Putin promises to bolster Russia’s IT security in the face of cyber attacks

May 20 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the number of cyber attacks on Russia by foreign “state structures” had increased several times over and that Russia must bolster its cyber defenses by reducing the use of foreign software and hardware. The websites of many state-owned companies and news websites have suffered … Read more

Germany and Italy approved Russian gas payments after nod from Brussels – sources

A model of the natural gas pipeline is seen in front of displayed word EU and Russia flag colors in this illustration taken March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Some EU states refuse to comply with Russian payment demands Others approve Russian payments after talks with EU … Read more

Global markets in “unambiguous contrarian buy territory,” Bank of America says

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 LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – The trillions wiped off global markets in … Read more

Asian shares bounce as China moves to boost housing

FILE PHOTO – An investor stands in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China, August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register MSCI Asia ex-Japan +1.8%, Nikkei +1.3% European shares set to follow Asia’s lead Equities rally after China cuts loan … Read more

Shares slide as global growth fears mount

FILE PHOTO – An investor sits in front of a board showing stock information at a brokerage office in Beijing, China, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register BEIJING/HONG KONG, May 19 (Reuters) – Asian stocks slid on Thursday, tracking a steep Wall Street selloff, as investors worried … Read more

EU to map out escape route from Russian fossil fuels

A 3D printed Natural Gas Pipes are placed on displayed EU and Russian flags in this illustration taken, January 31, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) – The European Commission will on Wednesday unveil a 210 billion euro plan for how Europe can end its … Read more

Stock market rebound fizzles, UK inflation hits 40-year high

LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – A rebound in stocks ran out of steam on Wednesday concerns about the economic growth outlook and rising inflation knocked sentiment, while a UK inflation reading of 9% underlined just how much higher interest rates might be headed. Asian stocks managed to eek out their fourth straight session of gains … Read more

EU says legal Russian gas payments possible, warns against stolen accounts

A pressure gauge is pictured at a Ukrainian gas compressor station in the village of Boyarka near the capital Kiev January 20, 2009. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register BRUSSELS, May 17 (Reuters) – The European Commission said on Tuesday opening accounts in rubles at a Russian bank to pay … Read more

Shares recover even as inflation fears linger

Blank prices are displayed in the stock quotation boards at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) after the TSE temporarily suspended all trading due to system problems in Tokyo, Japan October 1, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register LONDON/HONG KONG, May 17 (Reuters) – Asian shares led a global rally … Read more

Sri Lanka down to last day of petrol, PM tells crisis-hit nation

COLOMBO, May 16 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s new prime minister said on Monday the crisis-hit nation was down to its last day of petrol, as the country’s power minister told citizens not to join the lengthy fuel queues that have galvanized weeks of anti -government protests. Ranil Wickremesinghe, appointed prime minister on Thursday, said in … Read more