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Merck shows how a pharma company can go digital

Darmstadt - Pharmaceutical companies are under pressure to reduce expenses while improving results. This is one reason why the sector is looking towards digital technologies. A company down this journey is the German company Merck.

Why social media is banning cryptocurrency ads: Interview Special

Following the footsteps of both Google and Facebook, Twitter will now also ban advertisements related to cryptocurrencies. Why is this and what doe they fear? Joe McCann, Founder and CEO of NodeSource explains.

Road map for the digital transformation of pharmaceuticals

Berlin - The impact and future of digitization along the value chain of the pharmaceutical industry have been discussed at a recent conference. The process of digital transformation presents both opportunities and threats for pharma.

China unveils list of potential retaliatory tariffs on US goods

Bejing - China released Friday a list of potential tariffs on $3 billion worth of US goods, from pork to fruits and wine, that it could impose in retaliation to new US trade sanctions.

Trump to impose tariffs on $50 bn in Chinese imports: White House

Washington - President Donald Trump will impose tariffs on about $50 billion in Chinese goods imports to retaliate against the alleged theft of American intellectual property, White House officials said Thursday.

US: EU, 6 other economies exempt from metals tariffs for now

Washington - The European Union and six other economies will be exempt at least temporarily from the harsh steel and aluminum tariffs President Donald Trump has imposed, a top US trade official said Thursday.

Proposed marijuana packaging rules threaten choice and safety

Health Canada came out with its proposed branding restrictions for marijuana on Tuesday. But executives and analysts are warning the restrictions are far greater than those for cigarette packaging and the government is risking a “policy fail.”

Blockchain introduced for network security

Seoul - Korea Telecom, South Korea's major telecommunications company, is adopting blockchain technology in order to introduce tighter security and improved transparency.

44 African nations sign pact establishing free trade area: AU

Kigali - Forty-four African countries have signed an agreement establishing a free trade area seen as vital to the continent's economic development, the head of the African Union said Wednesday.

Hip cafe chain staffed by disabled workers opens in Paris

Paris - It is a hip-looking cafe like any other in central Paris, thronged with lunchtime dinners. Except that Joyeux has a little something extra -- many of its cooks and waiters have one more chromosome.

In Canada, cannabis has huge impact on commercial real estate

Alberta - Back in November 2017, Alberta made the decision to allow private cannabis outlets to spring up across the province. This decision has proved to be a boon for the commercial real estate industry.

Ex-England star Michael Owen to launch own cryptocurrency

Fpo - Former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker Michael Owen is launching a cryptocurrency in his own name, joining other famous sportsmen including Manny Pacquiao in a new venture to connect with fans.

Insurance techology sees record investment

A new report looks at data-driven global insurance technology trends and charts record investment from both financial investors and reinsurers in these emerging technologies.

DocuSign has reportedly filed confidentially for an IPO

DocuSign has confidentially filed to go public, according to Tech Crunch. The company plans to hit the public markets in the next six months.

German prosecutors raid VW over carbon dioxide emissions

Berlin - German authorities said Thursday they had again raided the headquarters of the world's largest carmaker Volkswagen in a probe over financial market manipulation related to excessive exhaust emissions from its vehicles.

Cybersecurity skills lacking in the legal sector

According to a new assessment, while legal services are embracing new technologies the legal profession is lacking the necessary skills to ensure good cybersecurity practices are in place. Greater investment in resources is also required.

China urges US to not act 'emotionally' on trade

Bejing - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called on the United States Tuesday to not act "emotionally" and to avoid a trade war, as President Donald Trump considers new punitive measures against Beijing.

5G wireless telecommunication corridor coming to Canada

Ontario and Quebec are partnering with major digital technology providers to develop the next generation of wireless technology in Canada. This will allow the provinces to use the latest telecommunication technologies.

Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy in 'new beginning'

New York - Harvey Weinstein's former production company announced late Monday it had filed for bankruptcy, less than six months after the Hollywood mogul was beset by avalanching sexual assault allegations.
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