New Zealand Central Banker Don Brash to Fight General Election over Threat of Separatism nurtured by “Political Class.”

Five Questions for Dr Don Brash…………………………

NAPIER, HAWKES BAY, NEW ZEALAND, March 3, 2017 / — Nobody today in so many different roles and for quite so long has stood at the centre of public life so enduringly as Don Brash. Economist, businessman, banker, politician, the former Governor of the Reserve Bank and leader of the National Party has defied typecasting. At one and the same time severe yet extravagant, austere yet colourful, scholarly yet populist, he has contrived always to reconfigure himself around the times. Now he has stridently intervened in institutionally-fuelled separatism. Shrouded in a protective veneer of high-minded fashionable purpose that makes ordinary people fearful to question it, Dr Brash vehemently, unequivocally declares the voguish syndrome as ultimately destined to tear the nation apart……

You are often considered to be at heart primarily concerned with matters economic and their corresponding data.

 Yet here you are now immersing yourself in what many might consider a socio-ethical issue?

 Yes, most of my career has been about monetary policy, banking, and economic issues more generally.  But my interest in economics has always been because of my interest in the well-being of society more generally.  I have long felt, for example, that it will be difficult or impossible to maintain a broadly egalitarian society in New Zealand – the kind of society in which I was brought up – if average living standards fall too far below those in Australia because of the ease with which skilled New Zealanders can cross the Tasman for very much higher incomes in Sydney or Melbourne. 

If we want the kind of healthcare which those in advanced developed countries take for granted, we have to have the living standards to support that healthcare.  A few years ago, there was a big debate about whether Pharmac should subsidize the provision of Herceptin for the treatment of certain kinds of breast cancer, and it was noted that Australia did so.  The fact of the matter was that at that time virtually all the countries which subsidized access to Herceptin had higher living standards than New Zealand did; those which did not provide a subsidy, had lower living standards – we were right on the cusp.  For me, interest in economics has always been about the implications of economic policy for the well-being of society.

 Hence, I was strongly opposed to inflation in part at least because of the totally capricious effects which inflation has on wealth distribution – those who save in fixed interest instruments being thoroughly gutted by inflation, while those who borrow heavily to invest in, say, property, make huge and totally untaxed gains with little or no effort.  That has always seemed to me to be grossly unjust.
Will the Hobson’s Pledge Movement become a force in the pending general election?

 I certainly hope so.  I find it very depressing that the National Party has moved such a long way from its roots in this policy area.  In 2002, Bill English gave a lengthy and very thoughtful speech, demonstrating clearly that Maori chiefs had ceded sovereignty in signing the Treaty and arguing that the only way for a peaceful future for New Zealand was a “single standard of citizenship for all”. 

In May 2003, he pledged that a future National Government would scrap separate Maori electorates, as the Royal Commission on the Electoral System had recommended in the late eighties if MMP were adopted.  I made similar commitments when I was Leader of the National Party, as did John Key in the election campaign of 2008.  And yet we’ve seen the National-led Government retreat a very long way from that position.
I applaud the fact that the current Government has accelerated the resolution of historical grievances, but utterly deplore the fact that too often resolution has involved not just financial redress but also “co-governance”. 

We see the proposed amendment to the RMA requiring all local councils to invite their local tribes into so-called “iwi participation agreements”, involving co-governance on a grand scale.  We saw the legislation establishing the Auckland super-city requiring an Independent Maori Statutory Board, with the Auckland Council giving members of that unelected Board voting rights on most Auckland Council committees. 

We see the Government negotiating behind closed doors with the so-called Iwi Leaders Group to give tribes some form of special influence over the allocation of water, despite pretending to believe that “nobody owns water”.  We see a proposal to make half the members of the Hauraki Gulf Forum tribal appointees.
The myth that the Treaty of Waitangi created some kind of “partnership” between Maori on the one hand (or more accurately, those who can claim at least one Maori ancestor, always now along with ancestors of other ethnicities) and the rest of us on the other is increasingly accepted as Holy Writ, subscribing to which is becoming essential for many positions in the public sector.

 So I’m very much hoping that Hobson’s Pledge can help to substantially reverse this highly undemocratic drift after the next election.
You say that the National government is “pandering” to “separatist demands.”  Which of these demands do you consider the most dangerous?

 Where do I start?  I’ve just listed some of the specific policies which are totally inconsistent with any reasonable definition of democracy.  Most of those specific policies stem from the underlying myth that the Treaty established some kind of “partnership” between those with a Maori ancestor and those of us without, as I’ve just mentioned.  But as David Lange said in the Bruce Jesson Memorial Lecture in 2000, “the Court of Appeal once, absurdly, described [the Treaty] as a partnership between races, but it obviously is not…  The Treaty itself contains no principles which can usefully guide government or courts….   To go further than that is to acknowledge the existence of undemocratic forms of rights, entitlements, or sovereignty.”

All the specific examples I gave in answer to the previous question stem from the underlying nonsense that there are two (and only two!) distinct groups of New Zealanders, those with preferential constitutional rights and those without them.  This is leading New Zealand to disaster with a whole generation of part-Maori believing that they really do have superior constitutional rights to the rest of us.

