EXCLUSIVE Germany to hike 2022 inflation forecast to 6.1% – document

The skyline is pictured at the end of the first day under a partial lock down of the city by authorities due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Frankfurt, Germany, March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, April 25 (Reuters) – The German government … Read more

Analysis: US trucking downturn foreshadows possible economic gloom

April 25 (Reuters) – Craig Fuller monitors millions of transactions between US truckers and their customers as chief executive of transportation data company FreightWaves – and he does not like what he is seeing. There has been an unexpectedly sharp downturn in demand to truck everything from food to furniture since the beginning of March … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Twitter under shareholder pressure to seek deal with Musk, sources say

Elon Musk’s twitter account is seen on a smartphone in this photo illustration taken, April 15, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 24 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) is coming under increasing pressure from its shareholders to negotiate with Elon Musk even though the world’s richest person has … Read more

Exclusive: ECB policymakers keen for quick end to bond buys, early rate hike

The logo of the European Central Bank (ECB) is pictured outside its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, December 8, 2016. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) – European Central Bank policymakers are keen to end their bond purchase scheme at the earliest possible moment and raise … Read more

Analysis: Dollar’s rally may be nearing ‘tipping point’ as Fed reads big hikes

An illustration picture shows euro and US dollar banknotes and coins, April 8, 2017. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 22 (Reuters) – A months-long rally in the dollar may be reaching its peak as the Federal Reserve gears up to deploy more interest rate hikes, according to … Read more

Chinese markets continue to see foreign investment outflows in April

Coins and banknotes of China’s yuan are seen in this illustration picture taken February 24, 2022. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 22 (Reuters) – Overseas investors extended their selling of Chinese shares into April, after dumping them in the previous month, on mounting worries about the impact of … Read more

Analysis: Wealth shock – property bust in small Chinese cities rattles households

New home prices in lower-tier cities down for seven months Households in smaller cities hit by falling home values Inventories in lower-tier cities swell as demand stays poor BEIJING, April 20 (Reuters) – Home owners in small Chinese cities are battling a rare property market downdraft as buyers keep away, eroding the wealth of millions … Read more

Ukrainian volunteers recount three weeks in Russian captivity, allege beatings

DYMER, Ukraine, April 19 (Reuters) – Volodymyr Khropun and Yulia Ivannikova-Katsemon say they were helping people flee villages on the front line in northern Ukraine when they were detained by Russian soldiers over two days in March. Both said they were then held with around 40 other captives on the concrete floor of a nearby … Read more

The case for testing Pfizer’s Paxlovid for treating long COVID

Two long COVID patients recover after Paxlovid treatment Side effects, safety issues need to be studied CHICAGO, April 18 (Reuters) – Reports of two patients who found relief from long COVID after taking Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) antiviral Paxlovid, including a researcher who tested it on herself, provide intriguing evidence for clinical trials to help those … Read more

Oreo-maker, Nestle, Pepsi face pressure from European employees over Russia

NEW YORK/LONDON, April 14 (Reuters) – Oreo-maker Mondelez (MDLZ.O), Nestle (NESN.S) and PepsiCo (PEP.O) face pushback from workers in Ukraine and eastern Europe angered by the companies’ decisions to maintain some business in Russia, according to internal corporate communications reviewed by Reuters and interviews with six workers. The emerging employee activism comes on top of … Read more