Russia explores buying stranded jets from Western leasing firms

Russia explores buying stranded jets from Western leasing firms

Some 400 jets worth $10 billion stranded by war $644 mln offered for 17 Aeroflot aircraft -letter Russian plan would use its National Wealth Fund Required EU approval not yet forthcoming -sources DUBLIN/LONDON, Dec 22 (Reuters) – Russian airlines have held exploratory talks with at least one major Western leasing firm about using state funds … Read more

United Airlines makes big Boeing order, includes 100 787 Dreamliners

United Airlines makes big Boeing order, includes 100 787 Dreamliners

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C./CHICAGO Dec 13 (Reuters) – United Airlines (UAL.O) said Tuesday it is ordering 100 Boeing (BA.N) 787 Dreamliners and 100 737 MAXs as it pushes for post-pandemic growth and replaces older, less-efficient aircraft. The Chicago-based airline’s order for 200 airplanes is worth about $43 billion at list prices and represents a big boost … Read more

U.S. consulted with Japan, Netherlands on chip curbs to China -Sullivan

U.S. consulted with Japan, Netherlands on chip curbs to China -Sullivan

Dec 12 (Reuters) – The United States has spoken with its partners including Japan and the Netherlands to tighten chip-related exports to China, Jake Sullivan, the White House national security adviser, said on Monday. Bloomberg News reported that the two countries had agreed in principle to join the U.S.-led technology export control. The Biden administration … Read more

Exclusive: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets

Exclusive: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets

PARIS/NEW DELHI, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Air India is close to placing landmark orders for as many as 500 jetliners worth tens of billions of dollars from both Airbus and Boeing as it carves out an ambitious renaissance under the Tata Group conglomerate, industry sources said on Sunday. The orders include as many as 400 … Read more

Croatia joins Europe’s free-travel zone, Romania and Bulgaria barred

Croatia joins Europe’s free-travel zone, Romania and Bulgaria barred

BRUSSELS/BREGANA BORDER CROSSING BETWEEN CROATIA AND SLOVENIA, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Croatia got the green light on Thursday to join Europe’s open travel zone, but Bulgaria and Romania were kept out because of opposition led by Austria over concerns about unauthorised immigration. From 2023, people will not have to stop for border checks as they … Read more

HSBC eyes bumper dividend from $10 bln sale of Canada unit to RBC

HSBC eyes bumper dividend from $10 bln sale of Canada unit to RBC

Deal comes amid pressure from Chinese shareholder Analysts hail ‘sensible’ transaction Bank could return deal proceeds to shareholders LONDON/TORONTO/NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) – HSBC (HSBA.L) has agreed to sell its business in Canada to Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO) for C$13.5 billion ($10 billion) in cash, paving the way for a potential bumper payout … Read more

Russian court upholds $33 mln fine against Google

Russian court upholds $33 mln fine against Google

Nov 24 (Reuters) – An arbitration court in Moscow has upheld a 2-billion rouble ($33 million) fine against Google issued by Russia’s federal anti-monopoly service over the company’s decision to block some YouTube channels, the RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing a court decision. Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Kevin Liffey Our Standards: The Thomson … Read more

Ukrainians brace for bleak winter as Russian strikes cripple power capacity

Ukrainians brace for bleak winter as Russian strikes cripple power capacity

Ukrainians brace for winter with little or no heating Temperatures in several areas already below freezing Kherson residents can express interest in moving elsewhere Ukraine security service raids famous Kyiv monastery KYIV, Nov 22 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy appealed to Ukrainians to conserve energy amid relentless Russian strikes that have already halved the country’s … Read more

‘Playing with fire’: UN warns as team to inspect damage at Ukraine nuclear plant

‘Playing with fire’: UN warns as team to inspect damage at Ukraine nuclear plant

IAEA chief warns: ‘You’re playing with fire!’ after blasts Russia, Ukraine trade blame for shelling President Zelenskiy says eastern region hit by heavy artillery ‘Fiercest battles’ in Donetsk region, Zelenskiy says LONDON/LVIV, Ukraine, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog has warned that whoever fired artillery at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power … Read more

France, Germany, Spain agree on moving on with FCAS warplane development – Berlin

France, Germany, Spain agree on moving on with FCAS warplane development – Berlin

BERLIN/PARIS, Nov 18 (Reuters) – France, Germany and Spain have reached agreement on starting the next phase of development of a new fighter jet dubbed FCAS, Europe’s largest defence project at an estimated cost of more than 100 billion euros($103.4 billion), the German government said on Friday. The Defence Ministry said in a statement that … Read more