses and monitoring, hospital & nursing equipment, surgeries and clinical treatment, pharmaceutical and health supplements, wound care, and first aid supplies & health supplies.The Stay-at-home Economyhttps://stayathome.taiwantrade.com/Over 10,000 products from 8 major industries - audio video equipment, video games, video conferencing equipment, fitness & gym equipment, kitchen appliances, instant foods, computer peripherals & cellphones/tablets, and tabletop games & DIY handicraft materials.Media ContactCompany: Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)Contact: Ling-Chun ChenEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://www.taitra.org.tw/A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/ef17dcb7-48ba-4cac-8153-e39f28a745c0
(UPM, Helsinki, 2 December 2020 at 09:00 EET) – UPM has completed the employee consultation process started in October on its plans to improve efficiency in global functions. UPM increases efficiency of its global functions by reorganising and streamlining the functions’ operations in five countries. This will decrease the number of positions in the functions by 67, of which 46 in Finland. UPM has also concluded the consultations regarding the reorganisation and restructuring at the Finnish pulp mills and UPM Forest that were announced in August. The consultations led to a reduction of 80 jobs in the Finnish pulp operations and 55 in UPM Forest.UPM provides support for employees who are affected by the reductions. It includes outplacement services and training opportunities that support re-employment of the affected employees.Earlier this year, UPM has announced other measures to decrease fixed and variable costs in different businesses and to ensure future competitiveness in a highly uncertain market environment. All measures combined are expected to result in annual cost savings of approximately 130 million euros.UPM, Media Relations Mon-Fri 9:00-16:00 EET tel. +358 40 588 3284 email@example.comUPM We deliver renewable and responsible solutions and innovate for a future beyond fossils across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. As the industry leader in responsibility we are committed to the UN Business Ambition for 1.5°C and the science-based targets to mitigate climate change. We employ 18,700 people worldwide and our annual sales are approximately EUR 10.2 billion. Our shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. UPM Biofore – Beyond fossils. www.upm.comFollow UPM on Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram | UPM biofore beyondfossils
* Construction continues with over 650 workers on site operating in full compliance with all COVID-19 pandemic precaution measurements * Majority of large key production equipment has already been installed * Recruitment and training of plant operators and other local staff members in progress Muttenz, December 2, 2020– Clariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that it is making good progress with the construction of its sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol production plant in Podari, in the southwestern part of Romania. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present a challenging situation, Clariant’s team was able to ensure that work on the construction site continues while fully complying with all pandemic precaution regulations as established by the Romanian authorities.“It is truly impressive to see how our project team as well as all local partners have been able to keep this important construction project running while ensuring everyone’s safety and health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once completed, this sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol production plant will be a cornerstone of our continuing transformation into a leading specialty chemicals company and another proofpoint of our commitment to innovation and sustainability,” said Hans Bohnen, Clariant’s Chief Operating Officer.The sunliquid® plant receives more than EUR 40 million in funding from the European Union¹ and is constructed on a 10-hectare area in Podari near Craiova in southwestern Romania, from where it has access to a secure regional supply of feedstock and can benefit from the region’s existing logistic and industrial infrastructure. Once operational, the plant will process approx. 250,000 tons of straw to produce 50,000 tons of sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol on an annual basis. This is an advanced, truly sustainable, and carbon-neutral biofuel that can readily be blended into conventional fuel and be used in today's car infrastructure."Over the past months, several milestones have been reached on the construction site while also achieving the installation of the majority of large key equipment. This puts us on track to complete the construction by the end of 2021, after which start-up and production will commence. We are proud to see already the substantial benefits that our investment is bringing to the Podari region and look forward to see its impact increase further once the plant is fully staffed and operating at full capacity", says Christian Librera, Vice President and Head of Business Line Biofuels and Derivatives at Clariant.Clariant is also making headway with the recruitment and training of staff members for its sunliquid® project in Romania. The company’s local employee population is expanding rapidly, with a total of 26 people so far. These team members benefit from a comprehensive training program in Germany and Romania. They started their training at the pre-commercial sunliquid® plant in Straubing, Germany, followed by training sessions in collaboration with the University of Craiova, a renowned educational center in the Southwest of Romania. In the long-term, up to 100 staff members will be directly employed