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Blackstone Announces Agreement to Acquire Vungle, a Leading Mobile Performance Marketing Platform

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NEW YORK, July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that private equity funds managed by Blackstone ("Blackstone") have agreed to acquire Vungle, a leading performance marketing platform for in-app video advertisements on mobile devices.

Vungle is trusted by publishers of more than 60,000 mobile apps worldwide, including top brands such as Rovio, Zynga, Pandora, Microsoft, and Scopely, among others. The company serves more than 4 billion video views per month over a billion unique devices, and is consistently ranked #1 for cross-platform user retention by industry mobile performance indexes. Vungle is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in London, Berlin, Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore and Seoul.

Sachin Bavishi, Principal at Blackstone, said, "As a best-in-class performance marketing platform, Vungle represents a key growth engine for the mobile app ecosystem. Our investment will help deliver on the company’s tremendous growth potential and we look forward to partnering with management to extend Vungle’s strength across mobile gaming and other performance brands."

Martin Brand, Senior Managing Director at Blackstone, added, "Blackstone is excited to invest in a leader focused on the intersection of the rapidly expanding mobile gaming and mobile advertising spaces. We look forward to contributing Blackstone’s resources to accelerate Vungle’s growth trajectory in the years ahead."

Rick Tallman, CEO of Vungle, said: "We are extremely excited about our new partnership with Blackstone. Blackstone’s acquisition will further accelerate Vungle’s mission to be the trusted guide for growth and engagement, transforming how users discover and experience mobile apps. We would like to thank Crosslink Capital and Thomvest Ventures for their support in building Vungle into a market leader. As we look ahead at the significant opportunity in the in-app mobile advertising market, with Blackstone’s support, we will aggressively expand our global platform through organic and inorganic growth."

In connection with the transaction, Vungle has also reached a settlement agreement with founder Zain Jaffer and is pleased to have this matter resolved. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The transaction is expected to close later this year, subject to customary closing conditions. Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC is serving as financial advisor to Vungle and Guggenheim Securities, LLC is serving as financial advisor to Blackstone on the transaction. DLA Piper LLP (US) is serving as legal advisor to Vungle and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is serving as legal advisor to Blackstone.

About Blackstone
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms.  We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies in which we invest, and the communities in which we work.  We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems.  Our businesses, with $512 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis.  Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on twitter @Blackstone.

About Vungle
Vungle is the trusted guide for growth and engagement, transforming how people discover and experience apps. Mobile application developers partner with Vungle to monetize their apps through innovative in-app ad experiences that are inspired by insight and crafted with creativity. Advertisers depend on Vungle to reach, acquire, and retain high-value users worldwide. Vungle develops tools that include data-led buying and UX recommendations, ad format innovation, creative automation, and more. Vungle’s data-optimized ads run on over 1 billion unique devices to drive engagement and increase returns for publishers and advertisers ranging from indie studios to powerhouse brands, including Rovio, Zynga, Pandora, Microsoft, and Scopely. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices around the world in London, Berlin, Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore. For more information, visit www.vungle.com or follow the company on Twitter @Vungle

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Artprice100© 指数:艺术市场蓝筹股艺术家为美国经济创造堪比业务顶尖公司的收益……

By | PR, SC

巴黎2019年7月15日 /美通社/ — Artprice 创始人兼首席执行官 Thierry Ehrmann 强调 2019 年上半年艺术市场表现突出:“如果哪位收藏家在今年年初投资了过去五年(2014-2018 年)表现最佳的前 100 名艺术家,那么他将会看到该艺术家的作品价值增长了六分之一。” 

2019 年上半年,Artprice100 © 指数增长 +16%,标准普尔 500 指数同期增长 +18%。美国金融市场表现良好,世界顶级艺术家(单纯从客观角度定义)的作品也表现不俗,这说明艺术市场作为一种替代性投资具有无可争辩的吸引力。

Artprice100© versus S&P 500 since 2000


Artprice100© versus S&P 500 since 2000

 

交易减少 

2019 年上半年 Artprice100© 指数的表现主要来自于强劲需求,而供应不足。供求关系不平衡导致价格迅速增长,尤其是全球二级艺术市场上前 100 名顶级艺术家。 

2019 年上半年各大主要拍卖行的交易额纷纷下跌,包括苏富比 (-9%) 和佳士得 (-28%),这说明高端市场已没有往年那么活跃。但是,价格并没有出现疲软迹象,销量减少提醒我们艺术市场直接依赖于流通作品的数量。 

贴现率持续为负或几乎为零,在这样的金融背景下,有些收藏家更想持有某些艺术作品,而非贴现,因为这些投资依然具有超高的竞争力。此外,艺术画廊和拍卖行交易成本居高不下,也对短期持有(五年以下)造成打击,一些收藏家认为场外交易也是不错的选择。 

Artprice100© 指数由沃霍尔、赵无极和吴冠中推动 

巴勃罗·毕加索在我们的 Artprice100© 指数中占有 9.1% 的超高比重,但已数年未出现价值增长。正如我们过去四年所看到的,毕加索作品的价格在 2019 年上半年缩减了 -2%。 

安迪·沃霍尔、傅抱石、赵无极,尤其是吴冠中,他们的作品价格都出现了明显增长,这是 2019 年上半年 Artprice100© 指数的主要发展动力。这些艺术家没有创造任何新的拍卖纪录,但是其身价皆有大幅增长。他们的主要作品的销售情况也无疑证实了这种趋势。

今年 6 月 2 日,吴冠中的大幅水彩作品《狮子林》(Lion grove garden (1988) 在中国嘉德拍卖行售出 2080 万美元。该作品此前于 2011 年 6 月 3 日在北京保利拍卖行以 1780 万美元的价格购得,过去八年间增长 17%。用金融术语来说就是:该画作的年度平均回报率为 +1.9%。但是,吴冠中另一幅作品的再次出售情况表明其身价增长主要发生在过去 6 个月内:2011 年 6 月 3 日以 710 万美元购得的重要作品《双燕》(Two Swallows(与《狮子林》一同出售)在 2018 年 12 月售出 780 万美元,仅增长 +9.8%。

保罗·塞尚和乔治·康多

投资现代艺术家风险最低,他们的作品能够带来丰厚的长期回报,故而其需求一直在稳步增长。今年克劳德·莫奈和保罗·西涅克都创造了新的拍卖纪录。类似地,2019 年也是保罗·塞尚的丰收年(2000 以来最佳)。他的画作Bouilloire et fruits(约 1888-90 年)1999 年以 2950 万美元购得,2019 年 5 月 13 日在纽约佳士得拍卖行以 5930 万美元售出,过去 20 年的年平均回报率为 3.6%。 

