Huawei shrugs off US sanctions as sales grow 18%

Huawei shrugs off US sanctions as sales grow 18%

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Huawei has reported resilient sales in 2019, in spite of an intense effort by the Trump administration to weaken the Chinese technology group and shut it out of western markets. Revenues this year surged 18 per cent, Huawei said on Tuesday, little changed from 2018’s 19.5 per cent growth rate. After the US banned exports […]

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The 2010s were a decade of medical breakthroughs

The 2010s were a decade of medical breakthroughs

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For all the flak the pharmaceutical industry has taken for its exorbitant pricing practices, there’s no getting around the fact that it’s been a pretty stunning decade for medical progress. Multiple new categories of medicines have moved from dreams and lab benches into the market and people’s lives, and investors who came along for the […]

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Carlos Ghosn arrives in Beirut after house arrest in Japan

Carlos Ghosn arrives in Beirut after house arrest in Japan

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Carlos Ghosn has left Japan where he was on bail and has arrived in his parents’ native Lebanon, according to a source close to the family of the former Nissan-Renault chairman and a professional associate. Mr Ghosn, once celebrated for his turnround of the ailing car companies, has suffered one of the decade’s most dramatic […]

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End of the American era in the Middle East

End of the American era in the Middle East

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For centuries, the Middle East has been dominated by outside powers. The collapse of Ottoman rule at the end of the first world war was followed by a century in which western nations — first Britain and France, then the US — were the most powerful external actors. But that era of American dominance is […]

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