GE shares slump as worsening supply chain, inflationary woes pressure profit

A traffic light is seen in front of a logo of General Electric at the company’s plant in Birr, Switzerland June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 26 (Reuters) – General Electric Co (GE.N) on Tuesday said fresh COVID-19 pandemic-related lockdowns in China as well as … Read more

Oil slumps 4% as Shanghai lockdowns stoke demand fears

Pump jacks operate at sunset in Midland, Texas US February 11, 2019. Picture taken February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Shanghai COVID lockdowns drag into fourth week EU considers ‘smart sanctions’ on Russian oil -media US dollar hits two-year high on potential interest rate rise NEW … Read more

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

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: 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

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

500,000 refugees from Ukraine have mental health issues, WHO says

Ukrainian refugees fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, walk after crossing the border between Ukraine and Poland, in Kroscienko, Poland, March 22, 2022.REUTERS/Hannah McKay GENEVA, March 22 (Reuters) – About half a million refugees from Ukraine who have fled to Poland need support for mental health disorders, and 30,000 have severe mental health problems, the representative … Read more

G20 cannot function with Russia at the table, Canada says

Candian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to journalists outside the US Trade Representative’s office in Washington, US, August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) – The Group of 20 major economies cannot effectively function as long as Russia remains a member, Canada’s finance … Read more

Belarus opposition leader calls for more sanctions against Lukashenko over Ukraine

THE HAGUE, April 22 (Reuters) – Exiled Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya called on Friday for harsher sanctions against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko who she says must share full responsibility for Russia’s war in Ukraine. Russia sent tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine on Feb. 24 from both Russian and Belarusian territory, in what … Read more