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U.S. artificial intelligence-driven energy storage company Stem Inc said on Friday it has agreed to go public by merging with blank-check acquisition company Star Peak Energy Transition Corp at a valuation of roughly $1.35 billion. The merger with Star Peak will give Stem an estimated $608 million in gross proceeds to invest in its burgeoning smart grid technology which helps support green forms of energy. "The balance sheet strength will support more credit requirements and really allow us to convert larger projects in the pipeline," Stem Chief Executive John Carrington said in an interview with Reuters.
Polish government officials insisted on Friday that they are sticking to their tough negotiating position ahead of a key European Union summit next week that should finalize the bloc's next seven-year budget and a major pandemic recovery package. Poland and Hungary have threatened to veto the 1.8 trillion euros ($2.1 trillion) budget because other EU countries have insisted on a new mechanism that would link funding to respecting democratic standards. Both Poland and Hungary have conservative governments that have been at odds over rule-of-law standards with other members of the 27-member union for years.
Dublin, Dec. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Reusable Face Mask Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Material (Cotton, Nylon), by Application (Personal, Commercial), by Distribution Channel (Offline, Online), by Region, and Segment Forecasts, 2020-2027" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global reusable face mask market size is expected to reach USD 7.08 billion by 2027. It is expected to expand at a CAGR of 23.5% from 2020 to 2027. Growing awareness about the ill effects of air pollution, dust, and smoke, and the outbreak of coronavirus are among the primary factors driving the market. According to the American Lung Association, close to 133.9 million people in the U.S. are exposed to unhealthy air conditions every year. Face covering masks act as a shield to protect the wearer from the direct impact of harmful particles present in the air. As the air quality continues to deteriorate, the demand for face masks will keep increasing.The widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic around the globe has been driving the demand for reusable face masks. According to the USA Facts report of September 2020, the country reported 6,060,334 known cases and registered deaths amounted to 184,280. With the restriction on the use of surgical masks, including N95, which are known to offer comparatively higher protection than other types of masks against the virus to healthcare workers, the demand for reusable mask has spurred among the general public. These masks are highly recommended by the government and medical institutes as they reduce the chances of virus spread, which is favoring the market growth.In terms of material, the cotton segment led the market and accounted for 69.1% share of the global revenue in 2019. According to a 2020 research by Smart Air, an open-source data and content provider on air pollution, among the face masks made to balance protection and breathability, cotton filtered out 84% of large particles and 19% of small. Moreover, recommendation by the organizations, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, to use cotton in cloth face masks bodes well for the future demand for reusable face masks.The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is likely to increase the demand for reusable face masks across the globe. Demand is escalated with the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide. Small and large-cap companies are investing in manufacturing facilities to meet the current demand for face masks amongst the general public, medical workers, and industrialists. Moreover, small and medium-sized market players are expected to show considerable improvements in the foreseeable future.In terms of application, the personal segment led the market and accounted for 78.3% share of the global revenue in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to rising consumer awareness and maintenance of public protocol of wearing face masks. Moreover, manufacturers and designers have been launching products in bulk for the individual segment. For instance, in August 2020, Burberry launched its first collection of reusable and sustainable face masks made of cotton and antimicrobial technology.Based on the distribution channel, the offline segment dominated the market and accounted for 62.6% share of the global revenue in 2019. Additionally, with mandatory