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AB InBev Gulps Down Korea’s Top Brewery in Global Revival

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Businessweek | 6:00 AM

If anyone is still having any doubts about the financial success of AB InBev’s (BUD) $52 billion hostile takeover of Anheuser-Busch nearly six years ago, they should [...]
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S. Korea to spend $1.5 bn on 5G ‘movie-in-a-second’ service

S. Korea to spend $1.5 bn on 5G ‘movie-in-a-second’ service

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea, already one of the most wired countries on earth, Wednesday announced a 1.6 trillion won ($1.5 billion) plan to roll out a next-generation 5G wireless service [...]
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Sister echoes apology of Lynnwood man held in N Korea

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Nwcn | 6:00 AM

The sister of an American detained for more than a year in North Korea echoed her brother’s apology to the nation for crimes he committed and his plea to the US [...]
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Auto makers stand alone in opposition to Korea pact

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Theglobeandmail | 6:00 AM

A deep rift between the Detroit Three auto makers and other Canadian business groups is complicating Ottawa’s drive to conclude a long-delayed free trade deal with [...]
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Massive data theft hits 40pct of Koreans

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The personal data of 20 million South Koreans – or 40 percent of the country’s population – has been stolen, sparking outrage as worried consumers scramble [...]
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Korean trade official abducted in Libya, report says

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Gunmen abducted a South Korean trade official in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, South Korea’s semiofficial Yonhap News Agency reported Monday, in the latest violent [...]
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Kenneth Bae ‘confession’ aired by N. Korea

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bpnews | 6:00 AM

Kenneth Bae, an American citizen sentenced to 15 years in a North Korean labour camp, reportedly confessed to committing a “serious crime” against the communist [...]
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Korea: Asia’s hard-charging tiger

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Nasdaq | 6:00 AM

With all the fundamentals of a developed market, South Korea should be an investor’s delight. Yet, it’s still considered an emerging market, which [...]
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Korea’s New Hybrid Media: Wall Posters Gone Viral

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Huffingtonpost | 6:00 AM

For around a decade, South Korea has been a byword for advanced internet connectivity. With the world’s earliest mass adoption of broadband – and at the fastest [...]
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N Korea May Have Two-Thirds of World’s Rare Earths

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

A UK-based private equity firm has found the largest rare earth oxides deposits in the world in North Korea, according to statements by the company. The British firm, SRE [...]
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US reportedly offers to send envoy to N Korea to secure American’s release

US reportedly offers to send envoy to N Korea to secure American’s release

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

The Obama administration has offered to send an envoy to North Korea to secure the release of American missionary Kenneth Bae after he appeared in front of reporters urging [...]
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For Korea’s old, a return to poverty as Confucian filial piety weakens

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

There’s a dark side to South Korea’s 50-year rise to riches: The graying generation that is most responsible for that ascent is living in relative poverty. In a [...]
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US ready to send envoy to N Korea to free citizen

US ready to send envoy to N Korea to free citizen

22-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United States said Monday it was ready to send an envoy to North Korea to bring back a jailed American who pleaded in front of reporters to go home. Kenneth Bae, a tour [...]
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KKR’s Korean brewery win fuelled by hot soup and soju sessions

KKR’s Korean brewery win fuelled by hot soup and soju sessions

22-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A story Oriental Brewery boss Chang In-soo often tells about his days as a soju salesman is how he and two clients once worked through 29 bottles of the traditional Korean [...]
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Koreans seethe, sue as credit card details swiped

Koreans seethe, sue as credit card details swiped

22-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The theft of personal information from more than 100 million South Korean credit cards and accounts, reportedly including those of President Park Geun-hye and UN chief Ban [...]
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