• Transgender Pakistanis find solace in a church of their own
    Associated Press

    Transgender Pakistanis find solace in a church of their own

    Pakistan’s Christian transgender people, often mocked, abused and bullied, say they have found peace and solace in a church of their own. During a recent service, transgender women, flowing scarves loose over their long hair, conducted Bible readings and raucously sang hymns, accompanied by the rhythms of a drum played by a transgender elder in the church. The church, called the First Church of Eunuchs, is the only one for transgender Christians in Pakistan.

  • Reuters

    At China's premier internet conference, few address the regulatory elephant in the room

    China's annual World Internet Conference is usually a forum for luminaries from the country's online giants and government bodies to discuss pressing issues of the day. The plans have been described by analysts as the first serious attempt on the part of Beijing's antitrust authorities to regulate the tech companies whose services pervade Chinese daily life, particularly Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd. The lone person to touch on it in a keynote speech was Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang, who called the tightening oversight "very timely and necessary".

  • Butane Market to Reach USD 74.53 Billion by 2027; Significant Demand for LPG in Residential Sector to Augment Growth, states Fortune Business Insights™
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    Butane Market to Reach USD 74.53 Billion by 2027; Significant Demand for LPG in Residential Sector to Augment Growth, states Fortune Business Insights™

    Top companies covered in the global butane market are Exxon Mobil Corporation (Irving, United States), British Petroleum Plc (London, United Kingdom), Total S.A. (Paris, France), Royal Dutch Shell (The Hague, Netherlands), Air Liquide (Paris, France), China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) (Beijing, China), China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) (Beijing, China), Conocophillips (Houston, United States), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (New Delhi, India), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited(Mumbai, India), and more players profiled.Pune, Nov. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The global butane market size is expected to reach USD 74.53 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period. The rapidly increasing demand for residential LPG in developing countries will boost the growth of the market during the forecast period, states Fortune Business Insights, in a report, titled “Butane Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Application (Residential & Commercial, Industrial, Engine Fuel, Refinery, Chemical Feedstock, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027.” The market size stood at USD 59.85 billion in 2019.The occurrence of coronavirus has exerted massive economic stress on sectors in various countries. We understand that this health emergency has negatively impacted various sectors across the globe. Rising support from governments and several companies can help in the fight against this highly infectious virus. There are some industries that are struggling and some are thriving. More or less, nearly every sector is estimated to be impacted by this pandemic. The report on the Butane market illustrates: * Prominent understandings of the market * Swot Analysis of the regions * Latest market trends and developments * Stellar insights into the competitive landscape  * Prime data about regional players * COVID-19 effect Request a Sample PDF Brochure:https://www.fortunebusinessinsights.com/enquiry/request-sample-pdf/butanes-market-100763 Latest Driver: High Adoption and Consumption of Liquefied Cylinders to Augment Growth The surging demand for LPG for various applications will spur opportunities for the market. The increasing government subsidies for the consumption of liquefied cylinders in developing countries will aid the expansion of the market for Butane. For instance, the Indian Government launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana which is aimed to provide LPG connection in the untapped regions. Furthermore, the booming hospitability industry coupled with high disposable income in emerging nations will have a tremendous impact on the market. Besides, the growing consumption of LPG especially in the residential sector for cooking will improve the prospects of the market in the future. Diminished Consumption to Retard Market Growth Amid CoronavirusCoronavirus has negatively affected commercial and industrial operations across the world. The disruption in logistics, labor shortage, low demand from end-users will considerably disturb the industry. The declined demand and supply have resulted in major losses for the country. For instance, in India, the uncertainty caused by the pandemic resulted in an overestimation of demand for LPG that ramped up purchases in March and April. Moreover, the drop in LPG demand owing to the shutdown of hotels and businesses due to lockdown will further dampen the market growth. Also, the imposition of lockdowns in various countries to curb the spread of coronavirus will adversely impact the global market. Regional Analysis: Heavy Demand for Shale Gas to Contribute Growth in North AmericaThe market in Europe is expected to hold the largest share in the global market during the forecast period owing to the supply of natural gas in the region. The high consumption of Butane in Russia because of low prices coupled with the availability of fossil fuels will boost the growth of the market in Europe in the forthcoming years. The ongoing gas pipeline project between Germany and Russia will contribute positively to the market. Turkey consumes large quantities of Butane as engine fuel due to increased efficiency and low prices. Turkey accounts for a high share in the global market. The market in North America is expected to expand radically during the forecast period owing to the increased production of shale gas. The favorable government policies will contribute significantly to the growth of the market in the region. The Middle East & Africa are expected to rise tremendously owing to the growing consumption of LPG in the region. Inquire Before Buying This Research Report:https://www.fortunebusinessinsights.com/enquiry/queries/butanes-market-100763 Key Development: January 2020: Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ghana’s National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to expand its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) network. List of Top Companies Profiled in the Butane Market are: * Exxon Mobil Corporation (Irving, United States) * British Petroleum Plc (London, United Kingdom) * Total S.A. (Paris, France) * Royal Dutch Shell (The Hague, Netherlands) * Air Liquide (Paris, France) * China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) (Beijing, China) * China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) (Beijing, China) * Conocophillips (Houston, United States) * Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (New Delhi, India) * Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (Mumbai, India) Browse Detailed Summary of Research Report with TOC:https://www.fortunebusinessinsights.com/industry-reports/butanes-market-100763 Detailed Table of Content: * Introduction * Research Scope * Market Segmentation * Research Methodology * Definitions and Assumptions * Executive Summary * Market Dynamics * Market Drivers * Market Restraints * Market Opportunities * Key Trends * Key Insights * Key Insights – For Major Countries * Key Developments * Regulatory Standards * PEST Analysis * COVID-19 Impact Analysis * Supply Chain Challenges * Steps Taken by Government/Companies to combat COVID-19 * Potential Opportunities due to COVID-19 Outbreak * Global Butane Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast, 2016-2027, By Application * Key Findings / Summary * Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast * Residential & Commercial * Industrial * Engine Fuel * Refinery * Chemical Feedstock * OtherTOC Continued…! 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