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Korea probes foreign banks

02-Jun-2011 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 7:01 AM

South Korea said Tuesday it will step up monitoring of foreign banks operating in the country after finding cases of improper outsourcing of key trading operations. The move [...]
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Italy unlaces N Korea attempt to smuggle tap shoes

02-Jun-2011 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Italy foiled an attempt by North Korea to import tap-dancing shoes in breach of a UN ban on the sale of luxury goods to Pyongyang, according to a UN report on the enforcement [...]
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Korea punishes HSBC, Agricole for shifting derivatives trade to HK

02-Jun-2011 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 7:01 AM

HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA) and Credit Agricole SA (ACA) were penalised by South Korean regulators for improperly outsourcing domestic branches’ derivatives trading to [...]
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Korea’s Lee vows to get tough on strikes

Korea’s Lee vows to get tough on strikes

01-Jun-2011 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Conservative South Korean President Lee Myung-bak vowed on Monday to crack down on strikes that cut across industries, as a second stoppage in a week interrupted business, [...]
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Korea to survey former US bases for chemicals

Korea to survey former US bases for chemicals

01-Jun-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

South Korea said Monday it would conduct an environmental survey of dozens of former US military bases amid concerns over the alleged burial of a highly toxic defoliant used [...]
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Korea output growth slows in April

Korea output growth slows in April

01-Jun-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s industrial output rose at its slowest pace for seven months in April, figures showed Tuesday, raising expectations the central bank will again freeze [...]
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Korea’s industrial production grows slowest in 7 months

01-Jun-2011 Intellasia | BusinessWeek | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s industrial production expanded at the slowest pace in seven months in April, bolstering the case for the central bank to keep interest rates on hold in a [...]
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Korean troops use Kims as targets

Korean troops use Kims as targets

01-Jun-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

Some South Korean army training centres are using pictures of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il and his son as targets on rifle ranges, the defence ministry said Tuesday. [...]
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S-Oil to tap into solar PV business

01-Jun-2011 Intellasia | Korea Times | 7:01 AM

S-Oil said Monday that the Korean oil refiner will enter the solar photovoltaic (PV) business after deciding to acquire a 33.4 percent stake in Hankook Silicon, a local [...]
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Samsung to stick with Google for its tablets

Samsung to stick with Google for its tablets

01-Jun-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

Samsung Electronics will depend on Google’s Android mobile-device software to run future versions of its tablet computers, a senior Samsung official said in an [...]
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Korea April industrial output falls from March

01-Jun-2011 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s industrial output fell a seasonally adjusted 1.5 percent in April from March, government data showed on Tuesday, missing market expectations for a gain [...]
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Korean officers probed over online memberships

31-May-2011 Intellasia | OfficialWire.com | 6:00 PM

South Korea’s military has investigated about 70 officers found to have had memberships at a now-closed pro-North Korea online community site. The Defense Ministry said [...]
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NKorea threatens to cut off hotline with SKorea

NKorea threatens to cut off hotline with SKorea

31-May-2011 Intellasia | AP | 2:34 PM

North Korea threatened Monday to cut off a military communication channel with South Korea and to stop talking with its southern rival, an apparent reversal of its recent [...]
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N Korea seeks resumption of six-party talks

28-May-2011 Intellasia | Asia News Network | 7:01 AM

North Korea is committed to the denuclearisation process and wants to resume the stalled six-party talks, its top leader Kim Jong-il told Chinese President Hu Jintao as he [...]
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N Korea’s Kim in Beijing, likely to meet Hu

N Korea’s Kim in Beijing, likely to meet Hu

27-May-2011 Intellasia | AP | 7:01 AM

North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Il’s secrecy-shrouded tour of China came to the capital Wednesday for a likely summit with President Hu Jintao as the North appeals [...]
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