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India unveils new rice variety to cut down on use of water, labour

19h07 India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched an array of new high-yielding crop varieties, including herbicide-tolerant rice that can be directly sown into the soil, cutting expenditure on water and farm workers.. . .  Full story

Brent dips after topping $80 a barrel, highest since Oct 2018

19h06 Brent oil dipped on Tuesday after topping $80 per barrel for the first time in nearly three years, as a five-day rally ran out of steam with investors locking in profits.. . .  Full story

Cattolica deems fair price of Generali's buyout bid-source

19h05 The board of Italian insurer Cattolica has deemed fair, at a meeting on Tuesday, the price offered by bigger rival Generali in its buyout offer, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. (Reporting by. . .  Full story

Santander announces interim shareholder remuneration of 1.7 bln euros

19h04 Spain's Santander said on Tuesday its board had decided to make an interim distribution from 2021 earnings through a cash dividend and share buyback worth 1.7 billion euros ($2 billion, equivalent to 40% of. . .  Full story

Italy forecasts 2021 GDP growth at 6%, deficit/GDP at 9.5% - sources

19h01 Italy's government forecasts that the economy will grow by 6% this year, two government sources said on Tuesday, while the budget deficit will come in at 9.5% of gross domestic product (GDP).. . .  Full story

Ready to taper or waiting for more data? Recent Fed officials' comments

18h53 The Federal Reserve has said it will start to reduce its bond purchases as soon as November if the economy continues on its current track.. . .  Full story

Analytics firm Amplitude valued at $5 bln as shares jump in Nasdaq debut

18h39 Shares of Amplitude Inc opened nearly 43% above their reference price in Nasdaq debut on Tuesday, notching up a valuation of about $5 billion for the Benchmark Capital-backed analytics company.. . .  Full story

EU leaders to discuss soaring energy prices

18h30 Leaders of European Union countries will discuss surging energy prices when they meet next month, as governments scramble to cushion households from the soaring cost of gas and power.. . .  Full story

Wall St tumbles on weak consumer sentiment, rising bond yields

18h29 The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq headed for their worst day in four months on Tuesday as weak consumer confidence data deepened concerns over slowing economic growth, while a surge in Treasury yields hit. . .  Full story

HeidelbergCement buys 45% of construction software firm Command Alkon

18h26 HeidelbergCement, the world's second-largest cement maker, said on Tuesday it has taken a 45% stake in U.S.-based Command Alkon, which provides software and technology needed to manage construction materials' supply chains.. . .  Full story

Amazon UK to hire 20,000 temporary workers for Christmas season

18h23 Amazon said on Tuesday it has started recruiting for 20,000 seasonal positions across the United Kingdom to cover upcoming peak trading times, which include Christmas, joining a battle for temporary workers in a tight labour. . .  Full story

Copper ticks lower on firm dollar, China worries

18h14 Copper prices slipped on Tuesday on a stronger dollar and concern about the impact of power cuts in top metals consumer China, where the economy has already been weakening.. . .  Full story

European shares fall 2% to one-week lows on tech tumble, China woes

18h10 European stocks sank to their lowest in a week on Tuesday as a surge in government bond yields knocked high-growth technology shares, with fresh signs of a slowdown in China's economy weighing on investor. . .  Full story

Ford asks U.S. salaried employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status

18h10 Ford Motor Co on Tuesday became the second Detroit automaker to ask U.S. salaried employees to reveal their vaccination status against COVID-19 in a bid to comply with wider federal guidelines.. . .  Full story

Jordan's state carrier to resume flights to Syria for first time in decade

18h01 Jordan's state carrier, Royal Jordanian, will soon resume direct flights to Damascus for the first time in nearly a decade, in the latest step to restore extensive business ties with Syria hurt by conflict. . .  Full story

Stellantis criticised by unions in France over furlough scheme to cushion chip shortage

18h00 Two leading trade unions at Stellantis on Tuesday criticised the way the carmaker is implementing a furlough scheme aimed at mitigating the impact of a fall in output brought on by a global chip. . .  Full story

U.S. consumer confidence hits seven-month low; goods trade deficit widens

17h54 U.S. consumer confidence fell to a seven-month low in September as a relentless rise in COVID-19 cases deepened concerns about the economy's near-term prospects, fitting in with expectations for a slowdown in growth in the. . .  Full story