To what degree would you ascribe this separatist development agitation as being primarily a project of the political class from whatever background?

 Certainly, I think what you call the “political class” is the main driver of this separatist agitation, together with arguably most of the educational establishment, where adherence to so-called “Treaty principles” seems to be an absolute prerequisite for appointment to any teaching or leadership position. 

The same is true in the public healthcare sector.  But there is plenty of evidence that large numbers of the “general public” do not support the separatist agenda but are literally cowed into silence on the issue. 

I regularly get people sidle up to me in the street and, after looking furtively up and down the street lest they are recognized by friends or acquaintances, tell me that they strongly agree with me.  One university professor did this recently, but swore me not to mention his name or university department.  And some of these people are Maori. 

Of course, Hobson’s Pledge has two official spokespeople, one of whom is me and the other is Casey Costello, a woman of Ngapuhi and Anglo-Irish ancestry.  But two of our very strongest supporters (though not members of our council) are Maori – one a prominent member of the Ngapuhi tribe and the other Ngati Porou. 

The latter was a member of our council when we first established Hobson’s Pledge but, because he is closely associated with a political party, withdrew lest his membership of Hobson’s Pledge raise a question about whether we are a front for the political party he is closely associated with. 

He resents the separatist agenda because he believes strongly that it is patronizing, implying that Maori aren’t quite good enough to make it successfully without these constitutional preferences.

Bearing in mind your underpinning career in banking, economics and looking now at the broader picture: where is the country now in your view in terms of nuts and bolts things such as balance of payments and foreign debt?

 Compared with some other countries, we are in a good spot, with the economy growing, unemployment fairly low and government debt modest relative to GDP.  Our banking sector is in reasonable shape.   Even the extent of the country’s (public and private sector) total net external indebtedness is somewhat better than it was a decade ago, though still high by developed country standards.
But there are significant problems just below the surface of that apparently rosy picture.  Yes, the economy is growing, but that is largely because the number of people in the workforce is growing strongly because of a high level of net immigration: productivity, and thus per capita income, is growing very slowly indeed, and the Government’s initial objective of closing the income gap with Australia by 2025 is not only not going to be achieved, the gap hasn’t reduced materially over the last eight years.

 The ratio of government debt to GDP is modest by the standards of many other developed countries, but the Key Government did absolutely nothing to prepare the population for the need to adjust, for example, the age of eligibility for New Zealand Superannuation if government debt is not to explode, relative to GDP, over the next few decades.  (Mr English, to his credit, has refused to renew Mr Key’s pledge on this issue.)

And while the country’s net external indebtedness, relative to GDP, has improved somewhat in recent years, that external indebtedness remains at a high level, the consequence of New Zealand’s running a current account balance of payments deficit every year since 1974.  Much of that deficit has been funded by banks borrowing on the international markets to fund the explosion of private sector housing debt, the result in turn of another serious policy failing, the failure to deal with the enormous increase in the price of housing (or more accurately, of residential land).

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South Africa’s Department of Human Settlements to support Captains of Construction and Infrastructure initiative

The South African Department of Human Settlements shows its support for improved quality of household life through the Captains of Construction and Infrastructure Leadership Forum

The third annual Captains of Construction and Infrastructure Leadership Forum is proud to be hosting South Africa’s Department of Human Settlements

JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA, March 3, 2017 / — South Africa’s National Department of Human Settlements announces its support of the 3rd annual Captains of Construction and Infrastructure Leadership Forum hosted as part of the 5th annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo. Both platforms will take place from 23 to 24 May 2017 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 2017 initiative welcomes South Africa’s Department of Human Settlements as an Official Government Partner in 2017.

The 5th annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo sets the stage for increased communication and collaboration amidst public and private sector operators in Africa’s built environment. The overall event attracts more than 250 exhibitors and over 9 000 participants on an annual basis to form Africa’s mega infrastructure show and biggest gathering of construction professionals under one roof.

In 2017 the initiative includes the Women in Construction Awards hosted by The Honourable Susan Shabangu, Minister of Women in the Presidency in South Africa, as well as the Captains of Construction and Infrastructure Leadership Forum that will open with a keynote address delivered by The Honourable Lindiwe Sisulu, South Africa’s Minister of Human Settlements. The Department of Human Settlements of South Africa is committed to the National Development Plan’s 2030 vision of transforming human settlements and the spatial economy to create more functionally integrated, balanced and vibrant urban settlements.

South Africa’s Department of Human Settlements continues its commitment to the facilitation and creation of sustainable Human Settlements and improved quality of household life through its role as Official Government Partner of the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo. “The expo and forum combined allows the leadership of the Department of Human Settlements to get feedback from stakeholders and also to present their vision; it is an important forum," says General Ndivhuwo Wa Ha Mabaya, Head of Communications and Ministry Spokesperson for South Africa’s Department of Human Settlements.

The Women in Construction Awards, held during the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo, is a collaborative platform dedicated to recognising excellence and empowerment in Africa’s built environment. The Captains of Construction and Infrastructure Leadership Forum, another co-located initiative, unites the continent’s most competent and passionate industry leaders to identify bankable infrastructure projects, promote and develop effective public-private partnerships, and optimise spending.