regulations on wearing face masks in public places, people are experimenting with the latest trends online offered by companies. For instance, e-commerce websites including Etsy and Zazzle witnessed an upsurge in the sales of customized masks, and more than 200 private labels have registered on such websites to increase the sales of face masks.Asia Pacific held the largest revenue share of more than 33.0% in 2019. The growing demand for washable and reusable masks from densely-populated countries like India and China is expected to serve as a great growth booster for the region.North America is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR from 2020 to 2027. The rise in the incidences of airborne diseases, pollution levels, forest fire cases, and the outbreak of the coronavirus have been encouraging a sizable number of consumers to opt for personal reusable face masks in the region. With consumers looking to protect themselves from several virus- and bacteria-related illnesses, such as allergies, lung infections, and coronavirus, prominent manufacturers are focusing on increasing their scale of operations concerning the manufacturing of reusable face masks.Reusable Face Mask Market Report Highlights The online distribution channel is expected to emerge as the fastest-growing distribution channel throughout the forecast period. The increasing availability of a wide number of reusable face masks of different brands, free delivery, and seasonal discounts on e-retailer platforms are among the major reasons driving the segmentAsia Pacific held the largest share of more than 33.0% in 2019. The rising threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and growing air pollution have been the primary factors supporting market growthIn terms of material, the cotton segment led the market and accounted for 69.1% share of the global revenue in 2019. In June 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that people should wear a cloth face mask to avoid transmission of the coronavirus in public places Key Topics Covered: Chapter 1. Methodology and ScopeChapter 2. Executive SummaryChapter 3. Reusable Face Masks Market Variables, Trends & Scope3.1. Market Introduction3.2. Penetration & Growth Prospect Mapping3.3. Industry Value Chain Analysis3.3.1. Sales/Retail Channel Analysis3.3.2. Profit Margin Analysis3.4. Market Dynamics3.4.1. Market Driver Analysis3.4.2. Market Restraint Analysis3.4.3. Industry Challenges3.4.4. Industry Opportunities3.5. Business Environment Analysis3.5.1. Industry Analysis-Porter's3.6. Roadmap of Reusable Face Masks Market3.7. Market Entry Strategies3.8. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Reusable Face Masks MarketChapter 4. Consumer Behavior Analysis4.1. Consumer Trends and Preferences4.2. Factors Affecting Buying Decision4.3. Consumer Product Adoption4.4. Observations & RecommendationsChapter 5. Reusable Face Masks Market: Material Estimates & Trend Analysis5.1. Material Analysis & Market Share, 2019 & 20275.2. Cotton5.3. Nylon5.4. OthersChapter 6. Reusable Face Masks Market: Application Estimates & Trend Analysis6.1. Application Analysis & Market Share, 2019 & 20276.2. Commercial6.3. PersonalChapter 7. Reusable Face Masks Market: Distribution Channel Estimates & Trend Analysis7.1. Distribution Channel Analysis & Market Share, 2019 & 20277.2. Offline7.3. OnlineChapter 8. Reusable Face Masks Market: Regional Estimates & Trend AnalysisChapter 9. Competitive Analysis9.1. Key global players, recent developments & their impact on the industry9.2. Key Company/Competition Categorization (Key innovators, Market leaders, Emerging players)9.3. Vendor LandscapeChapter 10. Company Profiles10.1. Company Overview10.2. Financial Performance10.3. Product Benchmarking10.4. Strategic Initiatives ResproMoldex-MetricVogmaskAirpopTotoboboidMASKKimberly ClarkCambridge Mask CompanyDebrief MeARAX Co., LTD. For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/al8lfr Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research. CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager email@example.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
Climate activists piled up giant cardboard delivery boxes outside the finance ministry in Paris on Friday, protesting against Amazon's expansion in France as the online retailer launched a delayed "Black Friday" sales drive. Gathered in the ministry's cobbled courtyard, the protesters from three groups - ANV-COP 21, Attac and Amis de la Terre - rolled out a banner on the building's facade bearing the slogan "change of owner" and featuring the faces of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and French President Emmanuel Macron.
