UK Conservative Party enhances security around ballot for leadership

A view of 10 Downing Street after the resignation of Boris Johnson, in London, Britain, July 8, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Britain’s ruling Conservative Party said on Wednesday it had enhanced security around the ballot process to decide its next leader, who … Read more

Factbox: Economic sanctions China has imposed on Taiwan over Pelosi visit

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi attends a meeting with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen at the presidential office in Taipei, Taiwan August 3, 2022. Taiwan Presidential Office/Handout via REUTERS. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Aug 3 (Reuters) – China on Wednesday suspended exports of natural sand to Taiwan and … Read more

US needs full access to Chinese company audit papers to resolve accounting disputes – watchdog

The US Securities and Exchange Commission logo adorns an office door at the SEC headquarters in Washington, June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The US public company accounting regulator will not accept any restrictions on its access to the audit papers of … Read more

Sri Lanka resumes bailout discussions with IMF, finance ministry says

Drivers push auto rickshaws in a line to buy petrol from a fuel station, amid Sri Lanka’s economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 29, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, July 29 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka has resumed technical discussions with the International Monetary Fund on … Read more

World Bank has no new financing plans for crisis-hit Sri Lanka

People stand next to their empty cylinders as they wait in a queue to buy domestic cooking gas, amid the country’s economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 23, 2022. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 29 (Reuters) – The World Bank does not plan to offer new financing … Read more

UK PM hopeful Sunak takes aim at China in leadership contest

Conservative leadership candidate Rishi Sunak leaves an office building in London, Britain, July 20, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, July 25 (Reuters) – Former finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Monday China represented the biggest threat to Britain and world security this century, setting out his plans … Read more

Sri Lanka swears in new president amid worst economic crisis in decades

COLOMBO, July 21 (Reuters) – Veteran politician Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new president on Thursday, a day after winning a vote in parliament and urging the island nation to come together to find a way out of its worst economic crisis in. decades. The six-time prime minister succeeded Gotabaya Rajapaksa who … Read more

Hungary bridge blockade fails to derail small business tax rise

Parliament fast tracks overhaul of favorable tax regime Orban’s party defies protest, criticism of business groups First major show of disquiet since Orban’s re-election BUDAPEST, July 12 (Reuters) – An hours -long blockade of a bridge in Budapest on Tuesday failed to derail the approval of a motion by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government … Read more

China’s Henan bank customers face harassment, job loss over protests

SHANGHAI, July 12 (Reuters) – A woman who was injured on Sunday when a protest by roughly 1,000 bank customers in central China was violently broken up by security personnel said she continues to face harassment. Still bearing bruises from kicks to her front and back, the 32-year-old woman surnamed Geng said she was awoken … Read more

Sri Lanka to get new president next week amid political and economic meltdown

Sri Lanka embroiled in worst crisis since independence Parliament to vote for new president on July 20 – speaker President, PM to resign to pave way for unity government Central bank governor says instability could hurt IMF talks Opposition leader says ready to form government COLOMBO, July 11 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s parliament will elect … Read more