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Kia Motors earnings surge 91pct

30-Apr-2011 Intellasia | AFP | Asia One | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s Kia Motors said Friday that first-quarter net profit jumped 91.2 percent year-on-year, helped by popular new models and improved brand image. Net profit [...]
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Jimmy Carter says N Korea wants North-South summit

Jimmy Carter says N Korea wants North-South summit

30-Apr-2011 Intellasia | AP | 7:01 AM

South Korea – Former US President Jimmy Carter said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il wants direct talks with South Korea’s leader – an offer [...]
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Samsung Electronics Q1 net profit falls 30pct

30-Apr-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics said Friday net profit fell 30 percent year-on-year to 2.78 trillion won ($2.59 billion) in the first quarter due to weak demand for [...]
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Jimmy Carter says NKorea wants North-South summit

Jimmy Carter says NKorea wants North-South summit

30-Apr-2011 Intellasia | AP | 7:01 AM

South Korea – Former US President Jimmy Carter said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il wants direct talks with South Korea’s leader – an offer [...]
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Korea current account surplus rises

29-Apr-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s current account surplus increased in March from the previous month due to strong exports despite rising oil and other raw material prices, the central [...]
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Hynix earnings plunge on weak chip prices

Hynix earnings plunge on weak chip prices

29-Apr-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s Hynix Semiconductor, the world’s second-largest memory chipmaker, said Thursday first-quarter net profit slumped 66 percent year-on-year because of [...]
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Korea ruling party beaten in by-elections

Korea ruling party beaten in by-elections

29-Apr-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s conservative ruling party has suffered a demoralising defeat in by-elections seen as a test before parliamentary and presidential polls next year. Three [...]
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N Korea to run out of food in June: Aid group

N Korea to run out of food in June: Aid group

29-Apr-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

Parts of North Korea are expected to run out of food in less than two months due to a poor harvest even if foreign donors agree to provide assistance, a US relief group said [...]
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Korea’s SK Telecom to launch iPad 2 tablet on Friday

29-Apr-2011 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom said on Thursday it would launch Apple’s iPad 2 tablet on Friday, its first rollout of the Apple tablet after an [...]
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Korea May mfg business outlook steady at 5-mth low

28-Apr-2011 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

A key measure of how South Korean manufacturing firms assess business conditions in May held steady after hitting a 5-month low of 95 in April on a seasonally adjusted basis, [...]
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Korea manufacturer confidence rises to 8-month high on global demand

28-Apr-2011 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 7:01 AM

South Korean manufacturers’ confidence advanced to the highest level in eight months as rising global demand helps exporters offset higher production costs and the [...]
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Korea economy picks up pace

28-Apr-2011 Intellasia | BBC News | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s economy grew at a better-than-expected pace in the first three months of the year the latest government data shows. The country’s gross domestic [...]
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Korea to cut bank FX derivatives limit by a fifth-sources

Korea to cut bank FX derivatives limit by a fifth-sources

28-Apr-2011 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

South Korea will likely trim the ceilings on banks’ foreign exchange derivatives positions by at least one-fifth “as widely expected” after an inspection of [...]
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Korea’s growth speeds up in first quarter

Korea’s growth speeds up in first quarter

28-Apr-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s economic growth speeded up in the first quarter due to strong exports and improving domestic demand, fuelling inflationary pressure, central bank figures [...]
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Aussie PM tough on restarting Korean talks

27-Apr-2011 Intellasia | OfficialWire.com | 4:49 PM

Australia’s prime minister said North Korea must be ready to compromise on military issues, including its nuclear program, or there’s no point in restarting [...]
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