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    Dublin, Jan. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Video Games - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts" report has been added to *'s* offering.

    The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

    *This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Video Games in US$ Million by the following Platforms:*

    · Console Games
    · PC Games (Digital and Boxed)
    · Casual Web Games
    · Mobile Games.

    *The report profiles 112 companies including many key and niche players such as:*

    · Activision Blizzard, Inc. (USA)
    · Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (USA)
    · King Digital Entertainment plc (UK)
    · Atari SA (France)
    · BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc. (Japan)
    · Capcom Co., Ltd. (Japan)
    · Electronic Arts, Inc. (USA)
    · PopCap Games, Inc. (USA)
    · iWin, Inc. (USA)
    · Konami Holdings Corporation (Japan)
    · Konami Digital Entertainment Co. Ltd. (Japan)
    · Konami Gaming Inc. (USA)
    · Microsoft Studios (USA)
    · Nintendo Co. Ltd. (Japan)
    · Sega Holdings Co., Ltd. (Japan)
    · Sony Interactive Entertainment (USA)
    · Square Enix Holdings Co. Ltd. (Japan)
    · Square Enix Ltd (UK)
    · Take 2 Interactive Software, Inc. (USA)
    · Tetris Holding, LLC (USA)
    · Ubisoft Entertainment SA (France)

    Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
    Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
    Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
    Product Definitions and Scope of Study
    Console Games
    PC Games (excluding Online Games)
    Casual Web Games
    Mobile Games

    Video Gaming - An Introductory Prelude
    Video Games: A Sprawling Industry Presenting Opportunities to a Wide Range of Participants
    Video Games Software Market - A Review
    Online Digital Downloads & Browser Based Games Overshadow Physical Retail Game Software
    PC Online Games Leads the Pack
    Changing Demographics of Modern Players Sets Stage for Increased Consumption of Video Games
    Boys & Young Men - The Traditional Users
    Gamers Get Older
    Grey Gamers Grow in Number
    Women: Succumbing to the Charms of Video Games
    Rise in Perceived Educative Value of Video Games Fosters Growth in the Market Over the Years
    Advent of Novel Technologies Foster Growth for Video Games Market
    Exciting Technology Trends Drive the Video Gaming Industry
    Current & Future Analysis
    Entertaining Trends from Electronic Entertainment Expo
    Regulatory Framework
    Recreational Software Advisory Council (RSAC)
    Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB)
    Pan European Games Information (PEGI)

    The Gaming Industry
    Major Gaming Trends
    For the Disabled
    Edith Finch
    Recognizing the LGBT
    Nier: Automata
    Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System
    Destiny 2
    Indie Games
    Playerunknown's Battlegrounds
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    XBox One X
    Ongoing Technological Advancements Fuel Growth for Video Games Market
    Serious' Gamers - The Only Saving Grace for Boxed & Digital Download Console Gaming Software
    A Look into the Key Trends in Consoles Software Market
    Digital Downloads Grow in Number
    New Generation of Home Console Games with Unique Attributes Sustains Audience Interest Over the Last Few Years
    Cross-Platform Gaming
    New Home Consoles Software Benefit from Cross-Platform Trend
    Smaller Consoles Helps Sustain Market Prospects for Console Software Vendors
    Action Games Genre Top Video Console Software Sales
    Launch of VR Variants to Help Consoles Market Stay Afloat Despite Emerging Competition from Online Streaming & Mobile Platforms
    Review of Latest Video Gaming Consoles
    PlayStation 4 Pro
    Xbox One X
    Nintendo Switch
    SNES Classic Edition
    Key Statistical Findings on Console Gaming Market
    Niche Opportunities Help Boxed & Digital Download PC Games Software in its Battle Against Browser and Mobile Gaming Variants
    Digital Download Game Versions Grow at the Cost of Boxed PC Games
    Key Opportunity Indicators for PC Games Software
    Comparison of Key Capabilities of PCs & Leading Consoles for Gaming
    Online Browser Based Games - Fast Losing Sheen
    PC MMOGs - Losing Popularity to Wireless Gaming Versions
    Even Mobile & Console Web Browsers Fail to Revive Online Browser Based Gaming Segment
    Mobile Gaming
    Huge Growth Potential for Mobile Gaming
    Mobile/Wireless Gaming Software Downloads - A High Growth Market Segment
    Continued Rise in Mobile Phone Users Sets Stage for Evolution of Mobile Games
    Smartphones - Shot in the Arm for Mobile Games
    Smartphones Sales Continue to Grow Across the Globe - A Key Opportunity Indicator for Mobile Games
    Consumer Mobile Usage Habits Foster Growth in Mobile Gaming Market
    Entertainment Applications Lead Smartphone Content: Indication of Potential in Store for Mobile Gaming
    Opportunity Indicators
    Downloadable Mobile Video Games Pips Traditional Message Based Games
    Mobile Social Networking Adds Fillip to the Wireless Gaming Market
    Expanding Consumer Base for Wireless Games
    Mobile Internet - The Backbone of Mobile Browser & App Based Gaming
    Freemium Model Generates Additional Revenue Opportunities for Online Streaming & Digitally Downloadable Games Across Platforms
    Cloud Technology: Optimally Positioned to Provide Online & Wireless Gaming Experience
    Cloud Gaming: An Emerging Platform for Games Distribution
    Key Benefits of Cloud Technology that are Expected to Boost Internet Gaming Platforms
    Economic Benefits
    Extreme Scalability
    Data Management Concerns Outsourced
    Cloud Insurance Shields from Losses
    Remote Access: The Real Flavor of Cloud Gaming
    Mobile Cloud-Gaming - The New Paradigm
    Softening Prices Increases Number of Gamers - Bodes Well for the Market
    Seasonal Demand Patterns Characterize Video Games Market
    Convergence of Video & Games to be a Key Growth Factor in Coming Years
    Developments at Hardware & Content Level Boosts Opportunities for Video Games Software
    Physical and Digital Crossover Adds New Dimension to Video Gaming
    Video Games with Motion Control Keeps Players Glued
    3D Gaming Titles Soar in Demand
    Biotic Video Games to Make Games More Lifelike
    Introduction AR/VR Experience in Video Games to Boost Industry Revenue
    Developers Prefer RPG-like, Built-in Features
    Advancements in HTML5 - A Major Boost for Mobile Games
    NFC Technology Increases Adoption of Wireless Multi-Player Games
    Ability to Accept User Driven Changes Increases User Involvement
    Convergence & Improved Network Capability: Crucibles for Success
    Developing Markets to Lend Traction to the Market in the Short to Medium Term Period
    Blurring Boarders Extend Huge Opportunity for Developers
    Micro Gaming Studios & Independent Developers Finally See Their Efforts Get Rewarded
    Distribution Channel
    A Peek into Challenges in Store
    Rising Game Development Costs Jeopardizes Developers' Profitability
    Aggressive Marketing Strategies Make Gamers Uncomfortable
    Reselling Hurts New Title Purchases
    Software Piracy Takes the Wind Out of the Market's Sails
    Negative Publicity Over Violent Video Games Blemishes Business Opportunities
    Lack of Skilled Workforce Hurting New Product Development Initiatives
    Challenges to Reckon With for Online Games
    Free-to-Play Games - A Major Threat for Paid Online & Wireless Gaming Titles

    Key Impact Innovations in Video Games
    Innovations in Hardware
    Innovation in AI Research and Technology
    Innovation in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)
    Innovation beyond Technology
    Gaming Advancements during Last Decade
    Gaming Industry Continues to Transform Driven by Technology Advancements
    AI Innovations Transform Video Games
    Making Non-player Characters Smarter
    Enhancing Graphics Quality
    Supporting High-Fidelity Gaming on Mobile Device
    Blockchain Benefits in the Video Games Sector

    Video Games: A Primer
    Video Games Software: A Definition
    A Look into the Video Games Software Distribution Platforms
    Physical Boxed Video Games
    Online Downloads
    Online Casual Web Browser Games
    Video Games Software: Classification By Gaming Platform
    Console Games Software
    PC Games Software (excluding Online Games)
    Casual Web Games
    MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game)
    Perpetual State Worlds (PSW)
    Mobile Games Software
    Video Games Software: Classification By Game Genres
    Fighting/Combat Game
    First-Person Shooter Games
    Strategy Games
    The Eighth Generation of Video Game Consoles - An Overview
    A Glance at Key Specifications
    Wii U
    PlayStation 4
    Xbox One
    Other Home Video Game Consoles Released in the Recent Past
    Upcoming Home Video Game Consoles
    Gaming - Process Overview
    Existing Model
    In-house Developers
    Third Party Developers
    Independent Developers
    Existing Value Chain Model
    Emerging Models
    A Typical Model of Emerging Value Chain

    The Leading Gaming Companies Worldwide
    Consolidation Rife in the Market
    Game Developers Focus on Diversity
    Mobile Gaming Market - A Competitive Perspective
    Comparatively Low Entry Barriers Invite Scores of New Companies
    Even Non-Gaming Enterprises Join the Fray
    Consolidation of Mobile Game Publishers
    Leading Ten Companies in the Global Mobile Games Market (2018E)
    Outsourcing: An Antidote to the Predicament
    Key Market Share Findings & Rankings
    Popular Games
    Immense Popularity of Battle Royale
    Indie Games Flood Switch
    Availability of Wii U Ports on Switch
    Sony and Microsoft Juggle with Exclusives
    Top 10 Games of 2017 Across Platform

    6.1 Focus on Select Players

    6.2 Product Launches
    BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Launches SOULCALIBUR VI
    Konami Gaming Debuts New KX 43 Video Slot Cabinet
    Retro-Bit Launches New GoRetro! Portable Handheld Console
    BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Launches DRAGON BALL FighterZ on Nintendo Switch
    Activision and FromSoftware Announce Sekiro Game with RPG Elements
    Sony Interactive Entertainment Announces the Availability of PlayStationClassic
    Sony Interactive Entertainment Introduces PS4Pro 500 Million Limited Edition
    Konami Gaming Launches Video Slot Themes and Base Games
    Sony Interactive Entertainment Introduces PlayStation4 Days of Play Limited Edition
    Konami Gaming Announces Array of Games and Technology at NIGA 2018
    BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Launches DRAGON BALL FighterZ for Xbox One, PS4 System, and PCs
    EA Unveils Anthem
    BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment and Bigben Interactive Release WRC 6
    Sony Interactive Entertainment Launches Glacier White PS4 CUH - 2000 Series

    6.3 Recent Industry Activity
    Keywords Studios Acquires Yokozuna Data
    Microsoft Acquires Four Game Studios
    The Tetris Company Partners with IMG
    AT&T Partners with ESL
    Microsoft Teams Up with Razer for Xbox One
    Disney Partners with Perblue and Three Other Mobile Developers
    Sony Interactive Entertainment and Lenovo Sign Two-Year Patent License Agreement for PlayStationVR
    The RLJ Companies Enters into Agreement with Scientific Games
    AtGames Enters into Agreement with The Tetris Company for Iconic Puzzle Game
    EA Acquires Respawn Entertainment
    Hasbro Gaming Enters into a Partnership with Nintendo for Monopoly Gamer
    Fender Extends Video Game Partnership with Harmonix
    BIGBEN INTERACTIVE Signs a License Agreement with Studio Appeal for its Video Game OUTCAST
    2K Extends its Partnership with WWE for Video Game Properties



    8.1 The United States
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Key Market Trends in Nutshell
    Video Games Set to Drive Future Hardware/Software Innovation
    Video Games Software: Market Basics
    Changing Demographics: A Primer Driver
    A Snapshot
    Key Statistical Data
    US Video Games Market (2017): Best Selling Video Games by Number of Units Sold
    Console Game Software Continues to Remain Major Revenue Contributor for Video Games Market
    Software for Leading Console Manufacturers Take the Major Share in Console Gaming Software Market
    Wireless Gaming Makes Massive Strides
    Competition Heats Up, Reduces Profit Margins for Online & Wireless Game Developers
    Publishers Keen on Enhancing Product Portfolio
    Distribution Dynamics
    Traditional Stores - Losing Sheen & Almost Extinct
    Retail Stores
    Specialty Video Stores
    Digital Distribution Gathers Momentum
    Other Factors Driving Revenue Growth
    Hollywood and Video Games
    Films Inspired by Games
    Games Borrow from Films
    Violent & Adult Theme Video Games: Cause for Concern
    ESA: A Dedicated Platform for Interactive Game Publishers
    B. Market Analytics

    8.2 Canada
    A. Market Analysis
    Market Overview
    Video Game Development to Seek New Highs
    Mobile Gaming Set to Raise the Bar
    Regulatory Mechanism
    B. Market Analytics

    8.3 Japan
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Unique Features of Japanese Gaming Industry
    Mobile Gaming - Dominates the Video Games Market in Japan
    Expanding Demographics and New Markets to Revive Japanese Video Games Market
    Regulatory Mechanism
    Assessing Nintendo's Growth
    B. Market Analytics

    8.4 Europe
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Overview of the European Video Games Industry
    Demographics of the European Gaming Industry
    Mobile Gaming Market - On Growth Path
    Distribution Channel
    B. Market Analytics

    8.4.1 France
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    B. Market Analytics

    8.4.2 Germany
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Market Overview
    B. Market Analytics

    8.4.3 Italy
    A. Market Analysis
    B. Market Analytics

    8.4.4 The United Kingdom
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    The Gaming Market
    Political Games Emerge During Brexit
    Mobile Games Propel Growth in the Overall Gaming Market
    Advergaming to Target Right Customers
    Distribution Scenario
    Market Trends & Issues
    Educational Games Hold Out
    Fantasy Themes Offer Fantastic Prospects
    Pop Stars, Music, & Video Games Combo Could Spell Success
    Piracy: The Biggest Spoilsport
    Entertainment & Leisure Software Publishers Association: Collective Identity
    B. Market Analytics

    8.4.5 Spain
    Market Analysis

    8.4.6 Russia
    Market Analysis

    8.4.7 Rest of Europe
    Market Analysis

    8.5 Asia-Pacific
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    An Overview of Video Games Market in Asia-Pacific
    Swift Growth Ahead for Wireless Video Games Industry in Asia-Pacific
    Asia-The Hotbed for Multiplayer Gaming
    Distribution Channel
    B. Market Analytics

