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News Article | May 13, 2017
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The Secret Gems has announced its best-selling Spinner Fidget Toy known for the smoothest spin in the market and popular among people of all ages looking to reduce stress or anxiety and stay focused at home, in the office or at school, is now available on Amazon. The fidget spinners are the latest trend hitting offices, homes and school playgrounds across the globe. The small spinning gadgets are becoming a must-have among children, adults and especially stressed out office workers who want to stay focused and alleviate daily stress without all that nail biting or pen clicking. The most popular and coveted fidget spinner in the market, the Secret Gems Fidget Spinner Toy which offers fidgeters a uniquely durable, ergonomic design for hours of the most smooth, silent and high speed 3+ minute spins at time ideal to relieve daily stress, anxiety or boredom and stay focused at work or compete in the playground, has now been launched on Amazon. The Secret Gems fidget spinner toy requires no oil or maintenance and contains recently redesigned ceramic bearings which ensure the smoothest spin in the market. It’s also made of durable ABS plastic to outlast cheap knockoffs, smaller than a palm to conveniently fit into trouser pockets and silent enough for the most seamless daily spinning at the office or on the go. More information on the best-selling Secret Gems fidget spinner toy and the uniquely smooth, silent and safe spins which make it popular among fidgeters of all ages along with multiple client reviews on its anti-stress and anxiety benefits are available at the website link provided above along with details on its affordable prices and leading warranties. The Secret Gems team explains that “this is simply the greatest anxiety and stress fighting accessory for fidgeters. It’s perfect to stay calm, stop stressing or work through all those worries and anxieties, stay focused to bring out that creative genius or just enjoy some amazing play time with the kids. It has the smoothest spin in the market right now, no sharp edges like those cheap knockoffs and whisper silent so it’s never out of place at home, at work or on the go.” Readers can find their product on Amazon.com where they will get free 2-day shipping on all orders for prime members https://www.amazon.com/Spinner-Fidget-Anxiety-Boredom-Stress/dp/B06XXJQFNG For more information, please visit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XXJQFNG


News Article | May 10, 2017
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) currently carries issuer and senior unsecured debt ratings of A- with a stable outlook for Air Lease Corporation (NYSE:AL or “Air Lease”), an aircraft lessor based in Los Angeles, California. Following the May 2, 2017 announcement that the shareholders of Italy’s flag carrier, Alitalia, voted unanimously to file for extraordinary administration in Italy, KBRA commented on the situation with respect to the impact on aircraft lessors and KBRA-rated ABS transactions. Presently, Air Lease has four Airbus A330-200s on lease to Alitalia, while Blackbird, a joint venture between Napier Park Global Capital (US) and Air Lease, has one Embraer E175 on lease to Alitalia. Per its first quarter 2017 earnings call, Air Lease reported that the Company is closely monitoring the developments relating to Alitalia’s extraordinary administration proceeding and is in daily communication with Alitalia’s management. Also, Alitalia is currently operating the aircraft as usual and is current on all lease payments. As a result, Air Lease does not currently anticipate the need to repossess its aircraft; however, Air Lease is prepared to take action if the situation changes. KBRA is in contact with Air Lease’s management and is attentive to the situation. KBRA notes that these five aircraft are a small portion of the total fleet of 274 owned and managed aircraft, as of March 31, 2017, and any issues resulting from the Alitalia situation are not expected to result in a material impact on operations. Moreover, it is KBRA’s understanding that Alitalia’s long-haul operations are more profitable while experiencing less competition from the low-cost carriers compared to the inter-continental routes and the A330s are vital to the long-haul fleet. Furthermore, over the last year, Air Lease had reduced its exposure to the airline to five from fifteen aircraft. KBRA views Air Lease’s risk management as comprehensive, with suitable security packages in place including cash security deposits and cash maintenance reserves and management has exhibited the ability to respond to such market challenges quickly. Even so, KBRA remains alert in its monitoring of the situation. © Copyright 2017, Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc., and/or its licensors and affiliates (together, "KBRA”). All rights reserved. All information contained herein is proprietary to KBRA and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property law, and none of such information may be copied or otherwise reproduced, further transmitted, redistributed, repackaged or resold, in whole or in part, by any person, without KBRA’s prior express written consent. Ratings are licensed by KBRA under these conditions. Misappropriation or misuse of KBRA ratings may cause serious damage to KBRA for which money damages may not constitute a sufficient remedy; KBRA shall have the right to obtain an injunction or other equitable relief in addition to any other remedies. The statements contained in this report are based solely upon the opinions of KBRA and the data and information available to the authors at the time of publication of this report. All information contained herein is obtained by KBRA from sources believed by it to be accurate and reliable; however, KBRA ratings are provided “AS IS”. No warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose of any rating or other opinion or information is given or made by KBRA. Under no circumstances shall KBRA have any liability resulting from the use of any such information, including without limitation, for any indirect, special, consequential, incidental or compensatory damages whatsoever (including without limitation, loss of profits, revenue or goodwill), even if KBRA is advised of the possibility of such damages. The credit ratings, if any, and analysis constituting part of the information contained herein are, and must be construed solely as, statements of opinion and not statements of fact or recommendations to purchase, sell or hold any securities. KBRA receives compensation for its rating activities from issuers, insurers, guarantors and/or underwriters of debt securities for assigning ratings and from subscribers to its website.


