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Top US diplomat in China for N Korea talks

Top US diplomat in China for N Korea talks

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

Senior US diplomat Kurt Campbell arrived in Beijing on Tuesday to discuss North Korea after the death of Kim Jong-Il, a US embassy spokesman said. Campbell, the assistant [...]
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Seoul approves Samsung investment in China

Seoul approves Samsung investment in China

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

South Korea on Wednesday approved Samsung Electronics’ plan to build a new plant in China to produce high-tech memory chips used in tablets and smartphones, the [...]
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Korean activist faces arrest for visiting Pyongyang

05-Jan-2012 Intellasia | Donga.com | 7:01 AM

Prosecutors in Seoul said Tuesday that they obtained an arrest warrant for Hwang Hye-ro, co-head of the Korea Alliance for Independent Unification and Democracy, for making [...]
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Korea December inflation tops forecasts

04-Jan-2012 Intellasia | Today Online | 7:01 AM

South Korean consumer inflation in December came in above both market expectations and the central bank’s target band, data showed on Friday. The consumer price index [...]
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Renault Samsung plans Korea’s first mass-produced electric car

04-Jan-2012 Intellasia | Asiaone | 7:01 AM

Renault Samsung, the local affiliate of French automaker Renault SA, said it plans to introduce the all-electric SM3 to the public in 2013 in what is to become the [...]
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M&As set to reshape Korea’s financial sector

04-Jan-2012 Intellasia | Asiaone | 7:01 AM

Mergers and acquisitions in the banking sector are expected to reshape the nation’s financial landscape in 2012, analysts said. Among major M&A targets in the [...]
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Korea president open to N Korea nuclear talks

04-Jan-2012 Intellasia | AP | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s president opened the door Monday to possible nuclear talks with North Korea and warned the neighbouring country to avoid any provocations, saying the [...]
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Korea’s economy faces challenges in 2012

03-Jan-2012 Intellasia | koreaherald.com | 6:33 PM

Eurozone woes, concerns on slower export growth, stronger Korean won likely to affect financial markets Every year has a theme, in retrospect, that helps explain what [...]
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N Korea vows no softening toward South

03-Jan-2012 Intellasia | AP | 6:32 PM

North Korea warned the world Friday there would be no softening of its position toward South Korea’s government after Kim Jong Il’s death as Pyongyang [...]
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Korean inflation above target may delay any rate cut

03-Jan-2012 Intellasia | businessweek | 6:31 PM

South Korea’s inflation exceeded the central bank’s target and all forecasts in a Bloomberg News survey, limiting the scope for an interest-rate cut in January [...]
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Banker who fled Kim Jong Il says new leader to open N Korea

31-Dec-2011 Intellasia | Sfgate.com | 7:01 AM

Kim Jong Un may relax state controls over North Korea’s economy and ease the isolation entrenched by his late father’s nuclear weapons programme, according to a [...]
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Korea’s military lowers cyber alert

30-Dec-2011 Intellasia | China Daily | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s military has lowered its cyber alert level to normal, about a week after it was raised in the wake of the death of Kim Jong-il, the late leader of the [...]
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N Korea closer to nuclear-tipped missile – US expert

30-Dec-2011 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

North Korea likely is closer to mounting nuclear warheads on its ballistic missiles than generally reported, possibly only one or two years away, the US Congress’s [...]
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N Korea, welfare to dominate Korean elections in 2012

N Korea, welfare to dominate Korean elections in 2012

30-Dec-2011 Intellasia | Yonhap News | 7:01 AM

South Korea heads into its biggest election season in two decades in 2012 as Asia’s fourth-largest economy prepares to select a new parliament and a new president with [...]
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Korea’s manufacturing sentiment drops for Q1

30-Dec-2011 Intellasia | Yonhap | 7:01 AM

South Korean manufacturers’ confidence fell for the first quarter of next year, reflecting their growing concerns over a global economic slowdown, the government said [...]
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