Kremlin voices concern after blasts hit breakaway Moldovan region

CHISINAU, April 26 (Reuters) – Moldova held an urgent security meeting on Tuesday and the Kremlin voiced serious concerns after two blasts damaged Soviet-era radio masts in the breakaway region of Transdniestria where authorities said a military unit was also targeted. The Moldovan authorities are sensitive to any sign of growing tensions in Transdniestria, an … Read more

Putin accuses West of ‘terror’, tells prosecutors to be tough

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Orthodox Easter service at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia April 23, 2022. Picture taken April 23, 2022. Sputnik/Sergei Fadeichev/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Putin says West is trying to destroy Russia from within Western-backed assassins tried to kill … Read more

Factbox: Companies count the cost of ditching Russia

April 22 (Reuters) – Multinational companies that announced their exit from Russia, or suspension of activities there, after its invasion of Ukraine have started to calculate losses associated with their decisions. Below is an alphabetical list of firms that have provided cost estimates related to their temporary or permanent halt of business in Russia: AB … Read more

Japan’s finance ministry official denies report Japan, US discussed joint FX intervention

Japan Yen and US Dollar notes are seen in this June 22, 2017 illustration photo. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, April 23 (Reuters) – A senior Japanese finance ministry official on Saturday denied a media report that Japan and the United States discussed coordinated currency intervention to … Read more

Exxon Mobil may completely withdraw from Russia by June 24 – sources

A logo of the Exxon Mobil Corp is seen at the Rio Oil and Gas Expo and Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, April 21 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) is considering a complete withdrawal from Russia by … Read more

Morning Bid: More of the same

US dollar and Japan yen notes are seen in this photo illustration June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register A look at the day ahead in markets from Julien Ponthus. Many recent trends seem to be accelerating across financial markets this morning with notably the dollar climbing … Read more

Netflix subscribers fall for first time in a decade, shares plunge 23%

April 19 (Reuters) – Global streaming giant Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) on Tuesday reported losing subscribers for the first time in more than a decade and predicted more contraction in the second quarter, a rare miss for a company that has been a reliable growth engine for investors. The company’s stock plunged 23% in after-market trading, … Read more

Hong Kong questions costs of COVID rules on mental health, livelihoods

HONG KONG, April 14 (Reuters) – To fight COVID, Hong Kong shut schools and businesses, nearly sealed its borders for two years, banned more than two people from gathering and quarantined whole buildings. Still the draconian restrictions were unable to contain the coronavirus, and with more than 8,600 deaths of mostly elderly, unvaccinated people, many … Read more

Austrian leader has ‘open and tough’ talks with Putin in Russia

Nehammer visited Kyiv in show of support on Saturday Meeting with Putin was ‘not a friendly visit’, he says Aims included end to conflict, humanitarian corridors Even allies criticized trip as PR coup for Putin VIENNA, April 11 (Reuters) – Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer held “very direct, open and tough” talks with Russian President Vladimir … Read more

Twitter’s top shareholder Elon Musk decides not to join board

Elon Musk attends the opening ceremony of the new Tesla Gigafactory for electric cars in Gruenheide, Germany, March 22, 2022. Patrick Pleul/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 11 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc’s (TWTR.N) biggest shareholder, Elon Musk, has decided not to join its board, Chief Executive Parag … Read more