当代艺术家则在另一个极端,他们的中短期回报率十分惊人。今年加入 Artprice100© 指数构成的艺术家中乔治•康多当属最浓墨重彩的一笔。2018 年,这位美国艺术家在二级市场获得大丰收:78 幅油画和 34 幅水彩作品卖出超过 6300 万美元,而且跨越三大洲(美国、欧洲和亚洲)!康多一系列小幅作品也快速转销,充分体现了康多的受欢迎程度,其中 2017 年 4 月在慕尼黑以 1.7万美元购得的 Soft Green Abstraction (1983) 一年后在纽约以 4.6万 美元重新售出。

总体而言,今年的 Artprice100© 指数构成发生了七个变化。 

移入 

移出

乔治•康多

黄宾虹

乔治亚·莫兰迪

黄胄

罗伯特·马塞唯尔

阿尼什·卡普尔

让-保罗·里奥佩尔

李可染

鲁菲诺·塔马约

徐悲鸿

弗兰克·奥尔巴赫

小彼得·布吕赫尔

汉斯·阿尔普

乔治·德·基里科

四位女性艺术家以及两位古典艺术大师

可惜的是,女性艺术家的身价没有变化。今年 Artprice100© 指数中的女性艺术家还是只有四位:草间弥生(日本)、琼安·米契儿(美国)、路易丝·布尔乔亚(法国)和芭芭拉‧赫普沃斯(英国)。比之去年,今年草间弥生占总指数的 1.3%,去年只有 0.9%。2019 年上半年其价格指数上涨 20%。

小彼得·布吕赫尔因市场流动性退出,这让该指数中早期大师的稀缺更加严重。在人数构成上,该指数主要由现代艺术家(49 %)占据,其次是战后艺术家(29 %)、当代艺术家(12 %)、19 世纪艺术家(8 %),排在最末的则是……古典艺术大师(仅 2 %)。

2019 年上半年 Artprice100© 指数的构成

艺术家

份额

所属时期

1

巴勃罗·毕加索 (1881-1973)

9.1%

现代

2

安迪·沃霍尔 (1928-1987)

6.4%

战后

3

克劳德·莫奈 (1840-1926)

4.5%

19 世纪

4

齐白石 (1864-1957)

3.9%

现代

5

让-米歇尔·巴斯奇亚 (1960-1988)

3.7%

当代

6

格哈德·里希特(生于 1932 年)

3.3%

战后

7

赵无极 (1921-2013)

2.9%

战后

8

傅抱石 (1904-1965)

2.5%

现代

9

阿尔贝托·贾科梅蒂 (1901-1966)

2.4%

现代

10

阿米地奥·莫迪里阿尼 (1884-1920)

2.2%

现代

11

塞·托姆布雷 (1928-2011)

2.2%

战后

12

吴冠中 (1919-2010)

2.1%

现代

13

罗伊·利希滕斯坦 (1923-1997)

2.0%

战后

14

鲁西奥·芳塔纳 (1899-1968)

1.9%

现代

15

亚历山大·卡尔德 (1898-1976)

1.8%

现代

16

马克·夏加尔 (1887-1985)

1.8%

现代

17

胡安·米罗 (1893-1983)

1.7%

现代

18

威廉·德·库宁 (1904-1997)

1.7%

现代

19

亨利·马蒂斯 (1869-1954)

1.5%

现代

20

费尔南·雷杰 (1881-1955)

1.4%

现代

21

克里斯托弗·伍尔(生于 1955 年)

1.4%

当代

22

草间弥生(生于 1929 年)

1.3%

战后

23

让·杜布菲 (1901-1985)

1.3%

现代

24

雷尼·马格里特 (1898-1967)

1.2%

现代

25

彼得·多伊格(生于 1959 年)

1.2%

当代

26

瓦西里·康定斯基 (1866-1944)

1.2%

现代

27

杰夫·昆斯(生于 1955 年)

1.2%

当代

28

大卫·霍克尼(生于 1937 年)

1.1%

战后

29

亨利·摩尔 (1898-1986)

1.0%

现代

30

林风眠 (1900-1991)

0.9%

现代

31

朱德群 (1920-2014)

0.9%

战后

32

保罗·高更 (1848-1903)

0.9%

19 世纪

33

奥古斯特·雷诺阿 (1841-1919)

0.8%

19 世纪

34

常玉 (1895-1966)

0.8%

现代

35

理查德·普林斯(生于 1949 年)

0.8%

当代

36

西格马尔·波尔克 (1941-2010)

0.7%

战后

37

琼安·米契儿(1926-1992)

0.7%

战后

38

溥儒 (1896-1963)

0.7%

现代

39

奥古斯特·罗丹 (1840-1917)

0.7%

19 世纪

40

埃德加·德加 (1834-1917)

0.7%

19 世纪

41

保罗·塞尚 (1839-1906)

0.7%

19 世纪

42

伊夫·克莱因 (1928-1962)

0.6%

战后

43

卡米耶·毕沙罗 (1830-1903)

0.6%

19 世纪

44

理查德·迪尔本康 (1922-1993)

0.6%

战后

45

爱德华·鲁沙(生于 1937 年)

0.6%

战后

46

 (1958-1990)

0.5%

当代

47

马丁·基彭伯格 (1953-1997)

0.5%

当代

48

路易丝·布尔乔亚 (1911-2010)

0.5%

现代

49

阿尔贝托·布里 (1915-1995)

0.5%

现代

50

弗兰克·斯特拉(生于 1936 年)

0.5%

战后

51

达米恩·赫斯特(生于 1965 年)

0.4%

当代

52

埃贡·席勒 (1890-1918)

0.4%

现代

53

基希纳(1880-1938)

0.4%

现代

54

乔治·布拉克 (1882-1963)

0.4%

现代

55

乔治·巴塞利茨(生于 1938 年)

0.4%

战后

56

皮埃尔·苏拉热(生于 1919 年)

0.4%

现代

57

胡安·格里斯 (1887-1927)

0.4%

现代

58

萨尔瓦多·达利 (1904-1989)

0.4%

现代

59

爱德华·蒙克 (1863-1944)

0.4%

现代

60

保罗·西涅克 (1863-1935)

0.4%

现代

61

董其昌 (1555-1636)

0.4%

早期大师

62

费尔南度·波特罗(生于 1932 年)

0.4%

战后

63

文徵明 (1470-1559)

0.4%

早期大师

64

乔治·康多(生于 1957 年)

0.4%

当代

65

山姆·弗朗西斯 (1923-1994)

0.4%

战后

66

阿里杰罗·波堤 (1940-1994)

0.4%

战后

67

贝纳·毕费 (1928-1999)

0.4%

战后

68

马克思·恩斯特 (1891-1976)

0.4%

现代

69

罗伯特·劳森伯格 (1925-2008)

0.4%

战后

70

陈逸飞 (1946-2005)

