North Korea reports more deaths, says taking ‘swift action’ against COVID outbreak

SEOUL, May 15 (Reuters) – North Korea said on Sunday a total of 42 people had died as the country entered its fourth day of nationwide lockdown aimed at halting the first confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 in the impoverished country. North Korea’s admission on Thursday that it is battling an ‘explosive’ COVID-19 outbreak has raised … Read more

Dollar hovers near 2-decade high as CPI keeps aggressive US rate hikes likely

A man counts US dollar banknotes at an exchange shop in Beirut, Lebanon March 18, 2022. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, May 12 (Reuters) – The US dollar held near a two-decade high on Wednesday after US inflation moderated less than markets had expected, keeping the Federal Reserve … Read more

US and European stocks rise amid mixed earnings; The euro at its lowest since 2017

FILE PHOTO – A stockbroker works at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as markets react to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Germany March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/LONDON, April 27 (Reuters) – Major U.S. and European stock indexes rose in choppy trading on … Read more

Stocks slide on fears of Beijing lockdown, dollar shines as rate hikes loom

FIE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective mask is seen inside the Shanghai Stock Exchange building in the Pudong financial district in Shanghai, China February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Chinese stocks and yuan fall as lockdowns spread Aussie dollar slides 1% as greenback rises Macron victory … Read more

Carlos Ghosn “surprised” by the French international arrest warrant

Fugitive former car executive Carlos Ghosn gestures before an interview with Reuters in Beirut, Lebanon June 14, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Ghosn has always denied wrongdoing Flee from Japan to Lebanon at the end of 2019 Ghosn had escaped in a box aboard a private jet PARIS, … Read more

Wall Street sinks, bond yields rise as Powell suggests aggressive Fed policy

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, New York, U.S., February 24, 2022. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US stocks turn negative after earlier gains Fed Chairman Powell suggests aggressive hikes Bond yields rise on bets on rising rates Oil rises but remains well below March highs … Read more

CEO leads electric truck startup Rivian through supply chain twilight zone

NORMAL, Ill., April 18 (Reuters) – Rivian Automotive Inc (RIVN.O) CEO RJ Scaringe needs to sell a lot more electric vans and pickups to drive the stock price higher and fund his ambitious long-term growth plans, but the startup is struggling to buy the parts to build them. Scaringe can’t get all the semiconductors Rivian … Read more

Stocks rise, euro falls after ECB confirms end to Q3 bond purchases

A broker looks at a chart on his computer screen on the ICAP trading floor in London, Britain January 3, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Euro STOXX 600 extends gains Euro turns negative, bond yields fall The ECB maintains its monetary policy stance Press conference scheduled for 12:30 … Read more

Global stocks pause on inflation as oil rises in Ukraine

General view of the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, June 29, 2015. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MSCI Flat World Index; Asia excluding Japan index up 0.6% Oil up on Ukraine-fueled supply issues UK inflation hits 30-year high; New Zealand raises rates LONDON, April 13 (Reuters) – Global … Read more

Japan bans Russian coal imports, expels eight diplomats

TOKYO, April 8 (Reuters) – Japan said on Friday it would ban coal imports from Russia as part of a broad escalation of sanctions that included the expulsion of eight diplomats, as part of some of its strongest steps yet to protest what he called “outrageous” actions against civilians in Ukraine. Japan joined the United … Read more