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Koreans Are Reluctant to Get Married, Let Alone Have Babies

23-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Koreans are likely to have fewer weddings and babies this year than ever before, part of a demographic shift that risks hobbling the nation’s economy. The number [...]
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Korea: Bee-keeping trend grows in Seoul

23-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Unused rooftops provide a perfect environment for breeding bees, residents of South Korea’s capital Seoul have discovered. Over the past year, the number of bee hives [...]
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Singapore lays down sustainable future with Korea

23-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Korea Herald | 6:00 AM

Over the last few years, Singapore has navigated through a rough sea of global financial unpredictability, making structural reforms to secure its footing. The small island [...]
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Goldman Sachs, Private-Equity Firm Cook Up Deal for Korean Kitchenware Maker

23-Aug-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Deal for South Korea’s Happycall is reported to have an estimated value of about $160 million Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and private-equity firm EastBridge Partners have [...]
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Goldman, Korea fund to buy majority stake in cookware firm Happycall

23-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) and South Korean private equity firm EastBridge Partners said on Sunday they have agreed to acquire a majority stake in cookware and kitchen [...]
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N. Korea threatens pre-emptive nuke strike over Seoul’s military drill

N. Korea threatens pre-emptive nuke strike over Seoul’s military drill

23-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

North Korea on Monday threatened to mount a “preemptive nuclear strike” on South Korea and the United States as the allies kicked off their annual military [...]
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Samsung plans refurbished smartphone programme – source

23-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to launch a programme to sell refurbished used versions of its premium smartphones as early as next year, a person with direct knowledge of [...]
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S. Korea, US start drills despite N. Korea’s nuclear threat

S. Korea, US start drills despite N. Korea’s nuclear threat

23-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

South Korea and the United States began annual military drills Monday despite North Korea’s threat of nuclear strikes in response to the exercises that it calls an [...]
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N Korea Could Launch Terror Attack Over String of Defections: Park

23-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The possibility of a terrorist attack or other provocations by North Korea is increasing as Kim Jong Un’s regime struggles to stem defections of key government [...]
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N Korea Threatens South And US With Nuclear Strikes In Response To Allies’ Annual Military Drills

23-Aug-2016 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

North Korea warned of a nuclear strike against South Korea and the United States as the allies began their annual military drills Monday aimed at countering potential threats [...]
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N. Korea demands repatriation of restaurant defectors

N. Korea demands repatriation of restaurant defectors

23-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea on Sunday demanded the repatriation of a dozen restaurant workers who jointly fled to South Korea, a day after blasting Seoul over a separate high-profile [...]
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N. Korea state media says diplomat defector ‘criminal’

N. Korea state media says diplomat defector ‘criminal’

23-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s deputy ambassador to Britain, who defected to South Korea this week, is a criminal who had been ordered to return home for questioning, Pyongyang state [...]
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Korea warns of possible assassination attempts by N Korea

23-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

South Korea warned on Sunday (August 21) of possible North Korean assassinations and kidnappings in revenge for recent high-profile defections to the South. With tensions [...]
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N Korea calls UK-based defector ‘scum’

23-Aug-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

North Korea has branded a UK-based diplomat who defected to South Korea as “human scum”. Deputy envoy in London Thae Yong-ho and his family are now under the [...]
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N. Korea likely to carry out provocation to counter defection, UFG: govt

23-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

North Korea may carry out some sort of provocation following the high profile defection of a senior diplomat and as the joint South Korea-US drill gets underway, a government [...]
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