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Global Anti-infective Agents

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 13 aprile 2019

The global anti-infective agents market size is expected to reach over USD 144.8 billion by 2026 according to this report. It is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 3.4% during the forecast period.Rising prevalence of infectious diseases such as HIV, H1N1, and Ebola virus reflect the profound changes in behavioral patterns of communities over the recent decades. The societal changes and increasing awareness among healthcare professionals and patients are driving the growth.Organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) are actively involved in spreading awareness amongst people regarding the fatal implications of infectious diseases and the importance of early treatment. The CDC has collaborated with the National Health Ministry (NHM) in an attempt to spread awareness and to enhance the treatment of communicable diseases in developing countries such as Brazil, China, Nigeria, and India.However, introduction of novel therapeutics with increased potency and efficacy and the commercialization of pipeline products, such as commercialization of Omadacycline in 2018 for the treatment of Community Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia (CABP), are expected to propel the growth of the anti-infective agents market.

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Global Animation and VFX Industry Strategies

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 31 marzo 2019

The ” Global Animation and VFX Industry: Strategies, Trends & Opportunities” report has been added to’s offering.The total value of global animation industry was US$ 259 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach US$ 270 billion by 2020.The demand for animation, VFX and gaming has expanded with the increase in targeted broadcasting hours by cable and satellite TV, availability of low cost internet access, penetration of mobile devices along with the growing popularity of streaming video. In addition, the demand for Animation and VFX content to power immersive experiences such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality is growing exponentially.The rapid advancement of technology has made animation, VFX & games available to the masses, and this industry has become one of the fastest growing segments in the global media and entertainment market. We are increasingly seeing more of the global animation, VFX and games production taking place in a globally distributed mode. Production work is becoming global with tax incentives, regional low labor costs and lower computing costs, which put pressure on companies to reduce costs and set up facilities in tax advantaged or low-cost regions. This is a model which is increasingly being tapped by content producers.

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Global Collaborative Robots Market Outlook to 2024

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 24 marzo 2019

The “Global Collaborative Robots Market – Forecasts from 2019 to 2024” report has been added to’s offering.The global collaborative robots market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 42.85% to reach US$4,640.319 million by 2024, from US$546.15 million in 2018.Collaboration robots are the robots which work in tandem with a human at a workplace. Increasing efficiency and improvement in productivity are some of the major factors driving the demand for these robots.In addition, booming expenditure on research and development so as to start-of-the-art products at competitive prices will further add to the growing demand for the collaborative robot.However, high expenditure involved with the security of the worker and booming adoption of autonomous industrial robots is some of the factors restraining the market growth.North America and Europe held a significant market share and the Asia Pacific region will witness impressive growth during the forecast period.Major industry players profiled as part of the report are Universal Robots, ABB, FANUC Corporation, KUKA, Energid Technologies Corporation, HAHN Robotics, Robert Bosch Manufacturing Solutions GmbH, and Precise Automation, Inc. among others.

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Monthly Global Upstream Review

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 12 marzo 2019

The “Monthly Global Upstream Review, January 2019 – North America Continues to Lead Global Capital Expenditure Outlook” report has been added to’s offering.
Global oil and gas production is expected to increase by 4.6% during the 2019 to 2023 outlook period. Total production is expected to increase to around 63,390 mmboe by 2023. Globally, new-build capex of US$666 billion is expected to be spent on planned and announced projects between 2019 and 2023 period. Among companies, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp, and Gazprom will lead in terms of new build capex spending during the outlook period.Global oil and gas production outlook by region for the period 2019 to 2023. Key economic metrics for the global upstream industry by major regions and companies
Global liquids and natural gas production outlook by region for the period 2019 to 2023
Global capex spending outlook of planned and announced projects by key regions and companies.Identify opportunities and challenges in the global upstream industry
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Global Automatic Door Market Growth 2019-2024

