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N Korean economics 101: How much is a dollar worth?

07-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

To get a feel for how North Korea’s economy works, go buy a roll of toilet paper. Or start up a mobile phone network. As capitalist-style markets have grown more [...]
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A Guide to the Major Legal Cases in Korea’s Presidential Scandal

07-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s prosecutors turned up at President Park Geun-hye’s palatial Blue House compound in the centre of Seoul yet again last Friday, only to be turned away [...]
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US considers Zumwalt for possible deployment near S. Korea

07-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

The chief of the US Pacific Command said last month that the Navy’s newest Zumwalt destroyer could be deployed near South Korea to deter North Korean aggression, the [...]
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Korea: Won rises to 3-month high, stocks edge up

07-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The South Korean won raced to a near three-month high early on Monday, as the US dollar sagged after US employment data disappointed, with wages barely rising despite strong [...]
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Koreans See China’s Ire Over Missile Shield in Export Hurdles

07-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea is increasingly concerned that China may be stepping up economic retaliation over its decision to deploy a US missile shield, and it sees worrying signs in [...]
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Nuke envoys of S. Korea, US and Japan pushing to meet as early as mid-February: source

07-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

Top nuclear envoys of South Korea, the United States and Japan will likely meet in Washington in the middle of this month at the earliest to discuss cooperation in dealing [...]
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Trump Should Sanction China for Destabilising Korea

07-Feb-2017 Intellasia | The Daily Beast | 6:00 AM

Secretary of Defense James Mattis is now ending his “Mission Reassurance,” the first foreign trip by a Trump administration official. He spent two days in Seoul [...]
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US-N Korea relations

07-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:00 AM

The idea underlying the January 8, 2017 article on page A17 of the Washington Post by former US Secretary of Defense, William J. Perry, is quite similar to the proposal that [...]
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Mattis suggests he and Han keep 24-hour contact

07-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Koreajoongang Daily | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis proposed that he and South Korean National Defense minister Han Min-koo “communicate 24 hours a day and 365 days a year,” [...]
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N Korea offers first foreign test to Trump administration

07-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

As US President Donald Trump grapples with domestic crises and transition issues, the country that is widely seen as representing his largest foreign policy challenge is [...]
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US may opt for pre-emptive strike against N. Korea

07-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:00 AM

Calls in the United States for a pre-emptive strike against North Korea are growing amid escalating tension after Pyongyang said it was apparently ready to test-fire an [...]
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Hyundai Motor Plans Pakistan Venture With Billionaire Mansha

06-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Hyundai Motor Co.., South Korea’s biggest automaker, plans to partner with billionaire Mohammad Mian Mansha’s Nishat Mills Ltd to start assembling cars in [...]
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Mattis reassures allies on N Korea threat

06-Feb-2017 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

James Mattis warned Pyongyang that the US would respond to any use of nuclear weapons with “overwhelming” force during a visit to South Korea and Japan in which [...]
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N Korea lists Russia first among countries friendly with regime

06-Feb-2017 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

North Korea prioritised Russia in a statement issued on Friday that listed the heads of state who were reportedly presented with holiday cards from Kim Jong Un. [...]
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N Korea fires security chief over ‘corruption and abuse of power’

06-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sacked his spy chief following accusations of abuse of power, corruption and torture, a South Korean news agency has said. Yonhap reported [...]
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