Ukraine calls for a demilitarized zone around the bombed nuclear plant

Ukraine and Russia blamed each other for the strikes on the Zaporizhzhya plant Kyiv warns of a Chernobyl-style disaster unless the region is secured UN’s Guterres says any attack on nuclear plant is ‘suicide’ Two Ukrainian grain ships leave ports, 12 since last week Kyiv (Reuters) – International alert over the weekend of artillery attacks … Read more

Dollar falls as currency markets pull back from Friday’s moves

Dollar dips Aussie, Kiwi and Pound gains Traders 69% expect the Fed to rise by 75 basis points in September LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar fell on Monday, losing some gains from Friday’s US jobs data, as currency markets rolled back their initial reaction and waited for inflation data on Wednesday to give more clues … Read more

Taiwan says Chinese planes and ships are carrying out simulated attack drills

Chinese ship planes perform simulated attack Blinken calls China’s halt to dialogue ‘irresponsible’ China calls on US to “correct mistakes” TAIPEI (Reuters) – Chinese planes and warships rehearsed for an attack on the island on Saturday, Taiwan officials said, as part of Beijing’s retaliation for a visit there by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which … Read more

The United States calls China’s military action on Taiwan unjustified, and Beijing punishes Pelosi

Taiwan downplays concerns China conducts unprecedented military exercises around Taiwan It comes on the heels of US House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taipei China says it will punish Pelosi for her ‘evil’ actions Pelosi, in Japan, joins Prime Minister Kishida in condemning China TAIPEI (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said China’s missile … Read more

Stocks steady as markets bet on Bank of England massive rally

Market bets on a 50 basis point BoE hike Fed official: 50 basis points increase in September ‘reasonable’ Oil bounces back from six-month low Lufthansa returns to operating profit Credit Agricole expects a jump in profits LONDON (Reuters) – Strong earnings at Credit Agricole and Lufthansa lifted shares on Thursday as tension over Nancy Pelosi’s … Read more

US House Speaker Pelosi begins her Asian tour, without mentioning Taiwan

Pelosi is touring Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan Taiwan is not mentioned on its agenda Chinese Air Force confirms determination to defend Earth Chinese military exercises in the South China Sea BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi kicked off a four-nation Asian tour on Sunday without mentioning Taiwan, her office said, amid … Read more

Global stocks eye the best months since late 2020, as the dollar recovers

The MSCI World Index rose 0.2%; Almost 6% for the month The dollar regains its early losses to trade flat against its peers Eurozone GDP data beat expectations; clouds ahead LONDON (Reuters) – Global stocks rose on Friday, on track for their best month since late 2020, as euro zone growth beat expectations, while the … Read more