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 5 marzo 2019

Automatic door is open and closed either by electricity, spring, or both while a person or a vehicle passing through it. As international economic situation is complicated, in the next few years there will be many uncertainties. In the international market, the current demand for the automatic door product is relatively high in the mature market, such as Japan and the EU, but the demand in China is relatively higher two downstream demand.Automatic Door is mainly sales by Stanley, Dorma, Assa Abloy, Nabtesco, Record, Boon Edam, Horton Automatics, Panasonic, Geze and Tormax and these companies occupied about 53.81% market share in 2014.The United States of America, Germany, Japan and China are major regions in the automatic door market. The growth rate is expected to be higher in China and other emerging markets than the growth rate in Europe and the USA. In terms of production, the situation is shown with the same phenomenon.According to this study, the market will register at xx% CAGR in terms of revenue, the global market size will reach US $ xx million by 2024, from US $ xx million in 2019. In particular, this report presents the global market share (sales and revenue) of key companies in Automatic Door business, shared in Chapter 3. This report presents a comprehensive overview, market shares, and growth opportunities of Automatic Door market by product type, application, key manufacturers and key regions and countries.

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Global Property CEO Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 27 febbraio 2019

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. (NYSE: KREF) announced today that Matt Salem, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-President, will present on the Mortgage REIT Panel at the Citi 2019 Global Property CEO Conference on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 11:35 AM ET.
A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on the Investor Center section of KREF’s website at For those unable to listen to the live audio webcast, a replay will be available on the website shortly after the event.
Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. (NYSE:KREF) is a real estate finance company that focuses primarily on originating and acquiring senior loans secured by commercial real estate properties. KREF is externally managed and advised by an affiliate of KKR & Co. Inc. For additional information about KREF, please visit its website at

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Global Deli Meat Market 2019-2023

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 24 febbraio 2019

The sale of deli meats through organized retail channels such as supermarkets, hypermarkets generates significant revenues. The increasing urbanization globally has decreased the availability of time among customers, which has increased the importance of convenience food. This expansion of organized retail sector with the increasing number of supermarkets, hypermarkets, and specialty stores has been driving the sales of deli meat products globally, which is expected increase during the forecast period. With the growth in population, the need for supermarkets has increased amid rising demand for efficient food distribution. As supermarkets and hypermarkets are among the largest sales channels for deli meat, the growth in the number and penetration of these modern retail channels has helped in making deli meat more accessible to a wider consumer base. Our analysts have predicted that the deli meat market will register a CAGR of almost 11% by 2023.

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Bombardier’s Award-winning Global 7500 Business Jet

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 10 febbraio 2019

MONTREAL. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier is proud to announce that the industry flagship business jet, the Global 7500 aircraft, has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification, validating the requirement for the aircraft’s operation in Europe. The Global 7500 business jet earned its type certification from Transport Canada in September 2018, followed by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in November 2018, both within only 24 months after the first flight of FTV1. The aircraft entered service in December 2018.The Global 7500 aircraft has demonstrated its ability to fly further than any other business jet by expanding its advertised range to 7,700 nautical miles, a full 300 nautical miles further than initial commitments. Not only does the Global 7500 aircraft provide more range than any other competitor, it can do so from the most difficult locations around the world: the Global 7500 jet exceeded takeoff and landing performance commitments, allowing for exceptional capability from Europe’s most desirable and challenging destinations such as Sion and St. Moritz, Switzerland. These achievements have enabled the Global 7500 aircraft to push the boundaries of business travel by resetting the bar for long-haul missions in the industry. The Global 7500 aircraft is the only business jet that connects New York to Hong Kong and Singapore to San Francisco nonstop, flying eight passengers with standard NBAA IFR fuel reserves.The Global 7500 aircraft offers not only its signature smooth ride, but also an elevated cabin experience, with spaciousness that is unique among business jets, and its award-winning interior featuring a full-size kitchen and four true living spaces. The Global 7500 aircraft also debuts Bombardier’s patented Nuage seat, which was meticulously designed for maximum comfort and will be exclusive to the new Global family of aircraft.