0.3%

当代

71

莫里斯·德·弗拉芒克 (1876-1958)

0.3%

现代

72

芭芭拉·赫普沃斯 (1903-1975)

0.3%

现代

73

皮埃尔·勃纳尔 (1867-1947)

0.3%

现代

74

唐纳德·贾德 (1928-1994)

0.3%

战后

75

马克思·贝克曼 (1884-1950)

0.3%

现代

76

藤田嗣治 (1886-1968)

0.3%

现代

77

阿尔弗莱德·西斯莱 (1839-1899)

0.3%

19 世纪

78

劳伦斯·斯蒂文·洛利 (1887-1976)

0.3%

现代

79

伟恩·第伯(生于 1920 年)

0.3%

战后

80

尼古拉·德·斯塔 (1914-1955)

0.3%

现代

81

恩里克·卡斯特拉尼(1930-2017)

0.3%

战后

82

安塞姆·基弗(生于 1945 年)

0.3%

当代

83

米开朗基罗·皮斯特莱托(生于 1933 年)

0.3%

战后

84

关良 (1900-1986)

0.3%

现代

85

凯斯·凡·东根 (1877-1968)

0.3%

现代

86

弗朗西斯·毕卡比亚 (1879-1953)

0.3%

现代

87

皮耶罗·曼佐尼 (1933-1963)

0.3%

战后

88

汤姆·韦瑟尔曼 (1931-2004)

0.3%

战后

89

乔治亚·莫兰迪 (1890-1964)

0.3%

现代

90

昆特·约克(生于 1930 年)

0.2%

战后

91

约瑟夫·亚伯斯 (1888-1976)

0.2%

现代

92

罗伯特·马塞维尔 (1915-1991)

0.2%

现代

93

鲁菲诺·塔马约 (1899-1991)

0.2%

现代

94

汉斯·阿尔普 (1886-1966)

0.2%

现代

95

埃米尔·诺尔德 (1867-1956)

0.2%

现代

96

保罗·克利 (1879-1940)

0.2%

现代

97

让-保罗·里奥佩尔 (1923-2002)

0.2%

战后

98

阿历克塞·冯·雅弗林斯基 (1864-1941)

0.2%

现代

99

阿尔伯特·厄伦(生于 1954 年)

0.2%

当代

100

弗兰克·奥尔巴赫(生于 1931 年)

0.2%

战后

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Lifequest World Corp. Subsidiary Biopipe Global Corp. Enters Into 50-50 Joint Venture With Biotech Innovations Of Bangladesh

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RIDGEFIELD PARK, New Jersey, July 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Biopipe Global Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lifequest World Corp. (OTC: "LQWC") has entered into a 50-50 joint venture with BioTech Innovations of Bangladesh. Bangladesh represents a huge opportunity for our patented onsite 100% sludge free, silent and odor free sewage wastewater treatment system. According to the 2017 United Nations World Water Development Report, Bangladesh treats only 17 percent of its wastewater.

Mr. Md. Manzur Morshed, President, CEO of BioTech Innovations said, "1.16 million cubic meters per day of sewage in capital Dhaka alone is dumped into the rivers, according to Bangladesh Institute of Planners. This alone represents a massive opportunity. With a Biopipe plant running for nearly 2 years at the Justice Complex, we have successfully demonstrated the unique capability of the system. 100m3/day of sewage and grey water goes in and 100m3/day of reusable water comes out. We are about to install another plant at Bangladesh Government Secretary’s complex with 108m3/day capacity and have a robust pipeline of government and commercial projects". We are absolutely excited about our partnership and the Biopipe system speaks for itself."  

Enes Kutluca, the CEO of Biopipe said, "We have an opportunity to engineer a paradigm shift in the way sewage wastewater is treated in Bangladesh and emerging countries in general. The social and environmental impact matters to us and with Biotech Innovation we will certainly accomplish that in Bangladesh."  

About Biopipe

Biopipe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lifequest is the 1st patented and world’s only sludge free decentralized (onsite) wastewater treatment system. Biopipe is 100% sludge free, odor free, silent, easy to assemble and install, scalable, low cost, ecological and virtually maintenance free (if 1000 liters of sewage wastewater goes in, 1000 liters of clean water is discharged). The treated water is clean enough to exceed EU Standards for discharge and reuse. The entire treatment takes place within a series of pipes and the only output is clean water that is reused for irrigation and cleaning. 

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About BioTech Innovations

BioTech Innovations based in Dhaka, Bangladesh is engaged in introducing cost effective disruptive technologies/products through foreign partnerships to solve multiple socio-environmental issues that involve water, energy, air, and sewage in Bangladesh. As Bangladesh aims to become a middle-income country by 2021, the Government is determined to improve the environmental indicators. BioTech Innovations believes the most effective way to help Bangladesh achieve its environmental goals is by partnering and introducing disruptive technologies through its vast global network established across three continents. 

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s current beliefs, expectations or intentions regarding future events.  Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements.  Words such as "will," "will be,"  "anticipate," "predict," "expect" "continue," "future," and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, many of which are generally outside the control of the Company and are difficult to predict.  Examples of such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: future revenues, expenditures, capital or other funding requirements, the adequacy of the Company’s current cash and working capital to fund present and planned operations and financing needs, and the growth of the Company’s business and operations through acquisitions. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements can be found in the most recent current Disclosure Statements available at www.otcmarkets.com. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause their views and expectations to change. The Company assumes no obligation, and they specifically disclaim any intention or obligation, to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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China Lending Forges Strategic Partnership with Rui Xin Insurance Technology to Develop Online Financial Services Platform

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BEIJING, URUMQI, China and HANGZHOU, China, July 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — China Lending Corporation ("China Lending" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CLDC), a non-bank financial corporation servicing micro, small and medium sized enterprises in China, today announced that it has entered into a five-year strategic partnership agreement with Rui Xin Insurance Technology (Ningbo) Co., Ltd ("Rui Xin"), a financial technology company providing comprehensive insurance solutions. Through the partnership, each party expects to jointly grow their businesses and help each other to expand their customer base by leveraging each other’s unique and complementary strength as well as resource in financial technology, the consumer finance market and the insurance industry.

China Lending will work with Rui Xin to develop its own consumer financial platform. In collaboration with Rui Xin and its partners, the Company expects to provide value-added consumer financial services to insurance consumers of Rui Xin and its partners. Benefiting from the anticipated size of the business and the good credit record of insurance consumers, China Lending will improve its asset quality and maintain sustainable business growth through the partnership. In addition, China Lending and Rui Xin will also explore collaboration opportunities in areas such as insurance consumer acquisition, development of insurance products, expansion of insurance business, and customization of consumer financial solutions.

Moreover, China Lending will benefit from Rui Xin and its partners’ advanced technological capabilities in big data and artificial intelligence to improve its risk management and enhance its customer experience.

