What are China’s wealth management products?

China’s property sector woes have shed light on a unique off-balance-sheet funding source used by the industry called wealth management products (WMPs) and often sold to retail investors. This week, property developer Kaisa Group Holdings (1638.HK) said its finance unit had missed a payment on a WMP. Missed WMP payments by cash-strapped developer China Evergrande […]

Google Pixel 6 Pro vs iPhone 13 Pro Max Speed Test: Check Out Which Flagship Is Faster

Google recently launched its Pixel 6 series that came as the most direct competitor to the iPhone 13 series. Now, the Google Pixel 6 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max have been pitted against each other in a new video that measures the speed of both new premium smartphones. The video, posted by tech […]

Lottery player’s second look reveals $813,336 jackpot

A North Carolina man who won a lottery jackpot of more than $800,000 said it took him a second look to realize he had matched the numbers. Derrick Lawrence of Knightdale told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he and his wife stopped at the Oak Park Mart in Raleigh and bought some Quick Pick tickets […]

Najee Harris named October’s top offensive rookie

The Steelers made Najee Harris the first running back off the board in this year’s draft and his play in October illustrated why they wanted to add him to their offense. Harris ran 88 times for 356 yards and three touchdowns to help the Steelers go 3-1 in their four October games. Harris also caught […]

Researchers identify pathway critical for the development and prevention of intestinal inflammation

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are chronic inflammatory diseases of unknown origin. While genetics was shown to contribute to IBD risk, only a minority of people carrying genetic risk variants develop the disease. It suggests that other environmental factors play an important role in IBD. Researchers from the Center for […]

MTN to sell shares in Nigeria unit via public offer

MTN Group Ltd (MTNJ.J) will begin book-building this month for a public offer to sell up to 575 million shares in its Nigeria business, South Africa’s biggest telecoms operator said on Thursday, as it reported higher third-quarter revenue and core profit. The company, which has been exiting or reducing its stakes in some areas including […]

Microsoft resurrects Clippy again after brutally killing him off in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft is bringing Clippy back to Microsoft Teams, after first resurrecting the annoying paperclip two years ago and then killing it off after a few days. A sticker pack will be available in Microsoft Teams soon that includes lots of different versions of the anthropomorphic paperclip. “Yes, it’s true – Clippy has agreed to come […]

Runaway trash can floats from South Carolina to Ireland

A trash barrel from a South Carolina beach ended up in the ocean and floated more than 3,500 miles to a beach in Ireland. The Myrtle Beach City Government said in a Facebook post that visitors to a beach in Mulranney, County Mayo, found a blue trash can on the beach that still bore stickers […]

Kevin Byard tabbed as AFC defensive player of the month

The Titans are riding a four-game winning streak into Week Nine and safety Kevin Byard has been in the thick of the action during that run. Byard has interceptions in three of the last four games, including one in overtime against the Colts last Sunday that set up Randy Bullock‘s game-winning field goal. He also […]

Mini-placentas: Promising tools for studying early pregnancy and its complications

Despite its crucial role in healthy pregnancies, the placenta is one of the least understood organs in the human body. In a new study, Margherita Yayoi Turco and her colleagues compared the two main experimental models of the human placenta. The findings suggest that 3D clusters of placental cells called trophoblast organoids are best suited […]