Stocks fall on Fed rate hike bets, yen hits fresh 24-year low

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register LONDON, Sept 7 (Reuters) – European stock markets fell on Wednesday after US economic data prompted traders to ramp up Federal Reserve rate hikes bets, pushing the dollar to a 24-year high against the Japanese yen. US Treasury yields jumped and the dollar received a boost … Read more

Flood-hit Pakistan breaches lake to avert overflow

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Disaster management warns of more rains in the north Number of child deaths increases by 12 to 453 Prime minister calls for help to reduce child deaths KARACHI, Pakistan, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Authorities in flood-hit Pakistan breached the country’s largest freshwater lake on Sunday, displacing … Read more

Shenzhen shuts most public transport as China battles multiple outbreaks

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Shenzhen suspends public transport across the majority of the city Toyota, VW plants in Chengdu operate in ‘closed loops’ Chinese blue-chip stocks fail as curbs cloud outlook SHENZHEN, China, Sept 2 (Reuters) – The main districts of Chinese tech hub Shenzhen shut down public transport and … Read more

From furnace to flood: the world’s hottest city in Pakistan now under water

JACOBABAD, Pakistan, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Not long ago, Sara Khan, principal at a school for disadvantaged girls in Jacobabad in southern Pakistan, looked on in alarm as some students passed out from the heat – the city was the world’s hottest at one point in May. Now, after heavy monsoon rains submerged large parts … Read more