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Business briefing

— Global


How Bulgaria became a world leader in snail production, the material difference of the new Boeing 787 and the German gunmakers tapping into the US market.

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Fujitsu, Japan’s number one IT service provider, brings out a super computer in 2010 that will be 10 times more powerful than today’s fastest computers. The hope is that it will produce breakthroughs in medicine and environmental science. Watch this space.

The race is on

Bulgaria [SNAIL FARMS]

An oddly fast-paced race is on to boost the global snail supply. Demand has been boosted by recent pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications for snail flesh and shells. Plus, the ­free-range snail population is decreasing and they are becoming…


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