American energy firms are enjoying a bonanza south of the border

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American energy firms are enjoying a bonanza south of the border
Supply chain in action A CHEMICAL engineer at Pemex, Mexico’s state-owned oil company, opens a tap atop a maritime platform in this offshore oilfield in the southern part of the Gulf of Mexico. She decants a jar of heavy Mexican crude that comes, hot to the touch, from 3,500 metres below the seabed. It looks […]
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India's Patanjali takes on Western consumer-goods firms

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India's Patanjali takes on Western consumer-goods firms
EXECUTIVES at firms selling consumer staples like to think of themselves as “marketing gurus”. But how many could actually contort themselves into the lotus position, let alone attempt a headstand? Such feats are nothing for the top brass at Patanjali, an Indian purveyor of toothpaste, cooking oil, herbal concoctions and much else. Fronted by a […]
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Technology firms and the office of the future

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Technology firms and the office of the future
FROM the 62nd floor of Salesforce Tower, 920 feet above the ground, San Francisco’s monuments look piddling. The Bay Bridge, Coit Tower and Palace of Fine Arts are dwarfed by the steel-and-glass headquarters that will house the software company when it is completed later this year. Subtle it is not. Salesforce plans to put on […]
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Growth at Indian internet consumer firms has stalled

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Growth at Indian internet consumer firms has stalled
THE promise of virgin commercial territory up for grabs, startups vying to lure investors’ money even faster than they burn through it, and Amazon trying to capture all the spoils: the recent scramble for the Indian online consumer has had more than a whiff of the late-90s dotcom boom about it. The exuberance seemed justified. […]
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America’s shale firms don’t give a frack about financial returns

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America’s shale firms don’t give a frack about financial returns
INSIDE the boardrooms and bars of Houston, the spiritual capital of America’s energy industry, the swagger is back. The oil price may only be at $48, or half the level it was three years ago. But shale fracking—the business of getting oil and gas out of rocks by blasting them with water and sand—is booming […]
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Chinese pharma firms target the global market

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Chinese pharma firms target the global market
The way things were WALK into the Shanghai laboratories of Chi-Med, a biotech firm, and you encounter the sort of shiny, cutting-edge facilities common in any major pharma company in America, Europe or Japan. Chi-Med has just had positive results in a late-stage trial of its drug for colorectal cancer, which is called Fruquintinib. If […]
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Travel firms can afford to upset supporters of President Trump

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Travel firms can afford to upset supporters of President Trump
WRITING a few weeks ago, Gulliver envisioned a close partnership between the then president-elect, Donald Trump, and the bosses of tech firms; one that could remove regulation and pave the way to a future of autonomous electric vehicles. Since then politics has intervened. Specifically, Mr Trump signed an executive order barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority […]
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US Tech Firms File Legal Brief Opposing Trump’s Immigration Ban

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US Tech Firms File Legal Brief Opposing Trump’s Immigration Ban
US tech firms have been among the more vocal sectors speaking out against the policy, with many of its staff made up of foreign-born nationals. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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