    8.5.1 Australia
    A. Market Analysis
    Market Overview
    B. Market Analytics

    8.5.2 China
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Chinese Video Games Market Continues to Fly High
    Lifting of Console Ban Props Up Console Games Software
    Licensing - A Strategy Driving Video Games Market in China
    Mobile Games Make a Mark in China
    LTE Poised to Deliver High Impact on Mobile Gaming
    Transition from Casual Gamers to Hardcore Gamers: The New Market Trait
    Domestic Players Face Increased Competition
    Domestic Gaming Companies Expanding in the West
    China's Transformation to Software Hub Helps Video Games Market
    Govt. Restrictions on Video Games May Restrict Chinese Gaming Market
    B. Market Analytics

    8.5.3 South Korea
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    South Korea - Huge Demand for Mobile Gaming
    Increasing Attention on AR
    B. Market Analytics

    8.5.4 Rest of Asia-Pacific
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    A Peek Into Select Regional Markets
    Indian Video Game Industry to See Tremendous Growth
    Mobile and PC Games Share Top Honors in Indian Gaming Market
    Opportunities and Threats for Indian Gaming
    India - A Preferred Destination for Developing Games
    Demographic Trends
    Indonesia - Market Share of Leading Players
    New Zealand
    New Zealand: A Developers' Paradise
    Video Games Industry Set to Leap to Another Level
    New Zealand Studios - Fast Making their Way into Global Stage
    B. Market Analytics

    8.6 Middle East & Africa
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    South Africa - Market Share of Leading Players
    B. Market Analytics

    8.7 Latin America
    Market Analysis

    8.7.1 Brazil
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Brazilian Video Games Industry Witnesses Significant Growth
    Opportunities & Threats
    B. Market Analytics

    8.7.2 Mexico
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Mexico: A Potential Market for Electronic Games
    Changing Cultural Trends Augurs Well for Mexican Video Games Industry
    Market Share of Leading Players
    B. Market Analytics

    8.7.3 Rest of Latin America
    Market Analysis


    Total Companies Profiled: 112 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 143)

    · The United States (69)
    · Canada (1)
    · Japan (20)
    · Europe (34)

    · France (5)
    · Germany (5)
    · The United Kingdom (12)
    · Italy (1)
    · Rest of Europe (11)

    · Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (16)
    · Middle East (1)
    · Latin America (1)

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    NEW YORK, Jan. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The *global ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) market* was valued at USD 7.5 billion in 2017 and is likely to expand to *USD 11.6 billion* by 2024, witnessing a *CAGR of 6.1%* over the forecast period. The growth can be primarily attributed to the increasing demand for ethylene vinyl acetate from packaging industry. The replacement of traditional packaging techniques with flexible packaging has propelled the demand for EVA in packaging applications. Additionally, growing use of EVA in the solar power industry is further expected to drive the demand over the forecast period.The increasing adoption of bio-based ethylene vinyl acetate in light of environmental concerns is likely to boost the market demand. EVA is defined as a copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate that produces rubber like soft and flexible material. The weight percentage of vinyl acetate generally varies from 10 to 40%, and the remainder being ethylene. Key properties of EVA such as flexibility, resilience, toughness, resistance and transparency have increased its preference across various end-use industries.

    *Key findings from the report:*

    · The global ethylene vinyl acetate market is likely to reach USD 11.6 billion by 2024

    · Thermoplastic Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (Medium VA density)segment held the major share of the market in 2017, and is likely to witness a healthy CAGR during 2018-2024
    · Packaging was the largest segment in 2017, and the trend is likely to continue over the next seven years
    · Films were the largest application segment in 2017 due to high usage of films across various end-use industries
    · Asia-Pacific  held the major share of the market in 2017, and is expected to grow at a significant rate

    · Some of the key companies operating in the industry include DowDuPont; BASF SE; The 3M Company; Merck KGaA; Exxon Mobil Corporation; LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.; Braskem; Innospec Inc.; Formosa Plastics Corporation; Arkema Group; Huntsman International LLC; Westlake Chemical Corporation; Celanese Corporation; and Sipchem; among others
    · As of August 2018, Braskem launched a new renewable bio-based EVA resin made from sugarcane for use across various end-use industries such as automotive, footwear, transportation, among others.  The new product is developed in partnership with San-Francisco based Allbirds, and is expected to expand the company’s “ I’m greenT portfolio”.

    *The report segments ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) market on the basis of type, application, end-use, and region. *

    *Packaging industry accounted for the major share of the global market *

    Growing use of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) in the packaging industry is a major factor driving the market. The packaging segment held the largest market share in 2017, and the trend is likely to continue over the forecast period. EVA is used across a wide range of food as well as medical packaging applications. Rising demand for flexible packaging, primarily from the food industry, as it is  lightweight; easy to open, store, carry, transport, and reseal; reduced wastage; among others, is expected to promote the market growth.

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    *Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) market - Regional insight*

    Asia-Pacific dominated the global market for ethylene vinyl acetate in 2017, and is projected to maintain its dominance over the next seven years. The aforementioned growth can be primarily attributed to the significant demand for ethylene vinyl acetate from key industries such as packaging, automotive, solar energy, and construction. Moreover, rising investment in infrastructure along with rapid industrialization is likely to drive the demand for ethylene vinyl acetate in Asia-Pacific.

    *By Type*

    · Vinyl Acetate Modified Polyethylene (Low VA density)
    · Thermoplastic Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (Medium VA density)
    · Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Rubber (High VA density)

    *By Application*

    · Hot melt adhesives
    · Foam
    · Injection Molding
    · Films
    · Wires & Cables
    · Solar Cell Encapsulation
    · Extrusion Coating
    · Others

    *By End-Use*

    · Packaging
    · Footwear & Foams
    · Paints, Coatings & Adhesives
    · Automotive
    · Electronics
    · Photovoltaic Panels
    · Pharmaceutical
    · Others

    *By Region*

    · North America
    · Europe
    · Asia-Pacific
    · Central & South America (CSA)
    · Middle East & Africa (MEA)

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    Dublin, Jan. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Smart Weapons - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts" report has been added to *'s* offering.

    The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Smart Weapons in US$ Million.

    *The report profiles 40 companies including many key and niche players such as:*· Axon Enterprise (USA)
    · BAE Systems PLC (UK)
    · Curtiss-Wright Corporation (USA)
    · Denel SOC Ltd. (South Africa)
    · General Dynamics Corporation (USA)
    · Harris Corporation (USA)
    · Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (Israel)
    · Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (Norway)
    · L3 Technologies, Inc. (USA)
    · Leonardo SpA (Italy)
    · Lockheed Martin Corporation (USA)
    · MBDA France (France)
    · Nexter Group (France)
    · NORINCO (China)
    · Northrop Grumman Corporation (USA)
    · QinetiQ Group PLC (UK)
    · Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. (Israel)
    · Raytheon Company (USA)
    · Rheinmetall AG (Germany)
    · Roketsan AS (Turkey)
    · Safran Electronics & Defense (France)
    · Textron Inc. (USA)
    · Thales Group (France)
    · The Boeing Company (USA)


    Smart Weapons: Augmenting National Defense with Intelligent, Accurate, and Digital Technologies
    Ushering a New Era of AI-Driven Self-aware Systems, Smart Weapons Seek to Widen Role in Modern Warfare
    Changing Realities of Modern Warfare: A Brief Overview
    Technical Superiority over Conventional Weaponry Widens Scope & Span of Smart Weapons
    Robust Demand Projected for Smart Weapons over the Coming Years
    Developed Regions Remain Primary Revenue Contributors
    Fast Paced Growth Forecasts in Asia-Pacific & Other Developing Regions
    Prevailing Economic Scenario Favors Market Expansion

    Surging Defense & Military Expenditures Worldwide: Cornerstone for Present & Future Growth
    The US & Europe Steer Global Military Spending
    Asia & the Middle East Poised to Fuel Long-Term Growth
    Escalating Global Arms Race Provides the Perfect Platform for Market Expansion
    Successful Deployments of Smart Bombs Drive Robust Demand
    Joint Air-To-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) and Artificial Intelligence Increase the Smart Quotient of Smart Bombs
    Precision Guided Munitions Offer Lucrative Growth Opportunities
    Demand for Airborne and Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Gain Momentum
    Market for Air-to-Air Missiles Continues to Expand
    Imaging Infrared Technology Finds Favor in IR Missile Guidance
    Satellite Guidance Emerge as the Preferred Medium of Land Attack Cruise Missile Guidance
    Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) Set to Transform Electronic Warfare
    Sensor Fuzed Weapons to Substitute Unguided Cluster Bombs, Bodes Well for Market Adoption
    Sensor Fuzed Weapons: From Undiscriminating Weapons to Highly Discriminating and Effective Systems
    Smart Gun & Personalized Gun Technologies Offering Higher Accuracy and Safety to Become Mainstream
    Directed Energy Weapons to Witness Growth in Demand
    Technological Innovations & Advancements Maintain Robust Momentum
    Select Innovative Smart Weapon Technologies Announced in the Recent Past
    Hatchet Smart Munition - Small, Laser-and GPS-guided Precision Glide Weapons
    SmartGlider Light - Compact Member of MBDA's SmartGlider Precision-Guided Munition
    Lockheed Martin's Light Weight and Small-Sized Weapon Seeker
    Lockheed Martin's ATHENA-powered Compact Laser Weapon System
    XM-25 Punisher: Smart Firearms for Infantry Divisions
    Sandia's Self-Guided Projectile: A Smart Bullet for Firing from a Smooth-Bored Gun Barrel
    Resolving Prevailing Challenges: Critical for Future Success
    Leveraging Existing Designs and Using Low-Cost Materials: An Apt Solution to the High Cost Concern
    Military Cooperation: A Double-Edged Sword?

    Smart Weapons: Introduction
    Smart Bombs
    Small Diameter Bomb
    Air-to-Surface Missiles
    Surface-to-Air Missile
    Stand-off Missiles
    Directed-Energy Weapons
    Smart Bullets
    Electro-Magnetic Pulse Weapons
    Sensor Fuzed Weapons
    Precision Firearms
    Precision Artillery Munitions

    American & European Defense Contractors Dominate the Smart Weapons Market
    Manufacturers Formulate Innovative Strategies to Gain Competitive Edge
    Synergistic Alliances: The New Focus Area

    5.1 Focus on Select Global Players

    5.2 Product Innovations/Introductions
    Orbital ATK Armament Systems Tests Hatchet Smart Munition
    Air Tractor and L3 Enhance AT-802L Longsword with Support for BAE's COBRA
    MBDA Unveils SmartGlider Light

    5.3 Recent Industry Activity
    BAE Systems to Expand Operations in Huntsville
    BAE Systems Bags New APKWS Rockets Supply Contract from the U.S. Navy
    Harris and L3 Technologies to Merge
    Harris Bags US Air Force Contract for International F-16 Electronic Warfare System Support Program
    L3 Technologies Takes Over ASV Global
    L3 Technologies Snaps Up Azimuth Security and Linchpin Labs
    TAURUS Systems to Upgrade TAURUS KEPD 350 Weapon System for Spanish Air Force
    Northrop Grumman Receives IAMD IBCS Contract from the US Army
    Northrop Grumman Wins New AARGM Contract from the US Navy
    Boeing Bags New DoD Contract for JDAM Tail Kits
    Boeing to Supply Additional GBU-39 SDB Smart Weapons to the US Military
    Northrop Grumman Acquires Orbital ATK
    Axon Bags Multiple Orders for TASER X26P and TASER X2 Smart Weapons
    Axon Equips Chicago Police Department with TASER Smart Weapons
    MBDA Inaugurates New High-Tech Manufacturing Facility in Bolton
    MBDA and Milrem Robotics to Develop UGV
    Lockheed Martin and MBDA Establish TLVS GmbH
    Leonardo Consolidates UK Operations through Launch of Leonardo MW Ltd.
    BAE Systems form PGM Collaboration with Leonardo
    L3 Technologies Acquires Adaptive Methods
    Boeing Receives Additional Pentagon Funding to Enhance Smart Bomb Production
    TASER International Rebrands itself as Axon Enterprise
    Axon Wins Multiple Orders for TASER X26P and TASER X2 Smart Weapons
    MBDA Establishes MBDA Australia
    MBDA Signs MoU with Romarm and Electromecanica Ploiesti



    7.1 The United States
    A. Market Analysis
    The United States: Prime Market for Smart Weapons
    Higher Budgetary Allocation for Military Modernization Creates Conducive Environment
    Weaponry with Autonomous, AI and Hypersonic Capabilities Gain Emphasis in Modernization Programs
    Favorable Trends in the Aerospace & Defense Industry Augment Market Prospects
    Major Aerospace & Defense Federal Departments
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    Department of Defense (DoD)
    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    Growing Spending on Counter-Terrorism Activities Spurs Demand
    Advanced Tomahawk Missiles with Smart Features Revolutionize Aerial Warfare
    Cost-Effective APKWS Laser-Guided Rockets Gain Preference
    DARPA Spearheads Development of US Precision Guided Munitions (PGM) Arsenal
    DARPA's Innovative Smart Drones with Cheaper Missiles for Future Warfare
    DARPA's Self-Steering EXACTO Bullets for Engaging Moving Objects
    DARPA's Tank Breaker Program
    Innovative Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM)
    Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM): A Joint Effort of DARPA and the Office of the Naval Research
    DARPA's Advanced Precision Guided Armaments
    US Army's Mobile Lasers & Electromagnetic Railguns for Engaging UAVs & Mortars
    USAF's Networked MALDs: Unlocking New Dimensions for Attack on Air-Defense Systems
    Defense Organizations Shift Focus from Hardware to Software Development
    Software-Based Smart Bombs, Unmanned Vehicles and Drones: Next Generation Weaponry
    The Cost Factor: A Major Cause of Concern for Software-Based Systems
    Software Solutions Continue to Transform the Defense Sector
    Guided Rockets: A Core Component of the Future Warfare
    Smart Bombs & Rockets: Characterized by Increasing Competition from Russia and China
    B-52 Aircraft: On the Threshold to Becoming a Smart Weapons Carrier
    Advanced Technologies Increase the Safety Quotient of Personalized Guns
    Americans Divided Over Effectiveness of Personalized Firearms in Curbing Gun Violence
    Regulatory Environment
    Environmental Regulations
    Regulatory Framework for Defense Related Exports
    Select Regulatory Bodies
    The Office of Defense Trade Controls
    The Bureau of Export Administration
    B. Market Analytics

