*Hungary expected to keep rates steady. LONDON, Aug 22- Emerging markets, one of 2017' s best-performing asset classes, advanced again on Tuesday as stocks climbed back towards three-year highs and a rally in metals markets helped Chile's peso to lead gains by currencies. MSCI's benchmark emerging stocks index gained 0.5 percent with advances in Hong Kong, China,...
TOKYO, Aug 22- Asian shares rose on Tuesday after modest gains on Wall Street, while robust metals prices underpinned some regional markets even as investors remained wary ahead of the annual central banking conference in Jackson Hole later this week. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extended early gains and rose 0.7 percent.
Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian agency overseeing a chemical weapons program were intercepted in six months, said the U.N.
TOKYO, Aug 22- Asian shares edged higher on Tuesday, taking solace from modest gains on Wall Street even as investors remained wary ahead of the annual central banking conference in Jackson Hole later this week. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.1 percent. Te country's forces began computer-simulated military exercises...
NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes held steady Monday afternoon, stabilizing after the Standard& Poor's 500 index's back-to-back losses over the last two weeks. The highlight will likely arrive as the weekend approaches, when central bankers from around the world gather in Wyoming. It was down by a fraction of a point at 2,425, as of 2:15 p.m. Eastern time.
Pre-scheduled U.S.-South Korea war games are set to begin Monday.
Huge sums of money are now subject to risks due to acute security issues and strategic conflicts in Asia, Michael Ivanovitch says.
Markets might be rattled, but U.S.-South Korea joint military drills are routine exercises, says Alastair Newton of Alavan Business Advisory.
KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.4 percent to 19,384.64 and South Korea's Kospi dipped 0.2 percent to 2,354.28. Investors will be scrutinizing remarks from the policymakers due to speak, including Fed chief Janet Yellen and European Central Bank head Mario Draghi, for any hints on the future direction of interest rates and economic...
*Investors wary as U.S., South Korea begin military drills. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was barely in the black thanks to modest gains in China, but in most other markets, including Australia, South Korea and Taiwan were in the red. Wall Street shares got only a short-lived boost on Friday after Trump fired White House chief...
Dane Chamorro, senior partner and head of ASEAN, Control Risks, says expect drawn out tensions on the Korean peninsula tensions as no party has changed long-held positions.
America's annual joint military exercises with South Korea begin Monday, and they may hold more potential to provoke than ever.
Kim Jong Un remains determined to pursue regime survival via weapons programs, says Scott Seaman, director, Asia, Eurasia Group.
North Korea and the U.S. are not looking at significant compromises in the near-term, says Harry Kazianis, director of Defense Studies, Center for the National Interest.
Back-channel talks between the U.S. and North Korea are "useful tools" but unlikely to lead to major strides or meaningful dialogue.
Steve Bannon's comments about North Korea and China make it clear he has to go, says Commentary's Noah Rothman.
Aug 18- Wall Street was lower for the second straight day on Friday on mounting worries about President Donald Trump's ability to legislate his pro-growth agenda, after his comments on the recent violence in Virginia drew widespread criticism. Several business leaders have since resigned from his advisory councils and a White House official said plans for...
Cyber weapon development is being strengthened to deter attacks, punish intruders and tackle adversaries.
Former Minuteman launch control officer Bruce Blair tells CNBC about the eight steps involved in launching from the U.S. strategic arsenal.
A sizable and growing number of Guam's people are starting to want a say in how the island is run, and that could mean breaking away from the United States, according to residents.