World stocks near fresh 2022 lows on inflation fears

World stocks near fresh 2022 lows on inflation fears

LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – World stocks fell towards fresh 2022 lows and the Japanese yen slid to levels not seen in nearly a quarter of a century on Monday as red-hot US inflation fueled worries about even more aggressive policy tightening in a big week for central banks. The substantially higher-than-expected US CPI print … Read more

Canada accuses China of ‘very concerning’ behavior in aerial spat

Canada accuses China of ‘very concerning’ behavior in aerial spat

SINGAPORE, June 11 (Reuters) – Canada believes China showed “very concerning and unprofessional” behavior while harassing its patrol aircraft near North Korea, Defense Minister Anita Anand said on Saturday, but she declined comment when asked whether she had raised the issue with her Chinese counterpart. Speaking on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, … Read more

Morning Bid: Something’s off | Reuters

Morning Bid: Something’s off |  Reuters

Raindrops hang on a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan in New York City, New York, US, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register A look at the day ahead in markets from Julien Ponthus. It’s the final day of trading … Read more

US warns of response to any permanent China military presence in Solomons

US warns of response to any permanent China military presence in Solomons

SYDNEY/WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) – A senior-level US delegation put the Solomon Islands’ leader on Friday and warned that Washington would have “significant concerns and respond accordingly” to any steps to establish a permanent Chinese military presence in the Pacific island nation. A White House statement said Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare reiterated to … Read more

Japan opens biggest esports park to level up competitive gaming

Japan opens biggest esports park to level up competitive gaming

TOKYO, April 20 (Reuters) – Japan’s largest esports park opened on Wednesday, with proponents hoping it will help transform the country behind video game classics such as Super Mario and Zelda into a champion that can take on China in competitive gaming. “Japan’s esports market is growing but still distant compared to overseas. We hope … Read more

Chinese truckers left stranded for days at highway exit by hardline COVID curbs

Chinese truckers left stranded for days at highway exit by hardline COVID curbs

A worker in a protective suit walks at an entrance to a tunnel leading to the Pudong area, after restrictions on highway traffic amid the lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Shanghai, China March 28, 2022. REUTERS /Aly Song/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, … Read more

Russia says Ukraine helicopters strike homes in cross-border attack

Russia says Ukraine helicopters strike homes in cross-border attack

Seven injured in Bryansk attack -Russian officials Belgorod region governor reports second attack Russia has threatened retaliation against Ukraine April 14 (Reuters) – Russian officials on Thursday said Ukrainian helicopters had hit residential buildings and injured seven people in the Bryansk region, the latest of a series of cross-border attacks that Moscow has said may … Read more

Mercedes-Benz completes 1,000 km electric drive on energy-efficient design

Mercedes-Benz completes 1,000 km electric drive on energy-efficient design

The Mercedes-Benz logo is seen at the 43rd Bangkok International Motor Show, in Bangkok, Thailand, March 22, 2022. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, April 14 (Reuters) – Mercedes-Benz (MBGn.DE) aims to produce electric cars consuming as little as 10 kilowatt hours of energy per 100 km (62 miles), … Read more

Explainer: Macron or Le Pen: why it matters for France, the EU and the West

Explainer: Macron or Le Pen: why it matters for France, the EU and the West

A combination picture shows portraits of the two candidates running for the second round in the 2022 French presidential election, Marine Le Pen, leader of French far-right National Rally (Rassemblement National) party, and French President Emmanuel Macron, candidate for his re- election. Pictures taken February 5, 2022 (L) and April 2, 2022. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier Register … Read more

How the US plans to starve Russia’s ‘war machine’ -Treasury’s Adeyemo to Reuters

How the US plans to starve Russia’s ‘war machine’ -Treasury’s Adeyemo to Reuters

WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) – The United States is ramping up sanctions against Russia to deprive Moscow’s “war machine” of money and components needed to sustain its invasion of Ukraine, but curbing a main source of funding, Russian energy exports, will take time, US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo told Reuters on Thursday. The United … Read more