Artificial life spawns billion-dollar industry
07 April 2017 | 8:10 am
Investors are increasingly attracted to synthetic biology's market potential, with record sums moving into a field that could deliver novel drugs, materials, chemicals and even perfumes.
6 Nov 2020
Stock markets across Europe and Asia saw gains in trading this Thursday as Joe Biden won key states in the US presidential election. As vote-counting continues, investors are increasingly betting that Biden will secure the presidency, but see the Democrats failing to secure a majority in the Senate. FRANCE 24's Business Editor Stephen Carroll looks at the latest market reactions, and how some key industries could be affected by a Biden win.
18 Nov 2020
FG urges investors to utilise digital technology to solve local, global challenges
17 Dec 2020
The cryptocurrency has been on a tear this year, growing by almost four times since March lows. Is Bitcoin primed for another bust? The crypto aficionados have other ideas.
1 Feb 2021
Sokoto central market fire: FG orders detailed impact assessment, delivers relief materials
23 Feb 2021
Bitcoin has soared to kick off 2021, hitting a milestone of $1 trillion in market value. The cryptocurrency is gaining increasing mainstream credibility, but critics say it's still of little practical use to most consumers. We take a closer look. Also, Boeing recommends that airlines ground certain 777 jets after an engine failure in the US over the weekend, while China's foreign minister calls for improved trade relations with Washington.
17 Apr 2021
Indonesia is expecting to draw in "sizable" investment in Industry 4.0 sectors such as AI, machine learning and robotics. But huge challenges remain.
25 Apr 2021
Shares in Netflix plunged by almost nine percent in after-hours trading on Wall Street on Tuesday, after the streaming giant announced a major slowdown in subscriber growth. Netflix added just four million new customers in the first three months of 2021, compared to 16 million in the same period last year. The company is hoping that new seasons of hit shows like "Sex Education" will help boost growth later this year. Also today, we hear how French employers are struggling to recruit seasonal workers for this summer.
23 May 2021
A train derailment and subsequent fire prompted evacuations in northwest Iowa on Sunday, due to concerns over the train’s cargo of ammonium nitrate. An 8-kilometre radius around the derailment site of 47 train cars was evacuated and a community hall was made available for evacuees.
25 Jul 2021
The transformative AlphaFold neural network has predicted the structures of more than 350,000 proteins from various organisms. This could "fundamentally change biological research."
30 Jul 2021
Critical raw materials like lithium, rare earths and graphite are in high demand, but in most places they're not readily available. A team of geologists is working to find them in northern Europe to make the EU less dependent on China.
15 Aug 2021
Alibaba's Jack Ma was the first to be targeted by Beijing's crackdown on private enterprise. Now ride-hailing, streaming, delivery and tuition firms have run foul of authorities and investors are nursing heavy losses.
29 Sep 2021
Guinea's new military junta have unveiled a "transitional charter" to steer the country back to civilian rule — an effort to show the world, especially donors and mining sector investors, that they can be trusted.
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The COP15 conference is meeting to address issues of land degradation, advancing deserts and deforestation. Experts and activists hope that this will not be just another high-level conference with no concrete results.
Rio Ferdinand fronting Amazon documentary series about race, mental health and sexuality in football
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Rio Ferdinand fronting Amazon documentary series about race, mental health and sexuality in football Former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand is reportedly working on a trio of documentaries for Amazon about race, mental health and sexuality in football.
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Germany's parliament decided how it will engage militarily with the West African country, which witnessed another coup last year.
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In the last few years, Nigeria has witnessed the springing up of numerous online quick loan apps but what is supposed to mitigate the hardship of citizens has turned into a menace in the lives of many Nigerians. We are meeting up with one of the victims of these loan sharks who doesn't want his identity revealed.
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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp congratulates Manchester City after they pipped his side to the Premier League title.