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The demise of the 9-5: What will the future of the office look like?

November 15, 2018

With the aim to uncover what the workplace of the future looks like, video web conferencing provider PowWowNow delved into research and interviewed experts and young professionals to outline the changes society is bringing to the workplace. Professor Feng Li, Chair of Information Management at..

UK chems welcome draft Brexit deal, May seeks backing from cabinet

November 15, 2018

The UK’s chemicals trade group CIA welcomed on Wednesday the draft Brexit deal agreed with the EU, but Prime Minister Theresa May has called a government meeting later in the day to seek their support for the agreement. May faces a tough challenge. She first..

Tate & Lyle in search of growth opportunities

November 15, 2018

Tate & Lyle, P.L.C. achieved sales volume growth over the first half of the fiscal year in a tough North American market, one that has the London-based company raising prices. “Our volume in North America itself was up a strong 3%, and that is despite..

SVB buys Leerink for $280M, boosting its life sciences business

November 15, 2018

There’s a lot of talk at the moment about the emerging overlap between the tech and life sciences sectors, and now there’s a big player with extensive expertise in both areas. Silicon Valley Bank parent SVB is buying prominent life sciences investor Leerink Partners for..

Novartis files for Alcon spinoff, citing aging population and developing countries as top growth prospects

November 15, 2018

When Novartis said in June that it would spin off its long-struggling eye-care unit, Alcon, CEO Vas Narasimhan declined to estimate what the valuation on such a transaction might be. But his predecessor, Joe Jimenez, said last year that he thought Alcon could be worth..

South Korea’s CJ Cheiljedang to buy US firm Schwan’s for $1.84bn

November 15, 2018

South Korean food manufacturer CJ Cheiljedang has said it will buy US frozen food firm Schwan’s for around $1.84 billion as it continues to expand overseas. CJ Cheiljedang will acquire 80% of Schwan’s, in what represents the largest foreign merger and acquisition deal carried out..

Jorge Alfonso joins Borderless Leadership Consulting and Executive Search

November 15, 2018

Jorge Alfonso, an international consultant specialized in Life Sciences, has joined the Borderless team. Jorge will use his experience in management consulting and specialty recruitment to place corporate leaders ready to make a meaningful impact. The transition to executive search was brought on my Jorge’s..

Google to retake DeepMind’s AI healthcare unit, as it moves toward a cohesive strategy

November 14, 2018

Days after poaching a health system executive to pull together its disparate healthcare ventures, Google moved to reabsorb DeepMind’s health business, including those behind its mobile app for doctors and nurses. DeepMind, Alphabet’s U.K.-based artificial intelligence company, announced in a blog post that the team..

How diverse should diversity be?

November 14, 2018

You’ve probably heard the business case for diversity. Advocates say this kind of progress doesn’t only benefit the employees, it also benefits the employer’s bottom line. But how a company defines “diversity” is equally important. When some boards claim they have a diverse membership, they..

50 jobs to be created at Evron Foods after US firm acquires ‘significant stake’

November 14, 2018

Up to 50 jobs could be created at a leading Craigavon bakery after a US firm acquired a ‘significant stake’ in the business. Evron Foods Group is poised for a major expansion after confirmation Oklahoma- based Bama Companies Inc has agreed a undisclosed deal to..