CNBC - Asia News China state media: Pulling out of Iran deal would set 'bad precedent' for North Korea 2017-09-22T06:03:00.000000000+00:00 The U.S. will hurt its credibility if it cancels the Iran deal, making North Korea talks tougher, China Daily said. South Korea approves $8 million aid for the North even as Kim and Trump trade threats 2017-09-22T04:39:00.000000000+00:00 South Korea's approval of an $8 million North Korea aid package is likely to muddle efforts to isolate the rogue nation. North Korea may detonate nuclear bomb in Pacific, foreign minister tells reporters 2017-09-22T00:53:00.000000000+00:00 Ri Yong Ho says his country may detonate a nuclear weapon in the Pacific, according to a report from South Korean news agency Yonhap. China's about to get its first new central bank head in 15 years 2017-09-21T23:27:00.000000000+00:00 China is about to get its first new PBOC chief in 15 years, and the selection could show what Beijing has planned. North Korea leader Kim says 'deranged' Trump 'will face results beyond his expectation' 2017-09-21T22:10:00.000000000+00:00 North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un chastised Donald Trump, calling the president's United Nations address "unprecedented rude nonsense." S&P cuts China's credit rating, citing increasing economic, financial risks 2017-09-21T13:40:00.000000000+00:00 S&P Global Ratings downgraded China's long-term sovereign credit rating by one notch on Thursday to A+ from AA-, citing increasing risks from the country's rapid build-up of credit. China-based fund manager warns: Beware of those companies that expand far too quickly 2017-09-21T11:54:00.000000000+00:00 Chinese companies changing direction and expanding rapidly overseas should 'raise red flags,' a leading investors told CNBC. Why the United States was wide open to a disaster like Equifax 2017-09-21T08:36:00.000000000+00:00 It's not just security lapses that need patching in the U.S. credit reporting system, experts told CNBC. Most Asia markets close lower as greenback rises on Fed 2017-09-21T07:31:00.000000000+00:00 Both the dollar and U.S. Treasury yields spiked following big news out of the Federal Reserve. Energy firms operating in the South China Sea face two options: Bow to Beijing or suffer 2017-09-21T03:49:00.000000000+00:00 Companies with interests in disputed areas of the waterway could face harassment if they don't meet Beijing's demands.