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DP World, UAE Region and Jafza Unlocking Potential in New Markets for Indian Exports

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 27 agosto 2019

DP World, UAE Region, the leading trade enabler, and Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) showcased their capabilities and offerings at the FoodPro exhibition and conference organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Chennai to support and facilitate Indian Food & Beverage (F&B) exports. The DP World team engaged with F&B companies looking to expand their businesses outside of India and familiarised them with strategic solutions on offer, including plug-and-play platforms, end-to-end supply chain solutions, value-added services, and an investment platform.Over the past decades, Dubai has developed a made-for-trade ecosystem that offers a robust infrastructure for global businesses and a transparent regulatory environment conducive to success. Through its strategic location and excellent multimodal connectivity, Dubai seamlessly connects India’s exports to new frontiers.With bilateral trade between India and the UAE surpassing $60 billion in 2018 and poised to grow exponentially, the economic relationship between the countries has strengthened. India is now the second-largest trading partner of the UAE behind China. In support of this activity, Jebel Ali Port and Jafza provide a multimodal trade, logistics, and industrial hub that further enhances the facility’s role as India’s gateway to the world by facilitating F&B exports and opening new markets for Indian traders. The Jebel Ali hub is the preferred commercial gateway to a region of 3.5 billion people. This access sustains Dubai’s position as the largest re-export centre for food products, catering to a vast import-dependent region from the GCC to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), East Africa and Subcontinent markets.Complementing the port facility is Jafza’s dedicated food and beverage cluster, spreading over 1.2 million square metres, and including 467 businesses from 66 countries, employing more than 5,880 people. Jafza also offers industry-specific value-added services, including packaging, storage, bagging and sorting, stuffing, palletising, and transportation.
The Free Zone also provides bonded and non-bonded zones supporting farm-to-shelf supply chain activities, common user facilities for tea and coffee trading and processing as well as sugar, grains, pulses, meat, edible oil, seeds, and other ready-to-consume food items. It is also home to the world’s largest port-based sugar refinery.As part of its “India-UAE Bridge” initiative, DP World, UAE Region, along with CII, organised a seminar on the eve of the 13th edition of “Foodpro,” India’s largest F&B event, to highlight the Dubai-based trade enabler’s efforts to integrate its assets in both countries.

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Capitolis, the pioneering technology provider for capital markets, announced

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 26 giugno 2019

Today that it has appointed Shervyn J. von Hoerl as Head of Investor Solutions. Shervyn will focus on the Capitolis Finance product suite and he will help drive the development of new solutions in partnership with clients and investors. Capitolis is building new products and services to address capital market constraints. The Capitolis Finance solution is expected to be launched later in 2019.
Shervyn was previously in a senior role in the US for FMS Wertmanagement Service GmbH (FMS-SG), and prior to that at 20 Gates Management and DEPFA Bank plc. He has more than 20 years of experience in the structured finance industry, having developed innovative business solutions for clients in multiple jurisdictions.Gil Mandelzis, CEO and founder of Capitolis, said: “Our aim is to democratise the ability of capital to partner with the best execution, distribution and the broad set of opportunities accessible to investors today. We are working closely with world’s largest banks to partner with investors to provide more robust solutions, more capital and enhance liquidity for all. While we have begun with a focus on the interbank market, we are now getting ready to move into the next stage of our development with our Capitolis Finance product suite. Shervyn’s appointment is key in our expansion plans.”
Justin Klug, COO of Capitolis said: “Shervyn has decades of successful experience in structured finance and is very well respected in the industry. His ability to build innovative, appropriate solutions is second to none and hard to replicate. We know Shervyn will add tremendous value to the solutions Capitolis creates for its clients and partners, and we are thrilled that he is joining us.”Shervyn von Hoerl said: “I see Capitolis’ new model as nothing less than revolutionary for the markets, and very much needed. The traction and credibility the company has been able to achieve in a short period of time is very impressive. I am looking forward to working with the Capitolis team and our clients to support the successful rollout of our collaborative solutions to the market.”

