Stocks swing higher as China eases quarantine rules

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying graphs (top) of Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register HONG KONG, June 28 (Reuters) – Asian shares swung into positive territory … Read more

Stocks extend bear market bounce as inflation angst eases

MILAN/TOKYO, June 27 (Reuters) – World shares extended their bounce on Monday, building on Friday’s strong Wall Street close as off-peak oil prices helped sentiment improve and temper fears of prolonged inflation. Strong morning gains in Europe and a rally across Asian markets after China further eased COVID-19 restrictions drove the MSCI’s benchmark for global … Read more

Stocks temper their inflation expectations on copper pounding

S&P futures up 0.9%, European stocks gain 1.5% MSCI world stocks eyeing 2.5% weekly rise Copper falls more than 7% on week, oil down 2% German 10-year bond yields drop 4 bps LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – World stocks headed for their first weekly gain in a month and Wall Street was set to open … Read more

Recession fear stalks oil, copper and stocks

LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – Global markets fell on Thursday as investors worried that further rises in interest rates to decades-high inflation would tip economies into recession. The German economy, Europe’s largest, suffered a sharp loss of momentum at the end of the second quarter, according to the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index, while corresponding figures … Read more

North Korea deploys national medical teams to battle intestinal epidemic

FILE PHOTO: North Korean farmers work in a field of a collective farm in South Hwanghae province, September 30, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register SEOUL, June 19 (Reuters) – North Korea has dispatched medical crews and epidemiological investigators to a province battling the outbreak of an intestinal disease, … Read more

Internet Explorer gravestone goes viral in South Korea

SEOUL, June 17 (Reuters) – For Jung Ki-young, a South Korean software engineer, Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) decision to retire its Internet Explorer web browser marked the end of a quarter-century love-hate relationship with the technology . To commemorate its demise, he spent a month and 430,000 won ($330) designing and ordering a headstone with Explorer’s … Read more

North Korea sends aid to 800 families suffering from intestinal epidemic

SEOUL, June 17 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other senior officials prepared aid to send to 800 families suffering from an unidentified intestinal epidemic, state media reported on Friday, as the country also battles its first COVID-19 outbreak. North Korea revealed this week it was facing an “acute enteric epidemic” on … Read more

Shock Swiss rate hike sets markets on edge; BOJ holds

Pedestrians are reflected in a window in front of a board displaying stock prices at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia, February 9, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register SNB hikes 50 bps, franc soars, dollar slips Stock markets sink as more interest rate rises beckon … Read more

North Korea reports another infectious disease outbreak amid battle against COVID

A sign depicting a scene of medical products transportation is displayed at the empty street, amid growing fears over the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo on May 23, 2022. Kyodo via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register SEOUL, June 16 (Reuters) … Read more

Shares sombre, dollar on a high as Fed seen going big

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying Russian Trading System (RTS) Index, Japan’s Nikkei index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, February 25, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Asian stock markets … Read more