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Cuba Wants to Weaken UN Resolution on N Korea

14-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Abcnews | 6:00 AM

Cuba is challenging a resolution in the UN general Assembly on human rights in North Korea, seeking to cut key language about a referral to the International Criminal Court [...]
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EconomyBank of Korea in no hurry to cut rates

14-Nov-2014 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Korea’s statement on monetary policy suggests it won’t be quick to cut interest rates again too soon. The BoK held interest rates steady today at 2 [...]
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Bank of Korea keeps policy steady in Nov, dims rate cut outlook

14-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s central bank held interest rates steady on Thursday in its first unanimous vote since June, and sent no signal of a further policy easing soon – [...]
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Asian Shares: Tencent Drops After Earnings Miss

14-Nov-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Shares of Chinese Internet company Tencent Holdings Ltd slumped Thursday after weaker-than-expected earnings and trading was lackluster throughout the Asia region, including [...]
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S Korea’s growing reliance on China poses risk

14-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Asiaone | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s recent free trade deal with China was not all good news, experts said, warning that the nation’s reliance on the Chinese economy would rise to [...]
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Korea-China Trade Pact Raises Concerns

14-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Barrons | 6:00 AM

NAFTA suggests we should be concerned about long-term impact of Korea-China FTA on Korea domestic demand We think that the Korea-China FTA and the North American Free Trade [...]
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N Korea likely unable to reach US with nuke yet, experts say

14-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

How far along North Korea has come in miniaturising nuclear warheads for use on intercontinental missiles depends on the target, experts say. North Korea has been testing a [...]
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Bank of Korea Keeps Rate Unchanged as Lee Weighs Weak Yen

14-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged at a four-year low, as Governor Lee Ju Yeol weighs the effects of recent cuts in supporting growth [...]
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Korea’s Immigrant Problem

14-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

It is increasingly difficult to characterise South Korea as a single-race nation anymore given its growing racial and cultural diversity. South Korea has about 1.58 million [...]
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Korea October bank lending to households up most on record

14-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s bank lending to households in October rose by the biggest monthly amount in nearly seven years, led by mortgage borrowings, central bank data showed on [...]
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N Korea Subsidises About 70 Schools in Japan

14-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Smithsonianmag | 6:00 AM

After World War II, ethnic Koreans who had moved to Japan while under Japanese colonial rule were unable to return to their country. The division between the North and South, [...]
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Russia, North ink deportation pact

14-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Koreajoongangdaily | 6:00 AM

North Korea and Russia have signed an agreement detailing the deportation of illegal immigrants, a US-based news website has reported. According to NK News, which focuses on [...]
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China-Korea trade pact: What it means

14-Nov-2014 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

China and South Korea are set to sign a bilateral free trade agreement and analysts tell CNBC the new deal will benefit both countries differently. After more than two years [...]
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Trade minister says Korea-China FTA well balanced, future-oriented

14-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s trade minister on Wednesday dismissed criticism that Seoul had rushed into a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with Beijing, calling the pact a [...]
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Why Did N Korea Release Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller?

14-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Newyorker | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s government rarely does anything for free. Aid agencies working in the country are routinely asked to contribute expensive trucks and equipment. In 2005, [...]
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