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CryptoCompare Launches Commercial API

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 9 dicembre 2018

London. CryptoCompare, the global cryptocurrency market data provider, today announces the launch of its new API service in response to customer demand for more complex and highly scalable cryptocurrency data solutions.CryptoCompare provides real-time, high-quality and reliable market and pricing data on 5,600+ coins and 260,000+ currency pairs globally, bridging the gap between the crypto asset and traditional financial markets. In addition, CryptoCompare has a strong track record investing in data methodology and data accuracy, evidenced by the recent Taxonomy of Crypto Assets and the regular Monthly Exchange Reviews. These initiatives serve to bring rigour to the cryptocurrency market data and provide institutional and retail investors with a reliable, accurate and clean data in support of their investment decisions.
The existing free API service enables individuals and organisations to retrieve cryptocurrency market and pricing data with a high degree of granularity, offering real time and historical data for all coins and exchanges with full market coverage. CryptoCompare’s robust infrastructure ensures highly available and scalable endpoints, delivering data to end users at the lowest latency possible. By way of example, CryptoCompare’s data is viewed between 20 and 180 million times per hour, peaking during times of higher market volatility.The new commercial API service will be available in 3 different tiers, tailored to the cryptocurrency data needs of the institutional and retail investors as well as third parties, partners and developers. The commercial service will offer more flexibility such as extended historical data; customisable API endpoint solutions and call limits; dedicated support and service level agreements; and the ability to save/cache data locally for internal business purposes.Finally, the tiered plans include commercial redistribution rights, enabling third parties greater flexibility in using CryptoCompare’s data for their crypto investment products or market data needs.The new commercial API service is now live on the CryptoCompare website and has been rolled out to CryptoCompare’s universe of customers. CryptoCompare’s global infrastructure allows for high availability and performance, ensuring the fastest data delivery and the lowest latency possible for both free and commercial API services.

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Nemaura Places SugarBEAT® Manufacturer Order for UK Commercial Launch

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 19 luglio 2018

Nemaura Medical Inc. (NASDAQ: NMRD), a medical technology company developing the wireless sugarBEAT® non-invasive glucose monitoring system for adjunctive use by persons with diabetes, today announced it has placed an initial order with its designated UK-based contract manufacturer for 12,500 sugarBEAT® rechargeable transmitters, which will be supplemented with approximately 100,000 skin-patches per month, also manufactured in the UK, in preparation for the anticipated sugarBEAT® product launch in the coming months.SugarBEAT® consists of a daily-disposable adhesive skin-patch connected to a rechargeable transmitter, with an app displaying glucose readings at five minute intervals, and is expected to launch initially in the United Kingdom, upon CE Mark approval.Dr Faz Chowdhury, CEO and chair of Nemaura Medical commented ‘We expect this initial order will support the successful launch of sugarBEAT® in the UK later this year, and also develop the capacities needed for subsequent scale up and launch in other countries which accept the CE Mark.’ Nemaura Medical recently completed a sugarBEAT® European three-stage clinical trial program consisting of 75 patients over 525 patient days in total, and have used this data to support their CE Mark application. A predecessor sugarBEAT® device, based on a wired wrist-watch form factor, received CE Mark approval in 2016.

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Cadence Bancorporation Announces Merger With State Bank Financial Corporation, Creating a Leading Commercial Lending Franchise