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Parliament as a global actor for children’s rights

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 7 febbraio 2019

Children´s rights coordinator Ms Corazza-Bildt will go to the USA to meet key stakeholders, including the UN and UNICEF, to step up children’s rights globally.The main objective of this mission to New York City and Washington DC is to establish official partnerships and structural dialogues between the UN, and particularly UNICEF, and the European Parliament.EP’s coordinator for children’s rights Anna Maria Corazza-Bildt said: “The European Parliament is committed to put children’s rights at the heart of our policies and legislation. It is important to build institutional partnerships with the UN family and develop a structural dialogue to strengthen our cooperation globally. In the European Parliament, we strongly stand for multilateralism to address global challenges. Together, we must put an end to all forms of violence against children, increase child safety online and protect the most vulnerable children – such as migrant children – across Europe and globally. Together, we want to give a voice to children and make sure their voice is heard in all decision that concern them”.From Monday to Thursday, she will meet UN special representatives on violence against children and children in armed conflicts, UN Global Compact programme chief, UN General Assembly president as well as UNICEF deputy executive director, Congressional Children’s Rights Caucus co-chairs and World Bank vice-presidents.The mandate of the coordinator for children´s rights covers both the internal and external dimension of the EU policy and aims also at positioning the European Parliament as a global actor to advance children’s rights globally.

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Vitamins – $10+ Billion Global Market Outlook

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 21 gennaio 2019

The “Vitamins – Global Market Outlook (2017-2026)” report has been added to’s offering.According to this report, the Global Vitamins market accounted for $4.91 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $10.14 billion by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 8.4% during the forecast period.Feed fortification due to rise in global meat & dairy product consumption and rising in the demand for functional and nutritionally enriched processed food products are some of the factors propelling the market.However, controlled supply of raw materials for natural vitamins coupled with high expenditure is restricting the market. In addition, faster healing of wounds and maintenance of skin and sourcing of natural allergen-free vitamin e are providing ample of opportunities.Amongst distribution channel, mass merchandise his rapid growth of mass merchandisers industry is expected to boost growth percentile of vitamins market. The idea behind mass merchandising is to get higher volumes at a lower price.By geography, Growing demand for supplement diet in Asia Pacific due to rising public awareness coupled with growing retail and hospitality sector is expected to drive the growth of the global vitamins market.

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The “Global Copper Mining and Refining Market”

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 24 dicembre 2018

In the year 2017, the global copper market was growing due to increasing global GDP, increasing electrification, rapid urbanization and excessive use of copper in electrical products.Significant growth in the market would be observed in future because of upcoming copper production projects in various economies such as China. However, fluctuation in the market is expected due to transportation and infrastructure costs and stringent legal norms for mining activities.The copper consumption and refined copper production was highest in Asia-Oceania due to mine expansions in the region and increasing demand from electrical products. Whereas, the copper mine production in global copper market was dominated by the Americas because of rising demand of copper in the manufacturing industries.In the global copper market, BHP Billiton, Anglo American, Freeport-MacMoRan and Rio Tinto Group are the major players. The refined copper production is majorly done by Codelco, BHP Billiton, Freeport-MacMoRan and Glencore. Basic strategy of the companies involved in the production of copper is to increase their production through various business investments and research development activities.

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Global Vascular Stent Markets to 2024

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 24 dicembre 2018

The “Vascular Stent Market: Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Market Size, and Forecasts up to 2024” report has been added to’s offering.The report predicts the global vascular stent market to grow with a CAGR of 7.5% over the forecast period from 2018-2024. The study on vascular stent market covers the analysis of the leading geographies such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW for the period of 2016 to 2024.The report on vascular stent market is a comprehensive study and presentation of drivers, restraints, opportunities, demand factors, market size, forecasts, and trends in the global vascular stent market over the period of 2016 to 2024. Moreover, the report is a collective presentation of primary and secondary research findings. Porter’s five forces model in the report provides insights into the competitive rivalry, supplier and buyer positions in the market and opportunities for the new entrants in the global vascular stent market over the period of 2016 to 2024. Further, the Growth Matrix gave in the report brings an insight into the investment areas that existing or new market players can consider.

