Ireland's risk of energy shortfalls rising - grid operator

DUBLIN, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Ireland's risk of electricity shortfalls over the coming years has increased over the last 12 months but it would still take an "extraordinary confluence of events" for blackouts to occur this winter, the country's electricity grid operator said. EirGrid has been flagging increased tightness between supply and demand in Ireland since 2016 and stepped up its calls a year ago when it warned that the country's large number of power-hungry data centres would fuel demand goi

Biden says he is surveying options after OPEC+ decision to cut output

WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday he was surveying his options after OPEC+ nations announced plans to cut oil output, a decision he said was disappointing. Reporting by Jeff Mason; writing by Tim Ahmann; editing by Doina Chiacu

U.S. weekly jobless claims surge partly because of Hurricane Fiona

* Weekly jobless claims increase 29,000 to 219,000 * Continuing claims rise 15,000 to 1.361 million * Announced job cuts jump 46% to 29,989 in September By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased by the most in four months last week, but the labor market remains tight even as demand for labor is cooling amid higher interest rates.

Stocks rebound, oil up again as market eyes higher jobless data

(Reflects U.S. market open, new top) By Amanda Cooper, Lawrence White and Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON/LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks looked set to mount a comeback after new economic data suggested a tightening labor market, while oil treaded water after announced big supply cuts from OPEC+. U.S. stocks erased early losses to start the day in positive territory after the U.S.

Nord Stream investigation finds evidence of detonations, Swedish police say

* Swedish Security Service says 'gross sabotage' indicated * Investigation shows detonations at Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines * Russia says not asked to participate in investigation By Essi Lehto and Anna Ringstrom HELSINKI/STOCKHOLM, Oct 6 (Reuters) - A crime scene investigation of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines from Russia to Europe has strengthened suspicions of "gross sabotage" involving detonations, Sweden's Security Service said on Thursday.

Turkey, Azerbaijan to double TANAP gas pipeline capacity

ISTANBUL, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Turkey and Azerbaijan agreed to double the capacity of the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), that carries Azeri natural gas to the Turkish border, the Turkish energy minister said on Thursday. At a joint press conference with his Azeri counterpart in Istanbul, Turkish minister Fatih Donmez said they expected

Why Russia stands to gain most from OPEC+ oil production cuts

LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - OPEC+ surprise deep oil production cuts agreed this week are set to benefit Russia most while tightening supply to the West already suffering from record energy prices. OPEC+ and the West traded blame on Wednesday after the group reduced supply by a steep 2 million barrels per day or 2% of global supply in an already tight market.

Wall Street opens lower on fears of aggressive rate hikes

Oct 6 (Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened lower on Thursday amid worries of inflation and the Federal Reserve's aggressive tightening cycle, while investors assessed data showing an increase in weekly jobless claims. The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 67.7 points, or 0.22%, at the open to 30206.13. The S&P 500 .SPX fell 11.3 points, or 0.30%, at the open to 3771.97​, while the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 19.6 points, or 0.18%, to 11129.041 at the opening bell.

Canadian dollar falls as investors brace for BoC governor's speech

* Canadian dollar weakens 0.5% against greenback * Trades in range of 1.3565 to 1.3690 * Price of U.S. oil falls 0.4% * Canadian bond yields trade mixed across curve TORONTO, Oct 6 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Thursday as oil prices dipped and investors awaited a speech by Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem that could help guide expectations for the pace of additional interest rate hikes.

South Korea transfers $780 mln to Turkish cenbank in swap deal -bankers

By Nevzat Devranoglu ANKARA, Oct 6 (Reuters) - South Korea made a transfer worth $780 million to Turkey's central bank last week, a portion of the $2 billion agreed under a swap deal signed in 2021, two bankers told Reuters. The total amount transferred to Turkey from South Korea under the deal is now worth almost $1 billion, said bankers, citing calculations based on the central bank's balance sheet and reserves data.

