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View: Why a new ‘Bad Bank’ when there are 24!

View: Why a new ‘Bad Bank’ when there are 24!

Finance
After years of lull bankers are turning proactive. This time it is not a new found aggression to lend but to palm off their bad loans to taxpayers. A `Bad Bank' is being touted as the panacea for industry’s ills, yet again. This time in anticipation of defaults post the lifting of moratorium granted to overcome the Covid-19 stress instead of post the bad loans pile up. Once banks’ bad loans are transferred to the newly created entity banks would turn agile once again and fuel economic growth with new credit. Many countries have followed such models including Sweden, Indonesia and Ireland. In its simplest form it is selling the Non-Performing Loans of a bank to the bad bank so that bank’s financials are sound and attractive. India too discussed it soon after the Asset Quality Review in 201
‘Vikings’ star Alexander Ludwig relishes unconventional techie role in ‘Bad Boys’

‘Vikings’ star Alexander Ludwig relishes unconventional techie role in ‘Bad Boys’

Entertainment
April 24 (UPI) -- Vikings and The Hunger Games actor Alexander Ludwig said he wanted to play Dorn, a brawny, brilliant technological device expert who doesn't like to fight, in Bad Boys For Life because the role upends expectations. "He's so against type," the 27-year-old Vancouver native told UPI in a phone interview Friday, alluding to the fact that he is as smart as he is strong. "When you hear about the techie, I think an image comes up in your head of what that person is supposed to look like or how he is supposed to be," Ludwig added. "It was such an interesting character with such a great back story. He's the silent guy who is kind of afraid of himself because of everything he has been through in the past and, finally seeing him have his moment at the end, it's just a great arc." ...
‘Bad Boys For Life’ tops the North American box office with $59.2M

‘Bad Boys For Life’ tops the North American box office with $59.2M

Entertainment
Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Bad Boys For Life -- an action comedy starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence -- is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $ 59.2 million in receipts this weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday. The film debuted this weekend along with No. 2 Dolittle, which brought in $ 22.5 million. They were followed by 1917 at No. 3 -- last week's No. 1 -- with $ 22.1 million, Jumanji: The Next Level at No. 4 with $ 9.6 million and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at No. 5 with $ 8.4 million. Rounding out the top tier are Just Mercy at No. 6 with $ 6 million, Little Women at No. 7 with $ 5.9 million, Knives Out at No. 8 with $ 4.3 million, Like a Boss at No. 9 with $ 3.8 million and Frozen II at No. 10 with $ 3.7 million. Let's block ads! (Why?) Entert...
Plant extinction ‘bad news for all species’

Plant extinction ‘bad news for all species’

Science
Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a comprehensive study.The number is based on actual extinctions rather than estimates, and is twice that of all bird, mammal and amphibian extinctions combined.Scientists say plant extinction is occurring up to 500 times faster than what would be expected naturally.In May, a UN report estimated that one million animal and plant species were threatened with extinction. Researchers say their analysis of all documented plant extinctions in the world shows what lessons can be learned to stop future extinctions.Most people can name a mammal or bird that has become extinct in recent centuries, but few could name an extinct plant, said Dr Aelys Hum...
NAV’s ‘Bad Habits’ is the No. 1 album in the U.S.

NAV’s ‘Bad Habits’ is the No. 1 album in the U.S.

Entertainment
April 6 (UPI) -- Rapper Nav's Bad Habits is the No. 1 album in the United States. Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart dated Saturday is Ariana Grande's Thank U, Next, followed by Juice WRLD's Death Race for Love at No. 3, Rich the Kid's The World Is Yours 2 at No. 4 and XXXTENTACION's ? at No. 5. Rounding out the top tier are the soundtrack to the film A Star is Born at No. 6, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie's Hoodie SZN at No. 7, Post Malone's beerbongs & bentleys at No. 8, the soundtrack to the movie Bohemian Rhapsody at No. 9 and the soundtrack to the Motley Crue biopic The Dirt at No. 10. Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com