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Shooting from the hip

Threadneedle’s schadenfreude in a recent global healthcare outlook report is a touch too much for the Diary.

It seems the pros-pect of all our elder relatives’ hip replace-ments is seeing the firm rubbing its hands.

The effect of the obesity epidemic on demand for synthetic hips and knees may be good business but the Diary thinks a heading of “hip, hip, hooray” wouldn’t go down well with afflicted investors.

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