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What has Trump actually done? I've done some research...

A little about myself: I have always been a right-leaning financially conservative liberal. Meaning I'm all for newer technologies. I want solar energy, electric cars, auto-driving technologies (Love Musk). I do care about our environment. I do believe LGBT relationships/marriage is awesome. I'm all for Black people having their fair style of policing as well. I hate Nazis, hate Communists, hate racism, sexism, abuse, etc. I hate hate. I love LOVE! I want our government to be LESS controlling and want less taxes. I do NOT believe we should be handing out welfare checks unless IF needed (you just lost a job, sure). If you are sitting on welfare for 10 years....that becomes a problem. I look at BOTH SIDES. I've signed up for newsletters/emails/facebook/twitter groups from both sides. However I've seen that the left has become a socialist groupthink mindset, for example omitting the word God in a few speeches....It's not a BIG deal but small unnoticed details may lead to big overhauls. The censorships of channels, the media attacking conservatives, people getting fired for just having a different political opinion...are you kidding me?? The media turning a blind eye to destruction yet talk about Coronavirus numbers and criminals that are resisting arrest get shot as the cop's fault...however we do need more police training. Cops are aggressive here (I do agree with my liberal friends on that). The double standard: letting people protest for BLM but when the Conservatives tried to protest to go back to work, at the beginning in March/April, they were at fault. Or how CA Gov Newsom stated "You're allowed to protest, but not allowed to have social gatherings"....isn't a protest a type of social gathering.
I don't like to be biased, but holy crap how much I've found what Trump has done for the past 3.5 years is insane!! My point is I look at both sides for politics. Anyways, I decided to do a full day's work with the help of some people to compile a list:
  1. Trump recently signed 3 bills to benefit Native people. One gives compensation to the Spokane tribe for loss of their lands in the mid-1900s, one funds Native language programs, and the third gives federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana.
  2. Trump finalized the creation of Space Force as our 6th Military branch.
  3. Trump signed a law to make cruelty to animals a federal felony so that animal abusers face tougher consequences.
  4. Violent crime has fallen every year he’s been in office after rising during the 2 years before he was elected.
  5. Trump signed a bill making CBD and Hemp legal.
  6. Trump’s EPA gave $100 million to fix the water infrastructure problem in Flint, Michigan.
  7. Under Trump’s leadership, in 2018 the U.S. surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of crude oil.
  8. Trump signed a law ending the gag orders on Pharmacists that prevented them from sharing money-saving information.
  9. Trump signed the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act” (FOSTA), which includes the “Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act” (SESTA) which both give law enforcement and victims new tools to fight sex trafficking.
  10. Trump signed a bill to require airports to provide spaces for breastfeeding Moms.
  11. The 25% lowest-paid Americans enjoyed a 4.5% income boost in November 2019, which outpaces a 2.9% gain in earnings for the country's highest-paid workers.
  12. Low-wage workers are benefiting from higher minimum wages and from corporations that are increasing entry-level pay.
  13. Trump signed the biggest wilderness protection & conservation bill in a decade and designated 375,000 acres as protected land.
  14. Trump signed the Save our Seas Act which funds $10 million per year to clean tons of plastic & garbage from the ocean.
  15. He signed a bill this year allowing some drug imports from Canada so that prescription prices would go down.
  16. Trump signed an executive order this year that forces all healthcare providers to disclose the cost of their services so that Americans can comparison shop and know how much less providers charge insurance companies.
  17. When signing that bill he said no American should be blindsided by bills for medical services they never agreed to in advance.
  18. Hospitals will now be required to post their standard charges for services, which include the discounted price a hospital is willing to accept.
  19. In the eight years prior to President Trump’s inauguration, prescription drug prices increased by an average of 3.6% per year. Under Trump, drug prices have seen year-over-year declines in nine of the last ten months, with a 1.1% drop as of the most recent month.
  20. He created a White House VA Hotline to help veterans and principally staffed it with veterans and direct family members of veterans.
  21. VA employees are being held accountable for poor performance, with more than 4,000 VA employees removed, demoted, and suspended so far.
  22. Issued an executive order requiring the Secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs to submit a joint plan to provide veterans access to access to mental health treatment as they transition to civilian life.
  23. Because of a bill signed and championed by Trump, In 2020, most federal employees will see their pay increase by an average of 3.1% — the largest raise in more than 10 years.
  24. Trump signed into a law up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for millions of federal workers.
  25. Trump administration will provide HIV prevention drugs for free to 200,000 uninsured patients per year for 11 years.
  26. All-time record sales during the 2019 holidays.
  27. Trump signed an order allowing small businesses to group together when buying insurance to get a better price
  28. President Trump signed the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act that provides funding for states to develop maternal mortality reviews to better understand maternal complications and identify solutions & largely focuses on reducing the higher mortality rates for Black Americans.
  29. In 2018, President Trump signed the groundbreaking First Step Act, a criminal justice bill which enacted reforms that make our justice system fairer and help former inmates successfully return to society.
  30. The First Step Act’s reforms addressed inequities in sentencing laws that disproportionately harmed Black Americans and reformed mandatory minimums that created unfair outcomes.
  31. The First Step Act expanded judicial discretion in sentencing of non-violent crimes.
  32. Over 90% of those benefitting from the retroactive sentencing reductions in the First Step Act are Black Americans.
  33. The First Step Act provides rehabilitative programs to inmates, helping them successfully rejoin society and not return to crime.
  34. Trump increased funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by more than 14%.
  35. Trump signed legislation forgiving Hurricane Katrina debt that threatened HBCUs.
  36. New single-family home sales are up 31.6% in October 2019 compared to just one year ago.
  37. Made HBCUs a priority by creating the position of executive director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs.
  38. Trump received the Bipartisan Justice Award at a historically black college for his criminal justice reform accomplishments.
  39. The poverty rate fell to a 17-year low of 11.8% under the Trump administration as a result of a jobs-rich environment.
  40. Poverty rates for African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans have reached their lowest levels since the U.S. began collecting such data.
  41. President Trump signed a bill that creates five national monuments, expands several national parks, adds 1.3 million acres of wilderness, and permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
  42. Trump’s USDA committed $124 Million to rebuild rural water infrastructure.
  43. Consumer confidence & small business confidence is at an all-time high.
  44. More than 7 million jobs created since election.
  45. More Americans are now employed than ever recorded before in our history.
  46. More than 400,000 manufacturing jobs created since his election.
  47. Trump appointed 5 openly gay ambassadors.
  48. Trump ordered Ric Grenell, his openly gay ambassador to Germany, to lead a global initiative to decriminalize homosexuality across the globe.
  49. Through Trump’s Anti-Trafficking Coordination Team (ACTeam) initiative, Federal law enforcement more than doubled convictions of human traffickers and increased the number of defendants charged by 75% in ACTeam districts.
  50. In 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) dismantled an organization that was the internet’s leading source of prostitution-related advertisements resulting in sex trafficking.
  51. Trump’s OMB published new anti-trafficking guidance for government procurement officials to more effectively combat human trafficking.
  52. Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations arrested 1,588 criminals associated with Human Trafficking.
  53. Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services provided funding to support the National Human Trafficking Hotline to identify perpetrators and give victims the help they need.
  54. The hotline identified 16,862 potential human trafficking cases.
  55. Trump’s DOJ provided grants to organizations that support human trafficking victims – serving nearly 9,000 cases from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.
  56. The Department of Homeland Security has hired more victim assistance specialists, helping victims get resources and support.
  57. President Trump has called on Congress to pass school choice legislation so that no child is trapped in a failing school because of his or her zip code.
  58. The President signed funding legislation in September 2018 that increased funding for school choice by $42 million.
  59. The tax cuts signed into law by President Trump promote school choice by allowing families to use 529 college savings plans for elementary and secondary education.
  60. Under his leadership ISIS has lost most of their territory and been largely dismantled.
  61. ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was killed.
  62. Signed the first Perkins CTE reauthorization since 2006, authorizing more than $1 billion for states each year to fund vocational and career education programs.
  63. Executive order expanding apprenticeship opportunities for students and workers.
  64. Trump issued an Executive Order prohibiting the U.S. government from discriminating against Christians or punishing expressions of faith.
  65. Signed an executive order that allows the government to withhold money from college campuses deemed to be anti-Semitic and who fail to combat anti-Semitism.
  66. President Trump ordered a halt to U.S. tax money going to international organizations that fund or perform abortions.
  67. Trump imposed sanctions on the socialists in Venezuela who have killed their citizens.
  68. Finalized new trade agreement with South Korea.
  69. Made a deal with the European Union to increase U.S. energy exports to Europe.
  70. Withdrew the U.S. from the job killing TPP deal.
  71. Secured $250 billion in new trade and investment deals in China and $12 billion in Vietnam.
  72. Okay’ d up to $12 billion in aid for farmers affected by unfair trade retaliation.
  73. Has had over a dozen US hostages freed, including those Obama could not get freed.
  74. Trump signed the Music Modernization Act, the biggest change to copyright law in decades.
  75. Trump secured Billions that will fund the building of a wall at our southern border.
  76. The Trump Administration is promoting second chance hiring to give former inmates the opportunity to live crime-free lives and find meaningful employment.
  77. Trump’s DOJ and the Board Of Prisons launched a new “Ready to Work Initiative” to help connect employers directly with former prisoners.
  78. President Trump’s historic tax cut legislation included new Opportunity Zone Incentives to promote investment in low-income communities across the country.
  79. 8,764 communities across the country have been designated as Opportunity Zones.
  80. Opportunity Zones are expected to spur $100 billion in long-term private capital investment in economically distressed communities across the country.
  81. Trump directed the Education Secretary to end Common Core.
  82. Trump signed the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund into law.
  83. Trump signed measure funding prevention programs for Veteran suicide.
  84. Companies have brought back over a TRILLION dollars from overseas because of the TCJA bill that Trump signed.
  85. Manufacturing jobs are growing at the fastest rate in more than 30 years.
  86. Stock Market has reached record highs.
  87. Median household income has hit highest level ever recorded.
  88. African-American unemployment is at an all-time low.(was until Covid bullshit)
  89. Hispanic-American unemployment is at an all-time low.
  90. Asian-American unemployment is at an all-time low.
  91. Women’s unemployment rate is at a 65-year low.
  92. Youth unemployment is at a 50-year low.
  93. We have the lowest unemployment rate ever recorded.
  94. The Pledge to America’s Workers has resulted in employers committing to train more than 4 million Americans.
  95. 95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future— the highest ever.
  96. As a result of the Republican tax bill, small businesses will have the lowest top marginal tax rate in more than 80 years.
  97. Record number of regulations eliminated that hurt small businesses.
  98. Signed welfare reform requiring able-bodied adults who don’t have children to work or look for work if they’re on welfare.
  99. Under Trump, the FDA approved more affordable generic drugs than ever before in history.
  100. Reformed Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging low-income seniors on their drugs—saving seniors 100’s of millions of $$$ this year alone.
  101. Signed Right-To-Try legislation allowing terminally ill patients to try experimental treatment that wasn’t allowed before.
  102. Secured $6 billion in new funding to fight the opioid epidemic.
  103. Signed VA Choice Act and VA Accountability Act, expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.
  104. U.S. oil production recently reached all-time high so we are less dependent on oil from the Middle East.
  105. The U.S. is a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957.
  106. NATO allies increased their defense spending because of his pressure campaign.
  107. Withdrew the United States from the job-killing Paris Climate Accord in 2017 and that same year the U.S. still led the world by having the largest reduction in Carbon emissions.
  108. Has his circuit court judge nominees being confirmed faster than any other new administration.
  109. Had his Supreme Court Justice’s Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh confirmed.
  110. Moved U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
  111. Agreed to a new trade deal with Mexico & Canada that will increase jobs here and $$$ coming in.
  112. Reached a breakthrough agreement with the E.U. to increase U.S. exports.
  113. Imposed tariffs on China in response to China’s forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft, and their chronically abusive trade practices, has agreed to a Part One trade deal with China.
  114. Signed legislation to improve the National Suicide Hotline.
  115. Signed the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever into law, which will advance childhood cancer research and improve treatments.
  116. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law by Trump doubled the maximum amount of the child tax credit available to parents and lifted the income limits so more people could claim it.
  117. It also created a new tax credit for other dependents.
  118. In 2018, President Trump signed into law a $2.4 billion funding increase for the Child Care and Development Fund, providing a total of $8.1 billion to States to fund child care for low-income families.
  119. The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) signed into law by Trump provides a tax credit equal to 20-35% of child care expenses, $3,000 per child & $6,000 per family + Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) allow you to set aside up to $5,000 in pre-tax $ to use for child care.
  120. In 2019 President Donald Trump signed the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act (CARES) into law which allocates $1.8 billion in funding over the next five years to help people with autism spectrum disorder and to help their families.
  121. In 2019 President Trump signed into law two funding packages providing nearly $19 million in new funding for Lupus specific research and education programs, as well an additional $41.7 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the most Lupus funding EVER.
  122. Another upcoming accomplishment to add: In the next week or two Trump will be signing the first major anti-robocall law in decades called the TRACED Act (Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence.) Once it’s the law, the TRACED Act will extend the period of time the FCC has to catch & punish those who intentionally break telemarketing restrictions. The bill also requires voice service providers to develop a framework to verify calls are legitimate before they reach your phone.
  123. Israel-UAE peace. More Muslim countries (Countries such as Oman, Morocco, Sudan, Lebanon) said they may follow. Last time Israel and a Muslim country normalized ties was 26 years ago.
  124. US stock market continually hits all-time record highs.
Note: I would like to also add that this list will obviously be very similar to other lists if not the same, since these are facts and not really opinions.
I may have missed some stuff or duplicated a few things. Sorry about that. Please let me know if you have anything to add. Thanks for reading!
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What has Trump actually done? I've done some research... (Requested Re-post)

