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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    World Bank chief backs launch of BRICS bank

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:20am by Victoria Ruan

    ... "affordable quality care", especially for its ageing population and a middle class facing chronic diseases. The World Bank has forecast China's economic growth rate will reach about 7.6 per ...

  2. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Luye Pharma IPO well received on enthusiasm for health care

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:41am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... said an analyst with a US brokerage. Luye develops proprietary drugs for the treatment of cancer and heart disease, spending 194 million yuan (HK$244 million) on research last year. It has 22 ...

  3. Business - Companies

    R&D spend in biotech outpaces revenue

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Reuters

    ... Reuters R&D spend in biotech outpaces revenue For the first time since the global financial crisis began in mid-2007, spending by biotechnology companies on research and development grew at a faster rate than revenue, according to consulting firm Ernst & Young. Biotech companies are on the cutting edge of research for new ways to treat diseases such as cancer or even ...

  4. Business - Economy - CLEAN ENERGY

    How World Bank sees climate action boosting global GDP by US$2.6tr

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Reuters

    ... pollution-related diseases by 2030, improve crop productivity and prevent about 8.5 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases being emitted- the same as taking about two billion cars off the road. For example, ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Banking chiefs preoccupied with looming Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:08am by George Chen

    ... as a crisis similar to the time when the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) disease broke out in 2003, dealing a huge blow to Hong Kong and mainland economic development. "Plan ...

  6. Business - Commodities - MINING

    China-fuelled mining boom a double edged sword for Queensland

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:29am by Glen Norris

    ... for Brisbane-based miner Pan-Aust. There are now fears the resources boom is causing a form of "Dutch disease" for Australia's northernmost state, which boasts of its links to Asia. The phrase ...

  7. Business - Companies - TAKEOVERS

    Pfizer sweetens takeover bid for AstraZeneca

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:00am by AFP

    ... together powerful and world leading research expertise in key therapeutic areas such as oncology, inflammation, and cardiovascular and metabolic disorders," Read said in the letter. He added ...

  8. Business - China Business - AGRICULTURE

    China's demand for meat to change the face of global trade in feed grains

    Posted May 20th 2014, 10:10am by Toh Han Shih

    ... costs, disease, environmental regulations and resource constraints. China's meat imports could rise even further if production cannot sustain its current pace of growth, shifting from feed ...

  9. Business - Companies - PHARMACEUTICALS

    Samsung targets low cost drugs as its next growth driver

    Posted May 13th 2014, 01:13am by BLOOM

    ... in Europe and a version of Johnson & Johnson's Remicade treatment for autoimmune diseases in 2017, according to Ko. A separate unit called Samsung Biologics has contracts to manufacture ...

  10. Business - Economy - GLOBAL WARMING

    Zero in on real issues and avoid feel-good fixes, forecaster says

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:55am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... problem BJORN LOMBORG Named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the top 100 global thinkers, Lomborg lists indoor air pollution and curable diseases as primary targets for the world's ... by pesticides, which kill 20 people a year in the United States, and global warming, which kills 30,000 to 40,000 worldwide. By comparison, 10 million people die each year from easily curable diseases ...




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