    7.2 Canada
    A. Market Analysis
    Colt Canada and DRDC Develop Prototype Smart Gun for Canadian Armed Forces
    Canadian Aerospace and Defense Industry: A Macro Perspective
    B. Market Analytics

    7.3 Japan
    Market Analysis

    7.4 Europe
    A. Market Analysis
    Prominence of Advanced Warfare Strategies Instigates Demand for Smart Weapons
    Increased Defense Investments & Emphasis on Military Collaborations Favor Market Expansion
    Defense Organizations Prioritize Smart Weapons
    Aerospace & Defense Relationship between the EU and the US over the Years: An Overview
    EU Lends Massive Push to R&D Funding
    Widening Technological Divide between Europe and the US
    Where the Europeans Fall Behind the Americans?
    Bridging the Technology Gap: Vital for European Aerospace & Defense Companies
    Technology Transfer - A Key Issue
    European Companies Gain Foothold
    B. Market Analytics

    7.4.1 France
    A. Market Analysis
    Smart Weapons to Widen Footprint in the Sprawling French Defense Technologies Domain
    OCCAR to Play Key Role in Future Procurement Programs
    DGA - Direction General de l'Armement
    B. Market Analytics

    7.4.2 Germany
    Market Analysis

    7.4.3 Italy
    Market Analysis

    7.4.4 The United Kingdom
    A. Market Analysis
    The UK: Prominent Consumer of Smart Weapons in Europe
    Government Support Lends Traction to Market Growth
    B. Market Analytics

    7.4.5 Spain
    Market Analysis

    7.4.6 Russia
    A. Market Analysis
    Sustained Increase in Defense Budget Augurs Well for Smart Weapons Market
    Russia Showcases Smart Weapons Arsenal in Syrian Campaign
    Aerospace & Defense Industry Flourishes in Russia
    B. Market Analytics

    7.4.7 Rest of Europe
    Market Analysis

    7.5 Asia-Pacific
    A. Market Analysis
    Defense Spending on the Rise, Bodes Well for Market Growth
    China: A Potential Laden Market for Smart Weapons
    Significant Government Funding for Developing Technically Advanced Weapons
    Ambiguity Surrounds China's Weapon System Technologies
    Despite Substantial Growth, Inadequacies Remain
    B. Market Analytics

    7.6 Latin America
    Market Analysis

    7.7 Rest of World
    Market Analysis


    · Total Companies Profiled: 40 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 47)
    · The United States (15)
    · Canada (2)
    · Europe (19)

    · France (5)
    · Germany (4)
    · The United Kingdom (2)
    · Italy (1)
    · Rest of Europe (7)

    · Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (5)
    · Africa (2)
    · Middle East (4)

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    *Männedorf, Switzerland, January 7, 2019 *- The Tecan Group (SIX Swiss Exchange: TECN) today announced that it will present at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, USA, on January 10, 2019.

    The investor presentation by David Martyr, CEO of Tecan, will begin at 9:30 am PST (6:30 pm CET) and will be webcast live. The webcast may be accessed under the "Investor Relations" tab of Tecan's website

    A replay of the webcast will be available after the presentation and will remain available for 90 days.

    *About Tecan*
    Tecan ( is a leading global provider of laboratory instruments and solutions in biopharmaceuticals, forensics and clinical diagnostics. The company specializes in the development, production and distribution of automated workflow solutions for laboratories in the life sciences sector. Its clients include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, university research departments, forensic and diagnostic laboratories. As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Tecan is also a leader in developing and manufacturing OEM instruments and components that are then distributed by partner companies. Founded in Switzerland in 1980, the company has manufacturing, research and development sites in both Europe and North America and maintains a sales and service network in 52 countries. In 2017, Tecan generated sales of CHF 548 million (USD 560 million; EUR 494 million). Registered shares of Tecan Group are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (TECN; ISIN CH0012100191).

    *For further information:*

    *Tecan Group*
    Martin Braendle
    Vice President, Communications & Investor Relations
    Tel. +41 (0) 44 922 84 30
    Fax +41 (0) 44 922 88 89


    · Press Release.pdf Reported by GlobeNewswire 1 hour ago.

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    January 4, 2019 - Following along the path of countries in Europe, the Middle-East, and Africa, Canada has expanded its biometrics collection program to include countries in Asia, Asia Pacific, and the Americans for 2019. It will also include in-Canada applications. Reported by Mondaq 45 minutes ago.

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    Dublin, Jan. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Medical Laser Systems - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts" report has been added to *'s* offering.The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Medical Laser Systems in US$.*Additionally, the report analyzes the Global, US, Japan, and European markets by following Applications:*

    · Aesthetic Lasers
    · Dental Lasers
    · Ophthalmic Lasers
    · Surgical Lasers

    *The report profiles 103 companies including many key and niche players such as:*

    · AMD Lasers, LLC
    · AngioDynamics, Inc.
    · Bausch Health Companies, Inc.
    · BIOLASE, Inc.
    · Biolitec AG
    · Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    · Coherent, Inc.
    · CryoLife, Inc.
    · Cutera, Inc.
    · Danaher Corporation
    · Ellex Medical Lasers Limited
    · Hologic, Inc.
    · IRIDEX Corporation
    · KaVo Dental
    · Lumenis Ltd.
    · Lynton Lasers Ltd.
    · Nidek Co. Ltd.
    · Novartis AG
    · Syneron Candela
    · The Spectranetics Corporation
    · Topcon Corporation
    · Trimedyne, Inc.


    · Aesthetic Lasers
    · Dental Lasers
    · Surgical Lasers
    · Ophthalmic Lasers


    · Medical Laser Market - Outlook
    · Global Market Overview and Analysis
    · Key Growth Drivers Across Segments
    · Key Market Restraints


    · Ophthalmic Lasers
    · Technology Advancements Support Growth
    · Micropulse Laser Therapy for Retinal Disorders
    · Integration of Augmented Reality and Navigated Laser Systems
    · SMILE to Address Demand for Quality Refractive Procedure
    · Selective Retinal Therapy (SRT)
    · Retinal Rejuvenation Therapy for AMD Patients
    · Femtosecond Lasers garner Demand Led by Better Visual Outcomes
    · Femtosecond Lasers from Leading Players: Regulatory Status
    · Vision Correction - An Expanding Market
    · Laser Vision Correction - Key Benefits Ranked in the Order of Relative Importance to Patients
    · Diagnostic Application of Lasers Gain Significant Attention
    · High Prices Limit Use of Lasers
    · Demographic Changes Drive Demand for Ophthalmic Lasers
    · Rising Prevalence of Diabetes Fuels Growth
    · Dental Lasers
    · Dental Lasers Firmly on Growth Track
    · Soft Tissue Lasers Lead the Global Dental Lasers Systems Market
    · Advancements in Laser Dentistry Improve Outcomes and Reduce Costs
    · Drop in Prices to Support Penetration
    · Dental Lasers Puts Dental Practice on Growth Trajectory
    · Despite High Potential, Dental Laser Systems Market Faces Challenges
    · Aesthetic Lasers
    · Lasers Gain Adoption in Cosmetic Procedures
    · Emerging Economies Drive Growth in Aesthetic Laser and Light Device Market
    · Increasing Obesity Rates to Propel Aesthetic Lasers Market Growth
    · Lasers Dominate the Hair Removal Market
    · Laser Skin Tightening - A Potential Non-Surgical Substitute to Face-lifting
    · Fraxel Lasers for Skin Resurfacing
    · Surgical Lasers
    · Lasers Witness Wide Adoption in Surgical Procedures
    · Lasers in Cardiology
    · Fiber-Laser Technology Offers Promising Applications in Medical Sector
    · Selective Laser Treatment: An Emerging Trend


    · Laser Systems
    · Primary Components of a Laser Device
    · Segmentation of Medical Laser Systems Based on End-Use
    · Summary of Key Application Markets
    · Surgical Lasers
    · Aesthetic Lasers
    · Dental Lasers
    · Ophthalmic Lasers
    · Ophthalmic Laser Types by Function
    · Photocoagulating Ophthalmic Lasers
    · Photodisruptive Ophthalmic Lasers
    · Photoablative Ophthalmic Lasers
    · SLT Ophthalmic Lasers
    · Advantages/Disadvantages of Ophthalmic Laser Surgeries
    · End Outlets
    · Laser Centers
    · Aesthetic Laser Centers
    · Other End Outlets


    · Leading Players by Segment
    · Aesthetic Lasers
    · Ophthalmic Lasers
    · Surgical Lasers
    · Dental Lasers

    5.1 Focus on Select Players

    5.2 Product Introductions/Approvals

    · Convergent Dental Unveils Next Generation' of Solea CO2 All-Tissue Dental Laser
    · Lumenis Releases SPLENDOR X Laser Hair Removal Solution
    · Dentsply Sirona Unveils SiroLaser Blue Dental Diode Laser
    · IRIDEX Releases TruFocus LIO Premiere Laser Accessory
    · InMode Introduces New Triton Hair Removal Device
    · Dentsply Sirona Orthodontics Unveils Sculpt I.Q. dental laser
    · ZEISS, Medical Technology Unveils VISULAS Green Photocoagulation Laser
    · OmniGuide Unveils C-LAS Line of Sight CO2 Laser System.
    · NIDEK Introduces LSFG-RetFlow Laser Speckle Flowgraphy
    · biolitec, Introduces m LEONARDO DUAL Laser
    · Alcon Upgraades LenSx Laser
    · Sensus Healthcare Introduces Sensus Laser Systems,
    · Lutronic Unveils LaseMD Thulium laser
    · Typenex Medical Introduces Fibernex Holmium Laser Fibers
    · Olympus Unveils FV3000 Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope
    · Aesculight Introduces VetScalpel CO2 surgical lasers.
    · Surgical Lasers Launches New Laser BPH surgery
    · IOPtima Introduces iLid CO2 laser kit
    · OD-OS Offers PRP Capability to its Navilas Laser System
    · Quantel Medical Introduces SubCyclo Laser Procedure for Treatment of Glaucoma
    · Alcon Introduces Vektor Articulating Illuminated Laser Probe
    · NIDEK Unveils NAVEX Quest M2 NIDEK Advanced Vision Excimer Laser System
    · Ra Medical Systems Introduces Pharos Excimer Laser for Dermatology
    · OmniGuide Introduces VELOCITY High Performance CO2 Laser Fiber
    · biolitec Introduces XCAVATOR Laser Fiber for BPH Treatment
    · BIOLASE Receives FDA Clearance for Waterlase Express All-Tissue Laser System
    · NIDEK Unveils YLC-500 Vixi Yellow Scan Laser Photocoagulator

    5.3 Recent Industry Activity

    · InnerScope and Erchonia eam up to Conduct Trials for3LT Lasers
    · Resonetics Acquires STI Laser Industries
    · Syneron Candela Acquires Ellipse
    · OmniGuide to Acquire Lisa Laser Products
    · Eye Health America Acquires Montgomery & Riddle Eyecare and The Surgery & Laser Center
    · IRIDEX Receives MFDS Approval of CYCLO G6 Glaucoma Laser
    · Cardiovascular Systems and Aerolase Sign Agreement for Laser Atherectomy Technology
    · LUTRONIC Bags FDA Clearance for the PICOPLUS Laser
    · Lynton Teams up with DEKA for the Launch of The Motus AX Laser
    · Lensar Acquires Laser Unit of Precision Eye Services
    · Cartessa Signs Distribution Agreement with DEKA to Introduce Motus AX Laser
    · Multi Radiance Medical Receives Approval for MR4 Laser Technology
    · Trumpf Acquires Stake Access Laser Co.
    · Topcon's PASCAL Laser Bags FDA Clearance for Pattern Scanning Laser Trabeculoplasty* (PSLT)
    · idsMED Group Acquires Medical Aesthetic Distribution Business of Skin M.D.
    · Bausch + Lomb Receives FDA Clearance for Victus Femtosecond Laser
    · Cook Medical Unveils Cellvizio Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy System
    · Resonetics Acuires Aduro Laser
    · Royal Philips Acquires The Spectranetics Corporation
    · The Gores Group to Sell Fotona Holdings
    · Lutronic Receives the CE Mark for PicoPlus
    · NKT Photonics Signs Agreement to Acquire Onefive
    · IPG Photonics to Acquire Innovative Laser Technologies
    · Carl Zeiss Meditec to acquire Stake in Ophthalmic Laser Engines, LLC
    · NeoAsia Signs Agreement with Hypertech Laser Systems GmbH
    · Zimmer Aesthetic Division Signs Distribution Agreement with Quanta Aesthetic Lasers for Zimmer's Cryo Units
    · Medifirst Acquires Licensing Rights for Laser Lab's Green Laser
    · Syneron Candela to be Acquired by Funds Advised by Apax Partners
    · Lumenis to Acquire Focus Medical's laser Business
    · Hologic to Acquire Cynosure


    · By Application


    7.1 The United States
    A. Market Analysis

    · Current and Future Analysis
    · Prevalence of Eye Diseases Backs Ophthalmic Lasers Growth
    · Statistical Data
    · Novel Technologies gain Momentum
    · Dental Laser Equipment - A Promising Market
    · Key Statistics
    · Aging Population - A Significant Market Opportunity
    · US Sustains Lead in Global Medical Aesthetic Devices Market
    · Laser Usage on Rise for Treatment of BPH
    · Competitive Scenario
    · Dental Lasers Market
    · Aesthetic Laser Market

    B. Market Analytics

    7.2 Canada
    A. Market Analysis

    · Current and Future Analysis

    B. Market Analytics

    7.3 Japan
    A. Market Analysis

    · Current and Future Analysis

    B. Market Analytics

    7.4 Europe
    A. Market Analysis

    · Current and Future Analysis
    · Dental Lasers Market Overview
    · Ophthalmic Lasers Market
    · Focus on Select Regionsl Markets
    · UK
    · Ophthalmic Lasers Market
    · Cosmetic Surgery Market in the UK

    B. Market Analytics

    7.5 Asia-Pacific
    Market Analysis

    7.5.1 China
    A. Market Analysis

    · Current and Future Analysis
    · High Potential for Ophthalmic Lasers

    B. Market Analytics

    7.5.2 India
    A. Market Analysis

    · Current and Future Analysis
    · Indian Aesthetic Laser Market to Witness Growth
    · India Emerges as a Major Market for Eye Surgeries
    · Untapped Potential for Dental lasers

    B. Market Analytics

    7.5.3 Rest of Asia-Pacific
    A. Market Analysis

    · Current and Future Analysis
    · Taiwan Evolves as a Cosmetic Surgery Hub for Chinese Tourists
    · Korean Healthcare Market - Overview
    · Cosmetic Laser Equipment Market
    · Competition

    B. Market Analytics

    7.6 Latin America
    A. Market Analysis

    · Current and Future Analysis

    B. Market Analytics

    7.7 Rest of World
    A. Market Analysis

    · Current and Future Analysis

    B. Market Analytics


    Total Companies Profiled: 103 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 119)

    · The United States (61)
    · Canada (3)
    · Japan (3)
    · Europe (44)

    · France (4)
    · Germany (17)
    · The United Kingdom (4)
    · Italy (7)
    · Rest of Europe (12)

    · Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (6)
    · Middle East (2)For more information about this report visit

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    Related Topics: Medical Devices, Lasers Reported by GlobeNewswire 33 minutes ago.