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 15 Mag 2018

Cadence Bancorporation (NYSE:CADE) and State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STBZ) jointly announced today the entry into a definitive merger agreement in a stock-for-stock transaction, creating a combined organization with $16 billion in assets, $12 billion in loans, $13 billion in deposits and approximately 100 branches serving Texas, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi, based on the companies’ balance sheets as of March 31, 2018.
Under the terms of the merger agreement, State Bank Financial Corporation (“State Bank”) shareholders will receive 1.160 shares of Cadence Bancorporation (“Cadence”) Class A common stock for each share of State Bank common stock, valuing the transaction at approximately $1.4 billion based on the closing share price of Cadence of $30.23 on May 11, 2018. After closing, legacy Cadence and State Bank shareholders will collectively own approximately 65% and 35% of the combined company, respectively.At closing, three State Bank directors will join the board of Cadence and of Cadence Bank. Joe Evans, Chairman of the State Bank board, will serve as Vice Chairman of Cadence and Tom Wiley, Vice Chairman of the State Bank board, will serve as a director of Cadence and Chairman of Cadence Bank. Additionally, Cadence Bank CEO Sam Tortorici will relocate to Atlanta. Cadence Bank’s corporate headquarters will also move to Atlanta from Birmingham. Cadence Bancorporation will remain headquartered in Houston.“We are excited to announce that two great companies are joining forces. State Bank is an impressive organization with talented, experienced and customer-centered bankers,” said Paul B. Murphy, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Cadence. “We are pleased to combine these two strong, growing institutions which have been built on a common vision with shared values. I have enjoyed getting to know Joe, Tom and many of their bankers. When we went public a year ago, we said we wanted to be active with M&A. We said we would be selective and that we were looking for a gem. We found a gem with State Bank. I believe this is going to be an outstanding combination. I see it as a joint win for both company’s shareholders, customers, employees and the communities we serve.”
Sam Tortorici, CEO of Cadence Bank, added: “State Bank brings a significant Georgia presence, which will be an important part of our combined company. I look forward to relocating to the vibrant Atlanta area, where I have spent significant time over my banking career, and to working with the experience and expertise of State Bank’s business leaders. We will work together to ensure our future success in Georgia and as a leading regional banking franchise.”
Cadence expects this acquisition to be ~7% accretive to earnings per common share in 2020, excluding one-time charges, and expects the transaction to deliver strong returns on capital. The transaction is expected to produce approximately 4% tangible book value per share dilution at closing with an earnback period of less than three years.The merger agreement has been unanimously approved by the boards of both companies. Following the execution of the merger agreement, Cadence Bancorp, LLC, the controlling stockholder of Cadence, delivered a written consent adopting the merger agreement and approving the issuance of the Cadence shares in connection with the merger. Closing is subject to customary approvals by regulators and the shareholders of State Bank, and is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2018.Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC served as financial advisor to Cadence, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz served as Cadence’s legal advisor. Sandler O’Neill + Partners L.P. and Raymond James & Associates, Inc. served as financial advisors to State Bank, and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP served as State Bank’s legal advisor. FIG Partners provided a fairness opinion and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP served as legal advisor to State Bank’s Independent Directors Committee, comprised of State Bank’s independent directors.

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US Commercial Property vs other asset classes. Investable?

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 1 agosto 2016

real estateWith the world still coming to terms with a major reformulation of the political order in Europe, and preparing for what promise to be unpredictable electoral contests in Germany and the US – investors currently face an uncertain world. Increasingly frequent terror attacks in Europe and elsewhere are fueling a rise in right-wing populism and protectionism that threatens to destabilise the global economic order. The confirmation of real estate mogul Donald Trump as candidate for the Republican Party in the US is a case in point, with Trump threatening to pull the US out of the World Trade Organisation in order to protect jobs in the US from the forces of globalisation. In Europe also, protectionist instincts will need to challenged as new trading arrangements are determined with the UK and negotiations continue around the troubled Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the US.The picture is not clear then, and there are many moving parts which look set to disrupt markets over the medium term. So where should investors looking to hedge against current uncertainty turn?While there is much uncertainty, and while stock markets globally took a hit following Brexit and are watching developments nervously, recent data from leading investment house MSCI could give pause for thought for those who think the days of double-digit returns are over.A report issued by MSCI in February revealed that US commercial property funds in 2015 grew a staggering 15.6% according to the PREA/IPD US Quarterly Property Fund Index1. Even more remarkably, investments in US commercial property have seen a cumulative return of 129% over the past six years.
In fact, US commercial property has outperformed other asset classes, including US bonds (up 4.39% over the period 2011 to 2015), stocks (up 13.45%), corporate bonds (up 4.72%) and commodities (down 10.93%)2.
But Brexit happened, a Trump Presidency looks far less unlikely than it did at the beginning of the year and growth continues to slow in China – surely these themes will change the dynamic?A key skill for any investor is being able to recognise opportunity – even in times of uncertainty. Market watchers should note of recent announcements from Juwai – China’s biggest international property portal – which is reporting interest in UK property having climbed 40% since the Brexit vote.
While uncertainty abounds, savvy investors realise that market fundamentals don’t change on the back of a single political development. And as in the UK, the fundamental forces at work in the US’ commercial property market create a sound environment for investors.Global pressures and uncertainty are likely to keep interest rates in the US low over the medium term, ensuring a steady flow of foreign money into the US economy. This in turn will continue to drive demand, and ensure good returns for those willing to invest in supplying this dynamic.One opportunity to do so is the investment from the Rycal Group, offering entry to the Carlton James Group who have an investment portfolio focused on the hospitality sector in the US. Carlton James been investing in this market for a while now, delivering returns averaging 17% for the last five years. With a strategy based upon wide-ranging geographical intelligence, Carlton James look also for additional Revenue Generators – for example taking into account a development’s proximity to highways, malls and economic infrastructure – as well as local economics.Simon Calton, CEO of the Carlton James Group and Rycal Group, says: “Geopolitical upheaval and changes of government have an immediate impact on share prices and investor confidence and can lead to rapid and unnerving market fluctuations. We saw this in the immediate aftermath of Brexit and we should expect more as November’s Presidential elections in the US draw nearer.”What we have also seen in the subsequent weeks however, is these fluctuations correcting themselves as they adapt to the new reality. The lesson is that investors should keep an eye on the longer-term, and the market fundamentals.”The US economy remains buoyant and, with the world unsure as to the status of relations between the UK and the EU, is likely to benefit from investors looking for a greater degree of certainty than is currently available in Europe.”Rycal have a strong track record of making our investments work by developing detailed exit strategies, a diverse portfolio of properties and deep investment intelligence, and we expect Carlton James to be a real source of growth over coming years.” (photo: real estate)