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Alibaba Cloud Unveils New Products and Features for Global Markets

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 31 Mag 2019

Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, today unveiled more than 10 new products and features at the Alibaba Cloud APAC Summit, as well as a new accelerator program connecting technology partners with the Alibaba ecosystem. The summit showcased Alibaba Cloud’s commitment to building a more inclusive platform with proven technologies that will empower APAC customers and ecosystem partners to win in the digital era.“As the largest public cloud provider in Asia Pacific, Alibaba Cloud is speeding up digital transformation in this region by building a world-class cloud infrastructure and we have also been at the forefront of the rapid development of data intelligence. Today, Alibaba Cloud not only provides infrastructure that underpins the entire Alibaba economy from e-commerce and payment, to logistics and supply chain management, but also ensures inclusiveness, so that our cloud technologies can be accessed by companies of all sizes,” said Selina Yuan, President of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence International. “We are committed to providing the Asia Pacific region with a cloud service that will drive a highly integrated, best-in-class technology ecosystem,” added Yuan.

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New species profiles with key information on the EU fisheries and aquaculture markets

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 29 marzo 2019

EUMOFA has released new species profiles that provide key market information and data for the most important species in the EU market, such as European hake, mussel and Norway lobster.The 16 profiles include species descriptions and other qualitative information along with updated data on fisheries and aquaculture production, trade, consumption as well as prices throughout the supply chain. In addition to species profiles EUMOFA has released two additional publications, “Species analyses 2018” and “Country analyses 2018”, with in-depth market analyses and data on 25 species and 25 countries in the EU and worldwide. They are available in English, French and Spanish.

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World Advertising Market Outlook, 2024 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 3 marzo 2019

This report provides a deep insight into the global advertising industry. The study covers all the aspects of the global advertising market. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, different mediums of advertising, recent trends, leading player profiles, SWOT analysis of the industry, etc.Consumers across the world continue to increase their expenditure on media and entertainment. This includes spending their hard-earned money on acquiring internet access, reading newspapers and magazines, subscribing to television and radio, playing video games, going to the movies, etc.Advertising companies, on the other hand, have never failed to follow consumer eyeballs and have continuously increased their spending on advertising within these media as well as out-of-home and digital advertising. As a result, the global advertising market continues to maintain a strong growth momentum. The pace of growth, however, differs significantly across various segments.Segments such as mobile advertising have witnessed exponential growth over the past few years compared to print advertising which has seen its revenues declining over the same period. Similarly, the performance of the advertising market also differs widely from region to region.Western Europe and North America currently represent the slowest growing areas, exhibiting low-to-mid single digit growth rates. In contrast, emerging markets across Asia Pacific, Eastern and Central Europe, Middle East/Africa and Latin America are exhibiting high single-to-double digit growth rates.

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The “Intravenous (IV) Therapy and Vein Access: Global Markets” report

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 27 gennaio 2019

This report focuses on the global market for IV therapy and vein access devices and provides an updated review that includes applications in various care facility settings.The scope of this study encompasses different types of IV solutions and devices used for therapeutic purposes. this research studied and analyzed the market for key components including different types of intravenous solutions and sets (general IV solutions and sets, parenteral nutrition IV solutions and sets and premixed drug IV solutions and sets), infusion pumps (large-volume infusion pumps, syringe infusion pumps, ambulatory/disposable infusion pumps, insulin infusion pumps, PCA infusion pumps, enteral feeding pumps and implantable infusion pumps) and vein access devices (peripheral intravenous catheters and central venous catheters).This report covers associated regulatory aspects such as innovations and technological improvements (patents and approvals), latest trends, preferences and progress in the field of IV therapy. In addition, the study also covers the market projections, market leaders and market shares for the global IV therapy and vein access market.

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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 ResearchAndMarkets.com’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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Global Remote Sensing Technologies Markets to 2027

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 1 dicembre 2018

The Global Remote Sensing Technologies Market is poised to grow strong during the forecast period 2017 to 2027.Some of the prominent trends that the market is witnessing include increasing use of GIS Applications in Environmental Risk Management and Growing Demand from Various End Users.This industry report analyzes the market estimates and forecasts of all the given segments on global as well as regional levels presented in the research scope. The study provides historical market data for 2015, 2016 revenue estimations are presented for 2017 and forecasts from 2018 till 2027.The study focuses on market trends, leading players, supply chain trends, technological innovations, key developments, and future strategies. With comprehensive market assessment across the major geographies such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Latin America and Rest of the world the report is a valuable asset for the existing players, new entrants and the future investors.
The study presents detailed market analysis with inputs derived from industry professionals across the value chain. A special focus has been made on 23 countries such as U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, Spain, France, Italy, China, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, etc.The market data is gathered from extensive primary interviews and secondary research. The market size is calculated based on the revenue generated through sales from all the given segments and sub segments in the research scope. The market sizing analysis includes both top-down and bottom-up approaches for data validation and accuracy measures.