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    Vanguard Buyer Ratings Guide Rates Global Providers and Specialists including Tompkins International.

    RALEIGH, N.C. (PRWEB) January 07, 2019

    ALM Intelligence Consulting division, previously known as Kennedy Consulting, has released its 2018 ratings of logistics consulting providers, naming Tompkins International as one of the top six leaders in the consulting industry.

    ALM Intelligence describes Tompkins International, “the leaders are at the top of the market in terms of their capabilities to create client impact through their depth of expertise and ability to deploy it across a range of engagement models. They are unique in their ability to independently execute a broad array of projects across the full spectrum of client contexts. They range from providers in the top quintile in terms of depth of capability for low-complexity engagement models to those that combine above average depth of capability with the ability to deploy it across high-complexity engagement models.

    Logistics consulting addresses the development and execution of best practices for managing the movement and storage of goods across the supply chain. Primary activities involve network strategy and design, and warehouse, inventory, and transportation management.”

    ALM’s Vanguard research series assesses firms in terms of their relative ability to create impact for their clients. In addition to its overall rating assessments of consulting providers’ depth and breadth of capabilities and best-in-class provider designations, this series includes detailed capability evaluations for each covered provider as well as a qualitative analysis of their consulting organization, approach, and service delivery model.

    “I am delighted that Tompkins International’s entire team has been recognized by such a prestigious outlet. My team and I work very hard for our clients, this recognition confirms that,” stated Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International.

    About Tompkins International
    A supply chain consulting and implementation firm that maximizes supply chain performance and value creation. We enable clients to be more profitable and valuable, while also becoming more agile, flexible, and adaptive to the marketplace. Tompkins collaborates with client teams to develop improved operations strategies, supply chain planning, and execution across all the Mega Processes of supply chains (PLAN-BUY-MAKE-MOVE-DISTRIBUTE-SELL). Tompkins is headquartered in Raleigh, NC and has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. For more information about Tompkins International visit: Reported by PRWeb 43 minutes ago.

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    #1 risk is “Bad seeds” — World leaders are so consumed with short-term crises they’re allowing future risks to germinate, precipitating “geopolitical climate change.”

    NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 07, 2019

    Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer and Chairman Cliff Kupchan are pleased to present this year's Top Risks report, which identifies the most challenging political and geopolitical trends and stress points for global investors and market participants in 2019, as well as a few red herrings—issues that, despite media attention, are unlikely to pose a significant threat or drive instability in the coming year.

    “The political risk outlook for 2019 is reasonably good,” said Bremmer. “But nearly all of the geopolitical developments that matter are now trending in the wrong direction. That’s unprecedented in my lifetime. These issues, if left unaddressed, will lead to big trouble down the road. This is geopolitical climate change.”

    Topping the list in 2019 is Bad Seeds: “The geopolitical dangers taking shape around the world will bear fruit in years to come,” Bremmer and Kupchan write. “The world’s decision-makers are so consumed with addressing (or failing to address) the daily crises that arise from a world without leadership that they’re allowing a broad array of future risks to germinate, with serious consequences for our collective mid-term future.”

    Below is a summary of all ten Top Risks for 2019. Click here for the full report and an exclusive video.

    Bremmer and Kupchan will host an on-the-record conference call today at 10:00 EST/15:00 GMT to discuss the risks and take questions. Dial-in information is below.

    The geopolitical environment is the most dangerous it’s been in decades, and at a moment when the global economy is faring well. Markets are taking hits and (mostly) bouncing back. What’s wrong with this picture? Nothing…yet. The most serious geopolitical risks (a cyber confrontation with Russia, war with Iran, implosion in Europe, a true US-China trade war) are more plausible than they’ve been, but none are particularly likely to play out in 2019. But we are heading for serious longer-term trouble down the road. That’s the first of Eurasia Group’s ten Top Risks this year.

    1 - Bad seeds

    World leaders are so busy dealing with local crises that they’re ignoring much bigger problems down the road. 2019 is the year “bad seeds” are being planted that will eventually threaten the entire global order.

    Examples? Political institutions across the world’s advanced democracies, the transatlantic alliance, NATO, the European Union, the G20, the World Trade Organization, Russia and the West… none of these will explode this year, but every one of them is headed in the wrong direction.

    2 – US-China

    The US-China relationship is broken, and even a truce in the trade war won’t fix it. Trust between the two sides is almost gone. Democrats and Republicans agree that China poses threats. The Chinese believe they can’t afford to back down. Both sides will work to make themselves less vulnerable to the other by reducing the connections that have so far bound them together.

    3 – Cyber gloves off

    Hackers build new skills, our digital dependency deepens, and there are still no realistic rules of the road to help avoid cyber-conflict. It’s hard to halt an attack. You can’t tell whether it’s a government, a thief, a terrorist, or anarchist who’s shooting at you. Your cyber-defenses fast become obsolete. And 2019 will be the year the US government goes on offense. The results will be dangerous.

    4 – European populism

    The European Union will hold parliamentary elections in May, and populists will win more seats than ever before. They’ll also play more significant roles in the European Commission and European Council, helping them challenge current European policy on migration, trade, and enforcement of EU rules inside member states. Internal disagreements will also disrupt the EU's ability to react quickly to crises.

    5 – The US at home

    Their majority in the House gives Democrats real power for the first time since Donald Trump became president, and though he’s not likely to be removed from office, infighting in Washington will be especially intense in 2019. Trump will face challenges from Democrats, the media, the courts, and a growing number of investigations of his administration, his campaign, his businesses, and his family. Trump will return fire, raising the risk of a constitutional crisis. Markets may remain volatile.

    6 – Innovation winter

    Security fears persuade governments to avoid foreign suppliers in areas critical to national security. Privacy concerns lead them to tightly regulate how citizens’ data can be used. Economic worries lead them to build barriers that protect their tech companies against foreign competitors. We see these trends in US-China relations, but Europe and Japan are also imposing new restrictions. Brazil, India, and even California have adopted, or are considering, tough new data protection rules. Innovation depends on cooperation. Expect much less of that in 2019.

    7 – Coalition of the unwilling

    Donald Trump now has imitators. Italy's Matteo Salvini and Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro used a playbook like Trump’s to win an election. Russia's Vladimir Putin, Turkey's Recep Erdogan, and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un have tactical reasons to promote the US president. Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman and Israel's Bibi Netanyahu need his support. These leaders don’t salute a common flag, but each will bolster Trump’s challenge to the international status quo.

    8 – Mexico

    New president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is popular, and his party has big congressional majorities, but his bid to roll back the opening of Mexico’s economy, orthodox macroeconomic policies, privatizations, and deregulation threaten a return to the 1960s. In 2019, he’ll spend money Mexico doesn’t have on problems like poverty and security that resist straightforward solutions. And as he centralizes power, policy making will become more erratic.

    9 – Ukraine

    Vladimir Putin will not compromise on Ukraine, Russia’s most important neighbor. He wants a decisive say in that country’s future. Ukraine will hold a presidential election in March, and parliamentary elections in the fall. Russia will interfere to a far greater degree than their involvement in US and European elections. Both governments have political incentives to pick fights with the other. Though both want to keep their battles within limits, conflict can take on a life of its own.

    10 – Nigeria

    Nigeria faces its most fiercely contested election since becoming a democracy in 1999. President Muhammadu Buhari lacks the energy and skill to meet Nigeria’s needs. His opponent, Atiku Abubakar, wants mainly to enrich himself and his allies. If Buhari wins, much-needed reforms must wait, and militant attacks on the oil industry will worsen. His failing health could add to political infighting. An opposition win could lead to more predatory and populist governance. There’s also a wildcard risk: An inconclusive election result could create chaos.

    Red herrings

    Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro might be a nationalist and former army officer, but the public, the media, and Brazil’s political institutions won’t allow space for any dangerous centralization of power. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has made many enemies in recent years but he’s not going anywhere, and neither he nor the kingdom he will lead faces serious risks in 2019. Iran’s need to endure US sanctions by protecting relations with Europe will limit the aggressiveness of its foreign policy, as it keeps its head down and tries to run out the clock on the Trump administration. Suspicion and competition between Russia and China will ensure they don’t move toward a genuine anti-Western alliance.

    Top Risks Conference Call Dial-in (10:00 EST/15:00 GMT)
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    Eurasia Group is the world's leading global political risk research and consulting firm. By providing information and insight on how political developments move markets, we help clients anticipate and respond to instability and opportunities everywhere they invest or do business. Our expertise includes developed and developing countries in every region of the world, specific economic sectors, and the business and investment playing fields of the future. With our best-in-class advisory and consulting offerings, the next-generation applied geopolitics platform egX, and GZERO Media, the Eurasia Group umbrella provides the marketplace with a complete political risk solution. Headquartered in New York, we have offices in Washington DC, London, San Francisco, Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Tokyo, as well as on-the-ground experts and resources in more than a hundred countries. "Politics first” grounds our work: Politics is the lens through which we view the world, and we are committed to analysis that is free of political bias and the influence of private interests.- - Reported by PRWeb 43 minutes ago.

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    Molecular Health Licenses its Proprietary Predictive Analytics to DATEN CAPITAL *Molecular Health Licenses its Proprietary Predictive Analytics to DATEN CAPITAL*

    *- Molecular Health Predict enables highly accurate estimates of clinical trial success probabilities*

    *- Exclusive license for the financial industry granted to DATEN CAPITAL*

    *- Molecular Health to receive an annual license fee and success-based payments*

    *HEIDELBERG, GERMANY AND BOSTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / January 7, 2019 /* Molecular Health, a leading company in the field of data science for precision medicine and specializing in the development of products and services leveraging its proprietary biomedicine technology platform Dataome^(R), is pleased to announce that it has granted an exclusive license for Molecular Health Predict (MH Predict) to DATEN CAPITAL LLP (DATEN), for its use in the financial industry. MH Predict was developed by Molecular Health to calculate the likelihood of success of drug clinical trials, and DATEN is a private limited liability partnership founded to commercialize data-science, AI-driven approaches to investing. Molecular Health will receive an annual license fee as well as success-based payments from DATEN.

    Friedrich von Bohlen, PhD, Co-founder & CEO of Molecular Health GmbH, said: "We are very excited to announce this exclusive license for the financial industry with DATEN CAPITAL. Understanding and effectively predicting the likelihood of success of clinical trials is critical to achieving better efficiencies and savings in drug R&D - which today still represents billions of dollars of annual losses due to trial attrition for both pharmaceutical companies and investors. We believe that MH Predict will drive a true paradigm shift in drug development, resource and investment allocations and ultimately patient outcomes. We look forward to launching this product also to the pharmaceutical industry in early 2019."

    "I came to know Friedrich von Bohlen and Molecular Health during my time in investment banking at Goldman Sachs. After learning more about the company, and assessing its technology, I became increasingly convinced of the potential for Molecular Health to transform the drug development industry. Our mission when founding DATEN CAPITAL was to build a data-science, AI-driven approach to allocating capital. This is why we are particularly excited to have obtained an exclusive license to apply MH Predict to the financial markets. Our aim, and our belief, is that we will help enable the biopharmaceutical industry to deliver new drugs to the market in a much better, faster and cheaper way," said Amit R. Karna, CFA, Managing Partner at DATEN CAPITAL LLP.

    *About MH Predict*

    MH Predict is an artificial intelligence (AI) based product that predicts the likelihood of success of a clinical trial to achieve its endpoints. Models are designed and validated based on a range of public and proprietary data sources, including Dataome^(R), a proprietary database custom built by Molecular Health over 10 years and with over EUR150m of invested capital.

    *About Molecular Health*

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    Dublin, Jan. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Artificial Organs - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts" report has been added to *'s* offering.

