Britain’s decision to
leave the EU risks damaging the UK economy, especially its vital
financial sector. But surprisingly, one of the best-performing European
financial stocks since the Brexit referendum in June 2016 is a pillar of
the UK’s financial sector: the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG).
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Ten years ago, I
started a business with my best friend. Naturally, I was told by many
people that co-founding a company with a close friend was a bad idea.
truth is that many companies start among friends. Former Harvard
Business School professor Noam Wasserman (now at the University of
Southern California) studied 10,000 tech startups and learned that 40% of founders were friends before they went into business. His research, summarized in his book The Founder’s Dilemmas,
also revealed that when founders are friends, it increases the
likelihood of startup failure—and each friend on the founding team
increases the likelihood of founder turnover by almost 30%.
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Um you mean like Tata and Reliance?
It turns out that India is better at creating outsourcing enterprise IT companies than China is.
are things that India is better at, and stuff that China is better at.
China turns out to have gotten into hardware because of Indian laws on
manufacturing that killed the industry there. As far as “pure software”
I’d say that India is better than China, but the Chinese companies exist
to fill a niche. In the case of Tencent and Baidu, it was because
Chinese internet laws meant that Western companies couldn’t enter. Ant
Financial was because you had a pre-existing P2P loan system that went
onto the internet,
If you ask why did X happen, you’ll find lots of random events that happen to just put something in place X.
Also just like people have crazy and outdated ideas about China. People have crazy and outdated ideas about India.
- Infants increasingly lack beneficial gut bacteria due to Caesareans, formula feeding, antibiotics
- Piglets have a hard start in life, and trial will get under way in China to see if product can toughen them up
A company backed by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing
has reintroduced a missing beneficial gut bacteria to more than 10,000
American babies. Now it is eyeing China’s babies – and piglets.
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Evolve BioSystems, a California probiotics
products developer, is in talks with Zhejiang University to conduct
clinical trials on more than 4,000 pigs this year in the province to
improve stock survival rates and cure gut diseases in piglets, said
chief executive Timothy Brown.
Continue reading “Bacteria for piglets and Chinese infants spur Li Ka-shing’s gut instinct to put his money behind this US biomedical firm”
It’s something we can all learn from.
I hadn’t noticed it myself. Maybe you hadn’t either. But every single Apple
product in every promotional photo is set to 9:41 a.m. MacBook, iPad,
iPhone, it really doesn’t matter. With one big exception (which we’ll
get to), for every Apple product in the world, it was exactly 9:41 a.m.
at the time of its photo shoot.
Continue reading “Why Are All Apple Products Photographed at 9:41 a.m.? An Apple Insider Reveals the Answer”
（早报讯）联合国框架下首个以新加坡命名的公约《新加坡调解公约》（Singapore Convention on Mediation）已在联合国大会通过。公约将促成国际商业和解协议的执行，从而促进国际商业发展和跨境贸易。
Source : https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/2174827/de-beers-fighting-fake-diamonds-china-whos-real-fake
Yonden Lhatoo rubbishes the ‘natural’ diamond market as a rip-off, built on lies about the worth of stones that are now being mass-produced in laboratories to offer much cheaper and better alternatives
So the mighty diamond market manipulator and monopolist De Beers is worried about its bottom line being eroded by manufactured stones being mass-produced in China.
After spending decades trying to suppress and ostracise the synthetic diamond industry, it did a complete U-turn and jumped on the bandwagon this year, although marketing its own lab-grown stones as a more “casual” alternative for “birthdays and fun”, rather than for weightier occasions.
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A Western media company offers a product the Chinese can’t resist: education
Welcome, future mouseketeer
ON A Tuesday at 6pm, children begin arriving at a bland commercial building just as the office workers are leaving. A small storefront leads to an English-language school run by Disney. It is not much of an entrance, squashed between a dusty drugstore and a fast-food joint. This being China, many passers-by assume it is a fake. But word is spreading through the pushy-parent network: this is the real thing.
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