The African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo caters for the entire African construction, cement and concrete industries. The audience includes architects, engineers, contractors, quantity surveyors, government representatives as well as suppliers of products and services to the industry. From indoor to outdoor experiences, workshops to prizes, there is something for everyone at the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo 2017.

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Speech Analytics Market Projected to Reach USD 1.75 Billion by 2022 with Estimated CAGR of 23% from 2016 to 2022

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Global Speech Analytics Market by Type (Services, Solutions), Deployment Type (Cloud, On-premise), by End-User (BFSI, Government, Retail, IT) – Forecast 2022

Key Players in Market are Verint Systems, Inc. (US), Genesys Telecommunication Laboratories, Inc. (US), Callminer, Inc. (US), NICE Systems Ltd.( Israel), Avaya, Inc.(US), HP Enterprise(US)”

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PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, March 3, 2017 / — Synopsis of Speech Analytics Market

Market Drivers:

Market Research Future published a half cooked research report on Speech Analytics. The Global Market for Speech Analytics is majorly driven by factors such as increased importance of voice in multichannel world and increasing adaptation of contact centers.

Market Forecast:

Speech Analytics Market is expected to grow at CAGR of ~23% during the period of 2016 to 2022 and expected to reach market size of US $ ~1.75 billion by the end of 2022

Market Overview

There are many channels used like voice, social channels, email, and surveys amongst which consumers prefer voice i.e. phone interactions the most. This has led to use voice user interface in speech analytics with an objective of deriving insights from various contact points. This increase in customer interaction by use of various channels is acting as a major driving force for business analytics market growth.

The interest of organizations to analyze its customers and making decisions for customer’s interest is also boosting the growth of speech analytics market. The pressure on business is currently to safeguard their intellectual property for gaining efficiency in business operations. This is done by gaining insights from customer interactions.

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Key Players in Market:

The prominent players in the Speech Analytics market are-

• Verint Systems, Inc. (US)
• Genesys Telecommunication Laboratories, Inc. (US)
• Callminer, Inc. (US)
• NICE Systems Ltd. (Israel)
• Avaya, Inc. (US)
• HP Enterprise (US)
• Calabrio, Inc. (US)
• Calabridge, Inc. (US)
• Aspect Software Inc. (US)
• Castel communications LLC (US)

Speech Analytics Market Segmentation

The speech analytics can be segmented into type, deployment and organization size. Types of speech analytics available in the market are Solutions (such as analysis and query tools, dash boards and reporting tool, indexing and speech engine) and Services among others. The deployment includes- cloud and on-premise. The organization size includes- large enterprises and small & medium enterprises. The technology is used in several end-users sectors such as BFSI, entertainment, government, retail, IT& Telecom and healthcare among others.

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Market Research Future Analysis shows that North America is leading the speech analytics market. Contact center outsourcing has witnessed a high growth rate in this region which compels the players in the market to provide companies with innovative speech analytics. However, the region is expected to be at slow growth in the forecast period as the higher adoption of technology in that region might result in maturation. Contact centers use speech analytics in various solutions such as agent performance management to gain market intelligence, customer experience management and compliance management.

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Commenting on the report, an analyst from Market Research Future (MRFR)’s team said:

“The demand for speech analytics is derived by increasing competition among organizations, need for customer relationship management (CRM), increasing number of contact centers, and growing importance of customer feedback. The need to improve organization market intelligence capabilities and growing prominence of voice across multi-channel is expected to positively impact on speech analytics market growth. The factors which can act as a challenge for market growth are rise in costs and lack of awareness.”

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Financial Technology (FinTech) Global Market Segmentation and Major Players Analysis and Forecast to 2022

Financial Technology (FinTech) Market 2017 Global Trends, Market Share, Industry Size, Growth, Opportunities and Forecast to 2022

