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Dublin, March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "E-commerce Plastic Packaging Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global e-commerce plastic packaging market was valued at USD 10.26 billion in 2020, and it is expected to reach USD 21.78 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 13.6% during 2021-2026. The rapid growth of the market is primarily driven by fashion and apparel, consumer electronics, and personal care industries. Considerable investments in the consumer electronics, personal care, and fashion and clothing industries are creating a scope for the expansion of packaging opportunities. According to IBEF, in 2018, electronics were the most significant contributors to online retail sales in India, with a 48% share, followed closely by apparel at 29%.E-commerce has emerged to be a prominent choice for the consumer to purchase goods during the last decade or so. The rising internet penetration, growing access to the internet across the vast majority of the populations in developing economies, increasing smartphone penetration, advancements in technology, and rapid urbanization have created a massive opportunity for the e-commerce market. According to Spiralytics, digital online buyers are estimated to reach 2.1 billion in 2021, up from 1.66 billion in 2016.The e-commerce industry is exploiting the opportunities in the packaging landscape driven by young demographic profile, with increasing internet penetration and relatively better economic performance in the past few years.The rapid growth of the market is primarily driven by fashion and apparel, consumer electronics, and personal care industries. Considerable investments in the consumer electronics, personal care, and fashion and clothing industries are creating a scope for the expansion of packaging opportunities. According to IBEF, in 2018, electronics were the most significant contributors to online retail sales in India, with a 48% share, followed closely by apparel at 29%.Moreover, companies are adopting an omnichannel distribution strategy for their products, including online purchasing, which is fuelling the growth of the e-commerce packaging as a whole. The statistics by ReadyCloudSuite which suggest that 66% of the online shoppers rely on more than one channel for purchases, and 60% of shoppers begin product research on a mobile device before purchasing, validate the growth prospects.Further, bioplastic is taking a prominent role in e-commerce packaging material used as it has a wide range of applications. The most common source of bioplastic is fermented starch from corn and wheat, as it is highly durable and biodegradable. Also, to replace the ever-present plastic bag, plant fibers, such as jute and hemp, are widely used as containers. Due to COVID-19, with the increasing demand for medicine, food, and other essential goods at an all-time high, a lack of available packaging to ship them in, can cause significant interruption.Key Market TrendsConsumer Electronics and Media to Hold Significant Market Share According to the Consumer Technology Association, retail revenue from consumer electronics/technology sales in the United States, in 2019, was USD 406 million. The sales are expected to reach USD 422 million by the end of FY 2020. With the increasing demand for consumer electronics around the world, the demand for protective plastic packaging is expected to surge in the forecast period.Among the specialized plastic packaging systems for consumer electronics and media, shrink packaging, or commonly known as shrink wrapping, and stretch wrapping are very common and widely used. Compared to shrink film and bags, stretch wrapping affords large energy saving and does not require the availability of fuel. This simplifies the inventory.For instance, the Mavic Air 2 drone, which was launched in April 2020, is packaged with a smart controller and a smartphone display in carton boxes that come with protective plastic shrink-wrap, to avoid damage during shipping.When it comes to efficient packaging, plastics often enable manufacturers to ship more products with less packaging material. This process of light-weighting can play an essential role in boosting the environmental and economic efficiency of consumer product packaging. Also, blister packaging is ideal for small consumer electronic goods. This type of plastic packaging highlights electronic accessories and provides a degree of tamper resistance, while still being convenient and easy to open. These characteristics are helping drive the market growth.For instance, Kingston's HyperX Savage EXO, launched in 2019, comes packaged between layers of clear blister-pack inserted in the box. The plastic, screwless, and slate-graycase protects the drive's internals. United States to Witness Significant Market Growth In the United States, e-commerce continues to grow at a dramatic pace, putting pressure on traditional retail. Consumers spent USD 601.75 billion online with US merchants in 2019, up by 14.9% from USD 523.64 billion the prior year, according to the US Department of Commerce quarterly e-commerce figures. That was a relatively higher growth rate than 2018 when online sales reported by the Commerce Department rose 13.6% Y-o-Y. Also, sales of consumer-packaged goods, long