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Jump on the Broadband-Wagon

Chi hung Broadband, media and the variety of communications and technology services have become an integral part of modern life in the developed world. But with western markets facing stagnant revenue growth, market saturation and declining profitability, the greatest revenue opportunities now lie in emerging market. To profitably target these opportunities, the next generations of…

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Card Factory: Greeting an inevitable demise?

Jemima Atkins Card Factory Plc (CARD.L) is the UK’s leading retailer of low-value greeting cards and associated gifts. The Group has 814 stores across the UK, as well as two branded websites selling standard and personalised cards and gifts. The company is showing strong performance, with a total sales growth of 8.1% in the 11…

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Biosimilars: The new threats on the block

Anupurba Roy Biological drugs are at the cutting edge of medical technology. They involve using living cells, and organic matter such as hormones, blood components and antibodies coupled with recombinant DNA technology to manufacture focussed cures for diseases such as cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. It is their specific nature that also makes them free of…

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Excellent results shown in breakthrough cancer treatment

Christophe Martin Brawand A breakthrough procedure that employs the body’s immune response has shown excellent results in clinical trials, for the treatment of advanced forms of blood cancer. The trials were conducted at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The procedure employs a form of genetic engineering, to reprogram T-cells to eliminate tumours.…

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3D-Printed organs anyone?

Josh Moss According to Engadget, a technology news outlet, doctors at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine announced yesterday that they have managed to 3D print “living” tissue and organs that functioned properly when implanted in animals. The new printer developed over the past decade is called the Integrated Tissue and Organ Printing System…

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Uncertainty – Set to rule 2016

Daniel Ball The first few weeks of 2016 have been a turbulent time for the global economy. In January alone: The price of oil fell to $28 dollars a barrel, the Chinese stock market collapsed for a second time in 6 months and expectations for global growth were slashed. Such uncertainty is bound to rub…

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Won’t stop surging: Would I Li to you?

Nicholas Ogilvie In a recent report, Citi bank stated that it expected to see 1.04 million electric cars in production by 2020, a sevenfold increase on current production rates. The golden commodity required for electric vehicles and, more importantly, the batteries running these vehicles is lithium. Although diverse, the dominating market for lithium is batteries,…

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Chipotle mexican grill profile

Richard Prentice Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. established in 1993 in Colorado by Steve Ells, is an international chain of ‘fast casual’ restaurants supplying a menu of burritos, tacos, salads. Chipotle has seen strong growth since its initial creation. The company’s revenues grew to $4108 million in 2014, 27.80% higher than the year previously. Chipotle’s Business…

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Breaking down an outbreak

Anupurba Roy The world has barely recovered from Ebola, and yet there is already a new global health scare on the block. The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been around since 1947 but has only gained prominence in the last few months for the way it has ‘explosively’ spread through South America. The otherwise relatively…

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