Stocks drop after Fed’s Powell’s hawkish stance

Passersby wearing protective face masks walk past a stock quotation board, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register European stocks follow falls in Asian, US markets Dollar gets boost at Treasury 2-year gains Oil prices slip but stay close … Read more

More than 200 new species discovered in Mekong region, WWF says

The discoveries listed in a report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) include a new rock gecko found in Thailand, a mulberry tree species in Vietnam and a large-headed frog in Vietnam and Cambodia that is already threatened by deforestation. Some of the more curious creatures include the Popa Langur, a long-limbed, long-tailed monkey named … Read more

U.N. chief tells Security Council: Afghanistan ‘hanging by thread’

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Afghanistan is “hanging by a thread,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday, calling for countries to authorize all transactions needed to carry out humanitarian activities in the Taliban-ruled state. He also pushed for a suspension of any rules or conditions constricting “lifesaving” aid operations … Read more

Stock Market Today: Dow Drops as Fed Confirms Rate Hikes Coming Soon

Stock market gains turned to losses on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged for now, but said hikes are on the way. In the afternoon trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 344 points, or 1%, while the S&P 500 fell 1%, and the Nasdaq Composite decreased 0.9%. The Nasdaq rose as … Read more

Debt-laden China Evergrande to hold call with investors on Wednesday – sources

The company’s logo is seen at the headquarters of China Evergrande Group in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, September 26, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Check in HONG KONG, Jan 26 (Reuters) – China Evergrande Group (3333.HK) and its financial advisers will hold a call with investors at 9 … Read more

Investors seek refuge in China as Fed, inflation roil other markets

Chinese Yuan banknotes are seen in this illustration taken February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Foreign investors are piling into China at the start of 2022, seeing it as a haven from the inflation, growth and pandemic problems plaguing most other … Read more

Global share sell off pauses in Asia as investors await Fed policy update

Men wearing protective face masks walk under an electronic board displaying Japan’s Nikkei stock average inside a conference room, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan, on 25 January 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Check in Asian Stock Markets: Nikkei falls 0.1%; Gains on Chinese stocks … Read more

A Covid-stricken Australian navy aid ship is heading for virus-free Tonga as Japan suspends mission

Tonga has only reported a single coronavirus case since the start of the pandemic and is making every effort — including insisting on contactless delivery — to keep Covid-19 out as it receives aid from its Pacific neighbors following a massive volcanic eruption and tsunami nearly two weeks ago. Australia’s Defense Minister Peter Dutton told … Read more

Asian shares extend losses on Ukraine fears and Fed jitters

An electronic stock trading board is displayed inside a conference room in Tokyo, Japan November 1, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Check in HONG KONG, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Asian stocks and U.S. futures fell sharply on Tuesday, with investors nervous about the potential for a military conflict … Read more

COVID cases reported on Australian aid vessel sailing to virus-free Tonga

Jan 25 (Reuters) – About two dozen cases of COVID-19 have been recorded among the crew of an Australian warship expected to arrive in coronavirus-free Tonga on Wednesday to deliver humanitarian aid, Australian authorities said on Tuesday. Tonga, hit by a massive volcanic eruption and a tsunami on Jan. 15, has asked for aid to … Read more