    The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

    *This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Artificial Organs in US$ Million by the following Product Segments:*

    · Artificial Heart
    · Artificial Kidneys
    · Artificial Liver
    · Artificial Pancreas
    · Artificial Lungs

    *The report profiles 42 companies including many key and niche players such as:*· ABBOTT (USA)
    · Abiomed, Inc. (USA)
    · Asahi Kasei Medical Co., Ltd. (Japan)
    · Baxter International, Inc. (USA)
    · F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. (Switzerland)
    · Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (Germany)
    · Jarvik Heart, Inc. (USA)
    · Medtronic, Inc. (USA)
    · HeartWare International, Inc. (USA)
    · Nikkiso Co., Ltd. (Japan)
    · Nipro Corporation (Japan)
    · SynCardia Systems, LLC (USA)
    · Toray Medical Co., Ltd. (Japan)
    · Xenios AG (Germany)

    Artificial Organs
    Artificial Heart
    Artificial Kidneys
    Artificial Liver
    Artificial Pancreas
    Artificial Lungs

    Artificial Organs Revolutionize Medical Industry
    Growth Drivers
    Growth Inhibitors
    Artificial Organs Poised to Witness Significant Demand
    The United States - A Dominant Force in the Artificial Organs Market
    Artificial Kidneys Garner a Larger Pie in the Artificial Organs Market
    Demand and Supply Imbalance
    Competitive Scenario
    Technological Advancements Spearheading Growth

    Artificial Heart
    Medical Community Poised to Embrace Artificial Heart
    Ventricular Assist Devices
    Select Ventricular Assist Devices
    Artificial Mechanical Heart Valves Come of Age
    Artificial Kidney
    Kidney Failure: A Major Concern
    Artificial Kidney or Dialyzers Market
    Major Initiatives in the Artificial Kidney Space
    The Kidney Project
    Current Status of the Kidney Project
    Artificial Kidney Likely to Begin Human Trials by 2019
    Wearable Artificial Kidney May be Boon to Dialysis Patients
    Artificial Liver
    Bioartificial Liver Innovation Shows Potential to Avoid Transplants
    Types of Liver Support Devices
    Artificial Pancreas
    Artificial Pancreas Device System Market Presents Lucrative Opportunities
    Market Overview
    Scientific Community Inches towards Artificial Pancreas System
    Competition and Key Developments in Artificial Pancreas Space
    Bionic Pancreas System
    Types of Artificial Pancreas Delivery Systems and FDA's Efforts for their Development
    Researchers Develop Improvised Artificial Lungs Prototype with Vasculature
    Crucial Artificial Lung Trial Enrolls Record Number of Patients
    Lightweight and Portable Artificial Lung Innovations

    Increasing Incidence of Cardiovascular Disease Drive the Market for Artificial Heart and VAD
    Higher Development Costs and Lengthy Regulatory Process - Stumbling Blocks for Product Commercialization
    Lack of Requisite Expertise - Hindering Implantation Process
    Xenotransplantation - Other Alternative to Donor Organ Shortage
    Artificial Organs from Cloned Animal Cells - A Promising Trend
    Immunosuppressants Hold Promise in Artificial Organs Market
    Move towards Smaller Implantable Devices
    Barriers to Entry Significantly High in Dialyzers Market
    Reuse of Dialyzers - A Major Issue in Dialysis Industry
    Poor Reimbursement Environment Stymies Innovation
    Product Recalls - A Major Blow to the Manufacturers
    Higher Cost of Artificial Organs Hampers Broader Adoption
    Major Issues Related to Artificial Organs

    Aging Population: A Strong Growth Driver
    Global Aging Population Statistics - Opportunity Indicators
    Expanding Pool of ESRD and CKD Patients - The Major Growth Driver for Kidney Dialysis Treatment
    Dialysis Market to Stage Steady Growth Amid Rising Prevalence of Kidney Diseases
    Distribution of Dialysis Patients by Modality
    Developed Markets Maintain Lead, Emerging Markets to Dictate Momentum
    Rising Incidence of Diabetes: Opportunity Indicator for Artificial Pancreas
    Growing Number of Type 1 Diabetes Cases in Children

    Application of 3D-Printing in the Medical Field
    3D Printing Revolutionizing the Medical Industry's Artificial Organ Development Segment
    Soft 3D Bioprinting Eliminates Concerns of Hard Plastic-based Organ Models
    3D Printed Organ Models with Sensors Enable Real-time Feedback

    UCLA Researchers Develop Cancer-Fighting Cells
    Production of 3D-like Artificial Organs in a Device that Works like a Cotton Candy Machine
    Harvard Scientists Create Tissue Containing Blood Vessels
    University of Washington Researchers Create Communicating Yeast Cells
    Scientists Define Morphospace to Evaluate Viability of Artificial Organs

    Artificial Organs
    Categorization of Artificial Organs
    External Artificial Organs
    Internal or Implantable Artificial Devices
    Artificial Heart
    Total Artificial Heart (TAH)
    Ventricle Assist Device (VAD)
    Right Ventricular Assist Systems (RVAS)
    Left Ventricular Assist Systems (LVAS)
    Categorization of LVAS
    First Generation LVAS
    Second Generation LVAS
    Third Generation LVAS
    Benefits of LVAS
    Major Limitations and Complications of VADs
    Internal Bleeding
    Natural Human Heart
    Heart Diseases
    Congenital Heart Disease
    Congestive Heart Failure
    Types of Heart Failure
    Diastolic Heart Failure
    Systolic Heart Failure
    Artificial Heart - A Historical Perspective
    Major Milestones in Artificial Heart Development
    AbioCor Total Artificial Heart
    CardioWest Temporary Total Artificial Heart
    DuraHeart LVAS
    VentrAssist Left Ventricular Assist Device
    Artificial Kidney (Dialyzer)
    Limitations of Artificial Kidney
    Types of Dialysis
    Peritoneal Dialysis
    Advancements in Artificial Kidney Technology
    Bioartificial Kidneys
    Limitations of Bioartificial Kidneys
    Hindrances to Develop Implantable Artificial Kidney
    Artificial Kidneys - A Historical Perspective
    Artificial Liver
    Overdose of Drugs - A Leading Cause for Liver Damage
    Categorization of Liver Devices
    Mechanical Systems
    Liver Dialysis Unit
    Bio-Artificial Systems
    Capillary Hollow Fiber Systems
    Direct Perfusion Systems
    Entrapment Based Systems
    Major BAL Devices
    Extracorporeal Liver Assist Device (ELAD)
    Cellular Components
    Types of Bioreactor
    Hybrid Artificial Liver Support System
    History of Artificial Liver
    Liver Assist Devices - Major Milestones
    Nonbiological Method Introduction Time Line
    Biological Method Introduction Time Line
    Artificial Pancreas
    Insulin Pumps - Historical Perspective
    Bioartificial Pancreas
    Nanotechnology in Artificial Pancreas
    Artificial Lungs (Oxygenator)
    About Human Lungs
    Types of Artificial Lung
    Intravenous Membrane Oxygenator
    Hattler Respiratory Catheter
    MC3 Pulmonary Assist Device
    Heart-Lung Bypass Machine
    Role of Artificial Lungs during Surgery
    Direct Contact Device
    Indirect-Contact Type-Membrane Devices
    Biorubber to be used in Artificial Lungs
    History of Artificial Lungs
    An Overview of Tissue Engineering

    Regulatory Environment in the US
    Regulatory Environment in Europe


    10.1 Focus on Select Global Players

    10.2 Recent Industry Activity
    Vital Therapies Reports the Failure of ELAD System in Phase III Trial
    A Ten-Year-Old Becomes the Youngest Patient to Receive 50CC Temporary TAH
    Tandem Diabetes Care Secures FDA Approval for Closed-loop Insulin System
    ALung Registers Record Enrollment for the Pivotal Trial of Artificial Lung Technology
    Automated Insulin Delivery and Monitoring System Receives FDA Approval for Use in Younger Pediatric Patients
    Artificial Lung Rises Hope for Future Transplant Patients
    Medtronic Introduces Artificial Pancreas' Hybrid Closed Loop System in the U.S.
    Johnson & Johnson Exits Insulin Pump Business
    B. Braun Introduces New Dialyzer
    Versa Ventures Acquires Syncardia
    Medtronic and HeartWare International Ink Merger Agreement
    Vivonics Sells Artificial Lung Technology to Lung Biotechnology PBC
    Insulet Corporation Enters into a Partnership and License Agreement with Mode AGC
    Cellnovo Group Enters into a Partnership with TypeZero
    Medtronic Launches MiniMed(TM) 640G System
    Pandorum Develops Artificial Human Liver Tissue



    12.1 The United States
    A. Market Analysis
    SynCardia's temporary Total Artificial Heart: The Only FDA Approved Artificial Heart
    Ageing Demographics: A Major Driving Factor for Artificial Organs Market
    Dialysis Patient Population-An Opportunity Indicator for Artificial Kidneys
    Single Use Dialyzers Gain Traction
    Diabetes: A Key Growth Driver
    B. Market Analytics

    12.2 Rest of World
    A. Market Analysis
    B. Market Analytics


    Total Companies Profiled: 42 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 47)

    · The United States (20)
    · Japan (8)
    · Europe (13)

    · France (2)
    · Germany (4)
    · The United Kingdom (2)
    · Rest of Europe (5)

    · Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (4)
    · Middle East (2)

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    Dublin, Jan. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Smart Gas Solutions - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts" report has been added to *'s* offering.

    The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2024. This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Smart Gas Solutions in US$ Million.

    *The report profiles 106 companies including many key and niche players such as:*· ABB Ltd. (Switzerland)
    · Aclara Technologies LLC (USA)
    · Aidon Oy (Finland)
    · Badger Meter, Inc. (USA)
    · Capgemini SA (France)
    · CGI Group Inc. (Canada)
    · Chongqing Shancheng Gas Equipment Co., Ltd. (China)
    · CyanConnode Holdings PLC (UK)
    · Dandong Dongfa (Group) Co., Ltd. (China)
    · Diehl Metering GmbH (Germany)
    · DTE Energy Co. (USA)
    · EDMI Ltd. (Singapore)
    · Elster Group GmbH (Germany)
    · Enel X (USA)
    · GE Grid Solutions (USA)
    · Holley Technology Ltd. (China)
    · Iskraemeco d.d. (Slovenia)
    · Itron, Inc. (USA)
    · Silver Spring Networks (USA)
    · Landis+Gyr (USA)
    · Schneider Electric SE (France)
    · Sensus (USA)
    · Tantalus Systems, Inc. (Canada)
    · Trilliant Holdings, Inc. (USA)


    Smart Gas Solutions: Enabling Intelligent Metering, Monitoring, Measuring and Control of Gas
    Smart Gas Meters: Gateway to the Digital Transformation of Utilities
    Increasing Smart Gas Meters Deployments: Foundation for Market Growth
    Market Prospects Remain Favorable for Smart Gas Solutions
    Developed Regions: Primary Revenue Contributors
    Developing Regions Hold Strong Growth Potential
    Prevailing Economic Scenario Favors Market Expansion

    Accelerating Growth of Natural Gas and the Resulting Transformation of Gas Networks: A Strong Growth Driver
    Key Benefits Make Natural Gas Withstand Competition from Renewable Energy Sources
    Emergence of Shale Gas as a Viable Energy Source Generates Huge Opportunities
    Surging Demand for Fuel Gas Drives Smart Gas Meters Penetration
    Robust Demand from the Utilities Sector Benefits Market Expansion
    Critical Importance of AMI in Modern Utility Bodes Well for Market
    Managed AMI Services Gain Traction in Utility Modernization Programs
    Increasing Need to Improve Functionality & Efficiency Drives Demand for Automation & Control Solutions
    SCADA Systems
    Real-Time Data
    Smart Gas Meters Gain Traction in Commercial & Industrial End -Use Domains
    Deployments Remain High in Residential Vertical
    Modular & Integrated Gas Meters: Pros and Cons
    Soaring Investments on Smart City' to Fuel Large-Scale Adoption of Smart Meters
    Big Data and IoT: Next Frontiers for Smart Gas Solutions
    Smart Gas Meters: The Business Case for IIoT
    Cloud-based Software Solutions: Next Big Thing in Gas Networks
    On-Premises Vs. Cloud-based Software: A Cost Comparison Analysis
    Demand for Wireless Communication Systems in Smart Gas Meters Gain Momentum
    Stringent Regulations and Standards Drive Smart Gas Meters Deployments
    Regulators and Utilities Address Consumer Concerns about Smart Meter Devices
    Demographic Dynamics Spur Energy Demand & Need for Gas Infrastructure
    Resolving Prevailing Challenges: Critical for Future Success of Smart Gas Solutions Market
    Improving Battery Lifetime: Need of the Hour
    Defining Unified Standards: Important for Designing a Future - Proof Smart Gas Meter

    Smart Gas Solutions
    Smart Endpoint
    Smart Gas Meters
    Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
    Automated Meter Reading (AMR)
    Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
    Meter Data Management (MDM)

    American & European Vendors Dominate the Market
    Asian Enterprises Aim to Widen Market Footprint
    Novel Strategies Take Center Stage Amid Escalating Competition
    Analytics: New Revenue Source for Software Vendors
    World Gas Meters Market - Market Share Findings

    5.1 Focus on Select Global Players

    5.2 Product/Service Introductions & Approvals
    Itron Rolls Out Itron Intelis Gas Meter
    Chongqing Shancheng Gas Equipment Bags Italian Certification for Smart Gas Meters
    FLONIDAN Wins CPA Certification for UniFlo SMETS2 Smart Gas Meters
    Pietro Fiorentini Wins EU Approval for RSE Smart Gas Meter for Commercial Use
    Landis+Gyr Introduces SMETS2 Smart Meters for Electricity and Gas
    Nordic Automation Systems to Introduce New Smart Gas Meter Module

    5.3 Recent Industry Activity
    Itron Acquires Silver Spring Networks
    Hubbell Acquires Aclara Technologies
    Enel Group Rebrands EnerNOC as Enel X
    Badger Meter Snaps Up Innovative Metering Solutions
    GRDF to Roll Out World's Largest Smart Meter Network
    Landis+Gyr to Move Gas Smart Meters Production from the UK
    British Gas Acquires AlertMe
    Itron Bags Gas Meters Contract in Azerbaijan
    Aclara Wins Gas Meter Contract from National Grid Smart
    Freestyle Technology to Venture into Taiwanese Smart Gas Meter Market
    Itron to Support Mississippi Power in Grid Modernization Project
    Tata Communications to Deploy Smart Gas Meters for Mahanagar Gas in Mumbai
    Sensus to Support Nicor Gas in Meter Modernization Program
    TOYOKEIKI and KDDI to Use Cellular LPWA (LTE-M) to Upgrade LP Gas Metering Services
    MTN-Irancell and National Iranian Gas Launch Smart Gas Meter Project
    Badger Meter to Acquire Carolina Meter & Supply
    CyanConnode Bags AMI Deal in Ukraine
    Xylem to Integrate Research Teams with Sensus
    Trilliant Networks to Move Global Headquarters to Cary
    Aclara Acquires Apex's Smart Grid Solutions (SGS) Division
    Trilliant Networks Teams Up with Data Communications Company
    Silver Spring Networks forms Smart Metering Technology Collaboration with Genus Power Infrastructures
    Enel Green Power North America Acquires EnerNOC
    Sagemcom Snaps Up Meter Italia
    Apator Metrix Teams Up with Phoenix Systems



    7.1 The United States
    A. Market Analysis
    The United States: Prime Market for Smart Gas Solutions
    Gas Utilities Prioritize Smart Technologies in their Networks
    Multifarious Benefits Make Strong Business Case for AMI Smart Gas Networks
    A Brief Note on Issues Hampering Growth Prospects
    Domestic Smart Gas Solutions Vendors Dominate the Market
    B. Market Analytics

    7.2 Canada
    Market Analysis

    7.3 Japan
    A. Market Analysis
    Japan Leverages Smart Gas Solutions to Build Low Carbon, Energy-Efficient Society
    Japanese Utilities Prioritize Smart Meters to Bring Efficiency
    B. Market Analytics

    7.4 Europe
    A. Market Analysis
    Europe: Driving Force Behind World Smart Gas Solutions Market
    Critical Importance of Gas in European Energy Market: Pivotal for Future Growth
    Challenges Abound in Development of a Smart Gas Grid
    DSOs Play Critical Role in Creating a Smart Gas Grid
    Huge Gas Consumer Base Makes Europe a Ripe Market for Smart Gas Solutions
    Numerous Challenges on the Path to Full Scale Implementation of Smart Gas Meters
    Various Approaches Possible for Smart Meter Deployment
    Overview of Smart Meter Deployment across Europe
    GrDF Undertakes Massive Smart Meter Project in France
    The UK Market Blazes the Trail with Ambitious Smart Gas Metering Program
    Italy Follows Up Successful Smart Electricity Meter Rollout with Smart Gas Meters
    Major Challenges Confronting Smart Gas Meters Installation in Italy
    Communication Infrastructure for Smart Gas Meters
    Government Mandates Electricity and Gas Smart Meter Rollout in the Netherlands
    B. Market Analytics

    7.5 Asia-Pacific
    A. Market Analysis
    Robust Growth Forecasts for Smart Gas Solutions in Asia-Pacific
    Government Reforms, Tiered Pricing Boosts Demand for Smart Gas Meters in China
    B. Market Analytics

    7.6 Middle East & Africa
    Market Analysis

    7.7 Latin America
    A. Market Analysis
    Regulatory Framework and Incentives: The Need of the Hour in Brazil
    B. Market Analytics


    Total Companies Profiled: 106 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 114)

    · The United States (29)
    · Canada (4)
    · Europe (47)

    · France (5)
    · Germany (12)
    · The United Kingdom (14)
    · Italy (2)
    · Rest of Europe (14)

    · Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (28)
    · Latin America (1)
    · Africa (1)
    · Middle East (4)

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    Dublin, Jan. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Weight Control Products - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts" report has been added to *'s* offering.

