Tentative tech bounce as investors escape bonds

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying Shanghai Composite index, Nikkei index and Dow Jones Industrial Average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 7, 2022. REUTERS / Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, March 23 (Reuters) – … Read more

Factbox: Who is still buying Russian crude oil

March 22 (Reuters) – Australia, Britain, Canada and the United States have imposed outright bans on Russian oil purchases following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, but members of the European Union are split. EU foreign ministers failed to agree on Monday on sanctioning Russian gas and oil supplies, which account for 40% and 27% of the … Read more

Oil prices rise as US stockpiles decline amid tight market

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 NEW DELHI, March 23 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Wednesday as a reported drop in US crude inventories increased concerns … Read more

Traders warn of Russia-related diesel and gas shortages

Energy markets face struggle to absorb lost Russian oil Russia is one of the word’s biggest oil exporters Diesel supplies a major concern for Europe Economic recession and risk LAUSANNE, March 22 (Reuters) – Energy and commodity markets are in shock after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the world’s top trading firms said on Tuesday, warning … Read more

No country with WHO air quality standards in 2021, survey shows

SHANGHAI, March 22 (Reuters) – Not a single country managed to meet the World Health Organization’s (WHO) air quality standard in 2021, a survey of pollution data in 6,475 cities showed on Tuesday, and smog even rebounded in some regions after a COVID -related dip. The WHO recommends that average annual readings of small and … Read more

European stocks edge higher, yields rise as markets adjust rate expectations

Men wearing protective face masks walk under an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei share average inside a conference hall, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan January 25, 2022. REUTERS / Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, March 22 (Reuters) – European stock indices opened slightly higher … Read more

Biden says India ‘somewhat shaky’ on Russia over Ukraine

US President Joe Biden listens as India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a ‘Quad nations’ meeting at the Leaders’ Summit of the Quadrilateral Framework held in the East Room at the White House in Washington, US, September 24, 2021. REUTERS / Evelyn Hockstein Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, … Read more

Japan issues first-ever power supply warning amid shortage

Houses and buildings are seen in an electric stoppage at the area after an earthquake at Toshima ward in Tokyo, Japan March 17, 2022. REUTERS / Issei Kato / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, March 22 (Reuters) – The Japanese government on Tuesday issued its first-ever power supply … Read more

US SEC proposes companies disclose range of climate risks, emissions data

WASHINGTON, March 21 (Reuters) – The US securities regulator on Monday proposed requiring US-listed companies to disclose a range of climate-related risks and greenhouse gas emissions, part of President Joe Biden’s push to join global efforts to avert climate-related catastrophes . The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unveiled its long-anticipated draft rule under which … Read more

Oil jumps as EU mulls Russian ban, Saudi refinery output hit

A view of the Phillips 66 Company’s Los Angeles Refinery (foreground), which processes domestic & imported crude oil into gasoline, aviation and diesel fuels, and storage tanks for refined petroleum products at the Kinder Morgan Carson Terminal (background), at sunset in Carson , California, US, March 11, 2022. Picture taken March 11, 2022. Picture taken … Read more