Trump gives U.S. agencies power to fast-track big infrastructure projects

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that gives federal agencies emergency powers to fast-track major energy and other infrastructure projects by overriding environmental permitting requirements. The White House said the order was a

Exclusive: Pompeo calls Nasdaq's strict rules a model to guard against fraudulent Chinese companies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday warned American investors against fraudulent accounting practices at China-based companies and said the Nasdaq’s recent decision to tighten listing rules for such players should be “a model” for all

Rumours, fear and rising Covid deaths in Pakistan

Doctors in Pakistan are warning that the country’s already weak healthcare system could soon be overwhelmed by coronavirus patients. So far, with fewer than 2,000 deaths, the outbreak hasn’t been as deadly as some initially feared. But with the rates

KKR, Ambersand Capital in joint bid for Oxford Immunotec: sources

(Reuters) – A consortium of private equity firms KKR & Co Inc (KKR.N) and Ampersand Capital Partners has approached Oxford Immunotec Global Plc (OXFD.O), a medical diagnostics company that develops tests to identify tuberculosis, with a $400 million acquisition offer,

Defying police ban, Hong Kongers hold Tiananmen candle memorial

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands defied a police ban to gather with candles in Hong Kong on Thursday to mark China’s bloody Tiananmen Square democracy crackdown in 1989 and accuse Beijing of stifling freedoms too on their semi-autonomous territory. Meeting

U.S. court blocks sales of Bayer's weed killer

(Reuters) – German agrochemicals group Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) has been blocked from selling its dicamba-based weed killer in the United States after an appeals court rejected a federal regulator’s permit for the product. A three-judge panel ruled that the U.S.