Lobby group calls for clear and upfront transitional plans to see City through lengthy Brexit process

Thursday 12 January 2017 12:01 am Lobby group calls for clear and upfront transitional plans to see City through lengthy Brexit process whatsapp And, Allie Renison, head of EU and trade policy at Institute of Directors, remarked: Also among TheCityUK’s Brexit wishlist for financial firms is continued access to markets and global talent pools and regulatory and legal consistency, including clarity on how judgments from UK courts could be enforced within the EU.   Share whatsapp “Delivering a bespoke deal based on mutual recognition and regulatory cooperation is likely to take several years, which underlines the concomitant need for clear transitional arrangements,” the paper read.Read more: Flint warns more clarity on Brexit needed as HSBC mulls moving jobsIn particular, TheCityUK is calling for two distinct transition periods  – a bridging stage between the date the UK leaves the EU and the date when a new partnership agreement is ratified to avoid businesses facing a cliff edge situation with their rights, and an adaptation stage beginning on the date the bridging period ends, where firms are given some leeway to adjust their business models to change in the laws.”There is no question that getting Brexit right is a once in a generation challenge,” said Miles Celic, chief executive of TheCityUK. “If there is anywhere in the world which has the necessary knowledge and expertise to get this done, it is here in the world’s leading financial and related professional services hub.”Earlier this week, top City execs, including HSBC group chairman Douglas Flint and London Stock Exchange chief executive Xavier Rolet, told the influential Treasury Select Committee a grandfathering period of three years after the conclusion of the Article 50 process would be crucial to giving businesses time to adapt and to dodge any unintended legal trip-ups resulting from the Brexit deal.  A leading think tank has today called on the government to secure “clear and upfront” transitional arrangements to smooth the path for the City through Brexit.A new paper, which lays out the financial and professional services sectors priorities for the Brexit negotiations, from lobby group TheCityUK also warns that drawing up the final EU departure deal could take a substantial amount of time.  The need for a transitional period, to cover not only any gap between the withdrawal deal and conclusion of a new agreement between the EU, but also for the time until the new deal comes into force, is paramount.Business will not be given a full running commentary from government throughout negotiations, so having sufficient time to make any adjustments once the text of any new deal is published is essential. Hayley Kirton All EU member states have a mutual interest in ensuring that the period between concluding the UK’s exit from the EU and any new relationship does not result in disruption to businesses and customers.Including transitional arrangements in the UK’s withdrawal agreement under Article 50 would avoid a cliff-edge moment and ensure an orderly transition post Brexit. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorWarped SpeedCan You Name More State Capitals Than A 5th Grader? Find Out Now!Warped SpeedZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldPensAndPatronTori Roloff Confirms Sad Family NewsPensAndPatronHouse CoastPregnant Beggar Was Asking for Help, But Then One Woman Followed HerHouse Coastmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.com Read more: Why Tunisian olives hold the key to the UK’s post-Brexit trading successPrime Minister Theresa May indicated to the Confederation of British Industry annual conference back in November that she was cautious of British businesses facing a “cliff edge” on day one of Brexit, while chancellor Philip Hammond told the Treasury Select Committee last month “thoughtful politicians” would see the need for a “longer period to manage the adjustment”.”Firms’ nervousness can be allayed only when they know how they can continue running their businesses,” said the City of London Corporation’s policy chairman Mark Boleat on the renewed calls for a transition period. “A transitional arrangement – agreed as soon as possible – is the best way to ensure that firms are not forced into implementing expensive contingency plans.”Read more: Business groups blast “worrying” plans for £1,000 charge on EU recruitsAnthony Browne, chief executive of the British Bankers’ Association, added: read more

The US midterms show that mixing politics and advertising makes a volatile concoction

