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  • Editor’s Picks / 8 hours ago

    Bill Gates plots a surprise attack on the energy sector

    Bill Gates grows most animated when the talk turns to the "cool" new energy technologies that have yet to leave the lab. Gates was a rare civilian sharing the limelight alongside presidents and prime ministers at the opening session of Paris climate talks on Monday. Offstage, in a barren conference room, he excitedly described the possibility of generating energy through the long-speculated process of artificial photosynthesis, using the energy of sunshine to produce liquid hydrocarbons that could challenge the supremacy of fossil fuels. “If it works it would be magical,” says Gates, hugging his elbows to his side and rocking lightly in his seat. “Because with liquids you don’t have the intermittency problem [that] batteries [do]. You can put the liquid into a big tank and burn it whenever you want."
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  • Article / 23 November 2015 at 14:33 GMT

    Thanksgiving week favours US equity bulls

    Trader /
    United States
    Thanksgiving week favours US equity bulls
    This week, which will be shortened by the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, should favour bulls in US equities after the market cast off worries about terror attacks and rallied last week. And the charts show there's opportunity for short-term bets on US stock market indices into year-end.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 17 November 2015 at 22:22 GMT

    MS Surface Book vs iPad Pro: don’t ditch your laptop yet

    Business Spectator
    Both Apple and Microsoft want us to ditch the laptop, and their latest premium offerings highlight what the future holds for stand-alone laptops in a PC jungle dominated by two-in-ones. The iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface Book are glamorous stand-alone tablet devices, but with keyboards attached they have pretensions as productivity workhorses. You wouldn’t consume content walking around with either, but they give the tablet viewing experience a lift. You’re really at the movies. Both aim to be dream devices for designers with their styluses, although most of us don’t draw much. Apple’s Tim Cook has branded the iPad Pro as a desktop replacement for many, but both have a way to go to meet everyone’s needs as a productivity device.
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  • Trade view / 04 November 2015 at 12:39 GMT
    Medium term

    Mind the gap in Microsoft

    Trader /
    United States
    Shares of Microsoft surged after the company's most recent quarterly results were released on October 23, but the rally has come to appear a little long in the tooth.
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  • Trade view / 02 November 2015 at 14:59 GMT
    Medium term

    Laggard IBM stock looks oversold

    Trader /
    United States
    Shares in IBM (IBM:xnys) have been lacklustre in 2015. The weakness increasingly looks to be excessive, however, and active and strategic investors might see this as an opportunity to build some long positions in the stock.
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    02 November
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    I wish Apple would buy this corporation !! IBM has the sum of parts evidencing a greater value and Apple could show IBM how to utilise its...
  • Calendar event / 22 October 2015 at 20:06 GMT

    US Microsoft Corp.

    High Profit (or Loss)
    High EPS or Loss per share
    Med Revenue
    Low EPS Adj