IMF and Moody’s censure UK policy that sparked market turmoil

IMF does ‘not recommend’ policies like UK growth plan Moody’s: economic plan is ‘growth negative’ Pound trading down 0.5% to $1.0681 Bond strategists warn market almost untradeable LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund and ratings agency Moody’s ramped up pressure on Britain to reverse a new economic strategy that was roiling financial … Read more

Iran says the US is trying to use unrest to weaken the country

Calls for teachers and students to strike Germany summons Iranian ambassador Unverified videos contain sounds, images of shooting DUBAI, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Iran faced more international criticism on Monday over the death of a woman in police custody that triggered nationwide protests after Tehran accused the United States of using the unrest to try … Read more

Storm Fiona rips into Canada’s east coast, destroying homes and roads

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Powerful storm Fiona slammed into eastern Canada on Saturday with hurricane-force winds, forcing evacuations, blowing over trees and power lines, and reducing many homes to “just a pile of rubble.” The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the center of the storm, downgraded to Post-Tropical Cyclone Fiona, was … Read more

Hong Kong will scrap COVID hotel quarantine from Sept. 26

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Hong Kong will scrap its controversial COVID-19 hotel quarantine policy for all arrivals from Sept. 26, more than 2.5 years after it was first implemented, in a long-awaited move for many residents and businesses in the financial hub. All international … Read more

Japan intervenes to stop yen slide, after BOJ keeps rates super low

BOJ keeps ultra-low rates, dovish policy guidance Japan’s FX diplomat said he took ‘decisive’ action Confirmation of intervention sends dollar sliding over 2% Analysts doubt whether Tokyo can keep propping up the yen Bank of Canada says did not help BOJ TOKYO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Japan intervened in the foreign exchange market on Thursday … Read more

US appeals court says Trump criminal probe can resume classified records review

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The US Justice Department can resume reviewing classified records seized by the FBI from former President Donald Trump’s Florida home pending appeal, a federal appellate court ruled on Wednesday, giving a boost to the criminal investigation into whether the records were … Read more

Iran protests spread, death toll rises even internet curbed

Unrest has swept Iran since a young woman died in custody At least eight people have been killed Access curbed to Instagram, WhatsApp, internet partially cut Social media video shows protests spreading across Iran DUBAI, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Iranian authorities and a Kurdish rights group reported rising death tolls on Wednesday as anger at … Read more