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DuPont Pioneer Announces Intentions to Commercialize First CRISPR-Cas Product

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 aprile 2016

dupontJOHNSTON, Iowa – DuPont Pioneer announced waxy corn hybrids as its first commercial agricultural product developed through the application of CRISPR-Cas enabled advanced breeding technology. This next generation of elite waxy corn hybrids is expected to be available to U.S. growers within five years, pending field trails and regulatory reviews.”We’re applying our 90 years of knowledge of corn biology to develop the next generation of high-quality waxy corn hybrids for the benefit of the entire value chain from growers to processors and end users,” said Neal Gutterson, vice president, research and development for DuPont Pioneer. “Starting with an identity-preserved product as our initial CRISPR-Cas offering allows us to lay a solid foundation for success of future larger volume products from this plant breeding innovation.” Pioneer is the leading supplier of waxy corn hybrids globally. In the United States, about a half-million acres of waxy corn are grown each year; however, they traditionally yield less than non-waxy corn hybrids. Waxy corn produces a high amylopectin starch content, which is milled for a number of everyday consumer food and non-food uses including processed foods, adhesives and high-gloss paper. Waxy corn is typically grown on contract through a closed-loop production system commonly referred to as “identity-preserved”.
Johnston“The next generation of waxy hybrids developed with CRISPR-Cas will represent a step-change in how efficiently we bring elite genetic platforms of high-yielding waxy corn to our customers,” Gutterson said.The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently published its response to Pioneer’s “Regulated Article Letter of Inquiry” stating that it does not consider next-generation waxy corn developed with CRISPR-Cas enabled advanced breeding technology as regulated by USDA Biotechnology Regulatory Services.”DuPont Pioneer believes that CRISPR-Cas as an advanced plant breeding tool holds great promise for maintaining the world’s ability to produce an abundant and healthy food supply. The USDA’s confirmation is an important first step toward clarifying the U.S. regulatory landscape and the development of seed products with CRISPR-Cas technology,” said Gutterson. “We continue to consult with global regulatory bodies and government agencies in order to understand the potential regulations around the world.”Pioneer is establishing a CRISPR-Cas enabled advanced breeding platform to develop seed products for greater environmental resiliency with characteristics like disease resistance and drought tolerance, in addition to advancing the development of improved hybrid systems. The technology has applicability for all Pioneer crops of interest.”This is just the beginning: We believe the true value of this important innovation in plant breeding will be achieved through active engagement with customers, academia, governments, NGOs and public research institutes to develop new solutions to the toughest agricultural challenges,” added Gutterson. “Pioneer has a long history of collaboration and broadly advancing science and is open to entering further collaborations which would contribute to developing CRISPR-Cas technology across all crops and geographies for the greater good.” Pioneer previously announced strategic agreements for research collaborations and intellectual property (IP) licenses with Vilnius University and with Caribou Biosciences. These are combined with DuPont’s own IP, technology capabilities, infrastructure and scientific expertise that are being applied in order to advance CRISPR-Cas.

