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UN set to crack down on N Korea financing, illicit cargo

UN set to crack down on N Korea financing, illicit cargo

08-Mar-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

In response to North Korea’s third nuclear test, the UN Security Council is set to tighten financial restrictions on North Korea and crack down on Pyongyang’s [...]
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N Korea blurs lines between prison camps, villages: Amnesty

N Korea blurs lines between prison camps, villages: Amnesty

08-Mar-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea has built a huge “security perimeter” around a camp for political prisoners, restricting movement in nearby villages as part of its “general [...]
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Korea data heralds surprise China exports drop: Chart of the day

08-Mar-2013 Intellasia | bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s biggest export drop in seven months suggests China will surprise the market and also report fewer shipments in February, lessening the case for monetary [...]
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Gold holds steady as Bank of Korea adds to reserves

08-Mar-2013 Intellasia | foxbusiness | 6:00 AM

On Wednesday, gold (NYSEARCA:GLD) futures for April delivery, the most active contract, closed flat to settle at $1,574.90 per ounce, while silver (NYSEARCA:SLV) futures for [...]
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Report: N Korea threatens to end armistice

07-Mar-2013 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

North Korea threatened Tuesday to nullify the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War in 1953, citing US-led international moves to impose new sanctions against it over [...]
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N Korea vows to cancel Korean War cease-fire

N Korea vows to cancel Korean War cease-fire

07-Mar-2013 Intellasia | foxnews | 6:00 AM

North Korea vowed Tuesday to cancel the 1953 cease-fire that ended the Korean War, citing a US-led push for punishing UN sanctions over its recent nuclear test and ongoing [...]
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Foreign inflows to Korea bonds in February at 28-month high

07-Mar-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Net foreign investment in South Korean bonds rose to a 28-month high in February on bets of further appreciation of the South Korean won and speculation of additional Bank of [...]
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Kerry says US wants to see N Korea take steps for peace

Kerry says US wants to see N Korea take steps for peace

07-Mar-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that Washington hoped North Korea would engage in negotiations to resolve world concerns instead of threatening to scrap a [...]
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N Korea to scrap armistice if South and US continue drills

07-Mar-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea said on Tuesday it will scrap the armistice signed in 1953 that ended a three-year conflict with rival South Korea if the South and the United States continue [...]
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Bank of Korea boosts gold reserves as central banks buy

07-Mar-2013 Intellasia | bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Korea joined Russia and Kazakhstan in boosting gold holdings, even as the metal had its worst start to a year since 1991 and billionaire investor George Soros cut [...]
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N Korea threatens to scrap armistice ending war

N Korea threatens to scrap armistice ending war

06-Mar-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:44 AM

North Korea threatened on Tuesday to scrap an armistice that ended the 1950-53 civil war and sever a military “hotline” with the United States if South Korea and [...]
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Caught in N Korea, sold in China, crabs knit two economies

Caught in N Korea, sold in China, crabs knit two economies

06-Mar-2013 Intellasia | nytimes | 6:00 AM

At the Red Sun restaurant, a short-order joint on Crab and Beer Streets, live crabs with plump legs wriggle in a cooled tank, fresh from the North Korean coast just two and a [...]
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Washington tech mogul withdraws Korea bid

06-Mar-2013 Intellasia | washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

Washington tech mogul Jeong H. Kim, whose past association with the CIA drew criticism from South Korean politicians, has withdrawn his candidacy to head South Korea’s [...]
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Pak-Korea bilateral trade should be up to $5b in 5 years

06-Mar-2013 Intellasia | nation.com.pk | 6:00 AM

Islamabad Chamber of commerce & Industry (ICCI) hosted a meeting of high-powered South Korean investors and organised their B2B meetings with Pakistani entrepreneurs [...]
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Korea February inflation eases

Korea February inflation eases

06-Mar-2013 Intellasia | thestar | 6:00 AM

South Korean inflation unexpectedly slowed in February on weak domestic demand even as a private survey of manufacturers showed a pickup in activity, data showed yesterday, [...]
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