Project Latte: How Microsoft wants to integrate Android apps into Windows 10

Windows 10 may soon be able to run mobile apps designed for Android. Update on the technical details that allow this porting.  Microsoft is working on a software solution that would allow app developers to run their Android apps on Windows 10 with little or no code changes. How? 'Or' What ? By packaging them as an MSIX app package format and allowing developers to submit them to the Microsoft Store. The project is codenamed " Latte ," according to Windows Central, which says it will go into production next year. Microsoft had already tried to put Android applications under Windows 10 with the Astoria project, which has since aborted. The Latte project is probably powered by the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). But Microsoft will need to provide its own Android subsystem for Google's OS apps to actually work. Microsoft has announced that the WSL will soon be compatible with GPU acceleration, which should improve the performance of applications runnin

The world's listed banks have lost $ 2,126.7 billion in market values since early 2020

The overall market value of banks listed on various financial markets around the world fell by $ 2,126.7 billion. This decline reflects the concern of investors and shareholders of these institutions, who fear that the current economic context will become a big risk for them.

The world's listed banks have lost $ 2,126.7 billion in market values since early 2020

The cumulative market value of banking groups listed on various financial markets around the world fell by $ 2,126.7 billion in the first 24 weeks of 2020, we learn from data provided by Capital IQ, out of a total number of 1841 companies corresponding to this description. In total, 1601 banks posted a decline in value over the period examined. Only 192 banks are experiencing an increase in their market values ​​and 50 have a stable value.

The top 30 banks in the world in terms of market value did not escape this drop, the American JP Morgan Chase & Co leading. The institution as of June 26 posted a value down 33.58% since the start of the year. However, we note that Chinese banks have resisted the best. The biggest drop in big banks in this country is noted at Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC). Its market value decreased by 20.67% over the period. The other major Chinese banks present on the financial markets posted a decline of less than 10%.

This is explained by the fact that overall, the turnover of large banks which is closely linked both to the performance of the capital markets and to that of the global economy is expected to decline in 2020. The International Monetary Fund has predicted a drop in growth of around 8% for developed economies where we find most of these banks. Also, the recovery announced in 2021 (+ 4.8%) will not be enough to make up for the losses.

The coronavirus has put pressure on economic operators and governments that are clients of banks. They are forced to accept measures to restructure their loan portfolios or to provision unpaid debts. In both cases, there is a loss of income and shareholder value. The investment bank is also at half mast.

According to data provided by Reuters' data service Refinitiv, investment banking revenues worldwide reached $ 24.2 billion in the first quarter of 2020. This is down 7% from the first quarter. of 2019 and the lowest level of revenue generated by the sector over the period, since 2016.

In such a context, investors interpret this as risk factors on their investments, or their gain objectives; which justifies a fall in value of bank shares.