PUNE, INDIA, March 3, 2017 / — This report studies the global Financial Technology (FinTech) market, analyzes and researches the Financial Technology (FinTech) development status and forecast in United States, EU, Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia. This report focuses on the top players in global market, like
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United States
Southeast Asia
Market segment by Type, Financial Technology (FinTech) can be split into
Market segment by Application, Financial Technology (FinTech) can be split into
Traditional Financial Institutions
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Key points in table of content
1 Industry Overview of Financial Technology (FinTech)
1.1 Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Overview
1.1.1 Financial Technology (FinTech) Product Scope
1.1.2 Market Status and Outlook
1.2 Global Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Size and Analysis by Regions
1.2.1 United States
1.2.2 EU
1.2.3 Japan
1.2.4 China
1.2.5 India
1.2.6 Southeast Asia
1.3 Financial Technology (FinTech) Market by Type
1.3.1 C2C
1.3.2 B2C
1.3.3 B2B
1.4 Financial Technology (FinTech) Market by End Users/Application
1.4.1 Traditional Financial Institutions
1.4.2 Intermediaries
1.4.3 Government
1.4.4 Others
2 Global Financial Technology (FinTech) Competition Analysis by Players
2.1 Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Size (Value) by Players (2016 and 2017)
2.2 Competitive Status and Trend
2.2.1 Market Concentration Rate
2.2.2 Product/Service Differences
2.2.3 New Entrants
2.2.4 The Technology Trends in Future
3 Company (Top Players) Profiles
3.1 Oracle
3.1.1 Company Profile
3.1.2 Main Business/Business Overview
3.1.3 Products, Services and Solutions
3.1.4 Financial Technology (FinTech) Revenue (Value) (2012-2017)
3.1.5 Recent Developments
3.2 Trendmicro
3.2.1 Company Profile
3.2.2 Main Business/Business Overview
3.2.3 Products, Services and Solutions
3.2.4 Financial Technology (FinTech) Revenue (Value) (2012-2017)
3.2.5 Recent Developments
3.3 Beyondtrust
3.3.1 Company Profile
3.3.2 Main Business/Business Overview
3.3.3 Products, Services and Solutions
3.3.4 Financial Technology (FinTech) Revenue (Value) (2012-2017)
3.3.5 Recent Developments
3.4 NCR
3.4.1 Company Profile
3.4.2 Main Business/Business Overview
3.4.3 Products, Services and Solutions
3.4.4 Financial Technology (FinTech) Revenue (Value) (2012-2017)
3.4.5 Recent Developments
3.5 Cigital
3.5.1 Company Profile
3.5.2 Main Business/Business Overview
3.5.3 Products, Services and Solutions
3.5.4 Financial Technology (FinTech) Revenue (Value) (2012-2017)
3.5.5 Recent Developments
3.6 Tripwire
3.6.1 Company Profile
3.6.2 Main Business/Business Overview
3.6.3 Products, Services and Solutions
3.6.4 Financial Technology (FinTech) Revenue (Value) (2012-2017)
3.6.5 Recent Developments
3.7 Checkpoint
3.7.1 Company Profile
3.7.2 Main Business/Business Overview
3.7.3 Products, Services and Solutions
3.7.4 Financial Technology (FinTech) Revenue (Value) (2012-2017)
3.7.5 Recent Developments
3.8 Kaspersky
3.8.1 Company Profile
3.8.2 Main Business/Business Overview
3.8.3 Products, Services and Solutions
3.8.4 Financial Technology (FinTech) Revenue (Value) (2012-2017)
3.8.5 Recent Developments
3.9 Luxoft
3.9.1 Company Profile
3.9.2 Main Business/Business Overview
3.9.3 Products, Services and Solutions
3.9.4 Financial Technology (FinTech) Revenue (Value) (2012-2017)
3.9.5 Recent Developments
3.10 Gomoxie
3.10.1 Company Profile
3.10.2 Main Business/Business Overview
3.10.3 Products, Services and Solutions
3.10.4 Financial Technology (FinTech) Revenue (Value) (2012-2017)
3.10.5 Recent Developments
4 Global Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Size by Type and Application (2012-2017)
4.1 Global Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Size by Type (2012-2017)
4.2 Global Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Size by Application (2012-2017)
4.3 Potential Application of Financial Technology (FinTech) in Future
4.4 Top Consumer/End Users of Financial Technology (FinTech)
5 United States Financial Technology (FinTech) Development Status and Outlook
5.1 United States Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Size (2012-2017)
5.2 United States Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Size and Market Share by Players (2016 and 2017)
6 EU Financial Technology (FinTech) Development Status and Outlook
6.1 EU Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Size (2012-2017)
6.2 EU Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Size and Market Share by Players (2016 and 2017)
7 Japan Financial Technology (FinTech) Development Status and Outlook
7.1 Japan Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Size (2012-2017)
7.2 Japan Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Size and Market Share by Players (2016 and 2017)
8 China Financial Technology (FinTech) Development Status and Outlook
8.1 China Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Size (2012-2017)
8.2 China Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Size and Market Share by Players (2016 and 2017)
9 India Financial Technology (FinTech) Development Status and Outlook
9.1 India Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Size (2012-2017)
9.2 India Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Size and Market Share by Players (2016 and 2017)
10 Southeast Asia Financial Technology (FinTech) Development Status and Outlook
10.1 Southeast Asia Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Size (2012-2017)
10.2 Southeast Asia Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Size and Market Share by Players (2016 and 2017)
11 Market Forecast by Regions, Type and Application (2017-2022)
11.1 Global Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Size (Value) by Regions (2017-2022)
11.1.1 United States Financial Technology (FinTech) Revenue and Growth Rate (2017-2022)
11.1.2 EU Financial Technology (FinTech) Revenue and Growth Rate (2017-2022)
11.1.3 Japan Financial Technology (FinTech) Revenue and Growth Rate (2017-2022)
11.1.4 China Financial Technology (FinTech) Revenue and Growth Rate (2017-2022)
11.1.5 India Financial Technology (FinTech) Revenue and Growth Rate (2017-2022)
11.1.6 Southeast Asia Financial Technology (FinTech) Revenue and Growth Rate (2017-2022)
11.2 Global Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Size (Value) by Type (2017-2022)
11.3 Global Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Size by Application (2017-2022)
12 Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Dynamics
12.1 Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Opportunities
12.2 Financial Technology (FinTech) Challenge and Risk
12.2.1 Competition from Opponents
12.2.2 Downside Risks of Economy
12.3 Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Constraints and Threat
12.3.1 Threat from Substitute
12.3.2 Government Policy
12.3.3 Technology Risks
12.4 Financial Technology (FinTech) Market Driving Force
12.4.1 Growing Demand from Emerging Markets
12.4.2 Potential Application
13 Market Effect Factors Analysis
13.1 Technology Progress/Risk
13.1.1 Substitutes
13.1.2 Technology Progress in Related Industry
13.2 Consumer Needs Trend/Customer Preference
13.3 External Environmental Change
13.3.1 Economic Fluctuations
13.3.2 Other Risk Factors
14 Research Finding/Conclusion
15 Appendix
Analyst Introduction
Data Source

