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Participation notification by Blackrock Inc.Brussels, October 20, 2020, 08:30 CEST - According to Belgian transparency legislation (Law of May 2, 2007), BlackRock Inc. (55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY, 10055, U.S.A.) recently sent to Solvay the following transparency notifications indicating that it crossed the threshold of 3%. Here is a summary of the moves:Date on which the threshold was crossedVoting rights after the transactionEquivalent financial instruments after the transactionTotal October 13, 20202.97%0.15%3.12% October 15, 20203.03%0.10%3.12% The latest notification, dated October 19, 2020, contains the following information: * Reason for the notification: acquisition or disposal of voting securities or voting rights * Notified by: BlackRock Inc. (55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY, 10055, U.S.A.) * Date on which the threshold is crossed: October 15, 2020 * Threshold of direct voting rights crossed: 3% upwards * Denominator: 105,876,416 * Additional information: The disclosure obligation arose due to voting rights attached to shares for BlackRock, Inc. going above 3%.Transparency notifications and the full chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held is available on the Investor Relations Section of Solvay's website. Attachments * 20201020_transparency declaration Blackrock-EN * Solvay_2020-10-15_Issuer_signed * Solvay_2020-10-13_Issuer_signed
The Global Automotive Digital Instrument Cluster Market will grow by USD 1.76 bn during 2020-2024
Japanese shares ended lower on Tuesday, tracking overnight Wall Street losses, as investors cautiously looked to whether U.S. lawmakers could reach an agreement on a stimulus package as a deadline to reach the deal came closer. The benchmark Nikkei share average dropped 0.44% to close at 23,567.04, while the broader Topix lost 0.75% to 1,625.74. Overnight, Wall Street's main indexes closed lower as U.S. lawmakers still appeared to struggle to reach an agreement on the coronavirus stimulus.
Four men are on trial in a Brisbane court accused of murdering two people who died after being put into a toolbox and thrown into water south of Brisbane.
The US legal analyst is also stepping away from CNN after what he called “an embarrassingly stupid mistake.”
Dublin, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Digital Payments Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020 - 2025)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Digital Payments Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.5% over the forecast period 2020 to 2025. The demand for cashless payments, over cash, is being driven by greater convenience, favorable government policies, and evolving consumer behavior. The governments are also trying to reduce their cost of printing the currencies and counter the fake currency influx that disturbs the economic growth, with digitization, thereby, creating an environment conducive for cashless and digital payments. Key Market Trends Contactless Payment to Drive the Market Growth Contactless payment is an alternative payment channel. It uses short-range wireless technology, such as radio-frequency identification (RFID) or near field communication (NFC), to complete payments securely between contactless card and contactless-enabled PoS terminal. * Factors driving the use of contactless payment include, but are not limited to, ease of use, faster, integrated, and seamless experience. For instance, contactless transactions take close to one-tenth of the time taken by the traditional electronic transaction. According to Capgemini, customer confidence in the security of contactless payments is increasing, with improved device security features, such as biometric and cryptography. In addition, customers can now use contactless payments for amounts up to GBP 30, without verification (or higher amounts with customer verification, such as a passcode or fingerprint), with a contactless-enabled payment terminal. * Contactless payments are weeding out cash, as it is a simpler, more secure, and speedier mode of payment in comparison. In the United Kingdom, payment cards have experienced constant and sustained growth, and debit cards have recently taken over cash as the most popular form of payment. In the purchases, the use of payment cards has grown, and the same has been the case with the card-based contactless methods of payment. * For instance, according