NEW YORK, May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Summary A mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) is a mobile communications services provider that does not own radio spectrum, and has limited network infrastructure and other operational capabilities required to provide mobile services to its customers. In order to offer services, MVNOs form agreements with mobile network operators (MNOs) from which they buy minutes, SMS and data at wholesale rates. Read the full report: http://www.reportlinker.com/p04883808/MVNOs-in-Emerging-Asia-MVNO-friendly-regulatory-framework-and-unique-product-offerings-to-drive-MVNO-market.html Emerging Asia featured the lowest share of MVNO subscriptions of total mobile subscriptions of all regions at 0.7% at the end of 2016, compared to AME (0.9%), LATAM (1%) and CEE (1.6%). GlobalData expects the MVNO share of mobile subscriptions to rise considerably from 0.7% in 2016 to 5.5% by end-2021, mainly driven by growth in China, Myanmar, Malaysia and the Philippines. We expect MVNO subscribers in China to grow at a CAGR of 65.1% over 2016-2021. Other emerging markets such as Malaysia and Myanmar also are growth markets for the MVNOs. Increasing smartphone penetration, rising data traffic, telecom infrastructure development, expansion in rural and remote areas, rollout of 3G/4G services and growing adoption of M2M and IoT solutions will drive growth in the mobile market in emerging Asia while a healthy investment climate coupled with a conducive regulatory environment will induce growth of MVNOs in the region. The MVNO model in emerging Asian countries has been attracting interest from players such as cable companies, ISPs and e-retailers among others who are keen to use their established brand name and existing sales and distribution channels to generate an alternative revenue stream. It is estimated that active MVNO subscriptions reached 194.9m globally at the end of 2016, the majority of which are in Western Europe (WE), Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) and North America (NA), comprising of 63.6% of total MVNO market globally. The report "MVNOs in Emerging Asia: MVNO friendly regulatory framework and unique product offerings to drive MVNO market" provides an overview of the main MVNO business models available in emerging Asia as well as some of the most successful initiatives for each business model. Additionally, this report also includes an assessment of the regulatory and support framework for MVNO growth in the region along with analysis of the main regulatory trends. Finally, we conclude with some case studies and recommendations for regulators, network operators and MVNOs. Companies mentioned in this report: ABS-CBN Mobile, Xiaomi, redONE, Buzzme, 168 Communication, Snail, Lenovo, Tune Talk, Alibaba, CAT Telecom, Smart Pinoy, Gome, China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom. Scope - Among different business models adopted by the MVNOs in the region, niche business model is the widely adopted by 28% of the total MVNOs present in this region catering various segments including youth, immigrants, students and health enthusiasts. This is followed by retail and enterprise models. Retail and business models are also gaining popularity, accounting for 16% and 14%, respectively. - GlobalData estimates MVNO market in emerging Asia will record a CAGR of 56% over 2016-21. MVNO subscriptions estimated to reach 233.5m (5.5% of emerging APAC's total mobile subscription count) by 2021-end from 25.3m in 2016 (0.7% of total mobile subscriptions) which are far below the levels in developed markets like North America, Western Europe and developed Asia. - China's MVNO market is expected to witness the strongest growth among emerging Asia countries with a CAGR of 65.1% from 2016 to 2021. Reasons to buy - The report provides analysis of MVNO businesses in the Emerging APAC along with detail examination of the various business models adopted in countries such as China, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines among others by the MVNOs for increasing their subscriber base. - Provides in-depth understanding about the product and service offering portfolio being offered by MVNOs in Emerging Asia to help new entrants to align their product offerings. - Helps executives build business growth strategies by offering comprehensive, relevant analysis of the Emerging Asia region's growing MVNO market, regulatory framework, competitive environment and best practices of the existing MVNOs. - The case studies focus on different product and service offerings and strategies being adopted by them to drive subscriber growth of the leading MVNOs operating in the region. Read the full report: http://www.reportlinker.com/p04883808/MVNOs-in-Emerging-Asia-MVNO-friendly-regulatory-framework-and-unique-product-offerings-to-drive-MVNO-market.html About Reportlinker ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place. http://www.reportlinker.com __________________________ Contact Clare: clare@reportlinker.com US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001 To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mvnos-in-emerging-asia-mvno-friendly-regulatory-framework-and-unique-product-offerings-to-drive-mvno-market-300455594.html


