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  • Next year’s most interesting hotel opening is not a six-star palatial Dubai building, or an over-the-top Las Vegas accommodation that would make Versailles look understated.

  • Could events beyond campaign control jolt race? Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 1:53 PM ET

    ST. PAUL, Minn.-- An election-eve terrorist strike. Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney are on guard for anything that could push the presidential race from its taut course. They've got a plan and they are now going to execute it, "said Carter Eskew, a top strategist for Democrat Al Gore during a 2000 campaign that came up just short."

  • Brash Tokyo governor quits to form political party Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 9:27 AM ET

    Shintaro Ishihara, who recently played a key role in reviving a bitter territorial dispute with China, told a packed news conference that he wants to fix the nation's fiscal and political problems.

  • Fresh Windows, but Where’s the Start Button? Sunday, 21 Oct 2012 | 10:11 PM ET

    A radical new design of Microsoft’s flagship operating system is likely to cause some head-scratching when Windows 8 goes on sale this Friday. The New York Times reports.

  • Analysis: Lost in debate: reality of US-China ties Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 10:03 AM ET

    BEIJING-- In the simplistic narrative of U.S. presidential politics, China is a Hollywood villain, a monetary cheat that is stealing American jobs.

  • North Koreans See Few Gains Below Top Tier Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 3:17 PM ET

    Kim Jong-un took the reins of his poor nation 10 month ago and some aid groups say its capital has acquired more of the trappings of a functioning society, but people from this border city claim otherwise, The New York Times reports.

  • Coca-Cola's 3Q should show shifting trends Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- The Coca-Cola Co. should give investors a snapshot of the ever-shifting geographic and product mixes that are fueling growth for the world's biggest beverage maker when it reports its third quarter results Tuesday. WHY IT MATTERS: Coca-Cola sells its products in nearly every corner of the globe _ Cuba and North Korea are the exceptions.

  • Romney seeks more assertive US policy on China Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 2:41 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is promising to get tough on China to help American workers, but his plans could backfire. Romney is pledging, on his first day in office, to designate China a currency manipulator, a step no administration has taken against any country for 18 years.

  • S.Korea-Market Factors to watch on Oct 10 Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 7:04 PM ET

    SEOUL, Oct 10- Following is a list of events in South Korea as well as news stories and press reports that may influence financial markets. *Global equities and the euro fell on Tuesday on concerns over the U.S. earnings outlook and a stark warning from the IMF about global growth, while oil jumped on escalating tensions in the Middle East.

  • SEOUL, Oct 9- North Korea has rockets that can hit the U.S. mainland, it said on Tuesday, two days after South Korea struck a deal with the United States to extend the range of its ballistic missiles.

  • SEOUL, Oct 9- Isolated North Korea has rockets that can hit the U.S. mainland, it said on Tuesday, two days after South Korea struck a deal with the United States to extend the range of its ballistic missiles.

  • *Long-sought agreement to be announced Sunday in Seoul. WASHINGTON, Oct 5- The United States and South Korea are set to announce this weekend a joint response to the perceived threat from North Korea's growing ballistic missile force, according to a State Department notice to U.S. lawmakers on Friday.

  • SKorean torture film raises ghost of military past Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:21 AM ET

    BUSAN, South Korea-- A film based on the memoir of a democracy activist who was tortured in the 1980 s by South Korea's military rulers is provoking discussion about the country's not-so-distant authoritarian past and the influence it will have on this year's presidential election.

  • BEIJING, Oct 3- China quietly deferred a request by North Korea for its young leader to visit last month because the Chinese leadership was preoccupied with its once-in-a-decade leadership change and a host of other distractions, two independent sources said.

  • North Korean Leader Has a New Title: Marshal Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 10:26 AM ET

    Soldiers danced in Pyongyang's plazas as North Korea announced Wednesday that leader Kim Jong Un was named marshal, a title cementing his status atop the authoritarian nation's military as he makes key changes to the 1.2 million-man force.

  • Farming Boost to North Korea’s Economy Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 3:16 AM ET
    Farmer picking weeds

    Gillian Tett of the Financial Times says markets may be headed for another "summer curse" and she points to five reasons why.

  • Korean Buying Spree Boosts Brent Price Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 2:30 AM ET

    The price of the world’s most important oil benchmark is being boosted by South Korean refiners buying on the back of a tax loophole involving North Sea oil, the Financial Times reports.

  • Chinese GDP disappoints and Singapore is tightening its purse strings - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • North Korea is once again testing relations with the world, as it prepares to test-fire a long-range missile in the face of strong warnings from the United States.

  • Jack Welch on Stocks, Economy & Elections     Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 7:25 PM ET

    "The economy has got some positives: it's got the market, it's got consumer confidence, and it's got central bankers throwing money around the world," says Jack Welch, former GE chairman & CEO, discussing stocks, the U.S. economy and the upcoming presidential election. Also, Larry Kudlow reports the UN Security Council has called an emergency session over a North Korean rocket launch.