From subway stations to shopping malls, Taiwan prepares its air raid shelters

TAIPEI, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Taiwan is preparing its air raid shelters as rising tensions with China and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine raise new fears about the possibility of a Chinese attack on the island democracy. China considers Taiwan its territory and has increased military activity in the air and sea around it. Taiwan is … Read more

Cryptoverse: Bitcoin hits the heat in July’s jump

A display of virtual currency bitcoin and a one-dollar bill are seen in front of a stock chart in this photo taken Jan. 8, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up Aug 2 (Reuters) – It’s been a good month for bitcoin – and we haven’t said that … Read more

Chilean authorities are investigating a mysterious large hole near a copper mine

SANTIAGO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Chilean authorities on Monday launched an investigation into a mysterious hole about 25 meters (82 feet) in diameter that appeared over the weekend at a mining site in the country’s north. Chilean media showed aerial images of the well on land operated by Canadian copper miner Lundin Mining ( LUN.TO … Read more

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

Asian stocks fall as US yields on Pelosi jitters; Aussie falls

A man wearing a protective face mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, walks past a screen showing the Shanghai Composite Index, the Nikkei Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average outside a stock exchange in Tokyo, Japan, February 14, 2022. REUTERS/ Kim Kyung- Hoon Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign … Read more

Biden and Putin strike conciliatory tones as nuclear talks begin at UN

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 28, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up UNITED STATES, Aug 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he … Read more

The US is considering action against memory chip manufacturers in China

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The United States is considering limiting shipments of U.S. chip-making equipment to memory chip makers in China, including Yangtze Memory Technologies Co Ltd (YMTC), according to four people familiar with the matter, as part of a bid to stop China’s semiconductor sector is advancing and protecting American companies. If President … Read more

Putin says no one can win a nuclear war

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on the development of the country’s metallurgical sector via video link at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia August 1, 2022. Sputnik/Pavel Byrkin/Kremlin via REUTERS Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday there … 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

Shenzhen accelerates China’s driverless car dreams

SHENZHEN, China, Aug 1 (Reuters) – On a busy downtown street, three delivery bikes suddenly dart across the crosswalk in front of the car. On the car dashboard, they look like little 3D blue blocks from a 1990s video game. The steering wheel turns into a notch and the vehicle slows to a gentle stop … Read more