News Article | May 13, 2017
Site: news.yahoo.com

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to deepen relations with China despite its extensive island-building in disputed parts of the South China Sea, in the hopes of securing billions of dollars' worth of investments from Beijing (AFP Photo/WU HONG) Manila (AFP) - The Philippines and China will open bilateral talks on their dispute over the South China Sea next week, Manila's ambassador to Beijing said on Saturday. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to deepen relations with China despite its extensive island-building in disputed parts of the South China Sea, in the hopes of securing billions of dollars' worth of investments from Beijing. "We will inaugurate the bilateral consultative mechanism on issues of particular concern to each side. This is where the sensitive issues will be discussed," Ambassador Jose "Chito" Santa Romana said in Beijing in comments aired by ABS-CBN television. Santa Romana made the comments ahead of Duterte's arrival in Beijing to attend the One Belt, One Road summit on Sunday and Monday -- a pet project of Chinese President Xi Jinping. "The first session will be next week but this will be a session that will continue on a twice-yearly basis, a chance to exchange views on the South China Sea issue," he said. China claims nearly all of the strategically vital waterway, despite partial counter-claims from several regional states including the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam. During a stopover in Hong Kong on the way to Beijing Saturday, Duterte himself emphasised the importance of economic ties with China in a meeting with members of the Filipino community. "China in all good faith wants to help us. And they are not asking for anything, no conditions. They just want to help. They have so much money," he told the gathering of around 1,000 people at a city hotel. "I am on friendly terms with China. I am friends with Xi Jinping," he said, adding that China would import fruit from the Philippines and invest in building bridges across Manila's main river. Santa Romana said the Duterte administration was putting the South China Sea dispute on a separate track while pursuing economic and diplomatic relations with China, adding that previously bilateral ties had been "frozen" because the territorial row had taken centre stage. "To put it on a separate track is not to abandon or give up but rather to compartmentalise it," he said. Duterte has sought closer ties with China and Russia while distancing the Philippines from its traditional ally, the United States. Last month, he alarmed observers when he issued a chairman's statement, after hosting the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, which took a soft stance towards Chinese actions in the South China Sea. The statement merely took note of "concerns expressed by some leaders over recent developments in the area". It also ignored an international tribunal ruling last year which said China's claims to most of the sea were unlawful. Leaders from nearly 30 nations are attending next week's forum in Beijing, which will showcase Xi's grand plan to revive ancient Silk Road trade routes by bankrolling rail, maritime and road projects across Asia, Europe and Africa.


News Article | May 10, 2017
Site: www.gizmag.com

It's been 10 years since I rode Moto Morini's Corsaro 1200 and 9 1/2, and it's been a quiet decade from this Italian exotic manufacturer. But Morini is still in the game, and ready to step into the Euro IV era with an updated version of the Bialbero 1187cc v-twin engine that we enjoyed so much in 2007. That 87-degree, 136-horsepower, 92 pound-foot stomper finds itself in a new version of that sexy trellis frame in the new Corsaro ZZ, and as part of the upgrade it gets switchable ABS Brembos, LED headlights and indicators and a new fully adjustable suspension package from Morini's compatriot Mupo Race Suspension. Each bike is custom built to spec, including the choice of some very interesting paint jobs like brushed metal and wood grain finishes, as well as access to a bunch of carbon fiber bits if you're that way inclined. Thus, there's no pricing information available. But that very Italian design seems to be aging well. Even if numbers are down to bespoke production, the Corsaro 1200 ZZ is still a stunner.


