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Finnish research project studied how the operating environment for bioeconomy should be developed

The Finnish goal of bioeconomy growth requires that several bottlenecks are removed. Reaching the goal needs changes to attitudes and regulations as well as improved skills, according to a research project on bioeconomy and its bottlenecks and steering mechanisms carried out by Pellervo Economic Research PTT and Think Tank e2.

Renewable Tributyl Citrate and Acetyl Tributyl Citrate is Focus of Collaboration

Green Biologics, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Green Biologics Ltd., a U.K. industrial biotechnology and renewable chemicals company, announced today an exclusive collaboration with Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg GmbH, the German operating unit of Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG in Basel, Switzerland.

Tough U.K. Line on Rare-Disease Drugs Stirs Concern After Brexit

A tougher stance in the U.K. on funding expensive medicines for rare diseases is raising questions about the government’s pledges to support a life-sciences industry that’s already rattled by Brexit. A proposal to introduce a cap on coverage of treatments within the state-run health system would....

Mongolian Bond Prices Jump Following $440 Million IMF Bailout

on Sunday that the International Monetary Fund will lead a bailout the nation. The yield declined and the price of the bonds due in 2022 rose more than 4 cents by 1:50 p.m in Hong Kong, after the news of a $440 IMF million loan package as part of a $5.5 billion bailout. The tugrik was little changed at 2,482 per dollar compared to 2,483 on Friday.

ECB Scouts for Forward Guidance Pitfalls on Road to Stimulus End

The Frankfurt-based central bank is in a complex predicament, having to justify why the euro area still needs unprecedented stimulus even with headline inflation near its goal and the economy continuing to expand. That situation will be thrown into sharper relief by the summer if the recovery is....

TV Footage Appears to Show Moments Before Kim Jong Un Brother's Death

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (AP) -- Security camera footage obtained by Japanese television appears to show a careful and deliberate attack last week on the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler, while Malaysia said Monday it had recalled its ambassador to North Korea amid rising tensions between the nations.

Europe Needs a Higher Price on Carbon

Europe’s promise to lower greenhouse-gas emissions looked bright a dozen years ago, when its leaders created the first big market for trading carbon permits. Sadly, though, its system has failed to encourage investment in clean technology and appreciably lower carbon dioxide emissions.

Scientists explore China's largest canyon, discover new plant species

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon in Tibet is the largest and deepest canyon in China, and it's regarded as a paradise for unusual plants and animals. Chinese scientists recently spent three months exploring the canyon and collecting different kinds of plant seeds for further research.

Guangdong takes front seat in budget revenue

Guangdong province reported highest public budget revenue of 1.04 trillion yuan (1.4 billion) in the country in 2016, while three provinces suffered declines. Shanxi, Xinjiang and Heilongjiang province registered negative growth in fiscal revenue, dragged down by the soft commodity price and....

Yale graduate helping transform remote village

Heading all the way to the south from Changsha, the capital city of Hunan province, and after nearly three hours driving, you will find yourself lost in the vast countryside, the narrow lanes, farmlands and houses, which all look identical. Only the locals can help you find the destination: a small,....

Spain will drop out of the world’s 25 largest economies by 2050

Spain will drop out of the group of the world’s 25 largest economies within the next three decades, according to a new report by the consulting group PwC. According to the forecast, and using International Monetary Fund (IMF) figures, Spain will fall from its current 16th position on the global GDP....

Uber CEO orders 'urgent investigation' on sexual harassment claims

The chief executive of Uber Technologies Inc has ordered an "urgent investigation" into claims of sexual harassment at the ride-hailing service company made by a former employee. Susan Fowler, an engineer who left Uber in December, wrote in a blog post that she was subjected to sexual advances....

Their job is harrowing, but vital: Meet the detectives in an...

A few years ago Leicestershire Police officer Shaun Orton investigated a paedophile ring. By modern standards, it was not a sophisticated set-up – its members simply met in a pub to swap indecent images of children. The internet has changed all that. Detective Inspector Orton runs a police team....

Children’s Hospital Decries Ghc 500,000 Unpaid Nhia Claims

The management of the Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital in Accra, has revealed the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) owes it over GHc 500,000. The arrears, according to the hospital’s management, have had a toll on day to day running of the hospital over the past 12 months.

Chamber Of Mines Bemoans Low Investment In

The Ghana Chamber Mines has bemoaned the proportion of funds that is injected into mining communities for development. According to the chamber, the phenomenon is the result of poor infrastructure development in mining communities, despite their contribution to the national income. Speaking to Citi Business News , the president of the chamber, Mr.

Gov’t Has Abandoned Us – Scholarship Students...