to UK Finance, the contactless payments accounted for 38% of all in-store card payments in October 2017, which was up from 24% as of October 2016. Mobile contactless user base increased approximately to 450 million at the start of 2019. Also according to the same source, in December 2019, the value of contactless card transactions amounted to 7.4 billion British pounds in the United Kingdom, the highest value displayed during the period under observation. * With the emergence of communication technology, such as NFC that consumes lesser power while active, the scope for the contactless payments has improved, as it tackles the issues of higher power consumption in other contactless cards. The widespread adoption of contactless payments in the United Kingdom was gradual, and presently, it has become the world leader for contactless payments. Moreover, in the United Kingdom, in 2018, one out of every three card payments was contactless.Competitive Landscape The Digital Payments Market is moderately concentrated. The competitive rivalry in the market studied is moderate, as a good number of players prevail. Despite the existence of several companies in the market studied, firms are required to keep innovating their products, in order to gain a sustainable competitive edge over their rivals and provide product differentiation. April 2020 - Amazon India plans to give zero-interest credit to customers to buy products on its platform or pay bills, partnering with lenders, like Capital Float and Karur Vysya Bank, for the initiative. The service will allow consumers to purchase essentials on Amazon's platform. * April 2020 - Paytm Payments Bank partnered with Mastercard to issue virtual and physical debit cards. The deal will see the bank's beta customers issued with cards in an initial rollout, followed by its entire user base in short order. * Feb 2020 - Paypal Holdings Inc. announced to launch a peer-to-peer (P2P) payments feature in India. The service is based on Universal Payments Interface (UPI), India's indigenous digital payments network, and will roll out in near future.Key Topics Covered: 1 INTRODUCTION 2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4 MARKET INSIGHTS 4.1 Market Overview 4.2 Industry Stakeholder Analysis 4.3 Industry Attractiveness- Porters Five Forces Analysis 5 MARKET DYNAMICS 5.1 Market Drivers 5.1.1 High proliferation of digital initiatives resulting in higher transaction volume for payment processors 5.1.2 Growing bargaining leverage of consumers with buying firms, leading to greater focus on enabling seamless transactions 5.2 Market Challenges 5.2.1 Lack of a standard legislative policy across the globe remains a concern especially in the case of cross-border transactions - Privacy & Security Concerns 5.3 Impact of COVID-19 on the Payments Landscape and the Allied Markets 6 MARKET SEGMENTATION 6.1 By Mode of Payment 6.1.1 Point of Sale 18.104.22.168 Contact Payment 22.214.171.124 Contactless Payment 126.96.36.199 Bank Cards 6.1.2 Online Sale 188.8.131.52 Digital Wallets 184.108.40.206 Digital Currencies 220.127.116.11 Net Banking 18.104.22.168 Other Online Sales Channels 6.2 By End-user Industry 6.2.1 Retail 6.2.2 Banking and Financial Service 6.2.3 Telecommunication 6.2.4 Government 6.2.5 Transportation 6.2.6 Other End-user Industries (Media and Entertainment) 6.3 Geography 7 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 7.1 Company Profiles 7.1.1 PayPal Holdings Inc. 7.1.2 Visa Inc. 7.1.3 MasterCard Incorporated (MasterCard) 7.1.4 Amazon.com Inc. 7.1.5 Alphabet Inc. 7.1.6 Apple Inc. 7.1.7 CCAvenue (Avenues India Pvt. Ltd) 7.1.8 Paytm Mobile Solutions Private Limited 7.1.9 Stripe Inc. 7.1.10 Alipay.com Co. Ltd 8 INVESTMENT ANALYSIS 9 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/anj1yqResearch and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research. CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager email@example.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
Socceroos coach Graham Arnold may quit the national team as he weighs up an offer to coach Korean club Seoul FC.
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Tokyo Olympics organisers said they were on constant alert for cyberattacks Tuesday but had yet to suffer "significant impact" after Britain accused Russia of targeting the Games.
Funding arrangements for NSW integrity agencies including ICAC should be independent from government to ensure their independence, the auditor-general says.
