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Nobel-winning economist Robert Shiller calls bitcoin ‘a fad’

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Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 11:40 The enthusiasm people are showing toward bitcoin is strange, according to American economist Robert Shiller who has called the cryptocurrency a fad comparing it to the bimetallism phenomena. “I’ll take bitcoin, too, because I know I can sell it and get out of it. There seems to be some Read More

Quitting Iran deal would ruin 12yrs’ work, threaten nuclear war – rep for Nobel Peace Prize-winner

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Washington’s threats to walk out of the Iran nuclear deal is a critical moment for global nuclear non-proliferation, as it risks uprooting over a decade of diplomatic work and bring the world on the verge of a nuclear war, Jean-Marie Collin of ICAN France told RT. Collin, coordinator of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Read More

Nobel Prize winner 'nervous' about surging US stock market

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Published time: 11 Oct, 2017 13:03 Edited time: 11 Oct, 2017 13:04 A buoyant and complacent stock market is an issue for concern, according to Richard Thaler, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics earlier this week. “We seem to be living in the riskiest moment of our lives, and yet the stock market Read More

New Nobel Prize economist Thaler stumped by record markets

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BOSTON (Reuters) – University of Chicago professor Richard Thaler may have won the Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for his work on behavioral economics, but the behavior of investors has him stumped. Thaler said on Tuesday he is puzzled by the steady rise of global stock markets in recent years, even as many countries are Read More

Anti-nuclear weapons group wins Nobel Peace Prize

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The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to a little-known international campaign group that advocates a ban on nuclear weapons. The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for drawing attention to the “catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a Read More

Intl Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons wins Nobel Peace Prize

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Published time: 6 Oct, 2017 09:01 Edited time: 6 Oct, 2017 09:14 The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017. “ICAN has been the leading civil society actor in the effort to achieve a prohibition of nuclear weapons under international law,” a Nobel Prize spokesperson said. Read More

UPDATE 2-Microscope trailblazers win chemistry Nobel for “freeze framing” life

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STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) – A trio of Swiss, American and British scientists won the 2017 Nobel chemistry prize on Wednesday for developing cryo-electron microscopy, allowing researchers to see biological molecules frozen in action. The work by Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson makes it possible to image proteins and other molecules after freezing them rapidly Read More

Nobel Prize speculation spices up Japan's stock markets

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TOKYO, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Predicting Nobel Prize winners has never been an easy business but that hasn’t stopped stock market speculators in Tokyo from betting on shares that could benefit should any of the prestigious awards go to a Japanese writer or scientist. Now that it is Nobel week – with prizes including sciences Read More

Overhauling management, Akzo Nobel hires Intertrust CFO De Vries

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AMSTERDAM, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Dutch paint maker Akzo Nobel , which rejected a 26 billion euro ($31.2 billion) takeover approach from U.S. rival PPG Industries this year — has hired a new chief financial officer from financial services group Intertrust. Maarten de Vries, who joined Intertrust only at the start of this year, will Read More

Ig Nobel prize 2017: Cats are liquid, Didgeridoos for snoring & gender-bending insects

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True pioneers across all fields of scientific research were lauded at the 27th annual Ig Nobel Awards at Harvard University. A parody of their namesake, the awards celebrate research that makes people “laugh and then think.” Marc Abrahams, editor of the Annals of Improbable Research, founded the spoof prize in 1991, awarding neither the best Read More