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A Tale of Two Labor Markets

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 agosto 2018

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/. Comment on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report By Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board. While employment growth was just 157,000 in July, there were large upward revisions to the previous two months, and the overall trend remains strong. The labor market is tightening with the unemployment rate declining by 0.1 percentage points and the broader U6 measure dropping by 0.3 percentage points.Much of the strength is coming from strong job growth in blue-collar industries like manufacturing and construction. In the past 12 months, the unemployment rate for construction workers declined by 2.1 percentage points, and for transportation and production workers by 1.7 and 1.0 percentage points respectively, versus a very small decline in white-collar occupations. That is in line with wage data by occupation from the employment cost index released last week. The data tells us a story of two labor markets: significant labor shortages for blue-collar workers versus moderate tightness in white-collar jobs.

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Catella: Positive outlook for Nordic real estate markets in 2018

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 6 marzo 2018

Record year with transaction volume of EUR 43.3 billion, increase of international investors, positive market sentiment for 2018.The latest overview of the 2018 Nordic investment markets by Catella Research shows that the economic situation supports the positive trend. With a transaction volume of approx. EUR 43.3 billion (2016: EUR 41.9 billion, 2015: EUR 32.8 billion), more properties were traded in one year than in the past 25 years. EUR 3.4 billion was invested by Nordic investors in European real estate outside of the Nordic countries. The core markets are still in focus of investors but second-tier locations are gaining momentum.More findings for the 12 covered markets: The share of international investors has increased in all countries, in some parts particularly strong. The strongest increase is recorded in Finland with 73% in 2017, compared to 31% in the previous year. Denmark also exceeded the 50%-mark, followed by Norway with 43% and Sweden with 13%.Regarding invested asset classes, a certain degree of heterogeneity can be measured. Investors primarily invested in office properties in Norway and Finland, while residential properties were the most popular asset class in Denmark and Sweden. The share of transacted logistics properties is at a similar level however.
With an average office prime yield of 3.50%, Stockholm is the most expensive office location of the North-European cities. The highest yield is once again recorded in the city of Turku in Finland (7.25%).
A similar picture is seen in the retail yields: the lowest yield here is recorded in Copenhagen (3.25%), followed by Stockholm (3.50%). The yield gap between office and retail properties has also decreased in the Nordics and is currently at 18 base points (4.88% office, 4.70% retail) in the twelve observed markets.
“During the course of the year, we expect stable or slightly increasing office rents in almost all North-European markets”, says Dr. Thomas Beyerle, Head of Group Research at Catella. Current frontrunner with a prime rent of 60.60 €/sqm is Stockholm, the lowest recorded value is found in the city of Odense in Denmark (11.20 €/sqm). “Because of the continuously high demand for office space, a slight decrease of vacancy rates can be expected in most cities”, continues Beyerle. View the complete analysis at catella.com/research.

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Catella: Positive outlook for German real estate markets in 2018

