Europe is racing to prepare for this winter’s energy crisis

Spain may close energy-intensive industries at peak times France prepares to send gas to Germany in October Germany will sign LNG contracts in the UAE Berlin is still working on rescuing Uniper BERLIN / PARIS, 19 Sept. (Reuters) – European governments on Monday outlined new measures to address potential energy shortages this winter and competed … Read more

The Italian right-wing bloc ready for electoral victory: five questions for the markets

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign in MILAN, 19 Sept. (Reuters) – Italy’s right-wing bloc looks set to win a majority in both houses of parliament in next Sunday’s elections, at a time when soaring energy prices and rising interest rates create challenges increasing for the heavily indebted state. Giorgia Meloni, leader … Read more

US SEC cryptocurrency guidelines drive up costs for lenders, disrupting projects

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (Reuters) – Banks’ cryptocurrency projects have been overturned by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accounting guidelines that would make it too capital-intensive for lenders to hold crypto tokens on behalf of clients. , according to more than half a dozen experts in the field. A slew of lenders including US Bancorp … Read more

Traffic, water shortages, now floods: the slow death of the Indian technological hub?

Much of Bengaluru has been submerged by the recent floods Residents forced to wade the water up to their waist The disruptions raise questions about the future of the city as a technology hub Authorities vow to act, but extreme weather conditions can complicate plans BENGALURU, Sept. 15 (Reuters) – Harish Pullanoor spent his weekends … Read more

The northeastern United States faces potential energy shortages as railways begin to close

Unused oil tank wagons are pictured on the tracks of the Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad outside Hinsdale, New York on August 24, 2015. Photo taken August 24, 2015. REUTERS / Lindsay DeDario / file Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign in NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (Reuters) – Some trains … Read more

Biden, unions, railroad executives fight for a deal as closure looms

DETROIT / LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (Reuters) – Biden administration officials hosted labor contract talks late Wednesday to head off a potential rail closure that could disrupt freight shipments and prevent supplies of food and fuel. but a small union refused a deal and Amtrak canceled all long-distance passenger travel. Railways, including Union Pacific (UNP.N), … Read more

Stubbornly high rents, food prices push US inflation in August

The consumer price index rose by 0.1% in August Rent, food and healthcare contribute to the rise in CPI Core CPI increased by 0.6%; it increased by 6.3% year over year WASHINGTON, Sept.13 (Reuters) – U.S. consumer prices rose unexpectedly in August, and underlying inflation accelerated due to rising rental and healthcare costs, giving the … Read more

The eyes of the EU are forcing fossil fuel companies to help consumers survive the energy crisis

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign in BRUSSELS, Sep 12 (Reuters) – Fossil fuel companies may have to share their excess profits to help European households and industries cope with scorching energy bills, a European Union draft plan showed on Monday how the cost of “war.” energy “of the West with Russia … Read more

Analysis: This could hurt: the tectonic plates of the global economy shift

Beyond the cost-of-living crisis, broader trends are at play Demography, geopolitics, environmental costs weigh on Monetary quick fixes are not enough; deeper reforms needed LONDON, Sep 12 (Reuters) – When the Shannon family announced the closure of their garden center just off London’s busy South Circular Road after 33 years in business this month, the … Read more

Truly autonomous cars might be impossible without a helpful human touch

MILTON KEYNES, England, Sept. 12 (Reuters) – Autonomous vehicle (AV) startups have raised tens of billions of dollars on the promise to develop self-driving cars, but industry executives and experts say human supervisors may be needed. remotely to help distressed robot drivers. The central premise of autonomous vehicles – that computers and artificial intelligence will … Read more