News Article | May 10, 2017
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) currently carries issuer and senior unsecured debt ratings of BBB+ and BBB, respectively, with a stable outlook for Nordic Aviation Capital Designated Activity Company, (NAC), an aircraft lessor based in Denmark. Following the May 2, 2017 announcement that the shareholders of Italy’s flag carrier, Alitalia, voted unanimously to file for extraordinary administration in Italy, KBRA commented on the situation with respect to the impact on aircraft lessors and KBRA-rated ABS transactions. NAC currently has exposure to Alitalia as a general lessor as well as via the two securitization transactions it manages, ATLAS Series 2014-1 (ATLAS) and Eagle I Limited, Series 2014-1 (Eagle), following the acquisitions of Aldus Aviation Limited and Jetscape Aviation Group. NAC currently has 11 aircraft (Embraer E170s and E190s) on lease to Alitalia. Two of these aircraft are in ATLAS and three are in Eagle; however, NAC has residual exposure only to Eagle as it is solely a manager on the ATLAS transaction—therefore, the lessor’s overall on balance sheet exposure is limited to nine of the E-Jets. KBRA notes that these nine1 owned aircraft are a relatively small portion of NAC’s overall fleet, which in total consists of 351 aircraft as of December 31, 2016. As such, risks related to the potential for the early return of all or some of these aircraft are expected to be contained given the moderately low overall level of exposure to Alitalia in respect to NAC’s much larger fleet. Moreover, NAC has solid security packages in place including maintenance reserves and cash security deposits on these aircraft. As such, it is KBRA’s understanding that if Alitalia were to reject these aircraft, the net impact to NAC’s bottom line would be benign. Furthermore, NAC’s management team of aviation experts possesses a long and successful history of managing risks in this industry. Nonetheless, KBRA remains in contact with NAC’s management and continues to monitor the situation for developments. On a larger scale, additional downside risks include potential pressure placed on the liquidity and the value of E-Jets, as well as their lease rates, if Alitalia rejects these type of aircraft. While the airline is in an early stage of the extraordinary administration proceedings, such a worst-case outcome poses a potential risk to lessors with large E-Jet exposures. Nevertheless, the overall market impact is unlikely to be major as Alitalia has 20 E-Jets in its fleet compared to over 1,300 E-Jets in service. 1 NAC also leases 4 aircraft to Etihad regional, which subleases to Alitalia © Copyright 2017, Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc., and/or its licensors and affiliates (together, "KBRA”). All rights reserved. All information contained herein is proprietary to KBRA and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property law, and none of such information may be copied or otherwise reproduced, further transmitted, redistributed, repackaged or resold, in whole or in part, by any person, without KBRA’s prior express written consent. Ratings are licensed by KBRA under these conditions. Misappropriation or misuse of KBRA ratings may cause serious damage to KBRA for which money damages may not constitute a sufficient remedy; KBRA shall have the right to obtain an injunction or other equitable relief in addition to any other remedies. The statements contained in this report are based solely upon the opinions of KBRA and the data and information available to the authors at the time of publication of this report. All information contained herein is obtained by KBRA from sources believed by it to be accurate and reliable; however, KBRA ratings are provided “AS IS”. No warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose of any rating or other opinion or information is given or made by KBRA. Under no circumstances shall KBRA have any liability resulting from the use of any such information, including without limitation, for any indirect, special, consequential, incidental or compensatory damages whatsoever (including without limitation, loss of profits, revenue or goodwill), even if KBRA is advised of the possibility of such damages. The credit ratings, if any, and analysis constituting part of the information contained herein are, and must be construed solely as, statements of opinion and not statements of fact or recommendations to purchase, sell or hold any securities. KBRA receives compensation for its rating activities from issuers, insurers, guarantors and/or underwriters of debt securities for assigning ratings and from subscribers to its website.


