To tackle the kimchi crisis, South Korea is draining huge cabbage warehouses

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean kimchi manufacturers are in deep pain — prices have plummeted as a climate change-caused cabbage shortage has driven prices up this year, compounding the damage from cheap offerings from Chinese rivals. Such is the sense of crisis surrounding the spicy, pickled side dish eaten daily by many Koreans that is … Read more

Gas crisis plunges LNG shipping market into the hands of energy giants

LONDON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The skyrocketing price of liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping has alienated dozens of small traders, concentrating business in the hands of a handful of major global energy companies and major global trading houses. This grip is not expected to ease until 2026 when more LNG begins to emerge and lower prices, raising … Read more

Federal Reserve officials stare at the markets, say inflation is the focus

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve officials on Monday shrugged off heightened volatility in global markets from falling U.S. stocks to currency turmoil abroad and said their priority remained controlling domestic inflation. “There are interactions out there,” said Loretta Meester, president of the Federal Reserve Bank … Read more

Italy’s election winners target an era of political stability

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register The right-wing bloc will have a clear majority in both houses Meloni will be the country’s first female prime minister The leader of the association says the government will be stable The government is not expected to be sworn in for a few weeks Record … Read more

In China, homebuyers occupy their unfinished “rotting” property

GUILIN, China (September 26) (Reuters) – Six months ago, Ms. Xu’s home was a room in a high-rise apartment in the southern Chinese city of Guilin she bought three years ago, drawn by brochures promoting her river views. and clean city air. However, her living conditions are far from those promised: unpainted walls, potholes where … Read more

Exclusive, India’s largest lender asks exporters to trade with Bangladesh in rupees and taka

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – State Bank of India is the largest lender (SBI.NS) It has asked exporters to avoid settling deals with Bangladesh in dollars and other major currencies as it seeks to limit exposure to Dhaka’s declining reserves, according to an internal document and a source. Bangladesh’s $416 billion economy is grappling with rising … Read more