confined to traditional retail channels, are exploding online, with growth rates, in many cases, in excess of 50% Y-o-Y.However, many online retailers continue to underestimate how important having the correct packaging is to ensure sustainable business success. The requirements for packaging in online commerce are growing. From the highest possible efficiency and sustainability in the supply chain to increasingly popular logistics trends, such as bicycle couriers and delivery drones, through to "last mile" delivery and the all-important marketing purpose vis-a-vis the customer, all these are resulting in new demands.Online retailers like to use plastic film packaging for clothing. This is ideal for most items made from fabric, i.e., flexible content and has little need for protection. However, film packaging is not suitable for products with special protection requirements, e.g., those which must not be bent, broken, or deformed. Nevertheless, plastic bags and film packaging keep the packed product clean, are lightweight, take up very little space, and are cost-effective for the retailer.Furthermore, Plastic Air pillows can also be recycled at many retail stores along with plastic films, such as grocery and dry-cleaning bags, bath tissue wrap, and bread bags. In 2018 over 250 global companies, including Unilever, Nestle, and Coca-Cola, pledged to implement 100% recyclable, biodegradable, or compostable packaging by 2050.In January 2020, United States-based Sealed Air Corporation, which is the inventor of bubble wrap, launched a new version of Bubble Wrap brand packaging material that is made with at least 90 percent recycled content. Competitive LandscapeThe market studied is fragmented, with market incumbents, such as Amcor PLC, Berry Global Inc., and Sealed Air Corporation, operating in the market. Sustainable competitive advantage can be gained through innovation in design, technology, and application. Amcor opened two e-commerce testing laboratories in Manchester, Michigan, US, and in Ghent, Belgium. At both sites, the company's packaging experts will test and certify packaging for customers from around the world. Recent developments in the market are - March 2020 - Pregis acquired So.Pr.Ad. SRL (Soprad), Italy, a provider of temporary protective films. Going forward, the company's products will be marketed under the Pregis' PolyMask brand. PolyMask's products include temporary surface protection films and specialty films.March 2020 - Berry Global Group announced that, in order, to address the increasing demand from clients, it is investing approximately USD 30 million to increase the production capacity of ultra-high performance stretch films. The investment is allocated for new lines and upgrades to the existing assets in nine of the Company's North American locations that currently manufacture stretch film. Reasons to Purchase this report: The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format3 months of analyst support Key Topics Covered: 1 INTRODUCTION1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition1.2 Scope of the Study2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY4 MARKET DYNAMICS4.1 Market Overview4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants4.3.4 Threat of Substitutes4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry4.4 Market Drivers4.4.1 Growing Proliferation OF Online Retailing and Emergence of Omni-channel Presence4.4.2 Increasing Biodegradable Plastic Packaging for Online Retail4.5 Market Restraints4.5.1 Regulation Pertaining to Use of Plastic and Lack of Exposure to Good Manufacturing Practices4.6 Assessment of COVID-19 impact on the industry5 MARKET SEGMENTATION5.1 Product Type5.1.1 Pouches and Bags5.1.2 Protective Packaging5.1.3 Shrink Films5.1.4 Other Product Types5.2 End User Industry5.2.1 Consumer Electronics and Media5.2.2 Food and Beverage5.2.3 Personal Care Products5.2.4 Fashion and Apparel5.2.5 Home Care and Furnishing5.2.6 Other End user Industries5.3 Geography5.3.1 North America22.214.171.124 United States126.96.36.199 Canada5.3.2 Europe188.8.131.52 United Kingdom184.108.40.206 Germany220.127.116.11 France18.104.22.168 Rest of Europe5.3.3 Asia Pacific22.214.171.124 China126.96.36.199 India188.8.131.52 Japan184.108.40.206 Rest of Asia Pacific5.3.4 Latin America5.3.5 Middle East and Africa6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE6.1 Company Profiles6.1.1 Amcor PLC6.1.2 Pregis LLC6.1.3 Sealed Air Corporation6.1.4 Sonoco Products Company6.1.5 Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH6.1.6 Berry Global Inc.6.1.7 Huhtamaki Oyj6.1.8 CCL Industries Inc.6.1.9 Clondalkin Flexible Packaging7 PET BOTTLE RECYCLING RATE7.1 North America7.2 Europe7.3 Asia Pacific7.4 Latin America8 FUTURE OF THE MARKETFor more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/yti6yk CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager email@example.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
Foreigners were net sellers of Asian equities for a second consecutive month in February, hit by a jump in U.S. Treasury yields, which prompted investors to book profits in regional equities. Overseas investors sold a net combined total of $3.5 billion in South Korean, Taiwanese, Philippine, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and Indian stocks last month, data from stock exchanges showed. U.S. Treasury yields jumped last month on expectations of higher inflation due to a big stimulus package to revive the economy.
