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

Tunisian tattoo artist revives Berber designs for new generation

Tunisian tattoo artist revives Berber designs for new generation

KAIROUAN, Tunisia, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Tunisian tattoo artist Manel Mahdouani is reviving traditional Berber designs that had long been considered unfashionable but are now gaining in popularity among a hip new generation. Few Tunisians now speak the Berber languages more commonly found in Algeria and Morocco, and outward signs of Berber cultural identity are … Read more

Frugal is the new cool for young Chinese as economy falters

Frugal is the new cool for young Chinese as economy falters

BEIJING, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Before the pandemic, Doris Fu imagined a different future for herself and her family: new car, bigger apartment, fine dining on weekends and holidays on tropical islands. Instead, the 39-year old Shanghai marketing consultant is one of many Chinese in their 20s and 30s cutting spending and saving cash where … Read more

American tourists splurge in Paris boutiques as euro slides

American tourists splurge in Paris boutiques as euro slides

PARIS, July 15 (Reuters) – American tourist Shawna Wilson says she has splashed out on four dresses at the high-end LVMH-owned department store La Samaritaine in Paris, tempted by the prices as the euro reached parity with the U.S. dollar. The euro tumbled below $1 on Wednesday for the first time in two decades on … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Nike to make full exit from Russia

EXCLUSIVE Nike to make full exit from Russia

PARIS/COPENHAGEN/LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – Nike (NKE.N) is making a full exit from Russia three months after suspending its operations there, the U.S. sportswear maker told Reuters on Thursday, as the pace of Western companies leaving the country accelerates. Nike said on March 3 it would temporarily suspend operations at all its Nike-owned and -operated … Read more

Wall Street ends mixed after punishing week

Wall Street ends mixed after punishing week

A trader works on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., May 19, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Ross Stores plunges after cutting 2022 forecast S&P 500 +0.01%, Nasdaq -0.30%, Dow +0.03% May 20 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended … Read more

Dow, S&P closes lower after 4 days of progress as Russia bombs Ukraine

Dow, S&P closes lower after 4 days of progress as Russia bombs Ukraine

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) logo will be displayed on the NYSE floor in New York City, USA, on March 29, 2022. REUTERS / Brendan McDermid Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up The US bond market is causing concern in recession Private wages rose by 455,000 jobs in March … Read more