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Canada church prays for pastor detained in N Korea

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hundreds of friends, parishioners and Korean-Canadian religious leaders gathered at a suburban Toronto church on Monday to pray for a Canadian pastor detained in February by [...]
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Mexico’s Pemex Sells Crude Oil to Korea

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos said Monday that it has started exporting crude oil to South Korea as part of its efforts to diversify markets, including [...]
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Korea’s president visits injured US envoy

10-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s president visited injured US Ambassador Mark Lippert on Monday amid an outpouring of public sympathy and support for the envoy who is recovering from an [...]
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N Korea rejects links to US envoy attacker

10-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea hit out Sunday at accusations that it may be behind a shocking knife attack on the US envoy to the South, branding the claims a “vicious” smear [...]
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S. Korea blasts North over wage row in joint industrial zone

S. Korea blasts North over wage row in joint industrial zone

10-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea on Monday vented its frustration with North Korea’s refusal to engage in dialogue over the salaries of workers in their Kaesong joint industrial complex, [...]
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Korea’s GS Caltex makes first Mexican crude purchase in 25 years

10-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s GS Caltex Corp has bought Mexican crude for the first time in 25 years, as the refiner takes advantage of low prices to make cheap spot purchases, a [...]
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Korea’s GS Caltex buys 1 million bbls crude from Mexico’s Pemex for May

10-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s GS Caltex Corp bought 1 million barrels of crude oil from Mexico’s state-owned oil company Pemex for May arrival, a spokesman at the refiner said on [...]
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With BMWs common in Gangnam, Koreans splurge on Bentleys, Maseratis

10-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Flashy Maseratis and Bentleys are fast becoming the cars of choice for young, monied South Koreans, eclipsing German luxury brands now so commonplace that some in [...]
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China says N Korean leader meeting to happen when ‘convenient’

10-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The leaders of China and North Korea will meet when it is convenient for them, China’s foreign minister said on Sunday, calling China’s isolated neighbouring [...]
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US Korean ambassador reveals his bandaged face three days after knife attack by crazed pro-N Korea demonstrator

10-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Daily Mail | 6:00 AM

Photos of US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert meeting with the country’s leaders have emerged for the first time since the envoy was attacked by a knife-wielding [...]
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US believed security for S. Korea envoy adequate before attack

10-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Haaretz | 6:00 AM

US government experts believed security for the US ambassador to South Korea was adequate before he was slashed by a knife-wielding attacker, in spite of current high [...]
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China Overtakes N Korea as Japan’s Top Security Concern

10-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japanese people are more concerned about China’s military strength and assertiveness in Asia than any other security issue, according to a public opinion poll released [...]
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Korea faces deflationary spiral risk

10-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:00 AM

A French global investment bank says Korea faces the risk of a deflationary spiral due to near-zero wage and price growth, pressuring the central bank to cut its key interest [...]
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Japan, N Korea could resume abduction talks this month

10-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Daily Times | 6:00 AM

Japan and North Korea could resume talks as early as this month over an investigation North Korea is conducting into the fate of Japanese citizens it kidnapped decades ago, [...]
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Korea plans wireless spectrum auction

10-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:00 AM

Korea plans to increase government income by selling licenses in the 700MHz frequency band to Korea’s top three mobile carriers and leading terrestrial broadcasters. [...]
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