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  1. Business - Economy - PHARMACEUTICALS

    Ebolanomics touted as new business model required for battle against virus

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 12:21pm by Reuters

    ... vaccines and treatments to fight Ebola, health experts are grappling with the economics of a disease that until this year had been off the drug industry's radar. Whether or not effective drugs ... 5,000 people. Researchers are already testing two candidate vaccines from GlaxoSmithKline and NewLink Genetics, with a third from Johnson & Johnson set to enter human trials in January. ...

  2. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Tesla in Alibaba tie-up to test mainland market

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:45am by TIFFANY AP

    ... to test market Carmaker Tesla became the third major company in recent weeks to set up an online-only business in China by announcing Tuesday it is partnering solely with Alibaba for its first ... like Shanghai to create awareness and buzz, followed quickly by an e-commerce launch and the rolling out of a few smaller stores in other locations. It is a tried-and-tested method that's ...

  3. Business - Companies - ACQUISITION

    China Everbright buys US-based maker of vehicle testing equipment

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 09:59am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com China Everbright Ltd, a fund management arm of China Everbright Group, is buying a US-based vehicle testing equipment manufacturer for US$90 million. China ... stock exchange on Tuesday night. Established in 1953, BEP Group designs, manufactures and distributes automotive testing equipment and precision-machined products. In the two years to March, its ...

  4. Business - Economy - GLOBAL ECONOMY

    World faces growth confidence test

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:07am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Five years after the European sovereign debt crisis investors fear the engines are sputtering as eyes turn to the US World faces growth confidence test The global economy faces its biggest test of confidence since the European sovereign debt crisis as investors fear it is running out of engines. Japan and the euro zone are throwing up fresh signs of weakness ...

  5. Business - Money - EQUITIES

    Ebola battle plays out in US options arena

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:15am by Reuters

    ... Pharmaceuticals, which is said to be furthest along among the companies working on a treatment, and Chimerix, whose experimental oral antiviral drug was used on the first US victim of the disease, have ... fell more than 18 per cent in 40 minutes after news of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. Chimerix's drug, called brincidofovir, ...

  6. Business - Companies - PHARMACEUTICALS

    Roche head says risks key to success

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 05:10am by Reuters

    ... cancer, and in new fields like neuroscience, with bitopertin flopping in schizophrenia tests. The company has several promising non-cancer drugs in late-stage trials, including lampalizumab ... Schwan likes to crack open the champagne with his drug research teams at the end of a big project- especially when they fail. As the boss of one of the world's most successful pharmaceutical ...

  7. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Sentiment faces testing moment

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:32am by David McBain

    ... David McBain Chart of the day: Testing moment Optimism towards Asian equity markets has eased in the past week as a number of indices have retreated, leaving the likes of the Shanghai ... correlated with above average 20-day returns. The real test of underlying sentiment may be close at hand though, with the MSCI Asia ex-Japan Index just 2 per cent away from the 563.5 level, touching ...

  8. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Ignoring mental illness treatment creates an economic burden for us all

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 06:25am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... of these from alcohol or drug abuse, and almost 900,000 commit suicide every year- almost double the number murdered, and three times the number killed in wars. In Hong Kong, based on limited data, we ...

  9. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Volatility crimps banks’ risk-taking, spikes expose cracks in markets

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 12:01pm by Reuters

    ... in the system A dramatic upswing in volatility is putting post-crisis financial markets to the test, as curbs on banks' ability to take risks and an increase in technology-driven trading expose ... pretty well, but if there is a major influx of sell orders, it is really going to test the market." Structural issues have also been flagged in other markets, such as equities, where trading ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Bull market in equities may not peak until 2018

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 09:44am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Richard Harris Charts showing the paths before and after a peak appear as a person's upper body and the key is knowing from where to jump on and jump off Shrugging the best shoulder Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose". This is one of my favourite investment mantras, tested over several market cycles- the more things change, the more they stay the same. ...




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