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

US consumer spending, underlying inflation slow in May

US consumer spending, underlying inflation slow in May

Consumer spending increases 0.2% in May Inflation adjusted consumers spending drops 0.4% Core PCE price index rises 0.3%; up 4.7% year-on-year Weekly jobless claims fall 2,000 to 231,000 WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – US consumer spending rose less than expected in May as motor vehicles remained scarce while higher prices forced cutbacks on purchases of … 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

Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

Crypto's latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

LONDON/MUMBAI/ANKARA, June 21 (Reuters) – For Jeremy Fong, US crypto lender Celsius was an ideal place to stash his digital currency holdings – and earn some spending money from its double-digit interest rates along the way. “I was probably earning $100 a week,” at sites like Celsius, said Fong, a 29-year civil aerospace worker who … Read more

Cryptoverse: The early birds betting bitcoin’s bottoming out

Cryptoverse: The early birds betting bitcoin's bottoming out

June 7 (Reuters) – As the crypto winter creeps into June, the first signs of a thaw are emerging. Some investors are now betting that bitcoin is bottoming out, judging by the money heading into listed cryptocurrency funds, which represent just a slice of the market yet are popular among institutional and retail players alike. … Read more

Exclusive: Elon Musk wants to cut 10% of Tesla jobs

Exclusive: Elon Musk wants to cut 10% of Tesla jobs

Tesla employed around 100,000 people at end of 2021 Musk warned staff on Tuesday to return to office or leave US executives sounding increasingly gloomy about economy SAN FRANCISCO, June 3 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk has a “super bad feeling” about the economy and needs to cut about 10% of staff at … Read more

Musk links deal progress on proof of spam bot share on Twitter

Musk links deal progress on proof of spam bot share on Twitter

Seeks proof that spam bots account for less than 5% of users Twitter says committed to the deal at the agreed price Twitter stock trading at $36.31 compared to offer of $54.20 May 17 (Reuters) – Elon Musk said on Tuesday his $44-billion offer would not move forward until Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) shows proof that … 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