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Scientists publish ‘navigation maps’ for human genome

Scientists publish ‘navigation maps’ for human genome

Wed, Mar 26 2014

By Kate Kelland

LONDON (Reuters) – A large international team of scientists has built the clearest picture yet of how human genes are regulated in the vast array of cell types in the body – work that should help researchers target genes linked to disease. Read more of this post

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Mining bosses doubt private equity investors can strike gold

Mining bosses doubt private equity investors can strike gold

2:03pm EDT

By Silvia Antonioli and Dmitry Zhdannikov

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Private equity firms, which have been showing an increased interest in investing in the mining industry, will have a hard time even if they are betting on recovery in the longer term, the bosses of Anglo American (AAL.L: QuoteProfileResearchStock Buzz) and Glencore Xstrata (GLEN.L:QuoteProfileResearchStock Buzz) said on Tuesday. Read more of this post

Home-grown nuts firm Tai Sun has an annual turnover of over $40m

Business built from nuts

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2014

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Rebecca Lynne Tan

The Straits Times

An unassuming woman with short salon-set hair, whose only accessories are a pair of simple but classic pearl earrings, greets you with a smile as you enter the office of nuts and snacks specialist Tai Sun (Lim Kee) Food Industries in Pandan Loop. Read more of this post

Singapore club Ku De Ta shareholders fight over sales proceeds in LVMH’s $100m takeove ; founder Chris Au allged to divert company’s resources to his other businesses, and alleged non-payment of at least $8.21 million in dividends

Ku De Ta shareholders fight over sales proceeds

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2014

Grace Leong

The Straits Times

SINGAPORE – The ink had barely dried on a $100 million-plus takeover of swish Singapore club Ku De Ta when its shareholders began waging a legal battle over the distribution of proceeds. Read more of this post

Paraplegic walks tall with bionic backpack; A state-of-the-art device called “ReWalk”, which can help those with paraplegia learn how to walk, may soon be available in Australia

Paraplegic walks tall with bionic backpack

April 1, 2014

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Kate Hagan

A state-of-the-art device called “ReWalk”, which can help those with paraplegia learn how to walk, may soon be available in Australia. Read more of this post

How to keep the flies from biting: dress as a zebra

How to keep the flies from biting: dress as a zebra

April 2, 2014 – 11:00AM

Miranda Prynne

Wearing striped clothing could help protect holidaymakers from insect bites, as this is the reason why zebras are black and white, scientists say. Read more of this post

Beijing vs. Banking Innovation; State banks and regulators take on Internet finance

Beijing vs. Banking Innovation

State banks and regulators take on Internet finance.

April 1, 2014 11:57 a.m. ET

China’s state-owned banks are ramping up their assault against Alipay, the online payment service launched by e-commerce giant Alibaba. The fuss centers on its money-management fund that since last June has been offering consumers higher returns than traditional deposits. It turns out the old banking order and its cronies in Beijing won’t allow financial liberalization to happen without a fight. Read more of this post

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