in the plant, while about 300 jobs will be created in connecting businesses, e.g., the collection, storage, and transportation of the feedstock.On the Moleculist Blog on Clariant’s website, the successful path that has taken the sunliquid® technology platform from development and testing in Bavaria, Germany to the first-of-its-kind commercial facility in Podari, Romania is presented in greater detail. CORPORATE MEDIA RELATIONS INVESTOR RELATIONS Jochen Dubiel Phone +41 61 469 63 63 firstname.lastname@example.org Maria Ivek Phone +41 61 469 63 73 email@example.com Claudia Kamensky Phone +41 61 469 63 63 firstname.lastname@example.org Alexander Kamb Phone +41 61 469 63 73 email@example.com Thijs Bouwens Phone +41 61 469 63 63 Thijs.firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram. www.clariant.com Clariant is a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company based in Muttenz, near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2019, the company employed a total workforce of 17 223. In the financial year 2019, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 4.399 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in three business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation and R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability. www.sunliquid.com www.clariant.com/romaniasunliquid® is an innovative biotechnological method for manufacturing cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues such as cereal straw, corn stover or sugar cane bagasse. In the completely integrated process, highly optimized, raw material-specific biocatalysts decompose cellulose and hemicellulose in high yields under stable processing conditions into fermentable sugar. The process-integrated production of the biocatalysts offers flexibility and reduces production costs. In the next step, an optimized fermentation organism simultaneously converts C5 and C6 into ethanol with high yields and short reaction times. A highly optimized purification process is instrumental in enabling all the energy required for the process to be derived from the process byproducts like insoluble lignin. Since July 2012, Clariant has been operating a precommercial plant in Straubing, Germany, which produces up to 1,000 metric tons of cellulosic ethanol every year, confirming technical and economic performance. In September 2018, Clariant broke ground for its first-of-its-kind commercial facility in Podari, Romania, where the construction is currently underway. Clariant licenses its sunliquid® technology platform globally. So far, four license agreements have been concluded with renowned industry players in Slovakia, Poland, Bulgaria and China.¹The project receives funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Program for research, technological development and demonstration under Grant Agreement no. 322386 (SUNLIQUID) and from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement no. 709606 (LIGNOFLAG).Attachments * Clariant Media Release Construction Update Sunliquid 20201202 EN * Clariant Media Release Construction Update Sunliquid 20201202 DE
Boutique law firms Phanar Legal and Sylla & Partners have jointly advised the State of Guinea on the $14 billion Simandou North project.
Deenova announced today that in continuing its meteoric 2020 business boom, it made its first foray into Eastern Europe with new contracts for delivery of its market leading pharmacy robots and related technologies to Greater Poland Children's Health Centre in Poznań, with Polish leading equipment company MEDIM in Piaseczno.
Towerco Valocîme partners with Sitetracker to seamlessly manage and accelerate their completion of tower rollout across Europe.
DocuBay VOD service joins the Bango circleCAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, Dec. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bango (AIM: BGO), the global platform for data-driven commerce, has partnered with DocuBay, to distribute memberships for IN10’s international global VOD platform, DocuBay. Focused on high quality documentary content, DocuBay offers customers global membership to its Video-On-Demand platform. Under this agreement, Bango Resale technology and partnerships will power DocuBay’s growth plans to increase availability to more audiences around the world, expanding its global presence and growing its user base.Through this Bango partnership, telecommunications companies, retailers and other mass market consumer businesses can now offer their users bundled subscriptions to DocuBay’s entertainment suite, using Bango Resale technology. Bundling desirable products with first-party services creates powerful offers that attract and retain more customers.DocuBay, the premium membership Video-On-Demand streaming service by IN10 Media Network, provides an exclusive catalog of documentaries in over 180 countries, in a wide variety of genres on several platforms and devices, including iOS / App Store, Android / Google Play Store , Apple TV and Fire TV, Roku, LG, Samsung TVs and through the DocuBay website.Girish Dwibhashyam, Vice President – Strategy, DocuBay said, “The streaming business has seen a dramatic shift this year, with increased focus on expanding ways to reach the end consumer. DocuBay’s unique value proposition is waiting to be explored by millions of internet users worldwide, with its vast library of premium international documentary content which we believe is sure to see more uptake. We look forward to widening access to this valuable content through our partnership with Bango.”Jim Plimmer, SVP Payment Product Strategy & Sales commented: “Building desirable content and service options is proven to make first party services more attractive and deepen engagement. Consumers get more choice, and for resale partners their own products become more