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Singtel Integrates Global Cybersecurity Capabilities Under Trustwave to Create an Industry Powerhouse

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 8 dicembre 2018

Singtel today announced it has pooled the cybersecurity capabilities, technologies and resources of Singtel, Optus, Trustwave and NCS, into a single global corporate identity operating under the Trustwave brand. The strategic measure forms one of the industry’s most comprehensive global cybersecurity companies offering a complete range of managed security services, consulting, education and leading-edge technologies to help organizations worldwide contend with rapidly evolving external and internal threats.Through the integration, the new Trustwave can harness the synergies and strengths of Singtel’s global cybersecurity business, revenue, capabilities and teams across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Trustwave’s global cyber business now has about 2,000 security employees, a global network of ten connected Advanced Security Operations Centers (ASOCs) supported by its elite Trustwave SpiderLabs security team, millions of businesses enrolled in its cloud-based security platform, more than 10,000 managed security services customers, and nearly 1,000 channel partners and numerous technology partners worldwide. The Trustwave portfolio includes many services and technologies recognized as industry-leading by analysts.“Uniting the security assets and deep expertise of Singtel, Optus, Trustwave and NCS under one brand and single vision – what we call the new Trustwave — is a pivotal milestone for our customers, partners, employees and company,” said Arthur Wong, Chief Executive Officer at Trustwave. “Trustwave is well-positioned to further its role as a recognized leader in cybersecurity and managed security services, areas vital for effective security programs as enterprises accelerate their digital transformation. Customers benefit by having a trusted security partner with true global reach and intelligence, offering around-the-clock monitoring, detection and eradication of threats in addition to deep regional security expertise necessary for successfully addressing global threats and localized attack campaigns.”As part of the integration, Trustwave has re-designed its logo, giving it a bold modern look with new brand identity and color scheme, and launched a new corporate website at The website serves as the digital hub showcasing all Trustwave offerings, including those from Singtel, Optus and NCS.

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Liberty Global to Present at the UBS 46th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 1 dicembre 2018

Liberty Global plc (“Liberty Global”) (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) will be presenting at the UBS 46th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 3:15 p.m. EST at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City. Liberty Global may make observations concerning its historical operating performance and outlook. The presentation will be webcast live at We intend to archive the webcast under the investor relations section of our website for approximately 30 days.
Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in 10 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. We invest in the infrastructure and digital platforms that empower our customers to make the most of the video, internet and communications revolution. Our substantial scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect 21 million customers subscribing to 45 million TV, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve 6 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service through 12 million access points across our footprint.In addition, Liberty Global owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a joint venture in the Netherlands with 4 million customers subscribing to 10 million fixed-line and 5 million mobile services, as well as significant investments in ITV, All3Media, ITI Neovision, Casa Systems, LionsGate, the Formula E racing series and several regional sports networks.

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Andersen Global annuncia la propria espansione nell’Arabia Saudita

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 11 novembre 2018

Andersen Global ha annunciato un’ulteriore espansione della propria presenza nel Medio Oriente per mezzo dell’aggiunta del più prestigioso studio indipendente di consulenza fiscale del Regno dell’Arabia Saudita quale impresa collaborante.Alrikaz Tax Consultants ha sottoscritto un contratto di collaborazione con Andersen Global che amplierà la presenza di quest’ultima nel Paese economicamente più forte nella regione spianando la strada alla crescita continua della società.Alrikaz possiede cinque Uffici e impiega un centinaio di dipendenti in importanti centri economici nel Regno dell’Arabia Saudita, tra cui Gedda, Riyadh e Al Khobar. L’espansione di Andersen Global nel Medio Oriente è stata considerevole quest’anno e comprende località negli Emirati Arabi Uniti, nel Kuwait, in Giordania e nel Libano.Lo Studio Alrikaz è amministrato dall’amministratore delegato e direttore generale Abdulmohsen S.F. Alkahtani e da Ahmed Ismail e Abdelrahim Elbakheit quali direttori senior, conosciuti per i loro ampi trascorsi nei servizi di consulenza fiscale per conto di alcuni degli Studi più prestigiosi nel settore. Il gruppo è considerato il maggior fornitore indipendente di servizi fiscali nel Regno dell’Arabia Saudita e conta tra i propri numerosi clienti importanti società internazionali e saudite.
Andersen Global è un’associazione di imprese affiliate indipendenti costituenti entità giuridiche a sé stanti che si avvalgono della collaborazione di professionisti dei rami della consulenza fiscale e della consulenza legale in tutto il mondo. Istituita nel 2013 dall’impresa affiliata statunitense Andersen Tax LLC, Andersen Global si avvale ora della collaborazione di più di 3.500 professionisti a livello mondiale ed è presente in più di 121 località attraverso le sue imprese affiliate e collaboranti.

