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KBRA Releases Research – Trends in Home Improvement ABS

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Friday, February 16, 2024

KBRA releases research analyzing new issue activity, loan characteristics, borrower attributes, and performance trends for the home improvement ABS segment of the unsecured consumer loan market.

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  • KBRA releases research analyzing new issue activity, loan characteristics, borrower attributes, and performance trends for the home improvement ABS segment of the unsecured consumer loan market.
  • As a result, many homeowners are staying in place, but making improvements to their home to better suit their current needs.
  • However, the rapid rise in mortgage rates has made certain refinancing options, including cash-out refinancing, economically unattractive for many.
  • In addition to being an alternative to CES and HELOCs, home improvement loans provide borrowers with an alternative to other forms of consumer credit such as credit cards and unsecured consumer loans.

CES 2024 Showed that the Future of Cars will be Defined by AI, Reports IDTechEx

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Friday, February 16, 2024

This was blindingly apparent at CES 2024, where it felt like "autonomous", "connected", "AI" and "software-defined vehicle" were prerequisite buzzwords for exhibitors to get through the door.

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  • This was blindingly apparent at CES 2024, where it felt like "autonomous", "connected", "AI" and "software-defined vehicle" were prerequisite buzzwords for exhibitors to get through the door.
  • The reports found that these technologies will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 21.1% between 2024 and 2034, reaching a value of US$700 billion.
  • At CES this year, IDTechEx saw where some of this revenue will be coming from.
  • IDTechEx's " Future Automotive Technologies 2024-2034: Applications, Megatrends, Forecasts " report goes into more detail about the US$1.6 trillion opportunity associated with emerging automotive technologies.

CES 2024 Showed that the Future of Cars will be Defined by AI, Reports IDTechEx

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Friday, February 16, 2024

This was blindingly apparent at CES 2024, where it felt like "autonomous", "connected", "AI" and "software-defined vehicle" were prerequisite buzzwords for exhibitors to get through the door.

Key Points: 
  • This was blindingly apparent at CES 2024, where it felt like "autonomous", "connected", "AI" and "software-defined vehicle" were prerequisite buzzwords for exhibitors to get through the door.
  • The reports found that these technologies will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 21.1% between 2024 and 2034, reaching a value of US$700 billion.
  • At CES this year, IDTechEx saw where some of this revenue will be coming from.
  • IDTechEx's " Future Automotive Technologies 2024-2034: Applications, Megatrends, Forecasts " report goes into more detail about the US$1.6 trillion opportunity associated with emerging automotive technologies.

Philip R. Lane: The banking channel of monetary policy

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Friday, February 16, 2024

for rates, credit growth in deviation from the start of the cycle (t) in p.p.

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    • for rates, credit growth in deviation from the start of the cycle (t) in p.p.
    • Starting months correspond to the month immediately preceding the first hike or explicit announcement of the hike of the cycle.
    • The dotted lines shows counterfactuals for lending rates and lending volumes, taking December 2021 as the last observation and
      projecting volumes conditional on the path of monetary policy rates.
    • The one for lending volumes is based on the BVAR model in Altavilla,
      Giannone, and Lenza (2016).
    • Composite funding costs are a weighted average of deposit rates
      and average monthly bond yields, with outstanding amounts as weights.
    • Right chart shows
      the contributions of the components to the change in the composite bank funding cost
      between December 2021 and November 2023.
    • Latest observations: 8 February 2024 for bond yields; December 2023 for other series.
    • Notes: ?Others? include shares (listed and not listed as well as those issued by investment
      funds), and insurance and pension schemes.
    • Retail

      Specialised

      Universal

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      2

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      Jan-20 Aug-20 Mar-21 Oct-21 May-22 Dec-22 Jul-23

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      Sources: ECB (iBSI, iMIR) MPC Task Force on Banking Analysis and ECB calculations.

    • Investment refers to the net
      change in property plant and equipment over assets; cash refers to cash and cash
      equivalents over assets.
    • Households
      loans, credit standards and loan demand
      Rubric
      Changes in credit standards for
      loans to households, and
      contributing factors
      (net percentage)

      0

      30

      -40

      20

      Sources: ECB (BSI) and ECB calculations.

    • Low-income households are those in the bottom 20 per cent
      of the income distribution; high-income households are those in the top 20 per cent.

Media Alert: BrainChip CEO Talks Successes and Momentum in the Latest Investor Podcast

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

In this fourth episode of BrainChip’s Quarterly Investor Podcast, Director of Global Investor Relations Tony Dawe presents these questions to Hehir across a range of topics including successes achieved during the past year, the latest product updates, and other various shareholder interests.