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RCA MIAMI Midyear Update Provides Latest on South Florida Commercial Real Estate Market

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 31 Mag 2014

Miami-skyline-for-wikipediaMiami, FL – The REALTORS® Commercial Alliance of the Miami Association of Realtors (RCA MIAMI) presented the Commercial Midyear Market Update at the Coral Gables Country Club on May 24. Speakers highlighted various market segments –including office, retail, industrial, and international – and the impact of the national economy on the local commercial real estate market.
Speakers included: Charlie Barton of Cresa South Florida, Seth Gadinsky of Gadinsky Real Estate, LLC, Edward Redlich or ComReal, Michael Silver of CBRE and Gerard Yetming of CBRE.“The RCA Midyear Update was a key event for commercial real estate professionals in South Florida to learn more about the outlook and current state of the market,” said Edward Redlich, 2014 Realtors Commercial Alliance of MIAMI president. “Participants expanded their knowledge of current trends in the Miami commercial real estate market, including the increasing presence of international investors and those from New York.” Speaker Seth Gadinsky also emphasized Miami’s connection to buyers and investors from New York. “Miami has become the sixth borough of New York City,” he said.Other trends addressed by the speakers included: the constraints and increase in land prices, the continued influx of international buyers, many of whom are paying all cash, the strength industrial market with mid-single digit vacancy rates, alternative work spaces in office and the constantly evolving retail market.About the MIAMI Association of REALTORS The MIAMI Association of REALTORS was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 94 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of five organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward County Board of Governors, the YPN Council and the award-winning International Council, it represents more than 30,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage.

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Mobily and Huawei Announce First Commercial Service Delivery Platform in the Middle East

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 5 marzo 2012

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Jeddam, Saudi Arabia, (PRNewswire) Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), Saudi Arabia’s leading mobile operator, and Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, have revealed the implementation of the Middle East’s first commercial next generation Service Delivery Platform (SDP) involving landmark advances to nearly every segment of the operator’s nationwide mobile. Amidst fierce competition within the Saudi telecom sector, Mobily announced in early 2011 that it would undergo a strategic business transformation that would provide more innovative services to its customers while streamlining overall operations and management processes. The technology behind the resulting SDP platform has been engineered specifically for the operator by Huawei-a leading ICT solutions provider which has successfully deployed SDP solutions across the globe and ranks first in overall market share for SDP delivery. With the next generation SDP, Mobily will be able to more rapidly implement new multimedia services collaborating with content publishers, service providers and all other players on the value chain. The platform also allows Mobily to do things like setting up their own app store, integrating with OTT content providers, and developing cloud-oriented services-all part of opening the door to more diverse revenue streams and a healthy business ecosystem. “We are very proud of this cooperation between Mobily and Huawei. The Middle East’s first commercial next generation Service Delivery Platform (SDP) is part of Mobily’s initiative to enrich the telecom sector and customers’ experience,” said Mobily’s CEO Khalid Al Kaf. Mobily has partnered with Huawei on numerous occasions leading up to the SDP launch, including the initiation of Mobily 4G LTE services in September 2011 which will eventually cover more than 30 cities and towns representing 85% of the populated areas in KSA.

Market research firm Infonetics Research noted in a 2011 report that there has been a great deal of buzz over the last few years about leveraging SDPs for advanced applications such as machine-to-machine services, mobile advertising and cloud services; demonstrating a growing sophistication around the applications that operators are using SDPs to support while aiming to reduce time-to-market for new services.Currently, Huawei SDP solutions are being used by more than 100 operators around the world including the top five multinational telecom operators globally.
Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) was established in 2004 by a consortium led by Etisalat, the UAE based telecom conglomerate. Mobily is the official brand name of Etihad Etisalat, renowned as the second mobile service provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population. For more information, visit Huawei online: http://www.huawei.com

 

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Miami Home Prices Spike in January

