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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a firing contest of the KPA artillery units at an undisclosed location in a photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on Jan. 5, 2016.

    The U.N. Security Council is voting on new North Korea sanctions, but experts are skeptical of whether China and Russia will get on board.

  • LONDON, Sept 8- Bank of England rate setters won't shock markets with any policy moves when they meet next week as a struggling economy and Brexit fears offset any concerns over inflation sailing well above target. Britain's economy initially withstood the shock of last year's decision to quit the European Union but slowed sharply in early 2017 and is expected...

  • *Relief in Asia as Pyongyang has a party, not a missile test. SYDNEY, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar won a reprieve from risk aversion on Monday after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un decided to hold a party over the weekend rather than launch another missile, tempering safe havens such as the yen and Treasuries. Japan's Nikkei rose 1.4 percent after Pyongyang held a massive...

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    The dollar rose on Monday, spurred by relief that Irma weakened and North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test over the weekend.

  • *Relief in Asia as Pyongyang has a party, not a missile test. Japan's Nikkei rose 1.4 percent after Pyongyang held a massive celebration to congratulate the nuclear scientists and technicians who steered the country's sixth and largest nuclear test a week earlier. "It's too early to say the risks are gone, but one thing for sure is that market players now think the...

  • *Relief in Asia as Pyongyang has a party, not a missile test. SYDNEY, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar won a reprieve from risk aversion on Monday after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un decided to hold a party over the weekend rather than launch another missile, tempering safe havens such as the yen and Treasuries. Japan's Nikkei rose 1.4 percent after Pyongyang held a massive...

  • A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency.

    The state-of-the-art anti-missile technology may be a start, but it won't protect Seoul from North Korean missiles.

  • SEOUL, Sept 11- International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has upgraded its forecasts for South Korea, saying on Monday she sees the economy growing 3 percent this year and "probably" again in 2018.. She said that Asia's fourth-largest economy looks "highly resilient" to geopolitical risks stemming from nuclear and missile provocations from North...

  • China and Russia are opposed to any sanctions on North Korea that hurt citizens, but may agree to some financial measures being pushed by the US at the UN Security Council, says Duyeon Kim, visiting senior fellow. Korean Peninsula Future Forum.

  • The U.N. Security Council will vote on Monday whether to impose an oil embargo on North Korea, says Wendy Sherman, senior counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group.

  • HONG KONG— Asian stocks rose strongly Monday after Hurricane Irma weakened and North Korea marked a weekend holiday with celebrations but refrained from launching more missiles, giving investors some relief. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.4 percent to 19,552.79 as the yen bounced off its lowest level this year, easing pressure on...

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the defense detachment on Jangjae Islet in this undated picture released by the country's official news agency on May 5, 2017.

    North Korea warned on Monday the U.S. would pay a "due price" for spearheading a U.N. resolution to increase sanctions.

  • Vice President Mike Pence laughs as President Donald Trump holds a baseball bat. Trump promised he would take more legal and regulatory steps during the next six months to protect American manufacturers, lashing out against trade deals and trade practices he said have hurt U.S. companies.

    The United States is contributing nearly $1 trillion net in trade to the rest of the world every year, says Michael Ivanovitch.

  • North Korea did not test an ICBM on its national day at the weekend because it likes to keep adversaries guessing, says Robert Kelly, associate professor, Department of Political Science, Pusan national University.

  • *Spot gold was down 0.7 percent at $1,337.00 an ounce by 0053 GMT. *North Korea warned on Monday the United States would pay a "due price" for spearheading a U.N. Security Council resolution against its latest nuclear test, as Washington presses for a vote on a draft resolution imposing more sanctions on Pyongyang. *President Donald Trump signed a bill on Friday...

  • Choi Kang, VP, Research & Principal Fellow, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies says he doubts the full U.N. Security Council will endorse a U.S. push for an oil embargo on North Korea.

  • Hugh Young of Aberdeen Standard Investments weighs in on how North Korea tensions haven't fazed global markets and how the dollar has acted as a vote of confidence of sorts.

  • *Relief in Asia as Pyongyang holds back on missile test. SYDNEY, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar won a reprieve from risk aversion on Monday after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un decided to hold a party over the weekend rather than launch another missile, tempering safe havens like the yen and Treasuries. Japan's Nikkei rose 1 percent after Pyongyang held a massive...

  • *Relief in Asia as Pyongyang holds back on missile test. SYDNEY, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar won a reprieve from risk aversion on Monday after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un decided to hold a party over the weekend rather than launch another missile, tempering safe havens like the yen and Treasuries. Nikkei futures were trading up 0.8 percent after Pyongyang held a...

  • LONDON, Sept 10- North Korea's "reckless behaviour" is a global threat and requires a global response, the head of the NATO military alliance said on Sunday. NATO has not been directly involved in the crisis, which saw Pyongyang carry out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test a week ago, but has repeatedly called on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic...