JAKARTA (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake killed at least 35 people and injured hundreds on Indonesia’s island of Sulawesi on Friday, trapping several under rubble and unleashing dozens of aftershocks as authorities warned of more quakes that could trigger a tsunami.
DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthis in Yemen said on Friday it had intercepted and destroyed three explosive-laden drones launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement towards Saudi Arabia, state media reported.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden outlined a $1.9 trillion stimulus package proposal on Thursday, saying bold investment was needed to jump-start the economy and accelerate the distribution of vaccines to bring the coronavirus under control.
LONDON (Reuters) - Investors stormed into financial and energy stocks last week, BofA’s weekly fund flow stats showed on Friday, frontloading positions ahead of U.S. president-elect Joe Biden’s announcement of a $1.9 trillion stimulus package.
LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar rose and riskier currencies fell on Friday, as President-elect Joe Biden rolled out a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan that was offset by fresh U.S.-China tensions and a rise in COVID-19 infections in China.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing first-time applications for unemployment benefits surged last week, confirming a weakening in labor market conditions as a worsening COVID-19 pandemic disrupts operations at restaurants and other businesses.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank chief economist Philip Lane faced pushback from fellow policymakers at the ECB’s latest meeting, when he proposed fresh measures aimed at helping the euro zone through the coronavirus pandemic, the official account of the meeting showed on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has signed an order strengthening a November ban on U.S. investments in alleged Chinese military companies, the White House said on Wednesday, curbing Chinese access to U.S. capital markets days before he leaves office.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar extended its rebound from near three-year lows versus major peers on Thursday, supported by higher U.S. yields, as President-elect Joe Biden prepared to outline his plans for massive fiscal stimulus.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices eased for a second day on Thursday as mounting coronavirus cases globally raised demand concerns, although a drawdown in U.S. crude stocks for a fifth straight week and robust data from China capped losses.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States stands by Taiwan and always will, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft said on Wednesday following a call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, after her own trip to Taipei this week got scrapped.
(Reuters) - Investors scaled back long positions in Asian currencies as the outlook for emerging market debt soured after U.S. yields shot up, a Reuters poll found, with bets almost halved on the South Korean won and Taiwan’s dollar.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese exports grew more than expected in December, customs data showed on Thursday, as coronavirus disruptions around the world fuelled demand for Chinese goods even as a stronger yuan made exports more expensive for overseas buyers.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will promote large-scale carbon capture projects and track methane emissions from coal and oil and gas extraction, as part of its contribution to global efforts to limit temperature rises, the environment ministry said on Wednesday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices steadied after an early jump on Wednesday as industry data showing a bigger-than-expected drop in U.S. crude inventories, but rising global COVID-19 infections capped price gains.
OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google said it would support President-elect Joe Biden’s efforts to pass a new U.S. immigration law and would help cover application fees for immigrants seeking lawful work under a threatened government program.
LONDON (Reuters) - Some UK-based banks are dodging a ban on offering investment services to EU-based customers by targeting them individually through advertising, the bloc’s regulator said on Wednesday, warning of possible legal action over such “questionable” practices.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde called on Wednesday for global regulation of Bitcoin, saying the digital currency had been used for money laundering activities in some instances and that any loopholes needed to be closed.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian farmers were due to burn copies of the government’s new agricultural laws on Wednesday as they press on with their protest against the reforms despite the intervention of the Supreme Court, which said their grievances should be heard.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department this month told European companies which it suspects are helping to build Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they face the risk of sanctions as the outgoing Trump administration prepares a final round of punitive measures against the project, two sources said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to urge Vice President Mike Pence to start the U.S. Constitution’s 25th Amendment process of removing President Donald Trump from office, although the vice president already has said he will not do so.