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  • Playing games with AI

    Playing games with AI

  • German jobs under threat from automation

    German jobs under threat from automation

  • Xylem brings clean water to 1.5 million Vietnamese

    Xylem brings clean water to 1.5 million Vietnamese

  • 25% of Millennials spend 5 hours daily on their mobile phone

    25% of Millennials spend 5 hours daily on their mobile phone

  • Emerging economies in Asia are being spurred on by digital

    Emerging economies in Asia are being spurred on by digital

  • Global Markets have approved Syngenta ChemChina deal

    Global Markets have approved Syngenta ChemChina deal

  • Domino’s incredible 9-year journey continues

    Domino’s incredible 9-year journey continues

  • Will Novartis’ Entresto drive the business in 2017?

    Will Novartis’ Entresto drive the business in 2017?

  • Earth may pass ‘major climate threshold’ within 15 years

    Earth may pass ‘major climate threshold’ within 15 years

  • Is India ready to embrace genetically modified foods?

    Is India ready to embrace genetically modified foods?

  • Global cyber-attack leaves world reeling

    Global cyber-attack leaves world reeling

  • Forget “made in China” – the country’s a tech leader

    Forget “made in China” – the country’s a tech leader

  • By 2030, 25% of U.S. traffic could be driverless

    By 2030, 25% of U.S. traffic could be driverless

  • Eurofins Scientific acquires four French laboratories

    Eurofins Scientific acquires four French laboratories

  • Compass Group sees “good six months”, feels generous

    Compass Group sees “good six months”, feels generous

  • Global Payments sees ‘exceptional start to 2017’ and raises outlook

    Global Payments sees ‘exceptional start to 2017’ and raises outlook

  • Hexagon has solid first quarter, sees value in acquisitions

    Hexagon has solid first quarter, sees value in acquisitions

  • Delphi shares jump 10% after strong quarter and self-driving tech focus

    Delphi shares jump 10% after strong quarter and self-driving tech focus

  • Tetra Tech has “solid” second quarter

    Tetra Tech has “solid” second quarter

  • Xylem in Q1: “slightly better” than expected, say management

    Xylem in Q1: “slightly better” than expected, say management

  • Cognex reports first quarter record earnings

    Cognex reports first quarter record earnings

  • Alphabet beats the street – and the industry

    Alphabet beats the street – and the industry

  • Caterpillar smashes expectations, shares jump 6%

    Caterpillar smashes expectations, shares jump 6%

  • Assa Abloy beat expectations in first quarter

    Assa Abloy beat expectations in first quarter

  • Google debuts new weapons in fight against fake news

    Google debuts new weapons in fight against fake news

  • Google futurist sees nanobots in humans by 2030s

    Google futurist sees nanobots in humans by 2030s

  • Xylem outline four ways that water treatment and reuse can help planet

    Xylem outline four ways that water treatment and reuse can help planet

  • Novartis sees massive potential in Chinese healthcare market

    Novartis sees massive potential in Chinese healthcare market

  • Google Earth goes travel friendly with latest tech

    Google Earth goes travel friendly with latest tech

  • President Trump offers big benefit to Silicon Valley

    President Trump offers big benefit to Silicon Valley

  • Tetra Tech awarded $240 contract with U.S. Navy

    Tetra Tech awarded $240 contract with U.S. Navy

  • Givaudan sees “good business momentum” in first quarter

    Givaudan sees “good business momentum” in first quarter

  • New WHO report shines light on dirty water

    New WHO report shines light on dirty water

  • Xylem increases 2020 financial targets in light of profitable acquisitions

    Xylem increases 2020 financial targets in light of profitable acquisitions

  • “Big Pharma” beats Bass in war over drug prices

    “Big Pharma” beats Bass in war over drug prices

  • Wolters Kluwer and Validis sign exclusive agreement

    Wolters Kluwer and Validis sign exclusive agreement

  • The battle for Generation Z picks up steam

    The battle for Generation Z picks up steam

  • Eurofins acquires environment tester, becomes market leader

