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Global Luxury Yacht Market 2018-2022

Friday August 17 th 2018

DUBLIN, Aug 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

The “Global Luxury Yacht Market 2018-2022″ report has been added to’s offering.

The global luxury yacht market to register a CAGR of 11.63% during the period 2018-2022.

Global Luxury Yacht Market 2018-2022, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

According to the report, one driver in the market is increase in recreational tourism. Tourism is a major economic activity across the globe and is a significant contributor to economic growth, employment, and social development of numerous countries. It also plays a key role in the global luxury yacht market, where commercial yacht operators or fleet operators form a significant part of business.

One trend in the market is focus of yacht makers on emerging markets. As the European yacht market is witnessing a slowdown due to postponed purchases and declining economic situation, yacht makers are shifting their focus toward emerging markets, such as China and Latin America.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is high cost of operations. Motor luxury yachts have every modern convenience installed onboard, such as ACs, television, navigation aids, radar, echo-sounding, and autopilot. In order to power all these amenities, luxury yachts require a reliable power generating system.

Key questions answered in this report

  • What will the market size be in 2022 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?

Key vendors

  • Amels
  • Azimut Benetti
  • Feadship
  • ISA Yachts

Key Topics Covered:





  • Market ecosystem
  • Market characteristics
  • Market segmentation analysis


  • Market definition
  • Market sizing 2017
  • Market size and forecast 2017-2022


  • Bargaining power of buyers
  • Bargaining power of suppliers
  • Threat of new entrants
  • Threat of substitutes
  • Threat of rivalry
  • Market condition


  • Segmentation by propulsion
  • Comparison by propulsion
  • Motor yachts – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
  • Sail yachts – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
  • Market opportunity by propulsion



  • Geographical segmentation
  • Regional comparison
  • Americas – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
  • APAC – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
  • EMEA – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
  • Key leading countries
  • Market opportunity



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges


  • Use of advanced materials
  • Focus of yacht makers on emerging markets
  • Emergence of alternate fuel in marine industry


  • Overview
  • Landscape disruption


  • Vendors covered
  • Vendor classification
  • Market positioning of vendors

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Weber Shandwick Receives Four IPG Inclusion Awards at 2018 Ceremony

NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading global communications and marketing services firms, received four honors at Interpublic Group’s annual IPG Inclusion Awards. The program honors agencies and individuals from IPG’s global network that have shown leadership in advancing the holding company’s goal of being one of the most diverse and inclusive organizations in the world. Weber Shandwick was recognized for its impactful client work, as well as the firm’s efforts to improve diversity within its workforce. In addition, Emil Hill, senior vice president at Powell Tate, the Washington, D.C. unit of Weber Shandwick, was the recipient of the Inclusive Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual who takes a personal initiative beyond his or her work to make a difference in diversity and inclusion.

“Diversity, equity and inclusion are core to Weber Shandwick’s culture and business. We’re committed to advancing DEI in our workforce and through our work – both to deliver relevant and meaningful engagements for our clients and to provide the most vibrant and welcoming environment possible for our people,” said Andy Polansky, CEO, Weber Shandwick. “This honor is a testament to our employees and DEI champions – including leaders like Emil Hill – who share in this commitment, and who bring our DEI efforts to life every day.”

Weber Shandwick was awarded both the Community Impact and Most Effective Targeted Campaign for its work with the Los Angeles LGBT Center. These awards celebrate inclusive and deliberate campaigns, as well as collaborative partnerships that serve diverse groups. The firm also received the Inclusive Talent Initiatives award for implementing successful and measurable efforts that improve talent diversity within the organization.

“Weber Shandwick is putting diversity inclusion at the center of the organization, and it’s an honor to receive recognition from our IPG family to celebrate this work,” said Judith Harrison, senior vice president and leader of diversity and inclusion at Weber Shandwick. “We have further to go, but awards like these are important milestones in our journey to embody diversity, equity and inclusion in everything we do.”

About Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and marketing services firm in 78 cities with a network extending to 128 cities around the world. The firm’s diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work. Weber Shandwick was the only public relations agency included on the Advertising Age Agency A-list in 2014 and 2015 and the only PR firm designated an A-List Agency Standout in 2017 and 2018. Weber Shandwick was honored as PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, The Holmes Report’s Global Agency of the Year in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017, and The Holmes Report’s Global Digital Agency of the Year in 2016. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, employee engagement, social impact, financial communications and crisis management, using proprietary social, digital and analytics methodologies. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit

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JIM CRAMER: Elon Musk should take a medical leave from Tesla (TSLA)

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  • CNBC host Jim Cramer says Tesla CEO Elon Musk should take a medical leave.
  • Cramer’s comes after Tesla shares tumbled on Friday in the wake of Musk’s interview with the New York Times.
  • Musk told the Times that this has been the “most difficult and painful year” of his career and that he’s needed to take Ambien to sleep.
  • Watch Tesla trade in real time here.