UniCredit's Vecchi to head new Italian wealth division

17h50 UniCredit said on Tuesday it had created an Italian wealth management and private banking division that would be led by Stefano Vecchi starting Oct. 1.. . .  Full story

Homebuilders and financials drag FTSE 100 down; Smiths Group top gainer

17h48 London's blue-chip FTSE 100 index ended lower on Tuesday, dragged down by heavyweight homebuilders and financial stocks, while the technology company Smiths Group topped the index after delivering strong annual earnings.. . .  Full story

Huawei CFO's admissions likely won't help U.S. in case against company

17h42 The admission by Huawei's chief financial officer that she misled a bank about the company's business dealings in Iran likely won't help the United States as it continues to prosecute Huawei for the same. . .  Full story

Canada's second-largest pension fund says first to exit oil assets

17h35 Canada's No. 2 pension fund, Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, said Tuesday it will shed all of its oil production assets, valued at C$3.9 billion ($3.08 billion), by the end of 2022. . .  Full story

Euro zone yields hit 3-month highs as central bank anxiety holds

17h27 Euro zone bond yields rose to their highest in three months on Tuesday and inflation expectations reached levels last seen in 2015, as markets fretted over leading central banks' monetary policy outlooks.. . .  Full story

Spain to keep cap on airport tariffs for 2022-2026

17h27 Spain has approved a 2.25 billion euro ($2.64 billion) investment plan for its airports for 2022-2026, which includes a freeze on tariffs charged by airport operator AENA to airlines, the transport ministry said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

Gold slides over 1% as U.S. yields jump on rate hike bets

17h16 Gold prices dropped more than 1% to hit a seven-week low on Tuesday, as the dollar strengthened and U.S. Treasury yields surged on expectations of sooner-than-expected hike in interest rates by the Federal Reserve.. . .  Full story

Rouble slips from 14-month high vs euro, OFZ bonds in focus

17h12 The rouble fell from a 14-month peak versus the euro and into negative territory on Tuesday as oil prices edged lower and Russia's benchmark MOEX stock index slipped from an all-time high amid heightened. . .  Full story

ECB's Lagarde, Panetta warn against tightening too soon

17h08 European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde and board member Fabio Panetta on Tuesday urged patience before tightening the ECB's ultra-easy policy as the euro zone economy emerges from a pandemic-induced slump.. . .  Full story

Britain begs drivers: Don't fill old water bottles with fuel at gas stations

17h05 Britain's transport minister pleaded with motorists on Tuesday to stop filling up old water bottles with fuel at gas stations after panic buying left pumps dry across major cities and prompted the government to. . .  Full story

China’s widening electricity crisis caused by coal shortage: Kemp

16h56 China is in the grip of a severe shortage of both coal and electricity as the economy has resumed strong growth after the coronavirus recession but coal mine output has failed to keep up,. . .  Full story

Yields continue climb as uncertainty sidelines bulls

16h48 U.S. Treasuries extended their sell-off into a fourth day on Tuesday with the 10-year yield reaching a level last seen in mid-June, while inflation expectations rose. The benchmark 10-year yield,. . .  Full story

Zambia's Chinese debt nearly twice official estimate, study finds

16h45 Zambia's debt to Chinese public and private lenders is $6.6 billion, almost double the amount disclosed by the previous Zambian government, the China Africa Research Initiative (CARI) has estimated from an analysis of loan data.. . .  Full story

Saudi approves licence for National Bank of Egypt branch, SPA reports

16h40 Saudi Arabia's cabinet approved on Tuesday the licence for the National Bank of Egypt to open a branch in the kingdom, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.. . .  Full story

Brazil's Vale says 30 trapped workers return to surface from Canadian mine

16h39 Vale SA said on Tuesday 30 of its employees trapped in a Canadian mine returned to surface early this morning and the remainder are on their way.. . .  Full story

Sterling drops more than 1% amid U.S. yields surge, UK fuel crisis

16h25 Sterling fell more than 1% versus dollar and euro on Tuesday as a steep rise in U.S. Treasury bond yields and fears for the economic impact of a shortage of gas in Britain overshadowed. . .  Full story

