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India, China growing markets for shunned Russian oil

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and other Asian nations are becoming an increasingly vital source of oil revenues for Moscow despite strong pressure from the US not to increase their purchases, as the European Union and other allies cut off energy imports from Russia in line with sanctions over its war on Ukraine. Such sales … Read more

Rice prices are rising amid rising food inflation, export bans

The spider web rice fields in Flores, Indonesia. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization Food Price Index shows international rice prices creeping up for the fifth straight month to reach a 12-month high, according to the latest May data published last week. Tanutkij Wangsittidej Food prices have been on the rise in the past … Read more

No, you’re not going crazy – package sizes are shrinking

It’s the inflation you’re not supposed to see. From toilet paper to yogurt and coffee to corn chips, manufacturers are quietly shrinking package sizes without lowering prices. It’s dubbed “shrinkflation,” and it’s accelerating worldwide. In the US, the small box of Kleenex now has 60 tissues; a few months ago, it had 65. Chobani Flips … Read more

Questions over death of Indian singer KK shortly after concert | music news

Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known as KK, dies at 53 following a concert in Kolkata city, prompting a flood of tributes – and questions. Indian singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known as KK, has died after falling ill in the middle of a concert, with the incident questions over arrangements at the venue raising. Kunnath, 53, was … Read more

Can renewable energy help close power gap in India’s hot summer? | Business and Economy News

New Delhi, India — Temperatures soar beyond 40 degrees Celsius in Hasanganj village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the nearly 14-hour power cuts in the area mean that the bananas that Ramesh, a fruit vendor who goes by one name, sells are rotting faster than normal with no fans to keep them … Read more

Oil Prices Under Pressure As China Considers Russian Crude

China added some downward pressure to oil prices this week when it clearly signaled its intent to buy more discounted Russian oil. Between China and India, Russia is racing to pivot towards Asia as the EU attempts to ditch its oil. Oilprice Alert: This week’s Global Energy Alert highlights two ways to play a turbulent … Read more