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 gennaio 2018

catella10Rising rents, falling vacancy rates, residential climbing to third-strongest asset class, retail under pressure.The latest overview of the 2018 German rental and investment markets from Catella Research shows that the economic situation is supporting the positive trend.The nation is in a very good position economically, with a recent correction of the GDP growth forecast to 2.2% by 2019. The boom is becoming more dynamic due to very good consumer conditions and higher exports rates. Expected wage agreements in the coming quarters lead us to believe that the consumption rate in Germany will be at a very high level for the seventh year in a row.For the next four quarters, Catella Research expects a similarly high uptake of office space, even though the strong focus on CBDs until now is shifting towards outskirts/arterial roads/development areas.We expect:
– A significant decline in vacancies due to strong take-up and refurbishment (including repurposing for residential use).
– A slight increase of prime rents in the new-build/first-time occupancy segment (+1.5%) for 2018.
– Excellent economic growth will be apparent in existing properties, where average rents will increase by approximately 2.5% for new contracts or extensions (after refurbishment).
– A slight decrease in transaction volume due to extended due diligence, a shift towards portfolios, and foreign investors causing significant internationalisation of the market.
– By mid-2018 yields will sink to approximately 3.25% in the top 7 markets because of the increasingly competitive position, premium mark-ups for trophy buildings and portfolios becoming the norm.“No question. The socio-economic signs for 2018 could not be better; the quantifiable risks are included in this,” says Dr. Thomas Beyerle, Head of Group Research at Catella. He continues, “No significant interest rate increase is currently expected, but instead an increasingly competitive market in which the quality of the properties is slightly declining. The boom in residential investments will sustain throughout 2018. By the end of the year, retail could lose its traditional second spot in turnover rankings to the residential segment,” Beyerle predicts.Investments in retail properties will come under strong pressure, and Beyerle expects a price correction. Investors are increasingly seeing short-term leases, even in prime locations, and are faced with structurally decreasing footfall, a lack of innovation, and underestimation of consumer digitalisation.

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Growth Opportunity Assessment of Healthcare IT Market in France – Forecast to 2021 – Research and Markets

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 31 ottobre 2017

borsaUK, Germany, France and Spain collectively spend more than $6 billion on healthcare information technology (healthcare IT) while regional adoption stands at almost 80%. Healthcare IT markets in these countries are ready to embark upon the next level of digitalisation where providers move from data capturing solutions to those that can derive value from data through improving information sharing, analytics and clinical decision support. France embarked upon the Digital Hospital Strategy as part of its five-year plan (from 2012 to 2017) with the goal of fully digitizing the care delivery system by the end of this period. In spite of a high level of EMR adoption, the country suffers from delays and cost over-runs in comparison to the initial digitalisation plans and intends to rapidly progress towards Stage 5-7 EMRs over the next three years. Integrating care delivery is a key priority for the health system as a whole, which includes developing facets like remote health monitoring, telemedicine, mHealth and IoMT, which enable care delivery outside the hospital. The research found that only a little more than 15% of large hospitals across EU share data beyond their organization. This has been a huge detriment to efficient and productive health data utilization across all countries included in this study. However, with changing care paradigms, such as focus on patient-centricity, innovation in care delivery models, and demand for workflow efficiency, improving health data continuity will be a key goal for both governments and providers over the next five years. As a result, interoperability, and standards development and adoption will be major priorities across health systems.France is also targeting improving collaboration and data sharing between healthcare providers and care settings, especially to enable remote care for the elderly and the chronically ill. Inconsistent implementation of initiatives, such as the Dossier Medical Patient (DMP), for establishment of HCIT infrastructure has resulted in fragmented adoption and created complex data silos. To achieve the goal of improving population health, France will need a more harmonized approach to healthcare digitalisation. The eHealth Strategy 2020 has resulted in a business environment conducive to the growth of eHealth vendors. Business models that demonstrate positive clinical and financial outcomes along with partnerships with key stakeholders will be the key to success.Consumers are playing an increasingly evident role in managing their own health. More than 20% of patients in France use connected devices with a high propensity for using them for chronic disease management. France also showcases an unusually high affinity amongst physicians to advocate use of connected devices to support home monitoring. As a result, telehealth technologies and remote care delivery models will emerge as a key growth opportunity and the government is already working towards establishing a regulatory framework that makes sustainable business models through reimbursements possible in this arena.

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Research and Markets

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 24 agosto 2017

congoThe Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) was under a 30-year dictatorship between 1967 and 1997. Since then the country has suffered from several wars and considerable social upheaval. There remain violent conflicts in the eastern part of the country, exacerbated by considerable corruption within the government as well as by ethnic tensions resulting from disputes among and within bordering countries which have spilled over in the DRC itself. These circumstances have made it difficult for the government to extend its control in these regions.The economy is heavily dependent on revenue from the mining sector though much economic activity occurs informally and is not reflected in GDP data. The global economic crisis reduced GDP growth to around 3% in 2009, but it grew steadily in subsequent years, peaking at 9.5% in 2014. Since then, though, GDP has fallen to just over 2%, a decline largely caused by the turbulent security situation. It is expected to remain stable at this level for the next two to three years, largely supported by mining, though the accuracy of monitored economic growth continues to be questionable.

