REUTERS WORLD NEWS: Sweden, Finland on Course to Join NATO, Aide says Trump Wanted to Join Riot, Crypto Crash Threatens North Korea, More

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The Reuters Daily Briefing

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

by Linda Noakes



Here’s what you need to know.

Sweden and Finland are on course to join NATO, a former aide says Trump wanted to join the Capitol riot, and the crypto crash threatens North Korea’s stolen funds

Today’s biggest stories

A damaged residential building is seen at the site of a missile strike in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, June 29, 2022


A video of President Trump’s motorcade leaving the January 6 rally on the Ellipse is displayed as Cassidy Hutchinson, who was an aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, testifies in a public hearing at the Capitol, June 28, 2022


The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, June 28, 2022


  • Global stock markets slipped for the second straight day and bond yields inched lower on growing fears that policymakers bent on dampening inflation will tip their economies into recession.
  • European Central Bank policymakers are weighing up whether or not they should announce the size and duration of their upcoming bond-buying scheme, designed to curb financing costs for Italy and other debt-laden countries, sources told Reuters. The ECB is set to announce the new tool on July 21, along with its first interest rate hike in more than a decade.
  • Britain’s economy is struggling under the strain of two major risks in the form of double-digit inflation and a possible recession, leaving the Bank of England in a dilemma about how much further it should raise interest rates.
  • South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution, a major supplier to U.S. carmakers including Tesla, is reassessing a $1.3 billion investment plan for an Arizona factory citing “unprecedented” economic conditions.
  • German authorities have raided Hyundai and Kia over allegations that they put over 210,000 diesel vehicles with suspected illegal defeat devices onto the road, the Frankfurt state prosecutor’s office said.
  • H&M, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, reported a forecast-beating 33% increase in March-May profit as shoppers flocked to its stores in the aftermath of the pandemic.


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