Chip Boom Loses Steam on Slowing PC Sales, Crypto Rout

Chip Boom Loses Steam on Slowing PC Sales, Crypto Rout.

Russia is poised to default on its debt – so what does that mean?

Russia is poised to default on its foreign debt for the first time since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, further alienating the country from the global financial system following sanctions imposed over its war in Ukraine. The country faces a Sunday night deadline to meet a 30-day grace period on interest payments originally due May 27. … Read more

SocGen accuses Clifford Chance of negligence in £ 384m gold bullion dispute

Societe Generale has accused Clifford Chance of negligence over its work for the bank in a dispute over £ 384m-worth of gold bullion. SocGen engaged the Magic Circle law firm in 2008 to pursue Turkish jewelery maker Goldas. The bank claimed Goldas had failed to pay for 15,725 metric tonnes of gold bullion. The bank … Read more

Buying From Mark Cuban’s Pharmacy Could Save Medicare Billions, Study Says

Medicare’s prescription-drug program could save billions of dollars annually if it purchased generic acid-reflux, cancer and other drugs from a new pharmacy backed by investor Mark Cubanaccording to Harvard Medical School researchers. Mr. Cuban, the billionaire internet entrepreneur and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, launched his pharmacy in January with an eye toward disrupting … Read more

Dame Meg Hillier: ‘Whitehall struggles to implement more than a slogan’

Energy bills are soaring. A cost of living crisis threatens millions of households. The government’s coffers are still depleted from Covid-19 lockdowns. The Ukraine war and the fallout from Brexit are piling even more pressure on public finances. Against such a backdrop, few jobs are more important than making sure that the government actually spends … Read more

The investor who spotted Madoff’s fraud early has a whole new worry

Edward Thorp is an investing and mathematical legend – from spotting Bernie Madoff’s fraud as well as identifying Warren Buffett’s investing acumen early, to coming up with blackjack game theory. Of all the tales he was regaling in an hour-and-half interview, the 89-year-old was asked by Tim Ferriss, an early-stage investor and prolific author, what … Read more