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Cision Finalizes PR Newswire Acquisition

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 19 giugno 2016

chicagoCHICAGO. Cision finalized the acquisition of PR Newswire. The deal is approved in all markets worldwide except Dubai and China, where it is pending regulatory review. By combining capabilities, Cision and PR Newswire will provide clients with the industry’s best content distribution, influencer outreach, media monitoring and analytics offerings. This also expands Cision’s international reach, providing access to 170 countries and 40 languages. In conversations with clients, Cision repeatedly heard the need for an integrated solution that allows them to manage campaigns and distribute multimedia messages through a variety of channels. With Cision’s acquisition of PR Newswire, consumers now have access to global technology and service, deeper relationships with media and influencers, and the largest content distribution network available.For Cision clients, the acquisition provides access to the industry’s largest and most trusted distribution network of media outlets, websites and social media channels as well as access to new offerings including multimedia content distribution, IR tools, ProfNet and MultiVu creative services. For PR Newswire customers, the acquisition provides access to award-winning PR software, the industry’s most comprehensive influencer database and a full suite of monitoring and analytics services.“Cision has always been a leader in influencer identification, media monitoring, social engagement and analytics,” said Cision CEO Peter Granat. “The acquisition of PR Newswire, the market leader in press release distribution, is a huge step in providing our customers a complete integrated solution for all their PR, IR and social media needs. To combine two PR powerhouses means we can provide the most robust tools and services for PR and communication professionals to tell their stories in virtually any medium around the world.”
PR Newswire’s CEO Bob Gray will be transitioning out of the business and Peter Granat will be the CEO of the combined organization.
The combined product roadmap and timeline will be finalized in the coming months. While the product roadmap is being developed, Cision and PR Newswire will continue to invest in and support all existing services.
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today’s communication professionals. Offering the industry’s most comprehensive PR, IR and social media software, rich analytics, content distribution, and influencer outreach, Cision enables clients to engage audiences, enhance campaigns and strengthen data-driven decision making. media software, rich analytics, content distribution, and influencer outreach, Cision enables clients to engage audiences, enhance campaigns and strengthen data-driven decision making. Cision solutions include PR Newswire, Gorkana, PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and iContact brands. Headquartered in Chicago, Cision serves over 100,000 customers in 170 countries and 40 languages worldwide, and maintains offices in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia.

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AB InBev results – what do they mean for the brewer

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 5 Mag 2016

John Colley, a Professor of Practice at Warwick_Business_School_Scarman_road_view who researches mega mergers such as that between AB InBev and SABMiller, has made the following statement:”Beer volumes and earnings both suffered in the first quarter as AB InBev demonstrated why it needs the SABMiller acquisition. Overall beer volumes were down 1.4% and earnings declined due to currency and increased expenses.
“SABMiller will provide growth markets in Africa and South America. AB InBev seem willing to readily part company with acquired brands in the mature markets of North America, Europe and China to appease competition authorities. Whilst AB InBev offers reassurance that the acquisition is on track for the second half of the year there may still be more demands from competition authorities to be met.”If you look at the numbers, volumes declined by 1.2% in the USA partly as a consequence of lost market share.”Brazil beer volumes declined 10% resulting from the economic turmoil there. Chinese volumes also declined by 1.1% as AB InBev remains under pressure.
“However a major positive was the 13% increase in Mexican volumes partly as a response to increased marketing investment. Overall pressure on volumes in difficult and mature markets has resulted in AB InBev increasing selling and marketing expenses by 13.5% to counteract the lack of growth.”AB InBev, despite the decline in earnings, continues to dominate the global beer industry with margins way ahead of their competitors. Following the SABMiller acquisition they will be almost six times the size of the next biggest brewer Heineken.”Unrivalled scale and scope economies together with market power and strong distribution channels and an ability to deliver on acquisitions makes them a formidable business. However further acquisitions in the beer industry may be difficult due to competition issues.”