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via GettyRyan Gallant needed a change of pace. He taught French at a local California middle school, but his salary barely covered his bills. To supplement his income, he worked the late shift at a Mendocino Farms deli. Then, in January of 2019, Gallant finally found an upgrade: a research analyst position at a Folsom-based marketing and media firm called e.Republic. Glassdoor reviews for the company were mixed. Some staff were effusive. “Healthy environment, great people!!!” one employee wrote in 2018. The rest were unequivocally negative. One reviewer titled their assessment: “Worst Job I Ever Had.” Another called theirs: “Beware!”The bad reviews shared a common theme: The company’s owners, executives, and much of its upper management were high-ranking members of the Church of Scientology. “The company made me right [sic] a positive review to counteract all the negative reviews they were getting because of their affiliation with Scientology,” an ex-employee wrote. “As one reviewer stated, the best day at e.Republic is the day you leave.”Gallant took the job anyway. He figured his new bosses’ religion wouldn’t impact much. It hadn’t, after all, kept the firm from dealing with dozens of big-name tech companies—Google, AT&T, Verizon, IBM, Cisco—or maintaining relationships with well-known politicians, like Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum. (The offices of Garcetti and Burgum did not respond to requests for comment.)Olympian McKayla Maroney Ensnared in Mystery ‘Cult’ the Church of the Master AngelsAfter he started, Gallant noticed the company had some quirks. Its infrastructure seemed antiquated, and priorities seemed almost random. One executive gave frequent seminars on building a “personal brand,” occasionally ruminating on the importance of “cute hats”; the C-suite regularly gave out CDs of Christmas-themed New Jazz, recorded by the president and her husband. But some peculiarities concerned Gallant more than others. For one, the pay was meager; internal payroll documents from 2013 showed starting salaries as low as $24,960, even as executives were compensated more than $10,000 per hour. The days were long—he regularly clocked 10-hour shifts. And the staff was highly-surveilled. Managers would take long, curving sweeps around the office so frequently, an ex-research director claimed, that workers developed a code word for them: sentries.“It was like a ‘70s factory,’ another former researcher said. “They would call people out for taking slightly too long of breaks… like, ‘Reminder staff: Your breaks are to be 10 minutes. Some of you are going for walks and it’s clearly over 10 minutes.’”Gallant said he had informed his boss that he suffered from Crohn’s disease, a condition that can cause chronic fatigue. About a year into his employment he was diagnosed with another rare condition: secondary polycythemia. “I was physically and mentally exhausted,” he said. “They knew I was dealing with medical issues, knew I was overworked, but did absolutely nothing.” Gallant relied heavily on his therapist, though the services weren’t covered by the company’s insurance. He also started to see a psychiatrist for the stress. Over the course of his two-year employment, according to receipts reviewed by The Daily Beast, he would pay over $9,000 in out-of-pocket expenses for mental health care.Gallant’s experience wasn’t unique. A half-dozen former and current e.Republic employees told The Daily Beast that the company fostered a brutal work environment, which took a toll on their physical and mental health. “I had instances where I needed to work from home just for health reasons,” said Ashley Subramani, an ex-researcher who quit in Oct. 2020. “They would deny it because they wouldn’t be able to monitor what I was doing.” Three sources independently confirmed that another employee, an Army veteran who has been diagnosed with PTSD, took a full year of mental health leave under federal provisions through the Department of Veterans Affairs, solely due to work-related stress. All of them attributed the company’s atmosphere to the influence of Scientology, which they saw not only as the religion of about a quarter of staff—primarily executives—but an organizing principle around which the entire business was based.The company’s leadership rejects this. From their end, the beliefs of company leadership have no bearing on the business. They see their company as comparable to many others, organized with an eye toward profits and cost-cutting. Accusations of Scientology’s involvement, e.Republic COO Paul Harney wrote in a statement, “are based on inaccurate and false assumptions, information that is fifteen to twenty years old and way out of date, and items which have been addressed numerous times but continue to be repeated regardless of a basis in fact.” (The Church of Scientology did not respond to requests for comment.)But a trove of internal company documents reviewed by The Daily Beast appear to support the staffers’ claims. Dozens of files, which existed on the company’s shared drive as recently as this week, reveal a corporate structure that bears distinct similarity to the management principles laid out by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Some documents detail the Scientology courses executives have taken; others employ Hubbard-specific vocabulary. A seminar guide from 2016 is comprised exclusively of Hubbard’s quotes and axioms. One training document, when opened in Microsoft Word, still has the track changes where an employee edited out Hubbard citations to replace them with secular ones. A Church of Scientology building in Los Angeles, California Kevork Djansezian/Getty “It seems a hodgepodge of disrelated, inaccurate, or old pieces of information that are being conflated into a context and narrative that is not factual,” Harney said of the files.