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Vision33 Announces Brand Consolidation of zedIT Solutions and zedSuite Into One Global Vision33 Brand

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 2 ottobre 2018

Vision33, global IT professional services consultancy announced today consolidation of the zedIT Solutions, zedSuite, and existing Vision33 brand into one new Vision33 brand. Effective today, the companies will be globally re-branded to the market as Vision33. This consolidation is part of Vision33’s “One Brand” strategy, which leverages the success of each brand to provide customers with a seamless customer experience for all technology and professional service needs.zedIT Solutions has built a firm reputation as a leading provider of eGovernment solutions for state/local governments and IT Professional Services in both the public and private sectors. zedSuite has an equally impressive history as an award-winning software solutions partner for Web portal and integration solutions for SAP. Concurrently, Vision33 holds the position as one of the largest SAP Business One Partners worldwide as part of its SAP Solutions offering. These brands have always been united in their purpose to deliver results and customer-defined value through technology. Under one single brand, Vision33 can now combine its knowledge and expertise to provide the best overall solutions to customers around the globe. The One Brand strategy will mean continued growth for all areas of business.Most importantly, the Vision33 brand consolidation will enable customers to easily access all the solutions and support they require for their current and future technology needs from one global organisation. The One Brand strategy creates a synergy between the companies to bring a larger portfolio of services and world-class resources under a single global name –Vision33. Existing customers of the consolidated brands now have greater access to a global team of world-class resources that can help springboard or support their international operations. With established offices throughout the US, Canada, and Europe, the new Vision33 provides a global team of more than 400 employees worldwide. Vision33 will be able to easily provide world-class expertise as a global company, but also extend that same expertise at a local level through its more than 30 office locations. Many customers were working with multiple companies across Vision33, zedIT Solutions and zedSuite. Now they will be able to do that through one Vision33 customer experience. Converging these brands, Vision33 can serve customers across a full range of industries and geographies, helping them drive their business success through technology.All employees, products, and services will now become part of the rebranded Vision33 company. Customers of the new Vision33 can expect no lapse in service, maintenance, or changes in account relationships. There is no change of ownership structure. This is simply a rebranding of existing businesses. As part of the One Brand consolidation, Vision33 has re-launched its corporate website, which can be found at and This new Web site reflects all Vision33 solutions and services. All legacy websites of the unified brands will now redirect users to the new Vision33 website where visitors can learn more about Vision33’s ERP solutions, eGovernment offerings, as well as its integration and professional services offerings.

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Greater China Set to Dominate Global Industrial IoT Market, Says New GSMA Report

