Bankers bet billions on new wave of debt-for-nature deals

More countries linking debt cost to conservation goals Seychelles, Belize, Barbados among those to strike deals Ecuador swap could be biggest yet at $800 million Cape Verde, Sri Lanka and others are also exploring deals SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The Galapagos Islands, whose thousands of unique species inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution, … Read more

APEC summit disrupted by North Korean ICBM test

North Korea tests missile as leaders gather for summit Thai pro-democracy protesters tussle with police Thai PM calls for change for sustainable future BANGKOK, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Several Asia-Pacific leaders gathered for an economic summit in the Thai capital broke away from their meeting on Friday to condemn North Korea after it test-fired an … Read more

COP27 negotiators still far apart on strong climate deal

G20 leaders expressed support for climate action Lula boosts COP27 with ‘Brazil is back’ message But countries struggle for climate deal in Egypt SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Countries were far from agreeing the contours of a climate deal at the COP27 summit in Egypt on Wednesday, with the host country urging negotiators … Read more

Key takeaways from the G20 summit in Bali

Nov 16 (Reuters) – Leaders of the world’s Group of 20 (G20) wealthiest nations concluded a two-day summit on the Indonesian island of Bali on Wednesday deploring Russia’s aggression in Ukraine “in the strongest terms”, among other highlights. Here are key takeaways from the meeting: CONDEMNING RUSSIAN AGGRESSION Meetings of G20 ministers earlier this year … Read more

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 says ‘most members’ condemn war in Ukraine Threat of use of nuclear weapons ‘inadmissible’ -declaration Agreement to calibrate monetary tightening NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations deplored Russia’s aggression in Ukraine “in the strongest terms” on Wednesday and demanded its unconditional withdrawal in a declaration … Read more

Division at G20 over bid to condemn Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Most G20 members could strongly condemn the Ukraine war Zelenskiy urges G20 to help end war under his plan Indonesia urges action on global economic problems China’s Xi to hold meetings with several other leaders NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Disagreement emerged at a Group of 20 (G20) summit on Tuesday as the … Read more

Biden and Xi to meet ahead of G20

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping will arrive on the Indonesian island of Bali on Monday for a long-awaited meeting with US President Joe Biden, ahead of a Group of 20 (G20) summit set to be fraught with tension over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The two leaders are expected to … Read more

Mexico succession puts scientist on path to be first woman president

Sheinbaum favored by Lopez Obrador, aides say She would be Mexico’s first woman president Women rising rapidly in Mexican politics Sheinbaum has made progress on crime in Mexico City MEXICO CITY, Nov 3 (Reuters) – The most historic legacy of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a left-leaning resource nationalist who casts his administration as a … Read more

Explainer: Why Venezuela’s refugee exodus to the US has been accelerating

Oct 18 (Reuters) – US and Mexican authorities recently announced a new policy that would expel Venezuelans entering the US land border back to Mexico, but allow up to 24,000 people from the country to apply for humanitarian entry into the United States by air. As a result of the new policy, thousands of Venezuelans … Read more

Exclusive: Biden urges Mexico to take migrants under the COVID expulsion order he promised to end

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY, Sept 13 (Reuters) – As border crossings have soared to record highs, US President Joe Biden’s administration is quietly pressuring Mexico to accept more migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela under a COVID-19 expulsion order that the White House has publicly sought to end, seven US and three Mexican officials said. US Secretary … Read more