EXCLUSIVE Grab sees no major layoffs despite weak market

A man walks past an office in Singapore, March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Grab, Southeast Asia’s largest car-servicing and food-delivery company, does not envision having to mass lay off workers as some competitors have done, and is hiring selectively, while reining in … Read more

At the United Nations, Micronesia denounces Japan’s plan to release Fukushima waters into the Pacific Ocean

A worker, wearing protective suits and masks, takes notes in front of radioactive water storage tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant of Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (TEPCO) in Okuma City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Toro Hanai Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The … Read more

Reserve Bank of India raises interest rates again, a slim majority of economists expect a 50 basis point increase according to a Reuters poll

A picture of the logo of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) at the gate of its office in New Delhi, India, November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BENGALURU (Reuters) – The Reserve Bank of India is set to raise interest rates again next week, … Read more

The US dollar advances as markets brace for a significant Fed rate hike

US dollar banknotes are shown in front of the stock graph displayed in this illustration taken on February 8, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Markets in consolidation mode ahead of Fed policy decision Fed Funds futures price has a 21% chance of a 100 basis point … Read more

Zelensky pledged no complacency as Ukraine says troops are crossing the Uskil River in the country’s northeast

Russia steps up strikes on Ukrainian civilian targets Ukraine says its forces have advanced to the east bank of the Oskil River Biden urges Putin not to use tactical nuclear and chemical weapons Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed not to stop fighting to reclaim lands lost to Russia as Kyiv said its … Read more

Modi attacks Putin over Ukraine war

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Modi says now is not the time for war Xi warns of foreign interference Putin says the world has changed Iran calls on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to act against the United States SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Russian President … Read more

Putin admits that China has “questions and concerns” about Russia’s faltering invasion of Ukraine

Hong Kong CNN – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised China’s “balanced position” on Ukraine warAlthough he admitted that Beijing had “questions and concerns” about the invasion, in what appeared to be a veiled acknowledgment of their divergent views about the protracted military offensive. Putin made the remarks while meeting Chinese leader Xi Jinping … Read more

Asian markets opened lower after price data hit Wall Street

Asian markets fell on Wednesday after Wall Street fell the most since June 2020 as a report showed that inflation has maintained a surprisingly strong grip on the US economy. The Nikkei 225 benchmark in Tokyo lost 2.8% in early trading Wednesday, to 27816.58, while the S&P/ASX 200 in Sydney fell 2.5% to 6,834.80. In … Read more

Exclusive: Biden hits China with broader restrictions on exports of US chips and gadgets

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Next month, several people familiar with the matter said, the Biden administration plans to expand restrictions on US shipments to China of semiconductors used in artificial intelligence and chip-making tools. The Commerce Department intends to publish new regulations based on the restrictions sent in letters … Read more

Xi meets Putin on first trip outside China since coronavirus began

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, February 4, 2022. Sputnik/Alexey Druzhinin/Kremlin via Reuters Attention Editors – This image is provided by a third party. Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) – Xi Jinping will leave China for the first time … Read more