Through this partnership, Rui Xin will be able to explore new business opportunities and increase its competency to eventually expand its customer base in the insurance industry by benefiting from China Lending’s financial service expertise, bank credit facility resource, and client base in certain regional markets. 

Ms. Jingping Li, co-founder and chief executive officer of China Lending, commented, "Our entering into the partnership conforms with our long-term goal of providing individuals and enterprises in China with our quality financial service products. We will continue to improve our operating efficiencies, diversify our product offerings, and strengthen our collaborations with partners in different segments. Through our partnership with Rui Xin, we will develop a customer base for consumer financial services and serve customers with long-term financing needs. We will also benefit from assisting Rui Xin and its partners with the expansion of insurance business. Rui Xin and its partners’ capabilities and experience in applying advanced financial technologies will enhance our risk management capability and help us to achieve innovations of financial products to better satisfy diversified customer demands."

"We are excited to collaborate with China Lending. We believe the partnership will create synergies for both parties in technological and commercial areas. Going forward, we will continue to promote the integration of our resources, explore potential business opportunities, and expand our customer bases to boost the business growth of both parties," said Mr. Yanliang Zhuang, vice president of Rui Xin.

About China Lending Corporation

Founded in 2009, China Lending is a non-bank financial corporation and provides comprehensive financial services to micro, small and medium sized enterprises, and individuals. China Lending has headquarters in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Autonomous Region, and Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province. For more information, please visit: www.chinalending.com.

About Rui Xin Insurance Technology (Ningbo) Co., Ltd

Rui Xin is a financial technology company specializing in providing application solutions for insurance service institutions and customers in the insurance industry. Rui Xin is mainly engaged in insurance product R&D and design, management and operation of insurance customer data, provision of integrated solutions for insurance and healthcare, as well as the development and operation of an online insurance transaction service platform. Rui Xin’s subsidiaries and strategic partners have offices in more than 90 areas throughout China and more than 3,000 registered insurance service personnel.

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This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements relate to, among others, the consummation of the proposed partnership, and can be identified by terminology such as "may," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "aim," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "believe," "potential," "continue," "is/are likely to" or other similar expressions. Such statements are based upon management’s current expectations of the consummation of the proposed partnership, and relate to events that involve known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the Company’s control. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under law.

IR Contact:

At the Company:
Katrina Wu
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +86-991-316-9617

Investor Relations:
Robin Yang
ICR
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +86 158-8929-2733

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ReneSola Signs Agreement to Sell 12.3MW of China Rooftop DG Projects

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SHANGHAI, July 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — ReneSola Ltd ("ReneSola" or the "Company") (www.renesolapower.com) (NYSE: SOL), a leading solar project developer, today announced that it had entered into an agreement to sell two project companies – including ten rooftop DG projects located in Zhejiang Province – to Shanghai Hongzuo New Energy Company. The ten rooftop projects have an aggregate capacity of 12.3MW.

Shanghai Hongzuo is a subsidiary of Far East Horizon Company Ltd., a leading financial services institution in China specializing in the investment and operation of new energy industry. The project companies being sold by ReneSola are Ningbo Qixu New Energy Company, Ltd. and Taizhou Dehong New Energy Technology Company, Ltd.

Ms. Shelley Xu, Chief Executive Officer of ReneSola, commented, "This agreement once again demonstrates our ability to develop and monetize projects across the different geographies we serve. As we evolve ReneSola into an asset-light solar project developer, we continue to expect to gradually monetize our China DG assets, further strengthening our balance sheet, reducing leverage, and improving cash flow. In addition to the China domestic market, we continue to pursue opportunities around the world. We believe our development strategy can further capitalize on key trends in solar energy development, such as rooftop DG and community solar."

About Far East Horizon Ltd.
Listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code 03360.HK), Far East Horizon Co. Ltd. is a financial services provider. The Company specializes in providing financing solutions through equipment-based financial leasing. Far East focuses on multiple industries, including healthcare, education, infrastructure construction, shipping, printing and machinery industries. Far East Horizon is headquartered in Hong Kong, with business operation centers in Shanghai and Tianjin, and offices in other major cities, including Beijing, Shenyang, Jinan, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Changsha, Shenzhen, Xi’an, Harbin, Xiamen, Kunming, Hefei, Nanning and Urumuqi. 

About ReneSola

Founded in 2005, and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2008, ReneSola (NYSE: SOL) is an international leading brand of solar project developer. Leveraging its global presence and solid experience in the industry, ReneSola is well positioned to develop green energy projects with attractive return around the world. For more information, please visit www.renesolapower.com.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:

ReneSola Ltd,
Ms. Ella Li
+86 (21) 6280-9910 x206
[email protected]

The Blueshirt Group Asia
Mr. Gary Dvorchak, CFA
+86 (138) 1079-1480
[email protected]

In the United States:

The Blueshirt Group
Mr. Ralph Fong
+1 (415) 489-2195
[email protected]

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Mycronic Receives Order for an Advanced Mask Writer

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STOCKHOLM, July 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Mycronic AB (publ) has received an order for a mask writer from the Prexision series for display applications from an existing customer in Asia. The order consists of a Prexision-10 mask writer, limited to production of up to generation 8 photomask size. The system can later be upgraded to a full scale Prexision-10 production system. The order for the limited Prexision-10 system is valued between USD 30-35 million and delivery is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020.

Mycronic’s Business Area Pattern Generators provides mask writers for manufacturing photomasks in several fields of application. These consist of display manufacturing (TV, smartphones and tablets) and applications in the multi-purpose market, a broad segment which includes such applications as electronic packaging, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and touchscreen functions.

"With this size-limited Prexision-10 system the customer will be able to produce photomasks for generation 8 and later upgrade to generation 10 photomask size. This is an attractive way for the customer to add production capacity at a later point in time, when required" says Charlott Samuelsson, Sr VP Pattern Generators at Mycronic.

For further information, please contact:
Charlott Samuelsson
Sr VP Business Area Pattern Generators
Tel: +46-709-844-282
[email protected]

Sven Chetkovich
Acting Director IR & Corporate Communications
Tel: +46-70-558-39-19
[email protected]

The information in this press release was published on July 15, 2019, at 12:00 p.m.

