WBA world super-middleweight champion Callum Smith has said he hopes to fight before the end of 2020, even if it is not the mega money fight he wants.

Smith (27-0, 19 KOs), 30, from Liverpool, England, is still waiting on news of when he will fight again after last boxing in November and has been linked to a fight with Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

2 Related

But Smith — ranked No. 1 in the 168 pounds division by ESPN — would just be happy to have any opponent by the end of 2020.

“There is no news at the minute, I’m in regular contact with [promoter] Eddie Hearn and we’re trying to get something sorted for the

Read More

China is investing tens of billions of dollars in new mega refineries even as its fuel demand is expected to peak within five years, raising the risk it will flood the region with cheap exports.

At least four projects with about 1.4 million barrels a day of crude processing capacity, more than all refineries in the UK combined, are under construction. That’s after the country already added one million barrels since the start of 2019. All that capacity will add more petroleum products and plastics just as China National Petroleum Corp sees fuel demand peaking in 2025 as electric vehicles sap consumption.

The mismatched building boom underscores how rapidly clean energy and electric vehicles are changing the industrial landscape in China, especially after Xi Jinping’s pledge last month to go carbon neutral by 2060. It also positions the country to be an even bigger exporter of fuel, endangering refinery operations

Read More

Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up. Day by day, and at the end of the day if you live long enough like most people, you will get out of life what you deserve. – Charlie Munger (Warren Buffett’s partner)

In cancer research, CAR T-cell therapy has been one of the most exciting fields of development for almost 6 years, at least as far as market implications are concerned. Now, there are approvals in various blood cancers, including acute leukemia and aggressive lymphomas. And more is coming!

As you can see, the field has been pretty limited to these hematologic cancers, which are neither the most common nor the most deadly. No, solid tumors continue to hold that crown, making cancers like lung and breast cancer holy grails for CAR T-cell research.

Just like you saw in the late ’80s, cell

Read More

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings is considering an investment in the initial public offering (IPO) of Chinese financial technology company Ant Group, which could be the world’s biggest IPO, two people familiar with the matter said.

FILE PHOTO: A Temasek logo is seen at the annual Temasek Review in Singapore July 7, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo

Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte Ltd is also considering investing in the IPO, said one of the people.

Temasek, GIC and Ant declined to comment.

Ant, backed by Alibaba Group Holding BABA.N9988.HK, plans to list simultaneously in Hong Kong and on Shanghai’s Nasdaq-style STAR Market and raise as much as $30 billion, Reuters has reported.

That would make it the world’s biggest IPO since Saudi Aramco 2222.SE raised $29.4 billion last December, which surpassed the record set by Alibaba in 2014.

Temasek

Read More

FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud speaks via video link during a virtual emergency meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC countries, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 9, 2020. Picture taken April 9, 2020. Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s energy ministry is to offer assistance so that Neom, a $500 billion high-tech development that includes tourism and sport facilities on the Red Sea, can be completed on schedule, minister Abdul Aziz bin Salman said on Sunday.

The 26,500 square km (10,230 square mile) development, first revealed in 2017 with a planned completion in 2025, will include high-tech projects powered by wind and solar energy.

Neom CEO Nadhmi al-Nasr, speaking at the signing ceremony of a cooperation agreement with the ministry, said the city will rely totally on renewable power, including solar, wind and

Read More