    The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

    *This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Weight Control Products in US$ by the following Product Types:*

    · Meal Replacements
    · Weight Loss Beverages
    · Weight Loss Supplements

    *The report profiles 98 companies including many key and niche players such as:*

    · Abbott Nutrition (USA)
    · Amway (USA)
    · Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. (USA)
    · The Coca-Cola Company (USA)
    · Global Healing Center (USA)
    · Herbalife International of America, Inc. (USA)
    · Iovate Health Sciences International, Inc. (Canada)
    · Hydroxycut (Canada)
    · Nestl Health Science S.A (Switzerland)
    · Nutrisystem, Inc. (USA)
    · PepsiCo, Inc. (USA)
    · SlimFast (USA)
    · Sunrider Corporation dba Sunrider International (USA)
    · The Kraft Heinz Company (USA)
    · The Nature's Bounty Co. (USA)
    · Twinlab Corporation (USA)

    Meal Replacements
    Weight Loss Beverages
    Weight Loss Supplements

    Weight Control Products: Health Benefit Solutions for Life-Changing Results
    Fatty Acids and Sources
    Increasing Consumer Shift towards Non-Invasive Treatments: Foundation for Market Growth
    Global Market Outlook
    Developed Markets: The Largest Revenue Contributors
    Developing Economies: Strong Growth Prospects

    Alarming Rise in Global Obesity Epidemic: A Strong Growth Driver for Weight Control Products
    Obesity Statistics
    Women: The Dominant Consumer Category
    Children and Teen Population: A Lucrative Demographic Segment & the New Advertising Target
    Increasing Focus on Weight Management Provides the Perfect Platform for Market Penetration
    Select Obesity & Weight Management Food and Beverage Ingredients
    Functional Carbohydrates
    Satiety Ingredients
    Fibers for Satiety
    Bioactives and Extracts
    Absorption Blockers
    Thermogenic Fat Burners
    Ingredients with Low Sugar Content
    Stress Alleviating Compounds
    Rising Need to Address Various Health Conditions Spurs Demand for Weight Control Products
    Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes - A Glance at Key Stats
    Mounting Healthcare Costs Spur Preference for Preventive Healthcare, Bodes Well for the Market
    Low-Calorie Carbonated Beverages: Losing Sheen as a Weight Loss Option
    Diet Soda and its Effects on Weight Loss
    Growing Importance of Good Carbs and Good-for-You Products Drives Demand for Grains
    Dietary Supplements Market Find Favor as Weight Loss Products
    Herbal Products: Going the Natural Way to Lose Weight
    Rising Focus on Weight Management Spurs Demand for Herbs that Aid Weight Loss
    Slimming Teas - A Solution to Trim Down Weight
    A Glance at Teas with Obesity Preventing Capabilities
    Vegetarian Diet & Weight Loss: Pros and Cons
    Multiple Weight Control Benefits Drive Demand for Salad Recipes and Dressings
    Despite Rising Concerns, Low-Fat Products Continue to Experience Growth in Demand
    Growing Consumer Interest in Low-Fat and Low-Cal Products Drive Innovations
    Low-Fat Dairy Products: A Healthier Option for Consumers on Weight Watch
    Low-Fat Dairy Beverages Market: Poised for Growth
    Low-Fat Yogurts Earn Mainstream Status
    Fat Reduction - A Key Challenge for Product Developers
    Mixed Market Prospects for Low Fat Milk
    Low-Fat Ice Creams Rise in Popularity
    Low-Fat Diet: A Boon or a Bane?
    Encourages Consumption of Harmful Foods
    Raises Triglycerides
    Discourages Healthy Foods Consumption
    Lowers HDL Cholesterol
    Lowers Testosterone Levels
    Harms LDL (Bad') Cholesterol Pattern
    Contributes to Cardiovascular Disease
    Favorable Demographic and Economic Trends Strengthen Market Prospects
    Aging Population: A Weighty Demographic Driver
    Longer Life Expectancy Bolsters Market Growth
    Rising Demand from Middle Class Population
    E-Retailing Make Rapid In-Roads, Expands Growth Opportunities
    Key Issues Hampering Widespread Adoption of Weight Control Products
    Rise in Number of Obesity Surgeries Challenges Market Growth
    Can Diet Foods Help Reduce Obesity Rates?
    Side Effects Mar the Consumption of Weight Control Products
    Olestra: On the Wrong Side of the Scale
    Fake Weight Loss Products Unveil New Dimension to the Problem

    Garcinia Cambogia for Blocking Fat Absorption and Suppressing Appetite
    Lack of Clinical Evidence Mars Growth Prospects
    Dietary Proteins Encourage Satiety, Enables Weight Control
    Soy: A Miracle Food or Fattening Protein?
    Manufacturers Look for Alternate Sources Other than Soy Protein
    Glucomannan: A Dietary Fiber that Absorbs Water in the Gut
    Green Coffee Beans Decreases Accumulation of Body Fat
    Multiple Benefits of Green Tea Extracts Drive Usage in Weight Control Supplements
    Methyl Cellulose Reduces Fat Absorption
    Gluten-Free Foods for Weight Control: A Myth or Reality?
    Other Food & Beverage Ingredients and Additives that Aid Weight Control
    Raspberry Ketone
    Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
    Bitter Orange Extract
    White Kidney Bean Extract
    Plexus Slim
    Mango Seed Fiber
    Novel Ingredients Targeting Nutrient Absorption or/and Metabolism
    Conjugated Linoleic Acid
    Chromium Picolinate
    Chlorogenic Acid
    Coleus Forskohlii
    Select Ingredients that Suppress Appetite
    Hoodia and Sensa
    Starch and Fiber

    Obesity: A Conceptual Definition
    Childhood Obesity
    Causes of Obesity
    Dietary Habits
    Sedentary Lifestyle
    Genetic Factors
    Medical and Psychiatric Illnesses
    Socioeconomic Factors
    Diagnosis of Obesity
    Body Mass Index (BMI)
    Deriving Body Fat Percentage from BMI
    Gender is 1 for males, and 0 for females
    Central Obesity
    Impact of Obesity on Health
    Major Obesity-Related Diseases
    Obesity Treatment
    Diet Therapy
    Lifestyle Modification
    Medical Devices
    Bariatric Surgery
    Clinical Protocols for Obesity Treatment

    Meal Replacements
    Weight Loss Beverages
    Weight Loss Supplements
    Herbal Supplements
    Healing Without Hurting

    Weight Control Products: A Highly Competitive Market
    Food and Pharmaceutical Companies Join the Bandwagon
    Cultural Customization: Vital for Success in the Marketplace
    Contract Manufacturing Gains Momentum
    Smart Marketing Techniques: Must to Improve Market Standing
    Appropriate Labeling: The Need of the Hour
    List of Select Nutrient Claims & Their Definition

    7.1 Focus on Select Global Players

    7.2 Product Introductions/Innovations
    Nutrex Research Introduces Lipo-6 Dynamix
    Sinalco, Sweethouse and Taiyo Launch Sunfiber Orange Functional Soft Rink for Weight Management
    Xyngular Rolls Out Innovative Health Products and Weight Loss Systems
    TLS Rolls Out TLS Trim Tea and TLS Weight Loss Solution
    EuroPharma Launches Slim-VX1 Weight Loss Product
    DuPont Rolls Out Howaru Shape Probiotic Formula for Weight Management

    7.3 Recent Industry Activity
    Avivagen Inks Strategic Distribution Agreement with Viphavet
    Glanbia to Acquire SlimFast Brand
    OptiBiotix Partners with Formulation Creations to Distribute SlimBiome in South Africa
    Optibiotix Enters into Distribution Agreement with Cambridge Commodities
    Rapid Nutrition Enters into Agreement with GNC
    Clorox to Acquire Nutranext
    Otsuka Launches SOYJOY in Indonesia
    Conyers Park and Atkins Merge to Form Simply Good Foods Company
    Glanbia and Nutrition 21 Extend Distribution Agreement for Velositol



    9.1 The United States
    A. Market Analysis
    Current and Future Analysis
    With Obesity Reaching Epidemic Levels, US Emerges as a Major Market for Weight Control Products
    Profile of American Weight Control and Other Health Food Consumers
    Health Concerns among American Consumers
    Surging Obese Population Drives Healthy Growth for Weight Loss Products
    Key Factors Contributing to Rising Incidence of Obesity in the US
    A Glance at Obesity Statistics
    The Elderly Population: A Weighty Growth Driver
    Noteworthy Trends in the US Weight Control Products Market
    Rising Demand for Low-Fat Foods Benefits Market Expansion
    A Tasteful Growth
    Changing Lifestyles and Eating Habits Affect Market Growth
    Sales of Low-Glycemic Food and Beverage Products Gain Momentum
    Weight Control Product Innovations Spurred by Natural Formulations
    Growing Awareness about Leading Healthy Lifestyle Drives Demand for Herbal Supplements
    Women Dominate Herbal Supplements Consumption in the US
    Efficacy of Herbal Supplements: A Cause for Concern?
    Diet Sodas Continue Downward Slide
    Weight Control Products Market: Regulatory Environment in the US
    FDA Alerts Consumers over Harmful Weight Loss Products
    A Quick Insight into Regulatory Issues
    Low Fat Dairy Products
    The Ephedra Controversy
    B. Market Analytics

    9.2 Canada
    Market Analysis

    9.3 Japan
    A. Market Analysis
    Current and Future Analysis
    Inflated Obesity Rates in Japan to Drive Market Demand
    Japanese Health and Wellness Products Market: A Macro Perspective
    B. Market Analytics

    9.4 Europe
    A. Market Analysis
    Current and Future Analysis
    Epidemic Nature of Obesity Prevalence in Europe Drives Market Growth
    Despite Pending Product Claim Evaluations, Herbal Supplements Market Continues to Grow Steadily
    B. Market Analytics

    9.4.1 France
    Market Analysis

    9.4.2 Germany
    Market Analysis

    9.4.3 Italy
    Market Analysis

    9.4.4 The United Kingdom
    A. Market Analysis
    Market Overview
    Obesity, a Major Health Issue in the UK, Present Huge Market Growth Potential
    Favorable Government Support Benefit Market Prospects
    B. Market Analytics

    9.4.5 Spain
    Market Analysis

    9.4.6 Russia
    Market Analysis

    9.4.7 Rest of Europe
    A. Market Analysis
    Market Overview
    State of Obesity Prevalence in Select Countries
    The Netherlands
    B. Market Analytics

    9.5 Asia-Pacific
    A. Market Analysis
    Asia-Pacific: Fastest Growing Weight Control Products Market Worldwide
    Obesity: The New Epidemic in Asia-Pacific Offers Significant Growth Opportunities
    B. Market Analytics

    9.5.1 China
    A. Market Analysis
    Obesity Emerges as a Major Health Concern in China
    Rising Prevalence of Obesity and Overweight Population Drives Demand for Weight Control Products in China
    Dieting Culture Gathers Pace in China
    China Witness Soaring Demand for Low-Sugar Foods & Beverages
    B. Market Analytics

    9.5.2 India
    A. Market Analysis
    Current and Future Analysis
    Increasing Obesity Incidence Drives Strong Demand for Weight Control Products
    B. Market Analytics

    9.5.3 Rest of Asia-Pacific
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Australia: A Niche, Yet Growing, Market in the Region
    Korea: Use of Diet Pills Lacks Proper Monitoring
    B. Market Analytics

    9.6 Latin America
    A. Market Analysis
    Current and Future Analysis
    Mexico - Obesity Epidemic Provides Thrust to Weight Control Products Market
    B. Market Analytics

    9.7 Rest of World
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Saudi Arabia - Obesity Crisis Turns Focus to Weight Control Products
    UAE: Growing Obesity Concerns Drive Demand
    B. Market Analytics


    Total Companies Profiled: 98 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 107)

    · The United States (69)
    · Canada (3)
    · Japan (2)
    · Europe (22)

    · France (3)
    · Germany (3)
    · The United Kingdom (6)
    · Italy (1)
    · Spain (2)
    · Rest of Europe (7)

    · Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (10)
    · Middle East (1)

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    Dublin, Jan. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Traditional Wound Management Products - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts" report has been added to *'s* offering.The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

    *This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Traditional Wound Management Products in US$ by the following Product Segments:*

    · Adhesive Bandages
    · Topical Ointments
    · Gauzes

    *The report profiles 79 companies including many key and niche players such as:*

    · B.Braun Melsungen AG (Germany)
    · Beiersdorf AG (Germany)
    · Cremer S.A. (Brazil)
    · Derma Sciences, Inc. (USA)
    · Johnson & Johnson (USA)
    · Cardinal Health, Inc. (USA)
    · Mlnlycke Health Care AB (Sweden)
    · Paul Hartmann AG (Germany)
    · Vernacare (UK)

