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  • North Korea to Become the Next Iran: Citi Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 4:05 AM ET

    Tensions in North Korea have overtaken Iran as the major geopolitical risk of the year, according to a report from Citi Research, a division of Citigroup Global Markets.

  • Yen Selling May Become an 'Avalanche,' Soros Says Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management

    The policy measures taken in Japan to revive economic growth are "quite dangerous," says George Soros.

  • Nikkei Erupts and This Time It May Be Different Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 2:44 AM ET

    The Nikkei surged by up to 4.7 percent a day after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) gave investors what they were waiting for, and analysts say the current rally is gaining a momentum of its own and not simply riding on a weakening yen.

  • China Rolls Up Sleeves in Fight Against Bird Flu Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 12:32 AM ET

    China said it was mobilizing resources nationwide to combat a new strain of bird flu that has killed six people, as Japan, Hong Kong and the United States stepped up vigilance.

  • Singapore’s Dilemma: A Two-Speed Economy Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 11:05 PM ET

    The curious characteristic of the Singaporean economy is that while some sectors are clearly going through a soft patch others like property are booming. How can this island state reconcile this dilemma?

  • Won Drops to 7-Month Low, Socked by North Korea Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 10:36 PM ET

    The South Korean won dropped to a fresh 7-month low against the dollar early on Friday as investors remained wary of more bellicose rhetoric from North Korea and with inter-Korean tension escalating.

  • Apple Waning? Its Key Supplier Not Feeling It Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 9:12 PM ET

    Foxconn has record high annual revenue and, in the last quarter of 2012, its highest operating margins in three years despite Apple's continued troubles. The Financial Times reports.

  • China's Solar Sector, No Longer a Bright Light     Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 8:50 PM ET
    Solar field, France

    China's solar energy sector is no longer a bright spot as overcapacity hits firms. Eunice Yoon reports.

  • Samsung Snaps Winning Streak in Record Profits Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 7:46 PM ET

    The iPhone's main adversary estimated its January-March operating profit rose 53 percent to $7.7 billion, marking the end of five straight quarters of record profits for the world's biggest techn firm by revenue.

  • Why Central Banks Are Reluctant to Follow Japan Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 7:33 PM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan

    In contrast to the Bank of Japan's radical monetary shift announced on Thursday, the ECB and BOE policy decisions that followed were underwhelming in comparison. The Financial Times reports.

  • Facebook Wants to Be Your Smartphone's Home Screen Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 2:36 PM ET
    Zuckerberg announced a new product for Android called Facebook Home.

    Facebook just got serious about mobile. At a media event Thursday, Facebook showcased its new software for Android devices called 'Home.'

  • Japan's Giant Experiment Won't End Well: Kyle Bass Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 1:25 PM ET
    J. Kyle Bass

    Japan is wagering its future on a massive experiment, and Kyle Bass of Hayman Capital Management doesn't see it ending well.

  • North Korea and China Get Cozier Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:56 PM ET
    Kim Jung-Un

    A layer of complexity underlying the saber-rattling in North Korea is Pyongyang's growing trade relationship with China, said John Park of Harvard's Belfer Center.

  • Central Bank Efforts May 'End in Tears': El-Erian Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
    Mohamed El-Erian, CEO PIMCO

    Global central banks are accelerating mostly ineffective policies because they feel they have no choice but to keep trying, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.

  • All Eyes on Facebook Ahead of Mobile Phone Event Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 7:10 AM ET

    Facebook is unveiling a new Android product Thursday, as a fast-growing number of its 1.06 billion users access it on smartphones and tablet computers.

  • North Korea Army Says Gets Approval for US Nuke Strike Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 4:35 AM ET
    Kim Il-Sung Square, North Korea

    The North Korean army said it has final approval to launch strikes against the United States, including the use of nuclear weapons. The Global Post reports.

  • Japan's QE Will Work Better Than US: Stiglitz Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 1:44 AM ET

    An effective formula of combining monetary and fiscal policies means Japan is in a better position to benefit from quantitative easing compared to the U.S., says Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz.

  • Brace for More Market Tremors From North Korea Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 1:04 AM ET

    While the latest ratcheting up in tensions between North and South Korea is starting to make investors jittery, markets may be underestimating the risk of a potential conflict on the Korean peninsula, analysts say.

  • Bank of Japan Unveils Aggressive Monetary Policy Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:51 AM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    The Bank of Japan on Thursday unveiled an aggressive monetary policy to end years of deflation in the world's third largest economy, pledging to double its government bond holdings in two years.

  • North Korea Threatens to Shut $2 Billion Complex Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:47 AM ET
    North Korean soldiers.

    North Korea barred entry to a joint industrial complex it shares with the South for a second day, Seoul's Unification Ministry said, and demanded extended notice of when hundreds of South Korean workers planned to leave.

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