About Mycronic

Mycronic AB is a Swedish high-tech company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of production equipment with high precision and flexibility requirements for the electronics industry. Mycronic headquarters are located in Täby, north of Stockholm and the Group has subsidiaries in China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States. Mycronic AB (publ) is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm. www.mycronic.com 

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艺康集团发布2018可持续发展报告 加快步伐助力水资源节约

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报告强调了其如何帮助企业促进有意义的变革

明尼苏达州圣保罗2019年7月15日 /美通社/ — 2019年7月8日,全球领先的水、卫生和能源技术公司艺康集团发布了其2018年企业可持续发展报告,强调了其如何加快了更有意义的变革,突出了其与全球领先公司在减少环境影响和推动节约成本方面的合作。2018年发表的是艺康集团第12份企业可持续发展年度报告。

2018年可持续发展报告


2018年可持续发展报告

董事长兼首席执行官Douglas M. Baker表示:“无论是节约用水还是减少浪费和温室气体排放,人们越来越意识到这些是与业务增长和盈利能力密切相关的重点。从我们工作的性质来看,我们帮助企业实现他们的运营和可持续发展目标。”

在2018年,艺康集团为全球近300万家公司提供帮助:

  • 节约超过7.1亿吨的水量,相当于每年6.5亿人的饮用水需水量。艺康集团提前实现了其2030年的目标,即节约11亿吨的水,相当于10亿人的饮用水需求量。
  • 节省19万亿英国热量单位 (BUTs) 的能源。
  • 避免109万吨的温室气体排放。
  • 消除2.4万吨污染。

艺康集团2018年企业可持续发展报告中的案例研究包括:

  • 开发可持续的流程以推动阿彻丹尼尔斯米德兰公司 (ADM) 的全球运营,该公司是世界上最大的粮食和农业公司之一。使用3D TRASAR™冷却水技术可使ADM每年节约870万吨的水。
  • 服务于软件行业和水安全管理实践的领导者SAP,将其水系统中军团菌的风险降至最低,并帮助避免每年约800万美元的潜在收入损失。
  • 巴西最大的电力公司Energias Do Brasil (EDP) 使用艺康集团的Purate™技术,每年可节约120万吨的水,减少8.6千吨的二氧化碳排放量,从而减少巴西能源公司 (EDP) 运营中的腐蚀和起泡问题。就公司本身运营来说,艺康集团正致力于在2020年前减少25%的用水量和10%的温室气体排放量。

艺康集团支持联合国可持续发展目标第六条(为所有人提供清洁饮用水和环境卫生并对其进行可持续管理),通过为客户服务、在自身的设备中以及在世界各地的社区开展的一系列有针对性的项目,推行清洁饮水和环境卫生。到2030年,艺康集团的目标是通过减少自身和客户的消耗,每年节约11亿吨的水。这相当于超过10亿人每年的饮用水需求。

艺康集团2018年企业可持续发展报告与全球报告倡议组织 (GRI) 第四代报告框架的核心准则相一致。2018年企业可持续发展报告摘要和完整的GRI指数刊登在:www.ecolab.com/sustainability

关于艺康集团

艺康集团(纽交所代码:ECL)作为全球近300万个客户值得信赖的合作伙伴,是全球水、卫生、能源技术和服务领域的领导者,致力于保护与生命息息相关的重要资源。2018年,艺康集团销售额达150亿美元,全球汇聚了49,000名员工。艺康集团为分布于全球170多个国家的食品饮料、医疗保健、能源、酒店和工业客户提供全方位的解决方案、数据驱动的洞察和现场服务,保障食品安全,维护清洁的环境,最大限度地优化水和能源的利用,提高运营效率。

艺康(中国)投资有限公司是艺康集团设立的大中华区域总部。自1975年进驻大中华区,艺康集团凭借40余年服务本土市场的专业经验和雄厚的科研能力,奠定了在本地区食品安全和可持续发展领域的领先地位。目前,我们在大中华区共有近3,400名员工、5家生产基地、1所世界级研发中心、40余家办事处。

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JinkoSolar Awarded Frost & Sullivan 2019 Global Solar PV Technology Leadership Award

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LONDON, July 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the "Company," or "JinkoSolar") (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it was recognized for augmenting solar PV efficiency in a cost-effective manner with the Frost & Sullivan 2019 Global Solar PV Technology Leadership Award.

After extensive analysis of the global solar PV market, Frost & Sullivan recognized JinkoSolar for its leadership in developing and leveraging solar technologies that offer significant customer value.

"JinkoSolar’s unwavering focus on technology and innovation has propelled it to the top of the global market," said Mr. Gautham Gnanajothi, Global Research Director of Frost & Sullivan. "It launched the solar industry’s first 158.75 big wafer which is embedded into its flagship Cheetah series that are up to 410 watt. Today, Cheetah modules are broadly being applied to utility, commercial and residential segments all across the world. JinkoSolar’s technologies have helped facilitate the transition for developers and investors from a focus on price towards performance. The size of the 158.75 big wafer has now become the new industry benchmark and is setting the standards for the future. This award is in recognition of JinkoSolar’s capabilities to develop and commercialize advanced technologies that serve as a cornerstone for establishing industry standards."

"JinkoSolar clearly understands the high-standards global customers require thanks to its expansive global presence. JinkoSolar is poised to lead the industry into the next-generation of solar PV technology. Its Cheetah product portfolio, commitment to sustained innovation, and track record of successful commercialization of new technologies present a strong case to establish it as a vendor of choice in the post-subsidy era."

"We are extremely honored to have been recognized with this prestigious award by Frost & Sullivan," commented Mr. Kangping Chen, CEO of JinkoSolar. "Leveraging the extensive experience we have acquired through our global operations, we have developed significant competitive advantages and the ability to rapidly commercialize new products. We are ideally positioned for the post-subsidy era where investors and developers are shifting their focus towards high-performance technologies that make every dollar invested count rather than relying on subsidies."

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, collaborates with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that could make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, Frost & Sullivan has been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector, and the investment community. 

About JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.

JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 10.5 GW for silicon wafers, 7.0 GW for solar cells, and 11.0 GW for solar modules, as of March 31, 2019.

JinkoSolar has over 13,500 employees across its 7 productions facilities globally, 15 oversea subsidiaries in Japan, Korea, Singapore, India, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia and United Arab Emirates, and global sales teams in China, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Spain, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Ukraine, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama and Argentina.