A little about myself: I have always been a right-leaning financially conservative liberal. Meaning I'm all for newer technologies. I want solar energy, electric cars, auto-driving technologies (Love Musk). I do care about our environment. I do believe LGBT relationships/marriage is awesome. I'm all for Black people having their fair style of policing as well. I hate Nazis, hate Communists, hate racism, sexism, abuse, etc. I hate hate. I love LOVE! I want our government to be LESS controlling and want less taxes. I do NOT believe we should be handing out welfare checks unless IF needed (you just lost a job, sure). If you are sitting on welfare for 10 years....that becomes a problem. I look at BOTH SIDES. I've signed up for newsletters/emails/facebook/twitter groups from both sides. However I've seen that the left has become a socialist groupthink mindset, for example omitting the word God in a few speeches....It's not a BIG deal but small unnoticed details may lead to big overhauls. The censorships of channels, the media attacking conservatives, people getting fired for just having a different political opinion...are you kidding me?? The media turning a blind eye to destruction yet talk about Coronavirus numbers and criminals that are resisting arrest get shot as the cop's fault...however we do need more police training. Cops are aggressive here (I do agree with my liberal friends on that). The double standard: letting people protest for BLM but when the Conservatives tried to protest to go back to work, at the beginning in March/April, they were at fault. Or how CA Gov Newsom stated "You're allowed to protest, but not allowed to have social gatherings"....isn't a protest a type of social gathering.
I don't like to be biased, but holy crap how much I've found what Trump has done for the past 3.5 years is insane!! My point is I look at both sides for politics. Anyways, I decided to do a full day's work with the help of some people to compile a list:
  1. Trump recently signed 3 bills to benefit Native people. One gives compensation to the Spokane tribe for loss of their lands in the mid-1900s, one funds Native language programs, and the third gives federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana.
  2. Trump finalized the creation of Space Force as our 6th Military branch.
  3. Trump signed a law to make cruelty to animals a federal felony so that animal abusers face tougher consequences.
  4. Violent crime has fallen every year he’s been in office after rising during the 2 years before he was elected.
  5. Trump signed a bill making CBD and Hemp legal.
  6. Trump’s EPA gave $100 million to fix the water infrastructure problem in Flint, Michigan.
  7. Under Trump’s leadership, in 2018 the U.S. surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of crude oil.
  8. Trump signed a law ending the gag orders on Pharmacists that prevented them from sharing money-saving information.
  9. Trump signed the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act” (FOSTA), which includes the “Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act” (SESTA) which both give law enforcement and victims new tools to fight sex trafficking.
  10. Trump signed a bill to require airports to provide spaces for breastfeeding Moms.
  11. The 25% lowest-paid Americans enjoyed a 4.5% income boost in November 2019, which outpaces a 2.9% gain in earnings for the country's highest-paid workers.
  12. Low-wage workers are benefiting from higher minimum wages and from corporations that are increasing entry-level pay.
  13. Trump signed the biggest wilderness protection & conservation bill in a decade and designated 375,000 acres as protected land.
  14. Trump signed the Save our Seas Act which funds $10 million per year to clean tons of plastic & garbage from the ocean.
  15. He signed a bill this year allowing some drug imports from Canada so that prescription prices would go down.
  16. Trump signed an executive order this year that forces all healthcare providers to disclose the cost of their services so that Americans can comparison shop and know how much less providers charge insurance companies.
  17. When signing that bill he said no American should be blindsided by bills for medical services they never agreed to in advance.
  18. Hospitals will now be required to post their standard charges for services, which include the discounted price a hospital is willing to accept.
  19. In the eight years prior to President Trump’s inauguration, prescription drug prices increased by an average of 3.6% per year. Under Trump, drug prices have seen year-over-year declines in nine of the last ten months, with a 1.1% drop as of the most recent month.
  20. He created a White House VA Hotline to help veterans and principally staffed it with veterans and direct family members of veterans.
  21. VA employees are being held accountable for poor performance, with more than 4,000 VA employees removed, demoted, and suspended so far.
  22. Issued an executive order requiring the Secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs to submit a joint plan to provide veterans access to access to mental health treatment as they transition to civilian life.
  23. Because of a bill signed and championed by Trump, In 2020, most federal employees will see their pay increase by an average of 3.1% — the largest raise in more than 10 years.
  24. Trump signed into a law up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for millions of federal workers.
  25. Trump administration will provide HIV prevention drugs for free to 200,000 uninsured patients per year for 11 years.
  26. All-time record sales during the 2019 holidays.
  27. Trump signed an order allowing small businesses to group together when buying insurance to get a better price
  28. President Trump signed the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act that provides funding for states to develop maternal mortality reviews to better understand maternal complications and identify solutions & largely focuses on reducing the higher mortality rates for Black Americans.
  29. In 2018, President Trump signed the groundbreaking First Step Act, a criminal justice bill which enacted reforms that make our justice system fairer and help former inmates successfully return to society.
  30. The First Step Act’s reforms addressed inequities in sentencing laws that disproportionately harmed Black Americans and reformed mandatory minimums that created unfair outcomes.
  31. The First Step Act expanded judicial discretion in sentencing of non-violent crimes.
  32. Over 90% of those benefitting from the retroactive sentencing reductions in the First Step Act are Black Americans.
  33. The First Step Act provides rehabilitative programs to inmates, helping them successfully rejoin society and not return to crime.
  34. Trump increased funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by more than 14%.
  35. Trump signed legislation forgiving Hurricane Katrina debt that threatened HBCUs.
  36. New single-family home sales are up 31.6% in October 2019 compared to just one year ago.
  37. Made HBCUs a priority by creating the position of executive director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs.
  38. Trump received the Bipartisan Justice Award at a historically black college for his criminal justice reform accomplishments.
  39. The poverty rate fell to a 17-year low of 11.8% under the Trump administration as a result of a jobs-rich environment.
  40. Poverty rates for African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans have reached their lowest levels since the U.S. began collecting such data.
  41. President Trump signed a bill that creates five national monuments, expands several national parks, adds 1.3 million acres of wilderness, and permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
  42. Trump’s USDA committed $124 Million to rebuild rural water infrastructure.
  43. Consumer confidence & small business confidence is at an all-time high.
  44. More than 7 million jobs created since election.
  45. More Americans are now employed than ever recorded before in our history.
  46. More than 400,000 manufacturing jobs created since his election.
  47. Trump appointed 5 openly gay ambassadors.
  48. Trump ordered Ric Grenell, his openly gay ambassador to Germany, to lead a global initiative to decriminalize homosexuality across the globe.
  49. Through Trump’s Anti-Trafficking Coordination Team (ACTeam) initiative, Federal law enforcement more than doubled convictions of human traffickers and increased the number of defendants charged by 75% in ACTeam districts.
  50. In 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) dismantled an organization that was the internet’s leading source of prostitution-related advertisements resulting in sex trafficking.
  51. Trump’s OMB published new anti-trafficking guidance for government procurement officials to more effectively combat human trafficking.
  52. Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations arrested 1,588 criminals associated with Human Trafficking.
  53. Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services provided funding to support the National Human Trafficking Hotline to identify perpetrators and give victims the help they need.
  54. The hotline identified 16,862 potential human trafficking cases.
  55. Trump’s DOJ provided grants to organizations that support human trafficking victims – serving nearly 9,000 cases from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.
  56. The Department of Homeland Security has hired more victim assistance specialists, helping victims get resources and support.
  57. President Trump has called on Congress to pass school choice legislation so that no child is trapped in a failing school because of his or her zip code.
  58. The President signed funding legislation in September 2018 that increased funding for school choice by $42 million.
  59. The tax cuts signed into law by President Trump promote school choice by allowing families to use 529 college savings plans for elementary and secondary education.
  60. Under his leadership ISIS has lost most of their territory and been largely dismantled.
  61. ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was killed.
  62. Signed the first Perkins CTE reauthorization since 2006, authorizing more than $1 billion for states each year to fund vocational and career education programs.
  63. Executive order expanding apprenticeship opportunities for students and workers.
  64. Trump issued an Executive Order prohibiting the U.S. government from discriminating against Christians or punishing expressions of faith.
  65. Signed an executive order that allows the government to withhold money from college campuses deemed to be anti-Semitic and who fail to combat anti-Semitism.
  66. President Trump ordered a halt to U.S. tax money going to international organizations that fund or perform abortions.
  67. Trump imposed sanctions on the socialists in Venezuela who have killed their citizens.
  68. Finalized new trade agreement with South Korea.
  69. Made a deal with the European Union to increase U.S. energy exports to Europe.
  70. Withdrew the U.S. from the job killing TPP deal.
  71. Secured $250 billion in new trade and investment deals in China and $12 billion in Vietnam.
  72. Okay’ d up to $12 billion in aid for farmers affected by unfair trade retaliation.
  73. Has had over a dozen US hostages freed, including those Obama could not get freed.
  74. Trump signed the Music Modernization Act, the biggest change to copyright law in decades.
  75. Trump secured Billions that will fund the building of a wall at our southern border.
  76. The Trump Administration is promoting second chance hiring to give former inmates the opportunity to live crime-free lives and find meaningful employment.
  77. Trump’s DOJ and the Board Of Prisons launched a new “Ready to Work Initiative” to help connect employers directly with former prisoners.
  78. President Trump’s historic tax cut legislation included new Opportunity Zone Incentives to promote investment in low-income communities across the country.
  79. 8,764 communities across the country have been designated as Opportunity Zones.
  80. Opportunity Zones are expected to spur $100 billion in long-term private capital investment in economically distressed communities across the country.
  81. Trump directed the Education Secretary to end Common Core.
  82. Trump signed the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund into law.
  83. Trump signed measure funding prevention programs for Veteran suicide.
  84. Companies have brought back over a TRILLION dollars from overseas because of the TCJA bill that Trump signed.
  85. Manufacturing jobs are growing at the fastest rate in more than 30 years.
  86. Stock Market has reached record highs.
  87. Median household income has hit highest level ever recorded.
  88. African-American unemployment is at an all-time low.(was until Covid bullshit)
  89. Hispanic-American unemployment is at an all-time low.
  90. Asian-American unemployment is at an all-time low.
  91. Women’s unemployment rate is at a 65-year low.
  92. Youth unemployment is at a 50-year low.
  93. We have the lowest unemployment rate ever recorded.
  94. The Pledge to America’s Workers has resulted in employers committing to train more than 4 million Americans.
  95. 95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future— the highest ever.
  96. As a result of the Republican tax bill, small businesses will have the lowest top marginal tax rate in more than 80 years.
  97. Record number of regulations eliminated that hurt small businesses.
  98. Signed welfare reform requiring able-bodied adults who don’t have children to work or look for work if they’re on welfare.
  99. Under Trump, the FDA approved more affordable generic drugs than ever before in history.
  100. Reformed Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging low-income seniors on their drugs—saving seniors 100’s of millions of $$$ this year alone.
  101. Signed Right-To-Try legislation allowing terminally ill patients to try experimental treatment that wasn’t allowed before.
  102. Secured $6 billion in new funding to fight the opioid epidemic.
  103. Signed VA Choice Act and VA Accountability Act, expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.
  104. U.S. oil production recently reached all-time high so we are less dependent on oil from the Middle East.
  105. The U.S. is a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957.
  106. NATO allies increased their defense spending because of his pressure campaign.
  107. Withdrew the United States from the job-killing Paris Climate Accord in 2017 and that same year the U.S. still led the world by having the largest reduction in Carbon emissions.
  108. Has his circuit court judge nominees being confirmed faster than any other new administration.
  109. Had his Supreme Court Justice’s Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh confirmed.
  110. Moved U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
  111. Agreed to a new trade deal with Mexico & Canada that will increase jobs here and $$$ coming in.
  112. Reached a breakthrough agreement with the E.U. to increase U.S. exports.
  113. Imposed tariffs on China in response to China’s forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft, and their chronically abusive trade practices, has agreed to a Part One trade deal with China.
  114. Signed legislation to improve the National Suicide Hotline.
  115. Signed the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever into law, which will advance childhood cancer research and improve treatments.
  116. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law by Trump doubled the maximum amount of the child tax credit available to parents and lifted the income limits so more people could claim it.
  117. It also created a new tax credit for other dependents.
  118. In 2018, President Trump signed into law a $2.4 billion funding increase for the Child Care and Development Fund, providing a total of $8.1 billion to States to fund child care for low-income families.
  119. The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) signed into law by Trump provides a tax credit equal to 20-35% of child care expenses, $3,000 per child & $6,000 per family + Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) allow you to set aside up to $5,000 in pre-tax $ to use for child care.
  120. In 2019 President Donald Trump signed the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act (CARES) into law which allocates $1.8 billion in funding over the next five years to help people with autism spectrum disorder and to help their families.
  121. In 2019 President Trump signed into law two funding packages providing nearly $19 million in new funding for Lupus specific research and education programs, as well an additional $41.7 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the most Lupus funding EVER.
  122. Another upcoming accomplishment to add: In the next week or two Trump will be signing the first major anti-robocall law in decades called the TRACED Act (Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence.) Once it’s the law, the TRACED Act will extend the period of time the FCC has to catch & punish those who intentionally break telemarketing restrictions. The bill also requires voice service providers to develop a framework to verify calls are legitimate before they reach your phone.
  123. Israel-UAE peace. More Muslim countries (Countries such as Oman, Morocco, Sudan, Lebanon) said they may follow. Last time Israel and a Muslim country normalized ties was 26 years ago.
  124. US stock market continually hits all-time record highs.
Note: I would like to also add that this list will obviously be very similar to other lists if not the same, since these are facts and not really opinions.
I may have missed some stuff or duplicated a few things. Sorry about that. Please let me know if you have anything to add. Thanks for reading!
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A detailed guide and comparison between Sarwa and IBKR

