Internet Explorer gravestone goes viral in South Korea

SEOUL, June 17 (Reuters) – For Jung Ki-young, a South Korean software engineer, Microsoft Corp. (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

Week of rate hikes has stocks on course for steepest slide since 2020

Everyone except the BOJ is hiking Stocks sink as economy risks grow Yen slips as BOJ leaves policy unchanged SINGAPORE, June 17 (Reuters) – World stocks headed for their worst week since markets’ pandemic meltdown in March 2020, as interest rate hikes in the United States and Britain and a surprise one in Switzerland put … Read more

Emergency ECB meeting lifts Europe, Fed ready to go big

News of emergency ECB meeting sends Italian markets soaring Market almost fully priced for Fed to hike 75 bps Euro rally knocks dollar off 20-yr peak, US yields off decade top China economic data slightly beat forecasts, still weak LONDON / SYDNEY, June 15 (Reuters) – European markets rallied on Wednesday on news the European … Read more

Asian stocks slide as Fed hike fears tip Wall St into bear market

HONG KONG, June 14 (Reuters) – Asian shares slid sharply and the safe-haven dollar held near a two-decade peak on Tuesday after Wall Street hit a confirmed bear market milestone on fears aggressive US interest rate hikes would push the world’s largest economy into recession. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) fell … Read more

US and allies trade barbs with China, Ukraine dominates Asia security meeting

SINGAPORE, June 11 (Reuters) – The United States and its allies traded barbs with China at Asia’s premier security meeting on Saturday, especially on Taiwan, but the war in Ukraine and a remote speech by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy dominated proceedings. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin earlier told the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore that Washington will … Read more

EU agrees single mobile charging port in blow to Apple

Apple has until 2024 to make changes Company has said the change will hurt innovation Apple could gain sales boost from selling newer phones BRUSSELS, June 7 (Reuters) – Apple (AAPL.O) must change the connector on iPhones sold in Europe by 2024 after EU countries and lawmakers agreed on Tuesday to a single charging port … Read more

South Korea, US launches eight missiles in response to North Korea missile tests

A surface-to-surface missile was launched during a joint live-firing exercise between US and South Korea in unidentified location, South Korea, May 25, 2022. Joint Chiefs of Staff / Yonhap via REUTERS / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, June 6 (Reuters) – South Korea and the United States fired … Read more

N.Korea fires volley of missiles, South calls it a ‘test’ of new government

SEOUL, June 5 (Reuters) – North Korea fired eight short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea off its east coast on Sunday, likely its largest single test, a day after South Korea and the United States ended joint military drills. The bilateral exercises involved an American aircraft carrier for the first time in more than four … Read more