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Monthly Archives: December 2018

China's high-tech zones advance in innovation

The innovation index, a figure that measures and evaluates the innovation capability of the zones, has risen from 100 points in 2010 to 233 points in 2017, according to a 2018 evaluation report. The report has been published annually since 2013 by the Institutes of Science and Development of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.  The problem of unbalanced development among ...

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Business optimism among Canadian manufacturing CEOs lower for 2019, survey shows

A new survey shows business optimism for the year ahead among Canadian manufacturing executives is lower than it was a year ago as trade issues weigh. The survey by RK Insights showed 30 per cent of the 501 respondents were optimistic about business prospects for 2019, down from 44 per cent a year earlier. "Canadian manufacturing has been booming, but there are ...

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Bitcoin’s 2018 fall is no bad news for cryptos

If you compare the dollar value of the bitcoin today with the same day a year ago, you can easily say the digital currency has become small change. As on December 27, one bitcoin values $ 3,585, against $ 15,189 a year ago. That’s a fall of more than 76 per cent in just one year. Ever since January this ...

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Big banking decisions to precede polls

Mayur.Shetty@timesgroup.com Mumbai: For banks, the last quarter of the financial year is usually time for consolidation rather than change. This is the time when they go full throttle on lending and beef up their top line before closing their books for the year. The year 2019 will, however, see a lot of front-ending of events in the private sector and ...

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China's high-tech zones advance in innovation

The innovation index, a figure that measures and evaluates the innovation capability of the zones, has risen from 100 points in 2010 to 233 points in 2017, according to a 2018 evaluation report. The report has been published annually since 2013 by the Institutes of Science and Development of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.  The problem of unbalanced development among ...

Read More »

Bitcoin’s 2018 fall is no bad news for cryptos

If you compare the dollar value of the bitcoin today with the same day a year ago, you can easily say the digital currency has become small change. As on December 27, one bitcoin values $ 3,585, against $ 15,189 a year ago. That’s a fall of more than 76 per cent in just one year. Ever since January this ...

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