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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.
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.
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 across the country mourn the death of Kim Jong il, the dictator also known as the "Dear Leader."
Kim Jong Il KOs the won, and the euro eases as investors get edgy - it's time for your FX Fix.
CNBC's Kiho Kim discusses the impact of Kim Jong Il's death. Will his heir apparent retain power, or will the military usurp and make Kim Jong il's death a "non-event?" Robert Doll, BlackRock, discusses. Doll also discusses the evolution of the European debt crisis.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il died of a heart attack yesterday. CNBC's John Harwood discusses the Obama administration's response, and what could happen next.
Pyongyang’s cash-strapped totalitarian regime has found a novel source of foreign currency revenue — digital weapons and wizardry acquired through illegal computer game scams, the FT reports.
A matchmaking agency in South Korea has promoted itself by finding a suitable marriage partner for the son of North Korea’s leader. The NYT reports.
With oil prices higher and North Korea issuing more threats, the outlook for the South Korean won is less than great, this FX expert says.
Stocks traded mixed ahead in lackluster trading, although the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit new two-year highs on thin gains amid a lack of economic news. Alcoa and 3M rose, while American Express fell.
Stocks traded narrowly mixed amid thin trading and a lack of economic news as stocks struggled to move beyond recent highs. 3M and Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.
Stocks slumped after opening higher as the dollar rose, but trading was light at the start of a holiday week. AmEx and Boeing sank, while BofA rose.
U.S. stock index futures rose ahead of the open Monday, but trading was light at the beginning of the week before Christmas.
Asia’s clean bill of health presents two major opportunities. The first is to re-ignite the drive towards closer economic cooperation that has been stalled since the late 1990s Asian Financial Crisis.
The dollar looks sad, US stocks look okay and the econony starts looking "half-full."
North Korea fired artillery shells at a South Korean island, killing two soldiers and two civilians, in one of the heaviest attacks on its neighbor since the Korean War ended in 1953.
Stocks declined, but ended significantly off session lows, as financials gained and the dollar slipped, although investors remained concerned about the effectiveness of Europe's attempt to contain sovereign debt troubles. HP and Home Depot fell, while AmEx and BofA rose.
Stocks came back from session lows as financials gained, although the market remained lower amid continuing fears about Europe's ability to harness a credit crisis despite a weekend bailout agreement for Ireland. HP and Home Depot fell, while AmEx and BofA rose.