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Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Consumer Health business of German drug major Merck KGaA (MKGAY.PK) for a purchase price of approximately 3.4 billion euros. The company...

Proposals included in the Brazilian government's economic agenda, including those related to the privatization of state-owned power company Eletrobras, would unlikely have enough votes to be approved before October's elections, said the deputy speaker...

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President Donald Trump has expressed optimism about a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but indicated Wednesday he is willing to walk out of the meeting if the discussions are not "fruitful." Trump discussed the planned meeting with...

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Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Friday, reflecting weakness in technology shares after chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing forecast weaker than expected second-quarter revenues due to softer demand for high-end smartphones. In addition,...

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar has become the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the Pulitzer Prize for music. The Californian rapper won the prize for his album Damn, released in April 2017. The Pulitzer Prize Board considered him for "distinguished...

pharma-041018.jpg Today's Daily Dose brings you news about FDA clearance of Innovus' GlucoGorx Glucose Monitoring Test Kit; Nymox securing equity capital; progress in Pfizer's Duchenne muscular dystrophy trial; encouraging data from Pulse Biosciences' first human study of Nano-Pulse Stimulation (NPS) technology for the treatment of seborrheic keratosis lesions, and Vermillion's stock offering.
singaporecentralbank-mas-041318.jpg The Monetary Authority of Singapore tightened its monetary policy, on Friday, signaling an appreciation in the Singapore dollar. The central bank decided to increase slightly the slope of the S$NEER policy band, from zero percent previously, with the width of the policy band and the level at which it was centred unchanged.
stockmarketlower-041318.jpg European stocks may open a tad lower on Friday after notable gains in the previous session and in view of mixed Chinese trade data released this morning. China's March exports fell an annual 2.7 percent in dollar terms to mark the first drop since...
tocagen-ipo-apr2017-040918.jpg Shares of Tocagen Inc. (TOCA) have returned a little over 7 percent in the last one year, lagging behind the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (ETF), which is up 11 percent during the same period.
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trump3-041918.jpg President Donald Trump has expressed optimism about a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but indicated Wednesday he is willing to walk out of the meeting if the discussions are not "fruitful." Trump discussed the planned meeting with...
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tammy-duckworth-041918.jpg Senator Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., gave birth to a baby daughter earlier this month, raising concerns that Senate rules could prevent her from doing her job while also caring for the newborn child. The Senate subsequently voted Wednesday to approve a...
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The Indian stock market is trading lower Friday morning, with investors tracking weak global cues. However, IT stocks are moving higher thanks to buoyant quarterly results and a 1:1 bonus issue announcement from Tata Consultancy Services. The BSE benchmark Sensex is down 48.91 points or 0.14 percent...
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As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana nationwide later this year, a national survey by Statistics Canada has thrown up some interesting facts - including that legal marijuana is not a temptation for most Canadians. Regardless of cannabis use, 79 percent of Canadians surveyed said they would not be more likely to try or increase their cannabis consumption just because it is legalized.
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An unprecedented hike in fundraising via Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) has been reported in the first quarter of 2018 than what was recorded in the previous year. The total ICO funding for last year was $5.5 billion, while in the first quarter of 2018 itself global ICOs raised $6.3 billion, which is 118 percent of the 2017 total, according to data collected by CoinDesk. However, a corresponding Read More
Today's Daily Dose brings you news about Rigel Pharma's stock offering; FDA panel support for GW Pharma's New Drug Application for Epidiolex; FDA approval of expanded use of AstraZeneca's TAGRISSO and Argos' decision to pull the plug on its ADAPT phase III trial. Read More
The following are some of today's top gainers in the pharma/biotech sector. Read More
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban won a fourth term on Sunday, prevailing on an anti-immigration message to carry his country's biggest turnout election in years. With 93% of votes counted, Mr. Orban's Fidesz party looked likely to win 133 seats...
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bittwatt-blockchain-041918.jpg A new startup company Bittwatt is launching a unique electricity trading platform using blockchain technology with the intention of offering transparency to all involved in the energy sector from electricity producers to the consumers.The decentralized matchmaking platform is expected to streamline operations and lower operational costs of the companies involved and the related high transfer fees.
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Economic Calendar
DateIndicatorPeriodCountry
04/20/18 0:30Tertiary Industry Index (M-o-M)FEB Japan
04/20/18 0:30Tertiary Industry Index (Y-o-Y)FEB Japan
04/20/18 0:30Consumer Confidence IndexAPR Netherland
04/20/18 Unemployment RateMAR Luxembourg
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FDA Calendar
Event DateSymbolDrug NameEvent Name
07/06/18AKCAInotersenFDA decision on Inotersen for hereditary TTR amyloidosis (hATTR)
06/30/18DERMGlycopyrronium tosylate (NDA)FDA decision on Glycopyrronium tosylate for primary axillary hyperhidrosis
06/28/18MRKKEYTRUDA (sBLA)FDA decision on Keytruda for treatment of advanced cervical cancer
06/27/18GWPH, GWP.LEpidiolex (NDA)FDA decision on Epidiolex for treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome
06/25/18AKAOPlazomicin (NDA)FDA decision on Plazomicin for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections, and bloodstream infections
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