As promised earlier I am sharing my experience investing with Sarwa and IBKR individually:
Account opening:
Opening an IBKR account with either Sarwa or directly through IBKR is extremely easy.
On Sarwa you would have to sign up and upload a few documents, basically your passport and DEWA bill. You’ll have to take a selfie holding your passport for verification. The whole process takes about a week and Sarwa then emails you your IBKR credentials. You can then log in to uour IBKR account. With Sarwa you can schedule a call, that’s how I started with them, someone will call you at your preferred time and explain everything. The person calling you will probably gonna be your advisor. During signing up you fill some questions to test your risk appetite. Accordingly a plan is assigned to you. In my case I opted for a higher risk level than the one allocated to me. I discussed that with my advisor and she approved it.
Different risk levels will have different target allocations of ETFS (For example, moderate growth is 38% American stocks, 31% developed markets, 16% bonds, 10% emerging markets & 5% real estate. The more risk you opt for the more American stocks you get and less bonds and vice versa.
Directly through IBKR would basically be a similar process, the documents needed would also be the passport and last DEWA bill. They auto pull your info from your passport scan, if some details could not be pulled out correctly a manual check from IB’s side will be done. Account opening took about 5 days. Now there is no risk assessment and you are on your own. You can buy whatever ETFs or stock you like.
No account opening fees either with Sarwa or IBKR.
Trading:
Obviously with Sarwa you cannot make trades yourself. Once you deposit the money in your IBKR account (A USA Citibank account) trades are made on the same day by Sarwa on your behalf. ETFs are purchased according to the target allocation of your profile. When fluctuations happen (example US stocks fall and bonds increase) and then you make further deposits they will rebalance your profile to maintain the target allocation.
With IBKR you can buy whatever you want whether individual stocks or ETFs, diversified or not. It’s all on your own responsibility.
Trading fees are completely waived with Sarwa. The trades they make on your behalf are free.
With IBKR there are reasonable fees for buying and selling. I recommend using tiered structure (not fixed, you can choose that from settings). Just to give you an idea. A single purchase of 5,000 USD worth of ETFs incurs about 0.63 USD in fees.
You cannot day trade with IBKR until your net liquidity value reaches 25K USD. You then have an unlimited number of daily trades. Less than 25K USD you will have to check your account to know how many trades you can perform daily/weekly. It’s very straightforward and clear.
Fees:
With Sarwa there is no account maintenance fees and you can start with 500 USD minimum balance. There is however an advisory fee. It is 0.85% annually charged on monthly basis for accounts worth 2500-50000K USD, 0.7% for accounts worth 50-100K USD and 0.5% for accounts above 100K USD value. No advisory fees for accounts worth 500-2500 USD.
Example: Your account is worth 10,000 USD. Annual fee is 85 USD and you will be charged monthly 7 USD.
With IBKR there is a 10USD monthly activity fee charged if your account is worth less than 100K USD. These fees are charged if you don’t trade. If you are actively trading commissions are deducted from those 10 dollars and you are probably won’t be paying these 10 USD. Example: Last month my trading commissions were 29 USD, I don’t pay the 10USD. If your monthly commissions are lets say 5 USD you pay 10USD – 5 USD = 5 USD and so on.
Monthly activity fees are waived for the first 3 months.
Monthly fees are only 3 USD for those aged less than 25 years old.
Funding:
Since both are IBKR accounts so funding is almost identical. You get detailed funding instructions on Sarwa’s website showing different UAE banks how-to(s).
On IBKR there are also funding instructions, but not as detailed as on Sarwa and not of course tailored according to UAE banks. It’s still easy.
My recommendation for funding is using Standard Chartered bank. They charge a fixed rate of 26.25 Dhs for every transfer. Corresponding bank fees are waived. Money reaches your USA IBKR account instantly and is immediately available for trading. Using 3rd party ways like Transferwise will incur higher charges according to my experience and will take more time. Moreover the funds will not be immediately available for trading (It matters if you want to seize the chance and buy in a dip). Also many transfers from Transferwise and Revolut are sometimes declined by IBKR. You can transfer from all other UAE banks but will have to pay corresponding bank fees of 25USD (amount less than 5K USD) 35 USD (between 5-25K) and 45 USD for amounts beyond 25K USD. Exchange rates differ from one bank to another and depends on your banking relationship. I would recommend you joiny SimplyFi facebook group and search there to learn about different bank fees. Citibank will also not charge a corresponding bank fees (Citi to Citi) and transfers are instant, but their rate is not competitive imho.
Margin:
Your account is a cash account with Sarwa. That means you can only buy ETFs equal to the amount of money your transfer. Pretty simple.
With IBKR you first apply for a cash account. I later requested an upgrade for a margin account and got an approval the next day. A margin account basically means you can take a loan from IBKR to buy stocks/ETFs. The loan amount depends on your profile and assessment of IBKR. They gave me a leverage ratio of 2 (Example my worth is 10 USD I can take a margin loan of equal amount of 10USD). The margin interest rate is one of the lowest in the world currently at 1.6% annually (charged daily).
Beware this is very risky and should only be attempted if you really know what you are doing. If your net liquidity value falls beyond a specific level IBKR will liquidate your positions. If you are interested in learning more about margin trading please private message me.
Support:
With Sarwa I get support via 3 methods, either messaging there whats app support number, my advisor’s whats app number or directly calling my advisor. It all works fine and they are all very responsive.
With IBKR, you can either send inbox messages (Like with banks) or much more conveniently live chat with them. They are just great and will help you with anything.
Finally:
I have so many other things in mind I want to talk (Like subscriptions for market data & trading stations whether web based/desktop app/mobile app) but I feel that would be too much and maybe doesn’t interest everyone. So I can gladly answer any specific questions.
As you can see I comparing features and general usage of both accounts and not investment and performance.
My Sarwa account is up 12% in 7 months but that is basically because I bought in the March dip. My personal IBKR account of similar value is up only 3%, but this is a different story as the allocation and target is different in both scenarios. Please note I cannot advise on what to buy or sell as I am not a financial expert. Just sharing my experience as an individual.
Cheers!
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Anti bioterror play for huge long term gains

Thesis: SIGA Technologies, an anti-bioterror pharmaceutical company, will double their stock price in a year and triple or quadruple it in two years. They are in an incredibly strong financial position: zero debt, future US government purchases that may be greater than their market cap, and low expenses for operations and forward research. They also have amazing future growth prospects as foreign governments will buy their meds to prepare for future pandemics. Their drugs treat smallpox which is both more contagious and deadly (IFR ~30%!) than the Wuhan plague.
Do you think absolutely no political or military leader will learn their lesson about pandemic preparedness? Do you think business leaders are going to put the pressure down since the cost of unpreparedness is orders of magnitude greater than preparedness? That’s what this play is all about.
The play: Buy $SIGA stocks and hold for 2 years.

