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Analysis: Were we on the brink of a great M&A wave one year ago?

While Last year's £2.9bn bid for BlackBerry was perhaps born more out of necessity than future growth potential, it is evidence of a growing wave of deal activity on both sides of the Atlantic.

By James Quinn, Financial Editor

6:00AM BST 25 Sep 2013

As companies and investors used the dark days of the financial crisis to stockpile cash, the nascent economic recovery and future growth prospects have ensured that cash is now beginning to be put to use in a series of major deals.

Data from Dealogic, the stock market research firm, shows that global merger and acquisition volume has reached $2.02 trillion (£1.26 trillion) in the first nine months of this year, up 13pc on the same period in 2012.

At the same time, however, the number of acquisitions actually fell, down 20pc over the same period, to 26,194 deals. Put simply, the deals that are being done have been bigger, implying that those deals which have been completed are being done by larger companies at the top end of the scale.

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How long would it take for an average person to earn $1m?

In America, 20 years. 

In Mexico, 300

Maersk Container Industry Eyes "Revolution" of Mango Trade

TINGLEV, Denmark, September 9, 2014--(PR Newswire)--

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TINGLEV, Denmark, September 9, 2014

TINGLEV, Denmark, September 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

A recent test in Ivory Coast shows how West Africa's mango trade can be extended by special containers that place the fruit in hibernation.

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Farmers in Ivory Coast struggle with a mango harvest season that is as short as the fruit is sweet.

"For a 4-6 week period in April and May, the country is flooded with good mangos, but it ends abruptly when the rainy season starts. From then on, the mango just starts decaying,"
explains Mathew Shed, container manager in the specialist shipping company Africa Express Line (AEL).

"We were approached in April by Eolis, a CF logistics company, who asked for some kind of smart solution that would kee…

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