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Global COPD Inhalers Market is Expected to Reach 61.3 Billion by 2022 with a CAGR of 5.3% from 2016

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Many of the pharmaceutical giants are spending a large amount of fund on the research and development of COPD treatment

PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, March 3, 2017 / — COPD Inhalers Market
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a wide term used for progressive lung diseases which includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, refractory asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. The symptoms of COPD includes recurrent coughing with or without sputum, difficulty in breathing, wheezing and tightness in the chest due to the blockage of lungs’ airways. More than 70 million people in the world are suffering from COPD as of 2015, majority of them being Americans.

For all the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases, there is no cure but certain treatments help in improving quality of life of COPD patients. One of the effective treatments for COPD patients is COPD Inhalers. COPD inhalers can be further segmented into inhaler medicines and inhaler devices. Through inhaler devices, a medicine can be directly provided to the lungs, which is one of the most effective and quick treatment for COPD. This method of treatment also requires a smaller quantity of medicine as compared to that when one takes a medicine in tablets or liquid form.

The global market in terms of value for both inhaler devices and medicines is growing hand in hand as for the inhalation of medicines inhaling devices are required. According to the study conducted by MRFR analysts, the “Global COPD Inhalers Market is expected to reach ~$61.3 billion by 2022 with a compound annual growth rate of ~5.3% from 2016.”

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Several types of COPD Inhaler devices are prevalent amongst COPD patients such as manually actuated pressurised metered-dose inhalers, breath-actuated pressurised metered-dose inhalers (MDIs), Dry Powder Inhalers (DPI) and mist inhalers. However, majority of COPD patients use actuated pressurised metered-dose inhalers (pMDIs) and Breath-actuated pressurised metered-dose inhalers which are small and handy inhalers which require pressurised inactive gas to impel a dose of medicine. Other types such as Dry powder inhalers and mist inhalers which are comparatively uses new technology are gaining the market attention and is showing higher pace of growth in this market.

Over the years, COPD inhaler medicines market has witnessed addition of innovative medicines for the treatment. Based on the severity of disease, Inhaler medicines are classified into rescue and controller medicines. Controller medicines are prescribed every day whereas rescue medicines are to be taken once in a while under the good control of COPD. Out of these two types, controller medicines command the major market share. These medicines are usually classified into short-acting bronchodilators (each dose effective for 3-6 hours), long- acting bronchodilators (each dose effective for at least 12 hours) and steroids (given in combination with a beta-agonist long-acting inhaler). Some of the established and highest revenue generating medicine brands in this segment are GSK’s Advair, AstraZeneca's Symbicort, and Boehringer Ingelheim’s Spiriva.

Key Player Analysis
• AstraZeneca
• Boehringer Ingelheim
• Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
• GlaxoSmithKline
• Novartis Pharmaceuticals
• Teva pharmaceuticals
• Merck & Co.
• Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.

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COPD Inhalers Market: Regional Analysis
North America is recorded to be the largest and one of the rapidly growing markets due to increasing COPD cases. According to COPD foundation, there were around 30 million COPD people alone in America in 2015. The United States is one of the countries with highest number of COPD cases amongst other countries in North American region.

Following US Europe is the second-largest market in the world with the growing incidence of disease in the countries such as UK, France, Germany and Belgium. In Europe alone, about 55% of these total studies are conducted, UK being at the top of this list is conducting highest number of clinical trials along with Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Finland, Romania and other EU countries.

APAC followed by the Middle East and Africa are the growing markets in this industry due to increasing number of ageing population, a large number of COPD population, rising tobacco consumption and increased number of smoking population (COPD Foundation, 2017).

MRFR Analyst View:
Based on the current situations in the field of COPD therapeutic area, a good amount of research is going on by major pharmaceutical companies to find out the best possible treatment options for COPD. However, there is a dearth of focus on indirect treatment options such as COPD awareness campaigns and pulmonary rehabilitation canters. All the leading players in the industry can come up with such pulmonary rehabilitation centres as a part of their CSR activity which would help in the early detection of COPD. This initiative would also be useful for their branding and would clearly increase the treatment options for COPD patients giving them a better life.

Furthermore, with growing incidence cases, various studies conducted by WHO and national health authorities in various countries, COPD has come up to be one of the alarming cause of death all over the world, which soon needs to be taken under control. The governments of various countries, NGOs and research foundations are actively participating in this research area to provide some sort of solution to the affected population. Although the incidence cases of COPD are growing year on year, there is a hope of cure with the increasing research and development in this therapeutic area.