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The United Arab Emirates is ranked 11th in terms of being a logistics-friendly country––ahead of its middle-eastern counterparts, Saudi Arabia and Oman. The UAE freight and logistics market has been growing steadily, mainly driven by the consistent and fast growth of e-commerce across the region and rising international trade.New York, Dec. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS MARKET - GROWTH, TRENDS AND FORECASTS (2020-2025)" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05989445/?utm_source=GNW Dubai’s strategic location between Asia and Europe, serves both the East and the West, providing optimum trading conditions for the Emirate. To facilitate the trade and e-commerce market, Dubai has implemented initiatives for the development of its infrastructure and technology, to implement a well-integrated transport system and excellent logistics infrastructure.Demand in the industrial and logistics sector over the course of 2019 has been driven by the manufacturing, technology, general trading, food and beverage, engineering and construction, and oil and gas sectors. On average, these sectors accounted for up to 64% of demand over the course of 2019.In recent years and despite economic headwinds swirling around the Arabian Gulf, the logistics sector continues to occupy the fast lane. The logistics arena outperforms other major industries, but it is now rightly-regarded as a crucial enabler in the country’s economic diversification efforts.During COVID-19, with lockdown being implemented worldwide, the United Arab Emirates has also witnessed a negative impact on its logistics market but is expected to recover quickly by 2021.Key Market TrendsGrowing Pharmaceutical Industry in UAE Driving LogisticsThe pharmaceutical sector in the MENA has witnessed tremendous growth over the last few years and is projected to reach around USD 60 billion by 2025, with USD 1.2-billion allocated for the healthcare system in the 2019 budget. The UAE is leading the growth with over USD 1.2 billion funneled into the healthcare system in the 2019 budget, on top of substantial funds allotted in the USD 540 million innovation fund. With the recent approval of the Dubai Silk Road Strategy and existing outstanding logistics infrastructure, the UAE is fast turning into a source market in the supply chain, manufacturing and exporting pharmaceuticals to high-demand markets such as Africa and Asia.Improving Maritime Transportation Sector in DubaiIn Dubai, the maritime transport sector is of great importance to the economy of the Emirate due to the great openness of the Emirate to international trade through is access to the Gulf. The sector provides a high-quality infrastructure that consists of ports, logistic services, and storage.There are three main ports that serve Dubai: Jebel Ali Free Zone Port, Mina Rashid, and Mina Al Hamriya, in addition to traditional piers along the Dubai Creek.The United Arab Emirates comprises seven emirates – Dubai remains the major maritime center, but other emirates also make their own important contribution to the shipping industry. The United Arab Emirates benefits from its vital geographic location connecting the Red Sea, East Africa, and the Indian subcontinent.In July 2019, the UAE Cabinet issued a resolution identifying the list of activities in which up to 100% foreign ownership of local companies is permitted. The list includes various sectors, such as agriculture, construction, manufacturing, and transportation. It includes the following maritime activities: sea and coastal water cargo transportation, internal waterways cargo transportation, chartering of commercial vessels, piloting and towage of vessels, and marine towage of speedboats and marine bicycles.Competitive LandscapeThe United Arab Emirates freight and logistics market is competitive and fragmented with many international and local players actively competing for market share. The technology integration in the logistics sector is high and the emergence of digital players in the pool is increasing. Ecommerce growth has also helped in the emergence of digital players in the region. With the overall logistics infrastructure in the country developing rapidly the rivalry within the industry is expected to be fueled further.Reasons to Purchase this report:- The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format- 3 months of analyst supportRead the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05989445/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place.__________________________ CONTACT: Clare: firstname.lastname@example.org US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001