To find out more, please see: www.jinkosolar.com

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This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends, "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Among other things, the quotations from management in this press release and the Company’s operations and business outlook, contain forward-looking statements. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in JinkoSolar’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:
Ms. Ripple Zhang
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.
Tel: +86 21-5183 3105
Email: [email protected]

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第三届百济神州血液肿瘤高峰论坛在京召开

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血液肿瘤发病攀高,多方共话聚焦前沿进展

中国北京2019年7月15日 /美通社/ — 由百济神州(纳斯达克代码:BGNE;香港联交所代码:06160)主办的“第三届百济神州血液肿瘤高峰论坛”在京举行。此次论坛旨在集结国内外专业力量,聚焦血液肿瘤领域治疗进展与前景,助力血液肿瘤领域诊疗模式的优化,帮助更多患者改善预后。论坛邀请了350余位国内外血液肿瘤领域的专家、临床医生,围绕中国血液肿瘤诊疗的现状与趋势展开深入交流。

第三届百济神州血液肿瘤高峰论坛启动仪式,启动嘉宾从左至右依次为:百济神州中国区总经理兼公司总裁吴晓滨博士,中国医学科学院血液学研究所血液病医院王建祥教授,北京大学人民医院血液病研究所黄晓军教授,中国医学科学院肿瘤医院石远凯教授,中山大学附属肿瘤医院林桐榆教授,苏州大学附属第一医院吴德沛教授


第三届百济神州血液肿瘤高峰论坛启动仪式,启动嘉宾从左至右依次为:百济神州中国区总经理兼公司总裁吴晓滨博士,中国医学科学院血液学研究所血液病医院王建祥教授,北京大学人民医院血液病研究所黄晓军教授,中国医学科学院肿瘤医院石远凯教授,中山大学附属肿瘤医院林桐榆教授,苏州大学附属第一医院吴德沛教授

血液肿瘤是起源于造血系统的一大类恶性肿瘤的统称,主要类别包括白血病、淋巴瘤和骨髓瘤等,已成为我国公众健康和公共卫生的一大挑战。据中国常见恶性肿瘤的统计排名,在我国常见的十大恶性肿瘤中,血液肿瘤中的急性白血病与淋巴瘤均位列前十位,且近年来发病率整体呈上升趋势,并出现年轻化倾向[1]

五年生存率尚待提升,聚焦血液肿瘤临床诊疗困境

由于血液肿瘤分型分类复杂,且诊断、治疗存在很大个体化差异,给血液肿瘤的诊断与治疗带来了严峻挑战。与美国、日本等发达国家相比,中国的骨髓瘤、淋巴瘤和白血病患者的五年生存率仍有不小的差距。以淋巴瘤为例,据《柳叶刀》2018的调查数据显示,我国淋巴瘤患者的五年生存率约为38.3%,而该数字在日本为57.3%,美国为68.1%[2] 。另一种常见的血液肿瘤骨髓瘤,我国患者的五年生存率约为24.8%,而在美国则是46.7%[2]

中国医学科学院血液学研究所、血液病医院副所院长王建祥教授介绍:“我国血液肿瘤在临床诊疗中仍有难题尚待解决,一方面,血液肿瘤分型复杂,以淋巴瘤为例,按照世界卫生组织的分类,淋巴瘤分型超过70种,分类分型的复杂增大了精确诊断和治疗的难度。另一方面,各地的诊疗水平、疾病全程管理与新药可及性等方面存在差异,这些因素不同程度制约着五年生存率的进一步提升。

苏州大学附属第一医院血液科主任吴德沛教授表示:“虽然血液肿瘤在临床治疗中已取得明显进步,但患者需求仍未得到完全满足,比如规范化诊疗的普及度有待提高,不少患者仍面临疾病复发的挑战,等等。这些都要求我们从研发、基础研究、临床等各个环节紧密合作,在持续探索疾病本质的基础上积极寻求新的解决方案,优化治疗方案的组合。”

临床研究与新药创制步伐加快,推动血液肿瘤领域与国际接轨

随着临床研究水平与新药创制的发展提速,近年来,我国血液肿瘤领域在基础研究、临床诊疗等方面均取得显著进步,迈入了靶向治疗与免疫治疗并行的新时代。

我国淋巴瘤患者组织“淋巴瘤之家”创始人顾洪飞先生在大会媒体沙龙上分享了以患者视角所感受到的变化,他表示:“过去,患者在确诊、治疗等方面会遭遇诸多困难,比如容易被误诊或漏诊、治疗选择有限等等;同时患者也会因认知不足、经济负担大等而产生‘讳疾忌医’的想法。但这几年情况有了明显改善,国内在血液肿瘤领域开展大量临床研究项目,尤其是围绕中国患者的需求设立更具针对性的临床试验,治疗手段也从过去只有化疗,发展到靶向、免疫治疗等多种方式结合,让许多病友看到了希望。”

王建祥教授指出:“虽然我国血液肿瘤的研究起步相对较晚,与发达国家相比仍存在一定差距。但令人振奋的是,近年来,随着病理诊断、免疫学和分子靶向研究等的快速发展,我国对血液肿瘤的探索取得了长足进步,精准诊断、多学科诊疗和个体化治疗方面正齐头并进,开始步入发展的‘快车道’。与此同时,我们欣慰地看到,随着研究水平进步和国际交流增加,越来越多医生参与并成为国际临床试验的研究者,在国际上发出中国血液肿瘤的专业声音。这一变化和我国自主创新力量的壮大息息相关,我们期待各方力量未来能继续紧密合作,加快中国融入全球创新体系的脚步,推动血液肿瘤临床治疗水平与国际接轨。”

携手提升药物可及性,确保创新成果切实惠及患者

在临床研究快速发展的同时,如何让创新治疗方案进一步落地,打通创新药物距离患者的“最后一公里”,也是论坛上多位专家和患者组织代表最关切的问题之一。顾洪飞先生表示:“有了新药、好药,很多病友感受到延续生命的希望,但他们的内心也有担忧,能否用得上、负担得起。这不仅事关生命,也事关每个家庭的未来。下一步,我们希望能与各界密切协作,助力创新疗法惠及更多患者。”

作为植根中国的创新生物医药企业,百济神州中国区总经理兼公司总裁吴晓滨博士表示:“血液肿瘤是百济神州聚焦的一大关键领域,一方面,我们通过自主研发和战略合作,集结国内外科学家与专业人士的智慧,探索血液肿瘤的创新治疗方案;同时,我们积极支持临床专家结合我国血液肿瘤的特殊疾病谱,开展针对性的临床研究,并将患者平台也融合到治疗探索的生态环境中,以期共同致力于提升我国的诊疗水平以及新药创制水平,为患者及其家庭带来生命希望,实现更高的生活质量。”

目前,百济神州在血液肿瘤领域有两款产品已进入临床后期 — BTK抑制剂泽布替尼,PD-1抗体替雷利珠单抗。两款药品在中国的新药上市申请均在2018年得到中国国家药品监督管理局受理,并被纳入优先审评。同时,百济神州还拥有两款血液肿瘤领域重磅药物 — 瑞复美®(来那度胺胶囊)和维达莎®(注射用阿扎胞苷)在中国的商业化权益。

同时,公司积极通过多方合作提升药物可及性,如先后对瑞复美®、Abraxane®等药物自主降价,携手基金会开展慈善援助项目,并推动药品进入国家和地方医保目录,以期为更多患者带来治疗获益,助力我国血液肿瘤五年生存率进一步提升。

[1] 郑荣寿,孙可欣,张思维,等.2015年中国恶性肿瘤流行情况分析[J].中华肿瘤志,2019,41(1):19-28. DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0253-3766.2019.01.005

