Outlook for 2023: The structure of the rising dollar, rising risk of yen appreciation = Osamu Takashima | Reuters

Osamu Takashima Citigroup Securities Chief FX Strategist TOKYO (2nd) – The dollar/yen, which approached 152 yen in October 2022, fell sharply in November following the release of the US Consumer Price Index (CPI), which suggests that inflation has eased. Expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) will ease its pace of monetary tightening have risen … Read more

Angle: Missing grains and oil seeds, food inflation that will continue in 2023 | Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The war in Ukraine and the resulting fuel price hikes are expected to hold back global agricultural production in 2023, weather permitting. Supplies are likely to remain tight, even as higher prices give farmers a boost in production. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The war in Ukraine and associated fuel prices are expected to … Read more

Angle: Electric power support to Ukraine in winter, Eastern European countries holding the key | Reuters

Vilnius/Warsaw (Reuters) – A giant transformer built in Ukraine in the 1980s and now disused is being dusted and ready to leave here in Lithuania. He will probably head to Romania in the next few weeks and from there return home to Ukraine. On December 21st, a giant transformer, built in Ukraine in 1980 and … Read more

Angle: Peru’s former president arrested, socially vulnerable anger and deepening cracks | Reuters

LIMA (Reuters) – Farmer Leopoldo Huamani, 60, traveled three days from Charhuanca in southern Peru to the capital, Lima. And he joined a demonstration in support of former President Castillo, who was arrested and detained on treason charges. On December 18, Leopoldo Huamani, a farmer, traveled three days from Charhuanca in southern Peru to Lima, … Read more

Angle: “Burn anything” due to fuel shortage, serious air pollution in Poland | Reuters

UPINI, Poland (Reuters) – In 2018, the Tukaczuk family left the Polish city of Krakow for the clean air of the countryside and moved to the village at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. On December 8, the Tukaczuk family left the Polish city of Krakow in 2018 and moved to Oupini, a village at … Read more

South Korean truck driver union ends strike, unable to gain public support | Reuters

On December 8, the South Korean Truck Drivers Union decided to end its nationwide strike after a vote by its members. FILE PHOTO: Uiwan, South Korea, November 2022. REUTERS/Heo Ran SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s truckers’ union said on Monday it had decided to end its nationwide strike in a vote of its members. The … Read more

Russia considers three options, including ban on oil sales Receiving crude oil price cap = local newspaper | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) – Russia is weighing three options, including banning oil sales to some countries, to counter oil price caps set by the West on Dec 7, 2020. FILE PHOTO: Vladivostok, Russia, March 3, 2022. REUTERS/Tatiana Meel [7日 ロイター] – Russia is considering three options, including banning oil sales to some countries, to counter oil … Read more

Angle: Saudi Crown Prince’s technique for utilizing China, U.S. restraint and unique diplomacy | Reuters

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s crown prince seized the opportunity of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Saudi Arabia this week to consolidate his position as a leader in the Middle East and launch a unique diplomacy that distances him from the United States I’m trying to show you the route. Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown … Read more

Focus: Dry land, lost soil Climate change threatens global agricultural production | Reuters

WINNIPEG, CANADA/NAIROBI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Midwestern United States. Springs in the Corn Belt, where corn is the main crop, are usually dusty and dry. But this spring, the area was flooded. In China, meanwhile, farmland in the Yangtze River basin has dried up. In both countries, farmers are fighting a losing battle to save the soil … Read more

Focus: Information warfare at Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, confession of Ukrainians who were at the mercy | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) – Andriy Taz, 32, was the deputy head of communications at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine, and helped spread the word about the Russian military’s capture of the power plant. Andriy Taz (pictured), who was the deputy head of public relations at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine, … Read more