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Dublin, Dec. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Earphones & Headphones Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Product (Earphones, Headphones), by Price, by Technology, by Application, by Region, and Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global earphones and headphones market size is anticipated to reach USD 126.7 billion by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 20.3% from 2020 to 2027. Rising adoption of smartphones, tablets, and other handheld electronic devices, coupled with increasing popularity of online music streaming, is anticipated to power market growth over the forecast period. Rising consumer inclination towards technology and trendy products is expected to pave the way for innovative designs and advanced features. For example, the wireless earphones market has witnessed a surge in sales with the launch of true wireless earbuds. Additionally, rising consumer inclination towards noise distortion features and technological advancements pertaining to noise cancellation is expected to fuel market growth.Increasing demand for products equipped with advanced features at an affordable cost has enabled various manufacturers to focus more on innovation and product differentiation. Owing to this trend and the need to gain a competitive edge in the market, manufacturers are engaged in establishing various R&D centers and expanding their technical expertise. Therefore, just driving sales no longer remains the strategy to thrive in the market since manufacturers have realized the potential of building technologically advanced products and investing in innovation to gain market share.Furthermore, rising consumer inclination towards fitness is anticipated to be a prominent factor fueling market growth. Owing to this, nowadays, manufacturers are engaged in introducing earphones and headphones in the market that are equipped with fitness tracking and monitoring features to gain consumer attraction. For instance, in October 2018, Bose Corporation introduced the Bose SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones, which can be paired with Bluetooth. These wireless headphones are sweat proof and are capable to track heart rate while performing any activities at the gym. Additionally, increasing usage of headphones and earphones at workplaces in order to listen to music and other audio content on mobile devices is anticipated to fuel market growth over the forecast period. However, growing availability of counterfeit products is one of the major challenges affecting market growth.Earphones & Headphones Market Report Highlights In terms of revenue, the wireless technology segment is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR from 2020 to 2027 owing to the introduction of notch-less smartphones and true wireless earbudsIn terms of volume, Asia Pacific held the largest market share of over 35.0% in 2019, which is attributed to growing population, high penetration of smartphones, and rising disposable incomeIn terms of revenue and volume, the earphones segment held a significant market share in 2019. This is primarily attributed to growing demand for wireless earphones in developed as well as developing regionsThe market is highly fragmented and is marked by the presence of prominent players. The companies are investing significantly in R&D to maximize product differentiation and are engaged in the launch of innovative productsFor instance, in May 2019, Bose Corporation launched world's first augmented reality headphones, Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, which also have other smart features and are available with a charging case. Key Topics Covered: Chapter 1. Methodology and ScopeChapter 2. Executive Summary2.1. Earphones & Headphones Market - Industry Snapshot & Key Buying Criteria, 2016 - 2027Chapter 3. Earphones & Headphones Industry Outlook3.1. Market Segmentation3.2. Value Chain Analysis3.3. Market Dynamics3.3.1. Market driver analysis3.3.2. Market restraint analysis3.3.3. Market opportunity analysis3.4. Penetration & Growth Prospects Mapping3.5. Industry Analysis - Porter's Five Force Analysis3.6. PESTEL AnalysisChapter 4. Earphones & Headphones Market: Product Outlook4.1. Earphones & Headphones Market Share, By Product, 2019 & 2027 (Million Units, USD Million)4.2. Earphones4.3. HeadphonesChapter 5. Earphones & Headphones Market: Price Outlook5.1. Earphones & Headphones Market Share, By Price, 2019 & 2027 (Million Units, USD Million)5.2. Less than 50 USD5.3. Between 50 to 100 USD5.4. Above 100 USDChapter 6. Earphones & Headphones Market: Technology Outlook6.1. Earphones & Headphones Market Share, By Technology, 2019 & 2027 (Million Units, USD Million)6.2. Wired6.2.1. Market estimates and forecasts, 2016 - 2027 (Million Units, USD Million)6.2.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by region, 2016 - 2027 (Million Units, USD Million)6.2.3. ANC6.2.4. Others6.3. Wireless6.3.1. ANC6.3.2. Bluetooth6.3.3. NFMI6.3.4. Smart headphones6.3.5. OthersChapter 7. Earphones & Headphones Market: Application Outlook7.1. Earphones & Headphones Market Share, By Application, 2019 & 2027 (Million Units, USD Million)7.2. Fitness/Sports7.3. Gaming7.4. Virtual Reality7.5. Music & EntertainmentChapter 8. Earphones & Headphones Market: Regional OutlookChapter 9. Competitive Landscape9.1. Company overview9.2. Financial performance9.3. Product benchmarking9.4. Recent developments Alclair Audio, Inc.Apple, Inc.Bose CorporationGrado LabsHarman International Industries, IncorporatedJVC Kenwood CorporationKoninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips)Logitech, Inc. (Logitech International S.A.)Panasonic CorporationPlantronics, Inc.Pioneer CorporationSennheiser Electronic GmbH & Co. KG (Sennheiser)Shenzen Cannice Technology Co. Ltd.Shure IncorporatedSkullcandy, Inc.Sony CorporationUltimate Ears, LLC (Logitech)Zebronics India Pvt. Ltd. For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/wpo801 Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research. 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