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HK claims ‘world’s first’ airport IMAX theater

07-Jul-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

With around 53 million people making their way through its halls each year, the Hong Kong International Airport has worked hard to offer distractions and attractions to weary [...]
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GM Korea union plans partial strike next week

07-Jul-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Workers at general Motors’ (GM.N) South Korean factories plan a partial strike for three days next week, with other carmakers likely to follow suit as annual wage talks [...]
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Korea fires top presidential aide over pact with Japan

07-Jul-2012 Intellasia | Nytimes | 7:01 AM

A top national security aide resigned under pressure on Thursday, as the government of President Lee Myung-bak struggled to extricate itself from the political debacle it [...]
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Bank of Korea walks tightrope on euro-zone risks

07-Jul-2012 Intellasia | Marketwatch | 7:01 AM

Just a short drive from the Bank of Korea in the heart of the city here, two of the country’s most beloved heroes stand in silent vigil as the economy marches [...]
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Korean bonds advance on signs Europe is slowing; won gains

07-Jul-2012 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s government bonds advanced after data indicated an economic slump is deepening in Europe. The won traded near a two-month high. Services and manufacturing [...]
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Korea Exchange acts and thinks globally

07-Jul-2012 Intellasia | Market Watch | 7:01 AM

The chair and chief executive of Korea’s KRX, the world’s ninth-largest stock exchange in daily-trading value and the biggest derivatives market, will be spending [...]
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Korea’s food exports rise 5.6pct in H1

07-Jul-2012 Intellasia | Yonhap News | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s agriculture and fisheries exports in the first half of the year grew at a modest pace from a year earlier on growing popularity of South Korean foodstuff [...]
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Environmentalists condemn Korean whale-hunting plan

Environmentalists condemn Korean whale-hunting plan

07-Jul-2012 Intellasia | Voanews | 7:01 AM

Environmental activists in South Korea are condemning a government plan to hunt an endangered species of whales for scientific research. Some activists say the plan is a [...]
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UK climate expert warns Korea over excess permit allocation

06-Jul-2012 Intellasia | Businessweek | 7:01 AM

South Korea should avoid giving away too many carbon permits as it starts a cap-and-trade system to cut greenhouse gases, a UK climate diplomat said. A main lesson from the [...]
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Korea unveils ‘scientific’ whaling proposal

Korea unveils ‘scientific’ whaling proposal

06-Jul-2012 Intellasia | BBC | 7:01 AM

South Korea is proposing to hunt whales under regulations permitting scientific research whaling, echoing the programmes of its neighbour, Japan. Hunting would take place [...]
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Korea agency buying more metals than planned as prices

06-Jul-2012 Intellasia | Businessweek | 7:01 AM

South Korea, Asia’s third-biggest buyer of industrial metals, increased its 2012 spending plan for purchases by 9.4 percent as prices fell and domestic demand is [...]
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Korea seniors’ income among lowest

06-Jul-2012 Intellasia | China Post | 7:01 AM

The income of elderly people compared to the average household’s in South Korea ranked second lowest in major economies, a report showed Tuesday, indicating that the [...]
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Korea must tackle huge household debts: Watchdog

Korea must tackle huge household debts: Watchdog

06-Jul-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

South Korea must act to curb household debts totalling hundreds of billions of dollars that pose a downside risk to the economy, the top financial watchdog said Wednesday. [...]
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Korea won hits two-month high on US factory data; bonds gain

06-Jul-2012 Intellasia | Businessweek | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s won rose to its strongest level in two months as US data beat estimates, easing concern the global economy is faltering. government bonds advanced. Asian [...]
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Korean farmers rally against China trade talks

05-Jul-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

Thousands of South Korean farmers and fishermen rallied Tuesday against a proposed free trade deal with China as the two countries started a second round of talks. “We [...]
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