Quick facts

Market cap: $560 million
Style: Value, when compared to other biotechs
Products: Their primary product is an FDA approved oral antiviral (TPOXX) that treats all orthopox viruses (e.g. the dreaded smallpox). They are currently developing additional products for IV and pediatric treatment, another small molecule drug for treating orthopox viruses, and are developing therapeutics that use orthopox viruses for delivery of anticancer antigens.
How SIGA makes money: 1) US government contracts to supply the Strategic National Stockpile, 2) US government contracts for research, 3) sales to foreign governments and potentially private parties. Note that their business doesn't care about prevailing market conditions and all of these are multi-year contracts.
Debt: $0. They paid off an $86 MM loan in March.
Cash holdings: $77.4 MM
Total assets: $118.6 MM
Net cash flow 2019: -$18.2 MM, as discussed below, 2019 was a transition year between govt contracts hence the low income. They made $400MM from closing contracts in 2018.
Net cash flow 2020, my estimate: +$53 MM, see cash flow section below for how I got this figure

How this play can win

- The US govt through BARDA accelerates their purchasing of TPOXX to be and look more prepared for future pandemics.
- Foreign governments purchase TPOXX for their own pandemic preparedness. Canada announced an intent to purchase in December. Others are likely to follow. IMO, the stock will hit $10 when 3 additional countries announce purchasing and $20 when they have a network of 10 purchasing countries plus additional research. The US gets a discount on TPOXX because they funded the initial research, others will likely pay three times as much per dose.
- The US govt offers much more research funding to SIGA to design antivirals for other possible pandemic viruses. 10 years ago they had a small BARDA contract to look into antivirals for Lassa fever, a nasty rat flu boogaloo. They might renew or add to this type of research.
- TPOXX gets additional approvals for IV use and prophylactic use (i.e. give to people in contact with infected, first responders or first city) and US buys more. They recently received a new $23 MM contract for developing this use.
- A larger pharmaceutical company announces that they will purchase SIGA for $10-$15 share in a year. SIGA already has connections with Pfizer.
- Large amounts of additional income help them pump with stock buybacks or fat dividends. I am totally convinced they are going to buyback or spit dividends in a year from now.

Risks

- Foreign governments don’t purchase TPOXX or don’t approve its safety/efficacy and rely on the vaccine for smallpox (but 1 in 5 people can’t take the vax and lots of deaths in first wave without TPOXX).
- US govt does not add to stockpile, only keeps refreshing expired TPOXX.
- US govt does not invest in additional pandemic preparedness research/invests only in competitors.
- TPOXX may later be discovered to have a severe side-effect. (Oral formula is already FDA approved though).
- There’s more risks listed in their 10-K, but I do not think they are significant enough to list here.

Resources for your own DD

Do your own research. Always.
Latest 10-K: https://investor.siga.com/node/13196/html
Latest 10-Q: https://investor.siga.com/node/13251/html
2020 Q1 earnings call: https://www DOT fool DOT com/earnings/call-transcripts/2020/05/07/siga-technologies-inc-siga-q1-2020-earnings-call-t.aspx
2019 Q4 earnings call: https://www DOT seeking NO SPACE alpha DOT com/article/4330138-siga-technologies-inc-siga-ceo-phil-gomez-on-q4-2019-results-earnings-call-transcript
Reddit doesn't like the above websites. Sorry for the garbled links
Press releases: https://investor.siga.com/press-releases
Smallpox wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smallpox

Detailed DD

I’m going to start off this section by answering the arguments you’ve already thought of.
Who gives a shit about some old timey disease?
The world militaries. Smallpox is a nasty disease. It's basic reproduction number, R0, is between 3-6, like the Wuhan coronavirus. It similarly has a 7-14 day lag time before symptoms show, although it is not known to be infectious for the first several days.
Smallpox is also exceptionally deadly, ranging from 15-30% fatality rate depending upon the strain and in children and the elderly can reach a 75% mortality rate. Survivors are usually permanently scarred and may have life-long complications from the disease. A smallpox epidemic would actually make corona look like "just the flu."
Infection around day 20 mark. Bangladesh, 1973.
Bioterrorism or biowarfare with smallpox is a massive threat to the military and people and an obvious first choice of weapon for a bioterrorist. Careful governments will plan for it.
Isn't smallpox eradicated?
Yes. But. 1) There are still many samples across the world in government labs across the world. 2) The genome exists on computers in said labs. 3) Many other orthopox viruses exist such as cowpox and monkeypox. Monkeypox in particular has had more cases in subsaharan Africa in the last few years. There have even been small outbreaks in the US, UK, and Singapore within the last 20 years.
What about vaccines?
  1. Maybe you recall that in the 1790’s Edward Jenner discovered the first vaccine by giving people the milder cowpox to prevent smallpox. The state of the smallpox vaccine has not evolved significantly since then. The modern vaccine uses a two-prong poker to deliver a live smallpox virus that has been engineered to be very weak. However, it is still a real virus that can causes symptoms or spread the disease to others. One in five Americans have underlying conditions that prevent them from receiving this vaccine due to the symptoms it causes.
  2. What do you do when smallpox starts spreading rapidly? You need to be able to treat the potentially 100s of thousands of people who will be infected before the immunization takes effect. The US is well-prepared with the vaccine having 300 million doses, nearly enough for every American. But you need a treatment as part of the defense strategy.
  3. TPOXX is in the process of being approved as a prophylactic. I.e. if smallpox were to spread then people could be given both the vaccine and TPOXX at the same time to make sure they don’t get sick if they were exposed prior to vaccination. Prophylactic treatment could be extremely important to first-responders, military, and people in the most badly affected zones.

Fundamentals

I am no expert in reading 10-K filings, but SIGA's 10-K is not too complicated. I encourage you to do your own DD before making this play and if you've never read a 10-K filing before this is a great one to cut your teeth on. SIGA only has one key product line and their debt is uncomplicated (nonexistent); the only tricky parts is following the government money.

Balance sheet from most recent 10-Q
Balance sheet
So the things to look at here are:
  1. SIGA has plenty of cash. Enough for two years operating expenses without any sort of austerity. Even if the economic downturn affected their business model, they would weather it easily.
  2. They have $16 MM in inventory. That’s mostly TPOXX they’ve already manufactured. This is great because it means they will have low costs for meeting the current BARDA contract supply request for this year and that if they get more orders they can dedicate their supply chain to filling them.
  3. No debt. There’s no risk of them going tits up soon. Unlike your other favorite plays against highly-leveraged trash companies (looking at you Zillow), SIGA can ride out a credit crunch with ease.
  4. Stockholders’ equity aka book value. At a price to book of 5:1 this is a cheap biotech company, one of the reasons I see them as a value buy. Also of note, their property includes patents on TPOXX in virtually every country.

Cash flow
In 2019, SIGA took a $7 million loss while in 2018 they punched a $422 million gain. How did that happen? Their entire business runs on multi-year govt contracts. 2018 saw an older BARDA contract end with the orders completely filled to stuff the strategic stockpile. 2019 was a transition year.They have a new contract with BARDA to replenish expiring TPOXX and research then purchase new formulations for IV and pediatric use. So, looking at their 201910-K their earnings look abysmal, but their forward looking earnings are much better given their recent news releases.
Let’s look more at that contract since it is a principal revenue source. SIGA’s most recent 19C contract gives BARDA (Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority) the ability to purchase up to $602.5MM worth of product. The base contract guarantees $51.7 MM and BARDA announced the exercise of an additional $127.1 MM in purchasing for the next year as of a few weeks ago. Due to drug expiration and future preparedness, my opinion is that BARDA will exercise all of the purchasing options over the next 10 years.
Here’s my 2020 cash flow estimate, I am inexperienced at this sort of analysis. Pro 10-K readers, please give me some criticism.
-$24 MM from expenses for sales, admin, research, services ,patents. Average of last 2 years -10% because research activity is shut down
-$7 MM from additional costs of terminating loan. 10-Q
+$2 MM from part 1 of Canadian order. Press release
+$75 MM from three quarters of $101 MM exercise of BARDA contract. Estimated because they will supply TPOXX the next three quarters of 2020 and Q1 2021, press release
-$3 MM additional costs to fulfill orders. Estimate from BARDA contract’s allocation for supply costs
+$10 MM from contracts for research. Estimate by Q1 research revenue x 4
? a new $23 MM research contract with the department of defense was announced in June, unclear when they will receive the money at this time
$0 from stock buybacks and dividends, they have never had a dividend, but did do $800k in buybacks last year. They might have paid down their debt to put them in a position to do a lot more buybacks, so this is subject to change.
Total: +$53 MM
I expect the next few years to be cash flow positive now that they are out of the development phase and into the deployment phase. As they get additional international buyers they will also need to service their expiring stockpiles. This puts them at a forward price to earnings estimate of 10:1, still a value play in the current environment.
The high future cash flow is why I expect them to start pumping dividends or buybacks in a year. Since their research activities are primarily supported by the US government, they won't have other useful activities for the cash other than to return it to shareholders. Also, the guys who founded SIGA in the 90's probably want to retire on a fat dividend pretty soon. Dividends and buybacks are a big factor in how many analysts calculate stock prices so either development will push the share price up a lot.

International Sales
This is where SIGA make us gigatendies. The US sales are the bread and butter that will keep them afloat for years to come. International sales are where they grow. Their contracts with the US government let them sell TPOXX at about $350 per course because they funded the initial research, whereas Canada is paying about $950 per course giving SIGA a massive estimated 95% margin.
Let's see who might be interested in buying TPOXX as the China flu crisis unwinds: we've got most of western Europe/NATO--UK, France,Italy, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Spain; Pacific countries wary of being in the China sphere--Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia,Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia; and wealthy Middle Eastern countries that need to hedge against instability--Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar; a smattering of other countries getting wise to viral threats--Russia, India,Brazil, South Africa, Mexico. That's a lot of potential buyers and it will only take a few for SIGA's price to shoot up. Also note that SIGA does not market internationally themselves, they are partnered with Meridian, a Pfizer subsidiary, for international sales.
SIGA also has an excellent moat internationally. They have patents for TPOXX and its analogs almost everywhere but China. Of course, there are still risks associated with international expansion, but the upside potential is yuuge. Let's hear it from the horse's mouth and see what SIGA had to say on their 2019 Q4 conference call:
Now let's discuss the international markets. The pursuit of international sales for oral TPOXX is a key focus for us at SIGA. Our partnership with Meridian Medical Technologies that we announced last June has been excellent. However as I've said many times the sales cycle is long for international government procurement of these types of products and each country has its own set of internal dynamics. ... I have been asked why we do not provide a country-by-country update on sales progress. We do not comment on specific progress with countries for two main reasons. First, we respect the confidentiality of our customers who would not want their deliberations to become public. And second, we would not want to signal to competitors which countries may be undergoing an expansion in their spending for biodefense. With that context in mind, we are pleased to share a progress report regarding the Canadian military, who announced in December and intend to issue contracts to support a Health Canada, regulatory filing and thep urchase of up to 15,825 courses of oral TPOXX for the Canadian military. A procurement order of this size would represent about 25%of the active military forces in Canada. Although this is a relatively modest number of courses it is precedent for military preparedness by a U.S. NATO ally.
What can we gather from that? They've got multiple sales in the works, but are keeping mum about it. Also, that it takes time to cut through government tape and announce these sales. Here's the single largest risk for this play: that it takes too long for international contracts to be announced. For this reason, I recommend buying stocks and not calls. The near term future is too unpredictable.

Research Activities
SIGA's main drug, oral TPOXX, is already completely FDA approved as safe in humans and effective in animals. A quirk of their niche is that since smallpox is eradicated, they can't ethically test the drug for effectiveness in humans. This helps their bottom line because they basically get to skip some of the trials of a typical drug development cycle.
SIGA's most important upcoming products are TPOXX for IV, liquid pediatric, and prophylactic use. Due to the current pandemic, all human trials are postponed, but the barriers for these trials are quite low. They only need to demonstrate human safety for the alternate ROA drugs. For prophylactic TPOXX, SIGA needs to demonstrate that TPOXX does not interfere with immunity acquisition from the smallpox vaccine. That way a potentially exposed person can both be treated and vaccinated at the same time. If they fail to meet these research goals, then I doubt the BARDA contract will be exercised for full value. Because of the delay in these results due to corona, I doubt that they threaten the trade that I'm proposing.
Orthopox viruses to deliver cancer therapeutics and older Lassa fever antivirals. I honestly don't know enough about their activities in these areas to make a comment. I think they are irrelevant to the base play, but could provide some surprise upside if there was a development.

