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Korea’s first lady to face land-deal probe

Korea’s first lady to face land-deal probe

14-Nov-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak’s wife will be questioned in writing by special prosecutors probing alleged irregularities in the purchase of a retirement home for [...]
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N Korea sees better harvest for 2nd year, but still faces shortages

14-Nov-2012 Intellasia | Washington Post | 7:01 AM

North Korea increased its production of staple foods for the second year in a row, thanks in part to better use of fertilisers and plastic sheeting to protect crops, but its [...]
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Bank of Korea may buy bonds of European rescue fund, Choo says

14-Nov-2012 Intellasia | Businessweek | 7:01 AM

The Bank of Korea may buy the bonds of Europe’s new financial rescue fund as the notes have the highest debt ratings and the issuer is backed by governments, according [...]
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HTC and Apple reach global settlement

HTC and Apple reach global settlement

13-Nov-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

Shares in Taiwan’s leading smartphone maker HTC surged by its daily 7.0 percent limit Monday after it announced it had reached global patent settlement with US [...]
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Korean parliament allocates budget to guard against Japan’s claim over disputed islands

13-Nov-2012 Intellasia | Yonhap News | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s parliament approved a sharply increased budget to be used to guard against Japan’s claims over South Korea’s easternmost islets, the foreign [...]
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Korea bank set to forge pact with DBP, BDO

13-Nov-2012 Intellasia | Inquirer.net | 7:01 AM

State-run Korea Development Bank (KDB) is scheduled to sign Monday a memorandum of understanding with the Development Bank of the Philippines on joint efforts in project [...]
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Korean Air resumes regular flights to Saudi Arabia

13-Nov-2012 Intellasia | reuters | 7:01 AM

Korean Air Lines Co Ltd has reopened a direct air route to Saudi Arabia for the first time in 15 years, a company statement said on Sunday, reflecting growing economic ties [...]
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Korea keeps interest rate unchanged at 2.75pct

12-Nov-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged at 2.75 percent following a cut last month, as Asia’s fourth-largest economy showed small signs of [...]
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Yahoo expects $94m in charges for Korea closure

12-Nov-2012 Intellasia | Cbsnews | 7:01 AM

Yahoo estimates it will absorb about $94 million in charges to pay for the closure of its South Korea operations and to account for the eroding value of its business in that [...]
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Rival presidential candidates reach out to swing voters

12-Nov-2012 Intellasia | Yonhapnews | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s leading presidential candidates of the ruling and opposition camps reached out to their respective strongholds Friday as public opinion polls indicated a [...]
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Korea’s local manufacturing growth slows in Q3

12-Nov-2012 Intellasia | Arirang News | 7:01 AM

Korea’s manufacturing sector grew at a slower pace than the nation’s service industry for the first time in over three years in the third quarter. According to [...]
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Hyundai and Kia face suits on fuel error

10-Nov-2012 Intellasia | Financial Times | 7:01 AM

Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors are facing consumer lawsuits in the US, potentially deepening the financial fallout for the South Korean carmakers from overstating the [...]
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Park pitches herself as Korea’s ‘captain’

Park pitches herself as Korea’s ‘captain’

10-Nov-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s presidential frontrunner warned Thursday of a “critically transformative” period ahead for the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia, marked by [...]
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Korea, Australia to hold ‘two plus two’ security meeting

10-Nov-2012 Intellasia | Yonhap News | 7:01 AM

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and Australian prime minister Julia Gillard agreed Thursday to convene a meeting of their foreign and defense ministers at an early date [...]
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Korea’s producer price growth hits 3-month low in Oct

10-Nov-2012 Intellasia | Yonhap News | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s producer prices grew at their slowest on-year pace in three months in October due to eased growth of oil costs and the won’s ascent, the central [...]
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