The Fed raised interest rates by 50 basis points, but the peak interest rate could be higher

BENGALURU (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve will drop in December to raise interest rates by 50 basis points, but economists polled by Reuters say a longer period for US central bank tightening and a higher interest rate hike are the biggest. Risks to the current outlook. US consumer inflation unexpectedly fell below 8% last month, … Read more

COVID public health emergency in the US to stay in place

Two Biden administration officials said Friday that the United States will maintain a public health emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing millions of Americans to get free tests, vaccines and treatments. One of the officials said the possibility of an increase in coronavirus cases in the winter and the need for more time to transition … Read more

India’s digital health ecosystem is an unparalleled opportunity

The Indian healthcare system is a remarkable phenomenon in many ways. Boasting one of the largest social health programs in the world, as well as amazing research and development facilities, the country has certainly become a force in its relatively short period as an independent nation. However, in consonance, India certainly hosts a unique barrage … Read more

China ramps up anti-Covid measures in major cities as infections surge

China reported 2,089 new domestic cases on October 10 Shanghai ramps up routine testing on its 25 million residents China warns of risks of any large-scale recovery BEIJING, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Shanghai and other large Chinese cities, including Shenzhen, have ramped up testing for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) as infections surge, with some local … Read more

The Biden administration announced $8 billion in pledges to address hunger, nutrition and health issues

Today, President Biden and senior officials hosted White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. The goal of the conference is straightforward: to address the issues of food insecurity and diet-related chronic diseases that afflict millions of Americans annually. The White House has highlighted how nearly $8 billion in private and public sector commitments have … Read more

In an apparent criticism of the Russian patriarch, the pope said that God does not support war

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NUR-SULTAN (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Wednesday that God does not direct religions to war, in an implicit criticism of Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, who supports the invasion of Ukraine, and boycotted a conference of religious leaders. On his second day in Kazakhstan, Francis … Read more

Analysis: Forget showering, it’s eating or heating up for shocked Europeans who have an energy crisis

The share of energy in household spending has reached record levels in Europe Higher bills force households to reduce energy use The crisis in Europe looks worse than in other advanced economies LONDON (Reuters) – No more ironing, limited oven and showers at work – Europeans are trying to cut their energy consumption but bills … Read more