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Swiss insurer ACE strikes landmark takeover deal

7 July, 2015

The biggest-ever insurance industry takeover is underway, with Swiss multinational ACE set to buy Chubb, the eighth-largest property and casualty insurer in the US. As competition in the sector intensifies, ACE needs to boost its profits – and the $28.3 billion acquisition will give it access to Chubb’s wealthy clients, who pay higher premiums. The combined company will be the world's largest property and casualty insurer.


Aircraft makers must scale up to meet demand

5 July, 2015

Commercial aircraft sales are soaring, particularly for Boeing and Airbus. With massive orders in the pipeline, the market-dominating American and European firms are confident they can scale up production. To fill their orders, they will need to make the most of automation and watch their supply chains. If the market is to absorb the ramped-up output, they will also need a bigger uptick in the number of people flying.


Qualcomm teams with China’s biggest chip-maker

2 July, 2015

In the latest example of cooperation between multinational chip-makers and Chinese companies, China’s largest chip-maker, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC), has launched a venture with U.S. chip-maker Qualcomm. Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei and a Belgian research centre are also part of the new company, which will develop advanced semiconductors for electronics.


Telecoms: Is “Wi-Fi first” next?

30 June, 2015

As “Wi-Fi first” start-ups gain traction, the mobile industry could be facing disruption. The relative newcomers to the mobile market envision a world in which mobile phones primarily use Wi-Fi hotspots to send calls, texts and data, with the cellular network serving only as backup. This will require better technology, more Wi-Fi hotspots, and most challengingly, sustainable partnerships with conventional carriers.


Renewable energy: how solar could shine

28 June, 2015

At the recent G7 summit, world leaders targeted the year 2100 for ending the use of fossil fuels. But if renewable energy is ever going to replace fossil fuels, renewable energy companies will need to bring down their costs. In the case of solar, one of the most promising renewables along with wind, the biggest costs stem from intermittency and the need to store and redistribute power when and where it’s needed.


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