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ESCAPE Bio to Present at the Stifel 2020 Virtual Healthcare Conference

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ESCAPE Bio Inc., a clinical stage company developing novel, precisely targeted therapeutics for genetic neurodegenerative diseases, announced that Julie Anne Smith, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Stifel 2020 Virtual Healthcare Conference on Monday, November 16th at 2:40 p.m. Eastern Time.

Presentation Details

Date: Monday, November 16, 2020 Time: 2:40 p.m. ET URL to Access Webcast: https://wsw.com/webcast/stifel27/esbi/2073328

About ESCAPE Bio

ESCAPE Bio is a clinical stage, privately held biopharmaceutical company developing novel, precisely targeted therapeutics for genetically defined neurodegenerative diseases. ESB1609 is in a Phase 1 multiple ascending dose study in healthy volunteers. ESCAPE has advanced a mutant-selective LRRK2 G2019S kinase inhibitor for Parkinsons Disease (PD) patients to IND-enabling studies. A pharmacologic structure corrector of Alzheimer’s patients carrying the ApoE4 risk allele is in Discovery. For additional information, please visit www.escapebio.com.

Jason Spark

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Putnam Announces Dividend Rates for Open-End Funds

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The Trustees of The Putnam Funds have declared the following distributions today.

 

RECORD

PAYMENT

FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS

DATE

DATE

 

Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund “ Class A Shares (POGAX)

$1.7200 per share long-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

 

Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund “ Class B Shares (POGBX)

$1.7200 per share long-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

 

Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund “ Class C Shares (POGCX)

$1.7200 per share long-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

 

Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund “ Class R Shares (PGORX)

$1.7200 per share long-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

 

Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund “ Class Y Shares (PGOYX)

$1.7200 per share long-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

 

Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund “ Class R5 Shares (PGODX)

$1.7200 per share long-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

 

Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund “ Class R6 Shares (PGOEX)

$1.7200 per share long-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

 

Putnam Multi-Cap Core Fund “ Class A Shares (PMYAX)

$0.2580 per share investment income

12/4/20

12/8/20

$0.4000 per share long-term capital gain

$0.6580 per share total

 

Putnam Multi-Cap Core Fund “ Class B Shares (PMYBX)

$0.0370 per share investment income

12/4/20

12/8/20

$0.4000 per share long-term capital gain

$0.4370 per share total

 

Putnam Multi-Cap Core Fund “ Class C Shares (PMYCX)

$0.0470 per share investment income

12/4/20

12/8/20

$0.4000 per share long-term capital gain

$0.4470 per share total

 

Putnam Multi-Cap Core Fund “ Class R Shares (PMYZX)

$0.1490 per share investment income

12/4/20

12/8/20

$0.4000 per share long-term capital gain

$0.5490 per share total

 

Putnam Multi-Cap Core Fund “ Class Y Shares (PMYYX)

$0.3210 per share investment income

12/4/20

12/8/20

$0.4000 per share long-term capital gain

$0.7210 per share total

 

Putnam Multi-Cap Core Fund “ Class R6 Shares (PMYTX)

$0.3510 per share investment income

12/4/20

12/8/20

$0.4000 per share long-term capital gain

$0.7510 per share total

 

Putnam Research Fund “ Class A Shares (PNRAX)

$0.2360 per share investment income

12/4/20

12/8/20

$0.1630 per share short-term capital gain

$0.4090 per share long-term capital gain

$0.8080 per share total

 

Putnam Research Fund “ Class B Shares (PRFBX)

$0.1630 per share short-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

$0.4090 per share long-term capital gain

$0.5720 per share total

 

Putnam Research Fund “ Class C Shares (PRACX)

$0.1630 per share short-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

$0.4090 per share long-term capital gain

$0.5720 per share total

 

Putnam Research Fund “ Class R Shares (PRSRX)

