Autopsy report on Julius Caesar’s death gave rise to the term “forensic” in Latin which means “before the forum”

Updated: Thursday March 13, 2014 MYT 12:22:28 PM

Tech takes on autopsies

BY LIM WING HOOI

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(From left) Mathavan and iGene Forensic Scientist Dr Nor Amira Ismail look on as iGene Medical Research Scientist Dr Hemanth S. Naik demonstrates how a digital autopsy is done. Read more of this post

Baltic Dry Plunges 8%, Near Most In 6 Years As Iron Ore At Chinese Ports Hits All Time High

Baltic Dry Plunges 8%, Near Most In 6 Years As Iron Ore At Chinese Ports Hits All Time High

Tyler Durden on 03/12/2014 16:34 -0400

It would appear record inventories of Iron ore and plunging prices due to China’s shadow-banking unwind have started to weigh on the all-too-important-when-it-is-going-up-but-let’s-blame-supply-when-dropping Baltic Dry Index. With the worst start to a year in over a decade, the recent recovery in prices provided faint hope that the worst of the global trade collapse was over… however, today’s 8% plunge – on par with the biggest drops in the last 6 years – suggests things are far from self-sustaining. Still think we are insulated from the arcane China shadow-banking system, which suddenly everyone is an expert of suddenly? Think again. Read more of this post

Strong demand for ‘junk’ bonds erodes investor protection

March 12, 2014 5:07 pm

Strong demand for ‘junk’ bonds erodes investor protection

By Tracy Alloway and Vivianne Rodrigues in New York

Insatiable investor demand for higher yielding securities has helped push protection for buyers of junk-rated bonds to its lowest level on record, the rating agency Moody’s has warned. Read more of this post

Active fund managers are closet index huggers; Study finds ‘closet indexing’ is rife in US active funds

March 12, 2014 10:39 am

Active fund managers are closet index huggers

By John Authers

Study finds ‘closet indexing’ is rife in US active funds

How active is your fund manager, and what chance do they really have of beating the market? Read more of this post

Technology research centres face entrepreneurial scrutiny

March 13, 2014 12:01 am

Technology research centres face entrepreneurial scrutiny

By Tanya Powley, Manufacturing Correspondent

The business secretary has asked a serial entrepreneur to examine government-backed technology centres that were launched in 2011 to solve the difficulty Britain has long had in commercialising scientific breakthroughs. Read more of this post

African banks: Fragile dream; An institution created to embody stability and unity came close to failure. A new chief could provide a second chance

March 12, 2014 6:40 pm

African banks: Fragile dream

By William Wallis

An institution created to embody stability and unity came close to failure. A new chief could provide a second chance

For nine months, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated was creeping towards disaster. Depositors were taking fright. The stock price was dipping. A stream of internal letters warned the bank and the decades-old dream of building a pan-African rival to Barclays or Citibank was at risk of collapse. Read more of this post

Candy Crush maker King Digital Entertainment was founded in Sweden but is headquartered in London and about to list in New York, as it tries to make the most of an intricate quilt of patent, tax and regulatory oversight

King’s Realm Spans Across Continents

Candy Crush Maker’s Global Footprint Helps It Navigate Web of Patent, Tax and Regulatory Issues

AMIR MIZROCH

March 12, 2014 1:56 p.m. ET

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LONDON—It’s good to be King, but the road to the throne can be complicated.

Game maker King Digital Entertainment PLC is planning to start trading this month on the New York Stock Exchange—valuing itself Wednesday at as much as $7.6 billion after it set a price range for its initial public offering. Read more of this post

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