Stocks rise, US yields slip as markets await Fed rate hike

NEW YORK / MILAN, May 3 (Reuters) – A gauge of global equity markets edged higher on Tuesday while 10-year US Treasury yields slid from the 3% level as investors remained cautious, expecting the Federal Reserve to hike rates by the most in a single day since 2000 to curb inflation. Feeding inflation worries, data … Read more

Factbox: Companies sell their businesses in Russia

A woman entries to a Polish fashion retailer LPP brand Reserved shop in Warsaw, Poland, September 4, 2020. REUTERS / Kacper Pempel / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 28 (Reuters) – Some Western companies have agreed to sell their Russian assets or hand them over to local managers … Read more

Could key ingredients for life have arrived from space? Scientists say yes

Conceptual image of meteoroids delivering nucleobases – nitrogen-containing compounds crucial in forming DNA’s double-helix structure – to ancient Earth. The nucleobases are represented by structural diagrams with hydrogen atoms as white spheres, carbon as black, nitrogen as blue and oxygen as red. NASA Goddard / CI Lab / Dan Gallagher / Handout via REUTERS Register … Read more

Economic fears hit global equities, commods; Twitter lifts Wall St.

WASHINGTON / LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) – European stocks slid to a one-month low and commodity prices dropped on Monday on renewed concerns about rising interest rates and China’s sputtering economy, while Wall Street shares rose, reversing losses after Twitter agreed to be bought by billionaire Elon Musk. Fears over China’s COVID-19 outbreaks spooked investors … Read more

Global shares pause on inflation view; oil steady on Ukraine

A broker looks at financial information on computer screens on the IG Index the trading floor in London, Britain February 6, 2018. REUTERS / Simon Dawson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MSCI World Index flat; Asia ex-Japan index up 0.6% Oil slips back on weak China, Japan data UK inflation hits … Read more

Stocks slip, bonds hit as bets on Fed action rise

The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, February 28, 2022. REUTERS / Staff Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US treasury yields hit multi-year highs Dollar at its strongest in nearly two years Fed minutes eyed as bets on big rate hike increase … Read more

Ukrainian forces advance east of Kyiv as Russians fall back

Biden to assess response to refugees in Poland Ukraine says it destroyed Russian landing ship LVIV, Ukraine, March 25 (Reuters) – Ukrainian troops are recapturing towns east of the capital Kyiv and Russian forces who had been trying to sieze the city are falling back on their overextended supply lines, Britain said on Friday. US … Read more

Inside China’s electric drive for swappable car batteries

DETROIT / BEIJING, March 25 (Reuters) – A year ago Tesla dismissed the alternative path of electric car battery swapping as “riddled with problems and not suitable for widescale use”. It seems Beijing disagrees. In fact, China is pushing hard for swappable batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) as a supplement to regular vehicle charging, with … Read more

N.Korea tests largest ICBM, White House condemns return to long-range launches

Launch would be the first full ICBM test since 2017 US condemns launch as destabilizing Japan decries ‘unacceptable act of violence’ South Korea test-fires own missiles in response SEOUL, March 24 (Reuters) – North Korea conducted what is thought to be its largest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test ever on Thursday, the South Korean and … Read more

Russia’s Putin gets Chinese backing to stay in G20

Russian leader plans to be at the next G20 summit in Indonesia US, allies mull barring Russia over invasion of Ukraine Move could face vetoes from others in G20, sources say China: Russia is an ‘important member’ of the big economies group JAKARTA, March 23 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to attend the … Read more