Insider trading
The execs did more selling than buying last year which is perhaps bearish, but their most recent move was to buy a lot of stock in December after announcing the Canada deal. They sold stock at ~$5.80 in early 2019. Now, they're holding even though it is past $6. I think the COVID pandemic has massively increased SIGA’s value and their key people are holding at a price where they previously sold knowing that a lot more cash is coming in. I think there's also some possibility of acquisition at higher share price, being debt free makes them attractive to a buyer--just pick up all the shares, no liabilities to clean up.

Positions
I have 5% of my IRA in SIGA and a couple of long dated $10 calls (volume is shit FYI) in my funny money account.
Thank you for reading my novel.
Disclaimer: Just because I can write two coherent paragraphs on a play does not mean I know what I'm doing. Do your own due diligence.
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[Econ] Agri Gang, Agri Gang, Agri Gang!

The Problem

Traditional Sustenance Agriculture “employs” 70% of Niger’s population. While this is not to be unexpected in one of the poorest countries on earth, it is troubling. With a large and growing population in a country prone to drought, and at massive risk of climate change the traditional methods of irrigation - pouring buckets of water over crops several times a day - are not sustainable nor economic. Traditional irrigation barely sustains the farmer, let alone generating revenues for export. As such, if Niger is to continue to develop, efforts must be made to improve the efficiency of Nigerien agriculture both for economic and environmental reasons.

The Solution

The practice of Drip irrigation promises to revolutionize both the lives of Nigerien farmers and the prosperity of the Nigerien economy as a whole. Small scale projects undertaken by the World Bank and Climate Investment Fund have demonstrated an efficiency increase of almost 90% in water use leading to an average four-fold increase in production year on year.

Benefits

The benefits of a four-fold increase in production, leaving aside the improved resilience to drought and climate change, are fundamental and massive. Such an increase would see agricultural surpluses change from a rare phenomenon, isolated to farms near the Niger river, to one widespread throughout the nation with its numerous positive side effects contributing heavily to Niger’s economic growth. Routine product surpluses would allow the export of Agricultural products, presently one of Niger’s smaller industries, to grow in scale - perhaps eventually challenging gold as the country's number one export. Such a move would both bring in foreign currency, as well as decreasing Niger’s substantial trade deficit, and provide another source of income for Nigerien farmers.
With enhanced levels of production, and meaningful surpluses fewer families would be forced to pull their children out of school early to assist in farming. Traditional types of agriculture require excessive amounts of labour to move water, dig trenches, and pump bores. In Niger, this has traditionally meant that children were either taken out of school or missed significant amounts of it to assist their family in caring for the farm. Whereas, in a future in which a majority farmers produce a meaningful surplus, the ability would be created for a farmer to employ workers to at least minimize the disruption to a child's schooling, if not eliminate it completely.
On the climate front, Drip irrigation promises to reduce the water needed for crops by as much as 90%, while increasing soil nutrients and decreasing runoff. With Niger extremely exposed to the threat of climate change, and specifically drought, reduced water usage promotes consumption by people and livestock while allowing greater stockpiling of water resources for use when drought does strike.

Funding

After making an impassioned plea to the world Niger has been able to secure some $900mn in funding for an ambitious program to roll out Drip Irrigation to all 170,000 acres of Arable farmland in Niger (Fig.1). With the generosity on the behalf of the world community, Niger will be able to undertake this project as planned with a generous fiscal margin.
Fig 1 Total Amount invested per country
Country Amount
China $200mn
USA $350mn
Japan $150mn
UAE $200mn
Total $900mn

Roll out

The roll-out of the program will be the responsibility of the Ministry of Agriculture, with assistance from the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Economy. The program itself will be built on a framework of grants to farmers which will be used to buy systems off of a variety of domestic and international providers of systems. The cost of transport and installation will be fully covered by the government and its international partners. The Nigerien armed forces will also assist the government with logistics to remote areas, as well as in providing security to officials visiting areas of IS-GS operations.
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Primer on the oil and gas industry, demand destruction and the price war

