*As sanctions eased, some hope to invest in Iran. LONDON, Jan 23- Iran, hoping for a full lifting of western sanctions, and North Korea are among extreme frontier markets that could attract adventurous fund managers with the stomach for high political risk in the search for higher returns.
Chinese leaders didn't directly name North Korea but everyone knew who they meant when the warned against "troublemaking on China's doorstep."
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.
North Korea has extended the window for a widely condemned long-range rocket launch by a week after discovering a "technical deficiency", the isolated state's news agency said on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.