Hungry for fuel, China looks to the US, Europe looks to aid plans

A coal-fired power plant can be seen in the city of Baotou, in China’s autonomous region of Inner Mongolia, October 31, 2010. REUTERS / David Gray Chinese companies in negotiations with US LNG suppliers – sources Coal prices hit record highs in China due to shortages Poland, Germany are taking steps to support consumers Oil … Read more

Caution advised as India begins issuing tourist visas after 19 months – CNA

Caution advised as India begins issuing tourist visas after 19 monthsCN India reopens to foreign tourists after 19 months as COVID subsidesAl Jazeera English India reopens to foreigners on tourist visa from today, only charter flights allowed for nowHindu Times India allows foreign tourists on charter flights from today; new visas are issuedTimes now See … Read more

EXCLUSIVE China appears to retain LNG in US as energy crisis raises concerns

SINGAPORE/NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (Reuters) – Major Chinese energy companies are in advanced talks with US exporters to secure long-term supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as rising gas prices and domestic power shortages raise concerns about fuel security of expanding the country, several sources said. At least five Chinese companies, including major state Sinopec … Read more

EXCLUSIVE How the illegal copper trade is undermining South Africa

Container ships wait to load and unload goods in port during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cape Town, South Africa, April 17, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings Oct 15 (Reuters) – South Africa’s economic problems are exacerbated by the theft of massive amounts of copper from state-owned Eskom … Read more

Rubio calls on Biden administration to blacklist Huawei spin-off Honor

President of Huawei’s Honor Brand George Zhao unveils the Honor Vision Smart Screen equipped with Huawei’s new HarmonyOS operating system at the Huawei Developer Conference in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China on August 10, 2019. Photo taken on August 10, 2019. Huanqiu.com via REUTERS/ Files WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (Reuters) – Republican US senators led by Marco … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Evergrande’s $1.7 Billion Hong Kong Headquarters Sale Fails as Copper Pulls Out

HONG KONG, Oct. 15 (Reuters) – Chinese state-owned Yuexiu Property (0123.HK) has pulled out of a proposed $1.7 billion deal to buy China Evergrande Group’s (3333.HK) headquarters in Hong Kong due to concerned about the developer’s poor financial situation. situation, according to two sources. The failure of negotiations to sell the landmark building is another … Read more

China’s coal prices hit record highs, early winter chilly cold adds to energy problems

Fishermen sail a boat past a power plant of the State Development and Investment Corporation (SDIC) outside Tianjin, China, October 14, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Chinese coal price reaches record high Power reform comes into effect Cold winds from the north blow through central and eastern China China’s Met Office predicts sharp temperature drops BEIJING, Oct. … Read more

Price squeeze: world economy caught in perfect storm

British chicken king says 20 years of cheap food is over IEA says energy crisis could threaten economic recovery Cold keeps coal prices high in China, power outage continues Biden targets bottlenecks threatening vacation sales LONDON/TOKYO, Oct. 14 (Reuters) – From beef bowls in Tokyo to chicken breast rolls in London, consumers are beginning to … Read more

Chinese developer shares slide as Evergrande worries simmer

The company logo is seen at the headquarters of China Evergrande Group in Shenzhen, China’s Guangdong province, September 26, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song SHANGHAI, Oct. 14 (Reuters) – Shares and dollar bonds of Chinese real estate firms fell again on Thursday as investors worried about a debt crisis rippling through developers, including China Evergrande Group (3333.HK), … Read more

Nigeria orders officials to show COVID-19 vaccination or test negative from December 1

A health worker prepares a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine (COVID-19) at the National Hospital in Abuja, Nigeria, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde ABUJA, Oct. 13 (Reuters) – Nigeria will require officials to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test for the disease from early December to access their offices, a … Read more