SoftBank reevaluating options trading strategy: Bloomberg News

SoftBank Group Corp 9984.T is considering changing its strategy of using derivatives to invest in tech stocks, Bloomberg News reported citing people familiar with the matter. The report here said SoftBank executives had met investors in recent days to assure them that the bets are “relatively conservative”. SoftBank has told investors that its positions have […]

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Afghan government to start talks with Taliban, raising hopes for peace after decades of war

From 2009 to last year, more than 100,000 civilians were killed or injured in the war-torn nation, according to United Nations estimates. Long-awaited talks between the Taliban and an Afghan delegation that includes members of the government are due to begin Saturday, in a diplomatic breakthrough that could bring the country a step closer to […]

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Special Report: Big Pharma wages stealth war on drug price watchdog

As evidence grew this spring that the drug remdesivir was helping COVID-19 patients, some Wall Street investors bet on analysts’ estimates that its maker, Gilead Sciences Inc, could charge up to $10,000 for the treatment. Then a small but increasingly influential drug-pricing research organization, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), said the treatment […]

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Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition comparison video makes me prefer the original

Like a replicant during a Voight-Kampff test, there’s something a little off about the Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition. That’s how I felt after watching this official comparison video, anyway. The video, released by developer Nightdive Studios overnight, compares footage of the original – and superb – 1997 point-and-click adventure game set in the Blade Runner […]

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