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  • Weak Yen Adds Pressure on South Korea's New Leader Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 8:10 PM ET
    Park Geun-hye

    South Korea's new president faces not only a hostile North Korea that seeks nuclear weapons but now new pressure on its exporters and growth prospects from neighboring Japan's yen devaluation.

  • North Korea May Actually Think a War Is Coming Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 3:48 PM ET

    North Korea's latest belligerent talk isn't just cheap rhetoric: North Korea is preparing for a war because, in their eyes, the US may really be planning an offensive.

  • Challenges Ahead for South Korea's President

    Wook Chae, President of the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, warns South Korea's President Park Geun-hye must focus on stabilizing the Korean won and boosting domestic growth.

  • Japan's Leader Will Plug 'Abenomics' in Washington Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 6:20 PM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be seeking to put a strong U.S.-Japan alliance on full display in the face of potential threats in Asia when he meets U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday.

  • China Tests Cashless Casino—Macau, Watch Out Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 6:37 PM ET

    Owned by art, film and real estate mogul Zhang Baoquan, Tree Resort World on Sanya Bay bar marks the Chinese government's first tacit approval of a gaming concept outside of Macau.

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    While world leaders reacted with shock and anger to Tuesday's nuclear test, Pyongyang's third and most powerful to date, the top item searched on South Korean Internet portals was a monthly cosmetics sale by local brand Innisfree.

  • North Korea Crisis: Why China Will Speak Softly Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 8:51 PM ET

    As North Korea's biggest political ally and benefactor, China would appears hold all the cards when it comes to reining in Kim Jong Un's regime. But here's why Beijing will take a soft line. NBC reports.

  • Getting Strict With North Korea   Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 8:15 PM ET
    Getting Strict with North Korea

    Tilman Ruff, Associate Professor at University of Melbourne explains why China's position in dealing with North Korea's nuclear tests is critical.

  • Expect Another Nuclear Test From North Korea   Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 7:50 PM ET
    Another Nuke Test On the Cards from N Korea: Pro

    Sean King, Senior Vice President, Park Strategies warns that another nuclear test may be on the cards from North Korea despite global outrage over the last one.

  • A Strong Euro Is Good for Europe: CEO   Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 1:00 AM ET
    A Strong Euro Is Good for Europe: CEO

    Keith McCullough, CEO of Hedgeye Risk Management, tells CNBC that the North Korean nuclear test is not as important as the currency war for markets.

  • Markets Are Ignoring North Korea's Nuclear Test   Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 12:10 AM ET
    Markets Are Ignoring North Korea's Nuclear Test

    Daniel Harden, Senior Commercial Dealer, Global Reach Partners says financial markets are shrugging off North Korea's nuclear test to focus on upcoming risk events.

  • Google's Schmidt to Sell Roughly 42% of Stake Saturday, 9 Feb 2013 | 7:43 AM ET
    Eric Schmidt

    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is selling roughly 42 percent of his stake in the Internet search company, a move that could potentially net the former chief executive a $2.51 billion windfall.

  • Google Maps Out North Korea With Crowd-Sourced Data Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 12:34 PM ET
    A map of Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, after the addition of crowd-sourced data.

    Efforts to map out North Korea have been made over the last few years, but on Monday, Google was finally ready to officially update the region on Google Maps.

  • China Needs To Cut North Korea Loose: Pro   Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 5:30 PM ET
    China Needs To Cut North Korea Loose: Pro

    Sean King, Senior Vice President, Park Strategies expects North Korea to carry through with its threat of rocket launches. He says that China needs to cut ties with North Korea.

  • Google's CEO Says North Korea Must Open Up Internet   Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 6:19 AM ET
    Google's CEO Says North Korea Must Open Up Internet

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports the highlights of the controversial visit of Google's Eric Schmidt and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to North Korea.

  • Does Pyongyang's Call For Peace Signal Reform?   Tuesday, 1 Jan 2013 | 6:40 PM ET
    Is North Korea Ready to Extend the Olive Branch?

    Michael Raska, Research Fellow, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, RSIS, NTU does not believe Kim Jong-un's call to end the confrontation with South Korea will necessarily translate into reform.

  • Loved and Loathed, Park Talks Tough After Korea Poll Win Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 12:47 AM ET

    South Korea's President-elect, Park Geun-hye, used her first major speech on Thursday to warn of the risks posed by a hostile North Korea and also fired a political shot across the bows of Japan's incoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

  • Polarization in the South Korean Electorate   Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 7:25 PM ET
    Polarization in the South Korean Electorate

    Rodger Baker, VP of Strategic Intelligence, Stratfor says Park Geun-hye has to deal with the polarization of the South Korean electorate, given she had a 70% differential in votes between regions.

  • Addressing Social Malaise in South Korea   Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 7:45 PM ET
    Addressing the Social Malaise in South Korea?

    Victor Cha, Senior Adviser & Korea Chair, CSIS says the South Korean presidential elections has been about trying to address what some see as a social malaise - unequal growth in the economy.

  • South Korean Elections: A Battle of Legacies   Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 7:40 PM ET
    South Korean Elections: A Battle of Legacies

    As South Koreans head to the polls on Wednesday, they must choose between the contrasting legacies of candidates Park Geun-hye and Moon Jae-in. CNBC's Rhie Young-Lim discusses what's at stake.