CNBC - Asia News China says will work with North Korea to boost ties as envoy visits 2017-11-18T10:35:00.000000000+00:00 Traditional friendship between China and North Korea represents "valuable wealth" for their people, China said. North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons 2017-11-17T14:02:00.000000000+00:00 North Korea on Friday ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint U.S-South Korea military exercises continue. Saudi officials reportedly offer freedom to arrested royals — in exchange for 70% of their wealth 2017-11-17T09:50:00.000000000+00:00 Saudi authorities are negotiating a price for the freedom of princes and businessmen held over allegations of corruption, the Financial Times reported. Many ICOs are fraudulent, say men behind two top bitcoin rivals 2017-11-17T09:18:00.000000000+00:00 Joseph Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum, said many projects funded by ICOs do not offer any real value to investors. Asian equities close mixed after US stocks rally; Korean tech shines 2017-11-17T08:42:00.000000000+00:00 Asian shares closed mixed on Friday, off session highs seen earlier in the day. Beijing opened the door to international investors, and one domestic sector may be the big winner 2017-11-17T07:07:00.000000000+00:00 The easing of foreign ownership rules in the Chinese insurance industry will help both foreign and domestic players. China minister warns against seduction of values by Western nations 2017-11-17T04:18:00.000000000+00:00 Western countries are pushing their culture and political values onto others, China's propaganda chief said Friday. Defector reveals North Korea's serious parasite problem 2017-11-17T03:48:00.000000000+00:00 The condition of North Korea's latest escapee revealed worrying insights about health and hygiene in the rogue state. German coalition talks delayed until Friday — sources 2017-11-17T03:46:00.000000000+00:00 German coalition talks have been delayed until noon on Friday, according to sources. North Korea is 'on an aggressive schedule' to develop a ballistic missile submarine 2017-11-17T01:42:00.000000000+00:00 Satellite imagery indicates Pyongyang is making progress on developing its first operational ballistic missile sub.