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November 29, 2016

cocaine most abused illlicit drug in europe,united kingdom leads with 4.2% consumption

"cocaine most abused illlicit drug in europe,united kingdom leads with 4.2% consumption"

UK is The Capital Of Cocaine and Gonorrhea in the world 


 
Which is the most used illicit stimulant in Europe ?According to a Health at a Glance report prepared by Europe OECD "Cocaine is the most commonly used illicit stimulant in Europe," the authors wrote. Across Europe, 1.9 per cent of young adults aged 15 to 34 report using cocaine in the last year with usage rising in the Czech Republic, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway and Poland. In the UK this young adult figure stands at 4.2 per cent, far outweighing other European countries.And Britain also lays claim to the unique distinction of having the highest rates of the sexually transmitted disease, gonorrhea. Out of every 100,000 people in the British population, 60 were found to have the sexually transmitted infection.The "Health at a Glance" study finds that the premature deaths of 550,000 working-age people each year results in the potential economic loss of around 115 billion euros - or about 0.8 percent of the EU's annual gross domestic product (GDP) 

In terms of Alcohol among adults, Lithuanian consumption in 2014 was measured to be higher than any other European country, registering more than 14 liters per adult per year. The alcohol "capital of the world in Europe " is Turkey with adults on average downing less than 2 liters per yeaThis compares to a European average of 20 per 100,000 people.For obesity, Malta was the worst offender with 26 percent of the adult population in 2014 considered at an unhealthy weight.


Meanwhile a recent study carried out by the EU's drug monitoring agency found London to have the highest cocaine usage, at 909mg per 1,000 last year - up from 737mg in 2016.When weekend samples only are taken into account, the concentration for London rises to 1044.Amsterdam came second for highest cocaine usage, where the level recorded was 642mg per 1,000.Meanwhile Ecstacy was making a comeback in UK. Figures published last year for England and Wales showed a "statistically significant" rise in the proportion of 16- to 24-year-olds reporting ecstasy use in the last year, up from 3.9% in 2013-14 to 5.4% in 2014-15.

the propotion of female doctors are highest across these 5 east european countries

"the propotion of female doctors are highest across these 5  east european countries"

 
When it comes to probability of  female doctors across the world Estonia top the list of OECD nations. Eastern European nations Estonia, Slovenia and Slovakia top the list of nations with the highest female doctors, followed by Finland,Poland Czech and Hungary.According to latest 2016 data from Quartz almost three in four doctors in the eastern European nation is female that is 75 doctors out of every 100 doctors,far exceeding the UK’s 46% and the US’s 34%. European countries as a whole dominate the majority of workforce for the proportion of women in healthcare.The OECD report suggests that men and women’s work schedules are converging, however. And aside from rethinking their approach to a standard doctor’s working routine, most OECD countries have a bigger problem ahead: The average age of doctors in almost all of the countries surveyed is increasing.On average, 33% of physicians in the countries monitored were over 55 years old in 2013, up from around 20% in 2000. In some countries, such as Italy and Israel, almost half of all doctors were over 55, the study found.

 


However while women in eastern nations have consistently produced higher doctors than compared to other professions like Lawyers, a recent research conducted by TheAtlantic magazine show that women are much more likely to drop out of these professions (and others). Among early-career professionals—people ages 25 to 44—who list their most recent jobs as doctor or lawyer, doctors who are woman are much more likely to be out of the labor force early.


November 4, 2016

Huawei mate 9 large screen smartphone battery to last for 48 hours with 30 mins of charging



Huawei has decided to take on Samsung's might as the  industry first smartphone which is competing directly with new large-screened smartphone ( 5.9 inc) in the wake of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 disaster. Huawei new large screen smartphone  called "The Mate 9" handsets are among the first to be powered by Android 7 and come in two designs: a model with a 1080p "full HD" display, and a Porsche-branded edition with nearly twice the resolution.The smartphone bears a dual rear camera setup designed in collaboration with Leica. Huawei Mate 9 smartphone will be available for sale presently in China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and the UAE in the first wave of launches, with a suggested retail price of EUR 699 . Other countries will follow soon after, Huawei says. The company separately also unveiled the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9, with a EUR 1,395 price tag. The Huawei Fit activity tracker was also launched.


