Analysis: Underwater: how the Bank of England threw a lifeline to the markets

The Bank of England bought bonds after demands from pension funds Some UK pension funds have faced problematic margin calls BoE support seen as window to post collateral UK government’s unfunded tax plan spooked markets LONDON/NEW YORK, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Calls to the Bank of England that some British pension funds were struggling to … Read more

Elon Musk set to introduce Tesla’s humanoid robot after delay

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk has said a robot company will be worth more than its cars, and on Friday investors, customers and would-be workers swarmed expect to see a prototype on Tesla’s “AI Day”. which could prove whether the bot named “Optimus” is ready to run. The robot … Read more

Q+A “Sabotage” of Nord Stream gas: who is blamed and why?

WARSAW, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The major leaks that suddenly erupted in the Nord Stream gas pipelines that connect Russia to Europe under the Baltic Sea have generated many theories, but few clear answers about who or what caused the damage. Here is what we know and what has been said so far: WHO IS … Read more

Exclusive: Brands blast Twitter for ads next to child porn accounts

Sept 28 (Reuters) – Some major advertisers, including Dyson, Mazda, Forbes and PBS Kids, have suspended their marketing campaigns or removed their ads from parts of Twitter because their promotions appeared alongside tweets soliciting child pornography, the companies told Reuters. DIRECTV and Thoughtworks also told Reuters on Wednesday evening that they had suspended advertising on … Read more

Exclusive: Europe prepares for mobile network outages

PARIS/STOCKHOLM/MILAN, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Once unthinkable, mobile phones could die out this winter in Europe if power cuts or energy rationing disrupt parts of mobile networks in the region. Russia’s decision to cut off gas supplies via Europe’s key supply route following the conflict in Ukraine has increased the risk of power shortages. In … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Afghan Taliban signs deal for Russian oil, gas and wheat

KABUL, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The Taliban have signed an interim deal with Russia to supply gasoline, diesel, gas and wheat to Afghanistan, Afghanistan’s Minister of Trade and Agriculture told Reuters. ‘Acting Industry, Haji Nooruddin Azizi. Azizi said his ministry was working to diversify its trading partners and that Russia had offered the Taliban administration … Read more

Cryptoverse: Bitcoin miners find themselves stuck in a bear pit

A bitcoin representation is seen in an illustrative photo taken at the Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register Sep 27 (Reuters) – Spare a thought for the embattled bitcoin miner. By the end of 2021, miners were the toast of the … Read more