Sotheby’s hopes for record sale of ancient Hebrew Bible

One of the oldest surviving biblical manuscripts, a nearly complete 1,100-year-old Hebrew Bible, could soon be yours — for a cool $30 million. The Codex

Will the Credit Suisse bank takeover calm financial fears?

In a bid to ease turmoil in the world financial system, Swiss authorities engineered a plan for the UBS bank to acquire its troubled smaller rival

Russia, Ukraine extend grain deal to aid world’s poor

An unprecedented wartime deal that allowed grain to flow from Ukraine to countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia where hunger is a growing

Silicon Valley Bank collapse concerns founders of color

In the hours after some of Silicon Valley Bank’s biggest customers started pulling out their money, a WhatsApp group of startup founders who are immigrants of color

Credit Suisse shares soar after central bank aid announced

Credit Suisse’s shares soared 30% yesterday after it announced it will move to shore up its finances by borrowing up to nearly $54 billion from the Swiss central

Samsung to invest USD230 billion to build ‘mega’ chip cluster

Samsung Electronics said yesterday it expects to invest 300 trillion won ($230 billion) over the next 20 years as part of an ambitious South Korean

Bill to legalize sports wagering clears Kentucky House

A bill to legalize sports betting in Kentucky won House passage yesterday , setting up a Senate showdown on a proposal that creates divisions among the

Bank stocks drop in Europe as US bank failure stirs jitters

Bank stocks sagged in Europe and U.S. stock futures fell yesterday ahead of the market’s open in New York, shaken by worries the biggest U.S.

Pfizer buys Seagen for $43B, boosts access to cancer drugs

Pfizer is spending about $43 billion to reach deeper into new cancer treatments that target tumor cells while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. The pharmaceutical giant said

From wine country to London, bank’s failure shakes worldwide

It was called Silicon Valley Bank, but its collapse is causing shockwaves around the world. From winemakers in California to startups across the Atlantic

Oil giant Saudi Aramco makes a historic USD161b profit in 2022

Oil giant Saudi Aramco reported yesterday earning $161 billion last year, claiming the highest-ever recorded annual profit by a publicly listed company and drawing immediate criticism

As bourbon booms, thirst for rare brands breeds skullduggery

Buttery, smooth, oaky. These are characteristics of the best bourbons, and a growing cult of aficionados is willing to pay an astonishing amount of money

China’s trade contracts as Western demand weakens

China’s trade contracted again in January and February as U.S. and European demand weakened in the face of interest rate hikes, adding to pressure on

Chinese planners promise 12 million jobs, economic rebound

Chinese economic officials expressed confidence yesterday they can meet this year’s growth target of “around 5%” by generating 12 million new jobs and encouraging consumer spending following

The Parisian launches ‘Tulip Garden’ installations

With spring in full bloom, The Parisian Macao is transforming into a Tulip Garden, allowing guests to enjoy giant photogenic tulip installations. Sands Resorts Macao signature

Insurance firm donates MOP50,000 to local sports charity

A local insurance firm has run a cycling event over the past week (from Feb. 25 to Mar. 5) managing to raise MOP50,000 for the Macau Special

Putting Mongolia on the digital map

Bolor-Erdene Battsengel wants to transform Mongolia into a “digital first” country — and help young people, especially girls in this sparsely populated nation of 3.3 million,

For man behind gene-edited babies, a rocky return to science

Five years ago, scientist He Jiankui shocked his peers and the world with claims that he created the first genetically edited babies. Now, after serving three

Huawei dominates MWC mobile tech fair despite US sanctions

A After three years of pandemic disruption, they are among tens of thousands in Barcelona for MWC, also known as Mobile World Congress, an annual tech

Microsoft brings Bing chatbot to phones after curbing quirks

Microsoft is ready to take its new Bing chatbot mainstream — less than a week after making major fixes to stop the artificially intelligent search engine

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