A quick guide to cost control vs cost reduction

Accountants and credit controllers are on the frontline of ensuring an organisation’s financial health. This involves a number of key processes, including cost accounting. It is vital in today’s economy for accountants to be familiar with both cost reduction and cost control – two similar but significantly different ways to monitor and modify organisational costs.…

Middle Eastern healthcare investors turn to the US for stable returns

Investors based in the Middle East and regional healthcare companies having been actively seeking acquisitions and investment opportunities in the US. Overseas investments provide Middle Eastern individuals and institutions with a way to diversify their portfolios, rather than overexposing their operations to a single market, as noted recently in Forbes. According to Dhiraj Joshi, a…

Chinese investor makes multi-million dollar bid for French pharma company

Chinese investors specializing in healthcare are increasingly expanding into the European market with a series of high-profile, strategic investments. This is part of a trend of heightened healthcare deal activity from Chinese investors. Last year, companies based in China announced acquisitions in the medical industry worth 30.4 billion USD – representing twice the investment level…

Chinese company acquires UK healthcare venture for 1.1 billion USD

In May 2016, Chinese investment group Creat Group agreed to acquire UK-based Bio Products Laboratory for 820 million GBP (1.1 billion USD). Headquartered in Hertfordshire, Bio Products Laboratory is a plasma biotherapeutics company that provides therapeutics for conditions related to bleeding disorders, immune deficiencies and critical care. Creat will invest an additional 100 million GBP…

Chinese VC firm invests 1 million USD in joint global healthcare venture

I-Bridge Capital, a health-care focused venture capital firm and incubator based in Shanghai, has announced the establishment of a joint venture with BioLineRx Ltd., a drug company based in Israel. The venture will incubate healthcare startups, in order to develop innovative clinical and pre-clinical therapeutic projects. Though these projects will originate primarily in Israel, they…

10 ways your organisation can cut costs effectively

With a recent cost survey by Deloitte showing that 88 percent of companies will be pursuing cost-reduction measures over the next 24 months, effective cost strategies have never been in greater demand. As part of Naseba’s ongoing effort to meet this demand, we’ve researched and summarised 10 key strategies to help your organisation cut costs…