CNBC host Jim Cramer thinks Elon Musk should take a medical leave from Tesla.

“Devasting New York Times piece filled with new facts,” Cramer tweeted on Friday. “We know that the safest thing for Musk right now is a medical leave.. I would insist on it.”

Cramer’s comment comes in response to a question directed at him on Twitter, asking what he thought about the sell-off taking place in Tesla shares on Friday.

The stock is down more than 8%, falling to a low $305.70, and has essentially wiped out all of the gains that followed its second-quarter results. Shares are now more than 25% below the $420 price that Musk said he was aiming to take the electric-car maker private at.

Late Thursday, the New York Times published an interview with Musk in which the Tesla CEO said this has been the “most difficult and painful year” of his career as he has struggled with making Tesla profitable and battled against short sellers. He said that he’s had to work 120-hour weeks and that he’s had to take ambien to go to sleep. 

The Times reported that some board members had expressed concern about Musk’s use of Ambien, citing two people familiar with the board.

Tesla shares are down 1% this year, including Friday. 

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Amazon is reportedly looking into buying a chain of movie theaters. Here’s why that makes sense. (AMZN)

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  • Amazon is reportedly in the running to purchase Landmark Theatres, a small chain of movie theaters that primarily show independent and foreign films, Bloomberg reported Thursday.
  • Owning Landmark would give Amazon another physical space to connect with customers, according to GBH Insights’ Daniel Ives.
  • A purchase could be another sign that Amazon is looking outside its traditional growth area — customers’ homes — to grow sales and Prime memberships.

Amazon might be looking to make a mark at the movies.

The retailer, known for its vast product selection and fast, free shipping, is reportedly looking to purchase Landmark Theatres, according to a Bloomberg report from Thursday.

Landmark is a small chain as far as movie theaters go, with 56 locations around the country. It focuses on niche interests, like independent and foreign films. It does have a good reputation among moviegoers, and it describes itself as “upscale.”

Sound like another brick-and-mortar retailer Amazon recently purchased? The Washington Post called Landmark the “Whole Foods of movie chains.”

Neither Amazon nor Landmark responded to Business Insider’s requests for comment. 

At first blush, Amazon buying a chain of movie theaters might not make a whole lot of sense. Isn’t Amazon mostly focused on the home, with its myriad delivery options and home-automation-enabling Alexa devices?

Sure, but Amazon isn’t a company that shies away from growth. As far as the acquisitions Amazon has made in recent years, some are obvious — like Ring, the smart-doorbell maker — and some are more focused on the “longer term,” according to Daniel Ives, chief strategy officer and head of technology research at GBH Insights.

With a movie theater, Amazon would move one step further into physical retail, creating “valuable touch points” in the real world for customers to interact with. Think: screenings for Amazon Studios movies and films or events for Prime members. 

It’s just another way for Amazon to “entrench in [customers'] daily lives,” Ives said to Business Insider.

Much like Amazon is giving Prime members perks at Whole Foods, the same thing could be done for a movie theater, perhaps via perks like free or discounted movies and concessions.

“Brick and mortar gives another opportunity to expand Prime membership,” Ives said.

Owning a chain of theaters also makes sense as content becomes a larger focus for Amazon in its competition with Netflix and HBO. Prime Video content is already a major driver of Prime subscriptions, though it obviously lags behind the shipping perks. Having a dedicated place to distribute content in the real world, and making it eligible for prestigious awards like Oscars, could become more important.

Royal Dutch Shell plc: Transaction in Own Shares

Thursday August 16 th 2018

LONDON, August 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ –

Royal Dutch Shell plc (the ‘Company’) (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) announces that on August 16, 2018 it purchased the following number of “A” Shares for cancellation.


Aggregated information on “A” shares purchased according to trading venues: Volume weighted average price Number of Highest price Lowest price paid per Date of “A” shares paid: paid: share purchase purchased (GBp) (GBp) (GBp) Venue August 16, 2018 786,480 2487.00 2454.50 2477.71 LSE Cboe Europe Equities August 16, 2018 208,917 2486.50 2454.50 2477.81 (BXE) Cboe Europe Equities August 16, 2018 202,278 2487.00 2454.50 2477.85 (CXE)

These share purchases form part of the Company’s existing share buy-back programme, details of which were announced on July 26, 2018.

In respect of this programme, Citigroup Global Markets Limited will make trading decisions in relation to the Company’s securities independently of the Company for the period July 26, 2018 up to and including October 25, 2018.

Any such acquisitions will be effected within certain pre-set parameters, and in accordance with the Company’s general authority to repurchase shares, Chapter 12 of the Listing Rules and Article 5 of the Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014/EU dealing with buy-back programmes and the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052.

In accordance with the Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014/EU, a full breakdown of the individual trades made by Citigroup Global Markets Limited on behalf of the Company as a part of the buy-back programme is detailed below:


LEI number of Royal Dutch Shell plc: 21380068P1DRHMJ8KU70

Classification: Acquisition or disposal of the issuer’s own shares



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