Russia seizes control of Sakhalin gas project, raises stakes with West

Russia seizes control of Sakhalin gas project, raises stakes with West

Putin signed decree to secure all rights on Thursday Five-page decree follows tightening Western sanctions Move raises risks for Western firms still in Russia Shell was already in talks to sell up Sakhalin stake TOKYO/LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin has raised the stakes in an economic war with the West and its … Read more

Tasty name but no Big Mac: Russia opens rebranded McDonald’s restaurants

Tasty name but no Big Mac: Russia opens rebranded McDonald's restaurants

June 12 (Reuters) – It might look and smell like McDonald’s but now it’s Vkusno & tochka. The golden arches are gone, the Filet-O-Fish is simply a fish burger. The Big Mac has left Russia. A new era for Russia’s fast-food and economic scene dawned on Sunday, as McDonald’s (MCD.N) restaurants flung open their doors … Read more

Exclusive: Credit Suisse weighs options to strengthen capital

Exclusive: Credit Suisse weighs options to strengthen capital

The logo of Swiss bank Credit Suisse is seen at its headquarters at the Paradeplatz square in Zurich, Switzerland October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ZURICH, May 31 (Reuters) – Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) is in the early stages of weighing options to bolster its capital after … Read more

Global shares fall on fears of global economic slowdown

Global shares fall on fears of global economic slowdown

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register World stocks drop to 1-1/2 yr low, down almost 20% YTD Europe down over 2%, US equity futures struggle Dollar hits 2yr highs, accelerates … Read more

Stocks see slight recovery but negative outlook persists

Stocks see slight recovery but negative outlook persists

A woman wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, looks at an electronic board displaying Japan’s Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 7, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) – European stock indexes opened higher on Tuesday, with risk … Read more

Shanghai factories sputter towards reopening as city aims to ease lockdown

Shanghai factories sputter towards reopening as city aims to ease lockdown

SHANGHAI, April 18 (Reuters) – Manufacturers including Tesla (TSLA.O) began preparing on Monday to reopen their Shanghai plants as China’s most populous city speeds up efforts to get back to normal after a nearly three-week COVID shutdown. Still, most workers will have to live onsite, and there was no immediate word how factories will deal … Read more

EXCLUSIVE China state refiners shun new Russian oil trades, teapots fly under radar -sources

EXCLUSIVE China state refiners shun new Russian oil trades, teapots fly under radar -sources

Sinopec, CNOOC, PetroChina, Sinochem refrain from new purchases Worries about sanctions keep state firms at bay Some independent refiners continue ESPO crude imports SINGAPORE, April 6 (Reuters) – China’s state refiners are honoring existing Russian oil contracts but avoiding new ones despite steep discounts, heeding Beijing’s call for caution as western sanctions mount against Russia … Read more

Russian auto boomtown grinds to halt over Ukraine sanctions

Russian auto boomtown grinds to halt over Ukraine sanctions

Kaluga car plants halt production Car demand falls, food prices soar Some hope Western resolve won’t last Others have seen crises pass before April 5 (Reuters) – Thousands of auto workers have been furloughed and food prices are soaring as Western sanctions pummel the small Russian city of Kaluga and its flagship foreign carmakers, with … Read more

Shanghai lockdown hurts oil, bonds and yen take a beating

Asia stocks extend losses as Ukraine war, China's COVID surge hit sentiment

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying graphs (top) of Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, March 28 (Reuters) – Oil prices slide on Monday as a … Read more

Inside China’s electric drive for swappable car batteries

Inside China's electric drive for swappable car batteries

DETROIT/BEIJING, March 25 (Reuters) – A year ago Tesla dismissed the alternative path of electric car battery swapping as “riddled with problems and not suitable for widescale use”. It seems Beijing disagrees. In fact, China is pushing hard for swappable batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) as a supplement to regular vehicle charging, with the government … Read more