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IMF criticises UK policy, Bank of England to make big response

Proposals likely to increase inequality, IMF says BoE’s Pill says ‘significant’ response likely Economists, executives call for a policy U-turn Pound recovers slightly, up 0.4% on the day LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund openly criticised Britain’s new economic strategy on Tuesday, following another slide in bond markets that forced the Bank … Read more

U.S. Congress negotiators set nearly $12 bln in new Ukraine aid -sources

A local resident walks past an apartment block damaged in the course of Russia-Ukraine conflict in Mariupol, Ukraine September 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Negotiators of a stop-gap spending bill in the U.S. Congress have agreed to include nearly $12 billion in … Read more

Putin grants Russian citizenship to U.S. whistleblower Snowden

Former contractor of U.S. National Security Agency Edward Snowden is seen on a screen during his interview presented via video link at the New Knowledge educational online forum in Moscow, Russia September 2, 2021. REUTERS/Olesya Astakhova Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 26 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Monday granted … Read more

Oil prices fall for a second day on concerns for expected recession

Model of Oil barrels are seen in front of rising stock graph in this illustration, July 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 26 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell for a second day on Monday on fears of lower fuel demand from an expected global recession sparked by … Read more

Sterling crumbles to record low, dollar soars on UK fiscal angst

Woman holds British pound banknotes in this illustration taken May 30, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Sterling tumbled to a record trough on Monday as traders scampered for the exits on speculation the new government’s economic plan will stretch Britain’s finances to the … Read more

London copper price hits two-month low on strong dollar

A worker checks copper wires at Truong Phu cable factory in northern Hai Duong province, outside Hanoi, Vietnam August 11, 2017. REUTERS/Kham Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 26 (Reuters) – London copper prices hit a more than two-month low on Monday, as a stronger dollar made greenback-priced metals more expensive … Read more

Sterling collapses as investors fly into dollars

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sterling hits record low; risk of BOE response Euro down 1%; Aussie, kiwi, yuan hit multi year lows S&P 500 futures drop 0.6% SYDNEY, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Sterling slumped to a record low on Monday, prompting speculation of an emergency response from the Bank of … Read more

Ukraine receives U.S. air defense system

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy addresses Ukrainians about the prisoners of war (POWs) swap, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv Ukraine, in this handout picture released September 22, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 25 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in an interview … Read more

Polish venue cancels Roger Waters gigs after Ukraine comments

Former rock band “Pink Floyd” musician Roger Waters performs on stage during his tour, at Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington, U.S., September 18, 2022. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WARSAW, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Concerts by Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters were cancelled by a venue in the Polish … Read more

Russia’s Lavrov accuses Washington of playing with fire around Taiwan

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of “playing with fire” around Taiwan in a speech sharply critical of Washington at the annual gathering at the United Nations. Lavrov said Washington was trying to turn the entire world … Read more