Poland says Russia warned that gas supply will stop on Wednesday

A worker checks pipes at a gas compressor station on the Yamal-Europe pipeline near Nesvizh, some 130 km (81 miles) southwest of Minsk December 29, 2006.REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WARSAW, April 26 (Reuters) – Russian energy giant Gazprom (GAZP.MM) told Poland’s PGNiG (PGNi.WA) it will halt gas … Read more

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

UN wants to coordinate efforts to save lives in Mariupol, UN chief tells Russia

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during the 11th emergency special session of the 193-member UN General Assembly on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York City, New York, US February 28, 2022. REUTERS/ Carlo Allegri Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 26 (Reuters) … Read more

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

Britain to cut Ukraine tariffs to zero to help its economy

LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) – All tariffs on goods coming to Britain from Ukraine under an existing free trade deal will be axed to help the Ukrainian economy, the British government announced on Monday. London said tariffs would be reduced to zero and all quotas removed following a direct request from Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, … 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

Graphic chip price drop raises questions on whether end of shortage is in sight

April 25 (Reuters) – A sharp drop in graphic chip prices could presage an unexpectedly quick ending to a global chip crunch that has crippled manufacturing from smartphones to cars, and the issue will be a central one for companies reporting results this week. As Intel (INTC.O), Qualcomm (QCOM.O) and others report, investors will weigh … Read more

Britain moves ahead with mandatory climate plans for companies

LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) – Britain unveiled a new taskforce on Monday to write rules forcing financial firms and listed companies to publish plans from next year for transitioning to a net zero economy by 2050. Last November at the COP26 UN Climate Summit, British finance minister Rishi Sunak said companies would have to publish … Read more

Thousands of farmers stage anti-tax protest in Argentina capital

BUENOS AIRES, April 23 (Reuters) – Thousands of Argentine farmers protested in Buenos Aires on Saturday against President Alberto Fernandez, whose policies to contain food prices to curb rampant inflation have been criticized by the agricultural sector. Argentina is one of the world’s top food exporters and the sector is key to Latin America’s third-largest … 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