    Eurofins acquires environment tester, becomes market leader

  • UK Govt. join call for Google to ditch extremist content

    UK Govt. join call for Google to ditch extremist content

  • ChemChina given go-ahead for Syngenta deal in EU

    ChemChina given go-ahead for Syngenta deal in EU

  • Indian YouTube to build on site’s popularity on continent

    Indian YouTube to build on site’s popularity on continent

  • Essilor speaks out about Luxottica merger

    Essilor speaks out about Luxottica merger

  • The robots are coming! But, they’re bringing pizza

    The robots are coming! But, they’re bringing pizza

  • Wolters Kluwer to acquire Tagetik

    Wolters Kluwer to acquire Tagetik

  • Polypipe delivers record results for 2016

    Polypipe delivers record results for 2016

  • Just Eat: marketing is number one cost

    Just Eat: marketing is number one cost

  • Syngenta’s ‘good growth’ plan doubles reach of sustainability programs

    Syngenta’s ‘good growth’ plan doubles reach of sustainability programs

  • Xylem set to clean up as world population continues to urbanise

    Xylem set to clean up as world population continues to urbanise

  • Google responds to advertiser boycott

    Google responds to advertiser boycott

  • Changing consumer palates could be strong tailwind for Givaudan

    Changing consumer palates could be strong tailwind for Givaudan

Latest Managed Stories

  • Playing games with AI

    Playing games with AI

    Managed, Friday, 26 May 2017

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a serious subject. In a practical sense, it’s already transforming numerous sectors, from fashion to the automotive industry and everything in between. In a more theoretical sense, billions are pumped into asking big questions, ...
  • German jobs under threat from automation

    German jobs under threat from automation

    Managed, Thursday, 25 May 2017

    Germany’s powerful industrial sector may see jobs at risk as automation displaces traditional workforces. While economies that focus on services – such as France and the UK – will see their labour force protected by the difficult-to-digitize nature ...
  • Xylem brings clean water to 1.5 million Vietnamese

    Xylem brings clean water to 1.5 million Vietnamese

    Managed, Thursday, 25 May 2017

    Xylem Inc. has partnered with the Vietnamese government to help it realize its ambitious plans to clean up the country’s water supplies. The company has now installed its ozone treatment technology at Tan Hiep Water Treatment Plant in Ho Chi Minh City that ...
  • 25% of Millennials spend 5 hours daily on their mobile phone

    25% of Millennials spend 5 hours daily on their mobile phone

    Managed, Wednesday, 24 May 2017

    A new survey conducted by mobile device care company B2X suggests that Millennials are even more in love with their mobile phones than previously thought. The survey included 2,600 participants across 5 countries and demonstrates that as much as 25% of the ...
  • Emerging economies in Asia are being spurred on by digital

    Emerging economies in Asia are being spurred on by digital

    Managed, Tuesday, 23 May 2017

    According to a new report by Deloitte, emerging economies in Asia are being transformed by quick adoption of digital technologies amongst the population. China now has the world’s largest Ecommerce market, with Singapore and other Asian countries have been ...
  • Global Markets have approved Syngenta ChemChina deal

    Global Markets have approved Syngenta ChemChina deal

    Managed, Monday, 22 May 2017

    The journey towards a new agricultural powerhouse – the company that will result from the merger between ChemChina and Syngenta – is drawing closer to completion as global markets have approved the deal. In April, China approved the deal; soon after, ...
  • Domino’s incredible 9-year journey continues

    Domino’s incredible 9-year journey continues

    Managed, Friday, 19 May 2017

    Domino’s Pizza wasn’t in the best of places back in 2008 – but thanks to an incredible turn around in fortunes, the company is now trading 50 times higher than it did back then. That’s an appreciation of 5000%! This hasn’t happened ...
  • Will Novartis’ Entresto drive the business in 2017?

