Articles By Vittorio Hernandez

Medicines

From Science Aug 05

Prescription Drugs Sales to Reach $1 Trillion Before 2020

With many products nearing patent expiration, prescription drug sales are expected to surpass the $1 trillion mark by 2020, EvaluatePharma reported in its 7th edition World Preview report.

Stock Market

From Global Markets Aug 05

S&P 500 Index Up 3.48 Points, as 72% of Companies Report Better-Than-Expected Earnings

Despite disappointing results from Boeing and other companies, the U.S. stock market logged record-high earnings due to positive earnings from technology firms.

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From Tech Aug 05

How the Real Estate Industry Benefits from Twitter

A new report on The Wall Street Journal noted that Twitter is underutilised by a majority of real estate professionals in promoting their listings, with most realtors sending out an average of only 0.5 tweets per day.

Alibaba

From Companies Aug 05

Completion of Alibaba $20B IPO Could Boost Its Ranking as World 4th Largest Tech Firm

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba looms to become the fourth largest technology company in the world once it launches its initial public offering in New York in September. It will be behind Apple, Google and Microsoft, wrote Techtimes.

Manny Pacquiao

From Sports Aug 05

Boxing News 2014: Expert Warns Pacquiao Bout vs Algieri is a Lose-Lose Situation for the Filipino Champ

The criticisms over eight-division title holder Manny Pacquiao's choice of new American boxer Chris Algieri as opponent for his Nov 22 bout continues with one expert warning the Filipino champ it is a lose-lose situation for him.

Four thousand U.S. dollars are counted out by a banker

From Economy Aug 05

Value of Australia’s Future Fund Exceeds $100 Billion for the First Time

Australia's Future Fund has reached $101 billion on Monday, exceeding the $100 billion mark at the end of June after its investment returns for the 2013-14 financial year yielded $12 billion.

New York Stock Exchange

From Companies Aug 04

22 Companies Launched IPOs Last Week, Led by $3.1 Billion Synchrony IPO

The last week of July was a big week for the U.S. stock market as 22 companies went public. The share launches was led by Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF), which is expected to raise $3.1 billion, making it the largest initial public offering (IPO) in 2014.

A veterinarian puts a rope around a pig's head to help it out of water during heavy floods in the village of Prud, May 20, 2014.Communities in Serbia and Bosnia battled to protect towns and power plants on Monday from rising flood waters and landslides th

From Global Markets Aug 04

Chinese Giant Pork Producer WH Group Raises $2.05 Billion in Hong Kong IPO

Retail investors were among those who were attracted to the Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO) of Chinese pork producer WH Group on Tuesday, July 29. WH raised $2.05 billion in its second attempt at IPO, reported The Wall Street Journal.

iPad App can Improve Vision by Training the Eyes

From Tech Aug 04

Phone App by 2 Australian Medical Students That Identify Risk for Anemia Using Selfie of Eye Wins Microsoft Technology Contest

Two Australian medical students beat 14,000 other teams in Microsoft's yearly global technology contest, Imagine Cup. The competition, on its 12th year, has college and high school students battling to create tech solutions with a wide range of issues from health to games to innovation.

Malaysian Airlines Jet

From Global Markets Aug 04

Air Services Australia's Order for Tiger Airways to Go-Around Prevents Chance of Collision With Malaysia Airlines MH136 on South Australian Runway

The timely intervention of Air Services Australia saved a Malaysia Airlines jet last week from a possible hit by a Tiger Airways.