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Globally the market for smart inhalers is growing rapidly and is expected to grow massively reaching $213 million in 2022

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AppZen CEO to Present New Artificial Intelligence Technology at Concur Fusion 2017

AppZen CEO Anant Kale to Present AI for Travel and Expense Audit at Concur Fusion 2017

Founder of Pioneering Artificial Intelligence Company for Back Office Automation to Lead Discussion on Using AI for Travel and Expense Fraud Detection

Today’s advanced technologies, like AI, enable sophisticated, automated fraud and compliance violation detection without the need for a full-time audit staff”

— Anant Kale, AppZen CEO and Founder

SUNNYVALE, CA, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2017 / — AppZen CEO and Founder, Anant Kale, will present at the upcoming Concur Fusion 2017 conference to be held at McCormick Place, Chicago on March 14-17. Concur Fusion is the annual client conference offering a range of educational sessions on how to bring innovation and value to business expense, invoice, and travel programs.

AppZen’s Kale will connect with more than 2000 attendees from around the globe through his March 16, 1:30 p.m. CT presentation titled, “Busted by a Robot: Using Artificial Intelligence to Sniff Out Fraud.”

“No one wants to imagine that their trusted employees might steal,” said Kale. “But in business, we must always make preparations to handle any potentiality. Whether intentional or unintentional, expense fraud must be eliminated. Fortunately, today’s advanced technologies, like AI, enable sophisticated, automated fraud and compliance violation detection without the need for a full-time audit staff.”

Kale’s presentation at Concur Fusion 2017 will empower attendees with the knowledge of how the latest AI software can aid in finding and preventing expense fraud, as well as the understanding to implement such technology successfully within their organizations.

AppZen is also sponsoring the Chicago-based event and will be on-hand with an exhibit at Booth #41.

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Concur at their Fusion conference,” said Kale. “Every year, the conference is an opportunity for business professionals worldwide to gather, network, and learn. The daily keynotes, interactive demos, and more than 80 breakout sessions on tap for 2017’s event offer incredible educational value.”

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About AppZen:
AppZen, which is based in Sunnyvale, Calif., is the first artificial intelligence (AI) solution for back office automation. The company has raised investment from notable fintech investors, including Resolute Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, 500 Startups, Silicon Valley Bank, MasterCard and FundersClub. AppZen’s platform uses AI to automate expense report auditing and instantly detect fraud and compliance issues – a half trillion dollar issue in the U.S. The patented AI platform uses Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing (NLP) machine learning algorithms to automatically read and understand expense reports, receipts, and travel documents and cross-check them with thousands data sources in real-time to determine the accuracy of every expense. This enables companies to detect fraud and compliance issues in real-time, before it is too late. The platform seamlessly integrates with all existing expense reporting tools, including Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) and Concur, an SAP (NYSE: SAP) company, and has already amassed a number of prominent enterprise clients, including Hitachi, Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA), Sunrun (NASDAQ: RUN) and Cantor Fitzgerald. For more information about AppZen, visit

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Nexus Gold Corp. – Reports Visible Gold in Drill Core & Updates on Diamond Drilling


VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, March 2, 2017 / — Vancouver, Canada – March 02, 2017 – Nexus Gold Corp. (“Nexus” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: NXS, OTC: NXXGF, FSE: N6E) is pleased to report that it has completed 1470 metres of its phase one drill program on the Niangouela permit in Burkina Faso.

A total of 14 holes were drilled totaling 1470.5 metres. Of the 14 holes drilled, 13 successfully intersected the targeted shear zone. One hole had to be abandoned due to ground conditions. Of the 13 holes, three holes reported intersections hosting visible gold. Drill holes NIA-17-DD-003, 006, and 009, reported visible gold occurring as small points, or clusters of points, with the gold present in contorted quartz veins occurring within the shear. The company has forwarded all samples for assay to ACTLAB’s laboratory in Ouagadougou. The company will report all assay data once it has been received, reviewed and verified.

The Company originally scheduled a 1000 metre phase one diamond drill program on its 178 square kilometre Niangouela exploration permit. The increased 1000 metres of diamond drilling announced in the Company’s February 23, 2017, news release, is designed to further test the primary quartz vein and associated shear zone at depth and along strike. The current program is targeting areas of gold anomalies identified from rock samples and Rotary Air Blast (RAB) drilling that was conducted by the Company in December 2016 and January 2017. The Company plans on completing the phase one diamond drill program later this month.
Board Appointment

The Company is pleased to welcome Rodney Stevens as an Independent Director. Mr. Stevens is a CFA charter holder with over ten years’ experience in the capital markets, first as an Investment Analyst with Salman Partners Inc., then as a merchant and investment banker. While at Salman Partners, Mr. Stevens became a top-rated analyst by StarMine on July 17, 2007 for the metals and mining industry. Over the course of his career, Mr. Stevens has been instrumental in assisting in financing's and M&A activity worth over $1 billion in transaction value.

Mr. Stevens replaces Dean Humphreys, who resigned to pursue other ventures. The Company would like to thank Mr. Humphreys for his years of service and wish him well in his future endeavours.
About the Niangouela Gold Concession

The 178 sq km Niangouela gold concession is located on the Boromo Greenstone Belt (as is the Company's Bouboulou Gold Concession), and is proximal to the Kalsaka deposit and the Sabce Shear Zone. It is accessible by road and has one major orpaillage (artisanal workings).