    Will Novartis’ Entresto drive the business in 2017?

    Managed, Thursday, 18 May 2017

    Novartis’ advanced heart-failure drug Entresto has been something of a disappointment. After clinical trials that clearly demonstrated it was a better option than anything else on the market, hopes were high that it would become an ...
  • Earth may pass ‘major climate threshold’ within 15 years

    Earth may pass ‘major climate threshold’ within 15 years

    Managed, Thursday, 18 May 2017

    A new study has determined that Earth could pass one of the major thresholds of climate change within 15 years. When the world’s temperature reaches 1.5 degrees Celsius above its preindustrial level, it will hit a “potentially dangerous level of climate ...
  • Is India ready to embrace genetically modified foods?

    Is India ready to embrace genetically modified foods?

    Managed, Wednesday, 17 May 2017

    Few countries face the food supply crisis that India does. It has a huge and growing population, poor electricity makes refrigeration impossible in most parts of the country, and it is dangerously exposed to volatile weather cycles and global warming. Given this ...
  • Global cyber-attack leaves world reeling

    Global cyber-attack leaves world reeling

    Managed, Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    The largest cyber-attack in history, undertaken over the last few days, and widely expected to continue into the week, has left a number of government services, national bodies, and private companies crippled. Amongst the most high profile victims are The UK’s ...
  • Forget “made in China” – the country’s a tech leader

    Forget “made in China” – the country’s a tech leader

    Managed, Monday, 15 May 2017

    When you think of the technology sector, South Korea is amongst the first region that comes to mind. Samsung’s smartphones, the fastest internet on the planet, and a basket of innovations that would make any Silicon Valley CEO salivate are all things we think ...
  • By 2030, 25% of U.S. traffic could be driverless

    By 2030, 25% of U.S. traffic could be driverless

    Managed, Monday, 15 May 2017

    According to a recent study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), as many as a quarter of all miles driven in the U.S. could be undertaken by shared, electric self-driving cars. The study says that three trends will converge – car sharing, autonomous vehicles, ...
  • Eurofins Scientific acquires four French laboratories

    Eurofins Scientific acquires four French laboratories

    Managed, Friday, 12 May 2017

    Eurofins Scientific, a world-leading bio-analytics company that offers laboratory analysis services to the food and pharmaceutical industries, as well as others, is making further in-roads into France. The company is looking to increase its clinical diagnostic ...
  • Compass Group sees “good six months”, feels generous

    Compass Group sees “good six months”, feels generous

    Managed, Thursday, 11 May 2017

    Compass Group, the British multinational cleaning and catering company, is making so much money, it’s decided to give some beck to investors. That was the headline message from the group’s interim report, released yesterday. Citing a “good six ...
  • Global Payments sees ‘exceptional start to 2017’ and raises outlook

    Global Payments sees ‘exceptional start to 2017’ and raises outlook

    Managed, Wednesday, 10 May 2017

    Global Payments has reported first quarter earnings for 2017, demonstrating impressive business momentum across all its markets, and causing its share price to jump sharply. CEO Jeff Sloan said: “We are off to an exceptional start to 2017, producing double ...
  • Hexagon has solid first quarter, sees value in acquisitions

    Hexagon has solid first quarter, sees value in acquisitions

    Managed, Monday, 08 May 2017

    Global provider of information technology Hexagon AB reported solid figures for the first quarter of 2017, demonstrating that the demand for its geospatial measuring and other services is still strong. The company said net sales increased by 7% from the year-ago ...
  • Delphi shares jump 10% after strong quarter and self-driving tech focus

    Delphi shares jump 10% after strong quarter and self-driving tech focus

    Managed, Friday, 05 May 2017

    Delphi Automotive, one of the world’s largest suppliers of auto-parts, saw its share price jump by 10% following a stellar quarter. The company reported revenues of $4.3 billion, a 9% increase, year-on-year, adjusted for currency fluctuations, acquisitions and ...
  • Tetra Tech has “solid” second quarter

