UK University To Giveaway IP In Hopes Of Spurring Innovation

By: Ainsley Brown Are you an entrepreneur? Are you British? Do you have the resources to commercialize patented materials? If you answered yes to the above questions then the University of Glasgow wants to talk to you. In a move that could spur innovation in the UK through the development and increased use of collaborative ecosystems between universities and enterprise,

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Art As An Option: An Alternative Form of Investment

By: Ainsley Brown The use of art as an investment is not a new concept, whether it is commissioning a piece for your self or buying existing works, art as an investment is centuries old. But what about investing in the right to buy an artist’s future works; that is as yet to be conceptualized future works? Don’t think it

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Solar Wars: The Solar Sector Is Poised For An Unprecedented Round Of M&A.

By: Ainsley Brown With a 50% fall in prices over the past 18 months, coupled with lower subsidies coming from Europe, the global photo-voltaic (PV) sector is poised for dramatic change. Look for a wave of mergers and acquisitions lead by either large US or Chinese firms. Most of the targets, consisting of smaller companies who can no longer produce

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Jamaica To Hire Baker & MacKenzie As Financial Centre Consultants

By: Ainsley Brown Jamaica is set to hire global legal giant Baker & MacKenzie (Baker) as its consultant on its new International Financial Centre (IFC). The deal, the details of which are still immerging, is subject to Cabinet approval and would see Baker advising the Jamaican government on the best ways to implement the IFC in this current economic climate. 

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Leicester Tigers To Float Debt

By: Ainsley Brown Yes that right, I am referring to the English Rugby team – the Leicester Tigers. Sorry but I just had to do this, being a rugby fan and all, I will make any excuse to write on the subject. The Leicester Tigers, the current Guinness Premiership – the English Rugby Union’s top competition – it would seem are planning  to

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Litigation…..A New Investment Vehicle?

By: Ainsley Brown It is unquestionable that litigation is big business for lawyers, especially in complex commercial matters. The billable hours that can be racked up can be astonishing – and unlike popular belief is not largely due to an over inflation in the billing procedures of lawyers, though no doubt this can be an issue for some at times

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Innovation may just be the solution

By Charles Wanguhu In many international forums the developed nations are always pushed to provide more aid in the fight against poverty. Several reviews on the effectiveness of aid have proved time and time again its ineffectiveness in poverty eradication. The latter has led to current aid driven projects to often try and include sustainability options in all projects undertaken.

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German Multinational Loses Teapot Battle

By: Ainsley Brown It is an understatement to say that the English take their tea very seriously. And it is little wonder why a small teashop in Surrey, England, even when faced with potential financial ruin, would not back down from a much larger German multinational. This is a tale about tea better yet teapots; a David and a Goliath;

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