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

Germany pledges quick decision on first heavy arms delivery to Ukraine

BERLIN, April 25 (Reuters) – Germany will decide soon on whether to approve the delivery of 100 old Marder infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine, a government spokesperson said on Monday, in what would be the first German heavy weapons shipment to Ukraine. German defense company Rheinmetall (RHMG.DE) has requested approval to export the vehicles to … 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

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

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

Shanghai’s economy slows as COVID deals blow to industry, retail

BEIJING, April 23 (Reuters) – The economy of Shanghai, China’s most populous city, slowed in the first quarter from the end of 2021, hurt by rare declines in industrial output and retail sales that were hammered by the country’s most serious COVID outbreak. Shanghai’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 3.1% in the first quarter from … Read more

UK economy stumbles as consumers, firms brace for downturn

UK retail sales fall 1.4% in March, far more than expected Consumer confidence approaches record low levels S&P Global business survey shows growth slowing, gloomy outlook Bailey says BoE walks tightrope between inflation and recession LONDON, April 22 (Reuters) – Britain’s economy is losing steam as households in the face of a tightening cost-of-living squeeze, … Read more

Big business joins forces to bridge Germany’s growing skills gap

BERLIN, April 22 (Reuters) – Germany’s industrial heavyweights are teaming up to retrain workers in areas such as software and logistics to fill a growing skills gap and avoid layoffs among workers of all ages as the economy shifts to clean energy and online shopping. More than 36 major companies, ranging from auto suppliers such … 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