In December 2016 the Company conducted an 802m rotary air blast (RAB) drill program that delineated an approximately 1,000-metre (1km) quartz vein and a 500-metre secondary strike, running oblique to the main vein. This vein has now been identified in trenches, artisanal workings and through RAB drilling. It remains open in all directions.
A total of 11 rock chip and grab samples were taken during the initial exploration phase. Eight of the 11 samples returned values of 1 gram-per-tonne (“g/t”) gold or better. Best results of the 11 include sample NG005, taken directly from the primary quartz vein at 46m depth (accessed via an artisanal mining shaft), which returned a value of 2,950 g/t gold. Sample NG006 was collected from the artisanal dumps of the sheared intrusive and returned a value of 23.9 g/t gold. Sample NG007 contained coarse visible gold, and was taken from material extracted from the eastern shaft from a depth of approximately 60m, returned values of 403 g/t gold. Sample NG008 was taken from the western shaft, 10 to 12 metres west of the eastern shaft, and consisted of a single large piece of primary quartz vein containing host rock inclusions and a cluster of visible gold. NG008 returned values of 49.8 g/t gold.

About Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a landlocked nation, located in West Africa. It covers an area of roughly 274,000 square kilometres and has an estimated population of more than 16 million people. The country has a stable political setting with a pro-mining and foreign investment stance. Burkina Faso is the fastest growing gold producer in Africa, and was the 4th largest gold producer in Africa in 2012. Eight new mines have been commissioned there over the past six years. The country has excellent geological potential. The Greenstone Belts that host all of the major deposits in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire continue northward into Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso has undergone less than 15 years of modern mineral exploration, remaining under-explored in comparison to neighbouring Ghana and Mali; both of which host world-class gold mines in the same belts of Birimian rocks.

About the Company

Nexus Gold Corp. is a Vancouver-based gold exploration and development company operating in some of the world’s premier mining districts. The Company is currently concentrating its efforts on two gold projects located in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The Bouboulou gold concession is a 38-sq km advanced exploration target where previous drilling has confirmed multiple zones of gold mineralization. The Niangouela gold concession is a 178-sq km project featuring high grade gold occurring in and around a primary quartz vein 1km in length and associated shear zone. For more information on these projects, please visit the Company website at
Warren Robb P.Geo., Senior Geologist is the designated Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for the technical information contained in this release.

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Joe Negron’s Everglades Bill Questioned By Conservatives

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Joe Negron: The James Madison Institute released a report to explain the dire consequences that would befall Florida if SB10 is passed.

TALLAHASSEE, FL, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2017 / — Cleaning up the Everglades is a complicated quest. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the best environmental scientists in the state of Florida have debated for decades about the best use of money and available resources to clean up the waterways and restore the natural flow of water through the Everglades, as best as possible considering highway 75 and the Tamiami Trail now run through it.

The state of Florida and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers have studied the Florida waterway issue from every conceivable angle and in 2000 they jointly came together to come up with the $10 billion dollar, 30 year, Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). CERP ( was authorized by Congress as a plan to "restore, preserve, and protect the south Florida ecosystem while providing for other water-related needs of the region, including water supply and flood protection." It is the largest environmental restoration project ever undertaken in the United States, with an increased budget that now stands at over $16 billion.

In defiance of the wishes and recommendations of the scientists from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District, Incoming senate president Joe Negron is sponsoring a bill in this years Florida legislative session to spend at least $2.5 billion of Florida state tax revenues on his pet project to acquire 60,000 acres of farmland in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) to build a massive water retention reservoir under Lake Okeechobee to hold, clean and divert water away from the eastward and westward waterways. Many scientists are saying his proposal (Senate Bill 10) will hinder the ongoing environmental projects around the state and create wasteful projects in areas where they are not needed. The CERP project is already building water retention reservoirs – north of Lake Okeechobee, where it has been determined that Lake O water pollution is originating from. To build another reservoir south of the lake would be a billion dollar boondoggle.

Joe Negron

In the past week, The James Madison Institute released a report to explain the dire consequences that would befall Florida residents, and the ecosystem, if incoming senate president Joe Negron is successful in passing SB10 (

The James Madison Institute was founded in 1987 and is one of the nation’s oldest and largest 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational organizations. The Institute’s policy recommendations “are rooted in the principles found in the U.S. Constitution and such timeless ideals as limited government, economic freedom, federalism and individual liberty coupled with individual responsibility.” Their research report on Senate Bill 10 entitled “Sticker Shock” uncovered the inflated costs and fake science behind the proposal.

In "Sticker Shock: Examining the Economic Impacts of Land Acquisition in the EAA, James Madison Institute president J. Robert McClure warned of extreme economic aftershock in Palm Beach and Hendry counties once 60,000 acres of productive farmland is removed from the areas tax rolls, and he detailed the residual loss of jobs and income that will follow. McClure stated, “This study looks beyond the 2.4 billion taxpayer dollars that would be spent and examines the additional cost to Florida families in terms of lost jobs, lower household income and an eroded business climate,”

Tea Party and conservatives have also been critical of Joe Negron's bill that increases spending and doesn't take care of the environmental issues. Emails to Florida Tea Party members called this SB10 "A two billion dollar 'Government Gone Wild' spending spree based on fake science that kills jobs and doesn't help the water problem."

