North Korea


  • North Korea to Suspend Nukes     Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Kristen Welker, NBC News, reports North Korea surprised the world by announcing it will halt nuclear activities in exchange for food aid. Should the U.S. trust the moratorium deal? Retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey, U.S. Army, provides perspective.

  • North Korea's Moratorium Expected to Get Muted Response Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 7:21 PM ET

    North Korea's step towards a nuclear moratorium is a positive sign, but strategists say the market response may be relatively muted until its government follows up its pledge with real action. 

  • N Korea Suspension of Nuclear Plans Is Big Step     Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura and Marcus Noland, Deputy Director & Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International discuss North Korea's agreement to suspend nuclear plans.

  • China's Leverage Over North Korea Waning     Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Nicholas Consonery, China Analyst, Eurasia Group explains why he thinks China's influence over North Korea has been weakening in recent years.

  • Holy Cow! Milk is Leading the Commodity Pack     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 7:25 PM ET

    Scott Budman, KNTV San Jose reports milk futures have made the most gains in actively traded commodities this year; more bad news for cancer drug, Avastin; and mourners filled North Korean streets for Kim Jong Il's funeral.

  • Global Worries: Iran & Kim Jong-Il     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 1:09 PM ET

    Tens of thousands of people are protesting to demand for free elections and to end Putin's 12-year rule in Russia and the state funeral of Dictator Kim Jong-Il takes place today. Tony Cordesman, Center for Strategic and International Studies senior adviser weighs in.

  • Kim Jong il, the Sportsman Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 11:17 PM ET
    This photo taken on September 24, 2010 shows the Ariang mass gymnastics featuring 100,000 performers to depict the development of North Korea and its origins under the leadership of Kim Il-Sung at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang to mark the 65th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea.

    In the political world, Kim Jong il of North Korea was a despot and nuclear antagonist. In the sporting world, he might have been the only guy ever to wear platform shoes, a bouffant hairdo and “Dear Leader” embroidered on his bowling shirt.

  • Risk in South Korean Economy     Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 9:30 PM ET

    Frances Cheung, Fixed Income Strategist,Senior Strategist, Asia at Credit Agricole CIB discusses the risks South Korea faces in the aftermath of Kim Jong Il's passing.

  • North Korea's Next Leader?     Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 7:53 PM ET

    Now that North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Il is dead, will his son, Kim Jong Un succeed him? John Rutledge, Rutledge Capital chairman, weighs in.

  • Managing South Korea's Market Volatility     Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 10:00 PM ET

    Ernst Lee, spokesperson for South Korea Financial Services Commission discusses the decisions made as a result of an emergency meeting held by South Korea's Financial Services Commission, and says the board will continue to monitor markets closely in this period.

  • Will Kim Jong Un Be a Puppet Head of State?     Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 7:20 PM ET

    Jasper Kim, Professor at the Ewha Womans University believes the bureaucracy which backed the late Kim Jong Il will remain in power despite the leadership transfer.

  • No Change for North Korea     Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 6:40 PM ET

    James Rooney, Chairman & CEO of Market Force talks about why he expects there to be no change at all in North Korea, saying that Kim Jong il was merely a figurehead backed by a much larger political beaurocracy.

  • Kim Jong il & Global Markets     Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 5:27 PM ET

    Will the death of Kim Jong il cause instability in Asia, especially South Korea? Gina Sanchez, Roubini Global Economics, discusses the possible fallout from the demise of the former North Korean leader and the impact on global markets, with the Fast Money traders.

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    While the Pentagon is always planning for contingencies, it was particularly prescient in its choice of war games the week before North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il's death, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • A sudden turn of events usually presents opportunities for traders, and on Monday North Korea’s Kim Jong-il died very suddenly.

  • BK Looks to Short South Korea     Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    Sharing perspective on how the death of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il will impact the markets, with Brian Kelly, Shelter Harbor Capital co-founder.

  • North Koreans Mourn Their 'Dear Leader'     Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    North Koreans across the country mourn the death of Kim Jong il, the dictator also known as the "Dear Leader."

  • What's Next for North Korea?     Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 10:33 AM ET

    Discussing the implications of the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, wiith Evan Ramstad, Wall Street Journal.

  • The Squawk on the Street news team break down the market moving headlines, including the impact on the markets since the death of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il, the new spanish prime minister announcing aggressive deficit cutting targets, and Kingdom Holding's Saudi Prince Alwaleed's investment of $300M in Twitter.

  • Won Slides, Euro Dips, Dollar Gets a Lift Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 7:00 AM ET

    Kim Jong Il KOs the won, and the euro eases as investors get edgy - it's time for your FX Fix.

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