News Article | May 9, 2017
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Highlights • The global engineering resin and polymer alloy/blend market reached 26.3 billion pounds in 2016. The market should reach over 27.9 billion pounds by 2017 and nearly 36.9 billion pounds in 2022, with a compound annual growth rate(CAGR) of 5.7%. Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/1161275/ • The polycarbonate market should reach nearly 10.2 billion pounds in 2015 and 13.8 billion pounds in 2022, with a CAGR of 6.3%. • The polyamides market should reach 7.6 billion pounds in 2015 and 10.0 billion pounds in 2022, with a CAGR of 5.6%. Study Goals and Objectives This report is an update of a BCC Research report published in March 2015. Its objective to provide a detailed analysis of engineering resins and polymer alloys/blends. Usage of these resins will be segmented into numerous applications and analyses. The report will include some intracompetition of these resins among themselves, along with selected commodity thermoplastics and thermosets. Reasons for Doing the Study Traditional engineering resins and polymer alloys/blends have been used for decades and yet there are few studies that provide detailed analysis of all of the major materials involved in terms of plant capacities, markets by application, new technologies and products, and rationales for anticipated growth. Since the previous edition of this report was published, the market has continued to evolve in terms of producers and suppliers, products, grades, applications, competitive materials, technologies and global economic conditions. Thus, there is clearly a need for an updated appraisal of the engineering resin and polymer alloy/blend market and its dynamics. Scope of Report In this report, engineering resins include traditional varieties such as polyamides, polycarbonates, polyacetals, (reinforced) polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polybutylene terephthalate (PBT); along with alloys/blends such as polycarbonate-ABS (PC/ABS), polyphenylene oxide/high-impact polystyrene (PPO-HIPS), polyphenylene oxide/polyamides (PPO/polyamide) and polycarbonate-PBT (PC/PBT). Higher-performance engineering resins covered include polysulfones, poly(phenylene-sulfide) (PPS), polyketones and liquid crystal polymers. The key applications covered include the automotive market segmented by under-the-hood, external and interior products; electronic/electrical markets; medical devices and products; building and construction materials; appliances; plastic rigid food packaging; and several key smaller markets, including optical lenses and aviation products. Methodology A comprehensive review was undertaken of literature relating to engineering resins and polymer alloys/blends, their applications and technologies, and significant new developments. Supplier trade literature, texts and monographs were also included in the review. Further information was obtained from producers, suppliers and molders of engineering resins/polymer alloys/blends, along with representatives of the trade press. Intended Audience This report should be of interest to a wide audience of companies and others following the huge global engineering thermoplastic market led by polyamides and polycarbonates. There is also a great deal of interest in other important engineering thermoplastics, including polyketones, polyimides, liquid crystal polymers, polyacetals, polysulfones and polyphenylsulfides. The use of all of these materials is increasing at a significant rate. There are also many companies in the plastics business interested in the large polymer alloy/blend market that are critically important to many large global businesses, including electronics, automotive and medical devices. Led by the automotive industry, numerous large and important markets utilize these materials, including medical, electronic/electric and building and construction. Geographic Breakdown In this report, the geographic regions considered for market analysis include, and only include: • Americas • Europe • Asia-Pacific Summary and Highlights The global engineering resin and polymer alloy/blend market was estimated at 26.3 billion pounds in 2016, and it is projected to increase to 27.9 billion pounds in 2017 and then to nearly 36.9 billion pounds by 2022. Growth rates are typically in the 4%-6% range. The market is led by polycarbonates, followed by polyamides; these two resins accounted for nearly 64% of the total market in 2016. Their market share is expected to increase to 65% by 2022. The Asia-Pacific region comprises the largest regional segment, with more than 53% of the total market, followed by the Americas and Europe. Over the next five years, the Asia-Pacific segment will increase its market share to 55%. Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/1161275/ About Reportbuyer Reportbuyer is a leading industry intelligence solution that provides all market research reports from top publishers http://www.reportbuyer.com For more information: Sarah Smith Research Advisor at Reportbuyer.com Email: query@reportbuyer.com Tel: +44 208 816 85 48 Website: www.reportbuyer.com To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/engineering-resins-polymer-alloys-and-blends-global-markets-300453660.html


News Article | May 10, 2017
