Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals

Coronavirus and its Effects on the Market

The 2019-nCoV corona virus has killed in excess of 213 people and infected nearly 10,000 (as of 31/01/2020), mainly centred in China but around 100 cases have been confirmed globally, outside China. Coronavirus is a type of severe acute respiratory syndrome and has killed 2-3% of patients infected so far. For comparison, seasonal flu has…

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NMC Health Stock Start 2020 as they Ended 2019: Down

One of the most heavily shorted stocks in the FTSE 100 and United Arab Emirates’ largest private healthcare provider share price dropped significantly in December and January. More than £2bn was wiped from the value of NMC Health PLC (LON: NMC) after there were “serious doubts” about the group’s finances in a report by US…

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Can Google stay Fit(bit)?

Google has recently announced the acquisition of fitness tracker company Fitbit for $2.1 billion, around a 19 per cent premium of Fitbit’s share price. Deals involving healthcare and technology are only set to increase and it has been estimated by Statista that by 2020, healthcare technology could be worth $24 billion. Therefore, what is the…

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How China is Striving to have the World’s Best Healthcare

As recently as 5 years ago, China’s healthcare system was of such poor quality that many of the wealthiest residents would leave the country for medical treatments, and a bad diagnosis for some of the poorest residents would be considered a death sentence. The Chinese government has therefore implemented a number of reforms, with one…

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GlaxoSmithKline Outperform FTSE 100 Trend

Shares in FTSE 100 pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have registered solid growth, building on the increasingly positive momentum shown by the share price since the beginning of 2019 and now reaching a 17-year high. This recent remarkable trend is attributed to its strong third quarter performance. It has a market capitalisation of £88.1 bn, with…

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Artificial Intelligence – The Ultimate Doctor

The role of Artificial Intelligence in our normal lives has been consistently increasing. From driverless cars to mobile phone assistants, it is almost guaranteed that AI will play a prominent role in the advancement of society. As companies start to realise the importance of innovation, recent trends have indicated an ever-growing increase in deals to…

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