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Paul Severin am 21st September 2016

Patents in the food industry

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In many people’s opinion, green gene technology is the only option to solve the problem of food security. The seeds market is dominated by a handful of companies and this development has been exacerbated by the increase in patents on seeds and grains. This raises the question of whether the basic idea of patents, which are supposed to promote innovation and inventions, make sense in connection with food.

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Harald Egger am 19th September 2016

The equity bull market that no-one trusts

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Equities got off to a terrible start into 2016. At the end of February, a short but intense sell-off was triggered by the emergence of concerns over a slump of the global economy in connection with China. However, since mid-February the international indices have been on the rise without any significant breaks. Not even the much-feared Brexit vote managed to dent the upswing. Although share prices were down in the immediate wake of the decision of the UK to leave the EU, they rebounded very swiftly. Read more

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Gerhard Winzer am 13th September 2016

Postponed is not abandoned

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Bond yields were up last Friday, whereas equities recorded losses. Signs that the bull market with low volatility, which started after the Brexit vote, is drawing to an end are becoming more plentiful.

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Gerhard Winzer am 07th September 2016

Increasing volatility expected

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In the weeks following the Brexit referendum, the prices of many asset classes were rising amid mild fluctuations. However, an increasing number of clues suggest higher fluctuation for the coming months.

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Harald Egger am 05th September 2016

Growing significance of real estate shares on the stock

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Real estate has been in high demand from investors for a while. The keen interest in “concrete gold” has also moved the shares of real estate companies into the limelight of investors.

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