Slowing growth worries hammer Latam assets, Mexico's peso slumps 1%

16h24 Latin American stocks joined a broader sell-off in markets on Thursday, driven by uncertainty around economic growth, while surging U.S. Treasury yields weighed on currencies, pushing the Mexican peso down 1%.. . .  Full story

Debt capital markets banker leaves Credit Agricole in Middle East - sources

16h23 Credit Agricole's head of debt capital markets in the Middle East and North Africa, Abrar Hussain, has resigned after more than a decade working at the French bank, two sources said.. . .  Full story

Carbon tax to hit people's pockets if used poorly, ECB warns

16h18 Higher taxes on carbon will hit people's pockets and make it harder for the European Central Bank to reach its inflation target if governments don't use the extra revenue well, European Central Bank President. . .  Full story

LNG price rally could boost oil demand- Rystad Energy

16h17 The rally in liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices has widened the gap with oil prices and could boost oil demand by 400,000 barrels a day (bpd) on average over the next two quarters, according. . .  Full story

U.S. new vehicle retail sales set to fall 25% in Sept - data

16h15 U.S. retail sales of new vehicles are expected to fall nearly a quarter in September, hurt by depleting inventories, even as consumer spending remains strong, consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said in a. . .  Full story

Bahrain's balanced budget delay unlikely to deter debt investors

16h14 Bahrain's delaying of its fiscal balance programme, which pushes a zero-deficit target by two years to 2024, is unlikely to deter investors from buying its debt, amid expectations of continued support from richer Gulf allies.. . .  Full story

U.S. consumer confidence falls again in September to lowest since February

16h13 U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly weakened in September as soaring COVID-19 infections deepened concerns about the economy's near-term prospects.. . .  Full story

Britain warns social media firms over 'dodgy' financial ads

16h13 Social media firms face action if they do not do more to prevent ads for "dodgy financial promotions" that are fuelling a surge in fraud, Britain's Financial Conduct Authority said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

SAA, Kenya Airways have long-term plan for pan-African airline group

16h06 South African Airways (SAA) and Kenya Airways (KQ) have signed a cooperation agreement with a long-term view to create a pan-African airline group, the two companies said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

Dollar hits 10-1/2-month high as Treasury yields surge

16h04 The U.S. dollar climbed to its highest level in more than 10 months on Tuesday, while other major G10 currencies weakened, as a rise in U.S. Treasury yields made the greenback more attractive. . .  Full story

Canada's Agnico Eagle to buy Kirkland Lake Gold in $11 bln stock deal

16h04 Canada's Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd will buy rival Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd for C$13.51 billion ($10.68 billion) in stock, in the latest consolidation that creates a miner with operations in North America, Europe and Australia.. . .  Full story

Australia's top coal-exporting state may halve carbon emissions by 2030

16h01 Australia's New South Wales state, the country's biggest coal producer, said on Wednesday it expects to cut its carbon emissions by 50% from 2005 levels by 2030, setting the pace on climate action in. . .  Full story

Mastercard taps into buy now, pay later market with latest offering

15h58 Mastercard Inc on Tuesday launched a buy now, pay later service, tapping into a market that is threatening to chip away at the dominance of credit cards as a main source of payments.. . .  Full story

Toronto stock retreats as technology, mining shares drag

15h56 Canada's main stock index retreated on Tuesday, as technology stocks tracked a slide in the U.S. tech-heavy Nasdaq, while a 1% drop in gold prices weighed on miners.. . .  Full story

Stocks down for third day, yields jump as markets prep for rate hikes

15h56 Global shares fell for a third successive day on Tuesday, while bond yields and measures of inflation expectations on both sides of the Atlantic soared on anxiety over when central banks might raise interest rates.. . .  Full story

Siemens, AES-backed Fluence files for U.S. IPO

15h54 Fluence Energy Inc, an energy storage technology company backed by industry giants Siemens AG and AES Corp, on Tuesday filed regulatory paperwork for an initial public offering in the United States.. . .  Full story

OPEC forecasts oil demand rebound before post-2035 plateau

15h47 Oil demand will grow sharply in the next few years as economies recover from the pandemic, OPEC forecast on Tuesday, adding that the world needs to keep investing in production to avert a crunch. . .  Full story

Bank of England's Mann sees no troubling inflation signs

15h47 Bank of England interest rate-setter Catherine Mann said on Tuesday that inflation signals from financial markets and the labour market were not troubling, and there were signs that the pace of growth in energy prices. . .  Full story

