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Mizuho Securities USA appoints new head of biotech research

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Mizuho Securities USA (MSUSA), the U.S. investment banking subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group, has appointed Salim Syed as Managing Director and Head of Biotechnology Research. He joins the firm with more than twelve years on Wall Street and will report to Sheryl Skolnick, Ph.D., Managing Director and Head of Equity Research.

Facebook's WhatsApp hits 1bn users

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp now has a billion users, the company announced on Monday, a key milestone for the social network as it searches for ways to monetize the service.