Laura Ashley shares crash 20 % after fresh profit warning

It warned investors that figures may fall “significantly below market expectations” Laura Ashley has revealed its shares have dropped 20 % after issuing a profit warning saying investors should brace for figures “significantly below market expectations”. The retailer issued the statement on April 25, 2019, reporting on the challenging trading conditions during the third quarter, … More Laura Ashley shares crash 20 % after fresh profit warning

Rapid action needed for people to meet challenges of changing world of work, says OECD

Governments need to overhaul their approach to employment and jobs to reduce further social and economic tensions, according to a new report from the OECD.  Without rapid action, many people, particularly the low skilled, will be left behind in the fast-changing world of work. The OECD Employment Outlook 2019 is part of the OECD’s Future … More Rapid action needed for people to meet challenges of changing world of work, says OECD

BASF invests in silicate-based specialty chemicals business

Mid-double-digit euro million sum to be invested Consolidation of market position in the silicates business in Europe BASF is investing a mid-range double-digit euro million sum in the modernization of its silica plant at the Düsseldorf-Holthausen site. The investment is earmarked for the modernization and improvement of existing facilities over the next ten years. “We … More BASF invests in silicate-based specialty chemicals business

Alternative to animal experiments: Fish cell test internationally certified

For the first time ever, a toxicity test with cultured gill cell lines from fish has been ISO-certified. The test is used to determine the acute toxicity of water samples and chemicals to fish. This is an important milestone because there is a lack of recognised alternatives to experiments with live fish. In 2017, more … More Alternative to animal experiments: Fish cell test internationally certified

European Innovation Council funding an interesting prospect for Swiss research institutions and businesses

In Europe, research results should be turned into marketable innovations more quickly. As part of its current Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020; 2014-2020), to which Switzerland is associated, the European Union has taken the decision to enhance the funding opportunities available through the European Innovation Council. A high-level delegation from the European … More European Innovation Council funding an interesting prospect for Swiss research institutions and businesses