Morning special: In search of Pelosi’s plane

A man reads the Global Times newspaper, which displays a cover story about US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Asia trip, at a street display wall in Beijing, China, August 1, 2022. The front page headline reads: “Pelosi visits Asia in the smell of gunpowder.” REUTERS/Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign … Read more

“Living with COVID”: Where the pandemic could go next

LONDON/CHICAGO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – As the third winter of the coronavirus pandemic looms in the northern hemisphere, scientists are warning weary governments and citizens to prepare for more waves of COVID-19. In the United States alone, there could be as many as a million infections a day this winter, said Chris Murray, head of … Read more

Who is Liz Truss, the favorite to become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom? | Boris Johnson news

Liz Truss, a right-wing Conservative politician, is currently the favorite to become Britain’s next prime minister, replacing scandal-hit Boris Johnson. The 47-year-old entered parliament in 2010 and in 2014 she took up her first ministerial post – Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under David Cameron. She then worked under Theresa May … Read more

HSBC puts on Ping An call, raises payout and profit target

HSBC will return to paying quarterly dividends from 2023 Aims to win investors with a higher return target Says the division of Asian business involves a lot of risk London shares up 6% LONDON/SINGAPORE, Aug 1 (Reuters) – HSBC ( HSBA.L ) rejected a proposal by major shareholder Ping An Insurance Group Co of China … Read more

“Living with COVID”: Where the pandemic could go next

LONDON/CHICAGO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – As the third winter of the coronavirus pandemic looms in the northern hemisphere, scientists are warning weary governments and citizens to prepare for more waves of COVID-19. In the United States alone, there could be as many as a million infections a day this winter, said Chris Murray, head of … Read more

British Prime Minister candidate Sunak promises a 20% income tax cut by 2029

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Rishi Sunak, who is trailing in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, has pledged to cut the basic rate of income tax by 20% by 2029 in a potential roll of the dice for the former finance minister. Sunak, once tipped to replace Boris Johnson as he helped … Read more

Oil falls as weak China factory fan calls for concern

SINGAPORE, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Monday, as weak production figures from China and Japan for July weighed on the outlook for demand, while investors braced for a meeting of officials from OPEC and other major producers on supply adjustments this week. Brent crude futures were down $1.19, or 1.1%, at $102.78 … Read more