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Dublin, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Ballast Water Treatment Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020 - 2025)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Ballast Water Treatment Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 32.7% over the forecast period 2020 to 2025 To reduce the marine ecosystem's pollution, the ballast water treatment system was developed with the aid of numerous technologies. Adopting the method mentioned above, the filtration and the disinfection of the ballast water are done. The principal factor driving the ballast water treatment system is the growing focus on preserving and protecting the marine ecosystem from the pollutants and other toxic species. As per the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in 2018, the world invested around 200 million US dollars in ocean energy technologies, up from 100 million US dollars in 2006. Another factor feeding the growth of the ballast water treatment system is the stringent laws issued by the USCG and IMO concerning the obligatory usage of the system. The rise in the trade of the chemicals and the other goods through the sea route encourages the growth of the market. For instance, according to the American Chemistry Council, in 2001, global chemical shipments were worth just under USD 1.7 trillion. In 2019, the total value stood at almost USD 4 trillion. According to DNV GL, on January 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization's latest sulfur cap evolved into force. Globally, ships will be permitted to utilize fuel types with a sulfur content of below 0.5%. Higher concentrations will be permitted only if scrubbers are installed. Certain regions, such as the EU and California, are subject to more rigorous standards. The physical disinfection technology adopted for the treatment of ballast water has dominated the ballast water treatment market in terms of market size. Physical disinfection aids in eliminating or deactivating the microorganisms from the ballast water without adding any toxic substance to it. Physical disinfection also allows significant benefits such as smoothness of operation and raised the level of efficiency. The principal determinants restraining the growth of the ballast water treatment market are the continuously unfolding government rules and measures and the massive expense of installation and maintenance. Additionally, growing concerns about the storage of by-products generated after ballast water treatment hinder the industry growth to some degree. Key Market Trends Tankers by Type to Drive the Market The tankers segment is anticipated to observe a notable extension in the BWT market during the forecast period. It allows for easy installation and provides relatively more space. Japan, South Korea, and China account for primary tanker production. * Tankers are remarkably important in the shipping industry as they serve to transport large amounts of chemicals, petroleum, crude oil, and LNG, among others, across the oceans and seas. The continuously growing crude oil industry is a significant determinant commanding global trade. * According to UNCTAD, in 2019, less than a quarter of the world's bulk carriers were fitted with ballast water treatment systems. The penetration rate was slightly higher in oil tankers, with about 12% of these vessels treated their ballast water. In contrast to this, only 1% of passenger ships had systems in place for managing their ballast water. * According to SEA\LNG, as of 2019, the fleet size of vessels propelled by liquified natural gas (LNG) worldwide was expected to grow across all segments. That year, the tanker segment had 44 operational vessels, with an additional 53 in the order book, over time, boosting the growth of the market. * Vessel scrubbers are employed to remove nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx), and other air pollutants from exhaust gases generated by engines. According to UNCTAD, in 2019, about 3.71% of container ships in the worldwide fleet were fitted with scrubbing systems. * The penetration rate of scrubbing systems is expected to increase following the global cap on sulfur emissions coming into force from January 1, 2020, which will consequently fuel the growth of the market.Competitive Landscape The Ballast Water Treatment Market is moderately competitive and consists of several major players. In terms of market share, few of these players currently dominate the market. Strategic trade alliances between important companies in the ballast water treatment system market have risen in the last few years to strengthen the market for ballast water management technology and its widespread adoption. Market players are seen drawing major profits from the increasing agreements with clients for providing efficient ballast water treatment systems. Jan 2020 - Xylem launched a new multi-disciplinary center for water, wastewater, and energy technologies at the company's regional headquarters in Singapore. The XTHS represents Xylem's continued investment in sustainable water technologies, and research at the new center will focus on developing breakthrough technologies in water distribution and water and wastewater treatment. Key Topics Covered: 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition 1.2 Scope of the Study 2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4 MARKET DYNAMICS 4.1 Market Overview 4.2 Marker Drivers 4.2.1 Growth in the Volume of Seaborne Trade 4.2.2 Government Actions Toward Marine Environmental Safety and Protection 4.3 Market Restraints 4.3.1 Storage of Disinfection By-products Generated Following Water Treatment 4.3.2 Costly Plan of Ballast Water Treatment Systems Coupled with Variations in IMO and USCG Regulations 4.4 Market Opportunities 4.4.1 Latest Laws to Boost the Demand for Ballast Water Treatment 4.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis 4.6 Industry Value Chain Analysis 4.7 Impact of COVID-19 on the Ballast Water Treatment Market 5 MARKET SEGMENTATION 5.1 By Type 5.1.1 Dry Bulk Carriers 5.1.2 Container Ships 5.1.3 Tankers 5.1.4 General Cargos 5.2 Geography 6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 6.1 Company Profiles 6.1.1 Wartsila Oyj Abp 6.1.2 Alfa Laval AB 6.1.3 Xylem Inc. 6.1.4 Evoqua Water Technologies LLC 6.1.5 Calgon Carbon Corporation 6.1.6 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. 6.1.7 Veolia Environnement S.A. 6.1.8 atg UV Technology Ltd 6.1.9 Headway Technology Co., Ltd. 6.1.10 Trojan Marinex Inc. 6.1.11 Ecochlor, Inc. 6.1.12 JFE Engineering Corporation 6.1.13 Optimarin AS 6.1.14 Marenco Technology Group Inc. 6.1.15 Hyde Marine, Inc. 7 INVESTMENT ANALYSIS 8 FUTURE OF THE MARKET For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/ustnasResearch and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research. 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