Britain strikes tax deal with oil refiner Essar as fuel panic persists

15h45 Britain threw refiner Essar Oil UK a lifeline on Tuesday with a phased tax payment deal, allowing it to keep producing just as the country struggles with motorists draining petrol stations in a panic-driven. . .  Full story

Tens of thousands expected in Lisbon for November's Web Summit

15h33 Around 40,000 people from around the world are expected to attend Europe's biggest technology conference, the Web Summit, in Lisbon in November, after the event was held online last year due to the coronavirus. . .  Full story

German freight industry says British visas won't draw truckers

15h31 A plan by the British government to issue temporary visas for 5,000 foreign truck drivers in the run-up to Christmas will not attract back drivers who left after Brexit, the German freight industry said. . .  Full story

Power is a double-edged sword for global metals sector: Andy Home

15h30 The world will need a lot more of metals such as copper, nickel and aluminium if it is going to decarbonise.. . .  Full story

China's power crunch dwarfs Evergrande's troubles in investors' eyes

15h27 China's power supply crunch, that has shut factories across the country, may pose a much bigger threat to the economy than the debt crisis at Evergrande Group, prompting investors to shun industries vulnerable to power. . .  Full story

South Africa, Oxfam call for fairer trade rules in response to pandemic

15h18 South Africa's president and the head of Oxfam heaped pressure on World Trade Organization members and manufacturers to allow fairer access to COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday, including through a waiver on intellectual property rights.. . .  Full story

Covestro in investment drive on surging demand for insulation foams

15h16 Germany's Covestro is reviving a shelved plan to build a plant to produce chemicals used in insulation foams as demand for energy efficient construction bolsters earnings in the third quarter and beyond.. . .  Full story

BoE's Mann sees no troubling inflation signs

15h13 Bank of England interest rate-setter Catherine Mann said on Tuesday that inflation signals from financial markets and the labour market were not troubling, and there were signs that the pace of growth in energy prices. . .  Full story

Canadian dollar retreats from 3-week high as bond yields climb

15h10 The Canadian dollar weakened against the greenback on Tuesday as higher U.S. bond yields offset further gains for oil prices, with the loonie pulling back its strongest level in nearly three weeks.. . .  Full story

TotalEnergies to buy back shares and boost renewables investment

15h05 TotalEnergies plans to buy back $1.5 billion of its shares in the fourth quarter and boost its investment in renewable energy with the help of high oil prices, the French energy major said on. . .  Full story

GM's commercial EV unit to expand vehicle lineup, add Verizon as customer

15h00 General Motors Co said on Tuesday its BrightDrop electric commercial vehicle business will add a second delivery van to its lineup in 2023 and has agreed to supply that vehicle to Verizon Communications Inc.. . .  Full story

Sri Lankan shares close at record high as industrials boost

14h53 Sri Lankan shares closed at an all-time high on Tuesday, driven by industrial stocks.. . .  Full story

U.S. goods trade deficit increases in August

14h37 The U.S. trade deficit in goods increased in August amid a rise in imports as businesses replenished depleted inventories, suggesting trade could again be a drag on economic growth in the third quarter.. . .  Full story

Hiring for holiday season in tightening U.S. labor market

14h27 Retailers, restaurants and providers of delivery services are scrambling to hire and retain workers ahead of the all-important holiday season as they wrestle with a tight U.S. labor market. While. . .  Full story

Cyber insurance startup Coalition raises $205 mln at valuation of over $3.5 bln

14h25 Cyber insurance startup Coalition said on Tuesday it had raised $205 million in its latest funding round, giving the company a valuation of more than $3.5 billion.. . .  Full story

Investors see 'transitory' UK inflation becoming a travail

14h24 A key gauge of the financial market's expectations for inflation in Britain over the coming years, watched closely by the Bank of England, rose on Tuesday to its highest level in at least eight. . .  Full story

Fed's Bullard: More aggressive Fed stance best to ensure longer expansion

14h20 The Federal Reserve should let its roughly $8 trillion balance sheet shrink next year as soon as it winds down a bond purchase program, St. Louis Federal Reserve president James Bullard said, cautioning high. . .  Full story