Britain says has plans in place to secure winter energy supply

LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Britain has put plans in place to secure its energy supply for the winter, the government said on Thursday, after National Grid warned of possible planned power cuts this winter in case of electricity and gas shortages. "We are confident in our plans to protect households and businesses in the full range of scenarios this winter," the government's department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said in a statement.

Tunisia's foreign exchange reserves fall to 106 days of imports, lowest in 3 years

TUNIS, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Tunisia's foreign currency reserves have dropped to levels worth 106 days of imports, their lowest in three years, central bank figures showed on Thursday, threatening a further depreciation of the local currency. Reserves fell to 23.291 billion dinars ($7.16 billion) by Oct. 5. That compared with the equivalent of 131 days of imports in the same period a year earlier, the central bank said.

Novak: Russia-Iran swap deal could include oil and 10 bcm of gas a year -Ifx

MOSCOW, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said on Thursday that a swap deal with Iran may initially include 5 million tonnes of oil and 10 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year, Interfax news agency reported. Russia hopes to secure the deal by the year-end, he said. Iran and Russia both are tackling severe Western sanctions and are restricted in their energy sales, while the talks about the swap deal between the two counters have dragged for years.

Hungary cenbank: new liquidity measures have curbed one-week depo stock

BUDAPEST, Oct 6 (Reuters) - New measures launched in October to drain banking sector liquidity have curbed the stock of the bank's one-week deposit facility to about a third of its previous level, the National Bank of Hungary (NBH) said on Thursday. Earlier the NBH accepted all bids worth just 2 billion forints ($4.66 million) for its new short-term discount bill versus a 1 trillion forint offered amount.

Polish c.bank head says policy in wait and see mode

WARSAW, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Poland's central bank hasn't formally ended its monetary policy tightening cycle and is in a wait and see mode till the next inflation projection is published while gauging the effects of an economic slowdown, its governor Adam Glapinski said on Thursday. On Wednesday, the central bank left interest rates unchanged after a run of 11 straight rate hikes.

Ukraine's central bank says inflation reaches 24.4% y/y in Sept

KYIV, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Consumer prices rose 24.4% year-on-year in September after 23.8% in August, the National Bank of Ukraine said on Thursday. "The main factors of increasing inflationary pressure remain the consequences of hostilities and the Russian occupation, as well as carryover effects from the hryvnia exchange rate correction," the bank said in its monthly report.

UAE's top bank FAB raises $700 million with green bonds

DUBAI, Oct 6 (Reuters) - First Abu Dhabi Bank FAB.AD has launched $700 million in five-year green bonds at 125 basis points over U.S. Treasuries, a bank document showed on Thursday. The pricing was tightened from initial guidance of 145-150 bps over USTs after orders topped $1.65 billion, the document showed. Reporting by Yousef Saba; Editing by Ki

World Bank cuts India's growth forecast to 6.5% as region takes a hit

By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI, Oct 6 (Reuters) - The World Bank trimmed India's growth forecast for this financial year by a full percentage point on Thursday and predicted a 9.5% contraction in crisis-hit Sri Lanka, as rising commodity prices and debt trouble hit economies in South Asia. Growth estimates for the region - comprising India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives - were revised down to 5.8% from 6.8% forecast in June.

Ukraine's president nominates banker Pyshnyi as central bank chief

KYIV, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday asked parliament to approve banker Andriy Pyshnyi as the new chairman of the central bank. Earlier on Thursday, the parliament formally accepted the resignation of Kyrylo Shevchenko, who abruptly submitted his resignation on Tuesday, citing health reasons. Reporting by Pave

Futures pare losses as jobless claims data calms rate-hike fears

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click or type LIVE/ in a news window.) * Oil prices add to inflation woes post OPEC+ production cut * Tesla down on funding worries for Musk's proposed Twitter buyout * U.S. weekly jobless claims increase more than expected * Futures down: Dow 0.22%, S&P 0.23%, Nasdaq 0.10% By Ankika Biswas Oct 6 (Reuters) - U.S.




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