Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy, focused on ‘disruptive’ China

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada on Sunday launched its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy, pledging more resources to deal with a “troubled” China as it works with the world’s second-biggest economy on climate change and trade issues. The 26-page document outlined spending of C$2.6 billion ($1.9 billion), including to strengthen Canada’s military presence and cyber security in the … Read more

Canada asks three Chinese companies to quit lithium mining

China says Canada has broken trade and market rules Chinese company stocks fall Companies say don’t expect a huge impact on performance OTTAWA/BEIJING (Reuters) – Canada on Wednesday ordered three Chinese companies to liquidate their investments in Canada’s critical minerals, citing national security. In response, China accused Ottawa of using national security as an excuse … Read more

Analysis: Poor countries are at risk from elusive G-20 debt relief efforts

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The failure to make concrete progress on debt relief for the world’s poorest countries at the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington frustrated policymakers, activists and investors. Two years ago, the Group of Twenty launched the Joint Framework – a mechanism designed to provide a rapid … Read more

Analysis: Underwater: How the Bank of England has delivered a lifeblood to the markets

Bank of England bought bonds after pension fund pleas Some UK pension funds have faced problematic margin calls BoE support is seen as giving an opportunity to build collateral The British government’s unfunded tax plan scared the markets LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Calls from the Bank of England began on Monday saying some British pension … Read more

Exclusive Twitter brands post ads next to child pornography accounts

Sept 28 (Reuters) – Some major advertisers including Dyson, Mazda, Forbes and PBS Kids have halted their marketing campaign or removed their ads from parts of Twitter because their promotions appeared alongside tweets urging child pornography, the companies told Reuters. Brands ranging from The Walt Disney Company (DIS.N)NBCUniversal (CMCSA.O) The Coca-Cola Company (KO.N) Children’s Hospital … Read more

Gas crisis plunges LNG shipping market into the hands of energy giants

LONDON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The skyrocketing price of liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping has alienated dozens of small traders, concentrating business in the hands of a handful of major global energy companies and major global trading houses. This grip is not expected to ease until 2026 when more LNG begins to emerge and lower prices, raising … Read more

Exclusive: Biden hits China with broader restrictions on exports of US chips and gadgets

Semiconductor chips are seen on a computer circuit board in this illustrative photo taken on February 25, 2022. REUTERS/Florence Law/Illustration/file photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Next month, several people familiar with the matter said, the Biden administration plans to expand restrictions on US shipments to China of semiconductors used … Read more