    Traditional Wound Management Products
    Adhesive Bandages
    Topical Ointments

    Wounds & Wound Management: A Prelude
    Prevalence and Incidence of Wounds - Select Statistics
    Overview of Wound Management Products Market
    Traditional Wound Care Market - Outlook
    List of Available Bandages, Closures and Wraps
    List of Gauze & Sponges
    Ointments & Creams
    Emerging Markets Drive Growth Opportunities

    Advanced Wound Care Products - A Growing Threat
    Growing Focus on Developing Patient-Centric Products Hurt Market Prospects
    Reduced Economic Costs Triggers Transition to Advanced Products
    Liquid/Spray Bandages - An Expanding Market
    Adhesive Bandages Explore Novel Design Variations
    Innovations in the Market
    Crustacean Shell Components in Bandages
    Keratin-based Wound Dressings
    Smart Bandages with pH and Temperature Sensors
    Smartphone-controlled Smart Bandages
    Innovative Bandage to Stop Bleeding
    Injectable Bandage to Achieve Rapid Haemostasis
    Other Award-winning Wound Dressings
    Traditional Burn Care Dressings Give Way to Advanced Products
    First-Aid Sustains Demand for Adhesive Bandages
    Gauze - Still a Highly Used Product
    Topical Ointments - An Ever-Green Wound Management Solution
    Trend towards Home Care and Self-Treatment Boost Demand
    Rising Awareness of Advanced Wound Care Options - A Critical Dampener to Growth

    Aging Population: A Strong Growth Driver
    Demographic Statistics of the Global Aging Populace: Unfurling the Market Potential
    Rising Incidence of Diabetes to Propel Market Growth
    Growing Obesity Levels Fuel Demand

    Wound - A Brief Description
    Wound Care - A Costly Proposition
    Types of Wounds
    Acute Wounds
    Surgical Incisions
    Types of Burns
    Chemical Burns
    Electrical Burns
    Flash Burns
    Radiation Burns
    Thermal Burns
    Chronic Wounds
    Diabetic Ulcers
    Venous Ulcers
    Pressure Ulcers
    Traditional Wound Management Products
    Adhesive Bandages
    Topical Ointments
    Process of Wound Care
    Controlling Bleeding
    Irrigation and Cleaning
    Infection Control
    Wound Healing Process
    Inflammatory Response
    Coagulation Cascade
    Cellular Activity
    Debridement, Cell Growth and Healing
    Abnormal Scarring
    Fetal Wound Healing


    6.1 Focus on Select Global Players

    6.2 Recent Industry Activity
    Mlnlycke Acquires SastoMed GmbH
    Medline Enters into an Agreement with ROi
    Scapa Healthcare Launches a New Hydrogel Wound Contact Layer for Wounds & Burns
    CM Hospitalar Buys Stake in Cremer
    Medtronic PLC Divests Several Basic Medical Supplies Brands to Cardinal Health
    FCB and Hansaplast Introduce a Novel Bandage to Heal Emotional Wounds
    Integra LifeSciences Acquires Derma Sciences Inc.
    Journey Medical Introduces Luxamend Wound Cream and Ceracade Skin Barrier Emulsion




    Total Companies Profiled: 79 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 96)

    · The United States (50)
    · Canada (3)
    · Japan (2)
    · Europe (39)

    · France (2)
    · Germany (14)
    · The United Kingdom (5)
    · Rest of Europe (5)

    · Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (13)
    · Middle East (1)
    · Latin America (1)

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    DGAP-News: Scout24 AG / Key word(s): Miscellaneous/Financing

    07.01.2019 / 14:49
    The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

    *Scout24 decreased its loans further at the end of 2018*

    *- Voluntary loan repayment of EUR 50 million
    - Full amount of repayment funded with cash and cash equivalents
    - Annual interest saving of EUR 525,000*

    *Berlin / Munich, 07 January 2019 *- Scout24 AG ("Scout24" or "the Group"), the leading operator of digital marketplaces specializing in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries, voluntarily repaid EUR 50 million of its revolving credit facility (RCFI) at the end of last year. In total, the Company thus repaid EUR 85 million in 2018.

    The latest repayment reduced the amount drawn from the revolving credit facility (RCF I) from EUR 70 million to EUR 20 million. As a result, annual interest expenses decreased by EUR 525,000, based on the current interest rate. At the same time, the repayment increases the amount that can be drawn from the revolving credit facility to EUR 180 million, thus affording Scout24 greater financial flexibility

    The repayment was funded in full from surplus cash and cash equivalents. This second early loan repayment from cash and cash equivalents within a year clearly underscores the ability of Scout24 to generate high cash flows from its operating activities. Scout24 is hereby once again improving its capital structure as well as its financing costs, taking it another step closer to its target leverage range (ratio of net debt to ordinary operating EBITDA for the last twelve months) of between 1.5:1 and 1.0:1.

    *About Scout24*

    With our leading digital marketplaces ImmobilienScout24 in Germany and AutoScout24 across Europe we are inspiring people to make their best decisions on finding a home and a car. Additional services, such as credit information, the brokerage of relocation services or construction and car financing, are bundled in the Scout24 Consumer Services business division. More than 1,200 employees are working on the success of our products and services, putting the consumers' needs first in order to create a connected network for living and mobility. Scout24 is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN: DE000A12DM80, G24). For further information, please visit, our Corporate Blog and Tech Blog or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.*Investor relations*

    Britta Schmidt
    Vice President Investor Relations & Controlling
    Tel.: +49 89 44456 3278
    Email:*Media relations*

    Jan Flaskamp
    Vice President Communications & Marketing
    Phone: +49 30 24301 0721


    All information contained in this document has been carefully prepared. However, no reliance may be placed for any purposes whatsoever on the information contained in this document or on its completeness. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is given by or on behalf of the Company or any of its directors, officers or employees or any other person as to the accuracy or completeness of the information or opinions contained in this document and no liability whatsoever is accepted by the Company or any of its directors, officers or employees nor any other person for any loss howsoever arising, directly or indirectly, from any use of such information or opinions or otherwise arising in connection therewith.

    The information contained in this release is subject to amendment, revision and updating. Certain statements, beliefs and opinions in this document are forward-looking, which reflect the Company's or, as appropriate, senior management's current expectations and projections about future events. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and assumptions could adversely affect the outcome and financial effects of the plans and events described herein. Statements contained in this document regarding past trends or activities should not be taken as a representation that such trends or activities will continue in the future. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any information contained in this press release (including forward-looking statements), whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document

    Scout24 also uses alternative performance measures, not defined by IFRS, to describe the Scout24 Group's results of operations. These should not be viewed in isolation, but treated as supplementary information. The special items used to calculate some alternative performance measures arise from the integration of acquired businesses, restructuring measures, impairments, gains or losses resulting from divestitures and sales of shareholdings, and other material expenses and income that generally do not arise in conjunction with Scout24's ordinary business activities. Alternative performance measures used by Scout24 are defined in the "Glossary" section of Scout24's Group Interim Report 2018, which is available at

    Due to rounding, numbers presented throughout this statement may not add up precisely to the totals indicated, and percentages may not precisely reflect the absolute figures for the same reason. Information on the quarterly financials has not been subject to audit and is thus preliminary.


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    Phone: +49 89 44456 - 0
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    ISIN: DE000A12DM80
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    Dublin, Jan. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Sports Gun Market: Focus on Gun Type (Pistol, Rifle, Revolver and Shotgun) - Analysis and Forecast, 2018-2023" report has been added to *'s* offering.

    The global sports gun market generated $1.91 billion in 2017 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.22%, during 2018-2023.

    The prominent application of guns is across military and law enforcement industries. Guns are lethal and are mostly used in military for in case of a war. The law-enforcement agencies also make use of guns for applications for public safety. However, sport is another category in which guns have been used for shooting activities. The shooting sports is one of the most prominent activities which has witnessed increased participation across the globe. There are various shooting activities such as hunting, target shooting, and field shooting, among others.

    Each of the shooting activities make use of various types of sports gun depending upon the requirement. Handguns are the most important type of gun used in shooting sports. There has been growth in the number of guns manufactured across the globe due to the growing number of international and national events organized by the sports organizations. For instance, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives annual report 2016, total number of guns manufactured in the U.S. increased from 9,358,661 units in 2015, to 11,497,441 units in 2016.There are many shooting sports organizations such as USA Shooting (USAS), United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA), China Practical Shooting Association, and British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), among others, that are continuously putting their efforts to promote shooting as a sport across the globe.Furthermore, the government of various nations such as India, Australia, the U.S., and China, among others are providing funds and running programs to promote participation in sports such as shooting. These programs are focused on setting up more public shooting ranges and provide people from various backgrounds access to shooting ranges. Further, state governments in Australia are increasing funding in programs that are focused on encouraging people to participate in shooting sports.

    According to the analysis, the global sports gun market was estimated to be approximately 1.97 billion in 2018.

    The global sports gun market is categorized on the basis of gun type that includes pistols, rifles, revolvers, and shotguns. The revolvers gun type is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR of 4.36% during the forecast period, 2018-2023. The global sports gun market is also classified on the basis of gun by caliber types that includes 9mm, 0.38 caliber, 12 gauge, and 0.38 spec, among others.

    North America is one of the most prominent regions for the growth of the global sports gun market. In 2017, North America dominated the global sports gun market with the U.S. acquiring the maximum market share, globally. However, the geographical analysis of this market unveils an immense potential for its growth in the Asia-Pacific region. China acquired the largest market share, whereas, India is expected to witness the highest growth rate in this region during the forecast period, 2018-2023. Similarly, the European market is also likely to witness numerous growth opportunities during the forecast period 2018-2023.

    The market report provides a detailed analysis of the recent trends influencing the market, along with a comprehensive study of the future trends and technological developments. It also includes a competitive analysis of the leading players in the industry, including corporate overview, financial summary, and SWOT analysis. The overall market has been segmented by gun type which is further segmented into its respective caliber types. Pistols, rifles, revolvers, and shotguns covered are part of gun type segmentation in the present study. The report also includes a comprehensive section on the geographical analysis including country analysis for more than 10 different countries.

    This report is a meticulous compilation of research on more than 50 players in the sports gun ecosystem and draws upon the insights from in-depth interviews with the key opinion leaders of the leading companies, market participants, and vendors.*Key questions answered in the report:*

    · What are the trends in the global sports gun market across different regions?
    · What are the major driving forces that are expected to increase the demand for the global sports gun market during the forecast period, 2018-2023?
    · What are the major challenges inhibiting the growth of the global sports gun market?
    · What is the revenue generated by the global sports gun market by platform in 2017, and what will be the estimates by 2023?
    · Which gun type (pistols, rifles, revolvers, and shotguns) of the global sports gun market will dominate in the coming years?
    · What is the revenue generated by each type of the sports gun by caliber?
    · Who are the key players in the global sports gun market?
    · What are the new strategies adopted by the existing market players to make a mark in the industry?
    · What major opportunities do the sports gun manufacturers foresee?
    · What is the competitive strength of the key leading players in the global sports gun market?

    *The report has profiles of around 15 companies which includes *· American Outdoor Brands Corporation
    · Beretta Arms Company
    · Browning International S.A.
    · Colt's Manufacturing Company
    · Crosman Corporation
    · Dick's Sporting Goods
    · Glock Inc.
    · Hatsan Inc.
    · O.F. Mossberg & Sons
    · Remington Outdoor Company
    · Savage Arms
    · Shaoxing Snow Peak Air Gun Factory
    · SIG SAUER, Inc.
    · Sturm, Ruger & Co.
    · Taurus Holdings Inc.
    · Bersa
    · Kahr Arms
    · Umarex Airgun
    · Walther Arms
    · Webley & Scott

    *Key Topics Covered:**Executive Summary*

    *1 Market Dynamics*
    1.1 Market Drivers
    1.1.1 Growing Number of Participants for Shooting Sports
    1.1.2 Rise of Hunting Tourism
    1.1.3 Increased Fundings to Setup New Shooting Ranges
    1.2 Market Challenges
    1.2.1 Changes in Gun Laws and Import Policies
    1.3 Market Opportunities
    1.3.1 Awareness about Health Benefits of Shooting Sports
    1.3.2 Promotion of Hunting and Shooting Sports by The U.S. Department of Interior

    *2 Competitive Insights*
    2.1 Overview: Key Strategies and Developments
    2.1.1 Partnerships, Agreements, and Contracts
    2.1.2 Product Launches
    2.1.3 Mergers and Acquisitions
    2.1.4 Other Developments
    2.2 Competitive Benchmarking Map

    *3 Industry Analysis*
    3.1 Overview
    3.2 Regulatory Overview
    3.3 Product Overview
    3.4 Industry Attractiveness: Porter's Five Forces Analysis
    3.5 Value Chain Analysis

    *4 Global Sports Gun Market, 2018-2023*
    4.1 Assumptions and Limitations
    4.2 Market Overview

    *5 Global Sports Gun Market (By Gun Type)*
    5.1 Market Overview
    5.2 Pistol
    5.3 Rifle
    5.4 Revolver
    5.5 Shotgun

    *6 Global Sports Gun Market (By Region)*
    6.1 Market Overview
    6.2 North America
    6.3 Europe
    6.4 Asia-Pacific
    6.5 Rest-of-the-World

    *7 Company Profile*

    *8 Scope & Research Methodology*
    8.1 Research Scope
    8.2 Global Sports Gun Market Research Methodology

    *9 Appendix*For more information about this report visit

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    The class of 2019 includes an equal number of women and men.

    NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 07, 2019

    Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce the election of 12 lawyers to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2019. The class of 2019 includes an equal number of women and men from multiple practice groups across seven offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

    “I am delighted to welcome this highly talented and diverse group of lawyers to our partnership,” said Morrison & Foerster chair Larren Nashelsky. “They are gifted lawyers in their respective areas of practice, and each has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to clients, colleagues, and community.”