    Tetra Tech has “solid” second quarter

    Managed, Friday, 05 May 2017

    U.S. water consulting and engineering company Tetra Tech reported second quarter earnings in early May that demonstrated a “solid” business, and prompted management to increase their outlook for the full year. Revenue in the quarter totaled $664 million, ...
  • Xylem in Q1: “slightly better” than expected, say management

    Xylem in Q1: “slightly better” than expected, say management

    Managed, Thursday, 04 May 2017

    Global water technology company Xylem Inc. reported first quarter earnings on Tuesday – a mixed bag that nonetheless beat analysts expectations on earnings by 2%. The company reported a net income of $56 million, or $0.31 earnings per share, though ...
  • Cognex reports first quarter record earnings

    Cognex reports first quarter record earnings

    Managed, Wednesday, 03 May 2017

    Machine vision technology specialists Cognex reported first quarter results at the start of May that set new records for the company. Revenue, net income, and earnings per share, were all higher than ever before in the first quarter of the year. These incredible ...
  • Alphabet beats the street – and the industry

    Alphabet beats the street – and the industry

    Managed, Tuesday, 02 May 2017

    Tech-titan Alphabet – best known as ‘the company that used to be Google’, and inclusive of the newer, more streamlined, search and advertising business that bears that name – reported first quarter earnings at the end of last week. The ...
  • Caterpillar smashes expectations, shares jump 6%

    Caterpillar smashes expectations, shares jump 6%

    Managed, Friday, 28 April 2017

    Construction equipment maker Caterpillar reported first quarter results that smashed Wall Street’s expectations, sending its share price up by 6%. Stripping out restructuring costs, the company reported earnings of $1.28 per share, against expectations of ...
  • Assa Abloy beat expectations in first quarter

    Assa Abloy beat expectations in first quarter

    Managed, Friday, 28 April 2017

    The world’s biggest lock maker, Assa Abloy, has reported first quarter results that beat analysts’ expectations. The Swedish security company has seen its operating profit grow faster than rivals recently, and this was reiterated in its latest quarterly ...
  • Google debuts new weapons in fight against fake news

    Google debuts new weapons in fight against fake news

    Managed, Thursday, 27 April 2017

    Tech titan Google is one of the two most visible companies embroiled in the ‘fake news’ scandal that has erupted since last year’s U.S. presidential election (The other is fellow Silicon Valley heavyweight, Facebook). Today’s ‘fake ...
  • Google futurist sees nanobots in humans by 2030s

    Google futurist sees nanobots in humans by 2030s

    Managed, Wednesday, 26 April 2017

    Google’s director of engineering, Ray Kurzweil, is a prominent futurist – seemingly with a knack for making popular and accurate predictions of the near future. He foresaw the fall of the Soviet Union (and, impressively, predicted what technological ...
  • Xylem outline four ways that water treatment and reuse can help planet

    Xylem outline four ways that water treatment and reuse can help planet

    Managed, Tuesday, 25 April 2017

    World Water Day was last month, and Earth Day was this month – it’s a time for reassessing the impact we are having on the planet, and asking how this impact can be halted or reversed. Global water technology Xylem Inc., which is at the heart of the ...
  • Novartis sees massive potential in Chinese healthcare market

    Novartis sees massive potential in Chinese healthcare market

    Managed, Monday, 24 April 2017

    Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis thinks that the Chinese drug market is going to be a major driver of growth for the industry. According to the company’s CEO Joe Jimenez, speaking at an interview last Tuesday, the Chinese pharmaceutical market could exceed ...
  • Google Earth goes travel friendly with latest tech

