China’s Guangdong summons Evergrande boss following debt repayment warning

China’s Guangdong summons Evergrande boss following debt repayment warning

The company logo is displayed at China Evergrande Group’s headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China September 26, 2021. REUTERS / Aly Song Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up Evergrande says may not have enough funds to meet commitments China’s central bank, regulators are stepping in to try to calm the … Read more

Ford aims to be the world’s # 2 electric car manufacturer within two years – COO

Ford aims to be the world’s # 2 electric car manufacturer within two years – COO

An employee of Ford Motor Company goes to work following the company’s announcement to build future electric cars in Cologne, Germany, on February 17, 2021. Oliver Berg / Pool via REUTERS Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up December 3 (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co. (UN) expects to be the world’s … Read more

US job growth slows; unemployment falls to 4.2 per cent.

US job growth slows;  unemployment falls to 4.2 per cent.

Non-agricultural wages rise by 210,000 in November Unemployment falls to 4.2% from 4.6% The average hourly wage increased 0.3%; the working week rises to 34.8 WASHINGTON, December 3 (Reuters) – Employment growth in the US slowed significantly in November due to job losses at retailers and in municipal education, but unemployment fell to a 21-month … Read more

Belarus says it will retaliate against sanctions, facing “unprecedented pressure”

Belarus says it will retaliate against sanctions, facing “unprecedented pressure”

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko speaks to migrants as he visits the Bruzgi Transport and Logistics Center on the Belarusian-Polish border in the Grodno region, Belarus 26 November 2021. REUTERS / Kacper Pempel Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up MOSCOW, DECEMBER 3 (Reuters) – Belarus said it would retaliate after the … Read more

BioNTech CEO, who is sure to quickly adapt the vaccine to Omicron

BioNTech CEO, who is sure to quickly adapt the vaccine to Omicron

FRANKFURT, December 3 (Reuters) – Germany’s BioNTech should be able to adapt its coronavirus vaccine relatively quickly in response to the Omicron variant, its CEO Ugur Sahin said, adding that despite the mutation shots, it should continue to protect people against serious illness. BioNTech (22UAy.DE) and Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) jointly produced one of the first … Read more

US, EU concerned over China’s ‘problematic and unilateral actions’ at sea

US, EU concerned over China’s ‘problematic and unilateral actions’ at sea

WASHINGTON, December 2 (Reuters) – The United States and the European Union on Thursday expressed great concern over China’s “problematic and unilateral actions” in the South China Sea and stressed the need for close contact to deal with “competition and systemic rivalry” with Beijing. The joint statement followed talks in Washington between US Deputy Secretary … Read more

Omicron may throw a wrench at companies’ plans to return to office

Omicron may throw a wrench at companies’ plans to return to office

December 3 (Reuters) – Business executives have begun considering various permanent work models for their employees as the coronavirus pandemic and the spread of the Omicron variant destabilize their recent return to office. With Omicron so new, companies are struggling to understand how the variant can affect their operations and profits. Most have taken a … Read more

Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers for grilling ex-Epstein employee who testified about underage girls

Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers for grilling ex-Epstein employee who testified about underage girls

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (Reuters) – Ghislaine Maxwell’s defense attorneys were expected on Friday to challenge the account of a former Jeffrey Epstein employee who testified that he drove two girls he thought appeared to be minors to the deceased financier’s Palm Beach property. Juan Alessi, who worked full-time for Epstein from 1991 to 2002, … Read more

Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers for grilling ex-Epstein employee who testified about underage girls

Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers for grilling ex-Epstein employee who testified about underage girls

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (Reuters) – Ghislaine Maxwell’s defense attorneys were expected on Friday to challenge the account of a former Jeffrey Epstein employee who testified that he drove two girls he thought appeared to be minors to the deceased financier’s Palm Beach property. Juan Alessi, who worked full-time for Epstein from 1991 to 2002, … Read more

Vaccination, not travel barbells, the key to fighting Omicron, says WHO

Vaccination, not travel barbells, the key to fighting Omicron, says WHO

WHO says border control only ‘buys time’ There are no reports of Omicron-related deaths yet, a WHO spokesman said Five US states find cases of Omicron variant The BoE is taking a wait-and-see approach to raising interest rates GENEVA, December 3 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) called on countries to increase health capacity … Read more