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

EXCLUSIVE State TV protester tells Russians: open your eyes to Ukraine war propaganda

Marina Ovsyannikova, a Channel One employee who staged an on-air protest as she held up an anti-war sign behind a studio presenter, speaks to the media as the leaves the court building in Moscow, Russia March 15, 2022 in this still image taken from a video. REUTERS TV via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited … 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

Carmakers face soaring metal costs with Russian supplies at risk

LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) – Saving up for a new ride? Better start putting more cash aside. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is ramping up the price of metals used in cars, from aluminum in the bodywork to palladium in catalytic converters to the high-grade nickel in electric vehicle batteries, and drivers are likely to foot … 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

Russia’s offer to foreign firms: stay, leave or hand over the keys

Customers shop at an IKEA store in Omsk, Russia, March 3, 2022. REUTERS/Stringer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sweeping Western sanctions create investor minefield SocGen warned it might be stripped of Russian assets Pirelli’s Russian plants continue, others seek exit Banks count the every changing cost of sanctions MOSCOW, March 4 … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy tells EU: ‘Prove that you are with us”

Treat us as equals, Ukraine tells EU EU says to consider Ukraine candidacy, but will be ‘difficult’ EU lawmakers set to call Russia “rogue state” – draft EU lawmakers call for tougher sanctions BRUSSELS, March 1 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged the EU on Tuesday via video link to an emergency session of … Read more

Shell to exit Russia after Ukraine invasion, joining BP

Shell pulls out of giant Sakhalin 2 LNG project Move to lead to impairments of $3 billion ‘We are shocked by the loss of life in Ukraine,’ CEO says LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) – Shell (SHEL.L) will exit all its Russian operations, including a major liquefied natural gas plant, it said on Monday, becoming the … Read more

U.S. slaps sanctions on Russia’s central bank, threatens more action

An exterior view shows Russia’s Central Bank headquarters in Moscow, Russia March 29, 2021. A sign reads: “Bank of Russia”. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Feb 28 (Reuters) – The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Russia’s central bank and other sources of wealth, dealing a crushing … Read more