The Ghana Scholarships Secretariat's handling of beneficiaries abroad has been called into question again with Ghanaian Government Scholarship Students in China saying they have not received their stipends over the past 12 months. The students, numbering about 20, in a statement, said they have been....

Gimpa Staff Strike ‘unlawful’ – Ncte

The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) has described the strike by staff and lecturers of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), over the appointment of a substantive Deputy Rector as unlawful. A convocation ceremony to elect a Deputy Rector last Thursday,....

Private School Owners Say Free Shs Policy Threatens Their Existence

The Conference of Heads of Private Second Cycle Schools (CHOPSS) has expressed worry over government’s Free Senior High School (SHS) policy that is expected to start later this year. Public Relations Officer of CHOPSS, Naphtali Kyei Baffour, said the policy when implemented will put them out of business.

Turkey To Invest In Ghana’s 1 District; 1 Factory Project

The Turkish government will partner Ghana to support the one district, one factory policy, and boost agriculture production, the Turkish Ambassador to Ghana, Nesrin Bayazit has assured. She said Turkey had the expertise and vast experience in agriculture and would enhance its cooperation with Ghana....

Akufo-addo Backs Kwesi Quartey Bid For Au

President Nana Akufo-Addo has revealed that he had no difficulty whatsoever in supporting the candidature of Thomas Kwesi Quartey for the position of Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission. The President said when former President John Mahama told him about presenting Thomas Kwesi....

Zambian Gay Rights Dispute Erupts Over Football

Lusaka (AFP) - A proposal by Zambian football authorities to ban discrimination against gays and lesbians has kicked off a dispute over homosexuality, which is illegal in the country and widely seen as immoral. The new draft constitution of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) contains a clause....

Gauteng ANC throws its weight behind Gordhan

Johannesburg – The ANC in Gauteng has come out with guns blazing in support of embattled Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Any moves to remove him from his crucial position would amount to scapegoating, it said. It also commended him for his “sterling work” in the national treasury.


Developers due to meet Cork city councillors .. Cork City Council is to be updated today on the stalled Events Centre by developers BAM .. Last month , it was announed that new internal designs for the venue had been drawn up and it was indicated that more funding would be needed for the project.

Marine Le Pen could have just been handed VICTORY as rival Macron causes FURY with gaffe

| UPDATED: 07:16, Mon, Feb 20, 2017 Siobhan McFadyen The 38-year-old, who is married to his former high school teacher, spoke about France's control of Algeria this week but his remarks have backfired spectacularly and he's been forced to apologise. He was referencing French rule in Algeria which....

Trump's FCC Chair Praises Amazon Prime, Possibly Violating Same Ethics Rules as Kellyanne Conway

GIF: Getty/Gizmodo. In what appears to be a violation of the federal ethics rule that prohibits a government employee from using "his public office for his own private gain, for the endorsement of any product," Ajit Pai , the controversial new chair of the FCC tweeted and subsequently deleted praise for Amazon's PrimeNow service.

True Balance raises Rs. 100 crore in Series B funding

New Delhi [India], Feb 20 (ANI): India’s top mobile balance management service app True Balance on Monday announced that it has raised a sum of Rs. 100 crore in Series B round of funding from Softbank Ventures Korea. The company announced that some renowned VCs came only after eight months since....

BSE Telangana SSC 2017 Time Table Released

Board of Secondary Education, Telangana, Hyderabad, has released the exam time table of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Public Examinations 2017. The time table has been released on the official website Candidates can download the time table by following some simple steps.

Foreign tourists arriving in India to get pre-loaded SIM cards with data and talktime

The Indian government is taking essential steps to ensure the safety and well-being of foreign tourists arriving in India. Earlier, they launched a tourist helpline number (1800111363) in 12 foreign languages which works round-the-clock to ensure foreigners who come here can reach out to the concerned authorities in a language they are fluent in.

BMC Elections 2017: No threat to BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, maintains Devendra Fadnavis

Mumbai, Feb 20: Ahead of the crucial BMC elections 2017, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis sharpened its attack on Shiv Sena and said the corruption in the municipal corporation and lack of transparency led to the break up of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Uddhav Thackeray led party.

Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017 LIVE

We have made it possible for the old person to get medicines at a cheap price: PM Modi; We are focusing on four things:- Kisan ko Sinchai, Bacchon ko Padhai, Yuvao ko Kamai, Buzurgo ko Dawai; PM Modi talks about urea availability for the farmers, talks about neem coating of the urea which prevents....

Committee on Allowances likely to raise HRA to 30 per cent

New Delhi, Feb 20: The Committee on Allowance is expected to submit its report of fatter allowances inducing House Rent Allowance or HRA under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today. While the 7th Pay Commission had recommended reducing the HRA to 24 per cent....
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