“These things are all Scientology,” former Church of Scientology executive Mike Rinder said after reviewing the documents. “They simply remove religious language, and often Hubbard’s name, and publish them as ‘secular.’”The company’s origin story began in 1984, when two Scientologists named Dennis McKenna and Robert Graves founded GMW Communications, Inc. The idea was to start a media and research corporation focused on connecting tech companies with state and local governments. Over the years, the firm evolved in both name and purpose into a complex corporate structure: e.Republic now does corporate research and sales, plans conferences, and operates several publications, including Techwire, GovTech100, and the once well-known municipal publication Governing, which relaunched last January, after briefly shuttering in 2019.It’s a fairly lucrative enterprise—generating $30.72 million in annual sales revenue, according to D&B Hoovers—and one connected with countless politicians below the federal level. In the past eight weeks alone, public officials for San Jose, Washington, Maryland, and Georgia have spoken on their webinars. Garcetti has appeared on their podcast, In the Arena, as have the mayors of Dayton, Ohio, Columbia, South Carolina, and Louisville, Kentucky. In 2018, company promo materials cited a Garcetti quote: “I’m a Governing junkie.”From its inception, e.Republic’s ties to Scientology were no secret. Both McKenna and Graves are long-time, high-ranking members and generous donors to the church. According to the Tampa Bay Times, McKenna has donated at least $1.5 million; Graves, now e.Republic’s majority stakeholder, has donated at least $1 million. “McKenna is a very, very, very well-known Scientologist,” Rinder said. “Bob Graves is another one. Bob Graves is married to Judy Norton Taylor, a very prominent, well-known Scientologist. Their daughter… works for [Scientology President] David Miscavige.” Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige Getty The association trickled down to the workplace. A Sacramento News and Review article from 2001 reported that the company had been giving out copies of L. Ron Hubbard’s management training manual, Speaking From Experience, to every employee on their first day of work and requiring courses on its contents. The book summarized Hubbard’s philosophy of management, or what he called “Administration Technology,” which he had laid out over the course of 10 volumes. At the crux of Hubbard’s “technology,” Rinder said, was a focus on statistics, monitoring productivity, and constantly requiring an increased level of worker output. “You reward those who do well and you penalize those who don't,” he explained. “It is a very complicated and very arcane system of how you discipline people, how you reward them, how you make them do better and be more compliant.”The Church of Scientology implements these practices (and more) in its own businesses, some of which have led to well-publicized scandals. In 2011, the Tampa Bay Times reported on a lawsuit from a former church member who claimed he’d been forced to sign a billion-year contract at 6, under which he’d worked between 40- and 100-hour weeks for $35-$50 per week. A 2013 exposé from the Times provided a detailed account of a brutal work climate at a Los Angeles Scientology outpost. “It became a place of confinement and humiliation where Scientology's management culture—always demanding—grew extreme,” the Times reporters wrote. “Inside, a who’s who of Scientology leadership went at each other with brutal tongue lashings, and even hands and fists.” (No e.Republic employees have accused anyone of corporal punishment.)Implementing Hubbard’s management principles in the secular workplace has proved controversial in the past. Most notoriously, in the 1990s, Allstate Insurance came under fire when the Wall Street Journal reported they’d hired a contractor named Don Pearson to conduct training seminars using Hubbard’s technology. After three years, the company fired Pearson, but not until after he’d trained some 3,500 employees in over 200 seminars, leading to several lawsuits and dozens of Equal Employment Opportunity complaints. The same year, Pearson took a position at e.Republic, where he stayed in upper management until 2014.e.Republic firmly rejects any association with Hubbard’s personal performance metrics or the organization that sells his technology, the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE did not respond to a request for comment). But GMW Communications and e.Republic both appeared in WISE member directories from at least 2001 to 2004. Testimonies of former employees and internal