COVID-19 Vaccines

Pininvest Analysis on Health Care

Chaos seems pre-ordained in FDA approval processes of numerous candidate vaccines. With a fluid reference to 'efficacy', the FDA is expected to deliver emergency authorizations within months, followed by rigorous and extensive year-long studies

The economics of coronavirus (II)

Pininvest Analysis on Health Care

Confronting very different challenges inherited from their political and institutional history, Europe as well as America will need to seek a path to rebuild the trust of their constituencies, a tall order amidst tone-deaf warring parties but a vital one

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Uncomfortable truths

Pininvest Analysis on China

Confronted with unsatiable demand for milk, New Zealand's fragile ecosystem is front-running environmental risks exposing much larger economies worldwide, glad to supply in the short term, but at what cost ?

Land of milk and honey

Pininvest Analysis on China

Ratcheting up milk supply, New Zealand is now coping with the environmental fallout. Too much of a good thing or, more probably, a warning shot the major global agriculture exporters would discount at their peril

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Laws of Unintended Consequences

Pininvest Analysis on Technology

Greens may be too closely indentified with scientific expertise on climate change to fully recognize the unintended consequences of principled policies, which call for compromise and understanding of the trade-offs required to stay on target

Tesla 2020 and beyond

After banner year '20, the hard part...Beating back the onslaught of attractive mid-tier car models and maintaining a 'cachet' setting the brand apart in the luxury segment, Tesla has its work cut out as more production capacity is rolling off the line

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Brazil, foodbasket to the world

Pininvest Analysis on Quality

Leader in soybean exports, the premier agricultural commodity, and well ahead of the U.S., Brazil agribusiness aims at making the most of the country's natural advantage by maitaining the land and water resources - a contradiction in terms ?

In the crucible of soybean trades

Pininvest Analysis on Quality

Years in the making, Brazil's dominant position in the soybean trade has been achieved by a powerful agroindustry, driven by unsatiable demand from China but the environmental cost may be unbearable in the medium term

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The future of energy storage

Pininvest Analysis on Growth

Associate Professors J. Johnson and J. DeCarolis, North Carolina State University, envision the advent of grid-scale batteries, providing the utilities with flexible energy delivery, if the price per KwH of lithium batteries continues to plummet

Improved lithium-ion battery technology

Pininvest Analysis on Growth

To charge the battery, the anode loads up lithium ions. Ions travel through the electrolyte to the cathode to generate power With a higher ‘upload’, replacing the graphite anode by a silicon – graphite mix anode, the battery will generate more power

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Challenging times for Celgene

Pininvest Analysis on Health Care

Revlimid, a drug for multiple myeloma, is the main stay of Celgene’s business (approx. 2/3 of 2017 $13bn turnover) – the drug also highlights the challenges of large biopharmaceutical companies priced for growth