China overtakes US in patent applications

China overtakes US in patent applications

China has overtaken the US for the first time in the number of patent applications last year, the World Organisation for Intellectual Property (WIPO) says. China made 59,000 patent applications in 2019, about 1000 more than the US, WIPO said. The US had been top of...
China overtakes US in patent applications

Wall St gains on signs of virus slowdown

Wall Street has risen as early signs of a slowdown in coronavirus cases in US hot spots raised hopes that sweeping lockdown measures to contain the outbreak were working. The S&P 500 was set for its biggest two-day gain in nearly two weeks on Tuesday, building on...
China overtakes US in patent applications

Challenger bank 86 400 raises $34 million

Cuscal-backed challenger bank 86 400 has brought on its first outside investors, raising a total of $34 million in new capital. The Series A capital raise led by Morgan Stanley raise brings its total capital to $90 million. The investors included fund managers, an...
China overtakes US in patent applications

Virus hopes propel stocks, euro higher

World stock markets are enjoying a second day of sharp gains on Tuesday as signs of progress against the coronavirus in both Europe and the United States and more liberal helpings of stimulus kept investors charging back in. There was an added boost from commodity...
China overtakes US in patent applications

Zelira shares soar on marijuana trial

Zelira Therapeutics shares have surged more than 25 per cent after a clinical trial showed its medical marijuana drug candidate successfully treated chronic insomnia. Twenty-three chronic insomniacs who were treated with Zelira’s ZLT-101 pill slept significantly...