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The Future of Renewable Energy: Moth-Poulsen’s Molecule

For decades, renewable energy has been at the forefront of scientific efforts tackling issues surrounding climate change and the depletion of natural resources. Research conducted by Kasper Moth-Poulsen and his team of scientists at Chalmers University, Sweden, has led to a ground-breaking discovery. The solution that they have been working on for over 11 years…
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Has the shale gas revolution come to its end?

It was once promised by British Prime Minister David Cameron that fracking shale rocks would transform the energy sector within the U.K.. Announced as the ‘shale gas revolution,’ the fracking of shale rocks was meant to lead to an increase in gas reserves to reduce imports for the U.K.. Not only would investment in this…
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Gold Prices

“Gold is headed for its biggest weekly decline in more than two years” according to the Financial Times. Renewed trade talks between the U.S. and China seems to be the driver for a restoration of confidence in U.S. equities markets, leading to a decline in demand for the traditional safe haven for cautious investors. Gold…
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China’s Changing Face: The Growth of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

China’s aesthetic plastic surgery market is booming. In the latest financial year, the industry’s value has almost doubled reaching a staggering 800 billion RMB (114 billion USD). Overtaking South Korea, China currently holds the third largest cosmetic surgery market in the world by capital. Zhao Zhijie, the former head of Great China Healthcare at HSBC…
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Chinese Investment in Nigeria: is diversifying the market enough to generate socio-economic development?

China’s desire to increase its global political influence by investing in Africa is no secret. Providing loans, building infrastructure and controlling oil sectors has helped fuel China’s own rapidly growing economy. Given that many Chinese firms investing in the continent are state-owned, this gives them a competitive edge, since they can obtain substantial subsidies from…
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Utilising an ESG framework: a pathway to a sustainable future for Emerging Markets?

The world is facing a multitude of challenges, from climate change and increasing air pollution, to perpetuating human rights violations. These will be most acutely felt in emerging markets particularly those in East and Southeast Asia. Changing atmospheric conditions will largely undermine agrarian economies. Air pollution, already the cause of a tenth of premature deaths…
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The Prosumer Revolution

Speaking to BBC News, the executive director of the National Grid, Nicola Shaw, stated “We are at a moment of real change in the energy industry.” Historically, the U.K.’s electricity system has been reasonably simple; utility companies and big organisations generated power, then sold and supplied it to consumers in their houses and businesses. Until…
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Libra: will the U.S. government’s scepticism ruin Facebook’s hopes of a new global currency?

June 18th this year marked the official announcement of Libra, a new cryptocurrency backed by real assets and pioneered by the likes of Facebook, Uber and Spotify. The Libra Association claims that “Libra is for the world” and sets out a vision of a stable, widely accepted currency; they place a great deal of emphasis…
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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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