Do you suffer from psoriasis? Beware, you may be at higher risk of type 2 diabetes

People with psoriasis are at an increased risk of developing Type-2 diabetes than those without the condition, and the risk increases dramatically based on the severity of the disease, says a study. Psoriasis is a disease of the immune system in which inflammation causes skin cells to multiply faster than […]

Top 20 per cent higher education campuses to have greater autonomy: Prakash Javadekar

Written by Ritika Chopra | New Delhi | Updated: August 19, 2017 10:40 am Javadekar used the words “trust”, “free from government’s clutches” and a “fund and forget” philosophy to underline the policy. (File Photo) The top 20 per cent of higher education institutions in the country deserved more autonomy and the government […]

Tougher Rules And Higher Rates: What’s Next For The Mortgage Market?

It all began last October, when federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced several new regulations aimed at ensuring that Canadian borrowers only take on mortgages they can afford, including enforcing that all insured borrowers qualify for loans based on the five-year posted mortgage rate. These regulations were meant to slowly decrease […]

Mortgage rates edge higher, after five weeks of declines

Mortgage rates edged higher last week, the first increase after five weeks of declines. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.91% in the week ending June 15, up from 3.89%, Freddie Mac said Thursday. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.18%, up from 3.16%, while the 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage averaged […]

An act that Labour must repeal to save higher education

Students and academics demonstrate against tuition fees and cuts in central London in November, 2016. ‘Higher education fees have been catastrophic for social mobility’. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo We commend the Labour party for calling for the end of the current £9,000 student tuition fee-and-loans regime for higher and further […]

HSBC shares heading 9% higher after appointment of new chairman: Analyst

Shares of Europe’s largest bank, HSBC, could climb after the company said current AIA chief Mark Tucker will take over as chairman, with its Hong Kong listing potentially hitting 70 Hong Kong dollars per share, one analyst told CNBC. By noon HK/SIN, HSBC shares in Hong Kong were 2.22 percent […]

EA Posts Unexpected Profit on Higher Game Downloads

Video-game publisher Electronic Arts Inc, known for titles such as FIFA and Star Wars Battlefront, reported an unexpected first-quarter profit, helped by higher downloads of its games. The company’s digital business, where players download digital versions of games, generates higher margins than sales of physical discs. EA’s shares initially rose […]