Sunak pledges more spending as UK emerges from pandemic

UK 2021 GDP +6.5% vs previous forecast +4.0% Credit forecasts lowered by OBR Sunak: getting started with the post-pandemic economy Sunak says government is ready to act on inflation Promise for real spending increase for all departments LONDON, Oct. 27 (Reuters) – Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak used a stronger forecast for Britain’s post-lockdown … Read more

Thailand is preparing for tourism restart with reopening test

BANGKOK, Oct. 27 (Reuters) – Thailand held a dry run on Wednesday for the much-anticipated quarantine-free reopening for vaccinated travelers as the country rushes to restart an industry battered by an 18-month hiatus in international tourism. At Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand’s main gateway, airport staff and health and immigration officials simulated the arrival of … Read more

Washington, DC, reduced the subway service to continue at least through Sunday

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (Reuters) – The Washington, DC area subway will operate with reduced service through Sunday, after it was ordered not to use nearly 60% of its rail fleet earlier on Monday, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority ( WMATA) said. The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday that the transit authority has known of … Read more

Washington metro to continue reduced service through at least October 31st

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (Reuters) – The Washington subway system said Friday it will continue to reduce sharply subway traffic through at least Oct. 31 as it completes plans to return most of its railroads to service after a derailment of 12 October. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) on Sunday was ordered to indefinitely … Read more

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

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

China calls for a huge boost in coal production to fight power cancer

Coal is loaded on large piles at the Ulan coal mines near the central New South Wales rural town of Mudgee in Australia, March 8, 2018. REUTERS / David Gray / File Photo Orders immediate increase in production at 72 mines in Inner Mongolia Increase in total more than 98 million. Ton capacity – Reuters … Read more

Cyclone Shaheen approaches Oman, three killed, flights delayed

DUBAI, October 3 (Reuters) – Tropical Cyclone Shaheen crashed in Oman on Sunday, killing at least three people and authorities urging residents to evacuate coastal areas and delay flights to and from the capital Muscat. A child who had been swept by water was found dead, the state news agency said, and another person was … Read more

Air New Zealand requires COVID-19 vaccination for international travelers

Travelers walk under an Air New Zealand sign at Auckland Airport in New Zealand, Sept. 20, 2017. REUTERS/Nigel Marple Oct. 3 (Reuters) – Air New Zealand (AIR.NZ), New Zealand’s flag carrier, said on Sunday it will require passengers on its international flights to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in what is one of ” the … Read more

Algeria is closing the airspace to Moroccan aviation as the conflict deepens

ALGIERS / CAIRO, September 22 (Reuters) – Algeria’s Supreme Security Council decided on Wednesday to close the country’s airspace to all Moroccan civilian and military aircraft, the Algerian presidency said, less than a month after severing diplomatic relations with the Kingdom. The decision came “in light of the continuing provocations and hostilities on the Moroccan … Read more