The world can harness commerce to save the planet

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov. 21 (Reuters) – Trade is a major cause of global warming. Think of all those goods that travel from far away on contaminated ships — and the raw materials and components that circulate around the world in complex supply chains. But the right trade policies can also do a lot … Read more

First TVs, now tortilla chips: American companies set minimum prices to stop discounting

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (Reuters) – Makers of everything from toys to wafers are increasingly placing minimum prices on their items to maintain profits and limit price cuts as retailers like Walmart do so. (WMT.N) and Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) Trying to attract sales from each other over the Internet. As a result, shoppers are faced … Read more

Column: China picks up the American beans while the pig herd is still in check

NAPPERVILLE, Illinois, Nov. 17 (Reuters) – China has been choppy in the U.S. soybean market lately, though its purchases last week were unexpectedly large and probably badly needed as supplies of the largest bean ran out. imported. However, China’s pig industry, the largest in the world, could be on rocky ground as evidenced by rising … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Germany ramps up emergency cash plans to tackle blackouts

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German authorities are stepping up preparations to hand out emergency funds in the event of a power outage to keep the economy running as the nation prepares for possible power outages caused by the war in Ukraine, four people involved said. One person said plans include Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank, hoarding billions … Read more

Exclusive: Tesla considering exporting Chinese-made electric cars to US sources

SHANGHAI, November 11 (Reuters) – TESLA (TSLA.O) Two people familiar with the planning are considering exporting electric cars made in China to the United States, a reversal that would reflect the automaker’s deep cost advantage at its Shanghai plant and sluggish demand from Chinese consumers. Tesla is studying whether parts made by its suppliers in … Read more

African heritage sites in danger as the planet warms

Dozens of African monuments threatened by climate impacts The ruins of Carthage, Sabratha and Mount Kilimanjaro are in danger Lack of Funding, Research Hinders Conservation Efforts NAIROBI, Nov 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From the snow-capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to the ruins of the ancient Tunisian city of Carthage and Senegal’s slave island of … Read more

Brazil’s Bolsonaro expected to break the silence after Lula’s win

BRASILIA (Reuters) – President Jair Bolsonaro is preparing to break his silence after his defeat in Brazil’s presidential election, amid doubts over whether the far-right nationalist will accept the victory of his leftist rival, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. . Claudio Cagado, head of a party allied with Bolsonaro, said Bolsonaro would speak … Read more

BreakingViews: Xi’s contract with China needs more signatures

HONG KONG, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Xi Jinping effectively secured a third term as president at the just-concluded secret meeting of the Communist Party of China. His prize: a $16 trillion economy in a weak country, dependent on American technology and facing a demographic crisis. Xi also faces popular resentment over the economic pain his … Read more

Analysis: World Cup could be a nightmare before Christmas for UK supermarkets

Food retailers are under severe pressure from cost inflation Usually the World Cup and Christmas give sales prizes Events coincide with the complexity of logistics and spending patterns LONDON (Reuters) – The Winter World Cup has added a new level of uncertainty to the Christmas trading outlook for British supermarkets: how to convince cash-strapped shoppers … Read more

The next big trade for China is nationalism

HONG KONG, Oct 17 (Reuters) – President Xi Jinping has just made clear that his concerns are greater than those of a faltering economy. The twice-a-decade Communist Party congress opened on Sunday with a speech focusing more on national security and stability than in the past. This means that state-led and inward-looking policies such as … Read more