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

Russia finds Meta guilty of ‘extremist activity’ but WhatsApp can stay

Moscow court says Meta engaged in ‘extremist activity’ Facebook, Instagram already banned in Russia Prosecutors, court say WhatsApp will not be affected Lawmaker says Meta can return if sticks to Russia’s terms March 21 (Reuters) – A Moscow court said on Monday that Meta (FB.O) was guilty of “extremist activity”, but the ruling will not … Read more

Chinese Boeing jet crashes in mountains with 132 on board, no sign of survivors

BEIJING, March 21 (Reuters) – A China Eastern Airlines (600115.SS) Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in mountains in southern China on a domestic flight on Monday after a sudden descent from cruising altitude. Media said there were no signs of survivors. The airline said it deeply mourned the loss of passengers and … 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

Nazanin, Ashoori arrive in Britain after Iran prison ordeal

BRIZE NORTON, England, March 16 (Reuters) – British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and dual national Anoosheh Ashoori arrived in Britain from Iran on Thursday, ending an ordeal during which they became a bargaining chip in Iran’s talks with the West over its nuclear programme. They arrived at the British military airbase of Brize Norton in … 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

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