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A change of mindset will realise the benefits of technology General elections – the real estate connection Editorial: Art Deco week celebrates a movement, and honours the legacy of earthquake victims Unfreezing the Business Qatar’s real estate market faces reality check ahead of World Cup An Ode to All the Dreamers Who Became Doers with Technology Sun Pharma Q3 preview: Analysts expect healthy growth in profit, revenue on US business Private equity inflows in real estate at Rs 46,200 crore in 2018; Mumbai records largest share How Vodafone’s Chatbot Technology Is Helping It Cut Jobs

A change of mindset will realise the benefits of technology

With the rapid development of new technology and the advent of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ which is disrupting traditional processes and the way we live

General elections – the real estate connection

During any impending general elections, real estate stakeholders conjecture exhaustively about the likely impact on the real estate market. Conventionally, the period between the announcement

Editorial: Art Deco week celebrates a movement, and honours the legacy of earthquake victims

The enthusiasm with which Napier and participants embraces the annual Art Deco Festival has to be seen to be, perhaps not believed, but appreciated. As

Unfreezing the Business

In an attempt to draw business leaders, investors, industry captains, agriculturalists and economists from all over India, a two day Davos type economic conclave will

Qatar’s real estate market faces reality check ahead of World Cup

The office tower, now a familiar part of the capital’s high-rise skyline, has run foul of what real estate brokers, bankers and analysts say is

An Ode to All the Dreamers Who Became Doers with Technology

We live in an age where technology has completely transformed the way traditional businesses operate. But what one needs to keep in mind is that

Sun Pharma Q3 preview: Analysts expect healthy growth in profit, revenue on US business

. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries is expected to report a healthy set of earnings for October-December quarter, driven by strong US business and Halol resolution. One thing to

Private equity inflows in real estate at Rs 46,200 crore in 2018; Mumbai records largest share

Private equity inflows touched Rs 46,268 crore in 2018 with Mumbai recording the largest share of 27 percent of investments among all cities, as per a

How Vodafone’s Chatbot Technology Is Helping It Cut Jobs

Vodafone, like any other storied telco giant today, has been urgently seeking ways to trim costs. Not only are its revenues under pressure from smaller

Rats Depress People More Than Crime Does, Study Finds

Rats Depress People More Than Crime Does, Study Finds

A not-so-surprising new study finds that people don’t like rats. But what may be truly surprising is that rats — more than crime or other signs of urban decay — may make people depressed. Rats eat discarded food. Kirsty Wigglesworth [...]

March 19, 2016 Health
Lawyer Says Turing Execs Warned Shkreli Against Drug Price Hike

Lawyer Says Turing Execs Warned Shkreli Against Drug Price Hike

The former top lawyer for Turing Pharmaceuticals says he and other executives warned Martin Shkreli against the drastic price hike that triggered a national backlash against the company and its 32-year-old CEO. Turing’s former general counsel will tell Senate lawmakers [...]

March 19, 2016 Health
Departing UN Official Calls Organization a ‘Black Hole’ of Bureaucracy

Departing UN Official Calls Organization a ‘Black Hole’ of Bureaucracy

Which operation has the United Nations bungled most badly? The ponderous response to the Ebola epidemic — or the ongoing deployment of 4,500 troops in Haiti? Or was it the dispatch of peacekeepers to the Central African Republic who have [...]

March 19, 2016 Health
Lassa Fever Case Puzzles German Doctors

Lassa Fever Case Puzzles German Doctors

German doctors are puzzled by the first outbreak of Lassa fever outside Africa. They say three people have been infected after having contact with an American who died of Lassa fever there last month. “This is now the first documented [...]

March 19, 2016 Health
Jot This Down: Post-it Celebrates 35 Years of Reminding You

Jot This Down: Post-it Celebrates 35 Years of Reminding You

Note to self: Remember that Post-its turn 35 this month. Since it first hit office supply closets across America in the early Eighties, the ubiquitous sticky square has been a life saver for our notes, reminders, and everything in between. [...]

March 19, 2016 Business
Blue Diamond Worn for Years by Shirley Temple Up for Auction

Blue Diamond Worn for Years by Shirley Temple Up for Auction

A blue diamond ring that child star-turned-diplomat Shirley Temple wore for decades is going up for auction. Sotheby’s says the 9.54 carat ring is among the more than 300 lots in the “Magnificent Jewels” auction scheduled for April 19 in [...]

March 19, 2016 Business
Oil Slips From 2016 High as Investors Book Profits

Oil Slips From 2016 High as Investors Book Profits

Oil fell slightly on Friday as investors booked profits at the end of a fourth consecutive week of gains, but prices remained close to 2016 highs on expectations of a production freeze by major exporters. U.S. crude was down 10 [...]

March 19, 2016 Uncategorized
Joan Bakewell ‘deeply sorry’ over anorexia comments

Joan Bakewell ‘deeply sorry’ over anorexia comments

Labour peer Joan Bakewell says she is “deeply sorry” for causing “distress” by suggesting the rise of eating disorders among teenagers was a sign of “narcissism” in society. She told The Sunday Times “no one has anorexia in societies where [...]

March 16, 2016 Health
Tumours shrunk ‘dramatically’ in 11 days

Tumours shrunk ‘dramatically’ in 11 days

They said the “surprise” findings, reported at the European Breast Cancer Conference, could mean some women no longer need chemotherapy. The drugs, tested on 257 women, target a specific weakness found in one-in-ten breast cancers. Experts said the findings were [...]

March 16, 2016 Uncategorized
‘Cold turkey’ best way to quit smoking, study shows

‘Cold turkey’ best way to quit smoking, study shows

Volunteers who used this approach were 25% more likely to remain abstinent half a year from the date that they give up than smokers who tried to gradually wean themselves off instead. The NHS says that picking a convenient date [...]

March 16, 2016 Health
Argentina lawmakers back debt settlement deal

Argentina lawmakers back debt settlement deal

After 20 hours of debate, a majority of 165 to 86 lawmakers voted in favour of repealing two bills which stood in the way of the agreement with creditors. It is a victory for President Mauricio Macri who struck the [...]

March 16, 2016 Business
London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse agree merger

London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse agree merger

The tie-up will create one of the largest exchange companies in the world with a combined value of about £21bn. Under the terms of the deal, LSE shareholders will own 45.6% of the new holding company, while Deutsche Boerse shareholders [...]

March 16, 2016 Business