attractive and sticky, it’s win-win. Bango is excited to work with DocuBay to take its documentary content to more people globally, especially important in the current climate.”About BangoApp developers, stores and payment providers cross the threshold into the Bango ecosystem to converge, grow and thrive. By bringing businesses together and powering e-commerce with unique data-driven insights, Bango delivers new business opportunities and new dimensions of growth for customers around the world. Being inside the Bango circle means global merchants including Amazon, Google and Microsoft can work together with payment partners from Africa to the Americas, accelerating the performance of everyone on the inside.Bango. Think inside the circle. For more information, visit www.bango.com.About DocuBayHeadquartered in Mumbai, DocuBay is a global membership VOD platform exclusively designed to stream premium international documentaries. Specializing as a factual entertainment video service, DocuBay features content from all corners of the globe in a variety of categories. Available in 170+ countries, DocuBay is available on platforms including the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Samsung TVs, with additional platforms on the way. Join the Tribe on www.DocuBay.comAbout IN10 Media:IN10 Media Network is a parent company to diverse businesses in the media and entertainment industry. With deeply entrenched roots in the creative community and a long association with premium content, the businesses in its folds—including EPIC TV, ShowBox, Filamchi, Gubbare, EPIC ON, DocuBay, Juggernaut Productions and Platanista Games – covering every aspect of the content life-cycle across platforms. Led by entrepreneur Aditya Pittie, IN10 Media Network has its efforts focused on building world-class brands. For more details, visit https://www.in10media.com/Media contact:Anil Malhotra, CMO email@example.com Tel: +44 7710 480 377
DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) is ranked number one for customer satisfaction in Spain’s most extensive survey of IT service provider performance. Moving to the top spot from second position in 2019, this recognition reflects the "new DXC" and the company’s focus on its customers and people, as well as outstanding service delivery and account management quality.
Two adults were also found dead after a house fire spread to other residences nearby in Melbourne's southwest.
(Bloomberg) -- Eat Just Inc., a maker of meat and egg substitutes, has been approved to sell its laboratory-created chicken in Singapore, which becomes the first government to allow the sale of cultured meat.The product, created from animal cells without the slaughter of any chickens, will debut in Singapore under the GOOD Meat brand as a chicken bite with breading and seasoning in a single restaurant. Eat Just is initially working with local manufacturer the Food Innovation and Resource Centre to make the cultured chicken. Additionally, the company is buying more equipment to expand sales to other restaurants -- and eventually grocery stores.“We want Singapore to be the focus of our manufacturing globally,” Chief Executive Officer Josh Tetrick said in an interview. “They’re just really forward thinking in building an enabling environment for this kind of work.”He added that the chicken’s flavor and taste are the same as the real thing.Singapore is moving quickly to allow the sale of alternative proteins like cultured meat, a move that fits into its broader food-security agenda. The densely populated nation, which relies mostly on other countries for food, has deepened its focus on getting enough to eat for its 5.7 million people as the Covid-19 crisis exposes fragility in supply chains worldwide.Authorities allow alternative proteins to be sold after they are found to be safe for consumption. This year, plant-based meat maker Impossible Foods Inc. entered the retail market in Singapore and Hong Kong with its product sold in grocery stores. The city-state is trying to produce 30% of its own food by 2030, up from less than 10% today, and has recently accelerated funding for local farms.“Singapore has really spent a lot more time and energy getting this right than Western Europe and the U.S.,” Tetrick said.The new chicken product will be priced similar to premium chicken for the first six months, Tetrick said, adding that the cost will come down over time as the company builds global scale. “Eventually we want to get to the place where it is significantly more cost effective than conventional production.”That could take a while, since chicken is one of the most inexpensive proteins. In the U.S., it’s also the most popular -- with consumption being higher than that of any other meat. Grocery stores regularly sell $5 whole rotisserie chickens, and some restaurants offer $1 chicken sandwiches.Humane, SustainableAt the same time, fast-food chains and grocery stores have been rapidly adding meat alternatives to their menus. While cultured meat is real meat, and not a plant-based substitute, it can be marketed as more humane and environmentally sustainable.In Singapore, cultured burgers may be next. Eat Just is planning to submit its application for lab-created beef there during the first half of next year. The approval process for cultured meat products is moving slower in Europe and the U.S.San Francisco-based Eat Just, which isn’t yet profitable, is planning an initial public offering in the U.S. at some point.“Our plan is to hit operating profitability before the end of next year,” Tetrick said, adding the company would look to go public at some point after that.(Updates with other alternative protein product sold in the country in sixth paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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