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  • In this fourth episode of BrainChip’s Quarterly Investor Podcast, Director of Global Investor Relations Tony Dawe presents these questions to Hehir across a range of topics including successes achieved during the past year, the latest product updates, and other various shareholder interests.
  • Among the topics covered in this podcast are:
    Achievements made by BrainChip in 2023 and what the company is doing to continue this positive momentum throughout 2024.
  • Emergent themes coming out of CES 2024 and how BrainChip is poised to address them.
  • “The BrainChip Investor Podcast is an ideal venue for me to communicate the company’s successes, milestones and plans based on input direct from our investment community.

MEETKAI AND NBPA SET TO THRILL BASKETBALL FANS WITH LAUNCH OF FIRST-EVER VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE DURING ALL-STAR WEEKEND

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- MeetKai, the leading metaverse and conversational AI company, along with THINK450, the partnership and innovation engine of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), officially announced the debut of its highly anticipated metaverse experience, open to fans across the world today. Coinciding with All-Star Weekend, this groundbreaking virtual space promises an easily accessible, immersive experience for basketball enthusiasts unlike anything before, offering for the first time exclusive access to players, merchandise, contests, and more.

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  • Coinciding with All-Star Weekend, this groundbreaking virtual space promises an easily accessible, immersive experience for basketball enthusiasts unlike anything before, offering for the first time exclusive access to players, merchandise, contests, and more.
  • The vault will also include merchandise from The Sanctuary capsule, a performance line previously reserved only for players.
  • Additionally, fans can also join virtual meet-and-greets with NBPA members such as CJ McCollum, enabling them to take selfies with their avatars and ask questions in real-time.
  • To visit the virtual NBPA experience, please visit brotherhooddeli.world .

Cybellum Adds Major New Features to its Product Security Platform in Support of its Cybersecurity Management System (CSMS)

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Cybellum, creators of the award-winning Product Security Platform, announced the latest major release, V2.38 of their Product Security Platform. Following the joint announcement with LG Electronics at CES 2024, this release introduces the CSMS Cockpit, enabling automotive OEMs and device manufacturers to significantly improve their cybersecurity management capabilities with a comprehensive view of product risk, security activities, and requirement validation status.

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  • New capabilities supercharge SBOM and vulnerability management with new AI functionality, risk, and asset management capabilities for streamlined regulatory compliance
    TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Cybellum, creators of the award-winning Product Security Platform, announced the latest major release, V2.38 of their Product Security Platform.
  • The new release offers advanced asset management capabilities, including SBOM Auto-Fix, which provides automatic error detection and correction when uploading CycloneDX or SPDX SBOM files.
  • It also includes custom package management for including custom, in-house developed packages, and commercially sourced ones.
  • "The latest update to Cybellum's Product Security Platform doesn't just enhance features, it empowers a paradigm shift in how organizations manage product security," says Asaf Atzmon, Chief Product Officer at Cybellum.

Jackery presents world's first power station made from recycled PCR: The new Galaxy Solar Generator 1000 Plus

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

DÜSSELDORF, Germany, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackery , a pioneer and leader in mobile and environmentally friendly power solutions, proudly presents the world's first power station made from recycled PCR material.

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  • DÜSSELDORF, Germany, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackery , a pioneer and leader in mobile and environmentally friendly power solutions, proudly presents the world's first power station made from recycled PCR material.
  • Exhibited for the first time at CES 2024 , the new Galaxy Solar Generator 1000 Plus impresses with the use of post-consumer plastic (PCR), eliminating the need for fossil raw materials.
  • Equipped with a long-life LiFePo4 battery, the Jackery Galaxy Solar Generator 1000 Plus boasts a 1264Wh capacity, 2000 watts of continuous power, and a 100W solar panel.
  • Jackery exclusively offers refurbished power stations, solar generators, and panels with a one-year warranty on its eBay shop.

Cineverse Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2024 Results

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Cineverse Corp. ("Cineverse" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CNVS), a global streaming technology and entertainment company, today announced its financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended December 31, 2023 ("Q3 FY 2024"). 

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  • Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses Decreased By $2.7 Million, or 30%
    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Cineverse Corp. ("Cineverse" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CNVS), a global streaming technology and entertainment company, today announced its financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended December 31, 2023 ("Q3 FY 2024").
  • Q3 FY 2024 Highlights (all comparisons are to the prior year fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2022):
    Similar to the reported results for last quarter, the Company's initiatives to reduce operating costs, optimize our streaming channel portfolio and increase margins continued to have a very positive impact on our financial results.
  • In FY 2024, the Company launched Cineverse Services India ("Cineverse Services"), a new business unit that expands upon the Company's successful India operations to consolidate Cineverse's support operations at vastly reduced costs.
  • ET (Wednesday, February 14, 2024), during which management will discuss the results of the fiscal third quarter ended December 31, 2023.