documents indicate that elements of the philosophy persisted at e.Republic into the 2010s. When one woman joined the company in 2016, she saw Hubbard’s book on several colleagues’ desks. The use of his training materials had officially been phased out, she said, but the traces were visible; the head of H.R. kept an inspirational poster of him hanging in her office.Several current and former e.Republic employees said they recognized Hubbard’s principles in the firm’s organization. Most pointed to common Scientology phrases: “Org Board,” meaning a chart that lays out the bureaucratic structure of an organization into divisions, departments, and hierarchy of personnel; “know-how,” for comprehension; and “hat,” to mean one’s particular duties or responsibilities.The same phrases appear throughout files on the company drive. “The proper use of hats and hatting preserves valuable know-how in a group,” a document titled “Hat Write-Up Jason” reads. “It all too often occurs that ‘the new broom sweeps clean,’ referring to an individual new to a post who wipes out all the policies and standards being used by that post’s predecessor. This practice is generally very detrimental… Entire professions, industries and even civilizations have collapsed because they ignored this point.”Inside Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Scientology School for KidsA memo from the Chief of Staff dated March 25, 2016, includes bullet points titled “Exec Hats,” “Org board,” and “HCOPL Basic Management Tools.” According to the Free Dictionary acronym database, HCOPL stands for “Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter.” A document from April 13 of the same year is a bit more explicit. Titled “Conquering Life Postulate Seminar References,” the packet compiles 25 pages of quotes and axioms from Hubbard in a range of legibility. “THE DEGREES OF SIMPLICITY IS PROPORTIONAL TO THE DEGREE OF NONCONFRONT,” the first reads. “Reversing this: THE DEGREE OF SIMPLICITY IS PROPORTIONAL TO THE DEGREE OF CONFRONT.”Some of the files shared with the Daily Beast were not work-related. A 2005 document titled “Contributions” recounts a current executive’s church levels from 1979 to when she completed the highest course, OT8. “When I returned home from OT 6 and auditing on OT 7,” she wrote at one point, “I and my husband knew we needed to make a change and help LRH [L. Ron Hubbard].”Efforts have been taken to erase Hubbard terminology. A training document titled “Glossary for Basics on Study” still has track changes in it from Oct. 19, 2012. At the top, an editor deleted a sentence noting that “definitions taken from the following are definitions by L. Ron Hubbard.” Throughout the document, Hubbard’s phrases have been removed, leaving only those from secular sources like Merriam-Webster.None of the employees found the phrases as troubling as the work philosophy they seemed to represent—a high degree of micromanagement, a persistent focus on performance failures, and retribution when staff stepped outside the norm. “I don’t even know how to describe it,” the ex-research director said, figuratively, “other than taking someone to the shed and beating them. That’s what it brings to my mind.”A document titled “Research & Navigator Department Analysis 2015” captures a snapshot of the criticism she described. “Research Coordinator [name redacted], found to be dishonest and lying, spreading disaffection; underutilized,” the first bullet reads. Elsewhere, the author singled out another employee’s “quality control issues,” “poor quality results,” and “inadequacies in being able to deliver high quality products,” adding “3 clients he’s flubbed on as of recent.” Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard Los Angeles Daily News “It was 100 percent surveilled,” one worker said. “They’d read all your emails. They would read all your instant messaging through the company.” When one former researcher gave notice, three sources recalled, she’d told colleagues prior to telling the executives, asking them to keep it discrete. She wiped her work computer, but management restored her files. When they learned colleagues had known about her departure, three of them were brought in for questioning. “I got called into [an executive’s] office who said, ‘You know, I went through and read all the emails,’” one of them remembered, “‘So I know that she told you.’”It was the culture that Gallant and others say led them to seek mental health treatment. But none felt they could discuss it at work. Scientology is strictly opposed to psychiatry—the Scientology-affiliated Citizens Commission on Human Rights, for example, operates the Los Angeles-based museum, Psychiatry: An Industry of Death, which blames both 9/11 and the Holocaust on psychiatry. In a 1969 Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter titled “TARGETS, DEFENSE,” the church’s founder outlined his opposition to the profession:The names and connections, at this time, of the bitterly opposing enemy are:Psychiatry and psychology (not medicine).The heads of news media who are also directors of psychiatric front groups.A few key political figures in the fields of “mental health” and education.A decline of monetary stability caused by the current planning of bankers who are also directors of psychiatric front organizations [that] would make us unable to