J. Antonio Villamil, founder and senior fellow at The James Madison Institute says the overall negative economic impact of Senate Bill 10 on Florida — not counting the cost of purchasing the land and constructing the reservoir, will cost Floridians $695 million – per year. This means a reduction of $166 million in annual household income, a loss of $282 million in gross domestic product and an estimated loss of 4,148 jobs from Belle Glade, South Bay, Clewiston, Hendry and Palm Beach counties.

Villamil explained, “All of these towns will experience significant loss of employment opportunities and shuttered businesses within and around the proposed purchase. Further, our research found that the proposed land to be flooded produces a variety of agricultural-related products, with suppliers to these businesses extending well beyond the local area and towns. Thus, the negative impacts will be felt statewide, in addition to the local areas and towns.”

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Global Business Cloud Storage Market 2017 Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2022

key players – Zoolz, OpenDrive, JustCloud, MozyPro, Egnyte, CrashPlan, Dropbox, Carbonite, Hightail, Box and Others

PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, March 2, 2017 / — Business Cloud Storage Industry


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8.4.1 Company Profile
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8.5.3 Sales Volume, Sales Revenue, Sale Price and Gross Margin
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8.6.1 Company Profile
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8.6.3 Sales Volume, Sales Revenue, Sale Price and Gross Margin
8.6.4 Contact Information

8.7 Dropbox
8.7.1 Company Profile
8.7.2 Product Picture and Specifications
8.7.3 Sales Volume, Sales Revenue, Sale Price and Gross Margin
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8.9.3 Sales Volume, Sales Revenue, Sale Price and Gross Margin
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8.10.3 Sales Volume, Sales Revenue, Sale Price and Gross Margin
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2017 January – March Expedition, "The Search for The Truth Continues"

Found Footage Film

Best Producer, Best Documentary

Award Winning documentary film of the hunt.

See the creature in the lower right walking away from the feeder.

Bigfoot Project Investments Inc (BGFT) to be featured on the "New to the Street" show airing on ION News this March 20th at 7:00am Eastern Time

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REDWOOD CITY, CA, UNITED STATES, March 1, 2017 / — The Searching For Bigfoot expedition team is out in the field once more finding and reporting happenings in the migratory path of these elusive creatures.

The team started out from California and headed to an active area along the Red River. The team had gotten a tip in the form of an article supposedly entered into the NCIC system that purported to describe a vicious attack that resulted in the death of a young couple. According to the article the young couple had gone to a secluded wooded area by the river to spend some time together. They were attacked in an area which locals say most are warned not to go because of the legends of a creature that protects that area. The young man's head was turned backward his body thrown toward the river, the woman was still on the blanket on the hood of the car was eviscerated. The team visited the local authorities and made inquiries of contacts from the law enforcement services their findings were inconclusive.

The team had also made some contacts prior to arriving with some witnesses who were able to provide compelling stories of their individual encounters with creatures. One such incident was an encounter of a couple of wild boar hunters departing their hunting area and running into two creatures. While the team was exploring the area with one of the hunters he took them to a hunting blind that was fairly elaborate. The hunter had spent a great deal of time weaving and tying the trees together to create a tree-house. It also appeared that the structure had been left in a hurried manner as the two bottom rungs of the constructed ladder (about 2 1/2 inch logs) had been broken and game camera (a $400 piece of equipment), spare ammo, cold gear, wet gear and even a portable toilet were left in the structure.

The team made note of multiple tree breaks surrounding the structure all broke off at the same height about 7 1/2 feet with the trees pointing the same direction. It was very apparent that the trees none smaller than five inches in diameter were still green at the time they were broken. This behavior of the creature is thought to be a warning or a marking of their territory.

The team spent time in this area scouting, tree knocking, and sounding the howl. Team members heard a return call and the newest member reported he was shaken to his core. The team also heard some return knocks but were unable to locate the source. On the other side of the river the team found signs of creatures bedding down, such as hollowed out brush structures. The team speculated that the family pod would spend their day on one side of the river and cross to the other side to hunt for food.

While investigating the area the owner of the adjacent property invited them to continue the search on his 400 acres. He provided them with a picture from a game camera that showed something walking upright away from the feeder (see attached). While they were in that area the owner of the land had a small object thrown at him from the trees which hit him in the back. After picking up the trail of the creatures along the red river the team decided to try moving north to try to get ahead of the creature as it migrated north. On the treck from Texas to Arkansas trying to track the creature and locate the current migratory path the team investigated several possible sightings along the route and gathered new stories and made new friends.

Bigfoot Project Investments Inc is proud to be the only public company with research teams in the field at least nine months every year. We look forward to being featured on the Fox Business News show "New To The Street" which has recently been accepted by NASDAQ and Bloomberg which will also be publish our New To The Street segment.

The team plans to be in the field for at least a couple more weeks. Finding and reporting the truth.

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The Adventure Continues

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