According to BBC Technology Like the Note 7, Huawei's new phones also feature a "supercharging" battery technology that promises to deliver a day's worth of power within 30 minutes and a full two-day charge in 90 minutes. The company's senior product manager, Michael Seitz, told the BBC that the system had been through a nine-month development and testing process and had been checked by an independent research lab. "It keeps really cool in your hand even while recharging," he said.

November 3, 2016

16% US consumers own a smartwatch followed by western europe with 8%




 
With  the increasing  brands of smartwatches being launched, it would be interesting to see how much smartwatches the world has been buying. Post Apple and Samsung launched their own range of Smartwatches,North American and Europe has seen the highest number of smartwatches  being gobbled up.Significantly  one theory that many of us had predicted is coming true, traditional watched have been loosing out in this battle . Atleast recent data  from kantar media shows that for the three months ending July 2016, 20% of recent smartwatch buyers in the US made a purchase to replace a classic timepiece, rising to 30% in European Union

According to Kanta Media  data for q2,2016  shows that 15.2% of US consumers own either a smartwatch or fitness band, with the EU following behind at 8.1% penetration.
Within the smartwatch category only, excluding fitness bands, adoption remains low with 4.7% ownership in the US and 3.2% in EU.Apple dominated this segment with a 33.5% share, although that lead shrank slightly in the last three months as the market awaited the Apple Watch Series 
The EU4 countries show a similar trend to that of the US, with 38.6% of all sales coming in the smartwatch category, with Apple leading at 31.8%. Europe's big four markets include Great Britain, Germany, France, and Italy.


However shipments of smartwatches are likely to soar to double digits. Also coupled with the fact is that wearble's are sitting on a huge cash pile.  ready to witness a massive adoption. Recent Businessinsider estimates smartwatch shipments will rise by a compound annual rate of 41% over the next five years. Smartwatches will account for 59% of total wearable device shipments this year, and that share will expand to just over 70% of  the $126million shipments by 2019.

January 29, 2016

investment across the financial technology by deal size and valuations






January 28, 2016

western europe instore retail sales by country breakup:




"western europe retail sales by country breakup: "

Western europe retail sales by country breakup: 

UK, Germany and Sweden tops western europe retail sales ( except the items autos , gas tickets, holiday and travel bookings). The latest data from Europe's centre for retailresearch compares the   retail sales by European nations by year 2014 and 2015

January 25, 2016

united kingdom accounts for 7% global vc deals, 70% growth across technology investments

"united kingdom accounts for 7% global vc deals"
VC INVESTMENT IN  UK  last year reached 3.6 billion euro  with  UK and Ireland accounting for 7% of global VC deals  in 2015. The UK tech sector received 70 per cent more funding from VCs last year, compared with 2014, with start-ups gaining just $2.1bn in 2014,according to research
based on the data from  CB Insights and London & Partners,

 However this number pales into insignificance when compared to VC investment and start up growth in US and silicon valley  miles According to the US National Venture Capital Association, $35.7bn was invested in tech companies by US venture funds in 2014 alone.



"fintech investment growth across UK venture funding"

However UK has traditionally seen increasing VC funding across  financial  technology  start ups. In 2015 Britain's financial technology( fintech)  investments has  seen significant upside  with several
funding rounds in the vertical  which included  Ebury, a group that helps small businesses trade internationally, which raised $83m; Funding Circle, the peer-to-peer lender, which raised $150m; and WorldRemit, a money transfer group, which raised $100 million

UK's  strength has been its proximity with the financial centre of London, where it scores over " the silicon valley's software power centre

french venture funds that funds up to $5million across early stage local start ups

Here is the complete list of French VC start ups that " provide  funding to ocal french start ups to the tune of $5 million  . This list had been published by Andy Romans at Rubicon.  This list is not final list, there might be some other VC which we missed out. In case you wish your " VC " firm to get listed, you can tweet me at twitter.com/aerosmith071 or send me a mail at sumit_roy74@hotmail.com



