Dubai to list utility Dewa under Bourse expansion plan

Dubai to list utility Dewa under Bourse expansion plan

Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum attend the Global Women’s Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Christopher Pike Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI, Nov 2 (Reuters) – The Dubai government plans a stock market flotation … Read more

Ukraine says it holds off latest Russian assault in east

Ukraine says it holds off latest Russian assault in east

Russian mine clearers sweeping captured Azovstal plant Ukraine says its forces repel latest Russian assault on Sievierodonetsk Russia forces control largely unbroken swathe of east and south KYIV/MARIUPOL, May 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Monday it had held off the latest assault on an eastern city that has become the main target of Moscow’s … Read more

Australia ousts conservatives after nine years, Albanese to be prime minister

Australia ousts conservatives after nine years, Albanese to be prime minister

Climate key issue as conservatives punished in urban seats Morrison to quit as Liberal Party leader after loss Greens and ‘teal’ independents put on a strong showing Treasurer Frydenberg looks set to lose seat SYDNEY, May 21 (Reuters) – Australia’s Labor Party was set to end almost a decade of conservative rule as the government … Read more

Thousands queue for petrol, gas in Sri Lanka amid warnings of food shortages

Thousands queue for petrol, gas in Sri Lanka amid warnings of food shortages

COLOMBO, May 20 (Reuters) – Thousands of people queued for cooking gas and petrol in Sri Lanka’s commercial capital on Friday and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned of a food shortage as the island nation battles a devastating economic crisis. Lines formed in many parts of Colombo, a city of around 900,000 people, as residents … Read more

‘We are going to die’: Sri Lanka warns of food shortages

'We are going to die': Sri Lanka warns of food shortages

COLOMBO, May 20 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s prime minister has warned of a food shortage as the island nation battles a devastating economic crisis and vowed the government will buy enough fertilizer for the next planting season to boost productivity. A decision in April last year by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to ban all chemical fertilizers … Read more

Yellen: Not legal for US to sixteen Russian official assets

Yellen: Not legal for US to sixteen Russian official assets

BONN, Germany, May 18 (Reuters) – The United States does not have legal authority to seize Russian central bank assets frozen due to its invasion of Ukraine, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Wednesday, but talks with US partners over ways to make Russia foot the bill for Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction are starting. Yellen also … Read more

Russia says nearly 700 more Mariupol fighters surrender

Russia says nearly 700 more Mariupol fighters surrender

Ukrainian soldiers, many wounded, taken to Russian-held towns Mariupol a win for Putin as Russian forces fall back elsewhere Finland and Sweden formally apply to join NATO KYIV/MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 18 (Reuters) – Nearly 700 more Ukrainian fighters surrendered at the Mariupol steelworks in the past 24 hours, Russia said on Wednesday, but leaders were … Read more

Stock market rebound fizzles, UK inflation hits 40-year high

Stock market rebound fizzles, UK inflation hits 40-year high

LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – A rebound in stocks ran out of steam on Wednesday as concerns about the economic growth outlook and rising inflation knocked sentiment, while a UK inflation reading of 9% underlined just how much higher interest rates might be headed. Asian stocks managed to eek out their fourth straight session of … Read more

EU says legal Russian gas payments possible, warns against ruble accounts

EU says legal Russian gas payments possible, warns against ruble accounts

A pressure gauge is pictured at a Ukrainian gas compressor station in the village of Boyarka near the capital kyiv January 20, 2009. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, May 17 (Reuters) – The European Commission said on Tuesday opening accounts in rubles at a Russian bank to pay … Read more

Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

Ukrainian national flag is seen through the window of an apartment destroyed during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the town of Borodianka, in Kyiv region, Ukraine May 13, 2022. REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 16 (Reuters) – The force holed up in the last Ukrainian stronghold in the … Read more