function.The company’s benefits do cover in-network mental health care, as is mandated by the Affordable Care Act, and e.Republic wholly rejects ever dissuading workers from using it. “Maintaining a sustainable business requires having a healthy work-life balance among all of our team,” e.Republic COO Paul Harney said. “This means being sensitive to the different requirements and work styles for all the people at e.Republic.”Multiple upper managers, however, are alleged to have advocated against psychiatric treatment—the H.R. department’s Medical Privacy Officer has been photographed at anti-psychiatry protests. According to the Sacramento News and Review, longtime-executive Pearson founded a local chapter of the Citizens Commission and a political action committee—the Association of Citizens for Social Reform—dedicated to eliminating public funding for mental health care.In January, Gallant invoked the Family and Medical Leave Act so he could take two weeks mental health leave without explanation. When it ended, he quit to do research on his own. “I would work there for 10 hours a day—I was stressed, I’d get berated by my bosses, make no headway, and was made to feel like I’m insane,” he said. “I’ve got to deal with actual life. I had a little baby, whom I love to death… I’ve got to try to have some semblance of my own life.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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GENEVA — The new director-general of the World Trade Organization — the first African and first woman to hold the post — has arrived at its Geneva headquarters for her first day on the job. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, 66, a Nigerian economist and former government minister, donned a mask as she made brief comments to reporters on way into the imposing building on the shores of Lake Geneva on Monday. “I am coming into one of the most important institutions in the world and we have a lot of work to do,” she said. "I feel ready to go.” She was expected to meet staffers and speak briefly with non-governmental groups that support a key fisheries reform proposal being discussed at the WTO, before attending her first meeting of the General Council — made up of envoys from the international trade body’s 164 member states. Some of those meetings with will be limited because of measures to fight COVID-19, and the closed-door General Council meeting is to be largely by videoconference. Okonjo-Iweala’s victory in a hotly contested race last fall was delayed largely because the U.S. administration under Donald Trump supported another candidate. Her appointment came through last month when the Biden administration cleared the way for her selection at the trade body, whose rules require consensus. The WTO, which works to craft accords that can ensure smooth international trade, is facing headwinds such as rising protectionism. Its dispute settlement system has been blocked because the United States has almost singlehandedly prevented appointments to its Appellate Body — a rough equivalent to an appeals court. Okonjo-Iweala said last month that “wide-ranging reforms” are needed at the WTO, and that her first priority would be to address the economic and health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic — such as by working to lift export restrictions on supplies and vaccines to get them distributed to countries in need. The Associated Press
State-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) plans to order 70 airliners from Airbus and Boeing, Saudi news outlet Maaal reported on Monday, citing unidentified sources. Saudia is in talks with local banks to raise 11.5 billion riyals ($3.07 billion) to partly finance an order for Airbus A321 narrow-bodied jets and Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliner wide-bodies, Maaal said. The report did not breakdown how many aircraft of each type Saudia was planning to purchase.
The major reasons for the growth of the data center cooling market include improving efficiency in data centers, rising spending on data centers, significant growth in number of data centers and their power density, increasing demand for cost-effective data center solutions, and the rising significance of eco-friendly data center solutions.New York, March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Data Center Cooling Market by Solution, Service, Type of Cooling, Data Center Type, Industry & Region - Global Forecast to 2025" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05842619/?utm_source=GNW These factors are responsible for driving the demand for data center cooling market.The services component segment of the data center cooling market is estimated to grow with the highest CAGR in the global data center cooling market during the forecast period of 2020 to 2025. The services associated with data center cooling, such as consulting, installation & deployment, and maintenance & support, are expected to witness an increasing demand from users.Liquid cooling systems are estimated to witness the highest growth in data center cooling market, in by solution segment during the forecast periodBy solution, the liquid cooling systems segment is projected to record the highest growth in the global data center cooling market, during the forecast period.The high growth of the liquid cooling systems