Tesla, Nikola, Bed Bath, Virgin Orbit, BlackBerry and more stock movers

Tesla (ticker: TSLA) is expected to release first-quarter shipment numbers over the weekend. According to 10 estimates from FactSet, Wall Street expects the electric vehicle company to ship 432,000 units in the first quarter, up from about 405,000 in the fourth quarter of 2022. In the first quarter of 2022, Tesla delivered about 310,000 vehicles. … Read more

The Indian opposition dealt a major blow when parliament banned Congress leader Gandhi

Opposition accuses Modi government of using law to thwart top leader Protest launched against Gandhi’s disqualification Congress party to challenge Gandhi’s conviction Gandhi says he is fighting for India’s voice NEW DELHI, March 24 (Reuters) – India’s opposition Congress party suffered a heavy blow on Friday when parliament disqualified its leader, Rahul Gandhi, a day … Read more

An Indian court sentences Rahul Gandhi to two years in prison for Modi’s comments

AHMEDABAD, India, March 23 (Reuters) – An Indian court on Thursday sentenced opposition leader Rahul Gandhi to two years in prison on libel charges for a 2019 speech in which he referred to thieves going by the surname Modi. Gandhi will appeal the order to a higher court, but it could be a major blow … Read more

US choice for World Bank, Ajay Banga, to meet with Modi in India

WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – US nominee to lead the World Bank, former CEO of Mastercard (MA.N), Ajay Banga, returns to his native India on Thursday, capping a three-week global tour to collect aid and discuss development and climate needs with donor and borrower countries. The finance ministry said Banga will visit New Delhi on … Read more

Earthquake in Afghanistan kills at least 13, nine of them in Pakistan

PESHAWAR/KABUL, March 22 (Reuters) – At least 13 people were killed and more than 90 injured in Pakistan and Afghanistan following a magnitude-6.5 earthquake on Tuesday, government officials said. At least nine people have been killed and 44 injured in northwest Pakistan, according to a Pakistani government official. A state of emergency has been declared … Read more

Japan plans to invest $75 billion in Indo-Pacific to counter China

TOKYO/NEW DELHI, March 20 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday announced a new plan to promote an open and free Indo-Pacific, pledging billions of dollars in investment to help economies across the region everything from industry to disaster prevention. The plan he announced in New Delhi is seen as an attempt by … Read more

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is due to appear in court amid fears of arrest

ISLAMABAD, March 18 (Reuters) – Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan was due to appear in court on Saturday after he expressed fear of arrest in a standoff with the government that has led to intense clashes with his supporters. Police entered Khan’s home in Lahore city after he left for his trial in … Read more