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N Korea misses 1st loan repayment deadline

11-Jun-2012 Intellasia | The Chosun Ilbo | 7:01 AM

Deafening silence from North Korea greeted the first repayment date on Thursday for loans given by the Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun administrations. The Export-Import Bank [...]
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Bank of Korea holds benchmark rate for 12th month

09-Jun-2012 Intellasia | Business Week | 7:01 AM

The Bank of Korea held off from altering borrowing costs for a 12th straight month as easing inflation gave policy makers room to wait and see how Europe’s debt crisis [...]
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Korea computer game giant takes on US mobile market

Korea computer game giant takes on US mobile market

08-Jun-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

South Korea-based WeMade Entertainment went shoulder-to-shoulder Wednesday with titans at the E3 videogame extravaganza in Los Angeles with games designed to bring [...]
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N Korea political caste system behind abuses: study

N Korea political caste system behind abuses: study

08-Jun-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

A caste system under which North Korea ranks its citizens based on their family’s political background and punishes those deemed disloyal to the leadership underpins [...]
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Ideological rift deepens among parties

07-Jun-2012 Intellasia | Korea Herald | 7:01 AM

The ideological divide between Korea’s two major parties widened Tuesday as key members clashed over a North Korean human rights bill on top of controversy over [...]
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Korea’s container cargo tops record 2m TEU mark in May

Korea’s container cargo tops record 2m TEU mark in May

07-Jun-2012 Intellasia | Yonhap News | 7:01 AM

The volume of container cargo handled at South Korea’s seaports surpassed the 2 million 20-foot-equivalent units (TEUs) mark for the first time in May on growth of [...]
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Korean president warns of slowing growth

07-Jun-2012 Intellasia | Business Week | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s president warned Tuesday that growth in Asia’s fourth-largest economy may slow in the second half of the year as Europe’s debt crisis takes a [...]
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Chip shaker: TSMC, Samsung to flex foundry muscle

Chip shaker: TSMC, Samsung to flex foundry muscle

06-Jun-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Morris Chang, the father of Taiwan’s chip sector, once shrugged off Samsung Electronics’ entry into the foundry business – making private-label [...]
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Korea starts work on railway for Winter Games

Korea starts work on railway for Winter Games

06-Jun-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

South Korea Friday broke ground for a high-speed railway intended to transport athletes and spectators from the country’s main airport to the venue of the 2018 Winter [...]
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Korea retail sales fall again in May

Korea retail sales fall again in May

06-Jun-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s top retail outlets saw their sales in May fall for a second consecutive month from a year earlier, underscoring weakening domestic demand even as global [...]
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N Korea threatens to attack Southern media

06-Jun-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

North Korea’s military on Monday threatened rocket attacks on the Seoul offices of South Korean media outlets for their critical coverage of a mass children’s [...]
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Korean firms tapped for compensation over Japan’s rule

Korean firms tapped for compensation over Japan’s rule

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

The world’s third-largest steelmaker Posco will donate millions of dollars to support South Koreans forced to work in Japan during colonial rule, decades after it was [...]
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Korea’s foreign reserves shrink in May

05-Jun-2012 Intellasia | Korea Herald | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s foreign exchange reserves shrank in May from a record high reached in the previous month as a weaker euro and a softer British pound reduced the [...]
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Korea to focus more on boosting growth, finance minister says

05-Jun-2012 Intellasia | Business Week | 7:01 AM

South Korea will focus policy efforts more on boosting economic growth and allocate additional state funds to support small companies and exporters, Finance minister Bahk Jae [...]
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Korea’s GDP by purchasing power tops $30000, think tank says

05-Jun-2012 Intellasia | Korea Herald | 7:01 AM

South Korea is about to join the ranks of advanced countries in terms of gross domestic product based on purchasing power parity, a local think tank said Sunday in a report [...]
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