Gaming tapers off post-pandemic as players return to the real world

Gaming companies have been hit with weakening sales and engagement in recent months, as players returned to real-world pursuits post-pandemic and began cutting back on their spending amid a cost of living crisis. Console producers, video game publishers and gaming chipmakers across the industry have reported a fall in demand in the latest quarter, challenging … Read more

Should I sell my house now before prices crash — or wait for the next big real estate boom?

Should I sell my house now before prices crash — or wait for the next big real estate boom? Home sellers may face a closing window on today’s still-warm — but cooling — real estate market. While sellers can still take advantage of low inventory, they should also know that inflation, rising interest rates and … Read more

NexPoint Real Estate Finance names new board member

“We are delighted that Dr. Swain will be serving as an independent director in support of NexPoint Real Estate Finance,” said Matthew McGraner, chief investment officer of NexPoint Real Estate Advisors. “Dr. Swain’s experience as both an accomplished business leader and scholar will be beneficial to the company as we seek to further execute against … Read more

Ukraine Nuclear-Plant Disaster Is ‘Real Risk,’ IAEA Warns

Ukrainian officials said Russian forces shelled the area around Europe’s largest nuclear plant for a second day, hours after the head of the UN’s atomic safety agency warned of “potentially catastrophic consequences.” Russian shells landed near spent nuclear fuel stored at the Zaporizhzhia atomic power plant on Saturday evening, wounding one worker, according to Energoatom, … Read more

IAEA Raises Alarm About ‘Real’ Nuclear Disaster Risk in Ukraine

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business The head of the UN’s atomic agency warned of “potentially catastrophic consequences” in his first response to shelling Friday around Europe’s largest nuclear power plant. Author of the article: Bloomberg News Bloomberg News Article content (Bloomberg) — The head of the UN’s atomic agency warned of “potentially catastrophic consequences” in … Read more

Real estate brokerage Radius moves into mortgage lending

A California real-estate firm and tech startup has added a mortgage brokerage division, making it the latest in a growing list of initiatives connecting the two industries.  San Francisco-based Radius, a real-estate brokerage and provider of tech-based services to real estate agents, recently began offering mortgage options to its home-state customers. The introduction of the … Read more

Commercial real estate outlook in California a mixed bag

Continued uncertainty dampens office market sentiment The pandemic reared its ugly head across the office market, reversing an erstwhile optimistic trajectory given continual delays among many employees in returning to the workplace, according to the findings. Investors’ resistance rooted in pandemic-fueled uncertainty about near-term economic prospects contributed to a downturn in Southern California, with a … Read more

M&T Bank ventures further into commercial real estate lending

“M&T has deep experience in the commercial real estate space, and the Innovation Office marks our commitment to continued expansion in diversified commercial real estate solutions,” said Peter D’Arcy, head of commercial banking at M&T Bank. “This is a substantial opportunity to build on our already strong capabilities in this space, and it further complements … Read more

Commercial real estate outlook in California a mixed back

Continued uncertainty dampens office market sentiment The pandemic reared its ugly head across the office market, reversing an erstwhile optimistic trajectory given continual delays among many employees in returning to the workplace, according to the findings. Investors’ resistance rooted in pandemic-fueled uncertainty about near-term economic prospects contributed to a downturn in Southern California, with a … Read more