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Trump’s America is heading into twin coronavirus crises

first_imgIt is also a dramatic shift from a White House which, up until now, has shown very little coordinated response at all.  Trump’s America is heading into twin coronavirus crises The travel ban makes little sense. For a start, it only applies to Schengen countries, despite the fact that the UK and Ireland are just as severely affected as places in mainland Europe (Italy excepted). And US citizens abroad are permitted to re-enter, regardless of where they have been or who they have come into contact with. Opinion It is, of course, far too early to say what impact this could have on November’s presidential election. By that point, the global economy could have collapsed, America could be too severely quarantined for a standard election to be possible, and one or more of the present contenders (all of whom are over 70) might not be with us. Alternatively, it could all have returned to normal. Main image credit: Getty But it is difficult to see how the Trump administration recovers from Covid-19 if the situation escalates. While the virus spreads quickest in urban areas (which tend to lean Democrat), it is also most deadly for the older demographics which have formed a key part of Trump’s base. It is not surprising that the President’s poll ratings have dropped since the start of the year.  In terms of testing, the fragmented US healthcare system has not been able to cope (Getty Images) A few extra measures were announced to support US businesses and encourage Americans to stay home from work, but these fell far short of what other nations have done, and the shortage of tests in the US was not addressed. But the way the situation is unfolding in the US is different. Other world leaders have tried to strike a balance between keeping people safe and ensuring that disruption and slowing business do not bring the economy to a shuddering halt.  whatsapp Italy, meanwhile, remains in lockdown, but the death toll keeps rising. China’s quarantine rules are by far the most draconian, as is uniquely possible in an autocratic regime, but there are fears that the virus could resurface as soon as they are lifted and people move again. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. Closing borders rather than providing rapid testing and treatment and taking an unnecessary financial hit just when the economy is already fragile has the potential to plunge the country into twin economic and social crises.  The Covid-19 pandemic has come to America. And in the UK, there is anger that the government has not yet taken the social distancing measures seen elsewhere, such as banning large public gatherings and closing schools, while experts are still debating the merits of such policies and weighing them against the inevitable economic impact.  As has been the case in every country that has seen an outbreak, calls for the government to act have been growing. And on Wednesday night, it did. In a televised address to the nation, President Donald Trump announced travel restrictions on people from 26 European countries coming into America, active from today.center_img Coronavirus does not respect political affiliation any more than it respects borders. And the Trump White House could yet prove one of its most high-profile casualties. With so much that is still unknown, there is clearly no correct way to deal with the pandemic, and countries are learning as they go. South Korea appears to  have had the best results with its “trace, test, treat” strategy — so far it has had nearly 8,000 cases, but just 66 deaths, and the number of new cases per day is falling dramatically. Friday 13 March 2020 5:18 am Rachel Cunliffe Rather than a fact-based response to an escalating crisis, the travel ban looks like a knee-jerk decision founded on the President’s predilection for US isolationism. “Build a wall” may have won him an election, but it is no strategy for dealing with a pandemic that is already spreading within a nation’s borders. The sight of 600-odd MPs crammed into a poorly-ventilated chamber on Wednesday, when one of their colleagues had just tested positive, caused a certain amount of alarm. Share Trump’s justification was that EU countries were failing to take “the same precautions” as the US. In fact, most European efforts have been by far superior to America’s chaotic and laissez-faire response.  Trump’s travel announcement, in contrast, succeeded only in causing panic across airports and sending global markets into free-fall, not just because of confusion over whether it applied to the entry of cargo as well as people (which would have virtually ended transatlantic trade overnight), but due to fears that the US response was inadequate. The Dow Jones experienced one of its worst days in trading history As of Thursday, there were 1,376 confirmed cases, up from just 221 a week before. whatsapp In terms of testing, America’s fragmented healthcare system has not been able to cope. As of Thursday, the US had tested around 11,000 specimens in total. In contrast, South Korea is testing 20,000 people per day. Last week, vice president Mike Pence, who has been put in charge of crisis response, admitted that there was a shortage of tests. Yesterday, a top health official said that the testing system was failing. On information, the official Centers for Disease Control has been slow in updating the public, while the President himself has issued a slew of misleading statements about the virus, from advising those who have it to go into work, to promising it would “disappear” because “it’s like a miracle”, to insisting that a vaccine was coming “relatively soon”, when the estimates are 12–18 months. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Man arrested for beating woman with wooden pole