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Brazil Tops All Global Consumers Searching South Florida Real Estate in June

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 29 agosto 2015

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Brazil, a nation of 200 million residents, has been the top foreign country searching Miamire.com in 16 of the last 19 months. The last time Brazilian consumers didn’t finish with the most web hits was May 2014 when Colombia took first. In June 2015, Colombia finished with the second-most visits followed by Canada, Venezuela, Russia and Ukraine. Russia’s ranking was its highest finish since it took third in Jan. 2015, and Ukraine had never finished in the top-10.
“Brazil perennially ranks among the top international markets purchasing Miami real estate,” said Christopher Zoller, a 27-year Miami-based Realtor and the 2015 Residential President of MIAMI. “Brazilians not only love Miami’s shopping, restaurants, and beaches, but they love Miami’s diversity and are totally at home here. Miami, which has thousands of Brazilians living here, is America’s most international city with 51 percent of residents born in foreign countries.” In 2014, Brazilians registered 11 percent of all South Florida international real estate deals, according to a report conducted by the National Association of Realtors for MIAMI. Brazil had the third-most property transactions in Miami and Broward Counties among all global consumers last year, trailing only Venezuela (16 percent) and Argentina (12 percent).Brazilians moving to South Florida are often upper-middle-class families who want to enjoy their prosperity earned in their homeland as professionals and entrepreneurs. Brazilians spend the most on South Florida properties among foreign consumers, paying an average of $495,000. On average, Miami’s international buyers paid $444,000 per purchase, compared to $245,000 statewide.The top-four countries searching Miamire.com —Brazil, Colombia, Canada, and Venezuela — remained unchanged from May 2015. June, however, saw growing interest from Russia and Ukraine. Russia, which finished with the seventh-most searches in May, rose to No. 5. Ukraine, an eastern European country bordering Russia, had never finished among the top-10 searches on Miamire.com.

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Latest Short-Term Outlook for EU agricultural markets

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 13 luglio 2015

agricolturaA report on the short-term market outlook for EU arable, dairy and meat markets has been published by the European Commission today. This regular exercise concludes that EU dairy deliveries are expected to finish the calendar year just 1% higher than in 2014, despite the end of dairy quotas at the start of April. With the continuation of the Russian import ban, more milk is likely to be channelled into skimmed milk powder and butter, rather than cheese. With regard to cereals, after last year’s record crop (329 million tonnes of cereals – about 14% above average), exports are estimated close to 60% above average. Moreover, this year’s cereal harvest is forecast to be higher than average levels (+6%) for the third year in a row. In the meat sector, pigmeat production is expected to increase further in 2015, driven by low feed prices and a slightly higher breeding sows herd. Poultrymeat production continues its steady development. Beefmeat production is also likely to rise in 2015, boosted by cow herd developments and export opportunities. Relatively good prices and favourable forage conditions support an increasing herd and production in the sheep sector. This additional meat on the market translates in an average 1.4% (1kg) increase in consumption per capita this year, after the strong recovery already observed in 2014.

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Book on Structured Investment Vehicles

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 19 gennaio 2011

Moody’s Investors Service’s former Managing Director, Henry Tabe, has published a book depicting defunct Structured Investment Vehicles (SIVs) as efficiently-run bank-like entities that were addicted to the drug of liquidity. The book, titled “The Unravelling of Structured Investment Vehicles: How Liquidity Leaked Through SIVs”, portrays the companies as having been heavily reliant on supposedly efficient markets with continuous availability of liquidity. The author contends that this bubble mentality followed the sector’s full exploitation of loopholes in the regulation of banks and insurance companies. The author draws on his experience as Moody’s MD responsible for SIVs to demonstrate that the sector’s demise was not, however, the result of wilful negligence or any cavalier or buccaneering approach to risk management by sponsors, managers or rating agency analysts. The author’s central thesis is that this 20-year old, US$400 billion sector became one of the earliest and largest casualties of the crisis because of a confluence of factors, notably leveraged maturity transformation, asset and funding illiquidity, and the absence of effective lender-of-last resort provisions. The author argues that, if the correct lessons are learned, the banking sector as a larger version of SIVs would be strengthened and the securitization markets would be rekindled, both factors of which are necessary for a sustainable global recovery.
Further details of the book, published by Thoth Capital, can be found at http://www.leakingSIVs.com where questions can be put directly to the author. The book can be perused and purchased from its website or from http://www.amazon.co.uk.

