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Asia Top News and Analysis North Korea

  • Implications of North Korea Threats & China

    Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore weighs in on a whole host of issues including implications of threats from North Korea and expectations from China as it braces to release a slew of economic data.

  • Financial Literacy: Investing in Asia

    Stephen Roach, Yale University senior fellow, shares his thoughts on how China's changing economic model will impact Asian markets and the U.S. economy.

  • A U.S. government agency said North Korea has a nuclear weapon it can mount on a missile, adding an ominous dimension to tensions on the Korean peninsula.

  • South Korea: A Buying Opportunity?

    Conrad Saldhana, fund manager at emerging markets equity fund at Neuberger Berman, tells CNBC that historically sabre rattling in North Korea leads to an opportunity to buy the South Korean market.

  • China Has Had Tough Talk With N. Korea: Pro

    Frank Lavin, Former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore and CEO of Export Now says China has already had some tough communications with North Korea, but is not sure if that is enough to soothe tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

  • Report: N. Korea May Have Nuclear Weapons

    According to the Defense Intelligence Agency Report, "North Korea currently has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles, however the reliability will be low." Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), weighs in.

  • President Barack Obama

    The president said Thursday that the U.S. would work to reduce tensions with North Korea, but he warned that Washington would take "all necessary steps" to protect itself and its allies.

  • S.Korea & US Remain on Alert For N. Korea Missile Launch

    There could be a "cooling down" of North Korean missile threats, reports CNBC's Chery Kang.

  • North Korea Could Survive Without China: Pro

    Michal Meidan, senior analyst at Eurasia Group, tells CNBC that while North Korea could fire a ballistic missile the provocation is unlikely to go much further than that.

  • Markets Discounting N. Korean Threat

    James Rooney, Chairman & CEO of Market Force, Seoul says markets are discounting the North Korean threat. He also discusses the Bank of Korea's surprise decision to hold rates at 2.75%.

  • Kim Jong-Un Wants US Attention: Expert

    John Everard, former U.K. ambassador to North Korea, says Kim Jong-Un wants the U.S. to acknowledge his nuclear power, but adds that China's reaction to the missile launch is the one to watch.

  • North Korea Missile Test Rhetoric Rises

    U.S. and South Korean officials are warning North Korea could carry out a missile test at any point, reports CNBC's Chery Kang.

  • North Korea Sticking to Usual Pattern: Expert

    Jake Stratton, director of Control Risks, discusses the situation on the Korean peninsula and says that North Korea is conforming to its usual pattern of threat but that a war is an "unlikely scenario".

  • Allies Prepare for North Korean Missile Launch

    Jim Maceda, NBC's correspondent, discusses the potential North Korean missile launch and the steps neighbouring countries and the U.S. have taken to protect their territories.

  • South Korea said there was "very high" probability that North Korea, engaged in weeks of threats of war, would launch a medium-range missile at any time as a show of strength despite diplomatic efforts to soften its position.

  • Expect Some N. Korea Missiles to Fly

    Andrei Lankov, Associate Professor at Kookmin University, and author of 'The Real North Korea' says he expects some missiles to fly from North Korea and more talks of a nuclear war.

  • Current North-South Tensions Is Like A Tantrum: Expert

    Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies and Vice-Principal at King's College London says North Korea's attitude right now is nothing serious, but more like a tantrum.

  • North Korea's Dangerous Show

    North Korea warned all foreigners to leave South Korea, saying they are at risk in the event of a conflict. Frank Gaffney, Center For Security Policy; Jimmy Williams, Democratic strategist; and Vin Weber, Former Mitt Romney senior advisor, discuss.

  • Don't Fight the Fed or the BOJ: Expert

    Tim Condon, Head of Research, Asia at ING Financial Markets says North Asia is facing stiff headwinds. He thinks developed market assets will be the trading theme for 2013 due to aggressive easing by the Fed and the BOJ.

  • A 'BlackSwan' Event Could Start a Korean War: Expert

    Jasper Kim, founder and CEO of Asia-Pacific Global Research Group, discusses the situation in the Korean peninsula and says that a "small miscalculation" could start the conflict.