Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese outbound M&A recorded a steady growth of $59.6bn via 946 deals in Q1 2020. This is not at an average score compared to several deals and the total investment figures. Some of the M&A activities in past three weeks show the consistency at which Chinese companies made headways in Australia, the United States, Japan, Germany, South Korea, Russia, Holland, including some usual suspects around such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and others from South East Asia, to name a few. … [Read more...] about China’s M&A diplomacy: Endgame or endless game?
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Govt issues guidelines for international arrivals, 7-day paid institutional quarantine mandatory-During boarding and travel, all passengers shall use face covers/mask. They will also follow hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene and maintain environmental hygiene. … [Read more...] about Health Ministry issues guidelines for domestic travel, here’s all you need to know
Missing is a set of critical health-care issues that could be clinically assisted by simple, easy-to-use devices. I think the industry is not yet focused on these rule-of-thumb ideas that could be productized and distributed through Web or retail channels. One presentation showed an iPhone application that managed medicine, social activity, and a support group for a psychiatric patient. The app simply counted the pills taken, hours of sleep, and subjective stress-levels. It then suggested a correlation to psychological health state and offered emergency intervention when needed. Such simplicity is what we need. We need concise clinical ideas that can be effective tomorrow, not in the next decade. And making these ideas come to life is a task any designer would gladly take on. … [Read more...] about Body Computing Is a Glimmer of Hope in the Health-Care Chasm
The ideology of Pakistan and its quest for identity has a colorful and interesting past. It starts with Muhammad Bin Qasim, an Arab invader, who attacked and came to Sindh in 712 AD. Then it named its missiles Ghauri, Ghaznavi and Abdali. None of them are of local Pakistani stock. Since Afghan Jihad of the 1980s it has started an active role-play of becoming Arab. In between it can become a Turk; Kemal Ataturk or Ertugrul Ghazi, is a matter of convenience or may be the flavor of the season. So Pakistan has no dearth of choice when it comes to identities. Depending upon the need, Pakistan can officially claim Arab, Afghan, Persian or Turkish ancestry. Quite evidently, led by PM Khan’s ambition of having “Islamic Voices” heard in the world, they have opted for Turkish lineage. Like earlier attempts, it smacks of pathological lack of self-esteem and an exercise at self-negation. The truth remains very simple but it is considered blasphemous in Pakistan. The … [Read more...] about Pakistan’s search for identity: Why Imran Khan is promoting a Turkish TV serial