Unpaid by Evergrande, supplier sells Porsche and home to rescue his business

14h19 Guo Hui, whose cleaning business is owed 20 million yuan ($3.1 million) by embattled real estate giant China Evergrande, is counting on the government to fix a crisis that has left his own company. . .  Full story

Enbridge inks low carbon deals with Shell, Vanguard Renewables

14h14 Enbridge Inc said on Tuesday it had signed low carbon infrastructure partnerships with Royal Dutch Shell and Vanguard Renewables, as the Canadian pipeline operator pushes ahead with its emission reduction goals.. . .  Full story

Sanofi ditches mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after rivals' success

14h13 Sanofi is dropping plans for its own mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine because of the dominance achieved by BioNTech-Pfizer and Moderna in using the technology to fight the pandemic, the company said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

Spanish minimum wage hike will be retroactive from Sept 1, government says

14h13 The 1.6% minimum wage increase agreed earlier this month by the Spanish government will be retroactive from Sept. 1, the office of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

WHO chief expects collaboration of China, others on virus origins follow-up

14h00 The head of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday that he expected all countries, including China, to collaborate in the second phase of a probe into the origins of the coronavirus after an. . .  Full story

Recruiting platform Gem raises fresh capital at over $1 bln valuation

14h00 Recruiting software maker Gem raised $100 million in a funding round led by investment firm ICONIQ Capital, lifting its valuation to $1.2 billion.. . .  Full story

COLUMN-Asia's crude oil imports set for soft September: Russell

14h00 Asia's crude oil imports are set to decline for a second month in September as the world's top-importing region continues to lag the demand recovery in other parts of the world.. . .  Full story

Toyota buys software firm Renovo to accelerate self-driving tech development

14h00 Toyota Motor Corp's Silicon Valley research arm on Thursday said it had acquired automotive operating system software company Renovo to help accelerate the development of fully-autonomous connected vehicles.. . .  Full story

COLUMN-Surging coal prices split Asian buyers into rich and poor: Russell

14h00 As seaborne coal in Asia trades at, or near, record highs, there are early signs of demand destruction, especially among price-sensitive buyers such as India.. . .  Full story

Pandemic brings forward predictions for peak oil demand

13h52 The COVID-19 pandemic this year has dented oil consumption and brought forward forecasts by energy majors, producers and analysts for when the world's demand for oil may peak.. . .  Full story

China energy crunch triggers shutdowns, pleas for more coal

13h39 China faces mounting pressure to ramp up coal imports and ensure supplies to keep lights on, factories open and water flowing as a severe power crunch roils the northeastern industrial heartland.. . .  Full story

Malaysia's glove industry appeals for foreign labour intake

13h35 The Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (MARGMA) on Tuesday appealed to the government to allow foreign workers to enter the country to meet growing demand this and next year, citing a critical shortage of 25,000. . .  Full story

Lilly to cut price of Lispro insulin injection by 40% from Jan. 1

13h27 Eli Lilly and Co will lower the list price of its Insulin Lispro Injection in the United States by 40% from Jan. 1, the drugmaker said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

UK's Oxford Nanopore valued at nearly $5 bln after pricing IPO

13h26 Britain's Oxford Nanopore <IPO-ONT.L> has priced its London market debut at 425 pence per share, a bookrunner said on Tuesday, valuing the company at around 3.6 billion pounds ($4.92 billion) including its use of. . .  Full story

Saudi Arabia's SIIG and Petrochem plan merger through share exchange

13h26 Saudi Industrial Investment Group (SIIG) and the National Petrochemical Company (Petrochem) have signed a non-binding agreement on a proposed merger, they said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

Japan to lift emergency COVID-19 curbs, but gradually

13h17 Japan will lift a coronavirus state of emergency in all regions on Thursday for the first time in nearly six months, as the number of new cases and deaths falls and the strain on. . .  Full story

India expects tech cos will not use encryption as 'excuse'- official says

13h13 India expects that technology companies will not use encryption as an excuse to hold up investigations and will play their part in bringing criminals to justice, the top government official in India's technology ministry said. . .  Full story

Corn eases from 4-week top on U.S. harvest pace; wheat rises

13h13 Chicago corn slid on Tuesday, easing from a four-week high scaled in the previous session, as a rapid U.S. harvest put pressure on prices. Wheat edged higher after falling in. . .  Full story