[2] 2018年柳叶刀杂志刊登CONCORD-3研究

 

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百济神州是一家全球性的、商业阶段的、以研发为基础的生物科技公司,专注于分子靶向和免疫肿瘤疗法的研发。百济神州目前在中国大陆、美国、澳大利亚和瑞士拥有超过2,500名员工,在研产品线包括新型口服小分子类和单克隆抗体类抗癌药物。百济神州目前也正在打造抗癌治疗的药物组合方案,旨在为癌症患者的生活带来持续、深远的影响。在新基公司的授权下,百济神州在华销售ABRAXANE®注射用紫杉醇(纳米白蛋白颗粒结合型)、瑞复美®(来那度胺胶囊)和维达莎®(注射用阿扎胞苷)[i]。欲了解更多信息,请访问www.beigene.cn

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Artprice100©: The Art Market’s Blue-chip Artists Yield Nearly as Much as the Top Performing Companies in the American Economy

By | EN, PR

PARIS, July 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — thierry Ehrmann, Artprice’s founder/CEO, highlights the art market’s excellent performance in H1 2019: "A collector who, at the start of this year, invested in the 100 most successful artists of the last five years (2014-2018), would already be looking at a value accretion of almost a sixth in the value of his/her portfolio."

Artprice100© versus S&P 500 since 2000


Artprice100© versus S&P 500 since 2000

 

The Artprice100 © index gained +16% over the first half of 2019 while the S&P 500 added +18% over the same period. The similarity in the performances between the American financial markets and a portfolio of works by the world’s top performing artists (defined in a purely objective manner) proves the undeniable attractiveness of the Art Market as an alternative investment.

Fewer transactions

The performance of the Artprice100© over the first half of 2019 was driven by exceptionally strong demand, barely satisfied by supply. The supply/demand imbalance, generated a rapid increase in value, particularly on works by the 100 top performing artists on the global secondary art market.

The turnover slowdown recorded in H1 2019 by major auction houses, including Sotheby’s (-9%) and Christie’s (-28%), reflects a less dynamic high-end market than in previous years. However, prices have shown no signs of fatigue and the contraction in the volume of sales is a reminder that the art market is directly dependent on the number of works in circulation.

In a financial context of sustained negative or near-zero refinancing rates, some collectors are probably preferring to hold certain artworks and not cash in on investments that remain highly competitive. Moreover, the persistence of extremely high transaction costs, both in galleries and in auction rooms, is discouraging short holding periods (under five years), and tempting some collectors to consider private transactions as an alternative.

The Artprice100© index driven by Warhol, Zao Wou-Ki and Wu Guanzhong

Heavily weighted in our Artprice100© index with 9.1% of the portfolio, Pablo Picasso has not contributed to its value accretion for several years. As we have seen over the last four years, his prices contracted -2% in the first half of 2019.

However, Andy Warhol, Fu Baoshi, Zao Wou-Ki and particularly Wu Guanzhong have all clearly enjoyed value accretion, providing the main thrust for the progression of our Artprice100© index in H1 2019. Without setting any new auction records, these artists have all enjoyed strong price inflation. The sale of major works by these artists will no doubt confirm the trend.

On 2 June last, a large drawing by Wu Guanzhong entitled Lion grove garden (1988) fetched $20.8 million at China Guardian. It was previously acquired for $17.8 million on 3 June 2011 at Poly Beijing. Adding 17% over the last eight years, the drawing generated, in financial terms, an average annual return of +1.9%. However, another Guanzhong resale suggests that the bulk of the value accretion on his works has occurred in the last 6 months: an important Guanzhong work entitled Two Swallows was purchased for $7.1 million on 3 June 2011 (at the same sale as Lion grove garden) and fetched $7.8 million in December 2018, an increase of just +9.8%.

Paul Cézanne and George Condo

Investments in Modern artists carry the least risk and demand for their work is continuing to grow steadily offering attractive returns over the long term. Claude Monet and Paul Signac have both signed new auction records this year. Similarly, 2019 is already proving to be a superb year (the best since 2000) for Paul Cézanne. His painting Bouilloire et fruits (c. 1888-90), acquired for $29.5 million in 1999, fetched $59.3 million on 13 May 2019 at Christie’s New York, generating an average annual ROI of 3.6% over 20 years.

At the other end of the spectrum, Contemporary artists offer striking returns in the medium and short term. The most spectacular entry into the composition of the Artprice100© index this year is undoubtedly George Condo. The American artist enjoyed a massive secondary market success in 2018with 78 paintings and 34 drawings selling for more than $63 million, and on three continents (America, Europe and Asia)! The Condo phenomenon has been clearly illustrated by a number of rapid resales of small works including Soft Green Abstraction (1983), which was purchased for $17,000 in April 2017 in Munich and resold a year later in New York for $46,000.

In total, there were seven changes this year in the composition of the Artprice 100© index.

In

Out

George Condo

Huang Binhong

Giorgio Morandi

Huang Zhou

Robert Motherwell

Anish Kapoor

Jean Paul Riopelle

Li Keran

Rufino Tamayo

Xu Beihong

Frank Auerbach

Pieter Brueghel II

Hans Arp

Giorgio de Chirico

Four women… and two Old Masters

Unfortunately, we see no change regarding female artists. This year again, only four of the artists in the Artprice100© are women: Yayoi Kusama (Japan), Joan Mitchell (US), Louise Bourgeois (France) and Barbara Hepworth (UK). Yayoi Kusama now represents 1.3% of the index compared with 0.9% last year. Her price index rose 20% in H1 2019.

The relegation of Pieter Brueghel II for reasons relating to market liquidity has exacerbated the rarity of Old Masters in the index. Numerically, the composition of the index is dominated by Modern artists, numbering 49, followed by Post-War artists (29), Contemporary artists (12), 19th century artists (8) and lastly… Old Masters (only 2).

