German police arrested two suspects in a fraud probe into illegally-generated Bitcoins worth 700,000 euros ($948,000).
Jang Song Thaek, the uncle and de facto deputy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, is safe even as it appears he has been removed from his post, a South Korean minister said.
Chinese police apprehended three people on suspicion of stealing money from investors through a fake online Bitcoin exchange, the official Xinhua News Agency reported, citing local authorities.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has dropped forecasts for the benchmark interest rate of China’s central bank from its annual outlook, while Societe Generale SA bemoans the “guesswork” behind tracking the nation’s shifting targets.
China’s stocks rose to the highest level in almost three months, led by consumer discretionary and industrial companies.
Hong Kong stocks fell a second day as lenders slid after Chinese President Xi Jinping said the environment for economic development next year isn’t optimistic.
South Korea believes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have sacked his uncle and de facto deputy, Jang Song Thaek, two South Korean lawmakers said.
Chinese equities in New York fell the most in a week, led by NetEase Inc. and Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd., as President Xi Jinping signaled caution on the economic expansion in 2014.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said the environment for economic and social development next year isn’t optimistic, in a signal that leaders may be willing to accept slower growth in 2014.
Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants a debate with his successor to justify his record after being blamed for the country’s economic ills.