Shares bounce, US yield curve inverts after strong jobs data

US stocks drop, Treasury yield curve inverts US employers added 431,000 jobs in March US jobless rate at 3.6% Euro zone inflation 7.5% in March Oil heading for 13% fall this week NEW YORK, April 1 (Reuters) – Government bond yields resumed their upward climb on Friday as a key part of the US Treasury … Read more

Russia’s Gazprom exits German business amid crisis in energy ties

Model of petrol pump is seen in front of Gazprom logo in this illustration taken March 25, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) – Russia’s Gazprom (GAZP.MM) said on Friday it was quitting its business in Germany at a moment of crisis in the vital … Read more

Deliberate infection trial finds COVID symptoms don’t indicate viral shedding

A 3D-printed coronavirus model is seen in front of the words coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on display in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 1 (Reuters) – The world’s first “human challenge” trial in which volunteers were deliberately exposed to the coronavirus has … 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

Stocks rally fizzles, bond markets ponder risks for US economy

Euro STOXX 600 drops 0.6% US bond market signals economic pain ahead Treasury 10-year yields lower Ukraine-Russia negotiations earlier buoyed stocks wall street down NEW YORK, March 30 (Reuters) – The US and European equities rally wavered on Wednesday as investors reviewed economic and geopolitical risks, while oil prices jumped over $2 on the prospect … 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

Vietnam’s Vinfast to build $2 bln electric vehicle factory in US

HANOI/SAN FRANCISCO, March 29 (Reuters) – Vietnam’s automaker VinFast said on Tuesday it has signed a preliminary deal to initially invest $2 billion to build a factory in North Carolina to make electric buses, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) along with batteries for EVs . The unit of Vietnam’s biggest conglomerate Vingroup (VIC.HM), said it plans … Read more

US authorizes second COVID booster for Americans 50 and older

March 29 (Reuters) – US health officials on Tuesday authorized a second COVID-19 booster dose of the two most commonly used COVID-19 vaccines for people age 50 and older, citing data showing waning immunity and the risks posed by Omicron variants of the virus. The US Food and Drug Administration agency said the new boosters … Read more

Barclays faces $590 million hit, scrutiny over sales slip-up

A branch of Barclays Bank is seen, in London, Britain, February 23, 2022. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON/NEW YORK, March 28 (Reuters) – British bank Barclays faces an estimated 450 million pound ($592 million) loss and regulatory scrutiny for exceeding a US limit on sales of structured products, … Read more

Oil hit by Shanghai shutdown; yen sinks as BOJ challenges the yield tide

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying graphs (top) of Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register >Asian stock markets: Oil prices shed over $3 as China lockdowns spread … Read more