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

Oil slides over 3% on Russian price cap talks, US gasoline build

Oil slides over 3% on Russian price cap talks, US gasoline build

EIA US gasoline stocks data shows higher-than-expected build G7 price cap on Russian oil could be above current trading level Chinese demand concerns weigh as COVID-19 cases surge Majority of Fed officials see rate hikes slowing soon HOUSTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell more than 3% on Wednesday, continuing a streak of volatile … Read more

China says Xi was not criticising Trudeau in meeting at G20

China says Xi was not criticising Trudeau in meeting at G20

BEIJING, Nov 17 (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry on Thursday said Chinese President Xi Jinping was not criticizing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a day after Xi was seen confronting him at the G20 summit over alleged leaks from a meeting they held. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning told a regular media briefing that … Read more

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine 'in strongest terms'

G20 says ‘most members’ condemn war in Ukraine Threat of use of nuclear weapons ‘inadmissible’ -declaration Agreement to calibrate monetary tightening NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations deplored Russia’s aggression in Ukraine “in the strongest terms” on Wednesday and demanded its unconditional withdrawal in a declaration … Read more

Wrangling over Ukraine war dominates summit of G20 major economies

Wrangling over Ukraine war dominates summit of G20 major economies

Draft declaration: ‘Most’ G20 members condemn Ukraine war Ukraine’s Zelenskiy pushes his plan to end conflict Indonesia appeals for end to political polarization US President Biden skips gala dinner on island of Bali NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 15 (Reuters) – A Western-led push to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine dominated Tuesday’s Group of 20 summit … Read more

Biden, Xi clash over Taiwan, but military action seen as unlikely

Biden, Xi clash over Taiwan, but military action seen as unlikely

Biden, Xi hold 3-hour Bali meeting ahead of G20 Both leaders stress need to get ties back on track Russia rejects reports of foreign minister’s hospitalization Indonesia seeking concrete progress on global economy at G20 Ukraine’s Zelenskiy due to address G20 on Tuesday NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 14 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden said … Read more

Russia’s Lavrov dismisses report that he was taken to hospital at G20

Russia's Lavrov dismisses report that he was taken to hospital at G20

Lavrov dismisses Associated Press report AP: Lavrov was treated for heart condition Bali governor: Lavrov had checks in hospital, in good health NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday dismissed a news agency report that he had been taken to hospital with a heart condition, scolding Western journalists … Read more

Biden seeks to build ‘floor’ for China relations in Xi meeting

Biden seeks to build 'floor' for China relations in Xi meeting

WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden hopes to limit deterioration of ties with China when he meets Chinese leader Xi Jinping next week, but he will be honest about US concerns, including over Taiwan and human rights, a senior administration official said on Thursday. “The president believes it is critical to build … Read more

China’s trade unexpectedly shrinks as COVID curbs, global slowdown jolt demand

China's trade unexpectedly shrinks as COVID curbs, global slowdown jolt demand

China’s Oct exports, imports shrink unexpectedly Frail data further blow to struggling economy Global recession risks, COVID curbs in China darken outlook Analysts expect further weakness in exports and imports BEIJING, Nov 7 (Reuters) – China’s exports and imports unexpectedly contracted in October, the first simultaneous slump since May 2020, as a perfect storm of … Read more

Iran acknowledges drone shipments to Russia before Ukraine war

Iran acknowledges drone shipments to Russia before Ukraine war

Nov 5 (Reuters) – Iran acknowledged for the first time on Saturday that it had supplied Moscow with drones but said they were sent before the war in Ukraine, where Russia has used drones to target power stations and civilian infrastructure. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said a “small number” of drones had been supplied … Read more