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Eagle Investment Management is pleased to announce that First Eagle Global Income Builder Fund (the Fund) marked its five-year anniversary on May 1, 2017. The Fund had an average annualized return of 6.82% for the institutional class shares (FEBIX), outperforming its Morningstar World Allocation category median by 1.29% over the five-year period ended May 1, 2017. The overall multi-asset income strategy had total net assets of $3.1 billion globally, of which the Fund represented $1.3 billion. Aiming for both current income and long-term growth of capital, the Fund employs a highly flexible, benchmark-agnostic approach. Based on in-house bottom-up research, co-managers Kimball Brooker, Edward Meigs and Sean Slein select equities and fixed income investments from around the globe. Downside protection—defined as the avoidance of permanent impairment of capital—is a key area of focus. The Fund is available in share classes directed at individual investors, institutions and participants in group retirement plans. “When we launched the fund in 2012, we thought that historically low interest rates were likely to challenge income investors for years to come. We looked to our fixed income allocation for the potential ballast of sustainable income and to our equity allocation for dividend income and potential real growth relative to inflation,” said Kimball Brooker, deputy head of the Global Value team and portfolio manager. “By staying true to what we believe is a prudent investment philosophy—taking on less credit risk and not chasing yield—we have tended to differ from our peers. We go where we believe the opportunities are, but we are very cognizant of risk.” The Morningstar percentile rankings for the First Eagle Global Income Builder Fund in the Morningstar World Allocation category were derived using the total return of the performance figure associated with its 1-, 3- and 5-year time periods as of 05/01/17. First Eagle Global Income Builder Class I: Morningstar percentile rankings were: 38% for the 1-year (179/467), 33% for the 3-year (130/402) and 19% for the 5-year (62/335) when compared against the Morningstar World Allocation category. Different share classes have different ratings. “In a low-yield environment where rates have been expected to normalize, financial advisors have been eager to find investment solutions for their clients that can provide sustainable income without undue exposure to interest-rate risk,” said Robert Bruno, head of retail distribution at First Eagle Investment Management and president of FEF Distributors. “Many advisors have turned to our fund over the last five years, giving their clients the potential to benefit from its solid investment performance.” First Eagle is an independent investment management firm that manages approximately $105 billion in assets (as of 3/31/17) on behalf of institutional and individual clients. With the core purpose of providing prudent stewardship of client assets, the firm offers active, fundamental, benchmark-agnostic strategies, with a strong focus on downside protection. First Eagle’s investment capabilities include equity, fixed income and multi-asset strategies. Over a long history dating back to 1864, First Eagle has helped its clients avoid permanent impairment of capital and earn attractive returns through widely varied economic cycles—a tradition that is central to its mission today. First Eagle Investment Management is the adviser to First Eagle Funds. For more information, please visit www.feim.com. Private equity funds owned by The Blackstone Capital Partners and Corsair Capital own a majority stake in First Eagle Investment Management. The performance data quoted herein represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Market volatility can dramatically impact the Fund’s short-term performance. Current performance may be lower or higher than figures shown. The investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Past performance data through the most recent month end is available at www.feim.com or by calling 800.334.2143. * The annual expense ratio is based on expenses incurred by the Fund, as stated in the most recent prospectus. Had fees not been waived and/or expenses reimbursed in the past, returns would have been lower. Class I Shares require $1mm minimum investment, and are offered without sales charge. Performance information is for class I Shares without the effect of sales charges and assumes all distributions have been reinvested and if a sales charge was included values would be lower. Class A and C Shares have maximum sales charges of 5.00% and 1.00% respectively, and 12b-1 fees, which reduce performance. °° The composite index consists of 60% of the MSCI World Index and 40% of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. There are risks associated with investing in securities of foreign countries, such as erratic market conditions, economic and political instability and fluctuations in currency exchange rates. These risks may be more pronounced with respect to investments in emerging markets. Investments in bonds are subject to interest-rate risk and can lose principal value when interest rates rise. Bonds are also subject to credit risk, in which the bond issuer may fail to pay interest and principal in a timely manner, or that negative perception of the issuer’s ability to make such payments may cause the price of that bond to decline. High yield securities (commonly known as “junk bonds”) are generally considered speculative because they may be subject to greater levels of interest rate, credit (including issuer default) and liquidity risk than investment grade securities and may be subject to greater volatility. The Fund invests in high yield securities that are