During the last few years, cryptocurrencies have developed from digital wonders to trillion-dollar technologies with the possibility to disrupt the international financial system. Bitcoin like hundreds of other cryptocurrencies is increasingly kept as assets and employed as currencies to buy goods and services, such as digital real estate, software, and illegal drugs. To their supporters, […]
A funding squeeze at Indian startups that has already led to layoffs and delayed stock listings is set to worsen as investors reckon with stretched valuations and faltering consumption growth, likely laying the ground for industry consolidation. Startups in India raised just $2 billion in the first quarter of 2023, 75% lower than the same […]
A committee of U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday said troubled Swiss bank Credit Suisse Group hampered a multiyear investigation into the servicing of Nazi clients and Nazi-linked accounts. Credit Suisse commissioned an investigation into allegations levied by a human rights organization that the bank held potential Nazi-linked accounts and failed to disclose them, even during Holocaust-related […]
Germany’s Volkswagen AG said on Tuesday it plans to introduce 10 more electric vehicle (EV) models by 2026 and it remained committed to China, where established foreign brands are losing ground to nimble local rivals. “As VW, we remain firmly committed to China … Our guiding principle is development in China, for China at full […]
Chinese electric vehicle makers should brace for the possibility of protectionist policies being leveled against them by foreign governments as they seize on their cost advantages to expand exports, the founder of Chinese EV maker Nio said. William Li told reporters on the sidelines of the Shanghai Autoshow that he estimated his firm and peers […]
The artificial intelligence behind ChatGPT, the homework-drafting chatbot that some schools have banned, is coming to more students via the company Chegg Inc. The U.S. educational software maker has combined its corpus of quiz answers with the chatbot’s AI model known as GPT-4 to create CheggMate, a study aide tailored to students, CEO Dan Rosensweig […]
Apple Inc is seeking to attract U.S. savers with a new high-yield deposit account it announced on Monday with partner Goldman Sachs Group Inc amid increased competition among financial institutions for consumer dollars. Apple said users of its Apple Card can earn 4.15% on savings accounts, or 10 times higher than the national average, citing […]
Apple Inc is in talks with suppliers to make MacBooks in Thailand as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to expand its manufacturing presence beyond China, Nikkei reported on Thursday. Suppliers who are participating in these talks have existing manufacturing complexes in Thailand for other clients, and are discussing possible assembly and production of components […]
The dollar remained subdued in Asian trade on Thursday after weakening overnight as cooler-than-anticipated U.S. inflation data stoked expectations that the Federal Reserve’s monetary tightening will end next month with one last interest rate hike. The dollar index, which measures the currency against six major peers, slid 0.6% overnight and was threatening to touch a […]
Face it, we could all use a little help with our money. So who better to ask for personal finance advice than a couple of the most powerful chatbots on the planet? Both OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard are dominating headlines recently, for their generative capabilities and vast storehouses of information. Each has far more […]
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