Humans settled in North America 17,000 years EARLIER than previously believed, study finds

Bones of an adult mammoth and her calf have been uncovered at a 37,000-year-old butchering site in New Mexico, which suggest humans settled in North America 17,000 years than previously believed. A team of scientists, led by The University of Texas at Austin, extracted collagen from the bones, allowing them to carbon date the settled … Read more

U.S. considers crackdown on memory chip makers in China

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The United States is considering limiting shipments of American chipmaking equipment to memory chip makers in China including Yangtze Memory Technologies Co Ltd (YMTC), according to four people familiar with the matter, part of a bid to halt China’s semiconductor sector advances and protect U.S. companies. If President Joe Biden’s … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Luxembourg banks told to freeze Ecuador assets amid Perenco dispute, documents show

Bailiff orders 122 banking entities operating in Luxembourg to freeze Ecuador assets Ecuador issued Luxembourg-listed bonds in 2020 debt overhaul Some bondholders have received interest payments due July 31 LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – A Luxembourg bailiff has ordered banks to freeze assets held by Ecuador in Luxembourg accounts as a result of a dispute … Read more

Amazing spike maps that will change the way you see Earth

Eye-opening population density spike maps have revealed the true scale of how jam-packed America’s coastal areas are compared to its interior – and the staggering detail that New York City’s five boroughs could hold all the people on Earth if they stood shoulder-to-shoulder. Standard population density maps are colored but flat, so it’s difficult to … Read more

HSBC hangs up on Ping An break-up call, lifts payout and profit goal

HSBC to revert to paying quarterly dividends from 2023 Aims to win over investors with higher profitability target Says demerger of Asian business has huge risks London shares rise 6% LONDON/SINGAPORE, Aug 1 (Reuters) – HSBC (HSBA.L) pushed back on a proposal by top shareholder Ping An Insurance Group Co of China (601318.SS) to split … Read more

Shenzhen accelerates China’s driverless car dreams

SHENZHEN, China, Aug 1 (Reuters) – On a busy downtown street three delivery bikes suddenly dart over the pedestrian crossing ahead of the car. On the car’s dashboard they look like small 3D blue blocks from a 1990s video game. The steering wheel turns itself a notch and the vehicle slows to a gentle halt, … Read more

Nasdaq falls with dollar, oil rises; earnings, Fed in focus

U.S. stocks chop around with Nasdaq closing lower Euro zone survey shows German morale dropping Fed in focus with two-day policy meeting on Tuesday NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) – Nasdaq (.IXIC) closed lower on Monday after a choppy session for U.S. equities ahead of a big week of technology earnings reports while oil prices … Read more

China’s Alibaba to apply for dual primary listing in Hong Kong

A man walks past the Alibaba Group office building in Beijing, China August 9, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Expects to add HK primary listing by end-2022, keep NYSE listing Hong Kong shares jump 5%; move will diversify investor base -CEO Seen boosting mainland China investor access to … Read more

China plans real estate fund worth up to $44 billion for distressed sector, source says

The Evergrande Center of China Evergrande Group is seen amid other buildings in Shanghai, China, September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Fund size initially to be set at 80 bln yuan -source News comes as regulators scramble to reassure investors Fund alone will not ‘solve all the … Read more

China fines Didi Global $1.2 bln, fuelling hopes of thaw in regulatory crackdown

HONG KONG/BEIJING, July 21 (Reuters) – China’s cybersecurity regulator on Thursday fined Didi Global Inc $1.2 billion, concluding a probe that forced the ride-hailing leader to delist from New York within a year of its debut and made foreign investors wary about China’s tech sector. Didi ran afoul of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) … Read more