1CDC EntreprisesParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 1,92321
2CM-CIC Capital PriveParis, FranceInvestment BankUS$ 37313
3Amundi SAParis, FranceUS$ 826,68412
4Credit Agricole Private EquityParis, FranceUS$ 4,45612
5Seventure Partners SAParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 60111
6Idinvest PartnersParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 3,36610
7XAnge Private EquityParis, FranceUS$ 3539
8Auriga Partners SAParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 3978
9Sofinnova PartnersParis, FranceUS$ 1,3288
10A Plus FinanceParis, FranceUS$ 667
11Emertec GestionGrenoble, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 1447
12Serena Capital SASParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 1207
13Ventech SAParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 4397
14Alto InvestLe Chesnay, France6
15Alven CapitalParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 1806
16Naxicap Partners SAParis, FranceUS$ 9746
17OseoMaisons-Alfort, FranceGovernmentUS$ 3616
18Edmond de Rothschild Investment PartnersParis, FranceUS$ 5805
19Fonds Strategique d’InvestissementParis, France5
20I-Source Gestion SAParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 2255
21Innovacom SAParis, FranceCorporate Venture CapitalUS$ 5415
22Truffle Capital SASParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 4625
23123 VentureParis, FranceUS$ 1804
24ACE ManagementParis, FranceUS$ 1664
25Developpement et PartenariatParis, FranceUS$ 1804
26Gimv NVAntwerp, BelgiumUS$ 2,1164
27iXO Private Equity SASToulouse, FranceUS$ 3614
28Oddo Asset ManagementParis, FranceUS$ 2044
29Sofimac Partners SAClermont-Ferrand, FranceUS$ 2404
30SudinnovaLyon, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 544
31Turenne Capital Partenaires SAParis, FranceUS$ 3614
32BNP Paribas DeveloppementParis, FranceUS$ 2953
33BNP Paribas Private Equity SASParis, FranceUS$ 9713
34Cap Decisif ManagementParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 583
35CDC InnovationParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 4993
36CEA InvestissementGrenoble, FranceGovernmentUS$ 183
37CIC Banque de VizilleLyon, France3
38Entrepreneur VentureParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 423
39Jaina Capital SASParis, FranceAngel InvestorUS$ 1203
40Masseran Gestion SASParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 563
41Matignon Investissement & GestionParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 3013
42Midi Capital SASToulouse, FranceUS$ 323
43NextStage AurelParis, FranceUS$ 1763
44OTC Asset Management SAParis, FranceUS$ 3013
45Societe Hospitaliere d’Assurances MutuelLyon, FranceVenture Capital3
46360 Capital PartnersMilan, ItalyVenture CapitalUS$ 1202
47Apax Partners LLPLondon, United KingdomUS$ 20,0002
48Backbone SASParis, France2
49Bioam GestionParis, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 672
50Esfin GestionCourbevoie, FranceVenture CapitalUS$ 722

50 VENTURE CAPITAL FUNDING FIRMS THAT FUNDS EARLY STAGE FRENCH START UPS UPTO 5BILLION USD

state of venture capital investment across Scandinavian and nordic nations




"state of nordic nation venture capital investment"

The Nordic or Scandinavian nations of Norway, Sweden and Denmark  accounted for 2.1% of total global Venture Capital  invested in 2015  and  made up for 2.2% of the total  global VC deals
Among the largest deals recently in this region were start ups " SPOTIFY, TRUSTPILOT AND IZETTLE
In 2015 Nordic nations received 1.48billion euros of  venture capital investment , a growth of 40% over 2014.  Out of this  267 start up deals were funded  finally by the VC



January 24, 2016

2016 to see 4.7% increase in global advertising spends,share of online jumps 26%

"global ad spends by region "

YEAR ON YEAR AD SPENDING GROWTH RATES : NORTH AMERICA  AND  UNITED STATES

The latest Carat report on " global advertising spends"is based on the  data received from 59 markets across the Americas, Asia Pacific and EMEA,

Carat’s latest global advertising expenditure forecasts that global advertising spend will grow by +4.0% in 2015 to US $529billion, while  ad spends in  2016 is predicted to grow by +4.7%, accounting for an additional US$25billion in spending

Marketers will increase their Mobile and Online Video advertising spends especially across social media, with +51.2% and +22% year-on-year growth expected this year.Programmatic buying is also experiencing rapid growth at a rate of +20% each year.

"global top 10  advertising markets by ad spends"
GLOBAL ADVERTISING YEAR ON YEAR GROWTH : 2015 VS 2016


Western Europe remains stable with consistent year-on-year growth at +2.6% in 2015 and +2.9% in 2016 driven by positive momentum in the UK and Spain.


