U.S. accuses five firms in China of supporting Russia’s military

Smoke rises over the remains of a building destroyed by a military strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Lysychansk, Luhansk region, Ukraine June 17, 2022. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden’s administration added five companies in China to … Read more

Stocks swing higher as China eases quarantine rules

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying graphs (top) of Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register HONG KONG, June 28 (Reuters) – Asian shares swung into positive territory … Read more

Stocks extend bear market bounce as inflation angst eases

MILAN/TOKYO, June 27 (Reuters) – World shares extended their bounce on Monday, building on Friday’s strong Wall Street close as off-peak oil prices helped sentiment improve and temper fears of prolonged inflation. Strong morning gains in Europe and a rally across Asian markets after China further eased COVID-19 restrictions drove the MSCI’s benchmark for global … Read more

Russian forces turn sights on Lysychansk in battle for eastern Ukraine

Russian missiles strike Kyiv for first time in weeks Biden condemns attack the act of “barbarism” G7 countries meet in Germany KYIV/POKROVSK, Ukraine, June 27 (Reuters) – Russian forces were fighting on Monday to achieve one of their strategic objectives in Ukraine as Moscow-backed separatists said they were pushing into Lysychansk, the last major city … Read more

Russia’s Putin to make first foreign trip since launching Ukraine war

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the BRICS+ meeting during the BRICS summit via a video link in the Moscow region, Russia June 24, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin will visit two small former Soviet states in central Asia this … Read more

Stocks temper their inflation expectations on copper pounding

S&P futures up 0.9%, European stocks gain 1.5% MSCI world stocks eyeing 2.5% weekly rise Copper falls more than 7% on week, oil down 2% German 10-year bond yields drop 4 bps LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – World stocks headed for their first weekly gain in a month and Wall Street was set to open … Read more

Recession fear stalks oil, copper and stocks

LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – Global markets fell on Thursday as investors worried that further rises in interest rates to decades-high inflation would tip economies into recession. The German economy, Europe’s largest, suffered a sharp loss of momentum at the end of the second quarter, according to the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index, while corresponding figures … Read more

Mekong villagers land heaviest ever freshwater fish

June 20 (Reuters) – Cambodian villagers on the Mekong River have caught what researchers say is the world’s biggest freshwater fish ever recorded, a stingray that weighed in at 300kg (661 lb) and took around a dozen men to haul to shore. Christened Boramy – meaning “full moon” in the Khmer language – because of … Read more

China May oil imports from Russia soar to a record, surpass top supplier Saudi

Oil and gas tanks are seen at an oil warehouse at a port in Zhuhai, China October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Russia overtakes Saudi as top supplier after 19-month gap Russian imports nearly 2 mln bpd in May Imports from Malaysia more than doubled in May … Read more

Exclusive: India’s Russian coal purchases spike despite sanctions

A worker unloads coal from a goods train at a railway yard in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register India’s Russian coal buying May 27-June 15 up 6-fold-govt date India’s Russian oil buying May 27-June 15 up 31-fold-govt date June Russia … Read more