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  • North Korea has extended the window for a widely condemned long-range rocket launch by a week after discovering a "technical deficiency", the isolated state's news agency said on Monday.

  • At the end of August, Apple seemed on top of the world. Fresh off a resounding $1.05 billion U.S. legal victory over arch-foe Samsung Electronics, the company was gearing up to launch its fifth iPhone. That was then.

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    South Korea's economy grew 0.1 percent in the July-September period from the previous quarter, a slight downgrade from an earlier estimate and the slowest in three and a half years.

  • Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone

    Samsung is likely accelerating the launch of its next-generation Galaxy smartphone- which may come with an unbreakable screen.

  • S Korea's Rising Household Debt

    South Korea's latest Q3 data shows the slowest rate of growth in the last 11 quarters. Adding to the government's woes is the rising household debt levels. SBS CNBC's Rhie Young Lim spoke to Kim Seok-Dong, Chairman, Financial Services Commission and asked how concerned he was about the issue.

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    Samsung Electronics pushed the anointed heir of the company Chairman closer to the top job on Wednesday.

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    China's economy picked up in November but a broader global recovery remains fragile and patchy, a clutch of surveys suggested, with activity elsewhere in Asia remaining subdued amid depressed demand from the developed world.

  • N.Korea rocket launch

    Sean King, Senior Vice President, Park Strategies discusses North Korea's nuclear program and its impact on South Korean elections on Dec 19.

  • North Korea said it would carry out its second rocket launch of 2012 as its youthful leader Kim Jong-un flexes his muscles a year after his father's death, in a move that South Korea and the United States swiftly condemned as a provocation.

  • Asian shares gained momentum on Friday on expectations a deal will eventually be reached to avoid a U.S. fiscal crisis.

  • Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone

    South Korea's Samsung Electronics is taking aim at its Japanese rivals with an Android-powered digital camera that allows users to wirelessly upload pictures to social networking sites.

  • Apple store, Bejing

    Chinese consumers are opting for local brands over international counterparts.

  • Seoul believes North Korea is preparing to launch a ballistic missile, posing a possible new threat to stability on the peninsula ahead of South Korea’s presidential election in December. The FT reports.

  • 2013 Geopolitical Risks

    Colin Chapman, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Stratfor, discusses geopolitical risks in 2013 including the upcoming elections in Japan and South Korea.

  • Samsung Reveals Chinese Labor Breaches

    Samsung Electronics has admitted breaches of labor regulations at its plants in China, as well as at those of outside suppliers. The FT reports.

  • 2012 Asian Markets Winners & Losers

    Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS outlines which markets he believes will be next year's winners and losers. China, India and Japan are all on his list.

  • Aussie Jumps, Euro Lifts, Korea Cuts

    The Greek drama plays on and the Brazilian real crosses a line — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Europe Becoming a 'Chronic' Problem, Sell at 1.27 Level: Pro

    Richard Yetsenga, Head of Global Markets Research at ANZ, says Europe's crisis increasingly looks chronic with the weak growth outlook dampening any quick solutions and suggests investors sell the single currency at 1.27.

  • Aussie Jumps, Euro Lifts, Korea Cuts

    Northern European economies feel a chill and China reins in the yuan — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • South Korea’s central bank, which cut interest rates twice this year, may hold off on further easing for the rest of the year amid signs the economy is bottoming and as the nation prepares for presidential elections on December, economists say.