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The Ethical Responsibility of Post-Covid Big Pharma

Big Pharma has been the subject of daily reports and briefings worldwide since the Covid-19 pandemic began two years ago. The rapid development of vaccine-like treatments has helped millions and potentially saved the world. Yet, the ethical responsibility of post-Covid Big Pharma is purely profit-driven, with each manufacturer earning tens of billions of dollars. This …

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There is not data without business. There is also no business without data!

There is not data without business. There is also no business without data!

We are told by many that “data is the new oil”, or “data is the new gold”, or maybe even other forms of tangible assets. This might be a good way to make the headlines and express the value of data, but that is also where the comparison between data and tangible assets ends even …

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China’s fast-forward push into advanced semiconductors – 14nm and beyond!

The decision by the US Administration to sabotage the growth of China’s semiconductor industry could not have come at a worse time for the global economy. Every piece of smart technology depends on advanced semiconductors, and so does the technology behind everything related cloud and digital transformation. We just can not get enough of that, …

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Final play in the extradition case of Meng Wanzhou? HUAWEI

Final play in the extradition case of Meng Wanzhou?

The extradition case of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou exposes how far the U.S. is willing to go to protect its economical interests. In a politically motivated move, U.S. Justice Department requested the arrest and extradition of Mrs. Meng Wanzhou over allegedly misleading HSBC in August 2013. One could argue that there is no chance of …

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2 Types Of Commercial Equipment That Is Better To Rent Than Own

For many large organizations, the need for heavy machinery is often necessary; this may be due to substantial orders coming in or even just large stock purchases now and again. This type of heavy machinery is extensively pricey, and many make the mistake of paying top dollar for engineering. The machinery is sitting and losing …

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Did HSBC strike a deal about Huawei?

Did HSBC strike a deal about Huawei?

Financial institutions are obligated to comply with a complicated set of national and international regulations, which determine far reaching responsibilities for these institutions and their leadership. At the top of the chain are the UN Instruments and Other Relevant International Standards on Money-Laundering and Terrorist Financing (AML/TF) which eliminates every attempt to claim “we didn’t …

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België en 5G – een ingewikkelde relatie

België is een land met prachtige tradities, cultuur en een rijke geschiedenis. Bekend over de hele wereld om beroemde plaatsen als Gent, Brugge, Antwerpen en Brussel, zijn heerlijke chocolaatjes en lekkere bieren. Niet slecht voor een klein land met nauwelijks 11 miljoen inwoners. Er is echter ook een Belgische traditie die minder bewonderenswaardig is. De …

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Belgium and 5G – a complicated relationship

Belgium is a country with wonderful traditions, culture, and a rich history. Known around the world for famous places like Gent, Brugge, Antwerpen and Brussels, its delicious chocolates and tasty beers. Not bad for a small country with barely 11 million citizens. There is also a Belgian tradition which is less admirable. Its inner divide …

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