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

Children later than earlier. South Korean women freeze eggs as child-rearing costs rise

SEOUL, May 13 (Reuters) – In South Korea, fewer women are having children and those who do are in no rush. The exorbitant costs of housing and education make financial security essential. Social mores also dictate the need to marry. Lim Eun-young, a 34-year-old civil servant, says she is not ready to start a family … Read more

North Korea reports first outbreak of COVID-19, orders lockdown as ‘most serious emergency’

North Korea declares ‘most serious national emergency’ Potential for ‘unprecedented crisis’ for Kim Jong Un – expert Isolated state declined international vaccine offer No North Korean civilian would be vaccinated SEOUL, May 12 (Reuters) – North Korea confirmed its first outbreak of COVID-19 on Thursday, calling it the “most serious national emergency” and ordering a … Read more

Explanation: Can companies leaving Russia recover their losses through insurance?

March 23 (Reuters) – Hundreds of companies said they were pulling out or suspending operations in Russia after it invaded Ukraine, by energy producer Shell Plc (SHELL) to car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) to PwC, a global professional services firm. Here’s a look at how insurance and international arbitration could soften the blow to … Read more

North Korea mobilizes office workers to fight drought amid food shortage

North Korean farmers work in a field at a collective farm in South Hwanghae province, North Korea September 30, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, May 4 (Reuters) – North Korean office workers and factory workers have been sent to farming areas across the country to join … 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

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

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