$0.1470 per share investment income

12/4/20

12/8/20

$0.1630 per share short-term capital gain

$0.4090 per share long-term capital gain

$0.7190 per share total

 

Putnam Research Fund “ Class Y Shares (PURYX)

$0.3130 per share investment income

12/4/20

12/8/20

$0.1630 per share short-term capital gain

$0.4090 per share long-term capital gain

$0.8850 per share total

 

Putnam Research Fund “ Class R6 Shares (PLJMX)

$0.3710 per share investment income

12/4/20

12/8/20

$0.1630 per share short-term capital gain

$0.4090 per share long-term capital gain

$0.9430 per share total

 

Putnam Small Cap Growth Fund “ Class A Shares (PNSAX)

$0.9100 per share short-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

$2.4300 per share long-term capital gain

$3.3400 per share total

 

Putnam Small Cap Growth Fund “ Class B Shares (PNSBX)

$0.9100 per share short-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

$2.4300 per share long-term capital gain

$3.3400 per share total

 

Putnam Small Cap Growth Fund “ Class C Shares (PNSCX)

$0.9100 per share short-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

$2.4300 per share long-term capital gain

$3.3400 per share total

 

Putnam Small Cap Growth Fund “ Class R Shares (PSGRX)

$0.9100 per share short-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

$2.4300 per share long-term capital gain

$3.3400 per share total

 

Putnam Small Cap Growth Fund “ Class Y Shares (PSYGX)

$0.9100 per share short-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

$2.4300 per share long-term capital gain

$3.3400 per share total

 

Putnam Small Cap Growth Fund “ Class R6 Shares (PLKGX)

$0.9100 per share short-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

$2.4300 per share long-term capital gain

$3.3400 per share total

 

Putnam Small Cap Value Fund “ Class A Shares (PSLAX)

$0.1030 per share investment income

12/4/20

12/8/20

 

Putnam Small Cap Value Fund “ Class B Shares (PSLBX)

$0.0430 per share investment income

12/4/20

12/8/20

 

Putnam Small Cap Value Fund “ Class C Shares (PSLCX)

$0.0750 per share investment income

12/4/20

12/8/20

 

Putnam Small Cap Value Fund “ Class R Shares (PSCRX)

$0.0780 per share investment income

12/4/20

12/8/20

 

Putnam Small Cap Value Fund “ Class Y Shares (PYSVX)

$0.1240 per share investment income

12/4/20

12/8/20

 

Putnam Small Cap Value Fund “ Class R5 Shares (PSLRX)

$0.1330 per share investment income

12/4/20

12/8/20

 

Putnam Small Cap Value Fund “ Class R6 Shares (PSCMX)

$0.1450 per share investment income

12/4/20

12/8/20

 

Putnam Sustainable Future Fund “ Class A Shares (PMVAX)

$1.0840 per share short-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

$1.4400 per share long-term capital gain

$2.5240 per share total

 

Putnam Sustainable Future Fund “ Class B Shares (PMVBX)

$1.0840 per share short-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

$1.4400 per share long-term capital gain

$2.5240 per share total

 

Putnam Sustainable Future Fund “ Class C Shares (PMPCX)

$1.0840 per share short-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

$1.4400 per share long-term capital gain

$2.5240 per share total

 

Putnam Sustainable Future Fund “ Class R Shares (PMVRX)

$1.0840 per share short-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

$1.4400 per share long-term capital gain

$2.5240 per share total

 

Putnam Sustainable Future Fund “ Class Y Shares (PMVYX)

$1.0840 per share short-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

$1.4400 per share long-term capital gain

$2.5240 per share total

 

Putnam Sustainable Future Fund “ Class R6 Shares (PNOTX)

$1.0840 per share short-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

$1.4400 per share long-term capital gain

$2.5240 per share total

 

Putnam Sustainable Leaders Fund “ Class A Shares (PNOPX)

$0.3320 per share investment income

12/4/20

12/8/20

$0.4740 per share short-term capital gain

$7.5340 per share long-term capital gain

$8.3400 per share total

 

