Citic Pacific Ltd., the unit of China’s biggest state-owned investment company, tumbled the most in 18 years in Hong Kong trading after predicting HK$15.5 billion ($2 billion) in losses from unauthorized currency bets.
Note the use of the term “bets” instead of “hedging”. I hope they’re not deemed interchangeable.
World chess chammpionship 2008 Round 6: Anand wins again, score now 4.5:1.5. He’s now two points behind to retaining the title – i.e., 4 draws. I would have expected Kramnik to at least win a game from this match, but from how it’s going–nevermind.
Turn a PlayStation 3 Into a PC – Dual Boot with Ubuntu
Now what do you think of this? Dual booting the Sony PS3 game console and Ubuntu Linux in your Playstation 3. Bad thing, I don’t have a PS3, can’t try this on my own.
A very good friend, Wilson, is keeping himself busy over at 21 Wilson Street. Yeah, he’s into blogging as well. I reserved this post to welcome him to the blogging world. Keep those great posts coming, Wilson! I highly recommend visiting his site.
Philippine National Bank and Allied Banking Corp., which are both owned by tycoon Lucio Tan, have approved a plan to merge to become the country’s fourth largest bank in terms of assets. The merged bank will retain the name Philippine National Bank.
Wesley So wins Dubai Open is the news. He had a brisk start and led the tournament till the end, with just one hiccup in the sixth round. Top Filipino grandmaster and whiz kid Wesley So never let it slip. He won the tournament with 7/9 and a 2708 performance.
Access to Ext2/Ext3 from Windows XP. I believe this is a “read only” access, not a “write” one. Nevertheless, this could definitely prove useful in my everyday computing now that I’m dual booting in Ubuntu and Windows XP.
In time for the release of the 2007 Bar Exam results today, this website got alot of hits due to the entry I posted a year ago, which is for the 2006 exams. I know no one personal who took the 2007 exams, so I didn’t blog about it. Nevertheless, the 2007 exam results can be found here, here and here.
A lengthy but interesting read about the biography of Washington Sycip and the history of SGV & Co. Referred to me by Marky.
Neatorama outlines the interesting history of photography. It’s also interesting to note that the first ever photograph was a grainy one taken with an exposure time of 8 hours. The most expensive photograph, taken in 1904, was priced at US$2.9 million in 2006.