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Potential Southeast Asian Sorghum Market philippines,

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 12 settembre 2010

Chicago Oct. 6-8, 2010 Hyatt Regency McCorkmick Place Hotel . Export Exchange 2010: An international trade conference focused around the export of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and coarse grains — co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council and the Renewable Fuels Association.  Thanks to over a year’s worth of legwork by the United Sorghum Checkoff Program and the U.S. Grains Council, U.S. grain sorghum may soon be making inroads into key markets in Southeast Asia.  The Council hosted animal nutritionists, feed manufacturers and other end-users from the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam for a week of educational seminars and farm and mill visits in the United States and Mexico. Alvaro Cordero, USGC manager of international operations, said that the industries in those countries have not used sorghum in rations in the past, but recent events have made them open to alternatives. In the Philippines, a high tariff on U.S. corn caused users to turn to Thai and Indian corn and Ukraine feed wheat, which are of lesser quality and uncertain availability.  U.S. sorghum, however, is subject to a lower tariff. Cordero said last spring, Ukraine wheat C & F Manila was $220/metric ton while landed U.S. sorghum was $245-250, “still a little more money than feed wheat but a lot better quality. Therefore sorghum as a quality feed for the local millers and the end-users was actually a good option.” Since then, Ukraine feed wheat has risen to $300 and sorghum, at $285-290, is now cheaper. “Because there’s a distortion,” he said, “the best way for them to go is to import high-quality sorghum out of the United States.”
Scheduled to speak at the Export Exchange 2010, an international conference focused around the export of U.S. DDGS and coarse grains, to be held Oct. 6-8, 2010, in Chicago, Bonilla plans to provide attendees an overview of the NAEGA No. 2 Free on Board (FOB) contract and explain the risk management features associated with it.
The U.S. Grains Council is pleased to announce Rebecca Bratter accepted the position of director of development. Bratter will aid the Council in developing strategies and managing programs to obtain market access and foster sales of U.S. grain and grain products in specific emerging international markets.

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Prisa and Ibn to Conquer Markets

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 29 agosto 2009

New York, PRISA, the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese entertainment, education and information media company, and In-Store Broadcasting Network (IBN), the world’s largest Retail Media company, announced that they will form a partnership and 50/50 joint venture to build a Retail Media network throughout Spain and Latin America.  PRISA has retained Violy and Company to assist with its strategic repositioning plan, which includes finding strategic media and technology partners, and transforming the company from a distribution-centric to a consumer-centric model media platform. In May 2009, Violy McCausland, the Principal of Violy and Company, introduced PRISA to Talos Partners, whose chairman, Robert Brazell, is also the chairman of IBN.  As a result, Talos Partners, a Merchant Bank headquartered in New York City, announced that it would purchase up to 10 million shares of PRISA’s treasury stock representing a 4.5% stake in the media giant.
PRISA will benefit by having a new distribution channel for all of its radio and television content, and by increasing its presence in the U.S. in partnership with a company that shares its “Customer Centric” vision. “It’s a perfect fit,” says Robert Brazell.  PRISA, with more than 1,200 radio stations in 10 countries, and market leadership in Spain, Colombia and Chile, will provide expertise and experience in radio programming tailored to regional preferences, a broad news gathering organization with seasoned editorial experience in 22 countries, and high quality audiovisual production capacity in Spain, Portugal and the U.S.A.  IBN through its technology and delivery channels will facilitate contact with consumers at the point-of-sale, where many purchasing decisions are made.  Talos Partners is a Merchant Bank headquartered in New York City. Talos owns and operates several subsidiary companies including Talos Capital, Talos Pacific Real Estate, and various Talos Special Opportunity Funds. The company has offices in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles and investment partners in Latin America and Europe. Talos is currently establishing offices in Hong Kong.  http://www.talospartners.com
PRISA is the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese-language business group in the fields of education, information and entertainment. Present in 22 countries, it reaches 43 million users through its global brands El Pais, 40 Principales, Santillana and Alfaguara. It’s presence in Brazil and Portugal and among the growing Hispanic community in the U.S. has given the group an Ibero-American dimension and has opened up a potential global market of 700 million people. http://www.prisa.com
IBN is a pioneer and leader in the Retail Media. The company operates an in-store digital network in nearly 15,000 grocery and chain drug stores in 200 markets throughout the U.S. and Canada and reaches more than 150 million people multiple times each month at the point-of-sale. The company has foundation intellectual property rights in the areas of in-store marketing technology, shopper identification in the store, and shelf-based interactive video systems, among others. http://www.ibnads.com

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