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 24 febbraio 2012

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Miami, FL – Following a record sales year, Miami home prices posted strong gains in January. The median sales price of condominiums in the Miami Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) spiked 36 percent to $122,500 in January compared to a year earlier, according to the 26,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. The median sales price of single-family homes jumped 13 percent to $170,000.Statewide median sales prices in January increased 18.8 percent to $95,000 for condominiums and 5.3 percent to $129,000 for single-family homes. The national median existing-home price for all housing types was $154,700 in January, a two percent drop from January 2010.
In January, the average sales price for single-family homes in Miami-Dade County increased 40.4 percent, from $238,527 in 2011 to $334,952 in 2012. The average sales prices for condominiums jumped 45.2 percent, from $171,077 to $248,443.
Inventory Declines 37 Percent in One YearThe inventory of residential listings in Miami-Dade County dropped 37 percent from 24,507 to 13,610 over the last year. Compared to last month, the total inventory of homes dropped 3.4 percent. Total housing inventory nationally fell 20.6 percent at the end of January.The sales of existing single-family homes in the Miami MSA declined three percent in January, from 676 to 659, compared to January 2011. Sales of condominiums dropped 16 percent, from 1,262 to 1,058, compared to January 2011.Statewide sales of existing single-family homes totaled 12,044 in January 2012, down 5.5 percent compared to the year-ago figure, according to data from Florida Realtors Industry Data and Analysis department and vendor partner 10K Research and Marketing. Nationally, sales of existing single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops rose 4.3 percent from December and were 0.7 percent higher than they were in January 2011, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).“Never before in history had we sold as many homes in Miami as we did last year,” said 2012 MIAMI Association of REALTORS Residential President Patricia Delinois. “As supply is absorbed, there are fewer properties available to sell, and it will be difficult to match the record set last year. But the good news is that home values are rapidly appreciating, as global buyers, investors and corporations focus on Miami.”
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating more than 90 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of four organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward County Board of Governors, and the International Council, it represents more than 26,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local association in the National Association of Realtors, and has partnerships with more than 100 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is http://www.miamire.com.

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David Small vice president Emea

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 11 gennaio 2011

Santa Clara, Calif. McAfee (NYSE:MFE), la principale azienda mondiale dedicata alla tecnologia della sicurezza, ha annunciato oggi la nomina di David Small a vice president delle attività dedicate al canale e al commercial per la regione che include Europa, Medio Oriente e Africa (EMEA). Small riporta a Gert-Jan Schenk, presidente EMEA di McAfee. Effettivo nel ruolo dal 4 di gennaio, Small è basato presso gli uffici McAfee di Cork, in Irlanda.  Small entra in McAfee provenendo da Juniper Networks in cui aveva il ruolo di vice president del canale per la regione EMEA. In questo ruolo, Small ha gestito le vendite di canale per tutta l’area EMEA di Juniper Networks raggiungendo una crescita dei partner di canale del 200%.
David è entrato in Juniper grazie all’acquisizione di Netscreen del febbraio 2004, azienda in cui era responsabile per le vendite tramite canale di Neoteris, la start up SSL acquisita da Netscreen. David ha iniziato a lavorare in Juniper guidando lo Sviluppo del Canale attuando una strategia di canale a livello mondiale. David è stato nominato Vice President per il canale nell’aprile 2006. Precedentemente, ha lavorato per Trinagy una start up nell’area network reporting che è stata acquisita da HP e per XCel Communications, un vendor di software per le prestazioni delle reti acquisito da Nortel. David ha lavorato anche per Anite Networks, occupandosi della vendita di soluzioni di rete nel settore retail. Prima ancora David ha lavorato per Olivetti ricoprendo diversi ruoli tra cui pre-vendita, vendita e gestione dei grandi account.  Small succede a Georges Millet, attuale vice president di canale EMEA di McAfee che ha deciso di intraprendere differenti opportunità commerciali.
McAfee, con sede centrale a Santa Clara, California, è la principale azienda mondiale dedicata alla tecnologia della sicurezza. L’azienda offre prodotti e servizi di sicurezza riconosciuti e proattivi che proteggono sistemi e reti in tutto il mondo, consentendo agli utenti di collegarsi a Internet, navigare ed effettuare acquisti sul web in modo sicuro. Supportata da un pluripremiato team di ricerca, McAfee crea prodotti innovativi destinati a utenti consumer, aziende, pubblica amministrazione e service provider che necessitano di conformarsi alle normative, proteggere i dati, prevenire le interruzioni dell’attività, individuare le vulnerabilità e monitorare e migliorare costantemente la propria sicurezza. McAfee protegge il tuo mondo digitale.Ulteriori informazioni sono disponibili su Internet all’indirizzo: http://www.mcafee.com/it.

