Stocks tumble as China’s COVID protests roil sentiment

Stocks tumble as China's COVID protests roil sentiment

SYDNEY, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Stocks and commodities prices slid sharply on Monday as rare protests in major Chinese cities against the country’s strict zero-COVID curbs raised investors’ concerns about the growth implications for the world’s second-largest economy. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) was down 1.5% having slumped 2.2% at the … Read more

US Soccer briefly removed emblem from Iran flag to show support for protesters

US Soccer briefly removed emblem from Iran flag to show support for protesters

AL RAYYAN, Qatar, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The United States Soccer Federation temporarily displayed Iran’s national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic as a show of solidarity with protesters in Iran ahead of the two teams’ World Cup clash on Tuesday. A now-deleted graphic of the Group B standings posted … Read more

Twitter CEO Musk says user signups at all-time high, all features of “everything app”

Twitter CEO Musk says user signups at all-time high, all features of "everything app"

Nov 27 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk says new user signups to the social media platform are at an “all-time high”, as he struggles with a mass exodus of advertisers and users fleeing to other platforms over concerns about verification and hate speech. Signups were averaging over two million per day in … Read more

Chevron can resume key role in Venezuela’s oil production, exports

Chevron can resume key role in Venezuela's oil production, exports

WASHINGTON/HOUSTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Chevron Corp on Saturday received a US license allowing the second-largest US oil company to expand its production in Venezuela and bring the South American country’s crude oil to the United States. The decision grants broader rights for the last big US oil company still operating in US-sanctioned Venezuela. However, … Read more

Taiwan president quits as party head after China threat bet fails to win votes

Taiwan president quits as party head after China threat bet fails to win votes

TAIPEI, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Saturday after her strategy to frame local elections as showing defiance to China’s rising bellicosity failed to pay off and win public support . The elections for mayors, county chiefs and local councilors are ostensibly … Read more

Foxconn’s woes to take bigger toll on giant China iPhone plant as more workers leave -source

Foxconn's woes to take bigger toll on giant China iPhone plant as more workers leave -source

Foxconn Zhengzhou plant’s Nov shipments to fall further – source Worker unhappiness at plant escalated into protests this week Over 20,000 workers, mostly new recruits, have left – source TAIPEI, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Foxconn’s (2317.TW) flagship iPhone plant in China is set to see its November shipments further reduced by the latest bout of … Read more

Trump is sued again by writer for defamation, and battery, over alleged rape

Trump's company kicks off defense case in criminal tax fraud trial

NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Donald Trump was sued for defamation a second time on Thursday by a writer who accused the former US president of lying by denying that he raped her 27 years ago. In a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, the former Elle magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll also accused … Read more

Oil muted as price cap proposal eases supply concerns

Oil muted as price cap proposal eases supply concerns

G7 price cap on Russian oil could be above current trading level EIA gasoline stocks data shows higher than expected build COVID-19 controls tighten in China Nov 24 (Reuters) – Benchmark Brent oil edged lower on Thursday while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude held steady, hovering in sight of two-month lows as the level of … Read more

Women sue Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan over Epstein ties

Women sue Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan over Epstein ties

Nov 24 (Reuters) – Women who have accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexual abuse filed lawsuits against Deutsche Bank AG (DBKGn.DE) and JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) on Thursday, alleging the banks financially benefited from the late financier’s alleged sex trafficking operations. The women, who were not identified in the court filings, cite US federal anti-sex … Read more

Foxconn apologises for pay-related error at China iPhone plant after worker unrest

Foxconn apologises for pay-related error at China iPhone plant after worker unrest

Foxconn says it is working with staff to resolve disputes Major iPhone factory rocked by protests over pay, terms Apple says it has team on the ground in Zhengzhou TAIPEI/SHANGHAI, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Foxconn (2317.TW) said on Thursday a pay-related “technical error” occurred when hiring new recruits at a COVID-hit iPhone factory in China … Read more