TL;DR Oil demand may fall by as much as 20 million barrels a day this year, which is insane. The price war is leading to oversupply and probably won’t end soon. So you have a demand shock and a supply shock creating a perfect shit storm. It is not impossible for oil to fall into the single digits. There will be blood.
Just to get it out of the way: SPY $200p 4/24 and F $4p 4/17. I know, I’m a fucking idiot.
Edit: I recommend reading clangdo3's comments below, he adds some great color as well.
I’ve been getting questions about oil trickling in since fuzzyblankeet started writing his outstanding corporate debt threads and I wrote about it in one of them, so I figured I would give you guys a (short, but terribly long for you autists) primer on the oil and gas industry, demand destruction and the price war. TL;DR’s will be provided in sections for the lazy or can’t be bothered.
I’m not giving you trades because 1) you need to do your own DD on specific companies (I briefly looked at finances for Oxy and Devon in fuzzy’s first thread if you want to go find that); fuzzy’s suggestions are a good place to start, particularly for US shale companies 2) I’m not an experienced options trader and you don’t need me giving you full-retard plays.
As far as my background, my full-time job involves covering the news in the sector for an industry-specific data and analytics company. You have to pay more than pocket change to read my good stuff, but I'm several orders of magnitude less expensive than fuzzy. I mainly cover the Canadian and international upstream markets, but I have dabbled in the rest of it, including capital markets, and I understand the broad strokes of US shale.
Definitions
TL;DR If you know nothing of the oil and gas industry, you may need a bit of a down-and-dirty glossary to get started. I wrote this first, so I may not use all the terms listed (and I certainly didn’t list all the terms there are), but they are good to know anyways. Skip if you have at least a passing familiarity with the industry.
· Upstream – Essentially exploration and production. These are the companies (or divisions of supermajors) that find the oil and gas and pull it out of the ground.
· Midstream – Transportation and storage. Moving produced oil and gas by pipeline, truck, ship, railcar, etc. and when needed, storing them.
· Downstream – Refineries and plants. These are the guys that turn unprocessed crude and gas into end-use or intermediate products.
· Oilfield Services – These are the companies that help upstream companies get their shit. They may shoot seismic to help find prospects, run land or offshore rigs to drill wells, build infrastructure, provide drilling fluids or other chemicals, and a whole host of other shit.
· Conventional – These wells are the traditional image of how oil and gas gets produced. You drill a well (mostly) straight down and you find a pocket of oil and/or gas or you don’t. Good rock with high permeability and porosity. Most offshore production is conventional. It also typically has lower decline rates.
· Unconventional – This is essentially shale. Tight rock with low permeability and porosity. You drill down to the rock and then drill a lateral section, so you have as much pipe in the pay zone as possible. Then you use that evil fracking shit to break the rock up so oil and gas flow. These wells are often comparatively more expensive to drill, and the output declines quickly, so you have to constantly drill new wells if you want to maintain or grow production. Unconventional shale is what led to the US boom in production in recent years.
· Oilsands – Canada. This can either be mined to produce bitumen or extracted through things like steam-assisted gravity drainage (pump steam into ground to heat up the bitumen and make it less viscous). It has to be blended with diluent (very light oil or condensates) to move in pipelines and is processed into synthetic crude.
· Light vs Heavy oil – API gravity says how light or heavy oil is. High API is lighter, low API is heavier. One isn’t necessarily better than the other, they have different uses. For example, heavy oil makes better fuel oil for ships. Sometimes oil can have high sulfur content, which is expensive but necessary to remove. “Sweet” oil means low sulfur content. WTI and Brent are light crudes, a lot of Middle Eastern, Canadian and Venezuelan oil (as examples) is heavy.
· Condensate and Natural Gas Liquids – C2-C5+ (ethane, propane, butanes, pentanes, etc.) found in some gas fields. Exist as liquids at ambient temperatures and often more valuable than the gas itself.
· Gas – Natural gas, not gasoline. Most oil fields have associated gas production, which may be flared (burned off) or reinjected into the reservoir to enhance recovery (keeps pressures higher so production doesn’t decline as fast).
· LNG – Liquefied Natural Gas. If you’re exporting gas overseas and can't use a pipeline, you send it to a terminal that makes it really fucking cold to liquefy it and then send it to export markets by ship, where it is turned back into gas.
· OPEC and OPEC+ - You all should have heard of the OPEC cartel, but OPEC+ was a group of non-member countries (Russia chief among them) that worked with OPEC to protect oil prices by reducing their output. That ended early in March and led to the price war.
· NOCs – National Oil Companies. Most producing countries have a state-owned oil company that will typically control large portions of the country’s reserves or all of it; sometimes there are a few state-owned companies in one country. They’ll also partner in assets outside of their country. Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia, Rosneft and Gazprom in Russia, Petrobras in Brazil, ONGC in India, Equinor in Norway, etc. The US, obviously, does not have a NOC. Not all NOCs are created equal. Pemex, Mexico’s NOC, is a steaming pile of shit and the one of the most indebted companies in the world.
· Supermajors – There are five: ExxonMobil, Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell, BP and Total. Huge, valuable companies that have been around forever and will probably be around until the Sun swallows the Earth or we all kill each other. Even after we transition away from hydrocarbons as our energy source, these behemoths will adapt and endure.
Industry Background
TL;DR Very brief history, skip if you don’t care
The oil and gas industry has always been more boom and bust than a lot of other sectors. The world wants exactly as much petroleum as it wants and not a drop more. When supply does not match demand, prices fluctuate widely. OPEC (essentially led by Saudi Arabia) was formed in 1960 and as of 2018, its 14 member countries control nearly half of global production and over three-quarters of proven reserves. Since the 1980s, the organization began setting production targets to protect oil prices and market share. This has led to a series of price wars, with the previous occurring in 2014-2016.
US oil production peaked in the 1970s and had been in steady decline until about 2009, when the shale revolution began. The early days were the wild west, with small independents springing up like weeds and spending years and billions focused on growth over returns. Oil output climbed to 8-9 MMbo/d in 2014 and was over 12 MMbo last year, making the US the largest producer in the world.
The price war in 2014 began when Saudi Arabia and OPEC moved to protect market share by allowing themselves to exceed their production quotas. The goal of the price war was to reign in US shale. US output fell from a peak of 9.5 MMbo/d to a low of 8.5 MMbo/d. However, companies were backstopped by an inflow of new capital from lenders, private equity and others under the promise of future returns. Oil prices dipped into the high $20/bbl range before the end of the war. The price war was ultimately abandoned by Saudi Arabia after King Salman was warned that the country would be bankrupt within three to four years if it continued and major economic reforms weren't implemented.
In the years since the 2014-2016 price war, consolidation has begun in the US shale patch. New capital is harder to come by and investors have shifted focus from continued growth to positive cash flow and returns. Smaller or over-levered companies have started folding or been bought out by larger, stronger competitors, including supermajors.
In order to curb oversupply issues and protect prices, OPEC+ (OPEC, Russia and ten other non-members) began curtailing production in 2017. Those original cuts have been extended and expanded multiple times, all the way through March 2020. The current cuts that expire Wednesday amount to 1.7 MMbo/d, or 2.1 MMbo/d when including voluntary reductions from Saudi Arabia.
Demand Destruction: Who needs oil when you are knocking back a cold bottle of beer flu
TL;DR Oil demand could fall by 20 MMbo/d YOY at the peak. Bad for prices.
Covid-19 threw a wrench into oil markets, which should be painfully obvious. Industrial production in China—one of Russia and Saudi Arabia’s primary customers—fell off a cliff. China is the largest energy consumer in the world and accounted for over 80% of global oil demand growth last year. Demand for transport fuels has also been pummeled with 3 billion people on lockdown and fewer goods moving around. As an example of how important that is, 70% of US petroleum consumption, or 14 MMbo/d, is used for transportation. Petroleum is also used for hundreds of intermediate and end-use products such as plastics, polyurethane and solvents, which aren't being made. Power generation is also important, but a fairly small slice of the pie, and I don’t have time to get into electrical grids, baseload power and everything else it involves.
In early March, the IEA estimated oil demand this year would fall by 90,000 bo/d from 2019 to a total of about 100 MMbo/d, compared to its previous estimate of 825,000 bo/d of growth. This forecast was based on an assumption of 2.5 MMbo/d less demand in Q1 with a gradual rebound the rest of the year. At the time, its best case scenario was that oil demand would grow by 480,000 bo/d. In the worst case, demand would fall by 730,000 bo/d.
This was pretty bad, but far too rosy an outlook. Since then, numerous analysts have projected declines in demand ranging from 7 to 10 MMbo in Q2. Goldman Sachs and Vitol (world’s largest independent oil trader) estimate oil demand could fall by 15-20 MMbo/d YOY at its peak. The IEA has since said much the same thing. Even if the price war ended tomorrow, it would be too late to avoid an oversupply issue, which I’ll talk about later.
Price War: “Fuck US Shale” -Putin probably, but in Russian
TL;DR Saudi Arabia and Russia are fighting for market share, with the added benefit of knee-capping US Shale. Oversupply could be several million barrels per day. Both of them are equipped to draw this out. Even worse for prices.
Saudi Arabia and OPEC knew how bad the pandemic was going to be for oil prices, so they sought to extend and expand production cuts again in late February and early March. The cuts would have taken another 1.5 MMbo/d off the markets through 2020, for a total of 3.6 MMbo/d. The proposal required the approval of OPEC+ (mainly Russia), as the non-members would have been responsible for 500,000 bo/d of the cuts.
Russia, as we all know, did not agree to the cuts. Their argument was that any production cuts were quickly replaced by growth in US shale oil production. Which is true, we’ve added about 3 MMbo/d in the three years that OPEC+ has cut production by, at most, 2.1 MMbo/d. There have been reports that new sanctions against Rosneft regarding commercial relations with Venezuela were what ultimately caused Putin to tell his energy minister to reject the cuts.
Saudi Arabia responded quickly. Russia rejected the deal on March 6, and by March 8 the Saudis cut their official selling prices and kicked off the war, leading to the March 9 oil route. In a bid to recover market share they lost in the previous war, Saudi Arabia cut prices for their flagship Arab Light crude by $8/bbl for northwest Europe in April—directly challenging Russia—setting a discount of $10.25/bbl under Brent, compared to a $2/bbl discount for Russia’s Urals blend. The Saudis also reduced their prices to Asia and the US by $6-7/bbl.
Beyond prices, Saudi Arabia promised to increase production to 10 MMbo/d from their current 9.7 MMbo/d, once the existing OPEC+ production cuts fell off on April 1. Since then, they have doubled down and said they would increase production to 12.3 MMbo/d and begin increasing capacity to 13 MMbo/d. Now, it is estimated that 12 MMbo/d is the Saudi’s current production capacity, meaning they would have to dip into their stored reserves and couldn’t maintain 12.3 forever.
The UAE, primarily Abu Dhabi’s ADNOC, said they would increase production by 1 MMbo/d. Russia promised to increase their production by 300,000 bo/d. The other 12 members of OPEC and 10 non-member countries of OPEC+ also have no reason to hold back anymore. This won’t happen overnight on April 1, but you still have promises to add something like 3.5-4 MMbo/d to a market that doesn’t need it, which is a nightmare in the best of times.
Unlike previous price wars, which were started by Saudi Arabia to protect market share, Russia started this one for geopolitical and economic reasons. Putin pulled the trigger, and he is obviously not some replaceable energy minister, so this will go on as long as he wants or until everyone else capitulates. Russia is also far less reliant on oil revenue than Saudi Arabia.
According to the IMF, Russia needs $42/bbl to balance its budget, compared to $82/bbl for the Saudis. Oil and gas revenue account for 1/3 of Russia’s budget and about half its exports, compared to 80% and 2/3 for Saudi Arabia. Russia has also said it could withstand $25-30/bbl for 6-10 years (remember SA ended the 2014-16 war because they were going to be bankrupt in 3-4). Saudi Arabia’s advantage is that they have the cheapest production costs in the world, at $2.80/bbl. Their budget requires $82/bbl because they are using the revenues to try to diversify their economy, which they can also put on the back burner.
To quote analyst Vincent Lauerman, “If oil consumption was to decline by a conservative 2.5 million bbls/d this year, oil production by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Russia was to increase by 2.57 million bbls/d on an annualized basis, and given the initial 1.65 million bbls/d surplus forecasted by OPEC, global oil supply would exceed consumption by an insane 7.88 million bbls/d in 2020. In the heart of the previous three oil price wars, global oil supply exceeded consumption by no more than 1.76 million bbls/d, in 1998.”
He went on to say that the surplus won’t be that high, for several reasons, which will be explained next. But it’s a good summation of how impactful a price war during a pandemic is.
Impacts on Industry: We’re all fucked (by popular request)
TL;DR WTI oil prices could fall to $10/bbl or even single digits. Shale companies are fucked, OFS companies are fucked, downstream companies may be fucked. Midstream companies may actually be ok.
The most obvious impact are oil prices. WTI briefly hit its lowest price since 2002 once already since March 9 and again today, when it fell below $20/bbl. WCS (Canadian benchmark) costs less to buy—about $8-9/bbl—than it does to ship it. I won’t spend much time on Canada, they’ve been fucked since 2016 as they don’t have enough takeaway capacity and too much regulatory uncertainty, and now they’re just a gaping, bloody mess. But the prices aren’t stopping here. With the massive oversupply that is coming and limited storage, many analysts are forecasting prices as low as $10/bbl or even single digits if the price war and pandemic are drawn out.
Several US shale basins were marginally economic to begin with (remember unconventional wells are expensive), and with prices falling so far they are entirely uneconomic. Almost every company, although not all of them, have cut capital expenditures (and sometimes dividends and executive/employee pay) to reduce their cash outflows. Remember, new capital saved shale in the last war, but it isn’t happening this time. Shale is no longer in the good graces of lenders it enjoyed in previous years.
The companies will be able to prop up production for a while with DUC inventories, which are wells that were drilled but uncompleted, meaning they can be brought on stream for relatively small amounts of capex. But eventually those will run out, and uneconomic production will be shut in regardless. Russia (Putin) is actually likely to get what they want, at least for a while, as independent producers in the US who don’t have the state backing of a NOC will let production decline to try to survive.
Many producers, including US shale companies, have been hedging their production in recent years to protect against low oil prices. Many of them also used three-way collars to do it. An example of a three-way collar would be buying a put at $45/bbl, then selling a call at $55/bbl and another put at $35/bbl to offset premiums. They’re fine between $45-$55—or whatever they expected oil's price range to be—and protected from $35-$45, but once it falls below that, the put they sold wipes out any gains from the one they bought and then some. Some, like Devon, used costless collars and swaps to hedge, so their positions will be fine (Devon’s position is worth about $800MM right now). And a few, like Continental, didn’t hedge at all, so they get to take $20 or $10/bbl right in the nuts.
Storage is also finite and quickly running out, which is and will further depress prices. The Texas Railroad Commission (regulates O&G in Texas) said some pipeline operators have issued warnings to producers to reduce production because storage is filling up. Midstream companies, I think, will actually weather this storm fairly well. Pipelines are typically anchored by long-term firm service (take-or-pay) contracts, and as storage becomes more scarce it becomes more expensive. Enbridge, a Canadian midstream company that is North America’s largest, has already said it is in a strong position to get through this.
Oilfield services companies are particularly vulnerable. Unlike producers and midstream companies, their product is their work. If they don’t have work, they don’t have cash flow, whereas the others can sit on their thumbs and the oil and gas provides cash flow. Halliburton has reduced hours for 3,500 employees in Houston, as an example. And Aker Solutions and some other OFS companies that operate in the North Sea have issued layoff warnings to all of their employees and sent foreign contractors home. Downstream companies are also being affected, as refineries are preparing for run cuts (falling demand, no one wants what they are selling) and slowing deliveries (they’re onsite storage is running out too).
Once all this blows over, oil and gas will recover. Again, it won’t be overnight. Production will have to be cut across the industry until demand recovers (probably next year will be ok). They will have to wait for storage levels to fall too before prices will recover fully. There will be bankruptcies during and a wave of consolidation after.
As an aside, the adminstration’s promise to buy 77 MMbo for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is a crock of shit. The SPR is already 90% full, and 77 MMbo, if they can even buy that much, is a drop in the proverbial bucket. It would accomplish nothing and will not protect oil prices or US companies at all.
So what do we do with this asshole?
TL;DR I don’t know. I’m a dumbass and I only know about oil and gas, but I can’t directly participate in energy markets. Figure it out for yourself.
Again, I’m not doing DD for you on specific companies, that’s on you. As I said before, fuzzyblankeet threads are a good place to start, and I did talk about Devon and Oxy a bit in his first thread. A lot of US shale companies have debt up to their eyeballs, much of it bad. I’m restricted by my company from participating directly in energy markets, so I haven’t looked as closely at companies as I have in other sectors, other than for those I’m writing about for work (and 75% of what I write is focused specifically on E&P operations).
It should already be priced in, but I think there may be some more movement on April 1 when the OPEC+ cuts fall off and a deal hasn’t been reached (they aren’t even talking, it’s not going to happen). Saudi Arabia can turn on the taps quickly from 9.7 MMbo/d, as their current production capacity is estimated at 12 MMbo/d, but by and large the increases in output will take weeks or months to materialize. This will be offset to some extent by falling production among independent producers all over the world, but it won’t be enough.
Upstream US company stocks are sure to go lower, especially if WTI goes to $10/bbl or below, and some of them will go bankrupt. Might be a good opportunity to buy in for them sweet dividends (when they come back), but also carries a risk.
Some of my sources for the specifics (not all, some are paywalled, some are from work)
https://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/press_room/5797.htm
https://www.iea.org/news/global-oil-demand-to-decline-in-2020-as-coronavirus-weighs-heavily-on-markets
https://www.upstreamonline.com/production/brace-for-the-carnage-oil-hits-18-year-low-on-demand-collapse-and-flood-of-supplies/2-1-783812
https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/oil-and-petroleum-products/use-of-oil.php
https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Goldman-Sachs-Prepare-For-A-Massive-Oil-Demand-Shock.html
https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/IEA-Boss-Warns-Demand-Will-Plunge-By-20-Million-Barrels-Per-Day.html
https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Pipeline-Operators-Un-Texas-Urge-Producers-To-Stop-Pumping.html
Edit: News came out this morning reporting that Trump and Putin agreed to have their energy officials sit down and talk about stabilizing energy markets. Not bad news, but it's unclear what will come of it.
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Today's Pre-Market Movers & News [Wednesday, January 29th, 2020]

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Boeing (BA) – Boeing lost $2.33 per share for the fourth quarter and reported an annual loss for 2019, its first since 1997. Boeing now estimates the total cost of the 737 Max grounding at $18.6 billion, and an increase in production costs for the 737 Max over the life of the program of $2.6 billion.

