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  • LONDON, Nov 17- Asian spot liquefied natural gas rose this week as state-run Korea Gas Corp purchased around 10 shipments for winter and outages curbed supply. Korea Gas Corp, or Kogas, purchased at least 10 cargoes in the past week for January delivery at prices in the high $9 per mmBtu level with Vitol, Engie, Petronas and Royal Dutch Shell closing sales deals, a...

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    Joseph Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum, said many projects funded by token sales do not offer any real value to investors.

  • 2017North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits a Farm No. 1116 of KPA Unit 810 in this September 29, 2017 photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency.

    The condition of North Korea's latest escapee revealed worrying insights about health and hygiene in the rogue state.

  • *Futures tip higher openings for Wall Street. LONDON, Nov 16- Investors tentatively returned to world stock markets looking for bargains on Thursday, after Europe's longest losing streak of the year and the worst run since March for the top global indices. Benchmark indices in Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong and Seoul all rallied overnight, London, Frankfurt and...

  • North Korea's latest defector may have useful information about Pyongyang

    North Korea's latest defector may have been a driver for a major state official, according to South Korean newspaper the Chosun Ilbo.

  • LONDON, Nov 16- Emerging stocks snapped a five-day losing streak on Thursday as investors found solace from solid U.S. data in the wake of the recent global equity sell off while currencies advanced despite a slightly stronger dollar. MSCI's emerging market index rose 0.9 percent thanks to solid gains in Asian heavyweight bourses Hong Kong and Seoul, and...

  • *Futures tip higher openings for Wall Street. LONDON, Nov 16- Investors tentatively returned to world stock markets on Thursday, looking for bargains after Europe's longest losing streak of the year and the worst run since March for the top global indices. Benchmark indices in Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong and Seoul all rallied overnight, while London, Frankfurt...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Asian shares rose Thursday, led by Japan, while oil prices were steady despite a second straight day of overnight losses on Wall Street. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gained 0.8 percent to 29,079.83. ANALYST'S VIEW: While the Federal Reserve's rate hike in December is "a done deal," Rob Carnell, head of research, Asia, at ING, said in a daily commentary...

  • U.S. and South Korean soldiers, foreground, and North Korean soldiers, background, stand guard next to the meeting rooms that straddle the border between the two Koreas in the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Paju, South Korea, on Monday, April 17, 2017.

    North Korea's latest defector may have been a driver for a major state official, according to South Korean newspaper the Chosun Ilbo.

  • President Donald Trump boards Air Force One to depart home to the U.S. from Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines November 14, 2017.

    A White House official said that the president's statement will center around the five-country tour of Asia, NBC News reported.

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Overturning an appeal court's decision, South Korea's Supreme Court said Tuesday the family of a Samsung worker who died of a brain tumor should be eligible for state compensation for an occupational disease. The ruling on Lee Yoon-jung, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 30 and died two years later, reflects a shift in the handling of...

  • SEOUL, Nov 13- A South Korean actress is promoting cosmetics on China's biggest online mall, in a subtle sign of easing diplomatic tension that has seen once-ubiquitous South Korean celebrities vanish from Chinese marketing campaigns. The drop came as Beijing objected to Seoul's use of a U.S. anti-missile system, prompting popular anti-South Korean...

  • France's CAC 40 was 0.9 percent lower at 5,332 and Germany's DAX shed 0.8 percent to 13,017. On Wall Street, futures for the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard& Poor's 500 index, which hit a record on Wednesday last week, were both down 0.3 percent. Benchmarks in New Zealand and Jakarta advanced while Taiwan and Singapore fell. GE DIVIDEND: General Electric...

  • A tourist guide holds an umbrella featuring a panda pattern in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, China.

    Sectors that are tied with China's Belt and Road Initiative will likely benefit from an uptick in deal making next year.

  • BEIJING— Asian stock markets were mixed Monday following Wall Street's losing week as investors looked ahead to a week of data releases and public comments by central bankers. Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.3 percent to 29,195.14 and Seoul's Kospi shed 0.4 percent 50 2,534.07. Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 shed 0.2 percent to 6,019.30 and benchmarks in New Zealand and...

  • An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 2:10 a.m.

    Raytheon churns out about 20 Standard Missile (SM) variants per month, part of the effort to help repel a possible attack from North Korea.

  • North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un

    North Korea said U.S. President Donald Trump's first trip to Asia showed he was a "destroyer" and he had begged for war.

  • President Donald Trump speaks on the final day of the APEC CEO Summit, part of the broader Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit, in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 10, 2017.

    President Trump forcefully presses his "America first" agenda at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Da Nang, Vietnam.

  • South Korea's corporate governance reforms are real change, says Jim McCafferty, head of Asia Research ex-Japan for Nomura Securities.

  • BOGOR, Indonesia, Nov 9- South Korean President Moon Jae- in on Thursday unveiled a new policy aimed at deepening ties with Southeast Asia, as the North Asian economic powerhouse seeks to curb its reliance on traditional trading partners like China and the United States. South Korea's presidential Blue House has said the policy will mirror Moon's "New Northern...