North Korea


  • 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
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    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.

  • Iran Playing For Time: Expert     Sunday, 15 Apr 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    Colin Chapman, Vice President for Asia Pacific at Stratfor, explains why he thinks the latest Iranian nuclear talks in Turkey are a stalling tactic by Tehran.

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

  • N. Korean Nuke Test Will Go Ahead: Pro     Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 10:40 PM ET

    Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow, Northeast Asia, The Heritage Foundation says North Korea will go ahead with a nuclear test, and that the U.S. should press the UN to close existing loopholes and impose additional sanctions on Pyongyang.

  • 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.

  • A Strong & Broad Thursday Rally     Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    Discussing whether optimistic data on international trade fueled Thursday's rally, with Steve Forbes, Forbes Media chairman; Tom Gardner, Motley Fool CEO; and Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services director. Also, Larry Kudlow reports NBC News confirms North Korea has launched a rocket into an unknown destination.

  • In a move designed to shore up his standing, Kim Jong-un received the title of 'first secretary' ahead of the centennial of his grandfather's birth and an anticipated rocket launch, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • North Korea's Planned Rocket Launch     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 10:52 PM ET

    Rodger Baker, Director of East Asia Analysis, STRATFOR tells CNBC North Korea will almost certainly go ahead with its planned long-range rocket launch, but also noted that previous attempts to do so were unsuccessful.

  • A Tale of Two Koreas     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 9:50 PM ET

    Stephan Haggard, Director of the Korea-Pacific Program, University of California, San Diego looks at the implications of a North Korean rocket launch, and weighs in on the issues in South Korea post-elections.

  • Paul Brannan, Senior Analyst, Institute for Science and International Security, says the real reason behind North Korea's satellite launch is to test its missiles. He adds the hermit country will carry out the launch in the next few days.

  • To Curb Or Not to Curb the Yen Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 3:23 PM ET

    Japanese officials talk about curbing the yen's rise, but whether it's just chatter - or whether it will work - is unclear.

  • Leaders Pledge to Secure Nuclear Material     Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 6:42 PM ET

    Global leaders pledged to do more to secure nuclear material from terrorism at the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit.

  • North Korea's Nuclear Threat     Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 7:45 PM ET

    North Korean plans to launch a long-range rocket remain center-stage at the start of the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit.

  • North Korea rattles the won and Dublin has a billion-euro house - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Rhetoric vs. Reality at Nuclear Summit     Sunday, 25 Mar 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    Colin Chapman, Vice President, Asia Pacific at Stratfor, argues that much of the controversy surrounding North Korea's satellite plans is unwarranted. He joins Michael Langford, Proprietary Trader at StreamTrading.com, to discuss the headline issues at Seoul's Nuclear Security Summit.

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