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Korea 24th happiest nation: OECD

25-May-2012 Intellasia | Korea Times | 7:01 AM

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) ranked Korea as the 24th happiest nation out of 36 participating countries Tuesday based on its annual Better [...]
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Petrol stations booming in Pyongyang

Petrol stations booming in Pyongyang

24-May-2012 Intellasia | Korea Times | 7:01 AM

The number of gas stations in North Korea is rapidly increasing following a similar rise in automobiles in and around the showcase capital, a source who recently visited the [...]
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Korea plans to ‘drastically’ beef up missile arsenal against North

Korea plans to ‘drastically’ beef up missile arsenal against North

24-May-2012 Intellasia | Korea Times | 7:01 AM

Defense ministry has requested 2.5 trillion won ($2.1 billion) over the next five years to “drastically” beef up its missile arsenal to better cope with missile [...]
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Korea economy to pick up but at slower pace – OECD

Korea economy to pick up but at slower pace – OECD

24-May-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s economy will gather pace over the coming quarters and the country’s central bank will need to raise interest rates to keep inflation within its [...]
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Koreans need to recoup Woori funds soon, regulator says

23-May-2012 Intellasia | Business Week | 7:01 AM

More than 10 years after South Korea spent $11 billion bailing out its weakest banks, taxpayers are still waiting to get their money back. It’s time to fix that, says [...]
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SK Telecom showcases LTE technology at expo

SK Telecom showcases LTE technology at expo

22-May-2012 Intellasia | Korea Times | 7:01 AM

SK Telecom, the country’s largest mobile carrier, is looking to use the Yeosu Expo to showcase its advancements in fourth-generation Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks [...]
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Korea think tank cuts 2012 growth outlook

Korea think tank cuts 2012 growth outlook

22-May-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s state-run think tank Sunday cut the nation’s growth forecast for this year to 3.6 percent from 3.8 percent estimated in November, citing weakening [...]
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N Korea denies jamming GPS of civilian aircraft

N Korea denies jamming GPS of civilian aircraft

21-May-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

North Korea on Friday denied it had jammed the GPS systems of hundreds of civilian aircraft and ships in South Korea, accusing the South of using problems with navigation [...]
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Samsung on top as Asia leads mobile slowdown

Samsung on top as Asia leads mobile slowdown

21-May-2012 Intellasia | ZDNet Asia | 7:01 AM

Slowdown in demand from Asia was the primary reason worldwide sales of mobile phones declined 2 percent in the first quarter of 2012–the first dip in nearly three [...]
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US lawmakers back nuclear weapons near N. Korea

US lawmakers back nuclear weapons near N. Korea

21-May-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

The Republican-led US House of Representatives expressed support Friday for deploying tactical nuclear weapons to East Asia as a deterrent to an “increasingly [...]
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Toyota wants to take advantage of Korea’s FTAs

Toyota wants to take advantage of Korea’s FTAs

21-May-2012 Intellasia | chosun | 7:01 AM

Toyota will bring more than 90 percent of the cars it sells in Korea from regions other than Japan, because it wants to take advantages of Korea’s free trade [...]
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Korea unveils new high-speed train

Korea unveils new high-speed train

19-May-2012 Intellasia | AsiaOne | 7:01 AM

South Gyeongsang Province ? Korea’s new high-speed train HEMU-430X showed its long, navy nose to the public for the first time in this southeastern city of Changwon on [...]
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US FDA bans Korean shellfish from US distribution

19-May-2012 Intellasia | Washington Post | 7:01 AM

Consumers should not eat shellfish from South Korea and retailers should stop selling it, federal and state regulators said Thursday. The Food and Drug Administration yanked [...]
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Exclusive: UN probes possible N Korea arms trade with Syria, Burma

Exclusive: UN probes possible N Korea arms trade with Syria, Burma

19-May-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

A UN panel of experts that monitors compliance with sanctions on North Korea is investigating reports of possible weapons-related deals between Pyongyang and Syria and [...]
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Korea ready to take action to calm markets

Korea ready to take action to calm markets

18-May-2012 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 7:01 AM

South Korea is prepared to take “prompt” action to stabilise markets should it be needed as Europe’s sovereign debt crisis deepens, the country’s vice [...]
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