It's a race for Toshiba Medical Unit between Canon, Fujifilm Holdings, Konica Minolta and Permira Holdings. Nikkei said Canon has the highest bid amounting to $6.2 billion. Whoever the winner is, will be decided on Wednesday.
Drug makers Sanofi and Merck & Co. will part ways by the end of the year sealing their partnership for the European vaccines joint venture. Sales has been declining and both companies agreed it is better if they were better off running their own businesses.
Uber Breathalysers or also known as 'Alco Booth' are being installed in Mumbai pubs and clubs. This is a move from the Mumbai police and Uber to lessen the crime and accident rate due to drunk driving. If the drinker reached the allowable limit, Uber will book him a ride home.
Egyptian-Chinese industrial zone in Ain Sokhna may attract $5 billion investments. About 100 companies are expected to set up their operations in the zone paving the way for creation of employment opportunities for about 30,000 people.
The retail prices for prescription drugs have increased at a faster rate from the year 2006 to 2013. In 2013, the retail price hike for prescription drugs used by older people in America was 9.4%.
Israel is witnessing an increasing number of new venture capital (VC) firms coming up. The country registered an inflow of $665 million VC funding during the first two months of the year. Unfazed with the recent market crash, the funds inflows continue for Israel startups.
Virgin Pulse acquires two competitors to extend its corporate well-being program. The company mainly focuses on the wellness of empoyees to make them live a better lifestyle and be more productive at work. The merger will expand the company's business through global reach and product synergy.
Africa's largest trading block is attracting attention of global investors and businessmen. The recent 'Africa 2016' investment forum held in Egypt had participation of over 1,500 businessmen and government representatives. Foreign investors have called for more reforms and policy changes among African nations.
It was agreed that Monster Beverages will take over on American Fruits and Flavors, its leading supplier of fruit concentrares, flavors and mixes. The beverage company paid $690 million for the acquisition. Since 1990's the two companies have been working together.
Indian businessman Ajay Piramal has entered into venture capital (VC) space by establishing a new VC funding entity 'Montane Ventures.' The new VC fund focuses on early-stage funding requirements. Piramal has infused $50 million into Montane Ventures will mobiles $150 million additionally from external resources.
A startup offering online eye tests received a $6 million funding in a Series A round to help expand the coverage of its service as well as acquiring more advanced technologies. The company claims that their services are clinically proven and accurate, in addition to being more convenient and affordable.
MindMaze has secured a total of $100 million funds from an early round led by India’s Hinduja Group. MindMaze, which until now is focusing on developing virtual reality interfaces in the healthcare sector aims to form future contracts and service centers, as well as expanding the technology for other uses in the form of gaming, educational and fitness applications.
Honest Co was accused for a fraudulent labeling in its home and personal care products. The plaintiffs claim that more than 40 of its products contained chemical and toxic ingredients.
Clean air shortage in China forces wealthy residents to buy jars of it from a British entrepreneur. The company's name is Aethaer, a Greek word for 'pure, fresh air' and described the product as 'Louis Vuitton or Gucci' of fresh air. Each 580 ml jar of clean, fresh air costs around $115 or £80.
Marijuana sales in Colorado has hit the massive $1 billion mark. After legalization of the cannabis for medicinal and recreational purposes in 2012 the sales has increased by 42 percent over the last year. The state would reportedly use about $35 million of the tax profit for construction of schools.
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