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

World stocks in red as consumers signal recession ahead

World stocks in red as consumers signal recession ahead

LONDON/TOKYO, June 29 (Reuters) – Global stock markets slipped for the second straight day on Wednesday and bond yields inched lower on growing fears that policymakers bent on dampening inflation will tip their economies into recession. A succession of weak data releases in Europe and the United States has not prevented central bankers from doubling … Read more

US gasoline average price tops $5 per gallon in historic first

US gasoline average price tops $5 per gallon in historic first

June 11 (Reuters) – The price of US gasoline averaged more than $5 a gallon for the first time on Saturday, data from the AAA showed, extending a surge in fuel costs that is driving rising inflation. The national average price for regular unleaded gas rose to $5.004 a gallon on June 11 from $4.986 … Read more

Oil steadies as recession worry offsets higher demand outlook

Oil steadies as recession worry offsets higher demand outlook

IMF Managing Director says cannot rule recession out US gasoline demand set to climb as driving season approaches White House weighs tapping emergency diesel reserve Shanghai aims to normalize life from June 1 HOUSTON, May 23 (Reuters) – Oil prices were little changed on Monday, as worries over a possible recession offset an outlook for … Read more

Asia stocks struggle after say China data

Asia stocks struggle after say China data

Traders are seen in front of a screen with trading figures in red at Thailand Stock Exchange building in Bangkok, Thailand March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Juarawee Kittisilpa/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Asian stock markets: China retail sales dive 11.1%, output drops 2.9% Nikkei pares gains, S&P 500 futures turn lower Dollar … 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

Shares churn, close down; yields fall after US inflation data

Shares churn, close down;  yields fall after US inflation data

NEW YORK, May 11 (Reuters) – Wall Street stocks closed sharply lower and Treasury yields fell in Wednesday’s volatile session as oil prices rallied and worried investors about the potential for an economic slowdown. US equity indexes hadtraded higher and lower during the volatile session as investors picked through US inflation data for clues about … 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

Stocks rise, US yields slip as markets await Fed rate hike

Stocks rise, US yields slip as markets await Fed rate hike

NEW YORK/MILAN, May 3 (Reuters) – A gauge of global equity markets edged higher on Tuesday while 10-year US Treasury yields slide from the 3% level as investors remained cautious, expecting the Federal Reserve to hike rates by the most in a single day since 2000 to curb inflation. Feeding inflation worries, data showed US … Read more

Exclusive: China’s oil champion prepares Western retreat over sanctions fear

Exclusive: China's oil champion prepares Western retreat over sanctions fear

Men wearing face masks walk past a sign of China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) outside its headquarters in Beijing, China March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CNOOC preparing to exit Britain, Canada, US -sources Beijing concerned over growing tension with West Production in three countries reached … Read more