Putin wants ‘unfriendly’ countries to pay for Russian gas in roubles

LONDON, March 23 (Reuters) – Russia will seek payment in roubles for gas sold to “unfriendly” countries, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, and European gas prices soared on concerns the move would exacerbate the region’s energy crunch. European nations and the United States have imposed heavy sanctions on Russia since Moscow sent troops into … Read more

Stocks steady after Fed hike, BoE’s turn next

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying various countries’ stock indexes including Russian Trading System (RTS) Index which is empty, outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON/TOKYO, March 17 (Reuters) … Read more

China share surge boosts Asian equity gauges ahead of Fed

A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MSCI Asia ex-Japan up more than 3%, Nikkei +1.7% China Vice Premier comments trigger jump in Chinese shares US Treasury yields down from June … Read more

Households squeezed as U.S. consumer prices accelerate; more pain coming

Consumer price index increases 0.8% in February Gasoline accounts for nearly a third of rise in CPI CPI jumps 7.9% year-on-year; costs of food, rent arises Core CPI rises 0.5%; increases 6.4% year-on-year WASHINGTON, March 10 (Reuters) – US consumer prices surged in February, forcing Americans to dig deeper to pay for rent, food and … Read more

Moscow says it will let Ukrainian civilians flee – to Russia

Talk of humanitarian corridors comes after failed ceasefires Oil price surges as US considers Russia oil ban Ukraine says Russian forces assault preparing on Kyiv LVIV/IRPIN, Ukraine, March 7 (Reuters) – Moscow offered Ukrainians escape routes to Russia and its close ally Belarus on Monday, drawing cries of outrage from Ukraine, where officials said a … Read more

U.S. job growth surge underscores economy’s strength as headwinds rise

Nonfarm payrolls increased 678,000 in February Unemployment rate falls to 3.8% from 4.0% Average hourly flat earnings; up 5.1% year-on-year Average workweek rises to 34.7 hours WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) – US job growth accelerated in February, pushing the unemployment rate to a two-year low of 3.8% and raising optimism that the economy could withstand … Read more

Russian forces seize huge Ukrainian nuclear plant, fire extinguished

Intense fighting in area around huge nuclear plant No signs of elevated radiation – US Energy Sec US and UK hit oligarchs with further sanctions LVIV, Ukraine, March 4 (Reuters) – Russian forces seized the largest nuclear power plant in Europe after a building at the complex was set ablaze during intense fighting with Ukrainian … Read more

Ukraine and Russia agree on evacuation corridors as U.S. punishes oligarchs

Russian troops’ advance stalled outside Kyiv Refugee total exceeds 1 million – UNHCR Ukraine president says defense lines holding US and UK hit oligarchs with sanctions BORODYANKA/LVIV, Ukraine, March 3 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine agreed on Thursday to the need for humanitarian corridors to help civilians escape Moscow’s eight-day-old invasion, the first apparent progress … Read more

Russian rouble up from new lows, ratings downgrades weigh

Russian Rouble and US Dollar banknotes are seen in this illustration taken, February 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW, March 3 (Reuters) – The rouble pared some losses after slumping to new record lows against the dollar and euro on Thursday as Fitch and Moody’s downgraded … Read more

Russian column stalled for days outside Kyiv

Ukraine president says defense lines holding Moscow says it has seized Kherson, mayor says troops in streets UN votes overwhelmingly to censor Russia’s invasion Refugee total exceeds 1 million – UNHCR Kharkiv bombarded, Mariupol under siege BORODYANKA, Ukraine, March 3 (Reuters) – Russia’s invasion of Ukraine entered its second week on Thursday an apparent tactical … Read more