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Asia spot prices jump amid stronger demand, concerns over Russia

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A liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker is tugged towards a thermal power station in Futtsu, east of Tokyo, Japan November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices continued to rise this week......

Japanese asked to save power as country’s east sizzles

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TOKYO, July 1 (Reuters) – The highest temperatures for the season since record-keeping began have scorched much of eastern Japan for a week, prompting the government to ask citizens to cut power use as much as possible, while running air conditioners to stay safe. The region around Tokyo hit its......

China urges U.S. to fulfill climate duties after Supreme Court ruling

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BEIJING, July 1 (Reuters) – The United States must meet its international obligations on climate change and do more than “shout slogans”, China’s foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Friday following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling limiting Washington’s ability to cut power sector emissions. The Supreme Court voted to......

Stocks make tentative start to second half under growth clouds

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A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying Russian Trading System (RTS) Index, Japan’s Nikkei index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, February 25, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to......

Ports close in China island province Hainan as tropical storm Chaba looms

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SHANGHAI, July 1 (Reuters) – Local authorities in China’s Hainan province on Friday announced the closure of three ports as weather forecasters reclassified Chaba as a severe tropical storm that was expected to make landfall over the weekend. Chaba, currently east of Hainan, will move at a speed of 15-20......

Column: Global business cycle starts to turn down: Kemp

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An aerial view shows containers and cargo vessels at the Qingdao port in Shandong province, China May 9, 2022. China Daily via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Global manufacturing activity and freight movements have begun to decelerate as the major......

Argentina trucker strike ends, boosting grains exports

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An agricultural worker operates a tractor with a seeder to sow wheat on farmland in Comodoro Py, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Matias Baglietto Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BUENOS AIRES, June 30 (Reuters) – An Argentine truckers strike ended on......

U.S. July Fourth cookouts feel the heat of soaring food prices

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CHICAGO, June 30 (Reuters) – Summer cookouts are getting more expensive ahead of the U.S. Independence Day holiday, forcing Americans to make tough decisions about how they celebrate. Prices for barbecue items such as hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans and lemonade climbed 17% compared with a year ago,......

Supreme Court ruling casts cloud over U.S. leadership in global climate fight

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UNITED NATIONS, June 30 (Reuters) – A Supreme Court ruling on Thursday limiting Washington’s authority to reduce carbon output from power plants will hurt global efforts to fight climate change by slowing America’s emissions cuts and undermining U.S. leadership efforts on the international stage, according to diplomats. The conservative court’s......

Germany in bailout talks with Uniper amid gas crisis

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First German company to raise alarm over scarce gas, prices Gas stocks lowest since early 2017 Fortum says will help but crisis requires big efforts Works council wants German government to step in FRANKFURT/DUESSELDORF/BERLIN, June 30 (Reuters) – Germany’s Uniper (UN01.DE) is in talks about a possible government bailout as......

Gazprom shares dive after dividend cancelled for first time since 1998

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Logo of the Russian energy company Gazprom is seen on а station in Sofia, Bulgaria, April 27, 2022. REUTERS/Spasiyana Sergieva Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, June 30 (Reuters)......

Stocks sink on fears for global economy, capping worst H1 on record

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Share indexes down 1% to 3%, U.S. futures weak Cenbank chiefs reiterate inflation warning this week Sweden’s Riksbank latest to hike rates All eyes on U.S. core prices data due later Graphic: Global asset performance LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Stocks sank on Thursday to extend what is the worst......

Exclusive: EU nears compromise deal to defuse standoff with Russia over Kaliningrad

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Kaliningrad depends on rail and road through Lithuania Clampdown on sanctioned freight angers Moscow EU seeks compromise with Lithuania to resume normal trade VILNIUS/BRUSSELS, June 29 (Reuters) – Trade through Lithuania to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad could return to normal within days, two sources familiar with the matter said,......

Oil rises as supply concerns outweigh U.S. fuel stocks build

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Oil pump jacks are seen at the Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas deposit in the Patagonian province of Neuquen, Argentina, January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, June 30 (Reuters) – Oil prices edged higher on Thursday after dipping in......

Column: Oil market confronts U.S. and EU policymakers with unpalatable choices: Kemp

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LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – With global inventories steadily falling and spare capacity eroding, the oil market resembles a geological fault line in which stress is quietly accumulating and will eventually be relieved by an earthquake of as yet unknown magnitude. The most likely stress relief will come from a......

U.S. power companies face supply-chain crisis this summer

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June 29 (Reuters) – U.S. power companies are facing supply crunches that may hamper their ability to keep the lights on as the nation heads into the heat of summer and the peak hurricane season. Extreme weather events such as storms, wildfires and drought are becoming more common in the......

Stocks mostly slip, yields ease in wake of Powell inflation comments

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S&P 500 down slightly early Powell: clock is ‘running’ for Fed on lowering inflation U.S. dollar higher NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) – Stocks on global indexes mostly edged lower and Treasury yields eased on Wednesday as investors weighed comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, who said there is......

OPEC+ meets with little prospect of pumping more oil

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A person operates a tap of crude oil during the destruction of Bakana ii illegal camp, in Okrika, Rivers state, Nigeria January 28, 2022. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – OPEC and OPEC+ began two days of meetings on......

Doctors, bankers protest ‘impossible situation’ as Sri Lanka runs out of fuel

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Doctors, bankers, teachers march to demand solution for crisis Struggle for fuel delays health workers in getting to work Ministers look for help from Russia COLOMBO, June 29 (Reuters) – Doctors and bankers were among hundreds of Sri Lankans who marched on Wednesday to demand the government resolve a severe......

Hungary decree allows government to supervise energy firms if needed

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Gas pipelines are seen at Zsana Storage Site in Zsana, Hungary, May 20, 2022. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BUDAPEST, June 29 (Reuters) – Hungary has passed a decree empowering the government to take over the supervision of vital energy firms and the gas......

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