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McDonald’s (MCD) – The restaurant chain reported quarterly profit of $1.97 per share, a penny a share above estimates. Revenue was in line with forecasts. Both global and US comparable-store sales came in above consensus.

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L Brands (LB) – Leslie Wexner is in talks to step aside as CEO of L Brands, and is exploring strategic options for the Victoria’s Secret Brand, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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AT&T (T) – AT&T beat estimates by 2 cents a share, with quarterly earnings of 89 cents per share. Revenue came in below Wall Street forecasts.

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General Electric (GE) – General Electric’s quarterly profit of 21 cents per share beat consensus by 3 cents a share. Revenue was also above estimates, boosted by a strong aviation business.

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Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) – The tool maker matched estimates with quarterly earnings of $2.18 per share, but revenue was below consensus. The company also gave a 2020 adjusted earnings forecast of $8.80 to $9.00 per share, largely below the consensus estimate of $9.00 a share.

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Apple (AAPL) – Apple reported quarterly earnings of $4.99 per share, beating the consensus estimate of $4.55 a share. Revenue was also above estimates. Apple had better-than-expected sales of iPhones and wearables during the quarter, although services revenue was shy of Street forecasts. Apple also gave a better-than-expected revenue forecast for the current quarter.

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Starbucks (SBUX) – Starbucks came in 3 cents a share ahead of estimates, with quarterly earnings of 79 cents per share. Revenue was essentially in line with forecasts, however the coffee chain also warned that the coronavirus outbreak in China would have a negative impact on its full-year results.

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Alaska Air (ALK) – Alaska Air reported quarterly profit of $1.46 per share, 5 cents a share above estimates. The airline’s revenue came in slightly above consensus. Alaska Air also raised its quarterly dividend by 7% to 37 cents per share.

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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) – AMD beat estimates by a penny a share, with quarterly profit of 32 cents per share. The chipmaker’s revenue was slightly above forecast as well. AMD gave a current-quarter revenue forecast that was below estimates, however, with demand from videogame console makers slowing ahead of the launch of new systems.

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EBay (EBAY) – EBay came in 5 cents a share ahead of consensus, with adjusted quarterly earnings of 81 cents per share. Revenue also exceeded forecasts by a small margin, however the e-commerce company gave a weaker-than-expected outlook and analysts have expressed concern that eBay is losing ground to new competitors.

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Match Group (MTCH) – Match CEO Mandy Ginsberg is stepping down, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that Ginsberg is facing a variety of challenges in her personal life. The dating service will promote President Shar Dubey to take over as CEO.

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Goldman Sachs (GS) – Goldman will hold its first-ever investor day today in New York. Analysts and investors have told Reuters they want to hear more about Goldman’s consumer banking business.

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Beyond Meat (BYND) – Beyond Meat’s plant-based sandwiches have been removed from Tim Hortons restaurants in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and British Columbia, with the chain saying the products did not prove as popular as it had anticipated. Tim Hortons – owned by Restaurant Brands International (QSR) – had pulled the products from other Canadian locations in September.

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JPMorgan Chase (JPM) – The bank is planning to cut hundreds of jobs in its consumer division, according to a Bloomberg report.