Composition of Artprice100© index for H1 2019

Artist – Share – Period

  1. Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) – 9.1% – Modern
  2. Andy WARHOL (1928-1987) – 6.4% – Post-War
  3. Claude MONET (1840-1926) – 4.5% – 19th Century
  4. QI Baishi (1864-1957) – 3.9% – Modern
  5. Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) – 3.7% – Contemporary
  6. Gerhard RICHTER (b. 1932) – 3.3% – Post-War
  7. ZAO Wou-Ki (1921-2013) – 2.9% – Post-War
  8. FU Baoshi (1904-1965) – 2.5% – Modern
  9. Alberto GIACOMETTI (1901-1966) – 2.4% – Modern
  10. Amedeo MODIGLIANI (1884-1920) – 2.2% – Modern
  11. Cy TWOMBLY (1928-2011) – 2.2% – Post-War
  12. WU Guanzhong (1919-2010) – 2.1% – Modern
  13. Roy LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997) – 2.0% – Post-War
  14. Lucio FONTANA (1899-1968) – 1.9% – Modern
  15. Alexander CALDER (1898-1976) – 1.8% – Modern
  16. Marc CHAGALL (1887-1985) – 1.8% – Modern
  17. Joan MIRO (1893-1983) – 1.7% – Modern
  18. Willem DE KOONING (1904-1997) – 1.7% – Modern
  19. Henri MATISSE (1869-1954) – 1.5% – Modern
  20. Fernand LÉGER (1881-1955) – 1.4% – Modern
  21. Christopher WOOL (b. 1955) 1.4% – Contemporary
  22. Yayoi KUSAMA (b. 1929) – 1.3% – Post-War
  23. Jean DUBUFFET (1901-1985) – 1.3% – Modern
  24. René MAGRITTE (1898-1967) – 1.2% – Modern
  25. Peter DOIG (b. 1959) – 1.2% – Contemporary
  26. Wassily KANDINSKY (1866-1944) – 1.2% – Modern
  27. Jeff KOONS (b. 1955) – 1.2% – Contemporary
  28. David HOCKNEY (b. 1937) – 1.1% – Post-War
  29. Henry MOORE (1898-1986) – 1.0% – Modern
  30. LIN Fengmian (1900-1991) – 0.9% – Modern
  31. CHU Teh-Chun (1920-2014) – 0.9% – Post-War
  32. Paul GAUGUIN (1848-1903) – 0.9% – 19th Century
  33. Pierre-Auguste RENOIR (1841-1919) – 0.8% – 19th Century
  34. SAN Yu (1895-1966) – 0.8% – Modern
  35. Richard PRINCE (b. 1949) – 0.8% – Contemporary
  36. Sigmar POLKE (1941-2010) – 0.7% – Post-War
  37. Joan MITCHELL (1926-1992) – 0.7% – Post-War
  38. PU Ru (1896-1963) – 0.7% – Modern
  39. Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) – 0.7% – 19th Century
  40. Edgar DEGAS (1834-1917) – 0.7% – 19th Century
  41. Paul CÉZANNE (1839-1906) – 0.7% – 19th Century
  42. Yves KLEIN (1928-1962) – 0.6% – Post-War
  43. Camille PISSARRO (1830-1903) – 0.6% – 19th Century
  44. Richard DIEBENKORN (1922-1993) –  0.6% – Post-War
  45. Ed RUSCHA (b. 1937) – 0.6% – Post-War
  46. Keith HARING (1958-1990) – 0.5% – Contemporary
  47. Martin KIPPENBERGER (1953-1997) – 0.5% – Contemporary
  48. Louise BOURGEOIS (1911-2010) – 0.5% – Modern
  49. Alberto BURRI (1915-1995) – 0.5% – Modern
  50. Frank STELLA (b. 1936) – 0.5% – Post-War
  51. Damien HIRST (b. 1965) – 0.4% – Contemporary
  52. Egon SCHIELE (1890-1918) – 0.4% – Modern
  53. Ernst Ludwig KIRCHNER (1880-1938) – 0.4% – Modern
  54. Georges BRAQUE (1882-1963) – 0.4% – Modern
  55. Georg BASELITZ (b. 1938) – 0.4% – Post-War
  56. Pierre SOULAGES (b. 1919) – 0.4% – Modern
  57. Juan GRIS (1887-1927) – 0.4% – Modern
  58. Salvador DALI (1904-1989) – 0.4% – Modern
  59. Edvard MUNCH (1863-1944) – 0.4% – Modern
  60. Paul SIGNAC (1863-1935) – 0.4% – Modern
  61. DONG Qichang (1555-1636) – 0.4% – Old Master
  62. Fernando BOTERO (b. 1932) – 0.4% – Post-War
  63. WEN Zhengming (1470-1559) – 0.4% – Old Master
  64. George CONDO (b. 1957) –  0.4% – Contemporary
  65. Sam FRANCIS (1923-1994) – 0.4% – Post-War
  66. Alighiero BOETTI (1940-1994) – 0.4% – Post-War
  67. Bernard BUFFET (1928-1999) – 0.4% – Post-War
  68. Max ERNST (1891-1976) – 0.4% – Modern
  69. Robert RAUSCHENBERG (1925-2008) – 0.4% – Post-War
  70. CHEN Yifei (1946-2005) – 0.3% – Contemporary
  71. Maurice DE VLAMINCK (1876-1958) – 0.3% – Modern
  72. Barbara HEPWORTH (1903-1975) – 0.3% – Modern
  73. Pierre BONNARD (1867-1947) – 0.3% – Modern
  74. Donald JUDD (1928-1994) – 0.3% – Post-War
  75. Max BECKMANN (1884-1950) – 0.3% – Modern
  76. Tsuguharu FOUJITA (1886-1968) – 0.3% – Modern
  77. Alfred SISLEY (1839-1899) – 0.3% – 19th Century
  78. Laurence Stephen LOWRY (1887-1976) – 0.3% – Modern
  79. Morton Wayne THIEBAUD (b. 1920) – 0.3% – Post-War
  80. Nicolas de STAËL (1914-1955) – 0.3% – Modern
  81. Enrico CASTELLANI (1930-2017) – 0.3% – Post-War
  82. Anselm KIEFER (b. 1945) – 0.3% – Contemporary
  83. Michelangelo PISTOLETTO (b. 1933)  – 0.3% – Post-War
  84. GUAN Liang (1900-1986) –  0.3% – Modern
  85. Kees VAN DONGEN (1877-1968) – 0.3% – Modern
  86. Francis PICABIA (1879-1953) – 0.3% – Modern
  87. Piero MANZONI (1933-1963) – 0.3% – Post-War
  88. Tom WESSELMANN (1931-2004) – 0.3% – Post-War
  89. Giorgio MORANDI (1890-1964) – 0.3% – Modern
  90. Günther UECKER (b. 1930) – 0.2% – Post-War
  91. Josef ALBERS (1888-1976) – 0.2% – Modern
  92. Robert MOTHERWELL (1915-1991) – 0.2% – Modern
  93. Rufino TAMAYO (1899-1991) – 0.2% – Modern
  94. Hans ARP (1886-1966) – 0.2% – Modern
  95. Emil NOLDE (1867-1956) – 0.2% – Modern
  96. Paul KLEE (1879-1940) – 0.2% – Modern
  97. Jean-Paul RIOPELLE (1923-2002) – 0.2% – Post-War
  98. Alexej VON JAWLENSKY (1864-1941) – 0.2% – Modern
  99. Albert OEHLEN (b. 1954) – 0.2% – Contemporary
  100. Frank AUERBACH (b. 1931) – 0.2% – Post-War

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