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

Oil jumps 5% as Caspian pipeline disruption adds to supply fears

A worker holds a nozzle to pump petrol into a vehicle at a fuel station in Mumbai, India, May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Caspian crude pipeline accounts for over 1% of world demand US crude stockpiles fall, output flat for 7th week in a row Biden … 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

Oil set for weekly loss as supply remedies emerge

A general view shows a local oil refinery behind residential buildings in Omsk, Russia February 10, 2021. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Market grappling with determining supply shortages from Russia Brent benchmark see-sawed in wide trading range this week OPEC nations stick to alliance with Russia LONDON, March 11 … Read more

Ukraine’s farmers stalled, fueling fears of global food shortages

March 11 (Reuters) – The Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens millions of tiny spring-time sprouts that should emerge from stalks of dormant winter wheat in the coming weeks. If the farmers can’t feed those crops soon, far fewer of the so-called tillers will spout, jeopardizing a national wheat harvest on which millions in the developing … 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

Chelsea owner Abramovich and Rosneft boss Sechin hit by UK sanctions

UK sanctions seven more oligarchs it links to Kremlin Group includes Chelsea owner Abramovich Chelsea out put on hold, UK might sell club Trading suspended in Evraz shares LONDON, March 10 (Reuters) – Britain imposed sanctions on Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich and Igor Sechin, the chief executive of Russian oil giant Rosneft, hitting … Read more

Oil jittery as market weighs OPEC filling Russia supply gap

Industrial facilities of PCK Raffinerie oil refinery are pictured in Schwedt/Oder, Germany, March 8, 2022. The company receives crude oil from Russia via the ‘Friendship’ pipeline. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Brent, WTI trade in $4 to $5 ranges UAE officials give differing views on output plans US crude … Read more

Ukraine accuses Russia of bombing childrens’ hospital in besieged Mariupol

Hospital hit by several Russian bombs, city council says Russia had earlier agreed to ceasefire for evacuation Moscow denies targeting civilians Kyiv calls for ceasefire to restore Chernobyl power LVIV, Ukraine, March 9 (Reuters) – Ukraine accused Russia on Wednesday of bombing a children’s hospital in the besieged port of Mariupol during a supposed ceasefire … Read more