first_imgAdvertisement Englewood mother joins teenage son behind bars for involvement in accidental shooting June 16, 2021 Man in custody after shooting at Charlotte County RV park June 1, 2021 Man arrested after offering young girls money for sex act June 2, 2021 Skateboarder causes $3,500 in damages at Charlotte County Catholic school June 5, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementTags: Charlotte County Sheriff’s Officecenter_img AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Charlotte County deputies arrested Jan Eric Knelson after a woman said he beat her with a wooden pole.The woman told investigators she met Knelson when she moved into her new neighborhood in Punta Gorda. She agreed to go out on his boat on Sunday.Deputies said he hit the woman 20 times all over her body. The victim said Knelson was drinking a lot and she thought he was going to kill her.Knelson has since bonded out of the Charlotte County Jail. Advertisement Advertisement RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

BMO GAM launches ESG personality tool

first_img Fidelity Investments unveils new climate-focused fund suite Facebook LinkedIn Twitter IE Staff Portrait of smiling woman in office with tablet Mark Bowden / 123RF Keywords ESG,  Responsible investing,  Cleantech investingCompanies BMO Global Asset Management ESG interest on the rise, but so is fear of greenwashing BMO to launch six new mutual funds The survey found that investors generally have one of four distinct ESG personalities: ESG motivated (22%), where a person is open to ESG options and shareholder activism; ESG ready (30%), where a person sees the value of ESG analysis; ESG pragmatic (27%), where a person prioritizes financial results but is open to ESG; and ESG skeptical (21%), where a person isn’t motivated by ESG considerations.“When it comes to ESG investing, there is not a one-size-fits-all conversation for advisors and investors,” said Kristi Mitchem, CEO of BMO GAM, in a release. “By using these personas, we are looking to deepen the conversation and close the gap between ESG beliefs and investing habits.”Other findings from the survey showed that while the majority of investors (72%) strongly agreed that companies can have a positive impact on the world while also making a profit, only 28% had asked their advisors to recommend ESG investments in the previous two years. Only 26% of advisors had recommended such investments over the same period. Related news Advisors and investors who are interested in better understanding their environmental, social and governance (ESG) preferences now have access to BMO Global Asset Management’s MyESG personality tool.The online resource leverages data collected in November and December 2019 through a joint survey with Washington, D.C.-based DCIIA Retirement Center that polled more than 2,000 high-income and high-net-worth individuals in Canada and the U.S. between the ages of 30 and 75. Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

Motor Mouth: Car2Go’s Toronto exit is about not getting what it wants from city hall