Putnam Sustainable Leaders Fund “ Class B Shares (PNOBX)

$0.4740 per share short-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

$7.5340 per share long-term capital gain

$8.0080 per share total

 

Putnam Sustainable Leaders Fund “ Class C Shares (PNOCX)

$0.4740 per share short-term capital gain

12/4/20

12/8/20

$7.5340 per share long-term capital gain

$8.0080 per share total

 

Putnam Sustainable Leaders Fund “ Class R Shares (PNORX)

$0.1340 per share investment income

12/4/20

12/8/20

$0.4740 per share short-term capital gain

$7.5340 per share long-term capital gain

$8.1420 per share total

 

Putnam Sustainable Leaders Fund “ Class Y Shares (PSLGX)

$0.5920 per share investment income

12/4/20

12/8/20

$0.4740 per share short-term capital gain

$7.5340 per share long-term capital gain

$8.6000 per share total

 

Putnam Sustainable Leaders Fund “ Class R6 Shares (PNOYX)

$0.6910 per share investment income

12/4/20

12/8/20

$0.4740 per share short-term capital gain

$7.5340 per share long-term capital gain

$8.6990 per share total

 

PUTNAM SHAREHOLDERS CONTACT: 1-800-225-1581

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The Public Relations Network (Asia Chapter) to offer regional intelligence & local expertise to industries benefiting from the recently-signed RCEP amid COVID-19 Challenges

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HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 30 November 2020 – With the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on 15 November 2020, the Asia Chapter members of Public Relations Network (PRN) are prepared to provide all-round and cross-border support to various industries from participating nations of RCEP in regards of business development and investment.

PRN Asia Chapter is formed by profound local PR agencies across Asia. With this tightly-knit network of PR experts, chapter members align to provide effective, efficient, and think-out-of-the-box solutions across the region. With all local teams on board, PRN Asia Chapter is well-positioned to offer hands-on and ready-to-deploy services, from media relations and digital campaigns, to event management and crisis communications to industries who will blossom as a result of the RCEP.

Under the impact of COVID-19, demand for public relations solutions has risen to new height. With all kinds of new normal in place, being highly-flexible and mobile, the ability to mobilize regional connections swiftly and to establish new game plans as a result of changing market demands are all crucial to enterprises.

Ms Belinda Chan, Chairperson of the PRN Asia Chapter, and Managing Partner of Creative Consulting Group in Hong Kong: “The RCEP will drive the shift of economic engine to Asia. With our strong foothold in strategic locations across the region, we, together, represent a one-of-a-kind PR think-tank for enterprises that are drawn to tap into the market benefits.”

Mr Jacky Cheng, CEO of CommNow in Shanghai: “This RCEP can help China building closer trade relations with Asian countries, which will eventually help Chinese companies to find their new markets. This is very crucial under the current circumstances.”

Ms Stacy Ang, Director of The Right Spin in Singapore: “The RCEP has unlocked new levels of market access in Asia. As agencies that can move expeditiously in our own markets while implementing cross-border plans collectively, our network offers the desired nimbleness, synergy and competence for businesses to spread their wings and capture opportunities as they emerge.”

Ms Sharon Wu, Managing Director of SWEM Consulting Group in Taipei: “Although Taiwan have not become RCEP members, but Taiwan government have very good tax policies for import trade between Japan and ASEAN countries. We believe Taiwan and Asia-Pacific brands can depend on PRN Asia members support and RCEP policy, win more business successful and more opportunities for brand grow up in the future.”

Ms Sarah Song, Managing Director of Integra Communications in Seoul: “We will work together more closely and strengthen our network with cooperation and synergy in terms of communication through RCEP. Our role as an Asian network will bring our professionalism and creativity to form a solid partnership and new perspectives to work in a new era that will grow with future economic development.”

