China risks miscalculation with pressure on Taiwan, U.S. says

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia Daniel Kritenbrink arrives for a roundtable with correspondents in Bangkok, Thailand December 3, 2021. REUTERS/Kay Johnson Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI/BEIJING, Aug 18 (Reuters) – China’s efforts to coerce and undermine Taiwan are at risk of miscalculation and its pressure campaign will … Read more

Eighteen U.S. states join Missouri probe into Morningstar ESG

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt speaks during a news conference in Washington, U.S., April 26, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 17 (Reuters) – Attorneys general from 18 U.S. states have joined a Missouri investigation into whether Morningstar Inc (MORN.O) violated consumer protection law with its company performance … Read more

U.S., Taiwan to start formal trade talks under new initiative

Taiwan flags flutter during a welcoming ceremony for Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves (not pictured) outside the Presidential Palace in Taipei, Taiwan August 8, 2022. REUTERS/Ann Wang Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, Aug 18 (Reuters) – The United States and Taiwan agreed on Wednesday to … Read more

Taiwan envoy to U.S. says China bullying spurs foreign interest in visits to island

WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – China’s aggressive military response to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan has increased interest in other countries’ parliaments for trips similar, the island’s de facto ambassador to the United States said on Wednesday. China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, carried out its largest-ever military exercises … Read more

Column: U.S. hits the EV accelerator to cut Chinese metals ties: Andy Home

LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) includes “the biggest investment ever in tackling the existential crisis of climate change”, according to President Joe Biden, who will sign the bill of law later on Tuesday. About $369 billion in federal funds will be dedicated to climate change and energy security, bolstering the … Read more

U.S. seeks resolution for naval officer jailed in Japan -State Dept

WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – U.S. officials have been in contact with their Japanese counterparts to seek a solution in the case of U.S. naval officer Ridge Alkonis, who is serving a three-year prison sentence in Japan for a fatal car crash, state department spokesman Ned Price said Tuesday. Alkonis, 34, began serving his sentence … Read more

EU, U.S. say they’re studying Iran’s response to nuclear proposal

BRUSSELS, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The European Union and the United States said on Tuesday they were studying Iran’s response to what the EU called its “final” offer to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal after Tehran called on Washington to show flexibility. A US State Department spokesperson said the United States shared its views on … Read more

U.S. carries out ICBM test delayed during Chinese show-of-force over Taiwan

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is launched during an operational test at 2:10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, U.S., August 2, 2017. U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Ian Dudley/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The U.S. military … Read more

Pandora shares fall on disappointing U.S. sales

Pandora signage is seen at their Woodbury Common Premium Outlets store in Central Valley, New York, U.S., February 15, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Shares down 7.3% Q2 sales in line with expectations US sales disappoint CEO: Inflation has had no impact on jewelry sales Pandora postpones its … Read more

Saudi PIF buys shares in Alphabet, Zoom and Microsoft in U.S. shopping spree

DUBAI, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has bought shares in Alphabet (GOOGL.O), Zoom Video (ZM.O) and Microsoft (MSFT.O) as part of a a broader selection of US stocks, bringing the market value of the sovereign wealth fund’s investment portfolio to around $40.8 billion at the end of the second quarter. … Read more