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The Event Management Software market report study further includes an in-depth competitive analysis of the key players in the market, along with their company profiles, key observations related to product and business offerings, recent developments, and key market strategies. This report gives an overview of market valued in the year 2019 and its growth in the coming years till 2026. The study is done with the help of analysis such as SWOT analysis and PESTEL analysis. The researchers have studied the market in depth and have developed important segments such as product type, application and region. Each and every segment and its sub-segments are analyzed based on their market share, growth prospects and CAGR. Each market segment offers in-depth, both qualitative and quantitative information on market outlook.
Competitive Insights
Major contributing players present in the market include Cvent, Active Network, Xing Events, Etouches, Eventbrite, Ungerboeck Software International, Dean Evans and Associates, Certain, Lanyon Solutions, Zerista. A huge funding for R&D coupled with new product launches are the important strategies of leading companies to capture a larger share of the global market. In addition, corporate strategies such as mergers and acquisitions by existing players are used as a tool to surmount competition. Furthermore, there is high scope for the entry of new companies, as entry barriers are not well developed. Changing consumer behavior, competition, and trade action are impacting the growth of Event Management Software companies.
Event Management Software Market Report: Industry Coverage
The market is evaluated based on its regional penetration, explaining the performance of the market in each regional market covering provinces such as North America (United States, Canada and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia), Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa)
Event Management Software Market Segmentation Analysis:-
Global Event Management Software Market Type Segments:
Venue management software, Event registration software, Ticketing software, Event planning software, Event marketing software, Analytics software, Others
Global Event Management Software Market Application Segments:
Corporate, Education, Government, Third-party planners, Others
Reason to access this report:
1) To get a comprehensive overview of the Event Management Software market.
2) To gain wide-ranging information about the top players in this industry, their product portfolios, and key strategies adopted by them.
3) To gain insights about the major countries/regions, in which the Event Management Software market is flourishing.
4) In-depth analysis of the geographical landscape of Event Management Software market:
5) The report broadly describes, the regional scenario of this industry, while categorizing the same into North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India.
6) Crucial data with regards to the market share accrued by various regions along with their respective growth drivers is mentioned in the report.
7) Estimated renumeration to be generated by every region over the study timeframe is also depicted in the report.
Table of Contents:
Executive Summary: It includes key trends of the Event Management Software market related to products, applications, and other crucial factors. It also provides analysis of the competitive landscape and CAGR and market size of the Event Management Software market based on production and revenue.
Production and Consumption by Region: It covers all regional markets to which the research study relates. Prices and key players in addition to production and consumption in each regional market are discussed.
Key Players: Here, the report throws light on financial ratios, pricing structure, production cost, gross profit, sales volume, revenue, and gross margin of leading and prominent companies competing in the Event Management Software market.
Market Segments: This part of the report discusses about product type and application segments of the Event Management Software market based on market share, CAGR, market size, and various other factors.
Research Methodology: This section discusses about the research methodology and approach used to prepare the report. It covers data triangulation, market breakdown, market size estimation, and research design and/or programs.
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Took a break to allow the Kashmir issue higher priority.
-Japan to import skilled manpower from Pakistan
Japan has agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Pakistan for import of thousands of skilled labour to be inducted in multiple sectors. While talking to APP, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission at Embassy of Japan in Pakistan Yusuke Shindo said the MoU could be signed between the two countries next month.
Shindo said that Japan has decided to open the labor market in 14 different sectors, including construction, nursing care, agriculture, manufacturing and light engineering and some other sectors.
-UAE to invest $5bn in Pakistan’s oil sector: report
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to invest $5 billion in an oil refinery project in Pakistan by the end of 2019, said UAE Ambassador to Pakistan Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi.
“We are going to launch very soon one of the biggest investments in a refinery project in Hub, Balochistan. It is going to be a $5 billion investment agreement between Mubadala Petroleum Company of Abu Dhabi, Pak Arab Refinery Limited (PARCO) and OMV (OMV Pakistan Exploration Gesellschaft),” UAE’s top diplomat was quoted as saying by Arab News.
The plan is to set up a deep-conversion, state-of-the-art refinery that would have an output of 250,000-300,000 barrels per day. Al-Zaabi said the project was the result of extensive discussions between Mubadala Petroleum and Pakistan’s petroleum ministry along with PARCO and OMV.
-PM Imran leaves for three-day China visit
Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived at China to discuss regional and bilateral issues with its strategic partner.
Premier Imran will hold separate meetings with President Xi Jinping and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang. He will also discuss expansion of projects under the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework.
-Pakistan to avoid FATF blacklist with support of friends
Three friendly countries have assured Pakistan of full support at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meetings scheduled to take place from October 13 in Paris. Their backing is expected to thwart India’s nefarious designs of trying to get Pakistan’s name placed on the black list.
“If three member states announce their support for Pakistan, its name cannot be included in the FATF black list,” a senior officer of the finance ministry told The Express Tribune on Monday. Sources said Pakistan lobbied three friendly states ahead of the FATF meetings and Malaysia, China and Turkey announced their support for Pakistan.
-KSE-100 jumps 962 points as confidence rises
Stocks performed remarkably in the outgoing week as developments on economic and political fronts contributed to the euphoric mood. The benchmark KSE-100 index jumped 962 points or 3% to settle at 33,033 points – finishing all five sessions in the green.
The buoyancy was in stark contrast to the trend seen in the preceding week and was largely led by improved investor confidence. News regarding the increase in tax collection in 1QFY20 sparked buying interest. Moreover, the anticipation of an increase in cement prices in the northern region also acted as a catalyst for the cement sector and helped the index march upwards.
-KSE-100 winning streak continues for 7th straight session
Bulls dominated the stock market on Monday as the benchmark index rallied, gaining more than 600 points and finishing its seventh successive session in the green.
The euphoria emerged in the wake of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to China as investors were hopeful of positive developments for Pakistan during the trip.
After a brief dip in early hours, the KSE-100 index surged over 800 points during intra-day trading. The jump came despite the upcoming Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary meeting, which would give its decision on Pakistan’s status in the grey list.
-Pakistan Regains Status as Favored Tourist Destination
“Pakistan opening its doors to the world is the manifestation of the new confidence that the security situation has significantly changed and Pakistan is now quite secure,” Prime Minister Imran Khan said in an address at the inaugural ceremony. After implementation of the policy, the number of tourists to Pakistan has increased significantly.
“Pakistan’s e-visa policy is open for the citizens of 175 countries,” Federal Minister Sheheryar Khan Afridi, who held the interior portfolio when the policy was introduced, and today oversees the Narcotics Ministry, told The Media Line. “Tourists seeking to obtain visas will be able to get it at their homes without visiting a Pakistani embassy or consulate.”
Afridi added that the system also facilitates a “visa on arrival” program for other nationals arriving as tourists. “Foreign nationals of Indian origin are also allowed to avail themselves of the visa-on-arrival for religious tourism,” he noted.
“We removed cumbersome barriers of visa process so tourists across the globe can easily witness Pakistan’s stunning natural beauty,” Afridi continued. “To attract more tourists, the government also abolished the ‘No Objection Certificate,’ which had been required for foreigners to move around freely and enjoy every corner of Pakistan.”
-PIA to Resume Flights Operations for Malaysia Later This Month
Pakistan International Airlines has decided to resume its direct flight operations between Islamabad and Kuala Lumpur from October 14th. The decision to restart the flights was made after Federal Ombudsman’s intervention into the matter.
According to a spokesperson of the Federal Ombudsman, a large number of complaints were filed to the Ombudsperson’s office by the overseas Pakistanis, who were seeking the restoration of the PIA flights. “The PIA is going to operate two direct flights weekly between Islamabad and Kuala Lumpur to facilitate the tourists intending to visit Malaysia and Pakistan. PIA is also looking to restart flights on profitable routes as well,” said an official.
He said that the national flag-carrier intended to add new profitable destinations in its operations following the addition of new airplanes in the fleet. To a question he said that PIA is also planning to start direct flights for New York, adding “the plan is under consideration, but the launch of direct flight operation has not yet been finalized.”
-Gwadar Port is Now Officially Open for Transit Trade
Gwadar Port is now open for transit trade and the first ship is due to arrive next Tuesday, says the Ministry of Maritime Affairs. The sub-committee of the senate standing committee on Maritime Affairs, in its meeting on Tuesday, reviewed various issues of Gwadar Port and its investors.
Talking about transit trade and transshipment, the committee discussed that the Afghan Trade Transit Module requires some changes that have been applied and after initial testing, seems ready for application.
Gwadar’s main competitors will be Singapore and Dubai ports since incentives such as no cargo demurrage charges and a three-month storage facility will divert business to Gwadar. Concerning storage facilities for fish processing within or outside the port, the committee was assured that Chinese companies will not be charged extra taxes.
Convened by Senator Kauda Babar, the meeting was attended by Senator Moula Bux Chandio, Senator Muhammad Akram and senior officers from the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Gwadar Port Authority, FBR and PTCL, among others.
-Egyptian Companies Want to Invest $1 Billion in Pakistan’s Energy and Housing Sectors
Prime Minister Imran Khan has welcomed the interest shown by Egyptian companies to invest $1 billion in Pakistan. The government will fully facilitate Egyptian investors and entrepreneurs so that they can carry out trade activities in the country. Meeting a delegation of Egyptian investors, the prime minister said that there is a huge potential to translate the existing Pakistan-Egypt relations into strong economic ties.
He called for the promotion of bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and Egypt at all levels to tackle the common challenges faced at international level, specially, the negative propaganda about Islam so that the two countries could complement each other’s efforts in this respect.
-New “Mera Bacha Alert” App Will Tackle Child Abuse Cases
To effectively tackle incidents like cases of child abduction and missing children in the country, Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed relevant authorities to launch a new application called “Mera Bacha Alert”.
The application will be created in two weeks and will be connected with Pakistan Citizen Portal so that the progress in any case, including the recovery of the child, can be monitored, a press release issued by the PM Office Media Wing said.
-Pakistan’s First Export and Import Bank Could Launch Next Year
The Ministry of Finance, in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), is working to establish Export and Import (Exim) Bank in the country, which may start its operations in 2020, reported Express Tribune.
According to the report, the bank will assist the export and import of unconventional goods to many countries of the world with which Pakistan does not have regular trade relations. For the purpose, the Ministry of Finance has constituted a high-level committee, which is currently drawing up a legal and regulatory model and the State Bank will be the regulator.
-Nine Dutch Companies Want to Invest in Pakistan’s Poultry and Livestock
The Dutch Ambassador to Pakistan, Wouter Plomp, says that nine Dutch companies are interested in investing in Pakistan’s poultry and livestock sector. He said this in a meeting with Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research, Mehboob Sultan. They discussed agricultural cooperation between the two countries during the meeting. According to the ambassador, out of these nine companies, two deal with pharmaceuticals (poultry & livestock vaccine). ”We are looking forward to materializing those objectives of investment in the agro sector here in Pakistan,” he added.
-FBR Has Achieved 90% of its Tax Collection Target: Chairman
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has collected over Rs. 960 billion during the first quarter (July-September) of 2019-20, which is 90% of the target for the quarter said Syed Shabbar Zaidi, Chairman FBR on Monday. FBR’s collection increased by 14.83% as compared to Rs. 836 billion in the same period of 2018-19. The revenue collection during September 2019 stood at Rs. 380 billion compared to Rs. 323 billion in September 2018, showing a growth of 17.64 percent.
-Food Imports Fall by 28.81% in July-August FY19-20
During the first two months of the current fiscal year (Jul-Aug FY 19-20), food group imports decreased by 28.81% to $697.340 million as compared to $952.717 million in the corresponding period last year.
According to the data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, during the two months, the import of milk, cream, and milk food for infants reduced by 40.89% as 7,981 metric tons worth $21.014 million was imported as compared with the imports of 13,300 metric tons valuing $35,551 million. Meanwhile, the tea import fell 35.38% as about 27,403 metric tons worth $66.342 million was imported in compared with the imports of 37,431 metric tons worth $100.954 million.
The import of spices also came down by 6.23% as about 22,396 metric tons of spices worth $27.172 million were imported as compared to the imports of 27,608 metric tons worth $28.976 million in the same period of last year.
-Pakistan’s Biggest Expo Center Will be Established in Faisalabad
Pakistan’s largest expo center will be built in Faisalabad in a joint venture of Government of Punjab and Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce Industries. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Punjab Minister for Industries, Commerce and Trade Mian Aslam Iqbal and President FCCI Syed Zia Alamdar Hussain during a meeting at the FCCI Conference room.
The minister congratulated FCCI’s management and said that Punjab government will provide 70 acres of land at M-III Industrial Estate Sahianwala for the establishment of the biggest expo center of Pakistan. This will help attract foreign investment in textile and other industrial sectors and promote exports.
-Pakistan Listed Among World’s Top 20 Reformers for Ease of Doing Business: WB
The World Bank has ranked Pakistan among the top 20 reformers in the world on the Ease of Doing Business. With continuous efforts in this direction, the country has significantly improved the business environment in the country, which is why it has been named among the top performers in the world.
A recent report by the World Bank has mentioned a series of initiatives taken by the country towards facilitating the business community. It recognizes that Pakistan has improved in six areas including online tax payment system, availability of electricity, easy registration of property and issuance of construction permits, and tariff changes.
-Footwear Exports Increase 15.75% in First Two Months of FY19
The footwear exports from Pakistan saw an increase of 15.75% during the first two months of the current financial year (2019-20) as compared to the corresponding period of last year.
Pakistan exported footwear worth $25.793 million during July-August (2019-20) against the exports of $22.283 million during July-August (2018-19), showing a growth of 15.75%, according to the latest data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
-Additional Rs192 billion recovered from power theft: Omar Ayub
The National Assembly was informed on Friday that an additional amount of Rs192 billion has been recovered as a result of the government’s successful campaign against power theft.
Federal Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan told the house during question hour that no load-shedding is being carried out on 80 percent feeders across the country, Radio Pakistan reported. The minister said that the addition of 3,364 megawatts of power has been made in the national grid during the tenure of the present government.
-Trade deficit falls sharply by 38pc in July-August
The country’s trade deficit shrank by nearly 38 per cent in the first two months of current fiscal year, driven largely by a decline in imports of non-essential luxury items.
The constant decline in trade deficit shows the government’s battle against bloated trade deficit is finally bearing fruit as imports have plummeted despite paltry growth in exports proceeds.
Provisional trade figures available with Dawn showed the trade deficit dipped to $3.973 billion in July-August from $6.37bn over the corresponding months last year, reflecting a decline of 37.62pc.
On a monthly basis, the trade deficit decelerated by a hefty margin of 42.25pc to $1.848bn in August as against $3.20bn over the corresponding month last year. The government has set a target to bring down annual trade gap to $27.476bn by June 2020.
-Russian bank expresses interest in making heavy investment in Pakistan
Russian ExpoBank Director Igor Vladimirovich Kim on Thursday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and expressed his interest in making heavy investment in Pakistan, ARY News reported.
According to the details, matters of mutual interest, economic reforms, trade policies, special economic zones and other issues were discussed in the meeting.
On the occasion, PM Imran welcomed ExpoBank’s decision of making heavy investment in the country and apprised the director about business friendly environment, ease of doing business, improved security situation and vast business opportunities in Pakistan.
-SECP registered 1,187 companies in August
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) had registered 1,187 new companies in August 2019, out of which 94pc companies were registered online through eServices, while 52pc companies were registered within the same day.
The August registrations have raised the number of total companies to 104,030, a statement issued by SECP on Thursday read. According to the commission, the increasing trend in the registration of new companies is due to simplified and hassle-free procedures for company incorporation.
Out of the total number of companies registered in August, 71pc were registered as private limited companies, 26pc as single-member companies and 3pc as public unlisted companies, not for profit associations, trade organisations, foreign companies and limited liability partnership (LLP).
-Govt to Develop a Mobile Phone Plant in Haripur
In collaboration with the private sector, the government has decided to develop a mobile phone manufacturing plant in Haripur. The idea to privatize the Telephone Industry of Pakistan (TIP) has been dropped. Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT), Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui addressed a press conference in which he revealed that the plan to privatize TIP has been dropped. The government is currently in talks with various Chinese companies to develop a mobile handset manufacturing plant.
In 2018-19, the IT & IT-enabled Services (ITeS) export remittances have increased to $900 million in comparison to $800 million in 2017-18. The real figure for IT & ITeS exports is $4.1 billion. As an online payment system is not available in Pakistan, the IT industry has not been able to realize its full capability.
-Pakistani & Chinese Researchers Announce A Breakthrough in Hybrid Basmati Rice
Researchers from Pakistan and China are nearing a breakthrough in the development of a hybrid version of Basmati rice that will have an average per acre yield of 80 maunds (40 kilograms) and average grain length of 8 mm or above.
Longping High-Tech Industries from China and Pakistan’s Guard Agriculture Research and Services Private Ltd (Guard Agri) have been collaborating to produce a high-yield hybrid variety of rice in the past few years.
-Pakistan successfully tests Ghaznavi missile
Pakistan has successfully carried out night training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor on Thursday.
“The missile is capable of delivering multiple types of warheads at a distance of up to 290 kilometres,” said a tweet by the ISPR DG. Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mehmood Hayat and services chiefs have congratulated the team for carrying out the successful launch at night time.
-Pakistan becomes world’s 4th fastest-growing freelance market
Pakistan has been ranked as the 4th fastest growing freelance market with 47pc growth in freelance earnings during the second quarter of 2019, as compared to the same period of last year. According to the global payment platform ‘Payoneer’s Global Gig Economy Index’, published in Forbes, Pakistan was among the top freelance markets leaving behind regional countries including India, Bangladesh and Russia.
The report was based on a sample of the more than 300,000 freelancers in Payoneer’s network. According to the report, the US stood at the top with 78pc growth, followed by UK at 59pc, Brazil 48pc, Pakistan 47pc, Ukraine 36pc, India 29pc, Bangladesh 27pc, Russia 20pc, and Serbia 19pc.
-‘Thailand wants more imports from Pakistan’
Consul General (CG) of Royal Thai Consulate in Karachi Thatree Chauvachata has that his country is keen to increase the volume of imports from Pakistan.
In an informal interaction with media at his residence late Sunday, he said that the two-way trade between Pakistan and Thailand during 2018 was approximately $1.674 billion, which was overwhelmingly in Bangkok’s favour.
He invited the Pakistani businessmen to explore new avenues and markets in Thailand so that Pakistani exports could be increased and the balance of trade between the two countries could be improved. Chauvachata informed that an investment delegation from Thailand had recently visited Pakistan where the Thai traders held productive discussions with the Pakistani businessmen in Islamabad, Lahore, Faisalabad and Karachi.
-Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline to be completed by 2024
Pakistan and Iran have decided to complete Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project by 2024 and in this regard a third agreement will be signed in Turkey during the next week between the Iran’s National Iranian Oil Company and the Pakistan’s Inter State Gas System.
According to sources, Pakistan and Iran will sign Iran-Pakistan (IP) Gas Pipeline Project Amendment Agreement No 3 during the next week in Istanbul. They said that a principle decision to withdraw the legal notice by Iran was made during the prime minister’s visit to Iran in April as the special assistant to the PM on petroleum had held a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Amir H Zamaniania on the sidelines of this visit and the Iranian side had expressed its intentions to withdraw the notice if the agreement on extension of the gas sales and purchase agreement was finalised.
-Dutch giant Royal Vopak to invest $2.8bn in Pakistan
A delegation of Royal Vopak, a leading Dutch company that stores and handles various oil, chemicals, edible oils and natural gas-related products across the world, called on Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood on Tuesday to discuss new investment opportunities related to terminal and storage facilities for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in Pakistan. The delegation head apprised the adviser that Royal Vopak would invest $1.5 billion in a land-based LNG terminal facility.
As per details, the terminal would provide cost-effective facilities to the LNG consumers in the country as modern technology would be introduced there. This facility would also create new employment opportunities, besides bringing technological advancements in the engineering sector of Pakistan. Moreover, Royal Vopak would invest $150 million in the construction of a prolepryplene plant as well as $800 million in PARCO Coastal Refinery in order to improve the country’s storage facility.
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