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 giugno 2018

The GSMA today issued a new report, ‘The Industrial IoT in Greater China’, highlighting how the region is poised to lead the global Industrial IoT (IIoT) market. The in-depth report draws on interviews with mobile operators including Asia Pacific Telecom Group, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Far EasTone and Taiwan Mobile who outline how the combination of fast internet speeds, data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and the IoT is transforming the region’s industrial sector. GSMA Intelligence estimates that there will be 13.8 billion IIoT connections globally by 2025. Greater China accounts for approximately 4.1 billion of these connections or a third of the global market.“These new technologies will fundamentally alter the way we live and work, intelligently connecting virtually every device, making our cities smarter and our lives easier and more productive,” commented Alex Sinclair, Chief Technology Officer, GSMA. “China is betting big on the IIoT to increase productivity and drive efficiencies by streamlining and automating manufacturing processes via internet connectivity. Backed by positive government support, China is set to become the world’s leader.” The IIoT, will increase productivity by combining AI, cloud computing and advanced analytics to automate manufacturing processes via internet connectivity. It will enable factories to monitor and interpret data from production lines and complex machinery in real time to anticipate faults, manage infrastructure and mitigate risk. The captured data will drive efficiencies, optimise productivity and decrease costs in many important economic sectors beyond manufacturing, such as energy and telecoms. China is also making advances in the area of AI which, with machine learning, will help factories and businesses manage complex processes and drive innovation.

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The short list of the nominees for the Global Energy Prize

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 29 maggio 2018

Moscow June, 7 at 12 a.m. TASS press center, 2 Tverskoy blvd. The short list of the nominees for the Global Energy Prize was announced at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2018). Within the framework of the panel session ‘Science is doing what politics cannot do’ Rae Kwon Chung (Korea), the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member, unveiled the top 10 of candidates. Among the possible winners of the award, which recognizes annually breakthrough technologies in the field of energy from all over the world, are the world’s leading scientists. They represent Australia, China, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia and the USA. The laureates of the Global Energy Prize will be announced on June 7, 2018 during the official press conference in Moscow. 44 scientists from 14 countries have contended for the Prize in its XVI cycle. According to the evaluations of the international experts and the working group of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, the list of ten the most promising researchers was compiled. It is noteworthy that five out of this ten nominees work in the field of renewable energy sources, while developments in power generation and energy efficiency hold the second place in main areas of these researchers` focus. Therefore, these scholars have formed the short list: Sergey Alekseenko (Russia), Khalil Amine (USA), Russell Dean Dupuis (USA), Martin Green (Australia), Igor Grekhov (Russia), Kemal Hanjalic (Netherlands), Yumei Lu (China), Lee Rybeck Lynd (USA), Elon Musk (USA), Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (Germany). As a recall, the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee meeting will be held in Moscow on June 5. Twenty prominent experts from 13 countries will decide during the election who of the short-listed nominees will be recognized by the prestigious award.
The Global Energy Prize is an international award for outstanding scientific research and technological development in energy, which contribute to efficiency and environmentally friendly energy sources for the benefit of humanity. It was established in Russia through the Global Energy Association and with the support of leading Russian energy companies Gazprom, FGC UES and Surgutneftegas.
Since 2003, the Global Energy Prize has been awarded to 35 Laureates from 11 countries: Canada, France, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, the UK and the US. Self-nomination for the prize is not acceptable. Only experts of the nomination pool are eligible to nominate candidates for the award. In total, citizens of 90 countries have participated in the nomination process. The final choice of the laureates is made by The Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, which consists of 20 respected scientists from 13 countries. The monetary reward for 2017 Prize was RUB 39 million (around $ 700 000).

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EU must take a leading role in global migration talks, EP says