Ms Pacharee Pantoomano, Managing Director of Brandnow.asia in Bangkok: “RCEP will undoubtedly create economic vibe within the region and now is definitely the right time to make an entry into the market. With our strong base in Thailand and in Asia as part of PRN, we can offer market consultation and research as well as business matching to clients at large. With local intelligence in place, we aim to enable clients to benefit from RCEP more effectively and cost-efficiently.”

Ms Clāra Ly-Le, Managing Director of EloQ Communications in Ho Chi Minh City: “I am proud that this RCEP partnership was signed at the ASEAN Summit hosted in my country Vietnam. I have high hopes in this partnership and expect that it will help many industries recover from the COVID-19 crisis. As a member of PRN Asia Chapter, we are proud to work with fellow members to deliver top-notch services for clients from countries coming from the RCEP, from market entry to well-rounded integrated marketing campaigns.”

About Public Relations Network (PRN)

Public Relations Network (PRN) is a global collective of like-minded, owner-managed Public Relations agencies providing consultancy and local support for international PR campaigns. PRN has agency members in Austria, Brazil, Canada, China — Mainland, China — Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the UK, the USA, and Vietnam. For more info, please visit: www.pr-network.biz.

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Consumer spending in Islamic economy sectors forecast to rebound by end-2021, market size slated to reach US$2.3 trillion by 2024

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Takeaways from the State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2020/21 will be unveiled at Reimagine: Halal in Asia 2020, providing insights on capturing opportunities in the resilient Muslim market

 

  • Malaysia (#1) once again tops Global Islamic Economy Indicator for the eighth year. New entrants to the top 15 include Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Nigeria.
  • Travel worst hit while food segment fares the best; global spend on Halal food and beverage forecast to hit US$1.38 trillion by 2024.
  • Investments in Islamic economy-relevant companies totalled US$11.8 billion in 2019/20, a decline of 13 percent compared to the previous year. Indonesia (#1) and Malaysia (#2) ranked ahead in terms of investment activities, while Halal food sector expanded by 219% to $6.3 billion in total deal value.
  • 33 key signals of opportunities identified including: tokenisation of sukuks (Islamic bonds) within Islamic fintech, supply chain shifts, food security investments, nutraceutical demand, domestic tourism, and accelerated digital transformations.

 

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 1 December 2020 – CollabDeen and #HaveHalalWillTravel, Singapore-based Halal lifestyle digital platforms, in partnership with DinarStandard, a US-based research and advisory firm, are hosting a Southeast Asia launch of the State of the Global Islamic Economy Report (SGIE) 2020/21 at the inaugural Reimagine: Halal in Asia 2020 virtual conference on 2 and 3 December 2020. Under the theme of ‘thriving in uncertainty’, the eighth edition of the Report is supported by the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) and presents an annual update on the Islamic economy, encompassing Halal products, Islamic finance, and lifestyle sectors and services.

 

This year’s SGIE Report, produced by DinarStandard, estimates that Muslims spent US$2.02 trillion in 2019 on food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, modest fashion, travel, and media. While this spending reflects 3.2 percent year-on-year growth, Muslim spending in 2020 is forecast to contract by 8 percent due to the impact of the pandemic. However, spending, excluding travel, is forecast to rebound by end 2021, and is slated to reach US$2.3 trillion by 2024, at a cumulative annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1 percent. Islamic finance assets are estimated to have reached US$2.88 trillion in 2019 and are estimated to remain at the same level in 2020.

 

In the Report’s Global Islamic Economy Indicator that evaluated 81 countries this year — Malaysia (#1), Saudi Arabia (#2), the United Arab Emirates (#3), Indonesia (#4), and Jordan (#5) lead the rankings. The rankings recorded improvements by Saudi Arabia and Indonesia and welcomed new entrants Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Nigeria in the top 15. The indicator measures how leading national ecosystems are best able to support the development of Islamic economy business activities.