first_img ‹ Previous Next › RELATED TAGSMotor MouthMotor MouthNew Vehicles Trending Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada And although there are arguments supporting both sides, it’s worth remembering that Charles Erwin Wilson’s oft-bastardized quote — “What’s good for General Motors is good for the country” — remains just as problematic when Daimler’s disruptors take over from Detroit’s gearheads. Cadillac shows how car sharing should be done Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Car2Go has announced it will be pulling out of Toronto at the end of May, 2018. See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Well, hasn’t Toronto’s city council created the proverbial tempest in a teapot. Decried as out of touch and pro-traffic congestion, Toronto’s elected officials voted on a new pilot program that would start charging car-sharing companies for parking. Indeed, Toronto’s powers-that-be decided they would start charging giant Car2Go $1,500 — actually $1,499.02 — a year per car for the right to park willy-nilly across the GTA, and the car-sharing firm responded by announcing it will cease operations on May 31st.To proponents of “participatory car ownership,” this is big government standing in the way of progress: They say the fees are outrageous and will only serve to put a damper on the revolution that is congestion-reducing car-sharing. The implication is that Toronto’s city councilors are deliberately making traffic worse.Or are they? Car sharing a leased vehicle? You’re playing with fireWhy Car2Go?Before condemning The Big Smoke’s politicians as antediluvian, perhaps a little context is in order. The reason for singling out Car2Go is that the Daimler-owned car-sharing conglomerate is the only company in Toronto offering a one-way, or “free-float”, business model. While “two-way” car-sharing requires that said shared car is returned from where it was collected, Car2Go allows members to drop their little Smart cars wherever their destination terminates. In other words, while most companies require that you pick up your shared steed at a local depot and return it to the same parking lot, you can pick up — and, more importantly, drop off — a Car2Go anywhere.And therein, as the great bard said, lies the rub.The Parking IssueThe problem is that lots of these cars end up parked on crowded residential streets. Considering how tight downtown city street parking already is, the little Smarts, as diminutive as they are, are taking up parking spaces that are usually reserved by local — and paying — residents. To prevent homeowners from getting squeezed out of spots they have paid for — levies which the oft-barren municipal coffers desperately need — council essentially passed a bylaw preventing Car2Gos from parking on thoroughfares where the street parking is already more than 95 per cent subscribed.Parking Fines Writ LargeAccording to thestar.com, Car2Go has essentially flouted the law, its 350 vehicles in Toronto wracking up some 42,295 parking violations totalling more than $1.1 million in fines since the pilot project started. More troubling — indeed, what I suspect has really irked Toronto’s mandarins — is that, according to reporter Samantha Beattie, the city has only collected 34 per cent of those fines.The Crux of the Matter Although CEO, Paul DeLong, claims that the reason for Car2Go’s pullout is that “the pilot (project) passed by city council is so restrictive, costly and unwieldy it seems purpose-built to make free-float car share for Torontonians impossible,” this disagreement would really seem more a matter of principle than economics. That $1,500 parking fee that is purported to be so contentious works out to an additional operating charge of about a half-million dollars per year. Shared amongst Car2Go’s claimed 80,000 Torontonian members, that works out to about six bucks per person per year.What is more problematic are the two sides’ philosophical differences. Afraid of alienating its paying customers — and, worse yet, their revenues —councillors are seeking to curb indiscriminate Car2Go member parking. Car2Go, meanwhile, seems to believe — certainly its proponents contend — that its service is so valuable (reducing congestion and, therefore, greenhouses gases are the benefits most often touted) that it should be exempt from all parking fees.But is Car2Go really all that valuable?As Motor Mouth discussed in October 2016, car-sharing’s benefits are open to question. One study — Impacts of Car2Go on Vehicle Ownership, Modal Shift, Vehicle Miles Travelled, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions — for instance, estimated that Car2Go’s sharing of vehicles reduced Vancouver’s automotive-related greenhouse gas emission by some 15 per cent. The study’s own numbers, however, didn’t seem to back up that bold assertion, authors Elliot Martin and Susan Sheenan noting that only two per cent of Vancouver Car2Go members actually sold their personal automobiles as a result of sharing a car. Indeed, there’s some evidence that many Car2Go members were driving more, not less, as a result of this participatory car ownership. In Calgary, for instance, 30 per cent of those surveyed said they used the bus less once they joined Car2Go compared with just 4 per cent who said they used it more. And Car2Go’s Smarts seem to have an especially dramatic effect on taxi use, 65 per cent of Vancouverites saying they used cabs less versus just 3 per cent using them more. In fact, the study revealed that 47 per cent of Vancouver Car2Go members drove more once they started “participating” while only 15 per cent said they drove less. In other words, Car2Go’s ability to reduce congestion would seem not nearly as large as many contend.In the end, this remains a cultural rather than monetary disagreement. Car2Go, like so many digital disruptors, flouts laws it deems archaic and standing in the way of progress/profitability. City councils, at least Toronto’s, wants to retain regulatory control/parking revenues. The bottom line is that, like so many other disruptors — stand up and be counted, Uber — Car2Go would appear to be operating illegally and is essentially demanding that the city change the laws or, at least, provide them an exemption. Now that it hasn’t, the company seems, as I mentioned, ready to pack its bags and take leave of Toronto. RELATED The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever advertisement Buy It! 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Health Minister urged to fund expansion of LUH renal dialysis services

