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

Credit Suisse pays down debt to calm investor fears

Credit Suisse pays down debt to calm investor fears

To buy back up to $3 billion in debt Seen as bid to reassure nervous investors Move comes weeks ahead of planned overhaul Shares up as much as 3% in early trade ZURICH, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) will buy back up to 3 billion Swiss francs ($3 billion) of debt, the embattled … Read more

Toyota restarts output of first EV after fixing safety issues

Toyota restarts output of first EV after fixing safety issues

TOKYO, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp said it would restart production of its first electric vehicle, the bZ4X, on Thursday after fixing potential safety problems that had halted sales of the new battery-powered model for more than three months. Japan’s largest automaker, a laggard in the EV market, recalled 2,700 bZ4Xs globally in … 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

EU approves phone charger reform, forcing Apple to adapt

EU approves phone charger reform, forcing Apple to adapt

BRUSSELS, Oct 4 (Reuters) – The European Parliament approved new rules on Tuesday that will introduce in the European Union a single charging port for mobile phones, tablets and cameras by 2024, a world first that is expected to affect iPhone maker Apple more than its rivals. The vote confirms an earlier agreement among EU … Read more

Analysis: UK bond market crash takes shine off Big Bang plans for London

Analysis: UK bond market crash takes shine off Big Bang plans for London

LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Britain’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss promised to “unshackle” the City of London to fuel growth, but crashing the bond market over tax cuts will take the shine off her “Big Bang” plan for financial services. Markets took fright last month when UK finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng unveiled plans to … Read more

Kim Kardashian pays $1.26 million fine for paid crypto ad, SEC says

Kim Kardashian pays .26 million fine for paid crypto ad, SEC says

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Kim Kardashian has promoted everything from appetite-suppressing lollipops to melon-flavored liqueur to toilet paper, but it was her foray into the murky world of cryptocurrencies that got her into hot water. The reality television star and influencer has agreed to settle charges of unlawfully touting a crypto security and to … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to ban on gun ‘bump stocks’

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to ban on gun ‘bump stocks’

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court, which expanded gun rights in a major decision in June, on Monday declined to hear a challenge to a federal ban on devices called “bump stocks” that enable semi-automatic weapons to fire like a machine gun – a firearms control measure prompted by a 2017 Las … Read more

S&P cuts UK rating outlook after tax cut plan

S&P cuts UK rating outlook after tax cut plan

LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s cut the outlook for its AA credit rating for British sovereign debt on Friday to “negative” from “stable” as it judged Prime Minister Liz Truss’s tax cut plans would cause debt to keep rising. Finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng announced around 45 billion pounds ($50 billion) … Read more

Barclays hit by $361 million U.S. penalty for ‘staggering’ blunder

Barclays hit by 1 million U.S. penalty for ‘staggering’ blunder

Sept 30 (Reuters) – British lender Barclays (BARC.L) agreed a $361 million penalty with U.S. regulators on Thursday for “staggering” failures that led it to oversell $17.7 billion of structured products, racking up further costs for an error that has blighted CEO C.S. Venkatakrishnan’s first year in charge. Barclays shares rose 2% in early trading … Read more