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Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

Onkalo aims to solve the 100,000-year problem of nuclear waste storage

Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

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Business Shared office platform WeWork has been named one of the most valuable start-ups in the world as it prepares to expand in Asia

WeWork is now worth $16bn

Shared office platform WeWork has been named one of the most valuable start-ups in the world as it prepares to expand in Asia

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Strategy Apple contributed to a resurgent bond market this week with the announcement it would sell up to $12bn in corporate bonds

Apple issues $12bn worth of bonds

Apple contributed to a resurgent bond market this week with the announcement it would sell up to $12bn in corporate bonds

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Energy The Chinese state-owned chemical company expands into energy sector after buying shares in the Swiss trader

ChemChina buys 12 percent of energy trader Mercuria

The Chinese state-owned chemical company expands into energy sector after buying shares in the Swiss trader

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Business Uber and Lyft have doubled their fundraising as they look to capitalise on what opportunities remain in the ridesharing market

Uber and Lyft amass $3.1bn in funding

Uber and Lyft have doubled their fundraising as they look to capitalise on what opportunities remain in the ridesharing market

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Business Apps, there are tonnes out there. In fact, the market is getting pretty full. With many failing before getting properly established especially in the tech sector former Global Head of Equity Trading at Deutsche Bank explains how concerned investors should be

How technology is disrupting financial markets

Apps, there are tonnes out there. In fact, the market is getting pretty full. With many failing before getting properly established especially in the tech sector former Global Head of Equity Trading at Deutsche Bank explains how concerned investors should be

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Technology With tech companies growing at rapid rates, many commentators are worried the industry could be in line for a catastrophic fall – one comparable to the dotcom crash of 2000

Dotbomb: are tech investments about to destabilise the economy?

With tech companies growing at rapid rates, many commentators are worried the industry could be in line for a catastrophic fall – one comparable to the dotcom crash of 2000

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Business Deezer is the latest music-streaming company to seek further investment to survive in what remains a hyper-competitive marketplace

Deezer plans for IPO as music-streaming competition heats up

Deezer is the latest music-streaming company to seek further investment to survive in what remains a hyper-competitive marketplace

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Technology Canadian tech start-up Kik receives $50m investment from Tencent - China’s largest internet firm

Tencent invests $50m in Canadian app

Canadian tech start-up Kik receives $50m investment from Tencent – China’s largest internet firm

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Technology Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation hopes to find matching commercial funding to invest in its successful start-ups

“Bet on the jockey, not the horse”: HKSTP launches $6.5m fund for tech start-ups

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation hopes to find matching commercial funding to invest in its successful start-ups

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Strategy SoftBank continues its investment run, this time by ploughing $1bn into South Korea's burgeoning e-commerce market

SoftBank invests $1bn in Korean e-commerce site

SoftBank continues its investment run, this time by ploughing $1bn into South Korea’s burgeoning e-commerce market

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Technology In its latest round of venture capital funding Snapchat seeks $500m, potentially raising the value of the popular mobile app to $19bn

Snapchat aims for $19bn valuation

In its latest round of venture capital funding Snapchat seeks $500m, potentially raising the value of the popular mobile app to $19bn

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