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews The HSE has confirmed that there are no current plans to create a second Renal Dialysis Unit for Letterkenny University Hospital.Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle has now called on Health Minister Simon Harris to fund the expansion of renal dialysis services at the hospital, due to the demand for the services within the county.Deputy Pringle received confirmation that the business case submitted to HSE Estates for costings for the construction of a new unit is unlikely to lead to any development of existing services this year.He is urging the Government to ensure the services at the hospital are enhanced:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/pringledialysis.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – May 29, 2018 Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Previous articleJoe Dunleavy to start in World Cup opener against FranceNext article12 year old girl assaulted in Derry News Highland Health Minister urged to fund expansion of LUH renal dialysis services Twitter WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more

News / Lufthansa eyes Brussels Airlines’ Africa network and will market cargo services

first_imgBy Alexander Whiteman 04/04/2018 Brussels Airlines Cargo has become the latest Lufthansa subsidiary to see its cargo capacity marketed by the parent company, just over a year after the German carrier bought the remaining 55% stake.In February, 100 Belgian companies urged Lufthansa to allow Brussels Airlines to retain its identity and not be merged into Eurowings. As with Swiss, the other then-troubled carrier acquired by Lufthansa, there was enormous support locally for the ‘national’ airline, amid fears it could be lost – along with jobs.Business development manager at Brussels Reinout Puissant told The Loadstar the decision came as “no surprise”.From September, Lufthansa Cargo will sell belly capacity on Brussels’ passenger flights, alongside that of Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa and Sun Express.Mr Puissant said the move was an “obvious” next step, adding the time was “ripe” to consolidate cargo sales after a decade of close cooperation.“It brings the best of both worlds together, with us bringing our extensive Africa expertise and with the power of the market leader, Lufthansa Cargo,” said Mr Puissant.“The networks of both Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa complement each other perfectly and our customers will now have access to the Lufthansa Cargo’s route network.”Lufthansa’s cargo network covers 300 destinations across 100 countries, and it seems the German carrier’s core interest in Brussels is in its 17 African services.In a statement, Lufthansa said the network, which includes Dakar, Entebbe and Kinshasa, would be “attractive to its customers”.Chief commercial officer Alexis von Hoensbroech added: “Brussels Airlines’ African destinations are complementary to our network and thus ideally complement our connections.”The move leaves Swiss as the only major Lufthansa subsidiary responsible for selling its own cargo capacity.Concerns of potential job losses at Brussels were quickly quashed by Mr Puissant who sought to reassure the status of the carrier’s employees.“Obviously, there were some questions about job security, but everybody can stay on board,” he said. “In the new structure we have foreseen functions that will further develop the Brussels cargo hub and build on the initiatives we have taken together with Brussels Airport.”Mr Puissant said Lufthansa Cargo intended to “leverage and learn from” Brussels’ cooperation with the city’s airport on CEIV certification and development of the gateway’s pharma hub.Under the marketing agreement, belly capacities of 10 widebody aircraft will be added to Lufthansa’s sales services.The German flag carrier also operates 17 freighters and uses freighter capacities from its joint venture with DHL Express, Aerologic.last_img read more

