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Korea won rises on Moody’s upgrade; shares tread water

22-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

The South Korean won rose against the dollar on Monday, and kept its gains as Moody’s Investors Service upgraded South Korea’s ratings to the highest ever. The [...]
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Moody’s Raises Korea’s Credit Rating

22-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Chosun | 6:00 AM

Moody’s on Friday raised Korea’s sovereign credit rating by a notch from Aa3 to Aa2. The credit rating firm classifies ratings into 21 categories, and Aa2 is the [...]
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N Korea trip a once-in-a-lifetime journey of discovery for retired Tasmanian teacher

22-Dec-2015 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Visiting North Korea is not something many Tasmanians get to do or perhaps even want to do, but when retired teacher Maureen Ling got a chance she was excited to have a new [...]
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Koreans live 12 years longer than counterparts in North

22-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:00 AM

South Koreans live an average of 12 years longer than North Koreans, shows recent data. According to Statistics Korea, the life expectancy of South Koreans is 78.2 years for [...]
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N. Korea has made itself dangerous to ignore

22-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

With so many foreign policy challenges to address – including the threat of terrorist attacks, the tenuous security situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, a revanchist [...]
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‘Immediate benefit’ for NZ exporters with Korea FTA

22-Dec-2015 Intellasia | News Talkzb | 6:00 AM

The New Zealand Korea Free Trade Agreement has come into force. Existing tariffs will be eliminated on $793 million or 48 percent, of New Zealand exports. The government says [...]
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S. Korea’s FTAs with China, Vietnam, New Zealand Take Effect

22-Dec-2015 Intellasia | KBS | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s free trade agreements with China, Vietnam and New Zealand went into effect on Sunday. The government said that under the trade deals, the three nations [...]
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Korea’s Lotte Group Struggles to Restructure as Family Feuds

22-Dec-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Two brothers are squabbling over the conglomerate’s future leadership, potential $5 billion hotel IPO The struggle to pull off what could be South Korea’s [...]
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Korea’s Press Freedom Gets a Reprieve

22-Dec-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

A foreign journalist escapes conviction for libel despite considerable government efforts to prosecute. Seoul Central District Court acquitted a Japanese journalist of [...]
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Canadian officials meet pastor jailed in N Korea

Canadian officials meet pastor jailed in N Korea

22-Dec-2015 Intellasia | The Globe and Mail | 6:00 AM

A Canadian pastor sentenced in North Korea to hard labour for life met with consular officials for the first time since he was detained in February. Hyeon Soo Lim, 60, was [...]
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Canadian diplomats say pastor jailed in N. Korea in good spirits

22-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Canadian diplomats were allowed to meet a Canadian pastor soon after he was sentenced to life in prison in North Korea last week and found him in good spirits and health, a [...]
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Moody’s upgrades Korea’s ratings to country’s highest ever

21-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

December 19 Moody’s Investors Service said on Saturday it had upgraded South Korea’s issuer and bond ratings to Aa2 from Aa3, the highest ever for the country, [...]
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Bio-weapons sent into Korea by US 17 times

21-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Atimes | 6:00 AM

A probe by Seoul and Washington into an erroneous shipment of a live anthrax sample to a US military base in Korea revealed on Thursday that samples of the deadly bacteria [...]
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S Korea may start direct flight services to Bengaluru

21-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Times of India | 6:00 AM

South Korea today said it will explore the possibility to start direct flight services to Bengaluru. Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to India Cho Hyun today said he would [...]
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Japan, Korea worked to avert ‘worst-case scenario’ in Kato trial

21-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Japantimes | 6:00 AM

Government officials in Japan and South Korea who had been trying to improve soured ties between the countries’ leaders over Japan’s wartime past breathed a sigh [...]
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