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Global stocks stay buoyant as dollar, bond yields rise

Global stocks stay buoyant as dollar, bond yields rise

Published 17/10/2017

World equity markets held close to all-time highs on Tuesday, as investors latched on to rising bets on higher borrowing costs in the U.S. and Britain. [more…]

Japan`s “Blade Library” offers joy of blade running to amputees

Japan`s “Blade Library” offers joy of blade running to amputees

Published 17/10/2017

Haruta Saito, a young Japanese amputee who dreams of becoming a Paralympian, remembers strapping on a prosthetic "running blade" for the first time. [more…]

Midnight in Toulouse: How CSeries deal shook status quo

Midnight in Toulouse: How CSeries deal shook status quo

Published 17/10/2017

Two years ago, Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders halted negotiations to buy Canada's CSeries program at midnight after the talks with Bombardier leaked to Reuters. On Tuesday, he performed a U-turn by backing a similar deal after all - again at dead of night. [more…]

Habitual cheat: Kobe Steel faked product data for more than 10 years – source

Habitual cheat: Kobe Steel faked product data for more than 10 years – source

Published 17/10/2017

When cheating becomes habitual, the consequences could be costly. [more…]

Chi-Med, AstraZeneca lung cancer drug shrinks resistant tumors

Chi-Med, AstraZeneca lung cancer drug shrinks resistant tumors

Published 17/10/2017

An experimental cancer drug discovered by Hutchison China MediTech has demonstrated promising activity in shrinking tumors in lung cancer patients whose disease had worsened following treatment with approved medicines. [more…]

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint plan merger without selling assets

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint plan merger without selling assets

Published 16/10/2017

T-Mobile U.S. Inc (TMUS.O) and Sprint Corp (S.N) plan to announce a merger agreement without any immediate asset sales, as they seek to preserve as much of their spectrum holdings and cost synergies as they can before regulators ask for concessions, according to people familiar with the matter. [more…]

Exelixis drug improves overall survival in liver cancer patients

Exelixis drug improves overall survival in liver cancer patients

Published 16/10/2017

Exelixis Inc's drug to treat a type of liver cancer improved overall survival in patients in a late-stage study that prompted an independent expert group to recommend no further trial, sending the company's shares soaring 31 percent. [more…]

Samsung Electronics CEO Kwon announces shock resignation as profits surge

Samsung Electronics CEO Kwon announces shock resignation as profits surge

Published 13/10/2017

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun plans to step down from management, deepening concerns over a leadership vacuum at the tech giant after group scion Jay Y. Lee was jailed for bribery. [more…]

China banking regulator, Hubei chief front runners to head central bank: sources

China banking regulator, Hubei chief front runners to head central bank: sources

Published 13/10/2017

China's top banking regulator Guo Shuqing and veteran banker Jiang Chaoliang are front runners to succeed Zhou Xiaochuan, the country's longest-serving central bank head who is likely to step down next year, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. [more…]

Boeing passenger jets have falsely-certified Kobe Steel products: source

Boeing passenger jets have falsely-certified Kobe Steel products: source

Published 13/10/2017

Boeing Co (BA.N), the world's biggest maker of passenger jets, has used Kobe Steel (5406.T) products that include those falsely certified by the Japanese company, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. [more…]