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2014-01-16 08:22:08

The untapped natural resources in SSA provide a strong reason to increase production levels in all industrial sectors, especially mining CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Automation and control systems (ACS) technologies in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) are set to experience a surge in investment following a slew of industrial sector project expansions, escalating global demand for mineral commodities, and enhanced awareness of the benefits of automation. Africa, however, will...

2014-01-14 08:22:51

Key profitability ratios such as return on equity and EBITDA margins expected to witness an increase MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Higher interest rates, rising house prices, better employment ratios, and reluctance to own houses due to prior foreclosures, are pushing up the demand for rental housing. This is opening up opportunities for residential real estate investment trusts (REITs) globally. Rent growth and decreasing vacancy rates will further boost the...

2014-01-14 08:20:29

Number of sports utility vehicle models to double by 2020 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The global top 20 automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) intend to reach nearly 38 models of small and compact sports utility vehicles (SUVs) in North America before the end of 2013, and more than 62 models by 2020. So far, the market is dominated by non-premium models, such as Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4, but this is expected to change as OEMs increasingly...

2014-01-09 04:20:12

Governments see great value in sharing risks with the commercial market during downturns in the defence budget cycles LONDON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With cuts in defence budgets constricting defence contractors' revenues, commercial markets are emerging as a viable alternate revenue stream. Defence contractors could leverage the technological expertise acquired while developing advanced products for Ministries of Defence (MoDs) to enter the larger commercial markets. Before...

2014-01-07 00:20:12

The Main Automation Contractor model is gaining momentum among automation providers as well as end users SINGAPORE, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The need for energy efficiency in the numerous critical and energy-consuming operations of the chemical and petrochemical industry is lending impetus to the automation and software solutions market in Southeast Asia (SEA), Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Environmental regulations that require plants to reduce their carbon footprint also result in...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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