Iran applies to join China and Russia in the BRICS club

Iran applies to join BRICS Russia says the West is failing Argentina has also applied to join the BRICS – Russia DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) – Iran, which has the world’s second largest gas reserves, has applied to join the BRICS group of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, which Beijing and Moscow see as a … Read more

Stocks extend bear market rebound as inflation worries subside

MILAN / TOKYO (Reuters) – Global stocks extended their rebound on Monday, benefiting from Wall Street’s strong close on Friday as off-peak oil prices helped improve sentiment and allay fears of persistent inflation. Strong morning gains in Europe and rebound in Asian markets after China eased further restrictions on COVID-19 pushed MSCI global stock indexes … Read more

Russian forces set their sights on Lyschansk in the battle for eastern Ukraine

Ukraine needs a modern air defense system – Zelensky The United States announces a missile defense system for Ukraine – source Russian missiles hit Kyiv for the first time in weeks Biden condemns Kyiv attack, describing it as a “barbaric” act Kyiv/POKROVSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russian forces were battling on Monday for Lyschansk, the last … Read more

Legal clashes await US companies that cover workers’ abortion costs

Abortion rights advocates protest before the US Supreme Court the day after the Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Women’s Health Organization for Abortion, overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision, in Washington, US, June 25, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 26 (Reuters) – A … Read more

Russian missiles hit Ukraine, says Kyiv

Ukraine says Russia is carrying out large-scale bombing A chemical factory was bombed, where civilians were trapped Ukrainian forces withdraw from Severodonetsk Dozens of missiles hit Ukrainian military bases Kyiv (Reuters) – Russian missiles fell on Ukraine on Saturday, hitting military facilities in the west and north as well as a southern city in Europe’s … Read more

Broken stocks found support as growth concerns weigh on commodities

Men wearing protective masks amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), use mobile phones in front of an electronic board displaying Japan’s Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, June 16, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE/TOkyo (Reuters) – Global stocks and bonds headed for … Read more

US meets with refineries on high pump prices; No plan yet – sources

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has expressed interest in a possible lifting of gasoline rules to combat smog to combat high pump prices and backed away from a plan to ban fuel exports during a wide-ranging meeting with refiners, two industry sources said. Thursday. With tensions rising between US President Joe Biden and Big Oil, … Read more

The US Food and Drug Administration has suspended sales of JUUL e-cigarettes as part of the anti-nicotine campaign

June 23 (Reuters) – The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday banned Juul Labs Inc from selling its e-cigarettes in the United States, potentially dealing a fatal blow to the once-high-flying San Francisco company. After a nearly two-year review of scientific and public health data provided by the company, the agency said the apps “lack … Read more

Saudi Crown Prince, Erdogan meets in Turkey with full normalization on the horizon

Ankara halts Khashoggi’s trial to cement ties An official says talks are going slowly over a potential foreign exchange swap line Erdogan faces tough elections with economic tension ANKARA (Reuters) – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Turkey for the first time in years on Wednesday for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan … Read more

Friday’s Russell rebalancing could increase volatility in a nervous stock market

A screen displays stock market information on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, US, May 18, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors in the volatile US stock market brace for what could be one … Read more