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Frost & Sullivan: Construction Plastics to Register Moderate to High Growth as Urbanization Increases

SANTA CLARA, California, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis, Affordable Housing Driving the Global Market for Construction Plastics, finds that rising urbanization and development of high-rise buildings, especially in developing countries, are key factors pushing the demand for construction plastics across the globe. The market for construction plastics is estimated to garner a revenue of
98.78 billion by 2026 from
63.72 billion in 2019, up at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.5%. However, COVID-19 is likely to adversely impact the global consumption of construction plastics throughout 2020 as various countries have enforced strict lockdown measures to contain the pandemic, which resulted in significant delays in new and existing construction projects worldwide. The situation is expected to improve from 2021, following a reduction in the pandemic's impact, thereby resuming construction activities across the globe.
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Nufarm and CROP ZONE Announce Cooperation to Bring Alternative Weed Control to Major European Markets

19 Oct 2020 | 10:44 PM

AACHEN, Germany, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Australian crop protection and specialty seed company Nufarm and the German ag-tech startup CROP.ZONE have entered into a cooperation agreement. The collaboration aims for launching Nufarm's and CROP.ZONE's hybrid herbicide solutions across major European markets, starting with the implementation of an early adopters program for the 2021 season in Benelux and Germany from 2021 onwards.

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Nominations invited for 2021 Zayed Award for Human Fraternity

19 Oct 2020 | 10:43 PM

ABU DHABI, UAE, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Higher Committee for Human Fraternity (HCHF) today launched the 2021 Zayed Award for Human Fraternity with a global call for nominations.

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Freeport-McMoRans Steve Higgins Elected as Chairman of the Board of the International Copper Association

19 Oct 2020 | 10:41 PM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Board of Directors of the International Copper Association (ICA) elected Steve Higgins, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Freeport-McMoRan, as its Chairman of the Board. He will serve in this capacity for two years.

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Private Equity Firms That Are ESG Strong Are Likely to Be the Winners, as Businesses Reset Following the Shocks of 2020, a New Survey by ERM Shows

19 Oct 2020 | 10:40 PM

LONDON, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey of leading private equity (PE) firms by ERM, a world-leading sustainability consultancy, has found that companies that have embraced environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are now having a distinct advantage in value creation.

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Teleperformance Recognized as the 2020 North America BPO Competitive Strategy Innovation Leader by Frost & Sullivan

19 Oct 2020 | 10:39 PM

SANTA CLARA, California, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the North American contact center market, Frost & Sullivan has recognized Teleperfomance (TP) with the North America Competitive Strategy Innovation Leadership Award in BPO Outsourcing.

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