U.S. VP Harris condemns ‘disturbing’ Chinese actions

YOKOSUKA, Japan, Sept 28 (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris condemned on Wednesday “disturbing” actions by China in the Pacific while pledging to deepen “unofficial ties” with Taiwan, days after the U.S. administration pledged its forces would defend the island. Harris made her remarks on the deck on the USS Howard destroyer during a … Read more

Rampant dollar pauses for breath as bears stalk stocks

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Asian markets attempted to stabilise on Tuesday after a wild few days during which most assets, barring the dollar, fell, with the greenback easing a bit and stocks flat. Sterling , which collapsed to a record low $1.0327 on Monday, … Read more

Home to 28,000 U.S. troops, S.Korea unlikely to avoid a Taiwan conflict

U.S. President Joe Biden has an ice cream as he greets the US troops during his visit to the Air Operations Center at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Tensions over Taiwan have raised the … Read more

Sterling collapses as investors fly into dollars

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sterling hits record low; risk of BOE response Euro down 1%; Aussie, kiwi, yuan hit multi year lows S&P 500 futures drop 0.6% SYDNEY, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Sterling slumped to a record low on Monday, prompting speculation of an emergency response from the Bank of … Read more

Russia’s Lavrov accuses Washington of ‘playing with fire’ around Taiwan

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Russia accused the United States on Saturday of “playing with fire” around Taiwan while China said it will press on working for “peaceful reunification” with the democratically-governed island and pledged to take forceful steps to oppose any external interference, a … Read more

Blinken tells China’s Wang peace in Taiwan Strait is vital

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told his Chinese counterpart on Friday that the maintenance of peace and stability over Taiwan was vitally important, as the two met with tensions high over the Chinese-claimed island. Taiwan was the focus of … Read more

Stocks subdued, dollar firm for central bank jamboree

Passersby wearing protective face masks walk past a stock quotation board in Tokyo, Japan February 24, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 S&P 500 futures edge up, Nikkei futures down Fed leads pack of central bank meetings Market leaning toward 75 bp from Fed, PBOC eases Dollar just … Read more

Strong earthquake hits southern Taiwan, building collapses

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Train carriages derailed, two people trapped in building Tsunami warnings cancelled, chip foundries unaffected Quake follows 6.4 magnitude tremor on Saturday TAIPEI, Sept 18 (Reuters) – A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the sparsely populated southeastern part of Taiwan on Sunday, the island’s weather bureau said, derailing … Read more

India’s Modi tells Putin: Now is not an era of war

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Modi assails Putin in public Xi cautions on foreign meddling The world has changed, Putin says Iran calls for SCO to work against U.S. SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that now was not … Read more

Premium bicycles win new fans among China’s city folk

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Zhou Changchang likes to spend his spare time cruising along the streets of China’s capital with his cycling club friends, on his Tiffany Blue bicycle made by the British company Brompton. The 42-year-old teacher is part of a growing army of … Read more