Stocks, dollar rise; European leaders urge further Moscow sanctions

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, April 4, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US stocks mostly higher in early trade Oil prices gain US dollar strengthens NEW YORK, April 4 (Reuters) – Stocks on global indexes … Read more

Oil jumps 4% as deaths near Kyiv prompt talk of new sanctions

Workers walk as oil pumps are seen in the background in the Uzen oil and gas field in the Mangistau Region of Kazakhstan November 13, 2021. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Global outcry at killings near Kyiv as frontline shifts Iran blames US for halt to Vienna nuclear talks … Read more

JPMorgan’s Dimon warns of potential $1 billion loss from Russia exposure

JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon looks on during the inauguration the new French headquarters of JP Morgan bank in Paris, France June 29, 2021. Michel Euler/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, April 4 (Reuters) – JPMorgan (JPM.N) boss Jamie Dimon warned on Monday that the bank could … Read more

Biden administration weighs largest ever draw from emergency oil reserve- sources

A US postal worker puts his seatbelt on after filing up his vehicle at a gas station in Garden Grove, California, US, March 29, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) – The Biden administration is considering releasing up to 180 million barrels of oil over … Read more

Oil rebounds on tight supply, prospects of new Russia sanctions

Workers walk as oil pumps are seen in the background in the Uzen oil and gas field in the Mangistau Region of Kazakhstan November 13, 2021. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, March 30 (Reuters) – Oil prices jumped by more than $4 on Wednesday on supply tightness and … Read more

US FCC adds Russia’s Kaspersky, China telecom firms to national security threat list

WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday added Russia’s AO Kaspersky Lab, China Telecom (Americas) Corp (0728.HK) and China Mobile International USA (0941.HK) to its list of communications equipment and service providers deemed threats to US national security. The regulator last year designated five Chinese companies including Huawei Technologies Co … Read more

Jamaica PM tells British royals island nation wants to be independent

KINGSTON, March 23 (Reuters) – Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness told Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate on Wednesday his country wants to be “independent” and address “unresolved” issues, a day after protesters called on the United Kingdom to pay reparations for slavery. The royal couple arrived in Jamaica on Tuesday as part of … Read more

Foreigners banned from selling Russian stocks as market set for limited reopening

March 23 (Reuters) – Russia plans to resume some stock trading on Thursday after a near month-long hiatus, with 33 ruble securities to be traded on the Moscow Exchange. Non-residents will have to wait, though – they will be barred from selling stocks and OFZ ruble bonds until April 1. Trading in blue chips, including … Read more

Disney employees stage walkouts to protest company response to Florida bill

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (Reuters) – Employees of the Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) staged walkouts and social media campaigns on Tuesday to protest the company’s response to Florida legislation that would limit classroom discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity. In a rare public demonstration of unrest, about 60 Disney employees gathered at a park … Read more

British royals’ Jamaica visit stirs demands for slavery reparations

KINGSTON, March 22 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Jamaica on Tuesday as part of a week-long Caribbean tour, hours after activists protested to demand reparations for slavery amid growing scrutiny of the British Empire’s colonial legacy. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Belize on Saturday to start … Read more