News tagged with private investment

How private funding influences GM research

Most of the debate around genetically modified (GM) foods has focused on health and nutrition, or the potential impact on the Australian agricultural industry. There has been less attention to the role of ...

dateJun 30, 2014 in Biotechnology
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French stimulus plan focuses on new technology

The French government has unveiled a modest stimulus plan focusing on new technology and ecology, in an attempt to boost an economy that's back in recession and is weighing on overall European prospects.

dateJul 09, 2013 in Business
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Permira buys Ancestry.com for $1.6 bn

European private equity group Permira will take over the popular Nasdaq-listed genealogy website Ancestry.com for $1.6 billion in cash, Permira announced on Monday.

dateOct 22, 2012 in Business
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Audiences fund films they want to watch

Private financing is leading a boom in documentaries -- as evidenced by the record number screened at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival, wrapping up on Sunday.

dateSep 15, 2011 in Internet
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