solution segment is majorly attributed to their advantages over air cooled systems.The liquid cooling systems offer benefits such as cooling at a reduced energy cost as compared to air cooling systems along with lower the noise levels originating from equipment such as fans in the air cooling systems.Maintenance & support segment is estimated to witness the highest growth in data center cooling market, in by services segment during the forecast periodBy services, maintenance & support segment is estimated to grow with the highest CAGR in the global data center cooling market, during the forecast period.Factors such as the risk associated with data center failure supports the regular preventive maintenance of the cooling infrastructure in data centers.Also, preventive maintenance can help identify systems at risk of failure, preventing downtime and reducing maintenance costs, as well as maximizing product life.Row/Rack-based cooling is estimated to grow with the highest growth in data center cooling market, in by type of cooling segment during the forecast periodBy type of cooling, the row/rack-based cooling segment is estimated to grow with the highest CAGR in data center cooling market, during the forecast period.The row/rack-based cooling helps in reducing the airflow path length in data centers.This in turn not only reduces the power required for cooling but also reduces wastage, thereby increasing the cooling efficiency. These solutions are applied in data centers of all sizes, where cooling is required for standalone and high-density servers.Mid-sized data center is estimated to register the highest growth in data center cooling market, in by data center type segment during the forecast periodBy data center type, the mid-sized data center segment is projected to grow with the highest CAGR in the global data center cooling market, during the forecast period.The data center cooling solutions for mid-sized data centers provided by major players enable facility owners to start with low-density data centers and, later, scale up to high density as and when required.This advantage, coupled with the exponential growth in the number of organizations using data centers to store mission-critical data, is expected to drive the adoption of data center cooling solutions in mid-sized data centers in the future.Government & defense is projected to grow with the highest growth in data center cooling market, in by industry segment during the forecast periodBy industry, the government & defense segment is projected to grow with the highest CAGR in the global data center cooling market, during 2020 to 2025. Factors such as, the focus on digitization of information by governments worldwide along with an increased investment from the defense sector to broaden and strengthen its existing IT infrastructure, are driving the demand for high-performance data centers that require high server densities.Asia Pacific data center cooling market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, in terms of value.Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing market for data center cooling during the forecast period.Factors like The growing demand for data center cooling is primarily driven by increasing public and private sector investments in projects catering to sectors such as banking, telecom, and government.Also, factors like the growing IT and digital commerce sectors are expected to increase the data traffic in the region, in turn propelling the growth of the data center cooling market during the forecast period.Profile break-up of primary participants for the report:• By Company Type: Tier 1 – 16%, Tier 2 – 36%, and Tier 3 – 48%• By Designation: C-level Executives – 16%, Directors – 24%, and Others – 60%• By Region: Europe – 36%, North America – 24%, Asia Pacific – 20%, Middle East & Africa –12%, and South America – 8%The data center cooling market report is dominated by players , such as Asetek (Denmark), STULZ GmbH (Germany), Coolcentric (US), AdaptivCOOL (US), Airedale International (UK), Rittal GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), Nortek Air Solutions, LLC (US), Schneider Electric SE (France), Vertiv Holdings Co. (US), Black Box Corporation (US), and Munters Group AB (Sweden).Research Coverage:The report defines, segments, and projects the data center cooling market based on component, solution, services, type of cooling, data center type, industry, and region.It provides detailed information regarding the major factors influencing the growth of the market, such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and industry-specific challenges.It strategically profiles key data center cooling solution providers/manufacturers and comprehensively analyzes their market shares and core competencies as well as tracks and analyzes competitive developments, such new product launches, partnerships, and agreements, undertaken by them in the market.Reasons to Buy the Report:The report is expected to help the market leaders/new entrants in the market by providing them the closest approximations of revenue numbers of the data center cooling market and its segments.This report is also expected to help stakeholders obtain an improved understanding of the competitive landscape of the market, gain insights to improve the position of their businesses, and make suitable go-to-market strategies.It also enables stakeholders to understand the pulse of the market and provide them information on key market drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05842619/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. 