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Hybrid commercial vehicles market

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 3 agosto 2010

The hybrid commercial vehicles market in North America and Europe is fuelled by the benefits hybrids offer over conventional vehicles. Better fuel efficiency, lower emissions and fewer maintenance costs are all highly desirable features, especially in sprawling mega cities and increasingly congested urban clusters.  In the short-term, incentives and federal grants are expected to propel the adoption of hybrids. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.automotive.frost.com), Strategic Analysis of North American and European Hybrid Truck, Bus and Van Market, finds that the hybrid truck, bus and van market is expected to grow from 4.1 thousand units in 2009 to 222 thousand units by 2016. The products covered in this research service are: light commercial vehicles, medium commercial vehicles, heavy commercial vehicles and buses. In the commercial vehicle industry, the return-on-investment (ROI) potential is a key determinant for adoption of new technologies. Fuel price volatility, government incentives and low lifecycle costs associated with hybrid trucks are all in favour of hybrid commercial vehicles.
However, hybrid trucks feature energy storage systems, control and power electronics and rotating machines, which are expensive technologies creating considerable cost barriers to potential adopters. Furthermore, storage systems such as batteries must be replaced every four to five years based on the vocational application. Private fleets in North America and Europe have emerged as early adopters of hybrid commercial vehicles. However, robust volume growth can be attained through the penetration of for-hire fleets.Strategic Analysis of North American and European Hybrid Truck, Bus and Van Market is part of the Automotive & Transportation Growth Partnership Services programme, which also includes research in the following markets: Strategic Analysis of North American and European Electric Truck and Bus and Van Market and Comparative Analysis of Global Emission and Safety Regulations for Commercial Vehicles. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends that have been evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company’s Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO’s Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com.

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On Electric Commercial Vehicles

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 marzo 2010

London Interest in electric commercial vehicles (e-cv) is driven by fuel costs and concerns about emissions. Depot based delivery vehicles are ideal candidates for electrification as they operate on limited range with frequent stop-and-go routes. The availability of incentives at both local and national levels is driving the adoption of e-cv. Light vans and trucks are the main electric vehicles available today, however, as battery technology improves, we will see increased adoption of electric vehicles across light medium and heavy commercial vehicle sectors. To provide unique insights into the e-cv market, the Automotive & Transportation Group at Frost & Sullivan (http://www.transportation.frost.com) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an online analyst briefing presentation on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 at 3:00 pm BST. Highlights of the briefing include information on market players, opportunity analysis, and projected future market growth, incentives and challenges. By discussing emerging trends and providing forward projections for the European and North American Electric Commercial Vehicles market, this briefing will benefit commercial vehicle manufacturers, battery outfitters, and fleet owners.
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company’s Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO’s Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com.

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Wildlife Groups Seek Halt to Polar Bear Trade

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 2 settembre 2009

Washington Humane Society International, International Fund for Animal Welfare and Defenders of Wildlife have urged the United States to lead the way to end international commercial trade in polar bears, including hides, trophies, rugs and other polar bear parts. The United States has an opportunity to submit a proposal to stop the trade at next year’s meeting of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The meeting is set for March 13-25 in Doha, Qatar. Polar bears in the wild live entirely within five countries: Canada, Denmark (Greenland), Norway, Russian Federation and the United States. There are presently between 20,000 and 25,000 polar bears and the number is decreasing. Polar bears are completely dependent on sea ice, which they use for hunting prey, reproduction and movement. Ongoing atmospheric pollution is causing oceanic and atmospheric warming, leading to reductions in sea ice. Some scientists have concluded that polar bears will not survive past the end of this century due to the complete loss of summer sea ice. In 2008, the United States listed the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. This ended the importation to the United States of trophies of polar bears killed by American sport hunters. Although hunters from other countries can still import trophies, the United States was by far the largest importer and American trophy hunters had driven this large-scale commercial killing. In addition to hunting trophies, polar bear parts — skin, fur, claws, skulls and even stuffed bears — enter international commercial trade.  More than 400 polar bear skins are traded annually; most come from Canada and most go to Japan.
Humane Society International and its affiliate organizations together constitute one of the world’s largest animal protection organizations — backed by 11 million people. HSI is creating a better future for animals and people through advocacy, education, and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty worldwide — On the web at hsi.org. As the world’s leading animal welfare organization, IFAW works from its global headquarters in the United States and 16 country offices to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals by reducing the commercial exploitation of animals, protecting wildlife habitats, and assisting animals in distress. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW works both on the ground and in the halls of government to safeguard wild and domestic animals and seeks to motivate the public to prevent cruelty to animals and to promote animal welfare and conservation policies that advance the well-being of both animals and people. To learn how you can help, please visit ifaw.org.

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