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Seoul told not to arrest activist for N Korea trip

Seoul told not to arrest activist for N Korea trip

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

A group that campaigns for Korean unification warned Seoul on Tuesday against arresting a South Korean left-wing activist who is due to return home this week after travelling [...]
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Korea Has 16324 MW of Nuclear Capacity Online

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

South Korea has 16 nuclear reactors in operation, producing 15,269 megawatts of power, or about 79 percent of total capacity, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Two [...]
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Korea Hi-mart refuses to extend exclusive talks with MBK

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

Shareholders in South Korea’s Hi-mart Co Ltd (071840.KS) have rejected a request by private equity fund MBK Partners to extend its exclusive negotiating rights to a [...]
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China to Korea data signal Europe aggravates slowdown

03-Jul-2012 Intellasia | Sfgate | 7:01 AM

China’s manufacturing expanded at the weakest pace in seven months as overseas orders dropped, and South Korea cut its estimate for export growth this year, [...]
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Korea’s minimum wage 30pct of France’s

Korea’s minimum wage 30pct of France’s

03-Jul-2012 Intellasia | Koreatimes | 7:01 AM

The minimum wage for next year has been set at 4,860 won ($4.24) per hour, a 6.1-percent rise from this year. Despite the increase, however, workers criticise the amount for [...]
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Korea’s 2013 budget request grows 6.5pct

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

South Korea’s government ministries and agencies requested a 6.5 percent hike in their budget for next year as they want to spend more on education, welfare and [...]
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Pyongyang parades fake missiles and smuggled Mercedes: UN

Pyongyang parades fake missiles and smuggled Mercedes: UN

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

North Korea may have put fake versions of a new missile on display at a major military parade this year, UN sanctions experts said in a report. And the allegedly mock-up [...]
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Korea to press ahead with military pact with Japan

03-Jul-2012 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 7:01 AM

South Korea will press ahead with the signing of a landmark military pact with Japan after briefing the National Assembly about it, a senior official said Monday, dismissing [...]
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Korea posts biggest trade surplus in 21 months

Korea posts biggest trade surplus in 21 months

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

South Korea reported its biggest trade surplus in 21 months as rising exports to the Middle East and Southeast Asia offset falling demand from the United States and Europe. [...]
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Korea inflation moderated to slowest pace in 32 months

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

South Korea’s inflation moderated in June on falling oil prices and the government expanding free school lunch and child care programmes, giving the central bank more [...]
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Korea exports expand as weak won offsets Europe crisis

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

South Korea’s exports rose in June, snapping three months of declines, after a weaker won fueled overseas sales even as China’s growth slowed and Europe’s [...]
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Korea bond sales fall 50pct as regulator shifts power to investors

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

South Korea’s corporate bond sales declined to the lowest amount in a year and a half after the government allowed investors to have more power in setting the pricing [...]
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Korea, Japan postpone landmark military pact

02-Jul-2012 Intellasia | AFP News | 7:01 AM

South Korea Friday postponed at the last minute the signing of a landmark military agreement with Japan, amid anger in Seoul over the planned pact with a former colonial [...]
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UN publishes report on N Korea sanctions violations

UN publishes report on N Korea sanctions violations

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

After more than a month’s delay due to Chinese objections, the United Nations on Friday published a report on North Korea that says a panel of independent experts is [...]
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Korea says to raise gas rates by 4.9pct on average

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

South Korea will increase domestic gas rates by 4.9 percent on average from Saturday to reflect higher costs and recoup part of hefty losses of state-run Korea Gas Corp [...]
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