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Jan 3, 2014

The Economist | Weekly Digest Issue #8 January 3, 2014

The Economist

The Economist
Weekly Digest
Issue #8
In our first issue of 2014, we examine the adoption of Big Data analytics across Asia-Pacific, discuss ways women can enter the biopharma industry and invite you to join us in a discussion on the effect customer service has on the bottom line.
Analysis
The hype and the hope: The road to Big Data adoption in Asia-Pacific This report, commissioned by Hitachi Data Systems, examines the extent that companies across the Asia-Pacific region have adopted the use of big data analytics. Whilst regional variations exist, overall adoption has been slow, find out the reasons why.

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he hype and the hopeTransforming cities: Visions of a better future
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report imageThe impact of ageing infrastructure in process manufacturing industries
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report imageThe rise of the customer led economy
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report imageRedefining the Digital Divide
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Opinion
logoPromoting women in science
With more women in biopharma leadership roles, companies can achieve a better understanding of the consumers who make most of the decisions in the healthcare marketplace.

Dr Annalisa Jenkins, Executive vice president, head of global research and development , Merck Serono
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report imageNew Collaborators
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report imageHolding the purse strings
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report imageNew interest in sea floor mining revives calls for conservation
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report imageAfrica’s industrialisation: islands of success?
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Upcoming events
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Return on Service: Is good customer service a necessity or nicety? Whether you are a customer services executive, a CEO or a business expert who's interested in how customer care affects the bottom line -- join us to discover the link between customer service and company profit by registering to our free webinar on January 16th from 15.00 - 16.30 GMT.
Allan EvansAllan Evans
Global Head of Clients & Markets, 
BDO
Tracy GarradTracy Garrad 
Head,
First Direct
Maria McCannMaria McCann
Group Head of Customer: Coast Success,
Karen Millen, Oasis, Warehouse, Aurora Fashions
Monica WoodleyMonica Woodley
Managing Editor, 
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

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13
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Feeding the World 2014
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18
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26
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WSJ | Major Indexes Closing January 3, 2014

Major Indexes Closing
Major Indexes5:58 p.m. EST 01/03/14
 LASTCHG% CHG
DJIA*16469.9928.640.17
DJ Transportation Average*7327.3739.500.54
DJ Utility Average*481.40-1.48-0.31
Nasdaq*4131.91-11.16-0.27
Nasdaq 100*3538.73-24.84-0.70
S&P 500*1831.37-0.61-0.03
S&P 400 Mid-Cap*1333.785.550.42
S&P 600 Small-Cap*660.062.770.42
DJ Total Stock Market*19245.457.060.04
NYSE Composite*10296.7713.350.13
NYSE Financial*6315.9023.910.38
Russell 2000*1156.095.370.47
NYSE MKT Composite*2397.62-5.72-0.24
KBW Bank*69.470.520.75
PHLX Gold/Silver*86.63-0.91-1.04
PHLX Housing Sector*201.750.270.13
PHLX Oil Service*276.620.260.09
PHLX Semiconductor*526.68-1.07-0.20
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Markets Diary5:54 p.m. EST 01/03/14
ISSUESNYSENASDAQNYSE MKT
Advancing1,9951,596227
Declining1,106981162
Unchanged969624
Total3,1972,673413
ISSUES AT   
New 52 Week High951158
New 52 Week Low1562
SHARE VOLUME   
Total2,757,071,5271,654,027,899108,126,053
Advancing1,456,572,304888,935,34840,561,230
Declining1,238,779,283731,078,80962,399,812
Unchanged61,719,94034,013,7425,165,011
Major World Indexes4:40 p.m. EST 01/03/14
 LASTCHG% CHG
Global Dow*2458.75-1.57-0.06
DJ Global Index*310.91-0.36-0.12
DJ Global exUS*235.48-0.54-0.23
Stoxx Europe 50*2907.9914.680.51
UK: FTSE 100*6730.6712.760.19
Germany: DAX*9435.1535.110.37
Japan: Nikkei 225*16291.31112.370.69
Hong Kong: Hang Seng*22817.28-522.77-2.24
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Footnotes
Indexes may be real-time or delayed based on exchange requirements.

Sources: SIX Financial Information; WSJ Market Data Group