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Korea producer prices fall by most in 3 years as won gains

19-Feb-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korean producer prices fell by the most in more than three years as gains in the won made imported raw materials cheaper and international commodity prices declined. [...]
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Keeping calm on N Korea

19-Feb-2013 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

For the nuclear disarmament message to resonate, major nuclear-armed states must not only remain committed to non-proliferation, but also get serious about disarmament NORTH [...]
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Imports of luxury items into Korea hit record high $10.6b

19-Feb-2013 Intellasia | Asiaone | 6:00 AM

Imports of luxury items such as premium brand clothes, handbags and cosmetics hit a record high $8.6 billion (S$10.6 billion) last year despite the reeling economy. Imports [...]
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N Korea tells China of preparations for fresh nuclear test – source

N Korea tells China of preparations for fresh nuclear test – source

16-Feb-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:18 AM

North Korea has told its key ally, China, that it is prepared to stage one or even two more nuclear tests this year in an effort to force the United States into diplomatic [...]
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US mulls calls to restore N Korea to terror list

US mulls calls to restore N Korea to terror list

16-Feb-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 8:15 AM

The United States has not decided whether to put North Korea back on a blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism, but its status is regularly reviewed, a top US official said [...]
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N Korea makes progress at rocket site: images

N Korea makes progress at rocket site: images

15-Feb-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 8:30 AM

Already under fire for its latest nuclear test, North Korea has been making preparations at a launchpad that could pave the way for firing a long-range missile, a US think [...]
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Korea scours Himalayas for staff as population ages

Korea scours Himalayas for staff as population ages

15-Feb-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 8:12 AM

Sharma Sagar is the new face of Korean manufacturing. He’s from Nepal. Sagar studied Korean for years, competing with other candidates in his native Himalayan homeland [...]
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With test, N Korea threat looks more real

With test, N Korea threat looks more real

14-Feb-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 9:20 AM

With a defiant nuclear test, North Korea has shown it poses an increasingly credible threat but some doubt whether even the notoriously bellicose regime would ever use [...]
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Obama vows ‘firm’ action against N Korea

Obama vows ‘firm’ action against N Korea

14-Feb-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 8:00 AM

President Barack Obama vowed to take “firm action” alongside US allies against the “provocations” of North Korea after the communist state carried out [...]
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UN Security Council condemns North Korean nuclear test

UN Security Council condemns North Korean nuclear test

13-Feb-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:59 AM

The UN Security Council strongly condemned North Korea’s third nuclear test on Tuesday and vowed to take action against Pyongyang for an act that all major world [...]
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North Korean nuclear test draws anger, including from China

North Korean nuclear test draws anger, including from China

13-Feb-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:50 AM

North Korea conducted its third nuclear test on Tuesday in defiance of UN resolutions, drawing condemnation from around the world, including from its only major ally, China, [...]
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Korea’s path to internet mastery

Korea’s path to internet mastery

13-Feb-2013 Intellasia | TheNationalUAE | 7:44 AM

Less than two decades ago, just a small number of South Koreans had access to the internet, in stark contrast to the current situation where almost all of them enjoy the [...]
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N Korea: Google Earth reveals labour camp expansion

N Korea: Google Earth reveals labour camp expansion

13-Feb-2013 Intellasia | globalpost.com | 6:00 AM

Google Earth imagery suggests labour camps in communist North Korea are growing, according to the blog North Korean Economy Watch. The images suggest the expansion of a [...]
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N Korea carries out apparent nuclear test

N Korea carries out apparent nuclear test

12-Feb-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 12:59 PM

North Korea staged an apparent nuclear test of six to seven kilotons in a striking act of defiance that if confirmed is sure to trigger global condemnation from enemies and [...]
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Three N Korean doctors slain in Nigeria

Three N Korean doctors slain in Nigeria

12-Feb-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Men armed with knives slit the throats of three North Korean doctors in a pre-dawn attack Sunday in a volatile town in northeastern Nigeria in the latest in a spate of such [...]
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