The online & digital  media,  share of  2015 advertising spends was 24.3% which will increase to 26.5% in 2016..Digital continues to be the only channel which is seeing double digital growth, predicted at +15.7% in 2015 and +14.3% in 2016
  • Across 10 of the markets analysed, including the UK, Ireland, Canada and Australia, Digital is now the principle media used based on spend, with the US market predicted to join this list in 2018 when digital advertising spend is forecast to overtake TV advertising by more than US $4billion.
  • The positive momentum of advertising spends  is expected to continue across the world at the 
  1. Western Europe at +2.6%, 
  2. North America +4.2%
  3. Asia Pacific  at +4,1%
  4. Latin America +12.7%





January 23, 2016

the biggest start up investment by vc firms in united kingdom





"biggest UK VC firms investment across start ups"
The above chart shows the list of VC backed investment  in united kingdom along with the biggest deals and investment across start ups, which were backed by UK biggest venture funds  

the most active venture capital firms by start up funding : north america vs europe

5 biggest VC investment in north america

New Enterprise Associates (NEA) was the most active investor in North America in Q4’15, topping the most active investors for the third straight quarter. 

General Catalyst Partners ranked second, while Andreessen Horowitz rounded out the top three followed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield &Bayers and Greycroft Partners as the  most active North American VC firms.
Meanwhile Accel Partners, Foundry group,Google Ventures,Greycroft  Partners,first Round capital and Sequoia  Capital  rounded up the top 10 most active venture funds across the region





"most active top 5 venture capital investors by region

High Tech Gruendferfonds, Mercia Fund Management group were the top  most active venture fun investors across Europe.

They were followed by Earlybird  venture capital , NorthWest Fund for Biomedical  and Northzone Venture Capital  to form the top  5 most active venture fund investment group in Europe.

Meanwhile others which  made up the top 10 list were Index Ventures,Octopus Ventures, Point Nine Capital,Draper Espirit, 500 start ups and Wellington Partners


January 16, 2016

the top 3 biggest market for the $91 billion online gaming market :

Which are the Biggest Global markets for online gaming by geography



"China and US ranks among top online gaming market "

GLOBAL ONLINE GAMING IS ESTIMATED TO BE $91 BILLION, 












Asia Pacific with over $43 billion revenues along with North America's $24 billion revenue from online gaming  creates the biggest 2 regional world market. for online gaming  

However  out of $43 billion, china  make up for  over 50% of this market with  $22.2 billion revenues from online gaming and  forms the biggest  market for online gaming 

With $22 billion revenues from online gaming,the US  ranks no 2 , making  North America as the second biggest market with $23.8billion. .However Online Gaming revenues in china exceeded the US ( $22.2billion vs $22 billion)
The final break up :

1)Asia Pacific including China :47%
2)Europe Middle east and Africa : 22%
3)North America : 26%
4)Latin America : 4%



December 7, 2015

global media consumer spends category by geographic region

The below chart shows global media spends across print, TV, ooh, and digital across Among geographic region.In Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, and Middle East/Africa, consumer spending will grow faster than overall spending
In North America, Western Europe, and Asia Pacific, by contrast, consumer spending will grow more slowly than overall spending, in large part reflecting maturing and more penetrated broadband markets.

"global media consumer spends category by geographic region"
 Overall  media spends across all formats  will rise at a 6.1 percent CAGR to US $1.5 trillion in 2018, Within this, Latin America and Asia Pacific will be the fastest-growing regions, and Western Europe will be the slowest-growth region, while Central and Eastern Europe and Middle East/Africa will outpace Western Europe, as will North America


December 1, 2015

The world’s most valuable top 10 airlines brands

EMIRATES, DELTA AND  UNITED  are among the worlds most valuable Airlines brand with a combined brand value of over$17.5 billion .The number one airlines brand with a highest brand value is EMIRATES.Emirates  continues to lead the sector with a 21% rise in brand value to US$6.6 billion. Formula 1, the French Open and most importantly football teams from PSG to Real Madrid and Arsenal to AC Milan all display the Emirates logo.


"global airlines most powerful brands in 2015"
With the exception of British Airways, the European brands in the table have seen minimal growth or a decline in their brand values. Iberia has been the worst affected, its brand value has fallen 23% to $951m. Southwest Airlines achieved a 52% growth in brand value Airlines 50 Sector Analysis – Airlines after a strong financial year and American Airlines’ brand value soared 39% to $3,649m, moving it up to 5th place