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"GreeneChip": new tool with broad use

A novel diagnostic tool, able to simultaneously screen for up to 30,000 different viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites is currently being investigated by researchers at New York's Columbia University. Although its widespread availability requires more work, such a tool could help physicians give a more accurate diagnosis and prescribe appropriate treatment.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Dec 2006
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CommentWire

'Female Viagra' tag unjustified for Boehringer Ingelheim drug

With the release of positive Phase III clinical trial data, Boehringer Ingelheim's flibanserin has been found to offer significant benefit to sufferers of hypoactive sexual desire disorder. However, lower public acceptance of the disorder and uncertain demand will restrict the drug's commercial potential.

Published By Datamonitor
20 May 2010
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CommentWire

'Green' or ethical financial services set to become more mainstream

Socially responsible investing or ethical funds have never been so popular. The European ethical wealth management market is now worth E1 trillion, and ethical wealth management looks set to grow in popularity. Indeed, it appears ethical wealth management is not just a fashionable fad, and impressive returns suggest it will become a significant feature of Europe's wealth management landscape.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Oct 2006
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'Tank tourism': holidays not over yet

The EU commissioner responsible for tax and customs-related issues is set to table a proposal to raise the minimum level of diesel tax imposed by member states, in a bid to cut down on 'tank tourism.' However, given the lukewarm reception that the proposal has received so far, and the fact that unanimity is required, the proposal is unlikely to be adopted.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Feb 2007
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CommentWire

'Universal bank': doubts over government plan

Published By Datamonitor
10 Apr 2001
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'Vote with your feet': bank critics urge consumers to move their money

A group of politically active bloggers from the Huffington Post have encouraged American consumers to move their money out of large US banks that accepted taxpayers' money and into struggling community banks. This campaign and others like it highlight the effectiveness of social media in uniting consumers and driving change, and the big banks should not underestimate its power.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jan 2010
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CommentWire

2010 UK Budget: bank accounts for all

The British Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling has announced plans in his 2010 Budget to broaden access to financial services by compelling banks to provide accounts to all consumers, regardless of their financial status. However, the extra costs that this proposal may impose on banks could encourage them to levy monthly fees on all account holders in an effort to maintain profit levels.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Mar 2010
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CommentWire

3 Italia: one million subscriber target "postponed"

The CEO of 3 Italia has cited delays in handset deliveries as the reason it is likely to miss its sales target of one million subscribers by March 2004. In fact, the Italian 3G mobile phone operator has been a victim of its own success as well as unreasonable sales targets set by upper management.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Dec 2003
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3G handsets: Japan will invade Europe

Published By Datamonitor
28 Mar 2001
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3G infrastructure: share and share alike

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jun 2001

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