Foot-and-mouth disease may still be quietly spreading through Bali’s cattle even though no cases have been recorded in months

Foot-and-mouth disease may still be quietly spreading through Bali’s cattle even though no cases have been recorded in months

Experts have cast doubt on claims by Indonesian officials that they have not recorded a single case of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) among Bali’s cattle population in weeks.  Key points: Bali is set to host the G20 summit in mid-November A government minister wants the island to be FMD-free before the summit  Many farmers have had cattle with symptoms consistent with FMD  Bali’s … Read more

Japan intervenes to stop yen slide, after BOJ holds rates super low

Japan intervenes to stop yen slide, after BOJ holds rates super low

BOJ keeps ultra-low rates, dovish policy guidance Japan’s FX diplomat said took ‘decisive’ action Confirmation of intervention sends dollar sliding over 2% Analysts doubt whether Tokyo can keep propping up yen Bank of Canada says did not help BOJ TOKYO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Japan intervened in the foreign exchange market on Thursday to buy … Read more

China, Indonesia pledge deeper ties after rare Beijing summit

China, Indonesia pledge deeper ties after rare Beijing summit

BEIJING, July 26 (Reuters) – The leaders of China and Indonesia pledged on Tuesday to scale up bilateral trade and expand cooperation in areas such as agriculture and food security, following a rare visit to COVID-wary China by a foreign head of state. China and Indonesia believe their relations have great strategic significance and far-reaching … Read more

Netflix back up after streaming issues

Netflix back up after streaming issues

The Netflix logo is pictured on a television in this illustration photograph taken in Encinitas, California, U.S., January 18, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 15 (Reuters) – Netflix Inc’s (NFLX.O) streaming service was back up after facing a more than hour-and-a-half long disruption across all devices, the … Read more

G20 finance chiefs make few policy breakthroughs at Indonesia meeting

G20 finance chiefs make few policy breakthroughs at Indonesia meeting

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, July 16 (Reuters) – The Group of 20 major economies’ finance chiefs on Saturday pledged to address global food insecurity and rising debt, but made few policy breakthroughs amid divisions over Russia’s war in Ukraine at a two-day meeting in Indonesia. With questions growing about the effectiveness of the G20 in tackling … Read more

Failure to implement Russian oil price cap could jack up oil prices -U.S. official

Failure to implement Russian oil price cap could jack up oil prices -U.S. official

A model of 3D printed oil barrels is seen in front of displayed stock graph going down in this illustration taken, December 1, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, July 12 (Reuters) – The global price of oil could surge by 40% to around $140 per barrel if … Read more

Death and devastation as Russian rockets hit Ukraine apartment block

Death and devastation as Russian rockets hit Ukraine apartment block

Ukraine says Russian forces gather in east Blinken raises concern over China’s Russia alignment Canada returns Russian gas turbine despite Ukraine objections Zelenskiy fires several ambassadors, says new ones coming CHASIV YAR/KYIV, Ukraine, July 10 (Reuters) – At least 15 people were killed and two dozen more are feared trapped after Russian Uragan rockets hit … Read more

Russia threatens broad Ukraine offensive as U.S. presses China over war stance

Russia threatens broad Ukraine offensive as U.S. presses China over war stance

U.S.’s Blinken raises concern over China’s Moscow alignment Luhansk, Donetsk governors report fighting, strikes Kharkiv hit by missile, three wounded – governor Ukraine Foreign Minister echoes calls for Western arms KYIV, July 9 (Reuters) – Ukrainian defenders battled on Saturday to contain Russian forces along several fronts, officials said, as the United States urged China … Read more

U.S., Chinese foreign ministers hold first in person talks since October

U.S., Chinese foreign ministers hold first in person talks since October

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, July 9 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi met on Saturday for the first in-person talks since October after attending a G20 summit where the top U.S. diplomat led efforts to pressure Russia over its war in Ukraine. U.S. officials say Blinken’s meeting with … Read more

Penny Wong and Wang Yi meet on sidelines of G20 in Bali, with hopes of ‘stabilising’ Australia-China relationship

Penny Wong and Wang Yi meet on sidelines of G20 in Bali, with hopes of ‘stabilising’ Australia-China relationship

Penny Wong has started a meeting with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers summit, with the new Labor government hoping it can “stabilise” ties with Beijing. The meeting marks the first such high-level, face-to-face talks since 2019, and is a clear sign that the worst tensions between Australia and China … Read more