 

Fateh Ali, Co-founder & CEO of CollabDeen, said: “Singapore’s entry in the top 15 signals both the important role and the momentum of the Islamic economy for Singapore. Singapore’s strong performance in Halal products as well as the media and travel segments are positive signs of Islamic economy’s role in economic revival post-pandemic. Singapore’s share in the over $255 billion per year global Halal trade, as highlighted in the Report, is a significant $2.4 billion, which represents 1% of the total and shows potential and room for growth. Post-pandemic,there will be a rise of disruptive technologies in the digital Islamic economy, unlike anything we have been able to do up until now.”

 

Mikhail Melvin Goh, Founder of #HaveHalalWillTravel, said: “The whole Southeast Asia region is a critical player in the global Islamic economy. In addition to market leaders like Malaysia and Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, South Korea, and Brunei were prominently highlighted in the Report as well. Thailand’s #14 ranking globally in Halal products export of $6.2 billion (ahead of Malaysia) and 4.48 million estimated Muslim tourists in 2019 (ahead of Indonesia’s) is indicative of the robust regional Islamic economy ecosystem that has developed strongly over time.”

 

Following a record year in 2018/19, investments in Islamic economy-relevant companies globally slowed in 2019/20, dropping by 13 percent to US$11.8 billion. Over 54 percent of investments were within the Halal products category, while Islamic finance and Islamic lifestyle attracted 41.8 percent and 4 percent of the investments respectively. Growth figures were driven by corporate-led mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments in tech start-ups, and private equity investments.

 

Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, CEO of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC), said: “The SGIE Report is an annual publication that has gained traction as a trusted and ready reference on the global Islamic economy, and contributes to strengthening Dubai’s position as the global capital of Islamic economy. In these uncertain times, the Islamic economy, with its ethical and transparent ecosystem, remains a pillar of strength and a guarantee for a better future. As we look ahead, the values and principles the Islamic economy is based on, coupled with the carefully identified ‘signals of opportunities’ and the clear recommendations within the Report, provide a roadmap for governments and companies to navigate challenges seamlessly, continue along their path to recovery, and stay on course for long-term prosperity.”

 

Rafi-uddin Shikoh, CEO and Managing Director of DinarStandard, said: “This year’s SGIE Report highlights the emerging opportunities that stand out amidst the repercussions of COVID-19, such as global supply chain disruptions, job losses, health services crises, and food security challenges. The 33 ‘signals of opportunities’ identified in the Report, include the tokenisation of sukuks within Islamic fintech and accelerated digital transformations across all sectors prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Other signals identified pertain to Halal products, supply chain shifts, food security investments, and nutraceutical demand.” 

 

The SGIE Report also continues to highlight Islamic economies’ social impact developments in addressing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including initiatives addressing the poverty and food security crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The SGIE Report 2020/21 has been produced in partnership with SalaamGateway.com, the largest Islamic economy news and media platform. Strategic partners of this year’s SGIE Report include The Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) and CIMB Islamic, the CIMB Group’s Islamic banking and financial services franchise.

 

Transcending religious and cultural boundaries at Reimagine: Halal in Asia 2020

With a vision of fostering peace and understanding between communities, CollabDeen and #HaveHalalWillTravel are hosting Singapore’s first-ever virtual conference on the Islamic economy from 2 – 3 December 2020. It aims to bring together industry leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs — regardless of faith — to learn more about engaging with Muslim consumers and building a stronger Halal ecosystem for continued growth in the region.

 

The 2-day programme features an insightful line-up of over 30 speakers from around the world to provide fresh perspectives on tapping into the Islamic market that has gained broad and universal appeal, from bringing ready-to-eat halal food into the Japanese market to transforming the tourism sector. For more information on the event, please visit: https://reimaginehalal.com/

 

Note to editor:

The full State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2020/21 is available for download at https://www.salaamgateway.com/specialcoverage/SGIE20-21.

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