China asking state-backed firms to pick up Evergrande assets - sources

13h06 Beijing is prodding government-owned firms and state-backed property developers such as China Vanke Co Ltd to purchase some of embattled China Evergrande Group's assets, people with knowledge of the matter said.. . .  Full story

China corn prices may fall on big harvest and imports - CNGOIC

13h05 China's corn prices are likely to fall in 2021/22 on good supplies of feed grains in the new year and expectations of a bumper harvest from the new corn crop, an analyst from a. . .  Full story

Advent-owned Olaplex raises IPO price range, now aims for $12.3 bln valuation

13h04 Hair products maker Olaplex Holdings Inc, owned by private equity firm Advent International, increased the price range for its U.S. initial public offering and is now seeking a valuation of up to $12.3 billion,. . .  Full story

Sri Lanka appeals to exporters to repatriate earnings quickly

13h00 Sri Lanka on Tuesday appealed to exporters to speed up repatriation of earnings as a foreign exchange shortages bites and authorities scramble to source U.S. dollars to release food containers from ports and fund. . .  Full story

APPEC-Asian LNG prices set to spike more this winter on low inventories

13h00 Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices are set to spike further this winter and may break previous records set last winter as inventory levels remain low and producers are yet to ramp up supply,. . .  Full story

U.S. Commerce chief to push investment in domestic economy

13h00 U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo plans to outline her vision for U.S. investment in its domestic economy and doing more to compete with China, in a speech on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

U.S. SEC cracks down a second time on SPAC equity accounting treatment - sources

13h00 Expanding its crackdown on the SPAC sector, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has told top auditors of blank-check acquisition companies to account more strictly for public shares in these shells, according to multiple industry. . .  Full story

U.S. Democratic lawmakers urge Biden not to reduce biofuel mandates

13h00 A group of U.S. Democratic lawmakers called on President Joe Biden to halt a plan to slash the amount of biofuels that oil refiners must blend into their fuel, according to a letter dated. . .  Full story

Indian shares snap winning run as tech, banking losses weigh

12h45 Indian shares closed lower for the first time in four sessions on Tuesday, as private banks and technology stocks dropped, with default risks surrounding China Evergrande Group denting sentiment further.. . .  Full story

Asia Distillates-Jet fuel cash differentials weaken on lacklustre demand

12h44 Asia's jet fuel cash differentials flipped back to a narrow premium on Tuesday amid muted buying interests in the physical market, while near-term outlook for the aviation fuel remained clouded as airlines continued. . .  Full story

Founder of Chinese car maker Geely launches smartphone venture

12h34 A new venture from the founder of Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding will aim to release its first smartphone by 2023 and sell 3 million units in its first year, according to a memo. . .  Full story

EU set to remove Seychelles from tax haven blacklist - documents

12h30 European Union finance ministers are set to remove the Seychelles, Dominica and Anguilla from the bloc's blacklist of tax havens next week, documents seen by Reuters indicate, while Panama has failed in its request to. . .  Full story

End of furlough brings uncertainty for UK jobs and economy

12h29 More than a million British workers face an uncertain future this week as the UK becomes the world's first big economy to wind up its COVID-19 jobs support scheme.. . .  Full story

Russian companies prepare for new IPO surge

12h24 A post-pandemic economic recovery and a stock market surge to record highs are fuelling a pick up in listings in Russia following a barren few years.. . .  Full story

Thailand plans new borrowing of $40 bln in 2022 fiscal year

12h18 Thailand's cabinet on Tuesday approved new borrowing of 1.34 trillion baht ($40.08 billion) in the 2022 fiscal year starting in October, government officials said, as the Southeast Asian country battles its worst coronavirus outbreak.. . .  Full story

China September factory activity seen growing slightly

12h15 China's factory activity likely grew only slightly in September, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday, as high raw material prices and power cuts continued to pressure manufacturers in the world's second largest economy.. . .  Full story

Indonesia sets Oct CPO reference price at $1,196.6/tonne -document

12h15 The world's top palm oil exporter Indonesia has set its crude palm oil reference price for October at $1,196.6 per tonne, according to a Trade Ministry document released on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

Irish retail sales return to month-on-month growth in August

12h12 Irish retail sales volumes returned to month-on-month growth in August after a brief dip in July, rising 3.5% even as no further COVID-19 restrictions were eased, with bar and department store sales increasing sharply.. . .  Full story