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Dublin, March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Healthcare Contract Research Organization Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Type (Drug Discovery, Pre-clinical, Clinical), by Service (Clinical Monitoring, Regulatory/Medical Affairs), and Segment Forecasts, 2021-2028" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global healthcare contract research organization market size is expected to reach USD 66.1 billion by 2028 It is expected to expand at a CAGR of 6.6% from 2021 to 2028. The increasing cost of drug development is expected to drive the market over the forecast period. Moreover, rising clinical trial cost and challenges pertaining to patient recruitment have led biopharmaceutical companies to turn to regions like Central and Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East for cost savings and quick patient recruitment.In addition, growing pressure on industry players to follow stringent timelines has increased the demand for outsourcing research activities to contract research organizations (CROs). Some government organizations are also outsourcing their clinical trial activities so that they can carry out clinical trials with the required infrastructure and expertise and minimize their cost and timelines.However, the CRO market has been significantly impacted by the ongoing pandemic. The worldwide focus on finding a vaccine against coronavirus has had a significant impact on the development of other vaccines and drugs. At the peak of the pandemic, vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 accounted for 30% of all the trials in the U.S. This resulted in other trials being put on hold.The CRO market is recovering slowly through a hybrid approach. They are playing a significant role in helping sponsors and sites to start clinical trials. Market players have already built powerful tools to support virtual clinical trials. They are ready to rapidly assist sponsors to shift to this new environment and leverage the available tools.Healthcare CRO Market Report Highlights Based on type, clinical trial services dominated the global market in 2020 and held a share of 76.7% owing to the fact that it comprises four elaborate phases, including human subjects.By service, the clinical monitoring segment held the largest revenue share in 2020.North America held a significant share in 2020 due to the presence of several global players, who invest a major part of their revenue in research activities.Asia Pacific is anticipated to register the fastest CAGR over the forecast period due to the reduced cost it offers in comparison to the U.S. and other developed economies. China, Japan, and India are projected to witness tremendous growth in the contract research organization market owing to high disease prevalence. Key Topics Covered: Chapter 1 Methodology and ScopeChapter 2 Executive SummaryChapter 3 Healthcare CRO Market: Variables, Trends, & Scope3.1 Market Segmentation and Scope3.2 Market Driver Analysis3.2.1 Increasing adoption of advanced technologies3.2.2 Increasing mergers and collaborations3.2.3 Increasing outsourcing of R&D activities3.2.4 Patent cliff3.2.5 Favorable environment for clinical trials in developing countries3.3 Market Restraint Analysis3.3.1 Quality issues of CRO services3.3.2 Intellectual property rights issues3.4 Penetration & Growth Prospect Mapping3.5 Porter's Five Forces Analysis3.6 PESTEL AnalysisChapter 4 Healthcare CRO Market: Type Segment Analysis4.1 Healthcare CRO: Market Share Analysis, 2020 & 20284.2 Drug Discovery4.2.1 Drug Discovery market, 2016-2028 (USD Million)4.2.2 Target validation4.2.3 Lead identification4.2.4 Lead optimization4.3 Pre-clinical4.4 Clinical4.4.1 Clinical market, 2016-2028 (USD Million)4.4.2 Phase I Trial Services4.4.3 Phase II Trial Services4.4.4 Phase III Trial Services4.4.5 Phase IV Trial ServicesChapter 5 Healthcare CRO Market: Service Segment Analysis5.1 Healthcare CRO: Market Share Analysis, 2020 & 20285.2 Project Management/Clinical Supply Management5.2.1 Project Management/Clinical Supply Management market, 2016-2028 (USD Million)5.3 Data Management5.4 Regulatory/Medical Affairs5.5 Medical Writing5.6 Clinical Monitoring5.7 Quality Management/ Assurance5.8 Bio-statistics5.9 Investigator Payments5.10 Laboratory5.11 Patient and Site Recruitment5.12 Technology ServicesChapter 6 Healthcare CRO Market: Regional Segment Analysis6.1 Healthcare CRO: Market Share Analysis, 2020 & 2028Chapter 7 Company Profiles7.1 Company overview7.2 Financial performance7.3 Service benchmarking7.4 Strategic initiatives Iqvia Holdings Inc.Covance Inc.Pharmaceutical Product Development, Llc (Ppd)Parexel International CorporationCharles River Laboratories International, Inc.Icon, PlcMedidata Solutions, Inc.Syneos HealthPharmaronGvk Biosciences Private Limited For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/j2g3z2 CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager email@example.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
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