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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks in an undated photo released April 26, 2015, by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency.

    North Korean officials' outreach started before the most recent war of words with the U.S. president, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, while lingering North Korea worries supported prices. Spot gold inched 0.1 percent higher to $1,294.89 per. "Gold lost what it gained on North Korea since Friday after Yellen's comments, said Yuichi Ikemizu, Tokyo branch manager at ICBC Standard Bank."

  • *Spot gold rose 0.1 percent to $1,294.62 per ounce at 0108 GMT. *President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday that any U.S. military option would be "devastating" for Pyongyang, but said the use of force was not Washington's first option to deal with the country's ballistic and nuclear weapons program. *Sula Iron& Gold, a London- listed mining firm focused on...

  • *Asian shares, ex Japan, hold near 3- week lows. Markets were put on notice by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen who used a Tuesday speech to warn it would be "imprudent" to keep policy on hold until inflation is back to 2 percent. "Fed chair Janet Yellen was the highlight though," said Chris Weston, Melbourne- based Chief Market Strategist, IG.

  • Wilbur Ross, U.S. commerce secretary

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross praised China's actions to pressure on North Korea on Wednesday and repeated calls for Beijing to implement fair trade practices.

  • Norman Chan, CIO, Oreana Private Wealth, says Asia could be a beneficiary from U.S. tax cuts that would boost demand from goods from the region.

  • Wilbur Ross: China 'quite serious' about living up to N.Korea commitments

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says it was a big deal for the People's Bank of China to tell Chinese commercial banks to implement UN sanctions against the North.

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit China this week for talks that will include the crisis over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and trade, the State Department said on Tuesday. President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday that any U.S. military option against North Korea would be "devastating" for Pyongyang, but said the use of force...

  • Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford

    Despite elevated tensions, the U.S. has not detected any unusual military activity by North Korea, the nation's top general said Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- The S&P 500 ended flat on Tuesday and the Nasdaq posted modest gains as technology shares bounced from sharp losses in the prior session and comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen boosted expectations of a December rate hike. Chances of a rate hike in December rose to 78 percent from about 40 percent a month ago, according to CME Group's FedWatch...

  • *United States- North Korea tensions remain. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 26- Spot gold dipped more than 1 percent after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank needed to continue gradual rate hikes, despite weak inflation. emergency accommodation with the very large debt that were facing, "said George Gero, managing director of RBC Wealth Management in...

  • Treasury announces sanctions targeting North Korean financial networks

    The Treasury puts sanctions on North Korean banks and individuals linked to North Korean financial networks.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- U.S. stocks advanced modestly on Tuesday as technology shares bounced from sharp losses in the prior session and comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen boosted expectations of a December rate hike. Earlier in the session, Atlanta Fed Chief Raphael Bostic, a non-voting member this year, said he would want "clear evidence" that prices were firming...

  • President Donald Trump delivers remarks to reporters as he meets with members of the House Ways and Means Committee about proposed changes to the U.S. tax code at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 26, 2017.

    President Donald Trump and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy hold a joint press conference at the White House.

  • Treasury department announces sanctioning eight N. Korean banks

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on the Treasury Department announcing sanctions against eight North Korean banks.

  • Sept 26- U.S. stocks were little changed in early afternoon trading on Tuesday after Fed Chair Janet Yellen backed the central bank's plan to raise interest rates gradually, boosting the prospects of a December rate hike. Chances of a rate hike in December rose to 76 percent from just about 38 percent a month ago, according to CME Group's FedWatch tool.

  • Sept 26- U.S. stocks gave up early gains on Tuesday as rising tensions between the United states and North Korea weighed, while investors awaited Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech for more clarity on interest rate hikes. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford said the United States should assume that North Korea has the ability to hit U.S. mainland...

  • Sept 26- U.S. stocks gave up early gains on Tuesday as rising tensions between the United states and North Korea weighed, while investors awaited Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech for more clarity on interest rate hikes. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford said the United States should assume that North Korea has the ability to hit U.S. mainland...

  • SEOUL/ BEIJING, Sept 26- North Korea has boosted defenses on its east coast, a South Korean lawmaker said on Tuesday, after Pyongyang said U.S. Tensions have escalated since reclusive North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3. Lee said the United States appeared to have disclosed the flight route of the bombers intentionally because...

  • SEOUL/ BEIJING, Sept 26- North Korea has boosted defences on its east coast, a South Korean lawmaker said on Tuesday, after Pyongyang said U.S. Tensions have escalated since reclusive North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3. Lee said the United States appeared to have disclosed the flight route of the bombers intentionally because...