CNBC - Asia News North Korea condemns lone ally China publicly for ‘first time’ 2017-02-24T13:47:00.000000Z North Korea's state-run news agency appeared to lash out at key supporter China — alleging it was "dancing to the tune of the U.S." Founder of 'world's cheapest smartphone' firm arrested on allegations of fraud 2017-02-24T12:31:00.000000Z A handset dealer accused the company of not refunding him for an unfulfilled order, the police said. Noble shares take another iceberg on the chin 2017-02-24T09:37:00.000000Z Shares of Noble tumbled in late Friday trade after gadfly anonymous researcher Iceberg launched another negative report. China overtakes US as Germany's biggest trading partner 2017-02-24T09:16:00.000000Z China for the first time became Germany's most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking the United States and France; data showed on Friday. China hits back at Trump accusation: 'We are the grand champions of economic development' 2017-02-24T08:33:00.000000Z China's Foreign Ministry said China has no intention of using currency devaluation to its advantage. JPMorgan: Why we’re betting on a stronger yen 2017-02-24T07:36:00.000000Z The yen was set to strengthen against the dollar, despite expectations for U.S. rate hikes, an FX strategist at JPMorgan said. Two senior Samsung Group executives offer to resign: Yonhap 2017-02-24T05:39:00.000000Z Two Samsung Group executives have offered to resign to take responsibility for the company's involvement in a graft scandal. Traffic congestion costs Australian firms more than $2.6 billion annually, report says 2017-02-24T05:24:00.000000Z Bumper-to-bumper traffic jams are costing businesses big bucks. This country may benefit most from Trump trade policy 2017-02-24T04:38:00.000000Z Trump’s protectionist tone will likely hand China significant soft power on trade deals, economists said. Gold rush: Chinese celebrities are powering multimillion-dollar VC funds 2017-02-24T03:58:00.000000Z Chinese celebrities' compensation has rapidly increased in recent years, and many are using their new-found wealth for venture capital investments.