    The following lawyers have been elected partners:· Amanda Aikman, a member of the Litigation Department, and part of the firm’s Securities Litigation, Enforcement, + White Collar Defense, FCPA + Anti-Corruption, and Investigations + White Collar Defense Groups, is based in the New York office. She represents companies and individuals in criminal and civil enforcement matters, conducts internal investigations, and advises companies on global compliance issues. Before joining the firm, Ms. Aikman was a prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division. As a member of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) unit, Ms. Aikman investigated and prosecuted violations of the FCPA as well as other white collar crimes and was involved in a number of significant cases. She was also responsible for researching and preparing the first comprehensive draft of the landmark joint DOJ and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) publication, A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Ms. Aikman received her J.D. from Yale Law School and her B.A. from Stanford University.

    · Caitlin Sinclaire Blythe, a member of the Litigation Department, and part of the firm’s Securities Litigation, Enforcement, + White Collar Defense, and Investigations + White Collar Defense Groups, is based in the San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on investigations, white collar defense and commercial litigation. She represents companies, audit committees, and individuals in SEC and DOJ enforcement matters, as well as internal corporate investigations involving accounting and disclosure issues. Ms. Blythe also represents corporations and individuals in class actions and other complex commercial litigation matters. Before joining Morrison & Foerster, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard Seeborg of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Ms. Blythe received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

    · Andy Campbell, a member of the Corporate Department, is based in the Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on representing issuers and underwriters in capital markets transactions and advising public and private companies on a variety of other corporate and securities matters, including strategic transactions, corporate governance matters, and compliance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the listing standards of securities exchanges. With a particular focus on and experience in the REIT industry, Mr. Campbell regularly advises both issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings and other registered and unregistered offerings of common and preferred equity, debt, and convertible debt. He received his J.D. from the University of Alabama and his B.A. from Williams College.

    · Dario de Martino, a member of the Corporate Department and co-chair of the Blockchain + Smart Contracts Group, is based in the New York office. His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border corporate transactions, principally in connection with public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity transactions, and corporate governance matters. Mr. de Martino represents a broad array of U.S.-based and international clients, ranging from global corporations to closely held companies, most of which are active in the following industries: technology, including blockchain and cryptocurrencies, financial services, and healthcare. He regularly counsels clients in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, including with respect to private equity investments in companies developing blockchain-enabled technologies and token offerings (also known as ICOs). Mr. de Martino received his J.D. from Federico II University School of Law and his LL.M. from Columbia Law School.

    · Marc-Alain Galeazzi, a member of the Financial Services Group, is based in the New York office. His practice focuses on advising and counseling foreign and domestic banks, financial holding companies, bank holding companies, and other financial institutions on a variety of bank regulatory, Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering (BSA/AML), and transactional matters. Mr. Galeazzi also has significant experience advising financial institutions on complex regulatory matters, including matters relating to the Bank Holding Company Act, the Bank Merger Act, the Dodd-Frank Act (with regard to the Volcker Rule, living wills, and enhanced prudential standards, among others), applications to federal and state banking regulators for expansion of activities, internal restructuring, and new products, sales, and acquisitions. Mr. Galeazzi received his LIC JUR from the University of Fribourg and his LL.M. from Boston University School of Law.

    · Annabel Gillham, a member of the Litigation Department, is based in the London office. She manages the London employment department and is part of the firm’s Employment + Labor and Global Privacy + Data Security Groups. Her employment practice covers cross-border employment counseling, executive hiring and firing, strategic employment advice on transactional matters and investigations and employment litigation. Ms. Gillham also regularly designs and presents training and legal updates to senior managers and HR executives and has participated in working party UK government consultations (including on the UK gender pay reporting regulations). On the data protection side, Ms. Gillham advises multinational organizations on individual rights requests, regulatory investigations and all aspects of GDPR compliance. She has particularly strong experience guiding clients through the new regime governing access to data relating to criminal allegations. Ms. Gillham received her G.D.L. and L.P.C. from the University of Law of England & Wales and her B.A. from the University of Bristol.

    · Akira Irie, a member of the Intellectual Property Group, is based in the Tokyo office. He has represented clients before U.S. district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and the USPTO. He also assists clients in patent litigation before Japanese courts. His litigation experience includes pre-suit analysis, managing discovery and trial strategy, taking and defending depositions, arguing discovery and pre-trial motions, and arguing at Markman hearings. Additionally, he also has experience drafting pre-trial and post-trial briefs, preparing and presenting witnesses for trial testimony, and participating at patent trials before the ITC and U.S. district courts. He is also registered to practice before the USPTO as a patent attorney and has argued in Inter Partes Review proceedings before the USPTO. Mr. Irie received his J.D. from Washington University School of Law and his B.A. from Swarthmore College.

    · Nicole Johnson, a member of the State + Local Tax Group, is based in the New York office. Her practice focuses on state and local tax controversies at the audit, administrative, and judicial levels, and encompasses tax matters regarding all tax types. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Johnson was a state and local tax manager with one of the big four accounting firms, where she focused on complex state and local tax controversies and planning opportunities. She is a frequent lecturer concerning state and local taxes and has spoken before such organizations as the Council On State Taxation, the Energy Tax Association, the Ohio Tax Conference and the California Tax Policy Conference. In 2018, Ms. Johnson was appointed to the New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal Advisory Panel. She received her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and her BSB from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

    · Jim Krenn, a member of the Corporate Department, is based in the San Diego office. He counsels private and public companies on a broad range of significant business transactions, from formation through liquidity. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, and emerging company counseling. Mr. Krenn advises clients on private and public acquisitions on both the buy-side and sell-side across numerous transaction structures, including equity purchases, asset purchases, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures of divisions and subsidiaries, cross-border transactions and auctions. He counsels emerging life science and technology companies in equity financings and general corporate matters and angel, corporate, and venture capital investors in investments in such companies. In addition, Mr. Krenn represents public companies on capital markets transactions and reporting matters, and advises boards of directors on corporate governance issues. Mr. Krenn represents clients in multiple industries, including biopharmaceutical, artificial intelligence, medical device, e commerce, cybersecurity, software, Internet, social media, semiconductor, unmanned aerial vehicles, agtech, consumer products, finance, cleantech, energy, and action sports. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

    · Joyce Liou, a member of the Intellectual Property Group, is based in the San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, domestic and international trademark prosecution, copyright and trademark enforcement, and domain name arbitration. She has litigated trademark, copyright, and design patent infringement cases, as well as proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In addition to litigation, Ms. Liou advises clients on complex intellectual property issues such as counterfeit and gray market goods. Her clients come from a wide range of industries and fields, including wireless networking, consumer electronics, computer software, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, plants, and food products. Ms. Liou received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

    · David Newman, a member of the National Security and Global Risk + Crisis Management Groups, is based in the Washington, D.C. office. Drawing on his experience as a senior White House and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney and his background in government regulation and national security, his practice involves guiding clients through sensitive matters pertaining to national security and global risk and crisis management. He has significant experience advising clients on crisis management, counseling clients on Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (CFIUS) reviews, and conducting internal and government-facing cross-border investigations. Recently named as one of the top “40 under 40” figures in the data law bar around the world by Global Data Review, Mr. Newman has been called upon over the past year by CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired Magazine, among others, to provide thought leadership and insights on trending cybersecurity and data privacy issues. Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Newman held several key posts at the White House, serving as Special Assistant and Associate Counsel to President Barack Obama and on the staff of the National Security Council. Throughout his tenure at the White House, he regularly advised the President and other senior administration officials on a range of complex matters affecting the federal government, overseeing a broad portfolio that spanned national security priorities, crisis response and preparedness planning, new data and technology initiatives, criminal justice reform, and civil rights litigation. Previously, Mr. Newman was counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security at DOJ, where he helped manage the DOJ National Security Division and counseled senior officials at the DOJ and across the government on a wide array of matters. A former law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court, Mr. Newman received his J.D. from Yale University and his B.A. from Columbia University.

    · Dr. Julia Schwalm, a member of the Commercial Litigation practice, is based in the Berlin office. Dr. Schwalm represents national and international clients in the resolution of large-scale commercial, often cross-border disputes, with a focus on technology-based disputes. She has represented clients in all aspects of litigation, from pre-litigation strategy through trial to the enforcement of judgments, and settlement negotiations. She has handled cases in a variety of industries, including automotive, aviation, consumer goods, telecommunications, heavy machinery, and banking. She also advises clients on product liability issues, assists them with the risk assessment, and has conducted numerous EU-wide voluntary recalls for her clients. Dr. Schwalm received her Dr. iur. from the University of Regensburg.


    We are Morrison & Foerster — a global firm of exceptional credentials. Our clients include some of the largest financial institutions, investment banks, Fortune 100, and technology and life sciences companies. The Financial Times has named the firm to its lists of most innovative law firms in Northern America and Asia every year that it has published its Innovative Lawyers Reports in those regions. In the past few years, Chambers USA has honored MoFo’s Privacy and Data Security, Bankruptcy, and IP teams with Firm of the Year awards, the Corporate/M&A team with a client service award, and the firm as a whole as Global USA Firm of the Year. Our lawyers are committed to achieving innovative and business-minded results for our clients, while preserving the differences that make us stronger. The firm also has a long history of commitment to the community through providing pro bono legal services, including litigating for civil rights and civil liberties, improving public education for poor children, advocating for veterans, promoting international human rights, winning asylum for the persecuted, and safeguarding the environment. Reported by PRWeb 1 hour ago.

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    Eight executives and senior staff step up to serve

    FORT WORTH, Texas (PRWEB) January 07, 2019

    First American Payment Systems is proud to announce the appointment of eight of its executives and senior staff to various ETA committees for the 2019 calendar year.

    The selections represent multiple facets of the financial services system, from top of mind evergreen business priorities like risk, fraud and security to helping companies achieve economies of scale via mobile payments and emerging payment technologies.

    First American’s slate of 2019 ETA committee appointees is as follows:· Brian Dorchester, EVP of Operations – Risk, Fraud & Security
    · Sarah Guckes, VP of Marketing – Awards & Recognition
    · Mike Lawrence, EVP and CIO – Technology
    · Bill Lodes, EVP of Business Development & Strategy – Mobile Payments
    · Shalayne Marsh, Director of Marketing & Creative Services – Professional Development
    · Lori Rainery, Director, ISV – Payment Facilitators
    · Rick Rizenbergs, EVP of Sales – Payment Sales & Strategy
    · Rebecca Walden, Director of Communications – Communications (Chair)

    These individuals bring with them decades of expertise in payments, security, emerging software technologies and other areas, all backed by First American’s track record of bringing practical payment solutions to market for hundreds of thousands of small to medium-sized businesses. In addition, First American CEO Neil Randel will begin his second consecutive year of service as a member of the ETA Board of Directors.

    “The work championed by ETA aligns naturally with our role as a payment technology solutions provider,” said Mr. Randel. “Their ability to effect positive change in policy-making at both the state and national levels is unprecedented, and to the benefit of all who work in financial services. Stepping up via board and committee service is one small way we can demonstrate our appreciation for this hard-working collective of payments professionals.”

    ETA is the global trade association of the payments’ technology world. Through its flagship TRANSACT conference and a series of tech and strategic-policy focused forums hosted in major metropolitan U.S. cities throughout the year, the association works tirelessly to shape public policy and to educate industry stakeholders on emerging trends in frictionless commerce.

    In working alongside ETA and others throughout the financial services system, First American’s goal is singularly focused - to simplify every aspect of payments, seamlessly and securely.

    About First American Payment Systems – Technology Driven Payments
    First American Payment Systems, L.P., headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a global payment technology company providing leading integrated payment solutions to more than 220,000 merchants throughout the Americas, Europe, and Australia. First American provides partner and merchant payment solutions that include a robust set of in-store, online and mobile payment solutions paired with the latest in payment security, across a wide range of verticals. Backed by award-winning customer service, merchants and partners have access to our U.S. based Customer Call Center 24/7/365. For more information, visit Reported by PRWeb 1 hour ago.

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    MONTREAL, Jan. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Siyata Mobile Inc. (the "Company" or "Siyata") (TSX-V:SIM / OTCQX:SYATF) is pleased to announce it has delivered on its first purchase order through a Tier 1 cellular operator to a Canadian transportation company for 180 Uniden® UV350 in-vehicle smartphones.Marc Seelenfreund, CEO of Siyata Mobile commented, "This marks a very important milestone for Siyata and proves our smartphone solution is recognized as a superior upgrade to the existing status quo of multiple in-vehicle devices. In the mobile worker market, North American enterprises are upgrading to Push-to-Talk Over Cellular due to significant cost savings, nationwide coverage, interoperability between employees, while other applications provide analytics to improve safety and business efficiencies. We are certain this paradigm shift will benefit the commercial vehicle market and we are very proud to be the first and only company to offer a dedicated in-vehicle cellular solution for the next generation of fleet communication in North America.”

    According to Statistics Canada, in 2017 there were ~1.2 million commercial vehicles in Canada.

    The UV350 is the world’s first and only dedicated 4G in-vehicle smartphone with carrier grade Push-to-Talk over Cellular (“PoC”) integration while being compatible on Band 14. As an all-in-one, purpose-built in-vehicle smartphone designed to upgrade single purpose hardware, the UV350 creates in-vehicle efficiencies never seen before in the commercial fleet and vehicle market.

    *About Siyata*

    A TSX Venture Top 50 Company, Siyata Mobile Inc. is a leading global developer and provider of cellular communications systems for enterprise customers, specializing in connected vehicle products for professional fleets, marketed under the Uniden® Cellular brand. Since developing the world’s first 3G connected vehicle device, Siyata has been a pioneer in the industry, launching the world’s first 4G LTE all-in-one fleet communications device in 2017. Incorporating voice, push-to-talk over cellular, data, and fleet management solutions into a single device, the company aims to become the connected vehicle communications device of choice for commercial vehicles and fleets around the world.

    Siyata also offers rugged phones for industrial users and signal boosters for homes, buildings, and fleets with poor cell coverage. Siyata’s customers include cellular operators, commercial vehicle technology distributors, and fleets of all sizes in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Australia, and the Middle East.

    Visit and to learn more.

    On Behalf of the Board of Directors of:
    Marc Seelenfreund
    CEO and Chairman

    *Investor Relations:*
    Arlen Hansen
    Kin Communications

    *Sales Department:*
    Glenn Kennedy, VP Sales
    Siyata Mobile Inc.

    Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

    This news release may include forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. There can be no assurances that such statements will prove accurate and, therefore, readers are advised to rely on their own evaluation of such uncertainties. We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as required under the applicable laws. Reported by GlobeNewswire 1 hour ago.

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