    Google Earth goes travel friendly with latest tech

    Managed, Friday, 21 April 2017

    If you want to plot a journey from A to B, then Google Maps is the right tool to use. If you want to sit down and plan an adventure into the furthest corners of the globe, then its flashier sister-service, Google Earth, is the one to go for. This week, and just in ...
  • President Trump offers big benefit to Silicon Valley

    President Trump offers big benefit to Silicon Valley

    Managed, Thursday, 20 April 2017

    President Donald Trump has just weighed in on a subject close to the hearts of some of Silicon Valley’s biggest employers – and based on what he has to say, it could be a big benefit for people like Google and Facebook. Speaking to workers in Wisconsin, ...
  • Tetra Tech awarded $240 contract with U.S. Navy

    Tetra Tech awarded $240 contract with U.S. Navy

    Managed, Thursday, 20 April 2017

    U.S. water technology, consultation, and engineering, company Tetra Tech has been awarded a $240 million contract for the “environmental remediation of radiological contaminants” at a number of U.S. naval bases. These bases are situated in California, ...
  • Givaudan sees “good business momentum” in first quarter

    Givaudan sees “good business momentum” in first quarter

    Managed, Wednesday, 19 April 2017

    Global flavor and scent market leader Givaudan saw sales increase by 3.5% to CHF 1.2 billion in the first three months thanks to “good business momentum” carrying over from the previous year. The company says its “project pipeline” remained ...
  • New WHO report shines light on dirty water

    New WHO report shines light on dirty water

    Managed, Tuesday, 18 April 2017

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a new report that says nearly 2 billion people worldwide do not have access to clean drinking water. What does this mean in more specific terms? That 1 out of every 4 drinkers on the planet is drinking ...
  • Xylem increases 2020 financial targets in light of profitable acquisitions

    Xylem increases 2020 financial targets in light of profitable acquisitions

    Managed, Thursday, 13 April 2017

    Xylem Inc. is one of the world’s leading water technology companies, and in recent years, it has deftly utilized mergers and acquisitions to get there. At its investor day earlier this month, it not only showcased the broad portfolio of products and services ...
  • “Big Pharma” beats Bass in war over drug prices

    “Big Pharma” beats Bass in war over drug prices

    Managed, Wednesday, 12 April 2017

    In early 2015, hedge fund manager Kyle Bass launched a patent-law attack on drug manufacturers that had the industry spooked. Now, that war is over. In an email that Bloomberg describes as “defeatist sounding”, Bass wrote: “In the end, lobbying and ...
  • Wolters Kluwer and Validis sign exclusive agreement

    Wolters Kluwer and Validis sign exclusive agreement

    Managed, Wednesday, 12 April 2017

    Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting has signed an exclusive agreement with Validis Holdings, a company that specializes in data extraction and analytics software solutions for the accounting and lending industries. The deal will see Wolters Kluwer expand its current ...
  • The battle for Generation Z picks up steam

    The battle for Generation Z picks up steam

    Managed, Tuesday, 11 April 2017

    Generation Z is now the biggest generational cohort in America, with over a million more members than the Millennial generation. These ‘Boomlets’ range in age, but the oldest amongst them are now teens or just starting their twenties. Although not yet at ...
  • Eurofins acquires environment tester, becomes market leader

    Eurofins acquires environment tester, becomes market leader

    Managed, Monday, 10 April 2017

    Eurofins Scientific, the French laboratory group that maintains a market leading position in any number of laboratory analysis sectors, has recently acquired Finnish environment testing lab Ahma Ymparisto Oy (“Ahma”). The lab is the second largest ...
  • UK Govt. join call for Google to ditch extremist content

    UK Govt. join call for Google to ditch extremist content

    Managed, Friday, 07 April 2017

    A slew of advertisers have boycotted Google to protest their adverts occasionally appearing next to extremist content. Now, British Prime Minister Theresa May has chosen to enter the fray, and make her government’s position completely clear. She told ...
  • ChemChina given go-ahead for Syngenta deal in EU