non-investment grade. High yield, lower rated securities involve greater price volatility and present greater risks than high rated fixed income securities. High yield securities are rated lower than investment grade securities because there is a greater possibility that the issuer may be unable to make interest and principal payments on those securities. Bank loans are often less liquid than other types of debt instruments. There is no assurance that the liquidation of any collateral from a secured bank loan would satisfy the borrower’s obligation, or that such collateral could be liquidated. Income generation is not guaranteed. If dividend paying stocks in the Fund’s portfolio stop paying or reduce dividends, the Fund’s ability to generate income will be adversely affected. The principal risk of investing in value stocks is that the price of the security may not approach its anticipated value or may decline in value. Investment in gold and gold related investments present certain risks, and returns on gold related investments have traditionally been more volatile than investments in broader equity or debt markets. Physical gold does not produce income. All investments involve the risk of loss or principal. 2017 Morningstar, Inc.© All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The MSCI World Index is a widely followed, unmanaged group of stocks from 23 developed market countries and is not available for purchase. The index provides total returns in U.S. dollars with net dividends reinvested. One cannot invest directly in an index. 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The global wireless sensor market to grow at a CAGR of 19.55% during the period 2017-2021. The report, Global Wireless Sensor Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. One trend in market is adoption of wearable devices in the industries. The penetration of wearables is increasing in the global market. These devices are also becoming popular for industrial use due to their numerous functions and attributes that benefit the industrial process. Operational efficiency and process timeline are achieved with the use of these wearable devices. Hence, these devices are being increasingly adopted by organizations. According to the report, one driver in market is automation of automobiles. Automobiles are undergoing a massive digital makeover. An increasing number of manufacturers are considering automation as a serious trend. Leading manufacturers like Audi, Mercedes, and Toyota have invested considerable resources in R&D of automobile automation. Automation facilitates them to efficiently control, manage, and monitor the workforce and processes associated with the optimization of functions. Semiconductor content plays a vital role in the automation of automobiles, especially acoustic sensors, are useful for network transmission. Automation would mean several chips embedded into the vehicles for different functions such as car navigation and display, infotainment, collision detection technology, global positioning satellite (GPS), anti-lock braking system (ABS), and driving automation. Key Topics Covered: PART 01: Executive summary PART 02: Scope of the report PART 03: Research Methodology PART 04: Introduction PART 05: Market landscape PART 06: Five forces analysis PART 07: Market segmentation by application PART 08: Market segmentation by product PART 09: Geographical segmentation PART 10: Key leading countries PART 11: Decision framework PART 12: Drivers and challenges PART 13: Market trends PART 14: Vendor landscape PART 15: Key vendor analysis PART 16: Appendix For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/j3tgj8/global_wireless Research and Markets Laura Wood, Senior Manager press@researchandmarkets.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call +1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call +1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907 Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716 To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/research-and-markets---global-wireless-sensors-market-to-grow-at-a-cagr-of-195-by-2021-key-vendors-are-abb-honeywell-process-solutions-general-electric-siemens--yokogawa-electric-300456113.html


DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Engineering Resins, Polymer Alloys and Blends: Global Markets" report to their offering. The Global Engineering Resin and Polymer Alloy/Blend Market Should Reach Over 27.9 Billion Pounds by 2017 and Nearly 36.9 Billion Pounds in 2022, with a CAGR of 5.7% In this report, engineering resins include traditional varieties such as polyamides, polycarbonates, polyacetals, (reinforced) polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polybutylene terephthalate (PBT); along with alloys/blends such as polycarbonate-ABS (PC/ABS), polyphenylene oxide/high-impact polystyrene (PPO-HIPS), polyphenylene oxide/polyamides (PPO/polyamide) and polycarbonate-PBT (PC/PBT). Higher-performance engineering resins covered include polysulfones, poly(phenylene-sulfide) (PPS), polyketones and liquid crystal polymers. The key applications covered include the automotive market segmented by under-the-hood, external and interior products; electronic/electrical markets; medical devices and products; building and construction materials; appliances; plastic rigid food packaging; and several key smaller markets, including optical lenses and aviation products. For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xr3bm3/engineering

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