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UPDATE 1-Korea July consumption recovers, gives early boost to Choi

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s key private consumption indicators improved in July, a government report showed on Thursday, giving Finance minister Choi Kyung-hwan an early boost in his [...]
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Korean digital rewards service Spoqa raises $2M to expand into Japan

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

Korea-based Spoqa will use the money to upgrade its SMS text coupon service Dodo Points to better target users for merchants as well Spoqa is a Seoul-based startup that [...]
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China tells Korea it blocked KakaoTalk, Line to fight terrorism

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chinese authorities say they have blocked messaging apps KakaoTalk and Line as part of efforts to fight terrorism, South Korea said on Thursday, the first official [...]
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Japan, Korea seize opportunity in India

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Since independence in 1947 Indians have looked mostly to the West for economic inspiration. The country has sent millions of expats to the US and Britain, and has developed [...]
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China should open the N Korean border

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | The Globe and Mail | 6:00 AM

The Chinese government may not be in love with Kim Jong Un’s regime in North Korea, but for decades it has been the enabler of the Kim dynasty. China is far and away [...]
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Samsung, Apple agree to drop lawsuits outside US

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Samsung and Apple Inc. have agreed to end all patent lawsuits between each other outside the US in a step back from three years of legal hostilities between the world’s [...]
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Korea Unveils Tax Targeting Corporate Cash Hoarders

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

South Korea, in an effort to get companies to spend more, on Wednesday introduced a profits tax that could cost the nation’s biggest conglomerates a total of more than [...]
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10 Things to Know About Travelling to N Korea

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Weather | 6:00 AM

Despite tense relations with the West and despite being a secretive, heavily guarded place, The Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea is open to tourists, [...]
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Syria propose airline allotment agreement with N Korea

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Nk News | 6:00 AM

Syria claims that a proposed agreement between its state airline and North Korea’s will bring numerous economic benefits Damascus proposed a proportional allotment [...]
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N Koreas Art Factory Has an International Fan Base

07-Aug-2014 Intellasia | The Daily Beast | 6:00 AM

Did the Hermit Kingdom’s Soviet-style Kim Jong-il statue catch your eye? You’re in luck! The art studio-cum-propaganda factory is taking international orders. [...]
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N Korea FM visits Vietnam to expand ties

N Korea FM visits Vietnam to expand ties

07-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s foreign minister held talks in Vietnam on Wednesday in a visit to a fellow communist country as part of efforts to break the North’s diplomatic [...]
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Japan’s defence white paper reveals concerns over China, N Korea

07-Aug-2014 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

The Japanese government’s defence white paper says the country’s security response will be shaped by increasing threats from China and North Korea. The annual [...]
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Former N Korean prisoner forms unlikely alliance with ex-gulag guard

07-Aug-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Shin Dong-hyuk and Ahn Myung-chul are unlikely collaborators. They’re both North Korean, both defectors and have both lived in gulags – but that’s where the [...]
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S. Korean FM to visit Burma for Asean security meeting

07-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s foreign minister will fly to Myanmar this week to join a set of meetings led by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), including a regional [...]
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Christian Couple Detained for Spying on China/N Korea Border

07-Aug-2014 Intellasia | News Week | 6:00 AM

A Canadian couple who ran a coffee shop near the border between China and North Korea is under investigation by the communist Chinese regime over the suspected theft of [...]
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