    ChemChina given go-ahead for Syngenta deal in EU

    Managed, Thursday, 06 April 2017

    Chinese agrochemical giant ChemChina has won European Union (EU) antitrust approval for its takeover of Swiss company Syngenta. The deal was made for $43 billion, and will result in a truly huge agricultural vehicle, able to access economies of scale previously ...
  • Indian YouTube to build on site’s popularity on continent

    Indian YouTube to build on site’s popularity on continent

    Managed, Thursday, 06 April 2017

    India is a vast and powerful emerging market, but it has more than its share of challenges to overcome – amongst them, sketchy internet connections. Despite this problem, YouTube is a big hit on the continent: according to one of the company’s product ...
  • Essilor speaks out about Luxottica merger

    Essilor speaks out about Luxottica merger

    Managed, Wednesday, 05 April 2017

    French lens producer Essilor has detailed some of the benefits of its impending merger with Italian sunglasses kingpin Luxottica. Speaking at a company-sponsored press conference at Vision Expo East, executives took to the stage to explain what the future has in ...
  • The robots are coming! But, they’re bringing pizza

    The robots are coming! But, they’re bringing pizza

    Managed, Wednesday, 05 April 2017

    Domino’s Pizza is partnering with European startup Starship Technologies to start using delivery robots in Hamburg, Germany. This might sound like a gimmick, but it’s a legitimate innovation: in the world of automation, there is no reason pizza delivery ...
  • Wolters Kluwer to acquire Tagetik

    Wolters Kluwer to acquire Tagetik

    Managed, Tuesday, 04 April 2017

    Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced in March that it had reached an agreement to acquire Tagetik, a “leading global provider of corporate performance management software and services to mid- and large size corporations”. The agreement will see ...
  • Polypipe delivers record results for 2016

    Polypipe delivers record results for 2016

    Managed, Monday, 03 April 2017

    Despite British firms’ fears over Brexit, plastic piping and ventilation systems manufacturer Polypipe has delivered record results for 2016. The company, which logged impressive wins on revenue and profit for the year, sees these positive trends continuing ...
  • Just Eat: marketing is number one cost

    Just Eat: marketing is number one cost

    Managed, Friday, 31 March 2017

    Chief marketing officer at Just Eat, Barnaby Dawe, has said that the number one cost at the innovative food delivery company is marketing. And he thinks that’s the way it has to be for all growth-centric businesses. Speaking at the Advertising Week Europe, ...
  • Syngenta’s ‘good growth’ plan doubles reach of sustainability programs

    Syngenta’s ‘good growth’ plan doubles reach of sustainability programs

    Managed, Thursday, 30 March 2017

    Global agrichemical giant Syngenta has recently released a report on the progress made by its ‘good growth’ initiative – a collection of six ambitious commitments for 2020, which intends to improve sustainability within agriculture and ‘the ...
  • Xylem set to clean up as world population continues to urbanise

    Xylem set to clean up as world population continues to urbanise

    Managed, Wednesday, 29 March 2017

    Global water technology company Xylem Inc. has a far from modest mission: to ‘solve water’. However, the extent that the company has managed to succeed in this goal already is incredible. It has been influential in furthering original research into water ...
  • Google responds to advertiser boycott

    Google responds to advertiser boycott

    Managed, Tuesday, 28 March 2017

    Here are some of the things you can find through Google’s search engine: local florists. Music videos. Extremism. If the last item on that short list caused you to do a double take, then you will be able to sympathise with 250 businesses that have recently ...
  • Changing consumer palates could be strong tailwind for Givaudan

    Changing consumer palates could be strong tailwind for Givaudan

    Managed, Monday, 27 March 2017

    Givaudan are the flavor and fragrance producing company behind an overwhelming number of products. According to the company, the “average person” comes into contact with a scent it’s developed ten times a day. For many of those people, ...