EU leaders reaffirm support for Ukraine, squabble over gas cap

EU leaders reaffirm support for Ukraine, squabble over gas cap

Division over details of gas price cap European Commission to make proposals for EU summit on Oct.20-21 Poland criticises Germany for big spending on compensation EU27 vow continued financial and military support for Ukraine Scholz says rebuilding Ukraine will take a generation PRAGUE, Oct 7 (Reuters) – European Union leaders on Friday agreed to give … Read more

New premier in Canada’s oil-rich Alberta set to defy Trudeau

New premier in Canada’s oil-rich Alberta set to defy Trudeau

Oct 7 (Reuters) – Alberta’s incoming premier has set the stage for a showdown with Canada’s federal government and push back against federal laws which is likely to set the oil-rich province on a collision course with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Danielle Smith, 51, was chosen by members to lead Alberta’s ruling United Conservative Party … Read more

Dust settles on stocks surge, OPEC+ talks supply cuts

Dust settles on stocks surge, OPEC+ talks supply cuts

LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – World stocks clung to two-week highs on Wednesday, although another aggressive rate increase from New Zealand tempered the idea that central banks may be close to slowing down the pace of rapid monetary tightening. Oil prices were little changed before a meeting of OPEC+ producers to discuss a big cut … Read more

OPEC+ heads for deep supply cuts, clash with U.S.

OPEC+ heads for deep supply cuts, clash with U.S.

VIENNA/LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – OPEC+ looks set for deep cuts to its oil output targets when it meets on Wednesday, curbing supply in an already tight market despite pressure from the United States and others to pump more. The potential OPEC+ cut could spur a recovery in oil prices that have dropped to about … Read more

Bangladesh plunged into darkness by national grid failure

Bangladesh plunged into darkness by national grid failure

Power grid collapse leads to blackouts in 75-80% Bangladesh Authorities working to restore power, investigating cause Government had rationed some gas due to high global prices DHAKA, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Large swathes of Bangladesh were left without electricity on Tuesday after a grid failure, a government official said, adding that authorities were working to … Read more

London’s Battersea Power Station reborn as office and shopping hub

London’s Battersea Power Station reborn as office and shopping hub

LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – London’s Battersea Power Station reopens next week as a glitzy hub of offices, flats, restaurants and shops after decades of failed attempts to reinvigorate one of the capital’s most iconic buildings, often described as the “Everest of real estate”. The 1930s power station once supplied a fifth of London’s electricity, … Read more

‘Tax people in this room’ to help the poor, Shell CEO tells energy conference

‘Tax people in this room’ to help the poor, Shell CEO tells energy conference

LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – European governments should tax corporates to help weaker parts of society weather soaring energy costs but not intervene to cap gas prices, Shell (SHEL.L) Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden told an energy conference on Tuesday. Speaking before the Energy Intelligence Forum in London, Van Beurden said that European energy … Read more

Britain’s tax backdown bounces stocks and sterling

Britain’s tax backdown bounces stocks and sterling

Britain scraps small part of tax plan; markets relieved Reserve Bank of Australia surprises with a small hike High VIX; Credit Suisse stock slide point to nerves beneath SYDNEY, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Asian stocks bounced on Tuesday after Britain scrapped bits of a controversial tax cut plan, tentatively improving global market sentiment and rallying … Read more

OPEC+ mulling largest cuts since 2020 crisis, sources say

OPEC+ mulling largest cuts since 2020 crisis, sources say

LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The OPEC+ group of oil producers is discussing output cuts of more than 1 million barrels per day (bpd), OPEC sources said, and voluntary cuts by individual members could come on top of that, making it their largest cut since 2020. The group is set to meet on Oct. 5 … Read more

Pound jumps on UK tax cut reversal, oil swings higher

Pound jumps on UK tax cut reversal, oil swings higher

TOKYO, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Oil jumped on Monday as OPEC+ considered reducing output at its meeting later this week while the pound swung higher after the UK government said it would reverse a controversial tax cut that had roiled British markets. Asian stocks mostly fell in holiday-thinned trade although Japanese markets found support on … Read more