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Bayer's Covestro scales back IPO in wake of VW scandal

Covestro, the polymers business of German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer, on Thursday delayed and scaled down its planned stock market flotation, originally slated for this week, due to the volatility triggered by the massive ...

LG unveils smartphone with dual display, improved camera

South Korean smartphone maker LG Electronics Inc. unveiled a new smartphone Thursday with an additional screen and a camera that can capture a wider scene when taking a selfie, hoping to arrest a slide in its market share.

Smartphone makers challenged by China 'saturation'

A cooling of smartphone sales in China suggests the world's biggest market for the devices has reached a saturation point, posing challenges for manufacturers, a research report said Thursday.

Samsung keeps top spot as smartphone market grows

Samsung remained the top global smartphone vendor in the second quarter despite slowing sales, while Apple and Chinese manufacturers boosted market share, a survey showed Thursday.

Five companies control more than half of academic publishing

A study at the University of Montreal shows that the market share of the five largest research publishing houses reached 50% in 2006, rising, thanks to mergers and acquisitions, from 30% in 1996 and only 20% in 1973. "Overall, ...

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