‘Tip of the iceberg’: Taiwan’s spy catchers hunt Chinese poachers of chip talent

'Tip of the iceberg': Taiwan's spy catchers hunt Chinese poachers of chip talent

TAIPEI, April 8 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s spy catchers have launched probes into around 100 Chinese companies suspected of illegally poaching semiconductor engineers and other tech talent, a senior official at the island’s Investigation Bureau told Reuters. That comes on top of seven prosecuted since the start of last year and includes 27 which have either … Read more

Oil dips as coronavirus worries offset more Russia sanctions

Oil dips as coronavirus worries offset more Russia sanctions

Storage tanks are seen at the Petroineos Ineos petrol refinery in Lavera, France, March 29, 2022. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register China extends lockdown in Shanghai EU and US plan more sanctions on Russia for alleged war crimes IEA still discussing how much oil to release from stockpiles Upcoming … Read more

Russian auto boomtown grinds to halt over Ukraine sanctions

Russian auto boomtown grinds to halt over Ukraine sanctions

Kaluga car plants halt production Car demand falls, food prices soar Some hope Western resolve won’t last Others have seen crises pass before April 5 (Reuters) – Thousands of auto workers have been furloughed and food prices are soaring as Western sanctions pummel the small Russian city of Kaluga and its flagship foreign carmakers, with … Read more

Exclusive: Canada to invest C$2 billion on mineral strategy for EV battery supply chain

Exclusive: Canada to invest C$2 billion on mineral strategy for EV battery supply chain

OTTAWA, April 4 (Reuters) – Canada’s federal budget will include an investment of at least C$2 billion ($1.6 billion) for a strategy to accelerate the production and processing of critical minerals needed for the electric vehicle (EV) battery supply chain, two senior government sources said. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government, which is due to release … Read more

Stocks, dollar rise; European leaders urge further Moscow sanctions

Stocks, dollar rise;  European leaders urge further Moscow sanctions

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, April 4, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US stocks mostly higher in early trade Oil prices gain US dollar strengthens NEW YORK, April 4 (Reuters) – Stocks on global indexes … Read more

Fed’s Williams: Pace of rate increases depends on how economy responds

Fed's Williams: Pace of rate increases depends on how economy responds

John Williams, chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, speaks at an event in New York, US, November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PRINCETON, NJ, April 2 (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve needs to move monetary policy towards a more neutral stance, … Read more

China plans to remove hurdle to Sino-US audit cooperation

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

New York warehouse workers vote to form first US union at Amazon

New York warehouse workers vote to form first US union at Amazon

NEW YORK, April 1 (Reuters) – Workers at an Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) warehouse in New York City voted to form the first union at the second-largest US private employer, a victory that adds to recent grassroots successes by labor activists pushing into new industries. Employees at the online retailer’s fulfillment center in the borough of … Read more

Amazon union has strong lead in NY vote count; losing in Alabama

Amazon union has strong lead in NY vote count;  losing in Alabama

March 31 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) workers at a warehouse in New York City’s Staten Island have so far voted 57% in favor of unionizing with a final tally due on Friday, a potential landmark victory for organized labor at the second-largest US private employer. But that win contrasted with 53% of Amazon workers … Read more

European stocks set for biggest quarterly drop since 2020

European stocks set for biggest quarterly drop since 2020

A DAX logo is pictured at the trading floor of the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) – European stocks edged lower on Thursday and were set for their biggest quarterly drop since the start of 2020, while … Read more