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 aprile 2018

The European Parliament adopted on Wednesday a resolution backing the process initiated in 2016 during the UN General Assembly and its objectives of “developing a global governance regime for enhancing coordination on international migration, human mobility and large movements of refugees”. MEPs call for durable solutions and the protection of human rights. The non-legislative resolution -approved with 516 votes to 137 with 43 abstentions- notes that human mobility and migration is a growing reality, with approximately 258 million international migrants worldwide, while the number of people living in forced displacement reached 65 million in 2015. MEPs underline that the biggest share of the world’s refugees (up to 84%) are hosted by developing countries, and roughly 10% are in Europe. Protecting the children in migration should be a paramount objective of the global compacts, according to MEPs. “All children, irrespective of their migration or refugee status, are first and foremost children”, says the text, welcoming the commitments included in the drafts regarding the end of child detention, action concerning missing minors, supporting family reunification and ensuring access to the education and health systems. Parliament defends a more equitable sharing of responsibility for hosting and supporting refugees globally, suggesting the adoption of a global mechanism to ensure a fairer distribution. Resettlement is a key element in this regard, say MEPs, who call on the EU countries “to do their part and to step up their commitment”. The resolution also insists on the development of safe and legal avenues for refugees (such as humanitarian corridors, humanitarian visas and private sponsorship) and migrants, taking into consideration labour market needs, to prevent smuggling, abuses and loss of lives. Humanitarian assistance should not be criminalised, notes the Chamber. It calls for greater search and rescue capacities for people in distress, and for the “support provided by NGOs in carrying out rescue operations at sea and on land to be acknowledged”. After emphasizing that, despite challenges, migration is beneficial for both migrants and host communities, in economic and social terms, MEPs advocate a positive narrative on migrations and call for EU and international campaigns to draw attention to evidence and counteract racist and xenophobic tendencies in our societies.

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Italy Ranks 33rd in Net Impact on Global Innovation, ITIF Finds in Worldwide Analysis

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 29 gennaio 2016

washingtonWASHINGTON—Italy ranks 33rd in how its domestic policies support worldwide innovation, according to an analysis released by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a global technology policy think tank. The findings come in a new report assessing 56 countries—which together comprise close to 90 percent of the world’s economy—on the extent to which, on a per-capita basis, their economic and trade policies contribute to and detract from innovation globally.“Robust innovation is essential for economic growth and progress,” said co-author Stephen Ezell, ITIF’s vice president for global innovation. “As countries increasingly vie for leadership in the innovation economy, they can implement policies that try to benefit only themselves but harm the production of innovation in the rest of the world. Or they can implement ‘win-win’ policies that bolster their own innovation capacity while also generating positive spillovers for the entire global economy. For innovation to flourish around the world, we need a system that is doing much more of the latter.” While previous research has ranked countries based on innovation capabilities or outcomes, this report is the first to assess the impact of countries’ policies on the broader innovation system. The authors examined 14 factors that not only support innovation domestically but have positive spillover effects globally, such as supportive tax systems and investment in R&D and human capital, and another 13 factors that have negative spillover effects, such as forced localization and weak intellectual property protection. Italy’s 33rd-place overall ranking reflected a combination of policies that the report found to be 18th worst in their positive contribution to the global innovation ecosystem and also the 25th least damaging. The report also found a strong correlation between countries’ contributions to global innovation and their levels of domestic innovation success, meaning that doing well domestically on innovation policy can also mean doing well for the world. “While policymakers are primarily focused on the interests of their own citizens, they usually overlook the fact that adopting policies that also happen to be good for the global innovation ecosystem will compound the benefits for their citizens,” said Robert D. Atkinson, ITIF’s president and a co-author of the report. “’Innovation altruism’ really does pay.”he report argues nations should undertake a series of policies to improve their impacts on worldwide innovation:
-First, ITIF urges policymakers, economists, and pundits to treat innovation as important as trade for optimizing global growth.
-Second, the report calls on the global development and trade community to establish a framework that better distinguishes between policies that are beneficial for the world’s innovation ecosystem and those that are detrimental. Moreover, policymakers need to push back more strongly against the misguided, but popular, perspective that developed nation innovation comes at the expense of developing nation economies and that because of that, the world needs a strategy for redistributing innovation, rather than growing it.
-Finally, ITIF argues leading nations should establish a Global Science and Innovation Foundation to fund scientific and engineering research on key global challenges, particularly through collaborative international research.
“The world is significantly under-producing innovation that is needed to tackle global challenges, including boosting productivity, improving health, and protecting the environment,” Atkinson said. “Policymakers need to better understand and more aggressively push back when countries try to advance their own interests at the expense of global innovation. The world’s leaders need to articulate a more robust vision of commonly shared prosperity based on substantial increases in worldwide productivity and more innovative products and services.”

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