Stocks choppy, US yields fall as investors digest Fed minutes

Stocks choppy, US yields fall as investors digest Fed minutes

A man in a protective mask walks past an electronic board displaying the Shanghai Composite Index, Nikkei Index, and Dow Jones Industrial Average during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak outside a real estate agency in Tokyo, Japan, March 7, 2022. REUTERS / Kim Kyung Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Wall … Read more

Column: US steps in EV accelerator to break Chinese metal ties: Andy Home

Column: US steps in EV accelerator to break Chinese metal ties: Andy Home

LONDON, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) includes the “largest investment ever in combating the existential crisis of climate change,” said President Joe Biden, who will sign the bill later on Tuesday. About $369 billion in federal funds will flow into climate change and energy security, increasing domestic capacity to produce wind … Read more

Asia equities mixed, China cuts rates as data disappoints

Asia equities mixed, China cuts rates as data disappoints

FILE PHOTO – People pass an electronic screen displaying Japan’s Nikkei stock price index in a conference hall in Tokyo, Japan June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 Nikkei Rising, S&P 500 Futures Dip PBOC cuts key interest rates, Chinese data misses forecasts Eyes on Fed Minutes, … Read more

Putin says Russia and North Korea will expand bilateral relations, KCNA . reports

Putin says Russia and North Korea will expand bilateral relations, KCNA . reports

FILE PHOTO – Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with acting governor of the Kirov region Alexander Sokolov via video link at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Aug. 9, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin told North … Read more

US lawmakers arrive in Taiwan as tensions flare in China

US lawmakers arrive in Taiwan as tensions flare in China

TAIPEI/WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – A delegation of US lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for a two-day trip during which they will meet President Tsai Ing-wen, the second high-level group to visit amid military tensions between the self-governed island and China. Beijing, which claims that Taiwan is democratically governed as its own territory, has … Read more

North Korea criticizes UN chief’s support for denuclearization of the north

North Korea criticizes UN chief’s support for denuclearization of the north

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – North Korea’s foreign ministry on Sunday criticized the United Nations Secretary-General’s recent remark about his support for the complete denuclearization of the north, calling the comments impartial and honestly. North Korea’s state news agency KCNA released a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after UN chief Antonio Guterres said … Read more

South Korea’s Yoon Pardons Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee to Fight ‘Economic Crisis’

South Korea’s Yoon Pardons Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee to Fight ‘Economic Crisis’

Samsung heir was jailed for 18 months for bribery Businessmen convicted in scandal that fell a president S.Korea says leaders needed to help overcome economic crisis Samsung may increase investment with Lee grace – analysts SEOUL, Aug 12 (Reuters) – South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol pardoned Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee on … Read more

North Korea declares victory over COVID, leader Kim suggests had it

North Korea declares victory over COVID, leader Kim suggests had it

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at a Workers’ Party politburo meeting about the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in this undated photo released on May 21, 2022 by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) of North Korea. KCNA via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug. 11 … Read more

South Korea and China clash over US missile defense system, making mediation difficult

South Korea and China clash over US missile defense system, making mediation difficult

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is seen in Seongju, South Korea, June 13, 2017. Photo taken June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Reuters) – China and South Korea clashed on Thursday over a US missile defense shield, undermining efforts by the … Read more

Like a Scene from ‘Parasite’: Floods Expose Social Inequality in South Korea

Like a Scene from ‘Parasite’: Floods Expose Social Inequality in South Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Reuters) – Using a plastic bowl, Ha In-sik extracted water from his downstairs home in the low-income Sillim neighborhood of southwestern Seoul on Wednesday. sleep in a nearby park. The 50-year-old man, along with his wife and daughter, had collected household appliances, furniture, books and even cutlery and put them outside to … Read more