South Korea calls on the IOC to ban Japan's use of the "rising sun" flag at the Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea has asked the International Olympic Committee to ban Japan from using the "Rising Sun" flag at next year's Games, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said…

The White House confirms Trump's letter to North Korea, Kim, before his trip to Asia

FILE PHOTO: A person walks past a banner displaying North Korean and American flags in front of North Korea. Summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 25, 2019. REUTERS / Kim Kyung-Hoon…

How Apple loses its grip on India

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Software engineer Samee Alam was ready to take the plunge and buy an iPhone at this week's Diwali Festival sales, but at the last minute he opted…

Hyundai takes up the challenge of Southeast Asia with a second investment in Grab

SEOUL / SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Co. has strengthened its holdings in the growing Southeast Asian markets with a $ 250 million investment in Singapore, Grab, its second in…

US renew sanctions against Iran, grant waivers to China and seven others

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States reinstated Monday sanctions to stifle the Iranian oil and sea industries, while temporarily allowing large customers such as China and India to continue buying…

In the midst of the trade war, the Chinese PM says that relations between Sino and the US can be improved

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said China and the United States could overcome their differences and put relations on the right track if they worked together in mutual respect. China's Prime…

Robust earnings boost stock markets after a brutal month

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Robust corporate earnings contributed to the upswing in global equity markets on Wednesday, easing off after a brutal October in which stocks suffered one of their…

Birthday child for Bitcoin, as investors have to accept a loss year-on-year

LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin was heading for a year-over-year loss on Wednesday, its 10th anniversary, the first loss since last year's bull market, as the original and largest digital coin…

Asian equities rise at the end of October, on their way to the worst month since 2011

TOKYO / SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian equities pulled off 20-month lows on Wednesday as China pledged to shore up its markets. However, investor confidence was fragile as stock markets blew…