WHO suspends UN supply of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin vaccine for COVID-19

April 2 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said on Saturday it has suspended supply through United Nations agencies of COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, produced by India’s Bharat Biotech, to allow the manufacturer to upgrade facilities and address deficiencies found in an inspection. The WHO asked countries that have received the vaccine to take appropriate actions, … Read more

China plans to remove hurdle to Sino-US audit cooperation

A Chinese national flag flutters outside the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) building on the Financial Street in Beijing, China July 9, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI/BEIJING, April 2 (Reuters) – China on Saturday proposed revising confidentiality rules involving offshore listings, removing a legal hurdle to Sino-US … Read more

Russia steps up economic retaliation with Eurobond ruble buyback offer

A view shows Russian ruble coins in this picture illustration taken October 26, 2018. Picture taken October 26, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Eurobond ruble payment offer revives default fears Moscow does not say if bondholders must take rubles Russia has already demanded gas payments in rubles Move … Read more

China, US working hard on solution to audit dispute – state media

China’s and US’ flags are seen printed on paper in this illustration taken January 27, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, March 27 (Reuters) – Chinese regulators and their US counterparts are working hard to solve an audit dispute affecting US-listed Chinese firms and want to achieve effective … Read more

Prince William says he wants to serve after Caribbean criticism

Britain’s Prince William shakes hands with a member of the public during a visit to a Fish Fry – a quintessentially Bahamian culinary gathering place which is found on every island in the Bahamas, on Great Abaco island, March 26, 2022. Chris Jackson/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, … Read more

US FCC adds Russia’s Kaspersky, China telecom firms to national security threat list

WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday added Russia’s AO Kaspersky Lab, China Telecom (Americas) Corp (0728.HK) and China Mobile International USA (0941.HK) to its list of communications equipment and service providers deemed threats to US national security. The regulator last year designated five Chinese companies including Huawei Technologies Co … Read more

Exclusive: China’s Sinopec pauses Russia projects, Beijing wary of sanctions

March 25 (Reuters) – China’s state-run Sinopec Group has suspended talks for a major petrochemical investment and a gas marketing venture in Russia, sources told Reuters, heeding a government call for caution as sanctions mount over the invasion of Ukraine. The move by Asia’s biggest oil refiner to hit the brakes on a potentially half-billion-dollar … Read more

Jamaica PM tells British royals island nation wants to be independent

KINGSTON, March 23 (Reuters) – Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness told Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate on Wednesday his country wants to be “independent” and address “unresolved” issues, a day after protesters called on the United Kingdom to pay reparations for slavery. The royal couple arrived in Jamaica on Tuesday as part of … Read more

Nestle to suspend many products in Russia including KitKat

LONDON, March 23 (Reuters) – Nestle said on Wednesday it will halt the sale of several non-essential products including KitKat candy bars and Nesquik chocolate mix in Russia, in an unprecedented move amid pressure on the world’s top consumer goods company after criticism from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Nestle shares were down 1.3% at 1236 … Read more

British royals’ Jamaica visit stirs demands for slavery reparations

KINGSTON, March 22 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Jamaica on Tuesday as part of a week-long Caribbean tour, hours after activists protested to demand reparations for slavery amid growing scrutiny of the British Empire’s colonial legacy. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Belize on Saturday to start … Read more