Portable solar-powered tanning panel finds niche audience

first_imgPortable solar-powered tanning panel finds niche audienceNewly developed towel-based panel can, under optimum conditions, deliver an even bronzing across exposed skin, researchers claim. April 1, 2016 Rilpa Tonto Energy Storage Installations Markets Markets & Policy Technology Technology and R&D Share A new solar panel – dubbed the “Solar Tanel” – that can help pasty folk of northern stock produce an even, crisp tan all over their body has been developed by researchers at the Institute for Studies in California. An early prototype of the Solar Tanel, tested at the Institute’s gardens over the past few weeks, produced encouraging results among a variety of volunteers from the laboratory. Made of a towel-like substance, the Solar Tanel slots easily on to soft ground and is both lightweight and flexible for ease of transportation. The Tanel works in conjunction with human sweat to create dark “damp-spots” that force the user to continuously alter their position, much like a traditional tracker, ensuring the sun’s rays are fully optimized for the duration of the day. However, in preliminary tests the Tanel has been found to produce certain unwanted side-effects on its test subjects, such as an hitherto-unknown passion for Dan Brown novels, MOR soft-rock played on tinny speakers, and previously undocumented urges to gather near fellow Tanel users and start chucking a Frisbee around. Alcohol consumption levels were also found to rise in the subjects, exponential to the level of tan each volunteer began to develop. Some test subjects also began muttering stuff about “getting one of them oriental tattoos” the browner they became, too, said Harry Brubaker, chief tan officer at the Institute for Studies. “While the technical proficiency of the Solar Tanel is near-flawless, particularly here in California’s optimal conditions, its side-effects thus far are rather disconcerting,” he said. “Typically mild-mannered, alabaster-skinned scientists who normally shun the sun have, in a matter of hours, begun booking expensive haircuts at local salons and opening Instagram accounts under twee names such as SciFiBabeXX69 and SunsOutGunsOut88. “We are hoping to iron out these flaws as soon as possible, but if that proves too difficult we have a number of niche markets in mind where such behavior is likely to be encouraged.” Analysts have forecast that if Donald Trump wins the next presidential election, sales of the Solar Tanel could grow into the multi-billions by early 2017.Popular content ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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Global demand for Articulated Robots to surge

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development The automotive industry in East Asia has gained a considerably positive momentum over the past years, which has increased the adoption SCARA robots and articulated robots in the manufacturing process and is estimated to indicate the rewarding growth of industrial robotics market in the East Asia region. This is according to recent findings in a report published by Future Market Insights, ‘Industrial Robotics Market: Bridging the Gap between ‘Man’ and ‘Machine‘. On the basis of application, the handling operations segment isprojected to consume majority share of the global industrial robotics marketvalue. Also, the welding segment is estimated to project lucrative growth inthe industrial robotics market over the forecast period. Generation Finance and Policy The global market of industrial robotics has been segmented on the basis of different types of industrial robots, their multiple applications, end-use industries, and regions such as North America, South Asia, Europe, East Asia, and the rest of the world. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Read more: SA manufacturers – look to the next gen AI to improve competitiveness This has mainly resulted from the rising productivity in manufacturing processes and improving the quality of products. On the basis of end-use, the automotive industry is estimated to hold a substantial market share of the industrial robotics market in terms of value. Featured image: Stock Industrial Robotics Market: Vendor Insights By product type, the articulated robots segment is estimated to hold a significant share of the global industrial robotics market in terms of value. East Asia is estimated to hold significant market share in terms of value in the global industrial robotics market. However, the South Asia market is projected to project lucrative growth in the global industrial robotics market over the forecast period of 2019-2029. The global industrial robotics market was valued at $17 billion in 2018 and is estimated to increase at a CAGR of 18% between the forecast periods of 2019 and 2029. This growth is propelled by the rapid growth in the factory automation rate in countries of South Asia and East Asia such as China, India, and Vietnam, among others. The economic condition of these countries has been evolving positively. The report indicates some of the prominent market players including Yaskawa Electric Corporation, FANUC Corporation, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kuka AG, Mitsubishi Electric, Teradyne (Universal Robots), ABB, Yamaha Motor, Hirata, Corporation, and Denso Wave Incorporated, among others. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA TAGSartificial intelligence Previous articleMozambique: Temane Regional Electricity Project secures fundingNext articleBBOXX successfully closed a $50m Series D funding round Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. This growth is driven by the increasing applications of industrial robotics in the automotive industry, electrical/electronics industry, and auxiliary industry, among others. BRICS Read more: AI and IoT: A new kind of automation is coming Furthermore, macroeconomic factors such as growing population, rapid industrialisation, and urbanisation, are some of the factors driving the growth of the industrial robotics market. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter The global industrial robotics market is projected to indicate substantial growth over the forecast period due to multiple driving factors such as adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) in industries and growing digitalisation of manufacturing industry across geographies. This is driven by digitalisation of manufacturing processes. Moreover, it is expected that the application of industrial robotics in the electrical and electronics industry will be prominent throughout the forecast period.last_img read more